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HP Color LaserJet, Business Inkjet, and LaserJet Printers - Configuring TCP/IP through the Front Control Panel

Introduction

The HP Jetdirect print server can be configured with Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) addresses from most printers that have a control panel. The address can be changed from the default TCP/IP (usually 192.0.0.192 or 169.254.x.x) or from any previous configuration by following the steps below. Take note of the following:
  • There are at least two styles of printer control panels - "Classic" and "Flex". Classic control panels typically have Menu and Item buttons; Flex control panels have a check mark button and arrow buttons and/or a numeric keypad.

    While this complicates things in an environment with many different types of HP printers, the basic navigation concepts apply: the HP Jetdirect configuration is usually found on a "configuration' menu and since it is an I/O port on the printer, usually on an I/O or EIO menu. The submenus are also typically the same - items for the various protocols will be available as well as items for features such as DHCP release/renew, security features, etc. Some printers can print a Menu Map to show what is available.

  • If the printer, such as the HP LaserJet 2200 or the HP Color LaserJet 2500, does not have a front-control panel, the HP Jetdirect can be configured using it's embedded web server. Print a Configuration page to find the IP address, then type the IP address in a web browser as you would a URL.

  • The HP Jetdirect can usually be reset to factory defaults (cold reset) by turning off the printer, holding the GO or ONLINE button on the front-control panel of the printer, then turning on the printer while continuing to hold the button on the control panel for at least five seconds.

  • To enter the TCP/IP configuration menu on some printers, change the CFG NETWORK= menu item to YES, and press the SELECT to put an asterisk next to YES.

    The CFG NETWORK= item is a toggle, not a permanent setting. Changing it to YES allows the settings to be changed at that time. It will appear as CFG NETWORK = NO each time this menu is accessed.

Below is a list of configurable TCP/IP parameters and steps to configure them using the front panel. Each family of printers groups the steps.

Basic Configurable TCP/IP parameters

The following TCP/IP parameters can be configured using the front panel of the printer. The different models and firmware revisions of HP Jetdirect print servers have different capabilities and therefore different menus. Also, some menu items will only appear if the HP Jetdirect is connected to the network and configured (e.g., by DHCP) therefore the list of items below are not what you supposed to have available; rather, it is a description of those menu items that you might see on your particular printer:

  • Config Method: Allows you to choose between the available configuration methods for IP addresses (DHCP, BOOTP, etc.)

    BootP= (Yes/No). Uses BOOTP or DHCP, which automatically downloads configuration data over the network. The default setting is YES to use BOOTP or DHCP for configuration. Change this to NO to use the front-panel configuration.

  • DHCP=(Yes/No). Uses DHCP, which automatically downloads configuration data over the network. The default setting is YES to use DHCP for configuration. Change this to NO to use the front-panel configuration.

  • Auto IP= (Yes/No). For firmware versions x.25.xx or newer. If you choose BOOTP=NO* and DHCP=NO*, you can choose AUTO IP=YES* to have a link-local default IP address of 169.254.x.x assigned automatically.
  • Manual: (Yes/No). Allows the IP address to be configured using the front panel of the printer.
  • DHCP Release. Only if the HP Jetdirect is configured by DHCP, this menu item will appear to release the IP address.
  • DHCP Renew. Only if the HP Jetdirect is configured by DHCP, this menu item will appear to renew or the IP address.
  • Host Name. Allows the host name to be entered in using the front panel of the printer. This only appears on certain printers with certain firmware and HP Jetdirect print servers with x.24.06 or newer firmware. Basically if the option isn't on the menu, the printer/print server combination does not have it available.
  • Secure Web or Web= (HTTP/HTTPS). Sets the type of protocol used to access the embedded web server of the HP Jetdirect.
  • IP address (four bytes). This is usually seen on the front panel as IP BYTE. For example: If the IP address is 192.0.0.192, then IP byte 1 = 192, IP byte 2= 0, IP byte 3 = 0, and IP byte 4 = 192.

  • Subnet mask (four bytes). This is usually seen on the front panel as SM BYTE. Example: If the subnet mask address is 255.255.255.0, then IP byte 1 = 255, IP byte 2= 255, IP byte 3 = 255, and IP byte 4 = 0.

