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connecting HP LJ4000 to intel imac


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hello,

sorry if this is in the wrong place, but as i intend to attempt an ethernet connection i thought this was an appropriate place to post.

in a nutshell, i have acquired a second hand LJ4000 printer, which has ethernet (RJ45) and parallel connections - no usb.

obviously, the mac has no parallel port.

I am running a wireless network already with the router in the living room and the mac upstairs - i would like the printer to be with the mac.

can i simply hook the printer to the mac via ethernet cable, or do i need to somehow hook it to a wireless card or access point and access via the router?

thanks to anyone who can answer this possibly stupid question!
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Plug the printer's ethernet port into the router. Then give the printer a manual IP address outside the routers DHCP scope.

ie - router dhcp scope = 192.168.1.50-192.168.1.100
assing the printer 192.168.1.101 or higher

use printer setup utility to add an IP printer with the printers IP and select the correct driver.
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