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Dos printing on a USB printer

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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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by:Luc Franken
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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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oops, typo, should be => "net use lpt: \\127.0.0.1\canonprinter /persistant:yes"
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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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by:Luc Franken
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jdff, any feedback please..
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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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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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Yes, I did and still the same.

Thanks
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What kind of error message do you recieve?
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The command iput is well successful, it does not give an error message it only does not print.
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by:jerparker
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this worked for me - one pc - no network:

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