Using the Printer on a Network

The printer can be shared in a network environment by connecting it directly to a network via an optional HP JetDirect external print server or by using printer sharing methods available in Windows. For information about installation and setup of HP JetDirect print servers, refer to your HP JetDirect Hardware and Software Installation Guides.

Note

The HP JetDirect external print server connects via the parallel port to the printer. The USB port will not work if a printer is connected to the network. Some print driver features do not work on a network printer. For example, the printer is unable to retrieve printer status messages over the network, such as checking ink levels, or reporting paper jams.

Connecting to an External Print Server

Figure 2.6 Connecting to an External Print Server

For Windows Users

If you have already installed the printer software and you want to connect to a JetDirect port:

1 Insert the HP JetDirect CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive.

2 Select the option to install JetAdmin and follow the instructions on the screen.

3 Select HP 1220C Printer in the Printers folder.

4 Click the right mouse button and select Properties.

5 Click Details and then click Add Port.

6 Select a new JetDirect port and assign it to the printer.

7 Click OK.

For Macintosh Users

Note Use an HP JetDirect 300X or 500X external print server on a Macintosh

(ethernet) network or a mixed Macintosh and PC network environment.

If you have already installed the printer software and you want to connect to a JetDirect port:

1 Insert the HP JetDirect CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive.

2 Select the option to install JetAdmin and follow the instructions on the screen.

Visit the world wide web at hp.com/go/mac-connect for more information about Macintosh solutions.

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