USB DOS Printing using Laserjet 1020
Posted on 2005-05-04
Before i start, i would just like to mention that i downloaded the latest driver from HP as well and the results are the same.
I just purchased 2 HP Laserjet 1020 printers. These are USB printers. We use a DOS based point of sale program. I have 16 other USB printers connected on my network, using this command to have the DOS program print to the USB port.:
NET USE LPT1 \\COMPUTERIP\PRINTERNAME /PERSISTENT:YES
All the other printers work fine, but the 2 new ones has a strange problem. In the printer status window it shows "Local Downlevel Document" status "Printing".
The document does NOT print. I have tried this printer on both Windows 2000 and Windows XP computers with the same results. I also added the driver to my Windows 2003 Server.
I also tried remote printing for example: My ip is 192.168.0.1 and the printer i installed on another pc with ip 192.168.0.2 and shared the printer as HP1020.
I used the following command to map the printer : NET USE LPT1 \192.168.0.2\HP1020 /PERSISTENT:YES, but no luck.
What else could be wrong? I just don't get this. Could this be related to the print processor or an invalid registry entry???