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

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Remove “On Server-Name” from network printers

I'd like to remove the on ServerName from network printers. The name becomes rather long when it is fully qualified IE "Color Printer on someserver.someverylongdomain.local" instead of just "Color ...
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Network Printer Prints blank pages if connected to network via router

We have wireless router with ethernet port in it connected to network printer, and user laptops connected via wifi, now if i print one page with some text, i get that paper printed, and loads of blank ...
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Can I share only a printer between 2 different networks? - No PC access

We are sharing one same office space but on a different network. What I want to do is share only my printer between Network 1 and Network 2. I don't want to share any PCs. Network Layouts Network 1 ( ...
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How do I use Brother software to scan to Email?

I have a Brother MFC 6490CW and we recently installed the software for it on Windows 7. Before it automatically opened Outlook 2010 when we told it to scan to an email because it was the default mail ...
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Strange network quirk for ethernet-connected Brother DCP Printer, Buffalo Router (DD-WRT)

I have Brother DCP-7065DN all-in-one hooked up to my Buffalo WHR-G300N router, which is running a recent (though not quite latest) build of DD-WRT, using an ethernet connection. For computers ...
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How to connect to network printer with Windows 7

Network printer is legacy HP LaserJet 6MP, plugged into a Windows XP workstation that is acting as our network share and the gateway to our shared storage devices. Others @ office are using the ...
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Can't print to network printer from Windows shell

I have a networked printer (HP DeskJet 712C) that is shared via a Windows XP host. I'm able to print to the printer from applications such as Word, gVim, and Notepad, but when I try and print to it ...
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Windows 7 Network printer is not saved

I installed a samsung clx printer, connected it to my switch. I set the printer to have static ip, all definitions are OK. On windows i go to "Device and printers" and click "Add a printer" After it ...
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Shared printer asking for password

I have set up printer sharing on a Windows 8 machine. The printer is working from Windows 8 as a local printer. However, other clients (running Windows 7) on the network cannot see it. I have tried ...
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Printing from Windows machines to CUPS works erratically

I'm trying to construct a Linux print server to be accessed by Windows machines. The setup is as follows: Ubuntu 12.10 Desktop CUPS 1.6.1 Printers shared via Samba 3.6.6 Windows machines are running ...
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Logon failure trying to print using Samba

I'm trying to set up a CUPS print server on a Knoppix system for use by Windows clients in an Active Directory domain. So far, I've had success with printing over IPP. Now I want to explore the ...
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How to do OCR with a Savin 9228 printer?

At work we have a Savin 9228 printer that I read on the website can do OCR. But I looked in the manual and I can't find any mention of OCR. Does the printer actually do OCR or does the printer scan ...
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Which remote printing protocol to use?

My network-enabled printer supports several network printing protocols: LPR/LPD - The "traditional" unix printing protocol "Raw" TCP/IP printing IPP WSD In addition, several network discovery ...
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Adding printer to Windows 7 - Search for printer shows printers that don't exist

I'm using Windows 7. When I add a printer, and it shows me a list of printers that I could add, some of those entries are invalid (printers that shouldn't exist now... did in the past). How do I ...
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How do I share a printer that is attached to a Fedora computer?

I have a computer running Fedora 17 with a Xerox Phaser 6360N attached to it. I need to share that printer to a LAN computer running Windows 7. How do I do this? Preferably without Samba.
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Cannot access network printer from windows 7 PCs

We have several printers in the office - 2 are connected to the network via ethernet cables, and another is connected to our "server" (which is actually a Windows XP machine). The problem is that none ...
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Auto print files inside a specific monitored folder to default printer (or send file via email)

What I want to do is have a dropbox folder on my computer, which is monitored and any file which goes into the folder gets sent to my printer (and afterwards removed from the queue/folder). ...
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Installing driver 32bit on win7 64bit [closed]

I need to get to work network scanner, printing already works via drivers from canon site, I installed scangear toll as well but when I add scanner from control panel it's not showing canon printer ...
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Remote Desktop Printing

I use Remote Desktop with a VPN to my office. Sometimes I want to print documents created on the office machine to my remote location printer. The printer is a new Canon wireless unit. I checked the ...
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Running external commands or batch file after I print something

How do I write a script (or more correctly, a daemon) that will listen for print jobs and run a script when the user prints? Basically when the user prints I want to open a browser window that takes ...
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Using network printer on a dual-band wifi router

I have a DLink Dual Band dual band router. All the advanced devices in the house (laptops, iPad 3) are connected to the 5GHz 300MBs wireless-n band, and all the older devices are connected to the ...
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Windows home network printer works locally, but not on network

I have a USB printer here that is connected to a Windows XP machine (the host). This printer is shared and used by two Windows 7 machines, and one Ubuntu machine. This setup has worked until today. ...
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Adding net auto-discovery to legacy printer

I have a HP 2300dtn laser printer (PCL/PS) connected directly to the network and I would like to add "airprint" capability to it so that client computers can find it automatically. The printer claims ...
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How can I use network printer while Bitdefender firewall on?

After I installed Bitdefender Total Security 2013, I can't print. I found that I can print only when I turn off firewall (from Bitdefender) How can I print with firewall? I think I should give ...
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wireless printer - entering WPA - is there a quicker way?

