HP LaserJet P2055 Printer series - Supported network protocols

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Supported network protocols

The product supports the TCP/IP network protocol. It is the most widely used and accepted networking
protocol. Many networking services utilize this protocol. This product also supports IPv4 and IPv6. The
following tables list the networking services/protocols that are supported on the product.

Table 5-1


Service name


port9100 (Direct Mode)

The default TCP/IP printing port on the HP Jetdirect print
server, accessed by software such as HP Standard Port

Line printer daemon (LPD)

LPD provides line printer spooling services for TCP/IP
systems. Use LPD services on the HP Jetdirect print server.

WS Print

Use the Microsoft Web Services for Devices (WSD) Print
services supported on the HP Jetdirect print server.

Table 5-2

Network product discovery

Service name


SLP (Service Location Protocol)

Device Discovery Protocol, used to help find and configure
network devices. Used primarily by Microsoft-based software

mDNS (multicast Domain Name Service - also known as
“Rendezvous” or “Bonjour”)

Device Discovery Protocol, used to help find and configure
network devices. Used primarily by Apple Macintosh-based
software programs.

WS Discovery

Allows Microsoft WS discovery protocols on the print server.


Indicates whether link local multicast name resolution
(LLMNR) requests are responded to over IPv6.


Provides communication among applications on separate
computers within a local area network. Because the
programming interface runs through TCP/IP (NBT), each
computer in the network has both a NetBIOS name and an IP
address relevant to a host name (even though the two names
might not be the same).

DNS Client

DNS domain name that the HP Jetdirect print server resides in
(for example, support.hp.com).

Table 5-3

Messaging and management

Service name


HTTP (hypertext transfer protocol)

Allows Web browsers to communicate with embedded Web

EWS (embedded Web server)

Allows a user to manage the product through a Web browser.


Network configuration


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Service name


SNMP (simple network management protocol)

Used by network programs for product management. SNMP
V3 and standard MIB-II (Management Information Base)
objects are supported.

Web Jetadmin (WJA)

Management application that provides controlled access to
HP Jetdirect and printer features.


HP Easy Printer Care Software 2.0 (EPC 2.0) provides
HP Web Jetadmin-type functions for small and micro
businesses with up to 15 HP LaserJet products. EPC 2.0
delivers effortless laser printer upkeep and protection for your
printing investment, as well as simple, consolidated supplies

Table 5-4

IP addressing

Service name


DHCP (dynamic host configuration protocol)

For Automatic IP address assignment. DHCP server provides
the product with an IP address. Generally requires no user
intervention for product to obtain IP address from a DHCP

BOOTP (bootstrap protocol)

For Automatic IP address assignment. BOOTP server
provides the product with an IP address. Requires
administrator to input the product MAC hardware address on
BOOTP server in order for product to obtain an IP address from
that server.

Auto IP

For Automatic IP address assignment. If neither a DHCP
server nor a BOOTP server is present, this service allows the
product to generate a unique IP address.

Manual IP

Manually configure the IP address on the print server using the
printer control panel or the embedded Web server.


Set configuration parameters by using the default IP address
to create a Telnet connection from your system to the HP
Jetdirect print server. Once configured, the print server saves
the configuration when turned off and then turned on.


You can configure the print server to use RARP on UNIX and
Linux systems. Use RARP to answer the print server's RARP
request and supply the print server with the IP address. The
RARP method allows you to only configure the IP address.


You can configure an HP Jetdirect print server with an IP
address using the arp command from a supported system.
The workstation from which the configuration is made must be
located on the same network segment as the HP Jetdirect print