Question about Office Equipment & Supplies
I have noticed there are many people having the same issue as myself, and I am really new to the Apple world. This is the first Mac that I have ever touched in my life, believe me this is totally different compared to PC's. But anyways. this is what I finally found out, and a very simple way to solve this issue of Not printing. 1. If your HP J4680 printer is functioning properly as for scanning and pictures and everything else, then when it is time to print from the Internet or from your Documents, Nothing Happens, Right? Well me too, What I done, I checked system prefs to ensure that the IP address' are correct with the printer. This is where I found that the printer is using a different IPV4 IP Address. ON mine it was 192.168.001.104. Now remember, the 001 has to be typed in this format. The .001 represents .1 on the IP address. Once you realize that the IPV4 IP address is different from your MAC's in System Pref's, then Follow me to step 2. 2. The next step that was taken was checking my router settings. I'm Operating on an Apple iMac G5 10.5.8 non Intel based, and the Router is Linksys WRT54G Router. Very nice router for a smaller home as like Mine. Now my Router is not Secure at all, and this is easier if you disable your WAP WEP settings on your router for about 20 minutes, just until you make it through these steps. I made sure that all security settings on the router were disabled and not transmitted any signal to the printer, EXCEPT for internet purposes only. Also check to make sure that you haven't exceeded to limit of machines that can function on your network too (This is very important as well). Now keep your Router settings open until you resolve this issue with the printer, OK? I also forgot, depending on what router you have and how it is configured with your network. The way that you access the Router settings is by typing your Default Gateway or on Mac Machines your Router IP address. If on Windows click the start button, type cmd in the search bar at the bottom of the start program, press enter, then you will see a black screen that resembles C:// BLah blah, then type ipconfig (Just like this) and this will show all of your internal settings for the internet, IPV4, IPV6, and Lan, and Wireless internet protocols. Remember, you are looking for iPV4 IP Address and below that there will be Subnet Mask, and Default Gateway. Once here, open your internet explorer and in the address bar, type the Default Gateway address in the address bar. Like I previously said, depending on the setting of your router, you may have to have your computer connected through it's ethernet connection. The way to tell if you do, just try typing the ip address in the address bar and if your not prompted to give a username and password, then you will have to connect your computer to the router using ethernet cable. Then once prompted for a password and username, either use the one that you used when the network was first set up or go to google and type in brand and model number of your router and ask for the default username and password. NOW, biggest part of the battle is now over. Just follow everything in the beginning of step 2 and work your way through the Router settings. 3. Go through the printer wireless settings and make sure that your are connected to the Internet, then close out of the wireless settings on the printer and go to TOOLS and print the printer configurations. Keep this paper and go back to your PC or Mac. 4. Now Mac users go to Applications and find the App that says HP. Windows users, this is where u are on your own. I think you will need to be in the start program and under devices. Basically we are adding a new device but not really because the printer is already adding to the list of printers and devices. Now once we are here, we need to Manually Add a new device. Select this option and Mac users you will see a format that you will have to follow. There are other options other than iPV4, you can use iPV6, Bluetooth, and ethernet. I went with iPV4. Then typed in the iPV4 address that it is asking for, and if correct the printer will be added, if not then you will have to get the number configurations right so that the printer can connect to the computer as well as the internet. Just remember, we are needing the iPV4 address, and the format has to follow 4 rows of 3 number sequnces EX: 192.168.001.104 / this is the same as 192.168.1.104. if u notice, the third set of numbers are missing 00. this is what you will see when you are looking at your computer and it is giving you the IP Addresses. after you add the selected printer, make sure that you make this new printer the defaulted printer, or all of this was for nothing. Keep the old icon showing the HP J4680 because it contains all of the Drivers needed, we just needed to enable the wireless printing and change the IP address that is stuck in the machine to the one that is actually operating on the internet. SO now you should be able to print with no problems. Hope this helps you because it took me a while to figure this one out.
Posted on Apr 05, 2011
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