HP Laserjet 2600n-No Support for LPR - What is UP with this???

One of our departments purchased a HP color laserjet 2600n. This printer
has a built in Jetdirect. After finding some specs on this printer I
found out that this is what is called a host-based printer. NO LPR
support. I was under the impression that most newer printers had LPR
support. Anyone run into this issue and find a decent solution for
Novell. We use NDPS with the Novell Gateway on 5.1 servers.

Also wondering if I am just confused by the terminology or if some of the
other HP color laserjets do not support LPR. I looked at the 3600 and the
3800. I was looking for the specific mention of LPR but did not see it.
Should I be looking for another description that would indicate that a
specific printer I am looking at supports LPR?

Thanks in advance for any help.
TC

  • On Wed, 20 Sep 2006 17:29:45 0000, tcannizzo wrote:

    > Also wondering if I am just confused by the terminology or if some of the
    > other HP color laserjets do not support LPR. I looked at the 3600 and the
    > 3800. I was looking for the specific mention of LPR but did not see it.
    > Should I be looking for another description that would indicate that a
    > specific printer I am looking at supports LPR?


    Stay away from any printer which only has host-based drivers. If drivers
    are available for OSes other than Windows, you should be ok.

    Joe
  • tcannizzo@leyden212.org wrote:
    > One of our departments purchased a HP color laserjet 2600n. This printer
    > has a built in Jetdirect. After finding some specs on this printer I
    > found out that this is what is called a host-based printer. NO LPR
    > support. I was under the impression that most newer printers had LPR
    > support. Anyone run into this issue and find a decent solution for
    > Novell. We use NDPS with the Novell Gateway on 5.1 servers.


    Use

    NDPSGW PORT=RAW HOSTADDRESS=<printer IP>

    instead of

    NDPSGW PORT=LPR HOSTADDRESS=<printer IP> PRINTERNAME=raw

    for agent gateway autoload command.

    Note that this will work for programs (at least mostly) but printer
    refuses to print test page.

    Timo Pietilä
  • tcannizzo@leyden212.org wrote:

    > Also wondering if I am just confused by the terminology or if some of the
    > other HP color laserjets do not support LPR. I looked at the 3600 and the
    > 3800. I was looking for the specific mention of LPR but did not see it.
    > Should I be looking for another description that would indicate that a
    > specific printer I am looking at supports LPR?


    AFAIK most of the HP products with internal jetdirect do support LPR.

    Here is a list of printers that use host-based drivers and do not
    support LPR and some explanation what is host-based driver:

    h20000.www2.hp.com/.../Document.jsp
  • > tcannizzo@leyden212.org wrote:
    >
    > > Also wondering if I am just confused by the terminology or if some of

    the
    > > other HP color laserjets do not support LPR. I looked at the 3600 and

    the
    > > 3800. I was looking for the specific mention of LPR but did not see

    it.
    > > Should I be looking for another description that would indicate that a
    > > specific printer I am looking at supports LPR?

    >
    > AFAIK most of the HP products with internal jetdirect do support LPR.
    >
    > Here is a list of printers that use host-based drivers and do not
    > support LPR and some explanation what is host-based driver:
    >
    > http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/

    Document.jsp?lang=en