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Printing to MyQ

This topic discusses the settings that need to be done outside of MyQ to enable MyQ essential functions, such as monitoring jobs and detecting users.

Adding print ports in Microsoft Windows is described below. Although the procedure of installing and setting the print drivers is different on other operating systems, the principal remains the same. You need to add a print port, set the MyQ server's IP address or hostname and set the name of the queue where jobs are sent via this port.

Adding print ports in Microsoft Windows

  1. In Windows, under Devices and Printers, select any printer, and then click Print server properties. The Print server properties dialog box appears.

  2. In the dialog box, open the Ports tab, and then click Add Port. The Printer Ports dialog box appears.

    Print server properties, add port
  3. On the Printer Ports dialog box, select Standard TCP/IP Port.

    Available port types
  4. Click New Port. The Add Standard TCP/IP Printer Port Wizard dialog box opens.

  5. Click Next.

  6. Enter the IP address or the hostname of the MyQ server.

  7. Optionally change the Port Name.

  8. Click Next. You are asked to provide additional port information.

    Add port information
  9. Under Device Type, select Custom.

  10. Click Settings. The Configure Standard TCP/IP Port Monitor dialog box appears.

  11. In the dialog box, under Protocol, select the LPR option; Under LPR settings, enter the name of the MyQ queue where you want to print to; Select the LPR Byte Counting Enabled option; Click OK after the settings are changed.

    LPR setting
  12. Back on the Add Standard TCP/IP Printer Port Wizard dialog box, click Next. You are informed about the characteristics of the new port.

  13. Click Finish. The new port is added to the list of ports in the Ports section of the Print server properties dialog box.

    The new port in the printer server properties


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