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

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Printer firmware issue?

I think this is the right place for printer related questions. I have a network connected HP Officejet Pro X476dw MFP printer. A little over a week ago it starts acting *funnier than usual * after ...
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Network printer loses connection, but not its fault

tl;dr: What could cause a network printer to lose its connection besides the printer or router or cable between them? I have had a Canon wired network laser printer for years with no issues, but ...
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Unable to install Canon Pixma MG3250 printer drivers in Windows 8.1

When I install the drivers, I get an driver installation failed error message. The network tool finds the printer, but there is no driver. The printer can print from another Windows 7 machine, so ...
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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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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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Windows shared printer reprints jobs from the day before

I have two PCs here, one of which, PC1, runs Windows 7 Pro and shares a Samsung ML-1660 Series printer (\PC1\Samsung). The other PC, PC2, is running Windows XP Pro and has installed the shared ...
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MFC-J825DW printer doesn't accept the correct router password that works for computers

I try to enable WLAN (wireless), it finds my router network, but the password that works for all my other devices doesn't work for the printer. I tried several times, and I know the password is ...
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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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Print Spooler uses 50% CPU power and hangs, cannot print, Server 2012

We are having the same reoccurring problem at our company with the print spooler on Windows Server 2012, namely that it's consuming a constant 50% CPU power and we cannot print, accessing the list of ...
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Can't reliably ping network printer

Very strange problem with a networked Brother MFC9140-CDN printer. Some PCs on the network can reliably ping the printer which is on 10.0.0.203, however the majority of PCs sometimes get a response ...
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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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How to configure User access while printing from an workstation to an MFD

I have a Ricoh Multifunction Device. I have profiled some Users on the device's Address book with user codes. I also set up permitted features for copying, printing and scanning. Whenever I try to ...
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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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Add network printer as a local printer

I want to add a network printer as a shared printer. I am following the following instructions: Click Start > Devices and Printers. Click Add a Printer on the top. Select Add a local printer. Select ...
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Get Network Printers From A Remote Computer

I am using this to attempt to get a list of printers on a remote computer: Get-WmiObject win32_printer -ComputerName "$oldPcName" The problem is I only get local printers, not those printers from ...
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Connect a computer to the same printer via a direct USB connection and a network connection simultaneously?

Can I connect a computer to the same printer via a direct USB connection and a network connection simultaneously? The idea behind is that while I work from home and am connected to my work via VPN, I ...
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Access my home network printer while I am using VPN to connect to work

When I work from home, I am connected to the resources in my company via VPN. In my home network there is a network printer in the same local network. The problem is that when I open VPN to my ...
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Restricting certain printers to certain programs

At my place of business, we use desktop PCs as Point-of-Sale units as well as workstations. We have two networked laser printers (standard letter size) in the office as well as receipt printers at ...
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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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get the IP address of USB device in Linux

is it possible to get the IP address of a device connected via USB? The device in question is a wireless printer, its connect via USB and WiFi, the printer is assigned an IP address and its displayed ...
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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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Windows 7 file and printer sharing doesnt work for me

Until a few days ago I hadn't had any problems, but now I can't use file and printer sharing in Windows 7 but everyone else on the network can. It is possible I installed some program that made a ...
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Confirmation before every print-out on HP Color LaserJet 3550 / Windows Server

A customer is experiencing this problem: There is a HP Color LaserJet 3550 (usb-)connected to a HP Jetdirect 3700 network printing server. The printing server is connected to a network switch. ...
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How to get printer IP addresses via the command line in Linux?

I’m trying to create a script to get all the IP address of wireless printers on the network. The problem is I’m not sure where to start I’ve looked into the CUPS but every document or tutorial only ...
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How to upload Lexmark network driver into Samba?

I have a Lexmark C950DE, i go to the Lexmark official website and get an huuuge executable (98Mo) then I run it. I set a CUPS printer with a raw queue, then share it with samba 3.6.6. It share ...
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Print Server, Drivers and pop-ups?

When sharing a bunch of printers from Windows Server's Print Server role, am I to install a special driver on the Print Server itself or same as the clients? One printer I share, it's driver shows a ...
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How to track print, scan and copy from a network printer?

