Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by al911er, Jan 26, 2006.

  1. al911er

    al911er Network Guru Member

    I have an hp officejet with jetdirect 280m. trying to connect to network. I can connect in ad-hoc mode from laptop, via embedded web server and jet admin,change IP and all setups fine. as soon as I switch from ad-hoc to frameware network mode, It re-sets back to the start again. I have tried static IP out of the dhcp range and in range.
    Nothing seems to work. My router is a wrt54g firmware v4.20.7. I have disabled all security on the router with no luck :( :cry:

    Any ideas??????
  2. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    i've seen print servers (not this specific one) not want to connect until i changed the SSID. when you change off of AD-HOC are you able to ping the device? The default legacy IP of JetDirect print servers it, and if there is no DHCP server available it uses the autoconfiguration IP address (ie 169.x.x.x). if you sign into the router can you see this device on the DHCP clients list? if not i'd recommend changing back to ad hoc to when your able to ping and communicate with the device and find the MAC address (unless of course its printed on the outside!) and set the router to assign a specific IP based on this MAC.

    lemme know if this helps :cheering:
  3. al911er

    al911er Network Guru Member

    Thanx for the reply, Yes I did change the SSID, I did an upgrade of the firmware of the jetdirect which went fine in ad-hoc mode. I did add the MAC address into the allow list under MAC filtering on the linksys (as well as my laptop, which works fine). Still as soon as I switch from ad-hoc mode and hit save.........its gone. cant ping cant see it anywhere. I go back to ad-hoc and the auto IP 169...... and its there. So I'm really baffled.
    I do have the printer hooked up to my desktop with usb conection, so at least I can use it and share thru that pc, but I'm trying to do it thru the network so I dont need to leave the pc on and we can all use it.
  4. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    You will not see the jetdirect unless is set as a DHCP client on your router. Set if you can see it in your network places. Try adding the printer as a local printer with a port of the IP Address of the fixed address of the jetdirect when set as manual.
  5. al911er

    al911er Network Guru Member

    All Cured

    :D Ok finally the problem was the speed setting on the router, had to set it down to 1-2 mps instead of auto. All works fine. It will print thru the wireless network, or straight from the desktop pc hooked up thru usb cable. Both work fine as well as faxing from anywhere thru the wireless network.

    Al :thumbup:
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