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I can NOT setup the printer on an ethernet network at home

The back of the printer has a phone line outlet and a USB outlet, but no ethernet outlet. How can I get an ethernet cable to set up my home ethernet network for convenient printing

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You can get an Ethernet adapter for HP printers that plugs the USB in one slot and then an RJ45 cable from the other to the network. Good luck.

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Cannot get the wireless connection to work on the printer. The USB cable is connected to the back of the PCU. I've installed and uninstalled twice and nothing. It did work when I first got it and...


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.

Aug 21, 2011 | Lexmark Pro901 All-In-One Inkjet Printer

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Connecting Two Computers Directly With Cable for a home network


The simplest and easy way to start a home network 


The simplest kind and easy to maintain of home network contains exactly two computers. You can use this kind of network to share files, a printer or another peripheral device, and even an Internet connection. To connect two computers for sharing these and other network resources, consider the options described below.
Connecting Two Computers Directly With Cable

The traditional method to network two computers involves making a dedicated link by plugging one cable into the two systems. Several alternatives exist for networking two computers in this manner: Ethernet crossover cable
Null modem serial cable or parallel peripheral cable
Special-purpose USB cables
Ethernet crossover cable
Null modem serial cable or parallel peripheral cable
Special-purpose USB cables
Ethernet - Of the above choices, the Ethernet method is preferred as it supports a reliable, high-speed connection with minimal configuration required. Additionally, Ethernet technology offers the most general-purpose solution, allowing networks with more than two computers to be built fairly easily later. If one of your computers possesses an Ethernet adapter but the other has USB, an Ethernet crossover cable can still be used by first plugging a USB-to-Ethernet converter unit into the computer's USB port.

Ethernet crossover cables

Serial and parallel - This type of cabling, called Direct Cable Connection (DCC) when using Microsoft Windows, offers lower performance but offers the same basic functionality as Ethernet cables. You may prefer this option if you have such cables readily available and network speed is not a concern. Serial and parallel cables are never used to network more than two computers.

USB - Ordinary USB cables must not be used to connect two computers directly to each other. Attempting to do so can electrically damage the computers! However, special USB cables designed for direct connection exist that can be used safely. You may prefer this option over others if your computers lack functional Ethernet network adapters.

To make dedicated connections with Ethernet, USB, serial or parallel cables requires
each computer have a functioning network interface with an external jack for the cable, and
the network settings on each computer appropriately configured
One phone line or power cord cannot be used to directly connect two computers to each other for networking.

Connecting Two Computers with Cable through Central Infrastructure
Rather than cable two computers directly, the computers may instead be joined indirectly through a central network fixture. This method requires two network cables, one connecting each computer to the fixture. Several types of fixtures exist for home networking: Ethernet hubs, switches, and routers 
USB hubs
Phoneline and powerline wall outlets
Ethernet hubs, switches, and routers
USB hubs
Phoneline and powerline wall outlets

Implementing this method often entails additional up-front cost to purchase more cables and network infrastructure. However, it's a general-purpose solution accommodating any reasonable number of devices (e.g, ten or more). You will likely prefer this approach if you intend to expand your network in the future.

Most cabled networks utilize Ethernet technology. Alternatively, USB hubs can be employed, while powerline and phoneline home networks each offer their own unique form of central infrastructure. The traditional Ethernet solutions are generally very reliable and offer high performance.
Connecting Two Computers Wirelessly
In recent years, wireless solutions have enjoyed increasing popularity for home networking. As with cabled solutions, several different wireless technologies exist to support basic two computer networks: Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
infrared
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
infrared
Wi-Fi connections can reach a greater distance than the wireless alternatives listed above. Many newer computers, especially laptops, now contain built-in Wi-Fi capability, making it the preferred choice in most situations. Wi-Fi can be used either with or without a network fixture. With two computers, Wi-Fi networking minus a fixture (also called ad-hoc mode) is especially simple to set up. How To - Set Up an Ad Hoc WiFi Network

How To - Set Up an Ad Hoc WiFi Network

Bluetooth technology supports reasonably high-speed wireless connections between two computers without the need for a network fixture. Bluetooth is more commonly used when networking a computer with a consumer handheld device like a cell phone. Most desktop and older computers do not possess Bluetooth capability. Bluetooth works best if both devices are in the same room in close proximity to each other. Consider Bluetooth if you have interest in networking with hand held devices and your computers lack Wi-Fi capability. 

