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Will Printers with old network card work under Windows NT/Novell 4.0

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Our company is in the process of rolling out Windows NT. I have a question regarding printers. To make old printer cards NDS aware do you just need to update their drivers or will the network cards need replacing.
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OK - if the network cards are ïnternal"like HP jetdirect - you do not have aproblem.  You will however need to assisgn an ip address, and telnet them to configure.

Either way the cards do not need replacing.  I manage a national network - and am migrating Novell to NT - there are some cards out there - I sware this is true - there labled - "made by Moses - in a hot sandy wilderness" - well anyway believe it or not... there old and working fine.
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We are only using NT client with Novell 4 server.
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So.. still no problem....

you still need to to the same.

You still need to access the cards in some fashion.  I've used telnet - but you need an IP address to telnet to.

you can use HPs jet drive for NT it works with all cards is this is a problem. It will allow IPX/SPX config as well.  I would suggest using TCP/IP

your comment is a big vague.  I new this already from your question.

I too manage a national Network with NT client and Novell and NT server 4.0

I used Hp JetAdmin from HP.com to solve the same problem. I found TCP/IP was the best protocol alround. (I actually use both, and you can config these cards like this with this software.

OK here is some stabbing in the dark with what information I have from your question...

If you install Ipx/spx protocols on the NT client - and I am assuming you have - can you see the printers ?

Have you tried adding them using printer setup - (browse - goting to the NOVELL server and select the printer - they should work, if the cardds in the printers set up correctly) -either way - I insist - you do not need to replace those cards -it is a matter of setting up your network correctly.
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