Printer install fails from Win10 PC (Printer on Win11 connected via USB)


prairiezabiak

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Have HP OfficeJet Pro 8720. Printer works fine on Win11 23H2, I cannot connect from Win10 22H2 to this printer. Network sharing is ON. I can see other PCs on the Network. I can even see the Printer on the Network on Win10 under Win11 PC - it shows there. BUT it fails with error
"Windows could not connect to the printer. Check the printer name and try again. If this is a network printer, make sure that the printer is turned on and that the printer address is correct."
The printer is ON. I also tried HPEasyStart_16_5_6 - did not work. The error is different - "Printer not found".
I have Norton turned off. I have modified SMBs (as suggested on another posting). MS support can not help, said to contact HP. HP will not help-the printer is too old.
(BTW - when this printer was on a Win7 PC I could connect from another Win7, Win8.1 and Win10 no problem.
Saw your posting about FDResPub Service - would this change help?
Any ideas? spent hours to try to get this working
TIA
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 8960
I used to buy HP printers, but I had so many problems with connecting to just my PC at times, I gave up on HP, and bought me a Brother, it's been flawless.
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    Windows LTSB & 11 Pro 23H2-24H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware PC
    CPU
    Intel i7 4790K
    Motherboard
    ASROCK Z97 EXTREME4
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    32GB DDR3 1600 MHz
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    ATI Radeon HD 7770 2GB GDDR5
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    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    SAMSUNG UE57 Series 28-Inch 4K UHD
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    SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2
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    EVGA 850 watt
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    Alienware Area 51 Black Tower Case
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    HyperX - Alloy Elite 2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard.
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    Microsoft Wireless
    Internet Speed
    1.2 GHz
    Browser
    Chrome
Hi prairiezabiak, welcome to the ElevenForums 🙏

I’ll ask the easy questions and leave the tough ones for others. I take it the drivers are installed on the Windows 10 machine and in the Network you enabled printer sharing. You read like you know what you’re doing but I thought I’d ask anyway. Have a look in Optional Updates in Windows 10, see if there is another driver listed.

I used to buy HP printers, but I had so many problems with connecting to just my PC at times, I gave up on HP, and bought me a Brother, it's been flawless.

Brother, great printers (especially the lasers)
 
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System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 Build: 22631.3593
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Sin-built
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz (4th Gen?)
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VI Formula
    Memory
    32.0 GB of I forget and the box is in storage.
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte nVidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super OC 6GB
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    4 x LG 23MP75 1 x 24" LG M38H 1 x 32" LF6300 TV Monitor 1 x Wacom Pro 22" Tablet
    Screen Resolution
    All over the place
    Hard Drives
    2 x WD something Something 8TB HDD's / 2 x WD something Something 4TB HDD's / 1 x EVO 1TB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB SSD's / 1 x EVO 250 GB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB (External Hub) / 1 x EVO 1TB (Portable Backup Case)
    PSU
    Silverstone 1500
    Case
    NZXT Phantom 820 Full-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 Elite Class Dual Tower CPU Cooler / 6 x EziDIY 120mm / 2 x Corsair 140mm somethings / 1 x 140mm Thermaltake something / 2 x 200mm Corsair.
    Keyboard
    Corsair K95 / Logitech diNovo Edge Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech G402 / G502 / Mx Masters / MX Air Cordless
    Internet Speed
    100/40Mbps
    Browser
    All sorts
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky Premium
    Other Info
    I’m on a horse.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 22621.2215
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    LENOVO Yoga 7i EVO OLED 14" Touchscreen i5 12 Core 16GB/512GB
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    Intel Core 12th Gen i5-1240P Processor (1.7 - 4.4GHz)
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    16GB LPDDR5 RAM
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    Graphics processor is an Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    optimized with Dolby Atmos®
    Screen Resolution
    QHD 2880 x 1800 OLED
    Hard Drives
    M.2 512GB
    Other Info
    …still on a horse.
I have 2 HP Printers on my LAN, OfficeJet Pro 9015 and LaserJet M148, both connected to the Router via Ethernet cable. This listing shows the 8720 has the same capability:
https://support.hp.com/us-en/produc...et-pro-8720-all-in-one-printer-series/7902032

