[sf-lug] how to configure an HP 4000 printer

jim jim at well.com
Wed Jun 16 08:41:46 PDT 2010

   Many thanks. the page you referenced ( 
) is just what i was hoping for. 
   the printer is HP Laserjet 4000 TN (i was 
working from memory at home when i sent my 
original plea). 
   seems the printer thinks its IP address 
is (per dhcp). At least one 
computer on the LAN shows that IP address 
for the printer, so it seems to me that 
there's a connection problem somewhere in 
   more thanks for the link. 

On Tue, 2010-06-15 at 10:48 -0700, Rick Moen wrote:
> I wrote:
> > I can look it up for you.  Might I just ask for clarification?  YOu're
> > talking about an HP LaserJet 4000, right?
> Also, are you quite sure you're not talking about an HP LaserJet 4000N?
> The 'n' suffix is what HP uses to indicate that the model has a network
> port, i.e., a JetDirect card.  The HP LaserJet 4000 has _no_ network
> interface, whereas the HP LaserJet 4000N bundles an HP JetDirect 600N
> print server card with LocalTalk, ethernet 10Base-T/twisted-pair (RJ-45), 
> and 10Base-2/thinnet (BNC) connectors.
> Of course, someone could have added an aftermarket JetDirect card to an
> HP LaserJet 4000, but that is rare.  And, anyway, you would be able to
> clarify, having seen the printer and noticed its network interface,
> right?
> Anyway, with one of those, if you want to cold-reset the network card to
> its factory settings (wiping the card's NVRAM), hold down the green
> button and turn the printer on.  Let go of the green button after at
> least 5 seconds.  The JetDirect card should now revert to
> factory-default behaviour, in which it gets a DHCP lease.
> On most HP printers, you can configure TCP/IP settings from a
> front-panel switch.  Details here:
> http://www.cites.illinois.edu/wsg/resources/network_printing/printing.html#1
>  HP Laserjet 4000 N
>  Press the Menu button until you see Information Menu.
>  Press the Item button until you see Print Configuration
>  Press Select.
>  Result: The second page of the printout shows the configuration details
>        of the JetDirect network card in the printer.
> Taken from
> http://kb.mit.edu/confluence/display/ist/Check+the+network+settings+for+various+HP+printers
> New-ish HP printers lack the front-panel configurability, but have a
> built-in Web server you talk to for configuration purposes.
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