Hey there BaliBlah, Thank you for using Apple Support Communities! Based on what you describe here I would recommend this troubleshooting found here Troubleshooting printer issues in OS X. Make sure that the printer is powered on, has ink / toner, and that there are no alerts on the printer’s control panel. Note: If you cannot clear an alert on the printer's control panel, stop here and check the printer's documentation or contact the manufacturer for support.
Ensure the printer is properly connected to a USB port on the Mac or AirPort base station / Time Capsule. If the printer is a network-capable printer, make sure that it is properly connected to your home network. Software Update to find and install the latest available updates.
To configure WiFi Direct on a mac, You are basically turning on the software base station, 1. Open System Preferences, click on Sharing and select Internet Sharing. Choose to share a network connection via AirPort, Mac OS X turns on a software base station and your computer becomes a central Wi-Fi hub. Give it a name and your on your way.
If an update is installed, see if the issue persists. Open the Print & Scan pane or Print & Fax (Snow Leopard) pane in System Preferences. the affected printer, then the printer again.
If the issue persists, try these additional steps:. the printing system, then add the printer again. If the issue still persists, the printing system again. Your printer's drivers.
Then, add the printer again. Contact the printer vendor or visit their website for further assistance. Take care, Sterling. Hi Sterling Thanks for the reply about my Epson problem. However, it still doesn't work. Have spent up to 15 hours over 3 days trying.
Have had the Epson Tech guy to my house. Have been on the phone with the head of Tech in Jakarta for Epson, Have downloaded many things, Software Updates, new configurations, drivers. Followed many different instructions sent to me.
BTW, I am not a novice with either Macs or installing printers. But still can't get it to work. Am going to return it tomorrow.
But for the sake of the Apple Support Community and Epson (I guess) the Epson L355 cannot be connected by WiFi to my MacBook Pro running 10.7. In brief (believe me!) when I go through all the steps using a USB for set-up, it says 'Connection Failed' and then gives me a list of Troubleshooting issues. None of them apply, i.e. Yes my USB is plugged in, yes the WiFi router is working, etc. I 'Try Again' and again and again. The red-orange light keeps flashing.
Sometimes both the green and red light keep flashing but never do I get a solid GREEN nor just a GREEN flashing- the red is always there. The printer works fine if I print using the USB cable. So something is missing. According to the sales person where I bought it this is a relatively new printer. I think I already wrote that I live on Bali and I think they are even made in Indonesia. So, beware to MacBook Pro users on 10.7 you are shopping for an Epson. I have epson and having no issues connecting to wifi,how did you start first b4 plug to mac,first always just plug epson printer to power only, installed inks when request to do so and then when this done,u then go to menu go find say wizard this is for connecting wifi and will ask u passwords from ur router,u should know the code and when u hav done this then this scanning to track ur signals and when its complete and then u plug ur printer to mac,do not use epson driver(cd) provide,let mac do their own driver automatic then ur done.
Hi BaliBlah, Greetings from Phuket. I just wanted to let you know that I bought this printer (I have an iMac and MacBookPro) and the salesman told me that I had to download OSX software from the Internet because the CD was only Windows software. So I played around with various downloads and had the same problems you did all weekend. Nothing worked. I, like you, tried everything. The printer worked with USB but the WiFi would not connect no matter what I tried. And there is no LCD screen on this printer so you can't set it up manually the way I have done with other printers in the past.
So I called Epson support in Bangkok this morning and they sent me the installation guide and it said use the CD. So, I tried the CD and duh, it's for both Mac and Windows. The salesman was wrong.
I ran the installation CD from my MacBookPro running OS 10.8.5, it took about 10 minutes, and it works perfectly. The directions were step by step, clear, and correct. It told me when to unplug the USB and then it whirled around and gave me a success window. The scanner works perfectly too. To use it from my iMac running 10.6.8 all I did was add it as a Bonjour printer in my system preferences. That took 30 seconds.
I hope this helps. Good luck as it's a great printer. Cheers, John. After several days and wasted hours on Epson support sites failing to get my Epson 2550 printer to respond I discovered this site and wished I had found it first. I found salvation with Stirling's suggestion of going through the System Preference menu on my Mac and deleting the 2550 icon from the printer/fax window then re-adding it, and thanks John, re-adding with 2550 Bonjour. My printer worked immediately.
After twenty years working computers I'm dismayed by the neglect of, 1) a dedicated software CD, 2) the inability of plug & play or easy access to a simple resolution. All I can say is, 'God help granny and grandpa'. Thanks Bobius2. Apple Footer. This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only.
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HP Deskjet 2540 Wireless Setup MAC To perform the OS, you should first download the printer driver software from the internet and you will receive a prompt where you will have to choose the wireless connection type. To perform the installation, keep the following things ready.
Network Name (SSID), name of the wireless home network. The Network Password. You should have an active internet connection using a cable or DSL. USB cable to connect between the printer and the computer.
Check if the computer and the printer are connected to the same wireless network, and before that check if the printer, computer and the router are turned on. Make sure to place the printer and the router close to each other without any obstacles between them. If you have USB connecting the printer and the computer take of the USB.
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Step 1: Download and install the HP Deskjet 2540 Wireless Setup MAC driver:. Switch on your printer. If you have connected your printer and the computer USB cord remove the connection. Visit HP Customer support- Software and Drives to download the driver software.
You can choose the printer model and follow the instructions that come on the screen. You can click on download next to the Full feature driver or next to the HP Easy start based on the option displayed on the screen. Open the HP Easy start to start the installation process.
Follow all the instructions that come on the screen to complete the installation of the Printer software and to set up the printer connection. You will be prompted to add your printer to the printer queue, look for your printer name, click the Use or the Print Using options, and then choose the name of the printer from the menu and then click on Add. FAQ: How to troubleshoot printer connection or network issues?.
Try restarting the printer and the computer to establish a connection between these two. Try to place the printer and the router as close as possible without any obstacles in between. Turn off your Router and wait for few minutes and then turn it on again. Check if your firewall is up-to-date. In case your fire is outdated update your firewall software to the latest version. Your firewall might also prevent you from establishing a connection between your printer and the computer. Allow your firewall that is displayed during the printer driver installation.
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