I can install the printers on any computer accessing the LAN whether Wired or Wireless/Wi-Fi. Most times on Windows 10/11 and Linux they are automatically recognized and get basic drivers.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win11 Pro RTM
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 3400
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 11th Gen. 2.40GHz
    Memory
    12GB
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD NVMe
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro RTM x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 5890
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 10th Gen. 2.90GHz
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Onboard, no VGA, using a DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Dell
    Hard Drives
    512GB SSD NVMe, 2TB WDC HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender/Microsoft Security
Well, as you know I am new to this, or any support forum. Not up on the modern "likes", etc. - from old school since before PCs. But sometimes you can teach an old dog. So, bear with me, I'll reply to all postings here
Thanks for all replies/comments/suggestions.
. I've using HP printers for over 20 years - no problem with printers themselves.
. this printer does not have Ethernet (RJ?) connector, only USB or one can go wireless.
. using it for 7 years without any issues while hosted on Win 7; serving another Win 7, Win 10 and occasional Win 8.1 tablet
. did not install driver on Win 10 directly as when trying to install Network printer it automatically starts searching on the network
. so I do not believe this to be printer problem per-see, but rather Win 11 issue
. I will try couple of things and see where that gets me
Thanks again
-what is a BB code?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 8960
this printer does not have Ethernet (RJ?) connector, only USB or one can go wireless.

If you have Wi-Fi where you are at, consider going that route. It takes the burden off having the Windows 11 machine always having to be on to use it from the Windows 10 machine.

did not install driver on Win 10 directly as when trying to install Network printer it automatically starts searching on the network

I suspect that this is similar to an ongoing issue many people have described elsewhere in the forums, where older versions of Windows cannot see Windows 11 computers, and / or Windows 11 cannot see other versions of Windows on other computers.

Network sharing in Windows, when it works, is decent, but there are quite literally tons of reports where it fails - or works for some time and then abruptly stops working. This is why I suggest going the Wi-Fi route above.

what is a BB code?

BBCode is a markup language used (primarily) in forum software, like the software used here at ElevenForum. It is a specialized version of markup that llows for things like italics, boldface, and things like automatic formatting of lists:

  • item 1
  • item 2
  • items 3 and 3.1
  • item4
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 23H2 Current build
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HomeBrew
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
    Motherboard
    MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE
    Memory
    4 * 32 GB - Corsair Vengeance 3600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti XC3 ULTRA GAMING (12G-P5-3955-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek® ALC1220 Codec
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2x Eve Spectrum ES07D03 4K Gaming Monitor (Matte) | Eve Spectrum ES07DC9 4K Gaming Monitor (Glossy)
    Screen Resolution
    3x 3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    3x Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe 4 M.2 2 TB SSD (MZ-V8P2T0B/AM) } 3x Sabrent Rocket NVMe 4.0 1 TB SSD (USB)
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling’s Silencer Series 1050 Watt, 80 Plus Platinum
    Case
    Fractal Design Define 7 XL Dark ATX Full Tower Case
    Cooling
    Arctic Liquid Freezer III 420 RGB + Air 3x 140mm case fans (pull front) + 1x 120 mm (push back) and 1 x 120 mm (pull bottom)
    Keyboard
    SteelSeries Apex Pro Wired Gaming Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3S | MX Master 3 for Business
    Internet Speed
    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex Ftth
    Browser
    Nightly (default) + Firefox (stable), Chrome, Edge , Arc
    Antivirus
    Defender + MB 5 Beta
  • Operating System
    ChromeOS Flex Dev Channel (current)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Latitude E5470
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6300U CPU @ 2.40GHz, 2501 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520
    Sound Card
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520 + RealTek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell laptop display 15"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 * 1080
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba 128GB M.2 22300 drive
    INTEL Cherryville 520 Series SSDSC2CW180A 180 GB SATA III SSD
    PSU
    Dell
    Case
    Dell
    Cooling
    Dell
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3S (shared w. Sys 1) | Dell TouchPad
    Keyboard
    Dell
    Internet Speed
    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex Ftth
Start with connecting the printer to your router with WiFi using the WPS setup. That is the easiest way to do it.

