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Network Printer

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by chek, Jan 24, 2003.

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  1. chek

    chek Thread Starter

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    My HP Printer has a parallel cable connection requiring 'B' and 'C' type connectors - hard to get locally. Can I connect using the network connectors directly? What TCP/IP settings would I need to use? And how do I enter them? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. patch-man

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    I am assuming that you already have a jetdirect card in the printer?? Most HP's allow you to configure the jetdirect from the printers panel, just give it an IP on your local network.
     
  3. chek

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    Ummm... I don't actually have a Network as yet. Just a printer and a standalone machine. Btw, thanks for the quick response
     
  4. patch-man

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    If you at least have a network card in your computer, you could use a cross over cable to make the connection.
     
  5. Lurker1

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    Its probably easier to get the cable for the parallel port directly from HP. Are you in the USA?

    Go to the HP web site and search for parts direct.

    I believe that the cable you need is this.

    5063-1254 $19.00 Bi-Tronics Parallel Cable (A to C) - DB-25 (M) to 36 Pin High Density IEEE-1284C (M) - to Connect to HP Vectra, and IBM PC/AT/XT Compatibles - 3.0m
     
  6. chek

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    I could always order the correct parallel cable, but then I figured that data transfer would be a lot faster using a standard RJ plugged twisted pair network cable.
    If it can be done that is.
    Does a standalone PC and a printer make a Network?
     
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