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Serial Printer Control

By randy_mckean ·
I have a serial printer that I need to control (set baud rate, stop bit, etc.) from a windows command prompt. I used to know how to do this in DOS, but can't recall the commands. Can anyone jog my memory?

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by jireland607 In reply to Serial Printer Control

I have to use those commands for a printer firmware. The settings I use are

mode com1:19,n,8,1

For more info go to:
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/mode.mspx

Hope this helps

James

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by randy_mckean In reply to

Thanks for the help. That was what I was thinking of when I posted the request, but, on more reflection, I need something different. I should have said that I want to change the parameters in an Apple Laserwriter IIg printer. The documentation says that certain (6-9) switch settings on the printing board can be set with user-configurable communication options, but the docs don't say how to do this. They do mention that the baud rate can be set up to 57.6k, which is what I would like to do. Currently, I am limited to 19.2k, by the switch settings. What I need to know is how to send the commands to the printer to change the communication settings for a certain switch. I would assume it would be via a postscript file. Thanks for the help!

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by wlbowers In reply to Serial Printer Control

Service manuals here:

http://home.wanadoo.nl/manual.man/manuals.html

Good Luck Lee

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