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Change port name of printer

Last response: in Windows 7
September 11, 2011 2:33:16 AM

Kindly explain how this done. I can change the ip address of the printer but not the port name.

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a b $ Windows 7
September 11, 2011 3:13:51 PM

The port name is not changeable.
February 22, 2012 2:17:38 AM

Yes, but why is it not "changeable"?

Is this a special name that is more than just a name and is maybe some kind of "identifier" and changing it will sever one or various virtual connections that would impede it's function? Is the port name a unique name that ties in with some other communication protocol, or an identifier or something?

What is the reasoning? It shouldn't be as easy as that the programmers simply forgot to allow a post edit of a name in this particular field. But if it is, then maybe it's simply an issue that needs to be brought to the attention of those who can make changes to the software.

Does this issue apply with all updated versions of windows?

Can it not be changed in the registry? What, if anything, does this port name do if it does more that provide the user with a visual text reference? And if I wanted to, what possible steps could then be taken to make the necessary changes to whatever is effected by the change in the port settings name?