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PCAnywhere Remote Printing Problem

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PCAnywhere Remote Printing Problem

nc24hour
I use PCAnywhere from home to log into the office. For years I printed to my home printer (parallel) but recently had to replace my home printer with a USB printer. Now I can't print with PCAnywhere any more. I installed the proper driver at work and set the port to PCAW type. Can anyone offer any ideas please?
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    computacentre

    printer probably had an ip address associated with it and was mapped on the office computer but your usb printer does not.

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    XT John

    We do quite a bit of printing over terminal services here. Any printers connected to the client through a parallel connection or direct via IP are not a problem. We have had numerous issues related to client USB printers, though. There's a registry key that needed to be modified on those clients in order for them to print over USB. This is specifically related to terminal services; I'm just curious if PCAnywhere has a similar issue. Here's the Windows article

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/302361

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    masondavis22

    I switched from an lpt to usb printer (HP C4280). On host pc, under printers and faxes, right click your printer > properties > ports > and disable bidirectional support. As soon as I did this everything worked great.

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    vodka_mann

    Mason - thanks for bi-directional suggestion - worked like a charm for me!!

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    computacentre

    printer probably had an ip address associated with it and was mapped on the office computer but your usb printer does not.

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    XT John

    We do quite a bit of printing over terminal services here. Any printers connected to the client through a parallel connection or direct via IP are not a problem. We have had numerous issues related to client USB printers, though. There's a registry key that needed to be modified on those clients in order for them to print over USB. This is specifically related to terminal services; I'm just curious if PCAnywhere has a similar issue. Here's the Windows article

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/302361

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    masondavis22

    I switched from an lpt to usb printer (HP C4280). On host pc, under printers and faxes, right click your printer > properties > ports > and disable bidirectional support. As soon as I did this everything worked great.

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    vodka_mann

    Mason - thanks for bi-directional suggestion - worked like a charm for me!!