Setting up a printer using IP address

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

I have a printer's IP address and I am trying to set up
so I can communicate with this printer. The printer set-
up wizard won't accept the IP I have entered, ... it
seems to want a name.

How can I add a printer if I only know it's IP
address?????
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

    I researched the issue and found out that the ADD PRINTER
    WIZARD can be used. The printer has to be set-up as LOCAL
    and then you have to set up CREATE A NEW PORT and then
    chose STANDARD TCP/IP PORT. Then just fill in the
    rest....

    >-----Original Message-----
    >I have a printer's IP address and I am trying to set up
    >so I can communicate with this printer. The printer set-
    >up wizard won't accept the IP I have entered, ... it
    >seems to want a name.
    >
    >How can I add a printer if I only know it's IP
    >address?????
    >.
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

    I find myself trying to choose STANDARD TCP/IP PORT, but
    it's not available as an option. Is this just a
    shortcoming of my particular version of XPe (v5.1, build
    2600.xpsp2.030444-1633), or am I just not pointing and
    clicking in the right direction?
    >-----Original Message-----
    >I researched the issue and found out that the ADD PRINTER
    >WIZARD can be used. The printer has to be set-up as LOCAL
    >and then you have to set up CREATE A NEW PORT and then
    >chose STANDARD TCP/IP PORT. Then just fill in the
    >rest....
    >
    >>-----Original Message-----
    >>I have a printer's IP address and I am trying to set up
    >>so I can communicate with this printer. The printer set-
    >>up wizard won't accept the IP I have entered, ... it
    >>seems to want a name.
    >>
    >>How can I add a printer if I only know it's IP
    >>address?????
    >>.
    >>
    >.
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

    what is XPe?

    I know looking in help is the last thing anyone wants to do. Here is the
    information in Help on this.

    To add a standard TCP/IP port

    1.. Open Printers and Faxes.
    2.. Double-click Add Printer to open the Add Printer Wizard, and then
    click Next.
    3.. Click Local printer attached to this computer, clear the Automatically
    detect and install my Plug and Play printer check box, and then click Next.
    4.. Click Create a new port, and then click Standard TCP/IP Port.
    5.. Click Next to run the Add Standard TCP/IP Printer Port Wizard.
    6.. Follow the instructions on the screen to finish installing the TCP/IP
    printer.
    Notes

    a.. To open Printers and Faxes, click Start, point to Settings, and then
    click Printers and Faxes.
    b.. Most network printers support the TCP/IP protocol. The standard TCP/IP
    port simplifies connecting to remote printers using the TCP/IP protocol. A
    computer that acts as a print server must run the TCP/IP protocol in order
    to print.
    c.. To connect to a print server running NetWare, you need to install
    Client Services for NetWare.
    d.. You can also add ports using the Print Server Properties dialog box.
    For more information, click Related Topics.
    e.. For print servers that need to communicate with host computers (such
    as UNIX or VAX computers), it is best to install an LPR port. For more
    information, click Related Topics.


    --
    Alan Morris
    Windows Printing Team
    Search the Microsoft Knowledge Base here:
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;[ln];kbhowto

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    "blk" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:206c01c46ff0$6ac472b0$a501280a@phx.gbl...
    > I find myself trying to choose STANDARD TCP/IP PORT, but
    > it's not available as an option. Is this just a
    > shortcoming of my particular version of XPe (v5.1, build
    > 2600.xpsp2.030444-1633), or am I just not pointing and
    > clicking in the right direction?
    > >-----Original Message-----
    > >I researched the issue and found out that the ADD PRINTER
    > >WIZARD can be used. The printer has to be set-up as LOCAL
    > >and then you have to set up CREATE A NEW PORT and then
    > >chose STANDARD TCP/IP PORT. Then just fill in the
    > >rest....
    > >
    > >>-----Original Message-----
    > >>I have a printer's IP address and I am trying to set up
    > >>so I can communicate with this printer. The printer set-
    > >>up wizard won't accept the IP I have entered, ... it
    > >>seems to want a name.
    > >>
    > >>How can I add a printer if I only know it's IP
    > >>address?????
    > >>.
    > >>
    > >.
    > >


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  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

