LPD not doing Test Print

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  • #1146
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    I am trying to get LPD Server working on a V10L.

    If I enter System Setup / Printer I can click the Test Print button on the Ports tab and the printer will print a test page.

    If I select the LPDs tab, and click Test Print, I receive the notice saying that the ASCII print is done; but nothing is output on the printer.

    Is there something I am missing? I tried firmware 6.1.0_08 and 6.1.0_11. My IP address is 10.168.4.10. The following is in the ini file, generated by Configuration Generator 4.5.10.

    ;*************************************************************
    ;* Printing *
    ;*************************************************************

    Printer=LPT1 Name=”LocalLPT” PrinterID=”HP Business Inkjet 2250 PS” Enabled=yes EnableLPD=yes
    Printer=LPD1 LocalName=”LPDlocal” Host=10.168.4.10 Queue=LocalLPT PrinterID=”HP Business Inkjet 2250 PS” Class=PCL5 Enabled=yes
    LPDSpool=10
    DefaultPrinter=LPT1

    #12765
    ConfGenConfGen
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    Hi,

    I have never tried to to this kind of print looping like you are doing. Have you tried to created the local printer on one unit and the LPD one on another one or PC?
    BTW, Class= is only needed for ThinPrint.

    CG

    #12773
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    Ok. That helped.

    What I was trying to do is plug a printer into the parallel port on the back of the S10L and use it as a network printer.

    With the following in the .ini file:

    Printer=LPT1 Name=”HP” PrinterID=”HP Laserjet 4″ Enabled=yes EnableLPD=yes
    DefaultPrinter=LPT1

    I went into Windows XP and edited a printer. I selected Add Port, Standard TCP/IP Port, New Port, IP 10.168.4.10 (for me, a statically assigned DHCP IP), I kept default IP_10.168.4.10 Port Name.

    Windows XP could not identify the LPD printer type, so I selected Custom settings, changed the protocol to LPR and entered a Queue Name of HP.

    With that port, I was able to print to the printer on the S10L from my laptop. But, please let me know if this is the best way to do this.

    #12774
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    Hi,

    Yep, that’s one good way. Don’t be concerned with the test print as it sends a Generic ASCII print page and believe it or not some modern printers do not support ASCII anymore.

    Best to test the job in the session,

    Cheers,
    -TT

    #12790
    ConfGenConfGen
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    Good to hear that it helped you.
    As already written above, I have never tried to reroute the print job on the unit itself. And based on your tests it looks like it is not working.
    The way you’ve set it up now is the correct and best way to do it.

    CG

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