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Connect a wireless laptop to an existing wired network printer

We have a Panasonic CF-29 that is currently connecting wirelessly to our LAN. We want to add a network printer that is currently on this same network, a Dell 5110cn to the laptop and connect to it wirelessly.

We cannot find the printer on the network when we attempt to add the printer wirelessly, though it works when we add though the USB connection.

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    I don't think this has been designed to support the wireless..... Beside, you can connect it using the USB and then share it......... this is much easier

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Hi!

Its designed for wireless, but you need an adapter to make it wireless, the adapter
"Dell Wireless Printer Adapter 3310 USB2"

I dont know if that adapter came whit your printer when you bought it, but thats what you need to make it wireless

Good luck
Nic

Posted on May 13, 2009

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