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HP LaserJet P2050 Series Printer - Connectivity

USB configuration

The product has a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port. The USB cable can be a maximum of 2 meters (6 feet) long.

Connect the USB cable

Plug the USB cable into the product. Plug the other end of the USB cable into the computer.

1: Location of USB port

1 - Type B USB port
2 - Type B USB connector

Network configuration

You might need to configure certain network parameters on the product. You can configure these parameters from the control panel, the embedded Web server, or for most networks, from the HP Web Jetadmin software.

Supported network protocols

The product supports the TCP/IP network protocol. It is the most widely used and accepted networking protocol. Many networking services utilize this protocol. This product also supports IPv4 and IPv6. The following tables list the networking services/protocols that are supported on the product.

Printing
Service name
Description
port9100 (Direct Mode)
The default TCP/IP printing port on the HP Jetdirect print server, accessed by software such as HP Standard Port
Line printer daemon (LPD)
LPD provides line printer spooling services for TCP/IP systems. Use LPD services on the HP Jetdirect print server.
WS Print
Use the Microsoft Web Services for Devices (WSD) Print services supported on the HP Jetdirect print server.
Network product discovery
Service name
Description
SLP (Service Location Protocol)
Device Discovery Protocol, used to help find and configure network devices. Used primarily by Microsoft-based software programs.
mDNS (multicast Domain Name Service - also known as “Rendezvous” or “Bonjour”)
Device Discovery Protocol, used to help find and configure network devices. Used primarily by Apple Macintosh-based software programs.
WS Discovery
Allows Microsoft WS discovery protocols on the print server.
LLMNR (TCP/IP v6)
Indicates whether link local multicast name resolution (LLMNR) requests are responded to over IPv6.
NetBIOS over TCP/IP
Provides communication among applications on separate computers within a local area network. Because the programming interface runs through TCP/IP (NBT), each computer in the network has both a NetBIOS name and an IP address relevant to a host name (even though the two names might not be the same).
DNS Client
DNS domain name that the HP Jetdirect print server resides in (for example, support.hp.com).
Messaging and management
Service name
Description
HTTP (hypertext transfer protocol)
Allows Web browsers to communicate with embedded Web server.
EWS (embedded Web server)
Allows a user to manage the product through a Web browser.
SNMP (simple network management protocol)
Used by network programs for product management. SNMP V3 and standard MIB-II (Management Information Base) objects are supported.
Web Jetadmin (WJA)
Management application that provides controlled access to HP Jetdirect and printer features.
EPC
HP Easy Printer Care Software 2.0 (EPC 2.0) provides HP Web Jetadmin-type functions for small and micro businesses with up to 15 HP LaserJet products. EPC 2.0 delivers effortless laser printer upkeep and protection for your printing investment, as well as simple, consolidated supplies replenishment.
IP addressing
Service name
Description
DHCP (dynamic host configuration protocol)
For Automatic IP address assignment. DHCP server provides the product with an IP address. Generally requires no user intervention for product to obtain IP address from a DHCP server.
BOOTP (bootstrap protocol)
For Automatic IP address assignment. BOOTP server provides the product with an IP address. Requires administrator to input the product MAC hardware address on BOOTP server in order for product to obtain an IP address from that server.
Auto IP
For Automatic IP address assignment. If neither a DHCP server nor a BOOTP server is present, this service allows the product to generate a unique IP address.
Manual IP
Manually configure the IP address on the print server using the printer control panel or the embedded Web server.
Telnet
Set configuration parameters by using the default IP address to create a Telnet connection from your system to the HP Jetdirect print server. Once configured, the print server saves the configuration when turned off and then turned on.
RARP
You can configure the print server to use RARP on UNIX and Linux systems. Use RARP to answer the print server's RARP request and supply the print server with the IP address. The RARP method allows you to only configure the IP address.
ARP/PING
You can configure an HP Jetdirect print server with an IP address using the arp command from a supported system. The workstation from which the configuration is made must be located on the same network segment as the HP Jetdirect print server.

Install the product on a network

In this configuration, the product is connected directly to the network and can be configured to allow all computers on the network to print directly to the product.

