Find great deals on eBay for JetDirect x in Networking Client Print Servers. Shop with confidence. HP JetDirect X – print server overview and full product specs on CNET. I got a HP JetDirect x hooked up to my HP Laserjet — I have no idea how to configure this. I tried holding down/pressing the test button.

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I have a plotter hooked up to an HP Jetdirect x print server which is then hooked up to my network. I can’t find the printer at all. I realize that the print server jedirect have a different IP but I don’t know how to look it up and change it.

ALso i’ve used the software that comes with the server to find the printer ketdirect that doesn’t work either, but if I connect a printer that already has internal networking capabilities thus i dont need the print server the software picks up trhe printer easily and it works fine. It’s free and will let you search for devices based on their MAC address. If you have a Windows network, you can try to ping the broadcast address. So if your subnet is With that model jet direct, you either hold down the button while it is on, or hold down the button and power it on, and it will print a config page.

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That page should include the IP config. Originally posted by GTJack: If you hold the button and power it hetdirect you reset it to it’s defaults. Originally posted by Searchy: Only if you hold it in till the lights blink. You hold the little button in as you turn it on and immediately release it, it should print its config, then you basically go to the Printserver’s IP on a webbrowser to configure it.


Or, that is my memory of things from deploying about 35 jtedirect with JetDirect boxes 3 years ago. Originally posted by Puke Flyswatter: I would hook another printer to the jetdirect first though.

I don’t know if I would want to plot the config page. Once you get the ip, just browse into the jetdirect through the web browser and change the IP to whatever you want. Also I tried printing a config page by holding down the button and nothing printed.

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I also tried “resetting” the print server by removing the power and the pluggin it in while holding the button down but that didn’t do anything that i know of either. I pinged using cmd prompt but I got back “request timed out.

I plugged in a printer that has 030x capabilites, thus not using the print server, and it worked fine. This all seems like jedirect much trouble lol. If I can’t figure it out i’ll probably just move the damn plotter next to my computer in another room cause I need it to work.

Plug the print server into any Laser or Dotmatrix printer. I don’t know if your plotter understand what it should be shooting out.


If the x doesn’t kick anything out after that. I’d say it died. HP Jet Direct x configuration.

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I used telnet to change my default IP address, you can probably do the same, but ping the two IPs listed above first and see if you’re getting a response.

Is the green led on the jedtirect server lighted, btw? You could just have a bad brick, esp. Plotters jetdorect be a bit weird. Then reset the x by taking out the power and holding the button pushed in while you put the power back in, let go after about 5 seconds of power on. After a minute or 2 maybe a bit longer then put in the ethernet cable and telnet to May 17, Posts: Tue Apr 08, 7: Dec 8, Posts: Tue Apr hetdirect, 8: Feb 8, Posts: Tue Apr 08, Aug 9, Posts: Wed Apr 09, 1: Searchy “Your mom likes me, why don’t you?

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