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Windows 7: How do I connect a network printer

10 Feb 2012   #11
mediaman09

DELL Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Yup, I have printers off pcs as well, and all are shared and accessible. But the one connected to the router is , in theory, highly functional as it can be accessed wirelessly and is not tied to any computer. Its also the only color laser in the house so I wanted all computers (Macs and Windows) to access it. Halfway there. I'll get error resolved at some point.


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10 Feb 2012   #12
johnebadbak

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

well first i would check the firewall settings to allow connections through it may involve a tweak in that application.
Networking With A Router - Connecting Devices To Your Router
have a browse here you may find the answer..
http://compnetworking.about.com/od/h...ernetworks.htm
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11 Feb 2012   #13
mediaman09

DELL Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Those links contain good tips. Thanks for posting them.

In my case, I dont think I have a router issue as other machines (eg Apple) can access the printer.

And on my Win 7 machine, I can install and see the printer, and it even reports status as ready. but everything I send it stays in the queue and returns a printer error. Even a simple notepad one-liner.

I will troubleshoot further at some point - I know I'm close.


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11 Feb 2012   #14
ShadowMario3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 and Windows XP Professional SP3 x32 (Dual Boot)
 
 

You don't have any software to install the printer? That's usually the case with printers that connect to the router on their own. HP has a universal print driver for your printer type apparently. You could try it out:

HP Color LaserJet CP1510 Printer series*-* Download drivers and software - HP Business Support Center
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11 Feb 2012   #15
mediaman09

DELL Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ShadowMario3 View Post
You don't have any software to install the printer? That's usually the case with printers that connect to the router on their own.
Not quite right. Software drivers were loaded as part of the Add a printer process.

To fix this issue, I deleted the printer and repeated the process again (entering the ip address etc). And now it works !!!

Quite the frustrating and confusing process, but clearly I will leave good enough alone!!

Thanks again for the all the ideas here....
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