Solved Lexmark S305 Cannot activate the Wi Fi connection to network

June 17, 2015 at 16:29:27
Specs: Windows 8.1
Works well inUSB connect mode, even the WI FI light is flashing rapidly.
Have the network SSID but cannot find the Printers SSID mainly because don't know how to find the latter. Also don't know what is meant by "the wireless access point".

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June 17, 2015 at 17:05:13
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I think you are a little confused.

The SSID is the name of your wireless network that the router broadcasts. This is also the name of your wireless access point. The printer doesn't have an SSID.

If you are going by the guide below:

It appears that for wireless printing functionality you need to configure the printer while it is physically connected to your computer by cable using the Lexmark Wireless Setup Utility.

In short while the printer is connected to your PC you run the wireless setup utility.

You select your SSID (this is the name of your wireless access point).

You enter your password (encryption / network key) for your wireless network.

You should get a message telling you the printer is verifying it can access your wireless network or something to that effect.

If all goes well you will get a successful connection confirmation message.

You should be able to disconnect the cable from your PC and printer and use it wirelessly from this point.


The flashing (Orange) wireless symbol means that the printer is trying to connect to a network wirelessly. If it continues to flash it could mean it is still negotiating the connection. If the flashing still continues and doesn't go solid green it could be for a few of reasons such as the printer is too far away from the router or there is a security mismatch (incorrect password / encryption key).

When the light turns solid green this indicates the printer has been successfully connected to your wireless network.

Lexmark wireless status light indicator:

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