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Connect the Phaser 6510 to a Wireless Network

Product support for: Phaser 6510

Article Id: 2065631.html | Published: 11/16/2018

A wireless local area network (WLAN) provides the means to connect two or more devices in a LAN without a physical connection. The printer can connect to a wireless LAN that includes a wireless router or wireless access point. Before connecting the printer to a wireless network, the wireless router must be configured with a service set identifier (SSID) and any necessary credentials.

IMPORTANT: Wireless networking is available only on printers with the optional Wireless Network Adapter installed. If the adapter is not already installed, see the Related Content for additional information.

After the Wireless Network Adapter has been installed, configure the printer to connect to the wireless network using one of the following methods.

  • Method 1: Connect to a Network with a Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) - Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) is a network standard for setting up a wireless network. The WPS protocols enable you to set up devices in a secure wireless network without having wireless networking experience. With a WPS-certified router, you can use tools in the router and the printer to connect the printer to the network. To use the tools, ensure that the wireless router is configured properly and is compliant with the WPS.
  • Method 2: Connect to a Wireless Network Manually - When connecting to a wireless network that does not include a WPS-compliant router, set up and configure the printer manually. Before starting, obtain the router setup and configuration information, such as name and passphrase. For assistance, contact your system administrator.

Method 1: Connect to a Network with a Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)

Use the PBC or PIN method to connect to a WPS wireless network.

PBC (Push Button Connection) is the easiest way to connect the printer to a wireless network. It automatically connects when you push a button on the router and on the printer. After the router and printer exchange information, the printer accepts the security and configuration information from the router and connects to the network. The PBC is a moderately secure way to connect the printer to the network. You do not need to enter any information to make the network connection.

PIN (Personal Identification Number) automatically connects the printer to a wireless router using a common PIN. The printer generates and prints a PIN for use in the setup process. When you enter the PIN into the router, the router broadcasts network information using the PIN. When both devices recognize the PIN, the router provides the security and configuration information to the printer, which uses it to connect to the network.

To connect to a WPS wireless network using the PBC option:

NOTE: Before you install the device, ensure that the wireless router is configured properly and is connected to the network.

  1. At the printer control panel, press the Menu button.

    NOTE: To navigate through the menu, use the arrow buttons.

  2. Navigate to Admin Menu, then press OK.
  3. Navigate to Network/Port, then press OK.
  4. Navigate to Wi-Fi Settings, then press OK.
  5. Navigate to WPS Setup, then press OK.
  6. Navigate to Start PBC, then press OK.
  7. At the prompt, press OK.
  8. Within 10 seconds, on your router, press the WPS button. For details, refer to your router documentation. After the connection setup is complete, the printer restarts automatically.
  9. After the printer restarts, wait two minutes, then to get the network information that includes the IP address, print a Configuration Report. See the Related Content for additional information.

To connect to a WPS wireless network using PINoption:

NOTE: Before you install the printer, ensure that you connect and configure the wireless router for the network.

  1. At your computer, open the wireless router control panel, then select Add WPS Client.

    NOTE: For details, refer to your wireless router documentation.

  2. Select PIN Method. The wireless router control panel opens to a dialog box ready for the PIN number.

    NOTE: The following steps can vary with different router manufacturers.

  3. At the printer control panel, press the Menu button.
  4. Navigate to Admin Menu, then press OK.
  5. Navigate to Network / Port, then press OK.
  6. Navigate to Wi-Fi Settings, then press OK.
  7. Navigate to WPS Setup, then press OK.
  8. Navigate to PIN Code, then press OK.
  9. Record the PIN from the screen, then press OK. The printer starts advertising using the displayed PIN Code.

    NOTE: The printer continues to advertise for 120 seconds. If the printer does not locate the wireless router within 120 seconds, the connection attempt stops.

