Can't print wireless from new Vista Laptop to HP 6110 - Help
HP says buy one of their new printers that work with Vista. Vista says contact HP. 2 wire says contact Hp or Vista. (I have a 2 Wire router) I had an HP laptop with Windows XP before and the printer worked fine wirelessly.
Is there a work around so the Vista Laptop will print wirelessly to the HP 6110?
I don't know what to do, but can't afford a new Officejet. And with this kind of support, won't buy another one.
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Re: Can't print wireless from new Vista Laptop to HP 6110...
Windows Vista is a "MEAN" O/S. Not all of the bugs are fixed yet and still hard to find compatable hardware for it. Microsoft did Vista completely different than other O/S's, they released it to program developers to retrofit the printers and such only 1 month before it hit the shelves. With Windows XP and other predecessors, the released them 6 mos before it hit the shelves. I am more than positive Microsoft will get their act together soon, until then, there will be these problems. I have tried EVERYTHING I know to work around it and haven't found a solution. Any other Suggestions from the Techs on here will more than likely be a dead end also. If I am wrong, I stand corrected. Good Luck to you.
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The printer needs to be installed by you as "Adiministrator". When installing the printer you need to hold down the "Alt" button when clicking n Add Printer function. It will then give an option of installing as Administrator.
Perferences in XP look different than in Vista, but you should be able to find the 2-sided peference for your laptop driver by going to the Control Panel > Printers > and selecting peferences using the HP6122 icon. In some versions the 2-side preference is in the "advanced" tab. Using the "advanced" tab will likely have check boxes rather than a full setting screen as in XP, but both work the same. You should see all the 2-side features present with radio buttons to select your preference. Likewise, when printing in Vista, you can select settings different than default preferences, in which case you can change the defaults for a single document print. Again, this will look different than in XP, but you should find the 2 side feature available either as a feature tab or in the "advanced" tab.
make sure that the housing that holds the cartridges are clean at the contacts, this can be done with the machine turned off and unplugged, clean the contacts with warm water and a damp cotton bud not wet and then dry it with a paper towel.
make sure everything is dry before turning the printer back on, if this doesnt work then it needs a service.