I have inseted a extra network card into the pc closest to the printer/copier. I have connected the printer/copier via network cable to the computer. When I look on the pc i dont see the printer/copier. Could someone please help me to get the printer working. I have the drivers but am not sure how it all works.
Open up your printers and faxes window from the control panel. select add a printer. select a local printer option(first one)hit next and then select create a new port and select standard tcp/ip port. hit next a few times and there will be a promt for the printer ip address(find that by printing a configuration page on your printer and make sure you have auto dhcp turned on or auto on from your printer. input the ip address in there and then load the divers when they promt you. make sure you hit have disk then browse to where your driver is downloaded to and select the .dll file and you will be good to go. make sure your router is assigning auto ip address's.
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There is not wireless netwrok card is HP LJ P2015dn, However as i can understand you r using External Wireless Router or Wireless network or jet-direct card if u r able to work fine on USB than printer printing mechanism is working fine.
If u connect the printer via wired network connection and it keeps on loosing IP address than it may be problem with onboard network card of the printer.
If printer keeps on loosing IP Address than try upgrading the firmware of the printer.
To check the firmware and IP Address of the printer print a configuration page by pressing and holding down green button for 6 to 7 seconds
Plug it directly into the router and set the printer up on your Win2k/Xp as a network printer via the new printer wizard. The router will allow it to pull an IP number and you will find it on the network that way. It does not have USB because it was meant as an office printer and the option was network adaptor when purchased. If you look at the card in it, you can see it can be swapped out for another adaptor.