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HP LaserJet 5200 Series Printers - Input/Output (I/O) Configuration

Introduction

This document describes how to configure certain network parameters on the printer.

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Parallel configuration

The printer supports network and parallel connections at the same time. A parallel connection is made by connecting the printer to the computer using a bidirectional parallel cable (IEEE-1284 compliant) with a connector plugged into the printer parallel port. The cable can be a maximum of 10 meters (30 feet) long.

When used to describe a parallel interface, the term bidirectional indicates that the printer is able to both receive data from the computer and send data to the computer through the parallel port. While the parallel interface provides backwards compatibility, a USB or network connection is recommended to optimize performance.

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Parallel port
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Parallel connector

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USB configuration

The printer supports a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port. The USB cable can be a maximum of 5 meters (15 feet) long.

Connecting the USB cable

Plug the USB cable into the printer. Plug the other end of the USB cable into the computer.

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USB port
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USB connector

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Network configuration

You might need to configure certain network parameters on the printer. You can configure these parameters from the printer control panel, the embedded Web server, or for most networks, from the HP Web Jetadmin software.

For a complete list of supported networks and for instructions on configuring network parameters from software, see the HP Jetdirect Embedded Print Server Administrator’s Guide. The guide comes with printers in which an HP Jetdirect embedded print server is installed.

Manually configuring TCP/IP parameters from the control panel

Use manual configuration to set an IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway.

Setting an IP address

  1. Press Menu.

  2. Press the Down Arrow ( ) button to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE, and then press the checkmark () button.

  3. Press the Down Arrow ( ) button to highlight I/O, and then press the checkmark () button.

  4. Press the Down Arrow ( ) button to highlight EMBEDDED JETDIRECT, and then press the checkmark () button.

  5. Press the Down Arrow ( ) button to highlight TCP/IP, and then press the checkmark () button.

  6. Press the Down Arrow ( ) button to highlight MANUAL SETTINGS, and then press the checkmark () button.

  7. Press the Down Arrow ( ) button to highlight IP Address:, and then press the checkmark () button.

  8. Press the Up Arrow ( ) button or the Down Arrow ( ) button arrow to increase or decrease the number for the first byte of the IP address.

  9. Press the checkmark () button to move to the next set of numbers. (Press the Back Arrow ( ) button to move to the previous set of numbers.)

    NOTE: To cycle through the numbers more quickly, hold down the arrow button.
  10. Repeat steps 8 and 9 until the correct IP address is complete, and then press the checkmark () button to save the setting.

  11. Press Menu to return to the Ready state.

Setting the subnet mask

  1. Press Menu.

  2. Press the Down Arrow ( ) button to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE, and then press the checkmark () button.

  3. Press the Down Arrow ( ) button to highlight I/O, and then press the checkmark () button.

  4. Press the Down Arrow ( ) button to highlight EMBEDDED JETDIRECT, and then press the checkmark () button.

  5. Press the Down Arrow ( ) button to highlight TCP/IP, and then press the checkmark () button.

  6. Press the Down Arrow ( ) button to highlight MANUAL SETTINGS, and then press the checkmark () button.

  7. Press the Down Arrow ( ) button to highlight SUBNET MASK, and then press the checkmark () button.

  8. Press the Up Arrow ( ) button or the Down Arrow ( ) button arrow to increase or decrease the number for the first byte of the subnet mask.

  9. Press the checkmark () button to move to the next set of numbers. (Press the Back Arrow ( ) button to move to the previous set of numbers.)

  10. Repeat steps 8 and 9 until the correct subnet mask is complete, and then press the checkmark () button to save the subnet mask.

  11. Press Menu to return to the Ready state.

Setting the default gateway

  1. Press Menu.

  2. Press the Down Arrow ( ) button to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE, and then press the checkmark () button.

