Weekly Off-Topic Thread #253

ACE - Master

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Nice work coming out of the Chrysler group these days.  I watched a deal on 60 minutes (i think) about the new CEO of Chrysler who also is the CEO of Fiat.  His vision seems to have turned the manufacturer around 180 degrees.  Upgraded several plants, instilled quality and quantity at the same time, etc.  He said they already paid back the federal bailout money and are turning a very good profit.  Nice work and kudos to him for accepting the challange.

 

On another note, I ordered and received my first wireless printer.  I have no idea how I have lived this long without one of these jewels.  Its a simple Dell V525w all in one but I am really impressed by the functionality.  My wife can now print, fax, scan, etc. from her laptop too!!  Points in that dept for me!!Smiley Very Happy  We both have iPhone 4s and so I tried to print from them but it was a no go.Smiley Mad  Did some research via Google and found that the firmware of the printer had to be updated to allow printing from tablets, iPhones, etc.  Went to the Dell support site and after much more research was able to finally update the printer. 

 

Both her company email and my company email are delivered to our iPhones as well as office computers.  I opened an email that had an attachment and went to print and whaa laaaa, success!!  Showed the wife my new found knowledge and that she could also print from her iPhone.  More points for me!!!Smiley Very Happy

 

So it appears I'm up around 4 or 5 points to the good side.  Wonder how long I will remain on the plus side?  They sure seem to disappear faster than i can gain them............Smiley Surprised

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Thats f really fast Jeep.  The only problem I have with it is, it's a Chrysler.  I have had very bad experiences with a Chrysler product.  But one thing you can say about them is, they are some of the best looking cars/trucks.

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Hey, BB, I may be hitting you up for advice, LOL!

 

Thinking of moving a 64-bit laptop in my office, to replace the 32-bit tower and display.  Got it all loaded up, but found that the only software not compatible is the printer!  I'd like to be able to print from my phone, too!  I'm guessing devices just find it, no more setting up sharing on your home network?

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Spd-----I first had to connect the printer via USB and of course load the printer software on my laptop.  There was a Dell tutorial to follow to set up the wireless part but I didn't find it too useful.  I ended up using the "set up your network manually" function.  Put in the SSID, encryption type, RG wireless password and up it came on the network.  I did have to load the print drivers on the wifes laptop but once loaded it discovered the printer automatically and set it as the default.

 

As for the iPhones didn't have to do anything to them, well of course after the firmware update to the printer so they saw it.  Opened document and hit print.  Done......

 

Oh I forgot to mention the iPhones have to be on your local network WiFi to print of course but I had done that to both of our phones when we first got them so as to cut down on the internet usage thru AT&T 4G.  Don't want to go over my 2G limit and get charged.Smiley Mad

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Guess I know what I'll be looking at for Christmas!   I want another All-In-One, the HP has been great for my needs, except for the not-working sometimes on the Wi-Fi network at home.  First step, check out price of ink cartridges!

 

You should get a Share plan for all that data!  j/k  Smiley Very Happy

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The only reason I got the dell that I did was the price and separate ink cartridges.  I looked on labor day and this printer was $129 minus $50 off for labor day, and free shipping.  So only $86 delivered.  Has the separate ink for black, and the three colors.  It seemed that on my old printer I was always replacing the color cartridge when just one color was out.  I'll see how this one does.

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Ok, some people just aren't that smart.

 

” Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports … all others are games.”- Ernest Hemingway
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As we go into tomorrow, let us never forget that fateful day in our history.

God Bless the USA.

 

 

” Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports … all others are games.”- Ernest Hemingway
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SPD.....did you go to the mfg's web site to support and see if there was a 64 bit update or version of your printer's software available for download?

 

Our HP C310 wireless printer/scanner was on sale by HP and then Staples had another $50 off so I got it for $99.95.  It uses black, photo black, yellow, cyan & magenta inks....all separate cartridges.  I purchase ONLY genuine HP inks and I buy the extra capacity loads.  Saves about a third.  I also use ONLY HP papers.  And, interestingly enough,  I don't use the premium versions.  For my color photos I have discovered that the "Every Day Photo Paper" produces the sharpest details in the images.  The more expensive papers may dry more quickly but in all of them the details are ever so slightly soft.  I'm a fanatic for sharpness.

 

The printer "sees" my router and so every laptop....my wife's iPad and her iPhone all communicate with the printer through the wireless router.  The printer is Apple Air Print compatible and required no set up for that.  It just worked right off the bat.  The printer also has its own E-mail address.  I can transmit an image or document to it from anywhere and it will print out here at home.  I leave my printer turned on full time.  It goes to sleep when not in use but wakes up on demand.  That saves some power.  I have given a couple of my close friends and my sons that E-mail address also.

