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Using Dosbox to use wps program that only uses lpt1, need to use usb printer

ok so I have a friend that is using an old wps program using dosbox.. the options on the program only allow print to serial or parallel but I guess that doesn't matter since I read dosbox doesn't ...
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HP USB P2015 printers create new virtual USB ports in Windows; seemingly at random

We have the following scenario: 30 laptops 30 HP Laserjet P2015 printers all coupled via USB The users can sit at a different place, a different printer (though the identical model) every day. ...
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I'm having trouble hooking up a new printer. It says it is not communicating

The above image shows the error I am getting. This printer worked fine previously for a short time, however now whenever I attempt to print from a web page the error box displays. I have printed a ...
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1answer
206 views

Is it possible to use USB print server with LPT printer using LPT/USB adapter?

I would like to share my old Laserjet 6P printer (LPT only) in home network. The printer is really old but still working well and enough for our needs. However I do not want to buy LPT print server ...
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269 views

How does legacy software which writes to LPT1 address a USB printer? [duplicate]

I have a program which I have used for many years which manages the printing of text files according to control statements within the text file. For instance, it will print headings at the top of ...
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418 views

Batch file for printing text file to virtual port

How can I write a batch file for printing a text file to a dot matrix printer? The printer is connected to the system using USB and the port is the USB002 virtual port.
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Can we add USB postscipt printer support in linux using LPRng? [duplicate]

I am working on a project in which I wanted to add the USB postscript printer support to my system in Linux environment. And I wanted my printer to be accessed by any system in network. I am using ...
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What would cause an HP LaserJet P2015 to stop printing despite being “Ready” and online on Windows 7?

My HP P2015 printer has worked flawlessly for a few years. Lately, I can print to it sometimes and it prints fine, from my Windows 7 computer, but often it locks up, not willing to print jobs that end ...
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Enable AirPrint on HP LaserJet M1212nf MFP

I am attempting to be able to AirPrint from my iOS devices (iPad 3rd gen, iPod touch 4th, iPhone 5, etc) to my existing LaserJet. I have read that this is possible with this printer. My configuration ...
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891 views

Plug and play printer problems

I googled probably the whole web but didn't find an answer that would help. Every new USB plugged printer is recongnized only as uknown device, even after indicating the exact path of the original ...
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How do I assign a LPT port for a usb to parallel adapter on Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I simulate a parallel (LPT) Printer with a USB Printer? I have a legacy DOS application that needs to print to a LPT port and only have USB ports on the host ...
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What is the solution to enable Dymo Turbo 400 Label Printer to work on Win 7 / 64-bit?

It's Christmas time and time for printing labels for all those Christmas cards. I've upgraded to Windows 7 64-bit from XP. I've been unsuccessfully attempting to get the connected Dymo 400 Turbo ...
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Computer does not have USB001 Virtual Printer Port for USB

Win 7 Pro x64 machine on a company domain network does not have the ability to add a USB printer for some reason. All other computers do. In the Add Local Printer section, there's no USB001 (Virtual ...
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359 views

Upgrade brother printer firmware

I'm trying to upgrade my brother firmware that is connected to my PC via USB but the software tells me there is a connection error: So I checked my printer software and I can print/scan do whatever ...
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1answer
260 views

When a driver for one's USB printer is not available is there a way to try/use a driver for a similar printer that is available?

My Microsoft Surface RT has no driver for my Printer (HP OfficeJet 6500 E 709a). Is there a way to attempt to use an available driver for a similar HP printer? The question pertains more to whether ...
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Can I Connect Printer to Router via USB network adapter + USB B male to A Female “gender changer”?

