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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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  • sabannseg Mar 09, 2009

    that did not even approach the question.

  • Carl Navarro
    Carl Navarro May 11, 2010

    First of all, please learn to use the shift key and caps lock. It's very annoying and discourteous to type in all caps, it's like you're shouting.



    A wireless printer probably does not have as strong an antenna as a wirelss card on your computer, so the proper response is USE A WIRED CONNECTION OR WIRELESS PRINT SERVER.



    Netgear and Linksys make those devices. In Netgear speak it's a model WGPS606. It actually is a pair of USB ports to the printer, an antenna, and a 4-port switch all in one box.



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Ethernet, USB is really iffy. You might want to invest in a WIRELESS PRINT SERVER

Posted on Mar 05, 2009

  • Leroy Elliott
    Leroy Elliott Mar 09, 2009

    It's on page ID 10T of the manual.

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