I'm using a HP LaserJet 3030. I would like to use the printer to my iSeries. What's the best method to follow?
The two most important details to configure correctly when connecting an HP LaserJet (or any ASCII) printer are that you correctly identify the printer to the iSeries via a WorkStation Customization Object and that you use the correct port on the iSeries printer device description. When you issue the "create printer device" command (CRTDEVPRT) make sure you choose the port as recommended by IBM:
LAN attachment . . . . . . . . . > *IP *LEXLINK, *IP, *USRDFN Port number . . . . . . . . . . > 9999 0-65535 Online at IPL . . . . . . . . . *YES *YES, *NO Font: Identifier . . . . . . . . . . > 11 3, 5, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19...
Choose the correct manufacturer type and model information:
Manufacturer type and model . . Paper source 1 . . . . . . . . . *MFRTYPMDL *MFRTYPMDL, *LETTER... Paper source 2 . . . . . . . . . *MFRTYPMDL *MFRTYPMDL, *LETTER...
This information (for HP printers) can be found here.
For general information about connecting ASCII printers to the iSeries, click here.
Dig Deeper on Printing on iSeries
Related Q&A from Chip Milosch
To print a single document with all of the one page reports generated by the iSeries you need to first create a program that bundles all the ... Continue Reading
Issue an override print file command before copying a file to QSYSPRT in order to acknowledge control characters without writing a program on the AS/... Continue Reading
Set tray 2 as the ASCII printer's default by changing the drawer attribute of the spooled files to 2 or by creating a customized work station (WCSCT)... Continue Reading
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.