thanks for this. i am running into another problem now it stopped working again and i deleted the printer from the SP2 and try to add it back and the SP2 will not see it. i restarted my router, i restarted the SP2 and restarted the printer to no avail.
its an HP 8500A which I have wired into the router.
i guess i am kind of dumb. i assumed since my printer was found and worked right out of the box with sp2 i didnt need to install hp software. but then i had problems with the printer connecting and reconnecting when i left the office. now all is well i downloaded the hp software for 8.1 hopefully that doesnt mess with my battery life at all