install Epson lq300 via network

Epson / Lq-300+
July 24, 2010 at 01:15:43
Specs: Windows 7, Q8400/4GB
I can Install Epson LQ-300+ as local printer in Windows 7 and it works (it is connected via Paralell port).
I have to move to antoher PC running Windows XP SP-2.
I did it, installed the printer and it is working, too.
Now I share that printer from XP PC via Network and on W7 PC when I try to install it, it founds the printer, but asks for a driver !

I couldn't find W7 support on Epson for this printer.

Thanks.


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#1
July 24, 2010 at 05:30:33
Says Windows 7 here: http://www.epson.com.my/epson_malay...

Also here: http://www.driverfiles.net/epson-lq...

Hope it works.

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#2
July 25, 2010 at 14:00:29
Thanks,
but first link doesn't offer any W7 Driver, but StatusMonitor 3 only,
and second link opens DriverFiles Page, but can't click anywhere to download the driver.

There is only DriverCure I can click to download ?!?

Do I have to register somewhere first ?


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#3
July 25, 2010 at 14:17:48
I don't believe that suggested driver7324.zip contains W7 driver.
My point is the following.
Either I have to ADD a W7 driver to XP printer driver (Additional drivers list), and then to install via network to W7 PC, or
when W7 PC asks to locate the driver (because it can't find it on XP PC), to give a path where EPSON LQ300 driver is located in W7 DRIVERS, because W7 for sure HAS the driver, you can install it from a list of printers, but only if you install it as a local printer.
So, where are printer drivers located in W7 ?

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#4
July 25, 2010 at 14:19:06
Sorry. That was a bad link.

The only thing I could find is yhis: http://download.cnet.com/Epson-LQ-3...

But in looking around I didn't find anything for Win7.

Update: I just read your post. Did you browse to the computer the printer is installed on over the network? You should be able to install the driver over the network.

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#5
July 25, 2010 at 14:36:29
The last link is for a outdated driver (08.22.1997), no W7 was that time!

About installation instruction . . .
Of course you can Install a printer connected on XP PC via network, but ONLY on another XP PC.
If you want to install it on W7 PC, then it is not possible because W7 PC needs a driver for W7 and it can find only XP driver on XP PC.

I wil repeat once more,
if I can find a W7 driver (I am sure there is no such driver), than ADD that driver in SHARING TAB, and down in ADDITIONAL DRIVERS TAB on XP PC, then W7 PC will find that driver via network from XP PC.
W7 PC will try to find a driver from XP PC, and because there is no such a driver there W7 PC asks for a driver.
Unforunately W7 'doesn't know' to search for a driver in 'his' printer drivers.

regards


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#6
July 25, 2010 at 15:46:36
Could you put the printer in the Win 7 machine and share it that way?

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#7
July 25, 2010 at 22:57:42
Yes, that was the first situation and problem I couldn't fix !

Namely, I can't share any printer from W7 PC.
I am getting an error 0x000006d9.
"Printer settings could not be saved. Operation could not be completed (error 0x000006d9)."

Tried everything with Windows Firewall, Network Workgroup, Permitions, Services etc. but no way to share any printer.

That is the reason I moved printers to XP PC, The HP1020 was easy to share from XP PC because there is a W7 driver for this printer, but that is not the case for Epson printer.

Spent many hours to solve the problem of sharing printers from W7 PC - no success.

Regards


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#8
July 26, 2010 at 03:45:20
Here's a link to a similar problem.

http://windows7forums.com/windows-7...

Read all the way to the end. Surprising fix that worked for them.

Let me know.

Larry

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#9
July 28, 2010 at 04:35:16
Hi Larry

Thanks for your replies.

As (I believe) you read all the posts from the link you sent (I've been there before), all the trouble is connected with Windows Firewall !!!

After the installation of W7 and necessary drivers and software, I've installed BDTS 2010 and use its Firewall (like I do allways) and disabled Win FW, with disabling it in services, too.
When I started solving the problem, I first disabled BD FW, started Windows FW service, reenabled Windows FW, set it to it's defaults, but again, got nothing, the same error !
Later I uninstalled BD, Checked Windows FW, restarted the PC - no results.

I can be even more 'agressive' and I can reinstal W7 from 'Zero', but I am not sure it will help much.
Evenmore, I won't know what caused the problem and what solved it !

I am doing this as my profession, I have many installations in different companies, sometimes Print share is working, sometimes it doesn't, say 4 of 10 installations are bad in printer share meaning.
There are different versions of W7, Proffessional, Ultimate, 32 and 64bit, I am using, all legal(no pirate versions), but no rule when and how this problem happens.
When it works, I can access a shared printer on W7 PCs, from another W7 PCs or XP PCs - there is no problem at all.
In these (strange) cases I have, nothing I can do, and normally no other PC can find the network printer, because it is not shared from W7 PC.

I can't find 'the magic', and I am getting worried, too much time I am loosing, and my customers are not much satisfied, even I am moving the printers to another PCs and therefrom, sharing them.

Regards
Zarko


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#10
July 28, 2010 at 05:53:24
Sorry I can't be of more help.

Any other software like a PDF "printer" or anything else that might intercept the call to the printer?

I hope someone else jumps in pretty soon as I'm running out of ideas.

Larry

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#11
July 28, 2010 at 12:07:05
Hi Larry,

Thank you for your replies, and it was my pleasure.

As you said, someone might read this and give me the answer to the 'magic' problem.

Regards
Zarko


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#12
July 28, 2010 at 12:38:20
Best of luck.

I'll follow the thread in case someone knows the "magic."

All the best.

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#13
August 31, 2010 at 09:26:47
Hi, everyone

Yesterday I ran into the same problem here.
After goggled around I found this thread, yet didn't find the "magic" either.
However, I think I've found "the" solution...

The "magic" is within the printer's ports setting; don't set it as a network printer, but instead, a printer with networking port.
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First, go to [Device Manager]>[Action]>[Add legacy hardware], manually add [Epson LQ-300+/II ESC/P 2] printer from the list. No need to change any settings here.

Then go to [Devices and Printers], right click on the Epson printer for [Printer Properties]

On the [Ports] tab, click [Add Port...]

On the pop-up, highlight [Local Port], click on [New Port...], then type in your printer's full network direction (ex. \\COMPUTER NAME\EPSON)

Close by accept everything, then you should have the printer working!
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Sorry if I didn’t get all the terms right, since I'm not typing this on the computer with the setup.

Hope this magic works for you all,
and to JARRA09, hope your customer would still appreciate this solution.

Best Regards,
EL


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