on 22-11-2010 08:33 PM
I've just recently had Sky installed and so far have had no problems. My laptop connects to my router wirelessly without a hitch, however, no matter what I try, my wireless printer cannot access my Sky router, and I get error messages stating that I cannot connect. Does anyone know what i need to do to fix this? I know it will be something straightforward.......
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on 22-11-2010 10:14 PM
I take it you have entered the key on your router on your printer. If so then it might be you need to accept your printer in your router. Login into your router using 'Admin' and 'Sky' as the username and password if you haven't changed them.
Click 'Wireless Settings' and under Available Wireless Station' there might be an entry for your printer, it could possibly be called Unknown, click the add button and then try again and see if your printer will work wirelessly.
23-11-2010 10:09 PM - edited 23-11-2010 11:25 PM
Hi there: You'll need to follow both caesarome & Malcolm's advice about this, as I also use a wireless printer, a HP Photosmart Premium Fax All-in-One Printer - C309a. In order for me to use my wireless HP printer upon the network, I had to encode from the HP wireless printer's front panel menu the correct/exact ISP login key that's only supplied by my ISP. - The same thing also goes for your supplied wireless printer & Sky router or other ISP Router that you use!
It may be necessary to initially connect up your wireless printer by a RJ45 cable to your router & get both the wireless printer's Mac Address & IP details!
You'll also need to login to your Sky router's admin panel at 192.168.0.1 using your correct Sky login credentials, and input both these wireless printer's Mac Address & the correct IP details for your wireless printer in the reserve IP address fields section of the Sky Router, in order for this wireless printer to work correctly with your Sky or other wireless router that you use!
Failure to reserve your printer's Mac Address & IP address within your Sky or other router, will result with the wireless printer not being able to retain a valis Mac or IP addrss this would cause the loss of wireless printer network connections for your wireless printer, as your wireless printer does/will change these printer IP settings constantly if these are not reserved, so therefore do get both these Mac Address & IP details fully reserved for your wireless printer, within your Sky or other ISP Router Settings, & even within your wireless printer where necessary, but don't worry if your wiresless printer does not itself reserve these details within its own menu system et cetera, as your Sky or other ISP Routers are built to do this job for you! - But you'll need to manually input these settings for yourself & personally!
on 29-06-2012 07:42 AM
I'm trying to network this HP 6510 we just bought
I added the mac address
But now I get this on the attached devices page, the printer is the gunk at the bottom
# IP Address Device Name MAC Address
We've changed the network name from SKY1234 or whatever it was to our own, but it's finding it anyway, I get a list of the neighbourhood's routers including our own. I've added the mac adress as a trusted station but it fails to get an IP address.
Any ideas ?
on 17-11-2013 04:59 PM
Are you able to locate your Sky wireless network on the printer, if not what happens as you haven't said ?
on 17-11-2013 06:53 PM
Hello, I'm on a mac os 10.9 and the printer is a HP Photosmart C4780. I can print using the usb cable but the WPS Push-Button and pin methods don't work. I also tried using the HP assistant but it doesn't recognise the model for wireless. Not sure if I am missing something. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
on 17-11-2013 08:17 PM
A bit of Googling finds this on the HP website.