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Wireless printer not connecting

merfarmer67
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Wireless printer not connecting

Does anyone know how I get my Lexmark wireless printer to connect to my thomson wireless router?
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Re: Wireless printer not connecting

Welcome to the Forums merfarmer67.
First of all which model of Lexmark printer do you have.

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merfarmer67
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Re: Wireless printer not connecting

I have a Lexmark X4975.
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Do you have access to the manual a copy of which can be found here http://www.lexmark.com/publications/pdfs/2007/4900/v7598294_en.pdf

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merfarmer67
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Re: Wireless printer not connecting

Thanks dont know why I did not think of that. Thought it was done using the tools on the front panel.
On a similar subject I have all sorts of devices now connected apart from my sons laptop which has a BT wireless connection utillity that overrides the usual wirless connection.
No matter what I do it will not connect.
I think it may be due to the encryption that will only allow TKIP.
Thanks for the kelp on last topic.
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There are a few people around here who just love to get their teeth into a Wireless issue. Hang around Smiley

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dieselglider
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Re: Wireless printer not connecting

If the wireless adapter is the BT Voyager 1060, it only seems to support a maximum security setting of WPA, T-KIP.
merfarmer67
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Re: Wireless printer not connecting

Yes that is the one. Is there any way round it do you know?
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Is there any way round it do you know

Yes, make sure your router wireless security settings are not set to 'WPA2' only. Usually there is a 'WPA+WPA2' setting or if not, a 'WPA' setting. If you're using the PlusNet TG585 router see pages 25-27 of the manual.
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Mine wouldn't accept the router 'WPA+WPA2' setting, only the 'WPA' only setting, but it is worth trying.  If you think wireless security where you live could be an issue, it may be worth investing in a wireless adapter with more up to date security settings.
merfarmer67
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Re: Wireless printer not connecting

Thanks for the replies.
Currently mine has both WPA+WPA2 set up.
I presume it should work with this?
I also have use Use WPA-PSK Encryption
Thanks