Infrared networking existed on laptops years before either Wi-Fi or Bluetooth technologies became popular. Infrared connections only work between two computers, do not require a fixture, and are reasonably fast. Being very simple to set up and use, consider infrared if your computers support it and you lack the desire to invest effort in Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.

If you find mention of an alternative wireless technology called Home RF, you can safely ignore it. Home RF technology became obsolete several years ago and is not a practical option for home networking.

Try it is the best home network option.

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on May 20, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How do I change the ip address of the Dell 1720 dn printer to work with my network?


Ok the following instructions will help you reset the ip address of your printer however you must use the origina driver cd to do this. Follow the instructions below if you have no print server involved with this network. If you do use a print server let me know ok?

Print and Check the Network Setup Page
  1. When the Ready/Data light is on solid, press and release Continue to print a menu settings page and a network setup page.

  2. Under the Standard Network Card heading on the network setup page, make sure Status is Connected.

If Status is Not Connected:
    • Make sure the Ethernet cable is firmly plugged into the back of the printer.

    • Plug the Ethernet cable into another wall outlet.

  1. Under the "TCP/IP" heading on the network setup page, make sure the IP address, netmask, and gateway are what you expected.

  2. Ping the printer and verify that it responds. For example, at a command prompt on a network computer, type ping followed by the new printer IP address (for example, 192.168.0.11):

ping xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
If the printer is active on the network, you will receive a reply.
  1. If your printer doesn't respond, or if the IP address is not what you expected:

    1. Insert the Drivers and Utilities CD into your computer.

    1. The Drivers and Utilities CD should launch the installation software automatically.

If the CD does not automatically launch, click Start® Run, type D:setup.exe (where D is the drive letter of your CD), and then click OK.
    1. When the Drivers and Utilities CD screen appears, click Set IP Address Utility.

    2. Select your printer from the "Configure Print Servers" list, and then click TCP/IP Settings.

    3. Make the necessary changes, and then click OK.

    4. Click Close.

    5. Print and check the network setup page to verify your changes.

Install Printer Drivers for All Clients
  1. Insert the Drivers and Utilities CD into your computer.

  2. The Drivers and Utilities CD should launch the installation software automatically.

If the CD does not automatically launch, click Start®Run, type D:setup.exe (where D is the drive letter of your CD), and then click OK.
  1. When the Drivers and Utilities CD screen appears, click Network Installation - Install the printer for use on a network.

  2. Select Install printer on one or more remote computers, and then click Next.

  3. Enter your Administrator user name and password, and then click Add.

  4. Select the clients or servers, and then click Next.

  5. Select the network printer you would like to install, and then click Next. If you do not see your printer listed, click Update to refresh the list or click Add Printer to add a printer to the network.

  6. Select your printer from the list. If you would like to change the printer name listed, enter a new name in the Printer Name field.

  7. If you want other users on the network to access this printer, select Share this printer with other computers, and then enter a share name that users will easily identify.

  8. Click Next.

  9. Select the software and documentation you want to install, and then click Install.

  10. When the Congratulations! screen appears, print a test page to verify the software is installed correctly.

  11. Click Finish to exit.

Aug 09, 2010 | Dell 1720dn Laser Printer

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Cant config my router have put ip in still nothing


You must initially use an Ethernet connection to the router in order to configure it. If you are trying to do it wirelessly, it will fail.
Plug an Ethernet cable into the router and your PC. Reboot the router or unplug the power cord for a few seconds. Then follow the configuration instructions that came with the router.

May 01, 2010 | NetGear WGR614 Wireless Router

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I do not have a phone line to do guided setup. I would like to use a wireless adapter with my home network router but have been unable to buy a compatible one from the tivo.com list locally. Is the list...


You can do the guided setup without a phone line up to the point where it attempts to connect to the network using the wireless adapter. If it successfully connects, then you can continue the guided setup. If it does not successfully connect, then you're stuck until you can. In other words, you don't need the phone line as long as you have a wireless adapter and that adapter can successfully connect to your network and the internet.

I believe that, with the exception of some dicey hacks, you're stuck using the Tivo wireless adapter. The Tivo Community Forum website is a good place to ask questions like this. The site is independent of Tivo, inc. and has a lot of great information.

Hope this helps.

