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My wireless printer connection does not respond

My Dell w/Vista laptop wireless connection is set up but will not print from one room to another.Wireless Light on printer is on but the que just sits & does nothing. What do I need to do to be able to have the printer respond from my laptop when in another room?

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You need to enter in the correct network settings into the printer for it to work wirelessly, such as WEP/WPA key, IP, etc...

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