New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Internet, Networking, and Wireless Discussion of networking, internet, and wireless including Apple's Airport products.

WIFI Printing HP Officejet


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
sonnycheeba23

 
Member Since: Apr 26, 2005
Location: Florida
Posts: 23
sonnycheeba23 is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: New 13" Macbook Pro 2.5 ghz, 4gb ddr3, 500gb hd | 16gb Nano

sonnycheeba23 is offline
Is it possible to stay connected to a cable internet connection and print via wifi without turning off the cable connection in the OS system preferences. I can print to my HP Office jet 7400 when I turn off my network card but when I keep it on and try to print in just stops the print jobs.
I tried looking around on HPs help site and havent found anything on the topic.
I tried manually configuring my Airport Ip sub etc, still no go unless I kill the nic in systemprefs.

Is this even possible?
QUOTE Thanks
Erudite.Warrior

 
Erudite.Warrior's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 17, 2005
Location: Bristow, VA
Posts: 151
Erudite.Warrior has a spectacular aura about
Mac Specs: 2.8Ghz MBP, 4GB RAM, 320 GB 7200RPM HD

Erudite.Warrior is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by sonnycheeba23
Is it possible to stay connected to a cable internet connection and print via wifi without turning off the cable connection in the OS system preferences. I can print to my HP Office jet 7400 when I turn off my network card but when I keep it on and try to print in just stops the print jobs.
I tried looking around on HPs help site and havent found anything on the topic.
I tried manually configuring my Airport Ip sub etc, still no go unless I kill the nic in systemprefs.

Is this even possible?
You did not give much informaton but it seems to me that you have IP printing set up incorrectly.

I use a D-Link Print Server that has its own IP address on my LAN. Printer works. No problems at all.

From your description it sounds like you have to be directly connected to your printer wirelessly (i.e. directly connected) instead of printing through your router.
QUOTE Thanks
sonnycheeba23

 
Member Since: Apr 26, 2005
Location: Florida
Posts: 23
sonnycheeba23 is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: New 13" Macbook Pro 2.5 ghz, 4gb ddr3, 500gb hd | 16gb Nano

sonnycheeba23 is offline
Yeah, Im directly connecting to my officejet via wifi.

My mac is upstairs and the officejet is downstairs so I just connect to it directly via my aircard and the built in wifi in the HP. I could print to the HP via wifi while still maintaining my "dialup" ISP connection, but now that Im on a cable ISP I have to turn off my cable connection in order to print.
QUOTE Thanks
schweb

 
schweb's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 27, 2002
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Posts: 13,198
schweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: MacBook Pro | LED Cinema Display | iPhone 4 | iPad 2

schweb is offline
I just have my printer connected to my Airport Extreme base station and can print from it on any computer anywhere in the house.

schweb | community leader
flickr facebook twitter tumblr google+ about.me

Mac-Forums: On Twitter | On Facebook | On Flickr

QUOTE Thanks
Erudite.Warrior

 
Erudite.Warrior's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 17, 2005
Location: Bristow, VA
Posts: 151
Erudite.Warrior has a spectacular aura about
Mac Specs: 2.8Ghz MBP, 4GB RAM, 320 GB 7200RPM HD

Erudite.Warrior is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by sonnycheeba23
Yeah, Im directly connecting to my officejet via wifi.

My mac is upstairs and the officejet is downstairs so I just connect to it directly via my aircard and the built in wifi in the HP. I could print to the HP via wifi while still maintaining my "dialup" ISP connection, but now that Im on a cable ISP I have to turn off my cable connection in order to print.
I think this is what you need to do. I'm assuming your printer is a WIFI printer (sounds like it). You need to set up your printer as if it were a computer on your wireless LAN. You WEP settings, etc. need to be the same as your computer. Additionally, you will want to assign your printer a static IP on your LAN. Once that is done, you will want to set up IP printing using the static IP you set up for the printer. Once this is done you should be able to print and remain connected to the internet.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« router signal booster | Airport Extreme Connecting to AES network »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
HP PSC 1410 printing funny colors jacksonworld Other Hardware and Peripherals 2 07-14-2006 12:34 PM
crack any wifi protection? thadoggfather Internet, Networking, and Wireless 3 06-14-2006 09:49 PM
To WiFi or not to WiFi schweb Community Polls 29 05-12-2005 12:00 PM
wifi printing crelm Apple Notebooks 8 09-19-2004 11:32 PM
Need Help Printing Photos trkmedic69 Images, Graphic Design, and Digital Photography 0 02-15-2004 11:11 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:41 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?