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HP LaserJet 1160 and 1320 Series Printers - USB, Parallel, Network, and Wireless 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
The HP LaserJet 1160 and HP LaserJet 1320 printer models support parallel connections.
Connecting the parallel cable
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.
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.
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:
To connect the printer to the network, perform the following steps:
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.
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