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Windows 7: conn ecting multiple printers

22 Jul 2011   #1

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64
conn ecting multiple printers

My son has a printer connected to his PC and it is shared and installed on my PC. I use it to print CD/DVD labels, because it was the only one that had a CD/DVD tray.

However, he's gotten sick on me continually walking into his room to load and unload DVDs. He has an EPSON iP4850. He uses this for homework etc.

So, I pulled out my old Epson Photo Stylus R350 out of retirement, which also has a CD tray. (I had lost the tray when I moved house and bought the iP4850 to replace it, then I found the DVD tray 2 months later).

When I connect the R350 to my computer via USB it takes the USB001 port that the iP4800 printer used, and the applications still think they are connected to the iP4850 but print to the R350 instead.

I tried uninstalling both printers, disconnecting the one attached to my computer, and rebooting then installing again. I tried with the R350 first, then went back to the restore point I created without either printer and tried in the reverse order.

I also has a canon mx870 connected via ethernet.

How can I have both the iP4850 and R350 running, and Epson's CD Labelprint able to select which printer I want to print to?

I tried to add a USB Port in the printer configuration but it said "path not correct"??


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05 Aug 2011   #2

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64

Well, it seems the answer, in the absence of any ideas from anyone here, was spend more money. Buy another canon printer and don't mix brands on the same network.

I purchased another iP4850 and the problems were solved. I could select either printer from the application, I could see and print to any printer from any PC.
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