Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Fix HP Wireless Error Unable to Communicate With The Device

Problem :

Problem with HP C4599 wireless printer sometimes wireless works and sometimes it doesnt 'solution center' shows it as connected. when doesnt work get status = 'Error - Printing' 'solution center' still shows as connected, but when try to get info, eg ink level, get "The computer is unable to establish 2-way communication with the device".

Solution :

There are a couple of things we can do, lets start with this:

1. Click "Start" button --> Printers and Faxes.
2. Under Printer Tasks, click "Add Printer".
3. Click "Next" button on the Add Printer Wizard window.
4. Select "Local printer attached to this computer". Deselect "Automatically detect and install My Plug and play printer". Click "Next".
5. Under Select a Printer Port option, select "Create a new port" and select "Standard TCP/IP Port" and click "Next" button.
6. In the "Welcome to the Add Standard TCP/IP printer port wizard" make sure that the printer is turned on and connected to same network that your computer is connected to. Click "Next" button.
7. Under "Add Standard TCP/IP Printer Port" enter the printer's IP address. Click "Next" then click "Finish".
8. Now, select HP from the list of manufacturers, select your printer from the list of Printer models and click 'Next' button.
9. If you can't find your printer, you'll need to find the install CD and use the "Have Disk" option to select one of the hp*.ini files. Alternatively, you can select another HP printer model from the same type.
10. Add the print spooler name and click "Next".
11. Click "Next"
12. Click "Next" and then "Finish"