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I replaced my print server with dlink DPR-1260, the other one quit. So far there has been no problem printing from any windows program that was an easy setup.  I ahve a couple dos oriented programs that I have been running and was able to configure the output to LP2: with
<net use lpt2: \\printserver\printer/p> in the past now I get a error 66. I have successfully pinged the IP address and the server name. It does not appear on the list with net view command or on the domain list. I had no problem before with the previos printserver  until it died. I must be doing something incorrectly but havent figured out what. Thank you for any help.. running XP pro
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OK so you have a print server box on the network and before you pointed at it to map to LPT2: right?  Can I suggest you do it as:

If you have no server

1. Install a local printer on your computer using a standard tcpip port and printing to the print server
2. Share the printer as "whatever"
3. net use lpt2: \\yourpcname\whatever

If you have a server

1. Install a local printer on the server using a standard tcpip port and printing to the print server
2. Start | Run \\servername and double click on printer to print from workstation (or any of the other many ways of doing this)
3. net use lpt2: \\servername\printersharename

I imagine the new print server either does not pretend to be a windows server or isn't configured like one at the moment.   The above should work though.

hth

Steve
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