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Configure a networked HP LaserJet 2100 via telnet Network
The HP utilities for configuring JetDirect 600N (as used in LaserJet 2100 and others) only run under Windows. The web based configuration utility is not supported on Macs. However, once the DHCP assigned IP address is known (print a test page), you can use telnet to set the IP address and other settings. To access the printer:

telnet 198.162.0.5
Then, to see the current settings:

/
For help:

?
And then, for example, to set the IP address:

ip:192.168.0.100
Hope this helps!
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Configure a networked HP LaserJet 2100 via telnet
Authored by: billearl on Feb 17, '04 11:42:30AM

Or...

Use HP LaserJet Utility in OS 9.



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Configure a networked HP LaserJet 2100 via telnet
Authored by: xevious on Feb 17, '04 01:15:55PM

Thanks for the tip. I realized that my printer was not password protected.

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-Douglas



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Configure a networked HP LaserJet 2100 via telnet
Authored by: fxg97873 on Feb 17, '04 04:00:11PM

Yes, but that requires that you boot into Mac OS 9 (which does not work on newer machines).

Fernando



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Configure a networked HP LaserJet 2100 via telnet
Authored by: j.marques on Feb 17, '04 04:59:24PM

The HP LaserJet utility works fine in Classic mode on Panther.



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Configure a networked HP LaserJet 2100 via telnet
Authored by: benmcgruer on Feb 17, '04 05:18:50PM

Thanks!! This provided the inspiration for finally enabling me to print to a netware-shared printer. The hint's also valid for HP LaserJet 4050 series printers.



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Configure a networked HP LaserJet 2100 via telnet
Authored by: cyberman on Feb 19, '04 02:54:35AM

I think this hint is valid for any HP printer with a network card.
I also know that you can telnet into an Apple 16/600 as well.

Heck, I'd be surprised if you couldn't telnet into just about any networked printer.



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Configure a networked HP LaserJet 2100 via telnet
Authored by: magir on Feb 17, '04 01:04:44PM

If you've activated the Debug Menu in Safari and "fake" the User-Agent to Windows/IE you should be able to use the web interface. I did that and was even able to use the scanning feature of my officejet thru the web browser, although the java applets are REALLY slow :-).



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Configure a networked HP LaserJet 2100 via telnet
Authored by: billabOng on Feb 17, '04 06:36:55PM

You can telnet into an Apple Laserwriter 16/600 (I assume it works on others) too. Handy since there's no config util for OSX and I don't have Classic installed.



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Configure a networked HP LaserJet 2100 via telnet
Authored by: tupholme on Feb 18, '04 09:57:27AM

Telnetting into my HPLJ2100 allowed me to point it to a syslog server running on my Linux box (syslogd -r), so I can now access the printer log alongside the Linux log. Great tip, thanks!

Jeff



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IP address not needed
Authored by: robg on Aug 02, '04 10:33:13AM
Submitted as an anonymous new hint, but belongs here:

On newer HP printers that support Rendezvous, you no longer need to know the IP number of the printer and can use a command similar to:
% telnet staffcolor.local


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Configure a networked HP LaserJet 2100 via telnet
Authored by: JoeStreno on Jan 13, '13 08:43:08PM

To configure an old HP LaserJet via Telnet:

Open Terminal:

telnet to the ip address of the printer mine was 192.168.1.50

to set the ip address to a 10.0.1.x address type these commands in terminal & hit return. At the end type "quit" and hit return this will save the settings to the printer.

telnet 192.168.1.50

ip:10.0.1.50

default-gw:10.0.1.1

quit

Now your printer is set with an ip address of 10.0.1.50 and a default gateway address of 10.0.1.1



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