Install the following driver from HP on each computer:
HP OfficeJet Pro 8720 All-in-One Printer series Basic Driver - IT Professional Use only

=================================================
My last two HP printers were:
  • HP Photosmart 6510 e-All-in-One (2012-2018)
  • HP OfficeJet Pro 6975 (2018-present)
I connected the printer using WiFi to my router using WPS. I only installed the "Basic Printer Driver" from HP on each computer. That is all I ever needed.

This is what I see if I show connected devices on my router. The HP OfficeJet Pro 6975 is shown as its model number HPC6A77A.

HP_WIFI.jpg
 
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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS TUF Gaming A15 (2022)
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 6800H with Radeon 680M GPU (486MB RAM)
    Memory
    Crucial DDR5-4800 (2400MHz) 32GB (2 x 16GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA RTX 3060 Laptop (6GB RAM)
    Sound Card
    n/a
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6-inch
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 300Hz
    Hard Drives
    2 x Samsung 980 (1TB M.2 NVME SSD)
    PSU
    n/a
    Mouse
    Wireless Mouse M510
    Internet Speed
    1200Mbps/250Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom build
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    ASUS PRIME X370-PRO
    Memory
    G.SKILL Flare X 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4
    Graphics card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-RTX3060TI-08G-V2-GAMING (RTX 3060-Ti, 8GB RAM)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung S23A300B (23-in LED)
    Screen Resolution
    1080p 60Hz
    Hard Drives
    2TB XPG SX8200 Pro (M2. PCIe SSD) || 2TB Intel 660P (M2. PCIe SSD) ||
    PSU
    Corsair RM750x (750 watts)
    Case
    Cooler Master MasterCase 5
    Cooling
    Corsair H60 AIO water cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech K350 (wireless)
    Keyboard
    Logitech M510 (wireless)
    Internet Speed
    1200 Mbps down / 200 Mbps up
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge, Chrome
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes (Premium)
    Other Info
    ASUS Blu-ray Burner BW-16D1HT (SATA) || Western Digital Elements 12TB USB 3.0 external hard drive used with Acronis True Image backup software || HP OfficeJet Pro 6975 Printer/Scanner
Does this basic Printer driver allow for the other functions of the AIO to also work?

@prairiezabiak - are you only trying to print, or also use functions like scanning, etc?
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 23H2 Current build
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HomeBrew
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
    Motherboard
    MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE
    Memory
    4 * 32 GB - Corsair Vengeance 3600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti XC3 ULTRA GAMING (12G-P5-3955-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek® ALC1220 Codec
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2x Eve Spectrum ES07D03 4K Gaming Monitor (Matte) | Eve Spectrum ES07DC9 4K Gaming Monitor (Glossy)
    Screen Resolution
    3x 3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    3x Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe 4 M.2 2 TB SSD (MZ-V8P2T0B/AM) } 3x Sabrent Rocket NVMe 4.0 1 TB SSD (USB)
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling’s Silencer Series 1050 Watt, 80 Plus Platinum
    Case
    Fractal Design Define 7 XL Dark ATX Full Tower Case
    Cooling
    Arctic Liquid Freezer III 420 RGB + Air 3x 140mm case fans (pull front) + 1x 120 mm (push back) and 1 x 120 mm (pull bottom)
    Keyboard
    SteelSeries Apex Pro Wired Gaming Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3S | MX Master 3 for Business
    Internet Speed
    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex Ftth
    Browser
    Nightly (default) + Firefox (stable), Chrome, Edge , Arc
    Antivirus
    Defender + MB 5 Beta
  • Operating System
    ChromeOS Flex Dev Channel (current)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Latitude E5470
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6300U CPU @ 2.40GHz, 2501 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520
    Sound Card
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520 + RealTek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell laptop display 15"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 * 1080
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba 128GB M.2 22300 drive
    INTEL Cherryville 520 Series SSDSC2CW180A 180 GB SATA III SSD
    PSU
    Dell
    Case
    Dell
    Cooling
    Dell
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3S (shared w. Sys 1) | Dell TouchPad
    Keyboard
    Dell
    Internet Speed
    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex Ftth
How are you connecting to it:
Browsing to network devices and double clicking it?

