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Title: New HP455 Only Prints via USB - No WiFi [SOLVED]
Post by: ahead on January 19, 2016, 12:03:01 pm
Hello printer problems, again  :'(

My new HP455 (Mint 17.3 Rosa) talks to the Canon Pixma 6100 via the USB and prints without a hitch, however, I can't get it to detect the printer wirelessly. Any ideas please?
Title: Re: New HP455 Only Prints via USB - No WiFi
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on January 19, 2016, 02:41:16 pm
Where did you get the drivers ?
Title: Re: New HP455 Only Prints via USB - No WiFi
Post by: ahead on January 19, 2016, 05:10:49 pm
From you on a previous thread when you helped sort out the same problem I had with my old MSI. 17.6.14 - ' Canon Pixma MG6150 doesn't want to talk to Mint 17 mate! '  ;D

Are the drivers unique to each computer?
Title: Re: New HP455 Only Prints via USB - No WiFi
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on January 19, 2016, 08:17:01 pm
No, but they may be to each printer .. is this a 6100 or a 6150 ?

and what's the output from:
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uname -a
Title: Re: New HP455 Only Prints via USB - No WiFi
Post by: ahead on January 20, 2016, 06:45:11 am
It's an MG6150 and the output is:

graham@graham-HP-ProBook-455-G2 ~ $ uname -a
Linux graham-HP-ProBook-455-G2 3.19.0-32-generic #37~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Thu Oct 22 09:41:40 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
graham@graham-HP-ProBook-455-G2 ~ $
Title: Re: New HP455 Only Prints via USB - No WiFi
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on January 20, 2016, 02:14:07 pm
So if you go to

Printers > Add > Network Printer > Find Network Printers

it's not discovered ?
Title: Re: New HP455 Only Prints via USB - No WiFi
Post by: ahead on January 20, 2016, 04:26:00 pm
In 'Printers - Local Host' there are 2 icons, one titled      'Canon MG6100-series'     the other, ' MG6100 usb'. No mention of any wireless connection. I suppose these were detected when the printer was plugged into the computer.

On clicking 'Find Printer' the following list appears:
Internet printing protocol (ipps)
AppSocket/HP jetDirect
Internet Printing Protocol (ipp)
''                             ''              (https}
''                             ''              (ipp14)
LPD/LPR Host or Printer
Windows Printer via SAMBA

Title: Re: New HP455 Only Prints via USB - No WiFi
Post by: ahead on January 21, 2016, 01:21:53 pm
Not possible to connect via wifi, Mark?

No matter, this Canon has always been a bit of a problem - [a bit of a loose cannon you might say, sorry :( ! ]

When the time comes i shall buy a compatible HP printer. Anyway thanks for trying.
Title: Re: New HP455 Only Prints via USB - No WiFi
Post by: NastyCodes on January 22, 2016, 06:51:55 pm
ahead, I think this is possible but Mark might be a bit busy.  I see Drivers for it so don't see why you won't be able to get it going.
Title: Re: New HP455 Only Prints via USB - No WiFi
Post by: ahead on January 22, 2016, 07:44:35 pm
I know, he's been fantastic at sorting out my problems. TBH I am beginning to feel really guilty for bleating for help every 6 hours! The help I've had off him and others on this great forum is greatly appreciated...

As far as I can see all the drivers are in place but try as I do I just cannot get this computer to detect the printer. As a matter of fact the USB connection now seems to have gone tits up -  >:(

Title: Re: New HP455 Only Prints via USB - No WiFi
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on January 22, 2016, 09:43:43 pm
Sorry I *will* get round to this as soon as I can, just sorting a few problems out with Peppermint development .. hopefully later tonight.
Title: Re: New HP455 Only Prints via USB - No WiFi
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on January 23, 2016, 11:41:53 am
OK, open a terminal and run these commands in sequence:
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mkdir ~/canon-printer-drivers
then
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cd ~/canon-printer-drivers
then
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wget http://files.canon-europe.com/files/soft40261/Software/MG6100series-printer_driver.tar
then
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tar xvf MG6100series-printer_driver.tar
then
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tar xvf cnijfilter-mg6100series-3.40-1-deb.tar.gz
then
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cd ~/canon-printer-drivers/cnijfilter-mg6100series-3.40-1-deb
then
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sudo ./install.sh
at some point it should ask you if you want to connect "via network" or "via USB" .. select "via network"



for my reference:
http://linuxforums.org.uk/index.php?topic=11902.0 (http://linuxforums.org.uk/index.php?topic=11902.0)
Title: Re: New HP455 Only Prints via USB - No WiFi
Post by: ahead on January 23, 2016, 04:54:46 pm
Hello Mark, Terminal comes back with message:

'Could not detect target printer'. Printer is switched on and WiFi light is on.
Title: Re: New HP455 Only Prints via USB - No WiFi
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on January 23, 2016, 10:04:50 pm
and was it switched on at the time ?

are you sure wireless is enabled on the printer ? .. and that it's set to get it's IP from the oruter via DHCP .. and that the printer is connected to the router with the correct password ?

have you given this printer a static IP by any chance ? .. and if so, was it on this network (same router) at the time ?
Title: Re: New HP455 Only Prints via USB - No WiFi
Post by: ahead on January 24, 2016, 10:06:39 am
Mark. thank you, again! working perfectly. I set up the printer again with the router that has sorted it.
Title: Re: New HP455 Only Prints via USB - No WiFi [SOLVED]
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on January 24, 2016, 04:41:25 pm
Great to hear you're all sorted .. and you're most welcome :)
(thanks for marking the topic solved)
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