IR printing to HP Laserjet 5 MP

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Heiko Recktenwald

Hi, got this old printer, added 16 MB Ram and Postscript, no more
paperjams etc..

But what puzzles me is the IP port. It seems to work, a light is
flashing when I try to send a JPEG from the Sony Ericson camera phone,
but how can it be done?

Have a Thinkpad with IR and Win 2 K.

FreeBSD is another question.


Best, H.
 
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ljb

Hi, got this old printer, added 16 MB Ram and Postscript, no more
paperjams etc..

But what puzzles me is the IP port. It seems to work, a light is
flashing when I try to send a JPEG from the Sony Ericson camera phone,
but how can it be done?

Have a Thinkpad with IR and Win 2 K.

FreeBSD is another question.
My HP6MP book (probably close enough to your 5MP) says the IR port will
only talk to another IrDA device, and the device has to have an HP LaserJet
6MP printer driver installed. I read this to mean the IR port is just
replacing a cable - it will only work with a device that knows it is
talking to an HP 6MP/5MP printer, and the device has to convert the data
into printer-specific language. So I don't think it has a chance of working
from a camera phone.

Does the IR port work from the Thinkpad running Win2K?
 
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Heiko Recktenwald

ljb said:
My HP6MP book (probably close enough to your 5MP) says the IR port will
only talk to another IrDA device, and the device has to have an HP LaserJet
6MP printer driver installed. I read this to mean the IR port is just
replacing a cable - it will only work with a device that knows it is
talking to an HP 6MP/5MP printer, and the device has to convert the data
into printer-specific language. So I don't think it has a chance of working
from a camera phone.

Does the IR port work from the Thinkpad running Win2K?
Thanks! I found a HP service manual saying the same.
Havent tried it yet, well I have a cable and a lot to do, it will be
more complicated than my current setup.......

Thanks again,


H.
 
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Warren Block

Heiko Recktenwald said:
Hi, got this old printer, added 16 MB Ram and Postscript, no more
paperjams etc..
Should be a nice printer.
But what puzzles me is the IP port. It seems to work, a light is
flashing when I try to send a JPEG from the Sony Ericson camera phone,
but how can it be done?
IR is just the medium. The data still has to be in a format the printer
can understand. So if you can get the phone to send the jpeg rendered
in PCL or PostScript, printing may be possible.

Assuming the phone is sending compatible IR, anyway; last I looked it
was just serial. That might make for slow printing, if you can print at
all.
Have a Thinkpad with IR and Win 2 K.
FreeBSD is another question.
A LJ5MP should be fine with both.
 
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Heiko Recktenwald

Warren said:
Should be a nice printer.
It is! ;-)

My even older Laserwriter IIg was broken for month and I could not
decide which new one to buy. There are so many "cheap" printers around
in these days..
IR is just the medium. The data still has to be in a format the printer
can understand. So if you can get the phone to send the jpeg rendered
in PCL or PostScript, printing may be possible.
Thanks!



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