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When trying to print it says "Communication Not Available"

My printer was working fine until I setup a wireless router on my computer. What can I do to fix this situation? It copies and scans, but it just doesnt print pages.

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Reinstall the printer driver.
Get the latest driver from Dell.com Drivers and download.

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If you are encountering issues using your HP Photosmart over a network, try the following steps in the order listed:

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  2. For wireless networking issues, run the Wireless Network Test from the product control panel.
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    3. Press the down arrow button until Wireless Network Test is highlighted, and then press OK.
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  3. If the previous steps do not solve the problem and you have successfully installed the HP Photosmart Software on your computer, run the Network Diagnostic tool.
NOTE: The diagnostic test might prompt you to connect a USB cable between the product and your computer. Position the product and computer near each other and have a USB cable readily accessible.
To run the Network Diagnostic tool. In the Solution Center, click Settings, click Other Settings, and then click Network
Toolbox. On the Utilities tab, click Run Network Diagnostics.If you are unable to run the Network Diagnostic tool or it does not help solve the problem, check the following sections for additional information:

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  4. Make sure the product is online and ready
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Dell V510 printer worked fine wirelessly until we got a new Belkin Router


The printer's IP address most likely needs to be changed.
Check the Belkin's IP address range (it maybe 192.168.2.***) and configure the printer's IP address accordingly.

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Light on printer keeps flashing orange. Router is working, if not I could not have wireless, right??? My printer is next to computer and router. Help


If your printer was wirelessly working before, try to unplug/replug your printer to the power outlet. Doing this usually fixes minor communication issues.
If that doesn't help, please reset the wireless network adapter for your printer. On the printer operator panel, press Setup button -> Network Setup -> Reset Network Adapter to Factory Defaults. The WiFi light will momentarily turn off, then turns on steady orange. You can now reconfigure your printer for wireless connection.

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Canon MG6100 wont print and displays "A


Have you tried a "wired" connection to a different computer?
If the problem persists, then the printer itself is the problem.

Have you tried a "wireless" connection from a different computer?
This presumes that the wireless-configuration on the printer is correct,
and that the printer is "talking" to your wireless router.

Login to the router's web-interface, and check the status of all "wireless" connections,
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It blinks orange


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
Related Links
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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first of all press the setup button on ur printer now go to network and then print network config page (or viev network settings ) it will print a page now go ahed and note down the ip address (now if the ip address is 0 then run wireless setup wizard through the network on the setup button it will show the network name select the network and enter the router security key if it ask ) now open internet explorer on computer and in the address bar type the ip address of the printer and press enter it will open the printer page
now go ahed and insert the cd of printer it will open up and then click on add a device click through nnetwork and complete the installation
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