Windows 10: Cannot connect Win 10 PC to printer with WiFi Direct

Discus and support Cannot connect Win 10 PC to printer with WiFi Direct in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hello. I installed a HP printer model M402dw and turned on WiFi Direct mode. I am able to connect to the printer enough to see it in the WiFi... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by tehghey, Feb 28, 2017.

  1. tehghey Win User

    Cannot connect Win 10 PC to printer with WiFi Direct


    Hello. I installed a HP printer model M402dw and turned on WiFi Direct mode. I am able to connect to the printer enough to see it in the WiFi connections list as well as in Available Devices when I try to Add Printer.

    I am able to add the printer, send documents, and print with two Windows 7 machines. The process was smooth and easy.

    When I try to Add Printer on the Windows 10 machine it asks for a WSP PIN. The printer even receives the signal that the computer is trying to connect via WiFi Direct and shows a PIN on its little LCD screen. When I enter the PIN into the box on the PC, it just sits and spins. Eventually the printer times out and gives up and then a while later Windows also gives up and says "That didn't work. Try again...blah blah...or contact the device manufacturer...etc." And when I click OK to close the window a box pops up with "The argument is invalid."

    Can anyone please tell me how to get this to work? Thanks.

    :)
     
    tehghey, Feb 28, 2017
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  2. DaleNoel Win User

    Win 10 Network Printer Connection Problem

    When connected to a network that has a printer connected to it I can see and use the network but cannot see or use the printer. The printer is on the network from a Win 7 system and I have a Win 10 system

    Other pc's can see the printer and use it. I cannot even find the printer in Devices or searching for it.

    I have other networks where I can see my printers and use them on the PC with Win 10
     
    DaleNoel, Feb 28, 2017
    #2
  3. cannot scan from epsom printer to pc. Printer will print from pc via wifi but will not recognise pc when asked to scan.

    Cannot scan from printer to pc. Wifi network is fine and pc will print to printer but when asked to scan, printer cannot find pc via wifi. Have also connected via usb but still have the same issue (pc not found).
     
    AlexJohnsonMF, Feb 28, 2017
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  4. Cannot connect Win 10 PC to printer with WiFi Direct

    Welcome to the TenForums @tehghey

    I don't use Wifi Direct so I may not be of much help.

    When I read I thought firewall. Could I suggest you disable firewall and retry. If this works you will have to build a rule either based on an application or on a port number.

    As well please ensure the computer you are on shows this network as Private. Sounds like it is as the two devices initially see one another.

    Sorry could be more helpful.


    Ken
     
    Caledon Ken, Feb 28, 2017
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  5. tehghey Win User
    Hi Ken. Thanks for the advice. Well, I tried the firewall thing and that didn't change anything (at first anyway).

    BUT! I tried again, just going through the same motions, but when it just started to just sit there after about 30 seconds I clicked CANCEL. But somehow it happened. The next dialog said I had successfully added the printer and asked me if I wanted to print a test page.

    I have no idea what went differently this time, but maybe turning the firewall off and then back on did something. I have no idea.

    So, it works now. I just don't know why. Thanks again!
     
    tehghey, Feb 28, 2017
    #5
  6. Great.

    Like you, I would have like a better reason but it works and that is what counts.
     
    Caledon Ken, Apr 5, 2018
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