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We have a network of 10 computers and a server running on Windows Home Server. We just installed an HP LaserJet P4015dn printer on the server. All computers are able to map to the new printer except the three that are running on Windows 7 Home Premium. The computers that are mapping properly are running on XP or 7 Professional.

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Hi! have you tryied to manually install that printer and drivers with "add new printer"?

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Hi, I have brought my dell laptop at work with vista operating system. It connects to internet networks wirelessly. I am trying to connect the work printer to my laptop but am not sure how to start. The...


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you do not need a CD to connect to the printer, what you should do is gain access to the print server. this can be done by asking your network administrator. in a situation where you don't have one or the network is an open one, you have to connect to the printer network, open your ipv4 properties and select obtain an ip address automatically, do the same with the DNS server and you're good to go.
just so i'm thorough, after connecting to the print server / network, you can access your network ipv4 properties by right-clicking on the network icon located at the lower right corner of your taskbar, (the bar at the bottom of your screen) usually in form of two computer monitors. select network and sharing center after right-clicking. a list of wireless network should be available if there are more than one wireless networks in the area. select view status of the print server / network, click on properties, a pop-up box appears. be sure 'file and printer sharing for microsoft network' is checked, double-click "internet protocol v4 (ip/tcpv4)' select obtain an ip address automatically, select the same for the dns server below. click OK you're good to go.
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once you are successfully connected to the print server, click on Devices and Printers from the start menu, select the printer and allow the drivers to be installed from the server. once that is done, you can right-click on the printer and select set as default. after this all you have to do is connect and print whenever you want to.
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let me know if there's anything you don't understand or if this doesn't resolve it.

Jul 18, 2011 | HP LaserJet P4015 Printer

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Color printed pages are too light.


  • Troubleshooting Setup and Install If your device is not recognized:
    • Verify that your cable is USB 2.0 high-speed compliant.
    • Ensure that your cable is connected correctly. Remove the USB cable, look at the end of the cable, and then match it to the pattern on the USB port. Make sure that it is not upside down. Insert one end of the USB cable completely into the USB port on the HP device and the other end into the back of the computer.
    • Check that the peripheral is turned on. Peripherals will not be recognized if the power is off.
    • Ensure that your USB cable is no more than 15 feet or 5 meters in length.
    • Check that the USB port is enabled. Some computers ship with disabled USB ports.
III. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS When operating in a Windows environment, the CD-ROM setup or installation software detects the version of the operating system that you are running. The software is installed in the language that you have selected. For example, if you are running an English version of Windows and have the language preference set to Spanish, the installation utility will install the Spanish version of the printing software for the appropriate Windows version. INSTALLATION OPTIONS Two methods are available for installing printer drivers and software components for the printer.
  • Full (Recommended) . Installs everything that your device needs to work plus HP Solution Center:
    • HP Color LaserJet 2605 PCL 6 driver or HP Color LaserJet 2605dn_dtn PCL6 driver
    • HP Toolbox FX . Allows you to change some printer settings and contains documentation and self-help tools.
    • Screen Fonts . Printer-matching TrueType fonts help ensure WYSIWYG printing.
    • HP Color LaserJet 2605 series printer documentation. A list of documentation, which includes information about product operation, troubleshooting, warranty and specifications, supplies, and support.
    • HP Solution Center . Use HP Solution Center to gain access to product-specific software and on-screen help. By using HP Solution Center, you can access the HP Shopping Web site and update your HP software. If you have the HP Color LaserJet 2605dtn, you can also transfer images from a photo memory card. To start HP Solution Center, click Start, Programs, choose the HP program group, and then click HP Solution Center.
    • HP Photosmart Transfer . Software for transferring images from photo memory cards to your computer (HP Color LaserJet 2605dtn only).
    • HP Product Assistant . This software detects problems that occur with your HP products and can offer solutions to help you resolve those problems.
    • HP Software Tour . Use this for an overview of the software features.
    • HP Software Update . Use this software to check for software updates for your HP products.
  • Minimum . Installs everything that your device needs to work. The following is a list of available components:
    • HP Color LaserJet 2605 PCL 6 driver or HP Color LaserJet 2605dn_dtn PCL 6 driver.
    • Screen Fonts . Printer-matching TrueType fonts help ensure WYSIWYG printing.
    • HP Software Update . Use this software to check for software updates for your HP products.
INSTALLING SOFTWARE ON WINDOWS 2000 and XP Printing system installation from CD-ROM, Internet download
  1. Close all programs.
  2. Insert the CD-ROM.
  3. If the HP printing system installer program has not started after 30 seconds, complete steps 4 through 7.
  4. From the Start menu on the taskbar, select Run.
  5. Browse to the root directory for the CD-ROM drive.
  6. Select the SETUP.EXE file, click Open, and then click OK.
  7. Click Install.
  8. Follow the onscreen instructions.
USB Installation for Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows Me and Windows Server 2003 (Plug and Play Install)
  1. Turn on the printer and computer.
  2. Verify that the printer displays “Ready.�?
  3. Attach the USB cable to the printer and computer.
  4. When the Add New Hardware Wizard appears, click Next to install the USB Printing Support.
  5. In the following dialog, select option Search for the best driver for your device, and click Next.
  6. Make sure the HP Color LaserJet 2605 series CD-ROM is in the CD_ROM drive, select Specify a location, browse to your CD_ROM drive, and select the Drivers folder, then either Win98_Me( for Windows 98 and Windows Me) or Win2000_XP (for Windows Server 2003). For example, CD ROM drive:\Drivers\Operating System\Language. Choose OK, and then click Next.
  7. For Windows 98 SE, in the USB Printing Support dialog, you should see the path and file name. Click Next. For Windows Me and 2003 Server, this step may not apply.
  8. Once the files are copied, click Finish.
  9. Steps 4-9 will repeat to install the printer driver. File names will change. At step 9, you have the option to rename the printer. Click Finish. After files have installed, click Finish to close the dialog.
Network Installation for Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows Me, and Windows Server 2003
  1. Download HP's Install Network Printer Wizard.
  2. Run Install Network Printer Wizard and follow the on-screen instructions.
INSTALLING SOFTWARE ON MACINTOSH OS 10.2.X, 10.3X, and 10.4.X USB installation instructions
  1. Insert the CD-ROM.
  2. Run the installation utility.
  3. After the software installation is complete, attach the USB cable to the printer and the computer and then restart the computer.
  4. After the computer has restarted, open the Print Center or Printer Setup Utility to see if the printer name appears in the Printer List.
  5. If the printer name displays in the Printer List, the setup is complete. If the printer name does not display in the Printer List, go to the next step.
  6. Click the Add button, and then select USB from the drop-down list. 7. Select HP Color LaserJet 2605 and then click Add. The printer name displays in the Printer List. Setup is complete.

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I HAVE HP LASERJET 1018 PRINTER. I INSTALLED & SHARED PRINTER ON WIN XP BASED PC. NOW I WANT TO SHARE THIS PRINTER ON ANOTHER PC HAVING WIN SERVER 2003 OS. WHEN I AM INSTALLING THE SERVER ASKED FOR...


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I have installed the DP-301U print server on my home network to print to an HP Laserjet 4050. When setting up the print server per instruction, I set my computer IP address to a static IP address. The...


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