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04-14-2012 02:18 PM
My os is Windows 7 64 bit.
I want my printer to be wireless. I did have it connected to a USB port and after unplugging I don't know which com to use.
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04-16-2012 05:09 PM
The easiest way is to plug your printer into your router with an Ethernet cable. If that is not possible you can create a wireless connection to the router. On the front of the printer: Setup > Network > WIreless Setup WIzard.
Once the printer is connected to your network (wired or wireless, it does not matter), go to Start > Control Panel > Printers and delete all instances of the printer. Next:
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. Get the printer's IP address on a Wireless Network Test page printed from the printer's Network menu.
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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