How do I get my router to recognize my printer?

How do I get my router to recognize my printer?


  1. Click the Windows Start menu and select “Control Panel” from the list.
  2. Click “Add Device” in the Hardware and Sound section to detect your printer.
  3. Select your printer in the Add a Device setup wizard. Click “Next.” Windows automatically installs the appropriate drivers for your printer.

Can I connect my wireless printer to my router?

To connect a printer to a wired router you will need to connect an Ethernet cable from the back of the router to your printer. After connecting the printer to the router, it will appear as a networked device in your local network.

How do I connect my wireless printer to a new router?

Use the Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) button on your router to connect the printer to your Wi-Fi network.

  1. Place the printer near the Wi-Fi router.
  2. Put the printer in WPS connection mode.
  3. Within two minutes, press and hold the WPS button on the router until the connection process begins.

What is the WPS button on the Netgear router?

What is the WPS button on my wireless router? WPS stands for Wi-Fi Protected Setup; the WPS button on Netgear nighthawk router is quite useful for network connection. It is used for changing the network security settings; you can make the security password open for all using the WPS button.

How do I make my Netgear router discoverable?

Open a web browser and type the router’s IP address in the address bar.

  1. Enter the router’s credentials to log in to the web-based setup page.
  2. Now, your router’s BASIC Home screen will open.
  3. Go to the Wireless tab.
  4. Enable the 2.4 GHz band for your wireless network.
  5. Click the Save button and reboot the router.

Why won’t my printer connect to my wireless router?

Make sure the printer is on or that it has power. Connect your printer to your computer or other device. Check the printer’s toner and paper, plus the printer queue. In this case, reconnect your device to the network, reconfigure security settings to include printers, and/or install updated drivers.

Why is my wireless printer not connecting to WiFi?

What if my router doesn’t have a WPS button?

If your router doesn’t have a WPS button, you can use the web based set-up with an internet browser to set up your Wi-Fi connection. The instructions for this method usually come with your router device.