(Solved)My install (M8) isn't telling my printer to print.

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(Solved)My install (M8) isn't telling my printer to print.

Postby Yachtsman » Nov 8th, '20, 11:48

There seems to be a problem in the files that tell printers to print. I'm using M8 I know that M8 is cutting edge and I'm not qualified to problem solve it myself. It was working, but now it doesn't. I have two printers, both HP's a Deskjet 2630 (Older) and an Officejet Pro 9020. I think I've installed them correctly USB cable first not that M8 says USB in control panel it says serial. I feel that could be the problem. The install instructions from HP say connect first with USB then you can get the wireless link up.
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Re: My install (M8) isn't telling my printer to print.

Postby doktor5000 » Nov 8th, '20, 15:28

Have you tried to remove the printer via MCC and set it up again via hp-setup when plugged in with USB?
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Re: My install (M8) isn't telling my printer to print.

Postby Yachtsman » Nov 9th, '20, 11:30

On trying again first thing NOT late at night, it prints as a WiFi network printer but still won't work connected by cable. That's a problem as I was trying to build a wired network. I have concerns that Wifi is NOT secure. I consider this a workaround it does work but doesn't work cable-connected and doesn't auto-install as the Deskjet 2630 does.
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