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Peer-to-Peer, Win95/98 Printers

By jchabtraining ·
I have three computers hooked up in a peer to peer network. Two of the computers are hooked to local printers. One is an HP laser and the other is star printer, which is used to print receipts. When I came to the job, their network was down but they had been printing fine before then. I got the network back up, but now both printers are fighting over the LPT1 port. Since they are both hooked to their own lpt ports on their machines, how do I solve the conflict. The star printer works a specific program that they use on their system. When I take the star printer off the network it will print, but as soon as I print something off the laser and try to return to the star printer I get the lpt error message. Right now the system is hooked up to print everything off of the laser, but we don't want to leave it that way. By the way, the machine that is hooked to the star printer is Win95 and the other machine is Win98. Any suggestions as to how to fix this would be appreciated.

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by dmiles In reply to Peer-to-Peer, Win95/98 Pr ...

Open device manager and check the ports for conflicts,highlight and reassign the printer to a different port than the one,preferebly to lpt2 to resolve the conflict.

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by jctech In reply to Peer-to-Peer, Win95/98 Pr ...

Check the printer properties for the two printers on both computers. Make sure that the printer connected to the LPT1 port on each computer is configured as a local printer on that computer, and as a network printer on the other computer. You might have to remove and reinstall both printers, along with fresh drivers for both, being sure to configure each correctly as either a local or network printer on its respective PC. I hope this helps.

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by rmm In reply to Peer-to-Peer, Win95/98 Pr ...

If the program for printing out the receipts is a DOS base program, you can create a batch file for that program, which the first line being: net use lp1: \\computername\lpname, and the last line being net use lp1: /delete. That way you don't have to force any printer to be on another lpt port. You can use the batch file on all three machines if you want too. Let me know what happens.

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by rmm In reply to Peer-to-Peer, Win95/98 Pr ...

If the program for printing out the receipts is a DOS base program, you can create a batch file for that program, which the first line being: net use lp1: \\computername\lpname, and the last line being net use lp1: /delete. That way you don't have to force any printer to be on another lpt port. You can use the batch file on all three machines if you want too. Let me know what happens.

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