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Connecting a 6980 to a new wireless N network

My 6980 has worked wirelessly with no problem on my old wireless g network fdor 18 months. Just replaced with a wireless N router/modem and am now struggling with the printer. Not connecting etc

 

Anyone with any idea what steps I need to take...software updates or otherwise.

 

thanks

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Re: Connecting a 6980 to a new wireless N network

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There is a lot that could be going on here.  I'll make a couple of guesses.  First, your printer has a g radio in it so when you set up your router make sure that both n and g are active (and b if you have any old equipment).

 

Did you change the SSID or password or password type?  All of them are case sensitive.  Either tell the printer what they are or change it back to what you had on your g router.

 

Those are a few good places to start... 

Message Edited by PrintDoc on 09-20-2009 05:10 PM
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Re: Connecting a 6980 to a new wireless N network

Thanks, how do I "tell the printer what the new SSID is?"
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Re: Connecting a 6980 to a new wireless N network

Probably the easiest way is to go through the printer setup process again just as you did when it was new.
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Re: Connecting a 6980 to a new wireless N network

Insert the ethernet cable from the printer to the router and then print a network configuration page.

Take note of the ip address of the printer

open a browser and type the ip address of the printer in the address bar

and the Embedded web server of the printer will appear and just go through on it look for wired setting and on that page theres something like start wizard click on it

after the wizard disconnect the ethernet and print a network configuration page again it will display a different ip address

then use the cd to add a device and follow the on screen instructions...

good luck

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