Novell 3.x to 4.11 and JetDirect cards\printservers
Recently we migrated from a couple of older Novell 3.x servers to a single 4.11 server. Most things came over fine, but I'm having problems with a couple of external HP JetDirect Print Servers and one JetDirect card.
Although they were configured for IPX printing, they also had static IP addresses assigned to them. After migration they lost the IPX configurations and refuse to be re-configured as anything but TCP/IP. Unfortunatly, TCP/IP printing is not an option...
I have reset the cards to factory defaults, and tried two different versions of JetAdmin, and still the buggers refuse to work right. I would greatly appreciate any advice any of you might have!
Odd that you can't turn it on in Jetadmin, but there may be another way for the card at least Go to the printer itself, and check thru the menus. There should be a config menu I believe that will let you config the network card. Change Config Network=no to yes, then you should be able to go thru and enable Novell/IPX. What printers are you dealing with here, and do you have supervisor/admin rights on the Netware server you are trying to connect these guys to?
I know with the older XIO cards needed the server to have "Allow unecrypted passwords=on" but I think that is a non-issue with any of the MIO multiprotocol cards.
The external boxes are a bit of a puzzle. It has been a while since I've done Jetdirect cards/externals so I am a bit rusty. It sounds like you may just be missing a step in JetAdmin somewhere. It looks like a nice easy to use program, but they hide some of the important stuff.
When you print a config page from these things, do they show any IPX configuration at all? If there is for some reason still some info left over from the old servers, that will stick you pretty good trying to get rid of it. Especially if you no longer have those servers around...
One of the versions of JetAdmin I am using is Web JetAdmin. You're pretty much locked into a series of steps when setting up a printer with it. I get all the way through to assigning the printer to a tree, context and server, then assigning an IPX name. The next step is putting the printer on a queue, but all I get is an IPX not configured error.
When I look at the config page I see "Novell Status: 16 Not Configured". I checked the Config Network setting and changed it to "yes" with a little asterisk beside it, but it goes back to "no" automatically (I seem to recall that the "no" setting is necessary for some reason).
I do have admin rights, and have set up 95% of our printers with no problems... One of the printers is an HP LJ4, two are Epson DFX5000's running off print servers and the third is a Tektronix Phaser 550 (it uses a proprietary card, so the problem may lie there with this one...)
Some of the printers required being removed from bindery queues, after which they set up with little difficulty. These babies are recognized by JetAdmin, but are free and clear of any network attachments aside from their stubborn insistance on TCP/IP configuration...
Forgive my terrible memory, but to manually config the network from the printer:
Switch config network to yes
then it goes protocol by protocol
switch config novell to yes, hit enter
you should be able to enable it from there
I could be wrong on the exact steps and I don't have one handy to try it on. That is how I recall it at least. Might be time to give old HP a jingle and see what they say.
Thanks, 800XL! I'll give that a shot. Still leaves the JetDirect externals though... I'll see what HP says.
Seoulwind ... I would check the Frame types.. on the jetDirect... because 802.3 and 802.2 may be changed when upgrading to 4.11.. that is prob the problem with communicating with the printers..
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