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Hi, I just took a router out of my system and now my HP 4000 N LaserJet is directly wired to my Mac G-5 via Ethernet, but when I try to print I get the message "printer not responding". Yes I've checked the cables and made sure the printer was on and checked everything I could think off. In my Network preferences "Built-in Ehternet is currently active" and gives an IP address. It also shows a number for the router that I have removed. Could that be the problem? Bob R.

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You will need to use a CROSSOVER patch cable.

If all IP addresses are manually set (i.e none obtained from a DHCP server), and the addresses are unchanged from when the router was in place, everything should work. But if you're using a normal patch cable, it won't - you need a crossoer cable.

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What shows mac and ip address ? printer or pc ?
If the printer displays them, it means the printer in connected to router electrically.
Check subnet mask and gateway address.
Could be set wrong if the router is not on DHCP.

I guess the issue is in the ethernet components / settings.
Start isolation by elimination of the following
1. Computer -
2. Wifi connection to the router (or)
3. Patch cable connecting computer to the wall -
4. Router -
5. Patch cable connecting the printer to the wall -
6. Printer -

The LAN printer cannot connect to Computer (PC/Mac) directly unless you use a Cross over cable.

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I think there are 6 ways (at least?) to connect this printer:
(1) Direct to Mac (or PC) via USB Cable (2) Direct to Mac (or PC) via Ethernet Crossover Cable(3) Ethernet to router/switch, with Mac/PC also via Ethernet to router/switch(4) Ethernet to router/switch, with Mac/PC via WiFi (802.11 wireless)(5) WiFi to router, with Mac/PC via Ethernet to router/switch(6) WiFi to router, with Mac/PC also via WiFi.
As (1) should be simplest, tried this first. First document would print instantly and completely, next doc would hang in queue with unexpected msg, "Printer is offline." Only way to print 2nd doc was to power cycle (off-on) the printer. This problem occurred whether 2nd doc was sent to printer before or after 1st doc had printed. Tried 2nd USB cable, tried new driver, tried reinstalling printer; same problem. Spoke to both Samsung and Apple support, including both on a conference call; never got this to work and never clarified if problem was in printer hardware/software, driver, or something else. Both companies now showing this issue as unresolved.
Nothwithstanding USB problem, did succeed in modes (4) and (6), although custom wireless config needed since my network does not broadcast SSID and requires an encryption password. Procedure required connecting first via Ethernet, obtaining Configuration Report by holding down orange button for 5 seconds, then using browser to connect to the printer's IP address. Also required different driver for wireless config (as opposed to USB).
Bottom line: What seemed simple - USB direct connect - proved unworkable, but wired and wireless network config works fine.

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I think there are 6 ways (at least?) to connect this printer:
(1) Direct to Mac (or PC) via USB Cable (2) Direct to Mac (or PC) via Ethernet Crossover Cable (3) Ethernet to router/switch, with Mac/PC also via Ethernet to router/switch (4) Ethernet to router/switch, with Mac/PC via WiFi (802.11 wireless) (5) WiFi to router, with Mac/PC via Ethernet to router/switch (6) WiFi to router, with Mac/PC also via WiFi
As (1) should be simplest, tried this first. First document would print instantly and completely, next doc would hang in queue with unexpected msg, "Printer is offline." Only way to print 2nd doc was to power cycle (off-on) the printer. This problem occurred whether 2nd doc was sent to printer before or after 1st doc had printed. Tried 2nd USB cable, tried new driver, tried reinstalling printer; same problem. Spoke to both Samsung and Apple support, including both on a conference call; never got this to work and never clarified if problem was in printer hardware/software, driver, or something else.
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why not RTM? (omg)
read the manual,
all this is covered there. how to CONNECT.
there is no phone support, apple or android. only xp to w10.
on newer printer, far newer, the phone can be linked to HP smart print servers and to your home system printers.


https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/hp-laserjet-pro-cp1025-color-printer-series/4052955/model/4052971/manuals




here is HP site page showing how to do that,
http://www8.hp.com/us/en/ads/mobility/overview.html

first pick a printer that does that.
using the smart app
or ePrint.
there are many ways to set that up, but direct cell to printer.
no. (yes new products can do direct cell print)
that is called wireless direct print , features, as see here.

http://www8.hp.com/us/en/ads/mobility/wireless-direct-printing.html


you said you have phone (cell apple or android?_)
then said have a laptop.
my cell , is android and I use local wifi , to save 3g charges
do you?
my laptop has internet connections 2 ways, wired, and wireless
does yours have wireless. seems not.? but.... do you?
you said no router, but if you go to any ISP today
and he installs internet service, there are 2 hidden router now
inside the old name modem,
the modern cheaper modem has that, hidden is side.
has 3 things in the black box.

so what do you have there that we cant see, devices to the ISP
with names and model numbers.
knowing that tells the helper what is possible , (all things)

my guess is you want to print, using the CELL.
if you dont have eprint mail the docs or photos to the laptop
then, print from Laptop
to printer using a USB cable, (USB is 10x more easy to make work)



your printer can connect up 3 ways.
Printer USB to PC. direct wired printing. ( always a choice, direct)
Ethernet to router. wired. (all things connected to this router can print.
wireless to router. printer to router joined, and print from any thing at home connected to said router.

if it must be wireless, (you must have that?)
then buy a router. and use that, and is safer behind any router firewall vastly saver too boot.

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