Manually installing via tcpip/hostname?

If the former, try the latter and add it via the shared name. You can then select install options from a drop-down. Choose “generic”
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
Does this basic Printer driver allow for the other functions of the AIO to also work?

@prairiezabiak - are you only trying to print, or also use functions like scanning, etc?
The basic driver installs the HP Printer Assistant app. You can access it from an icon it installs on the desktop.

2024-05-02 17_12_02-Settings.jpg

When you double-click on the icon it brings up the HP Printer Assistant app. You can Print, Scan, Fax, or run printer diagnostics Tools.

2024-05-02 17_12_21-HP OfficeJet Pro 6970 PCL-3 (Network) _ HP Printer Assistant.jpg

This is the menu shown if you select Scan.

2024-05-02 17_16_16-HP Scan - HP OfficeJet Pro 6970 (NET).jpg
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS TUF Gaming A15 (2022)
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 6800H with Radeon 680M GPU (486MB RAM)
    Memory
    Crucial DDR5-4800 (2400MHz) 32GB (2 x 16GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA RTX 3060 Laptop (6GB RAM)
    Sound Card
    n/a
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6-inch
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 300Hz
    Hard Drives
    2 x Samsung 980 (1TB M.2 NVME SSD)
    PSU
    n/a
    Mouse
    Wireless Mouse M510
    Internet Speed
    1200Mbps/250Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom build
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    ASUS PRIME X370-PRO
    Memory
    G.SKILL Flare X 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4
    Graphics card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-RTX3060TI-08G-V2-GAMING (RTX 3060-Ti, 8GB RAM)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung S23A300B (23-in LED)
    Screen Resolution
    1080p 60Hz
    Hard Drives
    2TB XPG SX8200 Pro (M2. PCIe SSD) || 2TB Intel 660P (M2. PCIe SSD) ||
    PSU
    Corsair RM750x (750 watts)
    Case
    Cooler Master MasterCase 5
    Cooling
    Corsair H60 AIO water cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech K350 (wireless)
    Keyboard
    Logitech M510 (wireless)
    Internet Speed
    1200 Mbps down / 200 Mbps up
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge, Chrome
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes (Premium)
    Other Info
    ASUS Blu-ray Burner BW-16D1HT (SATA) || Western Digital Elements 12TB USB 3.0 external hard drive used with Acronis True Image backup software || HP OfficeJet Pro 6975 Printer/Scanner
If you have Wi-Fi where you are at, consider going that route. It takes the burden off having the Windows 11 machine always having to be on to use it from the Windows 10 machine.



I suspect that this is similar to an ongoing issue many people have described elsewhere in the forums, where older versions of Windows cannot see Windows 11 computers, and / or Windows 11 cannot see other versions of Windows on other computers.

Network sharing in Windows, when it works, is decent, but there are quite literally tons of reports where it fails - or works for some time and then abruptly stops working. This is why I suggest going the Wi-Fi route above.



BBCode is a markup language used (primarily) in forum software, like the software used here at ElevenForum. It is a specialized version of markup that llows for things like italics, boldface, and things like automatic formatting of lists:

  • item 1
  • item 2
  • items 3 and 3.1
  • item4
Yes, I do have WI-FI but so far did stay away from it, for most part. Not sure if true-probably not, but do not want more RF floating around, don't even have cell phones. My older PC may not have WI-FI on it. I did think about it but we use this printer also for a lot of scanning and I am not sure how that would work via WI-FI. I'd have to test it. Also considering enabling FAX on this for occasional FAX.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 8960
Start with connecting the printer to your router with WiFi using the WPS setup. That is the easiest way to do it.

