How do I get my WiFi printer to work on my new router?

by on February 14, 2011

Q: im using a dell inspiron 546, and my problem is pertaining to my dell v310 printer…

i know WHAT the problem is..i just dont know how to resolve it…

..up until a couple of days ago, the printer worked just fine via wi-fi…then i had some problems with my router and ended up having to by a new one (router) was only today that i saw that that meant now my printer cant communicate with my computer because it isnt configured with the new router..i tried uninstalling then reinstalling the printer, thinking i could just go through the process fresh..but when i get to the part in the setup where it asked what my wi-fi indicator light is showing (flashing orange) it doesnt do anything further, no info or suggestions…

and so im now stuck with the software installation incomplete, on top of the fact that the printer was not communicating with my computer when it was installed

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Version 6.1.7600 Build 7600
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
System Model Inspiron 546
System Type x64-based PC
Processor AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 240 Processor, 2800 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A10, 11/12/2009
SMBIOS Version 2.5
Windows Directory C:\\Windows
System Directory C:\\Windows\\system32
Boot Device \\Device\\HarddiskVolume2
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = “6.1.7600.16385”
Time Zone Central Standard Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 3.75 GB
Available Physical Memory 2.49 GB
Total Virtual Memory 7.50 GB
Available Virtual Memory 5.73 GB
Page File Space 3.75 GB
Page File C:\\pagefile.sys

One Response to “How do I get my WiFi printer to work on my new router?”
    Picked as best answer

    A few initial tips:
    Do another uninstall, and check Dell’s website for the latest version of the printer installer drivers. (Enter the service tag on the printer for best results)

    Make sure to review the manual for the printer:

    According to the manual:
    • Blinking orange means one of the following:
    – The printer is out of the range of the wireless access point (wireless router).
    – The printer is trying to communicate with the wireless access point, but the wireless access point is turned
    off or not working properly.
    – Either the configured printer or the wireless access point has been turned off and back on, and the printer is
    trying to establish communications with the network.
    – The wireless settings of the printer may no longer be valid

    The old wireless settings are probably still setup on the printer. You should be able to connect to a new wireless network by using the setup menu on the printer itself.

    Also, if you haven’t already done so, try a laptop or smartphone and make sure the wireless on your new router is working correctly.