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  • Sharing COM Port

    Is it posible to share a COM Port on local network?
    (Windows 2000)

  • #2
    What are you wanting to share on the COM port?

    It really depends on the device you've connected, and what its software allows

    Tom
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    • #3
      Sharing COM Port

      Hi,


      Two windows 2000 based computers, connected to each other via local network (TCP/IP).

      One of the computers has a simple printer (Epson TM-8 connected to one of the COM ports.

      The printer is controled in DOS mode, with no special functions / features. It only know to write data to the RS232 port.

      I would like to "share" the use of the printer (actualy share the com port), same as I can share an LPT port on local netowrk.

      Thing is, I have no idea if it even possible..

      Thanks in advance,
      Chez.

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      • #4
        Its possible to share COM ports in Windows 2000 as long as the device connected to that paticular port has drivers that operate under Windows 2000 or Windows 2000 based operating systems, you might even be able to get by if you find NT4 drivers but I doubt it. So as long as you have the drivers installed for Windows 2000 (not DOS) for the Epson TM-8 which I dont believe exist this doesnt seem possible.

        Suggestion: BUY A NEWER PRINTER!

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