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

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Windows: Add samba printer at each logon

All, I currently have a samba printer shared at \\%ServerIP%\Printer1 which requires credentials to connect. Users can easily add the printer with the printer wizard. However, the printer will stop ...
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How can I provide a local alternate name for a printer in Windows 7?

On my work network, each of the printers has a very generic name, the only unique part consisting of a number at the end of the printer name. Is there a way to allow me to provide a local name or ...
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Using a label printer on a print server and the print constantly comes out microscopic.

I am using a StarTech print server. I have tried using both Dymo LabelWriter 400 and a SII SLP 400 with the same result. It prints microscopic(Totally unreadable). I've tried everything I can think ...
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Share printer with Win XP server and Win 7 client

I have a 32 bit Windows XP computer with a installed Epson R200 printer. I shared this printer and want to use it with a 64 bit Windows 7 system, now. But the problem is, that the Windows 7 client ...
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How change printer IP address? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How restore ip in the HP printer? I have a HP Office Jet Pro 8000 A809 which have 192.168.0.150 IP, but I change the gateway to 192.168.1.1 so the printer should have ...
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HP 5200tn installation error with Windows XP

I have an HP LaserJet 5200tn printer. I successfully installed it using USB port and ran smoothly. I tried to use it as a network printer, plugged it to an Ethernet switch with one PC to examine the ...
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Wireless printer going offline upon entering power save mode

I recently bought a printer, a Samsung ML1865W wireless laser printer. It works very well, wirelessly until after a while, it goes to power save mode when the printer goes offline. I then cannot ...
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How to grant free access to network printer A while keeping access restrictions for network printer B

I have an Windows XP network with 2 printers, both of them connected to the same PC. I need the first printer to be freely available to all the network, that is: no user name, no password, no ...
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Finding the necessary details to add a network printer(DNSSD) in Windows 7

I'm a Linux user who is rather ignorant about Windows. We have a printer at work that is connected directly to the network. It has its own IP address and isn't configured as a printer share on some ...
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Giving a printer a more meaningful name

Is it possible in Windows XP SP2 to give your prinetr a friendly name? I print to 10 printers, all the names look the same and usually only one is working or not backed up at any one time.
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Make Sending Alternate Username to Printer Queue Permenant

I am currently having trouble to print file to a userid protected network printer. The problem is that my username is not what they want. Well, I can print files from terminal: lpr -p [printer name] ...
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CUPS as a single printer for network pdf printing

I have some equipment which has the option to print the results of a run, to a networked printer; however the only option provided to configure the printer is IP/port. Presumably this is OK if ...
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Oki Microline 320 printer + network print queues + windows 7

We have a Ubuntu database server with raw print queues for multiple connected dot matrix printers (Oki Microlines) Our software maps these print queues to networked printers installed on the local ...
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OSX - Toubleshooting WiFi Scanner/Printer

My Brother MFC-J410W Scanner/Printer used to work fine with my MacBook Pro for both scanning and printing. Originally, the printer was detected automatically by OSX (Snow Leopard) with no special ...
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“file sharing” vs “File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks”

What's the difference between "file sharing" (first image) and "File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks" (second image) ? Initially I thought they were the same thing - just a different ...
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how to print on an ethernet printer over the internet

I have a speedport w920v router and I have connected an ethernet printer to it. I have also forwarded the correct port to the ip address of the printer and I can ping the IP address but I can't ...
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How can I share a printer in Windows over a MiFi router?

We're running an event in a couple of weeks and will need to set up a small ad hoc office. We're planning on using a MiFi for our light internet use (mostly email and updating the event's website). If ...
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Printer shared via Windows 7 Homegroup still requires authentication

Printing from a netbook to a shared printer attached to a desktop fails silently. The desktop is running Windows 7 Professional (64-bit), and the netbook is running Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit). ...
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Network printer connection issues with different subnet on Win 7 Pro?

So we have a mixed node set on our network with Win XP Pro, Win 7 Pro, Ubuntu 11.04, Win 2k3 Server Std, etc all within in an Active Directory Environment. We also have network printers that are ...
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Best Solution for a Printer Specifically for Visitors

In our conference room there isn't much space for cabling all we have is easy access to ethernet ports. The HP printer is not wireless. I was wondering what the best discrete solution would be other ...
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Motorola SBG6850 / Linksys WRT54G network problem

I am trying to resolve issues with connecting my desktop and LAN capable printer to my network. I recently upgrade to the Motorola Cable Modem Gateway SBG6580 and have TWC coming into it, this works ...
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Why does a Remote Desktop Redirected Printer Doc appear every time I connect to Windows Server 2003 SBS?

I've run into a weird, persistent issue regarding a remote desktop connection. Every time I successfully log into a server running Windows Server 2003 SBS, without taking any further action, after a ...
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Why does my Xerox network laser printer silently fail to print some documents?

I've recently encountered a mysterious problem with my Xerox Phaser 6180N networked colour laser printer in which certain documents fail to print from Microsoft Word. When the problem appears the ...
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osx change printer ip address without adding new printer

Is there a way to change a printer's IP address in OSX (Lion) without having to add a new printer? I did find Printer IP Remedy, but was curious if there was an 'official' method.
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Is it possible to find a printer's physical location in a building by its IP adress?

