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Hewlett-Packard 170X - JetDirect Print Server Installation And Configuration Manual

Hp jetdirect print server 170x installation and configuration.

 
HP Jetdirect Print Server
170X Installation
and Configuration Guide

Summary of Contents

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    HP Jetdirect Print Server 170X Installation and Configuration Guide...

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    Installation and Configuration Guide HP Jetdirect 170X External Print Server...

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    Safety Considerations © Copyright 2006 Hewlett- Packard Company, LP Prior to the installation and use of this product, review all safety All rights reserved. Reproduction, markings and instructions. adaptation, or translation without prior written permission is Instruction Manual prohibited, except as allowed under Symbol: If the product is the copyright laws.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents 1. Introduction Product Overview ......1-9 Components and Features....1-9 Print Server Firmware Version .

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    3. TCP/IP Configuration Introduction ....... . . 3-25 Using BOOTP/TFTP on UNIX ....3-28 Why Use BOOTP/TFTP .

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    6. HP Jetdirect Configuration Page Messages Introduction ....... . . 6-67 A.

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  • Page 9: Product Overview, Components And Features

    Introduction Product Overview The HP Jetdirect 170X (J3258G) is an external print server that allows you to connect supported devices directly to your network. A network connection allows a device to be conveniently located for sharing by many users. In addition, it provides data throughput at network speeds.

  • Page 10: Print Server Firmware Version, Supported Network Protocols, What's Included

    Print Server Firmware Version The features described in this guide support the HP Jetdirect 170X external print server with firmware version F.08.56 or later. Supported Network Protocols HP Jetdirect 170X supported network protocols and typical network printing environments are listed below: Table 1.1 HP Jetdirect 170X Network Protocols Network Protocols...

  • Page 11: Network Printing Basics

    Network Printing Basics Networks consist of computers connected together to share information and resources, such as printers. There are two ways to share printers on a network: client-server and peer-to-peer. Peer-to-peer printing (Direct Mode) Client-server printing Server Figure 1.1 Network Printing Configurations On a client-server network, client computers send print jobs to dedicated server computers that control the use of each printer.

  • Page 12: Customer Support, Hp Support Online

    Note that both peer-to-peer and client-server printing can be used on the same network. For example, a small workgroup might use peer-to-peer printing even though it is connected to an enterprise-wide client-server network. Regardless of the network type (client-server or peer-to-peer), your computers and printers must use a common language, or “network protocol”...

  • Page 13: Hp Support By Phone, Product Accessibility

    HP Support By Phone Highly trained technicians are ready to take your call. For toll-free phone support in the USA and Canada, call HP support at: 1-800-HPINVENT (1-800-474-6836) For the most recent HP support telephone numbers and available services worldwide, visit: http://www.hp.com/support The phone numbers listed may not be toll-free.

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  • Page 15: Installation Overview

    Installation Installation Overview Figure 2.1 HP 170X Installation Hardware installation. Simply connect the 170X to the network, and connect your printer, plotter, or HP All-In-One device to the 170X using the parallel port connector. Software installation. Use printer installation software supported by your operating system to add the printer on each computer that will print directly to the printer.

  • Page 16: Install The 170x Hardware

    Install the 170X Hardware Follow the steps below to install the 170X. For technical specifications or part numbers for power modules or parallel cables, see Appendix Figure 2.2 Connecting the 170X to the LAN and Printer Connect the 170X to the network with a 10Base-T network cable. Connect the 170X to the printer with an IEEE 1284 parallel cable (Not supplied.

  • Page 17: Verify Hardware Operation

    The 170X does not have a power switch. It is turned Note on when power is connected through the power module. Plug the DC power cord from the power module into the power port. Plug the 170X power module into a wall outlet. The 170X should now be turned on.

  • Page 18: Print A 170x Configuration Page

    Print a 170X Configuration Page A configuration page shows print server status and configuration parameter settings. Verify that you can print a 170X configuration page. Press the Test button on the back of the 170X to generate a configuration page (see Figure 2.3).

