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HP ENVY 4510 suddenly appears
« on: August 11, 2017, 02:50:30 PM »
 

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When I installed Lite on my two laptops I was for some reason unable to connect to my wireless HP 4510 series printer. Rather than fight with it I connected the printer to the desktop PC in that room and shared the printer. Problem solved. Both laptops were setup to connect to the shared printer on the desktop PC. Just now I started to print a document from my laptop and there was no printer listed! I popped "Printers" open and nothing was there so went ahead with the "Add Printer" routine. A soon as I clicked on the "Network Printer" drop down the HP 4510 was listed! I've done nothing to either laptop, but all of a sudden the network printer just showed up.

Not that it's a bad thing, but any ideas why this would just suddenly work that way it should?
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Re: HP ENVY 4510 suddenly appears
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2017, 05:30:39 PM »
 

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Maybe a brownout or power dip/failure on your end was the cause. Sounds like a LOCAL problem to me.
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Re: HP ENVY 4510 suddenly appears
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2017, 08:10:45 PM »
 

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Maybe a brownout or power dip/failure on your end was the cause. Sounds like a LOCAL problem to me.

Yeah, I'm sure it probably is a local problem on my end. If the printer had suddenly DISAPPEARED, it would have made more sense, but to suddenly APPEAR kind of caught me off guard.
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Re: HP ENVY 4510 suddenly appears
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2017, 09:53:01 AM »
 

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The printer was probably previously unset as a network printer. To use wifi it must be a network printer (shared in Windows terminology). I'm assuming the desktop PC was a Windows computer. Windows chooses the printer settings and enables it on HP printers. To connect to some printers wifi (shared) with Linux you must set the printer manually using the printer physical interface itself first. Once you connected it to Windows, Windows set the printer for you and you were able to connect from Linux. Nasty HP MS black magic at work. Curses.

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