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    I've just started at Herts Uni, and after two nights on the lash, I thought I'd try and set up my printer (bought to save time and money) - but I've had no luck. I connect to Herts wifi, it says connected on the printer, then no printers show up on my laptop.

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    Have you installed any software that comes with the printer?
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    (Original post by Tiger Rag)
    Have you installed any software that comes with the printer?
    Yep! Its part of the setup connecting it to the printer though, and the printer isnt showing up
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    I'm guessing here but is the Herts WiFi a public network? Wireless printers and open, public WiFi don't really mix and in some cases wireless printers won't register. Some have default settings that allow them to connect to the network but remain invisible.

    The basis behind this is security. Because you're adding the printer to an open network, anybody can see it and anybody can use it. As a result someone connected elsewhere in the building can use your printer, waste your ink/paper and so on.

    So assuming you are trying to connect the printer to an open network I would stop trying and use it as a wired printer only. Because the last thing you want is some immature student printing junk through your printer. Every printer should offer a wired mode, although not all come with cables. Amazon, eBay and so on will supply inexpensive USB cables (just be sure you get the right type, in particular printers tend to use USB type B 2.0 (a 3.0 cable may not fit)) that you can use to connect the printer to your laptop or computer. This is generally a much better option.

    There's all sorts of potential other issues of course and we don't even know if it is a public network. Do you have any more information? Printer model, can other devices see the printer, etc.
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    That's not how you connect to a printer (if your using the WiFi).

    1. Login to StudyNet

    2. On the bottom right there is an option for Laptop printing

    3. Click on the option to login to UH print

    4. Click on Laptop printing on the left

    5. Submit a print job selecting one of the printers.

    (If you look on or around the printer it should have a corresponding identification number)

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    (Original post by hamzaahmad786)
    That's not how you connect to a printer (if your using the WiFi).

    1. Login to StudyNet

    2. On the bottom right there is an option for Laptop printing

    3. Click on the option to login to UH print

    4. Click on Laptop printing on the left

    5. Submit a print job selecting one of the printers.

    (If you look on or around the printer it should have a corresponding identification number)
    It's my own printer I'm afraid, whereas this is for the uni printers isnt it
 
 
 
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