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Add a Printer and Install a Print Driver on a Computer With Microsoft Windows XP OS to Print Using a Standard TCP/IP Port

Article Id: x_wc58xx_en-O19947 | Published: 10/12/2016

Product support for
  • WorkCentre® 5845/5855
  • WorkCentre® 5800 Series

NOTE: System Administrator rights are required to perform this solution as rights are needed to add local printers and / or local ports.

The computer must have an IP address in order to configure printing using this option. If the computer does not have an IP Address, contact your System Administrator to provide an address.
If necessary, print a Configuration Report to make sure the printer has an IP address and the Line Printer Daemon (LPD) is enabled. See the Related Content section for additional information.

To create a Standard TCP/IP Port:

  1. Click on the [Start] button, and then click on [Printers and Faxes]. The Printers and Faxes window will be displayed.
  2. Under Printer Tasks, click on [Add Printer]. The Add Printer Wizard window will be displayed.
  3. Click [Next].
  4. Click on the [Local Printer attached to this computer] radio button, and make sure there is no check mark in the box next to [Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play printer].
  5. Click [Next].
  6. Click on [Create a New Port].
  7. Select [Standard TCP/IP Port] from the list of available Port types, and then click [Next]. The Add Standard TCP/IP Printer Port Wizard will be displayed.
  8. Click [Next] again.
  9. Enter the IP address of printer in the Printer Name or IP Address field. A default port name will be displayed in the Port Name field and can be edited, if necessary.
  10. Click [Next]. The Additional Port information required window will be displayed.
    If the Completing the Add Standard TCP/IP Printer Port Wizard window is displayed, skip to step 18.
  11. Click on the [Custom] radio button.
  12. Click on [Settings].
  13. Under Protocol, click on the [LPR] radio button.
  14. Under LPR Settings, make sure to enter the Queue Name as: lp (in lowercase letters).
  15. Make sure there is no check mark in the [LPR Byte Counting Enabled] box.
  16. Click [OK].
  17. Click [Next].
  18. Click [Finish]. The Add Printer Window will be displayed.

To add the printer:

NOTE: This solution assumes that the correct print driver for this product and the OS being used has been downloaded and extracted to a known location on the hard drive. If necessary, click on the [Drivers & Downloads] link on this window to download a print driver.

  1. Click on [Have Disk]. The Install From Disk window will be displayed.
  2. Click on [Browse] and browse to the location where the driver file is located.
  3. Click once to highlight the [.inf] driver file, and then click on [Open].
  4. Click [OK].
  5. Select the printer model from the list, and then click [Next]. The Printer Name will be displayed and can be edited, if necessary.
  6. Click on [Yes] or [No] to use this printer as the default Windows printer.
  7. Click [Next].
  8. Click on [Do Not Share This Printer], and then click [Next]. The Print Test Page window will be displayed.
  9. Click [Yes] to print a test page, and then click [Next].
  10. If all settings are correct, click [Finish]. If any of the settings are incorrect, click [Back] and make any necessary corrections.

    NOTE: After the printer object has been added to the printer's list, the test page will print.

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