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Derek Engel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I've a Macrbook Pro running Mavericks.  My printer is an HP C6180.  Prior to upgrading to Mavericks from Lion, I had no issues printing wirelessly.  I upgraded to Mavericks and I'm unable to print to the printer through wireless.  If I connect the printer to the Macbook via USB it works fine.  I connected it through USB and ran Software Update.  An update for the HP driver was found and installed.  I'm still unable to print wirelessly.  Both Macbook Pro and printer are on the same wireless network.  Nothing has changed with the wireless network.  The only thing new is the upgrade to Mavericks from Lion.

 

I found a similar post Unable to Connect to Printer HP Photosmart C6180 which indicated deleting the /Library/Printers/hp folder, restarting, and then reinstalling the the drivers using software update helped.  I did that as well with no luck.

 

When I try to add the printer it's just not in the list of printers available. 

 

I appreciate any feedback someone might have.

  • Derek Engel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the suggestion.  I forgot to mention that I already tried that.  I just did it again and still no luck.  When I open Printers, and click the + sign to add, the HP printer is not listed.  The only way I can connect it is via USB.  I also have a Windows PC which is connected wirelessly to the HP printer.  This tells me the wireless is working on the printer. 

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (153,460 points)

    If you wish, you can download and run the free application Bonjour Browser. It should show whether the printer is detectable on the network. The printer should show up in one or more of the following categories:

    • Internet Printing Protocol
    • Print Spooler
    • Printer PDL Data Stream
    • Remote I/O USB Printer
  • Derek Engel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok, I downloaded Bonjour Browser.  When running it I do not see anything of particular interest regarding a printer.

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    If OS X is not seeing the printer, how could this be?  It saw it when running Lion.  It stopped seeing it when going to Mavericks.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (153,460 points)

    If the built-in Firewall is active, deactivate it and test. Otherwise see below.

    Please read this whole message before doing anything.

    This procedure is a diagnostic test. It’s unlikely to solve your problem. Don’t be disappointed when you find that nothing has changed after you complete it.

    The purpose of the test is to determine whether the problem is caused by third-party software that loads automatically at startup or login, by a peripheral device, by a font conflict, or by corruption of the file system or of certain system caches.

    Disconnect all wired peripherals except those needed for the test, and remove all aftermarket expansion cards, if applicable. Start up in safe mode and log in to the account with the problem. You must hold down the shift key twice: once when you turn on the computer, and again when you log in.

    Note: If FileVault is enabled, or if a firmware password is set, or if the startup volume is a Fusion Drive or a software RAID, you can’t do this. Ask for further instructions.

    Safe mode is much slower to start up and run than normal, with limited graphics performance, and some things won’t work at all, including sound output and Wi-Fi on certain models. The next normal startup may also be somewhat slow.

    The login screen appears even if you usually login automatically. You must know your login password in order to log in. If you’ve forgotten the password, you will need to reset it before you begin.

    Test while in safe mode. Same problem?

    After testing, restart as usual (not in safe mode) and verify that you still have the problem. Post the results of the test.

  • Derek Engel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The firewall was enabled.  I disabled it.  The printer still does not show up when I try to add it.  I rebooted into safe mode and the printer still does not show up.  FYI, my wife has the older white MacBook model and is experiencing the same problem after upgrading her to Mavericks.  Bonjour still shows the same information when booted into Safe Mode.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (153,460 points)

    What kind of router do you have?

  • greg sahli Level 7 Level 7 (24,565 points)

    That's important to know. Makes me think the printer isn't recognized by your router. Try resetting your router and printer by turning off power for 15 secs, then back on. Do the router first.

     

    Then try adding the printer in Print & Scan prefs.

    Make sure you review this, too:

    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c03967522&tmp_track_link=ot_ faqs/top_issues/en_us/c03967522/loc:3&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=1153494#N323

     

    PS Sorry for stepping in Linc.

