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Posted on 2007-03-29
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Hi All,

I need to network a printer.  Currently we use a Windows 2003 server as a file and print server.  The printer does have a NIC.  We statically assign all of the networked printers so I have an ip address reserved for this printer.  I'm pretty sure I know how to do this but can someone give me a step by step procedure to network this printer given the following scenarios:

1)  I can input the ip configuration directly into the printer

2)  I can't input the IP configuration directly into the printer and would need to use Telnet.

Thank You in advance!
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by:Lee W, MVP
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No step by step until and unless you provide the exact printer model.

But you can't use telnet if you don't have an IP...
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by:amerghafari
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I do have an IP address available...I would just like to know both ways of setting this up.  With and without Telnet because I may have to install some HP printers (specifically HP Laserjet 1320's) down the road that don't have a user interface where I can enter IP information.  The printer model is an HP LaserJet 4250.
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You just use the printer's console to set the address - HP Printers are pretty easy that way...
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by:amerghafari
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Ok...I still need to know how to use Telnet to set the address for printers that don't have that feature...can anyone help?
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go to start > run >cmd "enter" key
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telnet <ip Address>
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I'm not sure why this is so hard...

The HP4250 has a screen and you set the IP on that using the buttons.  I don't know why you are so fixated on Telnet... How you do it depends on the printer you have - as I said before.  If you don't have a 4250, then what do you have?  Most people will reference the manuals - including most people who are going to answer you here.
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This is assuming you have a DHCP server on the network. Usually what I do is look at the mac address on the pirnter or print server and then after the printer is plugged in and online I go to my DHCP server and look at current leases and look for that mac address. Then I know which IP to telnet to.
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Thank you Pkutter!
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