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Trying to install HP 4500 Printer to Network

by Menty / January 5, 2005 4:47 AM PST

The HP printer is a color Laserjet 4500 that is hooked up to a Cat 5 cable network to a Unisys "hub or box" along with three computers on Cat5 cables. Windows XP has the driver, tried installing the driver for network and/or sharing but that is were I'm having the problem. Please help.

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Please help. ...
by Cetin Denislam / January 5, 2005 9:03 PM PST

Your description lacks pertinent info regarding the environment that you're trying to install. So, let me establish that you're trying to setup 3 XP PCs in a workgroup and a HP 4000 as a network printer. All are connected by means of a hub (or switch). Although it's not clear that the PCs are now working in the workgroup, you ask a punctual question regarding "How to install the HP 4000" as shared in this environment".

The important steps are:

1. Your PCs should be configured as static IPs (class C) in the same workgroup.

2. Your HP 4000 should be configured with a static IP address in the same class. For details, read:

HP Jetdirect Print Servers - Configuring TCP/IP through the Front Control Panel of an HP LaserJet, Color LaserJet, or Business Inkjet Printer

In particular, under the "Basic Configurable TCP/IP parameters" section you should set:

BootP= No
DHCP=No
Auto IP=No
Manual: Yes

Enter a static IP address in the same class C range.

3. In windows XP, under Printer and faxes your HP4000 should appear as TCP/IP printer. As well as it is important that under port settings you should have the HP IP address (set at #2) and the Port number as 9100.

Could be other smaller details, but the above is the sketch for your environmen't setup.


Good Luck,

Cetin

Trying to unweave, unwind, unravel
And piece together the past and the future,


T. S. Eliot

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Web link down for HP
by Menty / January 6, 2005 2:05 AM PST
In reply to: Please help. ...

Thanks for your info, the link from HP isn't working, is their another site for this info. I've tried finding it a HP myself.
The PC's are functioning great, just need to activate the printer. The hub is a Linksys all PC's and Printer are plugged into it with Cat5.
Where do I find the Class C range and Static IP settings.

Thanks for your help. Menty

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Web link works for me ...
by Cetin Denislam / January 6, 2005 2:31 AM PST
In reply to: Web link down for HP

1. ... in four different browsers. Anyway, an alternative method is to enter in the HP support page under search field the following phrase. It'll find the article for you.

HP Jetdirect Print Servers - Configuring TCP/IP through the Front Control Panel of an HP LaserJet, Color LaserJet, or Business Inkjet Printer

2. OK, if your workgroup it's working and assuming that it's a switch integrated in the Linksys router, the landscape changes a bit. The router should have a DHCP server that supplies IP addresses in the 192.168.1.x range. In this case, you should configure the HP 4000 as static IP with let's say 192.168.1.100 or set it as DHCP=Yes and HP 4000 should fetch the IP from the router.

In the rest, consult the HP article and also take note of the 9100 port in the HP 4000 printer properties.


You are welcome and *Good Luck*,


Cetin

Trying to unweave, unwind, unravel
And piece together the past and the future,


T. S. Eliot

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