Sep 25, 2008 - 06:25 AM
Here's the scoop...when you connect to the network (printer included) wireless devices are assigned an IP address. Both XP and Vista allow you to add a new printer using an IP port.
Hopefully, somewhere in the menu of that multi-function device you can print or see a report that show the current network settings, including the IP address. Once you have that information, you can use the "Add a printer" wizard to add the printer.
You'll want to tell Vista that you're connecting to a printer that's connected to the machine (even though it's not tethered to it with a cable) and use the IP port as the port to connect to.
It will walk you through the typical settings of naming the printer, etc., and print a test page. I recommend printing a test page just to make sure that everything has been done properly.
As I said earlier, if the IP address for the printer happened to change, you would need to adjust the printer settings to the new address. That could get annoying. :)
If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to post them.