Urgent!! HP JetDirect Problem!!!

Ok..Here is my issue. I am setting up images to be loaded onto laptops which are networked together and are all connected to a netgear 10 port hub. I have the hub connected to an HP JetDirect printserver and that is connected to the printer. The current process involves loading an image onto the laptop and then having to search for a network printer and setting up the IPX protocol on each individual laptop. I want to know if it is possible to bybass this step and configure the image with the network ID for the printer already set up properly.
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Why do you have to use ipx?  Why not just TCP/IP?
uzi78Author Commented:
I have to use IPX because it is a faster protocol
Sure. But it has nothing to do with the Jetdirect/Jetadmin.

I don't know what you are using to make the images, but you should be able to set up the JD port first on the machine which you are imaging and then load it up on the new laptops.

Where are you getting stuck on this?
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What format are the images? We use .tif images in our imaging applications and we print compressed via tcp/ip to an HP laser printer using a product called a XipPrint board, which is made by a company called Gamma GraphX. The XipPrint board installs into one of the dimm or simm memory slots in the printer, and it will expand images on in real time while maintaining the rated speed of the printer. It's a pretty slick product.
I know that this doesn't answer your question, but it might give you another way to approach your imaging.
uzi78Author Commented:
OK..Let me clear something up. When I say images, I don't mean image as in picture. I mean image as in computer image from a program such as Norton Ghost. I don't think that I can do it on one machine and have it work on the rest...
Basically, a Jetdirect port is a couple of dll's and a few registry entries. The port is specific to the Jetdirect card, as it references the hardware address and either the ipx or ip address of the card. There is nothing that is specific to the individual workstation, so this should work.

I haven't personally done this, but I know that people have.

Have you tried this yet?
If so, what happened?
If you have not tried this, what are you waiting for?
I guess this wasn't all that urgent....

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