  • Page 19: Settings, Configuration Tools

    If Required, Configure the 170X with Your Network Settings If your network requires that you configure network settings on the print server before you add the printer to your network systems, you can do so now using available configuration tools. However, in most cases, you can skip this section.

  • Page 20: Add The Printer To Your Network Server Or System

    Note Once the print server is configured with network parameters, the configuration values are saved and maintained even after the print server is turned off and back on again. Add the Printer to Your Network Server or System When the printer is configured for operation on your network, you can then add the printer on each computer that will send print jobs directly to the printer.

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    For Windows systems, note the following: For HP network-ready printers: Instead of using the HP Jetdirect CD-ROM, installing the printer may be easier if you use the CD- ROM supplied with your network-ready printer. HP network-ready printers provide software to install a network printer while also installing the printer drivers that work with your printer.

  • Page 22: Microsoft Windows Systems

    Microsoft Windows Systems To install the printer on a supported Windows system using the HP Jetdirect CD-ROM utility: Insert the HP Jetdirect CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive. Wait for the installation utility to start automatically. If necessary, run SETUP.EXE from the root directory of the CD-ROM.

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    Peer-to-Peer Network Printing After you have set up the printer on the first system, repeat the steps above for each additional system that will print directly to the network printer. Client-Server Network Printing After you have added the printer on the server, you will need to set up your network clients to access the printer through the server.

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  • Page 25: Introduction

    TCP/IP Configuration Introduction To operate properly on a TCP/IP network, the HP Jetdirect print server must be configured with valid TCP/IP network configuration parameters, such as an IP address. Depending on your printer and system, this can be done in the following ways: When shipped from the factory, the HP Note Jetdirect print server has no IP address.

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    Note The BOOTP daemon, bootpd, must be running on a BOOTP server that is accessible by the Jetdirect print server. By using Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP). This protocol is supported in HP-UX, Solaris, Linux, Windows and Mac OS systems. (Refer to your network operating system manuals to verify that your operating system supports DHCP.) If not configured through BOOTP/TFTP, the HP Jetdirect print server will also attempt to download its...

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    By using the arp and ping commands from your system. By setting configuration parameters using Telnet. In order to set configuration parameters, set up a Telnet connection from your system to the HP Jetdirect print server using the default IP address. The default IP address takes effect two minutes after the printer is turned on (if none of the other configuration methods have been used).

  • Page 28: Using Bootp/tftp On Unix, Why Use Bootp/tftp

    Using BOOTP/TFTP on UNIX This section describes how to configure the print server using BOOTP (Bootstrap Protocol) and TFTP (Trivial File Transfer Protocol) services on UNIX servers. BOOTP and TFTP are used to download network configuration data from a server to the HP Jetdirect print server over the network.

  • Page 29: Configuring The Bootp Server

    Ease of configuration management. Network configuration parameters for the entire network can be in one location. Ease of HP Jetdirect print server configuration. Complete network configuration can be automatically downloaded each time the print server is powered on. Systems That Use Network Information Service (NIS) If your system uses NIS, you may need to rebuild the NIS map with the BOOTP service before performing the BOOTP...

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    For a description of entries, see “TFTP Configuration File Entries“. Configuration parameters retrieved via TFTP are optional. Note HP recommends that the BOOTP server be located on the same subnet as the printers it serves. BOOTP broadcast packets may not be forwarded by routers unless the routers are properly configured.

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    Note that the configuration data contains “tags” to identify the various HP Jetdirect parameters and their settings. The tags are identified in the following table. Table 3.1 Bootptab File Tags nodename The name of the peripheral. This name identifies an entry point to a list of parameters for a specific peripheral.

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    A colon (:) indicates the end of a field, and a backslash (\) indicates that the entry is continued on the next line. Spaces are not allowed between the characters on a line. Names, such as host names, must begin with a letter and can contain only letters, numbers, periods, or hyphens.The underline character (_) is not allowed.

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    # Example of an HP Jetdirect TFTP Configuration File # Allow only Subnet 192.168.10 access to peripheral. # Up to four ‘allow’ entries can be written via TFTP. # Up to 10 ‘allow’ entries can be written via SNMP. # ‘allow’ may include single IP addresses. allow: 192.168.10 255.255.255.0 # Disable Telnet...

