Setting up PSC 2500 without installing full HP software?

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  1. wr0x2 macrumors member

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    I have a HP psc 2500 802.11 printer that I use regularly, and I would like to be able to print to it without installing the huge bloated HP software suite. I have heard that this is easily doable, but can someone point me in the right direction for doing this? I don't care about scanning capabilities, I just want to set up the printer so it can print.

    I had the HP software installed prior to this, but I really don't want to reinstall it because it was very bloated and took up too much disk space.
     
  2. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    It is rather simple to do. On my 2510 that I set up here is what I did.

    1. Setup up printer. I am assuming it is in infrastructure more.

    2.Go into you print and fax in the System Preferences

    3. Click the set-up printer.

    4. Click add printer.

    5. In the top bar, select Rendezvous.

    6. It should find the printer automatically and then you just click add.

    7. enjoy.

    Basically you can just follow the steps of the instructions that its came with, and just skip the "install software" part.

    If you would like to set it up in infrastructure mode, see this thread.
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=67060

    PS. Make sure to turn off any MAC filtering or WEP if you have it on when setting up the printer.
     
  3. wr0x2 thread starter macrumors member

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    I followed your instructions, but after leaving it in rendezvous mode for a few minutes it still has yet to find the printer. Any suggestions? I know that my network is working properly.
     
  4. Koodauw macrumors 68040

    Koodauw

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    A few things to try....

    I would first make sure you are set-up in infrastructure on the printer.

    Then I would check out your router/AP point and see if the printer has connected to your network.

    If it hasn't I would double check any WEP or MAC filtering and turn those off.

    Try resetting both the router/AP and the printer.

    At last effort try pluggin the printer directly into the the router directly, and configure it that way. Then try unplugging it and going wireless. I had to do this on the intial set-up.

    It's hard to tell where the problem lies. The key is to first find out if it is on the network. You router should give you the Mac addresses of everything connected to it, so you should be able to tell from there.

    If non of that works.... PRAY.
     

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