New Classic Finds and etc. (Long)

From: Doc Shipley <>
Date: Sun Jan 25 16:02:21 2004

On Jan 25, 2004, at 12:36 PM, Andrew Prince wrote:
> On Sun, 2004-01-25 at 13:31, Andrew Prince wrote:
>> On Fri, 2004-01-23 at 18:39, Pete Turnbull wrote:
>>> All the IIIs I've seen had JetDirect cards (they all came from
>>> netwroked environments). They only work as single-protocol in a III,
>>> but just about any JetDirect MIO card should work, as far as I
>>> remember. Look for J2250A, J2550B, J2552A or J2552B (that's what are
>>> in my 4s, 5s, and 1600).
>> For the III (and the II, IID, and IIID) he needs the C2071x series.
>> He'd
>> need a IISi for the J255xx ones to work.
>> A Jetdirect EX would probably work out better for you. They are
>> external, and plug into the parallel port of the printer. The EX Plus
>> 3's that are up on EPay right now will run up to three printers... So
>> you can have your laserjet, inkjet, and dot matrix all on your network
>> at the same time... Hmmm... Maybe I should get one, too...
> Make sure you get one with an AC adapter... The first two EX 3's I
> looked at didn't seem to have have AC adapters...

   Funny coincidence, there. I just hacked a Sprint CAD-1000 AC adapter
onto a JetDirect Ex+ last night. The receptacle of the JD is odd, so I
had to pull the board and solder the adapter direct. Other than that,
it's the right voltage, and a little over-amped (1A vs the JD's rated

   HP has the real deal PSU in stock for $8 US, but I found this Sprint
thingy at the thrift store for a buck and I didn't want to wait. I've
been having to move files off my Mac to the Linux box to print because
I'm too lazy to set the 4039 as a Samba share.

   A word about the firmware - the older JetDirect EX models don't do
DHCP, and if it's set to a subnet that doesn't match yours, you'll have
to set a machine up on the JD's subnet to update and configure it. The
firmware is upgradeable, and HP has all the necessary online. If the
firmware is very old (<X.6.xx IIRC) it has to be a Windows or HP/UX box
to run the HP tools, but if the firmware is later, you can telnet to
it. You can get the current config off the JD by attaching a printer
and pressing the "Test" button. It'll print out its network config,
MAC, and firmware revision.
> Andrew
Received on Sun Jan 25 2004 - 16:02:21 GMT

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