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prepare access point on ASUS RT-N53 router for wireless printer


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#1 tobyo

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Posted 25 April 2015 - 11:20 AM

I have a Canon MP560 wireless printer that I'm trying to set up on my network using an ASUS RT-N53 router. And I'm stuck on how to set up the access point (guessing this is in the router's settings?). I've googled but cannot figure it out. Can anyone help?

 

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Posted 25 April 2015 - 01:32 PM

If you can connect to the AP(access point) and surf, then the AP is fine. If not then the AP will need some setup. What is the printer setup asking for that has you stuck? 


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Posted 25 April 2015 - 01:36 PM

If you can connect to the AP(access point) and surf, then the AP is fine. If not then the AP will need some setup. What is the printer setup asking for that has you stuck? 

 

during the setup of the printer it said "if printer's network setup has been completed, click next" otherwise set up the network. and that's what I was trying to do on the printer but maybe I don't have to?



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Posted 25 April 2015 - 01:44 PM

I think I just figured it out.



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Posted 25 April 2015 - 01:50 PM

hmmm, well I thought I had it figured out. found where I could key in the network key but it couldn't find it. "failed to connect to the access point. check the access point settings and try again."

 

now I read that this printer's wireless setup is only supported up to Windows 7 and I'm doing this on a Windows 8.1 machine....going to try a Windows 7 machine now.

 

thanks for your help cavedweller!


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Posted 25 April 2015 - 03:27 PM

had nothing to do with Windows 7 vs. 8.1......I forgot one letter in my passcode..........agh!!

 

working now. thanks again!!



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Posted 25 April 2015 - 11:23 PM

I didn't really do anything, you did it all. I just pointed ya in the right direction. Good Job =) 

 

lol @ stupid passwords messing things up


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