Question about HP Officejet 6500 Wireless All-in-One InkJet Printer

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I have the same problem. The wireless printer can't be recognized on the network even when plugged in via USB and the buttons are frozen. Have tried reinstalling multiple times. Now I'm dead in the water.

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In this situation your wireless printer might require a power reset before you print each document. Though the printing activity will take place efficiently you will have to physically go and power the printer to enable it to print. This problem might require you to reload the firmware of the router and set the wireless printer to manual IP address in order to make it work seamlessly no matter how many documents you have to print.

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Run this http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=mp-77759-1&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=3795406&os=4063&lang=en
then run this: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=mp-74066-3&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=3777182&os=4063&lang=en
should clear up your problems :) good luck!

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