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    Table 3.2 describes parameters that may be included in the TFTP configuration file. Table 3.2 TFTP Configuration File Parameters (1 of 3) ews-config: Enables or disables the embedded web server on the HP Jetdirect print server. To enable, set to 1. To disable, set to 0. idle-timeout: The number of seconds that an idle print data connection is allowed to remain open.

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    Table 3.2 TFTP Configuration File Parameters (2 of 3) location: Identifies the physical location of the printer (SNMP sysLocation object). Only printable ASCII characters are allowed. The maximum length is 64 characters. The default 1st floor, south location is undefined. (Example: wall contact: ASCII character string that identifies the person who...

  • Page 36: Using Dhcp

    Table 3.2 TFTP Configuration File Parameters (3 of 3) telnet: If set to 0, this parameter instructs the print server not to allow incoming Telnet connections. To regain access, change the setting in the TFTP configuration file and power cycle the print server, or cold reset the print server to factory default values.

  • Page 37: Unix Systems

    If the Jetdirect print server and BOOTP/DHCP Note server are located on different subnets, IP configuration may fail unless the routing device supports “BOOTP Relay” (allows the transfer of BOOTP/DHCP requests between subnets). UNIX Systems For more information on setting up DHCP on UNIX systems, see the bootpd man page.

  • Page 38: Windows Systems

    Windows Systems HP Jetdirect print servers support IP configuration from a Windows DHCP server. This section describes how to set up a pool, or “scope,” of IP addresses that the Windows server can assign or lease to any requester. When configured for BOOTP/ DHCP operation (factory default), the HP Jetdirect print server makes a request to the DHCP server for its IP configuration when the print server is turned on.

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    Windows 2000 Server/Server 2003 To set up a DHCP scope on a Windows 2000 server, perform the following steps: 1. Run the Windows DHCP manager utility. Windows 2000: Click Start, select Settings and Control Panel. Open the Administrative Tools folder and run the DHCP utility.

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    Note If subnetting is used, the subnet mask defines which portion of an IP address specifies the subnet and which portion specifies the client device. 7. If applicable, enter the range of IP addresses within the scope to be excluded by the server. Then click Next. 8.

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    10. You have successfully set up the DHCP scope on this server. Click Finish to close the wizard. 11. Configure your printer with a reserved IP address within the DHCP scope: a. In the DHCP tree, open the folder for your scope and select Reservations.

  • Page 42: Enabling Or Disabling Dhcp

    Enabling or Disabling DHCP If you do not want your HP Jetdirect print server configured via DHCP, you must reconfigure the print server to use a different configuration method: 1. You can use your Web browser to access the embedded Web server on the print server to choose the configuration method or to modify TCP/IP parameters.

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    If the DHCP configuration state is changed Note from disabled to enabled, the print server assumes it should acquire its configuration information from a DHCP server. This means that when the session is completed or the print server is reset, the TCP/IP protocol for the print server is re-initialized and all current configuration information is deleted.

  • Page 44: Using Rarp

    Using RARP This subsection describes how to configure the print server using the Reverse Address Resolution Protocol (RARP) on UNIX and Linux systems. This setup procedure enables the RARP daemon running on your system to respond to a RARP request from the HP Jetdirect print server and to supply the IP address to the print server.

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    6. Edit the /etc/hosts file to add your designated IP address and node name for the HP Jetdirect print server. For example: 192.168.0.1 laserjet1 7. Edit the /etc/ethers file (/etc/rarpd.conf file in HP- UX 10.20) to add the LAN hardware address/station address (from the configuration page) and the node name for the HP Jetdirect print server.

  • Page 46: Using The Arp And Ping Commands

    Using the arp and ping Commands You can configure an HP Jetdirect print server with an IP address using an ARP (Address Resolution Protocol) command from a supported system. The protocol is not routable, that is, the workstation from which the configuration is made must be located on the same network segment as the HP Jetdirect print server.

