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HP Jetdirect J4135A Connectivity Card - Configuration Page and Status Messages

Printing a Configuration Page

NOTE: Since the HP Jetdirect Connectivity Card is used for USB or serial connections, the configuration page will show USB or serial status, not network status (because the card is not a network card.)

There are at least two styles of printer control panels - "Classic" and "Flex," also called “Graphical.” Classic control panels typically have Menu, Item, Value, and Select buttons.

Flex control panels have a check mark button and up, down, and back arrow buttons and/or a numeric keypad.

While this complicates things in an environment with many different types of HP printers, the basic navigation concepts apply: the HP Jetdirect Configuration is usually found on an Information menu and since it is an I/O port on the printer, configuration menus are usually on an I/O or EIO menu. Some printers can print a Menu Map to show what is available.

For Classic menus:

  1. Use the MENU key on the Front Panel to go to the Information, Test, or PCL Test menu.

  2. Press the ITEM key to go to the Print Configuration, Print EIO Configuration, PCL Configuration Page, or the Self Test.

  3. Press Select, Go, or Enter.

For Flex Menus:

  1. Press the Check mark button to enter the menu system, press the Down Arrow button to Information.

  2. Press the Check mark button to enter the Information menu.

  3. Press the Down Arrow button to Print Configuration.

  4. Press the Check mark button.

Printing Configuration pages from other printers

  • Designjet printers' control panels vary even more - their Configuration pages are usually under the Utilities menu and are called Service, Print Service Config, and Config Plot.

  • The HP LaserJet 2100, 2200, and similar printers will print a page when both buttons on top of the printer are pressed simultaneously.

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Typical HP Jetdirect Configuration Page

Figure 1: HP Jetdirect Configuration Page

NOTE: While the information provided is the same, the format of the HP Jetdirect configuration page depends on the printer to which the card is installed.

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Configuration Page and Status Messages

Message
Description
HP JETDIRECT CONNECTIVITY: J4135A
The HP Jetdirect J4135A Connectivity Card for USB, Serial, and LocalTalk is installed on the printer
FIRMWARE REVISION: X.XX.XX
The firmware revision number of the HP Jetdirect Connectivity Card currently installed on the printer
MFG ID:
The manufacturing identification code
USB STATUS:
Displays the current USB port status:
READY. The USB port is operating normally and is awaiting data.
INITIALIZING. The USB interface is awaiting the completion of configuration by the host.
NOT READY XX. There is a problem with the USB port or its configuration. XX is the error code displayed in hexadecimal notation. An error message briefly describes the problem corresponding to the error code displayed:
XX=01 USB NOT CONFIGURED. The USB port is not configured, possibly because of a non-compliant USB host or hub.
XX=02 USB HARDWARE ERROR. There has been a USB hardware error. Contact HP Support.
XX=03 USB INITIALIZATION ERROR. There has been a USB Reset pulse error. Contact HP Support.
XX=04 USB CABLE DISCONNECTED. The USB cable is not properly connected to the card.
SERIAL STATUS:
Displays the current Serial port status:
READY. The serial port is functioning normally and awaiting data to operate in the current configuration (such as baud rate).
INITIALIZING. The serial port is being initialized. In this state, the serial port configuration (such as baud rate) is undefined.
NOT READY XX. There is a problem with the serial port or its configuration. XX is the error code displayed in hexadecimal notation, followed by an error message that briefly describes the problem corresponding to the error code:
XX=10 SERIAL BUFFER OVERFLOW. Too much data was sent to the serial port. Make sure that the correct serial pacing option is selected.
XX=11 SERIAL BAD TRANSMISSION. The card encountered an error while transferring data from the host. The error might have occurred for the following reasons:
The host was powered on or off while the printer was online.
The printer’s baud rate or parity was not the same as the host’s.
Make sure that the card’s baud rate is set correctly.
SERIAL SETTINGS:
Under this heading, the current configuration of ROBUST, PACING, DTR POLARITY and BAUD RATE are displayed.
ROBUST:
Displays the current robust mode selection. This mode is valid only if you have selected XON/XOFF.
PACING:
Displays the current pacing option selected. The selection should match the flow control setting of the serial interface on the host.
DTR POLARITY:
Displays the current DTR polarity setting.
BAUD RATE:
Displays the current serial baud rate. The default setting is 9600. The baud rate setting must match the baud rate of the serial interface on the host.
APPLETALK STATUS:
Displays the current LocalTalk port status.
READY. The LocalTalk port is functioning normally and is awaiting data.
INITIALIZING. The card is registering its node address or name.
LTALK NET: XXXXX NODE: XXX
The LTALK NET identifies the AppleTalk Network Number on which the card is currently operating.
The NODE identifies the AppleTalk Node Number that the connectivity card chooses for itself as part of its initialization sequence.
APPLETALK NAME:
The name of the printer on the Apple Talk network. A number after the name indicates that there are multiple devices with this name, and this is the Nth instance of the name.
SWITCH SETTINGS:
Identifies the current settings for the switches on the card.
SWITCH SETTINGS DEFINITION:
Identifies the possible settings for the switches on the card. This section is for information only.

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