I'm trying to connect to a network printer/scanner and I'm completely lost.

I found its IP with fing (its output Disconnecting the network cable makes it disappear from the output. When I ping it, it pings back.

I tried to install it through CUPS http://localhost:631/admin. Find new printers shows none. Add Printer shows me a list of possible protocols (ipp14, ipps, ipp, HPLIP). Nothing that I set here seems to work.

I'm also pretty interested in the scanner. I scanned some pages, and they are saved in the printer's internal HDD. Given the IP above, what's the easiest way of getting them?

If this helps, it's a Ricoh Aficio MP C2500.

  • You did run apt-get build-dep cups; apt install cups, and you downloaded hplip from the original hp website and followed the instructions to install the ppd for your specific printer, you need the ppd file or you'll never find your printer, if you did all that, run the setup and manually enter the printers ip address which is what I had to do – hello moto Jul 31 '18 at 0:14
  • What remote protocols (e.g. IPP, LPD, SMB for printing, FTP, SMB for storage) are enabled on the printer? Are you allowed to make changes to the MFP? – ErikF Jul 31 '18 at 0:56
  • Multi functional printer (MFP)<>(MFD) meaning scanner, fax, printer. it depends on your printers model ? – hello moto Jul 31 '18 at 1:19
  • @ErikF: yes, I'm allowed to make changes about anything. I'll check what's enabled. Having FTP would be fantastic. – Joan Sirous Jul 31 '18 at 8:07

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