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    To configure a Jetdirect print server, use the following commands. Depending on the system, the LAN hardware address requires a specific format. From a system command prompt (Windows): arp -s <IP address> <LAN hardware address> ping <IP address> From a UNIX command prompt: arp -s <IP address>...

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    Note Once the IP address has been set on the print server, additional arp and ping commands will be ignored for configuration. Once the IP address is configured, arp and ping cannot be used for configuration unless the print server is reset to factory values.

  • Page 49: Using Telnet

    Using Telnet This subsection describes how to configure the print server using Telnet. Note To use Telnet commands with the HP Jetdirect print server, a route must be available from your workstation to the print server. Simplistically, this means that there must be a match between the network identification of your system to that of the HP Jetdirect print server.

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    CAUTION Using Telnet to change dynamically-configured Jetdirect print servers (for example, using BOOTP, RARP, DHCP), may result in a static configuration depending on the parameter being changed. To set configuration parameters, you must set up a Telnet connection from your system to the HP Jetdirect print server. 1.

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    Any time during the Telnet session you can type Note ? then press Enter to view available configuration parameters, the correct command format, and a list of additional commands to display. To print current configuration information, type / then press Enter. The Present Config field in the Telnet Note Configuration menu describes how the...

  • Page 52: Telnet Configuration Parameter Examples

    4. At the Telnet prompt “>” type: parameter: value then press Enter, where parameter refers to the configuration parameter you are defining, and value refers to the definitions you are assigning to that parameter. See Table for examples on assigning configuration parameters.

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    Table 3.3 Telnet Configuration Parameter Examples (1 of 2) IP Address where ip identifies the parameter Parameter and 192.168.10.1 specifies the 192.168.10.1 Example address for the printer. By typing this parameter, you can overwrite the IP address used to make the Telnet connection with one you have selected.

  • Page 54: Using Telnet To Erase The Existing Ip Address

    Table 3.3 Telnet Configuration Parameter Examples (2 of 2) Banner Page (1 enables, 0 disables) banner: 1 Parameter Example Set Community where set-cmnty-name identifies set-cmnty- Name Example the parameter and my_network name: specifies the name you want to set. my_network The Set Community Name parameter is a network management security mechanism that enables...

  • Page 55: Using The Embedded Web Server

    This procedure resets all TCP/IP parameters, Note but only affects the TCP/IP subsystem. After this has been done the print server should be power cycled. Parameters for other subsystems such as IPX/SPX (Novell NetWare) or AppleTalk are not affected. Using the Embedded Web Server You can set IP parameters on HP Jetdirect print servers that support the embedded web server.

  • Page 56: Moving To Another Network

    Moving to Another Network When moving an HP Jetdirect print server that is configured with an IP address to a new network, make sure that the IP address does not conflict with addresses on the new network. You may change the IP address of the print server to one that can be used on the new network, or erase the current IP address and configure another address after you are installed on the new network.

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    Embedded Web Server Each HP Jetdirect 170X print server contains an embedded web server that can be accessed through a supported web browser on an intranet. The embedded web server provides access to configuration and management pages for the HP Jetdirect print server and the attached peripheral device.

  • Page 58: Compatible Web Browsers, Supported Hp Web Jetadmin Version

    Web browser. In general, the embedded Web server can be used with Web browsers that support HTML 4.01 and cascading style sheets. Hewlett-Packard tests a number of current and older browsers using a variety of systems. In general, we recommend using the following browsers: Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or greater...

  • Page 59: Viewing The Embedded Web Server

    Viewing the Embedded Web Server Before you can use the embedded web server, the HP Jetdirect print server must be configured with an IP address. There are many ways to configure an IP address on the print server. You can automatically configure IP parameters over the network using BootP (Bootstrap Protocol) or DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) each time the printer is turned on.

  • Page 60: Special Features, Operating Notes

    Special Features HP Jetdirect 170X print servers provide scanning capabilities for selected HP All-in-One peripherals. When connected to a supported peripheral, a Scan button provides you with access to the scanning feature. For more information, click the “?” icon on the Scan page. If your printer has been discovered through HP Web Jetadmin 8.0 (or later), the embedded web server on the Jetdirect print server will provide a link to HP Web Jetadmin...

