Re: Can't connect my Emac to 4300tn
- From: Ben Myers <ben_myers@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2009 02:08:42 -0500
On Feb 21, 8:19 pm, Ben Myers <ben_my...@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:da...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:I'm trying to connect my Laserjet4300tnto my Emac(OS 10.3.5).David,
I downloaded the driver and software from a web site, connected the
printer to my computer with an
RJ-45 cable. The printer did a test print (it was preprogrammed)and it
came out fine,even though I still
couldn't get the printer icon to show in the printer utilities window
Is there a trick that is special to Emacs? Do I have to drag the
driver icon etc.to a certain folder, reboot or something like that?
Any help would be appreciated!
"RJ-45 cable?" Is that an Ethernet cable, category 5, 5e or 6? Is it a
STRAIGHT Ethernet cable, or a crossover cable?
Does yourEmachave TWO Ethernet ports?
I'm not sure of the entire setup ofEmac, 4300 and what else for a network?
FWIW, the4300TNcan be set up and run with a generic PostScript driver,
consisting of a PPD (PostScript Printer Description) file, even if one
is lacking a full driver set. The generic driver would not use all the
capabilities of the4300TN, but it can serve as another means to test
But I think you have a network problem to solve first. So please tell
more about how your computer, printer and other gear are set up.
Networked printers are generally not connected directly to a computer,
but to a port on a router, switch or network hub... Ben Myers
Thanks for your help.
My Emac has two ethernet ports,Cat3 and Cat 5.
Idon't needto use a crossover cable.to connect to other Ethernet
devices, according to my Emac user Guide (I'm using a straight
I usede an ethernet cable to connect the 4300 to my Emac.(ther larger
ethernet port on the computer).
But odds are near 100% you do need a crossover cable to connect your eMac to the 4300, because the 4300's Ethernet is designed to connect to a port on a switch, hub or router, not to a computer. That's the way HP designs all of their networked printers, same as Lexmark, Epson, Samsung and others AFAIK.
And you need to manually set the IP addresses of the Ethernet Macs in both devices so that they are fixed and in the same IP range, e.g. 192.168.1.50 and 192.168.1.51. Otherwise I find it difficult to imagine how they can communicate with one another. You can set up the 4300 through its control panel. See the user's guide for how to do it... Ben Myers
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