Question about D-Link Air Plus DP-G310 (dpg-310) Print Server
I have three options to setup my hp 6980 wireless printer to the u-verse 2wire 455. (1) secure easy setup (2) connect now (3) using an ethernet cable. I have tried all three options and none of them have worked. Using the temporary ethernet connection the network sees the printer, but the final installation into my laptop for comfirmation stops at around 9%. Previously I had no problems with the westek wireless router in which I had 3 desktop and two wireless computers as well as the printer. Some have said that the problem maybe with WPA as oppose to WEP that the 2wire works on WPA, but neither of the installation choices gives me that option. I believe that the printer still has westek router configuration.
OK I FINALLY figured out how to fix this. You need to program your router to allow your printer to connect to it. Do this by going to your 2Wire router setting homepage by entering http://192.168.1.254 in your address bar. Now sross to the bottom and click wireless. Go down to MAC Filtering and click Edit Blocked/Allowed Device List. You need your printers MAC address now. You can get this by turning your printer on and press the button that has a check mark on it. It will print out a report page. Your MAC address should be called the hardware address and should be 12 digits. Now go back to your computer and enter this address in the form xx.xx.xx.xx.xx.xx where it says MAC address and click add to list. You might need to enter your password now mich should be on a sticker on the bottom of your router. Voila! Now make sure you have uninstalled the HP software from your previous install attempts if you have any, and turn off your firewall. (Control panel--security---turn off firewall) Now use the provided HP install disk and follow the instructions. Click install a wireless printer. It will not find it now but thats okay. When it asks what type of connection you want to have click wireless. Now select the basic setup where you connect an ethernet cable to your printer and router. Now connect the printer and router with the ethernet cable. Now click refresh. It should find it now. You'll need to select your network name and enter your WPA network key (located on the bottom of the router if you didnt change it). It should find it now!! Remember to turn your firewall back on! Happy printing!!
Posted on Apr 29, 2010
What worked for my Brother HL-4040CDN is I did a "factory reset" of the printer itself, used the official Brother software to install the printer, selected "Standard Installation", selected "Brother Peer-to-Peer Network Printer" (I use an ethernet cable), clicked "Next" (the recommended method should already be selected), at this point if your printer is found you should be able to use your printer at the end of the setup, but if it isn't found you'll have to follow the recommended troubleshooting steps.
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