I CAN'T GET THE PRINTER TO FIND ANY WIRELESS DEVICES,
WE HAVE 3 COMPUTERS AT HOME. 2 LAPTOPS IN THE HOUSE & 1 DESKTOP IN THE OFFICE ABOVE OUR GARAGE; SEPERATED FROM THE HOUSE. WE ARE ON AN UNSECURED WIRELESS NETWORK DUE TO THE FACT WE ARE IN THE COUNTRY.
THE MAIN ACCESS POINT IS IN THE HOUSE & THE PRINTER IS IN THE OFFICE (OUTSIDE THE HOUSE). I HAVE NO PROBLEMS HAVING MY COMPUTER ACCESS THE WIRELESS INTERNET FROM THE HOUSE BUT CAN'T SEEM TO GET THE PRINTER SETUP.
DOES THE PRINTER HAVE TO BE CONNECTED TO THE MAIN WIRELESS ACCESS POINT VIA ETHERNET CABLE OR UBS, OR CLOSE TO IT? SHOULDN'T THE PRINTER BE ABLE TO ACCESS THE WIRELESS POINT ALSO FROM ANOTHER BUILDING SINCE MY DESKTOP COMPUTER IS?
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You can share a printer with all computers on your network pretty easily in Windows 7.
-First go to Control Panel and then Devices and printers -Right click the printer in question and select Printer Properties -Select the Sharing tab from this new window -Click the tick box nest to Share this printer -Click Apply in the bottom right and you are good to go
You can do the same in other operating systems, but the process/name of things may differ slightly.
The c3400n does not have its own wireless capability. It must be connected to a wireless print server or to some wired network that has a wireless access point (WAP) connected to it. A third option is to use a home-networking wireless router.
Individual PCs must have wireless capability also, or they can't print over wireless.
Somewhere along the line the printer must get a local network IP address, i.e. 192.168.0.102. PCs usually use Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) to get an IP address.
But printers are usually manually set to a 'static' IP, because static IPs don't change over time.
Usually there is a security device called a 'firewall' to protect the wired network from unwanted wireless traffic.
So, you first require some form of wireless access.
The people who require wireless printing capability must have their computers configured to make an association to the WAP. Usually requires a passkey or password, depending on the wireless security method.
A port on the firewall must be forwarded to the port used by whichever network-printing protocol is being used to communicate with the printer. There are several possible protocols.
The printer must be set to an IP address unique within the private subnet, i.e. 192.168.0.0/16, used by the local network.
PC-based network-connected devices use IP (Internet Protocol) addressing, i.e. xyz.zxy.yzx.xzy
The printer must be connected to a network switch that is in some way accessible to the WAP. Residential/SOHO (Small Office Home Office) setups use a combination switch/router device, called simply: a router.
Most of the above is done automatically, but there are some set-up tasks that require user intervention. Electronic devices know how to configure everything, after they are given proper parameters.
All you need to do is check the above items. If the printer is found by MS Windows 'searching for network printers', the hard part is done. Then you just tell Windows to use the network printer.
The easiest and cheapest way to make this printer to work wireless is to go get a wireless print server like the one from Linksys its model is WPS54G you just connect the printer to the print server that is configured to working wireless on your network and that's it you can now print wirelessly from any computers that you have on your network.
You need to hook an ethernet cable into your network. You could get a wireless router to extend another one and connect via ethernet into that if you prefer.
For setting up network settings, do you have the Network Guide?
Go to page 2-11 and follow the instructions there.
You can click the DHCP icon and hopefully you'll get an IP address etc. (you may have to restart using switch on right hand side of copier to turn off, wait a while then turn back on). Once you have an IP address click on the DHCP icon again to make sure it's not filled in with black and save settings.
IP address must be in same range as other devices on your network e.g 192.168.1.x or 192.168.0.x (only specify a number for x between 1 and 254, must not be used by another device). Subnet mask must be same as for other devices. It's probably 255.255.255.0
Canon Network ScanGear 2.21 (don't get the colour version) can be found on the Canon website (google it). Instructions for scanning are in the manual included with the download.
Two ways to do this:
Since this is a USB printer and not a network printer you have to create a "share":
1. On the main computer that has the printer attached, go to the printer properties (START, PRINTERS AND FAXES, Right-click on the printer icon and select "sharing"
2. Select the Sharing" tab and select "Share this printer" radial.
3. Enter a short name for the printer in the "Share Name" box, such as: HP1610
4. Save that configuration and remember the "Name" you gave the share.
At each computer on your network:
1. Go to the printer setup sceeen (see #1 above)... and "ADD A PRINTER"
2. Select "Network" printer (not local printer)
3. Select "search for printers and the HP1610 will appear on the list.
4. Select it and follow the instructions from there...
1. Go to Printers and Faxes
Right click on the printer u are using. Select Share this printer.
2. Set up a home or small office network with Internet connection connected, Printers on on both computers and identify both of them saperately.
For this you need to connect both computers with a cross cable.
3. after the home or small office setup is complete add a new printer from your Printer and Faxes menu. Search your printer automatically and choose it from the llist system provides and select the printer as default if needed.
4. Try taking a 'Test Printout' from the Concerned printer's properties page.
5. if this works, you have successfully installed the printer and are ready to take prints.
So, you want to share a printer from a desktop computer to wireless clients. I am assuming you are using Windows XP on the desktop computer. If that is not the case, let me know if you cannot figure out corresponding steps for your operating system.
With Windows sharing, the first thing is to make certain you have all computers in the same workgroup and assign them different manes. To do this:
1. RIGHT click on 'My Computer' (either on the desktop if it is there or in the start menu). 2. Select 'Properties.' 3. Click on 'Computer Name.' 4. Click 'Change.' 5. In computer name, type a name for each computer (perhaps 'desktop' and xx-laptop, replacing xx with your initials); it doesn't matter what you put here, they just cannot be the same on any two computers. 6. Make certain the workgroup radio button is selected and type a workgroup name. The workgroup name must be the same on all computers to make this work easily. Anything will do. Common chioces are your last name, 'workgroup', and 'mshome'. 7. Click 'ok' and 'ok' and allow your computer to reboot if you changed anything. Remember to do this on the desktop and all the computers you are going to use the printer with, too.
Now, we need to set up sharing on the desktop. I am assuming that the printer works from the desktop without problem. You have probably already done the following, but check it to be sure: 1. Open the printer dialog (Start-->Printers and Faxes OR if that isn't there Start-->Control Panel-->Printers and Faxes). 2. Right click the printer you want to share. 3. Select 'Sharing'. 4. Assign a share name.
Finally, on the laptop you need to set up the printer: 1. Go to 'My Network Places' (one way is by opening 'My Computer' and clicking 'My Netowrk Places' at the left. 2. Select the name you gave to the desktop (if this is not here, we will need to troubleshoot other parts of your network). 3. The shared printer should show up. 4. RIGHT click on the printer and select 'Install/Connect'. 5. If it asks for a driver, provide the driver file. 6. Print something ;)