I have recently installed a network printer in my office, which is accessible by all users in the network. I want to track the usages, and i know tracking copy is difficult, but at least i want to be ...
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Configure printer on WAN port

I have a network where router 1 is connected to Internet and has a network printer. Router 1 is a home router with default settings. A second router (router 2) is connected to router 1 on it's wan ...
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Removing KDE Printer Applet warnings, or removing a network printer locally without lpadmin

I'm in a company which has many many network printers that I can see, most of which I never use. I keep getting billions of annoying popups, very frequently, by KDE's Printer Applet: Printer ...
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How can I get my printer to duplex on the long edge?

My HP Photosmart 6525 printer refuses to duplex on the long edge. Whenever it's asked to duplex, it duplexes along the short edge even if asked specifically to duplex on the long edge. I'm printing ...
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Extend home network via wireless bridge

I'm trying to set things up so that devices can print wirelessly from anywhere in the house. However, they seem unable to find the network printer when connected to the downstairs access point. Any ...
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Printer “Windows Update” - Why always so slow?

In every version of Windows I've tested, when you click the "Update Windows" button, before adding a printer, it is always so slow to complete updating. Even if you have top-notch hardware and a super ...
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Can I connect a printer directly to a router and send prints through home Wi-Fi network?

I was looking for a good multifunction budget printer for home use. HP 1515 seems good, but it does not support Wi-Fi. This will be an issue if I need to send prints from my laptop. Can I connect ...
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shared W2003 Laserjet 4250 glitchy on 1 specific Win7 station

The LJ4250 is installed on a WinSvr2003 machine. No problems there or on any of the other W7 workstations. This process of installation has always worked. LJ4250 is somewhat dated, necessitating the ...
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Wrong printer adress in cups

I want to connect to my printer connected to a host in my local network running cups. I managed to add the printer via the webinterface. The printer was successfully located and listed in the add ...
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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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How do I stop a printer from printing a cleaning page?

So I got an HP M451dn to replace an old P4014, which our office used for printing a number of things. Whenever we go to print a check, we have to switch the cartridge from standard toner to a MICR ...
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How to share local network printer over internet?

I want to share my office printer L555 Epson printer over internet[this is a network printer]. I know about Google cloud print, but that requires my pc turned on. Is there any way to share the printer ...
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Printer “Flapping” with CUPS

Using a brand new installation of Linux Mint 17.1, I've been trying to connect my workstation to the shared printers on my server. The workstation is using CUPS 7.2 and the server (Debian Wheezy) is ...
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I've installed the prnter using window 8 I now need to set up valid access. Where do I find the place to do this?

I have successfully installed my network printer using a laptop equipped with Windows 8. I not need to tell the installed printer who is using it. We have set up codes to track usage. I can't find ...
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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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connect a usb only printer to router without usb port via usb to ethernet adapter

I have cisco linksys router which does not have a usb port and a usb to ethernet adapter. When I am trying to connect the printer to the router using the adapter the router does not shows the device ...
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Running a Brother HL-3040CN on Windows 98. No problems, right?

My client insists on using Windows 98. AFAICT, there should be no problem attaching a Brother HL-3040CN to the network and expecting it to handle the PCL5 and Postscript sent from Windows and DOS ...
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brbtool error message

the instruction at "0x71c09aa4" referenced memory at "0x8b56ec8b". The memory could not be read Has anyone idea what is this? I get this when i try to print on my HL-2150N Brother network printer.
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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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HP Officejet Pro 8625 sends document to the printer, but doesn't print

We have an HP Officejet Pro 8620. It connects to the WiFi and we installed the driver on our Windows 8.1 x64 systems without any issues. However, when we try to print documents, even though it says ...
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Unable to connect to networked printer

I am trying to connect from another computer on the network but i keep error message saying the user account doesn't have enough privileges despite not having changed any settings/passwords and other ...
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How do I view printers of other Windows user profiles?

As an admin, remote desktopped to a clients computer, how would I find out what their saved profile network printers are? Is this a registry entry I have to look for? Or is it saved in a specific ...
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Samsung printer successfully connected to wireless network but not pingable by client

I'd like to connect a printer to my wireless network which also serves three desktop client PCs. The only way to use the printer at the moment is to connect it directly to one of the clients via USB. ...
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Can Office Network printed Documents be read by network admins?

If we print documents in an office network, are they stored somewhere on the servers or can network admins access those documents at some later point in time ?