I had a hard time getting everything set up. It requires a very close reading of the literature to it, but it is there. I did do an ethernet connection but I went back to the wireless to see why I was having trouble. My thought here is that I was locked out of my own network by my own firewall and the variation in connections was in my neighbors DSL networks. Not everyone in my neiborhood has chosen to protect thir system, some turn their systems off at times not convenient to me, some have a weaker signal reception after all it is radio reception and I was depending on the neighbors for a connection to the internet. This explains in my mind why there was such a variation in talking to my printer.