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 +====== Adding an HP JetDirect network printer on Windows XP ======
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 +If your printer is directly attached to the network, it doesn'​t do the usual Windows ''<​nowiki>​\\host\printer stuff</​nowiki>''​. Printers such as HP Laserjets with JetDirect fall into this category. ​ Here's how to add such a printer to Windows XP:
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 +  - Open your printer list, hit Add printer.
 +  - Hit Next.
 +  - Set to "Local printer..."​ and uncheck "​Automatically detect..."​. Ignore the fact that it isn't a local printer; Windows is dumb. Hit Next.
 +  - Select "​Create a new port" and set the dropdown to "​Standard TCP/IP Port". Hit Next.
 +  - A new wizard appears. Hit Next.
 +  - Type the IP address of the printer. The port name will be automatically set. Hit Next.
 +  - Verify your port settings and hit Finish.
 +  - Pick the correct driver, e.g. Manufacturer="​HP",​ Printer="​HP Color LaserJet 2605dn"​. Hit Next.
 +  - Pick a suitable name, like "HP Laserjet - EB2 3224" or whatever. Make it default if you like.
 +  - Complete the rest of the wizard as normal (Next, Next, Next, Finish).
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