Photosmart C4780 wireless installation under 10.6

Well, I have a Photosmart C4780 printer, and I try to get connected to the network. I need to connect it wirelessly because that cable of three feet it came with just do not cut it.

I have no idea how to connect it. I see nothing on the networks in the software of the printer, and the printer itself menus are cryptic and buggy.

Any statement of Mac, I can find is for older versions using the real HP software. From what I understand, if I'm on Snow Leopard, I'll use drivers and the software I already have. The sole instructions of Snow Leopard I can find hidden only setting via the USB port.

Help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.


Download the latest version of the software HP here

Run the program and first have the USB cable connected to the printer, you will come to a point in the configuration where you will be asked if you want to configure the wireless printer.  Confirm the configuration wireless and just the follow through.  You will need to know your wireless network security settings and benefit that your Mac is on the wireless network that you want to use with the printer.  It's pretty simple.

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