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Bucknell does not support printing to personal wireless printers, but even though you cannot connect to your printer, it is still broadcasting a wireless signal. This signal interferes with and can prevent students from connecting to our network.

You should turn off wireless on your printer if you have one. This is how you can do it in the most popular HP models.

  • Most HP Models: Use the menu to navigate to Setup, then Network, then Wireless Radio (on some models, this is towards the bottom of the scrollable menu). Turn the Wireless Radio OFF.
  • HP Photosmart d110: Some models may allow you to press the blue “wireless” button on the bottom front of the printer to turn the light out and service off. You may need to hold the button for 5 seconds to turn the light out. If this is not successful, use the menu to navigate to Settings > Wireless > Wireless settings > Disable Wireless > OK
  • HP Laserjet p1102w:  Press and hold the “wireless” image button on the left-hand button panel for 5 seconds to turn the light out and service off.
  • HP Photosmart c4780: From the front panel, choose “Scan”. Scroll up or down to find Networking. Select this, then turn off Wireless.

If the wireless indicator persists: 

Shut the printer down. Then, hold the “wireless” and “cancel” buttons together while powering the printer back on. Wait for all the lights to flash together and then let the buttons go.

Please note: if people on your floor have wireless printers that are broadcasting a signal, or X Boxes, or PlayStations, or anything else, your ability to get wireless will suffer. 

Talk to your neighbors if you see that they have a personal printer.

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Keywords:,connection, network,printer, Wireless