Connecting to printer on wireless network with built in wireless adapter
This sounds complicated, so let me explain. I have DSL with a wireless feature activated. The printer is connected to the main computer which is also connected to the DSL router. My laptop connects to the DSL with a built in wireless adapter. It will not, however, recognize the printer.
Using another laptop, with a wireless G adapter (Lynksys), it connects to both the DSL and printer.
Can anyone tell me how to connect the newer laptop to the network and printer?
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The first step is to set up a wireless network is that you need the
equipments for connection. First of all you need a Broadband Internet
connection, Wireless router, and a wireless network adapter. The router
converts the signals coming from your Internet connection into a
wireless broadcast. You need to purchase an adapter for a desktop
computer and you must make sure that you have one adapter for every
computer. If you have a desktop computer make sure that you have an USB
port to plug the wireless network adapter to your computer.
You will need to reset the printer's wireless network adapter then reconfigure it with your new wireless network settings. On the printer's operator panel, press Setup button > Network Setup > Reset Network Adapter > hit Ok. The Wifi light will momentarily turn off then will turn on orange. Once you have that, run the Lexmark wireless setup utility on your computer to configure the printer with your new wireless network settings. Thanks.
Great job on trying to reset the printer's wireless network adapter. Somehow, the printer's memory is stuck to thinking to connect to a wireless network when it's not communicating at all. Unplug the power adapter from the printer. The power adapter is the rectangular black box behind the printer where the power cord is attached. Wait at least 30 seconds before plugging back the power adapter in the printer. That should refresh itself. If wifi light won't turn on orange after the printer's on ready, reset the wireless network adapter again. Thanks.
The light indicates that the printer's trying to connect to a wireless network. If the blinking wifi light has been going on for quite some time now but connection is still not going through, you will need to reset the printer's wireless network adapter. To reset the network adapter on Lexmark X6570, press Settings button > Network Setup > Wireless Setup > Reset Network Adapter to Factory Defaults. The wifi light will momentarily turn off then on and should be solid orange then. Try to reconnect the printer for wireless connection.
best thing to do is try and make a physical connection (network/usb cable) to the printer and configure the wireless adapter of the printer like this. you absolutely need to provide the printer with the wifi security password to make it work on the secured wifi network.
Perhaps the printer is conflicting with the laptop by taking its "address" on the network...Do you know how to give your printer a diifferent IP address? Or your laptop? Its a bit complicated to explain but if you can make sure the laptops and the printer are all set to use "DHCP" then they should all each get an adress on your home network and work together.
In Windows Vista, click Start, Control Panel, Network & Internet, View Network Status and Tasks. Then view the status of your Wireless Network Connection and click details, if it says "DHCP Enabled" in there then your laptops are not the problem and should be sharing addresses.
You should be able to see in the printers control panel or by printing a self test page how its setup on the network, maybe it needs to be reconfigured while the laptops are turned on as well.
What you are saying will not work . The J5780 only connects with a USB. It does not have a J45 connection. So to play with the "built in network server" would do nothing. You would have to have some way to convert the USB to a J45 so he could hook it to his Wireless Router. His only alternative is to hook it to another computer that is used as a Wireless Slave that is shared or to get a print server. Hower, Belkin does make a wireless USB Hub that converts 5 USB's to J45 and can be hooked to you Wireless Router. It also has a built in Print Server. You can take this device and instead of hooking it J45 to the Router you can hook it to a linksys Bridge and now the USB HUB from Belkin becomes completely wireless. And has a Print server to boot! The model number are Belkin "Network USB Hub" and the Linksys WET54G. Since the Hub connects to the USB devices and then converts them to a J45, to link to a network you can hook it to the llinksys device and convert it to a wireless network usb hub. It also has a print server built in. It works. I own the same printer all in one and if you search on the internet you can pick up both devices on the cheap.