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Airprint Bonjour ea6100 hp officejet 8610

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Can only AirPrint from ipad to hp officejet 8610 when I reboot printer. It works for 5 minutes and then I can no longer AirPrint until rebooting the printer. After blaming HP for a few days I finally replaced my router with older airport express and everything works fine. I would like to get my linksys router working with AirPrint. I have tried enabling multicast and removing as much of FW settings to no avail. Anybody aware of any issues with lateste firmware and AirPrint, Bonjour support?

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Registered: ‎10-27-2013

Re: Airprint Bonjour ea6100 hp officejet 8610

I don't think there's an incompatibility between a Linksys router and Airprint. Try upgrading the router's firmware and see if that will help.

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Re: Airprint Bonjour ea6100 hp officejet 8610

Wireless Configurations
What wireless modes are you using?
2.4Ghz Routers only: Try single mode G or N or mixed G and N?
2.4Ghz and 5Ghz routers: Try single mode G or N or mixed G and N on 2.4Ghz and single mode N or Mixed on 5Ghz?
Channel Width set for Auto 20/40Mhz or try 20Mhz only.
Try setting a manual Channel to a open or unused channel. 1, 6 or 11. 11 for single mode N if the channel is clear. 13 for EU regions. Try channel 48 or 149 on 5Ghz. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_WLAN_channels
http://kb.linksys.com/Linksys/ukp.aspx?vw=1&docid=f2625b15a5d7454b8e7fafbe65d5aa63_4009.xml&pid=80&r...

What security mode are you using? Preferred security is WPA-Personal. WPA2 Only. http://kb.linksys.com/Linksys/ukp.aspx?vw=1&docid=8ce9e83bd3784001aee72da7f1ef48e8_Changing_the_basi...
http://kb.linksys.com/Linksys/ukp.aspx?pid=80&vw=1&articleid=19073
Any 2.4Ghz or 5Ghz cordless house phones or WiFi APs near by?
Any other WiFi routers in the area? Link> Use http://www.techspot.com/downloads/5936-inssider.html to find out. Use v3. How many?
WMM Support must be enabled for single wireless N mode to function.
http://kb.linksys.com/Linksys/ukp.aspx?vw=1&articleid=5471

Router Placement
Forum User - "Well I feel really dumb. After moving the router away from other electronic devices my speeds are back to normal. Just a heads up for anyone experiencing slow speeds, you might want to move it away from other electronics and see if that helps."
3-6' feet minimum safe distance between devices.
Placement on main level floor and central in the building and WELL ventilated is preferred. Not in basements or closets as building materials, or near by electronics devices could interfere or hinder good signal propagation.
http://kb.linksys.com/Linksys/ukp.aspx?vw=1&docid=d9a3b1b2039741948a2365b053a93ea8_3759.xml&pid=80&r...

http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless/wireless-basics/31083-smallnetbuilders-wireless-faq-the-esse...

 

Firmware Update Process
To safely update FW, I recommend doing the following: Download the FW file from the support site first.
Disable the auto update feature on the router.
1. Save router config to file first using IE or FF with all security add-ons disabled.
2. Factory reset the router with all other devices disconnected or turned OFF accept for 1 wired PC.
3. Reload or Update the FW using IE or FF. Just download the FW file to your local wired LAN PC.
4. Factory reset the router and then set up from scratch first and test with out loading the saved config from file. Check to see if any problems are fixed before loading the saved config from file. Sometimes you need to set up from scratch with out loading the saved config file. Just safer that way.

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Registered: ‎11-30-2014

Re: Airprint Bonjour ea6100 hp officejet 8610

Thanks for the suggestions, unfortunately I have tried all of them to no avail.  The firmware is at the latest release on the router.   The HP printer does not Support 5ghz channels (Which is **bleep**!!!).  Unfortunately, I am no longer able to look at the issue until I see my relatives during the holidays in late December.  I wil try the router with a differnet airprint printer and see if i have any luck!

 

Thanks!

Anonymous
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Re: Airprint Bonjour ea6100 hp officejet 8610

Try turning OFF WPA as a quick test next time your there to see if the printer will connect. If the printer has a LAN cable port, connect the printer via LAN cable as well and test. 

 

If all else fails, get in to a print server device. You may need something more compatible with Apples Airprint. 

 

Good Luck.

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Registered: ‎12-22-2014

Re: Airprint Bonjour ea6100 hp officejet 8610

I am having similar problems - among others - after upgrading my router to an EA6100.  Have not been able to get airprint to work except for a couple of times for a few minutes.  I think the time it worked was after resetting the printer to default settings and then connecting to my wifi.  After it stopped working all I get is "no airprint printers found".  

Posts: 3
Registered: ‎11-30-2014

Re: Airprint Bonjour ea6100 hp officejet 8610

I suspect there is a bug in the firmware.   I am going to try the router out with a differnet HP printer and Airpint tomorrow.  Ill let you know the results!

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Registered: ‎03-01-2015

Re: Airprint Bonjour ea6100 hp officejet 8610

I have experienced a similar problem and recently was told by Cisco tech services that the Ea6100 is incapable of linking apple devices to hp printers using AirPrint. They indicated that their "engineers are working on a firmware patch" but have chosen not to document this "undocumented program feature" on this website. I would recommend you return this device to wherever you purchased it and ask for a full refund as I did. Netgear here I come.
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Registered: ‎10-26-2013

Re: Airprint Bonjour ea6100 hp officejet 8610

Hey guys. I've phoned Linksys about this, they said Airprint should work with Linksys EA routers and it is about how we set up our printers. We just need a little patience in setting it up. 

 

Anonymous
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Re: Airprint Bonjour ea6100 hp officejet 8610

Any information on how the printers should be set up to effect correct configuration of Airprint?