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11-12-2011 03:05 PM
I used to print remotely through my wireless modem/router (printer was connect to router by USB and we could print from our wireless capable laptops from anywhere in the house) but now I can't remember how to set it up....
I connected the wireless router to the printer with a USB cable. It seems like it was pretty easy when I set it up before but making the router to printer connection itself didn't do the trick. Do I need to re-load the printer's software on my computer (and on my office partner's computer) as a "Network" printer?
Am I making this more difficult than it should be?
If the answer was on the HP website, I couldn't find it. The wireless page talks about hardwiring the printer to the router, but doesn't say how to make the printer respond...
(I know that our next printer will be wireless, but why should I throw out a perfectly good printer before it becomes a necessity?)
11-13-2011 04:28 PM
You need to connect your printer to your router with an Ethernet cable, not a USB cable.
Then, go to all of the PCs and go to Start > Control Panel > Printers and delete all old instances of the printer.
1. Make sure the printer is turned on and connected to your network. Verify that you can access the printer's internal web page by browsing to its IP address before continuing.
2. Click >> Start >> Control panel >> Printers.
3. Click the Add a printer
4. Select Local printer
5. Select Create a new port and select Standard TCP/IP Port and click Next button.
6. Under Device type, select TCP/IP Device. Under Hostname or IP address, enter the printer's IP address. Click Next.
7. Select Hewlett-Packard from the list of manufacturers and select and select your printer model. Click Next.
If your printer model was not listed, then select Have Disk, browse the HP CD that came with your printer and select the first file that starts with hp and ends with inf. Click Open then OK. Select your printer model. Click Next.
8. If you are asked, use the currently installed driver.
9. It will ask for the Printer name -- enter a new name or use the existing one. This will be the name of the printer that you select from other applications.
10. You may be asked to share the printer. Choose NO.
11. The Print Test Page box appears. Go ahead and print it.
12. Click Finish.
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