HP P1102W LaserJet Pro Wireless mono – A good replacement for P1005

Had this printer for over a year now. Prints a page in 3-4 seconds. I think i had an older model so i needed to upgrade my firmware before airprint worked. Firmware upgrade is fairly easy, just google it. Downside is hp eprint is not supported. (email to printer from anywhere).

Doesn’t do well with heavier cardstock. I bought one of these as i needed a laser printer to use a foiling machine to do wedding stationery. Found this not to be a good machine for heavier cardstock. I should of known for the price, but someone told me that it will take 200gsm-250gsm (not the case) need one that will go up to 250-300gsm. Leaves lines, marks when trying heavier stock. I works well with paper, but i need to use quality card to produce good results. Good machine if you just want to print out school/college/uni research, but not the ticket for what i want. I can’t keep buying machines so would welcome anyone letting me know good quality laser that will take heavier card without marking, bending etc.

When the printer arrived, i did not take too long to install and get it running without the wireless after reading the reviews online. It worked fine and i did notice at the first printing of the ‘smoke’ that many people mentioned. To be honest, it didn’t bother me. Texts were clear and the speed was fast enough. However, the alignment for printing seems to be quite bad for my printer. Basically the stuff printer were tilt at an angle, which i have no idea how that happened. For normal usage it is fine, but as a student submitting coursework all the time, that wouldn’t look too good to me lecturer. Maybe someone can tell me why the alignment is out.

  • A good replacement for HP P1005
  • Tricky to start with but
  • great little printer

Hp laserjet p1102w pro wireless. Now all the family can print from all the rooms without having to share printers, network each others pcs or trail wires around the house. Quick to print first page, excellent clear print quality. First toner, as usual, appears part-full second one appeared to last much longer – suspect this is typical for manufacturers. Your pc obviously requires wireless functionality, although you can still hard-wire via usb. Nice compact size, classy looking, lids/trays all fold neatly away. For a work-horse this has to be in the running. (for the more technically minded – the printer appears to have drivers loaded in it for auto-install, so new laptops can just be usb’d to it first and the driver will load from the printer (not windows), then become wireless thereafter, unless you know how to configure wireless port in which case you can download a driver and configure the tcpip port manually once you know the printers ip address.

Printer 5 stars, instructions and set-up 1 star. If you have an imac running lion, be warned – you may be in for a frustrating time setting it up. The manual is entirely useless. I had two hours with a very pleasant man called jasper on the hp helpline, and we were no further forward. (you’ll need to be assertive to get past the first human filter, who tells you about the website – this from a company that can’t even set up its printers for a major operating system which has been out for six months. )but he had shown me enough of the browser pages that come up via print utility for me to become familiar with what should happen. Eventually, after hp had replaced the printer, which itself developed a fault, i sorted it out via helpful people on the internet. Make sure you download the latest updates – i guess you don’t really need the cd – set it up with the usb cable, get on to your wireless router via the browser pages at system preferences – open print queue – printer setup – utility, and be sure to enable bonjour as well as doing the password stuff. A youtube vid is very helpful when it comes to navigating through the wireless set-up. Com/watch?v=c972ybzvzzothen, most bizarrely, when the little blue light comes on telling you its homed in on your wireless router, you have to delete the printer from the system preferences – print and scan window, having first pulled out the usb cable, then if you click on the plus sign to add a printer, your mac should find the printer again. I think maybe if you hoick out the cable at the wrong time, you’re back to square one. If you turn the power supply off (as opposed to the printer going into standby) you’ll have to go through the whole damned set-up all over again. But by then you’ll be so expert it’ll be a breeze. There’s lots of help on the internet, especially the very good youtube vid, , which doesn’t quite work finally for my imac, because he doesn’t tell you to whip out the usb just at the critical moment.

Features of HP P1102W LaserJet Pro Wireless mono (Black & White) Laser Printer (AirPrint)

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  • Mono laser (Black & White)
  • Network ready: Y
  • Print technology: Laser
  • Monthly duty cycle (max): Up to 5000 pages
  • Print speed (black; normal quality; A4): 18 ppm
  • Internal memory: 8 MB

Once connected it works well. Can even print from work direct o home via email. Toner cartridge a little trick.

The first time i installed this printer all went to plan and i had no problems. However after a three months the printer went wrong and would not work at all. I reported this to amazon and within a couple of days i had a new printer and the old one had been collected by courier at no expense to myself. The installation of the new printer was not so easy, it was okay using the usb lead but i could not get to work using the wireless feature. I had to call hp using their rip-off 0844 number, however they did agree to call me back and this was from spain. After 10 minutes or so everything was working okay. The problem is/was that previous installations had left stuff on the pc which was why i could not get the new installation to work. There is a file on the cd that removes everything from previous installations, look in the folder util. Once this clean-up utility has been run everything worked.

