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R6220 wps to connect HP printer

Ajenkins
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R6220 wps to connect HP printer

I have two WIndows 10 computers that can get to the internet through R6220 router (esee exact model citation above). Until recently, I was able to print to the HP Direct BF-HP ENVY 7640 printer also on the WIFI network. All of a sudden the printer can not be connected to the computers. When I go to the Netgear70 Access icon. the printer is listed and i am required to connect. When I click on connect, I am asked for a PIN. However, the PIN provided in the WPA2 information does not work. Where would I find the PIN that will connect or can I by pass this step?

 

Please advise 

Model: R6220v2|AC1200 Smart WiFi Router with External Antennas
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antinode
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Re: R6220 wps to connect HP printer

> [...] Until recently, [...]

 

   What changed?

 

> [...] All of a sudden the printer can not be connected to the
> computers.

 

   "can not" is not a useful problem description.  It does not say what
you did.  It does not say what happened when you did it.  As usual,
showing actual actions (commands) with their actual results (error
messages, LED indicators, ...) can be more helpful than vague
descriptions or interpretations.

 

> [...] When I go to the Netgear70 Access icon. [...]

 

   I have no idea what that means.  Which icon on what, where? Is
something like "NETGEAR70" the SSID of your wireless network, or what?

 

> [...] When I click on connect, I am asked for a PIN. However, the PIN
> provided in the WPA2 information does not work. [...]


   Who/what is asking for a PIN (for what)?  Where, exactly, is this
"WPA2 information"?  Somewhere in the router's management web site?

 

   I'd expect to find the router's WPS PIN at
ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > Wireless Settings : WPS Settings : Router's
PIN, and that might be interesting to the printer, but I don't know what
you're trying to do with what.

 

   The smart move in this case might be to visit hp.com, and find the
set-up instructions for the printer.  And then follow them.  I would not
expect to need to do much with the router, other than have it remind you
of its wireless-network passphrase(s), if you've forgotten it/them.
(And if you yse WPS, then you shouldn't need even that much.)

 

   For more information on your router, visit http://netgear.com/support
, put in your model number, and look for Documentation.  Get the User
Manual.  Read.

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