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How do I make my USB printer simulate a COM port?

I tried the solution here: How do I simulate a parallel (LPT) Printer with a USB Printer?

… and I got this error message:

"the network resource type is not correct"

Any help on this?

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I'm not sure that's possible. You need to explain why you want to do this as well as what kind of printer you're using. – Agrajag9 Nov 22 '11 at 16:52
To help us understand better please edit your question with the following: What Operating System are you using? What brand and model of printer? – CharlieRB Nov 22 '11 at 17:53
im running windows xp and a program called eagle business solutions. it's a labeling software and i use the cognitive tpg advantage dlx printer. it just prints a 2"x4" label. – carson Nov 23 '11 at 17:41

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