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Using a Print Server with Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by marka87uk, Oct 25, 2007.

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  1. marka87uk

    marka87uk Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I'm having trouble setting up a new Vista machine on my home network to use the printer connected to a USB Print Server on the router.

    Here's the hardware involved:

    Edimax PS-1205Um 1 Port 10/100 Fast Ethernet USB Print Server
    Netgear DG834GT Router
    HP PSC 2110 Printer

    In XP, I have the printer set up as follows:

    Port Name: IP_192.168.0.5
    Printer Name or IP Address: 192.168.0.5
    Protocol: LPR
    Queue Name: lpt1

    But I cannot seem to be able to use these setting to make it work in Vista! Any ideas on how to set this up? :)
     
  2. marka87uk

    marka87uk Thread Starter

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    Anyone? I need this set up pretty urgently to be honest... :(

    Solved! :D

    I went to Control Panel > Programs and Features >Turn Windows features on or off, expanded Print Services, and then selected LPR Port Monitor.

    After the feature was installed, I went to Printers > Add Printer > chose Local Printer > selected 'Create a new port', and chose Type of port: 'LPR Port'. Then I typed in '192.168.0.5' under the 'Name or address of server providing lpd', and 'lpt1' under 'Name of printer or print queue on that server'.

    Voila! :)
     
  3. Bob Cerelli

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    Have you contacted the manufacturer of the print server?

    But from their web site (I did this for you), the message is "(This product is phased out. Please find all information available below.)"

    Might check with their support at:
    http://www.edimax.com/en/support_tech.php
     
  4. marka87uk

    marka87uk Thread Starter

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    Thanks for your reply Bob; as you can see from my Edit of post #2, the problem was solved by turning on the LPR Port Monitor service.

    I hope this thread helps somebody else! :)
     
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