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By michaelh ·
I'm having some difficulties trying to setup my HP 2100TN printer on our LAN. If I hook it up directly into the main HUB the server will detected it, however if I hook it up in another office with a live RJ45 outlet, the server doesn't detect it. I'm running Win NT 4, the other office is only 100ft away from the primary hub.

Any suggestions?

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by Vuitanh In reply to LAN Printing

Did you test the port to see if it is truely live? If that port connect direcly to the main hub then it isn't any different than connect dirrectly. If you are connecting to second hub then make sure that it is uplink with the main hub. Hope that help.

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by michaelh In reply to LAN Printing

Yeah, i plugged my laptop into the port and i'm able to log into the network. i'm currently using a spare laptop as the its print server until i can get this resolved

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by tmaclennan In reply to LAN Printing

In my experience, I have never seen or heard of a print server that can communicate at 100m speeds. Is the "live RJ45 outlet" a 10m port? If not, that is probably your problem.

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by michaelh In reply to LAN Printing

I'm running a dual speed hub 10/100 would that matter? I have two other printers working properly on the network from a remote office. and i've tested the printers rj45 port and they're functional.

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by SFO Farmer In reply to LAN Printing

Question1: Have you configured the IP stack on the jetdirect with a valid ip? When you hook it up directly to the hub try to telnet to the printer's address (some HP's you can use your web browser)
Next take your laptop and (after verifying the JetDirect is talking IP) Remove the printer's rj-45 put that IP on your laptop and verify connectivity.
Do the same thing after you move it to where you want it.
Question #2 Are you running Netbios/NetBui? You may want to try setting up LPR TCP/IP printning on the server using LPR ports (not JetDirect Ports).
You could have a few different problems and without more info, like what type of hub or switch etc. i can't give you an exact answer. One last thing to check is the speed on the interface of the jetdirect and duplex or halfduplex. (Does your network have 100/Full duplex?) Gluck!`

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