||This article will explain how to configure a B1160W Dell Laser Printer To Connect Wirelessly To A Network using the access point via USB cable.
- Understanding your network type
- Wireless network name and network key
- Configure a B1160W Dell Laser Printer To Connect Wirelessly To A Network using the access point via USB cable
Understanding your network type
This is an environment generally used for homes and SOHOs (Small Office/ Home Office). This mode uses an Access Point
to communicate with the wireless machine.
Ad Hoc Mode:
This mode does not use an access point. The wireless computer and wireless machine communicate directly.
Wireless Network Name and Network Key
Wireless networks require higher security, so when an access point is first set up, a network name (SSID
) the type of security used, and a Network Key are created for the network. Ask your network administrator or Internet Service Provider about this information before proceeding with the machine installation.
Configure a B1160W Dell Laser Printer To Connect Wirelessly To A Network using the access point via USB cable
1. Check whether the USB cable is connected to the printer.
2. Turn on your computer, access point, and printer (If the "Found New Hardware Wizard" appears during the installation procedure, click Cancel to close the window).
3. Insert the supplied software CD into your CD-ROM drive. The software CD should automatically run and an installation window will appear.
If the installation window does not appear, click Start > All programs > Accessories > Run.
replacing "X" with the letter, which represents your CDROM drive and click OK.
4. Click Next
5. Select "connect to computer wirelessly"
NOTE: Connect to a network printer to the computer : If you have already set up the wireless network, select this to install the printer's driver to use the wireless network machine. If you have not set up the wireless network, select the Connect to the computer wirelessly to set up the wireless network before you select this.
The software searches the wireless network.
6. After searching, the window shows the wireless network devices. Select the name (SSID)
of the access point you are using and click Next.
The wireless network security window appears when the access point has security settings.
The wireless network security window appears. The window may differ according to its security mode: WEP
WEP – Select Open System or Shared Key for the authentication and enter the WEP security key. Click Next.
WPA – Enter the WPA shared key and click Next.
7. The window shows the wireless network settings and checks if the settings are correct. Click Next.
For the DHCP
method – If the IP address assignment method is DHCP, check if DHCP is shown in the window. If it shows Static, click Change TCP/IP to change the assignment method to DHCP.
For the Static Method
– If the IP address assignment method is Static, check if Static is shown in the window. If it shows DHCP, click Change TCP/IP to enter the IP address and other network configuration values for the printer. Before entering the IP address for the printer, you must know the computer's network configuration information. If the computer is set to DHCP, you must contact the network administrator to get the static IP address.
When the wireless network setting is completed, disconnect the USB cable between the computer and printer. Click Next.
8. The 'Wireless Network Setting Complete' window appears.
Select Yes if you accept the current settings and continue the setup procedure.
Select No if you want to return to the beginning screen. Then, click Next.
9. Click Next
when the Confirm Printer Connection window appears.
10. Select the components to be installed. Click Next.
11. After selecting the components, you can also change the printer name, set the printer to be shared on the network (if desired), set the printer as the default printer, and change the port name of each printer. Click Next.
12. After the installation is finished, a window asking you to print a test page appears. If you want to print a test page, click Print a test page.
13. If the test page prints out correctly, click Yes.
If not, click No
to reprint it.
14. Click Finish.