Drucker mit WLAN verbinden: Schritt-für-Schritt-Anleitung
Owner and specialist author with BA & MA in print media management.

Jonas Wagner

Specialist author with BA & MA in print media management.


The ability to use a printer wirelessly offers numerous advantages that are indispensable in both offices and private environments. In this blog post, you will learn why it makes sense to connect a printer to WiFi and how to do it.

What is a wireless printer?

A Wi-Fi printer is a printer that connects to your devices over a wireless network. Instead of being connected via cables, it uses Wi-Fi technology to receive print jobs from computers, tablets and smartphones.

Advantages of a WLAN printer

Using a wireless printer offers numerous advantages. It allows you to print from different devices without cable connections, saves space and makes sharing the printer on a network particularly easy. You can also place the printer flexibly, regardless of its proximity to the computer or router.

Preparation: How to prepare your printer for the Wi-Fi connection

Before you connect your printer to the WiFi, there are some important preparations to make. These will ensure that the connection can be established smoothly and that the printer functions optimally.

necessary requirements

Make sure you have a working Wi-Fi network, a Wi-Fi enabled device, and the network password on hand. Your printer should also be Wi-Fi enabled and located near the Wi-Fi router.

First steps

Turn on the printer and open the Wi-Fi settings from the printer's display or user interface. Navigate to the network settings and select your Wi-Fi network from the list of available networks. Then enter the network password to establish the connection.

Step-by-step instructions: Connect printer to WLAN

This section provides step-by-step instructions on how to connect your printer to a Wi-Fi network. This guide will help you set up your printer quickly and efficiently so you can take advantage of all the benefits of wireless printing.

Select Wi-Fi network

Start by turning on the printer and opening the Wi-Fi settings from the printer's menu or display. Search for available networks and select your Wi-Fi network from the list. Make sure your printer is within range of the Wi-Fi router to ensure a stable connection.

Enter WiFi password

After selecting your network, you will be asked to enter the Wi-Fi password. Be careful as the password is case sensitive. Once the password is entered correctly, the printer will attempt to connect to the network. This may take a few seconds.

Setup on the computer: How to add the wireless printer

After your printer is successfully connected to the Wi-Fi, you need to set it up on your computer. In this section, we'll show you how to add the printer to your computer and do a test print to make sure everything is working properly.

add Printer

Open your operating system's printer settings. On Windows, you can find this in the Control Panel under "Devices and Printers". On macOS, open "System Preferences" and select "Printers & Scanners". Click "Add Printer" and your computer should recognize the printer on the network. Select the printer and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

Perform test print

After successful installation, you should perform a test print to make sure the printer is working properly. Open a document or test page and send a print job to the new wireless printer. Verify that the document prints correctly.

Troubleshooting: Solutions to common connection problems

Despite careful setup, sometimes you may encounter problems connecting your printer to your Wi-Fi. In this section, we cover common problems and offer solutions to resolve them.

Common problems

The most common problems include an incorrect Wi-Fi password, an unstable network, or the fact that the printer is not recognized on the network. It can also happen that the printer loses connection or print jobs are not processed correctly.

Troubleshooting tips

First, check that the Wi-Fi password is entered correctly. Restart your router and printer to reconnect. Make sure the printer's firmware is up to date and that the printer is within range of the router. If the printer is still not detected, reset the printer's network settings and try connecting again.

Jonas Wagner

Jonas Wagner is a recognized expert in the field of printer technology. With his in-depth background in electrical and information technology specializing in printing technologies, Jonas shares valuable insights and practical tips for the optimal use of printers. Perfect for anyone who wants to deepen their knowledge of printers.

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