I bought an HP networked enabled printer (the P2015) and decided after a time that it would be nice to be able to connect to it wirelessly
So I bought the cisco router because the sales guy said it had auto setups and a very comprehensive web interface.
It does have both. Problem is:
- The auto setups assume that you connect to the internet via cable. I don't ~ I connect via hsdpa/3g broadband. I'm a mobile worker and so fixed cable lines long ago disappeared from my lines. The auto setup (and all the downloadable help files) all insist that I connect out by way of the cable connect.
So you can picture me gloomily looking at am animated graphic that cisco provides which shows a cable point moving steadily through space until click! it connects. over and over again.
so in my case the auto setup is not very helpfull, and cisco's well meaning additional help also fails.
- the great web front end is designed for folk who work every day with networks, not simple people like me who get to do something once every 5 years.
I don't know which settings to tweak (or half the time what they mean), how to define the printer (it's been given the first available address automatically, but I don't know how to talk to it) and so on.
- HP is not much help. they say "find the ip address, and if it doesn't work talk to your network administrator" Which is me.
- when I use the "new printer" setup using the url, it gets all shirty and tells me there is no printer there ....
To summarise. I can see the router. I can connect to the web ront end The router can see the printer (cos its assigned it an address)
Can anyone tell me what settings on the front end I need to tweak to get the laptop to talk to the printer?