Install the following driver from HP on each computer:
HP OfficeJet Pro 8720 All-in-One Printer series Basic Driver - IT Professional Use only

=================================================
My last two HP printers were:
  • HP Photosmart 6510 e-All-in-One (2012-2018)
  • HP OfficeJet Pro 6975 (2018-present)
I connected the printer using WiFi to my router using WPS. I only installed the "Basic Printer Driver" from HP on each computer. That is all I ever needed.

This is what I see if I show connected devices on my router. The HP OfficeJet Pro 6975 is shown as its model number HPC6A77A.

View attachment 95066
I most likely need "...Full_Webpack..." since we do scanning (and future FAX) Our PCs are always ON so that was never a problem having them ON. Have to test it. Thanks
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 8960
How are you connecting to it:
Browsing to network devices and double clicking it?

Manually installing via tcpip/hostname?

If the former, try the latter and add it via the shared name. You can then select install options from a drop-down. Choose “generic”
I tried both ways. NOT with TCPIP in cas eI have to switch my router/Ethernet connections. But via hostname "\\hostaname\..." and double clicking. As I said, my Win 10 shows the printer under the Win 11 it just will not connect.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 8960
The basic driver installs the HP Printer Assistant app. You can access it from an icon it installs on the desktop.

View attachment 95074

When you double-click on the icon it brings up the HP Printer Assistant app. You can Print, Scan, Fax, or run printer diagnostics Tools.

View attachment 95075

This is the menu shown if you select Scan.

View attachment 95076
As mentioned above, I need Full access for scanning and possible FAX. No problem there I already have the software on Win 11 all I have to do is install on other PCs. I was hoping NOT to do that - extra bulky software on Win 10 and older Win 7 and occasional Win 8.1 tablet. This seems like a such basic network problem - how could Microsoft screw it up so much. Thanks for the suggestions.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 8960
I most likely need "...Full_Webpack..." since we do scanning (and future FAX) Our PCs are always ON so that was never a problem having them ON. Have to test it. Thanks
The Full Webpack only adds optional software. I always unchecked these and didn't install these anyways. Why install this when the Basic Webpack contains everything you need to print/scan/fax?
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS TUF Gaming A15 (2022)
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 6800H with Radeon 680M GPU (486MB RAM)
    Memory
    Crucial DDR5-4800 (2400MHz) 32GB (2 x 16GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA RTX 3060 Laptop (6GB RAM)
    Sound Card
    n/a
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6-inch
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 300Hz
    Hard Drives
    2 x Samsung 980 (1TB M.2 NVME SSD)
    PSU
    n/a
    Mouse
    Wireless Mouse M510
    Internet Speed
    1200Mbps/250Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom build
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    ASUS PRIME X370-PRO
    Memory
    G.SKILL Flare X 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4
    Graphics card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-RTX3060TI-08G-V2-GAMING (RTX 3060-Ti, 8GB RAM)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung S23A300B (23-in LED)
    Screen Resolution
    1080p 60Hz
    Hard Drives
    2TB XPG SX8200 Pro (M2. PCIe SSD) || 2TB Intel 660P (M2. PCIe SSD) ||
    PSU
    Corsair RM750x (750 watts)
    Case
    Cooler Master MasterCase 5
    Cooling
    Corsair H60 AIO water cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech K350 (wireless)
    Keyboard
    Logitech M510 (wireless)
    Internet Speed
    1200 Mbps down / 200 Mbps up
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge, Chrome
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes (Premium)
    Other Info
    ASUS Blu-ray Burner BW-16D1HT (SATA) || Western Digital Elements 12TB USB 3.0 external hard drive used with Acronis True Image backup software || HP OfficeJet Pro 6975 Printer/Scanner
When you connected via hostname, what driver did you choose from the drop-down?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
I tried both ways. NOT with TCPIP in cas eI have to switch my router/Ethernet connections. But via hostname "\\hostaname\..." and double clicking. As I said, my Win 10 shows the printer under the Win 11 it just will not connect.
When I'm setting up a printer I always use the settings menu on the printer to connect the printer to my router if the option is available. If this is the correct manual for your printer scroll down to page 100 and follow the directions. Basically what it does is it finds your Wi-Fi router so that you can enter the passphrase of the router so it can connect to the network of the router and not to a computer. By setting up my printers this way I can access my printers from all of my devices connected to my local Wi-Fi. https://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c05050200.pdf

