Change printer Name

Posted on 2006-05-05
Last Modified: 2010-04-12
I being asked to install a few printer on XP PCs.  The insturction say:

5.      Telnet into laser printer and name the printer ptr-teller1 with the IP address on the config sheets.

How do you change a printer name useing Telnet?
Question by:wball1217
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    Assisted Solution

    I'm afraid this is device specific. Do the instructions say anything about the telnet commands to use? Are you supposed to use a PostScript command?

    What model and make of printer do you have?
    LVL 37

    Accepted Solution

    If the printer has an IP address, it may have a built-in web page. Type its address into your internet browser, and see if you get any response. If you do, you should be able to change the name there.

    On the other hand, I've never seen an installer that required me to change the printer's name. With or without telnet.
    LVL 32

    Assisted Solution

    Actually, many printers can be accessed by telnet. just open a command window and type:

    > telnet #.#.#.#

    where #.#.#.# is the IP address of the printer. It should respond with a menu of options that you can choose from. If it asks for a password try a blank password first.

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