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HP Color LaserJet Enterprise CP4020/CP4520 Series Printer - Connect to a network

You can configure network parameters from the control panel, the HP Embedded Web Server, or for most networks, from the HP Web Jetadmin software.

HP Web Jetadmin software is not supported on Mac OS X operating systems.

For a complete list of supported networks and for instructions on configuring network parameters from software, see the HP Jetdirect Embedded Print Server Administrator’s Guide. The guide comes with products in which an HP Jetdirect embedded print server is installed.

Supported network protocols

The product supports the TCP/IP network protocol, the most widely used and accepted networking protocol. Many networking services utilize this protocol. The following tables list the supported networking services and protocols.

Printing
Service name
Description
port9100 (Direct Mode)
Printing service
Line printer daemon (LPD)
Printing service
Advanced LPD (custom LPD queues)
Protocol and programs associated with line-printer spooling services installed on TCP/IP systems.
FTP
TCP/IP utility for transferring data between systems.
WS Print
Uses the Microsoft Web Services for Devices (WSD) Print services on the HP Jetdirect print server.
WS Discovery
Allows Microsoft WS discovery protocols on the HP Jetdirect print server.
Network device discovery
Service name
Description
SLP (Service Location Protocol)
Device-discovery protocol, used to help find and configure network devices. Used primarily by Microsoft-based programs.
Bonjour
Device-discovery protocol, used to help find and configure network devices. Used primarily by Apple Macintosh-based programs.
Messaging and management
Service name
Description
HTTP (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol)
Allows Web browsers to communicate with embedded Web server.
EWS (embedded Web server)
Allows you to manage the product through a Web browser.
SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol)
Used by network applications for product management. SNMP v1, SNMP v3, and standard MIB-II (Management Information Base) objects are supported.
LLMNR (Link Local Multicast Name Resolution)
Specifies if the product responds to LLMNR requests over IPv4 and IPv6.
TFTP Configuration
Allows you to use TFTP to download a configuration file containing additional configuration parameters, such as SNMP or non-default settings, for an HP Jetdirect print server.
IP addressing
Service name
Description
DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol)
For automatic IP address assignment. The product supports IPv4 and IPv6. The DHCP server provides the product with an IP address. Generally, no user intervention is required for the product to obtain an IP address from a DHCP server.
BOOTP (Bootstrap Protocol)
For automatic IP address assignment. The BOOTP server provides the product with an IP address. Requires the administrator to input a product's MAC hardware address on the BOOTP server for the 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, the product uses this service to generate a unique IP address.
Security features
Service name
Description
IPsec/Firewall
Provides network-layer security on IPv4 and IPv6 networks. A firewall provides simple control of IP traffic. IPsec provides additional protection through authentication and encryption protocols.
Kerberos
Allows you to exchange private information across an open network by assigning a unique key, called a ticket, to each user who logs on to the network. The ticket is then embedded in messages to identify the sender.
SNMP v3
Employs a user-based security model for SNMP v3, which provides user authentication and data privacy through encryption.
Access control list (ACL)
Specifies the individual host systems, or networks of host systems, that are allowed to access the HP Jetdirect print server and the attached network product.
SSL/TLS
Allows you to transmit private documents via the Internet and guarantee privacy and data integrity between the client and server applications.
IPsec batch configuration
Provides network-layer security through the simple control of IP traffic to and from the product. This protocol provides the benefits of encryption and authentication and allows for multiple configurations.

Install the product on a wired network

Configure the IP address

  1. Connect the network cable to the product and to the network.

    1: Network connection

  2. Wait for 60 seconds before continuing. During this time, the network recognizes the product and assigns an IP address or host name for the product.

  3. At the product control panel, press the Home button .

  4. Press the down arrow to highlight the INFORMATION menu, and then press the OK button.

  5. Press the down arrow to highlight the PRINT CONFIGURATION menu, and then press the OK button.

  6. Find the IP address on the Embedded Jetdirect page.

    2: IP address location

  7. IPv4: If the IP address is 0.0.0.0, or 192.0.0.192, or 169.254.x.x, you must manually configure the IP address. Otherwise, the network configuration was successful.

    IPv6: If the IP address begins with "fe80:", the product should be able to print. If not, you must manually configure the IP address.

Install the software

Windows

  1. Quit all programs on the computer.

  2. Install the software from the CD.

  3. Follow the onscreen instructions.

  4. When prompted, select the Connected via the Network option, and then click the Install button.

  5. From the list of available printers, select the printer that has the correct IP address.

  6. Click the Finish button.

  7. On the Additional Options screen, you can install more software, or click the Exit button.

  8. Print a page from any program to make sure that the software is correctly installed.

If the installation failed, reinstall the software.