I am looking to buy a printer that has a USB type B connector only. I'd like to connect it wirelessly to my router. The official way is to buy a network printer adapter... expensive. Do you think the ...
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2answers
470 views

Hooking up a multifunction printer via network and USB

I have a Dell 2155CDN Multifunction printer that is hooked up through our network. But when using the scan feature, it is terribly slow, and I assume it has something to do with it scanning through ...
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1answer
119 views

PC is limited to 1 USB to IEEE-1284 Parallel Printer cable

I have two old printers with IEEE 1284 B ports. I am using a USB to IEEE-1284 Parallel Printer cable for each; however, I can only get the PC to recognize one printer. Both printers and cables test ...
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1answer
502 views

Best way to connect an old printer

My old computer died... Well, not so much died, as got thrown out of the house by somebody who intentionally mistook it for a piece of old junk. And now I've no way to connect one old printer which ...
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228 views

DB Paradox 3.5 and DOS on VMWare Player 4

My organization have to work with Paradox 3.5. We have 2 HD on a computer. One with Windows and one with DOS, where Paradox 3.5 is placed. So we bought a new printer, which does not work on LPT port. ...
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390 views

Two Single model Printers on a Single PC

I have two USB Printers (Dot matrix Bill Printer TVSE-MSP 250 Star) connected to a single Windows 7 Machine. Both these printers are placed on different locations and are connected using USB cables to ...
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245 views

How do I use a USB printer as a COM port?

How do I make my USB printer simulate a COM port? I tried the solution here: How do I simulate a parallel (LPT) Printer with a USB Printer? … and I got this error message: "the network resource ...
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1answer
442 views

USB device not recognized for printer

I am trying to install a Canon MF4370dn printer on to a fairly old Dell desktop. I can run the install disks just fine with no errors popping up. I restart the computer and connect the USB cable. I ...
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1answer
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Why would all USB printers of a specific model show as offline after every reboot?

My printer is an HP Laserjet P1606dn that is connected directly to the host computer via USB. The computer is running Windows XP SP3. The printer works fine until the computer is rebooted. At which ...
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How to connect old HP printer over USB

I have an old HP printer which I had connected to my old PC. The printer has a 36 pin connecter and I used a cable to connect that to a 25 pin parallel port on my old PC. The 36 pin port on the ...
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USB printer with no Serial Number in USB descriptor

I have an USB printer manufactured by a Taiwan company which works fine. The manufacturer hasn't defined completely the USB descriptor: are defined the "Vendor Id" and "Product Id", class id and so ...
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350 views

Monitoring Commands Sent to USB Printer

I have a programmable barcode printer hooked up by USB. I have managed to install fonts to it and get it to do virtually everything but recall the stored fonts. However, this printer very ...
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482 views

Windows XP detecting printer as USB hub - how to start again without reinstalling XP?

Fresh install of Windows XP SP3. No system restore. Didn't install USB printer drivers before connected it to PC. Mistakenly allowed XP to auto install some driver which turned out to be a USB ...
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USB over RDP transfer

I have an Olivetti PR2 plus printer connected to the local machine. This machine goes to the terminal via RDP. When printer connected via LPT and COM all works fine, the ports are forwared to the ...
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How can I switch between two USB printers on one USB port?

I have two USB Zebra label printers, same make and model. Each is loaded with a different type of label. I would like to connect them both to the same computer, via a switch box. This way, the ...
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How do I simulate a parallel (LPT) Printer with a USB Printer?

I have some legacy software that only prints on printers connected via an LPT port. The machine I need to use, however, doesn't have a parallel port. Plus my printer is a USB device. How do I trick ...
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1answer
385 views

Printer demands specific USB port

My HP laptop has 3 USB ports. When I add my printer driver by plugging into one of those ports, the driver installs fine. Problem: I have to install 3 identical drivers. One for each USB port. ...
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USB Printer Sometimes Shows Up As Printer Name (Copy 1)

Is it possible to prevent a printer from being 'installed' in Windows XP/Vista as Printer Name (Copy 1) when it already is in Printers as just Printer Name after unplugging and plugging in the USB ...
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How can I plug my LPT printer into a motherboard with no parallel port?

I have a new computer with a Asus P5QL Pro motherboard and wanted to plug my old HP DeskJet 950C printer into it only to discover that the motherboard has no LPT/Parallel port. What is the best ...
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4answers
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How to share a printer (or any usb devices) to two or more computers?

I want to share a printer to two computers sitting next to each other. Now I plug in the USB printer cable when one wants to print. Is there a cheap and better solution which allows two computers to ...
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Dell 926 printer keeps machine from booting

I've discovered that a Dell 926 printer, keeps my mom's Dimension 4200 from booting. If the printer is plugged in via USB, then the machine will not even post. As soon as I unplug the printer, the ...