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#1 kisc


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Posted 20 July 2004 - 05:56 PM

What is the term for this:


I need to google for something like "what is the default [term] for an hp LJ 4000N on a workgroup?"

Because there is no way these people set this up beyond defaults.

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 04:19 PM

If you're using JetDirect, you'd need to get the IP for it.

Tap Menu, then move to the right until you see INPUTS or CONFIGURATION.

One of those holds EDIT TCP/IP. Give the printer a static IP (configuring one octet at a time, tapping right after each one), then go to Start - Settings - Printers and make a new HP4000N. Hit "Create New Port" and say that it's a JetDirect port, put in the IP, name the port, and leave those settings at default.

If you're on XP, just make the new printer, hit Create New Port, then TCP/IP Port, then specify the IP. Boom, you're done.

I have to do this a lot at my office, and on four subnets too.
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#3 kisc


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Posted 21 July 2004 - 05:18 PM

Thank you for the answer, which would be a very useful answer if I had made it more clear what I actually needed. What I actually need to do is set this printer up so that it pretends it is a local printer, for use with Remote Desktop Client.

The commandline in question is

net use lpt2: \\computername\printername

See, I have a remote user that connects to a Win2k server for various reasons (this was in place before WinXP Pro was out). Now she wants to be able to print to a printer which is on her LAN. According to these FAQs, you can't do it without tricking RDC into thinking it is a local printer. Apparently this is a security thing.

general faq:

remote printing issues:

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 09:25 PM


the term you're looking for is: UNC path (Universal Naming Convention)

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Posted 22 July 2004 - 09:51 AM


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