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HP 170X - JetDirect Print Server Hardware Installation Manual

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HP JetDirect
External Print
300X, 500X, 170X, EX Plus
Hardware Installation


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    J e t D i r e c t P r i n t S e r v e r s HP JetDirect External Print Servers 300X, 500X, 170X, EX Plus Hardware Installation Guide...

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    Hardware Installation Guide HP JetDirect External Print Servers...

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    WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS Hewlett-Packard Company FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. 8000 Foothills Boulevard Hewlett-Packard shall not be liable for Roseville, California errors contained herein or for incidental 95747-6588 or consequential damages in connection with the furnishing, performance or use of this material.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Contents 1 Product Overview Supported Printers, Plotters, and HP All-in-One Peripherals ........1-2 Network Management .

  • Page 7: Product Overview

    Product Overview This hardware guide covers the following Hewlett-Packard print servers: Three-Port Print Servers One-Port Print Servers HP JetDirect 500X J3265A HP JetDirect 170X J3258B HP JetDirect 500X J3264A HP JetDirect EX Plus J2591A HP JetDirect 300X J3263A These print servers send data to printers at speeds of up to 360 kilobytes per second, which is as fast or faster than many internal print servers.

  • Page 8: Supported Printers, Plotters, And Hp All-in-one Peripherals

    The HP JetDirect 300X provides connectivity to 10Base-T and 100Base-TX networks. The HP JetDirect 170X provides connectivity to 10Base-T networks. The HP JetDirect EX Plus provides connectivity to 10Base-T and 10Base2 networks. The HP JetDirect three-port print servers have three high-speed, bidirectional parallel ports (IEEE 1284) that support multiple network operating systems (NOSs).

  • Page 9: Network Management

    Network Management The HP JetDirect external print servers support the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), which enables remote printer management and troubleshooting. A standard SNMP agent resides on these print servers. Any standard SNMP-based application can be used to access and manage these print servers. Peripherals connected to an HP JetDirect external print server appear as intelligent nodes on the network and are accessible through various diagnostic utilities using the SNMP/IPX and...

  • Page 10: Components And Features

    Components and Features HP JetDirect 300X (J3263A): Bidirectional parallel port (IEEE 1284). Network port (Ethernet or Fast Ethernet): RJ-45 for 10Base-T or 100Base-TX. Test button (sends print server configuration page). 2 LEDs on front indicate LAN activity/status. 2 LEDs on back indicate 10 or 100 Mbps. HP JetDirect EX Plus (J2591A): Bidirectional parallel port (IEEE 1284).

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    HP JetDirect CD-ROM: Included with every external print server: Contains software for configuring the print server for network printing, online software and hardware manuals, and product literature. (The software on the CD is the most current at the time of release; to see if there is a later version, check Product Overview 1-5...

  • Page 12: Transmission Media

    Transmission Media IEEE 802.3 10Base2 Thin coaxial cable with BNC connector. Ethernet IEEE 802.3 10Base-T Four pairs of unshielded twisted-pair Ethernet Category 3, 4, or 5 cable with RJ-45 connector.* IEEE 802.3 100Base-TX Four pairs of unshielded twisted-pair Fast Ethernet Category 5 cable with RJ-45 connector for 10 or 100 Mbps operation.

  • Page 13: Hardware Requirements

    Hardware Requirements HP JetDirect 300X J3263A (Ethernet 10Base-T or 100Base-TX) HP JetDirect 170X J3258B (Ethernet 10Base-T) HP JetDirect EX Plus J2591A (Ethernet 10Base-T or 10Base2) HP JetDirect 500X J3265A (Ethernet 10Base-T, 100Base-TX, or 10Base2) J3264A (Token Ring): DB9 (shielded twisted- pair) or RJ-45 (unshielded twisted-pair) Printer, plotter, or Bidirectional parallel port (IEEE 1284)

  • Page 14: Leds

    LEDs On the top of the print server are Status and LAN Activity LEDs: If the And the Status Activity LED is... LED is... Then the print server is... Not receiving power. On; no LAN activity detected. Blinking On; LAN activity detected. On (Solid) Encountering a fault during self-test or operation.

