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HP 4MV Printr and ip address

I have a HP 4MV printer with ethernet cable to my router which in turn also connects to my Mac G5 with OSX. Recently bought the wife a HP laptop with Vista. Wirelessly she can connect to the web, but cannot see the HP 4MV. Tried downloading the drivers, but still no go. I was then told to enter the ip address of the printer. I finally figured how to out put the data page which showed no ip address.
The manual does not show how to set the ip address. I'm lost. I'm ip illterate as well as pc dumb. Any and all help is greatly appreciated.

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Scroll through the menus until you get to the I/O section. I don't think vista supports the HP 4MV

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My Epson Label printer is showing as not connected when its connected, when trying to set up or add as new printer.

What shows mac and ip address ? printer or pc ?
If the printer displays them, it means the printer in connected to router electrically.
Check subnet mask and gateway address.
Could be set wrong if the router is not on DHCP.

I guess the issue is in the ethernet components / settings.
Start isolation by elimination of the following
1. Computer -
2. Wifi connection to the router (or)
3. Patch cable connecting computer to the wall -
4. Router -
5. Patch cable connecting the printer to the wall -
6. Printer -

The LAN printer cannot connect to Computer (PC/Mac) directly unless you use a Cross over cable.

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I think there are 6 ways (at least?) to connect this printer: (1) Direct to Mac...

I think there are 6 ways (at least?) to connect this printer:
(1) Direct to Mac (or PC) via USB Cable (2) Direct to Mac (or PC) via Ethernet Crossover Cable(3) Ethernet to router/switch, with Mac/PC also via Ethernet to router/switch(4) Ethernet to router/switch, with Mac/PC via WiFi (802.11 wireless)(5) WiFi to router, with Mac/PC via Ethernet to router/switch(6) WiFi to router, with Mac/PC also via WiFi.
As (1) should be simplest, tried this first. First document would print instantly and completely, next doc would hang in queue with unexpected msg, "Printer is offline." Only way to print 2nd doc was to power cycle (off-on) the printer. This problem occurred whether 2nd doc was sent to printer before or after 1st doc had printed. Tried 2nd USB cable, tried new driver, tried reinstalling printer; same problem. Spoke to both Samsung and Apple support, including both on a conference call; never got this to work and never clarified if problem was in printer hardware/software, driver, or something else. Both companies now showing this issue as unresolved.
Nothwithstanding USB problem, did succeed in modes (4) and (6), although custom wireless config needed since my network does not broadcast SSID and requires an encryption password. Procedure required connecting first via Ethernet, obtaining Configuration Report by holding down orange button for 5 seconds, then using browser to connect to the printer's IP address. Also required different driver for wireless config (as opposed to USB).
Bottom line: What seemed simple - USB direct connect - proved unworkable, but wired and wireless network config works fine.

on Apr 25, 2010 | Printers & Copiers


Set up a Wireless printer on your Router for use with a wired PC

First install the Wireless printer driver using the Wizard by connecting either the Ethernet cable to the router during the install process when asked this will set up your wireless laptop with the correct printer port based on the Wireless Node Name it will also use the printers inbuilt MAC address. This is standard install and will work for all your Wireless PC's however if you have a Wired (ethernet) PC connected to your Router this process will not work a wireless port will not work with a wired computer.

Follow my 3 steps below to set up standard IP ports for Wired PC's also connected to your Router.

STEP 1: Find your MAC address for the wireless printer (all types of Network Cards will have one so this is no different) this will either be found under the LCD control panel or may even be printer on the bottom of the printer or Print server if it is seperate set this MAC address with an IP address as a reservation in your admin panel of your router in this example.

You can normally enter your Router this using typed in your browser (not the search engine) as all routers are different check here for your make and model if you can't find the MAC address try using ipconfig /all from them command prompt it will be the physical address aka the MAC address

Install the Printer as a USB printer port by connecting the USB cable to the PC you want the wired printer driver installed on when finished go to the printer driver properties for the driver you have just added, click the port tab and click add standard IP port as shown below, then disconnect the USB lead this is only required to make sure the correct inf file is used on the driver install and connect your Ethernet cable from you computers NIC to a spare RJ45 socket on the Router.


STEP 3: To check that the Printer has the correct IP address then test using the tracert OR ping command for the IP address that you have reserved on your router, this is a necessary step otherwise when the lease expires it may take another IP address and your Printer driver will not work unless your printer has the reserved address, it will throw a printer error.



(this example shows a Standard TCP/IP Port for a Brother DCP-340CW)

Also check in your routers admin panel to see if the Wireless Printer is set up with the correct IP and MAC address, if you still can't find it eliminate your known MAC addresses from all your network cards the one left will be your Printer Server NIC in your Wireless Printer.

