asked May 8, 2005 at 6:13pm
Lexmark Lexmark Optra R

Lexmark Optra R+ - "71:1 no network connection" ??


I have recently inherited a Lexmark Optra R+ .

The printer and PC are both connected to a 4 port Netcomm router and both show up as active on this.

I have also installed the necessary drivers from Lexmark (netwn32e.exe and Lexmark_Network_en.exe) and the printers are now installed on my PC.

Problem is: when I turn on the printer I get a "71:1 no network connection" on the printer lcd screen? I have tried to print a test page from the pc which just comes up as an error?

PS: I have printed an network setings page from the printer which says the card status is "enabled"??? Any help would be really appreciated.


Any thoughts on this one? Is the question just too stupid or does no one know the answer? After considering it a bit more i am thinking maybe i need a print server of some description?

look forward to hearing from someone.

Many thanks.
by PAFC on May 11, 2005 at 4:35pm Add comment

I have a Lexmark 4049-U16 Laser Printer also known as a Unisys AP9210 or UDS9616. Anyway am getting the same problem you are I get the same error at power and I get a green light on my Belkin Router. I called Lexmark for help and they were useless. So I sat and had a play myself. I connected a Cat 5 Patch cable, added an IP addy and Sub Net and Gateway, Reset to Factory Defaults, Disabled LexLink, Netware and AppleTalk and still had the same error. BUT when I press the Retry button on the LCD when that error appears and when you look at /print the Printer Network Details it shows as Enabled.

I then added the TCP/IP port in the printers setting on XP (right click, properties, Ports, Add, TCP/IP, Set IP address, Save). Disconnected the Parallel port and rebooted the printer got the same error hit retry (when you hit retry nothing seems to happen) I then tried to print a test page and WOOOOW WEEEEEE It cane out, I then went down stairs and added it to my Win98SE laptop via the browse function and then tried a test page from there and DOUBLE WOOOOW WEEEEE that worked.

I think I have covered everything.

Hope that helps.

by Chojin on Jun 15, 2005 at 7:24am Add comment