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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Debian ARM and Brother MFCJ5320DW with CUPS

I am trying to use a Brother MFCJ5320DW printer with Debian ARM, which is similar to: Debian ARM and Brother DCP195C with CUPS ...
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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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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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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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Windows won't recognize network printer

So this has been driving me crazy. I've set up a shared printer via Samba on Ubuntu using this very helpful guide. Everyone using a Mac can connect and print perfectly. Windows on the other hand will ...
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Windows - two printers with different formats

I've run into a weird problem. We have a computer with two printers installed from server; one standard A4 and one which prints small labels. When printing from Internet Explorer to the default ...
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Multi-function printer losing wireless connectivity

My Richo MP C2550 multi-function printer is losing wireless connectivity. It is hooked up wirelessly to my home router for printing from two Mac computers at home. About half the time we can't ...
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How to monitored Network Printers and dedicated printers?

Im using a some network printers. there around 10 network printers around me. Some printers are shared through the Print Server and some printers are Dedicated. Im trying a solution for Monitor ...
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About printer name

I have a printer installed and sharing on a server, which is having a meaningful naming When I right click the printer and connect it then go to Device and Printers, it becomes the printer model ...
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Network Printers, Group Policy & Normal Users

I have a strange issue and I am wondering if someone can explain the answer to me. My system is running a GPO with a security policy. Within that policy I have the following setting enabled: Devices: ...
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Setup postscript printer in Windows 10 to print to cups 1.7.2 on linux system

I am onto 64-bit MS Windows 10 and want to print, double-sided if possible, to an older inkjet printer with no windows support attached to a linux Debian Jessie system. In theory, it would be enough ...
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Set Default Printer Option Missing in Windows 10

Typically, in Windows 10, you can right-click on a printer and then the context-menu will provide you an option to set that printer as default. Today, one of my Active Directory users reported ...
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Printer Only Print One Page

I have a printer Canon LBP6230dn and I am on Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite). My printer is on the network. Other computer with same specs and OS is fine. I can print 12 pages with duplex okay but if there ...
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“The specified printer has been deleted” message

Attempting to print or even view printer preferences has been throwing this error all afternoon and there's been no sign of any relevant troubleshooting solutions on a google search. Any ideas what ...
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Constant flow of SMB packets

My Windows 8 computer (192.168.1.105) is constantly trying to communicate to my Raspberry LAN SMB server (192.168.1.150)(which has a printer plugged in). And I'm seeing the following block of packets ...
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cups-pdf prints anonymously, how to print as user?

On a RHEL 5.0, i installed cups-pdf package from epel, then i get the Cups-PDF printer, as indicated there http://www.commentcamarche.net/faq/32427-cups-pdf-pour-les-machines-windows (so HP/HP ...
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HPLIP broken with Acroread, or broken in general?

A HP printer that worked perfectly fine with acroread previously on the same system has stopped working when using acroread. Gentoo stable, running 3.18.11. Printer: HP Officejet Pro 8100 connected ...
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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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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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Canon printer does not print over the network at times

We've been having this printing issue for the last two months where the printer stops taking prints over the network at a certain point. Each and every time we need to reset the printer by powering it ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Setup network printer with 2 routers (modem-router and wireless-router )

I have a network printer (HP Office Jet 6000), I want to setup this printer in my network. This is my network structure: ISP --> Modem (10.0.0.2) --> WIFI (LAN: 10.0.0.3, WAN: 192.168.0.1) --> ...
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HP Laserjet printers do not work in a specific office network, works in others

We have a HP LJ 3055 at a branch office which stopped printing. Replacement LJ 3055 also didn't work there. RAW, port 9100. Printing problems affect a single LAN. Same printers work in other office. ...
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Print on Airprint Printer on Ubuntu Linux stopped working

I have a Kyocera FS-1320D connected to an Apple TimeMachine. I were able to print on it from my Ubuntu machine but one day (possibly after an update) it stopped working. The windows machine from a ...
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Brand New HP Color LaserJet M452dn will not print out of box

I have a brand new Color LaserJet M452dn and I just plugged it in. Gave it a manual IP address. I can get to the homepage for the printer on the address. I can add the printer by IP address but when I ...
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Can't print from network printer, same computer, different user

2 computers and a server.. Network printer shared by server, User A can print using this network printer fine from computer B User B can print using this network printer fine from computer A User A ...
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Windows 10 printing only working locally. Shared printer doesn't print

after updating to windows 10 I have a problem with one of my printers. Both printers work locally but only one works as shared printer. The second printer receives the printing job but it just ...
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Obtain MAC Address from network printer via CMD

I'm trying to find the MAC address for my network printer using cmd. I've tried using nbtstat -a (ipaddress) and it says host not found. But the IP works when I ping it. Is there another command ...
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Network Printer spool ; spool speed ; twice normal and then once slow

Network Printer spooling ; twice normal and then once slow. My printer is Konica Minolta photocopier like bizhub283. I have some problems. That is about speed to spool printing. I am very ...
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Network Printer works on LAN but not on Wifi

We have an Asus laptop (ASUS ZenBook UX305UA), fresh from the box, windows 10, all the drivers are the latest ones. Connects to our Wifi, and can connect to the internet fine. but when I try to ...
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Sharing Canon lbp2900b printer from Win 10 to Win Xp

We have a Laptop with Win 10(64bit) and a pc with Win Xp(32 bit). We have connected the pc and the laptop via the lan cable, the laptop is connected via wifi and the pc with xp via lan cable to the ...
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Can Only Print When Local Admin

We have a user on our domain that just of over a week ago that printing stopped working to our network printers. All other people can print to these printers without issue and if someone else logs ...
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Adding a network printer for all users on a single Windows 7 machine

Is there a simple way to make sure that anyone that logs into a single machine will have access to a network printer without going out to download the printer drivers from the print server? I've tried ...
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Cannot add a network printer to Windows 10 machine. Access Denied

Here is my scenario: I have two computers, one a windows 8.1 machine that hosts the HP LaserJet 4100 printer. It has a LPT port, which is used by the printer. I have printed pages on the printer ...