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Printer Setup on Wireless Network and Checklist for Printer Networking


Article Summary: This article provides information on printer setup on Wireless networks and a checklist for printer networking.

Table of Contents:

  1. Printer Setup on Wireless Networks
  2. Additional Resources for Setting Up Wireless Printers
  3. Printer Networking Checklist, General Networking and Checklist for Inkjet Printers


 


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  Printer Setup on Wireless Networks  


  1. Ensure the USB cable is attached to both the printer and the computer
  2. Click Start.
  3. Click Programs.
  4. Click Dell Printers.
  5. Click Dell Printer Home.
  6. Click the Settings tab.
  7. Click Wireless setup utility.
  8. The printer looks for nearby wireless networks and displays them.

    Your Wireless Network Name Appears in the List
    1. Click on your network and click on continue.
    2. Enter the network key
    3. The Allow Dell Software window may appear, if so click OK or Continue.
    4. When instructed remove the USB cable from the computer and printer
    5. Printer is setup on the network now

    Your Wireless Network Name Does not appears in the List
    1. Click Unlisted Network
    2. Enter the Network Name, then click Continue
    3. Select the type of Network Security the wireless router has, then click Continue, then enter the network key
    4. The Allow Dell Software window may appear
    5. When instructed remove the USB cable from the computer and printer
    6. Printer is setup on network now.
  9. In case the above does not work. Try connecting using WPS, providing router is WPS Complaint (a WPS complaint router will have a logo on it )
    1. On the Printer Operator Panel, press Set up, then select Network Set up, then select WPS PushMethod or Pin Method
    2. Please select the Pin Method, a 8- 10 digit Number will be listed under the PIN method.
    3. Enter the WPS PIN on the router security page ( under WPS option).
    4. Click on the Wi-Fi Icon for the Printer Setup over wireless network.


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  Additional Resources for Setting Up Wireless Printers  


For additional information please refer the following Dell Knowledge base articles:

    How Do I Connect a Dell P513w All-in-One Inkjet Printer to a Wireless Network

    How Do I Connect a Dell V313w All-in-One Inkjet Printer to a Wireless Network

    How Do I Connect a Dell V715w All-in-One Inkjet Printer to a Wireless Network

    How Do I Connect a Dell V515w All-in-One Inkjet Printer to a Wireless Network


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  Printer Networking Checklist, General Networking and Checklist for Inkjet Printers  


General Networking Check List for Inkjet Printers:

Make sure:
  • The wireless network is working properly (try connecting to the Internet over a wireless connection.)
  • The printer driver is installed on the computer from which you are performing a task.
  • The correct printer port is selected.
  • The IP address, gateway, and network mask are correct for your network. · Print a network setup page from the printer to check the network settings.

    Ethernet Networking Check list for Inkjet Printers:

    Make sure:
  • The Ethernet cable and connectors are not damaged and firmly plugged in to all the ports.
  • Check the connectors at both ends for any obvious damage. If possible, use a new cable. Damage to the cable may not be obvious.



  • Wireless Networking check list for Inkjet printers:

    Make sure:
  • The SSID is correct.(Print a network setup page from the printer to check the network settings.)
  • Your WEP key or WPA passphrase is correct (if your network is secure). Log in to the wireless access point (wireless router) and check the security settings. If you are not sure if your security information is correct, run the wireless setup again.
  • The printer and the computer are within the range of the wireless network. For most networks, the printer and the computer should be within 100 feet (30 meters) of the wireless access point (wireless router).
  • The Wi-Fi indicator light is lit and is solid green.
  • The computer and printer are both connected to the same wireless network.
  • The printer is located away from obstacles or electronic devices that could interfere with the wireless signal. Make sure the printer and wireless access point are not separated by poles, walls, or support columns containing metal or concrete. Many devices can interfere with the wireless signal, including baby monitors, motors, cordless phones, security system cameras, other wireless networks, and some Bluetooth devices.
  • The computer is not connected to a VPN.
  • Any non-Microsoft firewalls on the computer are updated to the most recent version and allow the printer software to communicate.

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    Article ID: SLN121496

    Last Date Modified: 03/28/2012 12:00 AM


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