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Wireless Epson printer will not connect to my pc

Discussion in 'Networking' started by cwolfe9, Dec 25, 2009.

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  1. cwolfe9

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    I have a Dlink DIR-615 router connected to a pc running windows xp pro sp3. I have an Epson Artisan 810 that will connect to my router wirelessly but my router has to stay connected to my pc for it to print, how can i disconnect the router from my pc and still print to my printer. I set it up according to the epson guidelines. I do have a Rosewill RNX-N2X Wireless adapter connected to the pc. Any ideas appreciated.
    thanks
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  2. DoubleHelix

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    You can't. If the printer is connected to your network (wired or wireless), your computer has to be connected to your network (wired or wireless). If your computer doesn't have a wireless network adapter, then it has to be connected via network cable to the router in order to have access to the printer.
     
  3. cwolfe9

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    Sorry i did not give all info, but I do have a Rosewill RNX-N2X connected to my PC.
    Thanks for the reply
     
  4. DoubleHelix

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    Okay. Does it work?
     
  5. cwolfe9

    cwolfe9 Thread Starter

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    No , still will not work.
    Thanks
     
  6. DoubleHelix

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    I mean does the wireless network adapter work? Has it ever worked?
     
  7. cwolfe9

    cwolfe9 Thread Starter

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    Yes the wireless adapter will connect to the router and get on the internet just fine, but the printer will not connect .
    Thanks
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  8. DoubleHelix

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    What do you mean by "printer will not connect"? The printer is connected to the router. It works on the computer with a wired network connection, right? A wireless connection shouldn't matter. Are you sure you're connecting to your wireless router and not your neighbor's?
     
  9. cwolfe9

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    Maybe I am wrong but I thought that the purpose of the router was to be able to be disconnected from the computer and the printer and that the computer should be able to communicate with the printer without being connected with wires.And I am definitely not connected to my neighbors. I am connected to my router.
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    Yes, that is the purpose of the router. You should be able to print to a network printer with a wired connection just as you can with a wireless connection. I don't have any other ideas. Perhaps someone else will.
     
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