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Configuring LaserJet Printer?

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The Question is:

I am trying to connect a HP Laserjet that has the HP jetdirect connectivity
 card for serial connections.  There was a compaq line printer in the port
 before.  I have configured the card correctly.  I believe it is cabled
 correctlty, i have a 25db pin fema
le connected to an adapter to go the 9db printer port.  What more needs to be

The Answer is :

  If you have had a printer on the port and it was working and the
  new configuration is not working, then the cable is wrong or the
  new printer is misconfigured or has failed.  (Though less likely,
  it is also possible that there is another problem that has been
  introduced into the configuration as part of the printer swap.)
  Please realize that various of the external JetDirect devices
  assume parallel printer connections, and nine-pin (DB9) connectors
  tend to imply serial printing.
  Please contact your hardware services organization for assistance
  in configuring your hardware -- this appears to be a hardware issue,
  and does not appear to be an OpenVMS problem.

answer written or last revised on ( 17-DEC-2003 )

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