Installation network printers HP 2420 and HP2280




Installing the network printer on your computer takes two steps (i) retrieving and installing the driver and (ii) connecting to the printer.


Step 1. Retrieving and installing the driver

  • connect to the molmic FTP server (Host: molmic35.biol.rug.nl; User: Molmic; Pass: molmic) and navigate to the 'Printers' directory.
  • {FTP client for FTP server: RUGmenu>Internet&Communications>Filezilla}
  • - for the laserjet HP2420 printer download file lj2400seriespcl5winvistapk2003xp2008.exe
  • - for the businessjet HP2280 color printer download file bi187en.exe
  • extract the file to a location on your local hard drive by doubleclicking the appropriate downloaded file

Step 2. Connecting to the printer

  • Start --> Settings --> Printers and faxes
  • select: add a printer and click "Next"
  • select: "A network printer (...)" and click next
  • select: "Connect to a printer on the Internet or on a home or office network"
  • in the URL box add:
  • - for the HP2420 printer: ipp://129.125.68.42/ipp/FWN-6514-0230-HPLJ2420N
  • - for the HP2280 printer: ipp://129.125.68.42/ipp/FWN-6514-0230-HPBIJ2280
  • click "Next"
  • in the next window select: "Have disk"
  • browse to the location where you installed the driver, select the driver and click ok
  • click "Next" and then "Finish"


Prepare the HP 2420 printer for using A4 and printing on both sides by going to Start>Settings>Printers and Faxes> and right-clicking the hp2420 printer

Select proporties-device settings

Set printer auto select, tray 1 and tray 2 to A4, and duplex unit (for 2 sides printing) to installed

Click Apply-Ok


Finally go once again to Start>Settings>Printers and Faxes> and select the hp2420 printer

Right-click the printer and select printing preferences

Click paper quality and set paper size to A4

Click Finishing and select Print on both sides

Click Apply-Ok