Long story short I am trying to connect this HP P3005dn mid sized office networked printer, which appears to work fine in stand alone test mode to our network. Our environment is mainly a Windows house running mix of Windows 7 and windows 10 with a few Macs. The network is some MS server flavor.
So… I plug it into an Ethernet wall connection in the media center that I think is still active and go about 20 feet away to my desk to try and find it on the network, give it any drivers it wants once recognized and print. I a using a windows 10 machine. The printer install search feature under settings cannot find it. My PC is just a regular connected PC on the network it does not have any special server admin privileges.
It’ s not plug and playing. Shouldn’t it just pop up as available on the network once connected or is that just for simple home networks? Should I check the ethernet wall jack connection by disconnecting and hauling a PC and a cable over to the connection before doing anything else or is there more I can check re the printer install before doing this? Do I need to do more to get it ramped onto the network? Will I have to call the IT contracted service providers with admin privileges (at a cost) to set this thing up?