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Can I print to Envy 5660 with wifi without a driver?

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Envy 5660
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Like many others, now working from home using a company laptop. I want to print to my Envy 5660 but ICompany IT has locked things down where I don't have permissions to install any drivers. Company IT said they won't do it for me. Since when I'm at home the laptop and printer are on the same network, is there any way I can print from the laptop to the Envy 5660 without any driver? 

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You can get "basic print functions" using the Windows Print Drivers.

 

Try / Consider

In the "Add a Printer" procedure,

Click the Windows Update box to refresh the list.

 

Reminder:

Search for the "Series" and not necessarily the individual printer model.

For example, look for Envy 5660 (as opposed to 5665, for example)

 

Add a Printer – The Printer I want isn’t listed

 

HP Document:  HP Printers - Installing and Using the Windows Built-in Print Driver

 

Settings > Devices > Printers & Scanners

IF checked, remove check from "Let Windows manage my default printer"

 

Use Add-a-Printer to add the printer and windows drivers for the device.

 

Control Panel > icon view > Devices and Printers > Add a Printer (top ribbon)

Click The printer that I want isn’t listed

Click Add a Local or Network Printer with manual settings

Click Next

 

Choose Printer Port

  1. Select Use an existing port 
  2. Select first LPT port in list or for USB select (if available in list) USB port

 

Install the Printer

  1. Left column:  HP
  2. Right column: Scroll, search, select (click) printer series

 

If Printer is not found in list:

  1. Click Windows Updates
  2. Wait several minutes for list to update
  3. Left column HP
  4. Right column:  Scroll, search, select printer series

 

NOTE:  Look for series and not individual models.  Not sure? slowly scan through the right column list.

 

(Repeat if Necessary) Choose Printer Port

  1. Select Use an existing port 
  2. Select first LPT port in list or for USB select (if available in list) USB port

 

Click Yes to “…allow this app to make changes to your device” (UAC)

Optional: Type a printer Name or use the default

Next > Wait for printer software to install …

Next >

Click Share this printer so that others on your network can find and use it

Optional:  Fill in information for printer location and a comment

Optional:  Click Set as the default printer

Optional:  Click to Print a test page > Finish

 

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What else?

If the printer is connected to the network,

You might be able to use the Embedded Web Server (EWS) and scan with WebScan.

(No additional software required.)

 

Webscan – located in the Embedded Web Server (EWS) – No additional software

NOTE:  Webscan feature  is not available on Laser printers

 

If the printer is on the network,

If the EWS feature is available on your printer,

 

First Time Use Only:  Enable Webscan

  • Open your favorite browser > type / enter Printer IP address into URL / Address bar
  • Tab Settings > Security > Administrator Settings > Enable >> Check box next to Webscan
  • Click Apply to save any changes

 

Next

  • Tab Scan > Webscan 
  • Set up Webscan the way you want it - for example, set the Source to ADF
  • Click Start Scan to scan your document / image using Webscan
  • After the scan is complete, Save the scan to your computer.

 

What else?

If "Paint" is installed, you can use it to print image / photo files and to Scan images.

 

Paint (mspaint)

  • Open  Paint
  • Expand the “white background” area to a size to accommodate your data.  If unknown, try 1300x1300
  • File > Select “From Scanner or Camera
  • Select your printer > Follow the prompts to scan and then save your item

 

What else?

Consider - if you have a supported mobile device, you can print / scan to the printer.

 

Mobile Printing – Options, How-to, Help, and Information

Print from your Android, iOS, or Amazon Fire device with the HP Mobile printing app.

Read this document first.

Open the section for your printer series  >  Find your printer and supported applications.

HP Printers - Mobile Printing Solutions Compatible with HP Printers

 

HP Smart - iOS and Android >>> Download, How-to. Videos, and FAQ

 HP Printers - Using the HP Smart App (Android, Apple iOS)

 

 

Printer  Home Page - References and Resources – Learn about your Printer  - Solve Problems

 “Things that are your printer”

NOTE:  Content depends on device type and Operating System

Categories:  Alerts, Access to the Print and Scan Doctor (Windows), Warranty Check, HP Drivers / Software / Firmware Updates, How-to Videos, Bulletins/Notices, Lots of How-to Documents, Troubleshooting, Manuals > User Guides, Product Information (Specifications), more

When the website support page opens, Select (as available) a Category > Topic > Subtopic

HP ENVY 5660 e-All-in-One Printer series 

 

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