HP printer not discovered

Brian ad44 at cityscape.co.uk
Fri Aug 17 08:58:23 UTC 2018

On Fri 17 Aug 2018 at 16:07:12 +1000, Phil wrote:

> Thank you for reading this.
> I normally use HP setup to discover my Ethernet connected printer, however,
> my ISP has supplied me with a new modem and this is causing me troubles and
> the printer is not discovered.

The printer model, please?
> This is the displayed message:
> This may be due to existing firewall settings blocking the required ports.
> When you are in a trusted network environment, you may open the ports for
> network services like mdns and slp in the firewall. For detailed steps
> follow the link. http://hplipopensource.com/node/374
> I have a choice of firewall settings; low, normal, high and user defined, I
> have tried all. Mdns and slp are not mentioned as an option under "user
> defined". I have visited the suggested web site but nothing useful was
> found.

Switch off the firewall and retry. Or use 'nmap <printer_IP>'.

The given URL is outdated. That's a bug.

> I know this is all a bit vague but perhaps someone has solved this problem.
> I have, using Kubuntu's system settings got a working printer but it has an
> odd name and doesn't show in the printer list and so cannot be configured
> correctly.

What is the "odd name"?


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