Ad-Hoc Mode allows for a connection between two wireless (WiFi) devices without the use of an access point or wireless router.
Example of Ad-Hoc Mode topology
Possible reasons for using Ad-Hoc mode include:
- Neither computer or printer are in close enough proximity to a wireless access point.
- You are experiencing intermittent communication issues with your wireless router caused by interference or distance.
- You do not own a router (access point).
Step Action Illustration 1 Insert the installation CD into the drive. 2 Select Network Installation.
3 After reading the License Agreement, place a checkmark next to the I Agree statement, then click Next.
4 Click Next after reading the Firewall Exceptions notification.
The installation software will now try to locate the printer.
Illustration A indicates that the printer was located connected to USB002. Click Setup Wireless.
Illustration B reveals that the printer was not found.
- See Before you begin.
- Restart the PC.
- Verify that Windows Plug-N-Play sees the printer.
- Click Refresh.
Illustration A (Larger View)
Illustration B (Larger View)
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 Notice that the default SSID print server appears in the list of available networks. Click Next.
9 Because No Security was detected in the previous step, no security key entry is required. Click Next.
10 A small window will appear with the message Configuring the wireless printer adapter and verifying it can access the network. Please wait...
11 Successful configuration will yield a port name.
12 One last notification will appear. Select Print Using A Wireless Connection and click Next.
13 The message Wireless Setup Successful will display. Disconnect the wireless configuration cable. Click Next to install the remaining software.
Please contact Lexmark Technical Support for additional information. NOTE: When calling for support, you will need to know your printer model type and serial number.
Please call from near the printer and computer in case the technician asks you to perform a task involving one of the devices.