Solved why do I get a router/access point conflict channel message

January 28, 2020 at 20:51:30
Specs: Windows 10
when i do a network connection check for my Epson printers i get a message that the network is working properly then it states a router/access point channel conflict detected I have 2 Epson printers a xp4100 and a xp400 plus a lexmark 901 pro they are all close to each other none will print now I have tried all the trouble shooters
I think mabe it is because they are to close together I just added the xp4100 and moved them all around any ideas

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January 28, 2020 at 21:21:04
If you have a Wifi router and another wireless access point they need to be set to all details the same except a different channel to prevent conflicts. This may be your issue.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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January 29, 2020 at 01:04:05
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More info in another post by Fingers.

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January 29, 2020 at 10:11:35
To a degree echoing comments by fingers in the above linked post...

Give each printer a fixed ip address (assigned in your router); let the router assign the ip address not allow the printers to create/assign their own.

Fixed ip addresses mean they never change, when the router is power cycled or the printers similarly.

How is your wifi extender is connecting to the main router...? It can be via an ethernet cable or wifi receiver/transmitter process (the extender receives the router's wifi signal/data - via wifi - and passes it on/rebroadcasts it - a very slow and not the best approach).

Ideally use ethernet connections to anextender; and that can be via a homeplug system (uses house wiring as the lan architecture/wiring); or run an ethernet cable direct between router and the extender. Some (all?) homeplug systems now offer a wifi plug in module which connects over the homeplug (house wiring) cct. and then radiates as wifi (receive/send). The SSID in either setup is that of the main router.

You can also use an old router to the same end. It can be configured as an extender from the main router. Advantage of that approach is that at the remote point you have four more ethernet ports available...; and likely wifi too? The connection between the two routers is best as ethernet; either direct cable between them, or via homeplug adapters. I have done it both ways and it works fine. You must leave the ethernet connection installed - be it direct cable between main router and remote router or via homeplug; otherwise the system will drop out - especially if relying on the wifi option (from tht remote router) if viable... - and you power cycle the remote router...

What make/model extender do you have?

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