I have a Win95 peer-to-peer network with four computers. I am using an HP 500X print server to connect to an HP Laserjet 5 printer.
At this time I have one of the computers set up to print directly to the printer via the print server. I specified the printer as shared, and the other computers are set up to print through this computer and the shared connection.
My ultimate goal is to set up printing for each computer to go directly through the print server without requiring any of the other computers to be turned on.
The computer that is set up to print direct to the printer works fine with Windows applications.
I cannot print from DOS applications on the direct-to-printer computer. There is a JAREAD.TXT file on the JetAdmin CD
that says how to do it. It says answer the config question "What is port name?" with an LPTx name, but not to use a system port such as LPT1.
LPT1, LPT2, and LPT3 are all system ports on this computer. Furthermore, my DOS applications will not allow me to specify LPT4, LPT5, etc. WordPerfect 5.1 allows LPT1-3 and my DOS database program doesn't seem to allow other than LPT1.
We can live with the situation for awhile, since the other computers can print from DOS using the shared printer.
How can I set up JetAdmin and/or Windows to print from DOS applications when the computer is set up to print directly to the printer via the print server? The capture port feature under print properties (details) does not work.
Thanks in advance for your help. You may need more information, but rather than try to anticipate everything, I'll just wait for your inquiry.