Trouble getting HP printer set up wireless (57 Views)
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Trouble getting HP printer set up wireless

Had an XP desktop and XP laptop with a wireless network. File sharing and printing no problem. Bought a new desktop (HP a6500F) with Vista Home Premium 64 bit. Now I have problems. Both printers (HP Laserjet 1320 and HP Inkjet 6122) are pre-Vista, had to download drivers for them to work (no driver so had to use HP 990 driver for 6122). Set up wireless network. File sharing is working fine. I set the 6122 printer up (via "Add a printer" "Add network printer") on the lap top and it prints fine. Having trouble setting the 1320 printer up (funny since this is the one that had the Vista driver to download). When I am setting it up I can an error that the computer can't find the correct driver. I downloaded the XP driver and Vista 64bit driver from HP onto my laptop. Neither worked. Any suggestions?

Instead of plugging the printer into my Vista 64 desktop, can I just plug it into my router (simple router, Netgear 802.11g, with 4 LAN) and print to it from my desktop and laptop, that way the laptop doesn't have to go through Vista 64bit? FYI: I have cable so my cable comes into the router, then to my cable modem (all in one internet, phone modem) then to the desktop.

Thanks in advance for any help.
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