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Old 03-13-2010, 04:58 PM   #1
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Setting Up Wireless HP Printer


Yesterday, I installed an HP Photosmart C4750 printer. As soon as I connected the printer via a USB connection, Ubuntu 9.10 instantly recognized the printer and automatically setup the driver. However, I don't know how to setup the wireless connection for the printer with the "built-in" Ubuntu driver. Has anyone any suggestions?
 
Old 03-14-2010, 12:48 PM   #2
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Well, google has some good answers on this; I seem to remember using google for this at least.
 
Old 03-14-2010, 02:47 PM   #3
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You've got a couple of options. If hp-toolbox is installed, that should get it, otherwise you'll need to connect via CUPS (point your browser at localhost:631). I'm sure Ubuntu has some facility in their print manager to set up a networked printer as well.
 
Old 03-14-2010, 03:15 PM   #4
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How does the printer handle its wireless connection?

Can you give us a link to its (PDF) manual from the manufacturer's website?

Does the printer expect to be connected, wirelessly, to your network?

If so what have you set the LAN IP of the printer to be?

What is the LAN IP of your PC?

Can you see the printer on your network with ping IP.OF.THE.PRINTER ?

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Old 03-14-2010, 05:17 PM   #5
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I suggest you install HPLIP using whatever method applies to your distro. If it is an option, ensure that it is installed with SMTP protocol.

What is your wireless environment? Are you planning to use an ad-hoc connection, or is there a wireless router to manage the connection? I prefer the managed solution. From the printer console, set up the wireless to associate with your router. If all goes well, you can get the printer to tell you the IP address it was assigned. You should then be able to use a browser to open the printers web page at the printer's address.

If your network has discovery services such as Avahi (Bonjour)you should be able to use those discovery tools to locate the printer.

Once all of the above are satisfied, the HPLIP tool will be able to find and configure the printer.
 
Old 03-14-2010, 06:24 PM   #6
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Quote:
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I suggest you install HPLIP using whatever method applies to your distro. If it is an option, ensure that it is installed with SMTP protocol.
What ??

SMPT is Simple Mail Transfer Protocol.

Please explain why you would choose to install any software by that means.

Useless advice, I think.
Feel free to correct me if I am wrong.
 
Old 03-14-2010, 10:32 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by tredegar
SMPT is Simple Mail Transfer Protocol.

Please explain why you would choose to install any software by that means.

Useless advice, I think.
Feel free to correct me if I am wrong.
I hate it when I do that. Mental note -- never post when you are in a hurry.

Of course you are correct. I meant to say SNMP "Simple Network Management Protocol"
 
  


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