HP LaserJet 1200 Printer series - Using DHCP

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Using DHCP

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), which is defined
by Request for Comments (RFC) 2131 and 2132, is one of
several auto configuration mechanisms that the HP JetDirect
print server uses. If you have a DHCP server on your network,
the HP JetDirect print server automatically obtains its IP address
from that server and registers its name with any RFC 1001 and
1002-compliant dynamic name services as long as you have
specified a Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS) server IP


If the HP JetDirect print server does not receive its IP configuration
within two minutes, a default IP address is automatically assigned: You are advised not to leave this address as it is, but to
change it to an address that fits into your network addressing scheme.
You can, however, use this address to initially access the print server,
and then change it to a more suitable one. To use the default IP address
temporarily, set up your computer with an IP address in the same
subnet, or establish an IP route to it.DHCP services must be available
on the server. See your system documentation or online help to install
or enable DHCP services.


If the HP JetDirect print server and BOOTP/DHCP server are located
on different subnets, the IP configuration might fail unless the routing
device supports BOOTP Relay, which allows the transfer of BOOTP
requests between subnets.