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HP Color LaserJet 4700 Printer Series - How to Configure Network Connections

Overview

Certain network parameters might need to be configured on the printer. These parameters can be configured from installation software, the printer control panel, the embedded Web server, or management software, such as HP Web Jetadmin or the HP LaserJet Utility for Macintosh.

For more information about supported networks and network configuration tools, see the HP Jetdirect Print Server Administrator’s Guide . The guide comes with printers in which an HP Jetdirect print server is installed.

This section contains the following instructions for configuring network parameters from the printer control panel:

  • Configuring TCP/IP parameters.

  • Disabling unused network protocols.

Configuring TCP/IP parameters

The printer control panel can be used to configure these TCP/IP parameters:

  • IP address (4 bytes)

  • Subnet mask (4 bytes)

  • Default gateway (4 bytes)

Manually configuring TCP/IP parameters from the printer control panel

Use manual configuration to set an IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway.

To Set an IP address perform the following steps:

  1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS .

  2. Press (down arrow) to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE .

  3. Press (check mark) to select CONFIGURE DEVICE .

  4. Press (down arrow) to highlight I/O .

  5. Press (check mark) to select I/O .

  6. Press (down arrow) to highlight the JETDIRECT menu.

  7. Press (check mark) to select the JETDIRECT menu.

  8. Press (down arrow) to highlight TCP/IP .

  9. Press (check mark) to select TCP/IP .

  10. Press (down arrow) to highlight MANUAL SETTINGS .

  11. Press (check mark) to select MANUAL SETTINGS .

  12. Press (down arrow) to highlight MANUAL .

  13. Press (down arrow) to highlight IP ADDRESS .

  14. Press (check mark) to select IP ADDRESS .

    NOTE: The first of three sets of numbers is highlighted. If a number is not highlighted, a highlighted empty underscore appears.
  15. Press (down arrow) or (up arrow) to increase or decrease the number for configuring the IP address.

  16. Press (check mark) to move to the next set of numbers.

  17. Repeat steps 15 and 16 until the correct IP address is entered.

  18. Press the MENU button to return to the Ready state.

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To set the subnet mask

To set the subnet mask perform the following steps:

  1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS .

  2. Press (down arrow) to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE .

  3. Press (check mark) to select CONFIGURE DEVICE .

  4. Press (down arrow) to highlight I/O .

  5. Press (check mark) to select I/O .

  6. Press (down arrow) to highlight the JETDIRECT menu.

  7. Press (check mark) to select the JETDIRECT menu.

  8. Press (down arrow) to highlight the TCP/IP menu.

  9. Press (check mark) to select TCP/IP .

  10. Press (down arrow) to highlight MANUAL SETTINGS .

  11. Press (check mark) to select MANUAL SETTINGS .

  12. Press (down arrow) to highlight SUBNET MASK .

  13. Press (check mark) to select SUBNET MASK .

    NOTE: The first of three sets of numbers is highlighted.
  14. Press (down arrow) or (up arrow) to increase or decrease the number for configuring the subnet mask.

  15. Press (check mark) to move to the next set of numbers.

  16. Repeat steps 14 and 15 until the correct subnet mask is entered.

  17. Press the MENU button to return to the Ready state.

To set the default gateway

To set the default gateway perform the following steps:

  1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS .

  2. Press (down arrow) to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE .

  3. Press (check mark) to select CONFIGURE DEVICE .

  4. Press (down arrow) to highlight I/O .

  5. Press (check mark) to select I/O .

  6. Press (down arrow) to highlight the JETDIRECT menu.

  7. Press (check mark) to select the JETDIRECT menu.

  8. Press (down arrow) to highlight TCP/IP .

  9. Press (check mark) to select TCP/IP .

  10. Press (down arrow) to highlight MANUAL SETTINGS .

  11. Press (check mark) to select MANUAL SETTINGS .

  12. Press (down arrow) to highlight DEFAULT GATEWAY .

  13. Press to select DEFAULT GATEWAY .

    NOTE: The first set of the three sets of numbers shows the default settings. If there is not a number highlighted, a highlighted empty underscore appears.
  14. Press (down arrow) or (up arrow) to increase or decrease the number for configuring DEFAULT GATEWAY .

  15. Press (check mark) to move to the next set of numbers.

  16. Repeat steps 15 and 16 until the correct subnet mask is entered.

  17. Press the MENU button to return to the Ready state.

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Disabling network protocols (optional)

By factory default, all supported network protocols are enabled. Disabling unused protocols has the following benefits:

  • Decreases printer-generated network traffic.

  • Prevents unauthorized users from printing to the printer.

  • Provides only pertinent information on the configuration page.

  • Allows the printer control panel to display protocol-specific error and warning messages.

NOTE: TCP/IP configuration cannot be disabled on the HP Color LaserJet 4700 series printer.

Disabling IPX/SPX

NOTE: Do not disable this protocol if Windows 95/98, Windows NT, Me, 2000, and XP users will be printing to the printer using direct-mode IPX/SPX.
  1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS .

  2. Press (down arrow) to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE .

  3. Press (check mark) to select CONFIGURE DEVICE .

  4. Press (down arrow) to highlight I/O .

  5. Press (check mark) to select I/O .

  6. Press (down arrow) to highlight the JETDIRECT menu.

  7. Press (check mark) to select the JETDIRECT menu.

  8. Press (down arrow) to highlight IPX/SPX .

  9. Press (check mark) to select IPX/SPX .

  10. Press (down arrow) to highlight ENABLE .

  11. Press (check mark) to select ENABLE .

  12. Press (down arrow) to highlight ON or OFF .

  13. Press (check mark) to select ON or OFF .

  14. Press the MENU button to return to the Ready state.

Disabling AppleTalk

  1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS .

  2. Press (down arrow) to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE .

  3. Press (check mark) to select CONFIGURE DEVICE .

  4. Press (down arrow) to highlight I/O .

  5. Press (check mark) to select I/O .

  6. Press (down arrow) to highlight the JETDIRECT menu.

  7. Press (check mark) to select JETDIRECT .

  8. Press (down arrow) to highlight APPLETALK .

  9. Press (check mark) to select APPLETALK .

  10. Press (down arrow) to highlight ENABLE .

  11. Press (check mark) to select ENABLE .

  12. Press (down arrow) to highlight ON or OFF .

  13. Press (check mark) to select ON or OFF .

  14. Press the MENU button to return to the Ready state.

Disabling DLC/LLC

  1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS .

  2. Press (down arrow) to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE .

  3. Press (check mark) to select CONFIGURE DEVICE .

  4. Press (down arrow) to highlight I/O .

  5. Press (check mark) to select I/O .

  6. Press (down arrow) to highlight the JETDIRECT menu.

  7. Press (check mark) to select the JETDIRECT menu.

  8. Press (down arrow) to highlight DLC/LLC .

  9. Press (check mark) to select DLC/LLC .

  10. Press (down arrow) to highlight ENABLE .

  11. Press (check mark) to select ENABLE .

  12. Press to highlight ON or OFF .

  13. Press (check mark) to select ON or OFF .

  14. Press the MENU button to return to the Ready state.

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