  • Page 61: The 170x Configuration Page

    Troubleshooting This chapter describes how to diagnose and correct problems associated with the HP Jetdirect 170X print server. To troubleshoot the 170X, you will need the following items: Your printer’s user guide A 170X configuration page Online help files provided with HP management software The diagnostics tools and utilities provided with your network software (such as Novell’s PCONSOLE or NWADMIN utilities) Note...

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    Figure 5-1 HP 170X Configuration Pages 5-62 Troubleshooting ENWW...

  • Page 63: Selecting A Configuration Page Pdl

    The HP 170X configuration page is divided into the following sections: Section Description Troubleshooting Information HP Jetdirect Firmware revision number, type of network product (Ethernet), LAN hardware address, port selection information type, and manufacturing identification number. Print server status Overall print server status, such as error messages or an I/O CARD READY message.

  • Page 64: Resetting Configuration To Factory Defaults

    For PDL Status LED Activity LED HP PCL (default) ASCII Postscript HP-GL2 Release the Test button when the desired PDL is indicated. Resetting Configuration to Factory Defaults Once you configure the HP Jetdirect 170X, the configuration settings are retained in memory unless you manually reset them to factory defaults.

  • Page 65: Troubleshooting Steps, Verify The Printer Works Properly, Verify The 170x Hardware Works Properly

    Troubleshooting Steps Follow these overall steps to diagnose and resolve the problem: Verify the printer works properly. Verify the 170X hardware works properly. Verify that you can print to the printer when it’s attached directly to a PC. Verify the printer works properly Print a printer self-test page (see your printer documentation) to make sure the printer works properly.

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    HP Jetdirect Configuration Page Messages Introduction This chapter describes the messages, network statistics, and status that can be printed on a Jetdirect configuration page. These messages include configuration information and error messages for each network operating system. The configuration information for individual networks is listed in the following tables: Table —...

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    Table 6.1 HP Jetdirect Product Information Message Description HP JETDIRECT Identifies the HP Jetdirect print server model JXXXXX number. FIRMWARE REVISION: The firmware revision number of the HP Jetdirect X.XX.XX print server currently installed in the printer (for example, F.08.56). LAN HW ADDRESS: The 12-digit hexadecimal network address of the XXXXXXXXXXXX...

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    Table 6.2 General HP Jetdirect Messages (1 of 13) Message Description ARP DUPLICATE IP The ARP layer has detected another node on ADDRESS the network using the same IP address as the HP Jetdirect print server. Extended error information below this message shows the hardware address of the other node.

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    Table 6.2 General HP Jetdirect Messages (2 of 13) Message Description CF ERR - MISSING A line in the TFTP configuration file was missing a PARAM required parameter. CF ERR - TRAP LIST The TFTP configuration file specified too many trap EXCEEDED destination list entries using the “trap-destination:”...

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    Table 6.2 General HP Jetdirect Messages (3 of 13) Message Description ERR NEGOTIATING A failure was detected when selecting the buffer size BUFFER SIZE to be used when reading print data from the file server. This may indicate a network problem. When the HP Jetdirect print server is configured for multiple file servers, the error is only displayed on the configuration page if none of the file servers was...

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    Table 6.2 General HP Jetdirect Messages (4 of 13) Message Description INVALID SYSLOG The syslog server IP address specified for the ADDRESS HP Jetdirect print server (through BOOTP) is an invalid IP address for specifying a single node. INVALID TRAP DEST One of the SNMP trap (Trap PDU) destination IP ADDRESS addresses specified for the HP Jetdirect print server...

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    Table 6.2 General HP Jetdirect Messages (5 of 13) Message Description LAN ERROR- The HP Jetdirect print server is incorrectly connected EXTERNAL to your network or is defective. Make sure your LOOPBACK HP Jetdirect print server is correctly attached to your network.

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    Table 6.2 General HP Jetdirect Messages (6 of 13) Message Description LAN ERROR-RETRY There is a problem with your network cabling or FAULTS external network configuration. Check the network cables and connections. Verify operation of the hub or switch port. LAN ERROR- There may be a problem with your network cabling or TRANSMITTER OFF...

