Connecting your Kyocera printer to a wireless network provides convenience and flexibility in printing from anywhere in your home or office. With just a few steps, you can setup your Kyocera printer on Wi-Fi and start printing wirelessly.
Determine Your Network Type
The first step is to determine what kind of wireless network you have. Kyocera printers are compatible with the following network types:
- Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) – This is the standard wireless network found in most homes and offices.
- Wi-Fi Direct – This allows direct wireless connection between the printer and device without a router.
- NFC – This uses near-field communication for simple one-touch connection on supported Android devices.
Knowing your network type ensures you choose the right connection method later.
Gather Required Information
Before starting setup, gather the following information about your wireless network:
- Network Name (SSID): The name of your Wi-Fi network. Sometimes called the SSID.
- Password: The Wi-Fi password needed to access your wireless network.
- Security Type: The security protocol used by your Wi-Fi, usually WPA2.
Your wireless router or network settings on your computer can provide this information if you do not already know it.
Access Printer Setup Menu
With the printer turned on and loaded with paper:
- Press the Menu button on the printer control panel.
- Navigate to Network Settings using the arrow keys.
- Select Wireless LAN Setup.
- Choose Wizard (Recommended) and press OK. This starts the step-by-step wireless setup wizard.
Select Your Wi-Fi Network
The printer will scan for nearby wireless networks and display the results on the LCD panel.
- Use the arrow keys to select your Wi-Fi network name from the list.
- Press OK.
If your network does not appear, select Rescan to scan again or Manual Registration to manually enter the name.
Enter the Wireless Password
After selecting the right network, enter your Wi-Fi password when prompted:
- Use the arrow keys on the printer control panel to highlight letters or characters.
- Press OK after each selection to move to the next character.
Take care when entering the password to ensure it matches your Wi-Fi settings exactly.
Confirm and Apply Settings
After entering the full password:
- The printer will confirm if the connection was successful.
- Press OK then choose Yes to apply the wireless settings.
The printer will now restart and connect to your Wi-Fi network.
Install Software and Drivers
With the wireless connection established, the final step is to install the printer software and drivers so you can print from your computer.
- [Windows]: Download the Kyocera printer software and drivers from the Kyocera website. Run the installation executable and follow prompts.
- [Mac]: Add the Kyocera printer to your Mac using the Print & Scan or Printers & Scanners settings. This will install any required software and drivers.
After the installation completes, try printing a test page to confirm everything is working. You can now print wirelessly from applications and devices connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
If you encounter issues getting connected, try the following troubleshooting tips:
- Re-enter the wireless password carefully and double check for accuracy. This is a common cause of connection failures.
- Temporarily position the printer closer to your wireless router while going through setup. After successful connection, you can move it to the desired location.
- Reset the printer network settings to factory defaults and start wireless setup again from scratch.
- Consult your router user documentation for issues connecting devices wirelessly. You may need to adjust firewall, DHCP, or address reservation settings.
- Power cycle both the printer and wireless router if connection fails persistently.
Following this straightforward process using your Kyocera printer’s built-in wireless setup wizard enables printing from anywhere in your home or office network. Contact Kyocera technical support if issues continue even after troubleshooting attempts. They can assist with advanced diagnostic steps.
- Determine your wireless network type before connecting your Kyocera printer
- Gather details like network name, password, and security protocol
- Use the printer control panel to access the setup menu
- Select your Wi-Fi network name and enter the correct password
- Install Kyocera printer software and drivers on computers
- Troubleshoot connection issues with password checks, closer proximity to router, resetting network settings among other steps
Connecting Kyocera printers to a wireless network expands your printing flexibility while eliminating the need for cables. By carefully entering your passwords, installing supporting software, and troubleshooting when needed, you can setup reliable wireless printing. Consult printer documentation if issues continue or contact technical support for advanced troubleshooting. With more devices offering built-in Wi-Fi and wireless configuration wizards, getting started is easier than ever.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What wireless network types do Kyocera printers support?
A: Kyocera printers are compatible with Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n), Wi-Fi Direct, and NFC wireless connections.
Q: Do I need the SSID and password before connecting my printer?
A: Yes, you will need to enter the name (SSID) and password of your wireless network during the printer setup process.
Q: How do I access the wireless setup wizard on my Kyocera printer?
A: On the printer control panel, press Menu, select Network Settings, then choose Wireless LAN Setup. Pick the Wizard option to step through connections.
Q: My wireless network does not show up on my Kyocera printer. What should I do?
A: If your Wi-Fi is not shown after scanning, select Rescan. You can also choose Manual Registration to directly enter the SSID instead.
Q: What happens if I enter the Wi-Fi password wrong on my Kyocera printer?
A: An incorrect Wi-Fi password is the most common cause of failed wireless printer connections. Carefully re-enter the exact password used for your wireless network.
Q: Can I connect my Kyocera printer by USB and still have wireless capabilities?
A: Yes, connecting via USB does not disable the wireless features. You can still setup and connect wirelessly even if using a USB connection currently.
Q: Do I need the Kyocera printer software installed to print wirelessly?
A: Yes, you need to install the Kyocera printer drivers and software on any computer you wish to print from wirelessly after connecting over Wi-Fi.
Q: My printer connected wirelessly but is not printing. What should I check?
A: If wireless connection succeeds but printing fails, check that you installed the printer software and drivers, selected the printer as default if using multiple devices, and that your applications have the correct printer selected.
Q: What router settings could prevent my wireless printer connection?
A: Some routers block device wireless connections by default. Consult documentation and adjust firewall, DHCP reservation, address filtering if unable to connect.
Q: Why does my wireless printer disconnect or lose connection sometimes?
A: Frequent wireless interruptions can be caused by router issues, interference from other devices, obstructed signal between router and printer or weak signal strength. Changing positions or channels may help.
Q: Can I connect multiple Kyocera printers wirelessly to the same network?
A: Yes, you can connect multiple Kyocera printers to the same Wi-Fi network. Complete wireless setup individually on each printer using the same network SSID and password.