- Unbox and connect the replacement printer.
- In Printix Administrator open Printer properties page.
- Change Printer address and/or Network to that replacement printer.
If the printer address is to be the same as the old printer, then make sure the old printer is powered off, and if/when you power the old printer on again, you should ensure that it gets a different IP address (to avoid conflict). If you intend to use the old printer with Printix, perhaps on a different network, then you can use Add printer to register it with Printix.
- If required change the SNMP configuration to match that of the replacement printer.
- Select Contact printer to read the properties of the replacement printer, including:
- MAC address. The hardware address of the printer.
- Model. The model name of the printer.
- Serial number. The serial number of the printer.
- Protocol. The protocols (IPP, IPPS, LPR, RAW) supported by the printer. Ensure the protocols are also enabled on the printer.
- Page description language (PCL5, POSTSCRIPT, PCLXL, PDF, …).
- Color supported.
- 2-sided supported.
If the replacement printer is a different model or from another printer vendor, then proceed to:
- If required change the Protocol. The default is RAW on Port 9100.
- Change print driver.
- If required make new print driver configurations.
- Use Update print queues to make the changes take effect on computers where the print queue is already installed.
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