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Old 06-11-2006, 11:39 AM   #1
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Special Config for CUPS with a D-Link print server?


Hey everyone.

I have a old HP LaserJet 4 Plus printer that I want to put on my network, which has a wireless AP, so anyone who has access to my network can print.

I tried to set it up last night with CUPS, via the web browser, with a D-Link Print Server (DP-101), but I wasn't sure if I was doing it right. The print server attaches via the parallel port to the printer, and then you connect it via cat5 to my router/hub.

Can anyone offer advise/help on how to get it up and running correctly?

thanks
 
Old 06-11-2006, 12:22 PM   #2
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I found a PDF file that helps SuSE users install their DP-XXX: DP-xxx_howto_en_Printserver-Linux.pdf

You can however read inbetween the lines and extract the necessary information for Slackware's CUPS server. Using the CUPS printer admin url http://localhost:631 or using KDE's printer setup you can define a printer with the following characteristics:

Printerserver type: LPD
IP Address : DP-101's IP address (you should know which one... possibley 192.168.0.1?)
Printqueue : lp
Printer driver : whatever your attached printer


Eric
 
Old 10-29-2006, 08:56 PM   #3
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UPDATE:

I scored a NIC for the HP Printer, instead of the D-Link and want to put in on the network...

Have done some googling, but I can't figure out how to assign a hostname/ip address to the printer. I checked thru the menu but I don't see an option, and I also looked for the manual online, but don't see anything...

Any ideas?

thanks
 
Old 10-30-2006, 08:34 PM   #4
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Have you tried telnetting to the nic? There may be additional options there.
 
Old 10-30-2006, 09:09 PM   #5
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Have you tried telnetting to the nic? There may be additional options there.
Have no idea how to do this, do you have an example?

I googled around and found this....

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport...pj02326#N108DF

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HP LaserJet 4, 4 Plus, 4V, 4Si, and 5 series and HP Color LaserJet printersback to top of page

To configure TCP/IP parameters from the control panel, use the following instructions:

1.

Press MENU, repeatedly, until one of the following messages appears on the control panel:

HP LaserJet printer type


Control panel message

HP LaserJet 4 and 4m printers:


AUX IO MENU

HP LaserJet 4 Plus, 4m Plus, 4v, 4mv:


MIO MENU

HP LaserJet 5/5n/5m and the original Color LaserJet:


HP MIO MENU

HP LaserJet 4Si/4Si MX:


MIO MENU 1 or MIO MENU 2
2.

Press ITEM. CFG NETWORK=NO* will appear.
3.

Press the PLUS button once. CFG NETWORK=YES* will appear.
4.

Press ENTER or SELECT.
5.

Press ITEM repeatedly until CFG TCP/IP=NO* appears.
6.

Press the PLUS button. CFG TCP/IP=YES* will appear.
7.

Press ENTER or SELECT.
8.

Press ITEM until BOOTP=YES* appears.
9.

Press the PLUS button. BOOTP=NO will appear.
*

When using BootP or DHCP, keep the setting BOOTP=YES*.
*

The BootP or DHCP server will configure the TCP/IP parameters on the HP Jetdirect.
*

No other TCP/IP configuring is necessary.
10.

Press ENTER or SELECT.
11.

Press ITEM. IP BYTE 1 = (value) will appear.
12.

Press the PLUS button until the value of the first byte of the IP address appears on the control-panel display. By pressing SHIFT and the PLUS button, the value will decrease.
13.

Press ENTER or SELECT.
14.

Press ITEM to continue. Repeat Steps 11-13 to configure the remaining bytes of the IP address.
15.

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=).
16.

Press ONLINE. Print a self-test page to verify the IP settings.
17.

If the test page does not show the correct settings, power cycle the printer and reprint the test page.

I am unable to get to step 11, because the menu option doesn't prompt for it...also some of the settings before step 11, I set them, but for some reason I get kicked out of the menu and all of my settings are lost...
 
Old 10-31-2006, 06:46 PM   #6
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Hmm, that's weird that it would be closing on you. Once you set the settings, it will probably be necessary for you to reboot the printer for the settings to take place. Especially if you need it to grab an ip via dhcp. If you got the printer so it's grabbing an ip address. (you can check this by printing off a config page. I think lj4s are Press menu untill you see "test menu", then hit then press the plus till you see self test, then hit enter.

Once you have it grabbing an IP, just open a windows or unix console and type:

telnet IPAddressOnConfigPage
enter.

It probably won't have a password. You should be able to configure hostname and whatnot easier via this.
 
Old 11-11-2006, 10:20 PM   #7
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missing step

Jvj,

What they are missing is item #10.5 - Press the NEXT button once. Then the display will prompt you for the next item, the first number (octet) of a dotted IP address. In your case, it would probably be 192. After you have it selected, hit the ENTER button to store this value. You can tell it is stored because of the "*" on the display beside the number. Keep cycling through the menu selections, hitting the ENTER button to store the setting on the card's flash memory. These older printers do not have a built-in web server but they do have a telnet server for configuration if the panel dance does not suit you. When I set up a printer like this one, I turn in on for a few minutes and then print a test page (under the TEST menu) to see what IP address, if any, it receives from DHCP/BOOTP. I also print a menu map to aid in configuration. Also, The default IP address for these older HP printers is 192.0.0.192.

Hope this helps!
 
Old 12-09-2006, 11:04 AM   #8
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***BUMP***

Played with this for an hour this am, and I am still unable to get
a prompt for putting in the first octect for my printer on the network, even though I can get the menu to set to bootp = yes*...

And my print test page doesn't give an info, and I hit netwatch on my LAN to see if there were any packets that weren't coming from my pcs, but I don't see anything...?

thanks
 
Old 12-10-2006, 10:16 AM   #9
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Let me look at my HP 4M printer with a Jetdirect card....
The guide works as expected to navigate through the MIO setup. Pressing the item button again after the bootp message should display
IP BYTE 1=XXX

What are you seeing after pressing the item button again?

The middle of the printer test page contains the MIO status. The third box from the left shows the TCP/IP status. Does it contain a valid IP address?
 
Old 12-11-2006, 06:59 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by michaelk
Let me look at my HP 4M printer with a Jetdirect card....
The guide works as expected to navigate through the MIO setup. Pressing the item button again after the bootp message should display
IP BYTE 1=XXX

What are you seeing after pressing the item button again?

The middle of the printer test page contains the MIO status. The third box from the left shows the TCP/IP status. Does it contain a valid IP address?
After getting boop message, which is set to

Code:
yes *
I press the item button, but get kicked out to cfg etalk = no *

And I don't see a valid ip addresses listed between the MIO status and TCP/IP status...
 
Old 12-11-2006, 07:12 PM   #11
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My fault.
The tcp/ip= menu item is just after the cfg etalk. Press the item/continue button again.
 
  


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