 

My desktop is plugged into Ethernet port on my router so it also communicates with the printer via the wireless capability of the router.  The only cable to my printer is the one to the electric outlet.

 

The scanner uses LED light source.  It's not super speedy but fast enough for me.  Scanning can be done from any of the PC's or making copies can be done at the printer without use of PC.  Also flash memory card can be removed from my camera and plugged into the port on the printer so I can make prints of my photos without turning on a PC.  There is a fairly large touch screen on the front from which all these functions can be controlled.....as well as minimal set-up commands.   My model is now discontinued in favor of a newer one.  The price dropped to $50 as they were getting rid of stock.  But I think I got a good deal....and it has worked flawlessly with not one problem in two years.

 

 

 

The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples' money. .......Margaret Thatcher
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The CD software took me to the site, but I didn't do a direct search (on my list to do).  We just use the one printer for the whole house (sans Mac, it had problems with printer drivers when it was new).  Problem is that desktop hibernates, and when it does, it will (sometimes) take the printer off-line (technically) with it.

 

Used Airport's USB (originally the purpose of that purchase to work with the Mac!), but software only works on a direct connection to a computer.

 

At this point, I might as well take it back to Airport since printer software is buggy.  And I know when ink is running low, I can SEE!  Keep spare cartridges.  Brings me to another situation,  Airport's latest update does not work on the 32-bit machine, it locks me out!  Can access via iPhone with update, but have to keep it rolled back one to access settings via desktop.  (This has already been sorted out with a nice guy on this forum.)  Smiley Wink

 

Phil, I will check HPs site sometime this week and see what I come up with.  But I would like to print from my phone sometimes, and one I have is NOT capable of that.

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SPD....the printer has to be "air-print" compatible to be able to print from an iPad or iPhone.  All the current HP models are capable of it.

 

I think THIS  one is the current version of the printer I have.  It has the extra large touch-view screen.  HP claims that they have improved their drivers on the PhotoSmart series that they no longer need to use the many multiple ink reservoirs so they are back down to 4 tanks.....black, yellow, cyan & magenta.   Personally I think I get really quite excellent photo and color reproduction in the prints I make on mine.

 

This one I gave you the link to is the same list price mine was.....but, as I said, I watched the weekly sale ads from the various sources like BB, Office Depot and (my favorite) Staples.  I was able to get mine for 50% off of list.

 

This morning is annual dentist check.  How I love THAT.  Gotta go.  Chat at ya all later.

The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples' money. .......Margaret Thatcher
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Funny you should say that about the dentist.  I was sitting in the dentist's chair the morning of 9/11/2001.  The dentist was checking the TV between patients.  When I left his office, the story was two airliners had hid the World Trade Center.  When I reached the office, I was told one of them had fell; I was incredulous.

 

Anyway, last year I bought a new network multifunction printer, the Epson Artison 730.  Staples had it on sale, then it went on a better sale the next day and I went and got that money back.  I used my Staples reward credit and ended up spending less than $100 for it.  It has AirPrint (which required a firmware download), but no iPhones in my house (though there are a couple of iPods).  I can print from my Android phone.  I can email documents to it.  Even for me this was all "wow, it can do that???"

 

The main two reasons for buying this particular model are: (1)  photo quality from 6 ink tanks and (2) Printable CD/DVD capability.  The scanner is very easy to use and does a nice job.  The drawback... Epson Ink.

 

 

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I had Epsons and they usually had the best photo prints and it was nice to be able to print cd/dvd labels but the ink was the highest of the leading printers.

i have been in the HP printer camp since I also like their control over scanning with a Mac better.

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I've had just about every brand except Epson.

 

When printer gets replaced, it must have a flat top as it has to do double-duty as a cat bed! Smiley Very Happy

 

Actually got the current printer free with Mac purchase, and it would never work with the Mac (how I ended up with it).  Some people in this house are impatient!  I'm sure they have drivers for it by now, and the Mac can just access the home network for printing. 

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I always found if you hook the printer up via USB then hit software update under the Apple  it will see it and fetch what is needed for the Mac.

Later versions of OSX when a networking printer or wireless is used look under shared in Finder then make sure its listed if so hit software update.

Then in preferences make sure the printer you are using shows up under printers.

On the PC side go to the mfg's website and download the latest drivers/firmware for your printer.

On the Linux side do the same as the Mac it should see it then hit software update in the right column under the gear.

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