If you are experiencing wireless communication errors or cannot print, please try these basic steps before the topics listed below:
On the Printer: Turn off the printer or all-in-one, and unplug it. Wait 30 seconds. Plug the printer back in and power it on. On the PC: Save your work, and reboot the machine.Turn off the firewall on the system. Might be that one is blocking the printer to communicating with system. On the Router and/or modem (if printing wirelessly): Unplug the router and modem. Wait 30 seconds. Plug in the modem, and wait for it to come to a ready state. Plug in the router.
At this point, try printing again. These steps help fix a number of communication issues between the host (PC) and the client (the printer/all-in-one).
The described steps were taken and the result is the same failure to connect. This is a first time setup for the printer to an existing Wireless network. I have two computers near the wireless router and trying the setup even without a firewall fails on the fourth step, 'Setting an IP adress' for the printer. There is a manual entry method on the printer control panel and matching the details from ipconfig still leads to a failure. The control panel does show a 100% strength of wireless signal and I get a solid green light on the indicator. I have removed the security from the router and the system fails at the same point. I have turned on WEP and it fails at the same point. When I use WAP, it never shows a signal.
I replied to this answer before. It did not help. I gave details so I am not sure why I am being asked to respond again.
Thank you for your note. I did have a go at manually controlling the IP setting both from CMD and from a panel option on the printer. I returned the printer this morning and I am now going to find one that gurantees connectivity or sends someone out to install it.
I did set the IP manually. Store tech thinks there are too many variables to know the root problem, but suggests it may be in my Belkin Router set up.