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Laptop on a secured Wireless Network is unable to ping N2125 Printer on a Wired Network but is able to ping other printer models that are on the Wired Network. Once we switch the Laptop from Wireless to Wired, it will be able to ping the N2125 Printer. Could it be a setting on the N2125 since the Laptop is able to ping other printer models that are on the wired network? Please let me know what details you need to troubleshoot this problem. Thank you.

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  • Nacar Mar 11, 2008

    Which network setup? On the N2125 printer or the Laptop? I'm guessing it would be the N2125 printer network setup because the Laptop can see a different model printer on both wired and wireless. What should I look for on the network setup of the N2125 printer?

  • Nacar Mar 11, 2008

    But may I re-iterate that the laptop can access a different model printer on both the wired and wireless approach which makes it confusing.



    Sorry, but I'm a beginner. We did enter the IP address manually on the printer.

  • Nacar Mar 11, 2008

    I meant beginner on this forum stuff. I know my way around the operating system and network settings. What network setting information would I need to verify?

  • Nacar Mar 11, 2008

    The laptop is on the domain, not a workgroup.

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Well..it's all about the network set up, and whether that N2125 is visible on the right network..check the settings and then you'll find more value

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    Patrick Michaels Mar 11, 2008

    on the laptop..I'm assuming since the N2125 is accessible on the wired approach, that the issue is in the wireless configuration. I'm assuming you've done the IP watusi, right, where you enter the IP address manually, from the printer, yes?

    just went through something like this a few weeks back, with a dell printer..it's a little quirky.


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    Patrick Michaels Mar 11, 2008

    ok..beginner..send me a note through my contact info on my profile, and we'll arrange an E Housecall where I can see your computer from here in Hawaii..

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Mar 11, 2008

    in your workgroup settings..

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Set up a Wireless printer on your Router for use with a wired PC


First install the Wireless printer driver using the Wizard by connecting either the Ethernet cable to the router during the install process when asked this will set up your wireless laptop with the correct printer port based on the Wireless Node Name it will also use the printers inbuilt MAC address. This is standard install and will work for all your Wireless PC's however if you have a Wired (ethernet) PC connected to your Router this process will not work a wireless port will not work with a wired computer.

Follow my 3 steps below to set up standard IP ports for Wired PC's also connected to your Router.

STEP 1: Find your MAC address for the wireless printer (all types of Network Cards will have one so this is no different) this will either be found under the LCD control panel or may even be printer on the bottom of the printer or Print server if it is seperate set this MAC address with an IP address as a reservation in your admin panel of your router 192.168.0.10 in this example.

You can normally enter your Router this using 192.168.0.1 typed in your browser (not the search engine) as all routers are different check here for your make and model http://www.routerpasswords.com if you can't find the MAC address try using ipconfig /all from them command prompt it will be the physical address aka the MAC address

STEP 2:
Install the Printer as a USB printer port by connecting the USB cable to the PC you want the wired printer driver installed on when finished go to the printer driver properties for the driver you have just added, click the port tab and click add standard IP port as shown below, then disconnect the USB lead this is only required to make sure the correct inf file is used on the driver install and connect your Ethernet cable from you computers NIC to a spare RJ45 socket on the Router.

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STEP 3: To check that the Printer has the correct IP address then test using the tracert OR ping command for the IP address that you have reserved on your router, this is a necessary step otherwise when the lease expires it may take another IP address and your Printer driver will not work unless your printer has the reserved address, it will throw a printer error.

c:ping 192.168.0.10

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(this example shows a Standard TCP/IP Port for a Brother DCP-340CW)

Also check in your routers admin panel to see if the Wireless Printer is set up with the correct IP and MAC address, if you still can't find it eliminate your known MAC addresses from all your network cards the one left will be your Printer Server NIC in your Wireless Printer.

If you have setup the incorrect IP and or MAC address you will get this window when you try to add the TCP/IP port

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