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Re:



There are two scenarios. I first addressed the possibility that the W2K
printer was offsite. For example, I used to be able to print from my home in
Maine to a W2K compliant printer in Baltimore. That printer had an IP
address.

Then I addressed the possibility that the W2K printer was local, i.e., next
to him or directly connected to a port on his computer.

chris


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From: "Robert Holmgren" 
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Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2003 1:27 PM


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>
> > Just guessing, since I don't have access to an off-site computer, but
what
> > happens if you specify the IP address of the printer on the command
line?
> >
> > TY filename,155.155.155.155 <--substitute real IP address, which you can
> > find in Win's printer applet.
>
> That's news to me.  A _local_ printer has an IP address?  Why?  Where
> specifically in "Win's printer applet" (you mean, the object in Control
Panel?)
> are you finding this IP address -- and which "Win"?
>
> I poked around a bit, and I was able to put raw documents in the fax queue
> (using RAWPRINT.EXE, which you can get from M$ at
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q138594), and
(using
> the device name FAX) the fax printer driver saw it queued up; but the Fax
Queue
> app does NOT see it, doesn't recognize that it's there.  Which makes me
think
> that you have to launch and configure faxes via the fax wizard (or
whatever
> they call it) FAXSEND.EXE.  But I don't have any fax configured (I don't
even
> have a modem, except for a rather slow one in my cell phone, nice for
getting
> mail while travelling), so...  can't be much help, sorry.  What's obvious
is
> that some driver has to accept the raw text and turn it into a fax, a
graphical
> page.  Maybe you should poke around and find a fax app that is less
opaque?
> FaxWorks was great for this purpose -- it just worked every time, direct
from
> XyWrite -- you installed the FaxWorks printer driver on an LPT port, and
that
> was all there was to it -- print to the fax port, it automatically turned
your
> file into a 200dpi PCX image, and you saw a graphical preview of it before
> sending.  Haven't used it in years, though.
>
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> Robert Holmgren
> holmgren@xxxxxxxxxx
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>
>