It started with the printer saying attempting to connect. Now we have other computers that have worked on the network before that are saying the same, but I have not changed any of the cable connections
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1) Right click on My computer (
2) Click on Properties
3) Click on Computer Name
4) Click on Change (where it says "To rename this computer or Join a domain, Click Change")
5) Give Name to your Work Group
"Type the some Name in the BOX"
6) Click OK and Restart the Computer
** NOW THIS COMPUTER IS A PART OF WORK GROUP **
(settings on Main Computer where the Printer is installed)
7) Now we can share whatever you wana share
8) Open control Panel
9) Open Printer and Faxes right
10) Right click on the Printer Icon and click on Properties
11) Click on Sharing
12) Click on share this printer and *Name the Printer if you want share
13) Click on Apply now this Printer is in Network
Network the Second Computer
13) Go to each computer
1) Click on Start - control pannel -
2) Click on Printers and Faxes
3) Click on Add a Printer
4) It will show Welcomr to Add Printer Wizard
5) Click on Next
6) Select "A network printer, or a printer attached to another computer
7) Select browse for a Printer and HIT NEXT
8) It will show you the WORK GROUP and when you hit on it it will show you the Printer
9) Click on Next and OK
Its Done the Printer is Shared and you can take a print out.
Note : The Main Computer should On in order to take Print-out
Hope this will help you connecting your USB printer to the Home Network
Let me help you by starting with a simple step. If that's too primitive, please bare with me. First click on the network connection icon, which should be on the right bottom, which is on your start bar near the time icon. Then click on "Opne network and sharing center". You will have the control panel dialogue box for network status. On it you will see 3 connections. Your computer to the network (wifi router or AP) and from the network to the internet. There you will see an "X" mark or the netwok connection stops rigth after the network (wifi router or the AP). Click on the "X" mark and windows will try to solve the network error by itself or show you whats preventing you to get out to the internet. If you don't see the red "X" or the connect stops right after the wifi network, then you should check with the ISP or your wifi connection provider. In my case, our wireless service provider has a problem with his modem and had it fixed and I was able to have wifi internet again. Please try these if it helps and let me know if I can help you further. Good luck friend.
From what I can tell it looks like this printer does not have built-in wireless networking. I believe you still should be able to print wirelessly, but you would need it connected to a computer via USB to maintain the connection.
Connect the printer to the computer that will stay on and share the printer on your network (this computer must be on your wireless network). Go to start menu>printers (win7 says "devices & printers). Right click on the printer you want to share and click "printer properties". Click on the tab that says "sharing". Check the box to share the printer on the network and name it whatever you want.
Now go to the computer you want to print wirelessly. Go to printers again then "add a printer". You should see an option for adding a local printer or a network printer. Choose a network printer and it should search your network and find the printer.
Window 7 is the latest computer system on the market and espected to communicate with any peripheral devices. The printer may not be as up to date with the computer making incompartibility issues. Sometimes the new computer may require a new recently inonvated printer. Observe the printers models may have been incompartble because the software codes that links the gap i simple uninstallable with windows 7. Consult with the computer technicians to attempt an alternate methods to achievign networking. perhaps connecting to another compuer with the printer or acquring a new printer or downgrading the computers softwares to attain compartibility.
In regards to your network setup. As long as your modem is connect to the router you do not have to do anything except reconfigure your new computer for your network. The links below can help you with this.
Note when you run the install CD for a router on your computer you are not really installing any drivers on the computer. All you are doing is telling the router your connection settings to your modem so that you do not have to manually enter them.
Let me know if you have any more problems or questions
-Do you know this printer IP?
-Can you ping this printer?
-How many printers do you have on your network?
-Did all the printers on your network offline or just this printer?
-Did you check the network cable that connected to your printer?
-you might try to restart printer spooling service on your print server
-If your server is still functional, you might try to reinstall/set up this printer on network
After working with Lexmark tech support (which is excellent, by the way), it became clear that the problem is with my network (Airport/Time Capsule) and not the printer. (The printer works when plugged directly into my computer.)
The printer is probably not getting the same IP address every time. Set a static IP address outside of the range being used for DHCP addressing. If the entire range is set for DHCP, you will need to adjust that range so the printer's IP is no longer in it.