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lutzke21
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Setting printer password on wireless printer

Just finished setting up my new HP Officejet J6450 with wireless and connecting all my computers (minus my HTC Touch Pro...soon maybe).

 

My issue is that I'd like to set a password on the printer to keep kids from wearing out my cartidges.  Since it is "wireless" and not a shared printer connected directly to any computer, I don't know where to start with this.

 

Any ideas?

 

Thanks

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Wi-Fi-Guy
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Re: Setting printer password on wireless printer

Are you trying to limit the printer to being accessed from just one computer or are you trying to set a schedule when the printer can be accessed in general?

 

Are all the computers in your home connected wirelessly?

 

Is it insufficient to just not load the printer drivers on the kid's computers?

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lutzke21
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Re: Setting printer password on wireless printer

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Are you trying to limit the printer to being accessed from just one computer or are you trying to set a schedule when the printer can be accessed in general?

 

- Niether, I'd like a "enter password" pop-up prior to the print job being sent to the printer.

 

Are all the computers in your home connected wirelessly?

 

- Yes

 

Is it insufficient to just not load the printer drivers on the kid's computers?

 

- The computers that the kids use are used by us all, (livingroom, kitchen, etc) not necessarily a "child only" computer

 

I appreciate your help, and quick response!

 

Message Edited by lutzke21 on 02-08-2009 09:36 AM
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i dont think that will be possible...
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Re: Setting printer password on wireless printer

If you're running Vista, it appears you could create a separate "kids" account that removes permission to print.  Right-click on the printer icon, select properties and then security and from here you can set account level access to the printer.

 

This means that you would have to logout when you're not using the computer ... which may be more hassle than you want.

 

I'll keep looking around to see what can be done.  If you look on the web, you're not the first person to ask for this feature.

 

BTW -- what type of computers are running on your network?  And if you don't mind me asking, what kind of wireless-router do you have and what kind of wireless security are you using? 

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lutzke21
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Re: Setting printer password on wireless printer

If you're running Vista, it appears you could create a separate "kids" account that removes permission to print.  Right-click on the printer icon, select properties and then security and from here you can set account level access to the printer.

 

This means that you would have to logout when you're not using the computer ... which may be more hassle than you want.

 

-Thought about doing just that, but it is more of a hassle, and I'd want to "authorize" certain print jobs (i.e. those that relate to school work) by just going in and typing in the password to allow the job.

 

I'll keep looking around to see what can be done.  If you look on the web, you're not the first person to ask for this feature.

 

-I've noticed, thought there'd be something already out there for this.  I do appreciate your time.

 

BTW -- what type of computers are running on your network?  And if you don't mind me asking, what kind of wireless-router do you have and what kind of wireless security are you using? 

 

-2 x desktop w/XP (1 HP, 1 Compaq), 1 x laptop w/XP (Gateway), 1 x laptop w/Vista (HP).  Linksys WRT54G v4, WPA2-P, TKIP+AES.

 

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caronoda
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Re: Setting printer password on wireless printer

Tried to enter passphrase in the menue screen, but could not enter numbers. Only could enter letters. I have a hp officejet 4500 wireless. I would certainly appreciate your help.
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I can't figure out how to connect my printer, I have a HP Photosmart C6150 to my computer I recently changed my router password and interent password....please help

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Re: Setting printer password on wireless printer

Replacing your wireless router now here.


http://www.hp.com/global/au/en/wireless/reconfiguring-system-help3.html

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