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By mcnair ·
here's one that I've recently encountered. what would you say is the problem with this=unit fairly new,gwy/dell 450 or 500mhz pentium processor, plenty ram, big harddrive, win98se & off2k, user gets a hp printer 4000n /or 4550n connected direct to LPT1 port and drivers loaded.
shared out to other users. suddenly the p.c. starts functioning terribly slow, print and takes 3/4 minutes before processing lights comes on then another 5 min before it starts actually printing. you re-load drivers, remove & re-install, replace cables, increase memory, nothing resolves the problem. help, please.

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by kiwimagic In reply to printer problem .....

Since this has happened since sharing the printer, I would like to suggest that the type of printer driver output be checked for same, eg, RAW or EMF, and other matching spooling settings. Also, check the amount of memory in the printer is correct,in printer properties, and disable sharing, to see if this returns printing performance.

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by RCOM In reply to printer problem .....

More than likely your problem is that you've connected the printers on the parallel port and network protocols are enabled. These printers can connect directly to you LAN.
The N in the printer names mean network. They have a jet (nic) card installed.

To configure TCP/IP for the printer, use the button panel. Press the keys mentioned to make changes. After each change press the SELECT/RESUME button to save.

MENU till HP MIO 1 or HP EIO
ITEM til CFG NETWORK = NO
PLUS or VALUE til CFG NETWORK = YES
SELECT or RESUME.

ITEM til CFG TCP/IP = NO
PLUS or VALUE til CFG TCP/IP = YES
SELECT or RESUME

ITEM key til BOOTP = YES*
PLUS or VALUE til BOOTP = NO.
SELECT or RESUME.

TO SET IP ADDRESSES
ITEM IP BYTE 1 = (value*) appears
PLUS or MINUS, to set value of the first byte
Holding + -, scrolls fast
SELECT or RESUME to save the value.
ITEM to go to next part of address
Repeat Steps 11-13 to configure the remaining bytes of the IP address.
Repeat Steps 11-13 to configure the subnet mask bytes (SM BYTE 1=), syslog server IP address (LG BYTE 1=), default gateway (GW BYTE 1=), and timeout (TIMEOUT=)

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