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Solved Dos printing over network

December 15, 2012 at 12:36:37
Specs: Windows 7

I have a windows 7 laptop at work, we have a MSDOS program. I have everything working except printing. I have already tried the net use command and it dosen't work. The printer i am trying to print to has both an ip address of 192.150.150.100 and it is also hooked up to a computer with a directory of \\bikeshop-pc\brother I tried net use lpt1: \\bikeshop-pc\brother /persistent:yes the command worked however I couldn't get anything to print.

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December 16, 2012 at 06:50:59

mmm Seems this is not an unusual event - judging by assorted hits out there (Skully)... and was raised here at CN a while back

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/4...

http://social.technet.microsoft.com...


http://www.sevenforums.com/general-...

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/7/archive/2...

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Other-...

This is a sort useful tutorial page that may help too:

http://sourcedaddy.com/windows-7/pr...

And these each refer to an util/add-in might be "useful' to know about if all else fails?

http://social.technet.microsoft.com...


http://www.windows7download.com/win...

Incidentally earlier I queried the use of the colon : in the syntax; and on the M$ KB relating to net use etc. "they" do not use the colon with the print command...?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314499

And - ensure suitable drivers are installed on any computer wishing to print...



#1
December 15, 2012 at 13:02:22

You say the computer has a directory \\bikeshop-pc\brother. I take it you mean that the printer is shared with this name?

Note that if the user is not an administrator and lpt1 already exists (i.e. the computer has a parallel port) then the command will fail. If you still have problems you could try:

print /d:\\bishop-pc\brother drive:\path\filename

(substitute the appropriate value for "drive\path\filename").


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#2
December 15, 2012 at 13:25:38

Some sources suggest lpt2 regardless, but certainly if lpt1 already enabled and in use

Also is the colon : necessary after net use lpt1:

My memory is somewhat vague on net use overall.... But try without the colon - both with lpt1 and lpt2.

Also I think you need to logon at admin level to enable it to work; certainly to set it up.


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#3
December 16, 2012 at 02:39:27

Try the following (that works on my computer):

- Install on your own laptop, if not already done, the driver for the network printer you want to use and then share the device as e.g. brother.

- Issue net use LPT1: \\%computername%\brother /persistent:YES.

The above should work. Notice however sometime the net use command is not retained across boots even if /persistent:YES is declared. More modern Win printers can accept plain text streams only from DOS, not ESC/P or PCL embedded commands for legacy Epson or HP printers.


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#4
December 16, 2012 at 06:50:59
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mmm Seems this is not an unusual event - judging by assorted hits out there (Skully)... and was raised here at CN a while back

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/4...

http://social.technet.microsoft.com...


http://www.sevenforums.com/general-...

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/7/archive/2...

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Other-...

This is a sort useful tutorial page that may help too:

http://sourcedaddy.com/windows-7/pr...

And these each refer to an util/add-in might be "useful' to know about if all else fails?

http://social.technet.microsoft.com...


http://www.windows7download.com/win...

Incidentally earlier I queried the use of the colon : in the syntax; and on the M$ KB relating to net use etc. "they" do not use the colon with the print command...?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314499

And - ensure suitable drivers are installed on any computer wishing to print...


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#5
December 26, 2012 at 14:42:58

Thanks, I got it to work.

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#6
December 27, 2012 at 09:22:46

Hi again: Thank you for posting back... But it would be useful for all of us here (and anyone who may come across this post, via a future search, to know how you resolved it; what did you have to do and so on?

Always nice to know for future reference...

trvlr


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