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Connect wifi printer to wireless laptop

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December 10, 2010 12:21:38 PM

Hello,
my laptop uses a 3dongle,my printer is an hp deskjet 3000 with wifi capability. How do I get the two to connect wirelessly?
a b D Laptop
December 10, 2010 12:37:18 PM

steve green said:
Hello,
my laptop uses a 3dongle,my printer is an hp deskjet 3000 with wifi capability. How do I get the two to connect wirelessly?



The printer's manual should have something to say about this. I've worked on a few HPs and I think the little onscreen menu allows you to enter the SSID and wireless security key - some more advanced models might be capable of searching. You could try XP's Control Panel>Printers and Faxes and Add a Printer>Add Network printer but I doubt it will see it until the printer has paired with your wireless network.
December 11, 2010 5:56:20 PM

Thanks for trying for me but the it would appear to be impossible using a laptop dongle; software downloads ok but no connection between the two machines can be be made.
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a b D Laptop
December 11, 2010 6:24:56 PM

Are you saying you use a 3G dongle? Does your laptop have built-in WiFi? If so, you can connect to your printer using Ad Hoc mode with your WiFi adapter.
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