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HP Colorspan VideoNet on Windows 7 64bit

Offline xtonyx Posted 10-03-2013 - 05:15 AM
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Onyx Version:
6.5 & 10.2.5
Printer(s):
Colorspan 72uvr & HP L26500

How to install HP Colorspan VideoNet printers on Windows 7 64 bit. I'm telling you how to do it because I figured it out last night.

What I am using at the moment that works...
Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
Onyx 10.1
Colorspan 72 UVR
Intel Pro/100 S network card

Download the videonet driver set from HP or Onyx. I'm pretty sure the latest drivers are still like 8 years old, so don't worry about finding new ones.. you won't. You will use the XP x64 drivers.

As per usual Videonet operation, you should really be using the Intel Pro/100 S network card. Windows automatically installs the drivers when it sees the card. These drivers were fine.

You'll need to disable driver signing in Windows in order to install the XP 64 drivers. Note that if you DON'T disable driver signing it will appear to have installed anyway, but will show a pop up message about unsigned drivers shortly after you install them and will make you pull your hair out.

After getting the protocol driver installed, the rest of the setup is the same as usual.

The following link explains how to disable driver signing:
http://www.techspot.com/community/topics...64.127187/

So it's pretty simple.. Just disable driver signing and install the old 64 bit driver.
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Offline pat.f53 Posted 10-21-2013 - 08:12 AM
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Onyx Version:
7.3.2.16
Printer(s):
Mimaki JV33-130, ColorSpan 5460UV (HP H35500)

Hello!
I am having issues! Not quite sure where I went wrong, but the computer isnt recognizing the printer. It seems as though postershop is, though, because after loading the printinst file, the ColorSpan has a green light and says "idle". It will not, however, print anything or update.

Should I uninstall everything and start again? I have been using this set of instructions but whenever I go to configure printer, device, configure port, select VideoNet, click configure... the program seems to think about something for a minute or so, then I get an error message:
Output has stopped working... windows checks for a solution to the problem... followed by:
There were no printers detected by the VideoNet connection.

I am running:
Postershop RIP 7.3.2.16
Windows 7 (x64)
ColorSpan 5460UV
Mimaki JV33-130 (Which works flawlessly)

I am about to spend the remainder of the afternoon trying the virtual XP.
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Offline xtonyx Posted 10-21-2013 - 08:52 AM
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Onyx Version:
6.5 & 10.2.5
Printer(s):
Colorspan 72uvr & HP L26500

Postershop pretends to see the printer, and doesn't actually ping it to do anything until you go to run something, check the status, configure the port, etc.

If you haven't done the disable driver signing hack that I link to in my first post, then you will NOT get it to work because the driver isn't actually installing.
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Offline pat.f53 Posted 10-21-2013 - 09:19 AM
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Onyx Version:
7.3.2.16
Printer(s):
Mimaki JV33-130, ColorSpan 5460UV (HP H35500)

Ah, I see where my problem is (also, I better understand how this protocol thing works).

When I follow the instructions on disabling driver signing (running the program, test mode, a whole bunch of restarts, etc) I still get the message "this version of windows needs signed drivers" that pops up a minute or so after installing the (now presumably signed) driver. I think this is why I'm running into issues, although I'm not sure.

Should I still be getting that message? Should I go onto the linked forum and ask what I have done wrong?
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Offline xtonyx Posted 10-21-2013 - 11:35 AM
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Onyx Version:
6.5 & 10.2.5
Printer(s):
Colorspan 72uvr & HP L26500

After disabling driver signing, you have to artificially sign the drivers using the program talked about in that link.
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Offline pat.f53 Posted 10-22-2013 - 04:36 AM
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Onyx Version:
7.3.2.16
Printer(s):
Mimaki JV33-130, ColorSpan 5460UV (HP H35500)

I've used the Driver Signature Enforcement Overrider (dseo13b.exe) application in safe mode to sign the drivers before installation. After installation I tried accessing the printer through Onyx (to update firmware) and was told that no printer was found. I then tried uninstalling everything, signing the driver, installing the driver, then signing the .sys files in system32, then running the program to which i received the same error at the end.
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Offline xtonyx Posted 10-22-2013 - 05:02 AM
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Onyx Version:
6.5 & 10.2.5
Printer(s):
Colorspan 72uvr & HP L26500

I'm not sure about the version of Postershop you are running. My experience with Windows 7 x64 is with 10.1. Let me check my exact process and I will see if I missed something in my explanation.
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Offline pat.f53 Posted 10-22-2013 - 05:59 AM
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Onyx Version:
7.3.2.16
Printer(s):
Mimaki JV33-130, ColorSpan 5460UV (HP H35500)

I'm afraid it might just be my older version of postershop!
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Offline xtonyx Posted 10-23-2013 - 07:57 AM
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Onyx Version:
6.5 & 10.2.5
Printer(s):
Colorspan 72uvr & HP L26500

Alright. The drivers I used are right here. I have not test-signed these. They are just from the full driver zip file.
http://www.xtonyx.org/videonet/WindowsXPx64.zip

I have my Windows User Account Control (UAC) disabled, that means the slider is all the way down to "Never Notify."

On the driver signing link, I followed solution 1 and then solution 2. Also, I had uninstalled the drivers.

When you are in test mode you're desktop will have this at the bottom.
[Image: vnet01.jpg]


I am using the recommended Intel Pro/100 S card.. Make sure it's named something identifiable like Videonet so you can easily tell it from the connection to your regular network. See below.
[Image: vnet02.jpg]


Right click on that Videonet card, go to properties. You'll see the screen below. Install your driver: Click Install, select Protocol, find the test-signed driver. When the protocol driver is installed, deselect ALL other items except for "Hewlett-Packard Videonet Driver (x64)", so it should look like the image below. Hit OK just to save these changes.
[Image: vnet03.jpg]

Open the videonet connection properties back up. Now click on the "Configure" button. Bring up the Advanced tab. Here are all of my settings for the items in the advanced tab.
Code:
802.1p QoS Packet Tagging - DISABLED
Checksum - ENABLED
Coalesce Buffers - 8
Flow Control Settings - Respond and Generate
IP Security - DISABLED
Large Send - ENABLED
Link Speed & Duplex - 100Mbps/Full Duplex
Locally Administered Address - Not Present
Receive Buffers - 48
Security Associations - 64
Transmit Control Blocks - 16

On the "Power Management" Tab...
"Allow the computer to turn off this device.." UNCHECKED
[Image: vnet04.jpg]

And on your normal network card, not the videonet card, make sure to UNCHECK the videonet protocol like below.
[Image: vnet05.jpg]

I believe after all of this, your printer will stop saying VIDEONET ERROR because it sees the computer. Then in Onyx, you need to configure the Videonet Port and it should give you the option to select the only printer attached to the Videonet card. Of course, make sure the printer is online and make sure you're using a crossover cable to connect the printer to the card, not a standard network cable.
(This post was last modified: 10-23-2013 08:01 AM by xtonyx.)
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