This mode is the recommended network configuration for the product.
  1. Before turning on the product, connect the product directly to the network by inserting a network cable into the product network port.

  2. Turn on the product, wait 2 minutes, and then use the control panel to print a configuration page.

    Make sure that an IP address is listed on the configuration page before proceeding to the next step. If an IP address is not present, reprint the configuration page.
  3. Insert the product CD into the computer. If the software installer does not start, navigate to the setup.exe file on the CD and double-click the file.

  4. Follow the installer instructions.

    When the installer prompts for a network address, provide the IP address listed on the configuration page that you printed before starting the installer program, or search for the product on the network.
  5. Allow the installation process to complete.

Configure the network product

View or change network settings

You can use the embedded Web server to view or change IP configuration settings.

  1. Print a configuration page, and locate the IP address.

    • If you are using IPv4, the IP address contains only digits. It has this format:

      xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

    • If you are using IPv6, the IP address is a hexadecimal combination of characters and digits. It has this format:

      xxxx::xxx:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx

  2. Type the IP address into the address line of a Web browser to open the embedded Web server.

  3. Click the Networking tab to obtain network information. You can change settings as needed.

Set or change the network password

Use the embedded Web server to set a network password or change an existing password.

  1. Open the embedded Web server and click the Networking tab.

  2. In the left-side pane, click Authorization .

    If a password has previously been set, you are prompted to type the password. Type the password, and then click the Apply button.
  3. Type the new password in the Password box and in the Confirm Password box.

  4. At the bottom of the window, click the Apply button to save the password.

IP address

The product IP address can be set manually, or it can be configured automatically via DHCP, BootP, or AutoIP.

Automatic configuration
  1. On the control panel, press OK .

  2. Use the arrow buttons to select Network config. , and then press OK .

  3. Use the arrow buttons to select either BOOTP or DHCP , and then press OK .

  4. Use the arrow buttons to select Yes , and then press OK .

    It may take several minutes before the automatic IP address is ready for use.

  5. Use the Back or Cancel button to leave the Network config. menu.

Specific automatic IP modes (such as BOOTP, DHCP, or AutoIP) can be changed by using the embedded Web server or HP ToolboxFX only. If AutoIP is disabled, HP default IP (192.0.0.192) will automatically be enabled.
Manual configuration
  1. On the control panel, press OK .

  2. Use the arrow buttons to select Network config. , and then press OK .

  3. Use the arrow buttons to select CFG TCP/IP , and then press OK .

  4. Use the arrow buttons to select BOOTP , make sure the value is No , and then press OK .

  5. Use the arrow buttons to select DHCP , make sure the value is No , and then press OK .

  6. Use the arrow buttons to select IP BYTE 1 , and then press OK .

  7. Use the arrow buttons to change the value of IP BYTE 1 , and then press OK .

  8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 for IP BYTE 2 , IP BYTE 3 , and IP BYTE 4 . Also, repeat steps 6 and 7 for the Subnet Mask (SM BYTE 1 , SM BYTE 2 , SM BYTE 3 , SM BYTE 4 ) and Default Gateway (GW BYTE 1 , GW BYTE 2 , GW BYTE 3 , GW BYTE 4 ).

  9. Use the Back or Cancel button to leave the Network config. menu.

IPv4 and IPv6 settings

The IPv4 and IPv6 protocols can be configured manually. The IPv4 protocol can be set from HP ToolboxFX or from the product control panel. The IPv6 protocol can be set from the product control panel or the embedded Web server.

Link speed setting

Incorrect changes to the link speed setting might prevent the product from communicating with other network devices. For most situations, the product should be left in automatic mode. Changes can cause the product to power cycle. Changes should be made only while the product is idle.
  1. On the control panel, press OK .

  2. Use the arrow buttons to select Network config. , and then press OK .

  3. Use the arrow buttons to select CFG LINK , and then press OK .

  4. Use the arrow buttons to select LINK , and then press OK .

  5. Use the arrow buttons to select one of the following settings.

    • AUTO

    • 10T HALF

    • 10T FULL

    • 100TX HALF

    • 100TX FULL

    • 100TX AUTO

    • 1000TX FULL

    The setting must match with the network product to which you are connecting (a network hub, switch, gateway, router, or computer).

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