HP LaserJet 5100 Printer series - Software for networks

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Software for networks

The following software and utilities are available managing network

HP Web Jetadmin (Windows)

HP Web Jetadmin allows you to manage HP Jetdirect connected
printers within your intranet using a browser. HP Web Jetadmin is
a browser-based management tool and should be installed only on
the network administrator’s computer. It can be installed and run on
a variety of systems.

To download a current version of HP Web Jetadmin and for the latest
list of supported host systems, visit HP Customer Care Online at



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HP LaserJet Utility (Mac OS)

The HP LaserJet Utility allows control of features that are not
available in the driver. Use the illustrated screens to select printer
features and to complete tasks with the printer, such as the

customize the printer control panel messages

name the printer, assign it to a zone on the network, download
files and fonts, and change most of the printer settings

set a password for the printer

from the computer, lock out functions on the printer control panel
to prevent unauthorized access (see the printer software help)

configure and set the printer for IP printing

initialize disk or flash memory

manage fonts in random access memory (RAM), disk memory,
or flash memory

administer job-retention features


The HP LaserJet Utility is not supported for the Korean, Japanese,
Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese languages.

See the HP LaserJet Utility Help for more information.


The HP Jetdirect Printer Installer for UNIX


is a simple printer

installation utility for HP-UX


and Sun Solaris networks. It is

available for download from HP Customer Care Online at




Printing from Linux is supported using Graphical Print Dialog
(GPR), a print dialog available for LPR networks. For PostScript


print jobs, GPR uses the printer PostScript Printer Description
(PPD) files to communicate with the printer and enable printer

Currently, GPR printing is fully supported on computers running
Red Hat 6.2 that have an X window desktop (such as KDE) installed.
However, other types of Linux might successfully use GPR printing
as well.

For more information about using Linux with HP printers, see



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