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Canon printer always connects to weak repeater and not adjacent router


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#1 bernara

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 06:30 AM

I have a Canon Pixma TS8050 printer sitting next to my router. My PC is a custom running Windows 10 Fall update.

 

I have a TPLink Homeplug WiFi repeater at the far end of the house.

 

The printer will always connect to the repeater (20% signal) and not the router (100% signal), making printing very slow.

 

Has anyone found a way around this, other than switching off the repeater (which does work)?

 

Thanks for your help

 

 



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Posted 07 November 2017 - 03:15 PM

Are the router and the repeater using the same SSID (Network Name)?

 

If they are then I think what you're doing it the only real solution, unless your router supports connecting a USB printer.



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Posted 07 November 2017 - 05:10 PM

Yes, same SSID. Unfortunately, the router doesn't support USB printer.

 

Thanks for your input



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Posted 07 November 2017 - 05:42 PM

You could give the repeater a different SSID.  The Netgear repeater I've got recommends not using the same SSID as the main network (presumably for this reason) and by default adds "2G_Ext" to the end of the name.  It'll mean reconfiguring your devices but more intelligent devices that you're likely to move around (Smartphones, iPad's, Laptops etc.) should be able to store multiple wifi network details and automatically connect to whichever one provides the best signal at the time..



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Posted 07 November 2017 - 06:10 PM

Yes, sounds like something to try.  I'll give it a go tomorrow.

 

Thanks for your input



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Posted 07 November 2017 - 06:36 PM

I second the recommendation to change the SSID on the repeater.   I had nightmares several years ago when trying to have the same SSID on a range extender and the actual access point.


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Posted 08 November 2017 - 03:49 AM

Gone to a different SSID - tablet and phones OK and printer going to the router.

 

Many thanks for your help - it's really appreciated.






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