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Autoloads wrong driver for printer on wireless network.


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Windows detects my Ricoh AC104 on a wireless network but insists it's an HP 5Si MX and installs that driver. When it adds the printer, it loads the driver automatically and without choice or prompt. Perhaps the misidentification has something to do with the printer driver in between (Hawking HMPS1U). I need to force it to use the printer driver from Ricoh, but I've had no luck so far. Some things I've tried:

1. There's an installation program with the Ricoh driver, but it doesn't see the printer on a wireless network.

2. Going to the advanced options for the printer on the device manager, I can see the driver info but Windows will not permit changes. I tried as Administrator also. No difference.

3. Attempting to update the driver just leads to Windows telling me the (wrong) driver is up to date.

Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 

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Got to Devices and Printers and try the Add Printer option. If that works and you can get it setup correctly, you can then delete the other incorrect one.
 

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Using the Add printer option, install the printer to a local port...LPT1 or USB whether it exists or not. Once the driver is installed on the workstation even though it is pointing to LPT1 or USB, you can then go in and change the port to point to the ip address of the wireless printer. That should do it.
 

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