A network printer is a printer that is installed and available over a network.

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Setting Up HP Designjet 450C On Network

I am looking for a way to setup a HP DesignJet 450C Plotter on a network so I can print from Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 os'. My biggest issue is I do not see it appearing as listed in my router ...
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I cannot sign in to Google Cloud Print [migrated]

I am trying to print using Google cloud print. The sending PC uses windows 7. The PC connected to the printer also uses Windows 7. The printer is cloud enabled. When I select Paperless printer and ...
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Printer unable to print “blank pages”

I'm using Xerox DocuPrint CP305 d. For some reason, I'm unable to get "blank files" printed. If there are contents within the file —e.g. the word "test", or even just a blank space ...
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How to reset the Secure Function for Brother DCP 9020 CDW

I have a Brother DCP 9020CDW has been locked with the function lock and I do not have the password. The interface is different than for the MFC-9560-CDW. So this answer to a similar question doesn't ...
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What IP address is a Linux printer queue going to?

I can get a list of printer queues with the lpstat command. How can I examine these queues to find out the IP addresses of the printers that they are going to?
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How to connect my HP Printer to my WiFi without WPS

I have a new HP printer WiFi-enabled. Model: LaserJet Pro MFP M125nw This printer has a configuration screen for network. It required me to use either WPS pushbutton or WPS PIN. But my router does ...
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Install printer driver for a wireless Canon Pixma MX340 on Fedora 21

How do I install and configure a wireless Canon printer on Fedora - specifically a PIXMA MX340 on Fedora 21? I've searched around and found that Canon provide RPMs for this printer but they're very ...
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cups-pdf prints anonymously, how to print as user?

On a RHEL 5.0, i installed cups-pdf package from epel, then i get the Cups-PDF printer, as indicated there http://www.commentcamarche.net/faq/32427-cups-pdf-pour-les-machines-windows (so HP/HP ...
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HPLIP broken with Acroread, or broken in general?

A HP printer that worked perfectly fine with acroread previously on the same system has stopped working when using acroread. Gentoo stable, running 3.18.11. Printer: HP Officejet Pro 8100 connected ...
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Windows printer doesn't show up, how to remove driver

I have a networked windows printer that I first tried to install in windows 7 with a 64bit driver wich was wrong, now the printer always results in an error trying to install it 0x00000c1 more or less ...
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Computer losing connection to shared Dot Matrix Printer

So, I have an OKI ML 5520 dot matrix printer connected via USB to a computer running Windows 7. I also have a server running Windows Server 2012. On the Windows 7 computer I have shared the printer ...
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Printer firmware issue?

I think this is the right place for printer related questions. I have a network connected HP Officejet Pro X476dw MFP printer. A little over a week ago it starts acting *funnier than usual * after ...
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Unable to install Canon Pixma MG3250 printer drivers in Windows 8.1

When I install the drivers, I get an driver installation failed error message. The network tool finds the printer, but there is no driver. The printer can print from another Windows 7 machine, so ...
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Network printer loses connection, but not its fault

tl;dr: What could cause a network printer to lose its connection besides the printer or router or cable between them? I have had a Canon wired network laser printer for years with no issues, but ...
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Windows shared printer reprints jobs from the day before

I have two PCs here, one of which, PC1, runs Windows 7 Pro and shares a Samsung ML-1660 Series printer (\PC1\Samsung). The other PC, PC2, is running Windows XP Pro and has installed the shared ...
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MFC-J825DW printer doesn't accept the correct router password that works for computers

I try to enable WLAN (wireless), it finds my router network, but the password that works for all my other devices doesn't work for the printer. I tried several times, and I know the password is ...
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Print Spooler uses 50% CPU power and hangs, cannot print, Server 2012

We are having the same reoccurring problem at our company with the print spooler on Windows Server 2012, namely that it's consuming a constant 50% CPU power and we cannot print, accessing the list of ...
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Can't reliably ping network printer

Very strange problem with a networked Brother MFC9140-CDN printer. Some PCs on the network can reliably ping the printer which is on 10.0.0.203, however the majority of PCs sometimes get a response ...
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Add network printer as a local printer

I want to add a network printer as a shared printer. I am following the following instructions: Click Start > Devices and Printers. Click Add a Printer on the top. Select Add a local printer. Select ...
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Connect a computer to the same printer via a direct USB connection and a network connection simultaneously?

Can I connect a computer to the same printer via a direct USB connection and a network connection simultaneously? The idea behind is that while I work from home and am connected to my work via VPN, I ...
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Access my home network printer while I am using VPN to connect to work

When I work from home, I am connected to the resources in my company via VPN. In my home network there is a network printer in the same local network. The problem is that when I open VPN to my ...
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get the IP address of USB device in Linux

is it possible to get the IP address of a device connected via USB? The device in question is a wireless printer, its connect via USB and WiFi, the printer is assigned an IP address and its displayed ...
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Restricting certain printers to certain programs

At my place of business, we use desktop PCs as Point-of-Sale units as well as workstations. We have two networked laser printers (standard letter size) in the office as well as receipt printers at ...
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Confirmation before every print-out on HP Color LaserJet 3550 / Windows Server

A customer is experiencing this problem: There is a HP Color LaserJet 3550 (usb-)connected to a HP Jetdirect 3700 network printing server. The printing server is connected to a network switch. ...
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How to get printer IP addresses via the command line in Linux?

