HP 2100 TN on network


I have HP 2100TN. When I connect it to a computer via lpt port
it works fine. I would like to connect it to network, because the
printer has network card. When I run HP software for finding
the printer it finds unknown printer on ip number
The program then doesn't know how to connect to this printer.

My local network has 192.168.0.X number with
subnet mask. I think that is the problem why I can't connect to
printer. How can I change IP address of the printer?

If the IP address is not the problem, what is then?

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Do you have a DHCP server configured on the network that will automatically assign IP addresses, or have you assigned static IP addresses to each computer?
zombiwulfCommented: is the default ip address on a Jetdirect card if the address has not been otherwise assigned.

As the 2100 has no front panel, you'll need to configure the ip address via Jetadmin.

Make sure your default protocol is set to tcpip, click Device/New, select the hardware address for the Jetdirect card in the 2100 (if you see more than one listed, you can print a configuration page on the printer which will show the hardware address as 'Lan HW Address')and click configure - the rest should be self explanatory as it presents you with screens where you can enter the ip address/subnet mask and default gateway. Based on your notes, just pick an ip that isn't being used - like - ping it first to make sure it's unused. If you do not have a default gateway, enter the same ip as you assign to the Jetdirect card.

[NOTE: If you do not see the hardware address on the list, you may have a cabling problem - check the configuration page and see if it says 'IO Card ready.'Also, do not try to configure from a machine with two ethernet cards in it - Jetadmin does not play well with multihomed systems.]

After saving the configuration,you'll need to go into the printer properties Details tab and click Add Port - Other/Jetdirect port choose Easy setup and click Printer List - you should see the printer listed by it's ip address. Select it and click OK.

For additional PC's you need only create the port on each machine. Optionally, you can create the port on one PC and then share it as you would any printer.

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marko020397Author Commented:
I have installed JetAdmin software from CD and there
I couldn't find any Device/Add. Then I downloaded
JetAdmin software from internet and with the new
software and your instructions everything worked.

I assumed I have to find some Device/Add. If don't
find that option I should get software which has this
option. The newest software does the job perfectly.
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