Guide on How To Connect A Printer To WiFi Router (Easy Fix)

This detailed guide will enlighten your way with easy fixes regarding your wireless printer connectivity issue.

Have you got a wireless printer? But still struggling all along regarding connectivity and can’t able to get leverage from this outstanding and supportive feature.


Don’t worry about that, we are here to help you in this regard. All you do is just follow up this article and you will end up getting your wireless printer connected to a WiFi router.

Earlier, I was also suffering from this issue with my wireless printer. I was also just stuck in there with connectivity problem. After a lot of searching, came to know about some easy fixes.

After implementing those solutions. I just get rid of the wireless printer connectivity problem. So, here I want to share these easy to use methods with all the users of wireless printer.

Therefore, If you have got the wireless printer and at the first start-up of the printer. If You mistakenly skipped the wireless settings or just ignored, then you will have to access the settings again in order to setup the wireless connectivity.

There are several ways to cope with this, follow the below methods carefully accordingly depending on your printer settings.

How To Connect To WiFi Network

This includes several methods that are as follow:

  • Wireless Protected Setup (WPS) Button
  • WiFi Auto-Connect Feature
  • Accessing The Network Using A Network Key/Pin

WPS Button Pairing

For WPS pairing, you will need both of the hardware compatible with it.

  • Router
  • Printer

if your printer and the WiFi router have this WPS feature, then you are done here with connecting your wireless printer to a WiFi network easily.

In order to do that, follow the below steps:

  1. All at once, simply press down the “WPS” button on the WiFi router.
  2. Similarly, press the same “WPS” button on your wireless printer.

It will start making the wireless connection and then you are all set to use your printer wirelessly.

WiFi Auto-Connect

This feature is very convenient and easy to use. Most of the wireless printers out there include this feature. It works in a way when your computer is already connected to a particular WiFi network.

After that, when you approach or select the WiFi Auto-connect feature on your printer. It will automatically start searching the network to which your computer is already connected and will manage to connect to that particular network.

Follow the steps below in order to use WiFi Auto-Connect feature:

  • First of all, make sure that your PC is connected to the WiFi Network.
  • Now, select the WiFi Auto-Connect feature.
  • Now, wait for a while, so that the printer could complete the process in order to connect to a particular WiFi network.

Accessing The Network Using A Network Key/Pin

This method includes entering the Network key or pin directly into the printer wireless settings in order to make a connection with a particular network.

It is required in the case, If the above two options are unavailable. So, this could be an alternative option to make a stable between a printer and WiFi Network.

How To Access The Network Key/Pin

For that purpose, you will have to look around your WiFi router. It is normally labeled at the bottom back of the router. Or you can also approach the router’s documentation. You will easily find it.

In case of the password changed, then simply enter the current password of your WiFi network.

How To Enter The Network Key Into Printer

  • Go to the settings of your printer.
  • Access the wireless settings or configuration.
  • Furthermore, follow the on-screen instruction and type in the network key, save and exit.

That’s it, you have successfully done entering the network key/pin into printer settings.

How To Setup The Wireless Printer Connection on PC

Follow the steps below in order to make connection between a printer and PC.

Access the “Control panel” on your PC by typing it in the start menu and hit the enter key.

In control panel, select the option “Device and Printers”.

Moreover, click on the “ADD Printer” option.

When the ADD printer wizard pop-ups, now select the option “ADD a network, wireless, or Bluetooth printer”.

Furthermore, follow the on-screen instructions until the process gets complete.