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Wireless hookup I have recently bought a new computer and wireless printer. The new computer is also wireless but I chose to hard wire using the ethernet cable. Problem is the printer keeps asking for a network key and I have tried all three numbers on the bottom of the 2Wire router and the printer does not recognize any of them. I didn't have any trouble when I first got my laptop. It found the router and the network key right away. Any ideas why it wont work with my printer? The printer is a Lexmark 9300 all in one printer. I want to go wireless so that I can print from the laptop when I am in another part of the house. Thanks for your help.

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192.168.0.1 in your browser will take you to the router set up, you may have to enable printer sharing as well, but you can assign a key there or have it assign one.

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