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PimpTrickGangstaClik
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"It shouldn't be this hard to connect a wireless printer!!"


  

          

I'm trying to connect my printer to a new network, and they got me doing to hokey pokey with all the button pushes.
Hold this button for 22 seconds while unplugging the power cord. Press the power button to the rhythm of the Beverly Hills Cop song.

I googled and got to a 13 page discussion on the HP forum on this question with no straight answers.
An HP representative is answering each question saying "I will send you a private message with instructions" WTF???

I'm imagining the rep hitting one of these when he/she typed it: https://tenor.com/view/home-alone2-smiling-gif-8688663

  

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it really shouldn't....been there. and it's one of the reasons I HATE ha...
Sep 16th 2020
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Tried to print something on our wireless printer. Made me angry AF
Sep 16th 2020
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Cardi
Sep 16th 2020
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Whack Ass Printers?
Sep 16th 2020
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      I just hit the WAP and it works.
Sep 16th 2020
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      Except when it doesn't
Sep 16th 2020
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           Is it the physical distance?
Sep 16th 2020
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      White-Ass Printer
Sep 16th 2020
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      lol yo. someone write this.
Sep 16th 2020
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      It’ll be some over enunciated white rapper
Sep 16th 2020
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      LOL
Sep 17th 2020
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I just got a new HP laser printer
Sep 16th 2020
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and what's the deal with them all requiring a weird web based interface?...
Sep 16th 2020
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Bruh...I just did that step. Not one part of it went right
Sep 16th 2020
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https://media1.tenor.com/images/8bf29a97cb804635806314f57939e101/tenor.g...
Sep 16th 2020
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      https://media.giphy.com/media/jBBRs81dGWHIY/giphy.gif
Sep 16th 2020
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Somehow I knew this was an HP printer
Sep 16th 2020
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I bought a Brother laser printer
Sep 16th 2020
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That's the one I have, it's been good to me..
Sep 17th 2020
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FLUIDJ
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1. "it really shouldn't....been there. and it's one of the reasons I HATE ha..."
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to hard reset my router whenever my network starts bugging...which fortunately hasn't happened in a while.....



"Get ready....for your blessing....."
"Bury me by my Grand-Grand and when you can come follow me"

  

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flipnile
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Wed Sep-16-20 11:44 AM

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2. "Tried to print something on our wireless printer. Made me angry AF"
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I quit. Still didn't print out what I need. What irked me is that is was ALREADY set up on my lady's computer, but just didn't work, talking about 'connection errors.'


Wish I never threw away my old school LPT port dot matrix printer. Was noisy as hell, only printed text well, and only in dark gray but the ink ribbon lasted forever and it worked every single time.

  

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MEAT
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3. "Cardi"
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Adwhizz
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5. "Whack Ass Printers?"
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R.I.P. Loud But Wrong Guy
Dec 29th 2009 - Dec 17th 2017

  

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MEAT
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8. "I just hit the WAP and it works."
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PimpTrickGangstaClik
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10. "Except when it doesn't"
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:(

  

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MEAT
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11. "Is it the physical distance?"
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I always move whatever product I have right next to the router before doing it. They almost always "remember" the connection when they get moved.

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flipnile
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14. "White-Ass Printer"
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Unlike the Black-Ass Printer, the WAP never runs low on toner without someone replacing it, always has the right size paper and doesn't have a queue of un-printed job dating back a few months.

  

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15. "lol yo. someone write this."
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MEAT
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17. "It’ll be some over enunciated white rapper"
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Or eukele playing White girl
Pass

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19. "LOL"
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@silentintellect

  

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sectachrome86
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4. "I just got a new HP laser printer"
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This is my last fucking printer. Laser printers are supposed to be fine if you hardly ever use them and wont clog up like the inkjet one I had. If there's an issue with it thats it, Im never buying a printer again. Printers are the shittiest piece of technology. It's like even the people designing the software/hardware for them hate them so much they can barely expend any effort.

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FLUIDJ
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6. "and what's the deal with them all requiring a weird web based interface?..."
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Like you gotta log off of your wifi, then connect to them as an access point and then go to some random IP address to get into their settings...JUST to set the wireless access/wireless printing capability???

Ever try walking a non-techie person through THAT shit???

"Get ready....for your blessing....."
"Bury me by my Grand-Grand and when you can come follow me"

  

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PimpTrickGangstaClik
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9. "Bruh...I just did that step. Not one part of it went right"
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Finally got my device to connect to the printer. Got a test page to print out with the IP address.

Thought I was on my way home. Until...."This site can not be reached"
I'm moderately tech savvy. But this some other stuff.

>
>Like you gotta log off of your wifi, then connect to them as
>an access point and then go to some random IP address to get
>into their settings...JUST to set the wireless access/wireless
>printing capability???
>
>Ever try walking a non-techie person through THAT shit???
>

  

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7. "https://media1.tenor.com/images/8bf29a97cb804635806314f57939e101/tenor.g..."
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https://media1.tenor.com/images/8bf29a97cb804635806314f57939e101/tenor.gif

>It's like even the people designing the
>software/hardware for them hate them so much they can barely
>expend any effort.

  

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sectachrome86
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12. "https://media.giphy.com/media/jBBRs81dGWHIY/giphy.gif"
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https://media.giphy.com/media/jBBRs81dGWHIY/giphy.gif

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Airbreed
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13. "Somehow I knew this was an HP printer"
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Wed Sep-16-20 01:43 PM by Airbreed

  

          

they're known to have terrible wifi connectivity.

Especially with Apple devices.

and their driver updates are useless.

those printers are trash.


  

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Rjcc
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16. "I bought a Brother laser printer"
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and I stopped having those issues

like dude said above, they're just more reliable and really not much more expensive

I have the HL-L2395DW

www.engadgethd.com - the other stuff i'm looking at

  

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jimi
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18. "That's the one I have, it's been good to me.. "
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and the ink cartridge can last me at least 6 months...

I do have an ink jet on standby (Brother) in case I need color (or if I need to scan, since it has that 3 in 1 capability (print, scan, fax))

  

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