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    Connecting to wireless Printer on network


    Total Noob so be gentle.

    I have installed Ubuntu 11... latest version and is working fine, I would like to connect to my wireless printer that is on my wireless network.

    I am not connected to the network, I assume I will need to do this first?

    help is appreciated.

    cheers

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    Yes, you need to connect to the network first!

    Do you have a wireless card in your Ubuntu machine? What is your hardware (machine and wireless adapter)?

    In a nutshell, you need to:
    - confirm that your wireless network adapter has working drivers installed
    - get your wireless device configured
    - associate with the SSID of your wireless network (the printer should have done this also)
    - enter the encryption key (if wireless network is encrypted)
    - confirm you're on the network (ping ip of printer, etc.)
    - run some Ubuntu app to configure printers (don't know much about this)

    Try these steps to get your wireless networking working under Ubuntu first.

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