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Galexy98
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Wireless discovery of a new Office Jet Pro 6978

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Officejet Pro 6978
Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32-bit)

I have just installed a new Officejet 6978 at home.  Three computers on the network.  At one computer, running Win 8.1, I cannot print in WORD, but can print from Adobe Reader.  I cannot scan using the HP Scan application.  In all these cases, the application complains that it cannot access the printer.  Absolutely no problem with the other two computers (each uses Win 10).

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Jay_G24
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 Hi @Galexy98,

 

I'd like to help with the printer connectivity issue.

 

 Use HP Print and Scan Doctor to check connectivity

Download a special version of HP Print and Scan Doctor specifically created to help with printer offline conditions.

  1. Download HP Print and Scan Doctor.
  2. Run HPPSdr.exe from the download location on your computer.
  3. Once HP Print and Scan Doctor opens, click Start, and then select your printer.
    • If your printer in not in the list, turn it off and on, and then click Retry.
    • If there is a connection problem, follow the instructions in HP Print and Scan Doctor.
  4. If a screen prompts you to turn on printer updates, click Yes.
  5. If a screen prompts you to make your printer the default printer, click Yes.

Set a manual IP-

 

To set a manual IP and try the steps below -

 

--->Touch on the wifi icon ((i)) on the printer, and take down the IP address 

--->Open a web browser (ex Chrome or Mozilla) and type in the printer's IP

--->then go to network ---> general ---> network protocols ---> select IPV4 only-->apply 

--->go to wireless ---> wireless 802.11---> select manual ip ---> apply

--->Enter 8.8.8.8 for the first DNS and 8.8.4.4 for the second DNS.  

--->then go to settings on the main ews page --> power management ---> select sleep mode to max 15min

 

Hope this helps! Keep me posted. 

 

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