How to Setup a TCP HP DesignJet 5500 Plotter

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How to Setup a TCP HP DesignJet 5500 Plotter
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The HP DesignJet 5500 Plotter is a large-format high-quality professional plotter. The plotter prints 42 inches wide at 1200 dpi (dots per inch). The HP DesignJet 5500 uses six colour cartridges and can deliver maximum printouts of speeds up to 569 feet per hour. The HP DesignJet 5500 is a professional printing solution for graphic designers, engineers and printing services.

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    Insert the disk in to the CD-ROM drive on your computer. The disk should auto run and an installation dialogue box will pop up on your desktop. Choose "Create Network Port Only." Select "Search from a list of available printers" and click "Next."

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    Choose "Windows TCP/IP Mode (recommended)" from the communication mode window and click "Next." Make sure that "Use default port name" is selected with a check mark.

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    Click "Next" in the "Create Network Port" window. The network port is now configured. Click "Exit" on the "Option" box.

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