Connecting to network printers using LPR on Windows 7

NOTE: If you do not have the driver for the printer you are connecting to, you will need to download a copy from the manufacturer's website. This should be done before proceeding with these steps.

Install the Windows Components

  • Click on the Start button, then Control Panel
  • Click on Programs and Features then click Turn Windows features on or off, from the left sidebar
  • Expand Print and Document Services, and make sure the boxes next to LPD Print Service and LPR Port Monitor are checked
  • Click OK and follow the on screen instructions until the components are installed.

Connect to the Printer

  • Click the Start button > Devices and Printers
  • Click on Add a Printer
  • Select Add a local printer
  • Select Create a new port and select LPR Port. Click Next.
  • Name or address of server providing lpd:
  • Name of the printer queue on that server: Name of the printer you are connecting to

(Note: For the LaserJet M603dn printers, we recommend printing to the PCL queue, such as W2ndFlrPCL or F3rdFlrPCL, etc. The driver can be found here.)

  • Cick OK, then select the proper driver for the printer you are connecting to and then click Next.
  • Type in a name for this printer (We recommend using te print queue name) and click Next.
  • Select Do not share this printer and ten click Next.
  • If you would like to set the printer as your default, check the relevant box, then click Finish.