Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 38 MB
Operating System: Windows 2000, Windows XP, Mac OS 9, Mac OS X, Linux
Latest Version / Release Date: 1.12 (A.15.01.09) / 9/17/03
This multifunctional hardware component is designed to connect to the conventional telephone line using its RJ-11 port and attaches to a host computer system via the Universal Serial Bus interface connection. The device driver for the hp officejet 5100 series printer is responsible for supporting all connections that are established on these communication ports. The RJ-11 connection allows the supported hardware component to make use of the conventional telephone line to send or receive fax messages either directly from the sheet feeder or from a document generated by a software application installed in the host computer system. Connection to a host computer system is done via the Universal Serial Bus interface port which is supported by the Plug and Play functionality of the underlying operating system environment. The device driver provides the necessary communication layer for the exchange of data between the supported hardware component and the host machine.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
The hp officejet 5100 series printer can also be ably supported in any computer network environment using the 10/100 Base-TX HP Jetdirect networking hardware. This provides the supported hardware component with the necessary wired connection to the network environment and make it easier to share the resources to all authorized network clients. Like most printing hardware components capable of bidirectional communication, the device driver for the hp officejet 5100 series printer provides the communication layer that allows the supported hardware component to talk with the underlying operating sytem platform and the font types installed in the host machine. The device driver is also partially responsible for the implementation of a control panel applet that allows the computer user to configure the supported hardware component and define basic settings at runtime. The control panel applet interface also extends to the installed software applications allowing access to the feature sets directly from the program menu. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and hp officejet 5100 series printer errors before installing any driver updates.