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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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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osx change printer ip address without adding new printer

Is there a way to change a printer's IP address in OSX (Lion) without having to add a new printer? I did find Printer IP Remedy, but was curious if there was an 'official' method.
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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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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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How do I share printer from ubuntu 9.10 to windows, to Mac OS X, and to other Ubuntu hosts?

I have a printer installed on an Ubuntu 9.10 desktop, and I wish to share the printer to a windows machine, a Mac OS X machine, and to some other Ubuntu hosts over the network. Two related questions ...
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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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Why do I get a Blank Page between each Content Page on my HP Network Printer?

The problem: I have an HP printer, networked over CAT 6. It prints, but every other page is a blank page. No, I do not have this option turned on under Printer settings on windows. I know it's not a ...
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Scanning a document: device not ready error

I recently bought a Samsung SCX-4623F Printer-Copier-Scanner-Fax machine. Printing and copying work fine, but I have been unable to scan anything with it. The device is connected to a PC running ...
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Network printer - can each computer connect directly to the printer?

Our printer died, and we ordered a new printer, a network printer this time. The previous one was connected via USB to one Windows computer, and the other computers could print using the shared ...
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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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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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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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Windows 7, Printer is unavailable until PC reboot

We are having a problem that I haven't seen before and can find no answers to online. A desktop running Windows 7 is unable to print using network printers. When the user tries, no matter what ...
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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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Network printer randomly printing html headers at night while lab is closed - how to trace/stop?

I administrate a computer lab with 6 computers and a printer. The computers are connected to the HP Laserjet CP2025 printer via TCP/IP. Sometime during the night after I shut physical access to the ...
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How do printers receive documents from computers? Internal Queueing?

I have had trouble finding any actual information of how printers actually handle printing data. All OSes as far as I know have a "print queue" which seemingly buffers printed documents out to the ...
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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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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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Driver for shared network printer

I have a printer installed on Windows XP PC and this PC also connects to a network that all other clients have Windows 7. Do I have to install Windows 7 driver of this printer on XP PC to have access ...
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Why can't I map a network drive if I can ping the server?

I have a server running Windows 2003 R2 SP2. I can ping it from any computer on the network. My problem is that it acts as a file and print server, but none of the other computers on the network can ...
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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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How to backup printers driver?

As a network administrator I sometimes have to do a clean windows install on a system and I want to know if there is a way to backup up printers driver that were installed in on old version of windows ...
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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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Printer randomly going offline

I have 6 networked computers running Windows XP Pro, 2 of which have a Shinko CHC-S2145 attached and shared. The driver in use is v1.4 and, although I can't find reference to it on the website, was ...
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How to flush printer queue via command line on Windows 7?

How can I flush the printer queue with cmd.exe on Windows 7?
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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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Windows 7 computer doesn't see wireless printer unless router is rebooted

I have a Dell laptop running Windows 7. It is directly connected to a Zhone combination DSL modem/router. I also have an Epson all-in-one printer connected wirelessly to the router. Most of the time ...
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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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Connecting a network printer via a Thecus N2100 - works in Vista, not in Windows 7

I have a Lexmark E250d printer attached to a Thecus N2100 NAS. On Windows Vista I've managed to configure this using an "Internet" printer port with the URL of http://thecus:631/printers/usb-printer. ...
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Why am I not able to print to a LaserJet 4250, but others can?

We've got an HP LaserJet 4250 network enabled printer on our network. I normally can print to it, as can anyone else in our office. For some reason I can't print to it now. It appears, to my PC, to ...
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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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How do I monitor network traffic for IPP (LPD/LPR)?

I'm writing an application that sends print jobs over IPP to an LPR print server. I need a way to monitor the traffic going between that server and my development box. Right now I'm just sending jobs ...
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Is proprietary vendor software required to use a wireless printer?

On Windows Vista, other than the driver, one can use a regular printer w/o any extra software, either plugged in via USB or over the network. I don't have to install extra software from the printer ...
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How do I get a network printer installed in ubuntu 9.04?

My girlfriend's work computer now has Linux on one of the partitions, and for the most part it's running fine--except that I can't seem to get the network printers configured right. There are two of ...
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Printer unable to use Gmail SMTP server

I've been following this Google Apps support page to be able to set up scan-to-email using the Gmail SMTP server. The printer is a Samsung CLX-6260 FW. I've configured it with the following ...
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Printer driver will not work under Linux

I am attempting to use a Ricoh Aficio MP 2000 printer on Kubuntu 13.04, to no avail. It sees the printer (and other printers) and can print successfully to other printers, including another Ricoh ...
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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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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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Share printer with Win XP server and Win 7 client

I have a 32 bit Windows XP computer with a installed Epson R200 printer. I shared this printer and want to use it with a 64 bit Windows 7 system, now. But the problem is, that the Windows 7 client ...
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Wireless printer going offline upon entering power save mode

I recently bought a printer, a Samsung ML1865W wireless laser printer. It works very well, wirelessly until after a while, it goes to power save mode when the printer goes offline. I then cannot ...
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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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what makes a printer a printer in a network?

I am scanning a network using nmap. I assume that this network has copy machines and printers with IP addresses. Is there a way I can differentiate the regular computers from the printers? nmap can ...
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Virtualbox share guest (windows xp) printer to host(linux)

I have a weird situation. I own a printer that has 0 support in linux, but of course, it works in windows. So I have installed VirtualBox 3.1.2 with guest additions to provide access to my usb ...
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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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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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How to print on both sides (Duplex printing) using HP ePrint

I am using HP LaserJet Professional P1606dn. I just started using HP ePrint, and I don't know how print on both sides of the paper using the HP ePrint. Please help me.
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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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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 ...