11-30-2009 04:07 AM
The driver only supports USB and not a network installation. This is very unpracticle. The printer was sold as a network printer, and the driver is not finished befoe a network driver is supplied. What is HPs plan for this? ETA?
12-14-2009 01:33 PM
This is unacceptable. It is a fairly new printer that can still be found on the shelves at Best Buy and Office Depot. Windows 7 beta and RC1 were out for almost a year. Why is it taking so long to develop a network driver? If one isn't out soon I am going to have to buy a competitors product as the 2600n is pretty much a big paper weight for me and others in my office who rely on a network printer.
12-21-2009 05:24 AM
Subsequently my laptop was able to "find" the printer and it seems to work fine now.
This was after I tried windows updates of the printer drivers, HP Color LaserJet 2600n was NOT in the populated list.
12-30-2009 04:34 AM
I tried installing the Windows 7 x64 driver package from hp's download site. And was frustrated that it only supported USB plugged printers and not a network printer, so started looking everywhere, with no luck of course.
After reading this, I tried to cancel my current installation and cancelled the Windows "Add printer" function. I redid the "Add printer", chose Network Printer, I picked the found HP CLJ 2600N and it just installed the printer.
Might not be the best solution, but it works
01-10-2010 11:41 AM
This tip worked like a charm. I downloaded and installed the Vista 64 bit driver. Used windows add printer on network and it installed without having to use USB connection.
01-18-2010 01:51 AM
A lot of old printers are all supported in Win7, but not the relatively modern 2600N?
I am certain of one thing - my next printer will not be HP!
01-18-2010 07:37 AM
02-07-2010 04:27 PM
02-17-2010 02:08 AM
just found this thread and seeing as no one from HP has replied I thought this might help.
I too was having problems installing the HP2600n on windows 7, as the only driver i could find was the USB version which as you all know is not why we all purchased a network printer. I eventually tried the Vista Network driver which worked fine. I'm using windows 7 32bit so not sure if the 64bit version will work.
Anyway Hope this helps you all.
03-06-2010 03:01 PM
Download the Windows 7 64bit plug-n-play driver & install it using a USB cable. Once it is installed, remove the USB cable and reattach the network cable. Then hit the Add Printer button in the Win 7 Devices & Printers file and select Network Printer. The system should list the 2600n which is then selected. You need to know & input the IP address for your printer (print the config report from the printer's control panel) & select TCP/IP in the Add Printer dialogue box. Windows indicated that it installed the printer using the HP 2600n driver. A click of the Print a Test Page box on the last page of the Add Printer dialogue box showed that the printer was working over the network. Windows listed the network printer as HP2600n (Copy 1) which I changed to ...(Networked). Once the networked printer is confirmed as working, delete the PNP printer.
03-09-2010 08:12 PM
03-10-2010 08:55 AM
04-15-2010 09:58 PM
I had already installed this as a network printer months before by the way. Here's how I got it to work: Right click the printer and open it's properties. Choose the ports tab and scroll down to the TCP/IP section. I knew my printer's address was 192.168.1.101 but found the one that was selected by the installtion was 192.168.1.101_2 for some dumb reason. I simply checked off the correct one and now it works.
I've spent more than a few hours googling to find other people's suggestions. It amazes me that no one else has tried this.
09-06-2010 08:27 PM
One caveat: you must set the printer for manual IP addressing - if automatic (DHCP, etc) you will get a new address the next time you cycle power, and Win 7 will be looking for the old IP!
(Haven't tried the Vista driver yet to see if the same applies).
01-17-2011 03:19 PM
02-13-2011 03:48 AM
ok i have just reinstalled win 7. ultimate 64 bit.
so how do i get it to work with usb. `?
after a couple of days looking at several pages and googleing it i find no solution.
even after finaly finding some drivers. (wery hard to find i think )
and i have tryed to install it offcouse but when installing it just continues but thats it.
nothing happens. i have tryed different drivers nothing have worked.
and yes i wil sertainly never get np again. but sadly this is the one i had hoped should be my last printer
so i paid abit extra. and got this p.o.s. when it works its good but getting it to do so is a nightmare
and it apears theres no help from np. no new drivers that fix it all.
06-20-2011 01:09 PM
Arrgh! After wasting more than one hour trying to install then reading through variuos suggestions I finally managed to get it installed for W7P 64-bit.
Like others have commented here, the trick is to download and start the HP installation wizard, but cancel when it insists you should connect a USB cable, and finally GOING BACK to the Win 7 Add Printer routine and install it as a Network printer (specifying the manually set IP address of the printer).
**bleep** HP for not releasing a driver that installs reasonably! Next time, buy some other brand!
12-20-2011 11:44 AM
hi guys, after finally register on this forum (which is a pain in the @/%#$) im posting my first and maybe last comment for all of you having problems installing this printer over a network.
1. download and install winrar
2. download the driver package (according to your Operating System) - Plug and Play Driver.
3. Right - click the .exe file you just downloaded and select EXTRACT TO (folder to extract the files to)
4. go to PRINTERS and FAXES
5. ADD NEW PRINTER
6. ATTACHED TO THIS COMPUTER
7. CREATE TCP/IP port
8. Type in the IP Address of your printer
9. select HAVE DISK
10. Browse for the FOLDER you just EXTRACTED in step 3
11. CLICK ok, next, whatever until the end.
And thats it! thanks HP for making it so easy to install this printer over a network!
01-20-2012 02:49 PM
I just bought a new PC. How cant I get my HP Color LaserJet 2600n to print NY Times articles and games? i.e.
crossword puzzles, sudoku etc.
I bought this printer at Fry's Electronicson on Sept. 30, 2006. S/N CNGC68Z1Nb