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HP laserjet 3055 network connect fail [windows 7]

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  1. Yonce

    Yonce Thread Starter

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    I've connected many a printer through a network.

    Local printer
    open a port
    standard tcp/ip port
    input IP address
    install driver
    print test page
    done

    this damn printer won't connect. I have the right ip address straight from the printer
    went through all the normal steps. It doesn't see the printer.

    I've even connected the printer w/ a usb cable to make sure I had the right driver. I do.
    I've re-done this so many times now that whenever I try it again after deleting the printer it makes 4 copies now just when installing it once. Is there a way to wipe my windows 7 (64 bit) of all previous traces of this printer?
    what the hell is wrong with this?

    any troubleshooting would be appreciated.

    I should be on my computer for at least another hour or so until later today.
    Thanks in advance,
    Yonce
     
  2. jamesx121

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    one thing to check
    what Anti-Virus / Firewall are you using???

    I have Mcafee Total Protection---
    one of its features is Home Network Defense.
    it checks the anti-virus / firewall status of all my devices that have a anti-virus program--
    to see if they are updated or not and ask if I trust this device or not. block device or not

    does Norton have something like this-- haven't used Norton in years
    does Norton block the computer from seeing the printer until you allow it in Norton

    never ran AVG

    screenshot--
     

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    here is screenshot of what Mcafee says about printer sharing
     

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  4. Yonce

    Yonce Thread Starter

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    I have Avast and I've never had this problem before.
     
  5. Tanis

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    I take it the printer is connected and setup correctly on one PC on your network and you are trying to connect to that setup that printer on another PC on the network?

    If so, is the PC with the printer 64bit or 32bit, is the PC you are trying to connect 64bit or 32bit? I had some problems with mine when I first set it up (HP deskjet) which was physically connected to my 64bit Windows 7 machine but I had to install additional 32bit drivers on that machine aswell to get my other 32 bit machines on the network to see and connect to it properly.

    Probably totally unrelated but just a thought :)
     
  6. Yonce

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    No the printer just has a ethernet cable connected to it. My laptop had windows 7 (64bit).
     
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