problems getting network printer to print from dos

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I've been following the directions laid out in a previoius thread and am still unable to print from dos. System is wired lan, winxp home, hplaserjet 1200 with printserver, computer has lpt1 active in hardware profile although I have no parallel port. I entered the following on the command line:
C:\> net use lpt1: \\toaster\HPLaserJ/ persistent:yes The following was printed out on the screen:
The syntax of this command is:
NET USE
[devicename : *] [\\computername\sharename[\volume] [password : *]]
[/USER:[domainname\]username]
[/USER:[dotted domain name\]username]
[/USER:[username@dotted domain name]
[/SMARTCARD]
[/SAVECRED]
[DELETE] : [/PERSISTENT:<YES : NO>]]

NET USE <devicename : *> [password : *] /HOME

NET USE [/PERSISTENT :<YES : NO>]

C:\>
I don't have any idea what all that means.

The printer is connected via a mini printserver and I have also tried the following:
C:\> net use lpt1: \\PSED3336\HPLaserJ/ persistent:yes I get a system error 66 message, "the network resource type is not correct." This is name of the printserver and the printer sharename exactly so I don't know what the problem is.

Thanks, Bill
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

    See my response in the thread "How can I print in WinXP from a DOS-based
    program?".

    If that doesn't help, it might be useful to know what "port" Windows XP
    thinks your printer is on :

    1. open Printers and Faxes
    2. right click on the printer and select Properties
    3. select the Ports tab
    4. the port that the printer is on should be the one that is highlighted.
    That port will also have a check mark beside it and have the printer's name
    under the Printer column. What is shown in the "Port" and "Description"
    columns for that port?

    Where do you see the name "PSED3336"?
    What make and model of printer is it?

    --
    Bruce Sanderson MVP Printing

    It is perfectly useless to know the right answer to the wrong question.


    "Bill Neely" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:98F1D142-2B85-4D08-94BF-3D29F0E135B7@microsoft.com...
    > I've been following the directions laid out in a previoius thread and am
    > still unable to print from dos. System is wired lan, winxp home,
    > hplaserjet 1200 with printserver, computer has lpt1 active in hardware
    > profile although I have no parallel port. I entered the following on the
    > command line:
    > C:\> net use lpt1: \\toaster\HPLaserJ/ persistent:yes
    > The following was printed out on the screen:
    > The syntax of this command is:
    > NET USE
    > [devicename : *] [\\computername\sharename[\volume] [password : *]]
    > [/USER:[domainname\]username]
    > [/USER:[dotted domain name\]username]
    > [/USER:[username@dotted domain name]
    > [/SMARTCARD]
    > [/SAVECRED]
    > [DELETE] : [/PERSISTENT:<YES : NO>]]
    >
    > NET USE <devicename : *> [password : *] /HOME
    >
    > NET USE [/PERSISTENT :<YES : NO>]
    >
    > C:\>
    > I don't have any idea what all that means.
    >
    > The printer is connected via a mini printserver and I have also tried the
    > following:
    > C:\> net use lpt1: \\PSED3336\HPLaserJ/ persistent:yes I get a
    > system error 66 message, "the network resource type is not correct." This
    > is name of the printserver and the printer sharename exactly so I don't
    > know what the problem is.
    >
    > Thanks, Bill
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

    After the HPLaserJ, there should be a space then the
    persistent.
    net use lpt1: \\toaster\HPLaserJ /persistent:yes

    >-----Original Message-----
    >See my response in the thread "How can I print in WinXP
    from a DOS-based
    >program?".
    >
    >If that doesn't help, it might be useful to know
    what "port" Windows XP
    >thinks your printer is on :
    >
    >1. open Printers and Faxes
    >2. right click on the printer and select Properties
    >3. select the Ports tab
    >4. the port that the printer is on should be the one that
    is highlighted.
    >That port will also have a check mark beside it and have
    the printer's name
    >under the Printer column. What is shown in the "Port"
    and "Description"
    >columns for that port?
    >
    >Where do you see the name "PSED3336"?
    >What make and model of printer is it?
    >
    >--
    >Bruce Sanderson MVP Printing
    >
    >It is perfectly useless to know the right answer to the
    wrong question.
    >
    >
    >
    >"Bill Neely" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
    in message
    >news:98F1D142-2B85-4D08-94BF-3D29F0E135B7@microsoft.com...
    >> I've been following the directions laid out in a
    previoius thread and am
    >> still unable to print from dos. System is wired lan,
    winxp home,
    >> hplaserjet 1200 with printserver, computer has lpt1
    active in hardware
    >> profile although I have no parallel port. I entered the
    following on the
    >> command line:
    >> C:\> net use lpt1: \\toaster\HPLaserJ/ persistent:yes
    >> The following was printed out on the screen:
    >> The syntax of this command is:
    >> NET USE
    >> [devicename : *] [\\computername\sharename[\volume]
    [password : *]]
    >> [/USER:[domainname\]username]
    >> [/USER:[dotted domain name\]username]
    >> [/USER:[username@dotted domain name]
    >> [/SMARTCARD]
    >> [/SAVECRED]
    >> [DELETE] : [/PERSISTENT:<YES : NO>]]
    >>
    >> NET USE <devicename : *> [password : *] /HOME
    >>
    >> NET USE [/PERSISTENT :<YES : NO>]
    >>
    >> C:\>
    >> I don't have any idea what all that means.
    >>
    >> The printer is connected via a mini printserver and I
    have also tried the
    >> following:
    >> C:\> net use lpt1: \\PSED3336\HPLaserJ/
    persistent:yes I get a
    >> system error 66 message, "the network resource type is
    not correct." This
    >> is name of the printserver and the printer sharename
    exactly so I don't
    >> know what the problem is.
    >>
    >> Thanks, Bill
    >>
    >
    >
    >.
    >
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