PC wireless to Router hard-wired to Printer

Hello,
I have XP(HE) SP3 wireless to NetGear WPN824 and a Laser Printer connected by a ethernet cable to the router.
The PC recognises the network but cannot find the printer.
Do I have the correct cable (it is black); how do I tell if this set up needs a different ethernet cable; what is crossover, etc and how do I tell one from the other?
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  1. did you configure the printer's IP settings?
  2. Emerald said:
    did you configure the printer's IP settings?


    Thanks for your reply -

    No, I don't know how.

    The printout from the Dell 1320c has details:

    Network
    Firmware Version 8.83
    MAC Address 08:00:37:75:35:4a
    Ethernet Settings 100Base Full(Auto)
    TCP/IP
    Get IP Address AutoIP
    IP Address 192.168. 1. 2
    Subnet Mask 255.255.255. 0
    Gateway Address 192.168. 1. 1
    Status Ready

    plus some other stuff about LPD, Port9100, FTP, SNMP, E-Mail Alert, EWS and IP Filter...

    I do not understand much but I can follow step by step instructions in simple terms.

    Hope to hear more,

    Regards,

    D :o
  3. Add Printer
    choose Local Printer but do not Autodetect
    choose Create a new port and select Standard TCP/IP Port
    enter the IP address 192.168.1.2
    install drivers either from CD or via Windows Update
  4. If Emeralds method does not work, try this: Click start, then run. Type cmd and press enter. In the prompt type net use 192.168.1.2 and press enter. See if that works, don't count on it though.
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