Network Printer - Help too please

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Sat Jan 1 20:13:14 UTC 2005

Paul wrote:

>On Fri, 2004-12-31 at 17:27 -0800, tonydm wrote:
>>I truely welcome all the wonderfull advice.  But somewhere there is the 
>>impression that I have a Laserjet 4000N with Ethernet built in.  I do 
>>not.  I have a plain jane printer which requires a parallel connection 
>>to print.  That's where the Intel NetportExpress 10/100 came in.  It is 
>>the print server, not any part of the printer.
>The confusion stems from the fact that the 4000N comes from the factory
>with a Jet direct card installed ... that's what the N means in the
>name.   Apparently somebody took it out somewhere along the line before
>you got the printer.
>Anyways I have about a half dozen NetportExpress boxes attached to
>various printers at work (mostly the old PRO 100 variety).
>In cups you need to setup the the printer as being LPD with the
>destination queue on the remote box being either LPT1_PASSTHRU or
>LPT2_PASSTHRU depending on what port the printer is hooked up to.
If you look at my original post, I never stated I had a 4000N.  It was 
assumed at some point that I did.  I tried LPD and could not get it to 
work.  Configuring it as a JetDirect pointing the the Netports ip 
address and port 9100 did the trick.  Thanks again :)

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