12 HPLJ 4300dtn printers suddenly started printing in booklet mod
Ok, i have 2 print servers each with a bunch (20+) HPLJ4300dtn printers installed. Both are running the same version of the driver. At about 10am on Tuesday, 12 of our 20+ HPLJ4300dtn printers on print server A suddenly started printing ONLY in booklet mode, with booklet turned off in the driver, including windows test prints. No matter what was done with the driver or printer, including deleting the printer and re-adding, those printers would only print booklet. As a test, deleted a 4300 from printer server A and installed on print server B, which has the same driver and 20+ 4300dtn printers with no issues. the problem followed the printer to the new server... So I installed the printer on my PC unsing IP printing instead of the print server, thinking it was a hardware issue. problem went away...I am at a loss to fix this. To make it more complicated we have an app (softmed) that has reports that print on paper with holes on one end and it forces the printer to print a certain way for SOME of the documents. Looking for thoughts on WHY only some printers are doing this and all are using the same driver and external jet direct boxes. thanks! Roger
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Difficulty: Moderately Easy Instructions Things You'll Need:·Wireless print server ·USB printer ·Ethernet cable ·Computer 1.Step 1 Obtain a wireless print server that is compatible with both your wireless network and your printer. While the printer’s documentation may not explicitly say that it is compatible with a print sever, many are compatible, and this can be verified by checking the website of the print server’s manufacturer. If you have a multifunction printer, only the print function will work with most wireless print servers, though a few have recently added support for scanning and the printer’s other functions.
Step 2 Read all of the documentation that came with the wireless print server. The manual will detail the specifics of the installation routine.
Step 3 Connect the printer to the wireless print server via the USB cable. Connect the print server’s Ac adapter and turn the unit on.
Step 4 Connect an Ethernet cable between the wireless print server and your computer. This will be used for the initial setup only.
Step 5 Insert the CD supplied with the print server into your CD-Rom drive. Start the software if it does not start automatically. The application will walk you through the installation process, which includes setting the unit’s IP address, setting an access password, configuring it to connect to the wireless network, installing the drivers that allow the print server to use the printer and installing the print drivers on your computers.
Step 6 Choose how your print server will be addressed. Most units are set up to use dynamic addressing by default, which means that your wireless router will assign an IP address to it. This allows the server to be easily installed on the network, but it also means that the IP address of the printer may change over time. The other option is to assign a static IP address to your print server. This option is more reliable, because the print server will always use the same IP address, making it easier for the computers to find the printer and easier to access the print server’s online configuration application. If your router has the IP address of 192.168.0.1, for instance, set the print server to something like 192.168.0.2 or 192.168.0.3, as long as another device does not use that address. Step 7
Set a password to be used to access the unit’s online configuration application.
Step 8 Configure the print server to access your wireless network. Give it the same SSID network name as your router and set it to use the same wireless channel. If encryption is used on the router, enable encryption on the print server, and enter the encryption key or password.
Step 9 Follow the instructions given by the print server’s software for installing printer drivers on the unit. Step 10 Disconnect the Ethernet cable and allow the unit to connect via the wireless network.
Step 11 Install the printing drivers on each computer that will use the printer.
Step 12 Access the print server’s online configuration application to verify all settings by entering the IP address of the unit into a web browser, using the “http://192.168.0.2” format. Enter the administrator name and password. Please come back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one so I will keep on helping.
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2. Make sure that the printer is working in direct connection with the computer.
1. Now connect the printer to the USB port of the printserver and then the Ethernet cable from the router to the Printserver Ethernet port.
2. Press the DIAGNOSTIC tool button on the printserver for 10 sec (All the lights will blink amber), you will receive a print page with Port name,Ip address of the printer and other details.
3. The ip address will be given from the router. If there is no ip address then powercycle the router, printserver and the printer. Press the diagnostic tool button again.
