problems connecting wireless printer

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  1. Salamander

    Salamander Member

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    I have a Canon MP640 printer. It has wireless capability, but I've been unable to connect it wirelessly to my Netgear WNDR4500 (N900) router. Any ideas?
     
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  3. Smoove910

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    have you installed a print driver on the PC you want to print from?
     
  4. Salamander

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    Yes. That was the first thing I did.

    I've had to hook it up via USB to my desktop in order to access it.
     
  5. Smoove910

    Smoove910 Golden Member

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    I have the same printer. So you will have to go into the menu and enable the wireless portion of the printer.

    Device Settings > LAN settings > change wireless/wired. (set wireless as active). Then you'll go to Wireless LAN settings and choose between WPS or WCN setting. I do the WPS, then choose the push button method, or the PIN method. PIN works well for me since it's displayed by my router.

    Hollar if you get hung up
     
  6. Salamander

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    I couldn't get that to work. But I did get it once I figured out I had to enter the printer's IP address when I was searching for the printer.
     
  7. JackMDS

    JackMDS Super Moderator<BR>Elite Member
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    Wireless capable Network Printers have Utility/Drivers that will look to a Wireless connection during installation.

    Your mistake was connecting it to a single computer and configuring it first for USB.

    It is unnecessary step that often leads to a problem as you experienced.


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