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HP Designjets - To Set a Windows XP/Vista Computer to Print Directly to a Printer Through TCP/IP


Perform the following steps to set a Windows XP/Vista computer to print directly to a printer:


  1. Click Start --> Printers and Faxes (Windows XP) or Windows icon --> Control Panel --> Hardware and Sound -->Printer (Windows Vista). Double-click Add a Printer to start the Add Printer Wizard, then click Next.
  2. There will be an option between Local Printer and Network Printer. Select Local Printer. Ensure that Automatically detect and install my plug and play printer is not selected (Windows XP), then click Next. Select Create a new port in the Type field, then select Standard TCP/IP Port. Click Next (twice in Windows XP).
  3. In the Printer Name or IP Address field, enter the Domain (host) name of the printer (for example, that was received from the Hostmaster in response to the request for a fixed IP address. Click Next. Click Finish
  4. If the system reverts back in the Select the Printer Port window, ensure that Use the following port is selected. From the list, select the Standard TCP/IP Port you just created. It should appear at the bottom of the list. Click Next.
  5. Select the manufacturer and printer model, or select Have Disk if installing the drivers from a CD or they have been installed from the Internet. Click Next.
  6. In the Name field, enter the name that will identify the printer on the computer. Specify if this printer is to be the default printer. Click Next. Select Do Not Share Printer, then click Next twice. Click Finish. The printer should now be accessible from the computer.