December 31, 2006 at 1:50 pm #11626KMacKayParticipant
I am using a laptop to post to my New Views books. However, the printers installed are for a serial port and my laptop has a USB parallel port.
How do I install my new printer so that I can print from my laptop.
Thanks. email to email@example.comJanuary 3, 2007 at 12:39 pm #13517
There are many NV1 forum postings regarding this problem. Search through the postings about using the NET USE command from a command prompt on your system and or the third party printing programs that redirect output from DOS programs to windows only / USB printers.
MartinJanuary 10, 2007 at 8:19 pm #13520KMacKayParticipant
As for printing, ensure that your printer can print from DOS and it is connected via a parallel cable (connected to LPT1). If it is connected via a USB port and or the printer is windows only you can try to create a share name for printer icon on your system by clicking the sharing tab under your windows start button > printers and faxes > your printer and right mouse click properties.
WHen the properties window appears, click the sharing tab and share the printer and specify a share name. For example HP1200 might be a share name you could enter.
I followed the above instructions, however, I only get to the sharing tab which then asks me to set up a Network. I am not on a network.
I can’t find where it asks me to specify a share name.
KarenJanuary 10, 2007 at 10:30 pm #13521
When you follow the window prompts to set up this network (even though you are not on a network) you will be asked for a share name for this printer.
MartinJanuary 12, 2007 at 4:42 am #13522HMahParticipant
If printer is installed:
Right Click the Printer
Left Click Sharing
Left Click Share this Printer
Accept or Type over the Name
Left Click OK
Then exit and go to Dos Prompt and type NET USE LPT1: //(computer name(printer)January 15, 2007 at 12:46 pm #13525
Don’t forget /PERSISTENT:YES – For example:
net use LPT1 \computer nameprinter /PERSISTENT:YES
The above is for windows XP, for windows 2000 use the follow:
net use LPT1 \computer nameprinter /PERSISTENT:Y
MartinFebruary 7, 2007 at 7:32 pm #13557JBesMargianParticipant
I’ve tried the suggested solutions, however, I keep getting the following:
System error 67 has occurred.
The network name cannot be found.
I use PRESARIO for my Computer name and NEWVIEW1 for the Share Name.
Thanks for your help.February 8, 2007 at 1:15 am #13559HMahParticipant
Right Click on My Computer then Computer Name. Full Computer Name is shown.
Bring up Printers and Right click on printer, then Sharing. Share name shown.
are those the same as PRESARIO & NEWVIEW1February 9, 2007 at 12:12 pm #13563
Here is an excellent link to configure your system to redirect printing.
MartinJuly 19, 2008 at 2:15 pm #13957THubleyParticipant
I have been forced to get a new printer ( Brother MFC-240C ) which is a great printer and tried the steps above to get it to print from New Views but it did not work so I went to a recommended site http://www.amsat.org/amsat/instanttrack/xp-printing/index.html which basically says the same thing but it looked like it was sucessful but I still can’t get it to print.
ToddJuly 21, 2008 at 9:01 pm #13958TThibodeauParticipant
Most Brother MFC printers will not except plain text. I have one that has both usb and parallel ports but will not except ascii code.
The last ones I have found that would work were HP Deskjet 900 series. I have 3 used ones waiting for my customers to need them.
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