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Connecting 3050 to router...

We have a desktop upstairs, the printer and router are located in the basement. I have connected the printer by ethernet to the router. Cannot print. Pls help. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Connecting 3050 to router...

1} At first configure ip to printer as per u r setup.
2) connect ur desktop to Router (it should be ping)
before doing that ur router should be configured properly Fast Eathernet port 0/0,or as respectively
3) then start u hp setup CD in u r machine.
4) it will run and detect the printer.

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If you connected the desktop with a hardwire connection (ethernet cable or usb cable) and the laptop is connected wirelessly, then the Desktop needs to be "awake" for the laptop to print. What I did was connect the printer to the network with an ethernet cable to the router, either wireless router or standard. Then you have a seamless connection for both computers independent of each other.

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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.

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I have a laptop which is hooked up to a wireless router (Belkin) and NOBODY can get my wireless kodak printer to work on this system including the tech who came out from the cable co.

How is this printer connected to your PC? If it's connected wirelessly, I would suggest connecting it through a wired connection (if is has Ethernet capability) and trying to install it again. Even if you need to relocate it near your router it may very well fix your problem. Most wireless printers have annoyingly poor wireless cards in them, resulting in problems. you would then install it as a network printer and you can access it from any PC's in range of the router.
If this not have an ethernet port, then I would try connecting it directly to a desktop PC (via USB), and you could share it with other network users. In my experience this works very reliably, with only one caveat: for print jobs to go through the connected computer has to be on.

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Hello Becky

There could be a security feature on the printer that requires that you enable the Ethernet port at the printer's control panel 1st. I've seen this w/ printers and All-In-Ones that have a wireless-capable.

HERE is a link to HP's info, downloads, FAQs, etc on this printer.

Depending upon your LAN configuration (on the router), you may need to at least change the subnet mask on the printer if not assign it a static IP so it doesn't conflict w/ any other devices on your LAN using DHCP. (1st, of course, you'll need to get the Ethernet port enabled on the printer)

HERE's the User Guide for your printer. Go to page 29 to find the network configuration instructions.

Please, let us know if this response was helpful for your or, of course, if you have more questions, etc on this topic.

Thank you

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I have just finished successfully connecting my HP 3055 to my router and using it over wireless on 2 computers, one with windows XP SP2 and one with VISTA.



Go to CONTROL PANEL and open "PRINTERS AND FAXES". on the top left choose "ADD A PRINTER" click "NEXT".


In the "SELECT A PRINTER PORT" window click the radio button "CREATE A NEW PORT", click the down arrow and choose "STANDARD TCP/IP PORT".

In the window that pops up click "NEXT"

In the ADD PORT window, where it says "PRINTER NAME OR IP ADDRESS, type in your printers IP address, by me it was The bottom line will fill in automatically. Click "NEXT".

In the "INSTALL PRINTER SOFTWARE" window, if you have the disk just choose "HAVE DISK" and install from there. If not, in the left column choose "HP" and in the right column choose "HP LASERJET 3050" (by me it showed up in the list, you can download the driver from here

click "NEXT"

In the "NAME YOUR PRINTER" window, choose a name and also choose if you want to set it as the default printer (recommended) Click "NEXT"

In the next window choose whether or not you want to share the printer, and if you do assign a printer name. Click NEXT. The next window is optional if you want to make a name, you can just click NEXT and your done! Print a test page to make sure that all is fine.

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