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is this really a posibillity with WPS?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by PK-her0, Nov 29, 2010.

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  1. PK-her0

    PK-her0 Thread Starter

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    a friend of mine bought a brand new dell xps desktop and hp 4050 wireless printer
    after setting everything up and looking at the printer i could see it connected only with WPS.
    there was no option for scanning for ssid etc.

    his router was a bit old and didnt support wps...so he then upgraded his broadband router to a newer one that supports
    wps...so i tried to connect again!!!

    WPS is defined in wiki: Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) is a standard for easy and secure establishment of a wireless home network. uuuuuuuuuum easy? could have fooled me...i tried for an hour and couldnt get it working.

    i pressed the wps button on the printer and it searches for signal...and i press the button on the router...nothing happens.
    it just says no signal found...i tried it both ways...pressing the router wps button first then the printer wps button...got a wps error...

    now on the printer you see wps key like...554565 or something...and on the router there is also see a key like 554221. but i cant change these keys on the printer nor the router...on my broadband router at home i can...will these keys change when the device is connected...do these keys have to match...anybody got a good article.

    is it possible that they just wont talk to each other?

    any insite please!!!
     
  2. TerryNet

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    I have found no evidence that the HP 4050 has wireless functionality. Is there a different HP 4050 printer?
     
  3. PK-her0

    PK-her0 Thread Starter

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    sorry terry my bad...its a 3050...sorry again...
     
  4. TerryNet

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    I wanted to say this earlier, but resisted the temptation, but after searching for HP 3050 printer I'm gonna say it: tell your friend to trade that thing in for another model. :) So far I've always been able to disable WPS and not bother with it.

    Looks like HP has a Deskjet 3050 and a LaserJet 3050, both all-in-ones.

    For the Deskjet step # 11 in the Install Guide may help. If not, maybe the User Manual will have more info.

    I think that the LaserJet does not have Wi-Fi capability.
     
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