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HP JetDirect Card on HP Laserjet 4 Printer

by Fire1946 / September 8, 2006 9:34 AM PDT

Hi,
I have bought a HP Laserjet 4 Plus printer with a HP Jetdirect card for my private LAN Net ( Linksys Router). The printer is connected to my main laptop via LPT 1 with a normal printer cable. I also connected the printer from the exit of the 10 MB T socket to the router via cable. My other laptop does just recognize the Microsoft Network but not the printer itself when I try to add a new printer automarically. I run WinXP on both laptops.
Any idea?

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From memory you have to install it manually.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 8, 2006 9:51 AM PDT

Such is not plug and play so follow the old methods here.

Bob

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Network card
by Fire1946 / September 8, 2006 1:54 PM PDT

Bob,
I do not know what you are trying to tell me.
Thanks in advance,
Peter

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It doesn't install automatically.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 8, 2006 1:59 PM PDT
In reply to: Network card

You have to do it the old fashioned way.

Bob

PS. Install drivers, tell where to find the printer,...

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Driver Installation
by Fire1946 / September 8, 2006 5:11 PM PDT
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Yes. It's the old ways and hard too.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 8, 2006 11:58 PM PDT
In reply to: Driver Installation

If the printer is set proper and no one firewalled it off all I've ever need to do is to install the printer driver, maybe a jetdirect program and then run the jetdirect program to find the printer. If jetdirect didn't find the printer I had to help it along by telling it what address to look at.

Today that old installs got harder since everyone runs firewalls. Very few want to know how to control such, etc.

Keep at it, it's one of the items above but the one thing I wish was possible was an easy button.

Bob

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Old Ways-Response
by Fire1946 / September 10, 2006 10:15 AM PDT

Bob,
I have managed to download HP WebJet but did not succeed to connect the printer. All requests for ja256en.exe on the HP website or through Google were useless; any idea?
Thanks in advance.
Peter

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Use the parallel port.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 10, 2006 10:21 AM PDT
In reply to: Old Ways-Response

Without the proper termination the ethernet will not function. Some new IT staff asked me why but suffered seizures as I talked of how 10base2 worked.

We also have to deal with the PC's network card configuration. While all this is something I've done years ago and recall with some ease your posts are too light in detail for me to tell if you are close.

Find an exit. Use the parallel port.

Bob

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