Change wireless settings – HP LaserJet P1102W

Posted on November 1, 2012


This post is a reference for me in case in the future I have to change again the settings of my wireless HP printer. I had to change today my wireless settings as I have a new wireless router and wanted to use new SSID. The old router is a repeater-bridge now with the old SSID.

1. Restore the factory-set default settings

Follow these steps to restore the product’s factory default settings.

1. Press the Power button to turn off the product.
2. Press the Power button to turn on the product.
3. The product begins to initialize.
4. During init press and hold the Cancel button and the Wireless button (in this order) for 10 to 15 seconds (until it print a “Self Test / Device Configuration” page), and then release both buttons.

NOTE: LED lights blink until both buttons are released. The factory default settings are restored.

2. Change Wireless Printer Settings

1. Connect to the Ad Hoc Printer Network of the Printer.
2. You should edit the Ad Hoc Printer Network Connection on the client: “IPv4 Settings” -> “Method: Link-Local Only”
3. Maybe you have to “Disconect and Connect” until you can ping the printer.
4. To get the printer IP type on the terminal “arp -a” and you will see the IP of the printer.
5. Goto the http site of the printer with the ip. (Example

Webui for the printer

Once you are in the Printer Web-Interface, go to “Networking” and configure your wireless network.
Once it’s configure and working, you should be able to ping the printer in your network after disconnecting from Ad hoc printer Network and connecting to your normal wireless network.

In Linux Mint it is just 2 clicks to configure the printer, actually you do not have to configure anything like IP or driver…The world has changed in Linux :-)

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