Solved I have a Wired Printer and a wireless Internet conflict

April 6, 2015 at 17:21:47
Specs: Windows 7
So my printer has to be hardwired and my internet has to be wireless. I have both on the back of my computer. my wireless connects to the internet fine but I cant see my printer and the port doesn't even show up in the network settings. Anyone have a clue? i don't... Thx

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April 6, 2015 at 19:42:29
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Your printer should be connected to your router with a patch cable. I would highly recommend you preconfigure it with a static IP address (as compared to relying on DHCP).

Most SOHO routers come with TCP/IP settings similar to the following:

Router LAN IP:
Subnet Mask:
DHCP Enabled = Yes
DHCP Scope = to

I would use something like the following on the printer (Actually, that is the exact IP address I used on my network printer):
IP Address:
Default Gateway:

Once it's connected, you should be able to map to it from any PC in your LAN.

To do so you would simply run the "add printer" wizard and choose "Add a Local Printer" In the next screen, choose "Create a new port" and select "Standard TCP/IP Port" In the next screen you would enter the IP address of the printer (as per example above that would be: and continue through adding appropriate drivers (either from the disk that came with the printer or download the correct ones from the manufacturer's website) and when you're finished, it should work if you've done everything correctly.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

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April 6, 2015 at 23:00:11
A few more details would help.

What make and model is your printer?
Why does the computer have to be wireless rather than a wired connection to the router?
Does the same reason mean that you can't connect the printer to the router with a cable?
Is the printer used by just one computer?

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April 9, 2015 at 13:45:32
Printer is a Mutoh 1204.
The wireless Internet is just so I eliminate wires across my shop...

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