Quote: Originally Posted by MDFin
The HP LJ5000 is connected to a networked Windows XP computer via a parallel cable (the printer is so old that it does not have a USB connection). The new Windows 7 computer is so new that it does not have a parallel port. So I cannot connect the printer directly to the Windows 7 computer. Instead I have to connect through my existing lan.
How does this change the instructions?
First, connect the printer to the XP computer and power both printer and XP on. Check that network is OK (7 can see XP).
On 7, instead of choosing an existing port when adding a printer, choose Create a new port
, choosing Local Port
as port type:
, give the port a name. Format is \\Computer_Name\Printer_Name
, where Computer_Name is the network name of your XP computer and Printer_Name is the name printer is shared with:
, follow the instructions given on screen.