I bought an Extensa 4620-4605 earlier this year. I just now went to connect it to my older printer--an HP laserjet 2100 series (C4170A)--but I don't know how. My printer has 3 connections--a parallel port (my computer doesn't), a local talk port (my computer ???), and IR (so does my computer but printing is hit and miss--mostly miss). How do I connect the two?
Does this Laptop have a docking station? If so then on the back of the docking station should be a parallel port.
Is you laptop connected to a router/firewall/switch? Then you can get a device that will make the printer become networkable and connect to you firewall switch...this unit is called HP jetdirect. It will make your parralel printer become more useful and connected to the network.
Problem is the printer is "old school" and the laptop is "new school", the JetDirect will bridge this...
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Most printers now use the USB port instead of the older parallel ports that has several input/out pins. Some printers (new-out-of-the-box) do not come with the USB cable, therefore purchase one for your printer if it requires a USB cable. The computer should have more than one USB ports to plug into.
Look in the Power savings settings. Look in the Screen Saver (right click on the desktop), then Change Power Settings, then Change Advanced Settings. Scroll down to Wireless Adapter Settings. Check if the Power Savings Mode is set to Save power when plugged in. (I'm going be memory here; the names may be slightly different.)
Note: there are 2 separate wifi card drivers, so take note of which one you have in device manager. I would also check the BIOS setup at startup to ensure that they are not listed as disabled there. Good Luck.
you are probably running xp go to help and type in find new hardware sounds like somehow your drive got deleted in the hardware and device manager this will work with vista too unless the drive went bad naturally
unusual not to be recognised, assuming you have followed the instructions word for word, eg not connected the printer until told to etc, you may have a problem with the usb port and not the printer, so to illiminate this try installing in a different usb port.
Also try this driver from the Samsung web site
If still no luck then it's either the printer or a usb port problem, to illiminate the usb fault, go to my computer, right click>properties>hardware tab>device manager> and go down the bottom of the list to usb controllers, click on '+' sign, right click and select uninstall.
Restart pc and all the usb controllers will be re installed automatically.
Try the printer again, if still not installing the fault must be the printer.