One comment on “HP P1102W LaserJet Pro Wireless mono – A good replacement for P1005

  1. This review is from : HP P1102W LaserJet Pro Wireless mono (Black & White) Laser Printer (AirPrint)

    It’s a great performing printer for the money. Don’t buy a laser printer if you only need to print the odd thing, they will dry up. This printer can sit gathering dust for a years and still print perfectly first time. Drivers can be a bit tricky if you are runnig it on a print server, but other than that, it’s a great performing printer for the money.
    1. It’s a great performing printer for the money. Don’t buy a laser printer if you only need to print the odd thing, they will dry up. This printer can sit gathering dust for a years and still print perfectly first time. Drivers can be a bit tricky if you are runnig it on a print server, but other than that, it’s a great performing printer for the money.
  2. This review is from : HP P1102W LaserJet Pro Wireless mono (Black & White) Laser Printer (AirPrint)

    Fantastic product, still going strong years later. Wifi printing is super quick and quality is fine. Hp recently updated their drivers so you can’t use unbranded toner, but a quick rollback resolves this.
    1. Fantastic product, still going strong years later. Wifi printing is super quick and quality is fine. Hp recently updated their drivers so you can’t use unbranded toner, but a quick rollback resolves this.
  3. This review is from : HP P1102W LaserJet Pro Wireless mono (Black & White) Laser Printer (AirPrint)

    Geoff wiv a g’s honest review. Got this for my brother in law. It needs toner when it runs out but if you get an original tank, it will last a lot longer.
    1. Geoff wiv a g’s honest review. Got this for my brother in law. It needs toner when it runs out but if you get an original tank, it will last a lot longer.
  4. This review is from : HP P1102W LaserJet Pro Wireless mono (Black & White) Laser Printer (AirPrint)

    Tiny printer i could fit on a shelf under the drawer of my desk in my bedroom. Not very noisy though pretty fast. Completely satisfied with the item so fa.
    1. Tiny printer i could fit on a shelf under the drawer of my desk in my bedroom. Not very noisy though pretty fast. Completely satisfied with the item so fa.
  5. This review is from : HP P1102W LaserJet Pro Wireless mono (Black & White) Laser Printer (AirPrint)

    After reading a lot of reviews for this printer i. After reading a lot of reviews for this printer i decided to take a chance on the wireless connectivity working for me. Unfortunately my experience has been the same as a lot of other reviewers. I cannot connect via the wireless connection. I followed the instructions, such as they are but seem to get stuck at the ‘waiting for you to connect the device part’ although i had attached the usb cable as per instructions and the printer works using the usb cable. If there is another step i seem to be missing it. I have tried to install the printer numerous times without success. I do not use a printer on a regular basis which is why i chose a laserjet printer this time and i can use this one with the usb connection but i paid extra for the wireless connectivity and i feel very frustrated and let down that this part does not work. It would seem that these printers are very hit and miss as far as wireless connection is concerned – working for some and not for others. I have had other wireless printers and devices in the past and installed them without any hassle.
    1. After reading a lot of reviews for this printer i. After reading a lot of reviews for this printer i decided to take a chance on the wireless connectivity working for me. Unfortunately my experience has been the same as a lot of other reviewers. I cannot connect via the wireless connection. I followed the instructions, such as they are but seem to get stuck at the ‘waiting for you to connect the device part’ although i had attached the usb cable as per instructions and the printer works using the usb cable. If there is another step i seem to be missing it. I have tried to install the printer numerous times without success. I do not use a printer on a regular basis which is why i chose a laserjet printer this time and i can use this one with the usb connection but i paid extra for the wireless connectivity and i feel very frustrated and let down that this part does not work. It would seem that these printers are very hit and miss as far as wireless connection is concerned – working for some and not for others. I have had other wireless printers and devices in the past and installed them without any hassle.
  6. This review is from : HP P1102W LaserJet Pro Wireless mono (Black & White) Laser Printer (AirPrint)

    Fast printer, but not sure cartridge prints as many pages as it should. This printer easy to set up and running in no time at all. It prints the fastest of any printer i have ever owned. After a few months, got a few glitches, had to turn it on and off and also cancel documents to print. The ink cartridge that came with it however, only lasted in ‘eco mode’ printing for about 300 pages. I am now buying a new cartridge and see how long that lasts.
    1. Fast printer, but not sure cartridge prints as many pages as it should. This printer easy to set up and running in no time at all. It prints the fastest of any printer i have ever owned. After a few months, got a few glitches, had to turn it on and off and also cancel documents to print. The ink cartridge that came with it however, only lasted in ‘eco mode’ printing for about 300 pages. I am now buying a new cartridge and see how long that lasts.
      1. An excellent back-and-white printer. An excellent back-and-white printer. Very easy to set up, works as wi-fi as well, from another room, if u wish to share it, or connected via a cable if you are sitting next to it with your computer. Cartridge lasts for ages, even if it is not cheap, but you will only need replace it on average, once a year. I warmly recommend this printer. Reliable and an excellent product.
  7. This review is from : HP P1102W LaserJet Pro Wireless mono (Black & White) Laser Printer (AirPrint)

    An excellent back-and-white printer. An excellent back-and-white printer. Very easy to set up, works as wi-fi as well, from another room, if u wish to share it, or connected via a cable if you are sitting next to it with your computer. Cartridge lasts for ages, even if it is not cheap, but you will only need replace it on average, once a year. I warmly recommend this printer. Reliable and an excellent product.

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