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Just got a Lexmark x4550 & having problems with wireless communication. Went through set up process and printer was configured to my network - seemed OK since printer display (settings) showed correct network and excellent signal strenth. The computer was also connected to the same network (only one available here) and was functioning OK on the internet. However, when I tried to print something I got the message 'Communication not available - the printer cannot communicate with the computer'. When I pressed the scan button on the printer the display showed the message 'No configured computer found on network' (even though my laptop was at the time connected to the internet. Any ideas Thanks in anticipation Bryan Hart

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  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2009

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SOURCE: Lexmark X 1270 Can not Print

I may be a bit late with this but it worked for me. Uninstall your antivirus, remove any parental controls and disable your firewall. Then, reinstall the printer and download a 2008 version of your anti virus and re-enable your firewall. I haven't reactivated the parental controls just in case it all goes pear shaped.

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SOURCE: X4530 "communication not available" with laptop

I already experience it ..it becuase of the driver..I think you have 2 or more printer driver installed on your computer right??

you need to uninstall all exisiting driver and install again the printer driver...

and then..
after installing the driver
go to >programs
>printer and faxes
right click the printer icon ..
select used printer as default printer..
and right again..and select >use printer online..


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please a rate ..if it solve your problem..


good luck.

and thank you for choosing lexmark.

Posted on May 22, 2009

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SOURCE: Lexmark X8350 "communication not available"

I fixed this by completely uninstalling the Lexmark software, then unplugging the USB and restarting. I then installed the new Lexmark software that I downloaded from their site, make sure not to plug the USB back in until it told me to. It then detected the printer properly and started working.

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SOURCE: HP 7590 office jet pro scanner does not communicate

Hello,

The scanner function is not available when you are connected wireless, you must be connected via USB to your PC for the scanner to function correctly.

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Posted on Jun 18, 2009

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SOURCE: Dell Color Printer 725 - Communication Not Available

I have seen that in most of the cases (with lexmark and dell printers) it is fixed by reinstalling the printer software. Be sure that you completely remove the older drivers using the cd or using add/remove programs.

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SOURCE: CANT ENABLE BIDIRECTIONAL COMMUNICATION X4550

I have tried to set up this wireless printer on my laptop (windows vista basic). I run through installation and get message - installation complete and the green indicator light is fully on. When I try and print I get message Printer cannot communicate with computer - please turn on 'Enable Biodirectional Communication' in printer properties. I go to control panel/printer/propertie/ports/ and I see Enable Biodirectional communication - the box is grayed out and I cannot enable it. Any suggestions?

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