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Trouble with Older HP printer 4050

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    Windows 8

    Trouble with Older HP printer 4050


    Windows 8 does not have a print driver for an older HP 4050n printer. I tried the universal driver but it didn't work.
    First: it is a network printer and it works on all my other computer. When I run the printer setup and select add printer it does not fine and printers so I need to tell it that it is a tcp/ip printer and give it a ip address (192.168.1.103) it is a static address. It also does not fine the network card which is a HP jet direct I believe. It is in the printer. I have tried a number of drivers but have not gotten one to work yet. The funny part is I can ping the ip address with no problem, so why can't windows find it. By the way Windows 7 and Widows XP and Windows Vista does not have a problem with this printer.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8


    After trying this at leased a half a dozen times all of a sudden it found the printer (and with the right ip address), and when I installed the universal driver it works. I will mark this solved.
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Trouble with Older HP printer 4050
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