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HP Officejet Pro 8500 Use on home network

We have just installed an HP 8500 at home connected by ethernet to our router.

 

My wife has an HP 8500 (also just installed) at her office.  Hers was installed as a USB connected devise.

 

My wife's computer can access our home LAN.

 

Is there any way that her computer can access, i.e. print files, through our home LAN other than copying the files to another devise and printing from there?

 

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Sure, this should work fine.

 

What operating system?

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Windows XP but we do not have administrative privileges on her computer.

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OK, with no Admin privileges I am not sure it will work.  Here is how to do it:

 

First, right-click the printer that is already installed with USB (in Control Panel > Printers) and Rename it to something like "8500 USB"

 

Print a Network or Wireless test from the printer control panel: Setup > Network area.   Note the printer's IP address

Verify that you can get to the printer's internal web page by typing its IP address into the address bar of a browser.

1. Click "Start" button --> Printers and Faxes.
2. Under Printer Tasks, click "Add Printer".
3. Click "Next" button on the Add Printer Wizard window.
4. Select "Local printer attached to this computer". Deselect "Automatically detect and install My Plug and play printer". Click "Next".
5. Under Select a Printer Port option, select "Create a new port" and select "Standard TCP/IP Port" and click "Next" button.
6. In the "Welcome to the Add Standard TCP/IP printer port wizard" make sure that the printer is turned on and connected to same network that your computer is connected to. Click "Next" button.
7. Under "Add Standard TCP/IP Printer Port" enter the printer's IP address. Click "Next" then click "Finish".
8. Now, select HP from the list of manufacturers, select your printer from the list of Printer models and click 'Next' button.
9. If you can't find your printer, you'll need to find the install CD and use the "Have Disk" option to select one of the hp*.ini files. Alternatively, you can select another HP printer model from the same type.
10. Add the print spooler name and click "Next".
11. Click "Next"
12. Click "Next" and then "Finish"

 

Finally, you can rename the new network printer like you did the USB one.

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Thanks for your help.  I didn't have to rename the original version of the printer.  The new one installed with the name HP Officeject Pro 8500 A909a Series (Copy 1).

 

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Great, I am glad it worked.  I recommend changing the names anyway just to make it clear (USB and Network, Work and Home or whatever).

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