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JetDirect (jetdirect) is a brand name that identifies network print server marketed by the American computer-company Hewlett-Packard (HP).  Many other manufactures make print servers too, but it is HP that markets the Jetdirect range.

The JetDirect range covers many models from the external 1 or 3 port parallel print servers known as the 300x and 500x, to the internal EIO (Enhanced Input Output) print servers for use with HP printers. The JetDirect series also includes wireless print server (Bluetooth, 802.11b and g) models, as well as gigabit Ethernet and IPv6-compliant internal cards.

External Print Servers

Model number

Printer ports

Network ports

Network protocols

Firmware

Notes

EX Plus

One Parallel

10Base-2 and 10Base-T

TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, and DLC/LLC

Flash EEPROM

BOOTP & DHCP Client

EX Plus3

Three Parallel

10Base-2 and 10Base-T

TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, AppleTalk, and DLC/LLC

Flash EEPROM

DHCP Client (not BOOTP)

170x

One Parallel

One RJ45  Ethernet

TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, and DLC/LLC

Non-upgradeable

Discontinued

175x

One USB 1.0

One RJ45 10/100Base-TX Ethernet

TCP/IP, AppleTalk,

(Windows and Mac OS only)

Non-upgradeable

Discontinued in favour of the en1700

300x

One Parallel

One RJ45 10/100Base-TX Ethernet

TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, AppleTalk, and DLC/LLC, IPP, FTP

2 MB

Four models have been made available: J3263A, the base model; J4101A, an OfficeConnect model designed to mimic the style of 3Com OfficeConnect equipment so that stacking it on top of such equipment is aesthetically pleasing; J4101B, an updated version of J4101A; and J3263G, a RoHS-compliant version of J3263A. All except the J3263G have been discontinued, but all still get firmware updates.

310x

One USB 1.0

One RJ45 10/100Base-TX Ethernet

TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, AppleTalk, and DLC/LLC

2 MB

Discontinued in Favour of the en3700

en1700

One USB 2.0

One RJ45 10/100Base-TX Ethernet

TCP/IP, AppleTalk

2 MB

Limited Firmware flashable for USB connectivity to certain HP printers

en3700

One USB 2.0

One RJ45 10/100Base-TX Ethernet

TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, AppleTalk, and DLC/LLC

4 MB

Discontinued in favour of ew2500

500x

Three Parallel

One RJ45 10/100Base-TX Ethernet, one BNC (10BASE-2)

TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, AppleTalk, and DLC/LLC

2 MB

Discontinued in favour of the 510x

510x

Three Parallel

One RJ45 10/100Base-TX Ethernet

TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, AppleTalk, and DLC/LLC

2 MB

Same product as the 500x, except no BNC connector and ROHS compliant, discontinued

wp110

One Parallel

One RJ45 10/100Base-TX Ethernet, Wireless 802.11b

TCP/IP, AppleTalk, IP Direct mode, telnet, SLP, IGMP, BOOTP/DHCP, WINS, SNMP, HTTP, Auto-IP, and Apple Rendezvous

2 MB

Discontinued

380x

One USB 1.0

Wireless 802.11b

TCP/IP (IP Direct Mode, LPD, FTP, IPP), IPX/SPX, DLC/LLC, and AppleTalk. Also NDS, NetWare Bindery, NCP, telnet, SLP, IGMP, BOOTP/DHCP, WINS, SNMP v1 and v2c, and HTTP

4 MB

Discontinued in favour of ew2400

ew2400

One USB 2.0

One RJ45 10/100Base-TX Ethernet, Wireless 802.11b/g

TCP/IP, IPX/SPX Direct mode, AppleTalk, IP Direct mode, LPD printing, telnet, SLP, IGMP, BOOTP/DHCP, WINS, SNMP, HTTP, Auto-IP, and Apple Rendezvous

4 MB

Discontinued in favour of ew2500

ew2500

One USB 2.0

1 10/100Base-TX Ethernet, 1 802.11b/g Wi-Fi

TCP/IPv4, TCP/IPv6, AppleTalk, IP Direct Mode, LPR/LPD printing, FTP, IPP, IPX/SPX, DLC/LLC, Novell NetWare NDS, NetWare Bindery, Novell iPrint

8 MB

 

Internal Print Servers

MIO

MIO (Modular Input/Output) was the first technology developed by HP for its laser printers to enable the addition of peripheral cards such as JetDirect.

