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Posted on Aug 13, 2007

Can't print over wireless

I think the wireless card or whatever it is in the printer is broken; can't communicate over wireless (USB is fine); when I tried to (re) set up and detect the printer using the Mac address, it couldn't find it. Am I hosed, or is there a way to diagnose further? Thanks

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  • eaksmom Nov 02, 2007

    Thanks. I had done all the configuration using BJ network tool; in the end, it was NOT the printer, but my wireless network. Thanks for the post.

  • l53mar May 28, 2008

    Error 306 reports Communications error between iP4000R and IMac. Have tried the usual reset checks.



  • bmaillard Jul 20, 2008

    Yup, I'm having the same problem. The printer is able to be seen in the BJ Network Tool when connected with USB. Then I check all the network settings/password/etc and send them to the printer. But when I disconnect the USB, the printer is lost and cannot be seen in the BJ Network Tool.

    I've done a hard reset on my router (an Apple Airport Extreme) and double-checked all the settings. Now I'm completely out of ideas... Please help!

    Thank you!


  • Anonymous Oct 02, 2008

    I have the same problem but have no idea what the tech speak means to fix it... can anyone help in simple english, please!?


1 Answer



Not sure if you tried this but you need to use USB and the BJ network tool to first configure the wireless. Using the working USB connection configure the printer to use wireless but not ethernet, set the SSID and encryption. Then update that to the printer and try pinging it.

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