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My lexmark x4975 will connect by USB but will not connect by wireless. The help assistant asked if any lights were showing on the WI FI indicator - none are lit. How can I make wireless connection?

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Using your pc/laptop you will have to create a new connection an search for the printer when this has been done, make sure the printers wireless is enabled before attempting to create a new connection

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With the wifi light off, it's not possible to make wireless connection go through. The wifi light should light up orange before configuring it to work wireless. Try this, press Settings(wrench icon) > Network/Wireless Setup, then Ok > Reset Network Adapter, then Ok. Wait for the wifi light to show up orange in few seconds. If no go, unplug the power supply(the black box behind the printer where the power cord is attached). Wait for 10-15 seconds before plugging it back in the printer. If you need more assistance, leave a comment and I'll get back to it. Thanks.

Posted on May 03, 2010

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    LXK Chris May 03, 2010

    Once you have an orange wifi light, then you can start installing printer for wireless connection.

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The blinking WiFi light on your printer could indicate that it's trying to communicate with your wireless network or it's not connected to your wireless network anymore. A quick fix to this problem can be achieved by rebooting your system. Simply unplug and re-plug your printer and your wireless router into the power outlet and reboot your computer. Once everything turns back on, check the status of the WiFi light and try to print again to verify that the problem is fixed.
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Here are some guidelines to identify and fix your wireless communication issue:
  • What is the status of the Wi-Fi light on the printer? Green light means that it's connected to a wireless network while Orange light means it's not connected to a network.
  • Try to print the printer's wireless network settings to determine if it's connected to your own wireless network. On the printer operator panel, touch the Setup button > Network Setup > Print Setup Page. Your printer will then print the its wireless network information page. Ensure that the printer is connected to your network by checking the Network Card Status, Wireless SSID, Quality or Trouble Code.
  • If printer is not connected to your network, you may need to reset your printer's wireless network settings. On the printer operator panel, press Setup button > Network Setup > Reset Network Settings. The Wi-Fi light on the printer will momentarily turn off then back on to solid orange. You can then run the Wireless Setup Utility application on your computer to reconfigure the printer to connect to your wireless network. On your computer, launch the Lexmark Printer Home application > go to Settings tab > Wireless Setup Utility. Please follow the instructions on your computer screen.
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Solution Overview
This article explains how you can avoid having to run the Wireless Configuration Utility or Wireless Setup Assistant (Macintosh) after making changes to the router's security settings. The need to change these settings can arise if users forget their network key/passphrase or router web server password or if you have security concerns.
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The printer will respond with a flashing orange (pattlnk_6172008_1844-orgblksml.gif) Wi-Fi indicator light after the following actions are performed on the network or router/access point (AP):

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In order to rejoin (associate and authenticate) the wireless network (WLAN), the wireless client (printer) has to be reconfigured with the router's new SSID, security type, and network key. This requires connecting the USB configuration cable to the host computer and running the Wireless Configuration Utility or Wireless Setup Assistant to apply the new security settings on the printer's wireless network adapter.
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