HP wireless printer connection Windows 7

  Mitch5062 10:49 11 May 2010

When I try to connect per wireless to my HP P2055d which is connected by USB to a Vista PC, I get a message saying "Windows cannot connect to the printer" Microsoft error message 0.0000007e.
I can connect per wireless to my old HP MP5 and Canon S830D which are also USB connected to the same Vista PC. Using a wireless Vista laptop I can connect to The P2055, HP MP5, and Canon S830D.
Any help greatly appreciated!

  skeletal 15:05 11 May 2010

If you have a 64 bit win 7 system, you may wish to look at this thread. In particular, look at my suggestion at the bottom of the page.

click here

If it’s not this, sorry, I can’t think what else it may be.


  Mitch5062 14:16 12 May 2010

Yes, the Windows 7 laptop is 64 bit and although I don't want to sound pompous your scenario exactly relates to the procedures I followed. It is sad that although I can see the HP Laserjet 2055d over the wireless network, I cannot connect. All seems as though it is working and then at the last moment I get a message Windows Cannot connect to the printer. The error is described as 0x0000007e, which I suspect is a driver problem. HP have been totally useless in support, saying they do not support the concept of shared printers!

  Ventad 14:39 12 May 2010

I had this scenario and I was scratching my head for a few days, I then noticed that the Vista PC which the printer was connected to called the printer 'Canon iP6600D' and the 64 bit W7 laptop was calling it 'Canon Inkjet iP6600D' I first connected the printer to the laptop and it downloaded/loaded the 64 bit drivers. I then reconnected the printer to the Vista PC then deleted the printer from control panel/printers on both machines the added the printer again in control panel and all was put right worked straight away.

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