Configure printer port settings on XP computer:
1. Go to control panel then go to printer and faxes.
2. Right click on the printer icon go to properties.
3. Click on the ports tab on the top.
4. Click on add port.
5. Select standard TCP/IP port and click on new port.
6. Press next.
7. Enter the IP address of the print server it will show you the port (IP_ip address).
8. Press next.
9. Select the second option custom and click on settings button.
10. Select the protocol as LPR; enter the queue name as q1.
11. Select LPR byte counting enable.
12. Click on ok and press next then click on finish.
Configure printer port settings on VISTA computer:
1. Please confirm you are able to print by connecting the printer to the Vista computer directly.
2. Click Start - select Control Panel then switch it to Classic View from left side.
3. Double click on Printers & Click on 'Add a Printer'.
4. Select 'Add a local printer' & Click next.
5. Select 'Create a new port'.
6. Select 'Standard TCP/IP Port' as 'Type of port' then click 'Next'
7. Enter the IP Address of the Print Server in the 'Hostname or IP address' field.
8. Uncheck 'Query the printer and automatically select the driver to use' & Cilck next.
9. Select 'Custom' then Click on 'Settings' on the next dialogue box.
10. On the next dialogue box, select 'LPR' as the 'Protocol'.
11. Under the LPR Settings put in any name for the 'Queue Name'.
12. Check 'LPR Byte Counting Enabled' then click on OK and next.
13. Select the Manufacturer and the Model Number of the printer. If it is not available then click on 'Have Disk'. Click 'Next'.
14. Check 'Set as the default printer' and click next.
15. Try to print test page, it'll print.
These steps will help manually configure the printer port settings on the computer.
HI, Follow the steps below to reconfigure the print server:
1. Now connect the printer to the USB port of the printserver and then the ethernet cable from the router to the Printserver ethernet port. 2. Press the diagonistic tool button on the printserver for 10 sec (All the lights will blink amber), you will recieve a print page with Port name,Ip address of the printer and other details. 3. The ip address will be given from the router,If no ip address, powercycle the router, printserver and the printer. Press the diagonistic tool button again.
Step 2:- (For XP)
1. Go to control panel then go to printer and faxes. 2. Right click on the printer icon go to properties. 3. Click on the ports tab on the top. 4. Click on add port. 5. Select standard TCP/IP port and click on new port. 6. Press next. 7. Enter the IP address of the print server it will show you the port (IP_ip address). 8. Press next. 9. Select the second option custom and click on settings button. 10. Select the protocol as LPR; enter the queue name as q1. 11. Select LPR byte counting enable. 12. Click on ok and press next then click on finish.
Step 3:- (For Vista Computer):
1. Please confirm you are able to print by connecting the printer to the Vista computer directly. 2. Click Start - select Control Panel then switch it to Classic View from left side. 3. Double click on Printers & Click on 'Add a Printer'. 4. Select 'Add a local printer' & Click next. 5. Select 'Create a new port'. 6. Select 'Standard TCP/IP Port' as 'Type of port' then click 'Next' 7. Enter the IP Address of the Print Server in the 'Hostname or IP address' field. 8. Uncheck 'Query the printer and automatically select the driver to use' & Cilck next. 9. Select 'Custom' then Click on 'Settings' on the next dialogue box. 10. On the next dialogue box, select 'LPR' as the 'Protocol'. 11. Under the LPR Settings put in any name for the 'Queue Name'. 12. Check 'LPR Byte Counting Enabled' then click on OK and next. 13. Select the Manufacturer and the Model Number of the printer. If it is not available then click on 'Have Disk'. Click 'Next'. 14. Check 'Set as the default printer' and click next. 15. Try to print test page, it'll print.
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1. Make sure that the printer driver is properly installed to the computer and you can print directly connected to it. 2. Install the PSAdmin Utility to the computer. 3. Connect the print server to the router and your printer to the server. 4. Open the PSAdmin Utility and you will see the server icon at the lower portion of the window. 5. Locate the TCP/IP and click the plus (+) sign. 6. Get the IP Address of the print server and ping it. 7. Make sure that you can ping the print server.
