i tried connecting the printer using a serial cable to one of the serial ports in the back of the computer, and set up the printer under "com1".. - no luck... i also tried com2 and com4 (com3 is being used for my modem), but still no luck...
What model printer is it exactly? You might have to play with the wiring to get it to work correctly, sometimes you need a null modem cable or other times you need a straight through cable. Try to check the manual.
Also make sure your COM ports are enabled in the BIOS.
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