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Re: HP Printer (OfficeJet 8730) Installation




On Thu 30 Mar 2017 at 23:23:58 +0100, Peter Hillier-Brook wrote:

> On 30/03/17 18:28, Brian wrote:
> > 
> > The 8730 looks like a smart device but at 220+ GBP I'd want it working,
> > Now!
> 
> There's £50.00 cashback, I wouldn't willingly part with £220.00 either.
> 
> > Are you using the USB port or is the device on the network? Either way,
> > all that is needed for printing is printer-driver-hpcups, unless you are
> > wedded to having all that hplip provides. You should be able to purge
> > hplip and whatever python packages it pulled in and printing should
> > still work. Perhaps best, though, to ignore me and leave things as they
> > are if you are happy with this situation. You are printing after all.
> 
> I'm connected via Ethernet so all my computers can use the device. Call
> me old fashioned: I've been using Ethernet since the '80s and I trust
> the security of wires rather more than wireless.

A 63 character WPA key isn't, I believe, inherently less secure than a
wired connection.

> > Scanning? Set up the device wirelessly (it can be left connected by USB
> > for this, I think) and enable AirPrint/Bonjour from its EWS (embedded
> > web server):
> > 
> >  http://IP_of_the_8730
> > 
> > After that
> > 
> >  scanimage -L
> > 
> > should pick up the scanner. xsane should offer it as choice if you there
> > is more than one scanner on the network. Or it should just detect the
> > OfficeJet and display.
> 
> I thought that AirPrint/Bonjour was Apple related so I haven't
> investigated it to date. The printer has a nice facility of scanning to
> the front USB port, outputting PDF amongst other formats. It suits me
> for the time being.

Avahi plays the same role on Debian as Bonjour. The command above should
also work with ethernet.

-- 
Brian.

 
> Regards
> 
> Peter HB
>