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Samsung Laser Printers: How to Setup Wi-Fi Direct

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Wi-Fi Direct allows you to establish a peer-to-peer connection between a Wi-Fi Direct-certified printer and a mobile device. It is very easy to set up and provides a secure connection.

One of these methods can enable Wi-Fi Direct:

  • When connected to USB, Easy Printer Manager will work.
  • Through the SyncThru web service, you can connect to a network wired or wirelessly using the SyncThru Web Services.
  • Through the LCD LCD display on the printer panel

For the connection method you used to connect your printer, follow the steps below:

USB-connected printer

  1. Switch to Easy Printer Manager by opening Advanced Mode.
    Figure: Select Advanced Mode in Easy Print Manager
  2. Wi-Fi Direct On entering the following information.
    1. Device Name: Enter the printer’s number to search for it on a wireless network. The default device name is the name of the printer model.
    2. IP Address – Enter the IP address for the printer. This IP address is only used for Wi-Fi Direct. It is not used to connect to wired or wireless networks. It is best to use the default local address (192.168.3.1).
    3. Group Owner Activate this option to make the printer the Wi-Fi Direct Group’s owner. The Group Owner is similar to wireless access points.
    4. Network Password: For other mobile devices to connect with your printer, you will need a network password if your printer is a Group owner. You have the option to create a network password or use the default generated network password.

A printer connected to a network

  1. In your web browser, enter the IP address of the printer.
  2. Click on the button to log in Login Option at the top right of your display

  3. Under is located on the left side. Wireless Select Wi-Fi Direct Next, enable Wi-Fi Direct.
    Figure: Select Wireless > Wi-Fi Direct
  4. Please enter the following information:
    • Device Name: Enter the printer’s number to search for it on a wireless network. The default device name is the name of the printer model.
    • IP Address – Enter the IP address for the printer. This IP address is only used for Wi-Fi Direct. It is not used to connect to wired or wireless networks. It is best to use the default local address (192.168.3.1).
    • Group Owner Activate this option to make the printer the Wi-Fi Direct Group’s owner. The Group Owner is similar to wireless access points.
    • Password for Network: For other mobile devices to connect with your printer, you will need a network password if your printer is a Group owner. You have the option to create a network password or use the default generated network password.
      Figure: Wi-Fi Direct Settings
  5. To save your changes, click Apply.

Once Wi-Fi Direct is enabled, a mobile printing app like the Samsung Mobile Print App must be downloaded in order to print from your smartphone or another mobile device.

Use the printer panel

  1. Turn on the printer
  2. Click the Menu icon.
  3. Use the arrows to select Network and then press OK.
  4. Use the arrows to select Wireless and then press OK.
  5. Use the arrows to select WiFi Direct and then press OK.
    Below is the information:

    • Wi-Fi Direct On/Off – Enable or Disable Wi-Fi Direct.
    • Device Name: Enter the printer’s number to search for it on a wireless network. The default device name is the name of the printer model.
    • IP Address – Enter the IP address for the printer. This IP address is only used for Wi-Fi Direct. It is not used to connect to wired or wireless networks. It is best to use the default local address (192.168.3.1).
    • Group Owner Activate this option to make the printer the Wi-Fi Direct Group’s owner. The Group Owner is similar to wireless access points.
    • Network key: For other mobile devices to connect with your printer, you will need a network password if your printer is Group Owner. You have the option to create a network password or use the default generated network password.
    • Status shows how many devices are connected. Five devices can be connected simultaneously.
  6. To return to the main display screen, press the Back key.

Once Wi-Fi Direct is enabled, a mobile printing app like the Samsung Mobile Print App must be downloaded in order to print from your smartphone or another mobile device.

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