  • Derek Engel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The router is a Linksys E3000.  Remember this was working fine when I was on Lion.  Upgrading to Mavericks it stopped working.  Nothing changed between now and then on the router.  My Windows PC printers through wireless connection just fine. 

     

    Gregg, yes I've reviewed that link from HP.  If I take my Macbook and connect it via USB, it all works fine.  When I disconnect from USB it no longer recognizes the printer as connected.  There is no way to change this over to wireless for some odd reason. 

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (153,460 points)

    There are two Macs on the network. On one of them, enable File Sharing in the Sharing preference pane. It should now appear in the sidebar of a Finder window on the other Mac, under SHARED. Does it?

  • Derek Engel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The MacBook Pro is joined to an active directory domain.  The white MacBook is not joined to the same domain.  On the white MacBook I disable the firewall and the white MacBook shows up on my MacBook Pro under Shared and I can access it.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (153,460 points)

    Disable all firewalls. You don't need them on a private network.

  • Derek Engel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    They are all disabled now.  Unfortunately still nothing.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (153,460 points)

    1. This procedure is a diagnostic test. It changes nothing, for better or worse, and therefore will not, in itself, solve the problem. But with the aid of the test results, the solution may take a few minutes, instead of hours or days.

     

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    3. Below are instructions to run a UNIX shell script, a type of program. All it does is to collect information about the state of the computer. That information goes nowhere unless you choose to share it. However, you should be cautious about running any kind of program (not just a shell script) at the behest of a stranger. If you have doubts, search this site for other discussions in which this procedure has been followed without any report of ill effects. If you can't satisfy yourself that the instructions are safe, don't follow them. Ask for other options.

     

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    4. You may have started the computer in "safe" mode. Preferably, these steps should be taken in “normal” mode, under the conditions in which the problem is reproduced. If the system is now in safe mode and works well enough in normal mode to run the test, restart as usual. If you can only test in safe mode, do that.

     

    5. If you have more than one user, and the one affected by the problem is not an administrator, then please run the test twice: once while logged in as the affected user, and once as an administrator. The results may be different. The user that is created automatically on a new computer when you start it for the first time is an administrator. If you can't log in as an administrator, test as the affected user. Most personal Macs have only one user, and in that case this section doesn’t apply. Don't log in as root.

     

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    • In the Finder, select Go ▹ Utilities from the menu bar, or press the key combination shift-command-U. The application is in the folder that opens.
    • Open LaunchPad. Click Utilities, then Terminal in the icon grid.

     

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    10. The test may take a few minutes to run, depending on how many files you have and the speed of the computer. A computer that's abnormally slow may take longer to run the test. While it's running, there will be nothing in the Terminal window and no indication of progress. Wait for the line

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    to appear. If you don't see it within half an hour or so, the test probably won't complete in a reasonable time. In that case, close the Terminal window and report the results. No harm will be done.

     

    11. When the test is complete, quit Terminal. The results will have been copied to the Clipboard automatically. They are not shown in the Terminal window. Please don't copy anything from there. All you have to do is start a reply to this comment and then paste by pressing command-V again.

     

    At the top of the results, there will be a line that begins with the words "Start Time." If you don't see that, but instead see a mass of gibberish, you didn't wait for the "Process completed" message to appear in the Terminal window. Please wait for it and try again.

     

    If any private information, such as your name or email address, appears in the results, anonymize it before posting. Usually that won't be necessary.

     

    12. When you post the results, you might see the message, "You have included content in your post that is not permitted." It means that the forum software has misidentified something in the post as a violation of the rules. If that happens, please post the test results on Pastebin, then post a link here to the page you created.

     

    Note: This is a public forum, and others may give you advice based on the results of the test. They speak only for themselves, and I don't necessarily agree with them.

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    Copyright © 2014 by Linc Davis. As the sole author of this work, I reserve all rights to it except as provided in the Use Agreement for the Apple Support Communities website ("ASC"). Readers of ASC may copy it for their own personal use. Neither the whole nor any part may be redistributed.

     

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