This puzzled me for a while, and I see a lot of angry B210 owners out there thinking that you can't get a B210 on WiFi without Windows. I thought I would post this in case it can help someone else out. No question here, just a solution :)
This setup doesn't require any locally installed drivers at all.
In a nutshell, you need to connect the printer to your wired network (LAN / Ethernet), tell the printer to recognize the wired network, then log in through your web browser to set the wireless settings.
* Get an Ethernet cable (Cat5)
* Plug Cat5 from printer into your router or wifi access point (this is probably the box that has antennae for WiFi)
* Hold down WPS button (second from top) on the printer for 2 seconds
* Wait a few minutes until blinking stops
* Now it's on your network! If your goal is to get it on the LAN, you're done
To get it on WiFi:
* Press red button for 2 seconds to get a status printout
* Find IP address under Network Setup > TCP/IP Settings
* Type that address into the address bar on your laptop
* Change the default password, which is the serial number, to something unique and write it down somewhere
* Log in with the username admin and password you just set
* Go to Properties > Connectivity > Protocols > Wireless Setup > Edit Settings
* Click Search Available to find your network
* It will ask for a log in; use admin / password again
* Choose your network
* Put in your *network* password in Security Key or Passphrase
* It will pop up asking for username and password, put in admin and printer password
* Click Restart Connection
You can unplug the Ethernet cable now, your printer is on the network. If you have a Mac, you should be able to find it by going to Settings > Printers & Scanners, clicking the +, and selecting the B210 when it pops up.
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Solution Orginal/ First Post. Unfortunately the system will not let us mark the original post as a solution but I wanted to make sure people know a potenial solution is here. Thanks for providing this information I am sure it will help others.
When I try to follow those instructions, I get no response to
``* Type that address into the address bar on your laptop'';
what could I be doing wrong??
Hi, I also have this problem. I type in the IP address but nothing loads.
Did you find a solution?
Hi yes it worked for me - did you cable it? Hold the button down? When it printed out the sheet was the ip address the same range as your network?
Created a Xerox Login **JUST** to post this in reply.
>> THANK YOU << For clearing up the absolute DUMPSTER FIRE of a setup process which comes standard for this printer.
- WiFi 802.11g only. Ok, I can live with that.
- Cannot handle WiFi LANs with anything other than 192.168 setups.
- Cannot handle passwords with any sort of special characters
- WPS wouldn't work, USB wouldn't work, Manual Input wouldn't work.
----> ONLY once you force-configure by plugging it into a hard line will it then recognize a non-192.168 network, and THEN you can manually request a WiFi setup.
Seriously, Xerox. It's MMXXI... You can do better.
Thank you kindly for the user who posted this solution.