Model number

Network ports

Released

Notes

C2059A

Ethernet Attachment Unit Interface (AUI), 10Base-2

October 1, 1991

IPX/SPX only, discontinued

C2059B

Ethernet AUI, 10Base-2

October 1, 1991

DLC/LLC only, discontinued

C2059C

Token ring DE-9 connector

October 1, 1991

IPX/SPX only, discontinued

C2059D

Token ring DE-9 connector

October 1, 1991

DLC/LLC only, discontinued

C2059E

Ethernet AUI, 10Base-2

October 1, 1991

EtherTalk only, discontinued

C2059T

Ethernet AUI, 10Base-2

October 1, 1991

TCP/IP only, discontinued

J2337A

10Base-T, 10Base-2

November 1, 1992

IPX/SPX only, Can be upgraded with J2546B SIMM, discontinued

J2338A

10Base-T, 10Base-2

November 1, 1992

DLC/LLC only, Can be upgraded with J2546B SIMM, discontinued

J2339A

10Base-T, 10Base-2

November 1, 1992

EtherTalk only, Can be upgraded with J2546B SIMM, discontinued

J2340A

10Base-T, 10Base-2

November 1, 1992

TCP/IP only, Can be upgraded with J2546B SIMM, discontinued

J2371A

10Base-T

April 1, 1993

Can be upgraded with J2546B SIMM, discontinued

J2372A

10Base-T, 10Base-2, LocalTalk

April 1, 1993

Can be upgraded with J2546B SIMM, discontinued

J2373A

Token Ring DE-9 connector

April 1, 1993

Can be upgraded with J2549B SIMM, discontinued

J2550A/B

10Base-T

May 1994, November 1, 1996

"A" version can be upgraded to "B" version with a firmware update, discontinued

J2552A/B

10Base-T, 10Base-2, and LocalTalk

May 1994, November 1, 1996

"A" version can be upgraded to "B" version with a firmware update, discontinued

J2555A/B

Token Ring DE-9 connector, RJ45

November 1, 1996

"A" version can be upgraded to "B" version with a firmware update, discontinued

J2556B

10/100Base-TX

June 1, 1997

Flash upgradeable, discontinued

J4100A

10/100Base-TX, 10Base-2

February 1, 2000

Also known as the HP JetDirect 400n Print Server for Fast Ethernet, flash upgradeable, discontinued but not considered a legacy part in regards to firmware development

J4105A

Token Ring

February 1, 2000

Also known as the HP JetDirect 400n Print Server for Token Ring, flash upgradeable, discontinued but not considered a legacy part in regards to firmware development

J4106A

10Base-T

February 1, 2000

Also known as the HP JetDirect 400n Print Server for Ethernet, flash upgradeable, discontinued but not considered a legacy part in regards to firmware development

LIO

LIO (Low-end I/O) interfaces were developed by HP as a corporate response to the strictly internal MIO and EIO development path. The LIO interface differs from MIO/EIO in that the card is wrapped in an external plastic casing and is hot-swappable. The LIO backplane technology is based on a low power/low-voltage (< 1-volt) differential signaling technology.

  • 200N (C6502a) - Parallel with Centronics Interface
  • 200m (J6039C) – 10/100 BASE-T (Supports only Windows and Apple Mac, fixed firmware)
  • 250m (J6042B) – 10/100 BASE-T (Full support for Netware and Unix, firmware upgradeable)
  • 280m (J6044A) – 802.11b Wireless

EIO

EIO (Enhanced Input/Output) is a modular interface developed by HP for its printers to expand their capabilities. EIO does not just serve JetDirect cards, but EIO hard drives and the EIO Connectivity card for adding communication ports to the printers as well. EIO utilizes the 3.3V signaling technology of the Conventional PCI bus and is significantly more energy-efficient than MIO technology. EIO print servers will not work in LIO slots, nor will the LIO print servers work in EIO slots.

  • 600n – 10BASE-T/10BASE-2 EIO Card (J3110A, J3111A, J3112A, J3113A)
  • 610n – for Ethernet/Fast Ethernet/802.5, DB9, RJ45 (J4169A, J4167A))
  • 615n 10/100TX (J6057A)
  • 620n – Ethernet/Fast Ethernet (10/100BASE-TX, 802.3) (J7934A, J7934G)
  • 625n – Ethernet/Fast Ethernet/Gigabit (10/100/1000BASE-TX, 802.3) (J7960A, J7960G)
  • 630n – Ethernet/Fast Etnernet/Gigabit (10/100/1000BASE-Tx, 802.3) IPv6 (J7997G) replacement for 625n
  • 635n – Ethernet/Fast Ethernet/Gigabit (10/100/1000BASE-TX, 802.3) IPv6/IPsec (J7961A, J7961G)
  • 680n – 802.11b Wireless (Discontinued)
  • 690n – Ethernet/Fast Ethernet/Wireless (10/100BASE-TX, 802.3, 802.11b, 802.11g) IPv6/IPsec (J8007G) (New July 2008)

Other JetDirect products

EIO connectivity card

The JetDirect EIO connectivity card J4135A allows for the expansion of any EIO printer to gain a USB 1.0, Serial, and Localtalk interface. This card has all three interface connectors and on-board electronics to give the printer the ability to use these interfaces

 

 

 

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