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Weird situation Dear friends I am beginning to think HP are giving up on my case. Here's my dilemma... I just recently purchased a HP C7180 Photosmart AIO printer. I have a home network where all computers are connected via the MSHome basic network protocol. I use one router, the Netgear DG834GT and connected to this router I have 1 wired XP Pro machine, 1 wireless XP Pro laptop and the most recent addition, 1 Vista HP laptop. When I went to install the HP C7180, I had no problems at first. My setup kit included the HP setup CD-ROMs for XP and Vista so I installed the respective solution CDs on each PC. All seem to be working well, until I went to use the Scan feature on the C7180 itself. When pressing "Scan Menu" and choosing "Scan to Computer", my computers were shown sometimes multiple times over and sometimes (particularly with the Vista machine), not at all. When I was able to see just one listing of my Vista laptop and tried to scan a document to it, it would inevitably crash, saying there was no connection!! FRUSTRATING. The same error where two of the same PC were shown, occurred for my XP laptop also. Both the Vista and XP laptop are wirelessly connected to the router (maybe the HP software is getting confused at this point??) The only PC which has worked and which has also loaded the complete "Scan To Computer" tools (i.e. scan to Word, image etc) is the wired XP Pro machine. The two laptops are quite literally appearing then disappearing and then appearing again multiple times (with none or limited "Scan To Computer" tools) I have checked my firewall solutions and anti-virus were switched off during the installation on each PC and in any case, each laptop only uses the Windows Firewall and the router firewall. The bizarre thing about this situation is that after running HP clean-up tools (on the Vista setup disk under folder utilities\ccc) and rebooting after each cleanup tool completed, I re-installed the software only to find that this time, the HP software could not find the C7180 (it was still located at the same IP address it was at originally). After skipping the "Find printer" steps in the HP setup, I went into Control Panel and chose Printers then Add Printer. After choosing Network printer, and locating the C7180 (it was still there!!) and installing the driver (C7180 Photosmart BT (I think the BT is bluetooth and that's what my C7180 has), I WAS ABLE to print a Print Test Page from the Windows dialogue. However, after restarting the Vista PC, I tried to use the HP Solution Center but this comes up with an error: "No HP devices found" Please, can somebody help, because HP has been unable to, despite about 3 days of ringing them and them ringing me back, I am still stuck with a printer that only partly functions and that I paid alot of money for - $350 AUD (about $310 USD) If anyone knows of similar experiences and how they solved them, please let me know!

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Did the problem start after a Vista update? That's when mine started...

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