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installing a hp wifi enabled printer

this is just a quick note about installing a wifi enabled hp printer on fedora (20)initial set up must first be initiated by direct USB cable via


hp-setup is installed as part of the hplip* packages. it needs the hplip-gui package specifically.

once the printer is configured for wireless networking (aka IP), you can use system-config-printer to add the wireless printer. but before you do that you must open up your firewall with

sudo iptables -A INPUT -p udp -m udp --dport 5353 -j ACCEPT

and thats when you will see the printer in the config dialog. it will show up as a 2nd printer.

i also recommend you add an indicator to its name to identify this connection is over wifi eg. HP-Officejet-j4680-wifi (or wireless!)


when using the usb to configure the printer, the ip will be set via dhcp.

to change that just go to the printers new ip and set the static ip