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HP Jetdirect Print Servers - Using the Jetdirect Menus (including Wireless Menus) on the Printer Control Panel

Introduction
This document describes the two types of control panels on HP printers (the classic control panel and the graphical control panel), and explains the settings on the HP Jetdirect configuration menu for each type.
Some of these menu items are a feature of Jetdirect firmware version x.24.xx.
Types of control panels
When supported by the printer, the HP Jetdirect internal print servers contain a configuration menu that can be accessed from the printer control panel. The keystrokes to access this menu from the printer control panel depend on the printer (see the documentation that came with the printer for more information).
The HP Jetdirect internal print servers support the following printer control panels:
Example
Description
Figure 1: Classic control panel
The classic control panels contain menu and parameter selection buttons. Classic control panels can typically display two lines of 16 characters each.
Figure 2: Graphical control panel
The graphical control panels (available on newer HP LaserJet printer models) use a numeric keypad and navigation buttons to access HP Jetdirect menu items. Graphical control panels typically display 18 characters on a line, and as many as four lines at a time. In addition, some printer may allow you to scroll through the display of additional lines.
HP Jetdirect Wireless Print Servers
Rather than try to configure the HP Jetdirect through the front panel, it is highly recommended to use one of the HP network software packages or the HP Jetdirect print server’s EWS - embedded Web server. (Type the IP address of the print server into a browser as you would a URL to view the EWS.)
Classic control panel
EIO Classic control panel menu
  1. Press Menu until EIO or EIO/JETDIRECT menu appears.
  2. Press the Item button. CFG NETWORK=NO* should appear.
  3. Press the Value button to change it to CFG NETWORK=YES.
  4. Press the Select to save. (CFG NETWORK=YES* will appear.)
  5. Press the Item, Value, and Select buttons to continue through the remainder of the EIO menus.
HP Officejet LIO front panel menus
HP Officejet all-in-one printers with an LIO wireless print server so far have similar control panel buttons and menus. This could change with the release of new product so it is best to consult the printer’s user guide or manual for a front panel or control panel overview.
  note:
Rather than try to configure the HP Jetdirect through the front panel, it is highly recommended to use the HP Jetdirect print server’s Embedded Web Server.
To get to the Jetdirect menu on the control panel:
  1. Press the Menu button until Network Setup appears.
  2. Press Enter.
  3. Press Enter when Jetdirect Menu appears.
  4. Press 1 to enter the CFG Network menu.
  5. Use the number keypad, left or right arrow buttons, or the enter button to navigate through the various settings.
Most of the following menu items will be seen on the various print control panels. On some control panels, the words may be abbreviated and the arrow buttons may be left or right rather than up or down.
As described in the following table, the HP Jetdirect control panel menu can be used to enable or disable network protocols and configure selected network parameters.
  note:
Most classic control panels display uppercase characters only. To indicate case, the symbol "+" (for uppercase) or "-" (for lowercase) appears after each character during character entry.
On the control panel display, an asterisk (*) is used to identify the selected value.
Menu Item
Description and submenus if applicable
CFG NETWORK=
Selects whether or not you want to access the Jetdirect menu.
  • NO (default): Bypass the HP Jetdirect menu.
  • YES: Access the HP Jetdirect menu. You must change this to YES* each time you want to access the menu.
CFG 802.11B= (802.11b wireless print servers only)
Selects whether or not you want to access the 802.11b configuration menu.
  • NO (default): Bypass the menu.
  • YES: Access the menu. You must change this to YES* each time you want to access the menu.
If YES* is selected, the following items may be configured: Note: Most classic control panels display uppercase characters only. To indicate case, the symbol "+" (for uppercase) or "-" (for lowercase) will appear after each character during character entry.
MODE: Choose one of the following wireless topologies:
  • AD HOC (default)
  • (Infrastructure Mode)
CFG 802.11B=
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SSID: Choose one of the following selections: 
  • hpsetup (default): This is the factory-default setting. It may be displayed in uppercase characters on most control panels, but is actually lowercase.
