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How to set up a network printer


We just got a new HP Color Laser printer to replace a QMS Color printer. I simply removed the old printer and plugged the ethernet cable into the new printer.

Wanted to know what the best way of setting up this new printer on the network? This is my first time setting up a new printer on the network (as opposed to just adding an existing printer to a client), and I want to make sure everyone has access and drivers.

Are there any good websites or books you can lead me to that cover this type of procedure??

In the meantime, I tried the following....I went to the printer and set the TCP/IP settings to be identical to what the former printer had (IP address, Gateway, Subnet Mask). I figure if it's using the same line, these settings can be re-used.

This shouldn't be hard, but the first time is always tricky



This question was answered on November 24, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Probably the best way is to set it up on a printer server so that you don't have the printer on anyone's computer It has it's own address on the network And it doesn't depend on a computer being on to print to it That's how most businesses are set up

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Posted by Michael of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on November 24, 2004