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    Table 6.2 General HP Jetdirect Messages (7 of 13) Message Description NDS ERR: CANNOT Cannot locate the file server on the network. The READ Q HOST server may not be running at this time or a communications problem may exist. NDS ERR: CHANGE Cannot modify the print server password to the value PSSWD FAILED...

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    Table 6.2 General HP Jetdirect Messages (8 of 13) Message Description NDS ERR: The print queue object cannot be located in the UNRESOLVED QUEUE specified NDS context. NDS PRINT OBJ The list of print queues assigned to the printer objects QUEUE LIST ERROR cannot be located.

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    Table 6.2 General HP Jetdirect Messages (9 of 13) Message Description PASSWORD ERROR The HP Jetdirect print server detected that the password for the NetWare print server object is wrong. Use the PCONSOLE utility to erase the password for the print server object. When the HP Jetdirect print server logs on again, it sets a new password.

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    Table 6.2 General HP Jetdirect Messages (10 of 13) Message Description READY The HP Jetdirect print server has successfully connected to the server and is awaiting data. RECEIVE BUFFER Run the power-on self-test: turn the print server off, ERROR then on again. If the error persists, replace the HP Jetdirect print server.

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    Table 6.2 General HP Jetdirect Messages (11 of 13) Message Description TURN PRINTER OFF/ This message may appear after you upgrade to a new version of firmware. When this message appears, turn the print server off, then back on to enable any new functionality that was recently downloaded.

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    Table 6.2 General HP Jetdirect Messages (12 of 13) Message Description UNABLE TO FIND The HP Jetdirect print server was unable to find the SERVER NetWare print server (Remote Printer mode) or file server (Queue Server mode). (There was no response to service queries for advertising print servers or file servers that matched the configured print server or file server name.)

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    Table 6.2 General HP Jetdirect Messages (13 of 13) Message Description UNABLE TO SET A failure was detected when the HP Jetdirect print PASSWORD server tried to set the password for the print server object. (Whenever the HP Jetdirect print server is able to log in without a password, it sets the password automatically.) This indicates a networking or security problem.

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    Table 6.3 Network Statistics (2 of 2) Message Description TOTAL PACKETS Total number of frames (packets) received by the RCVD: HP Jetdirect print server without error. This includes broadcast, multicast packets, and packets specifically addressed to the print server. This number does not include packets specifically addressed to other nodes.

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    Table 6.4 IPX/SPX (NetWare) Configuration Messages (1 of 2) Message Description IPX/SPX STATUS: Indicates the current IPX/SPX protocol status. DISABLED indicates that IPX/SPX was manually disabled. READY indicates the HP Jetdirect print server is awaiting data. INITIALIZING indicates that the print server is registering the node address or name.

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    Table 6.4 IPX/SPX (NetWare) Configuration Messages (2 of 2) Message Description NETWORK The first column (NETWORK) indicates the network XXXXXX number associated with the protocol frame type for FRAME TYPE communication between server and printer. Unless a XXXXX specific frame type has been manually configured, the RCVD print server automatically determines the protocol frame XXXX...

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    Table 6.6 TCP/IP Configuration Messages (1 of 2) Message Description TCP STATUS: Current TCP status. DISABLED: Indicates that TCP/IP was manually disabled. READY: Indicates the HP Jetdirect print server is awaiting data. INITIALIZING: Indicates that the print server is searching for the BOOTP server, or trying to get the configuration file through TFTP.

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    Table 6.6 TCP/IP Configuration Messages (2 of 2) Message Description SYSLOG SERVER: Marks the IP address of the syslog server configured on the print server. NOT SPECIFIED indicates no syslog server has been configured, or the syslog server IP address is zero. IDLE TIMEOUT: The timeout value expressed in seconds after which the print server closes an idle TCP print data...

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    Table 6.7 SNMP Messages Message Description SNMP SET CMTY Indicates whether or not an IP SNMP set community NAME: name has been configured for the print server. This NONE or SPECIFIED parameter is omitted when the print server is configured from the printer's control panel. NONE indicates that the print server will not accept any SNMP community names for SetRequests.

