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    Need help getting wireless HP printer to work with Ubuntu 12.04

    Hi
    I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04 (which I am new to) on a wireless laptop and was recently given a free printer. It is an HP Deskjet 3050. After much tinkering I have finally gotten it to print out a test page but I can't get it to connect to my computer's wireless home network so I can print from it. What are the steps necessary to get it to connect to my wireless laptop or wireless network router so I can print from it? I haven't got a users manual for it.

    Thank you for any help

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    Re: Need help getting wireless HP printer to work with Ubuntu 12.04

    - connect to your printers ad hoc network
    - Print a Network Config Page from the front of the printer. Note the printer's IP address.
    - Type that IP address into a browser to reveal the printer's internal settings.
    - Choose the Networking tab, then Wireless along the left side, then you can configure it to connect to your wireless network
    Below it what the adhoc webpage should look like:
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    Re: Need help getting wireless HP printer to work with Ubuntu 12.04

    I'm sure the user's manual is available as a .pdf from the HP website

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    Re: Need help getting wireless HP printer to work with Ubuntu 12.04

    Quote Originally Posted by Bartender View Post
    I'm sure the user's manual is available as a .pdf from the HP website
    +1. No doubt ... if not there somewhere.

    http://www.dogpile.com/info.dogpl/se...ers+manual&ql=

    Took a couple of seconds.

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    Re: Need help getting wireless HP printer to work with Ubuntu 12.04

    Okay, I tried to type in the ip adress in a new browser window and nothing happens, the page simply won't load anything at all.

    Then I downloaded the manual and followed the instructions to try to get the printer and router to recognize eachother over wifi and then went to print a test page and wouldn't print anything so I checked Ubuntu task tray printer icon and it shows my printer status as "pending- not connected?".

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    Re: Need help getting wireless HP printer to work with Ubuntu 12.04

    Have you tried, in the printing window, 'Add Printer' then 'Network Printer'. You need to give it a minute or two to have a look so be patient. Does your wireless printer pop up there?

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    Re: Need help getting wireless HP printer to work with Ubuntu 12.04

    i have the same problem
    i have looked through the settings and nothing that i understand

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    Re: Need help getting wireless HP printer to work with Ubuntu 12.04

    I've had a couple of HP printers and found this was the best way to connect it. First connect the printer to the router through the printer's setting menu. That way you can specify its IP address. My router works from 168.whatever.01 upwards to .99. By manually setting the printer's address to the highest number it doesn't get changed periodically. So it will be something like 168.183.2.99.

    Then through the HUD go into "printing," add printer, click on network printer, and in the network host (find) box, type that address (168...).

    Give it a couple of minutes and it should find your printer, then just follow the steps
    Last edited by 23senick; November 16th, 2012 at 02:04 AM.

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    Re: Need help getting wireless HP printer to work with Ubuntu 12.04

    Quote Originally Posted by quentinl View Post
    i have the same problem
    i have looked through the settings and nothing that i understand
    Are you using exactly the same printer?

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    Re: Need help getting wireless HP printer to work with Ubuntu 12.04

    Quote Originally Posted by Punchy71 View Post
    Hi
    I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04 (which I am new to) on a wireless laptop and was recently given a free printer. It is an HP Deskjet 3050. After much tinkering I have finally gotten it to print out a test page but I can't get it to connect to my computer's wireless home network so I can print from it. What are the steps necessary to get it to connect to my wireless laptop or wireless network router so I can print from it? I haven't got a users manual for it.

    Thank you for any help
    Have you installed hplip & hplip-gui from the repositories? Usually HP is quite simple to install/configure.

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