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How to connect an HP 755c plotter to work with Win7 wireless

How to connect an HP 755c plotter to work with Win7 wireless

How to connect an HP 755c plotter to work with Win7 wireless

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Here is the question: I would like to be able to use my HP 755c large format plotter from my windows 7 32-bit wireless laptop.

This is what I have:
-HP G71 laptop, windows 7, 32-bit, 4GB Ram, NO Printer Port, wireless.
-Linksys E2000 wireless, type-N, router.
-HP J2591A JetDirect External, Cat5 connection, DB-25 connection.
-HP 755c large format plotter (older model).

What I'm looking for is some advice on how to make my laptop "see" the plotter so that I can get back to making some $$ here.

Thank very much in advance.
jb

RE: How to connect an HP 755c plotter to work with Win7 wireless

Perhaps you could get a "wireless access point" to hook the printer into the network. I used one to attach a wireless terminal into an otherwise wired network.

Your situation is oppisite of what mine was, but I would suspect that it might work. Let's see if anyone else has had a similar experience. BTW, mine was a Linksys WAP-11. Wireless B back then.
 

Jim Asman
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RE: How to connect an HP 755c plotter to work with Win7 wireless

Look for a surplus D-link Wireless Router Dir-615 on Ebay - I got one for £5.

Re-flash the D-Link with DD-WRT and then set it up as a Repeater Bridge

That's how I wirelessly linked my TV to my wireless network - I'm sure it'd work for a printer.  

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