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I have a new HP6500 wireless printer, Netgear WNR2000 router, and HP laptop w/Vista. When trying to install printer wirelessly), I get this msg: ''PC and the printer are connected to different networks( and They must be connected to the same network. This can happen when you use the manufacturer's default network name (SSID) and another nearby network is using the same name.'' But, when I go to ''Attached Devices'' on Netgear routerlogin page, it shows IPs for total of 2 devices: for the printer for the PC I don't understand why the Printer installation CD shows diff IP addresses than what Netgear confirms, and how to correct it so the Printer will go wireless. Pls help, using layman's terms please! Thanks!

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Im not the expert here ... still I would like to comment.

I think your printer should be 192.168. something . something. where the first something is the same as your compluter and the second something is a couple digits higher than your computer.

May I suggest you give Network Magic (a Cisco product) a try. You can work, on your printer through this program though they dont claim to support stand-a-lone printers yet. Download the free evaluation copy and give it a try. Alternatively, you could reattach your printer to a computer and share it with the network

Let me know if trhis works for you


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