HP LaserJet Pro 200 color Printer M251nw support
- How to install
- System requirements
This utility is for use on Microsoft Windows 32 and 64 bit operating systems.
The utility can be used with a USB connection or network connection. Be sure to use the firmware update utility that is specific to your printer model.
This update is recommended for the HP LaserJet Pro 200 color M251 Printer Series that have a firmware version older than the one posted
This utility updates the printer firmware version to the latest version.
The firmware version can be found on the Self Test/Configuration Page which can be printed from the printer's Reports menu.
Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 W32
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64
Microsoft Windows 8 (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 8 (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows XP
Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32-bit)
HP LaserJet Pro 200 color M251 Series Firmware Enhancements and Fix List
This update includes the following new enhancements and fixes:
• New Features
o Wake-on-USB from within AOAO mode: The device can now wake on USB events when Wake on USB is selected in the EcoSMART Console under the System tab of the embedded web server.
o Tailored System Defaults: Added a prompt at first time boot-up to discover whether the device will be used in a self-managed or an IT-Managed environment. Based on the choice, the defaults for HP Smart Install and LaserJet Update are set to "ON" for self-managed and "OFF" for IT-managed environments.
o Disable Icon Feature: Enabled the ability for fleet customers to remove HP Web Services and the USB flash drive support from the product via Web Jetadmin.
• Improved print quality for print jobs using the PCL6 print driver at 1200dpi when the data is sent in raster mode. Raster mode is typical for .ppt and .pdf files.
• Fixed an issue where the wireless IP Address was displaying when selecting the wired network icon on the control panel. The wired network icon will now show "Cable Disconnected" when the device is connected wirelessly.
• Corrected a situation where the device could display a 79 service error when an nmap (Network mapper) scan is run against it.
• The proxy password for Web Services can no longer be saved as "*************".
• Corrected an issue where the SSID, known as the wireless network name, would not appear on the Wireless Configuration page in the Embedded Web Server.
• After an 802.1x reset is performed the network summary now correctly shows 802.1x as disabled.
• The devices Embedded Web Server now correctly reports the "Not Specified" State for the Network DNS Primary (IPV4) field.
• Corrected an issue where the wrong value was being displayed for SNMPV3 in the Embedded Web Server under the Network Summary page of the Networking tab.
• Improved the setup of wireless configuration through the Embedded Web Server when 802.1x security is enabled.
• Resolved an issue where the device may not acquire an IP address and a 79 service error could occur after an 802.1x reset is performed from the control panel.
• The "Reauthenticate on apply" checkbox in the Embedded Web Server for 802.1X Authentication now resets correctly when clicking "Restore Defaults".
• Corrected a situation where receiving an SLPv2 request could cause SLP to stop handling subsequent requests.
• Corrected an issue where the Access Control List page under the Networking tab of the Embedded Web Server was not accepting duplicate IP addresses with different subnet masks.
• Canceling a job when the message "unexpected paper size in Tray 2. Load Legal. Press OK to continue" appears, now cancels the job instead of returning the unexpected paper size message.
• Corrected an issue where the Access Control List would remain enabled even when enabling and then disabling the firewall or Access Control list in the Networking tab of the Embedded Web Server.
• Fixed a problem where a port 9100 device could not be added to a Windows PC when only the "All Print Services" template was allowed through the firewall.
• Fixed a problem where setting a firewall rule with a subnet prefix for the local address could cause the printer to lose all network connectivity until the printer was rebooted.
• Fixed an AirPrint issue when printing some PDF files the device would report a 49 error on the control panel.
• Improved wireless connection time when setting up the device on a wireless network.
Instructions for the HP LaserJet Pro 200 color M251 Printer Series Flash Firmware Update using Microsoft Windows 32 and 64 bit operating systems :
Flash Firmware Update Notes :
• The Firmware Update Utility can use either a Network or USB connection to the printer.
• When using a Network or USB connection, the HP MFP print driver software must be installed prior to using this utility.
• The HP MFP printer must be on and in a READY state as shown by the LCD display on the control panel and remain powered on during the entire firmware update process.
• Depending on the processor speed of your pc, the firmware update process may complete on the printer before the update status progress bar in the flash firmware update utility on the pc screen completes, this is normal.
• Once the update process has started, do not use your pc for any other activity until the process is complete.
• Inform others connected to the product, both network and USB, to refrain from using the printer during the update period.
• Do not power cycle the product or the pc until the firmware update process is complete.
1. Download the flash firmware updater file from HP.com to the pc desktop.
2. Turn the printer off and then back on to clear main printer memory.
3. Double click on the flash firmware update utility file. An HP firmware update window will open.
4. Select the appropriate MFP in the dialog window. If you assigned a different name to the HP MFP, choose the name that represents the correct printer.
5. Click on "Send Firmware" when ready to proceed.
6. The progress bar will begin to move to the right indicating information being transferred.
7. DO NOT power cycle the product or the pc during this process or the product may become unstable and or unusable without further attention from HP. The flash firmware update can take up to 5 minutes to complete. Please be patient.
8. During the product flash firmware update, the display on the product control panel will display "Erasing - Programming - Complete - Hewlett-Packard - Ready - Initializing - Ready". Once the download is finished the printer will be in the Ready state.
9. At the conclusion of the firmware update, the dialog window will show a smiley face. Click on exit.
10. The flash firmware update process is complete.
If it is desired to verify the update, use the control panel reports menu under setup, to print a configuration report. The configuration report will show the current firmware revision in the Product information block.