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Windows 7: Using COM1 over local network


26 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
Using COM1 over local network

Hi !
I have a POS application.I'm using one thermal printer connected to COM1,I create a bat file wit this command :
copy mydata.txt COM1:
I run this bat and printer is working fine.
I've installed my application on a second computer in the network and I need to print from there to the same printer,but is located on another computer.
So how I use COM1 over local network?

Thanks for any help !


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27 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Please I need some help !
Thanks.
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28 Mar 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

You need to share the printer on the network for it to print from a remote computer.

Assume you know how to do that ?
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28 Mar 2012   #4

Win7Ultimate x64 + x32, Win7Pro x64, XP x32, Win 2003, Ubuntu and OpenIndiana
 
 

@mrapi:

Unless your printer has Windows drivers--in which case sending data to com1 will not make it print--you need to use a third-party serial port redirector to do what you want.

Free serial port redirector
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29 Mar 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ibshaw View Post
You need to share the printer on the network for it to print from a remote computer.

Assume you know how to do that ?
Thanks for your answer,printer is conected to COM not to USB/LPT,basically it doesn't need a driver for that,data is send directly to COM


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solidwave View Post
@mrapi:

Unless your printer has Windows drivers--in which case sending data to com1 will not make it print--you need to use a third-party serial port redirector to do what you want.

Free serial port redirector
Hi,you are right that is what I need,serial port redirector,can somebody recommend a free one ?
Thanks!
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29 Mar 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Ah, sorry you are correct (I need to learn to read the original properly...LOL) - suggest you go with solidwave's suggestion and I see he has also given you a link to some free software, so hopefully you should be sorted....
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29 Mar 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Hi !
Sorry,I didn't seen the link,thanks !
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