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Oki C5150 Not Communicating with Computer

* I have a C5150n at my work that use to work just fine through a P2P network. It was plugged into Computer 1 and I was always able to print from Computer 2. Now computer 1 doesn't exists, so I plugged this printer straight into my computer and it doesn't work!

* From my Printers and Faxes folder, I deleted the old drive that had Computer 1 because I thought this would cause a problem since Computer 1 doesn't exist any more. After this I installed the printer's drive to start fresh. But it ain't working.

* I did the whole troubleshooting steps from windows. The cables work fine, the computer is online, it has ink and the driver has been installed twice! (I wanted to make sure I was doing it right)

* The printer is showing in my Printers and Faxes folder, and the only thing I can think is that I'm not selecting the right USB port...? I mean, that the physical port where it is plugged doesn't match to the port clicked on at the printer's properties...

* When I was following the troubleshooting steps, I found out that the printer wouldn't print even if I go to Command Prompt and type the "copy con lpt1" or the "ECHO HELLO 'ctrl + l' dir> lpt1" But again, I don't even know if that's the port where I actually have the computer plugged to.

* I also tried plugging the cable to a different USB port, but same thing.

Need help!

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Lpt1 usually only works for parrallel printers unless a USB port has been mapped as lpt1.

Is this being installed on a Windows Vista computer?

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