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HP Officejet Pro 8600 initial setup

HP Officejet Pro 8600 Premium

Windows XP


Just bought this and have 2 questions.

1.  My Windows XP machine doesn't have wifi but is ethernet connected to the internet.  I used the USB set up, but was wondering if there was a way to set up the printer to my network through its wifi and have my XP connect through the ethernet to the printer.  Want to enable e printing etc.


2.  My daughter has wifi (iMac running Snow Leopard). 

     A,  I used the iMac built in programs and set up her computer to connect wifi to the HP.  Should I have used the disks enclosed with the HP or is this okay?  It does print but not sure this is the best, because.

  B.  I notice it can take a long time for the HP to wake up from sleep when printing from this computer.  Is that normal?





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Re: HP Officejet Pro 8600 initial setup

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Hello brn2rnjk1


Please try the following article it should help with setting up the network connection.

Installing printer software for network printing


The above includes multiple operating system options. As for the mac you can also find the latest HP drivers for the 8600 from the following page.

Officejet 8600 Software

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