Printer USB no working after router intsalled

October 24, 2011 at 07:55:54
Specs: Windows 7
USB printer not working after router installed. Bought new HP computer and I installed HP printer before internet was installed or router. Was using printer for print jobs that did not require internet. Then Charter internet and modem installed. Then i installed the router mostly for my sons Wii and DS system. I have no use for wireless printing in my home from children. Printer stoped working only printing blank pages. Tried to hook printer to router and I only was able to print jobs from the internet. Unable to print jobs offline or from Microsoft word. I tried to turn router off and print from USB port on computer and was unable to print. Does print jobs have to go to router? Why cant I use my printer the old fashion way from USB port to computer connection?? I have no need foer wireless printing. Using simple HP injet printer. Printer has no software, it is a plug and go unit. What is going on can anyone help me please. Using Belkin router.

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October 24, 2011 at 12:18:32
Printer can be connected to a host computer and then shared over a LAN. Where and how is the printer currently connected?

If you have it connected directly to a USB port on a computer you may have it set up wrong. Might be easiest to remove the printer from Control panel> Devices and Printers. Then use Devices and Printers to add a local printer.

Normally USB printers must have the drivers and sometimes other software installed prior to making the USB connection. If you have installation disks for the printer I suggest you just use those disks to reinstall. Follow the prompts and don't connect the printer until instructed to do so.

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October 24, 2011 at 13:15:21
all printers have software and drivers.
if you can't find the printer cd, name the printer and someone will direct you to hps site where you can download them.

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October 25, 2011 at 15:57:02
HP Deskjet D1341 simple usb printer. I have not found disk. I dont remeber if it used a disk. simple USB plug and go printer. If you know of website to download software i would appriciate it. I unistalled the printer and reinstalled it. All documents print blank except when i was on the internet it did print internet documents. Printer pluged to USB port on the computer not to the router. Thank you

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October 26, 2011 at 21:25:16
Mom of two, I run XP so they may be different, but take a look at:
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