This may actually be a Linksys problem, but I hope there's a workaround
Linksys wireless print server; network of computers (mostly Vista 32,
some XP, one Vista 64, one Linux) that print through it to an HP
LaserJet 1200 printer using HP PCL 5 drivers
All print jobs are OK, but many of them (somewhat unpredictably) are
preceded by a junk page containing a couple of lines of PCL commands
("PJL COMMENT" and the like).
It is not clear whether the junk page is the beginning of the job or the
tail end of the previous job -- thus I'm not even sure which computers
are generating it. I think the former. That is, I think it is a set of
PCL comments sent at the beginning of the job.
Linksys drivers are not on the PCs. Instead I print through LPR or RAW
protocol (both give the same results) on a TCP/IP port as recommended by
I have tried the WinPrint print processor and 2 versions of the HP print
processor. This seems to slightly change what's on the junk pages but
not eliminate them.
Printing several jobs in succession from the same computer, I usually
don't get junk pages in front of them. But the actual conditions are
hard to pin down. Trying to run around and try all the combinations is
very tedious and I'm hoping someone will have seen this before and be
able to make a specific suggestion.