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Computer will not communicate with printer

My computer no longer communicates with my printer. I know it did previously and the only thing I can think I've done is added a router

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The Router won't affect the printer. Try a repair, go into Start/Settings/Control panel/Add remove programs, find the printer software in the list and if there's an option to repair, go for it. If not...
You may need to update your driver:

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The information below (could not copy illustrations) is available from:

http://support.lexmark.com/index?locale=en&page=product&productCode=LEXMARK_X4650&segment=SUPPORT&userlocale=EN_UK&frompage=null#1

I did a searcfh for 'blinking orange light' in the Got a Question field.


The Wi-Fi indicator light gives information about the status of the printer.
NOTE: Most wireless communication issues are a result of the following:
  • RF interference or wireless signal quality.
  • System of software firewall applications blocking crucial Lexmark software and ports.
  • The router has been reset. A different or new SSID(network name) and passphrase on the router creates a mismatch to those originally configured on the printer. You will need these router settings to reconfigure the printer using the included Setup Utility or Setup Assistant.
  • The printer has been turned OFF for period.
Use the table below to help determine your printer's current status, and refer to the linked articles for additional assistance.


Wi-Fi Indicator Possible communication states
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Important! This article was disigned for previous generations of Wireless-equipped inkjet printers. Not all article links are current, but they may still provide useful guidance.
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Off
"I have no wireless capabilities."


  • Initial power-up state.
  • The INA* is not present.
  • The INA is not properly connected
  • The printer power is off
  • Hardware failure
  • USB connection with printer that lacks wireless print server.
Contact Lexmark if this remains a problem. See Still need help? below. pattlnk_4182007_1318-aniorange.gif
Blinking orange
"Printer is trying to connect wirelessly"

  • The INA has been configured for infrastructure, but is not linked to an access point
  • There is a security setting mismatch between access point and router.
  • Interim negotiating status while performing setup procedure.
  • Out of range or interference between printer and access point.
  • Printer unplugged for an extended period of time may cause this to happen.


Click here for 'Printer Not Found or here for an alternative article on 'No communication' issues.
Click here for an article on Signal Strength. NOTE: This article pertains to the X3500-X4500 Series printers but it is valuable for ALL wireless products.
If you are really unsure what has happened:

  • Make sure the computer is communicating over the network.

  • Reset your wireless router (AP) by turning it OFF and ON or
    remove the power supply from the back of the printer and then plug it back in.

  • Follow this link to the Wireless Setup Utility or Wireless Configuraton Utilty to reconfigure the printer.
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Solid orange
"Printer is not communicating wirelessly"
  • The printer is brand new and has never been configured.
  • The printer is connected via USB cable.
  • The printer is in the middle of being configured.
  • The INA is waiting for an ad-hoc (peer-to-peer*) connection.
* Computer to printer communication without the use of a router.
Need to configure:
Windows XP/Vista
NOTE: These are examples only.
Infrastructure (most common) Click here. Ad hoc Click here.
All-In-Ones (AIOs), also known as MultiFunction Printers (MFPs):
Infrastructure Click here. Ad hoc Click here.
Windows users: The light will not turn green until after you have removed the installation cable!
Macintosh X.3 and X.4

Infrastructure (most common) Click here. Ad hoc Click here.
AIOs (MFPs)
Infrastructure Click here. Ad hoc Click here. pattlnk_4182007_1320-grnmedallion.gif
Solid green
"Printer is connected wirelessly"

  • The INA has been configured and is connected to an access point.
  • The INA is connected ad hoc.



  • For a 'Communication error' with a green light, click here.

  • For a 'Communication error' only after the printer comes out of power saver , follow the below links:

X4800 Series - click here.
X6500 Series - click here.
X7500 Series - click here.

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Blinking green Printer will flash green during a code update. Click here for an article describing how to update network firmware. Or, click here for further firmware code update information.
NOTE: This indicator should not be seen often.

INA = Internal Network Adapter


Trust this is helpful. Note you can download updated drivers and use the Wireless Troubleshooting Guide from this site.

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