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Resolving wireless connection issues of your HP Officejet 6600 Printer

Today, printers are not just used for producing high quality text and graphics.  It is now capable of scanning images, photocopy documents, send faxes and even connect wirelessly to your router like the HP Officejet 6600 Printer.

Wireless is a better option than wired or USB connection but there are instances when you can experience problems when connecting the printer for the first time.  This article will help you resolve wireless connection issues of your HP Officejet 6600 Printer.

Make sure that the wireless light is ON
Make sure that the computer is connected to your own wireless network
Perform a complete powercycle
Run the Wireless Network Test
Make sure that your computer is not connected to your network over VPN

 

Make sure that the wireless light is ON

Ensure that the blue light near the wireless icon on your printer is ON.  If it’s not, then the wireless capability of the HP Officejet 6600 Printer may be disabled.  Follow the steps below to know how:

Step 1:
Press the right arrow icon.

Step 2:
Select Setup > Network.

Step 3:
If you see Wireless: Off, press it and select On instead.

 

Make sure that the computer is connected to your own wireless network

Ensure that you are connected to your own wireless network and not your neighbor’s.  It is recommended that you personalize your Wireless Network Name (SSID) during the installation process.  For instructions on how to change your router’s SSID, click here.  If you’re using the Linksys Connect software, click here.  For Linksys cloud account, click here.

Perform a complete powercycle

Sometimes, you just need a complete powercycle to resolve the wireless connectivity issue of your printer.  This is to synchronize all the settings of the devices involved.  To do this, follow the steps provided.

Step 1:
Turn OFF your modem, router, printer, then the computer.

Step 2:
Wait for a few seconds then power your devices back ON in this order: modem first, then router, printer, and finally your computer.

Run the Wireless Network Test

To do this, follow the instructions below:

Step 1:
Ensure that your wireless printer is ON and that there is an available paper in the tray.

Step 2:
On your printer’s control panel, press the right arrow  icon.

Step 3:
Select Setup > Network.

Step 4:
Select Print Wireless Network Test.

NOTE:  Your HP Officejet 6600 Printer will print a report showing the test results.  If the Wireless Network Test indicates that your wireless signal is weak, try moving the printer closer to your router or access point.

Make sure that your computer is not connected to your network over VPN

The Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a security measure to protect data as it leaves one network to another over the Internet.  Most company-owned computers use this for security reasons.  However, most VPN services don’t allow access to local devices while your computer is connected to it.  Disconnect from the VPN first then try connecting the printer again to the wireless network.

Utilizing the Linksys cloud account

After successfully resolving your printer’s wireless connection issues, you are now ready to learn and take advantage of the Linksys cloud account.  This is an intelligent software platform for the next generation of home networking experiences.  Linksys cloud account has a new level of management capabilities with a user-friendly interface.  Click
here to know more about this amazing breakthrough.

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