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

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Ubuntu CUPS printing

I've been fiddling with the for the whole day and couldn't figure out what the problem is due to my lack of knowledge about Ubuntu. It all started with me trying to set up a network printer in the ...
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Network printer prints gibberish

Throughout the day my network printer spits out a page that has a single line of characters at the top of the page. I used the navigator on the printer to pull up the print history and for all the ...
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Vista VM cannot connect to printer shared from Win 7 VM - Error code 0x00000102

I'm running two OS's using Oracle VM Virtual Machine. One has Windows 7 Pro x64, the other Windows Vista Business x86. I have to try and connect a printer installed via USB and shared inside of the ...
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Shared printer refuses to work on Windows 7, but works on Windows 8

I've spent hours trying to get a Oki C8600 printer working using Windows printer sharing. Let's call the three computers involved the following: WinXPserver - The Oki printer is connected to this ...
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How to calculate the StartTime / UntilTime parameter using Get-Printer in Powershell?

I have an printer setup using the GUI and set the printer availabilty from 18:40 until 3:00 As well i got the PS command "Get-Printer Printer1 | format-list" The result of the command puts out: ...
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How to add network printer remotely without knowing the IP?

Assume your friend from over 100km away asked you to add a network printer to his computer since you're so tech savvy. How would you add network printer remotely in this case? You would need: 0. ...
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Canon LBP-810 in modern os

I have an old but working printer (Canon LBP-810 LPT+USB). Is there a way to use it in windows 8.1? I can connect it to my laptop and install any Linux distribution, but I want to print to it from my ...
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Network printer - can each computer connect directly to the printer?

Our printer died, and we ordered a new printer, a network printer this time. The previous one was connected via USB to one Windows computer, and the other computers could print using the shared ...
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Can I view print job history on a shared network printer?

I have a printer that is shared over my network from my Windows 7 PC. Several other computers in the network print to it, and I would like to be able to go back and see what they've printed. I know ...
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Documents spool but don't print over network from Mac to Windows

I recently got a new MacBook Air with Mavericks 10.9.2. The printer I'm trying to print to is an HP LaserJet P1005 connected to a Windows XP laptop. When installing the printer, I used the 'Generic ...
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Printer properties of network printer (SAMBA) takes a long time to load on Windows 7

Whenever I open the printer properties of a shared SAMBA printer (to change the paper size, orientation, print quality, etc.) the dialog box takes a long time (approx. 1~2 second "choking" delay) to ...
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Making Win XP as future-proof as possible [closed]

So Win XP is finally going off life support. Unfortunately, the Print Shop I work for has equipment that requires XP (i.e. no drivers are supported in the newer OSes) We have upgraded most of our ...
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How can I install HP network printer in Windows 8?

I have an old HP LaserJet printer connected to the home LAN, which I would like to use over the Jet Direct protocol. How can I connect it to a Windows 8 device? Windows now seems to only allow to ...
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Network printer randomly printing html headers at night while lab is closed - how to trace/stop?

I administrate a computer lab with 6 computers and a printer. The computers are connected to the HP Laserjet CP2025 printer via TCP/IP. Sometime during the night after I shut physical access to the ...
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When printing to Dell 5130cdn, document shows up on LCD screen but nothing prints

I have a user who is unable to print to a Dell 5130cdn. When she tries to, the name of the document will show up on the LCD screen and the rollers will start spinning as if it is going to print, but ...
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A Printer that has multiple MAC Addresses?

I have a Lexmark printer that for some reason shows multiple MAC addresses when its connected to a switch. Thats so weird. Anybody had the same problem? How can I solve it and how come it has ...
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Is there a need to install print server services on Windows 2012 if the printer will be shared? [closed]

We currently have a Windows 2012 server connected to a network printer and we would like to have centralized management of the printer rather than installing it on each workstation. As this is a ...
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Printing problems with libreoffice and (remote) cups server

we have cups running on an ubuntu server managing all printing jobs. on the ubuntu clients the server is set in client.conf Printing works from every tested program, but not from libreoffice. (tested ...
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An extremely strange phenomenon

Today i experienced a rather strange phenomenon. There may of been a simple reason behind it but i can't seem to graph it, i am hoping someone else can pinpoint the cause of this. Initially i planned ...
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Unable to print to print using CUPS on Xerox WorkCentre 5755 from Solaris

I am trying to print on network printer Xerox WorkCentre 5755 from Solaris with CUPS 1.4.5 installed. Due to lack of any Solaris related information I have set the printer up with manufacturer ...
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How can I add a Bonjour printer manually or via a different protocol in OSX?

There are 6 macs on my home network, 2 of them on Mavericks. The 10.9 macs cannot see my cannon MG5200 that is connected to the router via WiFi but the others can. I experienced this problem with my ...
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Print leaves queue but does not physically print

I am printing from Windows Server 2003 (32-bit) through a TCP/IP printer which is hosted on Windows 8.1 (64-bit). The remote network is connected to use with VPN. The problem is that the print ...
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How to add a network (IP) printer using command line or a script?

