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Dell 3300 Printer Adapter and Vista

I have a new Dell Studio running Vista. On my existing home network, I have a desktop and laptop already connected to my Dell 3300 Wireless Print Adapter and my Dell AIO 962 Printer. I am having difficulty adding the printer on my new machine. Any ideas?

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Vista is tricky when adding networked printers.  
Add printer by using a local device, not a networked device.  Assume the printer is connected locally to the machine.

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(Down at the bottom, I will tell you how to download the Dell 3300 printer driver)

1.Click on Start>Hover your mouse cursor on All Programs, (Or point to Programs)
2.In the Programs list point to Dell.
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4.Select the components to uninstall.
Click on Next
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This is Dell Technical Support, and the page to download the Dell 3300 printer adapter firmware,

http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/dsn/document?c=us&l=en&s=gen&dn=1091037

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[Yes, I know. Just covering all bases]

Underneath ->Table of Contents>Discussion>Number 2., CLICK on the blue -> R139145.exe
This is the newest version of the firmware, and will supersede any firmware you may have installed now.

After you click on R139145.exe, a small window will come up. Click on -> Save File.
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Once the download is finished, close all windows, and go back to your desktop screen.

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On the Dell link above, go down the page, and begin reading at the heading->
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Thanks for giving me the opportunity to help. Try the following:

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The situation seems very vague, First off, you have to identify if you're using this for a corporate environtment usage or are you using this on a home network? Next question would be,if the network you're connecting the dell wireless adaptor to has reserved the ip address for the allocation of the printer. If not, then there are a few possible reasons for your situation:

  • IP Mismatch. If you're connecting the dell wireless adaptor directly to your printer and network, ensure that the IP ADDRESS of the printer is matching that of the ipaddress of the printer driver in your computer (Control panel>Printers>Right click printer>properties)

  • Driver Error. Download the latest driver for your model printer and install it on your notebook. Once this is done, make sure you are able to "see" the printer by printing a test page.

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Hope this helped. Please do let me know how it goes. Thank you.

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