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how to install network printer on Win98

By Hunterzh ·
In our LAN, we have a network printer, hp color laser jet 5500; the printer server is on a Win2000 Server. The IP address for this printer is
For Win2000 pro or XP computers, I just install this printer by creating a TCP/IP port, so this printer is installed as a local printer.
But for Win98 workstation, how can I install this printer directly? When installing local printer, it cannot create TCP/IP port. Should I install it as "network printer", how is the path then?

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by tilsonkephas In reply to how to install network pr ...

I would recommend that you install as a local printer for the w98 connecting to a printer cable rather than the network cable. Make sure it is shared, then depending on how many computers you want to use that printer, you should install on those computers as network printer and navigate to that Win98 computer.

Good luck

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by Bobsta In reply to how to install network pr ...

Download HP Jetdirect software from this URL:
Run this exe file on your Win98se machines and you will be able to install the printer using it's IP Address.

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