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Old 11-27-2012, 06:27 PM   #1
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HP LaserJet 4050N

I just got an old LaserJet 4050N (that works through Windows) and am attempting to get it hooked into LinuxMint.

I have installed hplips and hplips-cups, but nothing prints.
I don't know also if this will work via Wireless like I hope. If not, how am I supposed to physically connect?
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Here's the Linux Printing page on this printer:

Here's HP's drivers page:

I glanced at this HP page and it wasn't immediately clear whether it had wireless networking or just ethernet.

I would suggest giving it a static IP address; that makes it easier to set it up on the computers.

Once you get it on your network and can ping it, your computers, whether Windows or Linux, cabled or wireless, should be able to print to it. My HP L7680 works flawlessly with HPLIP.

Did you install the HPLIP graphical user interface? It's often a separate package from HPLIP itself and makes working with HPLIP if you haven't used HPLIP before.

Edit: Once you install HPLIP, you still must set the printer up in HPLIP. The mere presence of HPLIP on your computer does nothing.

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