Solved Configure HP printer for wireless connection

August 15, 2011 at 21:11:49
Specs: Windows 7
I have an HP Photosmart C4435 All-in-One printer connected to my computer right now. I want to know how to get the printer to be wireless so that my PC and my son's Mac are both able to print from the printer. I have AT&T as my wireless internet provider, if that helps. I have looked through all of my manuals and can't find out how to do this. Please help.

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#1
August 16, 2011 at 08:13:49
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Do you have a wireless LAN (WLAN) configured in your home? If yes, then you'll want to share the printer and then install it on the other clients you wish to have print on it.

For info on how to properly install it on other clients click on my name above in this response and read my “how-to” guide titled, “Installing a Network Printer: version 2

If you do not have a wireless network setup in your home you won't be able to connect wirelessly to the printer unless it is a wireless capable printer. If it's a wireless capable printer, instructions for setting it up will be in the manual that came with it.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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August 16, 2011 at 08:13:53
Do you have a wireless LAN (WLAN) configured in your home? If yes, then you'll want to share the printer and then install it on the other clients you wish to have print on it.

For info on how to properly install it on other clients click on my name above in this response and read my “how-to” guide titled, “Installing a Network Printer: version 2

If you do not have a wireless network setup in your home you won't be able to connect wirelessly to the printer unless it is a wireless capable printer. If it's a wireless capable printer, instructions for setting it up will be in the manual that came with it.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#3
August 17, 2011 at 20:37:08
Curt,
Thank you so much for your input with my problem. But being the illiterate computer person that I am; I can't get my PC to setup to share with his Mac? I don't know what I am supposed to be doing in order for my PC which is used with Windows 7, to connect to his Mac; and vice versa--what am I supposed to be doing with his Mac? Once I have them both on the shared network, then I can proceed with the step that you previously gave me, correct? Our internet service is through U-Verse with AT&T and this is the information that I can pull up and I don't know if it is going to help or not--The wireless LAN: Connection-specific DNS suffix: gateway.2wire.net; Link-local IPv6 Address: fe80::7171:401:9393:bb82%12; IP4 Address: 192.168.1.68; Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0; and Default Gateway: 192.168.1.254. I don't know if any of this will help or not. I don't even know what network I am supposed to be using in order to get the computers to share--home, public, or work? Nothing I have been trying will let me connect both together--I keep getting a message saying that I am not on a shared network or that there is no other computer connected. Sorry that I am such a pain, but I seriously have no idea what I am doing here and school starts tomorrow with everyone trying to print off of one computer, and it just isn't possible to have everyone on the same computer at the same time. If you could please walk me through what I am supposed to be doing with the PC and the Mac step-by-step, I would really appreciate it. If not, then could you direct me into the right direction for help.
Thanks-Nicole

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#4
August 18, 2011 at 12:03:10
Mac's are a little out of my area of expertise.

The guide I mentioned pertained to Windows PC's only.

Getting them communicating is the first step certainly. Once they are, then you can see about adding the printer to the Mac. Any questions you have about configuring the Mac for the network, or installing the printer on the Mac you may want to take over to our Mac forum. As I said, they're out of my speciality.

The network settings you show above appear correct so I'm sure your Windows PC is working properly. To share the printer, you'll need to go to the "printers" folder, right click on the printer and select "Sharing" from that menu that appears. Once on the sharing window, share the printer and then you should be able to connect the Mac to it.

I'm not as familiar with Windows 7 as I am will all other Windows based operating systems so if you have problems sharing the printer on the Windows 7 machine, head over to the Windows 7 forum and ask there.

Sorry I couldn't be of more help.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#5
August 19, 2011 at 00:36:36
Curt,
Thank you so much for the help, and I appreciate the information on where I can go to get help with the Windows 7 and the Mac. Thank you for your time.
Thank you,
Nicole

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