Step 4: Connecting the Printer to the Network. HP 8500 N, 8500 DN, 8500, Color LaserJet 8500 Printer series

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Step 4: Connecting the Printer to the Network. HP 8500 N, 8500 DN, 8500, Color LaserJet 8500 Printer series | Manualzz

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Step 4: Connecting the Printer to the

Network

If you will connect the computer to the printer with a parallel cable, see “To connect a parallel cable” later in this Step.

If the printer was shipped with an optional

HP JetDirect internal print server, one of two types is installed in the printer:

HP JetDirect Ethernet print server supports up to three different network interface cables—RJ-45 (unshielded twisted pair) for 10Base-T networks,

BNC (coaxial) for 10Base2 networks, and DIN-8 for LocalTalk networks.

This print server supports only one

Ethernet connection at a time—RJ-45 or BNC.

HP JetDirect 10/100TX print server supports RJ-45 (unshielded twisted pair) for 10Base-T or 100Base-TX networks.

The locations of ports on the HP JetDirect internal print server are as follows:

A RJ-45 port (this is the only connector available with the HP JetDirect

10/100TX card)

B

C

BNC port

LocalTalk (DIN-8) port

To connect to a 10Base-T or

100Base-TX network

Plug the connector of the unshielded twisted-pair network cable into the RJ-45 port. The other end of the cable should be attached to the network.

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RJ-45 cables are not included with the printer. They must be purchased separately.

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To connect to a 10Base2 network

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Attach one section of the ThinLAN

(coaxial) cable to a BNC “T” connector.

Attach another ThinLAN cable section (A) or, if it is at the end of the network, a 50-Ohm terminator (B) to the other side of the BNC “T” connector.

Plug the BNC “T” connector into the

BNC port.

To connect to a LocalTalk network

Plug the end of the DIN-8 cable into the

LocalTalk port.

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ThinLAN and DIN-8 cables, BNC “T” connectors, and 50-Ohm terminators are not included with the printer. They must be purchased separately.

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If you only use the LocalTalk port, EIO

1 INITIALIZING will appear every time you turn the printer on. The message should not interfere with normal printing through LocalTalk. If it does not clear within approximately five minutes, there is a problem with the print server or the network. To prevent the message from appearing during normal operation, connect a BNC “T” connector with two

50-Ohm terminators to the BNC port.

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To connect a parallel cable

To print through the parallel port, the printer requires a 25-pin male/micro

36-pin male (“C-size”) parallel cable that is IEEE-1284 compliant. The cable is not included with the printer. It must be purchased separately.

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Squeeze the clips on the micro 36-pin end of the parallel cable and plug it into the printer’s parallel port.

Release the clips.

Plug the other end of the parallel cable into the computer. Tighten the screws on the parallel cable to secure the cable to the computer.

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