I am in a school with probably 200+ computers and I did an IP scan among a certain range and found three or four printers. I was wondering if it would be possible to find these printers in the school, ...
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HP5550 DN prints stacks of pages with one line of wingdings looking symbols

We have an HP5550 DN networked printer using Windows Vista systems to print, and for some reason (seems to be exclusively with large documents) the printer will decide to spit out a few hundred pages, ...
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Obtaining Windows printer share SMB settings (for tsclient/rdesktop on Linux)

At work, I have access to a "virtual" Windows server terminal, which I can access through my Ubuntu Linux via tsclient or rdesktop. Additionally, there are printer shares on this network, which can ...
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Printing command leads to crash

Every time I try and print a document the software I use crashes for some reason. I'm running Windows XP 64-bit Professional. I have a HP network printer and other computers can print fine, it's just ...
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Does WPS Wi-Fi Setup interfere with settings set manually?

I've already got a little wireless home network, with just one router serving as both DHCP and internet access gateway for home wi-fi devices. The router and devices are set up manually, the way I ...
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How to troubleshoot a wireless printer

I have windows XP and I am trying to setup my new Epson NX420 wireless printer. I already have a wireless router set up and I am able to connect to the network from the printer after entering in the ...
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Is a server or DC server required for a network printer?

I'm in the process of building, more like designing a small network for home. We currently have approximately 6 computers that can operate in the house. Unfortunately, all of these computers share one ...
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Computer prints blank pages before and after content

This would seem like a pretty simple question but I have exhausted every idea I can come up with. I bought a brand new Dell Latitude E5410 not too long ago with Windows 7 OS. I installed office 2010 ...
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Installing a network printer twice with different settings

A Windows XP Professional client within a domain has a network printer (HP LaserJet 1320n) with a static IP installed. The employee told me that previously he had this printer effectively displayed ...
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Computer freezes for 30 seconds when print is clicked

I've just installed new printer drivers on 5 existing computers. For some reason, 4 of those 5 computers have not had a problem, you click print and it prints. However, the 1 remaining computer ...
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HP Laserjet 1300n standalone drivers for Win7 64bit, copy from windows update

I've just got a new laptop with Windows 7 64bit. I share my printers out from a CUPS server and under Windows XP it was easy to connect to my shared printers. I would just navigate to \\server and all ...
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How to rename network printer on Windows 7?

This question is similar to How do you rename a printer device in Windows 7 64 bit, except the answers there do not work, and I'll provide more information. This is a home network, not a domain. I ...
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Printer issue with Konica Minolta C253 - print outs look different

We're having an issue in our office with a printer, and it's got me a little stumped. Two different users, when printing the same document with the same graphics to the same printer, see a different ...
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IPP Printing from Windows 7 Ultimate

I have network IPP working on Ubuntu and Windows XP. On my Windows 7 instance, it refuses to acknowledge the remote server connection. Can anyone suggest how to configure this correctly? My install ...
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Vista printer persists in requiring password for Windows 7 computers

Windows Vista refuses to allow access to a printer from Windows 7. The Windows 7 laptops are in a domain and the Vista Home Premium machine is not. Its security settings are set to share without ...
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I can install a shared printer within a workgroup only using IP

Yesterday I faced a problem for the first time. I was working on a workgroup where all the clients have Windows XP Professional. I shared a printer on a client then followed the wizard to add this ...
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Printing from Windows to Ubuntu Shared Printer

I have two printers, a Dell V715w and a HP LaserJet P2015, connected by USB to a computer running Ubuntu for sharing to all of the laptops in my house with CUPS. I installed both printers locally on ...
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How can I print from an 'isolated' wireless network to a printer on the LAN?

I occasionally have the need to print from my laptop to a printer in my university's lab, but I can't figure out how to get at it. When trying to ping the printer's IP from my laptop, I can't, and ...
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Prevent Network Printers Automatically being added to 'Devices and Printers' in Windows 7

I think my question is a duplicate of this one, but the original question was never properly answered (the steps described are for Windows XP). I am aware of the option to "Turn off Network ...
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“Permission denied” when installing printer driver on Windows Server 2003 domain workstation

I have a Windows Server 2003 domain running with 30+ workstations. I have a couple of network printers that are on the AD. These are shared (everyone has print permissions). When I try to install a ...
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Why does local printing disconnect my Cisco VPN connection?

The T-Mobile store I'm doing work for uses a CISCO VPN connection to the T-Mobile intranet so that they can access various apps via a citrix remote connection. The problem now is that when they try to ...
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Print option for rotate 180° even pages only on Mac

I'm trying to print an horizontal Pages document (double-sided) or a PDF, but the even pages are always upside down. How can I set my HP LaserJet 2600n printer to print horizontal documents correctly? ...
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Connecting LPT2 to a remote printer - source already in use

I am trying to connect to lpt2 a printer shared on the network but I always receive the following message: Source already in use What could this be and how can I debug/fix this error? I am using ...
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Connecting a wired network printer to a wireless router talking to another?

The scenario: Multi-function printer located in copy room - back of building MFP has network port Existing wireless router near front of building Existing wireless router has internet connection ...
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Windows 7 can't print color

I put a new hard drive and brand new Windows 7 in an old PC and it won't print in color to our network Xerox Phaser 7750 GX printers, including the Windows test page. The printers are fine and ...
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WLANExt.exe crashes after connecting to printer by Wi-Fi for several hours

When I connect to my Brother HL-2170W to print a document, and I stay connected for several hours, WLALExt.exe, the Windows Wireless LAN 802.11 Extensibility Framework, begins to max out one CPU core ...