LaserJet 2100tn install problem
Posted on 2002-03-03
I recently moved a LaserJet 2100tn from a w2k server based network (office) to a strictly peer-to-peer network (home). The driver installation went fine on computers on the p2p lan (w98 & w2k systems).
I'm having troubles installing on my laptop (w2k thinkpad) which I plug in to each network. I deleted the 2100tn printer previously installed on the server network, and then tried to reinstall the printer on the laptop while connected to the p2p network. The problem is that I'm not given the option to designate the printer as a lan printer on a p2p network as with the other installations, rather I'm prompted to select what LPT port the printer is attached to. If I ask the installation software to search for the printer it isn't found on the lan, as it was with the other installations.
I've checked the HP support website and have not found an answer to my problem.
Don't know whether I have lingering registry issues with the previous install. I'm tempted to wipe the registry clean of any 2100tn references, however, registry changes are always a last resort.
Anybody have an idea as to what's happening?