HP JetDirect Printer Servers

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sdante

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Does anyone know how to test HP JetDirect Printer Servers without putting them on a network? There is a Self Test function but is that enough?
 

sdante

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Yes, I dug through a lot of their support pages but couldn't really find much. Maybe that is all there is to it; just running the self test.
 
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yea... I'm sure you got a handbook too.
I'd just play with it... but read the book so you don't miss out on something.
 

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Ok, well I was just hoping there was a "trick" someone knew of for testing those things. Thanks! :)
 
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Connect a printer ( I believe it must be a HP printer as default ) to the parallel port ( first port fot 500x models).

Push the test button for a few seconds.

A configuration print-out is printed with the configured IP-addresses. Connect your jetdirect to your computer with a crossover kabel to the lan port and ping to the jetdirect like --> ping 192.168.1.1. If you get a reply you may sure its working.

For windwos XP you just defining a standard Ip port with this IP address and you can work with it. For other OS you use better the HP software.
 
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Not testing them on a network wouldn't be much of a test of their functionality would it? What are you trying to test?
 

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I'm wanting to test them to make sure they still work but I don't want to tie up my whole network if they are messed up (ex: sending out "noise" that will slow the network down) The reason I'm trying to find a way to test them this way is because I don't have a secondary network set up for testing yet. :(
 
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