  • Syslog server IP address (four bytes). This is usually seen on the front panel as LG BYTE. Example: If the syslog IP address is 192.30.40.192, then IP byte 1 = 192, IP byte 2= 30, IP byte 3 = 40, and IP byte 4 = 192. If no syslog server is on the network, each byte should be left at zero. A syslog server is a server on the network that runs a syslog daemon and is used to receive syslog messages. This may be useful in identifying error conditions.

  • Default gateway (four bytes). This is usually seen on the front panel as GW BYTE. Example: If the Gateway IP address is 192.0.0.192, then IP byte 1 = 192, IP byte 2= 0, IP byte 3 = 0, and IP byte 4 = 192.

  • Timeout=. Sets the TCP connection timeout (in seconds).

    NOTE: To be sure the TCP/IP settings are saved on the HP Jetdirect print server in HP LaserJet printers, press GO or ONLINE when finished with the configuration. Then print a Configuration page to verify the changes.

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HP LaserJet 4100 MFP series printers

  1. Press the Menu button.

  2. Press the Down Arrow to find Configure Device.

  3. Choose Configure Device.

  4. Press the check mark button.

  5. Choose I/O.

  6. Press the check mark button.

  7. Press the EIO (1 or 2) Jetdirect Menu.

  8. Press the check mark button.

  9. Choose TCP/IP.

  10. Press the check mark button.

  11. Choose Configuration Method.

  12. Press the check mark button.

  13. Choose Manual.

  14. Press the check mark button.

  15. Select Manual Settings.

  16. Choose IP address.

  17. Press the check mark button.

  18. Enter IP address with keypad.

  19. Press the check mark button.

  20. Choose Subnet Mask.

  21. Press the check mark button.

  22. Enter Subnet Mask with keypad.

  23. Press the check mark button.

  24. Choose Default Gateway.

  25. Press the check mark button.

  26. Enter Default Gateway with keypad.

  27. Press the check mark button.

  28. If needed, select the Idle Timeout and Syslog Server the same way.

  29. When finished configuring, use the Left Arrow button to return to the main menu.

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HP LaserJet 9000 MFP series printers

Use the touch screen of the 9000 MFP where instructions read "press."

  1. Press the Menu tab on the touch screen.

  2. Press the Down Arrow repeatedly to find Configure Device.

  3. Press the Configure Device.

  4. Press the Down Arrow to find I/O.

  5. Press I/O.

  6. Press EIO (1 or 2) Jetdirect Menu.

  7. Press TCP/IP.

  8. Press Configuration Method.

  9. Press Manual.

  10. Press IP address.

  11. Enter IP address with keypad.

  12. Press OK.

  13. Press Subnet Mask.

  14. Enter Subnet Mask with keypad.

  15. Press OK.

  16. Press Default Gateway.

  17. Enter Default Gateway with keypad.

  18. Press OK.

  19. If needed, select the Idle Timeout and Syslog Server using the same pattern.

  20. When finished configuring, press the Exit button to return to the main menu.

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HP LaserJet 9000 and 9050 series printers

To configure TCP/IP parameters from the control panel, use the following instructions:

  1. Press the (check mark).

  2. Press the (Up arrow) or (Down arrow) to scroll to CONFIGURE DEVICE menu and press the (check mark).
  3. Press the (Up arrow) or (Down arrow) to scroll to I/O.
  4. Press the (check mark).
  5. Press the (Up arrow) or (Down arrow) to scroll to EIO 1,2 OR 3 (if installed).
  6. Press the (check mark).
  7. Press EIO 1,2 OR 3.

  8. Choose TCP/IP.

  9. Press the (check mark).
  10. Choose Configuration Method.

  11. Press the (check mark).
  12. Choose Manual Settings.

  13. Press the (check mark).
  14. Choose IP address.

  15. Press the (check mark).
  16. Enter the IP address with the keypad. Press the check mark to move between the IP octets.

  17. Press the (check mark).
  18. Choose Subnet Mask.

  19. Press the (check mark).
  20. Enter Subnet Mask with the keypad.

  21. Press the (check mark).
  22. Choose Default Gateway.

  23. Press the (check mark).
  24. Enter Default Gateway with the keypad.

  25. Press the (check mark).
  26. If needed, select the Idle Timeout and Syslog Server using the same pattern.

  27. When finished configuring, use the Left Arrow to return to the main menu.

Use the table below to find the variables to be configured manually.

