NET USE to an IP Printer
Posted on 2003-03-12
What is the syntax to direct LPT3: to IP Printer 192.168.1.150? No matter how I style the command, I get a 'system error 66, network resource type is not correct'.
I have read similar questions and answers on this site, but many of the answers still seem to refer to the usual syntax of 'net use lpt3: \\server\printer' etc. But this printer is not attached to a 'server' or any other physical computer. It is an HP 4550 with a jetdirect card, whose only connection to the network is via a Cat5 cable going to the network hub. When I look at it's properties, and the ports tab, it is defined with a port name of 'IP_192.168.1.150'. Yet the NET USE /? help screen only talks about the usual syntax shown above, which would work fine if this printer were physically attached to a computer on the network...but it's not.
With Windows apps I can print to this printer just fine. But how can I print to it in DOS? Is it possible with NET USE? What is the specific syntax, based on the info given above? TIA