Printing to a lpt port

Posted: 11-27-2008, 01:50 PM

Hi

I am using vista home basic, and I am using a dos program which onl
uses lpt ports for printing. I have a hp deskjet 3820 printer which ha
both a parallel and usb port but my computer only has usb ports. I hav
shared the printer and used the net use command to map the lpt1 port t
the shared printer name and it says that the command complete
successfully. However, if I type dir>lpt1, the printer responds an
tries to print but it does not print. Also, if I try to print fro
within the program, I receive an error saying the printer is no
coonected properly

Can anyone help

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tracy5436

Printing to a lpt port


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Cari \(MS-MVP\)
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Re: Printing to a lpt port
Posted: 11-28-2008, 03:04 AM

See:
http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/printfromdos.htm
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Cari (MS-MVP) Printing & Imaging
www.coribright.com/windows

"tracy5436" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
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>
> Hi,
>
> I am using vista home basic, and I am using a dos program which only
> uses lpt ports for printing. I have a hp deskjet 3820 printer which has
> both a parallel and usb port but my computer only has usb ports. I have
> shared the printer and used the net use command to map the lpt1 port to
> the shared printer name and it says that the command completed
> successfully. However, if I type dir>lpt1, the printer responds and
> tries to print but it does not print. Also, if I try to print from
> within the program, I receive an error saying the printer is not
> coonected properly.
>
> Can anyone help ?
>
>
> --
> tracy5436
 
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