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  • texas_champ2 Aug 13, 2008

    Hi I'd like to connect a lexmark x1150 to a wireless network. Can this be done and if so what equipment do I need to buy? Thanks

  • jamesedward4 May 03, 2009

    how do i connect to print wireless

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Some Printers have wireless built into them-- For them it should be easy. Just find in the menu "wireless setup" or something, and select the network. Most printers, however, don't have wireless built into them. For these you will need to buy a Print server.

They can cost anywhere from $25 to $300. If you buy one, make sure you get onw ithe the correct type of connection (USB, LPT, etc.)

to search for wireless print servers: http://www.google.com/search?q=Wireless+print+server&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

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Posted on Feb 23, 2010

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SOURCE: connect a wireless laptop to an existing wired network printer

Hi!

Its designed for wireless, but you need an adapter to make it wireless, the adapter
"Dell Wireless Printer Adapter 3310 USB2"

I dont know if that adapter came whit your printer when you bought it, but thats what you need to make it wireless

Good luck
Nic

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Vista driver


The print driver solution for this product is included with the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system and is already on the computer. No special driver download is necessary for this product.
Please follow the simple instructions below to easily get the product working with Microsoft Windows Vista Operating system.

Installation Instructions

Direct Connection (Parallel & USB connector)

  1. Verify that the printer is turned ON.
  2. Connect the Universal Serial Bus (USB)/ Parallel (IEEE 1284) cable to the printer and to the computer
  3. Click on the Close button when the message "Your devices are ready to use" is displayed in the screen.
  4. The printer is now ready to accept the print job.

Wired Network & Bluetooth Connection

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NOTE:For Bluetooth connected printer, please ensure that the printer's access mode is set to public mode for detection.
  1. Verify that the printer is turned on.
  2. Click Start > Control Panel and then select Printers .
  3. Click on Add a printer .
  4. Click Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer . A list of detected wired network or Bluetooth printers will be displayed.
  5. Select the printer you want to install and click Next . Follow the on screen installation instruction to complete the printer driver installation.

Wireless Connection

  1. Verify that the printer is turned ON.
  2. Ensure the printer's wireless network setting is set to the correct wireless profile matching the local wireless network/computer's wireless card setting.
    If you have previously configured the printer's wireless network setting, matching local wireless/computer's wireless card setting, please proceed to step 3.
    if you have NOT previously configured the printer's wireless network setting to match local wireless network/computer's wireless card setting, please follow the steps below.
    To set wireless network settings in an infrastructure network
    Connect the printer to the computer with the cross cable (included with the printer) or connect the printer to the network with a network cable.
    Press the configuration button once to print a configuration page.
    Open web browser, and type in the IP address that has been assigned to the printer.
    Configure the printer's wireless setting to match local wireless network/computer's wireless card setting.
    Unplug the cross cable/network cable.
    Activate the printer wireless network, activate the computer's wireless network profile.
    Proceed to step 3.
    To set wireless network settings in an ad hoc network
    Do the following to reset the printer's network settings:
    1. While pressing the Configuration Page button, press (Resume button) three times.
    2. Wait about 20 seconds, and then press (Power button) to turn off the printer.
    3. Disconnect the power cord from the printer.
    4. Wait about 20 seconds, and then reconnect the power cord.
    5. Press (Power button) to turn on the printer.
    6. Open the configuration utility for the computer's wireless network card, then create a new wireless profile with the following values.
      • Communication mode: ad hoc
      • Network name (SSID): hpsetup
      • Security (encryption): disabled
    7. Activate the wireless profile.
    8. Wait two minutes for the printer to obtain an IP address, then print a wireless configuration page to verify the following for the printer's network settings.
      • Communication mode: ad hoc
      • Network name (SSID): hpsetup
      • The IP address is NOT 0.0.0.0
    9. If one of the above conditions is not true then repeat the preceding steps. Proceed to steps 3 below.
  3. Click Start > Control Panel and then select Printers .
  4. Click on Add a printer .
  5. Click Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer , a list of detected printers will be displayed.
  6. Select the printer you want to install and click Next . Follow the on screen installation instruction to complete the print driver installation.

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Set up wireless


Wireless Method:
  • Make sure your printer has wireless network adapters or a wireless router.
  • Power on the printer and wireless router.
  • Configure the printer to connect the wireless router.

