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HP Printer wired network setup fails

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#1 techgeek127


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Posted 26 July 2013 - 10:12 AM

I'm attempting to set up an HP2420 32 bit printer on my network with a cat5e cable. I have all WinXP pro PCs. I previously always attached this printer to a PC but I want this one on the LAN now. I googled the steps but still can't see the printer. Here's what I did...

--print an HP2420 configuration page with jet direct page IP address

--add printer wizard

--choose "local install" option and create a port.

--use the dropdown list for a TCP/IP port ,

--then use that IP address

--got to the manufacturer's list page choose "have disk" and browse to my driver.

--highlight one of the files there and click ok and follow through with the rest of the steps


That IP address doesn't look like my normal IPs. I had planned to use before I read the google blog, but using fails also.


And as always someone wants to use it yesterday. I'm self taught on systems since this is only part of my job, but I'm a good monkey if it's explained.


Thanks for any help


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#2 GodfatherKing


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Posted 26 July 2013 - 10:41 AM

Provide network settings:


  • Go to start, start cmd ,then enter into the command prompt ipconfig/all
    • Note down the IP-address and the gateway address. Post into your next reply.
    • Go to your routers configuration panel (mostly the gateway address example:
    • Login into your router.
    • Check DHCP range.
  • Please download MiniToolBox , save it to your desktop and run it.

    Checkmark the following checkboxes:

                 ​List IP configuration

If you have received help from me and I don't have respond to you for almost >= 3 days, send me a Private Message.  :hello:

#3 techgeek127

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 09:21 AM

Godfatherking: Thanks for the tips. My server guy stopped by yesterday. I was failing to find the printer because I bought it on ebay and the IP address was set for someone else's LAN. Got it figured out now. By the way I like that minitoolbox so I got something else from this I didn't expect. Thanks again!

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