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  • Unable to add local port for printer

    Hi mates,

    I have a small problem.When i m trying install a printer on a local port in by the following path \\192.168.1.2\PHLABEL I got the following error message

    'Specified port cannot be added. Operation could not be completed"

    For more info,I am using Winxp Sp3.

    Its driving me crazy. Any help would be highly appreciated.

    Thanking in advance to the experts.

  • #2
    Re: Unable to add local port for printer

    What is the printer make and model?
    What computer is the printer physically attached to? (IP Address)
    Are you on the same physical network as the printer?
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    • #3
      Re: Unable to add local port for printer

      I ran into a similar issue, turned out to be spooler issues. Try this from MS:

      http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324757

      Good luck.

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      • #4
        Re: Unable to add local port for printer

        hi mates,

        Sory for poor english.

        The printer model is HP laserjet 2015n It is installed locally on a pc whose ip is 10.1.3.51
        I am trying to install this printer on other pc (10.1.3.127) as local port
        \\10.1.3.51\phlabel

        I get the following error when I click next after puting the path

        "specified port cannot be added. operation could not be completed"

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        • #5
          network printer issue

          Hi Mates,

          I got a strange problem and i am looking for the solution since 1 week
          So lets try on Petri whether there is a solution to my question.

          We have a network printer,the model HP laserjet 2015n
          It has been installed on approx 40 computers in network as Standard TCP/IP Port
          The probelm is that, suddenly all the print stops and hangs and after few minutes or hours it start printing automatically.
          I really dont know whats happening Is the issue realted to network ?
          For more info, we have total 13 subnets and printer falls under 5th subnet and its IP is 10.1.5.31.

          The printer is connected to Cisco Switch through Wall face plate.

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          • #6
            Re: network printer issue

            It may be multiple jobs hitting the printer and causing it to hang

            You would be better connecting it on a server as a local printer (on the TCP/IP port) and then sharing out the printer with clients connecting to \\servername\printername

            This would give one print queue only so jobs would handle better
            Tom Jones
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            • #7
              Re: network printer issue

              Thanks for the reply.

              As you said, but that would not be a recommended.
              Because all IT professtional aware that Network Printer is much better than share printer
              I am totally disagree with your solution
              Can you help me the other way ?

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              • #8
                Re: network printer issue

                Actually the opposite. A shared printer gives a single place to manage security, default settings and the printer queue, and is the preferred option for every IT professional I have ever worked with. Note I am not talking about a printer directly attached to a PC and then shared, I am talking about a printer on a TCP/IP port but with one queue on a server. In Windows this appears as a local printer on the server then as a network printer on the clients.

                Anyway, this is getting off topic for your problem. Have you checked the event logs on all 40 computers and seen if there are any messages relating to the printer?
                Tom Jones
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                • #9
                  Re: Unable to add local port for printer

                  Do you run a Server (2000, 2003 or 2008 ) at this location? If you do then try installing the print driver on the Server using the Installation CD.
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                  • #10
                    Re: network printer issue

                    Same printer? http://forums.petri.com/showthread.php?t=43316

                    Tom, could you check the above link and determine if these threads should be merged. (Unable to decide due to medical circumstances)

                    samirshaikh12, I am a bit confused. You have this printer on 40 machines and have 13 subnets with the printer being on the 5th subnet. What does that mean? Do you have 3 PCs on each subnet?

                    Better tell us more about your Network or Domain setup so we can stop guessing for answers.
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                    • #11
                      Re: network printer issue

                      I saw the same and decided it was two separate issues -- probably -- but wait for more info from the OP
                      Tom Jones
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                      • #12
                        Re: Unable to add local port for printer

                        Has the printer been shared on the other PC???

                        Why are you not connecting the machine directly to the printer itself if you don't have a print server setup.

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                        • #13
                          Re: network printer issue

                          Friends pleas do not merge my previous post with the current one
                          That error relates some other issue.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Unable to add local port for printer

                            To clear all confusion i must tell you all that i had already installed the printer on other PC as a Local Port without any error.

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                            • #15
                              Re: network printer issue

                              To get some more focussed help, would you please review the posts above and answer ALL the questions you have been asked
                              Tom Jones
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