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Help connecting HP LaserJet 300 M351a to a network

Help connecting HP LaserJet 300 M351a to a network

Help connecting HP LaserJet 300 M351a to a network

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Hi all

Our office recently purchased a HP m351a printer, assuming it would be network ready.

However, it's only a local printer, no networking, wired or wireless, and it's proving a real struggle.

I've spoken to HP about a JetDirect, but they don't work with local printers (I thought it might MAKE a printer into a network one using the USB, but no such luck)

I purchased a USB print server, which didn't work (Didn't recognise the device, wouldn't set an IP obviously)

HP have told me there isn't a way, but I'm hoping somebody out there who might have gone through something similar can push me in a direction I haven't thought up.

Thanks for any help , much appreciated!

RE: Help connecting HP LaserJet 300 M351a to a network

What USB print server did you purchase? I have set USB print servers up before successfully although the cheaper ones can be a bit of a pain at times.

You could also just hook locally into a PC via USB and share out the printer. Unaware of what scale you need this for. Or just buy a new printer. New network laser printers for small office arent that much. My Dell 1350CWN was only $150.

Learning - A never ending quest for knowledge usually attained by being thrown in a situation and told to fix it NOW.

RE: Help connecting HP LaserJet 300 M351a to a network

Try an HP Jetdirect 175x Print Server - they aren't cheap but do work well. http://goo.gl/FcvSK

Iechyd da! John
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