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How do I add the printer to my computer from my print server in Windows XP?

To add a printer from the print server to your computer, you need to create a printer port.

Before you create the print server port, make sure that the network configuration is complete for your print server. For more information about how to configure your print server, navigate to the following FAQ: http://www.startech.com/faq/print_servers_alternate_setup. To confirm that the print server can be pinged from your computer, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/support/faqs/technical-support?topic=networking#ping-test-windows-mac-os.

To create a printer port, complete the following:

  1. Press the Windows key.

  2. Click Settings > Printers and Faxes > Add a printer > Next.

  3. Select the Local printer attached to this computer check box.

  4. Clear the Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play printer check box.

  5. Select the Create a new port check box.

  6. Change the Type of port to Standard TCP/IP Port.

  7. Click Next.

  8. In the Add Standard TCP/IP Printer Port wizard, click Next.

  9. In the Hostname or IP address field, enter the IP address of the print server.

  10. Click Next > Next > Finish.

  11. If prompted to, select a driver from the list or obtain a driver from the manufacturer of the printer.

  12. Click Next until you are asked if you want to print a test page. It is recommended that you send a test page to your printer to make sure the printer port was created successfully.

After the printer port is created, you can send print jobs to it.