--Enable the DHCP option on the printer. Obtain the IP address automatically.
--Configure the DHCP server of wireless router. Again, assign the IP address automatically.
  • Verify connectivity. Try doing some test prints. If it doesn't work, check the IP addresses.

Network Method:
  • Assign the printer to a wireless network. Go to "Start" and click on "Devices and Printers."
  • Click on "Add a printer".
  • Click on "Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer."
  • Select the wireless printer from the list. Click "Next."
  • Allow Windows to successfully connect the printer. Again, click "Next."
  • Click "Finish" to complete the process. If you have multiple printers on your network, set this one as the default. Verify the connection by clicking "Print a test page."

If you need any technical help on printer then you can reach at http://www.vtechsquad.com/

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Cannot get the wireless connection to work on the printer. The USB cable is connected to the back of the PCU. I've installed and uninstalled twice and nothing. It did work when I first got it and...


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.
If you still need assistance, please contact Lexmark Technical Support Center for additional assistance.

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I think I accidently cleared my wireless wifi on my printer.... the wifi light is orange instead of green so not connecting


Try to print the network settings page to determine if your printer is still connected to your wireless network or not. On the printer operator panel, press the Setup button -> Network Setup -> Print Setup Page. Check the SSID if the printer is still registered to your wireless network. If not, you may need to reset your printer's wireless network adapter. Press Setup -> Network Setup -> Reset Network Adapter. The wifi light on your printer will then momentarily turn off. Once it turns on solid orange again, you may reconfigure your printer to connect to your wireless network.

If your printer is still registered to your wireless network, then it could be just a slight communication problem. Try to unplug and replug your printer into the power outlet to reset it. Doing this usually fixes minor communication issues.

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I have a hp pavilion dv7-2277cl laptop (64 bit) and a hp laserjet 2605dn. suddenly the communication between the two has gone missing. This is a wireless network and worked until last week. I have down...


The one that is missing in the network is the printer.So try to reconfigure the IP of the printer again using the wireless wizard in the printer manager. Or go to Using the HP Network Diagnostic Utility in Windows - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

Also ; Very seldom does the printer itself cause problems. To determine if you have printer trouble, do the following:
  • If you're using a wireless connection, see if the wireless indicator lamp is illuminated? Can you turn on the wireless radio from the control panel of the printer?
  • Print a Network Configuration page and a Wireless Network Test report from your printer's control panel, if available.
    • Does the Wireless Network Test report indicate trouble?
    • Does the report indicate that the printer is connected to your wireless router, and not to a neighbor's? The network name the printer is connected to will be shown on the both the Network Configuration page and Wireless Network Test report.
    • Compare the printer's IP address [X]
      IP address
      An IP address is a series of numbers by which computers, printers and other devices on a network are known. An IP address is usually issued by the local wireless router (network) from its DHCP service. A device is given an IP address that is similar to the wireless router's IP address. For example, if the wireless router's IP address is 192.168.1.1, a printer may be given an IP address of 192.168.1.5. to the gateway IP address [X]
      Gateway IP address
      This is the IP address of your wireless router. . They should have a similar format (for example, the gateway IP address might be 192.168.0.1 and the printer IP address 192.168.0.5). If the printer has an IP address similar to 169.254.XXX.XXX, it probably is not connected to your wireless network.
    • On some printers, the Network Configuration page will list all wireless networks detected in your area. Is your network listed among those found? Does it have good signal strength?
    • Are there several wireless networks on your same channel or using channels close to your channel? You should use a channel at least 5 channels away from the closest used channel. Consider changing your wireless router's channel to 1, 6 or 11.
  • Are there any error messages on the printer or unexpected blinking lights (consult your manual to determine what to expect)?
  • Reset your printer (usually by removing the power cord from the back of the printer, waiting 30 seconds and then reconnecting the cord. Consult your manual for specifics).
  • Restart your wireless router [X]
    Wireless router
    A wireless router is networking hardware that allows both wired and wireless devices to connect to a network. When connected to a wireless router, devices such as computers, printers, and other Wi-Fi enabled electronics can share one Internet connection AND connect to each other. Connections can be made to the wireless router through a wireless connection or a wired connection using an Ethernet cable. by unplugging the power cord, waiting 60 seconds, then reconnecting the cord to the wireless router.