Configure Device Menu Item
Options
Values
Explanation
TCP/IP
ENABLE
ON
OFF
Selects whether the TCP/IP is enabled (ON) or disabled (OFF).
CONFIG METHOD
BOOTP
DHCP
AUTO IP
MANUAL
Selects whether the TCP/IP configuration parameters are set automatically or configured using the EIO menu.
MANUAL SETTINGS
IP ADDRESS n, n, n, n
The unique IP address of the printer, where n is a value from 0 to 255.
SUBNET MASK m, m, m, m
The subnet mask for the printer, where m is a value from 0 to 255.
SYSLOG SERVER n, n, n, n
The IP address of the syslog server used to receive and log syslog messages.
DEFAULT GATEWAY n, n, n, n
The IP address of the gateway or router used for communications with other networks.
IDLE TIMEOUT or TIMEOUT
The timeout value (in seconds) after an idle TCP print data connection is automatically closed. The default value is 270 seconds. 0 disables the timeout.

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HP LaserJet 2300, 2400, 4200, 4250, 4300, 4350, and Color LaserJet 4600, 4650, 5500, 5550, and 9500 printers, and HP Business Inkjet 3000 series printers

To configure TCP/IP parameters from the control panel, use the following instructions:

  1. Press (check mark).
  2. Press (Up arrow) or (Down arrow) to scroll to CONFIGURE DEVICE menu and press (check mark).
  3. Press (Up arrow) or (Down arrow) to scroll to I/O,Press (check mark).
  4. Press (Up arrow) or (Down arrow) to scroll to EIO 1, 2, OR 3 (if installed) or Embedded Jetdirect Menu, Press (check mark).
  5. Press (Up arrow) or (Down arrow) to scroll to TCP/IP, press (check mark).
  6. Choose Config Method, Press (check mark).
  7. Choose Manual,Press (check mark).
  8. Choose Manual Settings,Press (check mark).
  9. Press (Up arrow) or (Down arrow) to scroll to IP address, press (check mark).
  10. Enter first octet of IP address using Up and Down buttons.

  11. Press (check mark). Repeat Steps 10 and 11 for second, third, and fourth octets.
  12. Choose Subnet Mask. Press (check mark).
  13. Enter first octet of Subnet Mask using Up and Down buttons.

  14. Press (check mark). Repeat Steps 13 and 14 for second, third, and fourth octets.
  15. Choose Default Gateway. Press (check mark).
  16. Enter first octet of Default Gateway using Up and Down buttons.

  17. Press (check mark). Repeat Steps 16 and 17 for second, third, and fourth octets.
  18. If needed, select the Idle Timeout and Syslog Server using the same pattern.

  19. When finished configuring, use the Left Arrow to return to the main menu.

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HP LaserJet 4000, 4050, 4100, 4500, 4550, 5Si, 5SiMX, 5000, 5100, 8500, 8550, 8000, 8150 printers, HP 2500c Professional series, HP Business Inkjet 2200, 2250, and 2600 printers

To configure TCP/IP parameters from the control panel, use the following instructions:

  1. Press the MENU button until HP MIO 1 (or 2), or HP EIO 1 (or 2) appears.

  2. Press the ITEM button until CFG NETWORK = NO appears.

  3. Press the PLUS or VALUE button until CFG NETWORK = YES appears.

    NOTE: The CFG NETWORK = XXX (XXX being YES or NO) is a toggle, not a permanent setting. Changing it to YES allows the settings to be changed at that time. It will appear as CFG NETWORK = NO each time this menu is accessed.
  4. Press SELECT or RESUME.

  5. Press ITEM repeatedly until CFG TCP/IP = NO appears.

  6. Press the PLUS or VALUE button until CFG TCP/IP = YES appears.

    NOTE: The CFG TCP/IP = XXX (XXX being YES or NO) is a toggle, not a permanent setting. Changing it to YES allows the settings to be changed at that time. It will appear as CFG TCP/IP = NO each time this menu is accessed.
  7. Press SELECT or RESUME.

  8. Press the ITEM repeatedly until BOOTP = YES* appears.

  9. Press the PLUS or VALUE button until BOOTP = NO appears.

    NOTE: When using BootP or DHCP, keep the setting BOOTP = YES *. The BootP or DHCP server will configure the TCP/IP parameters on the HP Jetdirect. No other TCP/IP configuring is necessary.
  10. Press SELECT or RESUME.

