Dos printing on a USB printer

Hello,
I have a question,
I have a software running in DOS mode that only prints to LPT1, also I have a USB Canon portable printer, the thing is I cant print from DOS it does not work, I tried sharing the printer in windows mode and then using the command net use lpt1 \\mycomputer\canonprinter in order to redirect the printing process, but it did not work also.

Any ideas, please let me know

Regards
Daniel
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jdffAsked:
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Luc FrankenEMEA Server EngineerCommented:
Have you tried "net use lpt1: \\127.0.0.1\canonprinter /persistance:yes"

Make sure file and printersharing is enabled. And that you're using the right sharename.
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Luc FrankenEMEA Server EngineerCommented:
oops, typo, should be => "net use lpt: \\127.0.0.1\canonprinter /persistant:yes"
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izwizCommented:
It should work provided you have networking set up (which you need to share folders/prineters anyway)

Otherwise try:
http://www.dosprn.com/
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Luc FrankenEMEA Server EngineerCommented:
jdff, any feedback please..
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jdffAuthor Commented:
Well, I think I'll have to buy the dosprn software, the command showed above did not work.

But thanks anyways
Daniel
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Luc FrankenEMEA Server EngineerCommented:
I see I made a typo at that command:

NET USE lpt1: \\127.0.0.1\canonprinter /persistant:yes

And make sure you use the right sharename.
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jdffAuthor Commented:
Yes, I did and still the same.

Thanks
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Luc FrankenEMEA Server EngineerCommented:
What kind of error message do you recieve?
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jdffAuthor Commented:
The command iput is well successful, it does not give an error message it only does not print.
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jerparkerCommented:
this worked for me - one pc - no network:

http://blogs.ineta.org/dtotzke/articles/26204.aspx
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