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Capturing Printer Port

By lmcdonald ·
How can you capture a printer port on your own computer? I think this is the only way I can get around the fact that I have a printer on a USB port and am printing from an older DOS program that is looking for an LPT or COM port. If I can capture the USB port as an LTP then I can use it, I just do not know what I need to put in the Path for my local printer.

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by Bonehead In reply to Capturing Printer Port

Need just a bit more info, and I may be able to help. What OS are you using?

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okay, more info

by Shanghai Sam In reply to Info

I am running W98. I know how to capture a printer port for a location on the network (ie \\joeblow\\hp5m. But I do not know how to do the same for my own machine (actually another user). He is printing from an older DOS program that will only allow LPT ports. I have already captured our network printer for him as LPT2. But now I want to capture his own printer, which is a USB port so that he can print to it as an LPT from his DOS program also. I do not know the syntax I need for the path to actually capture the port.


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