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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

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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
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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
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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&cc=us&objectID=c00605333

Timo Pietilä
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> 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&cc=us&objectID=c00605333
>
> Timo Pietilä


And here's another lifesaver:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/
Document.jsp?objectID=c00430231

Shows a matrix of what JetDirectcards are in what printers, as well as
features.

br
Oivind Ekeberg
Norway

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