Finding and installing a hp C4380 network printer on windows xp home so i can wifi print from it
It's really annoying! this product is supposed to work heh!? i just cannot seem to get it to work on a win xp home laptop. i have a belkin router providing the network.
i can install it as a usb printer but tried to add it over the network and i couldn't detect the printer, i tried to install it as a network printer with the usb connected (the way that the manual says to do so) but whenever i come t the part of detecting it it never shows up!!!!! even when i finally figured out the ip address/url (or whatever it is) which is 192.168.2.4
If people absolutley cannot get a solution or don't want all the hassle of windows i recommend getting a MAC! (as the adverts say, they "just work") -> i downloaded the latest software last night and got it installed and setup in no time!, i can even scan from it wirelessly!!!! :)
but yeah, i am trying to get it working on my moms laptop so i appreciate all the help i can get!
Re: finding and installing a hp C4380 network printer on...
If only it was just THAT simple doreen31987
i tried it and it complains that windblows cannot connect to the printer because i have typed it incorrectly (NO!!!!) or the printer has lost it's connection to the server.
i have just connected to it on my mac (the computer and OS that actually WORKS!) and it's fine. windows is behaving like a blind OAP and its doing my head in!
this whole experience is going to prove that windows is complete ****. but if you have any other suggestions i am willing to try them out. it's for my mom not me.
thanks for trying again
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First Enable HP Printer service plugin, this established connection between the Android mobile to Wifi network. Install or Update the HP Print service from Play Store, and then Turn On the Plugin. Check out the printer and android mobile is connected in the same network to make printer or else wifi direct on your printer and android device is enabled. Install or update the HP print service Plugin from the Google Play Store If Installation completed choose a method to turn on the HP Print Service Plugin. Is this the first time you installed the HP Print Service Plugin, Now sweep down the home screen to get notification dashboard and then find HP Inc.service installed. Would like to update the HP Printer service Plugin, goto setting,tap more,more networks,more settings or NFC and Sharing and then tap print and printing. While you Turn On the HP Printer Service Plugin, the other printer service plugin should be Turn Off. How can you take print menu and the click print. Now you will get print print preview screen Next to select a printer,tap the down arrow to view the printer list and then select your printer from the list of available printers. for more Printer Helpdisk https://123hp.co/
Try connecting your printer directly to the wifi router/switch in a shared network configuration. Then go to your router settings, find the local ip address add this as the 'host'. Your settings should be as follows:
Driver : HP Mobile Printing Bearer: Socket/HP Jetdirect Access
Piont: My Home Wifi (kaba) Host : ip address of you
printer user : Blank ( tried my windows username,no
use) port : 9100 Printer Model: Officejet Printers
You will have to reconfigure your drivers on your pc as well. Mine installed as a wireless shared printer even though the printer is not wireless but I have it connected to my wifi switch for sharing and it worked fine.
Hi! I will be glad to assist you in this issue. This is the link that will help you to fix the issue:
1. Installing the Product Software in Windows XP and Vista for a Wireless Network Connection (Using an Access Point) http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01736948&tmp_task=setupCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=2512010
2. Installing the Product Software in Windows XP for a Wired (Ethernet) Network Connection http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01708573&tmp_task=setupCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=2512010
3. Installing the Product Software in Windows Vista for a Wired (Ethernet) Network Connection http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01710137&tmp_task=setupCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=2512010
Spooler depends on the RPC service being running. But you really need to get into event viewer and check for anything related to either RPC or Print Spooler. If you're trying to print to a network printer you could have firewall issues either within Windows or your router. Think about what changed on your system around the time this problem began.
Go to Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Printers and add a printer.
Select it as a network printer, and stop it searching (unless it finds it of course - which sounds unlikely!)
Then click on "The printer that I want isn't listed"
Choose to add a printer using the IP or hostname, and click next.
Type in the IP address of the printer. This can be found by printing out the network configuration page from the printer.
The port will be filled in for you.
The printer should now be added.
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