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Old 02-23-2015, 02:12 AM   #1
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wireless HP6700 all-in-one


I can't connect my HP6700 to mmy Toshiba laptop (wrireless)
It did work using Mepis 12, but not now with Debian 7.8.0.
I'm trying to use hplip-3.15.2.
The HP s/w does not find the device. HP suggested using
a tempory usb connection (apparently you can then swap it
to wireless). That too fails to detect the device. Then
HP did the usual thing and we "we support Linux" (so why
produce linux software???) - They said contact a LInux
group.
 
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If you are both logged into the same router, via dhcp, you should be able to do this with ssh and sshd. All you need is the IP of the box running sshd. From the other one, run

sftp user@IP (e.g. somefool@192.168.0.102)
enter the password, and you will land in the homedir of the chosen user. somefool has to be a user on the box running sshd.
 
Old 03-03-2015, 02:56 AM   #3
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wireless printing

Sorry, that suggestion is of no use.
I want 'print' not use sftp.
And preferably scan (but I've only managed this with a usb cable)
HP suggested making a usb connection temporarilly - it could then
be converted to wireless, but they declined to help because
of it being a Linux system. HP got welll deserved scathing
feedback report: hplip from HP for Linux! What a joke, how
can they write OS specific s/w and then expect someone to
magically know how to make it work?
 
Old 03-03-2015, 03:32 AM   #4
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beckwith,

HP gives the best support for Linux of any manufacturer.

Your HP 6700 is supported:
http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web...ejet_6700.html

HP supplies an excellent “walkthrough” here:
http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web...all/index.html

Your HP 6700 will work perfectly using a USB printer cable.

Getting the wifi to work is more complicated, but here are the instructions for setting up wifi using a HP 8620 and a Netgear DG834G router.

The basic principles are the same for your setup.

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First make a note of the wireless MAC address, NOT the ethernet one, from the rear of the HP8620 printer.

In my case I use a Netgear DG834G router with a default gateway of 192.168.0.1

I opened my web browser at that address and entered the admin username and password.

In my router the DHCP range is 192.168.0.2 to 192.168.0.254

I then went to LAN IP Setup > Address Reservation.

I set the printer's static IP address towards the top end of that range at
192.168.0.250 in order to avoid interference with other IPs.

I also entered the wireless MAC address (just enter the string of numbers/letters, without colons) and gave the printer a name of hp8620.

I clicked on Add > Apply and waited for the router to update.

I also rebooted the router for good measure.

I then switched on the printer and touched the on-screen wireless icon followed by the “gearwheel” in the left corner.

Wireless Settings > Wireless Setup Wizard > Change settings > Yes > Select “My Network Name” > OK.

In Terminal:

Code:
hp-setup
Then choose the 2nd option: Network/Ethernet/Wireless Network

1 device found. Next > Next > Add printer.

This worked perfectly for me. Depending on their distance apart, you may need to move your printer nearer to the router to guarantee wifi success.
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