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How do I find the SSID so I can set up my new wireless printer?

I've followed the set up directions but can't get further without this SSID.

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Most new modem/routers come with a pre-set SSID & password. They are generally located on a label on the rear or underside of the unit.

In the even that yours is not "broadcasting" it's SSID, you'll need to access the modem/router web interface (a webpage) & verify or tick the box which activates broadcast of the network name (SSID).

You can Google for your brand of modem/router to find it's default web address (usually begins something like 192.168....) and username/password. Type that number into the address bar of any browser, input the default user/PW, & access the modem/router's settings. From there, you'll look for the settings page which talks about the network/wireless.

Good luck!

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Hi Kathy,

I understand your frustration with this. I hope this simplified solution helps you out -
If you have a notebook or other PC connected by wireless, go to the network connections menu and you will see the SSID that it is connected to and you would enter the same one for the printer. You will also need to know the security password (the one you used to connect your notebook or other pc connection to the router).

Hope this helps. Have a good holiday.

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Is this the SSID the printer assigns itself or the SSID of your home network? Your network SSID would be accessed through your router setup. For the printer, you can either print the network configuration report or connect the printer via a wired connection and access the embedded web server of the printer through your desktop PC.

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