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Windows 7: Local printer connection via ethernet TCP/IP

22 Mar 2010   #1
CeeGee

Windows 7
 
 
Local printer connection via ethernet TCP/IP

Hi

I am trying to set up a HP LaserJet 5000GN printer with a direct wired ethernet connection to my Samsung R519 laptop running Windows 7.

The printer is checked as compatible with Windows 7 (32 bit), I have the recommended HP Universal Driver installed and the TCP/IP port and printer TCP/IP address set up. The LAN network device is enabled. I did notice that Windows could not detect the printer during the set up routine however.

When I try to print, the document spools OK in the print queue and the port address is shown however after about a minute, a printing error is shown.

What am I doing wrong? This arrangement worked fine on my old laptop running Windows XP.

Regards

CeeGee


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22 Mar 2010   #2
brady

 

So your printer is plugged in via ethernet directly to your computer? so you have 2 nics?
Or is the printer plugged in to the router/switch via ethernet?
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23 Mar 2010   #3
CeeGee

Windows 7
 
 

Hi Brady

Yes, I have both a wireless and wired network adaptor.

CeeGee
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23 Mar 2010   #4
CeeGee

Windows 7
 
 
Connecting local printer via ethernet cable

Brady

One other thing. I get an 'Unidentified network' 'No network access' message when I plug in the ethernet cable to the laptop. Any clues here?

The network adaptor is definitely enabled.

Regards

CeeGee
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23 Mar 2010   #5
haxcid

Windows 7; Server 08; Window Home Server; Vista; XP
 
 

If I misread this then say so. But:

If you want to connect your printer VIA ETHERNET cable directly to your PC you need the following:
1. Use a Cross over ethernet cable.
2. Manaully configure your printers network settings.
3. Manually configure your PC's network settings.

To do this and make it work reliably is a lot of work when there are many other solutions out there.
Get a Parallel to USB adapter for the printer and a usb printer cord.

Newegg.com - SABRENT 5ft. USB to Parallel ( Printer IEEE 1284 ) Cable Model SBT-UPPC - Cables
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