how do i wirelessly print?

March 6, 2009 at 10:44:18
Specs: Windows Vista
can /how do i connect my cannon pixma ip1000 printer to the BT voyager 2500v? I'm trying to find a way to print at home wirelessly... bit of a techno-phobe i'm afraid...

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March 6, 2009 at 11:06:34
Generally, on a printer with wireless NIC, there should be an interface on the printer panel. Navigate to network setup and give it an IP address on the same subnet as your router.

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March 6, 2009 at 11:51:56
thanks for that - i'm gonna appear like a dumass now but what does all that mean in laymans terms please? I don't understand what you wrote! haha

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March 6, 2009 at 12:17:21
The problem with computers is that sometimes the layman's terms are the same or there are none at all. I can't give an entire networking course here. The most I can say is that a NIC is a network interface card. An IP address is an numerical address given to that card and an interface is the place where you make all that happen.

You might be better off asking someone to help you locally.

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March 6, 2009 at 12:22:19
i wasn't asking for a full lesson.... thanks anyway....

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March 6, 2009 at 15:34:11
Sassie, does your printer have a network card?


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March 6, 2009 at 15:51:02
An easier way to explain would be to ask you a question.

Is your printer capable of being connected to your wireless router?

It's easy to distinguish see if there is a sticker with WiFi Print Server enabled/capable anywhere on the front panel.

1. If it is WiFi capable that means you have a NIC installed in your printer already, then hook up the printer to your wireless router. Follow instructions in manual or search online.

2. If it does not have NIC installed then contact the printer manufacturer and find out if they make external module that you can connect in between your printer and wireless router.

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March 6, 2009 at 16:16:18
Folks you can forget about wireless. This is a cheap printer with only a usb interface.

Sassie B this unit can only connect to your pc or a print server that has a usb interface.

From what you write I have to conclude you don't have a print server.

You need to connect this to your pc and install the drivers. You can do this by following the manual that came with the unit.

If by chance you have a pc and a laptop along with a wireless router you can install the printe to the pc and share it which will allow you to print to it from your laptop.

If this is the case I would recommend getting someone to come in and set this up for you.

Good luck!

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March 7, 2009 at 00:58:44
Thankyou all for your help. Your comments have been really helpful and thankyou for putting it in terms i understand. I know what to look for and how to move forward!


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