Mac

  1. Quit all programs on the computer.

  2. Install the software from the CD.

  3. Click the product icon, and follow the onscreen instructions.

  4. Click the Close button when the installation is complete.

  5. At the computer, open the Apple menu , click the System Preferences menu, and then click the Print & Fax icon.

  6. Click the plus symbol (+).

    By default, Mac OS X uses the Bonjour method to find the driver and add the product to the printer pop-up menu. This method is best in most situations. If Mac OS X cannot find the HP printer driver, an error message displays. Reinstall the software.

    If you are connecting the product to a large network, you might need to use IP printing to connect rather than Bonjour. Follow these steps:

    1. Click the IP Printer button.

    2. From the Protocol drop-down list, select the HP Jetdirect-Socket option. Enter the IP address or host name for the product. From the Print Using drop-down list, select the product model if one is not already selected.

  7. To configure the product to recognize the installed accessories, complete these steps:

    Mac OS X 10.4
    1. From the Apple menu , click the System Preferences menu and then click the Print & Fax icon.

    2. Click the Printer Setup button.

    3. Click the Installable Options menu.

    Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6
    1. From the Apple menu , click the System Preferences menu and then click the Print & Fax icon.

    2. Select the product in the left side of the window.

    3. Click the Options & Supplies button.

    4. Click the Driver tab.

    5. Configure the installed options.

    For Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6, the installation procedure should automatically configure the installed options.
  8. Print a page from any program to make sure that the software is correctly installed.

If the installation failed, reinstall the software.

Configure network settings

View or change network settings

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 a format similar to this:

      xxxx::xxxx:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx

  2. To open the embedded Web server, type the IP address into the address line of a Web browser.

  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, click the Networking tab, and click the Security link.

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

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

Manually configure IPv4 TCP/IP parameters from the control panel

Use the control-panel menus to manually set an IPv4 address, subnet mask, and default gateway.

  1. Press the Home button .

  2. Open each of the following menus. Press the down arrow to highlight it and then press the OK button to select it.

    1. CONFIGURE DEVICE

    2. I/O

    3. EMBEDDED JETDIRECT MENU

    4. TCP/IP

    5. IPV4 SETTINGS

    6. CONFIG METHOD

    7. MANUAL

    8. MANUAL SETTINGS

    9. IP ADDRESS, SUBNET MASK, or DEFAULT GATEWAY

  3. Press the up arrow or the down arrow to increase or decrease the number for the first byte of the IP address, subnet mask, or default gateway.

  4. Press the OK button to move to the next set of numbers, or press the back arrow to move to the previous set of numbers.

  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until the IP address, subnet mask, or default gateway is complete, and then press the OK button to save the setting.

  6. Press the Home button to return to the Ready state.

Manually configure IPv6 TCP/IP parameters from the control panel

Use the control-panel menus to manually set an IPv6 address.

  1. Press the Home button .

  2. Open each of the following menus. Press the down arrow to highlight it and then press the OK button to select it.

    1. CONFIGURE DEVICE

    2. I/O

    3. EMBEDDED JETDIRECT MENU

    4. TCP/IP

    5. IPV6 SETTINGS

    6. ADDRESS

    7. MANUAL SETTINGS

    8. ENABLE

    9. ON

    10. ADDRESS

  3. Press the up arrow or the down arrow to select the first character of the address. Press the OK button.

    Repeat this process for each character in the address.

    You must press the OK button after entering each character.
  4. Press the up arrow or the down arrow to select the stop character . Press the OK button.

  5. Press the Home button to return to the Ready state.

Link speed and duplex settings

The link speed and communication mode of the print server must match the network. For most situations, leave the product in automatic mode. Incorrect changes to the link speed and duplex settings might prevent the product from communicating with other network devices. If you need to make changes, use the product control panel.

Making changes to these settings causes the product to turn off and then on. Make changes only when the product is idle.
  1. Press the Home button .

  2. Open each of the following menus. Press the down arrow to highlight it and then press the OK button to select it.

    1. CONFIGURE DEVICE

    2. I/O

    3. EMBEDDED JETDIRECT MENU

    4. LINK SPEED

  3. Press the down arrow to highlight one of the following options.

    Setting
    Description
    AUTO
    The print server automatically configures itself for the highest link speed and communication mode allowed on the network.
    10T HALF
    10 megabytes per second (Mbps), half-duplex operation
    10T FULL
    10 Mbps, full-duplex operation
    100TX HALF
    100 Mbps, half-duplex operation
    100TX FULL
    100 Mbps, full-duplex operation
    100TX AUTO
    Limits auto-negotiation to a maximum link speed of 100 Mbps
    1000T FULL
    1000 Mbps, full-duplex operation
  4. Press the OK button. The product turns off and then on.

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