01-12-2011 04:46 AM - last edited on 02-21-2017 10:12 AM by OscarFuentes
The video on YouTube should explain the wireless setup on Mac for this device pretty clear. However, there is also a document on HP websites that describes the setup as well. Maybe this is also useful:
Click here for the instructions in Snow Leopard (10.6) - includes the video as well
Click here for the instructions in Leopard (10.5) and Tiger (10.4)
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01-12-2011 12:26 PM
I have read the other posts and watched the YouTube video. I am thinking that while these help locate the settings they won't solve Charlie-2010's problem, because he does NOT want to have the printer join the existing infrastructure wireless network.
First I should note that the video starts with the printer connected using a wired network connection so that wireless can be configured using the Embedded Web Server (EWS). That is probably the best way to configure wireless on this printer from a Mac. However, I don't think the wired and wireless connections are active at the same time so after you have configured the wireless settings you must unplug the network cable to try them out.
The video shows that a printer (print queue) has been created for the wired network configuration. You may not need a print queue if you just open Safari and go to the "Show all bookmarks" page. There is a Bonjour "tab" on the left and if you select it the browser will show you all devices it can find - the printer should be one of them. Click on it to open the EWS.
Since the printer is NOT joining an infrastructure network it should use ad-hoc mode instead (the video shows selecting infrastructure over ad-hoc mode). In ad-hoc mode the printer's network will appear in the "devices" section of the Airport menu on your Mac. Mac clients will be able to find the printer easily using Bonjour. Not sure how well this setup will work for Windows users because all the devices involved with be using auto-ip and there is no router to query.
01-12-2011 04:05 PM
Ok, still no joy.
After repeating the instructions again on Step 4 and after deleting the USB printer, disconnecting the USB lead and looking for the Bonjour printer, nothing is found...................however, when the USB lead is put back in to the computer, the USB printer is refound and for a few seconds the Bonjour printer actually appears but then promptly disappears!!
Does this happen with anyone else? What does this mean and what's the next step in finding a solution?
01-14-2011 02:39 PM
I have figured out something that should work based on watching the videos but I have been unable to find this printer to try it for myself.
You need to get back into the EWS on the page where you switched it to ad-hoc. Since you don't know the password you will need to plug the network cable in.
The settings below Communication Mode apply to both infrastructure and ad-hoc wireless networks. in the ad-hoc case they will set the Network Name and Authentication type and key/password for the network being broadcast by the printer. If you don't want a password choose "Open" for authentication type.
01-14-2011 04:58 PM
Recapping:- when ad-hoc is selected as well as open for the authentication type then the whole section on inserting WEP keys & passwords disappears. Click apply, then close the other windows as before, and then select the HPC device from the AirPort dropdown. The AirPort symbol changes and then go back to the page where you are able to add a printer, the Bonjour printer is available and can be selected. I think at this point the blue light on the printer is now constantly on rather than flashing and hey presto, wireless printing.
Awesome, thank you very much!!
01-16-2011 05:24 PM
I have also been able to install the printer, I can print the test page using wifi and the ip configuration page, but when I try to print other documents, I get a message "couldn't find fifo(2)" and indicates that the network host is busy. I tried to google "fifo(2)" but nothing relevant pops up.
Can someone help?
01-18-2011 10:16 AM - edited 01-18-2011 10:42 AM
To recap and cover a few basics from this thread:
01-30-2011 09:23 AM
I am getting the same issue where my Macbook can see my printer, and I can print test pages wirelessly, but when I try to print a standard page, I get the error message, Couldn't open fifo (2); Network host ' 192.168....' is busy; will retry in 30 seconds...