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

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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 ...
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How can my Mac print to an HP network printer on another network segment?

I've got a network comprised of two segments: Segment 1: IP adresses xx.yy.178.n - my main segment which is connected to the internet via DSL Segment 2: IP adresses xx.yy.1.n - WLAN segment used for ...
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Would installing memory in my Samsung ML-2851ND Black and White laser make it print PDFs faster?

I've got a networked printer, a Samsung ML-2851ND, which I bought from NewEgg this most recent Black Friday. It's an awesome little printer -- small, fast, and inexpensive to operate. Perfect for ...
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Removing an unknown linux printer

Linux printing appeared to be working fine up until yesterday. Today typing lpq gives the following: lpq Printer 'sdst@other.domain' - cannot open connection - Connection timed out Make sure ...
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can't see/ping other PCs in wireless network

Network setup: telephone socket | |cable | ____|-------| |---------------| / : |ClientZ| |Wireless-Router|------------- : |_______| |_______________| ...
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How do I share a home printer under Windows if the computer is part of a domain?

I do have my work laptop at home and I want to share an USB printer in order to be able to print to it from my MacBook. Currently Windows 7 is refusing to share the printer because the computer is ...
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HP Photosmart C4780 doesn't feed the Paper

My photosmart wireless printer boots up fine but when I send it a job it attempts to 'grasp' at the paper in the tray and while it appears to catch the top sheet as normal at first, it only succeeds ...
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What is AirPrint and how is it different from existing network printing protocols?

I am about to buy a new printer and I want to buy network (WiFi) enabled printer. I've seen different models from different vendors - Some of the printers explicitly marked with AirPrint support. But ...
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Windows 7 HP Color Laserjet 1600 on home network doesn't print

I've got Windows 7 and shared printers in my homegroup which I can see in Windows Explorer. I've also installed the latest HP drivers. But whenever I try to print to the networked Laserjet on the ...
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Have OS X send wake on lan before printing to shared printer

I have a MacBook that prints to a shared Windows 7 printer. Sometimes the Windows machine is asleep, and the Mac will just queue up its print requests. I recently created a script to send a ...
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I can't get my Macbook Pro to print to an IP addressable printer

Running Macbook Pro OS X 10.6.3 Accessing an HP OfficeJet 5610 plugged in the USB port of a US Robotics router. I tried several combinations of: Protocol: Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) Line ...
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How can I make notepad printto not print binary under Windows Server 2008?

The following command works fine for the default printer on Windows Server 2008. notepad.exe /p "filename" However, it does not work properly when I modify it for a network printer, like this: ...
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Why are we having problems printing to our network printer?

(I hope this is the appropriate place to post this question.) At home, I've got 6 Windows machines (a mixture of Windows 7 and Vista) connected in a simple peer-to-peer network. A workgroup, in ...
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Windows printing: printer works locally, but over network it can't find driver

A friend has a Epson Stylus RX500 printer. She wants to share it between her WinXP desktop and her Win7 laptop. The printer is connected direct to her WinXP desktop, and she can print fine from ...
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Windows 7 add printer, cancelled, but port still in use. How to remove?

I tried to add a network printer at www.xxx.yyy.zzz, but halfway it when it asked for a driver, I cancelled it because I do not have the driver at hand. Later when I try to add again, it tells me the ...
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Network printing — setting up and printing over network using Mac OS X

I've connected a USB printer to a Mac OS X (10.4) machine -- this computer is connected to a network with a registered IP address -- and enabled sharing through the System Preferences setting (under ...
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Print to a local Multi-Function Printer while connected to Office network with Remote Desktop

User trying to print locally to a Multi-Function Printer while connected to Office network with Remote Desktop (Windows 7) Local printer (MF device attached to LPT1) does not show up in list of ...
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Kyocera Mita 4030 problem printing envelopes

My Kyocera Mita 4030 network printer will not print envelopes. My operating system is Windows XP. I have tried to print envelopes from both Microsoft Word and WordPerfect 12, matching the printing ...
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Accessing Windows 7 Printer from Ubuntu Linux via LPR/LPD or Samba

I'm having difficulty printing from my Linux (Ubuntu 10.04) based PC to a printer connected to a Windows 7 machine. I was trying to connect using Samba (version 3.5.6) but this always brings up an ...
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Make default printer choice location aware, i.e. based on WiFi network, without Windows 7 Professional

I have two printers, one at work and one at home. I'd like Windows to make the appropriate printer the default printer based on what WiFi network I'm connected to or at least in range of (home or ...
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How do I set up HP LaserJet 4050 T and a Belkin Wireless N+ Router?

I have a HP LaserJet 4050 T and a Belkin Wireless N+ Router. I'd like to make my printer available on the network. I've looked at both HP's and Belkin's website, and I've not found the information I ...
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Using Zebra LP 2844-Z over the network

I am looking for a network-based label printer. I am looking at this Zebra LP-2844-Z printer. Unfortunately, it does not come with a network interface like the lower-end LP 2824 Plus. The ...
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What's the difference between 48-bit depth and 24-bit depth in a printer?

What's the difference between 48-bit depth and 24-bit depth in a printer? I'm about to purchase a printer but there is a little difference between two possible candidates. One has 48 bit depth, ...
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Mac remote desktop printing to local printer

I have a printer attached to a Mac mini who works locally. From the Mac I connect through remote desktop to a Windows Server 2003 and I want to be able to print from the remote computer to the locally ...
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How do I connect to a remote printer using IPP from Vista?

I am trying to connect to a remote printer using IPP protocol from a Vista machine. Can anyone point me to some instructions. IPP stands for Internet Printing Protocol - ...