JetDirect 175X External USB Printserver
The HP Jetdirect 175x is an external print server which lets you turn your printer into a network device. It connects to supported printers by way of a USB port, in turn allowing you to connect a 10Base-T or 100Base-T network connection to the 175x print server. Additionally, the 175x has an embedded Internet-server which allows remote management by way of a Internet browser.
Setup is a snap, thanks to HP’s Install Network Printer Wizard; and system administrators can use HP’s Internet Jetadmin to in an instant install, configure, and manage the print server. A variety of networking protocols are supported, including peer-to-peer and client/server under TCP/IP, peer-to-peer under IPX/SPX, Apple EtherTalk, and LPD printing.
With the 175x, only the computer originating the print job must be turned on, so you’ll print from anywhere at anytime. The unit weighs just 3.9 ounces and also comes backed with a one-year limited warranty.
What’s in the Box
Print server with attachment clip, quick setup poster, CD-ROM with install network printer wizard software and user guide, folding sleeve for storing the poster and CD, power adapter, two-foot USB cable
Note: The 175x does not have flash memory, so the firmware cannot be upgraded. A new model will have to be purchased. The latest model number with up to date firmware is J6035C, which has firmware version M.25.08. Previous models J6035A and J6035B contained firmware versions M.21.12 and M.25.06, respectively.
External print server
USB connection to printer, RJ-45 Ethernet connection to network
Supports Windows 95, 98, 2000, Me, NT 4.0, XP, and Mac OS v8.6 and later
1-year limited warranty
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