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SIG Network Printers

Location DNS Name Type
T170b hpsig1 HP LaserJet 4000
T165 hpsig3 HP Color LaserJet 3500

The department also has network printers available in the admin office; contact Joshua or Bill if you need them.

To add a HP network printer to your Windows workstation:

  • Go to Printers->Add Printer
  • Choose Local Printer, port type Standard TCP/IP, click Next
  • Put the name ( or IP address of the printer
  • Choose the printer type (HP LaserJet 4000 PCL) and click Next
  • Print a test page

Note: The older HP printers usually work faster with a PCL driver than with a PCL6 or PS driver.

For the HP Color LaserJet 3500 in T165, you can use the driver JE put on
viscus\public Extract hp_color_laserjet3500_driver.exe to a folder and you can use the inf file for the "have disk" option on the driver dialogue. Alternatively, the update button in the add printer dialog will add the driver.

To add a HP network printer to your Red Hat Enterprise workstation:

The Red Hat printer configuration and spooler uses CUPS (Common Unix Printing System), so make sure System->Services has cupsd activated (on EL4, cups-config-daemon too).

  • Go to Other->Printing and enter the administrative password, or sudo /usr/sbin/printconf-gui
  • Click New, then Forward
  • Enter a name without spaces, such as 'laserjet4k' or 't165hp3500n', and a description if you want then click Forward
  • Choose the queue type Networked JetDirect and put the DNS name ( or IP address ( of the printer then click Forward
  • Choose the printer manufacturer (HP) and type (LaserJet 4000) and click Next
  • Print a test page

If CUPS gets confused, it will sometimes silently stop a print queue; after you fix the problem such as a paper jam, use sudo /usr/sbin/cupsenable laserjet4k to start it. CUPS has a web interface at http://localhost:631, but unfortunately you have to log on as root to use it.

HP JetDirect? Allowed IP list

The LaserJet4k currently only allow connections from our subnet and the UW Wireless. You can telnet to it and login. The useful commands are

allow: list # show the list
allow: 0    # clear the list

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