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Title: Setting Up the PrintServer Using TCP/IP Printing on Windows 7

Article ID: 22736


The Line Printer Remote (LPR) is a printer protocol that uses Transfer Control Protocol/ Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) to establish connections between printers and workstations on a network.

To set up your PrintServer in a Windows 7 computer, you need to perform three steps.  Click on the following links for instructions:

i.   Connecting Devices Together
ii.  Assigning Static IP on your PrintServer
iii. Configuring TCP/IP Printing (LPR Setup) in Windows 7

Configuring TCP/IP Printing (LPR Setup) in Windows 7

Configuring Print and Document Services
Adding a Printer

Configuring Print and Document Services

Step 1:
Click Start and select Control Panel.

Step 2:
Double-click Programs and Features

Step 3:
Select Turn Windows features on or off from the menu on the left. 

NOTE:  When the Windows Features window appears, wait until it populates the contents. 

Step 4:
Click on the + sign beside Print and Document Services.

Step 5:
Check the box for LPD Print Service and LPR Port Monitor.  Then, click OK.
 

NOTE:  Compared to Windows Vista, Windows 7 will automatically generate the programs.

Adding a Printer

Step 1:
Click Start and select Devices and Printers.

Step 2:
Click on Add a printer in the menu bar. 

Step 3:
Select Turn Windows features on or off from the menu on the left. 
 

Step 4:
Select Create a new port.  Select Standard TCP/IP Port from the Type of Port drop-down menu and click Next

Step 5:
Once prompted, enter the IP address of the PrintServer on the IP address and Port name, then click Next.

NOTE:  In this example, the PrintServer’s IP address is 192.168.1.78.

NOTE:  Wait until Windows finishes detecting the TCP/IP port.

Step 6:
Select Custom then click Settings.

Step 7:
Select Select LPR under Protocol and enter L1, L2, or L3 (depending on what parallel port the printer is connected to) in the Queue Name field.  Click OK.

• L1 = Parallel Port# 1
• L2 = Parallel Port# 2
• L3 = Parallel Port# 3

NOTE:  In the image below, L1 is used as an example.

NOTE:  When the Add Printer window reappears, click Next to allow the Windows detect the driver model.

Step 8:
Once it is detected, install the printer driver by selecting your printer’s manufacturer and model.  Then, click Next.

NOTE:  In this example, Canon Inkjet iP1300 is selected.

If your printer driver is NOT yet installed, you will be prompted to whether share your printer or not.  Follow the steps below:

Step 1:
Select Do not share this printer if you don’t want to share your printer, then click Next.

 

NOTE:  When you select Share this printer so that others on your network can find and use it, make sure to configure file and printer sharing.  To learn how, click here.

Step 2:
When your printer has been successfully added, click Print a Test Page to check whether your printer is working properly, or to see troubleshooting information for the printer.  Then, click Finish.

NOTE:  Make sure you have a paper loaded in your printer.

Step 3:
Go back to Devices and Printers.  Your printer’s name should be added under Printers and Faxes section.

NOTE:  Make sure the added printer is on its  Default state.

Step 9:
Select Use the driver that is currently installed (recommended).  Then, click Next.

NOTE:  The next window will tell you that the printer will be installed with the Canon Inkjet iP1300 (as an example) driver.  Then, click Next and it will start to install the printer.

Step 10:
When your printer has been successfully added, click Print a Test Page to check whether your printer is working properly, or to see troubleshooting information for the printer.  Then, click Finish.

NOTE:  Make sure you have a paper loaded in your printer.

Step 11:
Go back to Devices and Printers.  Your printer’s name should be added under Printers and Faxes section.

NOTE:  Make sure the added printer is on its  Default state.  

 

 

 

 


 

 

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