printer sharing on network

  eccomputers 20:04 05 Jan 2003
  eccomputers 20:04 05 Jan 2003

In the good old days, win95 and 98 could map lpt2 or lpt3 to a printer across the network attached to another pc.
To explain this, lets say for example there is a printer attached to local lpt1 and you want an old dos package to map to a printer on another pc. You used to be able to simply map lpt2 to the other printer and tell the dos program to print to lpt2 leaving lpt1 to print locally in windows.
Having installed windows xp pro on the machines, I now map lpt2 to the network printer, tell the dos program to print to lpt2 and it sends the report to the other pc. The other pc then produces an error message to say it doesnt have a printer on lpt2?
I dont understand why it is saying this?.

  jazzypop 20:19 05 Jan 2003

As XP has largely left DOS behind, it is just a different method that is needed -
click here

  howard60 20:23 05 Jan 2003

click on settings - printers on the pc that you wish to connect with the network printer. Assuming that the printer hangs off another pc on the network click on add printer - put a tick in network printer and browse to find it. Double click entire network if the printer is not shown off the other pc. When the other pc appears it should have the printer shown on it. Click on the printer and ok it. The printer should then be setup on your pc. With xp on both pcs once the network is working correctly the printer is ofter set up automatically.

  jazzypop 20:46 05 Jan 2003

You may also find this link useful -
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