I have an HP LaserJet 5200tn printer. I successfully installed it using USB port and ran smoothly. I tried to use it as a network printer, plugged it to an Ethernet switch with one PC to examine the network installation. I manually adjusted the network settings for both the printer and the PC. For the printer:
IP Address 192.168.10.254 Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0 Default Gateway 192.168.10.254
And for the PC (Windows XP, Service Pack 3):
IP Address 192.168.10.116 Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0 Default Gateway 192.168.10.254
Installing from the CD, I've chosen the basic installation as suggested. After a while I got an error:
Setup has encountered a severe error and will now exit. Restart your computer and run setup again.
And then rolls back and exit. So I did restrart and tried again several times, all with the same result. I tried the full installation and the custom installation, all resulted in the same error. Tried to google up the error but I couldn't find something useful. Is my configuration OK? Am I on the right path for setting a network printer (since I haven't done that before)? and what's going wrong? Thank you in advance...