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My HP Officejet 6700 Premium printer has problems - the wireless connections it can handle are not compatible with those my new wireless modem can provide, so it no longer does anything my computers request.
I found over 300 pages of manuals for it:
However, if these manuals explain how to switch from a wireless connection to a wired connection, they hide it well and do not mention it in the tables of contents.
I remember from previous manual readings that it offers three connection modes (wireless, ethernet, and USB), but one of these modes disables several of the printer's features. Which mode is this?
Also, if the new connection is to one of my computers instead of to the wireless modem, how do I allow my other computers to use the printer also?
Another, but less important, problem with the manuals is that they mention that DSL/ADSL connections require a filter to separate phone signals from internet signals, but do not mention where to place this filter either for the connections that allow the landline phone to continue working if the internet connection does not, or the new VOIP connections where the phone connection is through the wireless modem unstead.
2. It also has a LAN card, you can connect it to your router (nearly all routers have at least 2 LAN ports) and you can share your printer with other computers in your house. Please use chapter 6 of the following manual:
1. This part assumes that you have already connected either an ethernet cable or a USB cable, with no hint of which allows use of more features.
2. Mine has 4 ethernet ports, which may not be enough for adding another high-performance computer later.
3. Shows how to separate ADSL and phone, with no hint of what to do if you also want a FAX connection.
I have used the 6700 as a wired printer for at least a year. I am now switching networks, and when I try to use manual settings, I get no link in all three places (IP address, netmask, and gateway). The lights are flashing on the ethernet connection. In addition, when I look for the printer in printer setup (Ubuntu) the system sees the existence of the printer, and even finds the right drivers. However, when I send a test page, it says it cannot locate the printer.
Some additional information. I am not connecting directly to a router. Rather, I am connecting to an 8-port gigabit ethernet switch that is, in turn, connected to the router. Other computers have been able to negotiate a connection through the switch. Is it possible that the printer is confused by the switch?