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Lexmark 6500 wireless printer does not print even though it is detected in the wireless network

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  • darron283 Aug 03, 2008

    its wifi light is green and its attached to the wireless network "communication error" is what it shows on screen on my laptop when I try to print wirelessly.

    If you attach the printer via the usb cable the wifi light goes orange and you can print with no problems. The laptop is running vista and the wirless router is a Dlink DIR- 615 VER 2.2 WITH WPA 2 security enabled.

    Thanks in advance for any help

  • Anonymous Aug 27, 2008

    Exactly the same problem for me...It seems to be a vista conf issue.

  • wilmingtonre Dec 11, 2008

    I also can't print from the internet. Excell, windows, snag-it all print fine, but not items on the internet.

    Did anyone find a solution for this problem with the Lexmark 6500?

  • nagha326 Dec 16, 2008

    Cannot get ANY docs to print wirelessly ( or any other way) onto the 6500 thru my Netgear router. Printer is detected, green light is on. No printing tho. Using XP not vista. Made sure bidirectional printing is on, restarted computer and printer, no dice. A reinstall will work for a few times then it malfunctions again and won't print. Can't even print with the cable hooked up. Huge waste of time, going back to my little Epson, works like a charm every time.

  • tfpiper Jan 17, 2009

    Exactly same problem. Vista OS, unable to get output with wireless, so I tried it on an XP machine, same results.

    Install software appears very buggy, printer is probably defective.


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-check your firewall, it might be blocking your printer or your network
-check also if the correct port is detected, just go to your printer and faxes and right click on your lexmark printer and click on properties, then under ports tab check your lexmark network port.

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It dont want to install

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Hi hope this helps. 1. unplug printer for at least 5 minutes. 2. uninstall your printer software. 3. reinstall drivers and software at lexmark.com. 4. MAKE SURE THAT YOU INPUT YOUR PRINTERS MAC ADDRESS (its on the back of your printer) in your routers mac filtering section. 5. Go through the process of the installation 6. Make sure you do not connect your usb cable until the computer tells you to or else you will have to start all over. If this does not work one other option is to repeat this process with your wep security disabled. You can enable it after the installation is complete.

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

Wireless N compatibility problems needed to upgrade to the x9000 series lexmark works fine now

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I had to reinstall the printer and then it worked, nevertheless now I cannot print if I send it from the internet explorer, prints OK from all other applications (word, excel).

Posted on Sep 23, 2008

I have no problem with vista and worless connection to this printer, no problem at all.
I recommend uninstalling the printer and installing it again, this may fix the problem.

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