LaserJet professional M1217 nf: cannot scan over network with a printer laserjet 1217 on a Mac


My set up:

Mac with Yosemite

LaserJet M1217 more wireless

Description of the problem:

I can't scan. Preview, the control panel or image capture, I get the same error saying "cannot open a session.

I have installed and reinstalled the drivers/printer about 100 times.

I tried to add the printer/scanner like airprint, or with the name of the printer as a proposed post.

Just what causes the same error.

I have the 2.0 version of the driver installed right now. Tried with 1.7, same result.

I can print without problem since my Mac and my iPad.

Tried it with an ethernet cable and have the same problem in case someone ask.

I looked all over google and doesn't seem like someone else has the same problem? Many people have problems printing over wireless, but it's ok for me. Is the scan, I can't go to work.

Pages of HP does not offer any other driver which has of the Yosemite. HP offers no additional program for Mac and scan.

Don't know what else to try.

Little help? Anyone?

Thanks Geminy02,

Unfortunately, your suggestions did not help, and I have a few comments about them.
First of all, your suggestion about the router was the problem is quite impossible, as you will need to check if the ports are open only in the case we're talking about two different network segments. If you have your printer and your computer in the same segment you will have problems of ports.
Second: if I would have chosen IP protocol to add my printer, I wouldn't take the option scan, as you said, which means I could not done any tests that I mentioned in my original post, and I would never have had to the point of getting the error message.
Thirdly: the drivers that you MENTION for download are exactly the same as you get with yosemite, so, this could help to reinstall the driver, it's kind of a long shot (and yes I tried).

In fact, I managed to solve my problem by doing a factory reset of the printer, any sign of a printer in my computer, cleaning and reinstall the printer using the airprint driver suggested by yosemite where to find my bounjur printer.

I tried ro think what could be the reason, or to see all what I had changed, and the only thing I've seen different in the configuration before and after he started to work was the name of the printer. When it did not work my printer was called simply "printer", when he was working he was the full name that comes by default. It would be very strange, that this is the reason, but I just mention it here just in case someone read. I believe that the factory reset was the difficulty, not the configuration itself.

Just for the other readers, I can confirm that this unit can print and scan over my wiresless and cable network on yosemite, with the help of preview, capture image or scan property in the control panel. It took me several hours to make it work, but it does, and my best friend was all the time the printers web page, where you can change the configuration of the printer.

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