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    reconnecting my printer

    theinternet service provided by Frontier went down during the night. My old home network is gone, and now my network is the one on my modem router, and so is the password. In a conversation with the tech dept. they said they changed my password back to the one I requested, but they didn't. I am changing my password to the one on my modem on all my devices, but I cannot find the place to do so on my printer. For now I have my printer connected with a cable, but would like to switch it back to wireless printing. How do I find a place to enter my new password for the printer setup, I have gone through all the options, and can't find it. What would be the easiest way to change my network password?

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    Do you have a newer printer? If so most new routers and printers have a symbol that looks like this but veritical and next to each other ~~, By pressing on both the router and the printer the wifi finds each other.
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    I went through the same thing myself, twice, with our two HP wireless printers.

    I saved how to do it, but when I went through the process up here in April, it did not work.

    I had to call an HP techie, which is hard to find out how to do, and it took about three hours for him to get it done. There were a lot of updates that had to be done first.

    Anyway, if I can find it, here's the instructions that are supposed to work for ours:

    Click Start

    Click Programs

    Click HP

    Click Printer

    Click Printer Setup and Software

    Click Yes

    Click Reconfigure Wireless Settings

    Connect computer to printer with USB Cable

    Click OK

    Follow Instructions that open in the window
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    when I attempt those steps, Jim, it tries to remove the program. since it took so long to hook the printer up, once with HP assistance, once with assistance from computer tech when i got new computer, and once with assistance from tech from Frontier when I got new modem/router. I don't want to uninstall. I guess a cable isn't such a bad thing.

    If I could change my password back to my old password, it would work with no problem.

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    thanks Jim, I will work on it.

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    I got very frustrated both down there and up here.

    I got an HP wireless to use down there, and could not get it to connect. Since it was new, HP helped for free, but it's hard to figure out how to get ahold of them.

    I brought that printer up here and had no problem connecting it.

    Then, took it back down there, and no problem connecting it.

    Then, when I was at Best Buy picking up one of last year's Black Friday TV's, I saw the same model printer in someone's cart. It was $19, so I got one to bring up here, figuring the same printer would connect the same way. It wouldn't. These are simple things for people who do it every day, but even the HP guy this time could not get it done.

    I renamed our Wifi "FBI Surveillance", for those who like to look at wifi they can "borrow".



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