How do I connect my Lexmark x7170 printer to my Netgear wireless router?

I have bought a Lexmark X7170 wireless printer a few days back. I use a Netgear wireless router along with Comcast modem. I want to set up this printer with my Windows PC but do not how to configure it or connect it to my home network. Is it possible to simple connect it to my wifi and start using it?? I am not much into these complicated printer machines so do not have any ideas either, please help me if any of you know how to do it?

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3 months ago

You can easily connect your Lexmark printer to Netgear router’s wireless network. Just you should have this information -

  • Network name/SSID
  • Security type/Encryption
  • Passphrase/Password

Let’s see the connecting procedure -

  1. Launch a web browser on your system that is connected to Netgear router’s network.
  2. In your browser address bar, type “www.routerlogin.net” and hit Enter key. Now, Netgear router login window will display on the screen.
  3. Just login into Netgear router setup wizard by entering username and password. In the username field box, type “admin” and in the password field box, type “password”. After entering Netgear login credentials hit Login. Now Netgear Basic Homepage will display on the screen.
  4. Choose Wireless. Your Netgear router’s network name, security type and password will display on the screen.

How to setup Lexmark printer to wireless network -

Check compatibility

  1. Make sure your operating system is connected to 802.11 b/g/n wireless router over a 2.4 GHz connection.
  2. The operating system that you are using is in control of wireless adapter.
  3. Your system is using a wireless connection to your Netgear router’s network.
  4. Make sure your computer has a dynamic address instead of the static address.
  5.  Also, confirm that your Lexmark printer’s “Shared Preferences” is turned off.

Download latest drivers

  1. Download the latest drivers for your Lexmark printer only from official Lexmark website.
  2. Confirm that the software you are using is compatible with your printer’s model number and also your operating system.

Apply correct installation procedure

Run the installer on your operating system. Follow on-screen instructions until the installer redirects you to the connection type. As the connection type, you have to select “Network (ethernet/wireless)”. After this, choose Yes option and then send wireless settings to Lexmark printer.
Now the installer will follow the further steps automatically. During setting-up, your PC can temporarily disconnect from the internet but there is no need to get worried about that. Once the setup procedure gets complete, you will get back your internet connection.

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