Modify Printer Port Settings
What are the ways to modify a printer port setting?
A printer is a peripheral computer device which interacts with a computer and receives information from it. It helps to create a hard copy of documents that exist in electronic form on the computer’s hard drive or a location accessed by the computer. As like the other peripherals, the printers can be connected to the system in various ways. Connection methods have included the printer cables, USB cables, Ethernet cables, and more recently, the wireless connections. The printers which are capable of connecting wirelessly are referred to as wireless printers. A wireless printer has several advantages over the ordinary cable connected printer. It can be placed farther away from the computer with which its works, which can diminish noise, or create centralized access for a printer which is shared by several people. By making use of wireless printer you eliminate the danger of long cables that may cause a tripping hazard. You can also share your printer in your network to enable people connected in your network make use of the printer.
Following are the tips to change printer port settings:
- Printer Port Settings
- Modify printer port settings
- Tips to change printer port settings
Printer Port Settings
A printer port which is also known as a parallel port is a hardware interface that hooks up peripheral devices, such as printers, to a central computer system. Printer ports are used to attach many different types of external devices to a computer. Before the invention of USB devices, the printer port was the premier form of parallel data transmission to peripheral components and development of parallel transmission was a major step forward in the early days of the computer industry. Before devices like printer ports became common, many external devices operated through serial links, which could only transmit one bit of data at a time.
Modify printer port settings
To modify printer port settings you need to first open the 'Printers' folder then right-click the printer, and select 'Properties'. Now from the Properties dialog box, select the 'Ports' tab and verify that the correct port is selected, and then click 'Configure Port' and configure the settings which is correspond to the selected port. Now select 'Barr File port' in File Options tab and 'Barr IP port - IP Configuration'. Then select connection dialog box 'Barr Spool port' and 'Configure Headers dialog' box. When you finish configuring the port settings click 'OK' on the printer properties dialog box to return to the Windows Printers folder. When you finish working with printers click the 'Close' button on the window title bar to exit the Printers window.
A networked printer has a unique IP address and that IP address often determines the port through which the computer will connect to it. In a server-based environment, the server "pushes' the printer settings out to the client computers. In a peer-to-peer environment where there is no printer each computer is responsible for connecting to the printer to which it needs access. You can reconfigure the standard port monitor by adjust the settings in the property sheet for the print server.
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