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Configure and Connect the WorkCentre 6515 to a Wireless Network From the Control Panel

Product support for: WorkCentre 6515

Article Id: x_6510_en-O3255 | Published: 10/09/2019

Note: Before you begin, purchase the Xerox Wireless Network Interface. 

Step 1: Install the Wireless Network Adapter

The optional Wireless Network Adapter plugs into the back of the control board. After the adapter has been installed, and wireless networking has been enabled and configured, the adapter can connect to a wireless network.

  1. Turn off the printer.

    Power the printer off

  2. To remove the Wireless Network Adapter Port Cover, press down the latch and pull it away from the printer.

    Remove the Wireless Network Adapter port cover

  3. Remove the packaging from the Wireless Network Adapter.
  4. To install the Wireless Network Adapter, follow the procedure defined on the instruction sheet provided with the Wireless Network Adapter.

    Install the Wireless Network Adapter following the instruction sheet provided with the adapter

    CAUTION: Pulling on the adapter can cause damage. After the adapter is installed, remove it only as needed, and as directed in the Wireless Network Adapter removal instructions.  For details, refer to Remove the Optional Wireless Network Adapter.

  5. Turn on the printer.
  6. To verify the wireless status and see the wireless IP address, print a Configuration Report and examine the Connectivity Physical Connections, Connectivity Protocols, and TCP/IPv4 sections of the report.
    1. At the printer control panel, press the Home button.
    2. Touch Device > About > Information Pages.
    3. Touch Configuration Report. The report will print.

      Note: The printer uses separate IP settings for wired and wireless network connections.  When you switch from a wired connection to a wireless connection, the IP address of the printer changes. 

Step 2: Configure Wi-Fi

To enable Wi-Fi at the control panel:

  1. At the printer control panel, press the Home button.
  2. Log in to the control panel as an administrator.
  3. Touch Device > Connectivity > Wi-Fi.
  4. To enable Wi-Fi, for Wi-Fi, touch the enable toggle button.
  5. In the list of available Wi-Fi networks, touch the desired network.
  6. If needed, type the password to use to log on to the network.
  7. Make sure Wi-Fi frequency band is defaulted to AUTO, then touch OK.

To configure Wi-Fi manual setup at the control panel:

  1. At the printer control panel, press the Home button.
  2. Log in to the control panel as an administrator.
  3. Touch Device > Connectivity > Wi-Fi.
  4. Ensure that the Wi-Fi toggle button is enabled.
  5. Touch Manual Setup.
  6. In the first field, type a name for the Wi-Fi network.
  7. Touch Network Type, then select an option.
  8. Touch Security, then select an option.
  9. Touch Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), then select an option.
  10. Touch OK.

Step 3: Configure the Primary Network

NOTE:  Setup for Primary Network is only required if WiFi is installed and enabled. Without WiFi, the Primary Network is set to Ethernet. 

  1. At the printer control panel, press the Home button.
  2. Log in to the control panel as an administrator.
  3. Touch Device > Connectivity.
  4. Touch Primary Network and select the appropriate network type for how the printer is connected.
    • If the printer is connected with an Ethernet cable, select Ethernet.
    • If the optional Wireless Network Adapter is installed and connected to a wireless network, then select Wi-Fi.
  5. If you made a change to the primary network settings, you will be prompted to restart. Touch Restart Now

Step 4: Print a Configuration Report to Obtain the IPv4 Address

  1. Press the Home button.
  2. Touch Device > About > Information Pages.
  3. Touch Configuration Report. The report will print.
  4. Locate the IPv4 address under the Connectivity section on the report. You are now ready to install the print driver.

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