  • <List of SSIDs>: Select from a list of SSIDs detected by the print server.
  • <AUTO>: The print server will automatically detect SSIDs and attempt to connect and authenticate on a network, starting with the SSID network with the best signal strength.
  • <CUSTOM> to enter a new SSID.
CFG SSID: This item appears if SSID=<CUSTOM> was set. At the SSID= prompt, enter a custom SSID, one character at a time. This SSID will be added to the SSID list. If you subsequently enter a new SSID, it will overwrite the existing custom SSID.
CFG 802.11B=
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AUTH.: Choose one of the following authentication methods for your network:
  • OPEN (default) to select Open System
  • SHARED to select Shared Key
  • EAP to select among supported IEEE 802.1x Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) options that use an authentication server. See the CFG EAP menu.
  • PSK to select Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) using a Pre-Shared Key (PSK) on networks where an authentication server is not used. See the CFG PSK menu.
CFG 802.11B=
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CFG PSK: This item appears if AUTH.=PSK was set. Choose one of the following and select it:
  • NO (default): Bypass PSK configuration.
  • YES: Continue with PSK configuration. Enter a network pass-phrase that will be used to generate the Pre-Shared Key for EAP authentication on your network.
  • At the PHRASE= prompt, enter a pass-phrase one character at a time. A pass-phrase must be from 8 to 63 ASCII characters in the hexadecimal range 21 through 7E (characters 0-9, a-z, A-Z and numerous special characters including !, @, #, $, %, ^, &, (, ), _, +, =, -, {, }, [, ], \, /, ", <, >, ?, ", ', ~).  
CFG 802.11B=
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CFG EAP: This item appears if AUTH.=EAP was set. Choose one of the following:
  • NO (default): Bypass EAP configuration.
  • YES: Enable (ON) or disable (OFF) the EAP protocol used on your network.
If an EAP protocol includes requirements that have not been preconfigured on the print server (such as a User Name, Password, Jetdirect certificate for the device, or CA certificate for the authentication server), the EAP protocol will not appear.
The following EAP protocols can be enabled:
  • LEAP
  • PEAP
  • EAP-MD5
  • EAP-TLS
  • EAP-TTLS
You may enable multiple protocols simultaneously if required by your network. However, each enabled protocol may require additional configuration.
CFG 802.11B=
(continued)
DYNAMIC: This item appears if you selected an authentication method for a wireless print server that supports dynamic encryption. Select an available option:
BASIC: Dynamic WEP encryption is supported.
ROBUST: Dynamic Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) and WEP encryption protocols are supported.
When configured for EAP/PSK authentication, the print server uses Robust encryption (WPA encryption protocols).
When configured for EAP/802.1x authentication (LEAP only), the print server should be configured with Basic encryption.
When configured for EAP/802.1x authentication (PEAP, TLS, TTLS only), the print server may be configured with either Basic encryption or Robust encryption depending on your network. Dynamic encryption protocols are under the control of the authentication server and also must be supported by the Access Point.
CFG 802.11B=
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ENCRYPT: For static WEP encryption, this item appears if AUTH.=OPEN (Open System), AUTH.=SHARED (Shared Key), or EAP-MD5=ON. Choose an encryption level:
  • 128 for 104/128-bit encryption
  • 64 for 40/64-bit encryption
  • NONE (default).
TX KEY: This item appears if you selected 128- or 64-bit encryption and is used to specify the active transmit key. Choose one of the transmit encryption key positions (key 1, 2, 3, or 4). The selected transmit key must have a valid WEP key value assigned. If a valid WEP key is not assigned, the first key found with a valid key will be assigned.
CFG KEY #: Use this menu to configure key values for up to four key positions (where # identifies the key).
  • NO (default): Bypass configuration of this key.
  • YES: Configure a key value for this key.
The format for entering key values is hexadecimal entries with alphanumeric assist. Hexadecimal digits (0 - 9, A - F) are entered one byte (two digits) at a time, and an alphanumeric character for that value will be displayed.
