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How to Set Up the X9350 in Infrastructure Mode (Wireless Routers and Access Points)

Document ID:HO3093
 
06/05/13 Properties  

Problem

Set up wireless printing; Wireless setup; Print using Wi-Fi; Wifi;

Environment

Windows 2000; Windows XP (32-bit); Windows XP Professional (64-bit); Windows Vista (32-bit); Windows Vista (64-bit); Windows 7 (32-bit); Windows 7 (64-bit); Windows 8 (32-bit); Windows 8 (64-bit);

Solution

Overview


Infrastructure Mode is the most common wireless network environment. This mode offers the fastest wireless data transfers and allows multiple secure wireless connections.
Examples of Infrastructure Mode Topologies
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Before you begin
 

  • Make sure the printer is turned  ON and that the Wi-Fi connection light on the printer is  ON.
    NOTE: The Wi-Fi connection light goes ON after scanning for local wireless devices is complete.
     
  • Verify the connection of the temporary wireless configuration cable (included in the box) between printer and computer.
    NOTE: Close the last Windows Plug-N-Play  balloon that appears, and cancel out of the Found New Hardware Wizard.
     
  • View or print the printer's default Wi-Fi settings. Click here for an example.
    NOTE: The SSID: and BSS: values are the most important.
     
  • Obtain your wireless router configuration (security) settings and write them down. Click here for instructions.
    NOTE: Refer to your wireless router/access point documentation for further assistance.
     
  • Check your computer's wireless settings to see if the print server is recognized.
     

 

Infrastructure Mode Installation (WEP Security Example)


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1 Insert the installation CD into the drive.
2 Select Network Installation, and then click Next.
3 After reading the License Agreement, place a checkmark next to the I Agree statement, and then click Next.
4 Click Next after reading the Firewall Exceptions notification.
5 The installation software will display Searching... while trying to find the printer.
6

Illustration A indicates that the printer was located connected to USB002.

Click Setup Wireless or Next.

Note: If you select Next, you will be prompted to choose between a Wireless and a USB installation. Choose 'Set up the Wireless Printing', and then click Next.

 

Illustration B reveals the printer was not found.

  1. See Before you begin above.
     
  2. Restart the PC.
     
  3. Verify that Windows Plug-N-Play sees the printer.
     
  4. Click Refresh.

Illustration A

Illustration B

7 The installation software will now locate and identify your PC's wireless configuration settings. The message Gathering Wireless information will appear with a progress bar beneath it.
8 Highlight your wireless router or access point, identified by network name, (SSID), channel and mode, then select The network name I want to use is in the list, and then click Next.
9

Select your security type (No Security, WEP, or WPA), and then click Next.

Note: This example uses WEP.

10 Enter your Security Key(s) value, and then click Next
11 Verify the settings, click Show Key(s) to identify correct entry of the WEP or WPA security keys, and then click Next.   
12 A small window will appear with the message Configuring the wireless printer adapter and verifying it can access the network.  Please wait....", and then click Next.
13

Successful configuration will yield a port name (e.g.  9300_Series_026DD2_P1).

Suggestion: Write this port name down for future reference.

14 You will receive one last chance to switch to a USB connection. Select Print Using A Wireless Connection, and then click Next
15 The message Wireless Setup Successful displays. Disconnect the USB cable and relocate the printer to a desired location. Click Next to install the remaining software.

 

Related Wireless Articles
 

 

Still Need Help? 


Please contact Lexmark Technical Support for additional assistance. NOTE: When calling for support, you will need to know your printer model type and serial number (SN).
Please call from near the printer and computer in case the technician asks you to perform a task involving these devices.

 



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