8. Go to the Control Panel > Printers and Faxes. 9. Right-click the printer icon > Properties. 10. Ports tab > click the Add button. 11. Select Standard TCP/IP > New button beside the Cancel button 12. Next > Custom > enter the properties 13. Type the IP Address of the print server > Next 14. Select LRP and then type L1 for the queue name > OK 15. Next > Finish
Make sure that the printer is set as the default printer and online. Right-click the printer icon > Properties. Click Print Test page under the General tab.
dont' worry about what the d-link site says. its because they haven't tested it. i got my dp-301u to work fine with my hp1020 on 2 different workstations with the following steps.
1. install printer locally via usb and test. 2. create a second printer as per the dlink manual creating a port. don't worry about the name as we will delete it. 3. once created go into the properties of the 2nd printer and change the port to something local - anything will do to free up the port. 4. go into the properties of the printer that was created in step 1. and change the port to that of the print server. 5. test print. should work fine.
Yes, the GPSU21 is tested to work with Vista 32 and 64-bit Operating System. The things you need to do is listed below:
1. There's no need for you to install the CD that came with it, if the MFP Utility is already installed in another computer.
2. Get the IP Address of the GPSU21 from the computer that has the MFP Utility installed.
- Open the MFP Utility > locate TCP/IP at the lower portion of this window and click the plus (+) sign. > get the IP Address.
3. After getting the IP Address of it, go to your Windows Vista computer and ping the IP Address (just to make sure that Vista is seeing the Print Server).
- To ping, follow the steps below: - - Click the start menu and open the MS DOS Command Promt. - On the black screen, type this "ping (type the IP Address of the print server): just like this - C:WINDOWS\Desktop\Scott>ping 192.168.x.x and then hit enter.
4. Once you get ping statistics 4 packet sent; 0% loss. Then the Print Serve is communicating with Vista.
5. On you Windows Vista computer, make sure that the printer is working when directly connected to it. Because there could be a possibility that the printer driver is not properly installed that's why the server is not working.
6. On Vista, go to the Control Panel > Printers > Locate the printer icon (the one that is set as you default printer)
7. Right-click on the printer icon and then select properties > go to Ports tab.
8. Click on Add port button > select Standard TCP/IP > click on "New Port" (beside Cancel)
9. Hit next > type the IP Address of the print server. > Next
10. Click on Custom > Settings button
11. For Protocol: select LPR
12. For the Queue Name: type L1 > Click on OK > Finish.
13. Then under the printer properties, you will see the Standard TCP/IP is selected
14. Hit Apply so that the printer name would appear right next to that port > OK
15. Try printing a test page.
NOTE: After following the steps, you should be able to print using your Vista computer. I configured this print server with Vista several times and it does work with Vista.
OK, same problem, I've gotten through the solution. I can print and have the first page and last page on one side of the large sheet and the two inside pages on the other side, so that is foldable into a booklet.
I start with a 4 page (US letter sized) document I wish to print as a booklet on tabloid paper.
In the (page layout or editing program's) print dialogue, I've said print all pages, set it at 1 page per sheet, then clicked the printer properties button to open the Xerox Workcenter 7345PS option dialogue.
In the Xerox dialog on the "Paper/Output" tab, selected the larger (Tabloid, 11x17" in my case) paper size, selected 2-Sided Print. Then I select the "Layout/Watermark" tab and clicked the Booklet Layout radio button, chose "Landscape" for the Page Layout Option.
Note: I saved these settings as "Tabloid Booklet" by clicking the down-arrow to the right of "Driver Defaults" so that I could select them and not have to dial in every one of the settings whilst experimenting.
Topic 1. What do I need to connect a Macintosh to the PS110 Print Server?
A PostScript printer with a parallel interface, a Mac running MacOS 8.6, 9.x, or 10.x. (NETGEAR products are not supported for earlier versions.), and Ethernet cables to connect the Print Server to the printer, and the Print Server to your Macs, and to a router. NETGEAR's RP614 router is known to work connecting the PS110 to the Internet with Macs.
