Thanks for the urgent help...

in Genius Bar edited January 2014
(OS X & HP Deskjet 812c)

Does anyone have a printer description file for a Deskjet 812c? Or is there a way to make one. I am using print center to set up a networked printer (connected to a D-Link wireless router and print server) but the HP printer I want won?t show up in the list. (Location: Open Print Center->select Network printer->Get info->select a printer discripton) I think there should be a printer description file or some profile I should link to so the printer will work. I?ve tried ?generic? and other selections with no success.

If I need to stir some emotions into you OS X fans, here it goes: ?OS 9 could do it!?

PLS respond

:confused: + [Many Panicing Smilies

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  • Reply 1 of 10
    alcimedesalcimedes Posts: 5,486member
    i'd start here.

    <a href=""; target="_blank">HP's OSX drivers</a>

    have you tried these yet?
  • Reply 2 of 10
    ebbyebby Posts: 3,110member
    Yes I tried the drivers (after a long download on a 56K modem) They work for USB, but again I need to use a Wireless router. In OS 9, I would make a connection to the router's printer port and than select the type of printer to use. The only way to get the print center to show the option of the HP DJ812c is to plug it in to the USB port. Is there a way to override this?
  • Reply 3 of 10
    alcimedesalcimedes Posts: 5,486member
    it should have created a printer file for your printer when you got the USB drivers.

    however, that printer description can likely be put in your networking printer area (whatever it's called) no problem. then quit the printer center and start it back up again.

    ok, it should go here


    are you trying to print over appletalk or IP?

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    ebbyebby Posts: 3,110member
  • Reply 5 of 10
    alcimedesalcimedes Posts: 5,486member
    ok, i think i got it. be back in a min, have to restart.

    edit: hmm, maybe not. i put the drivers on my machine but can't find the driver file. when you connect to it via USB, it shows the specific driver, right, but then you can't find then when you're setting it up for IP?

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  • Reply 6 of 10
    ebbyebby Posts: 3,110member
    EXACTLY! That is what is happening. I can't seem to find a way around it.
  • Reply 7 of 10
    alcimedesalcimedes Posts: 5,486member
    ok, here's the problem, but i have no idea how to fix it.

    the drivers are in a .plugin folder that the software installed. approx. 17MB. as far as i can tell, there's no way to rip the printer description out of there.

    strange, i'll try and figure this out, if for no other reason than it would be interesting to know.

    so what happens when you try the Generic drivers? have you tried similar HP models that actually show up via IP? i saw i had a driver for an 800 series, but it was a design jet, not deskjet
  • Reply 8 of 10
    ebbyebby Posts: 3,110member
    I have a HP laserjet 5MP that works, but it was easy to set up because the drivers were installed by default. Generic drivers stall. Well, it putts away until the cows come home then eventually spits out the entire stock of paper unmarked.<a href=",12513,series=25302^type=^category=,00.html?l sidebarLayId=79&rsidebarLayId=64" target="_blank">I'm sure it is not a designjet. </a>

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  • Reply 9 of 10
    defiantdefiant Posts: 4,876member
    Couldn't you use <a href=""; target="_blank">this</a> drivers ?
  • Reply 10 of 10
    ebbyebby Posts: 3,110member
    Thanks all. The Gimp-Print program worked great!

    If you want to know: We got a 12" PowerBook with an airport extreme card. I used OS X for 3 days and love it. Its a really a fun operating system. I still feel I have more control of OS 9, but OS X has some cool new features that will be hard to live without. I am looking at buying a new computer a LOT more seriously now.

    I enabled journaling on the hard drive through the terminal since I couldn't find the option in the disk utility. It was before I installed any programs so I noticed a small change. System performance does not seem to change with that exception. My 2 cents. :cool:

    We hooked up a USB Logitech optical mouse (2 buttons, and a scroll wheel). We tried to get a USB floppy disk drive but those things cost $60! There is nothing on the drive worth anything near 60 bucks. <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[oyvey]" /> I suggested a small compact flash card + adapter. (Much cheaper) I set up a ethernet network with the Mac, a PC, and the printer hooked up to a router. (He may be getting Cable/DSL soon )

    My Grandpa watched his first DVDs yesterday. That was so cool, especially when he got to the special features. He also burned a audio CD and learned the interface surprisingly fast. Kudos to Apple.

    Again, thanks for all the help fellow AI's. <img src="graemlins/cancer.gif" border="0" alt="[cancer]" />

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