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HP 2101nw print server and jetdirect en3700

Postby pepe999 » Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:04

Hi all,
Has anyone have any experience or know how to get to work this printer server? I found out that this is actually not a printer server, it's just a port extender. It works on Vista but I can't get it work on linux or even Windows 7 x64, no drivers for them. I could easily add a Lexmark network printer at College in just 2 minutes but this piece of equipment is a mystery. I have used google but couldn't find anything solid or I was looking in a wrong place..
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Re: HP 2101nw print server

Postby pepe999 » Fri Dec 10, 2010 21:24

Hi Fitzcarraldo,
I have tried everything I found on google. I have changed protocols, ports, everything. CUPS, HPLIP etc. work fine but I can't connect the print server. I seems like the print server has problems with the router because I can't ping on the print server from my laptop and even from a router. My flatmate on Vista can connect the print server and print at any time.
I also found this: http://www-uxsup.csx.cam.ac.uk/pub/doc/ ... 13s05.html
Tried that and still no luck. The print server creates a virtual usb port but I don't know how to name it. I had the same printer via usb but can't remember which port was through it (/dev/usb/lp0 or /dev/lp0). My flatmate has "virtual usb port USB001" in the printer settings..
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Re: HP 2101nw print server

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:03

Well, there's the source code for a hacked CUPS back-end http://www.bocc.de/rusbsocket.c for the device in HPLIP Question #57827. Instructions on compiling are given by Jochen Friedrich in his post on 2010-01-15 in the thread https://answers.launchpad.net/hplip/+question/57827 but I have no idea if that would work in Gentoo/Sabayon Linux. Seems you're out of luck. From the information in that thread, the device is badged by HP but is actually made by Sercomm Corporation.
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Re: HP 2101nw print server

Postby pepe999 » Sat Dec 11, 2010 12:14

Thanks for the reply. I have got it working on my W 7 but on linux it's like cursed or something. I use CUPS, HP device manager doesn't recognize it at all. I tried lots of different options last night but still no luck. I'm gong to look at the information you posted today so hope it will work. Many thanks and karmas, pepe999
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Re: HP 2101nw print server

Postby pepe999 » Sat Dec 18, 2010 20:19

Hi all,
Nothing works so far. I found out that there are closed TCP ports in the device:
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sabayon pepe999 # nmap -sT 192.168.1.103

Starting Nmap 5.35DC1 ( http://nmap.org ) at 2010-12-18 18:59 GMT
Nmap scan report for 192.168.1.103
Host is up (0.032s latency).
All 1000 scanned ports on 192.168.1.103 are closed
MAC Address: XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX (Hewlett Packard)

and:
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sabayon pepe999 # nmap -sU 192.168.1.103

Starting Nmap 5.35DC1 ( http://nmap.org ) at 2010-12-18 19:00 GMT
Nmap scan report for 192.168.1.103
Host is up (0.0046s latency).
All 1000 scanned ports on 192.168.1.103 are open|filtered
MAC Address: XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX (Hewlett Packard)

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sabayon pepe999 # nmap -sO 192.168.1.103

Starting Nmap 5.35DC1 ( http://nmap.org ) at 2010-12-18 19:29 GMT
Nmap scan report for 192.168.1.103
Host is up (0.0057s latency).
Not shown: 254 open|filtered protocols
PROTOCOL STATE SERVICE
1        open  icmp
6        open  tcp
MAC Address: XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX (Hewlett Packard)

Nmap done: 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 2.26 seconds

I have set a static IP address to the print server, reserved the same IP in the router, enabled appropriate ports for protocols and still no luck. I have to connect the device through the TCP protocol but don't know how. I need to find which port is open..
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Re: HP 2101nw print server and jetdirect en3700

Postby pepe999 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 15:09

Hi all,
I'm back and need some help again. I have replaced HP2101nw by a Jetdirect en3700 and got some results. HP Device Manager finds the printer, however won't install the required plugin. I found out that it is a permission issue. When I start hp-setup with root permissions, it works but after adding the printer it disappears and that's it. Even CUPS discovered the network printer but won't work as well. I would like to know how to start the HP Device Manager with root permissions from Applications/Accessories and keep the permissions permanently..:)
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Re: HP 2101nw print server and jetdirect en3700

Postby pepe999 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:35

Hi Fitzcarraldo,
Yes, I have..
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sabayon pepe999 # hp-setup

HP Linux Imaging and Printing System (ver. 3.11.1)
Printer/Fax Setup Utility ver. 9.0

Copyright (c) 2001-9 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, LP
This software comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
This is free software, and you are welcome to distribute it
under certain conditions. See COPYING file for more details.

Qt: Session management error: None of the authentication protocols specified are supported
error: No devices found on bus: net
error: No devices found on bus: net
error: No devices found on bus: net
error: No devices found on bus: net
error: No devices found on bus: net
error: No devices found on bus: net
error: No devices found on bus: net
error: No devices found on bus: net
error: No devices found on bus: net
error: No devices found on bus: net
error: No devices found on bus: net
Found device: hp:/net/HP_LaserJet_1018?ip=192.168.1.102
/
Done.

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sabayon pepe999 # hp-plugin

HP Linux Imaging and Printing System (ver. 3.11.1)
Plugin Download and Install Utility ver. 2.1

Copyright (c) 2001-9 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, LP
This software comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
This is free software, and you are welcome to distribute it
under certain conditions. See COPYING file for more details.

Qt: Session management error: None of the authentication protocols specified are supported
/Checking for network connection...
Downloading configuration file from: http://hplip.sf.net/plugin.conf
Checking for network connection...
Downloading plug-in from: http://www.openprinting.org/download/printdriver/auxfiles/HP/plugins/hplip-3.11.1-plugin.run
Receiving digital keys: /usr/bin/gpg --no-permission-warning --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys 0xA59047B9
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing HPLIP 3.11.1 Plugin Self Extracting Archive.........................................

HP Linux Imaging and Printing System (ver. 3.11.1)
Plugin Installer ver. 3.0

Copyright (c) 2001-9 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, LP
This software comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
This is free software, and you are welcome to distribute it
under certain conditions. See COPYING file for more details.

Plug-in version: 3.11.1
Installed HPLIP version: 3.11.1
Number of files to install: 36

Qt: Session management error: None of the authentication protocols specified are supported

Done.

Downloading firmware to device hp:/net/HP_LaserJet_1018?ip=192.168.1.102...
error: Channel write error
error: An error occured: Device I/O error
error:  Firmware download to device failed.  hp:/net/HP_LaserJet_1018?ip=192.168.1.102
 Plug-in installation successful.

Done.

I have done it at least 10x so now I don't have to install the plugin because it's been installed already. The problem is that I can't install the plugin as a user, not root. Good news is that the printer has been recognized and this is important because the HP 2101nw and also HP network print adapter (the same but wired) don't recognized the printer at all..
I've bought a new SSD so I'm going to do a fresh install of Gnome 5.5 soon and install the printer as a network one..
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