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Connecting to wireless printer

Discussion in 'Networking' started by beginningbella, Nov 25, 2011.

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  1. beginningbella

    beginningbella Thread Starter

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    We have three laptop computers. I was able to connect two of the three to our new wireless printer. The third laptop a Dell with Windows XP Professional won't connect. If I am understanding the problem correctly, it needs a default gateway entry. Where do I find that information? Thank you!
     
  2. etaf

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    is it connected to the network - OR is the issue it will NOT see the printer

    Will do for a network connection
    can you post an ipconfig /all from the Dell


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    ipconfig /all
    If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

    We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results in a reply here

    Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt box (A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

    In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

    Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

    ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

    It will export the results to notepad and then automatically open notepad.

    Now all you need to do is copy and paste those results to a reply here
    to do that:
    From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Select all
    all the text will be highlighted
    Next
    From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Copy
    Now go back to the forum - reply and then right click in the reply box and paste
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  3. TerryNet

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    Describe your network, please.
     
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