How to connect a printer with WPS

This method should work with most wireless printers that support WPS. Depending on your printer your mileage may vary

Prerequisites: Your printer is setup and powered on

Difficulty Level: Member • Nerd • Platypus

Estimated Time: 5 minutes

Expected Outcome: Your printer will be connected to your home Wi-Fi network

Tools Required: A printer and wireless gateway that supports WPSScreen Shot 2020-03-27 at 5.00.45 PM-1

Steps to Perform 

  1. Locate the WPS button on your gateway router
    1. It is usually on the back near the ethernet ports and will be denoted by this symbol
  2. Locate the WPS button on your printer
    1. On older Brother printers it will be on the back next to the USB and ethernet ports. You may need a paper clip to press it
    2. On new HP printers there is no WPS button. You will need to click on the WiFi symbol on the touch screen and select Wireless Protected Setup
  3. Press the WPS button on the printer and follow the onscreen prompts if applicable
  4. Press the WPS button on the gateway
  5. Wait at least 2 minutes for the printer to connect. If the printer fails to connect try again