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Wireless Printing Canon Pixma MP950 Please Help!

by lorikilkelly / January 4, 2007 4:52 AM PST

My Dad has a Netgear Wireless Cable Router. He has a Dell Windows XP laptop that connects wirelessly to the Internet thru this router. We gave him a Canon Pixma MP950 which clearly states that it does not have network capability. I contacted Canon to see if I could plug the PM950 into a print server and the print server into the wireless router and they said no but couldn't seem to get into more detail than that. However, Felisa Yang, one of the editors here, supplied an answer that seems to make sense (link below) but is in direct contrast to what the guy at Canon told me. http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-10166_7-6477856.html?tag=txt
Does anyone know if it will work for this printer? I'm concerned about opening the box b/c if he can't print wirelessly, he'll want to return the printer. THANK YOU!

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No one will state it works. For example I've put a few
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 4, 2007 5:24 AM PST

Printers on those linksys printer servers and it does work in spite of the printer not supporting such. For you, if you insist they write it works then next time go get a printer that says it does. Here I just dive in and get it going. But that's me. Others want warm and fuzzy.

Bob

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by lorikilkelly / January 4, 2007 5:31 AM PST

Oh I could care less if Canon will "say" it works, I just want to find a solution. The printers that state they have wireless capability aren't ranked as highly for quality.

So, can you tell me, since there are no "directions" per se, do I just get a print server, plug it into the router and printer into server and go from there? Or am I confused on the configuration?

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The directions are included with the print server.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 4, 2007 5:37 AM PST
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And if you go to linksys.com you can most likely get the manual ahead of time.

Sorry if you thought I wrote "no directions". What I meant to write was that few will offer you any guarantee it will work even when it does in fact work fine. It all has to do with support. For instance I can't call anyone if my printer stops printing while on my print server.

Hope this helps,

Bob

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