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My wireless connection between my HP laptop and my Photosmart C1800 all in one is properly connected with a succesful diagnostics report (signal strength excellent) but I cannot get the printer to print either photos or documents. at the first attempt I did not set the correct properties for a document and the printer indicated there was no paper (It thought I requested a photo). I cancelled the print by pressing the cancel button on the printer and since then I cannot get the machines to print by wireless communications.

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It sounds like there may be something that is bound up in the queue. Check the printer queue and delete any pending jobs, close of out office applications. Also restart your computer and printer if you haven't already.

  • If your doing IP printing, make sure that you statically address the printer. Printing using the DNS name can be flakey as I think these HP printers actually use DLink wireless to communicate.


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