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TCP/IP printing from within windows 98

By kseyfried ·
How can I configure a Windows 98 Client to print to a printer using tcp/ip?

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by tchieng In reply to TCP/IP printing from with ...

If the printer is HP compatible and installed directly on the LAN, you can use HP JetAdmin utility to configure and print to that device directly, bypassing the server queue. If you don't have this program you can download it from HP.

If the printer is not HP compatible, you can probably use a program called Windows LPR that will print directly to the device as well (using TCP/IP). You will need to search for this program on the WWW as I forgot where I downloaded it from... but it works great!

If the printer is connected to a server or computer. That computer must have file/print sharing on and share that print device. Then you could configure your printer to print to the host and it's shared device.

Need more details... just ask.

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by kseyfried In reply to TCP/IP printing from with ...
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by tchieng In reply to TCP/IP printing from with ...

Continuation from above... something I forgot to mention is that you'll need to know the IP address or hardware address for the printer be able to configure using the first two methods above.

Good luck...

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by kseyfried In reply to TCP/IP printing from with ...
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by gibasj In reply to TCP/IP printing from with ...

If your looking to print to another printer over the internet, try the free client/server program called Nadio InternetPrint. It's a free download.

http://www.nadio.com

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by ec364 In reply to TCP/IP printing from with ...

Your printer should have an IP address. The easiest for you to do is get an HP JetDirect External. Hook up the printer to it. Install JetAdmin to your NT server. From JetAdmin, configure your JetDirect by assigning IP address. If you have a DHCP server, set JetAdmin to automatically obtain IP from DHCP. Otherwise assign one. Exit JetAdmin.

The following steps are not necessarily in the right order. I'm just following what's on top my head. But it's close enough to the real hierarchy of the procedure.

From NT server, go to your Printer applet. Choose Add Printer. Choose My Computer not Network. Add/Create a port. Choose JetDirect port and assign a name. Select your printer from the list. Share it by assigning a share name. Then install the drivers for NT and Windows 95/98. Windows will ask for your Windows NT/95/98 drivers and Windows NT CD. When successful, you should be able to print a test page.

From Windows 98 client, double-click Network Neighborhood. Double click the NT Server that got your

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by ec364 In reply to TCP/IP printing from with ...

This is the continuation of
Proposed Answer 4. Sorry about that.

From Windows 98 client, double-click Network Neighborhood. Double click the NT Server that got your printer share. The NT server will list the printer along with the other shared folders. Double-click the printer. Follow the prompts from Windows 98 to install the printer share. Windows NT will automatically download the driver to Windows 98 client.

You're done. If you want you can setup the printer properties to not print abanner. Go ahead send a Test Page.

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