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  1. abarbarian

    HP 2540 printer problems !!!!

    I have been forced to buy a new printer as the print quality from the local library is utter rubbish and you can not form a print queue and have to set up and print each page separately. Also when you connect to IE, note no FF, at the library you are given a "this is an outdated browser please install a secure and up to date browser" notice. What a total waste of tax payers money.Solution take out the pretend IT experts presently hired stand em up against a wall and shoot em, then they could hire me and give me a similar huge salary and I can guarantee I could provide a better service. Rant over. Here is a link to the printer manual, it is quite a large file, http://www.hp.com/ct...l/c03847745.pdf The printer has USB connection and two types of wireless connection. Below is a manual page showing information on WIRELESS DIRECT. As far as I can see you can connect to a local computer with wireless capabilities directly without going through a router. More information for WIRELESS DIRECT, The printer also supports WPS which my router has a button for. Here is picture of some information on the PRINTER program supplied with Makulu. In a fact sheet on WIRELESS DIRECT you can type"http//:1962.168.223.1" in a browser to customise settings.However I could only access this page if I disconnected my pc wireless and connect to the printers wireless connection (see pic 4 bottom left) Another page from http//:1962.168.223.1 Now I can get the lights on the router and the printer to show a connection using WPS but can not print. I am a tad wary of using WPS as I think it is has weak security though I am not sure on this point. I can connect to the http//:1962.168.223.1 web page if I set up the printer on its own wireless connection. Trying to connect through my normal gets me nowhere. Using www.http//:1962.168.223.1 gets me to the page but apart from a header it is blank and unresponsive. To connect to the http//:1962.168.223.1 on its own connection using FF threw up a UNTRUSTED CONNECTION message, I gave the page, dubiously, a trusted status and reviewed what was on offer. It seems that I have WIRELESS DIRECT set up with security it has its own configuration page. there is also a wireless connection page and this shows no connection. I did not set this up due to untrusted warning, as it asks for my routers name and password. So can anyone help me to set up the printer so I can use wireless directly from my pc without using the router ? If this is not possible is WPS safe to use ? an can someone help me set it up ? Or do I bite the bullet and use a long cable ? This would be a right pain as I could have saved loot by buying the usb only printer. Erik the failed geek :'(
  2. I just replaced my old HP All-In-One which has been giving me fits for about 3 years. It finally died and let me off the merry-go-round. I got a Brother (they have a huge library of Linux drivers) DCP-7065DN monochrome laser with scan and copy. It sets up easy under Mepis because Brother provides rpm and deb packages with instructions and the Mepis wiki entry is easy to follow. I am now up to installing it on my Arch pure systemd desktop, and even though there is a great ArchWiki entry for this printer, it does not yet apply to systemd. I need to replace all the instances in the file with something designed for the Arch filesystem and systemd, not the in the instructions. Any suggestions about what to use or where to find instructions? I've looked at the systemd homepage and links, the ArchWiki pages associated with systemd and cups, and the mandatory internet search without finding anything really helpful. My best guess, and it is huge guess, in to use /etc/systemd to replace /etc/init.d and /etc/systemd/cups.service to replace /etc/init.d/cups
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