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Wireless printer connection

I cannot get the ptrinter to connect wirelessly. The instructions are very confusing. Can you help?

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  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2008

    i can print while i am using a usb cable, but not when it is unplugged. i have set up my wireless for it, but it still doesn't work.

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2008

    i can print from my laptop while i am using a usb cable, but not when it is unplugged. i have set up my wireless for it, but it still doesn't work. the instructions seem to be for routers that support specific programs. I have a netgear wireless router do I have to have different software to make the connection?

  • rabryant Jan 06, 2009

    I followed instructions explicitly, using the ethernet cable temporarily to install the printer on my home network (through a linksys router), but when it gets to the end of the process, the screen prompt says the process is finished, a test page will print, and to disconnect the temp ethernet cable. The printer prints out a full sheet of info, however, it shows an IP address of "0.0.0.0", and says on line near the end that the "wireless association failed". And it will not find the printer on the network not print to it. I have installed the printer driver on the desktop system, run the Windows troubleshooter, and stil have no success. I have done the re-install 3 times with the same result. Appreciate any help. BTW, my wireless network is working ok -- the Dell laptop connects to/through it fine wirelessly to access internet and another wired printer.



    Appreciate any help

  • bubbs92 Jan 26, 2009

    I recently received this printer and tried the wireless printing. The farthest I got was a test page. No other document would print. Followed direction on the setup. I am using a Macbook pro running 10.5.6 Any help would be great.

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Look at the top of the printout on the first line. Does it end in (Active)? It should otherwise you have to reset the printer. Instructions are in the manual. Power off, hold down the GO button as you turn the printer on and wait til all 3 leds light up, release GO button, then press it 7 times. (I'm not kidding thats the reset procedure to factory defaults. Now do the install with the network cable method, then install BRAlight from the disk (PW=access). Now Click Start,Settings, PRinters and Faxes, now DELETE the printer you just installed, then do a manual install per http://www.brother-usa.com/ModelDocuments/Consumer/Network%20Users%20Manual/NUM_HL_2170W_EN_1292.PDF
For Windows® XP and Windows Server® 2003:
Click the Start button and select Printers and Faxes.
For Windows® 2000:
Click the Start button and select Settings and then Printers.
b Right click on the printer driver you wish to configure, and then select Properties.
c Click the Ports tab and click Add Port.
d Select the port that you wish to use. Typically this would be Standard TCP/IP Port. Then click the
New Port... button.
e The Standard TCP/IP Port Wizard will start.
f Enter the IP address of your network printer. Click Next.
g Click Finish.
h Close Printer Ports and Properties dialog box.

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Vista driver


The print driver solution for this product is included with the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system and is already on the computer. No special driver download is necessary for this product.
Please follow the simple instructions below to easily get the product working with Microsoft Windows Vista Operating system.

Installation Instructions

Direct Connection (Parallel & USB connector)

  1. Verify that the printer is turned ON.
  2. Connect the Universal Serial Bus (USB)/ Parallel (IEEE 1284) cable to the printer and to the computer
  3. Click on the Close button when the message "Your devices are ready to use" is displayed in the screen.
  4. The printer is now ready to accept the print job.

Wired Network & Bluetooth Connection

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NOTE:For Bluetooth connected printer, please ensure that the printer's access mode is set to public mode for detection.
  1. Verify that the printer is turned on.
  2. Click Start > Control Panel and then select Printers .
  3. Click on Add a printer .
  4. Click Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer . A list of detected wired network or Bluetooth printers will be displayed.
  5. Select the printer you want to install and click Next . Follow the on screen installation instruction to complete the printer driver installation.

Wireless Connection

  1. Verify that the printer is turned ON.
  2. Ensure the printer's wireless network setting is set to the correct wireless profile matching the local wireless network/computer's wireless card setting.
    If you have previously configured the printer's wireless network setting, matching local wireless/computer's wireless card setting, please proceed to step 3.
    if you have NOT previously configured the printer's wireless network setting to match local wireless network/computer's wireless card setting, please follow the steps below.
    To set wireless network settings in an infrastructure network
    Connect the printer to the computer with the cross cable (included with the printer) or connect the printer to the network with a network cable.
    Press the configuration button once to print a configuration page.
    Open web browser, and type in the IP address that has been assigned to the printer.
    Configure the printer's wireless setting to match local wireless network/computer's wireless card setting.
    Unplug the cross cable/network cable.
    Activate the printer wireless network, activate the computer's wireless network profile.
    Proceed to step 3.
    To set wireless network settings in an ad hoc network
    Do the following to reset the printer's network settings:
    1. While pressing the Configuration Page button, press (Resume button) three times.
    2. Wait about 20 seconds, and then press (Power button) to turn off the printer.
    3. Disconnect the power cord from the printer.
    4. Wait about 20 seconds, and then reconnect the power cord.
    5. Press (Power button) to turn on the printer.
    6. Open the configuration utility for the computer's wireless network card, then create a new wireless profile with the following values.
      • Communication mode: ad hoc
      • Network name (SSID): hpsetup
      • Security (encryption): disabled
    7. Activate the wireless profile.
    8. Wait two minutes for the printer to obtain an IP address, then print a wireless configuration page to verify the following for the printer's network settings.
      • Communication mode: ad hoc
      • Network name (SSID): hpsetup
      • The IP address is NOT 0.0.0.0
    9. If one of the above conditions is not true then repeat the preceding steps. Proceed to steps 3 below.
  3. Click Start > Control Panel and then select Printers .
  4. Click on Add a printer .
  5. Click Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer , a list of detected printers will be displayed.
  6. Select the printer you want to install and click Next . Follow the on screen installation instruction to complete the print driver installation.

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I hope this helps.

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When you installed the printer, did you do it from the disk it came with or from the wizard? You need to do it from the disk and follow the directions on the instruction sheet for when to pick the printer, etc. There will be an option on the install disk as to a "wired" or "wireless" printer and you can only install it one way, otherwise it gets confused. If you don't have the disk, you would probably be able to download the program from the lexmark website.

Also, make sure your wireless connection is up and working or there will be no communication, either.

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Wondering what I need to print wirelessly from laptop with this printer


If you printer hasn't a built-in wireless connection and if you haven't a wireless router then -
You need a wireless router plus print server. Connect this print server to the wireless router with a LAN cable. Then the printer is then connected to the print server's printer port.
The laptop's wireless card is then configured with the router's wireless settings.
The laptop is then installed with the printer driver and the printer port needs to be changed/configured with the print server's IP address.
ALTERNATELY
If the printer is connected to a desktop computer on your home LAN and it is also connected to your wireless router. Then you can set this printer as A Shared Printer on your desktop computer, but this desktop computer and the printer has to be powered up for the laptop to print to the printer.
For instruction on setting up a shares network printer, please click on this link and follow my instructions :-
http://www.fixya.com/support/r3668797-setting_up_shared_network_printer

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The specs are as follows :-
Wi-Fi Wireless LAN IEEE 802.11b/g – compatible with 802.11n*
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Wireless security
WEP – 64bit
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To connect the printer by a LAN cable you need to configure the Epson for an IP address that suits your network configuration and connect the LAN cable to your wireless router/hub.

The reason why you cannot print using wireless is because the wireless configuration in the Epson is not setup with the router's wireless configuration ie. SSID WPA encryption etc.

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I would recommend you to reinstall the driver from the below link. also if you click on Technical support - How to install downloaded driver it will show you how to install it.
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Do u have any other PC that is connected to the same Home Network?
Please let me Know.


Thanks
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