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HP Business Inkjet 2300 Series Printer - Connecting to a Network

Introduction
If the printer has an HP Jetdirect print server installed, it can be shared in a network environment by connecting it directly to the network. This configuration provides better performance than printing through non-network connections, and the ability to share the printer with both Windows and Mac OS users.
The HP Business Inkjet 2300n and 2300dtn come with an HP Jetdirect print server installed. If you purchased an HP Jetdirect print server for the HP Business Inkjet 2300, install it in the printer and connect the printer to the network.
Installing the printer driver on a computer or server (Windows)
You must install the printer driver on the computer that is acting as the server.
  1. Close any running applications.
  2. Insert the Starter CD into the CD-ROM drive. The CD menu runs automatically. If the CD menu does not run automatically, click Start, and then click Run. At the command line box, type the letter of your computer’s CD-ROM drive followed by :\SETUP (for example, type D:\SETUP).
  3. On the CD menu, click Install Printer Driver.
  4. Choose the desired language, and then click OK.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  6. When prompted for the connection type, select Connected via the network and then click Next. Then, select Basic network setup for a PC or server (recommended) and then click Next.
  7. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
  8. To set up the computer as a server, do the following.
    1. Select the option to share the printer, and then select to install printer drivers for Windows clients. The installation program installs the printer driver for the server and copies the client drivers to a location on the server for users (clients).
    2. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
Installing the printer driver on a Windows client
Once the printer driver has been installed on the computer acting as the server, the printer can be shared. Individual Windows users who want to use the network printer will have to install the printer software on their computers (clients). A client computer can connect to the printer in the following ways:
  • In the Printers folder, double-click the Add Printer icon and follow the instructions for a network printer installation.
  • Install the printer software from the Starter CD. When prompted, select Connected via the network, and then select Client Setup for client-server printing.
  • On the network, browse to the printer and drag it to your Printers folder.
  • Add the printer and install the software from the INF file on your network. Ask the network administrator where the INF file is located.
    On the Starter CD, the INF files are stored in folders using the following format: <CD>:\Setup\Drivers\<driver>\<operating system>\<language>. For example, if your CD drive letter is D, then D:\SETUP\DRIVERS\PCL6\WIN2K_XP\ENGLISH would contain the English PCL6 INF file for Windows 2000 and XP.
Installing the printer driver using Add Printer
  1. From the Windows desktop, do one of the following:
    • For Windows 98, Me, NT 4.0, and 2000: Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Printers.
    • For Windows XP: Click Start, and then click Printers and Faxes. Or, click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Printers and Faxes.
  2. Double-click Add Printer, then click Next.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • For Windows 98, Me, 2000, and XP: Select Network Printer.
    • For Windows NT 4.0: Select Network Printer Server.
  4. Click Next.
  5. Do one of the following:
    • Type in the network path or queue name of the shared printer and click Next. Click Have Disk when prompted to select the printer model.
    • Click Next and locate the printer in the Shared printers list.
  6. Click Next and follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
Adding a network port to the printer
If you have already installed the printer software using the printer setup program, and you want to create a port to connect through the network to the printer via an HP Jetdirect print server, follow these instructions:
  1. Right-click the printer in the Printers folder and click Properties.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • For Windows NT, 2000, and XP: Click the Ports tab, and then click Add Port.
    • For Windows 98 and Me: Click the Details tab, and then click Add Port.
  3. Select a new HP standard port and assign it to the printer.
  4. Click OK.
Installing software for a network printer on a Macintosh
Individual Mac OS users who want to use the network printer will have to install the printer software on their computers.
  1. Insert the Starter CD into the CD-ROM drive. The CD menu runs automatically.
    If the CD menu does not run automatically, double-click the CD icon on the desktop, and then double-click the Installer icon. This icon is located in the Installer:<language> folder of the Starter CD (for example, Installer:English for the English version).
  2. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  3. Complete the installation in one of these ways:
    • Mac OS 9 (9.1 and later): Complete Steps 4 through 8.
    • Mac OS X (10.1 and later): Complete Steps 9 through 11.
  4. For Mac OS 9 (9.1 and later), on the hard drive, double-click the Desktop Printer Utility icon in the Applications (Mac OS 9): Utilities folder.
  5. On the pop-up menu, select LaserWriter8, select Printer (AppleTalk) from the list, and then click OK.
  6. Make sure HP Business Inkjet 2300 is selected, and click Select.
  7. In the PostScript Printer Description (PPD) File section of the window that appears, click Auto Setup.
  8. Click Create. The printer icon appears on the desktop.
    You can also use the Chooser to select and add the printer. Open Chooser, select LaserWriter, select HP Business Inkjet 2300, and then click Setup to select the PPD file.
  9. For Mac OS X (10.1 and later), open the Print Center (located in the Applications\Utilities folder), and then click Add Printer.
  10. Do one of the following:
    • If you are using an AppleTalk network, on the pop-up menu, select AppleTalk.
    • If you are using an LPR or TCP/IP network, on the pop-up menu, select LPR Printer using IP, and then type the IP address for the printer. Alternatively, on Mac OS X (10.2.3 and later), select Rendezvous, which allows for automatic discovery and connection of devices over any IP network.
  11. Select HP Business Inkjet 2300 from the list, and then click Add. A dot will appear beside the printer name or the printer name will appear in boldface type, indicating that this printer is now the default printer.

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