Wireless network setup
Click Wireless > Custom.
You can also turn the Wi-Fi network on/off.
Setting the Wi-Fi Direct for mobile printing
Wi-Fi Direct is an easy-to-setup peer-to-peer connecting between method for
your printer and a mobile device that provides a secure connection and better
throughput than ad hoc mode.
With Wi-Fi Direct, you can connect your printer to a Wi-Fi Direct network while
concurrently connecting to an access point, You can also use a wired network
and a Wi-Fi Direct network simultaneously so multiple users can access and print
documents both from Wi-Fi Direct and from a wired network.
• You cannot connect to the internet through the printer's Wi-Fi Direct.
• The supported protocol list may differ from your model, Wi-Fi Direct
networks do NOT support IPv6, network filtering, IPSec, WINS, and SLP
Setting up Wi-Fi Direct
You can enable Wi-Fi Direct feature by one of the following methods.
From the USB cable-connected computer(recommended)
When setting from the supplied software CD, see the access point via USB
See "Access point via USB cable in Windows" on page 87.
See "Ad hoc via USB cable in Windows" on page 91.
See "Access point via USB cable in Macintosh" on page 95.
See "Ad hoc via USB cable in Macintosh" on page 97.
After the driver installation is complete, Dell Printer Manager can be set and
changes in the Wi-Fi Direct can be made.
Wifi direct setup can also be done from Ad hoc mode as well, when no
network is available. Users will have to enable it through Dell Printer
Manager as indicated below.
Dell Printer Manager is Available for Windows and Macintosh OS users only.
From the Start menu, select Programs or All Programs > Dell Printers
> Dell Printer Manager >
Settings > Network.
Wi-Fi Direct On/Off: Select On to enable.
Device Name: Enter the printer's name for searching for your
printer on a wireless network. By default, the device name is the
2. Using a Network-Connected Machine (B1160w only)
(Switch to advanced mode) > Device