Setting wireless network printer issue

Ed Greshko Ed.Greshko at
Sat Jan 5 01:32:16 UTC 2013

On 01/05/2013 01:50 AM, Luya Tshimbalanga wrote:
> On Fri 04 Jan 2013 05:13:23 AM PST, Ed Greshko wrote:
>> I would be puzzled too.  I suppose I wasn't clear....but I set up my HP printer using hp-setup and I am on F18 as well....
>> Can you telnet to the printer as shown above?  If not, then the problem is a network issue.
> $ telnet
> Trying
> telnet: connect to address No route to host
> Doing similar setting on Windows 7 works though.

Well, you really should telnet to port 9100 which is the jetdirect port.....

But, if the connection were reaching the printer and the printer port isn't being used you'd get....

telnet: connect to address Connection refused

telnet: connect to address No route to host   indicates a network issue of some sort.  It could be a firewall issue on the fedora side.  However, outbound connections aren't normally blocked.

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