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can't "see" the wireless printer from the laptop. Answered

I am not an expert but I bought a printer that is supposed to be able to be used with my laptop without a cable to connect them. Why can't I "see" the printer??? Is there anything that I should check to get it figured out.

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Dr. PepperBest Answer (author)2010-10-26

Maybe there isn't a wi-fi connection?

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lemonie (author)2010-10-27


Which printer (make & model)?
Ditto which laptop?

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kelseymh (author)2010-10-26

1) Do you have a wireless network ("WiFi") at your home or work, wherever you have the printer set up? If not, go to question (4).

2) Is your laptop set up to connect to your wireless network? If not, do so.

3) Is your printer set up to connect to your wireless network? If not, follow the printer's installation instructions to do so.

4) Does your laptop have Bluetooth capability? If not, you're out of luck.

5) Does your printer have Bluetooth capability? If not, you're out of luck.

6) Follow the appropriate instructions to activate Bluetooth on your laptop and on the printer, then connect them.

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orksecurity (author)2010-10-26

Have you tried looking at the printer's user manual? That *should* show you how to set it up.

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