Configuring the Printer on the Network. HP 8500 N, 8500 DN, 8500, Color LaserJet 8500 Printer series

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Configuring the Printer on the Network

Before you can use the printer, you must configure it on the network by using a printer management utility such as the HP JetAdmin software.

Configuring the printer on the network involves steps such as setting up a port.

To configure the printer, see the information for this network contained in the HP JetDirect Print Server Software Installation Guide.

Make sure the correct protocol stack has been configured for your network adapter (for example, DLC or TCP/IP).

Distributing the Printer Software to Network


Before a client can print to the printer, the printer software must be installed on the client’s workstation. Rather than distributing the

CD-ROM to each client, disk images of the installation software can be placed in a public directory or onto diskettes.

Use a file management tool to copy disk images. Use the “Structure of

CD-ROM1” section in “Step 10: Understanding the Software” to determine the location of the disk images on the CD-ROM.

Installing the Printer Software for Network


Use the following information to install the OS/2 PCL driver or OS/2

PostScript driver on OS/2 systems (versions 2.0 with Service Pak or later of the OS/2 operating system).

To install a driver if a printer was NOT selected during the OS/2 installation









Double-click the Templates Folder in the OS/2 system folder.

Using the right mouse button, drag the Printer template to the desktop.

The “Create a Printer” window opens.

In the Name field, type a name for the printer.

Click the port to which the printer is connected.

Click Install new printer driver. A window appears with a list of the printer drivers that are shipped with OS/2.

Click Other printer driver.

Insert the CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.

In the Directory field, type:


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