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Can't find driver files on HP.com site for HP 8500N LaserJet color printer. Tying to install Jetdirect 610 behind a router for home network. Printer not listed in XP wizard. Help please. Never had problem like this with 8000dn or 4550. Hmmm....

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I just went out to hp.com and found all kinds of drivers for the 8500 and XP. Hmmmm...

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Hp color laserjet 2550l need driver for my mac


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The latest HP printer driver for devices listed below are built into Mac OS X 10.6. You do not need to download or reinstall any HP software for full printing functionality.
HP LaserJet print drivers are included in Apple's Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard DVD and also available via Apple Software Updates.

Please Visit official HP Printer website Below Link URL:
http://h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/template.PAGE/public/kb/docDisplay/?spf_p.tpst=kbDocDisplay&spf_p.prp_kbDocDisplay=wsrp-navigationalState%3DdocId%253Demr_na-c01844302-4%257CdocLocale%253D%257CcalledBy%253D&javax.portlet.begCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken&javax.portlet.endCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken#N1000E

Snow Leopard - HP LaserJet printer setup instructions
  1. Upgrade install from Mac OS X v10.4, 10.5:
If updating a Mac using the Snow Leopard DVD, the install process should automatically detect your previous HP printer queue, delete, and then create a new HP printer queue using the latest HP printer drivers included in Snow Leopard.
USB printers:
  1. Make sure printer is turnedOnand connected.
  2. Open a document to print, and then choose File , Print .
  3. Open the Printer pop-up and choose your printer.
  4. If you don't see your printer, choose Add Printer , and then selectMore Printersbutton.
  5. In the Name column, select the printer, then clickAdd.
Network printers:
You can connect to HP printers on your local network that use Bonjour, IP, and Open Directory, as well as shared printers connected to an Apple Airport base station.
NOTE:Apple does NOT support AppleTalk in new Mac OS X 10.6.
  1. Choose File , Print .
  2. Open the Printer pop-up menu and choose your printer. It may be in the Nearby Printers submenu.
  3. If your printer does not appear, choose Add Printer from the Printer pop-up menu.
  4. A dialog appears listing any Bonjour, IP, shared, and Open Directory printers on your local network. It may take a minute or two for your printer to appear.
NOTE:On larger networks, outside the Bonjour link-local network, your printer may not show up in the list. You can connect to the printer using IP. An IP printer is a network printer that uses TCP/IP protocol (such as JetDirect, LPD/LPR, IPP) to communicate with your printer. You need to know the IP address or DNS name.
  1. Click IP in the toolbar.
  2. Select HP Jetdirect - Socket in the Protocol pull down menu.
  3. Enter the printer's information available from printers front panel or printers network configuration page.
  4. The system should automatically bind to the HP print driver in thePrint Usingpull down menu.
  5. ClickAddto create the HP printer queue for your HP LaserJet.
Your computer can usually detect whether a printer has special accessories installed, such as additional paper trays, duplex unit, or extra memory. If it can't, a dialog appears that lets you specify them. Make sure the settings in that dialog accurately reflect your printer's installed options to enable full functionality.
  1. Clean install of Snow Leopard or setting up a new Macintosh with Snow Leopard already installed:
If configuring a new Mac running Snow Leopard or if performing a new or clean install of Snow Leopard:
For USB connected printers, the install process should automatically create a new HP LaserJet printer queue using the latest HP printer drivers included in Snow Leopard.
For network connected printers, follow steps below.
USB printers:
  1. Make sure that printer is turnedOnand connected.
  2. Open a document to print, and then choose File , Print .
  3. Open the Printer pop-up and choose your printer.
  4. If you don't see your printer, choose Add Printer , and then selectMore Printersbutton.
  5. In the Name column, select the printer, then clickAdd.

