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

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Assign IP address to a Virtual Printer

Is it possible to assign an IP to a virtual PDF Printer? Is there any Virtual printer software that automatically can do this?
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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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Windows 7 will not release ports until printer is uninstalled

I have Windows 7 installed on about 45 PCs, and about twice a week this happens to someone. The symptom people come to me with is that they suddenly cannot print to one of their printers. If it's ...
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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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My network printer isn't being discovered by other PCs

My Canon LBP 800 is successfully installed on the print server, and prints as a local printer, but 'add printer' on the other PCs will go through the motions yet the printer does not appear on the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Temporarily block other users from network printer

I found where someone else asked this question here, but they did not get a working answer. We have a printer that is shared. It has it's own network card, so we all have equal access to it. (none of ...
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Print to network printer via command line

I have an Epson TM-T88V connected via USB to a windows laptop, which is running a print server. I'd like to be able to print using something along the lines of lp -h 10.0.0.225 -d EPSON ...
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Panasonic DP-3030 not connecting to Macs

Alright, I have been trying for a couple of days to set up the Macbooks in our office to our Panasonic DP-3030 printer, with little to no success. The printer is hooked up to our network and has its ...
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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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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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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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Downloading Windows 7 HP Drivers (not through Windows Update)

We are setting up a print server with both x64 and x86 Windows 7 printer drivers. The server is x64 and we are installing all the drivers with x64 drivers there. Some of the x86 drivers need to be ...
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Adding a printer to a Printer Server on Windows Server 2003. Drivers are only obtainable on Windows 7

I'm trying to add a printer to the network on our printer server. The Printer in question is a HP ColorLaser Jet 2840 printer. Every single PC on the network is Windows 7, the drivers for the ...
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HP Laserjet network printing problems

I have the excellent HP Laserjet 1536dnf printer MFP in my office, and recently decided to order another one for my little network at home. The new one is experiencing problems, however, and when I ...
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Cannot find network printer on Windows 8.1 desktop

I can't find my printer which is connected to our wireless network with Windows 8.1. I checked if Sharing was enabled in the Network configuration of my PC, the printer is on and connected and all ...
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how to manage or alert user that google print send in which type of paper with third party tools or g.p setting.?

with Google print we can define a printer on our smartphones or other systems. when I send the print to g.p the file uploaded to Google Docs and another day (tomorrow or next working day) when we ...
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control and manage order of files that google print sent

with Google print we can define a printer on our systems like smartphones or other systems. when I send the print to g.p the file uploaded to Google Docs and another day tomorrow or next working day ...
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Printing non-built-in font in dot-matrix printer

I have a problem with reporting software unable to print with specific font FIXEDSYS on dot-matrix printer Epson LQ2180. I also tried other fonts as well but there is no effect (the same font is ...
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Printing from Centos (CUPS) to a windows print server over HTTPS takes forever

I have a Centos server setup up to print to a Windows server 2012 (though version may not matter) across the internet. When I use HTTP to make the IPP call the process is nearly instant and works ...
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Samsung Printer Xpress M2880FW 2->2 Copying

Does anyone know if the Samsung Printer Xpress M2880FW printer can do 2 sided to 2 sided copying? Samsung support was not able to answer the question, and I was hoping someone who had access to this ...
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Use wifi for internet but access a printer over ethernet

In my office I have a Wifi connection and a LAN connection the printers are connected via LAN. LAN and Wifi both have internet but the LAN internet is slower. I want to use internet through Wifi but ...
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Print to Wireless Printer from Linode Server

I have a wireless Brother laser printer connected to my home wifi network, and a Windows 7 computer which is setup to use it/configure it, but no linux box. I would like to print from the command ...
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Google Cloud Print - Samsung CW410 never comes online

I have connected my Samsung CW410 GCP enabled printer to the GCP service. I can see it in my list of cloud printers. However, it never comes online so it won't get any of my print job that are ...
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Intercept and modify print jobs

I need to apply some modifications (mostly replace some text a la s/foo/bar/) to everything that gets printed from a specific Windows application. My guess is that most of the building blocks that can ...
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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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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 use HP printer on mac from linux

The question is in the title. I have printer (HP 2600n) plugged on a mac (I can switch to windows if needed) and I'm trying to print from a VPS , a linux box in the outside network. The VPS is ...
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Centralized Printer

I have a question and would want to ask for suggestions. I have a diagram of a centralized printing service. Stations stn 1, stn 2, stn 3 are raspberry pi stations that has libre office installed. ...
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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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Wired network printer works perfectly on one computer but has printing problems with the second computer

I have two new computers (one 6 mo old w/ Win 7 Pro, the other 2 weeks old w/ Win7 Home). A linksys E2500 router connects the two computers on a wired Homegroup LAN. I connected an HP Officejet Pro ...
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Making Windows 7 (x64) drivers available on a Windows XP print server

We recently bought a Brother MFC-9340CDW printer, which is installed to an XP workstation over the LAN. The XP workstation acts as the office print server for this printer. So far, the XP and Windows ...
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Unable to install Canon PIXMA MG2200 printer on Windows 7 (x86) PC

We have a Canon PIXMA MG2200 printer installed on a Windows XP PC (attached via USB), shared on our Ethernet network to around 25 PCs (XP, Windows 7 x86 & x64). In this mixed OS environment, ...
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CUPS network printing shows success but prints nothing

I have installed a Canon SmartBase MP370 printer to a Ubuntu Server using Canon BJC-8200 - CUPS+Gutenprint v5.2.9 drivers, as native drivers are not present. I printed a test page from server ...
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Windows 7 IPP printing slow - several printers on same IPP server

I manage a university network where several printing queues are defined on a Cups server (protocol : IPP). Our client computers are Windows 7 Pro workstations. We observed that more we configure print ...
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Generic/Text only printer drivers for x64 and x86, installation in Win server 2008R2

While migrating printers from a 2003 server to 2008R2(x64) using print management I realized that few printers use "Generic/Text only" drivers. Since it migrated using print management it migrated the ...
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How to automate a printer installation on a Mac

I would like to automate the installation of network printers (shared via Windows print servers - i.e. smb) onto clients' Mac. Since I am new to the Mac world, I would like to get recommendations ...
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Printer only works after switching it off and on every day

We have an older printer, an hp Laserjet 1300. The printer is installed on a windows xp (32 bit) machine. When trying to connect over the network to the printer, my machine (windows 7 64 bit) cannot ...
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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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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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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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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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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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printing problems from vista laptop to netowrk 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 ...
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Large documents spool, but don't print

Well - essentially I have a network printer on a Std. TCP/IP port which has been working flawlessly for the last 6 months or so. Recently though it's been (randomly) failing when trying to print large ...