I want to be able to use this copier as a networked printer for two computors. I used my time warner connection to rout both computors thru, and a cable from that hub directly into the copier but am still unable to get a connection. i had downloaded the drivers but it still seems that my computors can't read it. wats up wit that
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Re: trouble networking copier to computer
You might have to set up the nic card in the machine. set it to a static IP address (not DHCP), then ping it from a PC..
If you can ping it, then instalation should find it!
I dont understand " time warner connection to rout both computors thru " ?
you should have.
One broadband Modem...
One Router which all pcs and machine's are connected to...
do ipconfig/all to figure out the pcs IP address, arp -a shows the arp table. determine what IP address to give the machine.
the machine should have a nic card with a light on it, if that light is green when you connect the cable, then the nic card is working.
then proceed to install the drivers to the PCs.
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This model printer has only an USB connection and needs to be connected to a computer. To use this printer on your network, the printer needs to be connected to your computer and must be configured as a shared printer. Your computer and printer must be switched on at all times for the other computers to print on this printer.
Here are some guidelines to identify and fix your wireless communication issue:
What is the status of the Wi-Fi light on the printer? Green light means that it's connected to a wireless network while Orange light means it's not connected to a network.
Try to print the printer's wireless network settings to determine if it's connected to your own wireless network. On the printer operator panel, touch the Setup button > Network Setup > Print Setup Page. Your printer will then print the its wireless network information page. Ensure that the printer is connected to your network by checking the Network Card Status, Wireless SSID, Quality or Trouble Code.
If printer is not connected to your network, you may need to reset your printer's wireless network settings. On the printer operator panel, press Setup button > Network Setup > Reset Network Settings. The Wi-Fi light on the printer will momentarily turn off then back on to solid orange. You can then run the Wireless Setup Utility application on your computer to reconfigure the printer to connect to your wireless network. On your computer, launch the Lexmark Printer Home application > go to Settings tab > Wireless Setup Utility. Please follow the instructions on your computer screen.
If you still need assistance, please contact Lexmark Technical Support Center for additional assistance.
My suggestion would be to connect an ethernet cable from the printer to the router. This is a more stable connection for the printer on the network.
All of your wireless computers will be able to connect to it and print to it as long as they are connected to the network.
To get the printer back in wired mode, you will need to reset the printer and network card of the printer.
1. Turn off power 2. Hold down go Button while switching back on 3. Wait 2 secondes before letting go and press the go button 8 times quickly 4. Wait for the unit to finish warming up 5. Repeat steps 1 and 2 6. Wait 2 secondes before letting go and press the go button 7 times quickly this time 7. Wait for the unit to finish warming up then plug in the ethernet cable.
IE8 has been nothing but trouble for me and countless others! I wasn't even able to 'Explore" the internet after installing - How ironic! Do a 'system restore' back to before the installation, and stay with IE7. System restore: "Start" "programs" "accessories" "system Tools" "System Restore" "restore my computer to an earlier time" ** pick a time before the IE8 Update.
** Do you mean "you" uninstalled your printer or IE8 did? If you did , then you will have to reconfigure, otherwise (hopefully) it will appear again, but you sill may have to reinstall.
First thing your going to have to do is go into the administrator setup of the copier by pressing the utility counter button. The password is 12345678 by default. Select network settings and enter an available ip address for your copier along with the subnet mask and gateway settings.
These settings work for a 300. I don't know if any of these changed for a 200 series. Let me know if they do.
A couple of possibilities you can try: 1. Use the installer CD on the other 2 PCs as well. When prompted, instruct installer that the printer is on a network; and/or 2. Use the parallel connection instead of the USB (or the other way around); and/or 3. Un-check the auto turn-off of USB devices in the Power Management tab of the USB Root Hub Properties.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.
Network Configuration page NOTE The Network Configuration page is only available on the HP LaserJet p2015n, HP LaserJet p215tn, and HP LaserJet p215nw printers. A Network Configuration page prints whenever a printer configuration page is printed. You can also print a Network Configuration page by pressing the network Reset button at the back of the printer The Network Configuration page provides information about the network configuration, including the IP address, firmware revision, network statistics, protocol information, and so on. The Network Configuration page automatically prints when you print a configuration page from the control panel. ENWW Printer information pages 37 Using the HP Toolbox The HP Toolbox is a Web-based program that you can use for the following tasks: ● Check the printer status. ● Configure the printer settings. ● View troubleshooting information. ● View online documentation. You can view the HP Toolbox when the printer is directly connected to your computer or when you are using a supported network connection. You must have performed a complete software installation to use the HP Toolbox. NOTE You do not have to have Internet access to open and use the HP Toolbox. However, if you click a link in the Other Links area, you must have Internet access in order to go to the site associated with the link. See Other links for more information. To install the HP Toolbox, you must install the TCP/IP protocol and the most recent version of the Java™ Virtual Machine on the computer. You must also install the DOT4 protocol for all USB connections, LPT connections for Windows 2000 and Windows XP, and LPT1 connections for Windows 98 S.E., Windows Me, and Windows NT 4.0. See the system administrator or computer manufacturer's documentation for more information about installing the TCP/IP protocol and the DOT4 protocol.