I have a Broadband contract with BT. The printer is connected via Ethernet to the router, BT HomeHub 5. I have two PCs connected in the same way to the router. Both run Windows 7. One is a Dell desktop, the other a Sony laptop. I also have a Mac Mini connected by Wifi to the router. I am not very familar with MacIntosh PCs, but I think it works under OSX9. I only use that machine in connection with my TV for such things as streaming video and playing DVDs.There is one more wired connection to the router, that being my wood pellet boiler, an Austrian ETA device. This enables me to control the boiler when I am away from home. It is not sophisticated, simply allowing me to switch the boiler on or off via the internet.
The network works well, as far as I can tell.
That was all pretty obvious and I have done all that, as I indicated in my initial posting. What I am looking for here is some specific advice for the printer that I have not some bread and butter stuff that applies to any printer. And as I indicated earlier, I am not interested in running this thing from my Mac, only my Windows machines.
My main problem is that the contact sheets show bright colours as too bright and paler tones looked washed out. There is also a bit of a colour cast towards the red. At present I have produced nearly acceptable copies by adjusting settings in the Image Options tab as follows: the lightness is set to minus 40 and the Colour Correction to 'Automatic'. Under Colour Correction, I have two other options, one is 'None' and the other is 'Vivid colour'. My photoshop colour settings are Adobe RGB. The problem exists because there is no clear guidance from Xerox about these adjustments (and there are others I can make, mainly regarding paper types but they do not seem to have a significant impact) and no sign of any becoming available. The manual is not at all forthcoming.
I look forward to receiving help from your colleague