Disable the Wireless Direct Option on my Personal Printer

Most personal printers feature a wireless direct printing option. Wireless printers broadcast their own signal and interfere with the wireless network in the residence halls, making it difficult for you and your neighbors to get a stable Wi-Fi connection.

UNW IT strongly encourages you to disable your printers wireless option and instead use your printer with a USB cable.


Follow the steps below to disable wireless printing:

HP envy 5000 Series

The blue Wireless light on the printer control panel is lit when the wireless capability of the printer is on.

  1. To turn off Wi-Fi Direct
  2. On the printer control panel display, from the Home screen, touch  (Wi-Fi Direct)
  3. Touch  ( Settings )
  4. If the display shows that Wi-Fi Direct is on , touch the toggle button next to Wi-Fi Direct to turn it off

For most HP models

  1. Go through the menu and click setup.
  2. Click network.
  3. Click wireless radio or Wi-Fi Direct
  4. Turn the wireless radio off.


HP Photosmart d110

Some models allow you to press the wireless button on the bottom front of the printer to disable the wireless feature. You may need to hold the button for five seconds to turn it off. If this is not successful, follow the steps below.

  1. Go through the menu and click settings.
  2. Click wireless.
  3. Click wireless settings.
  4. Click disable wireless and then click ok.


HP Laserjet p1102w

  1. Press and hold the wireless button on the left-hand button panel for five seconds to disable.


HP Photosmart c4780

  1. From the panel, choose scan and then scroll to find networking.
  2. Click networking.
  3. Click turn off wireless.

If these steps do not work, shut the printer down and then hold the wireless and cancel buttons together while simultaneously turning the printer back on. Wait for all the lights to flash together and then let the buttons go.


For most Epson models

  1. Press the Setup button
  2. Select Wi-Fi/Network Settings
  3. Select Wi-Fi Setup
  4. Select Wi-Fi Setup Wizard
  5. Select Disable Wi-Fi


For most Canon models

  1. Press and hold the RESUME/CANCEL button then release the button when the POWER lamp flashes 12 times. Note: When you enable the wireless LAN, press and hold the RESUME/CANCEL button, then release the button when the POWER lamp flashes 10 times.
  2. If the wireless indicator persists: Shut the printer down. Then, hold the “wireless” and “cancel” buttons together while powering the printer back on. Wait for all the lights to flash together and then let the buttons go.


For assistance with your printer, please contact the manufacturer. For all other assistance please contact the IT Service Desk at 651-631-5699