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How can I install software for this HP DeskJet 3050 on my Mac

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I don't know how to make my Mac connect to  HP DeskJet 3050 printer. Thank you for your help!

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Hi @XiaoSharon

 

A full feature driver may not be available for your printer with your version of MacOS X, either from the CD that shipped with your printer or from the HP website.I am confident that I will be able to help you work towards a solution, and I ask only that you pay it forward. When we settle the issue, I'd like for you to kindly mark the appropriate post as Accept as Solution so that others encountering the same or similar issue can find what worked for you. 

 

This document applies to HP printers supported in Mac OS X versions 10.6 (Snow Leopard), 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks), and 10.10 (Yosemite) that only have drivers available through Apple Software Update.

 

I can help you put the printer on your wireless network without software. I use this method for iPads, iPhones and other devices that do not have software.

 

  1. Restore the network defaults on the printer by pushing the wireless button, going to settings, and then restore defaults. The wireless button should then start flashing, this means it is now in autowireless mode.
  2. Connect to the network that the printer is broadcasting. It is usually HP-setup-3050a and then part of the MAC address. The wireless light will still be flashing on the printer at this point, this is normal since this is not an actual adhoc connection.
  3. Load up the Embedded Web Server (EWS) in the browser on your mobile device. The default IP for autowireless is 192.168.223.1.
  4. Go to the network tab along the top of the EWS.
  5. Click on Wireless Setup Wizard along the lefthand side to begin configuring the printer.

 

 

You have now completed the Wireless configuration; follow the next 3 steps to start printing.

 

  1. The blue wireless light will go solid; put the Mac back on your own network.
  2. Add the printer to the System Preferences.
  3. Print 

 

Please let me know if this resolves the issue. I look forward to hear from you.

Sunshyn2005
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