Help! Can't network printer or print with USB connection.

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by LauraBella, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. LauraBella macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2011

    I have an HP Photosmart wireless printer that I've had for a year and a half. Before I moved it was networked with my home (embarq/phone company) network. It also networked fine for kid's church (also an embarq/phone company network). No problems networking it myself at my old house.

    However, it will NOT network in my current apartment. It's a charter cable network here. I've had several friends look at it, two of who are self described geeks (only one is an apple-head).

    In desperation to PRINT (I'm in grad school), I picked up a USB cord and tried to print with a connection. No go. It just "searches for printer" and tells me the printer is offline.
    For what it's worth, I have a 2009 macbook pro, and I'm running Mac OS X 10.6.7.

    The cable company tells me to call the printer company and the printer company tells me to call the cable company! Ug!

    I HATE this printer, but I can't afford a new one right now.

    PLEASE help. Thank you!
  2. LauraBella thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2011
    I WAS able to print with a USB by switching cables, so I think I have a faulty USB cable. However, it still won't network.


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