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Connecting a Lexmark X5850 printer through my Netgear N600 wireless router


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19-Mar-2011, 10:50 PM #1
Unhappy Connecting a Lexmark X5850 printer through my Netgear N600 wireless router
I was told when I purchased my router that I would be able to connect my printer through it when I finally bought a laptop. Ive recently purchased a Dell laptop and I can figure out how to it set up to print wirelessly. Please give me some ideas!!!
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20-Mar-2011, 07:49 AM #2
is that the correct model number - just checked US lexmark site and could not find the model
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20-Mar-2011, 05:19 PM #3
The found 4437-001 on the back of the printer. The box says X5650.
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20-Mar-2011, 06:50 PM #4
excellent - that model X5650 - works much better than the X5850

here are the user manual for networking and drivers

http://support.lexmark.com/index?pro...locale=EN_US#1
http://support.lexmark.com/index?pro...locale=EN_US#1

what router are you connecting it to - make and model please

heres a direct link to the networking manual for that printer
http://www.lexmark.com/publications/...7631989_en.pdf
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20-Mar-2011, 08:17 PM #5
Ive checked through the manuals and according to them I have to buy another part to do it. I was told by the guy I bought my router through that I could run any printer though the router and it would allow me to print wireless. The router is a Netgear N600. I just cant seem to figure out how to do it.
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20-Mar-2011, 08:27 PM #6
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... I could run any printer though the router ...
If and only if is network ready (includes an ethernet or wireless adapter) or is connected to a compatible print server. The exception would be a router with a built-in print server; does that router include a print server?
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21-Mar-2011, 05:03 AM #7
looking at the router specification here http://www.netgear.com/products/serv.../WNDR3700.aspx the USB connection is only for storage - so you cannot connect ANY printer to that router - as TerryNet has said - only a network enabled printer

have a look at page 21 of this manual and the item no 15 - which shows the wireless indicator -
http://www.lexmark.com/publications/...7677571_en.pdf
- do you have a wireless indicator on the printer that would help confirm if it has network capability

Page 45 starts to discuss the wireless capability and how to setup

Page 63 - mentions a MAC address label on the back of the printer - that would be a good starting point , if it has a wireless print server already than it should also have the Mac address on the printer as shown
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