Setting the Wi-Fi Direct for mobile printing
Wi-Fi Direct is an easy-to-setup peer-to-peer connection method between the Wi-Fi Direct
certified 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 your mobile device to the internet through the printer's
The supported protocol list may differ from your model, Wi-Fi Direct networks
do NOT support IPv6, network filtering, IPSec, WINS, and SLP services.
The maximum number of devices that can be connected via Wi-Fi Direct is 3.
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)
After the driver installation is complete, Dell Printer Manager can be set and changes in the
Wi-Fi Direct can be made.
NOTE: Dell Printer Manager is Available for Windows and Mac OS users only.
– Click Start
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 model name.
IP Address: Enter the IP address of the printer. This IP address is used only for the
local network and not for the infrastructure wired or wireless network. We
recommend using the default local IP address (the default local IP address of the
printer for Wi-Fi Direct is 192.168.3.1 )
Group Owner: Activate this option to assign the printer the Wi-Fi Direct group's
owner. The Group Owner acts similar to a wireless access point. We recommend
activating this option.
Network Password: If your printer is a Group Owner, a Network Password is
required for other mobile devices to connect to your printer. You can configure a
Network Password yourself, or can remember the given Network Password that
is randomly generated by default.
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