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Network HP laserjet printing hangs on two pcs. Others ok.

Network HP laserjet printing hangs on two pcs. Others ok.

On one computer in my lan, I have intermittent problems printing to a laserjet 5, jetdirect 300x.  I just see the printer icon in the lower right corner of screen, and opening the printer manager it says status is printing.  But nothing happens.  

This computer recently crashed, had a new motherboard installed.  Everything else works fine one this pc (xppro sp2) including internet and file/folder sharing and network database applications.  The only way to print the documents is to reboot.  All other networked pcs print without any problems.
  Curiously, I recently reloaded windows on my pc at home after hard drive failure and now have the same problem.  I used hp network printer wizard to install all printers on the pcs.

When I look in the windows spool folder, I see files present.

I looked at the event log and notice one warning around the same time:

TCP/IP has reached the security limit imposed on the number of concurrent TCP connect attempts.

Is this the issue?  I doubt I have some worm or virus present.  I have norton av or zone alarm updated on all pcs.  

RE: Network HP laserjet printing hangs on two pcs. Others ok.

Your NIC is probably the real culprit here. Have you a newer one? this card is too slow for the computer.
Try to upgrade the firmware for it.

"Impatience will reward you with dissatisfaction" RMS Cosmics'97

RE: Network HP laserjet printing hangs on two pcs. Others ok.

Thanks for your reply.  The one computer at home has latest bios and chipset drivers for asus a8n sli.  Recently upgraded....

The other one has a new inexpensive mobo at the office.  This was after old mobo died.  

I guess an easy way to test your theory is to buy an inexpensive pci nic, drop it in and see what happens.

RE: Network HP laserjet printing hangs on two pcs. Others ok.

After a windblows update, problem curiously disappeared. thanks again.

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