In one of our branches, we recently bought a refurbished Workcentre 7545, which does not have wireless capabilities. After finding out that location only had Wi-Fi and no way of getting a wired connection to the printers location, I get the Wireless Print Solutions Adapter so that they could actually use the printer we bought.
I have followed the instructions and the bridge is working, the adapter is connected to the wireless network, I can print a test page from the adapters web interface, but I'm not sure how to get the computers to print to the printer using the adapter.
I have installed the drivers for the printer, but the installer cannot find the printer. I have also tried using the Windows printer installer, but still nothing. I have tired using the adapters IP address and the printers IP address, but still I get nothing.
Am I missing something? I tired the Xerox phone support but got bounced around for a couple hours, then hung up on.
How do I print from a computer to the printer using the aireless adapter?
Thanks in advance!
The WPSA is just a Wireless bridge and nothing more when it comes to printing from a PC. You print still to the IP address of the printer as if the WPSA device wasn't there.
You can get the IP from the printer (Machine status) or the WPSA config page
By far the most important thing to remember is you have to connect to the LAN again from your device, remember, you connect to the WPSA as if it were the network to set it up, you have to disconnect and get on the LAN to actually send a print.
Are these the directions you followed for the setup? Was there anything inconsistent to your attempt?
If those directions were followed and nothing went awry, you should be able to access the web page of the printer directly, and if that is the case you should be able to print.
Yes, I have followed those instructions. I cannot access the printers web page nor does the driver installer see the printer, even when the printers IP address is entered.
The printer has the IP address of xxx.xxx.137.88, where as the adapter has an IP address of xxx.xxx.41.61
Could this be an issue?
It certainly will be an issue if your PC has a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0 (Which by default it would).
That would mean the IP of the printer needs to be 192.168.41.X.
For a subnet of 255.255.0.0 you would just need to be 192.168.X.X and it would theoretically work.
I added 192.168 to these because it's easy. You would want to change the subnet on the WPSA, the printer and the PC if you are going to start changing any of them.