Got a new Mac Mini and with it a Canon MP 620 printer, the latter has a wi-fi capability. I set up both but must have made several mistakes in doing so, because I cannot get it to go wifi. I think one of my mistakes is setting the antenna for the MacMini to the router-I know, not so smart, but now it won't let me go back to square 1. I have done the install program for the printer at least 15 times and no success. I'll accept prayers but would love some suggestions. Dennis McHugh, Rockville, Maryland. Thanks
Click your Apple logo, go to System Preferences, Security, Firewall and change the setting to "Set access for specific services and applications." Now the printer should show up on the list and you can finish setup."
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When this happens to my mini pad and Canon printer. It is usually something that needs to be done for the printer. So go to settings on the printer and look for some new instructions there.
there may be new new software lying somewhere on the printer.
I don't know about HP printers but on my Canon I get instructions to follow.
If this isn't the problem, try restarting the printer.
You sound as though you wish the printer to directly connect to the laptop via wi-fi. This is not usually the case in home networks. Most home networks use a wi-fi router to link all wi-fi components. This is because your laptop is not capable of handling the routing duties itself, nor is the printer (normally). The wi-fi router assigns the IP addresses that the devices use to communicate to the router and each other. That said, IF you ARE using a router, perhaps you are not entering the security code that the router needs to allow the device to attach to the network. If you are NOT using a router, then you still MIGHT be able to use the printer with the laptop if it has a "direct connect" capability. You would need to look at the printer documentation and instructions on how to set it up. Unfortunately, wi-fi isn't as simple as just turning it on an waiting for a connection to take place.
A wifi printer needs to connect to your wifi network and it needs to be recognized by Windows.If your wifi network is already set up and working with other devices (tablets, smartphones, etc) , then you may be dealing with a simple security issue ( you may need to enter the proper passphrase, network key, etc.when you set up the printer) . If you do not have a wireless network already set up, then things get very complicated!!!
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