01-31-2021 03:25 PM - edited 01-31-2021 08:43 PM
For clarification, are you trying to turn off Wi-Fi Direct or connect the printer to a differnet Wi-Fi broadcast?
So you understand what I'm asking:
Wi-Fi Direct > wireess devices connect directly to the printer, no router or access point is needed.
Different Wi-Fi broadcast > you are connecting the printer a new wireless network or network whose broadcast name or password has changed.
01-31-2021 03:55 PM
I have another access point running in the house that I don't want the printer to accidently connect to since I have set up a dedicated access point for the printer. That was all brought on by the installation of a tri-band rounter which outsmarts itself by automatically moving devices to bands with the most bandwidth not knowing that my printer can only connect to 2.4. This access point workaround did the trick.
01-31-2021 10:12 PM
Thats helpful info.
The following should help with SSID and/or password update - Wireless Help. The printer only holds connection information for 1 network.
"SMART Connect" or similar feature (one SSID name for all broadcasts) can cause these type of issues. Depending on the router brand/model, its usually possible to give each broadcast a unique name which will resolve (or ensure) the printer only connects with the 2.4Ghz broadcast. This will eliminate the need for an extender as long as the printer is within range of the unique 2.4Ghz broadcast.
See below for my Tri-Band Config
02-01-2021 12:26 PM
Thanks Rick. I'm running a tri-band Nighthawk X8 which works great, just not with my printer. In smart connect mode the 204 was not visible to the printer. I'll do some digging to see if I can do what you suggest with this router as it would be nice to eliminate the extender.