Topic 2. How do I avoid losing my network configuration when restarting my Mac?
When changing theMacOS configuration it is best to use Configurations (MacOS 8.x or 9.x) or Network Location (MacOS 10.x) settings instead of changing settings for each category (TCP/IP, AppleTalk, AirPort, etc.). That way you can be sure the changes will not be lost after rebooting.
To Create a Configuration in MacOS 8.x or 9.x
1. Open AppleTalk (or TCP/IP) from the Apple Menu in the upper left-hand corner of the screen.
2. Select File > Configurations > New Configuration.
3 . Type a meaningful name for your new configuration (e.g., NETGEAR Wireless Router).
4 . Make your changes to the AppleTalk or TCP/IP settings.
5 . When closing AppleTalk or TCP/IP choose Save Changes.
Whenever making Configuration changes for settings in MacOS 8.x or 9.x, open File > Configurations or press Command-K. Changes in Configurations are saved after rebooting.
To Create a Network Location in MacOS 10.x
1. Open the Apple Menu by clicking the Apple icon in the upper left of the screen.
2. Select System Preferences. The System Preferences window displays.
3. Click Internet & Network > Network. The Network Settings window displays.
4. If the window is locked, click the Lock icon in the lower left to unlock the Network window. (You may be asked for a username and password.)
5. Click the pull down menu next to Location at the top of the Network window.
6. Select New Location.
7. Type a name for your new location and click OK.
8. Make your changes to the TCP/IP, AppleTalk, and AirPort settings.
9. Click the Lock icon in the lower left to prevent further changes. The Apply configuration changes window displays.
10. Click Apply to keep the configuration changes for the newly-created location.
11. Close the Network window.
Topic 3. How do I connect a Mac to the PS110 Print Server?
For MacOS 8.6 and 9.x
1. Follow the instructions in the NETGEAR PS110 Installation Guide coming with the Print Server. (The CD is not needed unless you need the Reference Guide.)
2. Connect the PS110 Print Server to the PostScript printer with a parallel interface. (You cannot use non-PostScript printers with Macs on the PS110 Print Server.)
3. Connect the Print Server to the Mac.
4. Install the Printer Driver for the printer to be used with the PS110 Print Server on your Mac.
5. Open Chooser from Apple Menu.
6. Select LaserWriter 8.
7. Select the PostScript Printer to use. (This is probably the description for the PS110 Print Server and may have a name like ?PSD90335?. This name may be different on your computer.)
8. Click Setup.
9. Click Select PPD.
10. Select your printer from the Printer Descriptions list.
11. Close the Chooser.
12. Click OK. A message displays: ?You have changed your Desktop Printer.?
You can now connect to the RP614 Router Gateway, and to the Internet.
For MacOS 10.x
1. Follow the instructions in the printed NETGEAR PS110 Installation Guide coming with the Print Server. (The CD is not needed unless you need the Reference Guide.)
2. Connect the PS110 Print Server to the PostScript printer with a parallel interface. (You cannot use non-Post Script printers with the Mac and the PS110.)
3. Connect the Print Server to the Mac.
4. Install the Printer Driver for the printer you will be using with the PS110 Print Server on your Mac.
5. Open Utilities > Print Center in the MacOS 10.2 Applications folder. The Printer List appears.
6. Click Add. The Printer Selection window appears.
7. From the top of the Printer Selection window, select AppleTalk from the first pull down menu.
8. Select Local AppleTalk Zone from the second pull down menu below.
9. Click the Print Server from the list in the window. PSD90335 ? PostScript Printer in the case of this test.
10. Click the pull down Printer Model, and select the model of printer connected to your Print Server. A list of printers displays.
11. From the scrolling list select the Model Name of the printer connected to your Print Server.
12. Click Add.
13. Printer List displays with the list of printers and print servers connected to your Mac. Select the name of the Print Server from the Printer List.
14. Click Make Default.
15. Close the Printer List.
16. Open a file and try printing it.
You can now connect to the RP614 Router Gateway, and to the Internet.