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ebycer
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Is the HP DeskJet F4480 set up for wireless printing?

Hi,

 

When I purchased my F4480, I thought it was a wireless printer.  I currently have a Mac Desktop Power PC G4 running Tiger (10.4.11), and a windows laptop running XP Pro. The printer is connected via USB to the Mac, and I was trying to set up wireless printing on the laptop. After several hours of trying, Googling, and searching the manual, I finally decided to post here.

 

Question 1 Can this be done? (if the answer is no, then "thank you" and I'll be on my way...)

 

Question 2 If yes, and having already installed the necessary drivers on my laptop, what is the next step?

 

Sorry for being such an idiot. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Is the HP DeskJet F4480 set up for wireless printing?

The F4400 series (of which your F4480 is part) has USB connectivity only.  The F4500 series has USB and wireless.

 

But, with the printer attached to your Mac you can share the printing function (but not scanning) between computers across your network.  To make this work download and install Bonjour for Windows for your XP from here.  If your XP already has a version of Bonjour (installed by iTunes), uninstall it before installing this version.

 

Run it and it will find the printer attached to your Mac.  Make sure your Mac is on and that it is set to never sleep (System Preferences > Energy Saver).

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Re: Is the HP DeskJet F4480 set up for wireless printing?

 Is the HP DeskJet F4480 set up for wireless printing?

Also does it work with Windows 7?

I have been trying but it doesn't work

can you help me please

and Thank You

 

 

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Re: Is the HP DeskJet F4480 set up for wireless printing?

No, its USB only.  It will work with WIn7 via USB.

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Re: Is the HP DeskJet F4480 set up for wireless printing?

Ok, Bonjour is only for windows, not Mac, so how do I install a windows software on the mac.....that can't be the way, can it?

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Re: Is the HP DeskJet F4480 set up for wireless printing?

Uh, no, Bonjour is built into (modern) Macs.  You don't have to install Bonjour on a Mac, it is part of the operating system.


Tell me what you are trying to do and I'll try to help.

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Re: Is the HP DeskJet F4480 set up for wireless printing?

Is this printer set up for wirless printing.  please give instructions

 

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Re: Is the HP DeskJet F4480 set up for wireless printing?

Download and install the latest software for your printer from the "Support & Drivers" link at the top of this page.

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