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Sat, Nov 20, 2021 11:46 PM

Adding WIFI printer to AT&T modem/router

I am trying to add a wifi printer to my home network. I have given it a static IP (192.168.1.70) and created 2 firewall rules to allow the router to connect (I thought). One for "in" and one for "out" since I wasn't sure which would be used. The router model is 5268AC FAN.

   1. Will this router support a WIFII printer?

   2. Any suggestions for salving this connection problem?

Jon

sandblaster

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58.8K Messages

9分前

What model printer? There should be no reason to assign a static IP or create firewall rules. Your printer should just connect to your network the same as any other device, at least that’s how my WiFi printer works.

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9分前

It is a Xerox Phaser 6510. It was set up for DHCHP out of the box, but the router did not recognize it and issue an IP. by setting a static IP and specifying 'allow' for that IP in a rule, I thought I would be able to get it through the router. It is possible there is something else to do on the printer. The manual doesn't exactly match the current printer software so I  may have missed a setting.

ATTHelp

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196.1K Messages

9分前

We're here to help get your printer connected to your network, @Estalson.

 

You can connect your printer using your Wi-Fi password or via WPS. Let us know if this helps or if you need further assistance with this. 

 

 

Elmi, AT&T Community Specialist. 

ATTHelp

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196.1K Messages

9分前

Hi there, Estalson! We do understand that you are trying to connect your printer to the AT&T router via Wi-Fi. We can help you with this.

 

Connecting your printer, if the printer itself handles WPS, is very simple and easy to do.

 

Using the steps below, you should be able to get it successfully connected:

 

Connecting your Printer to WiFi

Connecting your Printer to WiFi

 

Connecting via WPS

  1. Locate your printer manual. You will want to learn how to access the printer WiFi settings. Some printers are able to connect via WPS. If your printer has the capability to connect this way:
  2. Log into your gateway at http://192.168.1.254.
  3. Go to the Wireless Settings
  4. Enable WPS and Save
  5. After WPS is enabled, press the WPS button located on the front of your gateway.
    Printer WPS Button.png
  6. Then press the WPS button on the printer. The printer should automatically connect in less than a minute.

Connecting via WiFi Password

  • If your printer connects via a Wireless password, you will want to find your printer manual to find out how to enter it. Most printers come with a setup disc to guide you through the process. You can find your Network Name and Wireless information, which should be located on the sticker, which is on the AT&T equipment.

If all else fails, you can use the static ips, but if you have any connection or internet issues that AT&T equipment needs to reset, you will have to manually go in and reconfigure them back to where they were prior to the reset.

 

If you have any other questions, please reach back out to us again. 

 

Thank you for using the AT&T Community Forums.

 

Matthew, AT&T Community Specialist

 

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