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Anonymous
March 15, 2005 1:02:32 AM

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Hi Guys,

Hope someone can help with this one.

My work has just given me a HP LaserJet 4050 TN Printer as they were about
to throw it out.

I want to use this printer at home and I have Windows XP with Sevice Pack 2
installed.

I do not have any cables for this printer apart from the power cable, and a
network cable. The printer only has a serial and a parrallel port on the
back of it as well as the network port.

Is there any way I can connect and use this printer by connecting it to my
PC's network (or ethernet) port?.

I have tried to complete the add printer wizard, however have had no
success.

Many thanks for your help,
Mark
Anonymous
March 15, 2005 1:02:33 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

Mark

For reference.. support. manuals, drivers etc

http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en/sm/WF10a/18972-236...

If you purchase a parallel printer cable, you can connect easily to a home
computer.. HP printers prefer good quality cables, so do not skimp.. the
Belkin Gold type are good.. not cheap of course, but you did get the printer
for not a great deal..

--
Mike Hall
MVP - Windows Shell/user

http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm





"Mark_King" <markking@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:um8HHGOKFHA.1308@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Hi Guys,
>
> Hope someone can help with this one.
>
> My work has just given me a HP LaserJet 4050 TN Printer as they were about
> to throw it out.
>
> I want to use this printer at home and I have Windows XP with Sevice Pack
> 2 installed.
>
> I do not have any cables for this printer apart from the power cable, and
> a network cable. The printer only has a serial and a parrallel port on
> the back of it as well as the network port.
>
> Is there any way I can connect and use this printer by connecting it to my
> PC's network (or ethernet) port?.
>
> I have tried to complete the add printer wizard, however have had no
> success.
>
> Many thanks for your help,
> Mark
>
Anonymous
March 15, 2005 1:39:13 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

Hi Mike,

Thanks for your help, however I was really hoping to find out if it would be
possible to setup up the printer via the network cable as I don't have a
parallel cable.

Any ideas?

Cheers,
Mark

"Mike Hall (MS-MVP)" <mike.hall.mail@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
news:uliVlROKFHA.3132@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Mark
>
> For reference.. support. manuals, drivers etc
>
> http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en/sm/WF10a/18972-236...
>
> If you purchase a parallel printer cable, you can connect easily to a home
> computer.. HP printers prefer good quality cables, so do not skimp.. the
> Belkin Gold type are good.. not cheap of course, but you did get the
> printer for not a great deal..
>
> --
> Mike Hall
> MVP - Windows Shell/user
>
> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
>
>
>
>
>
> "Mark_King" <markking@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:um8HHGOKFHA.1308@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> Hi Guys,
>>
>> Hope someone can help with this one.
>>
>> My work has just given me a HP LaserJet 4050 TN Printer as they were
>> about to throw it out.
>>
>> I want to use this printer at home and I have Windows XP with Sevice Pack
>> 2 installed.
>>
>> I do not have any cables for this printer apart from the power cable, and
>> a network cable. The printer only has a serial and a parrallel port on
>> the back of it as well as the network port.
>>
>> Is there any way I can connect and use this printer by connecting it to
>> my PC's network (or ethernet) port?.
>>
>> I have tried to complete the add printer wizard, however have had no
>> success.
>>
>> Many thanks for your help,
>> Mark
>>
>
>
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Anonymous
March 15, 2005 1:39:14 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

Check the HP web site for information on Jet Direct hardware and
software.
http://www.hp.com

Tom
MSMVP
Windows Shell/User


"Mark_King" <markking@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:o zCWoaOKFHA.3500@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
: Hi Mike,
:
: Thanks for your help, however I was really hoping to find out if it
would be
: possible to setup up the printer via the network cable as I don't have
a
: parallel cable.
:
: Any ideas?
:
: Cheers,
: Mark
:
: "Mike Hall (MS-MVP)" <mike.hall.mail@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
: news:uliVlROKFHA.3132@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
: > Mark
: >
: > For reference.. support. manuals, drivers etc
: >
: >
http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en/sm/WF10a/18972-236...
: >
: > If you purchase a parallel printer cable, you can connect easily to
a home
: > computer.. HP printers prefer good quality cables, so do not skimp..
the
: > Belkin Gold type are good.. not cheap of course, but you did get the
: > printer for not a great deal..
: >
: > --
: > Mike Hall
: > MVP - Windows Shell/user
: >
: > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
: >
: >
: >
: >
: >
: > "Mark_King" <markking@hotmail.com> wrote in message
: > news:um8HHGOKFHA.1308@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
: >> Hi Guys,
: >>
: >> Hope someone can help with this one.
: >>
: >> My work has just given me a HP LaserJet 4050 TN Printer as they
were
: >> about to throw it out.
: >>
: >> I want to use this printer at home and I have Windows XP with
Sevice Pack
: >> 2 installed.
: >>
: >> I do not have any cables for this printer apart from the power
cable, and
: >> a network cable. The printer only has a serial and a parrallel
port on
: >> the back of it as well as the network port.
: >>
: >> Is there any way I can connect and use this printer by connecting
it to
: >> my PC's network (or ethernet) port?.
: >>
: >> I have tried to complete the add printer wizard, however have had
no
: >> success.
: >>
: >> Many thanks for your help,
: >> Mark
: >>
: >
: >
:
:
Anonymous
March 15, 2005 1:39:14 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

Mark

Go out and buy one?.. it is your cheapest and easiest option..

--
Mike Hall
MVP - Windows Shell/user

http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm





"Mark_King" <markking@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:o zCWoaOKFHA.3500@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Hi Mike,
>
> Thanks for your help, however I was really hoping to find out if it would
> be possible to setup up the printer via the network cable as I don't have
> a parallel cable.
>
> Any ideas?
>
> Cheers,
> Mark
>
> "Mike Hall (MS-MVP)" <mike.hall.mail@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
> news:uliVlROKFHA.3132@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> Mark
>>
>> For reference.. support. manuals, drivers etc
>>
>> http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en/sm/WF10a/18972-236...
>>
>> If you purchase a parallel printer cable, you can connect easily to a
>> home computer.. HP printers prefer good quality cables, so do not skimp..
>> the Belkin Gold type are good.. not cheap of course, but you did get the
>> printer for not a great deal..
>>
>> --
>> Mike Hall
>> MVP - Windows Shell/user
>>
>> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> "Mark_King" <markking@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:um8HHGOKFHA.1308@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>> Hi Guys,
>>>
>>> Hope someone can help with this one.
>>>
>>> My work has just given me a HP LaserJet 4050 TN Printer as they were
>>> about to throw it out.
>>>
>>> I want to use this printer at home and I have Windows XP with Sevice
>>> Pack 2 installed.
>>>
>>> I do not have any cables for this printer apart from the power cable,
>>> and a network cable. The printer only has a serial and a parrallel port
>>> on the back of it as well as the network port.
>>>
>>> Is there any way I can connect and use this printer by connecting it to
>>> my PC's network (or ethernet) port?.
>>>
>>> I have tried to complete the add printer wizard, however have had no
>>> success.
>>>
>>> Many thanks for your help,
>>> Mark
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
!