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  • Page 89: Specifications, Supported Networks

    Specifications and Regulatory Statements Specifications Supported Networks HP J3258G Jetdirect 170X Print Server supports Ethernet or IEEE 802.3 Type 10Base-T networks using unshielded twisted-pair cable and RJ-45 connectors. It requires a 10Base-T network hub or concentrator that supports link beat (link test pulse) signals.

  • Page 90: Hardware

    Hardware Physical Specifications Product Width Height Depth* Weight Number J3258G 180 mm 33 mm 115 mm 224 g (7.09 in.) (1.3 in.) (4.53 in.) (0.49 lbs.) *Measurement includes any protrusions, such as connectors. Connections Network RJ-45 connector. Complies with Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 Port* Type 10Base-T standards.

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    Power Modules Location Power Power Cord Adapter* Assembly** USA and Canada, 0957-2228 None Latin America 110-120 Vac (except as noted 0957-2229 8121-1023 below) Latin America 220-240 Vac (except as noted 0957-2229 8121-1015 below), Continental Europe (except as noted below), South Korea Denmark 0957-2229 8121-1011...

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    Environmental Parameter 170X Operating 170X Non-Operating Temperature 0 °C to 55 °C -40 °C to 70 °C (32 °F to 131 °F) (-6 °F to 158 °F) Relative Humidity 15% to 95% at 40 °C 90% at 65 °C (149 °F) (104 °F) non-condensing Altitude...

  • Page 93

    Accessories This product requires a parallel cable compatible with IEEE 1284. Optional cables available from HP are listed below. HP parallel 2.0 meter parallel cable (36-pin C2950A cables Centronics male to DB25 male) (IEEE 1284 3.0 meter parallel cable (36-pin C2951A compatible) Centronics male to DB25 male)

  • Page 94: Regulatory Statements

    Caution Pursuant to Part 15.21 of the FCC Rules, any changes or modifications to this equipment not expressly approved by the Hewlett-Packard Company, may cause harmful interference and void the FCC authorization to operate this equipment. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the...

  • Page 95

    Regulatory Model Identification Number For regulatory identification purposes, this product is assigned a Regulatory Model Number. The Regulatory Model Number for your product is RSVLD-0605. This regulatory number should not be confused with the marketing name (HP Jetdirect 170X) or product number (J3258G). European Community This equipment complies with CISPR22/EN55022 Class A.

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    Korea RRL Taiwan Class A A-96 Specifications and Regulatory Statements ENWW...

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    This Limited Warranty applies only to authentic HP-branded hardware products sold by or leased from Hewlett-Packard Company, its worldwide subsidiaries, affiliates, authorized resellers, or authorized country/region distributors.

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    state to state, or province to province. 7. HP’s limited warranty is valid in any country/region or locality where HP has a support presence for this product and where HP has marketed this product. The level of warranty service you receive may vary according to local standards. HP will not alter form, fit or function of the product to make it operate in a country/region for which it was never intended to function for legal or regulatory reasons.

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    LOCAL WARRANTY STATEMENTS Australia and New Zealand For consumer transactions in Australia and New Zealand: The warranty terms contained herein except to the extent lawfully permitted, do not exclude, restrict, or modify and are in addition to the mandatory statutory rights applicable to the sale of this product to you. ENWW Warranty Service B-99...

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    B-100 Warranty Service ENWW...

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    Incompatible Peripherals Even though they provide a standard parallel port, several kinds of HP printers are not supported for Jetdirect networking on traditional networks due to incompatibility or lack of necessary features. Graphical Device Interface (GDI) printers, also called host- based printers, are not supported.

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    Due to the variety of both HP and non-HP printers that support parallel-port connections, the use of HP Jetdirect print servers for network connectivity and access to printer features is not assured. To enhance the chances of success, note the following: The printer software and driver must be usable over a network.

