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HP LaserJet 4050N set up using IP *SUCCESSFUL step-by-step guide*

21789 Views 19 Replies Latest reply: Dec 18, 2010 9:55 PM by Wellinton Lee RSS
  • DaveBarrie Calculating status...
    Hi. I've been reading this thread with interest as I am trying to get my HP 4050n to work with my Macbook Pro. I'm running OSX 10.6.4 on a Macbook Pro bought in January (2.26GHZ, 2GB Rad etc). The printer is connected with an Ethernet Crossover cable, but before I had that I tried with just a normal ethernet cable. Neither worked.

    I have tried all the steps advised on here but with no success:
    1) I tried the first method, by getting the printer IP from the Network tab in Settings. This simply resulted in a 'Connection Busy' timeout message when trying to print.

    One thing I noticed was that when I added the printer, the "Print Using:" drop-down bar only had 'generic' options. Also when I clicked 'Add', it continuously scrolls when 'Connecting to printer' and I have to click 'Configure' to get out of it into the window with a 'Duplex' tick-box.

    2) I then tried it using the IP address and Subnet Mask as it appears on the JetDirect Configuration Page. Exactly the same thing happened - no printing because of a connection busy timeout.

    Can anyone recommend what I could be doing wrong?
    Macbook Pro 13.3", Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • dbMiller Calculating status...
    The article that Shadepuppy posted with his link solved the problem and now all the computers on the network can see the printer when I input the IP address. The cold reset was the ticket - it booted and recognized the native IP of the network. I have the 4050TN. Thanks to all who posted - how would any of us known if it weren't for great people caring to share their knowledge.

    2x2.66 quadcore xeon, Mac OS X (10.6.5), 16GB ram
  • dbMiller Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    which links to: ctID=bpl10822&jumpid=regR1002USEN#A3

    Keep the printer plugged into your network. It will reset with a new IP. If for some reason the drivers were not installed in your Snow Leopard upgrade: and the third link down is HP drivers.

    Here are the instructions from the HP site on the reset - DO NOT remove the jet direct card - it's not necessary.

    HP LaserJet 4050 instructions
    Self test page
    See Configuration page.
    Configuration page
    Press the MENU key until INFORMATION MENU appears on the display.
    Press the ITEM key until PRINT CONFIGURATION appears.
    Press the SELECT key.
    Cold reset
    NOTE: A cold reset resets the HP Jetdirect card. Remove the HP Jetdirect card before performing a cold reset.
    Turn printer off.
    Hold the GO key.
    Turn printer on.
    Continue to hold the GO key until the printer reads COLD RESET.
    Release GO.
    INITIALIZING appears.
    Followed by OFFLINE.
    Press the GO key to put back on line.
    Engine test
    The button is located in the hole below the fan exhaust on the left side of the printer.
    Event log
    Press the MENU key until the display reads INFORMATION MENU.
    Press the ITEM until PRINT EVENT LOG appears.
    Press the SELECT key.
    G5 quad 2.0 4g-ram, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • Wellinton Lee Calculating status...

    Thank you so much for your solution.

    Although I don't completely understand what happened, I can finally get some sleep as my printer is working as it was.

    A thousand blessings to you,

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