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Problems making LPD port?
Authored by: dice on Oct 06, '02 02:00:03PM

Hi Jwillsey,

Thanks for the post, but like Gommino I am having difficulties from the PC end too.
TCP/IP print services are running, but configuring the port doesn't seems to produce the desired result. I am using an Epson Stylus Color 600 connected to the PC parallel port...

If you can help, I'd be really grateful


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Problems making LPD port?
Authored by: jwillsey on Oct 08, '02 12:53:24AM

I had a few e-mails from people as my tips were not enough detail to get the lpt printing up and running. I'll try again...

First, on my W2K professional Workstation (or W2K server) I enabled the TCP/IP Print Server.

Second, I verified my existing Epson print driver was working as a standard parallel printer. For my epson 600, I am using the "Epson Stylus COLOR 600 ESC/P 2" Driver. My printer name is "Epson Stylus Color 600"

Next, I added a second printer:
-Add Printer
-Local Printer (no autodetect)
-Create a new port : LPR Port
-"NAME" of my Windows 2K box in my case "JohnAMD1600" or "W2KSERVER"
-Name of Printer (original printer name) in my case "Epson Stylus Color 600"
-Pick Appropriate Manufacturer/Printer Model
-Assign Printer Name (lp or in my case LPR_600)
-Assign Share Name (lp or in my case LPR_600)
-Print a test page. If ok, you are ready for OSX, if not, retrace your steps

(You now have two printers in your printers folder. One on the parallel port, and one at LPR Port Machine Name:Original printer name)

On the Mac, I went to the Print Center as recommended, and created my printer using the IP address of my W2K machine and LPD queue name "LPR_600" I had just set up on my Win2K box. Then I went to and clicked on Printers -> Modify and changed my printer from generic PostScript to an Epson Stylus Color. It works!!

I hope this clears things up...

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