I am completely new in settting up the printers on network.
We had recently got a new HP LaserJet printer.
"HP4200N LaserJet Printer (Black & White)"
I wanted to set this printer on network ,so everyone can print on to it. This printer has a RJ45 port.
We have a windows 2000 server (domain controller,DHCP,proxy server). All the workstations are Windows XP Professionals.
I had pulled up a cable (CAT 5) from our hub to this Printer RJ45 port. On the printer i went into the setup screen and gave a
HOSTNAME : HP4200
IPADDRESS : 192.168.1.300 (static)
Now from the workstations (XP Professional) to connect to this printer, I am going to
Add Printer Wizard =>Network Printer=>Connect to printer
and i am typing http://192.168.1.300
, once it finds the printer , i am loading the printer drivers for windows XP from the HP Drivers cdrom.
The problem what i am facing is sometimes this printer looses the network connections.
The workstations cannot print to this printer.
When i check the printer status on the workstations it shows up as "Opening" or "access denied" "cannot connect".
Usually this is how i am fixing :
1) Delete the printer and set it up again.
2) Switch off & On the printer.
Its becoming a pain, this happens every 4-5 days.
Why is this happening ?
Am I missing something ?
Any help !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!