[lug] Printer question
YTAFTDJAHCWS at spammotel.com
Sun Oct 8 23:11:04 MDT 2000
Maybe this helps:
As far as I know, the HP network printer interface defaults to a certain IP.
I got a printer once up by hooking a PC with Windoze up and configuring the
PC's network IP address to the default printer network address. That way, I
was able to talk to the printer with Jetadmin (sp?) which is free
downloadable from the internet and could configure it from there with a
By default I think the HP network interfaces usep bootp or DHCP but can be
addressed with static IP.
Bthw - HP supports(ed) a version of Jetadmin for Linux but _only_ for Red
Hat (at least when I used it 6 month ago) under a particular release but
this version (of Jetadmin for Linux) was so fussy that it would not work
under another flavor of Linux - SuSE in that case and I had to resort to
laptop-Windoze to get it up and running.
>Howdy! I was wondering if anyone knows how to configure an HP laserjet
>1100 connected to a jetdirect 170x? The 170x is using dhcp, and there
>is *no* chance of getting a static IP. I looked at the various HOWTO's,
>but they all seem to indicate an IP address/name is necessary to talk to
>the printer. Since the IP address occasionally changes, I was wondering
>if there was a way to use the 170x's hardware address?
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