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HP Photosmart c6380 wireless printer works fine, but windows xp does not recognize the scanner


  • First, we need to create the Ad hoc network that will provide wireless connection between your computer and printer. On the right hand portion of the Taskbar, you can right-click the wireless icon and choose "View Available Wireless Networks". Or you can double click the wireless icon, then click "View Wireless Networks". It is also accessible from the Control Panel. Either way, the same window as shown in step 2 will pop-up.
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  • setup-xp-via-ad-hoc-1.2-120x120.jpg View Wireless Networks The Wireless Network Connection window shows you all the wireless networks in range including the network where you are connected. If you have many neighbors with wireless networks, it will all show up. Click "Change advanced settings" and it will bring up the Wireless Network Connection Properties window. Choose the "Wireless Networks" tab and at the bottom click "Advanced" button.
  • 3 setup-xp-via-ad-hoc-1.3-120x120.jpg Wireless Networks Properties From the Advanced option window, choose "ad hoc" networks only. This is just to simplify the process. You should also bring this back to original setting after you are done connecting via Ad hoc. You may choose to skip this step if you wish and you should still be able to make the connection without a problem.
  • 4 setup-xp-via-ad-hoc-1.4-120x120.jpg Create the ad hoc network Click the "Add" button and type in a name for your Ad hoc network. Make it more intuitive so you can easily recognize your own network just in case there are other Ad hoc in range. Check off the automatic key and enter a 5 or 10 digit network key. This is the same key that you will input at the printer later. Click OK and then OK again. You are now connected to the Ad hoc network. You are half way through.
  • 5 setup-xp-via-ad-hoc-1.5-120x120.jpg ad hoc network Make sure the printer is ON as well as the wireless radio button. On the printer control panel, press the setup button to access the menu. Go to Wireless Menu and press OK. Press the arrow to go to Setup Wizard and press OK so the printer will automatically search for wireless networks in range. From the list of networks, find the SSID or Ad hoc name that you created and press OK and type in the network key using the alphanumeric keypad on the printer. The printer should confirm the connection in less than a minute. That's it! Try to print a test page to make sure everything is working properly.


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    How do I set it up for wireless


    Install a printer on a home network The most common way to install a printer on a home network is to install it as a stand-alone device on the network, and then add a connection to the printer on each computer that is on the network.
    If you're not sure what type of network printer to install, decide if you want to:
    • Use a wireless printer. These printers use a built-in wireless card and plug into a power source, not your network or computer. After you turn on the printer, you need to refer to the information that came with the printer to set up a wireless connection to each computer on a home network. Security options for wireless printing are determined by each printer manufacturer.
    • Connect a printer directly to the network. To do this, you need to plug in the printer to your network hub or router. How to install these printers depends on whether the printer and your network device use an Ethernet, universal serial bus (USB), or another type of connection. You also need to refer to any installation information or tools provided by the printer manufacturer.
    • Connect more than one printer directly to the network. To do this, your hub or router must be able to support more than one printer connection.
    Hide all expcol_imgs.png To install a network printer
    • To find out how to install a network printer, check the information that came with the printer.
    expcol_imgs.png To connect to a network printer After you have installed a network printer, you need to add a connection to the printer for each computer on the network.
    1. Open Printers by clicking the Start button 4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33.png, clicking Control Panel, clicking Hardware and Sound, and then clicking Printers.
    2. On the toolbar, click Add a printer.
    3. In the Add Printer Wizard, select Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer, and then follow the steps in the wizard.

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    How to connect wireless HP Photosmart C4780


    here is a general steps to connect a printer to a wireless network

    http://www.castleink.com/_a-wireless-printer-setup.html


    Hope this helps
    Thank you

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    Connect a wireless laptop to an existing wired network printer


    Hi!

    Its designed for wireless, but you need an adapter to make it wireless, the adapter
    "Dell Wireless Printer Adapter 3310 USB2"

    I dont know if that adapter came whit your printer when you bought it, but thats what you need to make it wireless

    Good luck
    Nic

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    Connecting to printer on wireless network with built in wireless adapter


    You have to share the printer to the network
    To do that go to Start >> Control Panel >> Printer

    Select your printer and right click go to Sharing
    Mark "share this printer" an hit ok

    A small hand will appears below your icon printer

    Now you have the printer available on your network

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