Capturing Printer Port with IP Printer in Windows 98SE
Posted on 2008-06-12
Ok guys, get the delorian out we need to go back about 8 years.
I am working with a sheet from Lotus 123 (Yuck. Old DOS Lotus)
I need to get it working for them on a new machine temporarily while I rewrite the application in Access.
I purchased a Lexmark C532n in order to get rid of the old Lex Optra R that they were using. Because of this, I have also elimininated an old server, which was also obsolete. So, I'm wondering if there is a way to setup the printer to capture a printer port as LPT1 in windows 98SE so that they can print from Dos. I was thinking net use, but can't find a command to use with an IP address. I have also tried using the capture port option, which won't work because it is not setup as a printer share.
I understand that if I share this printer on another maching, my previous mention would work no problem, but I'd like to completely to segment and get this thing off the network for the short time that I need it.