problems connecting laserjet 4M printer with ethernet

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http://forums.fedoraforum.org – Today I plugged an ethernet cord into the router and printer. The printer is found under: applications > administration > printing > HP-Laserjet-4M Clicking this icon brings up Printer Properties, but the printer is not yet connecting with the printer. I could use some suggestions on changing the Device URI from parallel to ethernet. So far I have tried: socket://---ip#---:9100 ... but the screen keeps reverting back to parallel. The terminal is not working -- I will need to upgrade the os. Thanks very much. Update: The Device URI now shows: socket://---ip#---:9100 ... but sti (HowTos)