RE: NTLK ethernet (im)possibilities

From: Steve Vander Ark (
Date: Fri Jan 07 2000 - 21:39:12 EST

> If you've got HP printers with JetDirect cards, all you'll need
> to do is enable EtherTalk on the printers and you're set. If you're using
> dedicated print servers (=those little boxes that connect parallel
> printers to hthe network) it should be possible on most Intel/HP boxes as
> well. If you're using only Novell print servers (with the printers
> connected directly to the print server) then you're outta luck.>

I'm not sure how to do this. I have HP LaserJet 4 Plus printers, each with
JetDirect cards and each with print caches handled by Novell 4.11 from our
main server which is an Intel box. In other words, they are working over our
ethernet connections. I have a 2100 with a 3Com card in it. In a print slip,
I am given the choice my Stylewriter, my HP Deskjet, of chosing another
printer or choosing an AppleTalk printer. There is no way to choose a
printer via my ethernet card, only via AppleTalk, and when I choose that I
get an error because my communications port is busy (because I have a
keyboard plugged into it). What am I missing here?

Steve Vander Ark
Library Media Specialist
Byron Center Christian School
Byron Center, Michigan

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