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08-11-2012 08:20 AM
I've asked for help on other HP forums but not gotten any response, so I will try here. I have the H470wbt that I have gotten to work in Lion with my MacBook Pro in the USB and even Bluetooth modes. What I cannot get to work is the Wireless mode.
In the HP software that is installed, there is no Wireless Setup utility. The Print Utility allows some very basic options, but none having to do with wireless. The printer cannot be accessed via IP directly like other printers (including HP). So the only wireless option is using the INSTALL software, which runs a Configuration option. When I get to that on the screen, it finds the H470 and asks if I want to configure for wireless. When I check the box it goes to a screen asking for me to select the wireless network.
This is where I hit a brick wall.
The software finds no wireless network, even though one is available. IF I type in the name it says it can't find it. It is the same network my laptop is connected to and it works fine. If I set up another wireless network, the software can't find it also. It sees nothing in the software, and you cannot get past this point and set up the H470wbt without a wireless network name.
I've tried unplugging and plugging the USB connector back in for the printer, but it makes no difference.
How the heck do I establish the wireless network so I can get the H470 to work via WiFi?
I'm trying to get this to work before installing Mountain Lion, unless for some reaon it is easier using Mountain Lion than Lion.
08-14-2012 04:54 PM
I'm wondering if you have resolved your issue yet?
when the wifi card is put into the printer the first time, the printer should advertise itself in AdHoc mode, eg HP Setup network name.
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08-14-2012 06:37 PM
No, no answer and no solution. I've Googled it and everyone says that set up is very difficult. The YouTube videos on HP wireless setup say it is a pain in the but, and they give suggestions that, unfortunately, don't apply to the H470. I'm about ready to heave the printer. It works via USB and Bluetooth, but I need the WiFi. I need to set it up ad hoc, as you mentioned, but cannot do it.