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Setting up Windows Printer on Natty

Ubuntu @ September 4, 2011   Views:0

is there any easy way to wirelessly setup a printer on ubuntu?
The printer was installed on windows, and i cant seem to get it to install correctly on my ubuntu laptop (running 11.04).
The printer is a Hp Officejet Pro L7680 All in one printer.
Any ideas?


HPLIP does support your printer. (should be already installed, see synaptic)

@moorhead98, the driver for your HP Officejet Pro L7680 is included in a default install of Ubuntu 11.04. So long as it is correctly connected wirelessly to your router, and your Ubuntu system is connected to the router then it should be easy to set up.

Open the Unity dash, type "print" in the search bar and open the Printing utility. Click on Add and then wait a minute or two. It can take some time for a network printer to appear in the Devices list. If it appears, highlight it and click on the Forward button.

What problems are you encountering?

Well the major problem I am encountering is not being able to print anything.

Joke aside, I go into add printer, and put all the information for the windows printer. I am 90% sure that I am putting the information in right, but it still doesnÂ’t work.
Also, I am not sure if I am going to the right place when adding the printer.
Should i go to the one that says "Windows Printer Via Samba"? or somewhere else?

Ah - perhaps I misunderstood your setup. I thought you had the printer connected to your network. From your last post it sounds as though it's connected to your Windows machine by USB and you want to print via the Windows machine from your Ubuntu machine. Or have I got you wrong again?

Doing a bit of googling I see that the printer is not a wireless one after all, but does have networking capabilities via ethernet. Why not simply use it as a network printer? This is how I have my HP OfficeJet (different model) set up. It's connected to my router via ethernet and it "just works" from Windows, Ubuntu and my Mac Mini.

What I want to be able to do is print from my Ubuntu Laptop. The printer was set up on windows, so I figured I would have to go to "Windows printer via SAMBA".
I cant say for sure thats the right option.
I believe that it is a network printer, but im not 100 percent sure. Is there any way to check this?http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en...4-2511715.html

Under Connectivity, standard: "1 Ethernet".

If it has an ethernet port, it's a network printer. The manual should tell you anyway.Well then it is a network printer.
Now how do I set it up?Connect it to the router with an ethernet cable, switch it on and follow the procedure in Ubuntu that I outlined in post #3.I think i found the problem. To access the printer you need to be granted it by the admin account on windows, or something like that.

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