I have a Symbol Wireless Switch system in-house to which we connect 30+ printers, PCs and handheld devices, in addition to 4 IP phones. It is running 802.11g, with WEP 128-bit encryption and is hiding the network ID to prevent intrusion. Previously we used the D-Link wireless DP-311P print server, which has been discontinued. I have purchased 3 of the TEW-P1PG devices, and none will connect to my wireless network using the WEP 128 encryption. It WILL connect to my visitor's network which is 64 bit encryption, but this is an independent network with its own internet access. Trendnet support gave me a moron who could only read the knowledgebase and the user manual and took me through the same steps I had already tried. Anyone know off hand what I'm missing here?
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How old is the device? May be time for a new device? Has there been any electrical storms? Power surges? Tried different connecting cables? When you reset the device, hold reset for 30 secs., release, wait for selftest, unplug device for 30 secs., plug in, wait for selftest, connect with a Ethernet cable, reconfigure SSID and Security Key.
Is it droping as you move about the house? Is the device you are connected to, laptop, static? Check ALL cables and reseat ALL connections. If you have done this, Contact your ISP have them analyze the signal, Have a Tech from your ISP come out and analyze, it may be outside.
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.
COMPUTER DOESN'T RECOGNICE IT?
AFTER CONECT WIRELESS DEVICE YOUR COMPUTER NOT SOW A SIGNAL THAT SAY IF CONECTED OR NOT?
WHAT IS YOU WINDOWS SYSTEM XP?VISTA? WIN 7?
AFTER CONNECT WIRELESS DEVICE. GO TO START/RIGHT CLICK ON COMPUTER AND GO TO PROPERTIS. CLICK DEVICE MANAGER AND LOOK FOR YOUR DEVICE. IF NOT THER .
YOUR PORT ARE NOT FUNCTIONAL OR WIRELESS DEVISE NOT WORKING
It is because the Power adapter is not connected properly. If this happens again. Disconnect the power adapter cable from the router and from the power socket. Then connect it back again. The router will come on. It could also be because of power surge which might have stopped the system for a while
Most HP Notebook PCs
have wireless devices built-in.
To turn on the built-in device,
simply press the wireless power
button on your PC which will
have the universal symbol for
Wi-Fi (shown here on the left)
and illuminate with a blue