Here is a link to the printer manual, it is quite a large file,
The printer has USB connection and two types of wireless connection. Below is a manual page showing information on WIRELESS DIRECT. As far as I can see you can connect to a local computer with wireless capabilities directly without going through a router.
More information for WIRELESS DIRECT,
The printer also supports WPS which my router has a button for.
Here is picture of some information on the PRINTER program supplied with Makulu.
In a fact sheet on WIRELESS DIRECT you can type"http//:19188.8.131.52" in a browser to customise settings.However I could only access this page if I disconnected my pc wireless and connect to the printers wireless connection (see pic 4 bottom left)
Another page from http//:19184.108.40.206
Now I can get the lights on the router and the printer to show a connection using WPS but can not print. I am a tad wary of using WPS as I think it is has weak security though I am not sure on this point.
I can connect to the http//:19220.127.116.11 web page if I set up the printer on its own wireless connection. Trying to connect through my normal gets me nowhere. Using www.http//:1918.104.22.168 gets me to the page but apart from a header it is blank and unresponsive.
To connect to the http//:1922.214.171.124 on its own connection using FF threw up a UNTRUSTED CONNECTION message, I gave the page, dubiously, a trusted status and reviewed what was on offer. It seems that I have WIRELESS DIRECT set up with security it has its own configuration page. there is also a wireless connection page and this shows no connection. I did not set this up due to untrusted warning, as it asks for my routers name and password.
So can anyone help me to set up the printer so I can use wireless directly from my pc without using the router ?
If this is not possible is WPS safe to use ? an can someone help me set it up ?
Or do I bite the bullet and use a long cable ? This would be a right pain as I could have saved loot by buying the usb only printer.
Erik the failed geek
Edited by abarbarian, 01 November 2014 - 08:52 AM.