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eclipsechick33
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Dell Photo AIO 966 Printer

Could someone help me set the printer up to work wireless??? 

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Re: Dell Photo AIO 966 Printer

eclipsechick33,

 

Here are the lenghty instructions for getting the printer to work wirelessly.

 

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 for the best communications.

 

Disconnect your printer. Download and run this patch to completely remove the printer from your computer. Run the patch, a MUST on Vista machines, until it prompts you to restart your computer.

 

Restart your computer.

 

Download the proper drivers.

 

XP Drivers

 

Vista 32-bit Drivers

 

64-bit Drivers

 

All other drivers

 

Install the proper drivers, you'll be prompted when to connect your printer(powered on)

 

 

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.

 

You may also need to read this,  

 

 

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.

 

Let me know what happens.

 

 

Rick

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eclipsechick33
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Re: Dell Photo AIO 966 Printer

I operate with a laptop I bought this May.It is an HP TouchSmart PC.  I don't use a desktop computer.  Do I still need to download all of those things?  Will I need to get the wireless printer adapter 3300?

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Re: Dell Photo AIO 966 Printer

eclipsechick33,

 

Click on 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.

If I'm correct, you 966 printer might already have a wireless card in it.

Rick

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Original poster, If you have solved your problem, can you please mark the correct thread(s) with your solution. Thanks 

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