I understand how to determine the IP address of the HP CP1518ni using the front panel.
Can I simply use a crossover cable to connect the printer directly to the laptop? Once connected, I should be able to manually set the IP address to anything I want to. Then I can use the Add Printer command to select the driver
and make a port assignment (not sure how to do this).
Can I use a crossover cable instead of a switch? Is there such a thing as a single port switch?