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Cannot scan using the wireless router

Just bought this printer which will scan and do everything when connected directly to the computer. However I am wanting to use a wireless system and all works well except it will not scan using the wireless system. Not sure what is wrong

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Re: cannot scan using the wireless router

You can't scan over a network, quite simply. When you set up networking with Windows, it asks if you want to set up "File and PRINTER sharing", unfortunately this does not include scanning, even if it is an All in One printer.

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What do I need to make my printer wireless?

You need 1) a wireless router with a USB port that supports the HP OfficeJet printer. 2) The software for your router to run a printer on the USB port. Obviously, you will need a USB A/B male end cable.Note: the scan features of the all-in-one may not work unless the printer is directly connected to the computer. Bi-directional communication is required for scanning and the router software may not support this completely.

Check the list of supported printers closely for older routers. I have a Cisco Linksys E4200 v.2. This router supports all the HP printers that I use.

If this is a new installation of the printer, first install the printer on the computer. If you have Windows 7, just connect the printer to the USB port on the laptop. This will install the OS drivers for the printer. (For Windows XP, go to the HP site and get the full software.)

Next install the wireless router between your modem and computer and set that up. (If you have DHCP (dynamic address allocation), it should be automatic. Otherwise follow the directions.) Next install the router software (for my router, it was Cisco Connect).

My next step was to launch the Cisco Connect program and connect the printer directly to the USB port on the router. In Cisco Connect, choose add a printer and find the printer connected to the router. Print a test page. (At times, I've had to reset the port that the printer is on in the Windows Control Panel Printer Properties. (For the Cisco Connect, the printer is on the DOT4 port.)

Other routers will be set up somewhat differently.

Another option is to have the printer connected to a desktop and then make it a shared printer with the wireless router communicating between the laptop and the desktop. This makes the desktop the print server, so it needs to be on when you want to print. If you have several computers with Windows, this can fairly easy to set up. Make sure that the computers are in the same Workgroup (XP) or Homegroup (Win7). Enable sharing and you are done.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(who has a OJ 7000 (with ethernet port) and a LJ1320 (USB) connected to the router. Three computers talk to these printers with the laptop on the wireless network. On an older router that didn't support the printers, the laptop was the server for a previous OfficeJet and one of the desktops was the server for the LaserJet.)

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Wondering what I need to print wirelessly from laptop with this printer

If you printer hasn't a built-in wireless connection and if you haven't a wireless router then -
You need a wireless router plus print server. Connect this print server to the wireless router with a LAN cable. Then the printer is then connected to the print server's printer port.
The laptop's wireless card is then configured with the router's wireless settings.
The laptop is then installed with the printer driver and the printer port needs to be changed/configured with the print server's IP address.
If the printer is connected to a desktop computer on your home LAN and it is also connected to your wireless router. Then you can set this printer as A Shared Printer on your desktop computer, but this desktop computer and the printer has to be powered up for the laptop to print to the printer.
For instruction on setting up a shares network printer, please click on this link and follow my instructions :-

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Is the wireless adapter on the printer actually on? Many times there is an indicator light on the printer (the little wireless "beacon") to show it's available. If it's on, and it still isn't visible, try uninstalling the printer, and reinstalling using the USB cable instead (versus the wireless install).

If it does appear, but cannot be seen by your wireless router, you can at least connect directly (called an "ad hoc" connection" from your PC to the printer. Wil be less reliable than throught the router, but at least connected! Try seeing if the adapter is on first...

Hope this helps!

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Nothing helps. Print servers are capable of connecting a multifunction printer for printing capabilities only. For scanning, you have to connect directly to the Computer or by a Multifunction printer with wireless capabilities.

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First of all, just use a USB cable, there not that expensive and it will be alot easier.

If you must use wireless. The laptop is trying to connect directly to the scanner or is there a print server somewhere, is there internet being used, is it connecting to another access point or wireless router?

Thes questions need clerifying.

Again. Wirless is supposed to be easy but we all know it isnt always true.

I would either Hardwire into the network or printer or connect direct to the scanner VIA USB.

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