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Wireless Printer

by moondoggie80030 / December 2, 2012 5:06 AM PST

I have a Toshiba Satellite A505-S005 that is connectd to my router network. I also have an HP Officejet J6480 that is connected to the same router. The problem I have is I can't get the printer to go online. How do I get it to change status to "online" ? The computer is using Windows 7.

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Sorry but you'll have clarify a few things.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 2, 2012 6:21 AM PST
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You wrote it's connected to the router but it's off line? If the printer connected, it's on line. Maybe you are talking about something on the PC and not the printer (which is the subject you posted under?)
Bob

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Wireless Printer
by moondoggie80030 / December 3, 2012 1:14 AM PST

Thanks for the reply. To try to clarify the situation I printed a wireless network test report on the printer which included a diagnostic summary and a configuration summary and everything passed and in order. The computer is connected to the same network and is working. However.when I try to print something from the computer I get a message that it won't print because the printer status is offline.

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Did I upset some one?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 3, 2012 1:19 AM PST
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3 thumbs down working on clarifying is odd.

At this point I'm working as if it never worked and you followed HP's instructions to the letter.

If so, turn off the firewall in the router and repeat HP's install instruction for the non-working PC.

-> Details matter such as what this "working" means. I would be guessing other PCs work fine. Also I'd be guessing if the drivers are the latest from HP.com
Bob

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Wireless Printer
by moondoggie80030 / December 3, 2012 6:05 AM PST
In reply to: Did I upset some one?

Thanks for the suggestion to turn off the firewall. That was the problem and now I can print.

George

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Just so you know.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 3, 2012 6:09 AM PST
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Routers for years didn't have this because part of what they do meant that any unsolicited incoming connection was dropped at the router. Later as the scare mongers wrote about firewalls this idea crept into routers to block machines inside the LAN.

The results speak for themselves.
Bob

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Have the same problem
by memawof3 / December 12, 2012 7:20 PM PST
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I have this identical problem, my printer worked fine (printed wirelessly) before I upgraded my router. Bob would you explain how to turn off the router firewall? In very basic language please, I'm not very techie at all. Thanks.

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Sadly that is the plain language.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 13, 2012 12:04 AM PST
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To write more I'd have to have the router make, model and preferably the link to the manual so I can see what page the setting is noted on.

It's called the firewall, it's in new routers and often we have to turn it off. Sadly the next question from many is whether it compromises security or questions I think the router maker deserves.
Bob

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Router make and model
by memawof3 / December 14, 2012 2:15 AM PST

It is an Action Tec C1000A. I have no idea where the manual is located. Thanks

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I've subscribed.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 14, 2012 2:18 AM PST
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When you post I get an email later. If you find a manual, post a link to it and I'll get a notification.

You may want to consider returning it if they have no manual. It's a technical device that should have a manual.
Bob

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