Firmware Version Comparison

Status

JetDirect EX Plus

JetDirect 150X

JetDirect EX Plus3

Information

(J2591A)

(J2592A)

(J2593A, J2594A))

Limited

(Firmware prior to E.05.00)

-

(Firmware prior to D.05.00)

Complete

(Firmware E.05.00 or later)

Yes

(Firmware D.05.00 or later)

Note Both locally shared and network connect configurations require the installation of the HP DeskJet 890C series printer driver on each computer that will be printing to the HP DeskJet 890C series printer.

Printer Installation in Network Environments

MS Windows 3.1 - Locally Shared

Not Supported in Windows 3.1 by the Operating System

MS Windows 3.1 - Network Connect

Setup the printer and make the cable connections to the printer server and network.

1. Install the driver by executing setup.exe either on the "Printer Software CD," "Installation Disk 1," or where the network administrator has installed it.

2. When prompted for the printer name and port, choose "HP DeskJet 890C Printer" and either "None" or the Port (LPT1:) for the port that you wish to redirect to the printer. Click OK.

3. Continue installation until complete, then restart Windows.

4. Select Printers from the Windows Control Panel, click on the HP DeskJet 890C icon, then click Connect.

5. Choose the port to which the printer is connected (for example LPT1)

6. Click Network... then select the network path for the printer. To setup the printer as a permanent network printer on the system, click the Permanent box, and click Connect.

MS Windows for WorkGroups 3.11 - Locally Shared

As the server (where the printer is directly connected to the computer)

Setup the printer, make the cable connections to the computer, and follow the procedures for installing the printer software as outlined in the Setup Card.

1. Launch "Print Manager" found in the "Main" program group.

2. Click on the HP DeskJet 890C printer, choose Printer, and Share this printer as...

3. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the sharing of the printer.

As the client (who wants to connect to the shared printer)

Follow the same steps as shown for Windows 3.1 - Network Connect.

MS Windows for WorkGroups 3.11 - Network Connect

Follow the steps shown for MS Windows 3.1 - Network Connect.

MS Windows 95 - Locally Shared

As the server (where the printer is directly connected to the computer)

l Setup the printer, make the cable connections to the computer, and follow the procedures for installing the printer software as outlined in the Setup Card.

l Share the printer. For more information on sharing the printer, refer to "Sharing your printer with other people) in MS Windows 95 Help.

As the client (who wants to connect to the shared printer)

Begin installing the printer software at the client computer with one of these methods:

'■- Install the driver by executing setup.exe either on the "Printer Software CD," "Installation Disk 1," (or where the network administrator has installed it).

0 Use the Add Printer wizard, select Network Printer, choose Browse to find the Shared Printer and then select Have Disk... to install the printer software.

1 Drag a document onto a network printer icon.

l Drag a network printer icon onto the Printers Folder.

l Double-click a network printer icon.

'•- Right-click a network printer icon and select Install.

MS Windows 95 - Network Connect

Setup the printer and make the cable connections to the print server and network.

'•- Begin installing the printer software at the client computer with one of the methods outlined above in Locally Shared, but browse to find the DeskJet 890C that is configured and connected for an HP JetDirect print server.

MS Windows NT 4.0

To install the printer software onto an MS Windows NT 4.0 system, the user must have Administrator privileges on the computer being installed.

MS Windows NT 4.0 - Locally Shared

As the server (where the printer is directly connected to the computer)

l Setup the printer, make the cable connections to your computer, and follow the procedures for installing the printer software as outlined in the Setup Card.

l Share the printer. For more information on sharing the printer, refer to "Sharing printers" and "To share your printer with other people" in MS Windows NT Help.

As the client (who wants to connect to the shared printer)

1. Install the printer software at the client computer as if for direct connect. The printer software must exist on each client PC in order for network printing to succeed. Select the HP DeskJet 890C and any LPT port when installing.

2. Follow one of these methods to select the printer at the "server":

o Select the HP DeskJet 890C in the Printers Folder, right click the mouse and select Properties. Go to the Ports tab, select Add Port, highlight Local Port, select New Port and type the name of the server followed by the name of the printer, such as \\ComputerName\\PrinterName.

'•- Or, from the Start menu, select Run..., type in the name of the server, and when the folder shows up on the computer, drag the printer icon into the Printers Folder. This creates another HP DeskJet 890C printer icon in your Printers Folder, however, you will be able to use the printer at the server.

The connection of printers and the installation of printer drivers in network configurations supported by the above mentioned operating systems are described in "Setting up your Printer on a Network" In the User's Guide.

MS Windows NT 4.0 - Network Connect

As the NT 4.0 server (where the print jobs will be spooled)

Setup the printer and make the cable connections to your computer as outlined in the Setup Card. Follow the procedures to install the printer software for a LPTx port.

0 Select the HP DeskJet 890C in the Printers Folder, right click the mouse and select Properties. Go to the Ports tab, select Add Port, and configure the type of Port Monitor you wish to use for this network printer, such as LPR Port or HP JetDirect Port.

1 Be sure to setup this printer so that it is "shared." As the client (who wants to connect to the shared printer)

l Follow the same steps as shown for Locally Shared at the client.

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