To add a standard TCP/IP port


Open Printers and Faxes 


Under Printer Tasks, click Add a printer to open the Add Printer Wizard, and then click Next.


Click Local printer or stand-alone network printer, clear the Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play printer check box, and then click Next.


Click Create a new port, and then click Standard TCP/IP Port.


Click Next to run the Add Standard TCP/IP Printer Port Wizard.


Follow the instructions on the screen to finish installing the TCP/IP printer.


To open Printers and Faxes, click Start, click Control Panel, click Printers and Other Hardware, and then click Printers and Faxes

Most network printers support the TCP/IP protocol. The standard TCP/IP port simplifies connecting to remote printers using the TCP/IP protocol. A computer that acts as a print server must run the TCP/IP protocol in order to print.

To connect to a Novell print server, you need to install client services for NetWare (CSNW).

You can also add ports using the Print Server Properties dialog box. For more information, click Related Topics

For print servers that need to communicate with host computers (such as UNIX or VAX computers), it is best to install an LPR port. For more information, click Related Topics

Related Topics

Print from an LPR client to a printer

Add an LPR port

Add a port

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