Mapping LPT port

  rayyee 10:40 09 Oct 03
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Is there a way to map an LPT port to a printer on a HP jetdirect 610n print server?

I know you can map a port using net use but thats assuming the printer is connected to another computer on the network and shared.

What I am after is connecting to a printer with an TCP/IP address so I can print from a dos program.

thanks

  zydec 11:14 09 Oct 03

There are a few ways you can do this.

I would suggest the easiest way is is to buy an ethernet switch.

Connect all your computers and the printer to the switch, give them an ip address all in the same range.

this way the printer would always be connected to the network therefore you could always use the ip address for the printer to send command to.

i.e. dir/w >printerip.

  rayyee 12:02 09 Oct 03

zydec

I have all my computers conected to a switch and three networked printers:

LJ5000n on 192.168.0.103,
Designjet 500 on 192.168.0.111
Magicolor 2300DL on 192.168.0.201 (Crown port)

both LJ & DJ are on standard TCP/IP ports.

I used to type lpt4 to plot to the plotter which was connected to one of the PCs.

how do use dir/w >printerip ?

thanks

  zydec 12:11 09 Oct 03

dir/w >printer ip...

Using the lj5000n.
Conect the printer to the switch.
goto the dos box and type dir/w > 192.168.0.103
This should then print a directly listing to this printer.

as for mapping the printer what operating systems are you using ??

  rayyee 14:07 09 Oct 03

zydec

I am using XP pro

  zydec 12:06 10 Oct 03

Goto printers
click add printer
select local printer
select create a new port and then select tcp.
enter the ip address for the printer
select the printer and then select shared.

This should then alow you to access the printer that is connected via the network

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