Printing on an HP LaserJet 4050 over Ethernet?
Posted 01 October 2007 - 11:59 AM
We have the proper drivers and I've gotten Guten Print so I know the printer is supported.
Does anyone know how to do this? Is it actually even possible? He's got OS X 10.4.10, the MacBook is only a few months old and I've installed the latest version of Guten Print.
Posted 01 October 2007 - 01:12 PM
A couple things to check:
If you want to print using AppleTalk, make sure AppleTalk is enabled in your Network Preference Pane (if on a wireless network, you may have to bridge the network rather than create a separate internal network).
Print the configuration page on the printer (Information->Configuration Page). See if it shows that AppleTalk is enabled.
You could also try printing via TCP/IP by giving the printer a static IP and using the IP Printer option in the Print Setup Utility.
For configuring the printer, you could use the HP LaserJet Utility from a computer that has OS9 or classic (you'd also need AppleTalk for this). Or you can try to configure it through the controls and LCD screen on the printer.
Posted 01 October 2007 - 05:18 PM
If not, that's OK, you've already given me plenty to go on. Thanks for the help!
Posted 18 November 2007 - 04:02 PM
i'm asking because i'm having trouble with your machines cousin, an HP color laserjet 4500n, (of which i'll start a new thread.)
has your laserjet 4050 been discontinued?
Posted 18 November 2007 - 04:26 PM
Although the LCD configuration method is very similar to that of new HP printers, the configuration method through the software is very different. With newer HP laser printers, the software configuration is done through a web browser. The web configuration can be accessed through OS X's Print Setup Utility, or by typing the printer's IP directly into a web browser.
Posted 19 November 2007 - 09:10 AM
By the end of the month I hope to be able to answer your question. /forums/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif