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Currently Being ModeratedSep 23, 2009 6:42 PM (in response to Neil Ward1)
Neil Ward1 wrote:
I have had sooo many difficulties in attempting to set up my HP LaserJet 4050N using an IP address connected to my iMac via Ethernet… but tonight I have finally succeeded! So for the benefit of anyone else who is having difficulties here is a complete step-by-step guide to how I achieved it.
Does this still let you use Ethernet to connect to the Internet as well as print?
DavidMacBook Pro 17" Core 2 Duo 2.33 GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 8, 2009 8:44 PM (in response to Neil Ward1)Thank you, Neil! Your instructions worked.
Several comments to clarify your instructions.
They mostly expose my simple minded understanding of computers....
1. At the line in part 3 beginning with " ‘IP BYTE 1=XXX’ is displayed...", the 'XXX' means the first set of numbers before the first '.' in the IP address. For an IP address of '22.214.171.124', that means '78'. You push the 'VALUE' button many times if the number is three digits. IP Byte 2 for the same IP address is '123'. Etc.
2. When you have finished all the steps, it works! What a relief.
The printer will appear in the print dialog box as an IP address.
3.You can change the name of the printer if you want.
Go to System Preferences>Print&Fax
Select the printer. (it is listed by its IP address number)
On the right side of the box will appear several buttons.
One button is 'Options & Supplies'. Click it.
Another box will drop down.
Choose 'General' from the 'General / Driver / Supply Levels' buttons at the top of the box.
The name of the printer will be defaulted as the IP address.
Type in whatever name you want for the printer
4. It may be possible to go one step further and connect the HP LaserJet 4050N
printer to the computer through an airport express, but I have
had enough frustration the past two weeks that I am not that curious. Yet.
Once again, thank you Neil!
BobiMac, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 16, 2009 10:36 PM (in response to Neil Ward1)Thank you Neil. This worked for me with an HP LaserJet 4050N hooked to an airport extreme. I followed your instructions and used the IP for the airport ethernet port I had the printer connected to (10.0.1.3).Mac Pro, Macbook Pro, Macbook, iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 25, 2009 2:05 AM (in response to George_GRPA)I had to work for some hours before it worked. One thing which is very important to clear out is that the IP adress that the printer is given is unique. First I thought that it should be the same as the computer-that will of course not work. I just hope that this configuration will be stable so that I don't have to push buttons all the time.
My next problem - which possible is impossible to solve is to get my GCC Elite XL 608 printer to work with Snow Leopard. I have a Farallon Ether Wave Adapter to connect this appletalk printer with.
I know that Appletalk is no longer supported. But I have read about a software called Netatalk and Darwinports. The problem is that I am not technically enough to deal with all these Terminal commandos. And will it work in the end anyway ?Mac Pro 2x2.26 Ghz Intel , Macbook 1.42 GHZ 14 inches, Mac OS X (10.6.2), 6 GB RAM, 640 + 1500 GB Harddisk
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 3, 2010 8:49 PM (in response to Neil Ward1)Neil,
Hope you're willing to stick with this thread once more. Regarding the possibility that the printer is at a different address than what's in the Network preferences: While going through the steps you listed, I noticed that the only number I had to change in the printer menu was the ip address. It originally ended in 4, but the ip address shown in the network prefs and the Netork Utility ended in 5. I changed the printer to 5. I'm still not printing. In the new print cue there's the waiting print job and above it says: Network host '[my ip address]' is busy; will retry in 30 seconds... but it never prints. It's late and I'm going to go through these steps again in the morning, but wanted to get this one ip number question answered before I tried again. Thanks.iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 3, 2010 9:35 PM (in response to Michael Goettee)Neil. Even as I'm nearly falling asleep at the screen, I tried one more thing, setting my printer back to the original ip address and choosing THAT number rather than the ip address in the network prefs and the network utility. It actually WAS a different address and when I chose the printer I typed in ITS address rather than the other. Still, your advice got me here and I'm printing.iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 4, 2010 6:38 AM (in response to Michael Goettee)sounds like you changed your printer IP to the same address as your Local Network, so you get a "busy signal".....try this article and see if it helps...I have a HP 4000N and had the same problems you are having...this article cleared everything up for me and the 4000N is now working perfectly
http://www.macworld.com/article/142631/2009/09/snowleopard_printing.htmlMac Book 24" alum I Mac 2.66 4GB, Mac OS X (10.6.2), 3 ipods-Airport Extreme
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 4, 2010 7:00 AM (in response to shadepuppy)Thanks. I saved that page to my folder of printer manual pdfs just in case I ever have to do this again. I wish I'd seen it sooner. Honestly though. Neil's advice got my 99% there. It wasn't until I figured out what my PRINTER's actual address was that I could type that in during the setup of the printer adding.
Thanks to all. I'll be sleepy all day now after my final fix last night at 12:30am.iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 4, 2010 9:48 AM (in response to Neil Ward1)Thanks for the help Neil. I just picked up and Airport Extreme and was having a nightmare connecting my 4050N. This worked perfectly.
Cheers.Mac Pro - 2009 2 x 2.6 Ghz Quad-Core Xeon 8Gb RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 27, 2010 1:53 PM (in response to Neil Ward1)Thank you for this. I've had a very heavy paperweight laying around my office until I finally found your post.MacBook w/Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 4, 2010 4:57 AM (in response to Neil Ward1)Wow, you are the best!!! This worked perfectly and saved me purchasing a parallel to USB adapter. I cannot thank you enough!Mac OS X (10.6.4)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 27, 2010 3:08 AM (in response to Neil Ward1)Thank you, Neil. I hope you get this message as it's been a good while since you posted your 'guide'.
I followed all your directions, but although the printer and computer are connected, the printer just puts out pages of code and does not print the document I send it.
I downloaded the latest HP drivers from Apple, and have read everything HP says about it also.
Four drivers come up - HP 4050, a CUPS driver and a gutenprint and a foomatic/pxlmono. I've tried it with each one, and get the same results.
Any other advice you can give would be most gratefully received!
MacBookPro early 2008, OS X 10.6.4. 4 G RAM.
CMMacBook Pro (early 2008), Mac OS X (10.6.3)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 27, 2010 8:05 AM (in response to Bob in MN)Thank you for the additional information. It brought me one step farther, but I still was getting just code.
Here is my solution which may help anyone else out there who still has problems:
I found three files I needed to download before setting up the printer, and they must be downloaded and installed in the order in which they are listed on this page:
(Select the one for SnowLeopard)
Next I restarted the computer with the printer connected to Airport Extreme Base Station and turned on.
Then I went to the Systems Preferences and then to Print/Fax set up and once again set up the printer. This as Neil and you describe. I allowed it to automatically select the driver, which turned out to be the Generic PS driver.
I quit from the program and tried to print a page and: Voila! Success.
Thanks again to Neil and you and may this help others.
MarieMacBook Pro (early 2008), Mac OS X (10.6.4), AirPort Extreme Base Station
Currently Being ModeratedAug 6, 2010 2:58 PM (in response to Neil Ward1)Thank you. I have the HP 4000 printer since 1998 and it is still in great shape. I was now able to link my Macbook Pro 15" i7 to it through my Airport Extreme's ethernet. Thank you again.iMAC 20" and Unibody 15" Macbook, Mac OS X (10.6.4)