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Standard User jimforrest
(newbie) Sun 11-Oct-15 23:40:22
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Connecting Canon WiFi Printer via Livebox


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I have replaced my HP USB printer with a Canon Pixma MP560 WiFi Printer and can't get it to connect to my Livebox-E250. In DSL setting up I need an Access Point Name - but I have no idea what it is or where I can find it. I have the WEP Key but can't get that far - any ideas?
Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 12-Oct-15 08:31:47
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Re: Connecting Canon WiFi Printer via Livebox


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When you connect to your wifi from a laptop/tablet what is the name of the network you connect to? That is the Access Point Name.
Standard User SteelArt
(learned) Mon 12-Oct-15 09:07:13
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Re: Connecting Canon WiFi Printer via Livebox


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As Ian says, your access point name is your wireless ssid. This can be found in the router setup pages or from a wirelessly connected laptop.
Having said that, if it's convenient its much better to use a wired connection for the printer. Your laptops etc will still be able to access the printer and its functions wirelessly.

You really should avoid using WEP encryption if possible. WPA2 is the minimum these days.

Edited by SteelArt (Mon 12-Oct-15 11:54:16)


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