  • Page 103: Requirements

    FTP Printing FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a basic TCP/IP connectivity utility to transfer data between systems. FTP printing is a way to use FTP to send print files from a client system to an HP Jetdirect-connected printer. In an FTP printing session, the client connects and sends a print file to the HP Jetdirect FTP server which in turn passes the print file to the printer.

  • Page 104: Print Files, Using Ftp Printing, Ftp Connections

    Print Files The HP Jetdirect FTP server transfers print files to the printer but does not interpret them. For proper printing, print files must be in a language recognized by the printer (such as PostScript, PCL, or unformatted text). For formatted print jobs, you must first print to a file from your application using the driver for the selected printer, then transfer the print file to the printer through an FTP session.

  • Page 105: Ftp Login

    Data Connection A second connection, a data connection, is created each time a file is transferred between the client and the FTP server. The client controls the creation of a data connection by issuing the commands that require a data connection (such as FTP ls, dir or put commands).

  • Page 106: Ending The Ftp Session, Commands

    If login is successful, a message “230” will be displayed on the client system. In addition, the available HP Jetdirect ports for printing will be displayed. For an example of a successful login, “Example of an FTP Session.” Ending the FTP Session To end an FTP session, type quit or bye.

  • Page 107

    Table D.1 User Commands for HP Jetdirect FTP Server Command Description <filename> specifies the file to send to the put <filename> selected HP Jetdirect print server port. The complete command is: put <filename> <port#> where <port#> is port1 and is the default port. Configures an FTP binary (image) file transfer.

  • Page 108: Example Of An Ftp Session

    Connected to 192.168.10.1 220 JD FTP Server Ready Name (192.168.10.1:root): Deke 331 Username OK, send identity (email name) as password. Password: 230- Hewlett-Packard J3258G FTP Server Version 1.0 Directory: Description: ----------------------------- PORT1 (default) Print to port 1 (HP LaserJet 4000) Ready to print to PORT1 230 User logged in.

  • Page 109

    Index arp command 3-46 DATE MANUFACTURED 6-68 ARP DUPLICATE IP ADDRESS 6-69 Defaults Restoring 5-64 DHCP Enabling or disabling 3-42 BABBLE ERROR 6-69 NACK 6-70 BAD BOOTP REPLY 6-69 SERVER 6-86 BAD BOOTP TAG SIZE 6-69 UNIX systems 3-37 BAD PACKETS RCVD 6-82 Using 3-36 BOOTP 3-28 Windows servers 3-38...

  • Page 110

    IPX/SPX RETRANS 6-82 FAIL RESERVING PRINTER NUM 6- STATUS 6-83 FIRMWARE REVISION 6-68 FRAMING ERROR 6-71 LAN ERROR ERRORS RCVD 6-82 AUTO REMOVAL 6-72 FTP printing BABBLE 6-72 Commands D-106 CONTROLLER CHIP 6-72 Example D-108 EXTERNAL LOOPBACK 6-73 Exiting D-106 INFINITE DEFERRAL 6-73 How to D-104 INTERNAL LOOPBACK 6-73...

  • Page 111

    NO QUEUE ASSIGNED 6-76 NODE NAME 6-83 NOSs, supported 1-10 AUTHENTICATION ERROR 6- NOT CONFIGURED 6-76 NOVRAM ERROR 6-76 CONNECTION STATE ERROR 6-74 PRINT OBJ QUEUE LIST ERROR 6-76 Operating Systems, supported 1- PRINT SERVER NAME ERROR OUT OF BUFFERS 6-76 6-76 OVERFLOW ERROR 6-76 PRINTER OBJ NOTIFY ERR 6-...

  • Page 112

    RARP, using 3-44 UNABLE TO READY 6-78 ATTACH TO QUEUE 6-79 RECEIVE BUFFER ERROR 6-78 CONNECT TO SERVER 6-79 RETRY ERROR 6-78 FIND SERVER 6-80 GET NDS SRVR ADDR 6-80 LOGIN 6-80 SENSE NET NUMBER 6-80 SNMP GET CMTY NAME 6-87 SET PASSWORD 6-81 SNMP SET CMTY NAME 6-87 UNDERFLOW ERROR 6-81...

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