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Standard TCP/IP Port for printing

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Hi. I want to install a printer port as an IP address ad send my print jobs directly to that from an NT4 workstation. I understand I need a port monitor for a Standard TCP/IP port. Does anyone know how I get one and how to install it?
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by:JammyPak
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in the add printer wizard, it will ask you to select a port (lpt1, etc), from there you can choose to Add a port, and select 'tcpip port'.

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Bietto earned 400 total points
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If it' s an HP printer with JetDirect, download from HP site (www.hp.com) the NetworkWizard. It' s simple, fast and wizarded.....
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by:TransLANman
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First, make sure TCP/IP printing is installed.  Go to Network Properties and click on the services tab.  Click Add and choose Microsoft TCT/IP orinting.  You will have to reboot.  Now go to your printers folder and choose add printer on local computer.  Choose add port.  You should now see an LPR port.  Choose this.  Then put the ip address of the printer that will be serving as the LPD and the name.
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by:TransLANman
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Forgot to tell you this step.  Install TCP/IP printing on a computer which  you will share out. Make sure TCP/IP print server services is started.  This in installed with TCP/IP printing. It will install files from the C:I386 folder  and you will then have to re-boot.

Make sure you set the service to run automatically.  It is set to manual by default.

Next:  Add the printer as "local" and click add port.  Choose LPR port and type in the IP address you want to use as the LPD (line printer Daemon), your print server. Select the appropriate manufacturer and print device model and click Next. Type in the printer name and configure the printer to be shared. Print a test page.

If it printed okay, now you are ready to set up a TCP/IP print client that uses the LPR.

You do it the same way as for the machine functioning as the server. Add TCP/IP printing services. Add the printer as "local". Click add new port> choose LPR port.  I'm assuming this is a Win NT workstation as you said.Yes?(Windows Xp doesnt say LPR port but says standard TCP/IP printing). Type the same IP address  you set up on the machine functioning as the server. Type the name of the printer or print que serving as the LPD . Click next and select the manufacturer and model of the printer. Click next. Type in printer name. Click next> and test a page.

Now you should be able to  make a connection to the print device with any computer using TCP/IP.  Including a computer located outside your building. For instance, you wanted to print something from your home computer and have it waiting on you at the office.  I use this atlot if I'm researching at home or have a staffer who needs a report or info from me quickly.

Hope this made the process a little more clear.  


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