Install standalone Laserjet to NIC port on PC

  Sutheri 15:17 24 Nov 05
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My computer does not have an LPT port so I connected my LaserJet 4 with JetDirect card directly to a second NIC card on my desktop.

I used a crossover cable to enable connectivity between the printer and the PC and was able configure Windows XP to use it to print.

Recently I've had to reinstall the printer again in WinXP and can't get it to work. I guess I've forgotten what I did before!

These Printer AUX IO NIC settings on the HPLJ4 worked before:
BOOTP = NO
IP 192.168.2.12
SM 255.255.255.0
LG 192.168.2.12
GW 192.168.2.12

In WinXP I recently configured the desktop NIC with
IP 192.168.2.11
SM 155.255.255.0
GW 192.168.2.1

My PC detects the connection between the printer and the desktop's NIC when the printer is turned on.

Then in WinXP I added an HPLJ4 printer, created a TCP/IP printer port with an IP of 192.168.2.11 and selected a generic NIC card. This did not work. I could not print

I also tried port IP of 192.168.2.12 but to no avail.

Any thoughts anyone?

Thanks in advance

Ian...

  Sutheri 23:59 24 Nov 05

All that was needed was to make sure the Gateway address settings on the Desktop NIC, Printer's TCP/IP port address were identical.

SETTINGS:

On the HPLJ4:
In the Menu Configuration Setting AUX IO
BOOTP = NO
IP 192.168.2.12
SM 255.255.255.0
LG 192.168.2.12
GW 192.168.2.12 <-------

WinXP - Networking

Configure TCP/IP on the desktop NIC with
IP 192.168.2.11
SM 155.255.255.0
GW 192.168.2.12 <--------

The PC will detect the connection between the printer and the desktop's NIC when the printer is turned on.

WinXP - Printers

Add HPLJ4 printer
Create a TCP/IP printer port with an
IP of 192.168.2.12 <--------
Select a generic NIC card.

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