  • Page 15: Switches (hp Jetdirect 300x And 500x)

    Switches (HP JetDirect 300X and 500X) The HP JetDirect 300Xand 500X Print Servers have configuration switches that should be used only if the print server fails to link on the network. The factory-default setting of all 3 switches down will suit most installations.

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    1-10 Product Overview...

  • Page 17: Hardware Installation

    Hardware Installation To install the HP JetDirect external print servers, you need to complete these steps. Verify that your printer parallel port(s) work properly. Connect the print server to the network and printer(s) and plug in the print server. Generate a configuration page from the print server. After you install the print server, the next step will be to configure it.

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    4. For the 300X or 500X Ethernet print servers (J3263A or J3265A), verify that the auto-negotiation switches are in their default positions—all down. (For other options, see page 1-9.) Figure 2.2 Hardware connections using a U.S. power module for the HP JetDirect J3265A Print Server In the following steps, the circled numbers Note...

  • Page 19: Verifying The Hardware Installation

    8. Plug the power module into the wall outlet . Since there is no power switch, the print server is switched on after you plug it in. 9. Check the LEDs on the front of print server. The Status LED should be green—either steady or blinking.

  • Page 20: Resetting To Factory Defaults

    If you want to change the detected printer language, use the LEDs and Test button to select a PDL for the configuration page. When you hold down the Test button for three seconds, the LEDs begin to cycle through four configurations, as outlined in the following table. Release the Test button when you get the right PDLs, and the configuration page will be printed.

  • Page 21: Physical Specifications

    Specifications Physical Specifications Product Width Height Depth* Weight Number J2591A 178 mm 31 mm 124 mm 269 g (7.0 in.) (1.2 in.) (4.9 in.) (0.59 lbs.) J3263A 178 mm 31 mm 112 mm 241 g (7.0 in.) (1.2 in.) (4.4 in.) (0.53 lbs.) J3264A 280 mm...

  • Page 22: Power Requirements

    Power Requirements Power Modules for J3264A and J3265A Note: If two parts are listed for one country/region, either part can be used. Country Part Num. Input Rating Output Rating Australia, New 9100-5172 230-240VAC 13 VDC @625 ma Zealand, Argentina 50 Hz 0950-3358 230-240VAC 13 VDC @800 ma...

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    Power Modules for J2591A, J3263A, and J3258B Note: If two parts are listed for one country/region, either part can be used. Country Part Num. Input Rating Output Rating Australia, New 0950-3172 230-240VAC 13 VDC @300 ma Zealand, Argentina 50 Hz 9100-5172 230-240VAC 13 VDC @625 ma...

  • Page 24: Environmental

    Environmental Operating Non-Operating Temperature 0°C to 55°C -40°C to 70°C (32°F to 131°F) (-40°F to 158°F) Relative Humidity 15% to 95% at 40°C 90% at 65°C (104°F), non-condensing (149°F) Altitude 4.6 km (@15,000 ft.) 4.6 km (@15,000 ft.) Acoustic Noise Not applicable Electromagnetic Emissions FCC part 15 Class A (U.S.A.), ICES-003 (Canada), VCCI Class 1 (in...

  • Page 25: Regulatory Statements

    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 interference and void the FCC authorization to operate this equipment.

  • Page 26: Declaration Of Conformity

    Declaration of Conformity The following Declaration complies with ISO/IEC Guide 22 and EN 45014. It identifies the product, the manufacturer's name and address, and applicable specifications recognized in the European community. B-2 Regulatory Statements...

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    Australia. This equipment complies with Australian EMC requirements. Canada. Complies with Canadian EMC Class-A requirements. Japan: VCCI Class 1. Korea: RRL Statement. Taiwan: Class A. Regulatory Statements B-3...

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    Chinese Safety Statement: B-4 Regulatory Statements...

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    ©Copyright 1999 Hewlett-Packard Company 8/99 Manual Part Number 5969-3466 *5969-3466*...

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