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need help reconnecting the printer to our wireless network

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#1 nsweeney


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Posted 29 May 2010 - 05:36 PM

Hello all,

So due to the folks at Verizon being super unhelpful I had to reset both our modem and wireless router, and since then I haven't been able to print anything. The printer is literally attached to our windows xp desktop, but I'd like to get it reset up in our wireless network so we can print stuff from laptops. All the computers can "find" the printer (HP Deskjet 6980 series) but cannot print to it. Any suggestions? This area is not my forte.


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#2 hamluis



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Posted 29 May 2010 - 08:06 PM

Share Your Printer Over a Home Network Using Windows XP - http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/n...cutt_july2.mspx

Step By Step Share a Printer on Your Home Network - http://lifehacker.com/software/step-by-ste...work-309015.php

How to Share Printer in Windows XP - http://www.home-network-help.com/share-printer.html


#3 Sneakycyber


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Posted 01 June 2010 - 12:55 PM

Use the Set-up disc for the printer and re-install it on each PC this would be the fastest way to do it. Also to prevent this from happening again I would assign a static IP address for the printer this way its always on the same IP address even if the system gets reset. Assign the static IP address through your router and do this before running the setup software.

If you need help assigning a static IP address please give us the make and model number of the router.

Edited by Sneakycyber, 01 June 2010 - 12:57 PM.

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