I’m trying to create a script to get all the IP address of wireless printers on the network. The problem is I’m not sure where to start I’ve looked into the CUPS but every document or tutorial only ...
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How to configure User access while printing from an workstation to an MFD

I have a Ricoh Multifunction Device. I have profiled some Users on the device's Address book with user codes. I also set up permitted features for copying, printing and scanning. Whenever I try to ...
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How to upload Lexmark network driver into Samba?

I have a Lexmark C950DE, i go to the Lexmark official website and get an huuuge executable (98Mo) then I run it. I set a CUPS printer with a raw queue, then share it with samba 3.6.6. It share ...
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Print Server, Drivers and pop-ups?

When sharing a bunch of printers from Windows Server's Print Server role, am I to install a special driver on the Print Server itself or same as the clients? One printer I share, it's driver shows a ...
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How to track print, scan and copy from a network printer?

I have recently installed a network printer in my office, which is accessible by all users in the network. I want to track the usages, and i know tracking copy is difficult, but at least i want to be ...
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Configure printer on WAN port

I have a network where router 1 is connected to Internet and has a network printer. Router 1 is a home router with default settings. A second router (router 2) is connected to router 1 on it's wan ...
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How can I get my printer to duplex on the long edge?

My HP Photosmart 6525 printer refuses to duplex on the long edge. Whenever it's asked to duplex, it duplexes along the short edge even if asked specifically to duplex on the long edge. I'm printing ...
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Removing KDE Printer Applet warnings, or removing a network printer locally without lpadmin

I'm in a company which has many many network printers that I can see, most of which I never use. I keep getting billions of annoying popups, very frequently, by KDE's Printer Applet: Printer ...
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Extend home network via wireless bridge

I'm trying to set things up so that devices can print wirelessly from anywhere in the house. However, they seem unable to find the network printer when connected to the downstairs access point. Any ...
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Printer “Windows Update” - Why always so slow?

In every version of Windows I've tested, when you click the "Update Windows" button, before adding a printer, it is always so slow to complete updating. Even if you have top-notch hardware and a super ...
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Can I connect a printer directly to a router and send prints through home Wi-Fi network?

I was looking for a good multifunction budget printer for home use. HP 1515 seems good, but it does not support Wi-Fi. This will be an issue if I need to send prints from my laptop. Can I connect ...
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shared W2003 Laserjet 4250 glitchy on 1 specific Win7 station

The LJ4250 is installed on a WinSvr2003 machine. No problems there or on any of the other W7 workstations. This process of installation has always worked. LJ4250 is somewhat dated, necessitating the ...
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Wrong printer adress in cups

I want to connect to my printer connected to a host in my local network running cups. I managed to add the printer via the webinterface. The printer was successfully located and listed in the add ...
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Get Network Printers From A Remote Computer

I am using this to attempt to get a list of printers on a remote computer: Get-WmiObject win32_printer -ComputerName "$oldPcName" The problem is I only get local printers, not those printers from ...
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How do I stop a printer from printing a cleaning page?

So I got an HP M451dn to replace an old P4014, which our office used for printing a number of things. Whenever we go to print a check, we have to switch the cartridge from standard toner to a MICR ...
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How to share local network printer over internet?

I want to share my office printer L555 Epson printer over internet[this is a network printer]. I know about Google cloud print, but that requires my pc turned on. Is there any way to share the printer ...
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Printer “Flapping” with CUPS

Using a brand new installation of Linux Mint 17.1, I've been trying to connect my workstation to the shared printers on my server. The workstation is using CUPS 7.2 and the server (Debian Wheezy) is ...
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I've installed the prnter using window 8 I now need to set up valid access. Where do I find the place to do this?

I have successfully installed my network printer using a laptop equipped with Windows 8. I not need to tell the installed printer who is using it. We have set up codes to track usage. I can't find ...
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connect a usb only printer to router without usb port via usb to ethernet adapter

I have cisco linksys router which does not have a usb port and a usb to ethernet adapter. When I am trying to connect the printer to the router using the adapter the router does not shows the device ...
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Unable to connect to networked printer

I am trying to connect from another computer on the network but i keep error message saying the user account doesn't have enough privileges despite not having changed any settings/passwords and other ...
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How do I view printers of other Windows user profiles?

As an admin, remote desktopped to a clients computer, how would I find out what their saved profile network printers are? Is this a registry entry I have to look for? Or is it saved in a specific ...
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Samsung printer successfully connected to wireless network but not pingable by client

I'd like to connect a printer to my wireless network which also serves three desktop client PCs. The only way to use the printer at the moment is to connect it directly to one of the clients via USB. ...
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Printing from HP printer in Excel with 2 trays

I am working in Excel 2013 and have an HP Officejet Pro X476dw printer. The issue that I am having is that when I select multiple worksheets to print, the first page is always printing from tray 1 and ...
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Can Office Network printed Documents be read by network admins?

If we print documents in an office network, are they stored somewhere on the servers or can network admins access those documents at some later point in time ?
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How to print to a home network printer?

I have a Windows 7 computer with a USB direct to a printer. I want my Surface Pro 3 (SP3) to be able to print to this printer over the network. The printer works from the computer that is directly ...
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How can I fix an old HP LaserJet 4050N?

I bought an HP LaserJet 4050N printer from Craigslist for really cheap. The guy who sold it said the only thing wrong with it was the network card, but now that I've been trying it out, I'm not so ...