    The following two steps apply to the HP Jetdirect 610n cards only:

    1. DHCP=YES appears.

    2. Press the PLUS or VALUE button until DHCP = NO appears.

      NOTE: When using DHCP, keep the setting DHCP = YES *. The DHCP server will configure the TCP/IP parameters on the HP Jetdirect. No other TCP/IP configuring is necessary.
  11. Press SELECT or RESUME.

  12. Press ITEM until IP BYTE 1 = (value*) appears.

  13. Press the PLUS or VALUE button, until the desired value of the first byte of the IP address appears. By pressing and holding the PLUS or VALUE button, the value will scroll rapidly (HP LaserJet 4000, 5000, and 8000 printers have a MINUS button to decrease the value).

  14. Press SELECT or RESUME to save the value.

  15. Press ITEM to continue. Repeat Steps 11-13 to configure the remaining bytes of the IP address.

  16. Repeat Steps 11-13 to configure the subnet mask bytes (SM BYTE 1=), syslog server IP address (LG BYTE 1=), default gateway (GW BYTE 1=), and timeout (TIMEOUT=).

  17. Press ONLINE, GO or MENU. Print a self-test page to verify the IP settings.

  18. If the test page does not show the correct settings, power cycle the printer and reprint the test page.

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HP Officejet D series and Officejet 7100 series

  1. Press MENU, then 8. The display will read: Network Setup, followed by the Jetdirect menu.

  2. When the Jetdirect menuappears, press ENTER.

  3. The display will read: Cfg network: 1=yes 2=no. Press 1.

  4. The display will read: IPX on/off. Press ENTER.

  5. The display will read: DLC/LLC on/off. Press ENTER.

  6. The display will read: TCP/IP on/off. This is on by default.

  7. The display will read: Atalk on/off. Press ENTER.

  8. The display will read: Config TCP/IP: 1=yes, 2=no Select one of the following:

    • To configure TCP/IP, Press 1.

    • If you do not wish to configure TCP/IP, Press 2. Then go to Step 15.

  9. The display will read: BOOTP on/off. Press the RIGHT ARROW to select OFF Press ENTER.

  10. The display will read: DHCP on/off. Press the RIGHT ARROW to select OFFPress ENTER.

  11. The display will read: IP:0.0.0.0 or the current IP address. If this is not a valid IP address for the network or the IP address needs to be changed go to Step 12.

  12. Enter the IP address using the keypad, then press ENTER. The LEFT ARROW keys allow you to go back and delete the previous entry. The RIGHT ARROW allows you to go forward to make the next entry.

  13. The display will read: Subnet mask: 255.0.0.0 or the current Subnet Mask. If this is not a valid Subnet Mask, go to Step 14.

  14. Enter the Subnet Mask using the keypad, then press ENTER. The LEFT ARROW keys allow you to go back and delete the previous entry. The RIGHT ARROW allows you to go forward to make the next entry.

  15. The display will read: Default Gateway 0.0.0.0 or the current default gateway. If this is not a valid Default Gateway, then go to Step 16.

  16. Enter your Default Gateway value using the keypad, then press ENTER. The LEFT ARROW key allows you to go back and delete the previous entry. The RIGHT ARROW allows you to go forward to make the next entry.

  17. The display will read: Syslog: 0.0.0.0 or the current Syslog server. If there is no Syslog server on the network, then press ENTER. If there is a Syslog server on the network, then go to Step 18.

  18. Enter the Syslog server using the keypad, then press ENTER. The LEFT ARROW keys allow you to go back and delete the previous entry. The RIGHT ARROW key you to go forward to make the next entry.

  19. The display will read: Timeout 270 or the current idle timeout. If the Timeout does not need to be changed, then press ENTER. If the Timeout does need to be changed, then go to Step 20.

  20. Enter the Timeout value using the keypad, then press ENTER. The LEFT ARROW keys allow you to go back and delete the previous entry. The RIGHT ARROW allows you to go forward to make the next entry.

  21. The display will read: Cfg link 1=yes, 2=no

    • If the link speed does not need to be changed, then select 2 and press ENTER.

    • If the link speed does need to be changed, then continue to Step 22.

  22. To configure the 10/100 Link speed, Press 1. The following options will appear:
    • AUTO

    • 10T HALF

    • 10T FULL

    • 100TX HALF

    • 100TX FULL

    Press the RIGHT ARROW to select the correct setting for your network, then press ENTER.

