I'm using an old DOS program that gives the option of printing to LPT1, 2 or 3. My computer is running Windows XP and has no physical LPT ports. I would like to remap LPT1 to print to an HP LaserJet 4200 printer using HP jetdirect 680n, which is accessed through a Linksys Wireless B router. The printer is currently being used by two different computers (both Apple and IBM systems), but is not set up as a shared printer on my computer. I am able to ping the printer using its IP address. I am using Norton Antivirus 2007.
I understand that remapping can be accomplished using the "net use" command in the DOS window, but I get the error message "System error 66 has occurred. The network resource type is not correct." The syntax I used is
net use lpt2 \\mycomputername\printername /Persistent:yes
I've tried the command in various ways using lpt1, 2 and 3, and dropping the persistent command, but still get the same error. Any suggestions?