  3. Press the Down Arrow ( ) button to highlight I/O, and then press the checkmark () button.

  4. Press the Down Arrow ( ) button to highlight EMBEDDED JETDIRECT, and then press the checkmark () button.

  5. Press the Down Arrow ( ) button to highlight TCP/IP, and then press the checkmark () button.

  6. Press the Down Arrow ( ) button to highlight MANUAL SETTINGS, and then press the checkmark () button.

  7. Press the Down Arrow ( ) button to highlight DEFAULT GATEWAY, and then press the checkmark () button.

  8. Press the Up Arrow ( ) button or the Down Arrow ( ) button arrow to increase or decrease the number for the first byte of the default gateway.

  9. Press the checkmark () button to move to the next set of numbers. (Press the Back Arrow ( ) button to move to the previous set of numbers.)

  10. Repeat steps 8 and 9 until the correct default gateway is complete, and then press the checkmark () button to save the default gateway.

  11. Press Menu to return to the Ready state.

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Disabling network protocols (optional)

By factory default, all supported network protocols are enabled. Disabling unused protocols has the following benefits:

  • Decreases printer-generated network traffic

  • Prevents unauthorized users from printing to the printer

  • Provides only pertinent information on the configuration page

  • Allows the printer control panel to display protocol-specific error and warning messages

To disable IPX/SPX

NOTE: Do not disable this protocol in Windows-based systems that print to the printer through IPX/SPX.
  1. Press Menu.

  2. Press the Down Arrow ( ) button to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE, and then press the checkmark () button.

  3. Press the Down Arrow ( ) button to highlight I/O, and then press the checkmark () button.

  4. Press the Down Arrow ( ) button to highlight EMBEDDED JETDIRECT, and then press the checkmark () button.

  5. Press the Down Arrow ( ) button to highlight IPX/SPX, and then press the checkmark () button.

  6. Press the checkmark () button to select ENABLE.

  7. Press the Down Arrow ( ) button to highlight OFF, and then press the checkmark () button.

  8. Press Menu to return to the Ready state.

To disable AppleTalk

  1. Press Menu.

  2. Press the Down Arrow ( ) button to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE, and then press the checkmark () button.

  3. Press the Down Arrow ( ) button to highlight I/O, and then press the checkmark () button.

  4. Press the Down Arrow ( ) button to highlight EMBEDDED JETDIRECT, and then press the checkmark () button.

  5. Press the Down Arrow ( ) button to highlight APPLETALK, and then press the checkmark () button.

  6. Press the checkmark () button to select ENABLE.

  7. Press the Down Arrow ( ) button to highlight OFF, and then press the checkmark () button.

  8. Press Menu to return to the Ready state.

To disable DLC/LLC

  1. Press Menu.

  2. Press the Down Arrow ( ) button to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE, and then press the checkmark () button.

  3. Press the Down Arrow ( ) button to highlight I/O, and then press the checkmark () button.

  4. Press the Down Arrow ( ) button to highlight EMBEDDED JETDIRECT, and then press the checkmark () button.

  5. Press the Down Arrow ( ) button to highlight DLC/LLC, and then press the checkmark () button.

  6. Press the checkmark () button to select ENABLE.

  7. Press the Down Arrow ( ) button to highlight OFF, and then press the checkmark () button.

  8. Press Menu to return to the Ready state.

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Enhanced I/O (EIO) configuration

NOTE: If you are adding a print server to the base model, additional printer memory might be required.

The enhanced input/output (EIO) slot holds compatible accessory devices, such as the HP Jetdirect print server network cards or other devices. Plugging an EIO network card into the slot increases the number of network interfaces available to the printer.

HP Jetdirect EIO print servers

HP Jetdirect print servers (network cards) can be installed in EIO slots. These cards support multiple network protocols and operating systems. HP Jetdirect print servers facilitate network management by allowing you to connect a printer directly to your network at any location. HP Jetdirect print servers also support the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), which provides network managers with remote printer management and troubleshooting through the HP Web Jetadmin software.

NOTE: Configure the card either through the control panel, the printer installation software, or with HP Web Jetadmin software. Refer to the HP Jetdirect print server documentation for more information.

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