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USB and Network Connection Options

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Connect the USB cable

The HP LaserJet 1020, 1022, 1022n, and 1022nw printer models support USB 2.0 High Speed connections.
Connecting the USB cable
  1. Plug the USB cable into the printer.
  2. Plug the other end of the USB cable into the computer when prompted to do so during the software installation.
    Figure 1: USB connection

Network connections

NOTE:The HP LaserJet 1020 Printer does not support a network connection.
The HP LaserJet 1022n and HP LaserJet 1022nw printers can connect to networks through the internal network port. The HP LaserJet 1022nw printer can also connect to 802.11b/g wireless networks. External network print servers are available for the HP LaserJet 1022n and 1022nw printers. The following table identifies what is required to add networking to the printers.
Networking options
HP LaserJet model10/100Base-TX802.11b/g
1022HP Jetdirect ew2400 (J7951a)

HP Jetdirect en3700 (J7942a)

HP Jetdirect 175x (J6035c)
HP Jetdirect 380x (802.11b only)
1022nIncludedHP Jetdirect 380x (802.11b only)
1022nwIncludedIncluded

Connect to the network

Connect one end of a network cable to the network connector on the back of the device, and connect the other end to the network. Be sure to install the printer driver on all computers that connect to the network and need to use the printer.
NOTE:The following procedures are for the HP LaserJet 1022n and HP LaserJet 1022nw printers only.
The Ethernet network must be functional before proceeding with the following instructions.

Connect the printer to a wired network

NOTE:The HP LaserJet 1020 Printer does not support a network connection.
To connect the HP LaserJet 1022n or HP LaserJet 1022nw printer to a wired network, you need the following:
  • Functional wired network
  • CAT-5 Ethernet cable
To connect the printer to the network, perform the following steps:
  1. Connect the CAT-5 Ethernet cable to an available port on the Ethernet hub port or router.
  2. Connect the CAT-5 Ethernet cable to the internal network port on the back of the printer.
  3. Check that one of the network lights (10 or 100) on the network port located on the back of the printer comes on.
    NOTE:It might take a few moments for the printer network settings to become active and available for use. If one of the network lights does not come on, see Wired network setup problem solving .
  4. Print a Configuration page. When the printer is in the Ready state, press and hold the Go button for 5 seconds.
    NOTE:To restore the printer configuration defaults, turn the printer off. Hold the Cancel and Go buttons, and then turn on the printer. Continue to press the Go and Cancel buttons until the printer is in the Ready state (from 5 to 30 seconds).

Install the printer software

  1. Close all applications.
  2. Insert the software installation CD into the computer's CD-ROM drive. The Welcome screen displays.
  3. Click Next , and follow the installation instructions to check and prepare the system and install drivers, plug-ins, and software.
    This might take several minutes.

Wireless connections

NOTE:The HP LaserJet 1020 Printer does not support a wireless connection.
The HP LaserJet 1022nw printer includes the IEEE 802.11b/g standard for wireless networking.
NOTE:The HP LaserJet 1022n printer supports the IEEE 802.11b/g standard for wireless networking connectivity options through optional external accessories.
For a complete list of available internal HP Jetdirect wireless print servers see Networking and then Wireless connections from the www.hp.com main page.

Wireless printing

Wireless networks offer a safe, secure, and cost-effective alternative to traditional wired network connections. The HP LaserJet 1022nw printer has built-in wireless connectivity.

IEEE 802.11b/g standard

With wireless IEEE 802.11b/g compliant connectivity, the printers can be placed in the office or home and connected to a wireless network running a compatible network operating systems. This wireless technology provides a high-quality printing solution without the physical constraints of wiring. Peripherals can be conveniently placed in an office or home and can be easily moved without changing network cables.
Optional external HP Jetdirect 802.11b/g print servers are available for USB connections.
See the documentation that came with the HP LaserJet 1022nw printer for more information.