  10. At your computer, in the wireless router control panel Client PIN Code field, enter the PIN Code, then click Next. The printer communicates with the wireless router to resolve setup and configuration information. When the printer has the correct information, it connects to the router and restarts with the proper setup and configuration information. If the router does not connect with the printer within 120 seconds, the connection attempt stops.
  11. After the printer restarts, wait 20 seconds, then to get the network information that includes the IP address, print a Configuration Report. See the Related Content for additional information.

Method 2: Connect to a Wireless Network Manually

You can configure the printer to connect to a wireless network manually using the printer's Embedded Web Server or from the printer's Control Panel.

NOTE: To use the Embedded Web Server to set up the printer on a wireless network, connect the printer to your computer through an Ethernet wired network.

To connect to a wireless network manually using theEmbedded Web Server:

  1. Connect the printer to your computer through an Ethernet wired network.
  2. Access the printer's Embedded Web Server (Web Interface). See the Related Content for additional information.

    IMPORTANT: Some features or settings are only visible or adjustable when logged in as a System Administrator. See the Related Content for additional information.

  3. Click Connectivity.
  4. For Connections, click Wi-Fi.
  5. In the SSID field, enter the network SSID (name).
  6. To select the Network Type, from the menu, select Infrastructure or AdHoc.

    NOTE: The Infrastructure network type provides the greatest selection of security options. AdHoc provides only WEP encryption in most networks.

  7. To select Encryption, for Security Settings, select the appropriate security option for your router.
  8. To remove the dots in the Passcode fields, select the dots, then press the backspace key.
  9. In the Passcode field, enter the network passcode.
  10. In the Retype Passcode field, reenter the network passcode.
  11. Click OK.
  12. To activate your changes, at the prompt, click Restart Now.
  13. Disconnect the Ethernet cable from the printer.

    NOTE: When the printer restarts, it uses the information from the Embedded Web Server to connect with the wireless router.

  14. After the printer restarts, wait two minutes, then to get the network information that includes the IP address, print a Configuration Report. See the Related Content for information on how to print a Configuration Report.
  15. If the printer does not successfully connect with the wireless network, check your network information and try again.

To connect to a wireless network manually from thecontrol panel:

  1. At the printer control panel, press the Menu button. NOTE: To navigate through the menu, use the Up or Down arrow buttons.

  2. Navigate to Admin Menu, then press OK.
  3. Navigate to Network/Port, then press OK.
  4. Navigate to Wi-Fi Settings, then press OK.
  5. Navigate to AccessPointSearch, then press OK.
  6. Use the Up and Down arrows to navigate through the available networks.
  7. If your network is displayed in the list, press OK on your network. If your network is not in the list, then skip to step number 11.
  8. If your network password is not in Hexadecimal form, leave the selection on Enter in AscII… and press OK. If your network password is in Hexadecimal form, select Enter in Hex and press OK.
  9. Use the Up or Down arrow keys to select the correct password. Your password is case sensitive. Use the Left arrow key to go back one space. Use the Right arrow key to go forward to the next character. For the last character do not press the Right arrow key after you have selected the correct character.     
  10. Press OK to accept the network password. If printer successfully joins the network, you will see ‘Setup Complete’ and the printer will restart. Skip to step 15.
  11. Navigate to SSID Direct Entry, then press OK.
  12. Enter the network SSID (name) (which is case sensitive), then press OK.
  13. Depending on your network mode, navigate to Infrastructure type or Ad-hoc, then press OK. NOTE: Infrastructure provides the greatest selection of security options. Ad hoc provides only WEP encryption in most networks.
     
  14. Select an encryption type, then press OK.
  • As needed, enter the passphrase for the selected network. Use the Up or Down arrow keys to select the correct password. Your password is case sensitive. Use the Left arrow key to go back one space. Use the Right arrow key to go forward to the next character. Press OK to finish.  For the last character do not press the Right arrow key after you have selected the correct character.
  • If using WEP encryption, enter the WEP key and press OK, select the transmit key, then press OK.

     15.  After the printer restarts, wait two minutes, then to get the network information that includes the IP Address, print a Configuration Report. See the Related Content for additional information.

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