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Wi-Fi Printer <=> WiFi Router?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by JiminSA, Oct 29, 2019.

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  1. JiminSA

    JiminSA Thread Starter

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    I have a Lexmark Interpret B405 printer with wi-fi, which I need to connect to my HP Compaq Desktop PC.
    My Network Router is a Huawei B315s.
    I am led to believe that I can organise a connection to my printer through my existing Local Home Network.
    Is this indeed possible?
    How would I go about it?
     
  2. TerryNet

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    Yes.

    Connect each to the router. (In case you are wondering, the router's LAN consists of two parts--one ethernet and the other Wi-Fi.)
     
  3. JiminSA

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    Thanks for the headsup Terry(y) and please excuse my lack of knowledge/understanding, but I envisaged a handshake between the router and printer via their wi-fi?
    You see I'm a pensioner and wanted to avoid buying additional cabling ...
     
  4. TerryNet

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    I don't quite understand your last post. Handshake?

    You connect the computer to the router (presumably by ethernet, but could be by Wi-Fi).

    You connect the printer to the router (presumably by Wi-Fi, but could be by ethernet).

    You install the printer on the computer. I'm not familiar with that printer or with Lexmark in general, but surely they have a user guide or quick installation guide that gives instructions. If it's similar to HP all-in-one printers you will have a choice of various software or just the needed driver.
     
  5. JiminSA

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    Handshake is a rather antiquated term which refers to the connectivity between 2 devices on a network.
    ... and thank you, the remainder of your post has clarified my understanding(y)
     
  6. TerryNet

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    You're welcome. :)
     
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    Lexmark S405 Network Guide

    Do you have the CD that came with the printer? According to Lexmark's site, this printer does not have Windows 10 drivers. What version of Windows do you have? (or whatever OS you have if it's not Windows)

    I don't believe the router has WPS enabled so you would need to add the network to the printer manually.

    If the router is close to the printer, I would strongly suggest getting a Ethernet cable (shouldn't cost much at all) to connect the printer to the router.
     
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