Oct 05, 2009 | Toshiba RS-TX60 DVD Recorder

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Where do i plug the lines from my 6310 all in one into my modem


On the back lower right of the unit you will see two ports for regular phone lines and one port for en RJ-45 ethernet cable. The phone port are for a phone line to come into to accept faxes through a ground line. If you still have regular phone service, the line coming from the wall outlet goes into the port marked "line" on the back of the All-In-One. The other port on the back of the printer is for a phone line to hook into a portable phone, that way you can answer the phone if there is no fax. The other port, for the ethernet cable goes to the modem or router, however you happen to have it set up.

Oct 04, 2009 | HP Officejet 6310 All-In-One InkJet...

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WHAT KIND OF WIRES DO WE NEED TO HOKUP A LEXMARK X3350 ALL IN ONE PRINTER.


Standard Ports USB Compatible with USB 2.0 Specification (Type B)
Optional Network Ports Lexmark N4000e Fast Ethernet (Print Only)
Lexmark N4050e 802.11g Wireless Print Server (Print Only)
According to:

http://www.lexmark.com/lexmark/product/home/277/0,6970,204816596_653399443_473191701_en,00.html?tabId=1


Standard Ports USB Compatible with USB 2.0 Specification (Type B)
Optional Network Ports Lexmark N4000e Fast Ethernet (Print Only)
Lexmark N4050e 802.11g Wireless Print Server (Print Only)
Standard Ports USB Compatible with USB 2.0 Specification (Type B)
Optional Network Ports Lexmark N4000e Fast Ethernet (Print Only)
Lexmark N4050e 802.11g Wireless Print Server (Print Only)


Standard Ports USB Compatible with USB 2.0 Specification (Type B)

Optional Network Ports Lexmark N4000e Fast Ethernet (Print Only)

Lexmark N4050e 802.11g Wireless Print Server (Print Only)

Sep 10, 2009 | Lexmark X3350 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Netgear 624


to set upa network

http://lifehacker.com/software/wifi/geek-to-live-set-up-a-home-wireless-network-162754.php

there is no "earthnet" connection. it is an ethernet connection. it looks like a phone cable but has larger ends than a phone connector. the router is connected to the computer via an ethernet cable if it needs to be hardwired to a ethernet port or internal ethernet card. a wireless connection only needs to be an add-on internal card w/antenna or a usb connector hub (it looks like a usb flash memory stick)

here is how it's done. netgear has the same type setup.

http://lifehacker.com/software/wifi/geek-to-live-set-up-a-home-wireless-network-162754.php

Oct 13, 2008 | NetGear WGT624 Wireless Router

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My HP Officejet 6310 All-In-One InkJet Printer is unable to complete the network installation


Are you connecting via usb or ethernet cable?
Through usb you need to install the driver on the pc it is connected to. Then share it.

Through ethernet make sure your CAT5/Ethernet cable is connected from your printer to your router/switch. Through the menu on the printer Print the network setup.

Then from your web browser type
http://ip address of printer from the network setup page

If you can then you need to add the printer driver on your pc and use a tcp/ip port to print to it through the network.

Sep 04, 2008 | HP Computers & Internet

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Setting up linksys adsl2 modem


The ADSL, Ethernet, and USB ports are located at the back of a Linksys modem. These ports are where the phone cable and computer will be connected. The ADSL Line should be connected to the ADSL port and the computer either be connected to Ethernet or the USB port., If u r using a ethernet cable no need to run the setup cd just connect the ethernet cable and contact ur isp..
do not worry about ur sagem modem, let it be inside.. just connect ethernet cables alone..

To setup a Linksys ADSL Modem with usb cable you need to perform two steps:
  1. Connecting the Devices Together
  2. Installing the USB Driver
Connecting the Devices Together
Step 1:
Connect the phone cable to the wall jack with ADSL service and then connect the other end to the ADSL port of the modem.
Step 2:
Make sure the power adapter is plugged to an available power outlet.
Step 3:
Connect the USB to the USB port on the back of the modem and then connect the other end top the USB port of the computer.
Step 4:
Power on the modem. After connecting the device together, install the USB driver. For instructions, follow the steps below.
Installing the USB Driver
Step 1:
Power on the computer.
Step 2:
When the Hardware Update Wizard window appears. Click Install the software automatically (Recommended).
NOTE: Windows XP has pre-installed drivers for the ADSL2MUE and will automatically install the USB driver for the modem.
Step 3:
Click Finish.

Nov 06, 2007 | Computers & Internet

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