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Connecting to Airport

I'm trying to connect it to my Airport and it doesn't work. The Airport does not recognize the printer but when connected to my computer the printer is recognized. Apple assures me this is a driver issue with HP. I downloaded a new driver but still no luck.

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Be sure that you downloaded the correct driver for your PC and Op system and printer.

Uninstall the printer
go to the toolbar and click on tools>internet options>delete cookies and do it.

turn the printer off and unplug it.

And be sure that you do a clean download (turn off all running programs including your virus/firwall program.) Keep them off until you have downloaded and installed the driver.

Follow instructions as you install the driver.
Do a restart.

Good Luck. Get back to me if this does not help.

Posted on Aug 15, 2008

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