Use BOOTP/TFTP (IPv4)
BOOTP and TFTP provide a convenient way to automatically configure the HP Jetdirect print server for TCP/IPv4 network operation. When turned on, the HP Jetdirect print server sends a BOOTP request message onto the network. A properly configured BOOTP server on the network responds with a message that contains basic network configuration data for the HP Jetdirect print server. The BOOTP server’s response can also identify a file (TFTP configuration file) that contains extended configuration data for the print server. The HP Jetdirect print server uses TFTP to download this file from the BOOTP server or from a separate TFTP server.
If you are configuring an HP Jetdirect wireless print server, this section assumes that a wireless network connection is established.
BOOTP/TFTP servers are typically UNIX or Linux systems. Windows 2000/Server 2003 and NetWare servers can respond to BOOTP requests. Windows 2000/Server 2003 servers are configured through Microsoft DHCP services (see Use DHCP (IPv4)). However, Windows 2000/Server 2003 systems might require third-party software for TFTP support. For setup of NetWare BOOTP servers, see the NetWare documentation.
If the HP Jetdirect print server and BOOTP/DHCP server are located on different subnets, IPv4 configuration might fail unless the routing device supports BOOTP Relay, which allows the transfer of BOOTP requests between subnets.
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