Configuring Printer Ports

Printing errors can occur when the IP address of the machine has been changed, or when a printer has been added via the Windows printer folder. These errors are typically caused by incorrect printer port settings. For example, an incorrect port number or port type may have been specified. In such situations, your attempt to print fails because the document data cannot reach the machine. To fix this type of problem, configure the printer port settings on the computer.
To perform the following procedure, log in to your computer with an administrator account.
1
Open the printer folder. Displaying the Printer Folder
2
Right-click the driver icon for this machine, and click [Printer properties] or [Properties].
3
Click the [Ports] tab and configure the required settings.
Adding a port
If you have changed the IP address of the machine or you have selected an incorrect port while installing drivers, add a new port.
 
Changing the port type or number
If the printing protocol (LPD or RAW) has been changed on the machine side (Configuring Printing Protocols and WSD Functions) or the port number has been changed (Changing Port Numbers), the corresponding settings on the computer must also be configured. This operation is not needed for WSD ports.
 
Deleting ports
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Click [Close].
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