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HP LaserJet 5200 Series Printers - Input/Output (I/O) Configuration
This document describes how to configure certain network parameters on the printer.
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.
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.
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
Setting the subnet mask
Setting the default gateway
Disabling network protocols (optional)
By factory default, all supported network protocols are enabled. Disabling unused protocols has the following benefits:
To disable IPX/SPX
NOTE: Do not disable this protocol in Windows-based systems that print to the printer through IPX/SPX.
To disable AppleTalk
To disable DLC/LLC
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.