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HP P2055dn Laser will not print with USB only connection.

HP P2055dn Laser will not print with USB only connection.

Printer has been relocated where USB not available. Printed OK with USB to Apple AirPort Extreme.

Connected to CAT5 Ethernet, will not PRINT - message Is "Printing - Connected to printer' followed by "refilling buffer...

How to print CAT5 Ethernet only?
Printers and Scanners* USBHewlett Packard (HP)

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hdhondt

8/22/2022 - Mon
John

Assuming the Printer Network card to be good, on one machine, remove the Printer (Devices and Printers) and then remove the Driver (Printer Server Management, Drivers).

When all is gone, restart the computer and install the most recent driver.

Make sure the Printer has a Static or Reserved IP Address on the network.
hdhondt

HP P2055dn Laser will not print with USB only connection.
I assume you mean it will only print with USB connection.

After removing the driver and giving the printer a fixed IP address, as suggested by John, install it as a Local Printer. Click Add Printer in Devices and Printers. Click "The printer I want isn't listed", then "Add a local or network printer with manual settings". Create a new Standard TCP/IP port with the printer's IP address, and select the printer model from the list. If it is not listed, browse to the CD, to a downloaded driver, or click the Windows Update button.
Jim Lacey

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Of course I neglected to mention I meant with a Mac OS 10.12 computer. In any event, Can I assume a USB--->CAT5 adapter will not work?
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Jim Lacey

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Thanks to both of you for your help, I have enough info to work this issue.
John

Good luck with your printer.
hdhondt

In case it helps, go to Apple menu > Settings > Printers (I don't have a Mac, so I'm not sure of the exact menu labels, but they'll be obvious) and click the big + to add a printer. If the printer is not automatically discovered, enter its IP address and the Mac should take care of the rest
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