asked May 26, 2003 at 9:02pm
Hp HP LaserJet 5MP

HP 5MP Infra red port

My 5MP has an ifra red port but I've lost my manual and don't know how to turn on that port to talk to my new laptop running XP. Tried laptop being near port on turn on of printer but laptop received nothing.
Hi Colin,
You don't have to turn on the IR port in your printer. Can you see the green light coming on on the IR port when is facing the laptop's IR port ? if you can, communication has been established, pointing to a driver problem with the IR port in your laptop or the driver for the printer. I had a problem with a laptop once which would not communicate with a HP 6p, updated the laptop's driver for the IR port and it was ok after that. in another occassion XP was loading the 6P driver, but I was using a 6MP.
Good luck

by Sam on May 26, 2003 at 10:51pm Add comment
Thanks Sam. I'm using the latest drivers but I'll give it a bit more testing.
by unknown on May 26, 2003 at 11:24pm Add comment
I just looked at the "self test" page from an HP 5P and it doesn't show an item to configure the IR port, so it must be permanently "enabled" as Sam says?
by unknown on May 27, 2003 at 6:03am Add comment