problem with USB printer printing to LPT port

May 4, 2010 at 03:51:51
Specs: Windows XP, 3600/1gb
i have a program that need LPT port to print
and i have a cable to connect printer with usb
but it need a program to enable printing in my program

i need the program that enable printing by usb

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May 4, 2010 at 07:40:46
Very few, if any, computers have an LPT printer port these days, and there are even fewer printers today that connect to an LPT port even if your PC has one. It's all USB or wireless these days, so I'm afraid you're out of luck with that software.

There is no way I know that will make your software use usb when it was designed to print to LPT only.

Whatever your software is called, it's effectively useless for modern computers and printers.

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May 4, 2010 at 10:52:30

Try this:

Share the USB printer using whatever share name you like.

Then, at a Command Prompt type:
net use lpt1 \\computername\printername /persistent:yes

...where computername is your computer's name and printername is the share name you chose when you shared the printer.

Now you can access your USB printer as LPT1 as though it were on another system on the network. The "persistent" parameter ensures the printer is re-connected to LPT1 each time you logon.

-- kptech

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May 4, 2010 at 14:39:27

thanks all of you.
i bought a special software thats enable my program to print by usb
it cost me 52$

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OK anyone that are thinking of USING DOS2USB program by:
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and sold to you by "Plimus" via the Internet take care, Plimus will not provide you support and will escape by saying that they are a third party to the software, and any telephone numbers shown on the program to call are not in service so if your computer crashes and you install a new hardrive the program will ask for the " Key " and you will not be able to get it from those scoundrels. They do not even have the courtesy of a reply to the problem. So if you buy you will most likely end up loosing the program you paid for with the first computer breakdown problem you have. Have anyone had a similar problem after paying for the program?

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October 7, 2010 at 09:23:02
Then, at a Command Prompt type:
net use lpt1 \\computername\printername /persistent:yes

kptech, I realise this is an XP forum but I understood this does not work with Vista. Do you know if this work with Windows 7?

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