connecting wireless HP printer to Apple Mac

Hewlett-packard Hp officejet pro 8000
June 29, 2010 at 05:31:59
Specs: Macintosh
The (on-line HP) instructions tell me to get the IP
address, disconnect the usb cable and connect and
ethernet cable diretly from the printer to the modem.

But the only free slot on the modem has the same
female opening as that on the printer.

So, where do I get this cable??

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June 29, 2010 at 16:16:57
ITs called an Ethernet Cable. You can buy them just about any where. I like Home Depot. They have the best prices on them. Stay clear of Office Max they will just rip you off.

As for hooking up both the printer and modem at the same time, you will need a Router or a Switch which in a way acts like a splitter.

If you want to setup the Wireless on the Printer, follow the instructions that came with the printer and it will so you how you can configure the printer with a static IP. Setup something like then you can connect to it Wirelessly using that IP.

If you have a Wireless router then you will need to connect the printer to the Wireless Router then use the steps above.

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June 30, 2010 at 05:20:37
thanks for the suggestions.
I spent 94 minutes on the phone yesterday with an HP
technician taking me through all the options.
1. The on-line advice and need for a cable is totally
unnecessary. Avoid.
2. Turned out the new printer is broken - wireless doesn't work.
3. So, after replacement, will try out the advice.

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