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Network Hp laserjet 4600 printer

by discipler / September 8, 2006 6:17 AM PDT

I am trying to network the 4600 printer from the RJ-45 to the printer. I need some step-by-step procedure on how to do this I was going to connect the printer to the pc but the only connection in the back of the pc and printer is the coaxial connections and I did not want to do that. I know there is a way, I am just unable to find it and HP website was no help. Can someone please help, thank you inadvance.


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Not going to happen. That's 10base2.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 8, 2006 6:32 AM PDT

At least you have that much going for you. To connect 10base2 is not too hard with just these parts.

1. Length of 10base2 cable.
2. 2 Tees.
3. 2 10base2 terminators.

Connected and done. I wonder if there is some manual out on ebay for this unit?


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Netwoking a HP LJ4600 printer via 10base2 to the printer
by discipler / September 9, 2006 4:08 PM PDT


What is the 2 tees and I do not have 2 10base2 terminators. Yes a manual would be very nice. I will look other places and let you know what I find. Thanks for your response.


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It's 10base2 ETHERNET standard parts.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 9, 2006 11:58 PM PDT

It was only a few years ago that ETHERNET networking was over 50 ohm coax cables. You could read up about 10base2 on to help yourself faster than waiting for a reply from me.

For 10base2 you placed terminators at the ends on the tees and then cables from machine to machine. Not a forgotten system with plenty of reading on the net.

Today's IT staffers usually fail if I test them on this recently old technology but all I ask is they do a little more research.

Hope you find the manual on the printer since I remember that I had to read it to punch the buttons and set the address of the printer proper. Then I need Jetdirect software to print to it. If you don't have that you have to hunt it down.

If the printer has a parallel port, that could be the easy out.


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Hi. I have the same question now two years later.
by professor613 / February 1, 2009 3:38 AM PST

I didn't see a response. Is there a step-by-step guide on how to connect the hp laserjet 4600 to a network? Thanks!

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