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04-05-2012 06:43 PM
it appears that this printer can not use Ethernet & wireless at the same time
why is tha?
If I had known I would not have bought the devicxe itmakes it useless in an environment of
desktops and wireless laptops - or requires buying another printer to do the other half of the job
if this is a design choice it is a very dumb one - if it is a programming failure (I don't want to say what I think in that case)
04-05-2012 06:55 PM
I hate to tell you, but this printer doesn't work for just wireless either. It is very frustrating. Terrible flaw. I have to reboot my router and printer every time I want to use it. Big Pain.
04-19-2012 12:10 AM
The most common thing of why it won't print over wireless after setup is that if the usb cable was used as part of setup, the MacOS will automatically create a print queue. You might look to see if your print jobs are showing up in the wrong queue. if so, make sure you set your wireless queue as the default printer or remove the usb queue
04-19-2012 04:16 AM
My printer doesn't have a USB cable. It was set up wireless from the start and I still have issues. Had I checked this forum before making my purchase, I wouldn't have bought this printer for sure. I am still watching and waiting for a fix. Good luck all.
04-19-2012 06:11 PM
Hi, sorry, the post sent was mostly directed to pcguru's issue. In addition to what I noted, it would be good to know how the print queue was setup as this can affect things greatly. For example, if you added the printer by selecting the IP method and manually adding the IP address, then whenever the router decides to change the printers IP address, you will lose connectivity. Best is if you use the browser listing when adding the printer, it will default to Bonjour name and thus won't matter if IP address changes later. Of course though if you change the bonjour name of your printer yourself, you would have to setup print queue again. Note too that you might also try setting the bonjour highest priority setting listed under the networking section, network identification area in the printers embedded web server to 9100 print, that you may see more reliable and faster printing. This should be done before creating the print queue on the Mac. But all this means nothing if you are having wireless issues which it appears what many folks are clearly stating on this post. But above may help to eliminate a wireless issue vs a typical IP address changing issue as is common to home routers.
07-05-2012 09:15 PM
I only want to see the results from a printer. Spending hours setting it up is not my idea of fun. I wanted a printer that I could operate like a car, ie. open the door and turn the key or push a button, then drive. This printer is great, when it communicates with my computer. But let something go wrong with my router and I have a paper weight for a printer. Why can't the programers that like to fool with codes, etc. make it simple for we users that just want to have the electronic device work by plugging it into a power outlet and let the devices speak to each other and say; I am here to each other.
Now for my problem(s). Everything was working fine after spending 6 hours talking to India on one day and 2 hours another day. Problem occurred when my router died and I replaced it with a new router. All of my computers work fine. I just cannot print with any of them on this HP1525nw printer. I am sure I could spend another 2 days getting this printer to work; however, I have other business I need to take care of.
Surely programmers could write code that would fix problems and make the printers work, instead the answers are for end users to have to do the work programmers should have already done and not make customers spend hours and hours to get a product to work.
07-06-2012 04:28 AM
I know exactly how you feel, Macfearless. I am learning to hate my printer. I went wireless to make my life easier and it has made so much more stress. Mine has never worked properly, ie, communicating with my computer or router. There have been many many complaints posted here with this same issue and never get responses that fix the problem. Good luck to you though.
09-09-2012 08:40 AM
Just bought a CP1525nw for my daughters college dorm room. Her college is wireless, so it appears to use this printer that it has to be through a router. Why can't the printer print wirelessly as a standalone like my previous printers? have i made a mistake in purchasing an HP product? so basically, my daughter has to choose internet or printing because her laptop can't connect to two networks simultaneously.
anyone know a workaround for this flaw?
09-28-2012 10:03 AM
It seems there is lots of frustration with this baby. I bought one for use on a WPA2 network and thru Airprint for an iPAD and HP ePrint on a BB Playbook. I'll be trying all this on the weekend.
For those simply trying to use it in-situ with a stand alone laptop, (and for other info) I managed to find a series manual for the 1520ish line at http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01945700.pdf which I downloaded and read through. The section on Advance wireless printing seems to indicate that there are possibilities there. I plan to try using straight wireless hookup w/o any ethernet or USB connections.
Wish me luck!