Network printers:
You can connect to HP printers on your local network that use Bonjour, IP, and Open Directory, as well as shared printers connected to an Apple Airport base station.
NOTE:Apple does NOT support AppleTalk in new Mac OS X 10.6.
  1. Choose File , Print .
  2. Open the Printer pop-up menu and choose your printer. It may be in the Nearby Printers submenu.
  3. If your printer does not appear, choose Add Printer from the Printer pop-up menu.
  4. A dialog appears listing any Bonjour, IP, shared, and Open Directory printers on your local network. It may take a minute or two for your printer to appear.
NOTE:On larger networks, outside the Bonjour link-local network, your printer may not show up in the list. You can connect to the printer using IP. An IP printer is a network printer that uses TCP/IP protocol (such as JetDirect, LPD/LPR, IPP) to communicate with your printer. You need to know the IP address or DNS name.
  1. Click IP in the toolbar.
  2. Select HP Jetdirect - Socket in the Protocol pull down menu.
  3. Enter the printer's information available from printers front panel or printers network configuration page.
  4. The system should automatically bind to the HP print driver in thePrint Usingpull down menu.
  5. ClickAddto create the HP printer queue for your HP LaserJet.

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Feb 12, 2014 | HP LaserJet Office Equipment & Supplies

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Setting up (HP Jetdirect print server) Printers on a network


To install the HP printers with a built-in Jetdirect print server as a network printer you need to do the following -
1. Configure the HP's IP address using the printer's Menu options.
Enable the Network and configure the Network settings so it matches the IP range of your network. eg if your IP's are 192.168.0.xxx then set the HP to a high number say 100, set the Subnet Mask to 255.255.255.0
2. Install the HP printer driver on your computer/s using the LPT printer port.
3. Connect the printer to the network hub/router with a LAN cable and power up the printer.
4. Click on Printers an Faxes - right click on the HP printer and click on Properties.
5. Click on Ports and click on Add Port.
6. In available ports - click on Standard TCP/IP Port and then Configure port.
7. Tick the IP box and type in the IP address of the HP's IP address.
8. Click OK and tick Enable bidirectional support and then OK

You need to install the printer driver and configure the TCP/IP port for HP printer the same way on every computer on your network.
Now any computer on your network can print to this printer.

For detailed instructions on configuring the Jetdirect card, go to this WEB site.
http://printertechs.com/tech/tutorials/networking/networking3.php

on Dec 02, 2009 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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HPlaserjet 2600n without IP


INSTALLING A NETWORK PRINTER These instructions generally apply to all network printers with built-in network cards (print servers) such as HP LaserJet printers, IBM Infoprint laser printers etc. This example is for a network HP LaserJet printer. To install a HP printer (with built-in Jetdirect print server) as a network printer on a wireless network . You need to do the following -
1. Open the printer\'s menu and enable the Network Card - these print servers use a static IP address therefore, configure the IP address of the network card so it matches the IP range of your network. Eg. If your IP\'s are 192.168.0.xxx then set the network card to a high number say 100. (This is to prevent a conflict with the router issuing the same IP address to a computer on your network). Then set the Subnet Mask IP address to 255.255.255.0 If you have a wireless router then check the IP address range that the router issues to the computers on your network and configure the static IP address in the printer\'s network configuration accordingly.
2. Install the HP printer driver on your computer/s using the LPT printer port.
3. Connect the printer with a LAN cable to the network hub/router.
4. Click on Printers and Faxes - right click on the HP printer and click on Properties.
5. Click on Ports and click on Add Port.
6. In available ports - click on Standard TCP/IP Port and then Configure port.
7. Tick the IP box and type in the IP address of the HP\'s printer IP address.
8. Click OK and tick Enable bi-directional support and then OK
9. Remove the printer cable, then do a test print to see if the printer prints correctly.
Install the HP printer driver on every computer on your network and configure the printer\'s TCP/IP port as previously detailed. Do a test print page to check the printer.
You can now print from any computer on your network.

