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Old 01-29-2013, 12:58 AM   #1
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Angry Wireless Printing Setup and HP Photosmart C4580


I have setup my HP Photosmart C4580 for wireless printing and scanning. But upon completion when it says "blah blah blah. You may now unplug the printer" and when I do it says it lost connection to the device. The printer works from the other 3 computers (1 desktop and 2 laptops which run Windows OSes). Am I disconnecting to soon (before pressing the finish button) or should I wait until after I press the finish button to remove the USB cable? I am using C.A.IN.E 3.0 if it makes any difference.
 
Old 01-29-2013, 07:51 PM   #2
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Are you using HPLIP to set up the printer? Please tell us more about what exactly you have done.
 
Old 01-30-2013, 04:12 AM   #3
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Yes I did use HPLIP. I have attached 3 screenshots of the setup process as well hopefully there is something there that which may be used to aid in this dilemma. I have used the auto installer and custom installer. I waited until the setup process was completed and pressed the 'Finish' button before unplugging the printer from the USB port. Last time I was unplugging the printer before pressing the 'Finish' button.
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:30 PM   #4
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If the printer has an ip address, have you tried discovering it over the network? It's easier all around if you give the printer a static ip address and then ping it to make sure it's on the network. Once it is, I think you should be able to discover it like any other networked printer.

If you don't have the HPLIP GUI (hp-toolbox) installed, you can use hp-setup. If that doesn't find it, you can try passing the ip address of the printer to hp-setup with

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hp-setup -i [ip address]
On one of my machines, I did have to pass the printer ip to hp-setup. On the others, hplip has been able to find it without additional help.

My printer is wired, so I can't test this and I may be whistling in the dark.
 
Old 02-02-2013, 02:14 AM   #5
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I've done every possible setup scenario and nothing is working. Even tried the "code: hp-setup -i [ip address]" and the following keeps occurring:

HP Linux Imaging and Printing System (ver. 3.12.11)
Printer/Fax Setup Utility ver. 9.0

Copyright (c) 2001-14 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, LP
This software comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
This is free software, and you are welcome to distribute it
under certain conditions. See COPYING file for more details.

(Note: Defaults for each question are maked with a '*'. Press <enter> to accept the default.)


--------------------------------
| SELECT CONNECTION (I/O) TYPE |
--------------------------------

Num Connection Description
Type
-------- ---------- ----------------------------------------------------------
0* usb Universal Serial Bus (USB)
1 net Network/Ethernet/Wireless (direct connection or JetDirect)

Enter number 0...1 for connection type (q=quit, enter=usb*) ? 1

Using connection type: net

error: Unable to send broadcast DNS packet: [Errno 1] Operation not permitted
|error: Unable to send broadcast DNS packet: [Errno 1] Operation not permitted
|error: Unable to send broadcast DNS packet: [Errno 1] Operation not permitted
|error: Unable to send broadcast DNS packet: [Errno 1] Operation not permitted
error: Invalid device URI:
error: No device selected/specified or that supports this functionality.

I will try connecting the printer to the back of the router and set it up that. Hopefull that will work.
Thanks for your time, energy, wisdom and assistance into this matter.
 
  


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