Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




26 posts

Geek


#266844 13-Feb-2020 23:07
Send private message

Hi there,

 

Has anyone successfully setup an HP Laserjet CP1025nw using WPS to connect to a Huawei B315 router?

 

Steps taken:

 

Pressed and held the WPS button on the router.  Wifi flashes as expected.

 

Turned on Wifi on printer which flashed.  Guess device is expecting to pair.

 

After a couple of minutes the router gives up and the printer stays flashing.

 

Sigh.

 

 


Create new topic
3885 posts

Uber Geek


  #2419630 13-Feb-2020 23:37
Send private message

When you say turned on wifi on printer... did you press and hold it to activate WPS also?

 

 

1. Press the WPS button on your wireless router.

 

2. Press and hold the Wireless button on the product control panel for two seconds. Release the button when the wireless light starts blinking.

 

3. Wait up to two minutes while the product establishes a network connection with the wireless router.

 


2122 posts

Uber Geek


  #2422306 17-Feb-2020 12:00
Send private message

I NEVER even attempt to use WPS to setup wifi printers.
Do it manually via the printers menu . I often also give the printer a static IP (even if its wireless)

Even better, connect via network cable .


 
 
 
 




26 posts

Geek


  #2422350 17-Feb-2020 12:22
Send private message

I put the router into WPS mode and then did the same on the printer.  Both devices just flashed and flashed and....You get the idea :-)

 

Might have to experiment with trying to get the printer to do the network join.

 

 


3121 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2422407 17-Feb-2020 13:28
Send private message

I cannot believe you would want to hook the printer up via WPS. Either plug in the password on the front of the printer console, or have it hard-wired in via an ethernet cable.

 

Otherwise you will spent longer than it takes to do it manually trying to get it working (which I suspect you have already done!)





and




26 posts

Geek


  #2422422 17-Feb-2020 13:42
Send private message

Sitting at a distance from the router in a house with no structured cabling.  Could shell out a couple of hundred for some ethernet over power adaptors but what's the point.  Easier to just plug into USB

 

 


495 posts

Ultimate Geek

Subscriber

  #2422423 17-Feb-2020 13:42
Send private message

I've had experience with B315 & HP 6970 printer. Use manual IP setup, it just takes the guesswork away. Connect your printer with your choice of numbers & it'll stay there. Then get the HP Smart app, seems to be the best way to connect from PC & it's an effective app for printing & remarkably good for scanning.




Megabyte - so geek it megahertz




26 posts

Geek


#2422432 17-Feb-2020 13:55
Send private message

Cheers


Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Menulog change colours as parent company merges with Dutch food delivery service
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:53


Techweek2020 goes digital to make it easier for Kiwis to connect and learn
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:48


Catalyst Cloud launches new Solutions Hub to support their kiwi Partners and Customers
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:44


Microsoft to help New Zealand job seekers acquire new digital skills needed for the COVID-19 economy
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:41


Hewlett Packard Enterprise introduces new HPE GreenLake cloud services
Posted 24-Jun-2020 08:07


New cloud data protection services from Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Posted 24-Jun-2020 07:58


Hewlett Packard Enterprise unveils HPE Ezmeral, new software portfolio and brand
Posted 24-Jun-2020 07:10


Apple reveals new developer technologies to foster the next generation of apps
Posted 23-Jun-2020 15:30


Poly introduces solutions for Microsoft Teams Rooms
Posted 23-Jun-2020 15:14


Lenovo launches new ThinkPad P Series mobile workstations
Posted 23-Jun-2020 09:17


Lenovo brings Linux certification to ThinkPad and ThinkStation Workstation portfolio
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:56


Apple introduces new features for iPhone iOS14 and iPadOS 14
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:28


Apple announces Mac transition to Apple silicon
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:18


OPPO A72 a top mid-tier smartphone
Posted 19-Jun-2020 18:02


D-Link A/NZ launches new smart AX1500 Wi-Fi 6 Router
Posted 19-Jun-2020 15:03



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.