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how to set up wifi printers with fedora 29?

asked 2019-02-03 16:20:44 -0500

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I installed fedora 29 on my dell laptop. under settings, i can look at devices and see my two wifi printers. hower-ver, I cannot print out a test page or learn how to assign one of the printers to be the default and print out something from firefox. appreciate any input.

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Have you installed the printer drivers? My brother wireless laser driver installer has wifi detection as part of the driver installation.

SteveEbey73701 gravatar imageSteveEbey73701 ( 2019-02-03 20:49:57 -0500 )edit

Is the printer an AirPrint capable printer?

villykruse gravatar imagevillykruse ( 2019-02-04 05:02:56 -0500 )edit

How do I download the drivers? I'm not sure how to get it from the repository.

rjm957 gravatar imagerjm957 ( 2019-02-04 09:17:59 -0500 )edit

I've figured out how to download th hplib-gui driver set and install it. So far, it only recognizes one of my 2 wifi printers. It does not recognise my ENVY 7800 series printer (won't install it), but it recoginses my B210 printer. When I look at settings-devices, it sees both printers. is this due to having a newer printer? i tried adjusting some of the network time outs, but with no luck.

rjm957 gravatar imagerjm957 ( 2019-02-04 14:34:48 -0500 )edit

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answered 2019-02-04 16:11:29 -0500

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I've downloaded the hplib-gui drivers package and read the instructions on how to install it. It recognizes one of two of my h-p wifi printers (the one I am having some issues with, like ink supply and paper supply.

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