Edit: If you want to jump to page 100 in the PDF type in 110 instead of 100. I found out that the first 10 pages are included even though their not numbered.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Canary Channel
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec B746
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-10700K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/ax
    Memory
    16GB (8GB PC4-19200 DDR4 SDRAM x2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SAM0A87 Samsung SAM0D32
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    NVMe WDC WDS100T2B0C-00PXH0 1TB
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB
    PSU
    750 Watts (62.5A)
    Case
    PowerSpec/Lian Li ATX 205
    Keyboard
    Logitech K270
    Mouse
    Logitech M185
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge and Firefox
    Antivirus
    ESET Internet Security
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Canary Channel
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec G156
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-8400 CPU @ 2.80GHz
    Motherboard
    AsusTeK Prime B360M-S
    Memory
    16 MB DDR 4-2666
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23" Speptre HDMI 75Hz
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 EVO 500GB NVMe
    Mouse
    Logitek M185
    Keyboard
    Logitek K270
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge and Edge Canary
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
Yes, I do have WI-FI but so far did stay away from it, for most part. Not sure if true-probably not, but do not want more RF floating around, don't even have cell phones. My older PC may not have WI-FI on it. I did think about it but we use this printer also for a lot of scanning and I am not sure how that would work via WI-FI. I'd have to test it. Also considering enabling FAX on this for occasional FAX.

The printer will connect to your network via Wi-Fi - but other devices can then connect to the printer via Wi-Fi OR wired. The connection is made via the network, and works over both wired and wireless.

I'm doing the same just in reverse - I have a printer on my network by wired connecting, through a switch, and have laptops on wireless that are able to print effortlessly. Laptops include a Windows 11 laptop, Windows 10 laptop, and an older laptop I've put ChromeOS (Flex) on. Additionally, as I do have a cellphone, I can print directly to the printer from that over Wi-Fi as well.

HTH
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 23H2 Current build
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HomeBrew
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
    Motherboard
    MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE
    Memory
    4 * 32 GB - Corsair Vengeance 3600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti XC3 ULTRA GAMING (12G-P5-3955-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek® ALC1220 Codec
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2x Eve Spectrum ES07D03 4K Gaming Monitor (Matte) | Eve Spectrum ES07DC9 4K Gaming Monitor (Glossy)
    Screen Resolution
    3x 3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    3x Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe 4 M.2 2 TB SSD (MZ-V8P2T0B/AM) } 3x Sabrent Rocket NVMe 4.0 1 TB SSD (USB)
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling’s Silencer Series 1050 Watt, 80 Plus Platinum
    Case
    Fractal Design Define 7 XL Dark ATX Full Tower Case
    Cooling
    Arctic Liquid Freezer III 420 RGB + Air 3x 140mm case fans (pull front) + 1x 120 mm (push back) and 1 x 120 mm (pull bottom)
    Keyboard
    SteelSeries Apex Pro Wired Gaming Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3S | MX Master 3 for Business
    Internet Speed
    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex Ftth
    Browser
    Nightly (default) + Firefox (stable), Chrome, Edge , Arc
    Antivirus
    Defender + MB 5 Beta
  • Operating System
    ChromeOS Flex Dev Channel (current)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Latitude E5470
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6300U CPU @ 2.40GHz, 2501 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520
    Sound Card
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520 + RealTek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell laptop display 15"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 * 1080
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba 128GB M.2 22300 drive
    INTEL Cherryville 520 Series SSDSC2CW180A 180 GB SATA III SSD
    PSU
    Dell
    Case
    Dell
    Cooling
    Dell
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3S (shared w. Sys 1) | Dell TouchPad
    Keyboard
    Dell
    Internet Speed
    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex Ftth
When I'm setting up a printer I always use the settings menu on the printer to connect the printer to my router if the option is available. If this is the correct manual for your printer scroll down to page 100 and follow the directions. Basically what it does is it finds your Wi-Fi router so that you can enter the passphrase of the router so it can connect to the network of the router and not to a computer. By setting up my printers this way I can access my printers from all of my devices connected to my local Wi-Fi. https://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c05050200.pdf

