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Windows 7: Wireless printer super-slow, firewall problem? how to fix?


03 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 
Wireless printer super-slow, firewall problem? how to fix?

Had to re-install HP4500 AIO printer after getting new wireless router. Not sure if it makes a difference, but am using WPA encryption now -- previously no encryption. Anyway, the printer software is installed on 2 laptops, one is Vista, the other (main computer) is Windows 7 x64. Using either one of these to send a 10-charracter Notepad document to the printer, it takes like 3 minutes for it to print out.

At one point during a test-print from the HP installation routine, I got a message about problems connecting with the printer and instructions to make sure the firewall was configured such that a certain port would allow the printer to work, but lost that window while I was trying to figure out how in the heck to see port settings and/or change them.

Appreciate any advice!

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03 Jun 2012   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums nwislander. You might start with HP's Home Network Diagnostic Utility

HP Home Network Diagnostic Utility - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

A Guy
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03 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Easiest way to test if a firewall is maybe interfereing is to ping the printer's ip address if it times out then chances are the firewall is the culprit.
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03 Jun 2012   #4

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Hi nwislander, Welcome to the forums, another thing to check is ,In the printer device properties make sure to put a check mark against "print directly to computer" this will speed things up
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03 Jun 2012   #5

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Binnngggg-go! "print directly to computer" did the trick! Have to say, it's kinda counter-intuitive (to me). I thought I was printing "from" the computer What does "print directly to computer" mean exactly? Thanks!
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03 Jun 2012   #6

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks to A Guy and TheCyberMan too, both of those tips will come in handy for future problems I'm sure.

And thanks for the Welcome.
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03 Jun 2012   #7

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Yeah, Pebbly is the smart one A Guy
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03 Jun 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Nice pebbly.
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04 Jun 2012   #9

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nwislander View Post
Binnngggg-go! "print directly to computer" did the trick! Have to say, it's kinda counter-intuitive (to me). I thought I was printing "from" the computer What does "print directly to computer" mean exactly? Thanks!
Hi nwislander, It means that processing documents are done by the computer memory instead of using the printer memory ,that's the easiest way to describe it
Thankk you A.Guy and The cyberman for your kind comments , really appreciated
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