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Add a LPR printer port

From the Start menu, select Settings -> Printers and Faxes.

Right click in the window or simply click left side "Printer Tasks"->Add a printer. When the Add Printer Wizard window opens, click on Next.


 When the Local or Network Printer window appears, select Local printer, and be sure to de-select "Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play printer".


Click on Next. The window for selecting and creating a printer port and selecting a port type appears.


2.       Add an LPR port


Select the button, Create a new port:, and choose LPR Port from the drop down list, then select Next. A window appears for entering a print server and printer (print queue) name. If LPR Port is not one of the options
Go to the following section, Add Print Service for UNIX, and follow the instructions, then return to these steps.


The name of address of server is always "". However the name of printer or printer queue on the server will be up to you. You must fill in these two names in order to create the LPR port successfully. See a complete list of available printers.

Click on OK. A window appears for specifying your printer's manufacturer and model and the printer driver used for your printer.


3. Select the printer driver . Select your printer's manufacturer from the list. If it does not appear, contact your local system administrator or the vendor to find out the appropriate printer driver. 

Be sure to select a PCL printer driver.  The driver name usually ends in "PCL" or "PCL6", for example, HP Laserjet 8150 Series PCL. 


Click on Next. A window appears for selecting your own name for the printer and for selecting the printer as your default printer. If you don't see your printer from the list, then you have to install the driver from external, like floppy, network, CDs, etc. Click the button "have Disk..."and install the driver from disk by browsing and locating the correct path.



See a complete list of available LPR printer and their drivers. 


4. Enter printer name. In the window, Name Your Printer, enter the printers name. Select Yes if you want Windows programs to use this printer as the default printer. Click on Next. A window appears for specifying printer sharing.  


5. Printer Sharing. Unless you want other people to have access to your computer to send their print jobs, select Do not share this printer. 


6. Print test page and complete setup. Select Yes if you want a test page now. If you aren't sure, you probably do.  Your test page will not print until you click Finish on the next window. Click on Next. The completion window summarizes your printer setup selections.



7.   Print Properties Settings. Right click on the printer icon and select "Properties"

Then click tab.


There are three important properties that you might have to change. The first one is Printer Memory

Select the correct one

The second property is duplex, to enable it as below.

The last property is Tray.

Choose "letter" as below: