Network printer working with windows XP and Dos program
Posted on 2004-09-22
I have a problem with printing to a network printer using an old dos program running on Windows XP.
The issue is that the dos program can only print to LPT ports. With windows 98 Pcs this is not a problem, as the network printer, which is shared from one PC, can be captured to a local port. There is no way to capture a port on windows xp.
I searched on google, and thought I had discovered a solution. The command:
net use lpt3 KEN\EPSON /persistent:yes
can map the LPT3 port to the network printer. However, there is a problem. The command executes sucessfully, but when I try to print from the dos program, all seems well on the client computer. The computer that the printer is attached to (windows 98) brings up the following error. "error writing to LPT port."
This is frustrating. The redirection is working but this error is stopping my plan.
All other computers on the network (all windows 98) can print to that printer using their captured port setup.