Need to print to HP 3052 printer via ethernet cable
Well, Lincolnlager, you are dealing with computer networking, here, and although an experienced network tech may make easy work of it, it's probably a little more complicated than it would be made to look.
You are a little vague in your description, so I will address this as if you were in my retail store and I was telling you what to get and how to use it.
You'll need a router. The printer connects via ethernet to a router. Once it's connected, you'll need to know you LAN address, so that you can properly program the printer to work on it. You'll also need this information to set up the computer.
So, let's assume you have a router, something simple like Linksys, Netgear or DLink. These units use pretty standard IP addresses. let's also assume that you have your computer working through the router already. And let's assume you are using windows XP or 2000 in any of their forms. Vista is only slightly different, so even if that's what your using, you should be able to navigate through these instructions.
Start at the computer (remember, everything is connected) and RIGHT click on your NETWORK icon; which may say My Network Places then, from the menu, choose PROPERTIES.
when the window opens, RIGHT click on the icon that depicts your LAN. This may be a wireless connection, or it may just say Local Area Connection. Choose the Status option, about three down from the top.
In the STATUS window, choose the SUPPORT tab. Write down the IP Address, the Subnet Mask, and the Default Gateway address. they will probably be something very similar to 192.168.1.100; 255.255.255.0; and 192.168.1.1.
close all open windows. Now, go to the printer with this information.
The printer program will be a bit difficult. You'll have to flip through the menu options until you find Network Settings, or LAN settings or IP settings, or something like that. When you find it, you will have to program it to match your LAN.
Choose an IP address that matches your computer's IP address; excepting the last set of digits. This number makes everything on your network unique. If we are using my examples from above, and your computer is 192.168.1.100; then a good number for your printer may be: 192.168.1.10.
On the printer, make the subnet mask and the default gateway the same as they are on your computer.
IMPORTANT: when assigning the IP address to your printer, the first three sets of numbers MUST match exactly the first three sets of numbers in your computer and your default gateway. (in my example, those numbers are 192.168.1)
Assuming that these are your numbers, and that you were able to program your printer, you now go back to the computer and tell it where the printer is on the network.
Open Printers folder (either via the start menu or the control panel). Find the link that says ADD A PRINTER.
(I am assuming that you have already installed the software that came with the printer)
In the window that asks if you are installing a Network printer or a Local printer, choose LOCAL and be sure to remove the check mark that says Automatically Detect and Install.
Click next. In this window, we will move the dot to the lower choice, which says Create a New Port. In the Drop down menu, choose STANDARD TCP/IP Port and click Next
Make sure your device is turned on and click next.
In the printer or IP port Name box, type in your PRINTER's IP address, exactly as it was programmed into the printer. (in our example, it would be 192.168.1.10).
Choose next. At this point, the computer should automatically install the drivers and ask you if you want this to be the default printer. Say whatever you like. Finish when asked to finish and print a test page when asked to print a test page.
congratulations. You know do computer networking.
Jun 08, 2009 |
HP LaserJet 3052 All-In-One Printer