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Connecting a Lexmark X5850 printer through my Netgear N600 wireless router

Discussion in 'Networking' started by blengelking, Mar 19, 2011.

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  1. blengelking

    blengelking Thread Starter

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    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!!!
     
  2. etaf

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    is that the correct model number - just checked US lexmark site and could not find the model
     
  3. blengelking

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    The found 4437-001 on the back of the printer. The box says X5650.
     
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    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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    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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    looking at the router specification here http://www.netgear.com/products/ser...gabit-ethernet-routers-gateways/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/pdfs/2007/5600-6600/v7677571_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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