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If your printer is not mentioned in this FAQ, it may work.

If you are using a multi-function printer, only the printing function will work through the D-Link print server.

Several kinds of printers are not supported on a network. These include host-based (sometimes referred to as GDI printers), and PPA printers. There are also printers designed for home use that are not intended for support on a traditional network, but that may work in a Home PNA network. In addition, several HP Officejets are not designed for or supported on networks.

Host-based (sometimes referred to as GDI printers). A printer that relies on the computer´s processor to rasterize the print job. Most host-based printers use the GDI interface built into Windows (hence the “GDI printer” term), so there is no need to convert the data to PostScript, PCL, or other printer language.

Some HP Deskjet printers are PPA (Printing Performance Architecture) printers. With this new printing system, the printer handles only basic printer functions while the printer software on the computer handles the formatting. All formatting, such as color matching and correction, half-toning, edge enhancement, tone correction, and ink management, are handled by the software driver.

Furthermore, some of the D-Link printers listed below may work on a network, but only when they are connected to the parallel port of a Windows computer that has the correct printer driver installed and printer sharing properly configured. Contact the support group for you specific printer for details.

Hewlett-Packard PPA or host-based printers:

  • HP Deskjet 710C printer
  • HP Deskjet 712C printer
  • HP Deskjet 720C printer
  • HP Deskjet 722C printer
  • HP Deskjet 820Cxi or 820Cse printer
  • HP Deskjet 825C
  • HP Deskjet 1000C printer
  • HP Deskjet 1000Cxi printer
  • HP Deskjet 1000Cse printer
  • HP Original Photosmart photo printer (C3804A)
  • HP LaserJet 3100 product
  • HP LaserJet 1000 product family

    The following printers are not supported on traditional networks:

    HP Deskjet 900 series

  • 930C
  • 932C
  • 935C
  • 940C
  • 950C
  • 952C
  • 959C

    HP Deskjet 800 series

  • 810C
  • 812C
  • 830C
  • 832C
  • 840C
  • 842C
  • 880C
  • 882C

    NOTE: HP does not recommend the use of the HP Deskjet, HP Deskjet Plus, HP Deskjet 300, 400, 500, and 600 series printers, or the HP Deskjet 850C series printers for shared, high volume printing. These printers have a low duty cycle and are not designed for high volume network printing.

    The models listed below are not designed or supported on networks.

  • HP Officejet 300
  • HP Officejet 500
  • HP Officejet 600
  • HP Officejet 700
  • HP Officejet K60
  • HP printer/scanner/copier 370/380
  • HP printer/scanner/copier (HP PSC) 700/900
  • HP Officejet V
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    • At 2010.09.14 10:37, ultrasound technician said:

      What a great resource!

      • At 2010.11.14 06:55, Geoff said:

        Great info. One more question if I could.

        What about the HP 2600n Color Laser Printer?


        • At 2018.11.15 21:07, Printer Tech Support said:

          thank you for the information, feel free to contact to evaluate your decision or get an expert advice.

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