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Help with a HP Jetdirect EX setup Please

By Mudshark
Jun 19, 2002
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  1. I was given a Jetdirect EX. it has no manuals etc. and I have no
    idea how to get it to work. I have gone to the HP website and
    have downloaded two proggies:
    HP Install Network Printer Wizard
    HP Web jet Admin

    Neither of them can "see" the jetdirect, or printer..... so they don't
    work. The Jet Admin lets me "tweak" the firmware options, but still
    can't detect anything.
    I am running W2K and BlackIce firewall on 3 machines hooked up
    through a 4 port router to cable. The home network works fine (tcp/ip only)
    I would realy love to get my printer out onto the network.....
    Any help / advice will be very much appreciated.
     
  2. PHATMAN5050

    PHATMAN5050 TS Rookie Posts: 645

    i've got the Jetdirect EX Plus so im sure it will be the same thing. Hook up the jetdirect to the 10base internet on the hub, and take the parralel and put it into the jetdirect. Also plug in the power of course. Hig the TEST button and make sure the printer is on. It will print out several pages, u will need to find where it has the IP Address. Then run the Network Priter Wizard and enter in the ip address rather than browsing for it. This should work. If not, then disable the win2k and blackice firewalls and then try. It took me a bit to get it all working too, so don't feel badly.
     
  3. Mudshark

    Mudshark TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 143

    Thanks PHATMAN5050,
    I have held down the test button... but it didnt print anything?
    maybe it's bad?
    Thanks for all the info though, I'll try again on the weekend.
     
  4. PHATMAN5050

    PHATMAN5050 TS Rookie Posts: 645

    It may be the printer. What printer do you have hooked up to it? Sometimes it doesn't print for some reason. The first time i hooked it up to my epson, it wouldn't print the test page, but the second time a week later it did.
     
  5. Mudshark

    Mudshark TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 143

    it's a HP 722C....... and any ***** (me) should know that it's a
    "win" printer and cant be networked. I'm getting a 900 series
    next week that will take care of the problem.
    Thanks guys. :)
     
  6. StableCircus

    StableCircus TS Rookie

    No IP Address on JetDirect EX

    Using the test button on my JetDirect Ex shows that the IP address is 0.0.0.0.
    Since Jet Admin can't see this unit and I can't telnet to 0.0.0.0, how can I setup this box?

    I have several JetDirect Ex boxes and none of them are seen by JetAdmin.
     
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