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 Post subject: problems connecting wireless printer
PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:28 pm 
Coppermine
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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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 Post subject: Re: problems connecting wireless printer
PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:31 am 
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Is it a new printer and setup? Or did you lose connection? Make sure the Netgear is transmitting 802.11g since the Canon only g, no n.


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 Post subject: Re: problems connecting wireless printer
PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:39 am 
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old printer. It was connected via usb. I've now connected it wirelessly through my router, and it prints wirelessly from both the desktop as well as the laptop. Doesn't want to scan without the usb connection.


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 Post subject: Re: problems connecting wireless printer
PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 2:51 pm 
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Wireless scanning is often tricky, esp. with Canon's. Do you have the latest driver and scan software installed? If there is a glitch, they may have have a patch. I had a similar scan hiccup with an MP990.


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 Post subject: Re: problems connecting wireless printer
PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:13 am 
Coppermine
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Finally got it. Uninstalled the drivers and software, cleaned the registry, re-installed and re-set up the Canon - now it's working.


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 Post subject: Re: problems connecting wireless printer
PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:38 am 
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How poetic, let's call this karma. Now use it forward with your win8ate installation. Clean installs > upgrades.


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 Post subject: Re: problems connecting wireless printer
PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:25 am 
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kleinkinstein wrote:
How poetic, let's call this karma. Now use it forward with your win8ate installation. Clean installs > upgrades.


yeah, yeah........

Lesson learned!


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