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Hi Sam,

I had a similar problem and solved it, so here is a step by step. Connected to a Linksys 54G wirekess router/hub it works fine on Vista and XP, the approach is the same but some windows might look different. You may not even need the HP software at all, as Windows recognizes the HP JetDirect. Also, depending on your PC software configuration, e.g Firewall settings and router settings you may have to permanently permit various communication request. The steps below are to be understood as a guide line and may vary form yours as there are different ways to achieve the settings. On Vista, Telnet is disabled by default and needs to be enabled frist. On XP telnet is enabled by default. If you use a Linksys or similar router, you may need to enable DHCP for some addresses or range that will be used. In such case see you router manual how to do that.

Step 1:

you need to know what your LAN address is, to find out you can open a DOS window and enter IPCONFIG, this will give you the current IP address and subnet mask. On a small home network it may be 192.168.1.xxx and sbunet mask may be 255. 255. 255. 0, yous may be different. Take note of these values (IP: aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd) as you will have to set the HP JetDirect J2591A to the same address range.

Step 2:

connect the printer to the HP JetDirect, have paper in the printer, power the HP JetDirect and hold the test button on the HP JetDirect for about 7 seconds, the printer will then print the current HP JetDirect settings. You may notice the address range the HP JetDirect is set to may not be the same address range as you need it to be (your noted once)

Step 3:

connect a PC computer directly to the HP JetDirect using an Ethernet CROSSOVER cable OR connect a PC via a hub and tow standard Ethernet cables to the HP JetDirect.

Step 4:

TEMPORARELY change this PC computer network address to the same address range as the HP JetDirect address range (www.xxx.yyy.zzz) currently is set to and reboot the PC.

Step 5:

after reboot, the Status LED on the HP JetDirect should be solid on and the activity LED should be off or flashing occasionally, idicating some network traffic. Open a DOS window on the PC and run a telnet session by entering TELNET www.xxx.yyy.zzz [ENTER]. You may have to hit the Enter key tow times for a connection to start. You will then see a screen as follow:

Please type [Return] two times, to initialize telnet configuration
For HELP type "?"
> >
===JetDirect Telnet Configuration===
Present Config : DHCP
MAC Address : 00:60:b0:ab:cb:4e

IP Address :
Subnet Mask :
Default Gateway :
Syslog Server :
Idle Timeout : 90 Seconds
Set Cmnty Name : Not Specified

DHCP Config : Enabled
Passwd : Disabled
Novell : Disabled
DLC/LLC : Disabled
Ethertalk : Disabled
Banner page : Enabled
To Change/Configure Parameters Enter:
Parameter-name: value <Carriage Return>

Parameter-name Type of value
ip: IP-address in dotted notation
subnet-mask: address in dotted notation
default-gw: address in dotted notation
syslog-svr: address in dotted notation
idle-timeout: seconds in integers
set-cmnty-name: alpha-numeric string (32 chars max)
host-name: alpha-numeric string (upper case only, 32 chars max)
dhcp-config: 0 to disable, 1 to enable
novell: 0 to disable, 1 to enable
dlc-llc: 0 to disable, 1 to enable
ethertalk: 0 to disable, 1 to enable
banner: 0 to disable, 1 to enable

Type passwd to change the password.

Type "?" for HELP, "/" for current settings or "quit" to save-and-exit.
Or type "exit" to exit without saving configuration parameter entries

Step 6:

Now you can change (likely neccessary) the HP JetDirect settings, make sure the HP JetDirect IP address is in the same range as you need it to be (for example aaa.bbb.ccc.25), also be sure to set the DHCP Config to Enabled. Optional you may want to enter a Host Name, for example: HP_PRINTER_SERVER, once you are done these new settings must be saved by entering 'quit' [Enter]. You may want to repeat Step 2 and print the new settings to convice youself the settings are retained and correct. (power cycle the JetDirect of course)

Step 7:

Connect your HP JetDirect to the intended network.

Step 8;

On the PC used to do the HP JetDirect configuration setup, restore the PC's initial network IP sddress and reboot it so it can be used again with its original settings.

Step 9:

On a PC connected to the same network as the HP JetDirect, open a DOS window and run a ping by entering: ping aaa.bbb.ccc.25 [Enter] depending on firewall settings you may have to grant permission to allow the ping to come through. You should then see a screen similar to this:


Pinging with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from bytes=32 time=5ms TTL=60
Reply from bytes=32 time=3ms TTL=60
Reply from bytes=32 time=3ms TTL=60
Reply from bytes=32 time=3ms TTL=60

Ping statistics for
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 3ms, Maximum = 5ms, Average = 3ms


Note, there are 4 packets send and received without any loss. This is what you expect to see and great confirmation the HP JetDirect is on the network and ready. If you don't get that then there may be an issue with cabling and/or the firewall settings, you may want to double check these in such case.

