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Capturing a printer port

By tjmagic ·
How do you capture a printer port on a NT TCP/IP network with a hp printer?

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by tigre_269 In reply to Capturing a printer port

1. Right Mouse, click on Network Neighborhood, select properties, select the Services tab. Verify, the "Microsoft TCP/IP Printing" service is installed.

2. Print out a self test from the HP printer you want to share out. After verifying network connectivity, look for the MAC address and IP address.

3. Go to server console, go into start, settings, printers. Double clik on "Add Printer." Select My computer if you want the server your currently on to be the print server, or choose network printer server if you want another server to be the print server.

4. If you select My Computer follow these steps. After selecting My Computer, click next, select "Add Port." Select LPR port, then New Port. On the next window, insert the IP address of the printer on the first line, then insert the MAC address of the NIC card(from the self test print out) on the second line, then choose ok. Double check the IP and MAC address. You may see an error message, stating that the printer did not respond. If the printer is plugged in and powered on and the IP and MAC address is correctly entered, just ignore the message. Next, enter the share name then run a test print job.

5. If you choose a Network Computer, follow the same steps above, you just have to identify the server you want as your print server. Hope this helps.

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by tigre_269 In reply to Capturing a printer port

In regards to the MAC address(Media Access Control). Look under, "HP Jet Direct Field if using an HP card,". The MAC address is under, LAN HW Address: It should be a 12 digit alpha/numeric number.

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by SpyderGST1 In reply to Capturing a printer port

Add a printer:
select my computer
click add port
select local port
click new port
type the ip address of the printer
follow the prompts from there.

good luck

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by Magetower In reply to Capturing a printer port

kalvi's answer is good, however you need to take into account whether the printer is setup for DHCP or statically addressed. For TCP/IP printing it is usually good to have your printers statically addressed or place a reservation for the printer in the DHCP scope.

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