I have a wireless printer (Brother DCP-585CW). The wireless setup instruction says I should enter the WPA key to the printer. The key is entered using up and down buttons on the printer. So, I am ...
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Redirecting Offline Network printer to a local printer on networked computer

We had a network card go bad in our HP Laserjet 4250, we are trying to redirect the network printer we have on all computers to the computer it is connected to and print as a local job. I'll try to ...
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How to setup LPR on Windows 8

I have a Netgear WGPS606 print server. How can I install that printer on my Windows 8 system? I have enabled the Windows LRP feature. However; when I try to add a printer it only searches locally. ...
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Printer Add button not enabled in ubuntu 12.04

I am trying to set-up a network printer on my system. Navigated to System Setting>>Printing and viola the Add button out there is disabled. When i troubleshooted using Help it said that the CUPS ...
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Windows refuses to believe printer is online unless I delete and re-add it

I have a Canon MP560. It is online, in the sense that I can connect to its internal web server. If I delete and reinstall it, Windows (Windows 7) will then recognize it. In all other cases, ...
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Getting “Invalid printer specified” when printing the first document

The error is that when a batch (about 15) of similar 1 page documents are sent to the printer from the server some of them (last time it was 5) fail with the message ‘Invalid printer specified’ and ...
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How to obtain printed page count if no web-gui or driver-gui is available to show it

I am curious if windows print servers can keep a count of the printed pages sent to it? Can an individual PC (WinXP+)? Is there some secret command you can send it (with telnet, dos, etc)? I searched ...
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printing problems from vista laptop to netowrk HP officejet 8500A

I have a network with some computers connected to it. One of those machines is a laptop running vista. When I try to print from this laptop the documents just seem to pile up in the spool ...
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Remote desktop connection to network printer

I'm trying to print a document from a remote WinXP machine to a network printer I use on a local Win7 machine using Remote Desktop. The network printer does not appear in the list of those available ...
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Can't add Printer by IP Mac OS x Lion

I can't even see an option for printer type, where usually Fax, Windows, IP buttons are (toolbar on the top). See picture. How is that possible and how can I add printer manually by IP?
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Windows 7, Printer is unavailable until PC reboot

We are having a problem that I haven't seen before and can find no answers to online. A desktop running Windows 7 is unable to print using network printers. When the user tries, no matter what ...
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USB Printer - Scan to network?

Although this may seem like a (stupid) question - if we have a USB printer, hooked up to a host machine and shared out. The printer has Scan to network facilities - would you be able to scan to ...
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Brother 8880DN Scanning

We have a client with a Brother MFC 8880DN connected up to their server via USB and shared out, which is printing fine and all is well. It's really a short question more so than anything - in order ...
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Attempting to add a printer via Rendezvous causes printing problems

I'm attempting to add a network printer (Brother MFC-8840D) to my machine via Rendezvous. ** edit ** The printer is connected to network via an Ethernet cable. Laptop is connected via wifi. ** / ...
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Printer Drivers on a Server

It's a query more than a problem. As we know Windows Update houses lots of drivers for Printers by default, and when adding a local printer, you can merely select from that list, point it to an TCP/IP ...
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How can I restore the network connection to my Epson SX235W?

My Epson SX235W has lost it's network connection for no apparent reason. The settings for my wireless network haven't changed - other wireless devices can still connect - and (as far as I can work ...
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Windows 7 computer doesn't see wireless printer unless router is rebooted

I have a Dell laptop running Windows 7. It is directly connected to a Zhone combination DSL modem/router. I also have an Epson all-in-one printer connected wirelessly to the router. Most of the time ...
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Unable to remove network printers via script in Windows 7

I've tried removing several network printers via rundll32 printui.dll, PrintUIEntry /dn /dd /q /n \\SERVER\PRINTER also tried the /dl but nada and WSHNetwork.RemovePrinterConnection ...
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What is the fastest way to print from an ePrint printer?

My office has an ePrint printer but I don't know how to print from it. Currently our staffs print by using a shared printer from a specific PC. The owner of this PC has installed the driver using CD ...
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How to print on both sides (Duplex printing) using HP ePrint

I am using HP LaserJet Professional P1606dn. I just started using HP ePrint, and I don't know how print on both sides of the paper using the HP ePrint. Please help me.
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Driver for shared network printer

I have a printer installed on Windows XP PC and this PC also connects to a network that all other clients have Windows 7. Do I have to install Windows 7 driver of this printer on XP PC to have access ...
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Suddenly I can't print to my OfficeJet Pro 8500A Plus

I've got an HP OfficeJet Pro 8500A Plus all-in-one printer/scanner. It's setup to use wireless connectivity to my home network. Every PC and laptop can, and has, printed to it fine, until Saturday. ...
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Display print 'File Sent to Printer' message

I recently reinstalled Windows 7, and not when a user prints, it doesn't display the notification that the document has been sent to printer. This message is important because when they don't see it, ...
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HP 4015 printer randomly printing blank pages?

I have an HP4015n printer (networked) which has been working great for about a year. Recently, we've noticed that the printer will occasionally print a blank page in place of an order. So, lets say ...
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PowerShell script to re-install printer, set to default if it was default

We have a printer at work that is giving us problems. We have tried a few different solutions but when a user goes to print to this printer Windows 7 will sometimes display something like: Windows ...
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Temporarily block other users from network printer

I found where someone else asked this question here, but they did not get a working answer. We have a printer that is shared. It has it's own network card, so we all have equal access to it. (none of ...