the original poster mentioned networking he/s
he also seemed to be
asking about HP all-in-one issues in general and Vista compatibility.
Networking, scanning, copying and printing can have seperate and
integrated issues to varying degrees. This may not just be a scanner
networking general query.
In my case I downloaded and installed
the additional bundled software per HP's advice while trying to get the
scanner to scan at the dpi level advertized for the unit. Neither Vista
or HP had drivers that worked unless I installed the package. Low
resolution scanning worked fine as well as the copying and printinting
features. I rarely need such high scanning options but it should have
worked as advertized since it was sold by an HP distributor as Vista
The downloaded AIO did allow higher resolution when
scanning but caused other NON-NETWORKING issues. My computer is not
networked. There is also the issue of the scan button on the printer
not working with Vista. It does work with pre-Vista. Again not a
network issue but a driver issue with Vista.
Taken from the MHTML file from the unit software found after the purchase......
HP Printers - The Scan Button on the Printer Does Not Work Correctly When the Printer is Connected to a Windows Vista Computer
When the scan button is pressed on the printer, nothing happens. The scan button does not work correctly.
Scan documents using Windows Fax and Scanning or Paint.
The drivers in the Windows Vista operating system do not support button press functionality on the printer. END EXERPT.
Button functionality. DPI resolution. There are driver issues with some of the HP units and Vista. Not just networking issues.
my opinion these issues should have been fully disclosed prior to
purchase or functional Vista drivers should be an option. Therefore I
offer the warning that Vista may have issues with this and other
software and hardware.
I only speak of non-networking issues but
either way a unit should work as advertized or sold. My comments are
based on my personal experience with one unit in this particular
situation. After all Vista is fairly new to most of us.