On Sun, 18 Sep 2016 17:30:01 -0500, rlhar...@oplink.net wrote:

>On Sun, September 18, 2016 5:10 pm, brian wrote:
>> My dear old Laserjet 5N finally having died, I bought an HP Laserjet
>> P1109w to replace it. I have managed to install it to the extent that
>> it's recognised (USB connection, not wireless) but the problem is that it
>> apparently needs a *proprietary* plug-in to print properly.
>> I have H-Ps installer, and everything goes OK up to the point at which
>> it goes to an unspecified H-P site to download the plug-in.
>Installer?  Plug-in?  Are you using CUPS?  Is the P1109w not in the CUPS

Yes, yes, yes, and yes it is, respectively. However, while the printer
is *recognised* without the proprietary software, it will not *print*
anything without the plugin. 

>I picked up a P3015 for $150; it runs perfectly under CUPS and is the best
>printer I ever have used.  I am using the Ethernet interface.

I suppose I could enable wireless on my router and try the wireless
connection (I'm still all cabled here, it has no socket for an
ethernet cable nor for a JetDirect card) but I don't think it's going
to make any difference, it's not communicating with the printer which
is the problem. My system recognised the printer without any problem

However, if you look on H-Ps website, they state explicitly that some
printers will require one of their plugins to print, and some will
not. I guess they ought to know about their own printers. :) 

This printer was slightly more than half the price of yours ($79), but
if I do have to return it and get a different model, I'll keep your
recommendation in mind. 



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