Solved

HP Deskjet through file server

Posted on 2009-06-29
3
266 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-07
Hi. I've go an HP Deskjet 842 that is connected to my wired network through a linksys print server. This setup works fine with my XP Home, XP Pro, and a Mac Book. Being an idiot, I did not write down the steps I had to use. I've tried Win 7 through the print server and directly to the usb port. No joy. HP says that there is no need for a Vista driver, it's built in.

I tried connecting as a network printer, as a USB printer through the IP address, and direct connect to the USB port. I really don't want to get a new printer to use with this machine. Any suggestions?

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:aib01
3 Comments
 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:IanTh
ID: 24740464
hp do not yet do a driver for any printers in windows 7 its not yet been released
nobody does except m$ for its pre-release candidate of windows 7

see http://windows7news.com/

so they dont need to yet
0
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:dlan75
ID: 24745973
Hi,
Have you tryed installing the vista drivers? Those should be compatible with windows 7.
To connect to your printer, try installing the printer as attached directly to the computer, then create a tcp/ip port for it giving it the printer's ip address. Then install drivers and that should do
0
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
aib01 earned 0 total points
ID: 24816798
I apologize for not answering the answers. I haven't had time to work on the machine. I found the solution for anyone who need it. I added a new printer, local port with the IP of the print server, when it asked for what printer, I chose Windows Update. After a long time (at least 10 minutes, I was busy  with other things), Windows came back with the drivers for my printer. I printed a test page and all seems to be working now.

Thanks to all who tried to help.
0

Featured Post

Find Ransomware Secrets With All-Source Analysis

Ransomware has become a major concern for organizations; its prevalence has grown due to past successes achieved by threat actors. While each ransomware variant is different, we’ve seen some common tactics and trends used among the authors of the malware.

Join & Write a Comment

The Display applet of Windows 7 Control Panel has changed a great deal since Windows XP  (it was missing and more or less replaced in Windows Vista by the Personalization applet.)  Below is a screenshot of what the Display applet of Windows XP, whic…
First some basics on Windows 7 Backup.  It has 2 components one is a file based backup which is stored in .zip files each zip is split at around 200 Megabytes and there is the Image Backup which is as the name implies a total image of the partition …
In this video, we discuss why the need for additional vertical screen space has become more important in recent years, namely, due to the transition in the marketplace of 4x3 computer screens to 16x9 and 16x10 screens (so-called widescreen format). …
The viewer will learn how to successfully download and install the SARDU utility on Windows 7, without downloading adware.

705 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

20 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now