Issues connecting wireless printer to macbook

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  1. Alexrat1996 Suspended

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    I need some help macforum user with my HP laser jet 3055 printer and hp photo smart premium web c309n-s.
    It won't connect to my macbook it connects fine to my mac mini and lenovo yoga 3 14 inch.

    I did the basic steps resting printer settings and i reseted the router.
    What can i do at my end ?
     
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    As it worked on the Mac Mini, tell us at what exact step does it not connect? Do the Mini, Lenovo and the MBP all connect over WiFi?
     
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    When i click on the plus symbol in print setting on mac it does not show up none of my printers and when i dod the same thing on mac mini it shows my printers and yes over wifi
     
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    Temporarily connect your MBP (what model is it?) via an ethernet cable, does it see it then?
     
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    the photo printer works now but the hp laser jet 3055 does not work it only works on usb
     
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    Sounds like there is something going on with WiFi in your router then...
     
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    I got the router replaced today and the printer is connected via Ethernet cabel but I tried the older router and no luck
     
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    I meant connect the MBP via ethernet, that was the one having the problem. Sorry I wasn't clear.
     
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    Yes the Hp laser jet when I connected my MacBook Ethernet it didn't detect the laser jet only on USB I kinda need the laser jet to connect
     
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    i still need help with laser jet thats my main printer it won't connect
     
  11. greywolfe macrumors member

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    How is your laser printer connected to your network?
    Have you logged into your router to see if it's listed as one of your devices?
     
  12. Alexrat1996 thread starter Suspended

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    Its connect wired to ethernet and yes it shows on my airport utility when i connect my printer on mac mini it detects fine and also my windows machine on my macbook does not detect it
     
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    If its not detected then set it up manually, settings/printers, click on "+" and choose IP, get the IP address from the device list on the router and go from there.

    Another possibility is to share the printer on the Mac Mini and connect the MBP to the shared printer via the Mac Mini.
     
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    The second one option works but idk how to get ip address from printer
     
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    As here, I have no idea what router you are using so can't advise further on that but usually if you log into the router and look for a "device list" or "DHCP client list" it will be there.

    But if it works via the MM then you are good.
     
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    AirPort Extreme 8.211 AC I have
     
  17. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Best you dig out the manual and read it then.
     

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