"Installation needs work"3.5 starson by paratwa48
Pros: Very easy to print, fast, good colors
Cons: installing printer is a nightmare
Summary: I tried for 3 hours to get this configured by myself with no luck. I then called HP tech support and 2 hours later it worked.I have been using this printer for over a year now, and I have to say it still works great. But the included software is horrible. After installing it, it now takes 4 minutes longer to boot windows. Find yourself some after market fax software and uninstall all of the HP software. Other than that, it works flawlessly! HP is just very sloppy with their software code.
There is a manual setting on the printer to configure network settings. We had to manually set the IP on the printer, once that happened things started to fall into place. Just hit the setup button on the printer and scroll till you see network settings, there is an option to set it manually.
We also had to delete a file and reinstall it, since it wanted to default back to the wrong IP address.
Here is what we had to do. Install the installation cd then (this is his spelling, I just pasted it here)
If ther would be no network found just do this ff steps:
Right click on the hp disc and click explore
Look for the Setup folder>Open it>look for Netdevicemanager folder>right click on the windows installer netdevice and click Uninstall and then right click again and click install.
After doing this go back to the Connection type window click through the netwrok and it will found now your netwrok printer.
It now works perfectly! And I am very happy with it, more importantly, my wife is happy with it.
This is much better than my old printer having to use a print server on a Non networked printer.
If it had been easier to install, I would have given it a 9 instead of a 7.
Updated on Oct 18, 2009