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I'm a life-long programmer with a variety of interests, including ray tracing, text processing.

I've written a murder mystery about a software engineer who discovers that solving a crime is a lot like debugging a program. Check out Blue Screen of Death at your favorite ebook retailer. A second novel, Access Violation, is in the works.


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comment Problem with power config (powercfg) in Windows 7
I'm getting the same error, even when running as Administrator. There must be another cause.
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comment How to prevent files from opening on “Unauthorized” computers
You won't be able to stop it, but perhaps you could add watermarks such that it's easier to prove a design was copied, just as map makers sometimes include fictional streets.
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comment How to rename network printer on Windows 7?
Awarding bounty to the highest voted response because it's out of time. Unfortunately, I still don't have an answer.
Jul
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comment How to rename network printer on Windows 7?
I'd be thrilled if it would show the model as the name of the printer. Mine it much more cryptic.
Jul
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comment How to rename network printer on Windows 7?
@Kyle: There is no web interface. Brother provides a tool for an SNMP interface, but it won't install on Windows 7.
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comment How to rename network printer on Windows 7?
I believe I'm using the right drivers. I tried the ones from the manufacturer's disk and then I uninstalled those and tried the ones from Microsoft update (exact match on model number). Trying to print from the command line get the same "Error - Printing" status in the queue.
Jul
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comment How to rename network printer on Windows 7?
@kyle: As far as I can tell, there is no way to manually set the IP address for the printer. It appears to be hardcoded to rely on DHCP.
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comment How to rename network printer on Windows 7?
@edusysadmin: I'm not sure I understand your question. The printer (Brother HL-5170DN) has a built-in print server. I just connect the Ethernet port to my router.
Jul
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comment How to rename network printer on Windows 7?
@Kyle: I added the printer as a network printer. The printer relies on DHCP, so the IP address changes from time to time. I haven't found a way to give it a fixed IP address with my Netgear router. I used to be able to do that with my old Linksys.
Jul
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comment How to rename network printer on Windows 7?
I misspoke. It is a switch, not a hub.
Jul
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comment How to rename network printer on Windows 7?
The problem with this solution is that the printer gets its IP address from DHCP, so it changes from time to time. I've tried setting the router to always serve it the same IP address, but that's not possible with my Netgear access point (it was with my old Linksys).