Network my HP LaserJet?
September 4, 2008 10:28 AM Subscribe
How can I print to my HP LaserJet 2100 (networked with a JetDirect 610N card) from any computer in my Mac network?
posted by iknowizbirfmark to Computers & Internet (9 answers total)
I've gotten tired of wasting expensive color ink to print long black and white documents with my color inkjet, so I want to hook up my trusty old HP LaserJet 2100 to my Mac network. Since the printer only has regular PC printer connections (no USB), I bought a used JetDirect 610n card and installed it. But I can't get anything to print when I connect the network cable directly to my iMac, nor can I get the iMac to see the printer over the network at all. The printer gives no IP address when I print out a status page. I could connect the printer via cable to the wireless router, but that would be a hassle, but I would do it if I need to. I just want to be able to print to the printer from any of my several Macs. How do I set this up?
If I have to, I could connect it to a PC that would just sit there and act as a print server (and, I guess, to do things like serve Netflix content to my tv or run other Windows-based stuff I don't want to hassle with emulating), but I would like to avoid that.