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Setting up a wireless printer

Discussion in 'Networking' started by doggyman, Apr 6, 2008.

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  1. doggyman

    doggyman Thread Starter

    Jan 29, 2008
    I'm having problem trying to set up a wireless printer to a Orange livebox router, the router cannot see the printer I have tried all sorts of code and passwords is still connecting, the printer is a Lexmark and I'm using Windows Vista.
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    Please supply the following info, exact make and models of the equipment please.

    What country are you located in.
    Name of your ISP (Internet Service Provider).
    Make and exact model of the broadband modem.
    Make and exact model of the router (if a separate unit).
    Make and exact model of the printer.
    Model numbers can usually be obtained from the label on the device.
    If wireless, encryption used, (none, WEP, WPA, or WPA2)
    Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP-Home (or XP-Pro), SP1-SP2, Vista, etc.

    Please give an exact description of your problem symptoms, including the exact text of any error messages.

    If you're using a wireless connection, have you tried a direct connection with a cable to see if that changes the symptoms?

    If there are other computers on the same network, are they experiencing the same issue, or do they function normally?

    On the computer, I'd also like to see this:

    Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt:

    Type the following commands:


    PING yahoo.com

    NBTSTAT -n


    Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
    Paste the results in a message here.

    If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
  3. JKingsnorth


    Jan 8, 2008
    Why not just connect the printer to a computer and share it from the computer?
  4. doggyman

    doggyman Thread Starter

    Jan 29, 2008
    I,m living in England, my ISP is Orange, Broadband/ router is Orange Livebox made by Inventel model DV4210-WU, my printer is Lexmark wireless X6575 Pro, I have tried WEP ,WPA, I,m running Microsoft Vista home premium software, the message I get is connection failed, your printer could not connect to your wireless network, the printer see the router as Livebox -F2F8
  5. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    First get it connected with encryption disabled.

    What encryption does the printer support?
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