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Posted 30 October 2009 - 06:27 PM

I am on someone elses computer and they have a printer hooked up (lexmark x5070 to be exact), and it was working fine until they missed the bill for the cable and their internet was cut off. So now their printer no longer prints anything and I am not sure what to do. I have not un-installed it then re-installed it since I am not familiar with the tech of it, so I was wondering what exactly i should try. Thank you.
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Posted 30 October 2009 - 06:50 PM

Its probably routed through their internet to allow for wireless printing.

I would connect the printer directly to the computer there should be a usb connector.

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Posted 31 October 2009 - 08:10 AM

Check the printer properties for the connection type, e.g. by USB, LPT or a network address.

LPT or USB cables are the simplest.
(Though USB is supposed to be the 'easy' plug & play option you need drivers either way and why waste a port if you have an LPT socket.)

If it is setup using a network address then that would probably indicate is is through the router, (better because it allows sharing the printer without having to leave the master PC on) Having disconnected the ISP 'should' not stop a router or hub from supporting a local IP printer, but some re-configuration may be required.

The standard 5070 is USB only but there are optional ethernet & wireless connections.

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