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Need to reconfigure Linksys Wireless Router

I recently changed from AT&T DSL to Sprint Wireless. My Wireless Modem connects my computer WiFi to the router, and the and my Lexmark WiFi is connected to the router also. But when I try to print, the printer sends a "difficulty connecting to the printer. My Linksys CD is apparently damaged. I tried to connect to the IP address listed in the manual (http:// 192.168.1.1./) and get unable to connect message with your website listed.
I have tried connecting the printer and my laptop both through the Sprint Wireless Modem and through the Windows Network connections with no luck.
I am not a network whiz, but I can follow instructions if they are detailed.

Jim Gallagher

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  • JGallag Apr 24, 2009

    I don't have time right now to work on this, but have saved th URL and will let you know what happens. Thanks for the quick response.

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Jim,

There are a few steps that we can try. If you want to email me at doingitright@blueskyit.ca for further instruction then that's fine. Try the following first:

I will assume you have Windows XP:

1. Click Start button.
2. Click Run.
3. Type in cmd and then hit enter.
4. Type in ipconfig /flushdns and hit enter.
5. Type in ipconfig and hit enter. This should show you a few IP addresses.
6. If you are connecting to the router okay, you should see a gateway address listed. Write that down. Keep the command window open for now.
7. Go to your desktop and open a browser window. Type in the gateway IP address. This should bring up a sign on to the Linksys. If it doesn't, then there's an issue between your PC and the router.
8. Assuming it does bring up the Linksys then sign on to it. Look for an area that will show you devices connected to the router. Do you see the printer? It may show you a MAC address for the computer and the printer with IP address beside it. It may be located under the wireless area.
9. If it does show printer info then write down the IP address. If it doesn't show info then it's possible that the printer isn't configured properly.
10. Log out of the router window.
11. Bring up the command prompt again and try pinging the IP address of the printer (if you have it from the router). If it replies then you should reboot your computer and try printing again. If it doesn't reply then chances are the printer itself isn't installed on the right port.
12. You can check port connection on the printer by going to your printer folder, look at the properties and see what port it's using....for example: if you had it using USB prior to wireless then you want to change it to use the IP address.

There are a few more steps to try but it depends on what happens to this point. Another thing to check is on the printer device itself - go into the network setup which should be under the settings menu somewhere...sorry not sure of the Lexmark model you have. Make sure that the IP address info is listing properly. You can try printing a config page directly from the device as well to show you what IP its using....

Let me know if there's anything further required. If you email me directly then I can continue to help, otherwise someone else may grab this issue to assist further.

Thanks.

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