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[nycphp-talk] OT: Need help with XP and HP LaserJet 2200

Phillip Powell phillip.powell at adnet-sys.com
Wed Jun 30 10:55:09 EDT 2004


Chris Bielanski wrote:

>I know I'm lowering the signal ratio of the list with this one ;)
>  
>

Jag forstar inte det!! HUH?? Signal Ratio?  Dude, I'm a web guy!  You're 
talking over my head so much I'll have to start using $50 apologetic 
phrases like "Ontological" in response.

>I was merely trying to point out that after all this, you should check the
>physical connections to that device. If they appear solid, connect a
>different printer in its place and see if the same problem exists.
>  
>

There are no physical connections apart from the printer being connected 
to the router like all of the PCs.  The connections are solid and the 
"bad" machines can ping the printer IP.  They just can't print, not even 
a test page.  And there is no "different printer", we're a very tiny 
company and have only one printer.

I'm taking this off-list now to avoid further off-topic threading 
diversion issues.

Phil

>I'll take it off-list if more help is desired.
>
>Thanks,
>Chris Bielanski
>Web Programmer, 
>International Trademark Association,
>1133 Avenue of the Americas, 33rd Floor
>New York, NY 10036
>+1 (212) 642-1745, f: +1 (212) 768-7796
>mailto:cbielanski at inta.org, www.inta.org  
>INTA -- 125 Years of Excellence
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>
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>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Phillip Powell [mailto:phillip.powell at adnet-sys.com]
>>Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 2004 10:30 AM
>>To: NYPHP Talk
>>Subject: Re: [nycphp-talk] OT: Need help with XP and HP LaserJet 2200
>>
>>
>><obstrepidous_XML_indecipherable_rant>HUH????</obstrepidous_XM
>>L_indecipherable_rant>
>>
>>Man can you folk please speak either English or Swedish?
>>
>>Phil
>>
>>Chris Bielanski wrote:
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>>><pedant>
>>>Troubleshooting Step #1: Connections, connections, connections.
>>></pedant>
>>>
>>>:)
>>>
>>>Thanks,
>>>Chris Bielanski
>>>Web Programmer, 
>>>International Trademark Association,
>>>1133 Avenue of the Americas, 33rd Floor
>>>New York, NY 10036
>>>+1 (212) 642-1745, f: +1 (212) 768-7796
>>>mailto:cbielanski at inta.org, www.inta.org  
>>>INTA -- 125 Years of Excellence
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> 
>>>
>>>      
>>>
>>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>>From: Phillip Powell [mailto:phillip.powell at adnet-sys.com]
>>>>Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 2004 10:21 AM
>>>>To: NYPHP Talk
>>>>Subject: Re: [nycphp-talk] OT: Need help with XP and HP LaserJet 2200
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>Bill, see below, thanx!
>>>>
>>>>Kamm, William R (Bill), ALABS wrote:
>>>>
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>>>>>Here is how I set mine up on my home network:
>>>>>
>>>>>1. Assign the printer an IP address.  For example, 
>>>>>          
>>>>>
>>192.168.1.___.  I
>>    
>>
>>>>>can't help you with this, you need to look that up in the manual.
>>>>>
>>>>>
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>>>>>          
>>>>>
>>>>We've already done that step a long time ago as a matter of 
>>>>fact.  I was 
>>>>able to even view the webpage generated by opening a browser 
>>>>and putting 
>>>>in the IP for the printer on the "good" and "bad" machines.
>>>>
>>>>   
>>>>
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>>>>
>>>>>2. Click Start --> Settings --> Printers and Faxes, then 
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>>>>>
>>Add Printer.
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>>>>>3. Click Next on the first wizard page.
>>>>>
>>>>>4. This is where Microsoft screwed up.  DON'T click the "Network
>>>>>printer" radio button.  Instead, click "Local printer 
>>>>>     
>>>>>
>>>>>          
>>>>>
>>>>attached to this
>>>>   
>>>>
>>>>        
>>>>
>>>>>computer".  Yeah, it makes no sense at all, but it works.  
>>>>>     
>>>>>
>>>>>          
>>>>>
>>>>Uncheck the
>>>>   
>>>>
>>>>        
>>>>
>>>>>"Automatically detect" checkbox, and click Next.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>     
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>>>>>          
>>>>>
>>>>All of the other PCs are set up this way already for 
>>>>configuration with 
>>>>the printer.
>>>>
>>>>   
>>>>
>>>>        
>>>>
>>>>>5. Select the "Create a new port" radio button, and select 
>>>>>          
>>>>>
>>"Standard
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>>>>>TCP/IP Port" from the dropdown list.  Click Next.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>     
>>>>>
>>>>>          
>>>>>
>>>>Actually, that port had already existed.  For good measure 
>>>>        
>>>>
>>I deleted 
>>    
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>>>>that port and recreated it entering the IP address (see Step 7).
>>>>
>>>>   
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>>>>        
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>>>>>6. As the next screen says, make sure the printer is powered 
>>>>>     
>>>>>
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>>>>>
>>>>on and is
>>>>   
>>>>
>>>>        
>>>>
>>>>>on the network.  Click Next.
>>>>>
>>>>>7. Type in the IP address, and the port name will be automatically