    I'm trying to do the same thing as you suggested.
    However, I am able to choose Standard TCP/IP port,but
    don't know the correct string/path to use. I know I need
    to get that info from the host computer that the printer
    is hard-wired to, but where do I find that path?
    >-----Original Message-----
    >I find myself trying to choose STANDARD TCP/IP PORT, but
    >it's not available as an option. Is this just a
    >shortcoming of my particular version of XPe (v5.1, build
    >2600.xpsp2.030444-1633), or am I just not pointing and
    >clicking in the right direction?
    >>-----Original Message-----
    >>I researched the issue and found out that the ADD
    PRINTER
    >>WIZARD can be used. The printer has to be set-up as
    LOCAL
    >>and then you have to set up CREATE A NEW PORT and then
    >>chose STANDARD TCP/IP PORT. Then just fill in the
    >>rest....
    >>
    >>>-----Original Message-----
    >>>I have a printer's IP address and I am trying to set
    up
    >>>so I can communicate with this printer. The printer
    set-
    >>>up wizard won't accept the IP I have entered, ... it
    >>>seems to want a name.
    >>>
    >>>How can I add a printer if I only know it's IP
    >>>address?????
    >>>.
    >>>
    >>.
    >>
    >.
    >
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

    The path will be \\xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx but you'll have to know the correct IP of
    the PC you are trying to connect to!

    --
    Cari
    MS-MVP Windows Technologies - Printing/Imaging/Hardware
    www.coribright.com

    "Sal B" <salb222@comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:01ad01c47b56$47e60f80$7d02280a@phx.gbl...
    > I'm trying to do the same thing as you suggested.
    > However, I am able to choose Standard TCP/IP port,but
    > don't know the correct string/path to use. I know I need
    > to get that info from the host computer that the printer
    > is hard-wired to, but where do I find that path?
    >>-----Original Message-----
    >>I find myself trying to choose STANDARD TCP/IP PORT, but
    >>it's not available as an option. Is this just a
    >>shortcoming of my particular version of XPe (v5.1, build
    >>2600.xpsp2.030444-1633), or am I just not pointing and
    >>clicking in the right direction?
    >>>-----Original Message-----
    >>>I researched the issue and found out that the ADD
    > PRINTER
    >>>WIZARD can be used. The printer has to be set-up as
    > LOCAL
    >>>and then you have to set up CREATE A NEW PORT and then
    >>>chose STANDARD TCP/IP PORT. Then just fill in the
    >>>rest....
    >>>
    >>>>-----Original Message-----
    >>>>I have a printer's IP address and I am trying to set
    > up
    >>>>so I can communicate with this printer. The printer
    > set-
    >>>>up wizard won't accept the IP I have entered, ... it
    >>>>seems to want a name.
    >>>>
    >>>>How can I add a printer if I only know it's IP
    >>>>address?????
    >>>>.
    >>>>
    >>>.
    >>>
    >>.
    >>
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

    If the computer that the printer is connected to is a Windows computer,
    generally, you don't need to add a Local Port to print on that printer.
    Rather, in the Add Printer Wizard, add the printer as a Network Printer,
    select the second radio button ("Connect to this printer...") and key the
    "Name" as shown in "Example:" under the "Name:" text box.

    But see also http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/NetPrinterNoPP.htm and
    http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/Printing%20to%20Print%20Server%20device.htm.

    --
    Bruce Sanderson MVP

    It's perfectly useless to know the right answer to the wrong question.


    "Sal B" <salb222@comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:01ad01c47b56$47e60f80$7d02280a@phx.gbl...
    > I'm trying to do the same thing as you suggested.
    > However, I am able to choose Standard TCP/IP port,but
    > don't know the correct string/path to use. I know I need
    > to get that info from the host computer that the printer
    > is hard-wired to, but where do I find that path?
    > >-----Original Message-----
    > >I find myself trying to choose STANDARD TCP/IP PORT, but
    > >it's not available as an option. Is this just a
    > >shortcoming of my particular version of XPe (v5.1, build
    > >2600.xpsp2.030444-1633), or am I just not pointing and
    > >clicking in the right direction?
    > >>-----Original Message-----
    > >>I researched the issue and found out that the ADD
    > PRINTER
    > >>WIZARD can be used. The printer has to be set-up as
    > LOCAL
    > >>and then you have to set up CREATE A NEW PORT and then
    > >>chose STANDARD TCP/IP PORT. Then just fill in the
    > >>rest....
    > >>
    > >>>-----Original Message-----
    > >>>I have a printer's IP address and I am trying to set
    > up
    > >>>so I can communicate with this printer. The printer
    > set-
    > >>>up wizard won't accept the IP I have entered, ... it
    > >>>seems to want a name.
    > >>>
    > >>>How can I add a printer if I only know it's IP
    > >>>address?????
    > >>>.
    > >>>
    > >>.
    > >>
    > >.
    > >
  7. As a general note, to find the IP address of any computer running windows, go to start -> run, type "cmd" (without the quotation marks) and press enter. When the command prompt opens type "ipconfig /all" and press enter... a list of details for that computer will be shown, and it is likely your IP address will look something like 192.168.0.50

    Hope that helps
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