Go to "Devices and Printers" Right-click select add printer. Select either local printer or network printer. Also is the printer attached to LPT or ethernet? Since youre saying you want to bind LPT1 to an IP.If its a network printer you can attach the IP to a port to be able to print. But if it attached to LPT isn't going to have a IP address, its going to be a local printer
The laptop is wireless (ETH) to hub/swith, the printer is 100BASE/T to same device (hub/switch). Again same as my MAC with no problems...