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AIO 948 bidirectional communications error

Heeeeelp!  When trying to print from wireless 948 I get error message that I need to enable bidirectional communications but this option is greyed out in properties box--how can I fix this?  School starts back next week and this old guy needs his printer!

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Re: AIO 948 bidirectional communications error



Follow these installation instructions and at the bottom when you click on Connect a Dell™ Wireless Printer to a Wireless Network it will walk you through the process, step by step.


First, let's make sure your computer has the latest Windows Updates, especially .net framework, needed to run many applications and un-install all versions of Java, restart your computer and download and install the latest Java.


I recommend that you use these Recommended Wireless Router Settings to get the best communications between the printer and all the computers.(This printer can be used wirelessly if the printer has the wireless card)


Disconnect your printer.


Download and run this patch to completely remove the printer from your computer. Run the patch(a MUST on Vista machines) untiul it prompts you to restart yopur computer.


Restart your computer.


Download the proper drivers.


XP Drivers


Vista 32-bit Drivers


64-bit Drivers


All other drivers



How Do I Connect a Dell™ Wireless Printer to a Wireless Network

Choose your printer. Beneath your printer, select your operating system. You'll be redirected to another page. Then click on show all steps. It will walk you through the installation process.


Please remember to install the latest firmware for the 948 Printer.



As for scanning, if you have the disk that came with the printer, then insert the Printer disk and stop it from running. Go to My Computer and double click on it. Look for the drive with the Dell disk in it. Right click on it, left click explore. Look for the OCR Folder. In the OCR Folder, there is an Abbyy Folder. right click on setup.exe, that's in the Abbyy Folder and left click run as administrator. This will install the OCR program.




Scanning using USB connection, open the Dell All-In-One Center, click on scanning and copying and scan from there.


Scanning wirelessly, use the scan buttons on the printer.





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