Apr 16, 2013 | HP Color LaserJet 2600n Printer

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Printer cannot be found in network. reset IP address and jetdirect menu, still nothing


Make sure they both router and printer are set to DHCP. Once you can ping the printer based on the IP, you can re-install it on the computer. Again, based on the network IP address. The printers IP address should also be noted on the DHCP list on the routers web admin page.

Feb 25, 2013 | HP Color LaserJet 3800

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Cannot add hp laserjet 1300n to my wireless d-link router, i'm using hp jetdirect 200m - none of my computers are detecting the printer.


First you try to PING the printer IP from other computers. They all should be in one NETWORK GROUP. Maybe the jetdirect has static IP address and the router can't give him a new IP for your home network.
pifonski

Feb 20, 2011 | HP LaserJet 1300n Printer

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Is it possible to install the Post Script drivers for a Laserjet 5000 printer? Also how can I use that printer within my network to print from other PC's


Yes, hp provides a Universal Postcript Driver.

1) Go to hp.com and click on Support & Drivers at the top of the home page. In Step 1, select Dowload Drivers & Software. In Step 2, Type into the window LJ5000 and click Go.

2) Select Laserjet 5000

3) Select your operating system, e.g. Windows XP, or Vista, etc.

4) Scroll down to the driver tables. Look for Universal Postscript Driver for Windows and click on Download.

5) Install the driver.

As for the network, I assume this is a Laserjet 5000, NOT a 5000N (which means it has an Embedded network card inside). If this is the case, you will need to add a JetDirect card into the printer. Then you will be able to install it to the network and print from other PCs.

On the other hand, if yours IS a network printer, you will merely need to install the printer to your network.

1) Plug you network cable into the printer.
2) Power the printer on.
3) After the printer comes to READY, wait for about 3 minutes.
4) Go to the printer's onboard menu and scroll to INFORMATION and select that menu.
5) Scroll down to "PRINT CONFIGURATION PAGE".
6) On the Config Page, look for the Embedded JetDirect page, and look in the left column for IP Address. It should be from your network.
7) Look next for Configured by: DHCP.

8) If you go to a PC that is on the same network, type the IP address for the config page into the web browser address window and press Enter key. You should see your printer "Laserjet 5000", and can from here do all knids of settings if you choose.

You will need to install the driver on each PC, or install the driver onto the network server as well.

May 01, 2010 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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I am on a network with a brand new HP 8500. I have searched for the printer and my laptop doesn't pick it up. What amI missing?


Have you checked that the IP range for the printer is on the same IP range for your network? you could always cold reset the printer which will reset the network card back to zero's. You attach it to the network and your server should issue an IP address via DHCP. You should be able to see it on the network then.If not, the jetdirect network card may be at fault.Has the printer got a Jetdirect network card installed?

Oct 15, 2009 | HP LaserJet 8500 Color Printer

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HP LJ4250dtn 49.5F11 Service Error


Hello,

49.xxxx error occurs when the printer does not understand the Print Job Language. Following could be the reason:
  • Faulty Network Cable/Port
  • Corrupt Driver
  • Firmware of the printer and the Jetdirect Interface.
  • Corrupt file.
  • Corrupt Print job.
  • Less memory or corrupt memory DIMM
Hence to start with, please let me know when do you get the error. Is it when you powercycle the printer.
Please perform the following:
  • Upgrade the firmware of the printer and the jetdirect card.
  • Change the driver and install the UPD drivers.
Let me know the next update...

- Nikhil

Aug 07, 2008 | HP LaserJet 4250dtn Printer

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Installing hp 3550 printer driver on new OSX leopard system


When I try to print from an access data base to the laserjet color 3500 usb printer.
Tried diff. drivers, diff usb cable, it works for a while but after several test runs the error reapears.

PCL XL error
Subsystem: KERNEL
Error: ColorSpaceMismatch
Operator: VendorUnique
Position: 9

Mar 09, 2008 | HP Color LaserJet 3500 Printer

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