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HP Officejet J6450 All-in-one printer wireless configuration issue

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by BigJajee, Dec 25, 2008.

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  1. BigJajee

    BigJajee Thread Starter

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    I recently set up a HP Officejet J6450 All-in-one printer with built-in wireless 802.11 b/g. I was under the same impression like the person who posted similar message to another forum. I already know how to share a printer wirelessly via XP or Vista but having to use another PC as a print server. I thought the new all-in-one can break away from that with its built-in wireless. Any idea how I can make it happen?
     
  2. aasimenator

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    what exactly do you want to establish here?
     
  3. DavisMcCarn

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    I have yet to see a "wireless printer" be stable and have often seen HP's network software cause all kinds of grief in a network, like causing systems to refuse to shutdown when it can't find the printer.
    The solution; though, is relatively simple and stable as a rock.
    1) Plug the printer in to your router so it is wired and turn it on.
    2) Find it by looking in your routers connected devices list or with http://www.snapfiles.com/get/spscanner.html
    3) Go to the printers management interface by typing HTTP://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx ( x's are the address of the printer i.e. HTTP://192.168.1.102 )
    4) Go to its network setup and change it from DHCP (or BOOTP) to a fixed address. I like to use .150 for the first printer, .151 2nd, etc. The users manual for the printer should help you with this.
    5) On the computer where you already installed the printer, find where HP unzipped the drivers, copy them to a flash drive, a shared folder, or a CD. You want the unzipped files!
    6) On every computer where you have installed the HP software, uninstall it!
    7) Start the Add Printer wizard, choose local port, uncheck "automatically detect", choose Standard TCP/IP port, type in the IP Address you assigned to the printer, choose have disk, and point it to the drivers wherever you have them.

    Its a bit of a tedious P**n in the *ss; but, once the printer is in a fixed place and you have it setup, it will work for years without trouble.
     
  4. BigJajee

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    That helped. Thanks.
     
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