How can I get the port KXP1: for printer driver KX-P7100 to be located on LPR1
I have a dos program that requires this driver and port KXP1: KX-P7100 GDI Port to be located on LPR1-should be simply, but no. The install software creates the KXP1 port instead of installing to LPR1. Any ideas?
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The problem is, the DOS program tries to print to LPT1, which is your parallel port. We need to redirect this to your USB Port.
First, you have to set up printer sharing:
Go to Control Panel | Printers | Your printer and share the printer.
Assuming that you share it with the share name "MYPRINTER" and the computer is called "MYCOMPUTER", then type go to Start | Run and type in:
NET USE LPT1: \\MYCOMPUTER\MYPRINTER /PERSISTENT:YES
That should do the trick, unless there's a driver problem, which is unlikely for a dot matrix printer. If that doesn't work, let me know and I can troubleshoot further.