Wednesday, November 02, 2011 10:13 PM
I am trying to install an HP Laserjet 4M Plus printer on the network at my job. I got an IP from my boss. I have set the IP Address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway, and Syslog Server. I set the Syslog Server address the same as the Default Gateway address. The printer is attached to the network with an ethernet cable. I can't ping it. I can't find it on the network. In the printer menu; TCP/IP Status is Ready, DLC/LLC Status is Ready, ETalk is On, and Novell Status is Disabled. I tried at first with only TCP/IP On. I think that is all I need.
I'll try it with Novell Status On. Also maybe I should change the Syslog Server address? The darn thing should be on the network. I don't get it. There is another one of these printers in a nearby building on the network. It is connected by the parralel port to a small converter box. The converter box has an ethernet port. From this an ethernet cable goes to the RJ-45 wall jack.
Thursday, November 03, 2011 7:45 AM
i think that this printer is connected to a switch. What say the port? An ARP ?. Some prblm with VLAN on that SW?
If is connected to a swotch you should use a straight cable
If is other device, not a switch maybe you will need a cross RJ45 cable
- Edited by romeo donca Thursday, November 03, 2011 1:17 PM
Thursday, November 03, 2011 4:10 PMOwner
In terms of Network monitor, you could try to monitor from the printer by hooking up a hub and doing a promiscous mode (P-Mode) capture. You could then discover if the packets are being properly routed to the print. But perhaps easier than that you could try tracert to determine the route it's taking. If it's not a printer problem, which the advice above would discover, then my guess is that network traffic is not getting routed properly.
Saturday, March 17, 2012 4:16 AM
This is an old printer. idk. I ended up connecting to a computer on the domain with the USB to parallel port cable, instead of to the network with an Ethernet cable. Then I connected to the printer from the laptop that needed to use it. I just run \\computername\printername to connect on the domain. Now both users in that office can use the printer when the computer is on. They just leave it on. The user with the laptop travels across the network and can connect to the printer from anywhere on the network.
I got tired of messing with this printer and took the simple solution that worked. The printer should have connected to the network, but it didn't. idk. It works fine with the work around.
- Marked As Answer by genxer99 Saturday, March 17, 2012 4:17 AM