Toshiba e-Studio 160 network mapping from a Win XP LPT1 port to Windows Vista x64
I have a Windows XP Box with my e-Studio 160 attached to it via LTP1. This has been shared, and works well with all the other office computers which are running XP. Till now... Now we have purchased a new Vista x64 box for a user, and cannot connect to the printer as we normally would. It says that the driver is unavailable and asks for a .inf file to complete the install.
I have downloaded the Vista Driver pack and this is unfortunatly just executable installers, and doesn't help. The driver pack was also installed onto the XP box and works beautifully, but offers no new Vista support.
How do I get this right? How do I ADD ADDITIONAL DRIVRS under the printer properties on the XP box?
Re: Toshiba e-Studio 160 network mapping from a Win XP...
I have a Windows XP Box with my e-Studio 160 attached to it via COM3. This has been shared, and works well with all the other office computers which are running XP. sum xp machine does not works,what problem?
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Hi, details below for creating a ersistent connection from LPT1: to you \\computer\\printername printer. Do the following on the other workstation that is not printing.
Use the net.exe command to establish a persistent connection.
To do this, use the following syntax at a command prompt:
net use lpt1 \\printserver\sharename /persistent:yes
where printserver is the print server that is sharing the printer, and where sharename is the name of the printer share.
For example, to map LPT1 to a printer shared as Laser1 on a print server that is named Pserver, follow these steps:
1. Click Start, and then click Run. 2. In the Open box, type cmd, and then click OK. 3. Type net use lpt1 \\pserver\laser1 /persistent:yes, and then press ENTER. 4. To quit the command prompt, type exit, and then press ENTER.
Note In Windows XP, non-administrative users cannot map an LPT port to a network printer path when the LPT port exists on the computer as a physical parallel port.
If you are using a NT based Windows (ex. win nt, win 2000, win xp, etc...) you could try sharing the printer than MAP it as a network printer and direct it to a virtual LPT port with a DOS command ex: net use lpt2: \\ComputerName\SharedPrinterName /yes
Than setup the DOS software to print on LPT2 it should worke, i've done this many many times
Note: if you absolutely have to use LPT1 dont forget to change the physical LPT 1 port in Windows hardware manager to something els so it do not conflict with the virtual one
even though there is no driver for Windows 7 64bit for the Canon MF3110 Multifunction Printer. The solution is to download the Windows 7 64 bit printer drivers for the Canon MF5750 and then install the drivers as your LPT1: Printer. Note this same work around should work in theory with the Canon MF3111 model as well.You know you have the right file because if you go to Canon's website link here: http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&tabact=DownloadDetailTabAct&fcategoryid=335&modelid=11148 Select Windows 7 (x64) in the drop down And download these drivers: MF5730_5750_MFDrivers_Win_x64_us_EN_7.exe Install a new Printer and Select these drivers. Set it as the LPT1: port. Then plug in your MF3110 USB printer and when it looks for drivers "say Have Disk" Select the drivers for the MF5750 and it should work for you. I was able to get this configuration working and printed some test pages without issue.
Lexmark never updated the E210 driver for Windows Vista / Windows 7. Luckily, the printer is identical to the Samsung ML-1210 printer, which has better drivers that are Vista / Win 7 compatible. (The new drivers also work if the printer is connected to an XP machine, but is being shared with a Vista machine on your network.)
Go to the Samsung Support website (www.samsung.com/us/support/) and then type ML-1210 in the search box in the middle of the page. Click on the ML-1210 result, then click the "Downloads" tab, then below that, click "Drivers." Scroll down to get the correct driver for your system.
Uninstall any old drivers before installing the new drivers.
I made it work on windows vista x64 and x32! Dont know on windows 7 but think it will though.
Just enter control panel in windows vista, locate "printer", double click it and inside you will se a "link" under the adress bar named "Add printer" enter it and a wizard should pop up, choose "Add a Local printer" --> "use existing port" I chose "LPT1" ---> locate the model and choose : Canon BJC 30, (Canon Bubble Jet 30). and after the wizard have installed you might be able to print.