1. Joined : Jul 2015
    South-East Texas
    Posts : 20
    windows 10 64bit
       30 Apr 2016 #1

    HP printer on router


    I have an HP Photosmart printer which works just fine when plugged into a USB port.
    However I need to have it connected to my router so I can share it. Unfortunately Windows 10 cant see it there, either by Ethernet or wireless.
    Did the Google thing and the HP searches, no joy. Tried Settings and Control Panel.
    My iMac sees it fine. Am I just going to have to keep it plugged into the PC and use Printer Sharing?
    Could have sworn I'd done this before a few years ago (Vista) but it doesn't work now.
    Any ideas?
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  2. Joined : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 2,555
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       30 Apr 2016 #2

    cradom said: View Post
    I have an HP Photosmart printer which works just fine when plugged into a USB port.
    However I need to have it connected to my router so I can share it. Unfortunately Windows 10 cant see it there, either by Ethernet or wireless.
    Did the Google thing and the HP searches, no joy. Tried Settings and Control Panel.
    My iMac sees it fine. Am I just going to have to keep it plugged into the PC and use Printer Sharing?
    Could have sworn I'd done this before a few years ago (Vista) but it doesn't work now.
    Any ideas?
    I have an HP Laserjet and an HP Officejet plugged into my Router. My Windows, Mac OS X and Linux computers can use them but I used the HP software [downloaded] to install as Wired Network printers. Any wired or wireless connection to the Router can use them. A couple of my Win10 computers picked up the software that I had stored on the NAS drive attached to the Router. It's possible the Ethernet port on the printer has a problem. I turned off/disabled the Wi-Fi on both printers.
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  3. Joined : Jul 2015
    South-East Texas
    Posts : 20
    windows 10 64bit
       30 Apr 2016 #3

    Which HP software did you download? Mine is not Ethernet but USB. Photosmart D7160.
    Plugging it back into my USB hub and it shows up fine but the Mac cant see it.
    And I really don't want to buy another printer for the wife.
    If it helps the router is an Airport Extreme, with one USB port.
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  4. Joined : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 2,555
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       30 Apr 2016 #4

    cradom said: View Post
    Which HP software did you download? Mine is not Ethernet but USB. Photosmart D7160.
    Plugging it back into my USB hub and it shows up fine but the Mac cant see it.
    And I really don't want to buy another printer for the wife.
    If it helps the router is an Airport Extreme, with one USB port.
    I downloaded the specific software for each printer, HP Laserjet M1212nf and HP Officejet Pro 8600. The downloads were the full-featured, replacements for missing CDs. I do this type download frequently as it's amazing how many people 'misplace' the discs that came with their printer.

    I'm not familiar with an Airport Extreme but maybe the USB port isn't working? The issue I have with using a printer attached to a computer is that computer has to remain running for other computers to use Print and File Sharing.
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  5. Joined : Jul 2015
    South-East Texas
    Posts : 20
    windows 10 64bit
       30 Apr 2016 #5

    The USB port is working, the iMac can print to it fine. Plugged it back into the USB hub for now.
    I just got Homegroup working again so the wife can see the printer on her HP and can print (I hope, havent tried yet).
    Now to see if the Mac can see it...
    Thanks for the help.


    Edit: Ok, the Mac found it! Looks like i may be set up for a while.
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