01-18-2011 05:58 AM
I'm having trouble connecting it to the network. 1st they (I have more than one) tell me they are set for manual configuration straight from the factory. The address is set 0.0.0.0/0. If I unplug the network cable and plug it back in, the unit tells me its in AutoIP, but looks like its timing out trying to contact the dhcp server (which is a cisco router - 2921) and giving me the 169.254.135.251 address. The swtich is a gigabit switch, but the connection is negotiating at 100TX-FD. There doesn't appear to be a utility that would allow me to manually configure the interface (which is what I really need to do.) via the USB interface. Is there any solution to this, or do we throw these back in for a different solution?
08-31-2011 02:41 PM
I don't have any experience with this particular model but think that you should be able to connect from a laptop with a crossover cable to provide DHCP and get it configured.
I don't know think it would be that difficult for a network person to do, but may be non-trivial if you aren't accustomed to using crossover cables and accessing EWS (Embedded Web Servers) on LaserJets.
The HP Network Diagnostic Utility may help you.