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wireless printer won't print wireless

I have an HP touchsmart and an HP photosmart c7250.  the printer won't print wirelessly.  What's the problem?  the only thing that has changed recently is I had to change the wireless SSID from WPA to WEP.

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Re: wireless printer won't print wireless

You May have to reconnect it to the network by going to the Setup Menu > Network > Wireless Setup Wizard

 

Since you changed you network info the printer is still looking for the old settings.


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Re: wireless printer won't print wireless

I did that.  It said it was happy and working, but when I tried to print/scan it said it was offline.  I tried to put it back online, but no luck.

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Re: wireless printer won't print wireless

Try adding a devices through the HP folder under the Start menu, since things have change the printer maybe at a different IP than what your driver is looking for. Let me know if that works


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Re: wireless printer won't print wireless

I've tried that also.  The printer will work when connected with the USB cord, but that's the only way.  I've run the setup wizard 3 times, it always says it's connected, but when I try to use it I get the offline or disconnected message.

I'm out of warranty and don't know if it's worthwhile paying for support or just buy a new printer.  It was working earlier today, but I couldn't scan.  When I ran the update to get it to scan, it won't work wirelessly at all.

 

Any help??

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Re: wireless printer won't print wireless

I am having the exact same problem.  We got a new router for our wireless, but that was our only change.  

 

Won't scan, won't print wirelessly. Says it is Offline or Busy when I try to print.  

 

 

It WILL print when I email documents to the printer via the email address I was given for this purpose.  So I can at least do that, but it is really annying to have to do that everytime I want to print!

 

PLEASE HELP!  Thanks!

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Re: wireless printer won't print wireless

This article should help to stabilize its connection and prevent offline and busy issues:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c02817031&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en#N101

Give the steps outlined a try and let us know if it helps.

Best of Luck!

 

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Re: wireless printer won't print wireless

Cant seem to set up my HP 3050A to print wireless, any tips please, very frustrating.


printerplz wrote:

Try adding a devices through the HP folder under the Start menu, since things have change the printer maybe at a different IP than what your driver is looking for. Let me know if that works


 

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Re: wireless printer won't print wireless

I'm also having the same issue and went to that link. I did everything it said (excluding the step 7 because I own a mac and it doesn't work on mac) and my problem still isn't fixed. It's very frustrating that I bought a WIRELESS printer and I have to use a cable to print. I'm about to return this product and buy a non HP printer now

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Re: wireless printer won't print wireless

Similar problem. I fixed it.  Later got a new modem and the problem recurred.  Can't remember how I fixed it the first time.

 

Here is how I was able to do a work around to print wirelessly.   I go to my wifi icon and chang my network ID to the HP wireless network.  But, when I do that, I lose my network connection for the internet.  It's a real pain to have to keep toggling back and forth between my home network and the HP network associated with my printer - but at least I can print.

 

At some point I was playing around with this and suddenly I was able to stay on my home wifi network AND PRINT!!!  At that point I was a happy camper.

 

Then I got a new modem.  Set it up.  Reset the network on my printer.  And now I can only print by toggling back and forth between my home network and the HP wireless network.  VERY FRUSTRATING.

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