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Add a network printer.

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  • Try the following if you want to add a printer by IP address:

    Start the desktop control panel: Start -> (Metro) Control Panel -> More Settings

    Click "Hardware and Sound"

    Click on "Advanced Printer Setup"

    Monday, September 19, 2011 3:02 AM
  • Just to add on here...

    I tried this and Win 8 DP didn't have a driver for my HP Deskjet 6940. I connected it via USB and drivers installed by magic? or off the printer? or downloaded? Regardless, it works now. I disconnected the USB and was able to add it as a network printer.

    The thing is that you need to do the following:

    Try the following if you want to add a printer by IP address:

    Start the desktop control panel: Start -> (Metro) Control Panel -> More Settings

    Click "Hardware and Sound"

    Click on "Advanced Printer Setup"

    Then do the following:

    Make sure "Add a printer using TCP/IP address or hostname" is checked

    Then Click Next

    In the field named "Hostname or IP address:" type the IP

    Then without doing anything else click Next

    Wait a sec

    If it goes wrong check if the printer is on.

    NOW, click the "Windows Update" button and go take a LONG coffee break by the time you come back you will be presented again with a larger list of drivers.

    Now look for your device in two(2) places in the "HP" tab and also the "Hewlett-Packard" tab.

    Then just do how you would do.

    • Marked as answer by MD175 Friday, September 30, 2011 12:03 PM
    Friday, September 30, 2011 12:03 PM

All replies

  • What mark of printer?
    Sunday, September 18, 2011 5:07 PM
  • HP Photosmart C6180 to be exact
    Sunday, September 18, 2011 9:27 PM
  • HP Photosmart C6180 to be exact

    I tried to install it using it's installer but no luck
    Monday, September 19, 2011 2:51 AM
  • same printer, same issue. Most likely a driver issue.
    Monday, September 19, 2011 2:59 AM
  • Try the following if you want to add a printer by IP address:

    Start the desktop control panel: Start -> (Metro) Control Panel -> More Settings

    Click "Hardware and Sound"

    Click on "Advanced Printer Setup"

    Monday, September 19, 2011 3:02 AM
  • Try the following if you want to add a printer by IP address:

    Start the desktop control panel: Start -> (Metro) Control Panel -> More Settings

    Click "Hardware and Sound"

    Click on "Advanced Printer Setup"


    THANKS BRO !! That worked!!!

    well right now I am adding it!!

    EDIT: IT WORKS!!
    • Edited by MD175 Monday, September 19, 2011 4:31 PM IT WORKS!!!
    Monday, September 19, 2011 2:28 PM
  • Just to add on here...

    I tried this and Win 8 DP didn't have a driver for my HP Deskjet 6940. I connected it via USB and drivers installed by magic? or off the printer? or downloaded? Regardless, it works now. I disconnected the USB and was able to add it as a network printer.

    Friday, September 30, 2011 6:24 AM
  • Just to add on here...

    I tried this and Win 8 DP didn't have a driver for my HP Deskjet 6940. I connected it via USB and drivers installed by magic? or off the printer? or downloaded? Regardless, it works now. I disconnected the USB and was able to add it as a network printer.

    The thing is that you need to do the following:

    Try the following if you want to add a printer by IP address:

    Start the desktop control panel: Start -> (Metro) Control Panel -> More Settings

    Click "Hardware and Sound"

    Click on "Advanced Printer Setup"

    Then do the following:

    Make sure "Add a printer using TCP/IP address or hostname" is checked

    Then Click Next

    In the field named "Hostname or IP address:" type the IP

    Then without doing anything else click Next

    Wait a sec

    If it goes wrong check if the printer is on.

    NOW, click the "Windows Update" button and go take a LONG coffee break by the time you come back you will be presented again with a larger list of drivers.

    Now look for your device in two(2) places in the "HP" tab and also the "Hewlett-Packard" tab.

    Then just do how you would do.

    • Marked as answer by MD175 Friday, September 30, 2011 12:03 PM
    Friday, September 30, 2011 12:03 PM

  • Just to add on here...

    I tried this and Win 8 DP didn't have a driver for my HP Deskjet 6940. I connected it via USB and drivers installed by magic? or off the printer? or downloaded? Regardless, it works now. I disconnected the USB and was able to add it as a network printer.

    The thing is that you need to do the following:

    Try the following if you want to add a printer by IP address:

    Start the desktop control panel: Start -> (Metro) Control Panel -> More Settings

    Click "Hardware and Sound"

    Click on "Advanced Printer Setup"

    Then do the following:

    Make sure "Add a printer using TCP/IP address or hostname" is checked

    Then Click Next

    In the field named "Hostname or IP address:" type the IP

    Then without doing anything else click Next

    Wait a sec

    If it goes wrong check if the printer is on.

    NOW, click the "Windows Update" button and go take a LONG coffee break by the time you come back you will be presented again with a larger list of drivers.

    Now look for your device in two(2) places in the "HP" tab and also the "Hewlett-Packard" tab.

    Then just do how you would do.

    If you need to know why it installed thru USB then read on.

    Thru USB it gave all the model info, but thru network, it did not, so you needed to specify the model.

    Why did you need to click on the 'Windows Update" button? Simply just because you did not have one of those lucky printer models that were automatically installed in "Windows 8" Developer Preview. :)


    • Edited by MD175 Friday, September 30, 2011 12:14 PM punctuation (oops)
    Friday, September 30, 2011 12:12 PM