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Topic # 150973 9-Aug-2014 15:02
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Hey guys, I have been trying to install a wireless printer in my house and everything was going smoothly until I ran into the menu that says I have to press and hold the WPS button for 5 seconds and then press a button on the printer for it to connect to the router.

I went to the router and kept looking for the button but couldn't find it. Attached above are images of the router's front and back buttons. I tried pressing and holding the QSS button instead but that didn't do anything, like... literally nothing happens when I press it.

Hope you guys can help me out. Thanks!

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  Reply # 1105438 9-Aug-2014 15:05
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If you could tell us the model of router and printer it would help.

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  Reply # 1105439 9-Aug-2014 15:07
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Dont use WPS :)
There is always an option in the menu for WPS on all TP-Links anyway.

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  Reply # 1105440 9-Aug-2014 15:08
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Router is TP-Link TD-W8960N

 

Printer is Canon MX456



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  Reply # 1105442 9-Aug-2014 15:09
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TimA: Dont use WPS :)
There is always an option in the menu for WPS on all TP-Links anyway.

I lold when i saw the can setup. Someone has been watching too much kipkay..


lol it sorta works, bumped up stability of the router in the far side of the house. anyway, how do I get to that menu? the printer says to press and hold the WPS button. so... I think I have to press the WPS button lol

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  Reply # 1105448 9-Aug-2014 15:10
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QSS performs the same function. It is an equivalent. 

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  Reply # 1105450 9-Aug-2014 15:10
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BlackGlove: QSS performs the same function. It is an equivalent. 


Forgot to say that :)




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  Reply # 1105452 9-Aug-2014 15:15
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BlackGlove: QSS performs the same function. It is an equivalent. 


Tried pressing that, nothing happens. Like... literally nothing happens. I was expecting the QSS light to light up but nope, nothing happened lol

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  Reply # 1105457 9-Aug-2014 15:24
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Might pay to check if WPS/QSS is enabled, although it should be by default. Go to http://router and check your settings (for my Belkin router it's listed under the Wi-FI Protected Setup menu). 



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  Reply # 1105487 9-Aug-2014 16:12
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BlackGlove: Might pay to check if WPS/QSS is enabled, although it should be by default. Go to http://router and check your settings (for my Belkin router it's listed under the Wi-FI Protected Setup menu). 


Okay I have enabled QSS. then I restarted the process. Press and hold the QSS button for 5 seconds and the QSS light starts to flash. then I went back to the printer and pressed the OK button (as instructed) but it still failed to connect :C

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  Reply # 1105488 9-Aug-2014 16:15
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Where is your printer? Have you tried setting it up right next to the router? Also, have you tried it without your modifications?



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  Reply # 1105489 9-Aug-2014 16:18
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rscole86: Where is your printer? Have you tried setting it up right next to the router? Also, have you tried it without your modifications?


They are quite far apart. erm... bringing the printer there will be quite a challenge though, considering I have to bring it down the stairs and stuff.

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  Reply # 1105542 9-Aug-2014 18:21
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Don't use WPS!



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  Reply # 1105549 9-Aug-2014 18:56
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chevrolux: Don't use WPS!


D: the printer says to activate WPS though...

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  Reply # 1105550 9-Aug-2014 18:57
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maybe your router has no WPS?



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  Reply # 1105571 9-Aug-2014 19:16
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joker97: maybe your router has no WPS?


that's why i attached the photo. i am not too into these tech things and my uncle just bought the printer, so i am helping him to get it to work. so far no luck lol

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