My company will be deploying a bunch of laptops that will be used during a seminar for people to sign up for services on our website. At the end of the signup process they will need to print out a ...
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Is there any printing app for ios that supports Hp laserjet 4050 N Series [closed]

Is there any printing app for ios that supports hp laserjet 4050 N series. I tried printer pro but when i print a test page a message says on the screen of the printer saying "chosen language not ...
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Network Printer shows as “Offline” in Windows 8.1

Driver is installed, printer is OK and printing. Then after some reboots, the printer is shown as offline, or does not print, in Windows 8.1 Only returns if reinstall it or NET STOP SPOOLER NET ...
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Setup daily printing quota

Is there a way to enforce daily printing quota on a PC on a shared printer network. The OS on the PCs are either WinXP or Win7.
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Testing IPP Printing with ipptool

I'm trying to send an IPP print job using the ipptool. Using the sample .test files, I can send commands to the printer, but I am unable to successfully use the print-job.test file. Here's an example ...
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Adding a Printer to my Print Server Failing

So, on the Windows Server page I read the following. Step 4: Add Network Printers Automatically Print Management (Printmanagement.msc) can automatically detect all the printers that are ...
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No job routing in cups

I have just bought a new printer Lexmark C950de and i have instal a hardisk of 320 GB in it. I have in the past configure printer HP to do job storage from cups but now on Lexmark printer, i don't ...
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route print jobs to different printers based on page count

Is it possible to route any job X pages and under to Printer A, and have any documents over X pages go to Printer B? Preferably at the workstation itself, and not at the router/network level. ...
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Sharp MX-4101N MFP for 64-bit

I am having absolutely no luck getting the Sharp MX-4101N network printer drivers to work on 64-bit operating systems (Windows 7 and Windows 8). I had already installed some Windows 7 32-bit ...
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CP1515n printer prints images in color but text in greyscale

I am trying to diagnose an extremely strange problem. We have an HP Color Laserjet CP1515n network printer. We need to connect to it from 3 computers; 2 of the computers run XP, 1 runs Win7. The ...
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How to backup printers driver?

As a network administrator I sometimes have to do a clean windows install on a system and I want to know if there is a way to backup up printers driver that were installed in on old version of windows ...
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Is there a limit as to how many clients can use a shared printer shared from an XP workstation?

We have over 20 workstations using a shared printer on an XP workstation (not a server OS). Could the 10 inbound connection limit potentially cause problems here? Or does that only apply to shared ...
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Lock out TCP/IP Printer with username/password?

Is there a method for ensuring people do not print to a TCP/IP based printer that shouldn't be? I am assuming that I only have control over a few computers, but the small group of us needs access to a ...
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Printer driver will not work under Linux

I am attempting to use a Ricoh Aficio MP 2000 printer on Kubuntu 13.04, to no avail. It sees the printer (and other printers) and can print successfully to other printers, including another Ricoh ...
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Why can't I map a network drive if I can ping the server?

I have a server running Windows 2003 R2 SP2. I can ping it from any computer on the network. My problem is that it acts as a file and print server, but none of the other computers on the network can ...
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Kyocera printer preferences dialog box shows different options for different users

I am working with a software vendor trying to configure their software to print a certain type of business form to a Kyocera laser printer. We are having some problems with page registration which we ...
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Printing Over the Internet

I would like to know how to allow certain people, with unique user names, to be able to log in over the internet (not LAN) and be able to print their documents to my printer, which is connected to my ...
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On Windows 7, is there a way to map a printer such that it is available for all sessions?

While logged in as the normal console session user (i.e. no elevated privileges) I can start a custom Windows application the normal way, and I can send a file to a printer by pressing a print button ...
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Mac Laptops do not see printer anymore

I have a bunch of laptops that run OSX 10.4 and whenever I go to add the IP of the printer I get the "can't find the software/drivers". What are some debug steps I can take to get the printer added ...
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AE6500 Linksys router Print Server functionality

I recently acquired the AE6500 Linksys router to replace an old switch in order to share 2 printers among 4 computers. My previous method of sharing was the both printers were connected to a single ...
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Printing from Ubuntu through SBS 2003 server

I am having problems printing to the printer connected to my (SBS2003) business's network. I know the IP of the printer and I can ping it and even print files from it by going to 192.168.0.50 in ...
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Network printer won't print from Notepad

I have a network printer (using a Raspberry Pi as a server with CUPS and SANE), I can print fine from any computer to the printer but it will not print anything from Notepad, what is the cause of ...
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Save printers from current session - Windows 7

I would like to ask if there is a way to save printers from current session in Windows 7 through script? I have added some network printers through "Add a printer using a TCP/IP address or hostname". ...
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How to get an HP printer to process print jobs again (TCP window filling up)?

This morning, our trusty HP PhotoSmart C5180 stopped working in a very weird manner: According to the printer's display, all is correct [1] The printer can be discovered correctly (DNS-SD) The ...
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Allowing LAN users to send requests to a printer

I have a Xerox Phaser3500N printer. I have connected it to my PC using a USB cable. I now want users on my LAN to to be able to send print jobs to this printer via my machine. How can I set this up?
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Printing over the network to a Sharp MX-C311 from Windows RT

So does anyone know of a workaround to print to a Sharp MX-C311 using Windows RT (over the network)? I've looked on the website and it has Windows 8 stuff but no RT. It has generic Windows 8 64 and ...
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Xerox D95 support on linux?

I failed to find any official or unofficial driver for this printer. Usually for my brother and canon printers i can get away by using a close model (e.g. using the driver for DCP-8060 to print on a ...
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Ethernet Print Server to connect to Multifunction USB device

Any advice about whether an Ethernet Print Server will allow a Multifunction USB device to work and if so is there anything we need to be careful of when buying the Print Server? The actual senario ...