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#1 2022-12-15 20:36:14

From: USA
Registered: 2021-01-07
Posts: 24  

What is the secret to automatic wireless printer setup

I have an HP OfficeJet 4630. After installing system-config-printer and hplip, and clicked on Preferences, Print Settings, Network Printer.

The program automatically found my printer, at the correct IP, however, the list of connection settings did not include HPLIP.

So then I clicked on Find Network Printer, typed in the IP, and it found my printer, showed HPLIP as the connection setting, and then I clicked Forward.

At this stage, I had to select HP, then scroll down a list of hundreds of drivers until I found OfficeJet 4630. Everything got set up correctly.

However, I know that in the past, I  was able to get this setup nearly automatically after clicking on Network Printer, and the correct HPLIP driver got installed.

So I'm really curious what make the network printer setup magically work on some Linux installs.



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