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IMCNick
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Installation AirPrint HP Deskjet 3050A J6111

Hi, I recently bought a HP Deskjet 3050A with Airprint function for my step father.
I tried to help him install the printer over the phone yesterday, but even after downloading the instruction pdf could not work out how to choose the WiFi Router it should connect to and to enter the WiFi Passcode.
We bought this printer because of its Airprint function, so that he can print directly from an iPad.
Could someone please tell me if it is possible to choose and set up the connection to the router without using a PC, and if so how?
Many thanks in advance for your support
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Re: Installation AirPrint HP Deskjet 3050A J6111

Hello IMCNick,

 

I regret to hear that you are having issues setting up your Deskjet 3050A with AirPrint.  However, your printer can only establish a wireless connection through a process called USB to wireless (done during printer setup) and it does require a PC to do this. Using the USB to wireless feature actually transmits the network settings from the PC to the printer.  The link below will give you step by step on how to do this process.  I hope this helps.

 

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c02722113&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=5061082&tmp...

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Please can anyone out there help me! I have a 2nd hand printer which I cannot get to communicate with my laptop or ipad. I need help ASAP.

THANKS in advance
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Re: Installation AirPrint HP Deskjet 3050A J6111

Liamfindlay1,

 

Are you also using a Deskjet 3050A?

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Yes!
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Did they give you the USB cable with it?

 

You will need the USB cable to complete the installation so that your computer can recognize it wirelessly.

 

I would recommend taking a look at this document for steps on how to install it correctly:

Installing the Printer Software for a Wireless Network Connection

 

After the printer is on your network, you should be able to AirPrint, just make sure that the iPad and printer are both connected to the same wireless network.

 

If you are still having issues after that, let me know and I will see what I can do to help resolve those for you.

 

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Thank you so much, all sorted and working brilliantly.

Much appreciated
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Not a problem! Glad everything is working now!

 

Have a great day,

Kyle

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Re: Installation AirPrint HP Deskjet 3050A J6111

Help! I have the printer connected to my WI-FI network using the utility tool on my mac. My mac can print wirelessly but when I attempt to print something using my iPad the iPad says "no airprint printers detected." Both devices are on the same network. Are there detailed instructions somewhere to set up airprint? It isn't happening magically and automatically like most devices I have used in the past. 

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Hi peter_ginn,

 

Welcome to the HP Support Forums.  I understand that you are getting a "No AirPrint printer found" message when attempting to AirPrint from you iPad to your Deskjet 3050a.

 

Let's start by power cycling your network.  To do this please follow the steps listed below:

 

  1. Turn off the printer using its power button,
  2. Turn off the iPad,
  3. Turn off or unplug your router
  4. Wait a full 60 seconds then turn on or plug your router back in
  5. Once the startup cycle for your router has completed, please turn your iPad back on
  6. Turn your printer back on

 

After completing the above steps you should be able to print from iPad.

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