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Re: Network printer question
« Reply #15 on: 14 March 2018, 18:21:41 »

If its a true wifi printer, being plugged into USB might stop it being on Wifi, particularly if its a cheap consumer oriented lump.

For non Windows devices, the printer will have to support the printing technology, such as AirPrint for gayDevices, or have an app installed in the case of many consumer wifi printers.

You shouldn't really be sharing out via the PC, as you are likely to find drivers aren't built that way for the cheap devices.

Its an HP5510 printer.

Used to work under Win7.
How are you "sharing" it?  Its a cheap, nasty Wifi printer, so there should be no USB.

If sharing via a PC, its possible/likely that the driver does not support that, hence better off just connecting purely via Wifi.
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Re: Network printer question
« Reply #16 on: 14 March 2018, 18:23:33 »

Someone said that in post #5
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Re: Network printer question
« Reply #17 on: 14 March 2018, 18:25:13 »

Someone said that in post #5
That was sharing the printer via a windows PC, which is the wrong way to do it ;)
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Re: Network printer question
« Reply #18 on: 14 March 2018, 19:08:00 »

Someone said that in post #5
That was sharing the printer via a windows PC, which is the wrong way to do it ;)
Not it wasn't, it was connecting the printer to the router, which is the right way to do it.  :P
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Re: Network printer question
« Reply #19 on: 14 March 2018, 19:17:02 »

 I assume you've been here: https://support.hp.com/gb-en/document/c02900814
I've just sorted out a neighbours similar issue, but with an iPad, and found the site helpful. :y
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Re: Network printer question
« Reply #20 on: 14 March 2018, 19:47:49 »

Someone said that in post #5
That was sharing the printer via a windows PC, which is the wrong way to do it ;)
Not it wasn't, it was connecting the printer to the router, which is the right way to do it.  :P
Ah yes, but reply 4 was ;D


I concur with reply 5, but emphasise that it should be via wifi, not usb :)
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Re: Network printer question
« Reply #21 on: 14 March 2018, 20:01:17 »

Someone said that in post #5
That was sharing the printer via a windows PC, which is the wrong way to do it ;)
Not it wasn't, it was connecting the printer to the router, which is the right way to do it.  :P
Ah yes, but reply 4 was ;D


I concur with reply 5, but emphasise that it should be via wifi, not usb :)
That's what I fickin said!  ;D
If you need any more advice on goggle switches or flashing networks, just ask.   ;D
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Re: Network printer question
« Reply #22 on: 26 April 2018, 11:15:43 »

My HP printer has given up the ghost, says the printer head is faulty.

Tried cleaning the heads, as per HP instructions to no avail.

New print head is 71!

Bit the bullet and bought a Laser printer.

Everything works fine, WiFi enables me and Mrs AA to print from the Desktop, tablets and phones.

My laptop goes through the motions of print, but doesn't, can see the printer, troubleshooter says everything fine, but nothing prints.
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Re: Network printer question
« Reply #23 on: 26 April 2018, 11:48:02 »

My HP printer has given up the ghost, says the printer head is faulty.

Tried cleaning the heads, as per HP instructions to no avail.

New print head is 71!

Bit the bullet and bought a Laser printer.

Everything works fine, WiFi enables me and Mrs AA to print from the Desktop, tablets and phones.

My laptop goes through the motions of print, but doesn't, can see the printer, troubleshooter says everything fine, but nothing prints.

Solved :-[
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Re: Network printer question
« Reply #24 on: 26 April 2018, 18:16:29 »

User error.  Or as we normally say, Loser Error.

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Re: Network printer question
« Reply #25 on: 26 April 2018, 18:18:24 »

Why so much printing, Barry? Or is it just that it annoys you when it won't work?
My cartridges have been in about six months now...think I've only printed about 5 pages.
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Re: Network printer question
« Reply #26 on: 26 April 2018, 18:25:35 »

Why so much printing, Barry? Or is it just that it annoys you when it won't work?
My cartridges have been in about six months now...think I've only printed about 5 pages.
My laser gets a around 3-4000 pages a year.

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Re: Network printer question
« Reply #27 on: 27 April 2018, 08:35:59 »

User error.  Or as we normally say, Loser Error.

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Re: Network printer question
« Reply #28 on: 27 April 2018, 08:43:20 »

Why so much printing, Barry? Or is it just that it annoys you when it won't work?
My cartridges have been in about six months now...think I've only printed about 5 pages.

Don't do a lot of printing, hence ink cartridges keep drying out, now the cheapo Hp has given up the ghost and says the print heads need replacing.

Don't particularly need colour so bought a mono laser printer to replace it.
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Re: Network printer question
« Reply #29 on: 27 April 2018, 08:47:17 »

User error.  Or as we normally say, Loser Error.

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I prefer layer 8 issue or  chair-keyboard interface error ;D
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