Can't add network printer automatically
Posted on 2005-03-28
I have this HP LaserJet 4000 PCL at work. We have as a network printer, so it's not local to any computer.
The problem is that (say on Windows 2000 for now) when trying that printer, I let Windows searches the network for printer, and it finds it. When I try to choose that printer, it says it cannot connect to it. I can't add it as a network printer.
The workaround we have for this is to add a local printer. When asked for a port, I create a new TCP/IP port and set up the IP to the printer. And that works great.
But I want to avoid this workaround, so what do you guys think is the problem?
When I connect to the printer's web interface, I see it manually set up on a static IP (which I use to create the TCP/IP port).