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HP LaserJet 1160 and 1320 Series Printers - USB, Parallel, Network, and Wireless Connections

USB connections

All HP LaserJet 1160 and HP LaserJet 1320 series printer models support USB connections.
The HP LaserJet 1160 and 1320 products do not support simultaneous use (hot-switching) of parallel and USB cable connections. Attempting to switch between connection types can cause communication errors between the computer and the printer resulting in garbled text or other error states.

Connecting the USB cable

  1. Plug the USB cable into the printer.

  2. Plug the other end of the USB cable into the computer when prompted to do so during the software installation.

    1: USB cable connections

    Connecting the USB cable

Parallel connections

The HP LaserJet 1160 and HP LaserJet 1320 printer models support parallel connections.

Connecting the parallel cable

  1. Connect the parallel cable to the printer.

  2. Connect the other end of the parallel cable to the computer.

    2: Parallel connection

    Connecting the parallel cable

Network connections

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.

Networking options
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.

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

Wireless connections

The HP LaserJet 1320nw printer includes the IEEE 802.11b/g standard for wireless networking.

The HP LaserJet 1160 and HP LaserJet 1320 series printer models also support the IEEE 802.11b/g standard for wireless networking and Bluetooth wireless connectivity options through optional external accessories.

IEEE 802.11b/g standard

With wireless IEEE 802.11b/g compliant connectivity, the printers can be placed in the office or home and connected to a wireless network running Microsoft, Apple, NetWare, UNIX, or Linux network operating systems. This wireless technology provides a high-quality printing solution without the physical constraints of wiring. Peripherals can be conveniently placed in an office or home and can be easily moved without changing network cables.

Optional external HP Jetdirect 802.11b/g print servers are available for USB connections.

See the documentation that came with the HP LaserJet 1320nw printer for more information.

Supported HP Jetdirect devices

Supported HP Jetdirect devices
Item and description
Order number
HP Jetdirect 170x external print server for Ethernet (parallel port)
J3258B
HP Jetdirect 175x fast-Ethernet external print server (value line, USB port)
Must be Version C or later.
J6035C
HP Jetdirect 300x print server for fast Ethernet (parallel port)
J3263A
HP Jetdirect 500x print server for fast Ethernet (parallel port)
J3265A
HP Jetdirect 380x 802.11b wireless external print server (full featured, USB port)
J6061A
HP Jetdirect en3700 fast Ethernet print server
J7942A
HP Jetdirect ew2400 802.11b/g
J7951A
HP bt1300 Bluetooth Wireless Printer Adapter (both USB and parallel)
J6072A

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