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Lexmark z1480 wifi configuration

I am having problems with my lexmark z1480 printer configuration. I can run through installation and all is well but my laptop cannot access the printer unless the usb cable is attached. I use AVAST instead of NORTON and have SecureVPN installed that I use for remote work. Why can't the wireless configuration for the printer find it. The printer shows on my 2wire wireless router and I am running XP

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  • dgreen_1956 Jan 05, 2009

    no only way to install it is with the USB. I can ping the IP address successfully and the light is green on the WIFI. but when I go to printers, properties, port and add port the lexmark wireless configuration comes up with the IP address I add does not show the printer. I have checked the configuration on the gateway to my 2wire and it shows the printer there.

  • dgreen_1956 Jan 06, 2009

    ip address does not work that way. it will not connect I have tried it

  • pajr63 Apr 18, 2009

    Exactly same problem with Lexmark X6570 printer. Wifi printer installed - wifi light is green. Can see the printer form my Network Hub, Nettwork Settings print from printer shows Connected and the IP adreess of the Gateway is correct (the DHCP hub).

    I tried adding a new Standard TCP/IP port , Added the Printers IP address and ot a window saying 'Detected Device is of Unknown Type' with a Drop Down box to Select.

    I tried 'Lexmark Network Printer', 'Lexmark External Print Server (1 Port) and the default of 'Genereic Network Card'.

    All with the same result. I don't get the connection error now, I get the Lexmark dialog box saying that it is printing and print completed but still no print.

    Lexmark documentation says there should be a Port with name xxxx_Series_nnnnnn_P1 where xxxx is model series no (i.e. 6500 ) and nnnnnn is the last 6 numbers of the MAC Address. It seems like for some reason the installation didn't create them. Although I used that name when Adding the new TCP/IP port I still can't get it to work


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It can be done; the trick is to use the USB line to set up the printer's WIFI, check it out on the printer's menu (Settings>Network>etc.), then disconnect the USB and install the rest of the software over the WIFI. This forces the computer to recognise the printer at its MAC address. BUT, and it's a big BUT, the printer queue gets lost (on my system anyway) as soon as I go onto the internet; I guess this may be because I use an antique router which does not distinguish between printers and other devices. A more modern "hub" might solve the problem.

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  • hugomo Nov 02, 2010

    Further to last effort, I tried upgrading my router's firmware to latest version - it's a 5 year old Netgear DG834Gv2. Well, much to my surprise, the printer now works fine - no loss of print queue and generally better than using the USB.

  • hugomo Nov 02, 2010

    Further to last posting, I've updated the firmware on my router and the printer now works fine!


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Is the printer installed without USB cable?
if not, then you need to reinstall the application without the usb cable connected.
Ping the printer IP address after you have setup the printer.

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    Frank Jan 06, 2009

    when you get it IP Address, write it down.

    go to printer and faxes, right click on the printer, that will give you the properties of the printer. click on the port tab, select add port, select standard TCP/IP port. select new port (mid box). click next and enter the IP address of the printer. Click on next, the Lexmark printer should come up. flollow the rest of the instruction. try to print a test page.

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    Frank Jan 06, 2009

    wireless connection to any of the external device have to have a IP address.

    you say that wouldn't work, then I don't know what to tell you, I been doing this for last 10 years, and that is the only way to have a fixed connection when you restart the machine. otherwise you have to reinstall the printer everytime you restart the machine.


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