Saturday, August 12, 2006

TCP/IP configuration for the HP Laserjet 4

I had to reconfigure my LAN printer, a HP Laserjet4. The configuration pannel is not very intuitive (at least fot me) as everytime you enter it, you get the default values, even if later in the procedure you old values are saved.

I found this nice description on perpetual pc. Here is a copy of the steps I needed (and will likely need again):

To configure TCP/IP from the printer:
(The star means selected or entered; without the star
the choice you make is not saved; hit enter to get the star and save your choice)
1. Hit the offline button
2. Hit the menu button until you see AUX IO MENU
3. Hit the item button until you see CFG NETWORK = NO
4. Hit the + button to get CFG NETWORK = YES
5. Hit the enter button to get CFG NETWORK = YES *(this saves your choice)
6. Hit the item button to get CFG TCP/IP = NO
7. Hit the + button to get CFG TCP/IP = YES
8. Hit the enter button to get CFG TCP/IP = YES *(this saves your choice)
9. Hit the item button to get IP BYTE 1 = 0
(This could be any number between 0 and 255, hitting plus increases the number in steps of 1 hold the plus button down to automatically advance the numbers. Hold down the shift button red letters to make numbers go backwards this is where you set the ip address of the printer. This number will be the first number in your address like this: 192.168.1.1, this will be the 192 part. before you hit the the item button again to get to IP BYTE 2 = 0 (or what ever number it is set to) be sure you have hit enter to change the entry and save it.
10. Hit the item button to get IP BYTE 2 = 0
11. Hit the item button to get IP BYTE 3 = 0
12. Hit the itme button to get IP BYTE 4 = 0
13. As you continue to hit the item button you will get something like this SM BYTE = or LS BYTE = or GW BYTE = these stand for Subnet Mask, GateWay SysLoGserver. You may want to set these too. Again, be sure to hit enter to get the * which means you have saved the value. You can always test your entry procedure by using the test menu above that will tell you if you successfully changed the ip address, subnet mask, and defalult gateway.

If you are using dhcp there is a menu for that too. I think it's bootp.

Both of these methods worked for me.

And here a listing to a list of HP LaserJet Status/Error Codes. Always helpfull.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot.