Were you aware that there is a firmware update that came out in mid-March for your printer? If not already installed, you might consider installing it to see if that impacts wireless performance. It's available from http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en &cc=us&prodTypeId=18972&prodSeriesId=3662025&swItem=lj-94537-3&prodNameId=366202 6&swEnvOID=4114&swLang=8&taskId=135&mode=3
thanks so much for the timely help.
I am not that comfortable with computer installation,etc. So, my local support person tried it, and although it didn't specifically work, he then downloaded a "generic new driver" and it now works!!! SO, thanks so much. It prevented me from my thoughts about returning the MBA.
Now I am very happy.