Solved

IP printing

Posted on 2004-04-18
2
182 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-12
First, let me describe my setup then my question: I have Advanced 2K server with a local hp printer installed. I also have this server connected to a 5 port linksys router.

I also have a laptop which has no access to this server however, I would like to print from my laptop to the local printer attached to the server. Is there a way to accomplish this without having to add the laptop to the active directory of the server. Currrently, the laptop is attached to a port on the linksys for internet access.
0
Comment
Question by:anilao
  • 2
2 Comments
 
LVL 38

Expert Comment

by:Herman D'Hondt
ID: 10856660
You don't need to be in the active directory to use the printer - you just need permissions. You also do not need to use IP.

Try going to Start>Run and type

\\servername\printername and see what happens (printername is the printer's share name, under printer Properties)
0
 
LVL 38

Accepted Solution

by:
Herman D'Hondt earned 75 total points
ID: 10858040
BTW, when you said the printer is installed as a local printer to the server, I assumed you meant a parallel or USB connection. Depending on the printer model, it is possible that the server is connected to a "local" printer via the network.

In that case, your PC can connect direct to the printer, also as a "local" printer, by creating a "Standard TCP/IP Port" under the Ports tab in Printer Properties.

Let me know what the connection type is, and whether you need more help creating the port.
0

Featured Post

What Is Threat Intelligence?

Threat intelligence is often discussed, but rarely understood. Starting with a precise definition, along with clear business goals, is essential.

Join & Write a Comment

When I recently replaced my image transfer kit on my office HP color laserjet 5550dn printer, I had a slight problem.  The left bracket that holds the transfer kit got stuck in the upright locked position instead of being at a 45 degree angle facing…
Printers have changed substantially in the last 30 or so years, not just in technical capabilities but in cost and usage as well.  Printers were originally used for interfacing with the operator, not necessarily for printing copy or pictures. In …
Illustrator's Shape Builder tool will let you combine shapes visually and interactively. This video shows the Mac version, but the tool works the same way in Windows. To follow along with this video, you can draw your own shapes or download the file…
Here's a very brief overview of the methods PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg) offers for monitoring bandwidth, to help you decide which methods you´d like to investigate in more detail.  The methods are covered in more detail in o…

747 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

12 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now