problem installing older printer on home network
Posted 05 April 2006 - 11:49 PM
Posted 06 April 2006 - 10:22 AM
check the manual for how to set an ip address on the printer from the printer's controlls...once you find that info...change the ip to one that is in the same range as your network (i.e. if your computer's ip is 192.168.0.2 then make the printer 192.168.0.104 or something like that as long as the last number isn't the same as the last number of any other machine on your network)...then you would go to start > settings >printers > add a printer...choose the local printer option (sounds stupid doesnt it?) then when it asks for the port...choose the option to make a new port...choose standard tcp-ip as the port type and type the printer's ip address as the name (it will copy that number down to the line below it as well...leave it that way)...then press ok...the computer should now start going through the rest of the normal add printer stuff...it should detect what type of printer is there and ask for a driver and what not...
Posted 06 April 2006 - 11:01 PM
I believe it has an ethernet port. Its just a network cable (RJ-45) that plugs into it and there are 2 green lights when its switched on and plugged into the router. The green light beside "100" comes on. The light beside "10" stays off. I believe it also has a built in printer server. The specs page that it prints says it has installed in EIO 1 -> HP JETDIRECT J3113A.
Hopefully i'll be able to get info on setting the IP tomorrow. Thanks again for your help!
Edited by wylieccoyote, 06 April 2006 - 11:06 PM.
Posted 07 April 2006 - 04:56 AM
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