HP DeskJet 3050A — The Missing Manual

Printers used to be a simple peripheral: connect it to your computer and hope that it will automatically configure the correct driver. If your printer was newer than your OS you accepted that you had no choice but to insert the supplied CD and install the driver along with whatever useless software the manufacturer decided would “enrich your experience”.

In an ideal world a networked printer would be similarly simple: connect it to your network and proceed as before but without the USB cable. Entering a non-trivial wireless password into device with just 6 buttons would be a tedious but infrequent task. Sadly not that simple.
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