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wireless printer #1277109
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how do you set it up, do i need a adaptor. cool wave blackkitty catrub lab puppy cat kitty burger wavegirl angel bedtime first time i will use one.

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Your PC/Laptop, etc needs Bluetooth (look under settings...).


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No, revco, not necessarily Bluetooth. But probably WiFi.

Your wireless printer and your computer will need to be on the same WiFi network. Does your computer have a WiFi adapter? If it doesn't, you will need to get one. They make them to plug into a USB port. Otherwise, I can't help you as these instructions vary from printer to printer. Please read the instructions that came with the computer.


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Re: wireless printer [Re: family] #1277121
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thank you very much.

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But feel free to holler back here if you run into any problems!


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Re: wireless printer [Re: family] #1277143
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i will, do not worry.

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Forgot a question, family. Do you have a WiFi router or cable box? If your internet is through a cable directly from the router to the computer, your router may or may not be a WiFi router.


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Re: wireless printer [Re: family] #1277186
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it from xfinity, a wifi.

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Good. Then all you need is to make sure your computer has a WiFi adapter. If it's a laptop, it probably will.


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desktop

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Then you'll need to determine if it already has a WiFi adapter. If it's on the motherboard there will be a couple of black antennae looking things on the back. If not, then you'll need to purchase a USB WiFi adapter.


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Re: wireless printer [Re: family] #1277207
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thank you very much.

Re: wireless printer [Re: family] #1277903
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unable to communicate with printer{hpa8b13bc17dbc} ensure the printer is connected and powered on.if you conitue to see this error you may need to add the printer again.

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So, does your computer have a WiFi adapter?

Have you installed the printer so that it is connected to your network?


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Re: wireless printer [Re: family] #1277922
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paid 30 dollars for wireless adapter, even brought cord to connect computer and printer.

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OK. If you have a wireless adapter, you shouldn't need a cable to connect. But sometimes that's easiest.

Question still is, have you "installed" the printer - which means the printer drivers - yet? You can't just plug it in to the computer.

Have you followed the instructions that came with the computer for installing it?


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Re: wireless printer [Re: family] #1278059
07/28/22 01:42 AM
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i took it to Ginstar Computers At Marietta to install, the adapter and printer, took tower and printer, said tower was on last leg, never ask if he install the adapter, said tower was leaking. trying to find good gaming tower. paid $67, 32 dollars for adapter, 30 to zap printer, 5 dollar for cable hook up, never ask what he did, might be my problem.

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A computer is "leaking?" What the heck does that mean? Leaking what? Yes, your computer is older and Windows 8.1 will no long be supported soon, but I don't understand was being the "last leg" means either.

None of this makes any sense.


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Re: wireless printer [Re: family] #1278089
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it is dying, stuff inside is leaking., he took the back off the tower and look inside of it.

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family, there is nothing inside a computer that could "leak." There are no liquids anywhere. It is all hardware. I think he is feeding you a line of BS.


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my sister fixed my printer, printed out some recipes.

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Yay for your sister! I knew there shouldn't be any problems. And your computer is likely just fine for now. Yippee!


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Re: wireless printer [Re: family] #1279168
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mow i need ink, but do not know what to buy.

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Just look at the ink cartridges inside the printer and see what they are. If it's an hp printer, there be a number.


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i will, never told me.

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