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Wireless printing does not work

Canon PIXMA MX850 works fine when my laptop is connected directly to router via ethernet cable, but only prints about 1/2 page, stalls, and my laptop loses connection to the wireless network when I try and print wirelessly. Suggestions?

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For an effective wireless connection, the printer should be connected to one of the LAN ports of a configured wireless router. This way, every pc(mostly laptops with wireless capability) can print to the printer. You will need a wireless adapter for desktop pcs to access any resource made available wirelessly ok. Good luck

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Can you manually enter an IP address and subnet and gateway on the printer? if so and when done try connecting to that ip address and when it finds the device share it again.

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