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Configuring the Dell Wireless Network Adapter for Dell Laser Printer 3110cn, 3115cn, 3130cn


Article Summary: This article provides information on "Configuring the Dell Wireless Network Adapter for Dell Laser Printer 3110cn, 3115cn, 3130cn".


Table of Contents:
  1. Pre-Installation requirements for setting up the Dell Wireless Network Adaptor.
  2. Configure your wireless printer using the the Dell Wireless Network Adaptor.



Issue 1.


Pre-Installation requirements for setting up the Dell Wireless Network Adaptor.



The wireless network adapter allows you to use the printer with wireless network connection.

To complete wireless installation you will require a USB cable for temporary connection during configuration and the printer’s Drivers and Utilities CD supplied with your printer or can be downloaded from the Dell Support Site

Ensure that your computer can be connected to your wireless network.

Ensure that you have the necessary network information for successful wireless configuration.

SSID: This is the assigned name for the network.

Encryption: This is the security method used by your network.

Security Password: This is the password assigned to your network for security.

IP Address: This is the number that is used to identify the printer on the network. E.g. 123.45.69.123

Subnet Mask: This number is also used to identify the printer on the network. It has the same format as an IP address

Gateway Address: This address is used to access your network. It has the same format as an IP address.





Issue 2.


Configure your wireless printer using the the Dell Wireless Network Adaptor.



1. Insert the Drivers and Utilities CD supplied with your printer into your computer. The setup.exe file launches automatically.

2. Select Network Installation and press Next.

3. Use a USB cable and temporarily connect the square end to the back of your printer and the other end to your computer.

4. Cancel any Found New Hardware Wizard screens that appear.

5. Select Configure Wireless Printer using a USB connection and press Next.

6. Go to the printer. Reset the printer’s wireless settings by using its operator panel. Follow the instructions below:

Press Right Arrow until SETUP appears, and then press Tick (check/select) button.

Press Down Arrow until Admin Menu appears, and then press Tick button.

Press Down Arrow until Wireless Network appears, and then press Tick button.

Press Down Arrow until >Initialize NVM appears, and then press Tick button.

Press Right Arrow to select Yes, and then press Tick button.

7. When the printer’s wireless settings have been reset, the printer automatically restarts. Press OK on the Reset Wireless Setting screen.

8. Cancel any Found New Hardware Wizard screens that appear.

9. Select the checkbox in the table, next to the printer you want to configure and click Next.



NOTE: If you are unable to see any printer listed, click Update to search for the printer. If you are still unable to see a printer listed in the printer text box, check your USB connection, ensure that the wireless adapter is seated correctly and restart the installation again.

10. Select the desired printer and proceed to enter the following information and click Next.

• Your network SSID

• Your network security information

• If you are using a wireless network with security enabled, also enter your Wireless
Index, Protocol and Password

• How you prefer to assign the printer’s IP address

• If you are unsure, select Fixed IP



NOTE: If you select Fixed IP, click Change. The following screen appears. Enter your desired printer IP address, Subnet Mask and Gateway Address. Click OK.

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11. Verify the printer’s settings. You may change the printer settings (name, default status etc.) according to your requirements. When finished, click Next.

12. Select the printer software and documentation that you want to install. Click on an item on the table to see a description of it. When you are ready, click Next.

13. Wait for the printer to reboot. It may take a few minutes (up to 3 minutes) for your printer’s settings to be set.

14. Cancel any Found New Hardware Wizard screens that appear.

15. The following screen appears when the wireless settings have been successfully configured on your printer. Click Next.



16. Check that the IP Address is detected on the following screen. DO NOT click Install unless the IP address is detected.

NOTE: If you are unable to locate an IP address for your printer check that you have disabled the Windows Firewall on your computer and that your computer is properly connected to your wireless access point or router. Check also that your USB cable is properly connected to your printer (square socket). You may want to check on network settings, encryption selected or that the wireless adaptor may be incompatible with your wireless network. If the IP address is still not located, click Cancel and restart the installation.

17. When the IP address is detected, click Install.

18. Disconnect the USB cable from your printer and computer.

19. When you see the Congratulations! screen you have successfully installed and configured your wireless printer. Click Print Test Page to test your printer.
 


Quick Tips content is self-published by the Dell Support Professionals who resolve issues daily. In order to achieve a speedy publication, Quick Tips may represent only partial solutions or work-arounds that are still in development or pending further proof of successfully resolving an issue. As such Quick Tips have not been reviewed, validated or approved by Dell and should be used with appropriate caution. Dell shall not be liable for any loss, including but not limited to loss of data, loss of profit or loss of revenue, which customers may incur by following any procedure or advice set out in the Quick Tips.

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Muokattu viimeksi: 04/22/2013 12:00 AM


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