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HP Photosmart C7280 wireless connection

How do I get a wireless connection between the PC and the printer? We've tried the wizard set up from the printer with no results.

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  • JaiH Nov 16, 2008

    My HP C7280 will print through USB but won't print when using wireless connection. Instead, it shows the printer as "off-line". After spending hours trying to fix, I have resolved to using USB connection. It seems this is a major issue with this printer.

  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2008

    I have to re-install the driver, then it gets recognized as online. Hokey!

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My experience is different. My DSL router died in the night and I had to install the old one. I just changed the wireless settings on my C7280, and now all three connections work. If no wire (ethernet or USB) is connected, the wireless connection works. If the Ethernet cable is connected, it works via Ethernet, and if the USB cable is connected, it works via USB. It seems to default in that order.

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I discussed this with an HP tech & worked on the solution myself to verify his answer &, of course, he was right!
Your printer will only recognize one connection: either wireless or hardwired but NOT both. That is why it keeps switching back to hardwired mode.
Jack

Posted on Jan 09, 2009

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