HP Laserjet P1102W not seeing wireless

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  1. miguels

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    The firmware has been updated, printout says its firmware datacode 20110512

    It works fine connected by usb to my new Mac Mini Server

    When Trying to print a document from the Ipad, it does not show any printers available, the wireless light on the printer just continually flashes.

    Could someone walk me through the setup for this printer in wireless mode

    many thanks
    Michael
     
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    What WiFi router do you have? The iPad cannot print to a wireless printer without a WiFi router being present to allocate IP addresses. That router needn't be connected to the Internet but you do need something that can allocate the IP addresses and is a WiFi enabled device.

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    Hi Tim,
    I have a modem and a Motorola WR850G router providing cable wifi to my home. All is working without problems.
    The printer is sitting well within range of the wifi but does not have an ethernet port to connect it direct to the router.
    I dont know much about this router set, but I did manage to put the MAC address of the printer into the router, but it still cant see a printer.

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    Is this printer able to be connected via USB and WiFi at the same time? I would have thought those would be mutually exclusive. What happens if you disconnect the USB connection? Does the printer then connect via WiFi to the router?

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    Tim,

    It wont see a printer with the usb disconnected.
    The printer can print a page of test data, below is an extract of some ofthedata which may mean something to you.

    Network information
    Status . not connected
    Host Name. NP183FD6D
    total packets received,transmitted,bad packets received. all zero entries
    IPv4 address = 0
    IP Subnet Mask = 0
    IP Default Gateway = 0
    IP configured by = MANUAL
    DHCP/BOOTP SERVER = 0.0.0.0
    WINS SERVER= 0.0.0.0

    IPv6 link local address = no entry in these three lines
    IPv6 Stateless addresses =
    IPv6 DHCP Addresses =

    802.11b/g wireless
    Status = enabled
    Communication mode = Ad Hoc
    Authentication = none(open)

    My normal wifi network is secured by WEP and not open.

    Software driver 20100406
    Firmware datacode 20110512 dated 9 June 2011

    Hope this is of some help

    Michael
     
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    OK - that information was helpful because it's set up in Ad Hoc mode. The iPad WiFi cannot communicate in adhoc mode it needs to be setup in 'Infrastructure' mode. Do you have any other WiFi devices on this router at the moment?

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    Tim,

    Yes, I have an ipad2 and a macmini both working ok

    Michael
     
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    Yes - so you need to change the setting on the printer so that it communicates in Infrastructure mode. Then it should connect to the router and all should be OK. I'm not familiar with this particular type of printer, so I don't know how to alter the settings to switch it from ad-hoc to infrastructure; presumably there's something in the User Manual.

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    Tim,

    A little progress.
    I have discovered that if I remove the USB cable and then print out the printer device config it now says,

    Status, enabled
    Communication mode, INFRASTRUCTURE
    Network name is now correct
    Authentication is also correct, WEP

    But when trying to print an email from the ipad it still cannot see a printer and the wireless light just keeps flashing on the printer.

    All the previous data I sent you is the same.

    Michael.
     
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    When you say the wireless light is flashing, do you mean in response to you trying to print - or it flashes all the time whatever you do?

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