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Can't find HpLj1300n in my workgroup

I'm using win XP. Since the HP1300n is having problems, I deleted the printer icon in Printer adn Faxes and try to reinstall it using the search printer wizard.
However I can't find the printer again in the wizard search.

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Re: Can't find HpLj1300n in my workgroup

Darn, I just wrote a whole answer for ya and shut the browser.

Basically your CPU has nothing to do with anything regarding this screw up other than printer drivers. So on your computer uninstall the HP drivers, then shut down. Shut down the printer and the router (or just a switch if that's what your using-you make no mention of your network topography). Boot in this order after a few minutes- router/switch, wait a few minutes, boot printer. The reason for the order is if you are using a router, the printer gets it's IP address from the router (IF DHCP is enabled which is the default). The printer should now be set with the same IP address it used before. Understand this is not 100% but on a small network (1-2 devices) the router usually send the same IP address to a device. It is 100% better if you do assign an static IP address (see your menus on the PRINTER). Now turn on your computer and re-install the printer. It should find it on installation.

A word of warning. Depending on which JetDirect you have makes all the difference in the world. The older ones did not use TC/PIP (Internet protocol for all intents) but used IPX ( a Novell protocol) and an old Windows protocol valled Netbui/Netbios.

So if the above doesn't work post more info-your network (router?, wireless) and the JetDirect model number. If you need help with the setting just say so and I'll be pleased to send you a step by step.


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If you are using a print server, you will need to hook directly to the print server and setup a static IP addreess or it will change each time you boot the system, and you will go throught this constantly. Once you set a static on the print server, you will need to creat a port with that address and thatn when you setup the printer use that address and it will find the printer.

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Re: Can't find HpLj1300n in my workgroup

Try the "Add New hardware" wizard in Control Panel, or use the install disk.

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