  • For 40/64-bit encryption, enter 5 bytes (10 digits).
  • For 104/128-bit encryption, enter 13 bytes (26 digits).
802.11B: Choose to keep or reset the 802.11b wireless parameters on the print server.
  • KEEP: Configured parameters are maintained.
  • RESET: Parameters will be reset to factory-default values. Parameter values for other network protocols are not reset. To view the reset values, you must exit and reenter the control panel menu.
TCP/IP=
IPX/SPX=
DLC/LLC=
ATALK=
Identifies whether the protocol stack is enabled or disabled.
  • ON (default): The protocol is enabled.
  • OFF: The protocol is disabled.
CFG TCP/IP=
Selects whether you want to access the TCP/IP menu and set TCP/IP protocol parameters.
  • NO (default): Bypass the TCP/IP menu items.
  • YES: Access the TCP/IP menu items.
In the TCP/IP menu, you can specify BOOTP=YES* or DHCP=YES* for TCP/IP parameters to be automatically configured by a BootP or DHCP server when the printer is turned on.
If the print server has a DHCP lease and you specify DHCP=YES*, you can choose to configure DHCP settings. Specify CFG DHCP=YES* to configure the following parameters:
  • RELEASE: Choose YES to release, or NO to save, the current DHCP lease.
  • RENEW: Choose YES to renew the current DHCP lease, or NO to not renew the DHCP lease.
If you specify BOOTP=NO* and DHCP=NO*, you can choose
  • AUTO IP=YES* to have a link-local address 169.254.x.x assigned automatically.
If you specify BOOTP=NO*, DHCP=NO* and AUTO IP=NO*, you can manually set the following TCP/IP parameters from the control panel:
  • IP BYTE 1, 2, etc = Each byte of the IP address (IP)
  • SM BYTE 1, 2, etc.= Each byte of the subnet address Subnet Mask (SM)
  • GW BYTE 1, 2, etc.= gateway address (GW)
  • LG BYTE 1, 2, etc. = Each byte of the Syslog Server (LG). This is optional and should only be used if a syslog server is configured on the network.
  • TIMEOUT= Idle Timeout period before the TCP connection is dropped. (default is 270 seconds, 0 disables the timeout)
Print a Jetdirect configuration page to verify your settings. However, note that the print server may overwrite selected parameters with values that ensure proper operation.
CFG IPX/SPX=
Selects whether you want to access the IPX/SPX menu and set IPX/SPX protocol parameters.
  • NO (default): Bypass the IPX/SPX menu items.
  • YES: Access the IPX/SPX menu items.
In the IPX/SPX menu, you can specify the Frame Type parameter used on your network.
  • AUTO (default) will automatically set and limit the frame type to the first one detected.
  • For Ethernet cards, frame type selections include EN_8023, EN_II, EN_8022, EN_SNAP.
  • For Token Ring cards, frame type selections include TR_8022, TR_SNAP.
In the IPX/SPX menu for Token Ring cards, you can also specify NetWare Source Routing parameters, which include:
  • SRC RT=AUTO (default)
  • OFF
  • SINGLE R
  • ALL RT
CFG LINK= (10/100Base-TX print servers only)
Selects whether you want to manually configure the HP Jetdirect print server's network link.
  • NO (default): Bypass the link configuration menu items.
  • YES: Access the link configuration menu items.
For 10/100Base-TX networks, the link speed and communication mode must match the network. One of the following link configurations can be set:
  • AUTO (default): The print server will automatically configure itself to match the network's link speed and communication mode. If it fails, 100TX Half will be set.
  • 10T HALF: 10Mbps, half-duplex operation
  • 10T FULL: 10 Mbps, full-duplex operation
  • 100TX HALF: 100 Mbps, half-duplex operation
  • 100TX FULL: 100 Mbps, full-duplex operation
WEB=
For configuration management, specify whether the embedded Web server will accept communications using HTTPS (Secure HTTP) only, or both HTTP and HTTPS.
