Adressing a printer by IP address



guru perplexe
07-09-2005, 11:43 PM
Hello,

I'm sure this is not the first time someone asks that one, but I can't find
keywords specific enough to find the answer ...

Users at my office are moving from a PC to another (W2K or XP). I wrote
scripts that sets their default printer based on the machine they are
currently using. This works with con2prt (when they have to use a shared
printer on the LTP1 or USB port on another PC) or rundll32
PrintUI.dll,printUIEntry (when they have to use a local LPT1 or USB printer).
Now, I have a new printer with a network card, an IP address and a NetBIOS
name. How can I force the machines to use this printer without having to log
on as an admin and create the Standard TCP/IP port ?

Thanks for your help ...

Yves Leclerc
07-09-2005, 11:44 PM
One possible method: Create the Standard TCP/IP port on one PC. Set this
PC as master controller for this printer then "share" it across the network.


"guru perplexe" <guruperplexe@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Hello,
>
> I'm sure this is not the first time someone asks that one, but I can't
> find
> keywords specific enough to find the answer ...
>
> Users at my office are moving from a PC to another (W2K or XP). I wrote
> scripts that sets their default printer based on the machine they are
> currently using. This works with con2prt (when they have to use a shared
> printer on the LTP1 or USB port on another PC) or rundll32
> PrintUI.dll,printUIEntry (when they have to use a local LPT1 or USB
> printer).
> Now, I have a new printer with a network card, an IP address and a NetBIOS
> name. How can I force the machines to use this printer without having to
> log
> on as an admin and create the Standard TCP/IP port ?
>
> Thanks for your help ...

guestfromhell
07-09-2005, 11:44 PM
or just go buy a JetDirect box.............


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guru perplexe
07-09-2005, 11:45 PM
What will a JetDirect box bring ? What is the difference with a network
adapter plugged on the parallel port of the printer ?

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>
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Yves Leclerc
07-09-2005, 11:45 PM
JetDirect box and networked direct printer are the same. No difference. You
could try my previous suggestion.

"guru perplexe" <guruperplexe@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> What will a JetDirect box bring ? What is the difference with a network
> adapter plugged on the parallel port of the printer ?
>
> "guestfromhell" wrote:
>
>>
>> or just go buy a JetDirect box.............
>>
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NobodyMan
07-09-2005, 11:46 PM
Doing this, you might as well save some money and not even get the
printer with a network card. Just plug the thing in with a parrallel
port cable and control is that way.

Good god, what is the problem with just going to the computer(s) in
question and just installing the printer using a local TCP/IP port.
It's a one time visit. I do this in a building with many stories and
thousands of users. We just trained people in each section on simple
networking procedures. Case closed.

On Wed, 25 May 2005 13:29:52 -0400, "Yves Leclerc"
<yleclercNOSPAM@maysys.com> wrote:

>One possible method: Create the Standard TCP/IP port on one PC. Set this
>PC as master controller for this printer then "share" it across the network.
>
>
>"guru perplexe" <guruperplexe@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>news:B24D69B8-FFEF-4D72-9E2C-F59D92952326@microsoft.com...
>> Hello,
>>
>> I'm sure this is not the first time someone asks that one, but I can't
>> find
>> keywords specific enough to find the answer ...
>>
>> Users at my office are moving from a PC to another (W2K or XP). I wrote
>> scripts that sets their default printer based on the machine they are
>> currently using. This works with con2prt (when they have to use a shared
>> printer on the LTP1 or USB port on another PC) or rundll32
>> PrintUI.dll,printUIEntry (when they have to use a local LPT1 or USB
>> printer).
>> Now, I have a new printer with a network card, an IP address and a NetBIOS
>> name. How can I force the machines to use this printer without having to
>> log
>> on as an admin and create the Standard TCP/IP port ?
>>
>> Thanks for your help ...
>

NotMe
07-09-2005, 11:46 PM
We have both types of printers installed on our network.
The problem arises with older systems (W98/ME) that do not have native
support for TCP/IP printing.
On a newer system, install the port!
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"NobodyMan" <none@none.net> wrote in message
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> Doing this, you might as well save some money and not even get the
> printer with a network card. Just plug the thing in with a parrallel
> port cable and control is that way.
>
> Good god, what is the problem with just going to the computer(s) in
> question and just installing the printer using a local TCP/IP port.
> It's a one time visit. I do this in a building with many stories and
> thousands of users. We just trained people in each section on simple
> networking procedures. Case closed.
>
> On Wed, 25 May 2005 13:29:52 -0400, "Yves Leclerc"
> <yleclercNOSPAM@maysys.com> wrote:
>
>>One possible method: Create the Standard TCP/IP port on one PC. Set this
>>PC as master controller for this printer then "share" it across the
>>network.
>>
>>
>>"guru perplexe" <guruperplexe@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>news:B24D69B8-FFEF-4D72-9E2C-F59D92952326@microsoft.com...
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> I'm sure this is not the first time someone asks that one, but I can't
>>> find
>>> keywords specific enough to find the answer ...
>>>
>>> Users at my office are moving from a PC to another (W2K or XP). I wrote
>>> scripts that sets their default printer based on the machine they are
>>> currently using. This works with con2prt (when they have to use a shared
>>> printer on the LTP1 or USB port on another PC) or rundll32
>>> PrintUI.dll,printUIEntry (when they have to use a local LPT1 or USB
>>> printer).
>>> Now, I have a new printer with a network card, an IP address and a
>>> NetBIOS
>>> name. How can I force the machines to use this printer without having to
>>> log
>>> on as an admin and create the Standard TCP/IP port ?
>>>
>>> Thanks for your help ...
>>
>
>

Steve N.
07-09-2005, 11:47 PM
NotMe wrote:

> We have both types of printers installed on our network.
> The problem arises with older systems (W98/ME) that do not have native
> support for TCP/IP printing.
> On a newer system, install the port!

You can get free TCP/IP port monitor software for Win9x from either HP
or Xerox (possibly elsewhere) that will work for any IP printer.

Steve


Adressing a printer by IP address