I have installed HP printers successfully before on my computer, however I just bought a new HP LaserJet M203dw (it’s working fine through wifi both on my work PC and mom’s Mac), and I have absolutely no idea why I cannot get it to work on Linux. Here are all the things I have tried…any help would be greatly appreciated since I have spent hours on this:
- Followed all the steps in the manjaro printing guide even using both
pacmanin case one of the two had an outdated version.
- Tried adding using the
hp-setupboth with mDNS/Bonjour and avahi but but keep getting the following:
error: No devices found on bus: net error: HPLIP cannot detect printers in your network. This may be due to existing firewall settings blocking the required ports.
- Since I am at home I straight up disabled the firewall only to get the same errors as above.
- I know the printer IP so tried adding it manually both with the
hplipgui and CUPS web interface only to get the same errors.
I know that the printer does indeed support wireless and is working because all other devices in the home are able to print with it. Is there anything else I can do to try and diagnose what is happening? I have spent hours looking through all related posts and cannot find anything helpful.
P.S. I tried using
ping and I cannot ping the printer. What’s interesting is that I can’t ping from my PC either but I can print from it…is this some sort of indication as to what is happening?