  • HTTPS: For secure, encrypted communications, only HTTPS access is accepted. The print server will appear as a secure site.
  • HTTP/HTTPS: Access using either HTTP or HTTPS is permitted.
SECURITY=
Specify whether the current security settings on the print server will be saved or reset to factory defaults.
  • KEEP (default): The current security settings are maintained.
  • RESET: Security settings are reset to factory defaults.
Graphical control panel
The following table explains the menu items and options in graphical control panels. On graphical control panels, a numeric keypad and navigation buttons are used to access HP Jetdirect EIO menu items. However, the HP LaserJet 9000 series will behave like the "classic" control panel menu.
  note:
See the printer documentation for assistance accessing and configuring the embedded Jetdirect Inside print server. Available settings and configurations may vary by printer.
  note:
Rather than try to configure the HP Jetdirect through the front panel, it is highly recommended to use the HP Jetdirect print server’s Embedded Web Server.
To get to the Jetdirect menu on the printer control panel:
  1. Press the checkmark button to enter MENUS.
  2. Press the Up or Down Arrow to navigate to Configure Device.
  3. Press the Checkmark button.
  4. Press the Up or Down Arrow to scroll to I/O.
  5. Press the Checkmark button.
  6. Press the Up or Down Arrow to scroll to EIO Jetdirect (depending on the EIO slot number).
  7. Press the Checkmark button.
  8. Use the up and down arrows to display number and letter values, then use the check mark button to select the value displayed.
    Once all of the desired letters and numbers have been selected, use the down arrow to navigate to the international enter symbol of a enter (the arrow pointing down and to the left), then press the checkmark button.
Menu Item
Options
Description of Options or submenus
802.11b
MODE
Choose one of the following wireless topologies:
  • AD HOC (default)
  • INFRASTRUCTURE  
802.11b
(continued)
NETWORK NAME
Specify a Network Name (SSID). Choose a selection below:
  • hpsetup (default): The factory-default SSID typically used for initial configuration.
  • <AUTO>: The print server will automatically detect SSIDs and attempt to connect and authenticate on a network, starting with the SSID network with the best signal strength.
  • <list of Network Names>: The available SSIDs detected by the print server.
  • <CUSTOM>: Use the CUSTOM NAME menu to enter a custom SSID (see below).
802.11b
(continued)
CUSTOM NAME
Enter up to 32 characters for a custom Network Name (SSID). If you subsequently enter a new custom SSID, it will overwrite the existing custom SSID.
802.11b
(Continued)
AUTHENTICATION
Choose one of the following authentication methods for your network:
  • OPEN SYSTEM: Network authentication is not required or used.
  • SHARED KEY: Requires a WEP encryption key on each device on your wireless network. Use the CONFIGURE KEYS menu to configure WEP encryption keys.
  • EAP/802.1x: Requires configuration of Extensible Authentication Protocols in combination with an authentication server used on your network. Use the CONFIGURE EAP menu to configure EAP protocols. EAP/802.1x configuration options may require a password, which may be set using the Security menu.
  • EAP/PSK: Requires configuration of a Pre-Shared Key when Extensible Authentication Protocols are used without an authentication server on the network. Use the CONFIGURE PSK menu to generate a Pre-Shared Key.  
802.11b
(Continued)
CA Certificate
CONFIGURE EAP
  note:
(For PEAP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS protocols only)
To validate the authentication server’s identity, a CA (or Root) certificate must be installed on the print server. It must be the certificate used to sign the authentication server’s certificate. To configure or install a CA certificate, click Configure.
This menu is available if EAP Authentication has been selected.
The following authentication protocols can be enabled:
  • LEAP
  • PEAP
  • EAP-MD5
  • EAP-TLS
  • EAP-TTLS
You may enable multiple protocols simultaneously if required by your network. However, each protocol enabled may require additional configuration.
