I've recently installed Windows XP home on my computer and have not been able to set up this router so my computer will communicate with it. Also, I cannot connect to the internet when the router is plugged in. All the appropriate LEDs are flashing when the cables are installed. I also cannot access the router config page on 192.168.1.1. IE 7 waits for a bit, and then returns the "Can't find webpage" screen. This router worked well under Windows 2000 on this machine prior to XP. When I disconnect the router and plug my computer directly into the Cable modem, everything works fine.
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Re: Computer not connecting to Router
Ok make sure your PC is connected to the router with a network cable for programming.
I noticed you said 192.168.1.1. I see an extra period just wanna make sure your typing it in correct
Ok so make sure the cable modem is plugged into the WAN on the router... Now connect another ethernet cable to the PC and the router. Reset the modem and router... wait a few mins and try to connect to the programming setup.
User name= admin Pass=admin
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You need 1) a wireless router with a USB port that supports the HP OfficeJet printer. 2) The software for your router to run a printer on the USB port. Obviously, you will need a USB A/B male end cable.Note: the scan features of the all-in-one may not work unless the printer is directly connected to the computer. Bi-directional communication is required for scanning and the router software may not support this completely.
Check the list of supported printers closely for older routers. I have a Cisco Linksys E4200 v.2. This router supports all the HP printers that I use.
If this is a new installation of the printer, first install the printer on the computer. If you have Windows 7, just connect the printer to the USB port on the laptop. This will install the OS drivers for the printer. (For Windows XP, go to the HP site and get the full software.)
Next install the wireless router between your modem and computer and set that up. (If you have DHCP (dynamic address allocation), it should be automatic. Otherwise follow the directions.) Next install the router software (for my router, it was Cisco Connect).
My next step was to launch the Cisco Connect program and connect the printer directly to the USB port on the router. In Cisco Connect, choose add a printer and find the printer connected to the router. Print a test page. (At times, I've had to reset the port that the printer is on in the Windows Control Panel Printer Properties. (For the Cisco Connect, the printer is on the DOT4 port.)
Other routers will be set up somewhat differently.
Another option is to have the printer connected to a desktop and then make it a shared printer with the wireless router communicating between the laptop and the desktop. This makes the desktop the print server, so it needs to be on when you want to print. If you have several computers with Windows, this can fairly easy to set up. Make sure that the computers are in the same Workgroup (XP) or Homegroup (Win7). Enable sharing and you are done.
I hope this helps.
Cindy Wells (who has a OJ 7000 (with ethernet port) and a LJ1320 (USB) connected to the router. Three computers talk to these printers with the laptop on the wireless network. On an older router that didn't support the printers, the laptop was the server for a previous OfficeJet and one of the desktops was the server for the LaserJet.)
If you have the Windows Vista or Windows XP driver, try installing in Compatibility Mode. Here's a tutorial I've posted recently (click HERE.), but please select Windows Vista instead of Windows XP. There isn't problem even if you select Windows xp, but since it's windows vista driver, that should work perfectly.
When you purchase a new router you must change your security settings to accept that program so it can be ran to work with your os please check your firewall settings to see if they are blocking any new router installs you can do this by selecting start-programs then go to security settings and check your network connections and settings for your security settings.
A connection from USB adapter directly to USB adapter may or may not be possible. Borrow a wireless router from someone and use it to test supporting connections to your two computers. I think you will find this a much easier way to proceed. Routers can be had for $40 or less. Shop around.
using windows xp on all the computers, when you connect to the printer windows should automatically install drivers.
1. Goto My Computer, Click My Network Places (Explorer Bar). 2. Click View Workgroup Computers (Explorer Bar) 3. Find the computer that has the printer physically connected to it, open it 4. Find the printer and right click it! 5 Select Connect... and wait for the drivers to install.
this should install the print drivers and install the printer on your computer. the printer should now be available in print dialogs i.e. word etc etc and from the Control Panel > Printers window.