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Dell 3300 adapter

I am trying to install dell 3300 adapter to Linksys wrt 160 N I keep getting a communication error. I am using WPA TKP > i have tried another Dell Adapter and still the same problem My laptop and desk top connect fine. I removed the printer Removed the 3300 adapter software and tried to reinstall it again

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  • gmjunk Jun 05, 2009

    I have followed your directions and I still have the same problem " Unable to connect to the network"

  • gmjunk Jun 06, 2009

    This did not solve my problem any other thoughts???

  • gmjunk Jun 06, 2009

    THe Desktop system is XP Pro I have used both wired and wireless on my desktop to try and install the 3300. I gets to the step where it sees the network it shows it active but does not connect. I am using WRT 160 N Linksys with it set to WPA TKIP and mixed mode ( B& G and have tried mixed B G & N mode)

  • gmjunk Jun 06, 2009

    Sorry but the 3300 doesn't use the steps that you indicate. You connect the 3300 via USB to the PC and the system is the interface to the router and IP assignment

  • gmjunk Jun 06, 2009

    The problem is trying to get the 3300 adapter working BEFORE I try to connect the printer. The adapter does not get an ip address

  • gmjunk Jun 07, 2009

    Somehow you have not read what has I have done so far which is the first step and I can't get it to work

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  • Rohit  Asthana
    Rohit Asthana Jun 07, 2009



    First off - trying to make the Linksys
    WPS54G work on a wireless network that has a decent level of security
    is NOT for the faint of heart!

    Key issue is security; make
    sure you know what wireless security protocol your router is using
    (WEP-64, WEP-128, or WPA). My U-verse installation uses the exact same
    2Wire router, but either it defaults to WPA security, or the tech set
    it up that way without asking me. WPA is preferable anyway, as it is
    the most secure, and I had my network set up on WPA with my ZOOM X6
    when we had AT&T DSL.

    The problem is that the Linksys unit
    is old/obsolete enough that it defaults to WEP or no security, and in
    fact the setup program and utilities on the CD that came with the
    refurb. unit I recently bought are way outdated compared to the current
    downloads available on their support site, and don't even offer WPA as
    an option.

    If your U-verse router is configured for WPA, as is
    most likely, then you have to get your Linksys unit configured for WPA
    security before it can be properly "seen" on the network by your
    computers. This means either downloading the latest setup/driver
    programs from Linksys's support website and burning a fresh setup CD,
    or getting to the Web-interface of the unit and setting it there (I
    could not even get to the web-interface because of my firewall and
    other security). Only then can you set the unit to use WPA security
    with the same key/passphrase as your U-verse router and your
    computer(s).

    I'd advise downloading the latest stuff in any
    case. I ended up downloading the latest firmware, upgrading it on the
    unit using the Bi-Admin util on the setup CD, setting up the unit using
    the web-interface (be patient, because sometimes the page loads can be
    very slow when it is reading or writing settings). I have never been
    able to access the web-interface from my laptop, which is probably the
    most secure on our network. I was only able to get things working when
    I accessed it from an old PC we rarely use, and it is only running
    Windoze (XP) Firewall for security. The print server had to be Ethernet
    connected to the router while doing the configuration to make it work.

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Install the driver for dell 3300 first, follow the instruction, sellect the network that you're using. then reinstall the printer driver

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If the Dell Photo All-in-One (AIO) printer is already installed on a system and the Dell 3300 wireless printer adapter is added to the configuration, the network printer object is not created.

When attempting to print, the error message Communication not available is displayed.

To resolve this issue:

  1. Uninstall your Dell AIO printer driver, install the Dell 3300 wireless printer driver, and then reinstall the Dell AIO printer driver. Ensure that Network and/or Advance Install, Install printer driver, and Install printer on network are selected during the 3300 wireless adapter installation process.
  2. Verify the Dell 3300 wireless printer adapter is at the latest version of the firmware and, if not, download and install the latest version of the 3300 firmware R139145.EXE

Posted on Jun 06, 2009

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    kishor Jun 06, 2009

    Uninstall the Existing Dell All-In-One Printer Drivers

    1.

    Click Start, point to Programs, point to Dell, then click Dell Printer Software Uninstall.
    2.

    Select the components to uninstall, and then click Next.
    3.

    Click Uninstall Now to proceed with the uninstallation of the printer drivers.
    4.

    Click OK after the uninstallation has been completed.





