Configuration for HP Laserjet 4M Plus
Posted on 2006-05-31
I have been given a HP Laser jet 4M plus printer, that is in perfect working condition. I have a network at home and wish to attach this printer to my router however Im having great difficulty.
As some of you may know, the printer has networking ports already (much older ones too - coax network!). Anyway -:
I've plugged it all in and printed out a "self test" and there is no IP address displayed. Im not sure if I have to configure anything manually on the menus . As you may all appreciate I dont have the instruction manual. There is a "MIO" menu which is the only menu that displays any information about Ip address and what not.
I have no idea what should be 'on' or 'off' in this menu. And how the hell i can get an IP address.
If someone could help with setting up this printer, that would be great.
Basically I need to know how to get the printer to get an IP address, How I can find this out. Once I have this, I will have no problem setting it up on my Network.
I have read somewhere that I need to purchase a device that attaches between my PC and the printer that allows it work over a network. This sounds strange to me and untrue, but some more light on the matter would be great.
Thanks for your help guys in advance.