This printer connected through a server to service a number of computers we have recently moved office and have downgraded to one computer which is not connected to the server. is there any way of using like a plug and play option through the ethernet connection. It will not pick up the printer when i go to add printer on the control panel
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Re: connect through ethernet connection
The only thing you can do is connect it to your new network''s router....from that point you would have to install the printer, and specify the IP address of the printer, then you will be able to print. Actually, every computer on your network will be able to print from it.
If that is something you want to do, let me know and I can give you a step by step for configuring your computer to print to that copier.
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You only have a usb 2 connection.
You can hook it to one p.c and share out the printer to other p.c.s.
You could invest in a router that has provision for sharing out a usb printer connected to it.
You could invest in a USB printer server. see http://www.dlink.com/us/en/home-solutions/connect/print-servers/dp-301u-10-100-ethernet-usb-print-server. However you need a ethernet network already in place with your other computers. You can connect your other p.c's via ethernet and use a network switch device to connect all devices to one another if you do not have a network or use a wireless Router and wireless adpaters or p.c's but no more than 4 p.cs on wireless.
i believe is not possible to connect to a router. printers ar designed to be connected to computers via ethernet cables and bluetooth when both devices are bluetooth enabled.(must have a wifi bluetooth ethernet card installed or usb bluetooth installed via usb). is you want to have the printer to be used bye more than one computer at home or office. you must set up each computer to the printer as well.. in control panel look for printers.then set up the conections.if computer 1 is printing a document. computer 2 will have to wait. when done. then will print work for computer 2.
Have you connected it via Ethernet and installed the software on your office's server? If not then you will have to set it up as a USB or parallel on one pc and then all the other computers on the network will have to print to the IP address on the network of the PC it is connected to and then set up each machine to access that printer.
You could purchase a ethernet print server which will allow you to connect your printer to the router via ethernet cable. I recommend the TPLink TL-PS110U. I use this for one of the printers in my office.
The HP P2035N doesn't have a built-in wireless ethernet connection. It has a wired ethernet port. To connect to a wireless router, you need the HP Jetdirect ew2400 802.11g Wireless Print Server or the HP Wireless Printing Upgrade Kit or a similar device (note: not all third-party wireless print servers will work with the HP printer). Did you have something like this and misplace it during your move? If you did, try to find the print server to use the wireless option. Otherwise, continue wired ethernet option since it is working.
Does your copier have a Network Interface Card ( NIC ) installed in the printer? If not, and if the copier has the Parallel port option installed, you can purchase an HP JetDirect EX network print server, and then connect it to the printer parallel port, and then into your ethernet network. This option is very effective, and a very "Green" solution vs using a computer as a print server for example, or the high cost of adding a Toshiba ethernet option if not already installed.
Plug it directly into the router and set the printer up on your Win2k/Xp as a network printer via the new printer wizard. The router will allow it to pull an IP number and you will find it on the network that way. It does not have USB because it was meant as an office printer and the option was network adaptor when purchased. If you look at the card in it, you can see it can be swapped out for another adaptor.