>>>>>filled in.  Click Next.
>>>>>
>>>>>8. After that, just follow the prompts to find your 
>>>>>          
>>>>>
>>printer from the
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>>>>>list, assign it a name, and print a test page.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>     
>>>>>
>>>>>          
>>>>>
>>>>Bill, I did all of that last night, to no avail.  It would 
>>>>        
>>>>
>>still not 
>>    
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>>>>print when set up this way; even though the other machines 
>>>>were set up 
>>>>exactly in this format to a tee and can print, the 2 other machines 
>>>>could not.  I had managed to connect to a network printer using the 
>>>>network domain workgroup name and it worked until this morning - no 
>>>>explanation whatsoever, it just stopped working!
>>>>
>>>>   
>>>>
>>>>        
>>>>
>>>>>Bill
>>>>>
>>>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>>>From: talk-bounces at lists.nyphp.org 
>>>>>     
>>>>>
>>>>>          
>>>>>
>>>>[mailto:talk-bounces at lists.nyphp.org]
>>>>   
>>>>
>>>>        
>>>>
>>>>>On Behalf Of Phillip Powell
>>>>>Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 2004 10:01 AM
>>>>>To: NYPHP Talk
>>>>>Subject: Re: [nycphp-talk] OT: Need help with XP and HP 
>>>>>          
>>>>>
>>LaserJet 2200
>>    
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>>>>>It's attached via RJ45 Ethernet.  And the company is 
>>>>>          
>>>>>
>>getting someone 
>>    
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>>>>>else to do it apparently at this point.  I had it working 
>>>>>          
>>>>>
>>last night 
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>>>>>whereby I was able to add them to the network workgroup 
>>>>>     
>>>>>
>>>>>          
>>>>>
>>>>(rather, re-add 
>>>>   
>>>>
>>>>        
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>>>>>them) and then was able to print; somehow, they can't 
>>>>>          
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>>print anymore.
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>>
>>>>>Phil
>>>>>
>>>>>Kamm, William R (Bill), ALABS wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>     
>>>>>
>>>>>          
>>>>>
>>>>>>How is the printer attached?  Ethernet?  USB?  
>>>>>>       
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>>>>Parallel/Centronix?  If 
>>>>   
>>>>
>>>>        
>>>>
>>>>>>it is networked (RJ45 Ethernet), configuration is not that 
>>>>>>       
>>>>>>
>>>>>>            
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>>>>simple.  If 
>>>>   
>>>>
>>>>        
>>>>
>>>>>>you follow the print wizard, you will go wrong.  Let me 
>>>>>>       
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>>>>>>            
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>>>>know, maybe I 
>>>>   
>>>>
>>>>        
>>>>
>>>>>>can help.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>Bill
>>>>>>
>>>>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>>>>From: talk-bounces at lists.nyphp.org 
>>>>>>[mailto:talk-bounces at lists.nyphp.org]
>>>>>>On Behalf Of Phillip Powell
>>>>>>Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2004 7:40 PM
>>>>>>To: NYPHP Talk
>>>>>>Subject: [nycphp-talk] OT: Need help with XP and HP LaserJet 2200
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>Sorry, I've turned to everyone I know, and everyone I know 
>>>>>>       
>>>>>>
>>>>>>            
>>>>>>
>>>>knows Linux
>>>>   
>>>>
>>>>        
>>>>
>>>>>>now (including me) and not XP.  Barring reconfiguring 
>>>>>>       
>>>>>>
>>>>>>            
>>>>>>
>>>>everything to RH 
>>>>   
>>>>
>>>>        
>>>>
>>>>>>(dream, but not reality):
>>>>>>
>>>>>>We have two new XP-enabled machines here at work and 
>>>>>>       
>>>>>>
>>>>>>            
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>>>>neither will print
>>>>   
>>>>
>>>>        
>>>>
>>>>>>using our existing HP LaserJet 2200 Series PCL 6.  I 
>>>>>>            
>>>>>>
>>downloaded the 
>>    
>>
>>>>>>proper drivers from http://www.hp.com and attempted several 
>>>>>>reinstallations of printers, to no avail.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>Each time it will attempt to print, only to time out and throw a
>>>>>>timeout-related error each time it tries to print: "The 
>>>>>>       
>>>>>>
>>>>>>            
>>>>>>
>>>>document has 
>>>>   
>>>>
>>>>        
>>>>
>>>>>>failed to print".
>>>>>>
>>>>>>Has anyone out there had experience working with both XP and HP 
>>>>>>LaserJet
>>>>>>
>>>>>>printers? I am on a serious time crunch and have to have this 
>>>>>>configured
>>>>>>
>>>>>>by morning and I'm stuck!
>>>>>>
>>>>>>Help!
>>>>>>
>>>>>>Thanx
>>>>>>Phil
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
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>>>>>     
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>>>>>          
>>>>>
>>>>-- 
>>>>--------------------------------------------------------------
>>>>-------------------
>>>>Phil Powell
>>>>Multimedia Programmer
>>>>BPX Technologies, Inc.
>>>>#: (703) 709-7218 x107 
>>>>Fax: (703) 709-7219
>>>>
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>>Phil Powell
>>Multimedia Programmer
>>BPX Technologies, Inc.
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>>Fax: (703) 709-7219
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Phil Powell
Multimedia Programmer
BPX Technologies, Inc.
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