How to Enter SSID in a Wireless Printer
By Ruri Ranbe
Administrators can assign a public name, or service-set identifier, to a wireless network to differentiate it from other hot spots in the area. To improve network security, however, a business can hide the SSID. To connect a wireless printer to the network when the router is not broadcasting the network name, input the SSID into the printer's control panel.
Push the "Wireless" button on the control panel. Press the down-arrow button to select "Wireless Setup Wizard."
Push "OK" to view the list of available networks. Select "Enter New Network Name (SSID)" and then press "OK."
Use the on-screen keyboard to enter the SSID. Select "Done" and then press "OK."
Press "Menu" on the printer's control panel. Use the navigational pad to select "Network." Press "OK."
Select "WLAN," if available, then "Setup Wizard." Press "OK." Choose "Yes," then "OK" when prompted.
Highlight "New SSID" and then press "OK." Use the on-screen keyboard to enter the SSID.
Follow the remaining on-screen directions, press "OK," and then select "Yes" to apply your changes.
Press the "Setup" button on the control panel. Use the navigational buttons to select "Network Settings." Push "OK."
Highlight "Wireless LAN Setup" and then press "OK." Select "Yes," then "OK" at the prompt.
Select "Enable," then "OK." Choose "Enter SSID" from the menu.
Use the up- and down-arrow buttons to select a letter or number; use the right-arrow button to move to the next character field.
Press "OK" to add the network.
Press "Home" on the control panel, then use the down-arrow button to select "Network Settings."
Push "OK." Select "Wi-Fi Setup Wizard" and then push "OK."
Highlight "Unlisted Network." Press "OK." Use the on-screen keyboard to input the SSID.
Select the security mode and then press "OK."
The process needed to enter the SSID may vary depending on the printer's product model.
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Ruri Ranbe has been working as a writer since 2008. She received an A.A. in English literature from Valencia College and is completing a B.S. in computer science at the University of Central Florida. Ranbe also has more than six years of professional information-technology experience, specializing in computer architecture, operating systems, networking, server administration, virtualization and Web design.