Printer port

Verify the printer port set in the printer properties matches the printer cable connecting the printer to the computer

The computer communicates with the printer across the port set in the printer driver.  If the type of printer cable is changed then the port needs to be correctly adjusted to match the new cable.

  1. Open Devices and Printers from the Windows Control Panel
  2. Right click on your printer > Select Printer Properties (Note that Printer Properties is a separate option from Properties)
  3. Select the Ports tab
  4. Check the port that matches your printer cable
    • Serial cable: Com1, Com2, etc
    • Parallel cable: LPT1, LPT2, etc
    • USB cable: USB1, USB2, etc
    • Ethernet cable: TCP/ IP address, RAW port (default ports are 8000 and 9100), LPR
  5. Click Apply
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