Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
kaotkbliss

Printing to a network printer

3 posts in this topic

I'm sure I'm missing something very simple here. If I right click on Windows Start Menu (in xp) and choose "explore" I can type in ftp://000.000.000.000 (ip address) and view the contents of that network printer's hard drive. I can also drag/drop files to that location and the printer will start printing the files. Most files I need printed are postscript files and we do not have software to open these files and print them productively.

I was thinking I could use the filecopy command and use that ftp://ipaddress as the destination, but I get an @error of 0 :D

I've looked through the help files and forum search, but most people aren't hooked up to multiple industrial printers over a network...

Where should I start, what commands/functions should I look into?


010101000110100001101001011100110010000001101001011100110010000

001101101011110010010000001110011011010010110011100100001

My Android cat and mouse game
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.KaosVisions.WhiskersNSqueek

We're gonna need another Timmy!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites



If you're just doing an FTP upload, try this FTP UDF:

http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=12473&st=240&p=727962

If it's a windows share, you ccan use the commandline NET use:

http://ss64.com/nt/net_use.html

Join a Printer Share
NET USE [LPTx:] \\ComputerName\printer_share /PERSISTENT:YES

Join a Printer Share - with a "long" share name
NET USE [LPTx:] "\\ComputerName\printer_share"

Disconnect from a share
NET USE [driveletter:] /DELETE

Don't know if filecopy accepts device names as arguments, might have to copy the file to the virtual lpt port using CMD's copy command.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0