HP Laserjet 6p does not print consistently with JetDirect print server (IP) - Printed fine as a shared printer (parallel)
Posted on 2006-11-10
I am Tech working for a school district full time and I am contracted out by a local township, doing work for thier computers and some networking. I have set up IP printing on hundreds of computer at the school without hardly any problems. But at the town building I am having a hell of a time trying to get a Laserjet 6p connect to a Jetdirect print server 170x via parallel cable to work consistently. Previously it worked consistently as a shared printer connected directly to a computer (but of course the computer had to be up and running in order to print). After I set up IP printing it sometimes works well, sometimes doesn't print at all, sometimes takes 10 minutes before it prints or prints garbage. It is hard to troubleshoot because when I am there it will work after changes, but screw up later. I set it up with a static ip address and I have the right driver. I am using post script, but am pretty sure I tried PCL also. Any ideas will be greatly appreciated.