What You Need
HP printer with an available EIO slot.
We assume that you have an HP EIO printer that is operating
properly. Use the documentation supplied with your printer to
assemble and test the printer.
A working network with an available network connection, and
network cables with RJ-45 connectors.
We assume that you have a working network and an available
network connection for your printer. A working network consists
of multiple computers that can share files and other resources
with each other over the network cables.
For Windows systems, the printer's software driver.
When using the CD-ROM supplied with your network-ready
printer, the network installation software includes the driver.
When using the HP Jetdirect CD-ROM to install a network
printer, you will need to obtain the driver. You can obtain your
printer driver from one of the following sources:
the printing system CD-ROM supplied with your printer
HP's support Web site:
the automated driver download feature of the HP installation
wizard on the HP Jetdirect CD-ROM. (If you have Internet
access, the printer installation software on the HP Jetdirect
CD-ROM can automatically download and install the printer
For other systems, see the software installation tools summary
The HP installation wizard requires a printer driver
file with the appropriate extension (*.inf) to
complete the installation. The applicable drivers
are commonly referred to as the "Add Printer"
drivers, or the "Corporate User" printer drivers.