One of my adoptive family called me last week requesting my help to connect the “HP OfficeJet 600” that their son brought back from college.
The Apple laptop and MS Window 7 laptops worked flawlessly. They were able to connect to the printer fairly quickly.
Yes, we had to to a couple of things to the Printer. Those are:
- Found the Power card and powered up the Printer
- Connected the Printer to the back of the AT&T Wireless Access Point ( WAP )
- The Printer prompted for WEP and the son, who has a very good mind, knew it off hand and entered it
What does not work
The lone MS Windows XP computer does not work.
Install Printer Driver
Is Printer Driver bundled with MS Windows?
Basically, the printer driver is not bundled with Windows.
Here is what happens when we try to add the Printer by “tricking” windows to think the printer is a Local Printer.
- We can see that “HP OfficeJet 6600” is not listed in the list of Printers
Download Software & Driver
The Printer Driver is available @ http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Officejet-6600-e-All-in-One-Printer-series—H7/4322968/model/4323587/drivers.
Option 1: Check for updates and recommendations (suggested)
I tried to go with Option 1: Check for updates and recommendations (suggested) by clicking the “Check now” button.
But, was not successful.
Option 2: Go directly to software and driver results
And, so chose to directly download the Software and driver.
Software and Driver
As of July 2015, the Software and Driver available is:
- Version :- 28.8
- Size :- 113.3 MB
- Date : August 18th, 2014
- File name: OJ6600_1315-1.exe
Software Download Progress
HP is downloading the selected files to your computer….
Install Software & Driver
Once the Software is downloaded and the binary is launched, here is the subsequent screen:
We opted out:
- HP Officejet 6600 Product Improvement Study
- Bing Bar for HP ( includes HP Smart Print )
- HP Update
- HP Officejet 6600 Help
- I.R.I.S. OCR
Configure Software & Driver
Printer Setup & Software
From the “Printer Setup & Software”, choose the “Connect a new printer” option
As we are connecting over a wireless network, we chose the “Wireless – Connect the printer to your wireless network and internet“.
As we chose to go the Wireless route, the system scans the network for our printer.
Network Printer Installation
In the preceding page, we chose our printer and clicked the Next button.
Successful Network Installation
We were able to successfully install the Software.