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HP Color LaserJet 2605 Series Printer - Set Up the Printer and Use it on the Network

Hewlett-Packard recommends that you use the HP software installer on the CD-ROMs that came with the printer to set up printer drivers for the following network setups.

Configure a network port-connected printer configuration (direct mode or peer-to-peer printing)

In this configuration, the printer is connected directly to the network, and all computers on the network print directly to the printer.

This mode is the recommended network configuration for the printer.
  1. Connect the printer directly to the network by inserting a network cable into the printer network port.

  2. At the printer, use the control panel to print a Configuration page.

  3. Insert the printer CD-ROM into your computer. If you have already set up your printer, click Install Software to start the software installer. If the software installer does not start, navigate to the hpzsetup.exe file on the CD-ROM and double-click the file.

  4. Click Install HP Color LaserJet Software .

  5. On the Welcome screen, click Next .

  6. On the Installer updates screen, click Yes to search for installer updates on the Web.

  7. For Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003, on the Installation Options screen, choose the installation option. Hewlett-Packard recommends a typical installation, if your system supports it.

  8. On the License Agreement screen, read the license agreement, indicate that you accept the terms, and then click Next .

  9. For Windows 2000/XP, on the HP Extended Capabilities screen, choose whether you want this feature, and then click Next .

  10. On the Destination Folder screen, choose the destination folder, and then click Next .

  11. On the Ready to Install screen, click Next to begin installation.

    If you want to change your settings, instead of clicking Next , click Back to return to previous screens, and then change the settings.
  12. On the Connection Type screen, select Through the network , and then click Next .

  13. On the Identify Printer screen, identify the printer either by searching or by specifying a hardware or IP address, which is listed on the Configuration page you printed earlier. Click Next .

  14. Allow the installation process to complete.

Configure a direct-connected shared printer (client server printing)

In this configuration, the printer is connected to a computer through a USB cable, the computer is connected to the network, and the printer is shared with other computers on the network.

  1. Insert the printer CD-ROM into your computer. If you have already set up your printer, click Install Software to start the software installer. If the software installer does not start, navigate to the hpsetup.exe file on the CD-ROM and double-click the file.

  2. Click Install HP Color LaserJet Software .

  3. On the Welcome screen, click Next .

  4. On the Installer updates screen, click Yes to search for installer updates on the Web.

  5. For Windows 2000, on the Installation Options screen, choose the installation option. Hewlett-Packard recommends a typical installation, if your system supports it.

  6. On the License Agreement screen, read the license agreement, indicate that you accept the terms, and then click Next .

  7. For Windows 2000, on theHP Extended Capabilities screen, choose whether you want this feature, and then click Next .

  8. On the Destination Folder screen, choose the destination folder, and then click Next .

  9. On the Ready to Install screen, click Next to begin installation.

    If you want to change your settings, instead of clicking Next , click Back to return to previous screens, and then change the settings.
  10. On the Connection Type screen, select Directly to this computer , and then click Next .

  11. Connect the USB cable.

  12. Allow the installation process to complete.

  13. Open the Printers folder.

    • Microsoft Windows 98SE, Me, and 2000: Click Start , Settings , and then Printers .

    • Microsoft Windows XP and Server 2003: Click Start , and then Printers and Faxes .

  14. In the dialog box, right-click the printer, and then click Sharing .

  15. Select Share this printer , type the printer name if necessary, and then click OK .

Change from a direct-connected shared printer to a network port-connected printer configuration

To change from a direct connection to a network configuration, complete the following steps.

  1. Uninstall the printer driver for the direct connect printer.

  2. Install the driver as a network configuration by using the steps in Configure a network port-connected printer configuration (direct mode or peer-to-peer printing) above. .

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