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Connect 5250 DN by LPT1 and USB?

Since I'm having problems with my network, I want to connect a second computer to the printer by USB; the first is already connected by LPT1. This is a temporary workaround. Can I do this? Will I be able to print from both computers?

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Sure you can.
But you have to share your new USB printer on the network if you want to use this print (usb) from the computer that has LPT1 printer connected on it.

Posted on Oct 22, 2008

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  • Pablo Csaky
    Pablo Csaky Oct 22, 2008

    Sorry, I thought that you had two printers instead of one.
    You have to read the manual of your printer to use at the same in the same network the same printer with differents ports.

  • Pablo Csaky
    Pablo Csaky Oct 22, 2008

    If you have problem with your LPT1 port, Unplug that port and You can set your printer via USB and share with the other computer and this will be fixing your problem

  • Pablo Csaky
    Pablo Csaky Oct 22, 2008

    I assume that you have a working network.
    If not you need a router, or a cross cable connected between computers via ethernet card.

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