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Printing with JetDirect on Win95 Network

By Technomancer ·
I am helping out an office that uses Win95 for all it's computers and several of them print to one printer. It's an HP 4050 with a JetDirect card installed. It sits in a room by itself and is connected to the network via cat 5 cabling. There is one computer that has to be on for the other computers to print to that printer. I want them all to be able to print without that computer since it will be replaced in the next few months (I'm told). I know that it should be able to print to an IP address and I have that address, but it won't allow any other printer to connect to it. Any ideas why?

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by pc_tek In reply to Printing with JetDirect o ...

IT sounds like the one computer that needs to be on is creating a peer to peer type of network. Move all of the computers that need to use the printer to a hub, attach the printer to the hub, assign internal IP addresses to each PC and printer, install Jet Direct and tell it to find the address of the printer. Should work. We have done the same thing here at our office.

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by Technomancer In reply to Printing with JetDirect o ...

Not really, just the person who installed the JetDirect software didn't want to walk around to the other compuers and install the software on them to get it to work. Once I did that, it worked just fine. Thanks for the response.

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by /dev/null In reply to Printing with JetDirect o ...

I'm not sure what you mean when you state "it won't allow any other printer to connect to it". But...

For an easy (maybe :) solution, try using HP's 'Install Network Printer Wizard'. Find it here: http://www.hp.com/cposupport/swindexes/hpinstalln19656_swen.html

After installing, it will guide you through the process of connecting. You'd have to install/run this on each PC. There are other ways to do this, but this might be the easiest.

Good luck.

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by Technomancer In reply to Printing with JetDirect o ...

That link didn't work directly for me, but once I new what to look for on HP's web site, it took me right to that page. Thanks for the help. It works!!!!!! Had some minor configuration changes to make on the printer, but after, it works just fine. Thanks again for the help.

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