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By richard ·
A customer of mine has bought a HP PSC 950 multifunctional device without consulting me first. It cannot be used fully as the main accounting software he uses can only see LPT ports. windows 98 does not allow the capture of its own shared printer. Icalled HP about the JetDirect 310x print server, which connects to USB printers. The technician told that if the PSC 950 is not on the compatability list then it does not work with this print server. My question is will the printer function of this device be compatible with the print server to allow printing across the network. Alternatively is there a version of NPTWIN32 that permits sharing of USB printers? Is capturing of a computer's own shared printer possible?

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by joemaldonado3 In reply to Sharing USB Printer

there are round-about methods to work this out. one is to get some freeware that can read the printers; another is to see about getting some updated drivers to set up the unit. there is a utility on the alt.binaries that will allow you to do this but be advised it's not supported nor recommended to use... only the *truely* geeky would drill down to the machine language, hack (butcher) the registries, and make this thing work!! good luck, joe

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by richard In reply to Sharing USB Printer

Not able to find any resolution to the problem. I am not prepared to hack the registry, it couild be reset again at any time.

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