What's the trick to make Ethernet work on an HP 2100TN printer?


M

Misha

Just in case others need this, here is the sequence that finally worked
to be able to print to a networked printer for my first time, using
Windows XP and Linux (on deck is Windows 7 and Android).

0. Connect HP 2100TN printer ethernet to your home broadband router.
2. Configure Windows XP (also wired to the router) to print to it:
http://i41.tinypic.com/vi39lt.jpg
3. Configure Linux (wirelessly connected to the router) to print to it:
http://i42.tinypic.com/rjl37s.jpg

Since this was all hunt-and-peck, I post these to help others and for
folks (who actually know what they're doing) to tell me whether I could
have configured WinXP and Linux an easier way to print to a networked
printer.

Next on deck are Windows 7 and Android ...
 
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SC Tom

Misha said:
It wasn't intuitive, but, I was able to set up the printer
to print to the networked printer from all three platforms
(except Android):

Windows XP ==> http://i41.tinypic.com/vi39lt.jpg
Windows 7 ==> http://i40.tinypic.com/2hoba78.jpg
Linux ==> http://i40.tinypic.com/2r4ika8.jpg

If anyone has a clue how to print using Android on WiFi,
please let me know as I don't know where to start.
This works with HP printers, but I couldn't get it to work with my
neighbor's Brother:
<https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hp.android.print&hl=en>

I use it on my Asus Memo to print to my HP with no problems.

I haven't tried this yet, but might be worth a shot:
<https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.threebirds.easyviewer&hl=en>

You also might try comp.mobile.android for other Android inquiries. It's a
pretty decent group.
 
D

David H. Lipman

From: "Misha said:
Hmmmm..... there is no comp.mobile.android on my newsserver.
Have your News Reader (NNTP client) relist all the news groups on that news
server and then find; comp.mobile.android

It is available on GigaNews and NewsGuy.
 
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Misha

Ok but, please don't use Google Groups !
Heh heh. I've NEVER used Google Groups. I just used the Deja-News-like
search engine to clarify that the suggested newsgroup existed (because
when I updated my group list in my nntp client, that group still had
not shown up).

Once I confirmed that the group actually existed, I realized there
was a problem with my nntp client group list.

So, I manually deleted my nntp client & newsgroup files, and re-installed
the nntp client and lo and behold, when I refreshed the group list,
that suggested android group FINALLY showed up.

I'm not sure WHY it didn't show up before. Maybe it's a new group?
But, it seems active - which is all that matters.

Thanks for that suggestion, and all your other explanations!
 
J

Jasen Betts

Just in case others need this, here is the sequence that finally worked
to be able to print to a networked printer for my first time, using
Windows XP and Linux (on deck is Windows 7 and Android).

0. Connect HP 2100TN printer ethernet to your home broadband router.
2. Configure Windows XP (also wired to the router) to print to it:
http://i41.tinypic.com/vi39lt.jpg
3. Configure Linux (wirelessly connected to the router) to print to it:
http://i42.tinypic.com/rjl37s.jpg

Since this was all hunt-and-peck, I post these to help others and for
folks (who actually know what they're doing) to tell me whether I could
have configured WinXP and Linux an easier way to print to a networked
printer.
Your linux method looks near optimal.
 
S

SC Tom

Misha said:
Ah, that might explain it then.
Thanks!
I'm showing posts as early as January 2013 on Eternal September, so it's
been around for a few months anyhow.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

It wasn't intuitive, but, I was able to set up the printer
to print to the networked printer from all three platforms
(except Android):

Windows XP ==> http://i41.tinypic.com/vi39lt.jpg
Windows 7 ==> http://i40.tinypic.com/2hoba78.jpg
Linux ==> http://i40.tinypic.com/2r4ika8.jpg

If anyone has a clue how to print using Android on WiFi,
please let me know as I don't know where to start.
My useless reply:

I got a networked Epson printer, and its installation was effortless on
W7 and Android.

One penalty for that is that, unlike you, I had no chance to *learn*
anything. I'm not kidding - I seriously feel that difficulties like
yours are a way to learn.

This reply is more meant to indicate that the situation varies for
different manufacturers, in case anyone else wants to set up a networked
printer.

One disclaimer: I have no idea if other Epson printers install as
easily. This one is an Expression Premium XP-800 all-in-one.
 

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