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Setup a SPX printer port in Win2k Pro

By john_hitz ·
I can't seem to define an SPX printer port for a windows 2000 pro client in a small (6 client) ethernet. I have installed IPX/SPX as a network protocol on the machine, and restarted. Still no optino for SPX printer port. How can I find this printer?

The ethernet network uses internet connection sharing, and the power goes out frequently here so I can't specify a static ip for the printer servers (2 HP Jet Directs). I've done a number of these little networks around town for small offices, and using the hardware address worked so well to maintain printer availability without a service call.

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Setup a SPX printer port in Win2k Pro

by ethan In reply to Setup a SPX printer port ...

If the printers are HP's or on the Jet Direct card the easiest way is quite simple. Just install the Jet-Direct drivers (download at on each workstation. You seem to be trying the really hard path. The jet direct drivers will set up the ports for you, and maintain the connection through power outages and the like......

I hope this helps.

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