iPad wi-fi PITA


jdipro

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My iPad either was raided by my network, or it has gone into business for itself. I have a Xerox do everything printer that has a network address of DIRECT E8 workcentre that I can’t get rid off to do the wireless setup with my new laptop. I am using Win 10 and can select my proper printer description in Control Panel but the Direct thingy in my WiFi iPad settings ain’t having it. There is no “Forget This” or any other method I can find on my iOS 12.2 iPad to get rid of the “Direct” printer description, which for some reason only lets my printer COPY! Any suggestions? My network is satellite based (Hughes).
 
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Hello,

Can you upload a photo of the Wi-Fi settings from your iPad?

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Were the screen shots useful? Did you receive them before I wrote this reply?
 

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Sorry, just read your recent posts.

The networks that start with DIRECT are just from devices that can create direct ad-hoc networks. Modern printers that support Wi-Fi have this feature, as do Roku devices from what I see.

Beacuse they are in your networks list, doesn't mean you have joined them...just that they are avilable. You shouldn't see Forget this network if you haven't joined them.

I would check with the documentation that came with the Xerox to set it up. Some printers use USB for the initial setup, then you configure the Wi-Fi.

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Yours was the only yell for help I posted that explained what the h___ DIRECT meant. That and your other suggestions helped me get this little darling printing its black heart out. Thanks, j
 
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No worries. ;)

Glad it's working again, and that all your questions were answered.

Be well,

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