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LaserJet P1505n printer: How do I change the hostname from NPI1BDC68 to something more meaninful?

The hostname of my network printer, an HP LaserJet P1505n, is set to NPI1BDC68. Is this hardwired or is there a way for me to change it? Attempts to solve: Manuals have been reviewed, Forum questions have been searched, google general search conducted. I'm running Win XP and a Mac Pro with OS X 10.6.8. 

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Re: LaserJet P1505n printer: How do I change the hostname from NPI1BDC68 to something more meaninful

Well, that took me 10 minutes to solve.  I found the answer on an HP site based in France. (I changed my google query a bit and tried again.)  The site asks on first access if you'd like to continue in English, thankfully.  http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01175001&lc=en&cc=fr&dlc=fr&product=3435671&lan...

 

In short, using Internet Explorer or Safari, browse to your network printer's IP address.  For Win XP users, you can determine the IP address using, Start/Printers and Faxes/(select printer)/properties/ports tab/select printer again/configure port button/second field down shows the IP address. 

 

Once connected to the networking sub-system of the printer, select the networking tab.  The hostname is the first field that can be changed. Enter a new name from 1-15 characters.  Hint: It doesn't like spaces. Underscores work though and the new name can be mixed case. Press Apply button at bottom of screen when done.  Warning appears that access to printer may need to be changed if IP address was changed.  Acknowledge the warning. Printer goes offline for a few seconds. Page refreshes automatically and new hostname can be confirmed by inspection.

 

 

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