Using a Print Server with Vista

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marka87uk

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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? :)
 

marka87uk

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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! :)
 

marka87uk

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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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