For each authentication protocol, the following options are available:
  • OFF (default): Disabled
  • ON: Enabled
For PEAP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, "CERT. REQUIRED" may appear, indicating that digital certificate information must be pre-installed on the print server.
802.11b
(Continued)
SECURITY
This menu is displayed only if EAP Authentication has been selected.
Set the following parameters:
USER NAME: Enter a User Name for the device. Up to 64 characters of text may be entered.
PASSWORD: Enter a Password for the device. Up to 64 characters of text may be entered.
DYNAMIC KEYS: This item appears if you selected an authentication method for a wireless print server that supports dynamic encryption.
Select an available option:
  • BASIC: Dynamic WEP encryption is supported.
  • ROBUST: Dynamic Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) and WEP encryption protocols are supported.
When configured for EAP/PSK authentication, the print server uses Robust encryption (WPA encryption protocols).
When configured for EAP/802.1x authentication (LEAP only), the print server should be configured with Basic encryption.
When configured for EAP/802.1x authentication (PEAP, TLS, TTLS only), the print server may be configured with either Basic encryption or Robust encryption depending on your network. Dynamic encryption protocols are under the control of the authentication server and also must be supported by the Access Point.
CONFIGURE PSK
PASS-PHRASE: Enter a network pass-phrase that will be used to generate the Pre-Shared Key for EAP authentication on your network.
A pass-phrase must be from 8 to 63 ASCII characters in the hexadecimal range 21 through 7E (characters 0-9, a-z, A-Z and numerous special characters including !, @, #, $, %, ^, &, (, ), _, +, =, -, {, }, [, ], \, /, ", <, >, ?, ", ', ~).  
802.11b
(Continued)
ENCRYPTION
This menu is displayed if you selected Open System, Shared Key, or EAP-MD5 authentication.
Choose your static WEP key encryption level:
  • 128-BIT WEP: Selects 104/128-bit WEP.
  • 64-BIT WEP: Selects 40/64-bit WEP.
  • NONE: (default) indicates that encryption is not configured.
WEP encryption keys are configured using the CONFIGURE KEYS menu (see below).
802.11b
(Continued)
CONFIGURE KEYS
This menu appears only if 128-bit WEP or 64-bit WEP are selected.
Use this menu to assign the transmit key position and WEP key values. Four key positions (key 1, 2, 3, or 4) are available, but the selected key must contain a valid WEP key value. If a valid WEP key is not assigned, the first key found with a valid key will be assigned.
TRANSMIT KEY: Select the active transmit key position (key 1, 2, 3, 4).
ENTRY METHOD: Select the format for entering WEP key values:
  • HEX: Enter values using hexadecimal numbers (0 - 9, a - f, or A - F).
  • ALPHANUMERIC: Enter values using the allowed alphanumeric ASCII characters (0 - 9, a - z, A - Z).
KEY 1 through KEY 4: Enter a valid WEP key value for each key position.
For hexadecimal entries, you must enter 10 digits (for 40/64-bit encryption) or 26 digits (for 104/128-bit encryption). Hex digits are not case-sensitive.
For alphanumeric entries, enter 5 characters (for 40/64-bit encryption) or 13 characters (for 104/128-bit encryption). Alphanumeric entries are case-sensitive.
802.11b
(Continued)
RESET 802.11b  
YES: Choose to reset the 802.11b wireless parameters on the print server to factory-default values. Parameter values for other network protocols are not reset.
(To view reset values, exit and re-enter the control panel menu.)
NO (default): 802.11b wireless parameters are not reset.
TCP/IP
ENABLE
ON: Enable the TCP/IP protocol
OFF: Disable the TCP/IP protocol
TCP/IP
(continued)
HOST NAME
An alphanumeric string, up to 32 characters, used to identify the device. This name is listed on the Jetdirect configuration page. The default host name is NPIxxxxxx, where xxxxxx is the last six digits of the LAN hardware (MAC) address.
TCP/IP
(continued)
CONFIG METHOD
Specifies the method that TCP/IP parameters will be configured on the Jetdirect print server.
