Connecting openSUSE to an HP wireless printer
by, 01-Apr-2012 at 05:08 (6248 Views)
Setting up an HP wireless printer on openSUSE .... This blog illustrates how simple and fast it is to setup an HP wireless printer that supports JetDirect on openSUSE-12.1.
My HP wireless printer at home is an HP C309a.
I am assuming here one has already gone to the wireless printer, and using the controls on the wireless printer connected the wireless printer to one's home WLAN. In my case we have WPA2 on our WLAN, and it took a couple of minutes with the printer searching the networks in our neighbourhood, before our SSID showed up in the printer's small control menu. But after that rather long wait, once our router's SSID was discovered, I was able to enter our WLAN password and our printer was then on our WLAN. I was able to obtain our wireless printer's IP address from both the printer's menu's, and from our router's menu's. Note for the method I employed, I needed the IP-Address of the printer on our WLAN. For this example I will assume the IP address of the HP C309a is 192.168.2.107.
Now I recently (31-March-12) installed a 64-bit openSUSE-12.1 KDE on my main PC, and I setup the printer in a few minutes. This is incredibly fast. But its that fast, mainly of course because I have done this many times before.
1st - launch YaST > Hardware > Printers
and you can see my printer is not discovered.
So I select "Print via Network" on that YaST2 page, and click 'OK' to the following warning:
In the "Print via Network" dialog box, with "Print via Network" selected, I select the "Connection Wizard" in order to make this easy ...
.... continued in next post ...