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Adding a Networked Printer

I am having difficulty adding a networked printer that is a part of a copy--machine.  All I have to go on to add this device is an IP address.  I do not have any software or other instructions.  Any suggestions on how I should go about this?
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Athanman
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David WallCommented:
Perhaps you should tell us the make and model of the machine it would help.

If you know the ip number have you tried opening a web browser and entering the ip address.

It may help you set it up.

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AthanmanAuthor Commented:
IT's a Koycera Mita -- the model number is KM-2030  -- good suggestions.  Thanks - it does have a Web Client Utility - but that does not help with set up.  There was no logo on the machine - go figure - I'll check out the Website.  

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AthanmanAuthor Commented:
The solution lay in a completely different direction.  It needed do be added as a new printer with the autodetection off.  Because although it is a networked printer, it does not include a print server.  So you end up creating it with a new Standard TCP/IP port.

So in the add printer wizzard you check the Local printer Radio Button, the the create new port button with the Standard TCP/IP port selected in the drop down list on this menu, hit next then put in the IP address.  It's pretty much smooth sailing form there.  You can completely bypass the Driver menu and - just select the make and name it yourself.  
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mikeleebrlaCommented:
yes the terms local and networked printers in windows can be confusing.... microsofts definitions are as follows:

local printer - the computer where the printer drivers are installed. (local or shared IE print server). The "printer" is the actual icon you see in control panel>printers

print device--the actual physical printer

networked printer-- when you point a client to a print server (any computer that has a "local" printer shared)

so in your case you are installing  a "local" printer as far as microsoft terminology goes.
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darkeryuCommented:
Hello:

I think u need setup this printer on a computer act as printer server.
then share this printer from this computer.
other client access this printer via server.
if u do so u can:
1.client computer can install driver remotelly(2k,XP,2003).
2.client computer can upgrade printer driver automatic.
3.client computer can install printer via Wscript , u didn't go to client and install it.
such as
rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /ia /m "Printer Name" /h "Intel" /v "Windows 2000" /f z:\Printer_Driver\xxx.inf

regards
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AthanmanAuthor Commented:
Does anyone have any suggestions on how I should distribute the points for this question?  If not I'll go ahead and request that this question be deleted.
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David WallCommented:
I think as you seemed to have sorted this out yourself you should keep the points.
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ee_ai_constructCommented:
Question answered by asker or dialog deemed valuable.
Closed, 125 points refunded.
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