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July 10, 2004 5:45:11 AM

Archived from groups: comp.periphs.printers (More info?)

Still hoping someone can tackle this.
Would Hp's Jet Direct software help or maybe just confuse the Lexmark
software,
Also, I discovered that I can Telnet to the printer port and print from the
Telnet screen.
Not terribly useful but interesting.

JP
----- Original Message -----
From: "JP" <jpurvisno_spam@telus.net>
Newsgroups: comp.periphs.printers
Sent: Tuesday, July 06, 2004 7:04 PM
Subject: Network Printing - Win98 & Lexmark Optra - directly to the IP
address


> I just fired this question off to comp.networks and I probably should have
> come here first.
>
> Here's the Problem...
>
> I'm trying to get a WIN98 PC to connect directly to the IP address of a
> networked printer.
> The printer is a Lexmark Optra R.
> From my XP boxes there is no problem.
>
> When I run Lexmark's Print Server Setup Utility, I get the notification
> "Communication failure with the network print server"
>
> I have tried disabling Bootp and reenabling it through the printer control
> panel.
> My printer has no means to disable DHCP and I can't remember what the
other
> protocol was but it's not there either.
>
> At one point I got a cryptic error message consisting of three numbers .
..
> 1004
> 3000
> 4000
> I have no idea what they mean.
>
> Lexmark provides a DOS utility to set IP numbers etc. and it also allows
the
> increasing of timeout settings.
> I increased the Connection Timeout to 8 sec from 4 and the Transmission
> timeout to 16.
>
> I went into ""Win.ini and deleted references to prevous attempts at
> installing ports.
>
> From Printer Properties "Details" there is a Port Settings button.
> After installing the Lexmark software . . . ( Lexmark_Network_en.exe and
> netwn.exe) I finally avoided Window's "nothing to configure" message" and
> was taken to Lexmark screen called "Print Server Settings" .
>
> This screen showed my correct MAC address for the printer and the
> information tab seemed complete except that there was no entry beside
"Host
> Name".
> There was also a button called "reset print server" which when pushed
caused
> the printer to go offline so I know its communicating.
>
> The SNMP traps button took me to a screen where again the host name was
not
> entered but where there were two trap destinations listed . . . Listed As
..
> . .
> 00: Undefined
> 01:Undefined
>
> Well, that's about all the pertinent information I can think of.
> I would be grateful for some suggestions.
>
> Thanks,
>
> JP
>
>
>
July 10, 2004 10:52:54 PM

Archived from groups: comp.periphs.printers (More info?)

Hi,

Have a look at the ACITS LPR software available from the University of Texas
on http://www.utexas.edu/academic/otl/software/lpr/ . I've used it to
connect to Lexmark MarkNet Pro print servers, as well as the Lexmark
MarkVision software.

Regards
Barry

"JP" <jpurvis@telus.net> wrote in message
news:HSHHc.14702$Rf.1905@edtnps84...
> Still hoping someone can tackle this.
> Would Hp's Jet Direct software help or maybe just confuse the Lexmark
> software,
> Also, I discovered that I can Telnet to the printer port and print from
the
> Telnet screen.
> Not terribly useful but interesting.
>
> JP
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "JP" <jpurvisno_spam@telus.net>
> Newsgroups: comp.periphs.printers
> Sent: Tuesday, July 06, 2004 7:04 PM
> Subject: Network Printing - Win98 & Lexmark Optra - directly to the IP
> address
>
>
> > I just fired this question off to comp.networks and I probably should
have
> > come here first.
> >
> > Here's the Problem...
> >
> > I'm trying to get a WIN98 PC to connect directly to the IP address of a
> > networked printer.
> > The printer is a Lexmark Optra R.
> > From my XP boxes there is no problem.
> >
> > When I run Lexmark's Print Server Setup Utility, I get the notification
> > "Communication failure with the network print server"
> >
> > I have tried disabling Bootp and reenabling it through the printer
control
> > panel.
> > My printer has no means to disable DHCP and I can't remember what the
> other
> > protocol was but it's not there either.
> >
> > At one point I got a cryptic error message consisting of three numbers
..
> .
> > 1004
> > 3000
> > 4000
> > I have no idea what they mean.
> >
> > Lexmark provides a DOS utility to set IP numbers etc. and it also allows
> the
> > increasing of timeout settings.
> > I increased the Connection Timeout to 8 sec from 4 and the Transmission
> > timeout to 16.
> >
> > I went into ""Win.ini and deleted references to prevous attempts at
> > installing ports.
> >
> > From Printer Properties "Details" there is a Port Settings button.
> > After installing the Lexmark software . . . ( Lexmark_Network_en.exe and
> > netwn.exe) I finally avoided Window's "nothing to configure" message"
and
> > was taken to Lexmark screen called "Print Server Settings" .
> >
> > This screen showed my correct MAC address for the printer and the
> > information tab seemed complete except that there was no entry beside
> "Host
> > Name".
> > There was also a button called "reset print server" which when pushed
> caused
> > the printer to go offline so I know its communicating.
> >
> > The SNMP traps button took me to a screen where again the host name was
> not
> > entered but where there were two trap destinations listed . . . Listed
As
> .
> > . .
> > 00: Undefined
> > 01:Undefined
> >
> > Well, that's about all the pertinent information I can think of.
> > I would be grateful for some suggestions.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > JP
> >
> >
> >
>
>
!