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Print via the Network

Assuming that you have installed "File and Print Sharing" and that you gave permission to a
printer on the network for be accessed (=shared)
, we can now define a Network printer:

Note:
When I say "Network Printer", then I mean a printer connector to a PC (usually to the Printer
port)
and shared for usage by other systems.
On this page I will NOT explain the configuration of a printer, which has already a build-in
network card
and which is connected directly to a network.

There are 2 methods:
-
first select the action ("I like to install a printer") and then select the printer
or
-
first select the printer and then select to install it as a network printer


Via the Printer folder
(accessible via "My Computer", the Control-Panel or the Start-menu/Settings )
Open the Printer Folder, and start
the "Add Printer" Wizard.
Select to add a
"Network Printer"
You will most probably not know
the Network path
(as UNC name),
so click on "Browse", which will
display all systems in your Network
Neighborhood, which have a shared
printer.

Click on the '+' signs to see, what the
systems have to offer.
The system displays the "Share-Names"
as
defined during sharing the printer.

and then select
the printer, to which you like to print,
and continue with "OK".
The "Browse" selection has filled in
the Network path as
UNC-name:
Universal Naming Convention:
- \\<servername>\<resourcename>

If you have no DOS-program from
which you need to print, leave the
checkbox on NO.

Next to continue
The UNC-name is used internally by
the systems on the network, now you
can define the name to be displayed
(and for you to select when you make
your prints)
The system will copy some files and
will then prompt you, if you like to
print a test-page.
Select "Yes", and Next to continue.

It will prompt you to reply, that
the test-page was printed properly.
If you answer no, it will start the
Printer Trouble-Shooting Wizard.

 

Your Printer Folder shows now the
Printer just installed.
Win98SE shows a black checkmark
with the printer, which is declared as
Default-printer:
the printer to be used (if you have
MULTIPLE printers configured),
when selecting in a program the
Print-button from the toolbar:

If you use the Menu: FILE / PRINT,
then you can select the printer to be used.

You are ready to print via the Network,
just select the printer.



Via the Network Neighborhood
In the "Network Neighborhood",
display the shared resources of
the system with the printer,
right-click on the printer and
select to "Install".
You have just to answer a
few question:
- Printing from DOS-programs ?
(if you do NOT use DOS-program,
select NO)
Define the display-name for
the printer
Select to make a Test-Print.



Done.

 

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