Step 10:

On any PC connected to this network one can now insatll/connect to the printer that is connected to the HP JetDirect, using the Windows Add Printer Dialog, click to open the add printer wizard. Check the button for LOCAL printer (yes local, not networked !!! Who would have thought of that !? Thanks Bill G.) On the next screen that opens check the 'create new port' option and select 'Standard TCP/IP Port' OR (if available) 'HP Standard TCP/IP Port) and ckick Next. Another windows opens with TCP/IP setup wizard, click Next. An window opens, enter the HP JetDirect IP address (aaa.bbb.ccc.25) and click Next. Follow the Windows guide and finish entering the requested information. You may then want to print a Test Page once the dialog is completed, you may have to permanently allow requested traffic in the firewall settings again.

Step 11:

Your done, congratulations !

HP JetDirect EX... | Answered on Mar 31, 2015

Usually it it set to pick up IP from DHCP/BootP.
If someone had assigned a fixed IP and it is now unknown. It is better to reset the print server to factory default by pushing the little reset button,
Then check you DHCP server for the newly assigned IP address.

You will need a version of HP Jetadmin or HP webjetadmin to configure this print server

HP JetDirect EX... | Answered on Aug 05, 2014

I solved this problem with windows xp but have yet to solve it with windows 7. what worked for me is hooking up the hp print server to my network switch and to the 2510. Then I installed the 2510 driver using the samsung exe and choosing NO when it asked about installing the driver without the the printer attached. The NO choice continues and installs the driver. Then run the HP printer wizard choose drivers on this computer when you get to that spot. Then choose the 2510 driver and finish up. You may now have 2 2510 installations and may need to delete the default one under printers and set the other as default. This worked on 3 different xp machines for me

HP JetDirect EX... | Answered on Aug 15, 2010

nvidia card sould work check to see if it is a 4 6 8 16x agp socket first then get one that will work jim

HP JetDirect EX... | Answered on Mar 26, 2010

Yes. The Jetdirect ex plus supports nearly all parallel printers. Makes no difference who made the printer.

HP JetDirect EX... | Answered on Oct 17, 2009

reset it the device

HP JetDirect EX... | Answered on Mar 14, 2009

call IT?
we have no idea what
HLD is
what IPL nor
your OS op.sys.
age of system
and service tag data on them all.
what competer what printers exactly
we can not guess any of that.
a service tech sees all that in 1min flat., walking into a room

HP Jetdirect... | Answered on Mar 22, 2017

all computers are not recognize or only your system...

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Can you give us more information, is the USB not working at all, and if so when did it stop working, if you go to device manager, are the drivers for your USB ports showing any issues.

HP Computers &... | Answered 3 days ago

The HP support assistant is a bit of software that is pre installed on all HP computers, it helps you keep the drivers and other software up to date, it will also help you trouble shoot issues with the device ect, if you have lost the software due to a re-install ect you can download it from the HP web site

HP Computers &... | Answered 3 days ago

it is always written bottom side of laptop... and front side or remove its battery and locate.

HP Computers &... | Answered on May 21, 2019

BINGO SFF, small form factor model. and old ,
not just a tad old , OLD !

d530, is 16 years old. it will have many problems but sure dead. is bad deal.
do the 2 fans work PSU and CPU>?(spin and blow)?
first off the RTC coin cell is no good, at 16 years old, 3 times over in fact. 5-7 year is spec on CELL (hint below 2.9vdc is the cliff of ddeathh 3.3vdc is par)
next is filth, full lint blocking air flow in PSU and CPU for sure.
last is bad HDD.
I'd test the coin cell, below 2.9vdc is bad.
then reSEAT the RAM. sure gee even blow out the dust in the socket after 16 years of zero cleaning?
or run the 2 RAM sticks 1 at a time at bank 0 slot.

is this your PC this is MT. mini tower, of the 3 form factors made


why not talk about the coin cell first a $1 part
and if the fans spin, seen heard and felt. to blow air fully,1621a0e8-633c-4358-9b42-00fa2f9ece4f.jpg

HP Computers &... | Answered on May 21, 2019

this change will be made in file which you want increasing font....open file and locate setting on top

HP Computers &... | Answered on May 21, 2019

hello OP

yes, and is covered in you manual. at HP.com

HP 15 is not a full model number, stated so....
my guess not HP 15 ENVY. but to progress here, I will guess.
over 200 models with that short name exists.
huge models. I guess one is your?
you left out all those facts in the model.
but all modern HP , you CAN do this,

power on, and hammer f11, this runs the magic RECOVERY
that restores the OS to day 1, new, all data you created gone.
as the book says, and is true.
but if the HDD is bad (or molested or upgraded from other OS)
it ill fail.
read page 84


3 years old?

here. but there are 85 models of F15 in this one class of PC.

the PC is not dead, has F1 screen in bios
called information screen.
power on, and hammer esc, key and see small menu (bios)
and click F1, behold the INFO page
the 1st 3 lines there, tell you model and p/n of the PC. all are very important but not serial numbers here, only hp can use serials
if need by.

HP Computers &... | Answered on May 17, 2019

barrow a mouse, billions everywhere on Earth.
NO PC stated full model.
but is Chrome browser and what OS, is the OS chrome or windows.?
tell what PC this really is first. maker HP model xzy123? what?

HP Computers &... | Answered on May 16, 2019

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