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Lose connection WHY DOES MY BROTHER MACHINE DISCONNECT OR NOT RECONNECT WHEN USING Ad-hoc wireless networking in windows vista

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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.

Dec 15, 2013 | HP DeskJet 450wbt InkJet Printer

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Wifi light is orange


The colors of the WiFi indicator light show the network status of the printer.
  • Off means one of the following:
    • The printer is turned off or is powering up.
    • The printer is not connected to a wireless network and in power saver mode. In power saver mode, the power light pulses on and off.
    • The printer is connected to an ethernet network. Refer to the Quick Reference Guide to find out if your printer has ethernet capability.
  • Solid orange means one of the following:
    • The printer has not yet been configured for a wireless network.
    • The printer is configured for an ad hoc connection, but it is not currently communicating with another ad hoc device.
  • Blinking orange on the WiFi light means one of the following:
    • The printer is out of the range of the wireless access point (wireless router).
    • The printer is trying to communicate with the wireless access point but the wireless point is turned off or not working properly.
    • Either the configured printer of the wireless access point has been turned off and back on, or the printer is trying to establish communications with the network.
    • The wireless settings of the printer may no longer be valid.
  • Green means that the printer is connected to a wireless network and is ready for use.

Feb 02, 2012 | Lexmark Z Printers & Copiers

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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.


  • Dec 06, 2010 | HP Photosmart C6380 All-In-One InkJet...

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    Is this is a wireless printer - how do I set up a wireless network from my new laptop to the printer?


    Yes your printer is wireless, there're two ways to connect it wirelessly, 1. Ad-Hoc Mode and 2. Infrastructure Mode.

    Your can check out the complete tutorials here..

    1. Infrastructure Mode wireless setup (recommended)


    2. Ad-Hoc Mode Wireless connection

    If you need further help, let me know.


    Good luck.

    Thanks for using FixYa.

    Sep 23, 2010 | HP LaserJet 1320 Printer

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    I purchase a wireless interprets 405> Do i need a router foir the wireless


    X1270 is not a wireless printer...
    I find nothing on an Interprets 405...
    If you have purchased a wireless printer device, your computer will need a wireless card.
    If your computer has wireless built in and you have no router it is called an 'Ad Hoc' network. The printer must support an 'Ad Hoc' network or you will need a wireless router.
    'Ad Hoc' networks are notoriously insecure, so a wireless router is a very wise choice. It helps keep you safe from hackers on the Internet as well as it functions as a home firewall and network host.
    If this does not help, please give me more detail.

    Mar 22, 2010 | Lexmark X1270 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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    Connecting copier machine wireless


    Configuration using a wireless computer.
    1. If your computer has wireless capability, you will need to change the wireless settings of your computer to Ad-hoc mode so you can directly connect and configure the printer.
    2. Wireless network terms and concepts
      When you configure the wireless network printer, you must ensure that your wireless network printer is
      configured to match the settings of the existing wireless network. This section provides some of the main
      terms and concepts of these settings, which may be helpful when you configure the wireless network printer.
      SSID (Service Set Identifier) and channels
      You need to configure the SSID and a channel to specify the wireless network you want to connect to.
      SSID
      Each wireless network has its own unique network name and it is technically referred to as SSID or ESSID
      (Extended Service Set Identifier). The SSID is a 32-byte or less value and is assigned to the access point.
      The wireless network devices you want to associate to the wireless network should match the access point.
      The access point and wireless network devices regularly send wireless packets (referred to as a beacon)
      which has the SSID information. When your wireless network device receives a beacon, you can identify the
      wireless network that is close enough for the radio waves to reach your device.
      Channels
      Wireless networks use channels. Each wireless channel is on a different frequency. There are up to 14 different channels that can be used when using a wireless network. However, in many countries the number of channels available are restricted. For further information, see Ethernet wireless network on page 165.
      Authentication and encryption Most wireless networks use some kind of security settings. These security settings define the authentication (how the device identifies itself to the network) and encryption (how the data is encrypted as it is sent on the
      network). If you do not correctly specify these options when you are configuring your Brother wireless device, it will not be able to connect to the wireless network. Therefore care must be taken when configuring these options. Please refer to the information below to see which authentication and encryption methods your Brother wireless device supports.
      Authentication methods
      The Brother printer supports the following methods:
      • Open system
      Wireless devices are allowed access the network without any authentication.
      • Shared key
      A secret pre-determined key is shared by all devices that will access the wireless network.
      The Brother printer uses the WEP keys as the pre-determined key.
    3. I will advise you download this network manual and follow the instructions on chapters 3 and 4.
    4. Network Users Manual - English

    Apr 15, 2009 | Brother HL-4070CDW Printer

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    Unable to see wireless connection


    I would actually need more information on your problem:
    1. Which OS are you using (WinXP, Vista, Linux, Mac)?
    2. Do you have a wireless network (infrastructure mode) at home or do you try to set up an Ad-hoc network (Computer to printer only)?
    3. If you have a wl network, which router are you using?
    You can look for yourself, if you like at the support web page from HP, which gives you different scenarios. Check here.

    ...and while you're on it...see here, if there are any driver updates available for your printer.

    If this suggestion didn't fix your problem, come back here with more information and I'd be happy to help.

    Good luck!

    Jan 11, 2009 | HP Photosmart C4580 All-in-One InkJet...

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    Cannot connect wireless


    I'm not sure how you have it set up right now, but if you have the printer set to "shared", then you can connect to the computer that's connected to it from another wireless device and double-click on the printer. It will let you install the driver for it and add it to your Printers list as an available printer. Then when you print you just select that printer and Windows should take care of it. If you have already tried this please post back with some more information as to the process you have followed and where it errored out.

    May 13, 2008 | Lexmark Z1420 Printer

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    Has anyone ever gotten this printer attached to a wireless network?


    you know, I have a 2710 hp wireless AIO, and it is really crappy wireless. As far as the "detailed" manual says, you can connect wirelessly via an ad-hoc, or one to one mode. But this knocks out you're current wireless network. Example, I can't print and surf with Ad-hoc. You should however be able to connect to the wireless network though. I can with mine. But only if it isn't secure. Anyhow, look online for hp's utilities, or maybe something thats already in your programs.

    Jun 14, 2007 | HP DeskJet 5850 InkJet Printer

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