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When sharing a printer and using Windows, you add it as a local printer on a TCP/IP port, using a raw connection at port 9100 if the printer is on USB port 1, 9101 if it is on port 2, 9102 on port. All of this is setup as pw protected and port forwarded on the router at work. The port range is 5500-5900, depending on which way you want to go, i.e. Web or direct. Hackers would have to spend a lot of time to break in. Not worth it to them.

Hey everyone, I just got this CompUSA USB storage/printer server (it was only $8 + shipping!) to share my Brother HL-1440 over our network.
It works fine for Windows computers, where we have to add the printer as a Local printer with a new TCP/IP port pointing to the device's IP and port 9100.
My question is: How do I create a TCP/IP port for printing in Linux? I'm on Ubuntu 6.06, Dapper Drake. I've tried using HP JetDirect as I noticed the default port for that is 9100, and I also tried IPP, but neither seem to work. If I choose Local printer and select to specify the port, the only port available is 'hp no_device_found.'
Thanks for any help

I have network IPP working on Ubuntu and Windows XP. On my Windows 7 instance, it refuses to acknowledge the remote server connection. Can anyone suggest how to configure this correctly?

My install steps are:

  1. Add Printer
  2. Add a Local Printer
  3. Create a New Port and 'Standard TCP/IP Port'
  4. Enter hostname http://host:631/printers/Printer_Name

After that it says the printer is not detected, asks me to pick a driver, and finish up. Trying to use the device does not produce any output?

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First, make sure IPP client is turned on: Servidor de portal cautivo open source 2.

Go into the Control Panel ->Programs, select 'Turn Windows features on or off'

In the features dialog, scroll down to 'Print and Document Services'. Check 'Internet Printing Client'


Second, my original steps were not correct. Try the following:

  1. In printer manager, click Add a printer, then Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer
  2. Skip detection, go Next
  3. The next dialog, 'Type a printer hostname or IP address', in the middle box, where it says Hostname or IP address, use the following:

    (If you didn't already know, you get this web address from the URL in your browser when using the CUPS webadmin)

  4. Click Next, if you get an error, something is wrong, use the Back arrow (top-left) and change the URL, until Windows does not indicate it was not able to connect.

  5. Continue with the remaining prompts, and it should all work.
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I use IPP for printing from Win 7 to a linux print sever. This is from the rollout sheet I use for new systems:

  • Add a printer -> Network, Wireless, or Bluetooth
  • Click STOP -> Printer I want isn't listed (mine is on a different subnet)
  • Select Shared Printer by name -> http: //host:631/printers/PrinterName
  • Wait for 'Connecting to' to finish -> install driver when prompted

The following steps worked for me:

  1. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USERPrintersSettings
  2. Add a DWORD entry with name PreferredConnection and value of 0
  3. Add a new network printer as usual (New printer, network printer, printer isn't listed, etc.)
  4. Enter http://HOST:631/printers/PrinterName in the location box and use the appropriate driver from the category.

Apparently Windows 7 and Server 2008 default to RPC IPP printing. The PreferredConnection setting reverts it to HTTP.

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Never use TCP/IP port as it is on 9100 or LPR. IPP use 631. So you have to add a network printer with a share name like [http://mybox:631]


I just beat my head on this for a while. .

My corp Pc had a proxy set by netsh winhttp

I'd removed the proxy setting in IE but still by attempts to connect to my home print server running Cups from windows 7 pro failed. Once I ran 'netsh winhttp reset proxy' everything worked fine.


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