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I have seen that in most of the cases (with lexmark and dell printers)it is fixed by reinstalling the printer software. Be sure that youcompletely remove the older drivers using the cd or using add/removeprograms.

There is a good article on dell website to fix this problem by different methods. Here is the link

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Let me recap, just one more time.
Your wireless router,
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The situation seems very vague, First off, you have to identify if you're using this for a corporate environtment usage or are you using this on a home network? Next question would be,if the network you're connecting the dell wireless adaptor to has reserved the ip address for the allocation of the printer. If not, then there are a few possible reasons for your situation:

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Communication Not Available" Error When Sending a Print Job

http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/dsn/en/document?c=us&dl=true&docid=2AA10ED87ADC4C0EE040A68F5B285B98&journalid=45AF3C8CB5A7BDF9E040A68F272874F0&l=en&s=gen

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