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HP LaserJet 1160 and 1320 Series Printers - Installing an HP Jetdirect External Print Server

The HP LaserJet 1320n, HP LaserJet 1320tn, and HP LaserJet 1320nw printers can connect to networks through the Internal HP Jetdirect network port. The HP LaserJet 1320nw printer can also connect to 802.11b/g wireless networks. External network print servers are available for the HP LaserJet 1160 and HP LaserJet 1320 series printers. The following table identifies what is required to add networking to any HP LaserJet 1160 or HP LaserJet 1320 series printer.

Supported HP Jetdirect devices
HP LaserJet model
10Base-T
10/100Base-TX
802.11b/g
Bluetooth®
HP LaserJet 1160
HP Jetdirect 170x
HP Jetdirect 175x (HP Jetdirect 300x, HP Jetdirect 500x)
HP Jetdirect en3700
HP Jetdirect ew2400
HP bt1300
HP LaserJet 1320
HP Jetdirect 170x
HP Jetdirect 175x (HP Jetdirect 300x, HP Jetdirect 500x)
HP Jetdirect en3700
HP Jetdirect ew2400
HP bt1300
HP LaserJet 1320n
Included
Included
HP Jetdirect ew2400
HP Jetdirect 380x (802.11b only)
HP bt1300
HP LaserJet 1320tn
Included
Included
HP Jetdirect ew2400
HP Jetdirect 380x (802.11b only)
HP bt1300
HP LaserJet 1320nw
Included
Included
Included
HP bt1300

Connecting the network cable

Connect one end of a network cable to the network connector on the back of the device, and connect the other end to the network. Be sure to install the printer driver on all computers that connect to the network. Connecting to a network
The following procedures are for the HP LaserJet 1320n, HP LaserJet 1320tn, and HP LaserJet 1320nw printers only.

The Ethernet network must be functional before proceeding with the following instructions.

Connect the printer to the network

To connect the HP LaserJet 1320n, HP LaserJet 1320tn, or HP LaserJet 1320nw printer to a wired network, you need the following:
  • Functional wired network

  • CAT-5 Ethernet cable

To connect the printer to the network, perform the following steps:

  1. Connect the CAT-5 Ethernet cable to an available port on the Ethernet hub or router.

  2. Connect the Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on the back of the printer.

  3. Check that one of the network lights (10 or 100) on the network port located on the back of the printer comes on.

    It might take a few moments for the printer network settings to become active and available for use. If one of the network lights does not come on, see Wired network setup problemsolving in the Wireless Use Guide.

  4. Print a network configuration page.

    1: Network Configuration page

    1 - Network card status
    2 - IP Address
    Verify that the status reads "I/O Card Ready" (call-out 1) and note the IP Address (call-out 2) of the network card. The IP address will be needed during the installation process.

Install the printer software

  1. Close all applications.

  2. Insert the software installation CD into the computer's CD-ROM drive. The Welcome screen displays.

  3. Click Next , and follow the instructions that the Installer provides to check and prepare the system, and install drivers, plug-ins, and software.

    This might take several minutes.

Print a Network Configuration page

When the printer is in the Ready state, press and hold the Go button for five seconds. The Network Configuration page automatically prints with the printer Configuration page.
To reset the networking card, when the printer is turned off, press and hold the Reset button located on the back of the printer. While holding down the Reset button, turn on the printer, and continue to hold the Reset button until the printer is in the Ready state.
Pressing Reset
 button

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