[K12OSN] HP Laserjet Printer w/embedded jetdirect print server

John P. Conlon jconlon1 at elp.rr.com
Tue Jul 12 14:40:48 UTC 2005

I run several HP printers with jet direct some with print server some 
with out..  Hook an ethernet cable to it, get its ip address, and use ldap.

Liam Marshall wrote:

> The school just bought an HP LaserJet 2430dtn printer for the lab
> I was wondering the best way to set it up with K12LTSP.  It comes with 
> an embedded print server via JetDirect and 64 MB ram.  I configured 
> it, I think.  Plugged it into the network with network cable.  my test 
> server (4.4.0 beta)  I established a connection to the printer using 
> the ip address I set up on the printer
> It prints.  If I set it up to share/print, all the work is going 
> through the server, right?  Last year, when huge print jobs were sent 
> to a printer attached directly to the server via parallel port, the 
> printing used up major resources according to TOP.
> I was hoping that if the server conncects to the printer via TCP/IP 
> that jobs would basically pass through the server and most of the 
> processing would be done on the printer itself.  Would that reduce the 
> load I saw with the old printer directly connected via parallel to the 
> server?
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