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

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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 this?...
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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 ...
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Cannot change default paper size in CUPS

I'm running suse 12.1x86 (Gnome 3) with cups 1.5.x (guessing, I'm not at my pc right now). We have a network-connected Xerox printer and recently we changed its IP. Connection to the printer was ...
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use linux printer configuration in windows

I'm having the following problem: I have a ubuntu 12.04 lts machine and a network printer. The network printer is correctly configured in ubuntu, so I can print from my ubuntu machine. Furthermore I ...
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Why can this one user not print to a printer that someone else in the same office can print to?

Ok, here's the details guys: I have 2 users in one room Hooked up to an Epson Printer. The printer is relatively old, old enough that it has to be plugged into the Old Printer port in a relay box ...
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Paper size in paper setup of Excel 2010 grayed out

i have a workstation with a network printer installed that i use to RDP to another machine. while the printer works fine on the host, within the RDP session the redirected printer seems to gray out ...
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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 2....
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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 network 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 directory ...
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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 ...