Printing over network from VirtualBox
R. G. Newbury
newbury at mandamus.org
Thu Jun 11 03:57:18 UTC 2009
Has anyone figured out how to create a printer instance to print from a
VirtualBox WinXP guest (on F10) to a network attached printer?
The docs did not help, nor did google. One 'answer' stated to enter
//servername/printers/myprinter as the URI, with the implication that
servername is the host computer the printer is connected to, and
'myprinter' is some descriptor of the actual printer.
This seems a little disconnected when dealing with a network capable
printer (all puns intended).
In F10 my printer is called Netprinter2 and accessed as
lpd://192.168.1.12/dummy (It's an HP3955 MFC). Various combinations of
this info produced only an error box to the effect that Windows could
not find a printer...
Can anyone help?
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