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How to control your HP Jetdirect x. How to control your HP Jetdirect x This step by step instruction describes how to setup a HP Jetdirect x print server so that the 8 bits output can be controlled by a user made program or from a PHP script.

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To make a fresh start you can factory reset the Jetdirect x. Unplug the power to the Jetdirect. Press and hold the ‘Test’ button while plugging the power back in for 5 seconds.


The Jetdirect should be reset now and is configured by default to obtain an IP address automatically. Take a DB25 male connector and connect pins 1, 10, 13 and 15 together. Plug in the DB25 connector. Start your web browser and go to the Jetdirect’s web interface by typing its IP address in the location bar.

jetdirwct Give the Java engine some time to start. The printer status should show ‘On-Line’ – now you know your DB25 connector is soldered well.

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Click Administration and go to the Configuration tab and tick the Snmp jetdirecg. Enter ‘private’ without the quotes as New Set Community Name. This community name functions as a passwordwe will need it later on.

Press Apply and wait for the device to reset. Now we need to change a hardware register inside the Jetdirect.

It is the npPortCentronicsHandshaking register which controls handshaking between printer and Jetdirect. To accomplish this you need a tool that can send and receive SNMP commands.


A simple tool will do.

This should give a result of 3 out of 5. DO NOT use this program when you’re in a hurry – you might screw up your print server!!!!

Registers are read and written by using Object Identifiers OIDs – it is the dotted numerical strings you see. We need to set this register value to ‘ 2 ‘. The value will be written using the Write community name top right as password.

HP JetDirect X External Print Server

Give the Jetdirect some time to store the new value. It is retained after a power cycle.

Now you are ready to control the eight bits output of your print server by PHP or any other home 170d program. Use TCP port to write your bytes to. Print Server Power Control Hack.