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09-01-2009 10:28 AM
09-01-2009 10:46 AM
The 5600 driver only supports a USB connection, sorry. I don't know of any alternatives other than:
- keep a USB connection
- go back to XP
- get a new printer - this is not a very expensive option and my recommendation
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10-16-2009 10:52 AM
Hi, I had the same issue and finally got it to work. It may be more complicated than it needs to be, but this is how I did it.
First, install the 5600 driver that is recommended for this model.
Then, from the start menu, enter "control printers" in the search box. Right-click the icon for the 5600 driver, go to properties, then ports. Change the port from the default LPT1 to a USB port
Plug the printer into a USB port and print a test page to make sure the printer is working.
Next, you can print a network configuration page by pressing the button on the front panel of the printer that shows a sheet of paper with a check mark. On this page, it will show the IP address for the printer.
Go to properties-ports again, and select add a port - standard TCP/IP port. In the printer name/IP address box, enter the IP address from the network configuration page you printed. Set this new TCP/IP port you just created as the printer port, and print a test page.
That is all I had to do. It may not work for everybody, but maybe it will save somebody the headache I had.