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IP Printing

By hubertech ·
Is there a way that I can print to an IP address with Windows 95/98?

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by Jennifer.Gardner In reply to IP Printing

If the network printer is using an HP JetDirect card, you can install the JetDirect software (available on the HP website), and just enter the IP address.

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by Sue T In reply to IP Printing

What kind of printer is it? Some printers come with software that will add a port that will allow you to print to an IP address in Win95 & 98.

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by Choppit In reply to IP Printing

You need an LPR port driver to do this. Try this offering from Canon (

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by jschein In reply to IP Printing

1) Download Jetadmin - run - reboot - add jetadmin port...

2) Through lpt1 or lpt2 with a DOS command..

Use the net.exe command to establish a persistent connection. To do this, use the following syntax at a command prompt
net use lptx \\printserver\sharename /persistent:yes

where x is the number of the printer port that you want to map, where printserver is the print server sharing the printer, and where sharename is the name of the printer share.

For example, to map LPT2 to a printer shared as Laser1 on a print server named Pserver, follow these steps:
Click Start, and then click Run.
In the Open box, type cmd, and then click OK.
Type net use lpt2 \\pserver\laser1 /persistent:yes, and then press ENTER.
To quit the command prompt, type exit, and then press ENTER.

So... Recapping... Share the printer on pc (pc named computer1 and share the printer as printer1)

Create yourself a batch file on the computer using dos and make sure it is in the startup. The batch file should say:

Install the driver for that printer on lpt1 - if you have no local printer

on lpt2 if you have a local printer.
net use lpt1 \\computer1\printer1 /persistent:yes
(or lpt2 if you have a local printer)
that's all there is to it.

Good luck.

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by rdgates In reply to IP Printing

Brooks Internet Software has a utility to let you print over an IP address.

They have a free trial, check it out it's easy to use and gives you other features like print clustering. Good Luck.

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by ctmoore1998 In reply to IP Printing

If the printer is a HP go to HP website and go to drivers download. the search that you want to do is on 'network printer wizard' then follow links to appropiate OS and download the wizard this will allow you to print directly to the IP address of the hP printer.

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