I'm a Linux user who is rather ignorant about Windows. We have a printer at work that is connected directly to the network. It has its own IP address and isn't configured as a printer share on some particular computer. It's a standalone printer.
All our Linux machines can find this printer automatically and connect to it via DNSSD. Now, I'm trying to configure my co-worker's Windows 7 laptop to use the printer, and I'm having trouble.
First, Windows can't seem to find it on the network, even though the Linux machines have no trouble. So, I tried manually add it by IP address. But Windows wants the port name. I know what a port number is, but I've never heard of a port name. At any rate, I don't know what port number the printer is listening on, because my Linux machines hide all that detail behind a single
dnssd:// URL that Windows doesn't understand.
How can I set up the printer? (By the way, the printer has no English documentation.)