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Cant find/setup network printer

I have physical access to a network printer working fine on a network but when I add my notebook to a cat5 connection and try to find the printer it cant. When I check other workstations control panel printer is "IBM 1145 on MYSERVER01" and I even have a printer name ("LXK485DC8") and an IP address but nothing helps find it in the printer find window after selecting the server name to find. Other info states I need to specify (e.g. "server.host1.printer/LXK485DC8") but that doesnt work either. I also try searching under the share name "IBM1145" and that doesnt work.

Again, I have printed the printers network configuration info. and have access to printer setup GUI from the notebook but dont know how else to setup.

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Sounds like a DNS issue.

The reason it can't find it is simple. It can't resolve the name. Ask your IT staffer to check if the DNS has this entry.

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Resolved by Manual Creation of Port & Driver Install

I simply created a port with identical information (ip, name, etc) to the functioning workstations, extracted the oem drivers to a directory, created a dummy printer then changed its port to the new one and did a "driver update" to the driver directory.

I realize this has to be the most hassel-filled way to do it but it worked fine.

BTW, on printer, a DNS address was specified but enable DHCP was unchecked...may mean nothing. Thanks again

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Odd choice.

Only those grizzly IT staff use assigned addresses today. Have the IT staffer show you the DNS record (I use NSLOOKUP) for server.host1.printer.


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