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Wifi adapter

Post by sahana » Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:04 am

I recently upgraded from Linux Mint 12 to Linux Mint 17. I use an Asus laptop.

I am trying to get my printer to work through wireless internet, but my attempts have been unsuccessful. The printer I use is HP Laserjet Pro MFP M 126mw.

The message I get each time is:

First, "Unable to locate wireless hardware on device" and then, "unable to turn on wireless adapter".

Please help.


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Re: Wifi adapter

Post by kc1di » Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:12 am

We need a little more Information to be of help.
1. is the printer wireless capable? That is does it have it's own wireless card or his this to be a network printer of some sort directly connected to the server machine?
2. do you know the IP address of the printer? (Note: if your network is using DHCP, it's better to assign a fixed IP address for your printer.)
3. have you tried installing hplip-gui?
Easy tips : https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/
Linux Mint Installation Guide: http://linuxmint-installation-guide.rea ... en/latest/
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HP MFP M126nw needs a PLUG-IN I think

Post by pdc_2 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:16 pm

so HP have a page where you can check each device and this MFP needs hplip 3.14.3 ........ so what's on Mint 17 is 3.15 I believe so that should be fine

https://developers.hp.com/hp-linux-imag ... ices/index

HOWEVER this device needs a PLUG-IN .....

so if one opens a terminal; types in

Code: Select all

that looks to see all the needed other software is ready to support hplip and if all is good if one types

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that should do all the needed; .. it should set stuff up


it would be worth reading this page from HP just to verify what is above

https://developers.hp.com/hp-linux-imag ... lugin.html

we have found that getting the plug-in installed will often bring light and joy

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