See this article for HP Printer Drivers for Lion & ML:
If that doesn't work you can try to reset the printing system:
- Go to System Preferences > Print & Scan
- Right (or control) click in the rectangle listing your printers and select Reset Printing System.
WARNING - this will delete ALL of your printers!
- Select the plus sign to re-add a printer. Select the Default tab on the top of the window. Look for the printer, select it and wait until the "Add" button becomes available. Click it.
--- from HP site
But I still can't print.
I read the link -- no fix. I also tried restting the printing system previously, no fix.
My printer is not there, so -- can not add it.
I've learned this since my original post: My wife's Power Book runs 10.8 and CAN print to this printer so it is not a 10.8 incompatability issue.
Thank you for you help.
Here is the result:
Ping has started…
PING 10.0.1.6 (10.0.1.6): 56 data bytes
64 bytes from 10.0.1.6: icmp_seq=0 ttl=60 time=3.585 ms
64 bytes from 10.0.1.6: icmp_seq=1 ttl=60 time=2.158 ms
64 bytes from 10.0.1.6: icmp_seq=2 ttl=60 time=2.078 ms
64 bytes from 10.0.1.6: icmp_seq=3 ttl=60 time=2.258 ms
64 bytes from 10.0.1.6: icmp_seq=4 ttl=60 time=2.166 ms
64 bytes from 10.0.1.6: icmp_seq=5 ttl=60 time=2.080 ms
64 bytes from 10.0.1.6: icmp_seq=6 ttl=60 time=2.025 ms
64 bytes from 10.0.1.6: icmp_seq=7 ttl=60 time=2.093 ms
64 bytes from 10.0.1.6: icmp_seq=8 ttl=60 time=2.052 ms
64 bytes from 10.0.1.6: icmp_seq=9 ttl=60 time=2.034 ms
--- 10.0.1.6 ping statistics ---
10 packets transmitted, 10 packets received, 0.0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 2.025/2.253/3.585/0.449 ms
I can now print!
Thank you Linc. I was able to Add Printer at the IP address. (I don't know why that method would not work yesterday because I don't think I did anything differently this time).
Before the success, I updated my Airport Utility sofware, then I power cycled the iMac and printer. Maybe that had something to do with it. Or perhaps the Ping process made to two machines recognize each other.
All's well that ends well.
i have a similar issue like Larry; my time capsule is hooked up to my imac via ethernet, wifi enabled on imac but not on time capsule; imac enables internet sharing via TC to other computers; HP 4050 is hooked up to TC; when i run ping with the HP 4050 ip address (from its conf page) i get this:
Ping has started…
PING 22.214.171.124 (126.96.36.199): 56 data bytes
Request timeout for icmp_seq 0
Request timeout for icmp_seq 1
Request timeout for icmp_seq 2
Request timeout for icmp_seq 3
Request timeout for icmp_seq 4
Request timeout for icmp_seq 5
Request timeout for icmp_seq 6
Request timeout for icmp_seq 7
Request timeout for icmp_seq 8
--- 188.8.131.52 ping statistics ---
10 packets transmitted, 0 packets received, 100.0% packet loss
any idea ?
many thx, oliver
Just in case Linc doesn't see this, I suggest you try this:
- power cycle everything
- open any document and select print
- in print dialogue box, choose Printer> add Printer
- select IP tab
- enter IP address of you printer
at this point it should identify your printer and download needed software.
Note that the printer's IP address can change so print a fresh configuration page to verify the IP address.