BOOTP: Use BootP (Bootstrap Protocol) for automatic configuration from a BootP server.
DHCP: Use DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) for automatic configuration from a DHCP server. If selected and a DHCP lease exists, these menus will be available to set DHCP lease options:
  • DHCP RELEASE
  • DHCP RENEW
AUTO IP: Use automatic link-local IP addressing. An address in the form 169.254.x.x will be automatically assigned.
MANUAL: Use the MANUAL SETTINGS menu to configure TCP/IP parameters
TCP/IP
(continued)
DHCP RELEASE
This menu appears if CONFIG METHOD was set to DHCP and a DHCP lease for the print server exists.
  • NO (default): The current DHCP lease is saved.
  • YES: The current DHCP lease along with the leased IP address are released.
TCP/IP
(continued)
DHCP RENEW
This menu appears if CONFIG METHOD was set to DHCP and a DHCP lease for the print server exists.
  • NO (default): The print server does not request to renew the DHCP lease.
  • YES: The print server requests to renew the current DHCP lease.
TCP/IP
(continued)
MANUAL SETTINGS
(Available only if CONFIG METHOD is set to MANUAL) Configure parameters directly from the printer control panel:
  • IP ADDRESS n.n.n.n: The unique IP address of the printer, where n is a value from 0 to 255.
  • SUBNET MASK m.m.m.m: The subnet mask for the printer, where m is a value from 0 to 255.
  • SYSLOG SERVER n.n.n.n: The IP address of the syslog server used to receive and log syslog messages.
  • DEFAULT GATEWAY n.n.n.n: The IP address of the gateway or router used for communications with other networks.
  • IDLE TIMEOUT: The time period, in seconds, after which an idle TCP print data connection is closed (default is 270 seconds, 0 disables the timeout).
IPX/SPX
ENABLE
ON: Enable the IPX/SPX protocol
OFF: Disable the IPX/SPX protocol
FRAME TYPE
Selects the frame type setting for your network.
AUTO (default): Automatically sets and limits the frame type to the first one detected.
Frame type selections for Ethernet networks:
  • EN_8023
  • EN_II
  • EN_8022
  • EN_SNAP
Frame type selections for Token Ring networks:
  • TR_8022
  • TR_SNAP
SOURCE ROUTING (Token Ring only)
Specify the NetWare Source Routing parameter
AUTO (default): The type of source routing required on the network is automatically sensed
OFF: All packets are sent without source routing, and only packets from the same ring are received.
ALL ROUTES and SINGLE ROUTES: All packets are sent with source routing (broadcasts, and when the route is unknown)
ATALK
ENABLE
(Ethernet/Fast Ethernet only)
ON: Enable the AppleTalk protocol
OFF: Disable the AppleTalk protocol
DLC/LLC
ENABLE
ON: Enable the DLC/LLC protocol
OFF: Disable the DLC/LLC protocol
SECURE WEB
For configuration management, specify whether the embedded Web server will accept communications using HTTPS (Secure HTTP) only, or both HTTP and HTTPS.
HTTPS REQUIRED: For secure, encrypted communications, only HTTPS access is accepted. The print server will appear as a secure site.
HTTPS OPTIONAL: Access using either HTTP or HTTPS is permitted.
RESET SECURITY
Specify whether the current security settings on the print server will be saved or reset to factory defaults.
NO (default): The current security settings are maintained.
YES: Security settings are reset to factory defaults.
LINK SPEED
(10/100Base-TX print servers only) Selects the network link speed and communication mode for the 10/100TX print server. For proper communications, the Jetdirect settings must match the network.
AUTO: (Default) The print server will automatically configure itself to match the network's link speed and communication mode. If it fails, 100TX HALF is set.
10T HALF: 10Mbps, half-duplex operation.
10T FULL: 10 Mbps, full-duplex operation.
100TX HALF: 100 Mbps, half-duplex operation
100TX FULL: 100 Mbps, full-duplex operation

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