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ethernet printer setup in win2k

Posted on 2001-08-01
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I have a situation in a small 6 pc network. The main computer is running win2k , while the other 5 are under win98. the problem is that all the win98 computers can see a particular printer on its own node on an ethernet network as a seperate entity, but the administrators computer running win2k can only see the printer through another pc on the network. I think it has something to do with adding a network printer in win2k using a url. (please correct me if i'm wrong....) I know the i/p address of the printer on the network, but can't work out how to key it in add printers.
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by:Don Thomson
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I belieive that you need to set up a new Port - TCP/IP  Add the IP in there and it should work. Most network printers come with a CD which automates this process.
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Try setting up the printer in Win2k as just a local printer printing to LPT1. Don't send the test print page. Once this is done, go into the properties for the printer and add a new port (tcp/ip) and specify the IP address of the network printer.
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You may want to give the Printer a unique but related alias for the Win2000 node.
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yeah, setting up the port helped me clarify my thoughts. thanx
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