Edit: If you want to jump to page 100 in the PDF type in 110 instead of 100. I found out that the first 10 pages are included even though their not numbered.
This will work but I recommend that the OP try this instead:
It is even easier if the you use Wi-Fi Protected Setup as mentioned on page 101 in the manual. Once you select that you immediately go over to your router and press the button on it to start Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) on it. Many routers will flash a light when in WPS mode. Then within a minute the printer should automatically be connected to the router. Make a note of the IP address and Host Name shown on the printer's control panel.

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Once the printer is connected to the router you install the printer software on each computer. The setup software should automatically find the printer. If not then you can enter its IP address or Host Name that were assigned to the printer.

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS TUF Gaming A15 (2022)
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 6800H with Radeon 680M GPU (486MB RAM)
    Memory
    Crucial DDR5-4800 (2400MHz) 32GB (2 x 16GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA RTX 3060 Laptop (6GB RAM)
    Sound Card
    n/a
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6-inch
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 300Hz
    Hard Drives
    2 x Samsung 980 (1TB M.2 NVME SSD)
    PSU
    n/a
    Mouse
    Wireless Mouse M510
    Internet Speed
    1200Mbps/250Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom build
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    ASUS PRIME X370-PRO
    Memory
    G.SKILL Flare X 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4
    Graphics card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-RTX3060TI-08G-V2-GAMING (RTX 3060-Ti, 8GB RAM)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung S23A300B (23-in LED)
    Screen Resolution
    1080p 60Hz
    Hard Drives
    2TB XPG SX8200 Pro (M2. PCIe SSD) || 2TB Intel 660P (M2. PCIe SSD) ||
    PSU
    Corsair RM750x (750 watts)
    Case
    Cooler Master MasterCase 5
    Cooling
    Corsair H60 AIO water cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech K350 (wireless)
    Keyboard
    Logitech M510 (wireless)
    Internet Speed
    1200 Mbps down / 200 Mbps up
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge, Chrome
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes (Premium)
    Other Info
    ASUS Blu-ray Burner BW-16D1HT (SATA) || Western Digital Elements 12TB USB 3.0 external hard drive used with Acronis True Image backup software || HP OfficeJet Pro 6975 Printer/Scanner
It is even easier if you use Wi-Fi Protected Setup as mentioned on page 101 in the manual. Once you select that you immediately go over to your router and press the button on it to start Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) on it.
Why are you telling me? I don't own the printer so I didn't actually read the manual. As a favor for the OP I found the manual online and skimmed through it until I found the W-Fi setup page.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Canary Channel
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec B746
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-10700K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/ax
    Memory
    16GB (8GB PC4-19200 DDR4 SDRAM x2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SAM0A87 Samsung SAM0D32
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    NVMe WDC WDS100T2B0C-00PXH0 1TB
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB
    PSU
    750 Watts (62.5A)
    Case
    PowerSpec/Lian Li ATX 205
    Keyboard
    Logitech K270
    Mouse
    Logitech M185
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge and Firefox
    Antivirus
    ESET Internet Security
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Canary Channel
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec G156
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-8400 CPU @ 2.80GHz
    Motherboard
    AsusTeK Prime B360M-S
    Memory
    16 MB DDR 4-2666
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23" Speptre HDMI 75Hz
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 EVO 500GB NVMe
    Mouse
    Logitek M185
    Keyboard
    Logitek K270
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge and Edge Canary
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

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