Printer does not receive commands

Hewlett-packard / Hp pavilion dv2500 notebo...
August 29, 2010 at 21:27:17
Specs: Microsoft Windows Vista Business, 2.001 GHz / 2045 MB
I must have enadvertantly changed some setting because I cannot now send a doc to the printer over my wireless network, but I can print wireless if I connect an ethernet cable to the router. I'm just sure it has to do with DNS on my laptop, but can't figure out what to do.

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#1
August 30, 2010 at 06:39:43
It shouldn't have anything to do with DNS. No names need to be resolved. Are you sure that the machine is getting a wireless IP address? From a command prompt, run ipconfig /all & post the output.

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#2
September 1, 2010 at 13:49:56
I have an IP6 when I run an ethernet cable between the router and the computer. I have none otherwise. The config message refers to my DNS id of ca.rr.com and in the next line refers to a DNS server I don't know how to identify. Bottom line is tht you are right about the IP. Got an idea? Thanks, Royan

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#3
September 1, 2010 at 18:16:13
How is the printer connected to the network? Is it shared through a machine (USB) or connected with a cat5 cable?

You still didn't post the output of ipconfig /all
both when it's wired & when it's not. Compare the outputs.

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#4
September 1, 2010 at 23:10:25
How nice of you to follow up on a total stranger, My Brother printer is connected to an electrical outlet and a phone jack for the fax. My computer runs from my broadband jack to the router. The network is WPA secure. Tonight it actually printed a couple of existing docs, but not email. Aren't these delicate machines?!!
The Ipconfig tells me that all media are disconnected.

IP Config tells me the defaault gateway ip. After media disconnected it reads - connection - specific DNS suffix =socal.rr.com (it is actually ca.rr.com) Under connection - specific DNS Suffix it reads
Link - Local 1Pv6 address = fe80=3cf6=3c5=3f57=ff05%12
Default gateway.

Oh! I just scrolled UP. I do have an IPv4 address
Subnet mask (don't know what that is) 255.255.255.0
And a default gateway address that I recognize.

Did I mention that I'm running Vista. Lordy it makes life difficult!!!

Thanks again for trying to help, Royan Herman


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