    The display will read: Settings saved 1=yes, 2=no.

    To save settings select 1, then press ENTER.

    If you do not wish to save settings select 2, then press ENTER.

  23. The configuration is complete.

  24. Print another configuration page from the print server and confirm the settings by pressing the test button located on the Jetdirect 200x module.

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HP LaserJet 4, 4 Plus, 4V, 4Si, and 5 series and HP Color LaserJet printers

To configure TCP/IP parameters from the control panel, use the following instructions:

  1. Press MENU, repeatedly, until one of the following messages appears on the control panel:

    HP LaserJet printer type
    Control panel message
    HP LaserJet 4 and 4m printers:
    AUX IO MENU
    HP LaserJet 4 Plus, 4m Plus, 4v, 4mv:
    MIO MENU
    HP LaserJet 5/5n/5m and the original Color LaserJet:
    HP MIO MENU
    HP LaserJet 4Si/4Si MX:
    MIO MENU 1 or MIO MENU 2
  2. Press ITEM. CFG NETWORK=NO* will appear.

  3. Press the PLUS button once. CFG NETWORK=YES* will appear.

  4. Press ENTER or SELECT.

  5. Press ITEM repeatedly until CFG TCP/IP=NO* appears.

  6. Press the PLUS button. CFG TCP/IP=YES* will appear.

  7. Press ENTER or SELECT.

  8. Press ITEM until BOOTP=YES* appears.

  9. Press the PLUS button. BOOTP=NO will appear.

    • When using BootP or DHCP, keep the setting BOOTP=YES*.

    • The BootP or DHCP server will configure the TCP/IP parameters on the HP Jetdirect.

    • No other TCP/IP configuring is necessary.

  10. Press ENTER or SELECT.

  11. Press ITEM. IP BYTE 1 = (value) will appear.

  12. Press the PLUS button until the value of the first byte of the IP address appears on the control-panel display. By pressing SHIFT and the PLUS button, the value will decrease.

  13. Press ENTER or SELECT.

  14. Press ITEM to continue. Repeat Steps 11-13 to configure the remaining bytes of the IP address.

  15. Repeat Steps 11-13 to configure the subnet mask bytes (SM BYTE 1=), syslog server IP address (LG BYTE 1=), default gateway (GW BYTE 1=), and timeout (TIMEOUT=).

  16. Press ONLINE. Print a self-test page to verify the IP settings.

  17. If the test page does not show the correct settings, power cycle the printer and reprint the test page.

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HP LaserJet IIISi printer

To configure TCP/IP parameters from the control panel, use the following instructions:

  1. Hold down the MENU button, until PCL Config MENU or PS Config MENU briefly appears on the control panel followed by SYS=HP-PCL* or SYS=POSTSCRIPT*.

  2. Press MENU until CFG NETWORK = NO* appears.

  3. Press the PLUS button. CFG NETWORK = YES appears.

  4. Press ENTER.

  5. Press MENU until CFG TCP/IP=NO* appears.

  6. Press the PLUS button. CFG TCP/IP = YES will appear.

  7. Press ENTER.

  8. Press MENU. BOOTP=YES will appear.

  9. Press the PLUS button. BOOTP = NO appears (When using BootP or DHCP, keep the setting BOOTP = YES *. The BootP or DHCP server will configure the TCP/IP parameters on the HP Jetdirect. No other TCP/IP configuring is necessary).

  10. Press ENTER.

  11. Press MENU. IP BYTE 1 = (value) appears.

  12. Press the PLUS or MINUS button until the desired value of the first byte of the IP address appears on the control panel display.

  13. Press ENTER.

  14. Press MENU to continue. Repeat Steps 11 - 13 to configure the remaining bytes of the IP address.

  15. Repeat Steps 11 - 13 to configure the subnet mask bytes (SM BYTE 1=), syslog server IP address (LG BYTE 1=), default gateway (GW BYTE 1=), and timeout (TIMEOUT=).

  16. Press the ONLINE button. Print a self-test page to verify the IP settings.

  17. If the test page does not show the correct settings, power cycle the printer and reprint the test page.

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HP LaserJet II and III series printers

HP LaserJet II and III series printers do not have a control panel menu for configuring a HP Jetdirect print server. BootP must be used to assign TCP/IP addresses to these print servers.

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