Changing or adding printer with JetAdmin 2.53
Posted on 2003-03-12
Greetings. On my new job, I recently inherited a small network of PCs and printers. There are 3 printers running off a HP external JetDirect device. Connected to that JetDirect are 3 different printers, one HP LaserJet 5, and two older dot matrix printers. What I would like to do is replace the HP LaserJet 5 with a HP LaserJet 1200, but still have the printer shared out with the same name and such. Since I inherited this network, I am not very familiar with how they added the printers to the JetDirect. All I could find is that one PC on the network had JetAdmin v.2.53 on it and the printers being shared could be configured there. Easy enough I thought, I would just physically swap the printers and then have JetAdmin recognize the new printer. It didn't. The model for the device listed, still said HP LaserJet 5 and I couldn't figure out how to either change the model or update the driver so JetAdmin recognizes a new printer is present. When I connect the new printer, JetAdmin says that the printer is offline or there's a network problem. When I reconnect the old printer, everything works fine.
I know this should be an easy thing to do, but I couldn't figure it out myself. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.