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can't use network printer

I am working late at the office.  My IT people are long gone.  I have a brand new laptop that is connected to our wireless network.  We have a network printer that I was able to use with my old laptop (which is right next to me) and which was configured by our IT folks.  However, I want to be able to send documents to the printer using my new laptop.  I have tried configuring the network printer but to no avail.  Any help would be appreciated.  FYI the printer is a Lanier LD245 PCL 5e.  I figured the easiest way to connect to the printer would be to use my old laptop to find out the network address for the printer.  However, I don't know how to do that.  Failing that, I don't know how to use the "add a new printer" wizard in XP to browse to the network printer so I can add it.
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I just came up with a quick workaround.  I went to my old laptop, found the network Lanier printer, and set it to share and assigned it a name on the network.   I then went to my new laptop, navigated to network neighborhood, selected "view my workgroup computer", then selected the old laptop, and chose to "connect" to the Lanier printer.  This added the printer to my new laptop and I am able to print to it.  But I have to keep my old laptop running in order for this to work.  I would like to find a permanent workaround that let me add directly add the printer.
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On the old laptop go to the Printers folder.  Right click on the printer in the list and choose Properties.  Look for a Ports tab and select it.  Look for the checked box and make a note of the setting or info in the first column on the left (Port) and the Description column.  Hold you mouse over it or expand the column if needed.  Share that info with us if you need details on what to do next but that is how you can find out what you need.

Let me know if you have any questions or need more information.

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Port = IP_192.168.254.233
Description = Standard TCP/IP Port
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That worked but then I ran into a different problem - the printer driver.  After adding the printer, I was prompted to select the printer manufacturer and then the model.  I chose Lanier but then did not see the exact model, so I chose what I thought was the closest one: Lanier 5245 PCL.  After selecting this option, the driver was installed and the printer was ready to use.  However, the printing properties don't have any of the options that were available to me when I used the printer from old laptop.  Is there anyway to import the printer driver from my old laptop and install it onto my laptop for use with the printer?
ok.  ignore my last post.  i figured out how to change the driver to the correct one.  thank you!
Thank you for the timely help.
Your welcome!  I'm glad I could help.  Thanks for the grade, the points and the fun question.

bol