Network Printer Basics
Posted on 2003-03-01
I need to install a HP 8550 LazerJet Colour Lazer Printer on WinXP Pro.
1. Does the printer have to be connected to hub/switch.
1.a If not, when i connect the printer straight to a computer using a network cable, does the cable need to be straight or crossover?
2. If i connect it to a hub - does it need to be straight or crossover (pretty obviously straight, but just to be sure).
3. How does the printer add itself to a network? Does it assign itself an IP, get a IP from a DHCP server?
4. Any more usefull info on the installation proceedure would be great.
I am not new to PC's or Networks, but i have never done one of these network printers before - just want to be prepared before going to see the client. Dont want to look like a printer-virgin!