If you have setup the incorrect IP and or MAC address you will get this window when you try to add the TCP/IP port


That's it try a test print and you will see it burst into life.... Happy Printing

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I have noticed there are many people having the same issue as myself, and I am really new to the Apple world. This is the first Mac that I have ever touched in my life, believe me this is totally different compared to PC's. But anyways. this is what I finally found out, and a very simple way to solve this issue of Not printing. 1. If your HP J4680 printer is functioning properly as for scanning and pictures and everything else, then when it is time to print from the Internet or from your Documents, Nothing Happens, Right? Well me too, What I done, I checked system prefs to ensure that the IP address' are correct with the printer. This is where I found that the printer is using a different IPV4 IP Address. ON mine it was Now remember, the 001 has to be typed in this format. The .001 represents .1 on the IP address. Once you realize that the IPV4 IP address is different from your MAC's in System Pref's, then Follow me to step 2. 2. The next step that was taken was checking my router settings. I'm Operating on an Apple iMac G5 10.5.8 non Intel based, and the Router is Linksys WRT54G Router. Very nice router for a smaller home as like Mine. Now my Router is not Secure at all, and this is easier if you disable your WAP WEP settings on your router for about 20 minutes, just until you make it through these steps. I made sure that all security settings on the router were disabled and not transmitted any signal to the printer, EXCEPT for internet purposes only. Also check to make sure that you haven't exceeded to limit of machines that can function on your network too (This is very important as well). Now keep your Router settings open until you resolve this issue with the printer, OK? I also forgot, depending on what router you have and how it is configured with your network. The way that you access the Router settings is by typing your Default Gateway or on Mac Machines your Router IP address. 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Then once prompted for a password and username, either use the one that you used when the network was first set up or go to google and type in brand and model number of your router and ask for the default username and password. NOW, biggest part of the battle is now over. Just follow everything in the beginning of step 2 and work your way through the Router settings. 3. Go through the printer wireless settings and make sure that your are connected to the Internet, then close out of the wireless settings on the printer and go to TOOLS and print the printer configurations. Keep this paper and go back to your PC or Mac. 4. Now Mac users go to Applications and find the App that says HP. Windows users, this is where u are on your own. I think you will need to be in the start program and under devices. Basically we are adding a new device but not really because the printer is already adding to the list of printers and devices. Now once we are here, we need to Manually Add a new device. 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Can not connect to personal Wi-Fi network

This instruction is to setup Brother Laser printer 2170W in windows 7
Turn off Windows Firewall
To reset the printer:
Turn off the printer.
Press and hold the Go Button in front, at the same time turn on the printer from the right side. You will see three lights(Error, Drum, Toner) turn on. Release the Go button. The light is not blue and is off.
Now, Press the Go button 7 times. Wait for some seconds.
The three lights will turn on and off by themselves. The printer warms up and then stops.
Connect the ethernet cable to the wireless router and the printer
in the browser type:
It shows the device connected and its ip address.
Close the browser and open new browser
on your internet browser type in http://(ip address that you see as device)
click on "Network configuration"
user: admin
Password: access
click on "configure interface". Change it to "Auto Switching" Click OK
You are back in "Network configuration"
click on Configure wireless
Make sure it is "Infrastructure" and the "channel" is correct.
Also "Authentization Method" should be "open system"
Choose your encryption method
type in your password in "hexadecimal format" and click "submit".
If your password is ascii change it to hexadecimal with an online converter
Follow the instructions.
Wait until it prints the papers.
When it tells you to remove the ethernet cable, Do not remove.
Wait until printing is done. Turn off the printer and remove the cable. Turn on printer.
Now Print the printer status:
click on the Go button once to wake up the printer.
Now click on the Go button 3 times. Wait! it will print 4 pages.
Look at the last page
you will see the IP address of the printer.
go to your browser and type in http://( new ip address that you see on last page)
The last step is again in the "configure wireless" to "configure TCP/IP"
choose something like the last 3 digits should be a high number. Close browser.
Now put in the CD and install the wireless Driver only. All Done!
Turn ON Windows Firewall

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You will need to use a CROSSOVER patch cable.

If all IP addresses are manually set (i.e none obtained from a DHCP server), and the addresses are unchanged from when the router was in place, everything should work. But if you're using a normal patch cable, it won't - you need a crossoer cable.

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The printer should be set with a static IP address:
(assuming that you are using the default Gateway of the Linksys router) Set the printer's address like:
There isn't a need to set the printer for "DHCP"
The printer does not broadcast IP addresses.

Try these settings and then un-install the printer and re-install it on the Mac.The Mac should see it and set it up correctly.

If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

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