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Jetdirect 170x External Print Server Not Visible over network

I just setup a HP Jetdirect 170x external PS with a PC connected to a router where the print server is connected to another socket on the SAME router.

I used the HP Wizard to setup the printer and it works FINE! I can see the printer in a big long list of others (in my office building).

When I tried to repeat this procedure for other computers on the network but not connected to the same router I am unable to see MY printer using the wizard. However I can still see all the other printers in the big long list.

Where has my printer gone on the list and why is it not showing? Is there some sort of firewall preventing the print server information getting past the router?

Many thanks

Tim

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  • togara Dec 19, 2008

    I have a jetdirect 170 x print server connected to a HP G95 printer with a parallel port. The srever is plugged into a wireless router. I got the ip address of the print server, but can't figure out how to configure DNS Servers

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It is possiable that a firewall is in the way, but more likely is that you are on a different logical network or subnet.
the HP software relies upon doing a broadcast to find HP printers, broadcast traffice is not normally permitted between subnets, this is why the HP software does not find your printer.

basically you need to creat a new port on the computer in question and then associate a printer to that port.

do so by doing the following on XP pro.
get to the printers folder then click from the menu "File"
click "server properties"

click add port and then double click on the (Standard TCP/IP Port) a new wizard opens click next
in the top box enter the ip address of your printer. and click next. leave the device type as "Standard and as generic network card) click next then finish. then close.

now you have to link your printer to your new port.
install a new printer
making sure that you select local printer... but removing the tick "Automatically detect......" then click next and select LPT port 1.
click next choose HP on the left colum and HP lasterJet III from the right colum. click next give the printer a name of your choosing. and if nesseary choose if you want it to be a default printer or not.
click next and leave do not share selected.
click next
on the "do you want to print a test page " select "No"
then finish.

once done

right click you new printer select properties
then select the "Ports" tab
scroll down the list until you see new Standard TCP/IP port listed, select your port. then click apply

lastly click the advanced tab
using the driver part of this screen you are able to select the correct driver from the dropdown list if it is not avaliable click the new driver button and follow the prompts.

click OK when done.

hope this helps.






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