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Wired PC cannot find Wireless printer

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March 17, 2012 4:53:18 AM

Alright, I've been thinking about this for the last few hours and I'm out of ideas.

First, my setup:

Desktop PC running Windows 7 connected to D-Link DIR-655 via cable.

I then have a Laptop also running Windows 7 connected to router wirelessly.

Finally, I have a Brother MFC-490CW printer connected to the network wirelessly as well.

Checked out the router status page - it shows all three devices connected properly.

Here's where it gets odd: My Laptop sees the printer just fine. It's all hooked up and can print properly.

My PC, however cannot find the printer to save its' life; I've tried auto-detecting, entering the IP address; none of this seems to work, the PC just REFUSES to find the printer. If I connect the Printer to the router with a cable - my PC finds it alright.

Does anyone have any ideas?

I'll admit - wireless networking is not my forte - and so I'm not sure, but my Laptop is connected to my specific wireless network (by name) while my PC is just showing as connected to "Network"
March 17, 2012 8:51:06 PM

Have you installed the printer on the desktop as a network printer? Do the laptop and desktop have the same workgroup name? Do you see the desktop in the laptop Windows explorer network?
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