network hook up for Win 10 laptop on Freebsd
noc at hdk5.net
Tue Jun 28 22:12:44 UTC 2016
Valeri Galtsev wrote:
> On Tue, June 28, 2016 4:26 pm, al plant wrote:
>> Warren Block wrote:
>>> On Tue, 28 Jun 2016, al plant wrote:
>>>> Aloha List,
>>>> I have aquired a Dell Laptop Inspiron 14 -3452 Windows 10 O/S.
>>>> Box has Hdmi, USB and media card reader ports . Also Wireless network
>>>> The network is FreeBSD 8 and has an old HP Laser jet printer and
>>>> several desktops with FreeBSD that work with the printer.
>>>> We want to print email received on the Dell on the network. The
>>>> FreeBSD network is hardwired with cables and connectors. The Telcom
>>>> link to internet is wireless and cable mixed. Any ideas how I can do
>>>> this with the new Dell? Can I use converter connectors to the cable
>>>> and connect the Dell to the switch that the other working units
>>>> connect to now.
>>> Is the "FreeBSD network" connected to the wired port of the cable box?
>>> The wireless portion is probably shared with the wired. From the
>>> notebook, ping the laser printer. Odds are good that will work.
>>> The step after that is adding a printer on the Windows system. The
>>> trick there used to be telling it to use a "local port", then creating
>>> a port for the IP address of the printer. I don't know if or how much
>>> Microsoft might have changed that in later versions of Windows. Which
>>> version do you have?
> They didn't change anything. You can create two kind of ports (at least
> two). Namely: you can create "raw" port, and give there IP address of the
> printer. This printer has to listen to "jetdirect" port (9100) for this to
> work. The other way is if printer listens to LPD ("spooler") port (port
> number 515) (or better: print server, - I usually set up all printer to
> only accept print jobs from print server - easier to manage especially if
> something is wrong with some client). In this case, you need to enable two
> services on Windows side (through "turning on features"): UNIX printing
> related: "LPD Print Service" and "LPR Port Monitr". This teaches Windows
> talk UNIX printing language, you then create local port of type LPD (and
> put remote LPD server's IP there). I found this to be the most robust way
> of having Windows printing to UNIX print queues.
> I hope, this helps.
>> Thanks Warren, I will look at this.
>> Windows 10
>> My wife works with a mix of mac, windows at her job and her It guy has
>> had a couple of issues that never were reserved mostly to do with age of
>> printers. This we hoped to side step by the network. I cant figure out
>> how you get the network hooked to the windows. I am looking to info on
>> what ports could work on the box.
>> ~ Al Plant - Honolulu, Hawaii - Phone: 808-284-2740 ~
>> Supporting FreeBSD - UNIX Computer O/S
>> email: noc at hdk5.net email: alplant.att.net
>> ."All that's really worth doing is what we do for others" - Lewis Carrol
>> freebsd-questions at freebsd.org mailing list
>> To unsubscribe, send any mail to
>> "freebsd-questions-unsubscribe at freebsd.org"
> Valeri Galtsev
> Sr System Administrator
> Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
> Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
> University of Chicago
> Phone: 773-702-4247
> freebsd-questions at freebsd.org mailing list
> To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscribe at freebsd.org"
~ Al Plant - Honolulu, Hawaii - Phone: 808-284-2740 ~
Supporting FreeBSD - UNIX Computer O/S
email: noc at hdk5.net email: alplant.att.net
."All that's really worth doing is what we do for others" - Lewis Carrol
More information about the freebsd-questions