One more try - Accessing Parallel port on a network 
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 One more try - Accessing Parallel port on a network

Forgive me, but I guess I just can't word my question clearly enough, so I'm
trying one more time.

To send data to a printer connected to a parallel port on the local machine,
this is what I do ...
    Open "LPT1" For Output as 1

I want to do the same thing, but for a different computer over a network.

Please note that I do not want to access a printer driver, such as ...
    Open "\\ComputerName\Epson" For Output as 1
Although this works, the type of printer I'm using does not require a driver
and I don't know what the customer will have installed to reference by name
anyway. I could reference any installed printer and it will work, so is
their an alternative to supplying an installed printer name that gets me
directly to LPT1 on a network computer?

Also note that I do not need to access some kernel mode device driver, or
whatever. What I am doing does not require that type of complexity. The
method mentioned at the start *works* just fine. All I need is a network

Mark Lewis

Fri, 27 Apr 2001 03:00:00 GMT  
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