Setting up the iP4000R for use over a wireless LAN - Windows
Article ID: ART158264 | Date published: 06/09/2015 | Date last updated: 08/18/2015
 

Description

Setting up the iP4000R for use over a wireless LAN - Windows

Solution

First-time Setup for Use over Wireless LAN

When you are setting up the printer to be used over wireless LAN (infrastructure mode) for the first time, the printer is set up to be used over a network, as well as the computer that uses it. Follow these steps.

Windows 7 Users: The printer driver and supporting software from your original setup CD_ROM are not compatible with Windows 7. You must install the printer driver by simply connecting the printer (powered on) to the computer with a USB cable and allowing Windows Update to install the driver (Internet access is required). A windows 7 compatible version of the Network Setup Utility is available for download from our Web site.

Windows:

1. Ensure that the printer and the computer are turned off.

2. Turn on the computer and start Windows. If any applications automatically run, quit them. Do NOT turn the printer on at this stage.

3. Place the Setup Software & User's Guide CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive.

Notes:

  • If the CD-ROM does not run automatically, click 'Start' and select 'My Computer', then double-click the CD-ROM icon. For non-XP Windows, doubleclick 'My Computer' in the Windows screen, then double-click the CD-ROM icon.
  • If the language selection screen appears, select the language, then click 'OK'.
  • If the location selection message appears, select your place of residence, then click 'Next'.

4. Follow the instructions displayed on screen. When the screen shown is displayed, click 'Easy Install'.

Note:

When you select 'Easy Install', the items included in the CD-ROM are installed automatically. To select particular items to install, click 'Custom Install' and follow the instructions on the screen.

5. When the list of applications to install appears, verify the contents, click 'Install', then follow the instructions on the screen.

6. Read the License Agreement carefully and click 'Yes'.

7. Select 'Set up the printer and the computer' and click 'Next'.

8. When the screen shown appears, connect the printer with a USB cable.

9. Turn on the printer. If the printer is recognized, the next screen will appear automatically. If the connection is not recognized, click 'Help' and follow its instructions.

10. Select 'Use printer with LAN connection' and click 'Next'.

11. Select 'Wireless LAN' and click 'Next'.

Note:

If the printer's network settings have been set before, the Printer Network Setup dialog box is displayed. For information, see "The Printer Network Setup dialog box is displayed during setup "

12. Setup automatically detects your access point.

Important:

If you connect to a network that is not protected with security measures, there is a risk of disclosing data such as your personal information to a third party.

An access point is detected automatically and setup proceeds to the next step when:

  • Setup detects an access point with the same SSID as the access point currently connected to your computer, and the access point is not using encryption.
    -- or --
  • Setup did not detect an access point with the same SSID as the access point currently connected to your computer (or your computer is currently not connected to an access point in the first place), but a single access point without encryption was detected.

If the detected access point is using encryption:

When setup detects an access point with the same SSID as the access point currently connected to your computer, and the access point is using encryption (WEP or WPA), the Access Points dialog box is displayed with the access point highlighted in the list.


Enter the network key (WEP key or WPA key) set to the access point and click 'Connect'.

If multiple access points were detected:

If setup did not detect an access point with the same SSID as the access point currently connected to your computer (or your computer is currently not connected to an access point in the first place), and two or more access points were detected, the Access Points dialog box is displayed.

Select your target access point and click 'Connect'.

If WEP or WPA is displayed in the Encryption column, a network key (WEP or WPA key) is set to your access point. Enter the network key (WEP key or WPA key) set to the access point and click 'Connect'.

Important:

You cannot connect to an access point using WPA- 802.1x or an access point using WPA-PSK with type of dynamic encryption set to AES. See "The Access Points dialog box is displayed during setup "

Notes:

  • If the Encryption column is blank, the access point is not encrypted.
  • For details, see "The Access Points dialog box is displayed during setup "
  • For details on the access point's SSID and network key (WEP key or WPA key) setting, refer to the manual provided with the access point.

If no access points were detected, or your target access point is not displayed:

If the An access point could not be detected message appears, click 'OK' to display the Access Points dialog box. Click 'Update' to perform detection again. If your access point is still not listed, take the following measures.

  • Ensure that the access point is on and then click 'Update'.
  • Ensure that the printer is on and connected to your computer with a USB cable, then click 'Update'.
  • Move your printer closer to the access point and remove possible obstructions, then click 'Update'.
  • If all above fails, use manual searching. For details, see "The target access point is not detected, or you want to specify access point settings manually "
  • Using your access point's utility software, check if your access point is set to the 'stealth' mode, i.e., set not to broadcast its SSID, or is set to reject clients whose SSID is set to 'ANY'. If so, click 'Manual Setup' and enter the access point's SSID in SSID.

13. Setup automatically detects the printer. The iP4000R connected with a USB cable is detected automatically.

If the printer was not detected, the Set Printer IP Address dialog box appears. Click 'Connect' to retry detection. If the printer is still not detected, take the following measures.

  • Ensure that the printer is on and connected to your computer with a USB cable, then click 'Connect'.
  • Move your printer closer to the access point and remove possible obstructions, then click 'Connect'.
  • Ensure that the computer's connection with the access point is operational, then click 'Connect'.
  • If all above fails, use manual searching. To confirm the IP address, click 'Network Information' in the Set Printer IP Address dialog box. For details, see "The Set Printer IP Address / Printer IP Address Setup dialog box is displayed during setup "

Note:

Be sure to re-connect the printer to your computer with a USB cable when changing the wireless LAN setting. Otherwise, your computer may fail to communicate with the printer.

14. Remove the USB cable, and click 'Finish'. Setup will next install application programs.

15. When the installation results are displayed, click 'OK'. If you are prompted to restart the computer, click 'Yes' and restart the computer.

16. When the On-Screen Manual dialog box appears, click 'Next'. Printer software installation is now complete. Setup next proceeds to perform print head alignment.

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