    Begin the Installation




    1. Insert the Dell Wireless Printer Adapter 3300 installation CD in the optical drive.



    2. Click the Install 3300 Utility.

    3. Accept the License Agreement window.



    4. Click Finish.



    5. When the Dell Wireless Printer Adapter 3300 Setup Wizard window (Figure 1) appears, click Next.


      Figure 1: Dell Wireless Printer Adapter 3300 Setup Wizard Window (click to enlarge)


    6. The Wizard shows all the wireless networks found either on the system or in the area. Choose I want to use a different configuration (even if one of the listed configurations is correct), then click Next.



    7. Click I want to enter a different network name, then click Next.



    8. Type the name of the wireless network.



    9. Choose either Infrastructure Mode or Ad-hoc Mode, then click Next.



    10. Choose the wireless security setting that matches the configuration of the wireless network.






      Note:



      Choose No Security if you have not configured the wireless network for security.


    11. If the Connect Printer Adapter to Printer window appears, the Dell Wireless Printer Adapter 3300 has been configured to communicate with the wireless network (Figure 2).


      Figure 2: The Connect Printer Adapter to Printer Window (click to enlarge)





    • If the Connection Failed window appears, the Dell Wireless Printer Adapter 3300 has not successfully connected to the wireless network.



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    » Network Installation of Dell™ All-In-One Printer Drivers


    To install and configure the Dell All-In-One (AIO) Printer drivers using the network installation, perform the following steps:




      1. Insert the Drivers and Utilities CD that was shipped with the printer into the CD drive.



      2. Scroll through the list of drivers and select x:\drivers\ from the Location column, where x represents the CD drive letter.



      3. Click Next.



      4. Click Finish to complete the installation.



      5. Verify the AIO printer is powered on and connected to the Dell Wireless Printer Adapter 3300.



      6. Click Start then click Run.



      7. In the Open: box type x, where x represents the CD drive letter.



      8. Click Browse.



      9. Click to highlight SETUP.EXE then click OK.



      10. Click Network Installation - Install this printer for use on a network.



      11. Click The printer is connected directly to a network or wireless printer adapter.



      12. Click the IP Address that matches the IP address of the AIO printer,then click Next.





      13. Note:




        If the printer's IP Address is not listed click the Add Printer button and click the Refresh button to search for available printers.





      14. Click the Print an Alignment Page check box.



      15. Click Next to print an alignment page.



      16. If the alignment page printed correctly, click Next.






        Note:



        If the page did not print correctly, click the Question mark icon to launch the Printer Troubleshooter



      17. Click Finish to complete the installation




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Setting up a wireless print adapter is a little bit complicated. Aside from the WPA-PSK, you need to check also the IP Address of the adapter. You have to make sure that the adapter and the router are on the same IP range. Here are the things that you need to do:

1. Write down the important information in a piece of paper:
* SSID
* WPA-PSK (make sure that it is correct. It is a case sensitive).
* Channel of the router.

2. Things to do:
* Make sure that the adapter is not connected to the router.
* Configure first the settings on your adapter.
* Check the IP Address of the adapter (make sure that it has the same IP range with the router).
* You haveto check if you need to type the exact SSID of the router to the utility of the adapter.
* Type the WPA-PSK correctly.
* Set the channel of the adapter and make sure that the adapter and the router has the same wireless channel.
* Then try to detect and connect to the router.
* If you are connected to the router, PING the IP Address of the adapter using one of your computers.

NOTE: If you were able to ping the IP Address of the adapter, check the printer settings and try to print.

Have a great day!

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If you are using xp or vista the network connection in those OS will do.
are the working computers are wireless to the router?
has the computer and adapter connected to the router without the key before?  The issue is with that computer.

Is this Vista?  I have not tried doing TKP on vista.  I will try to simulate.

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Hi,

Let me recap, just one more time.
Your wireless router,
You updated the firmware(most have out dated firmware from sitting in the warehouse)
Broadcast SSID
Using WPA-PSK(TKIP) Security
Mixed mode(b and g, n if available) This is needed for wireless devices to work properly.
Channels 1, 6 or 11. These channels are the channels most wireless devices work on the best(I use channel 11)
Now for the printer. Download and run this patch to completely remove the printer from your computer.

The patch is password protected. The way around the password protected zip file is to open the zip file with Winrar or 7zip(.exe file)

Restart your computer.

After router is done, now setup your wireless print server/printer.
3300 Utility
3300 Firmware
Attach the 3300 to your computer using the USB Cable and insert the 3300 disk. Follow the instructions. It should ask you for the network ID, type of security and password.
Download the proper drivers.
XP Drivers
Vista 32-bit Drivers
Install the drivers, choose network, choose I'm using a wireless print server(if you do not see this, then choose add printer and you should see it then) and follow the instructions.

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