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Using as a Windows Network Printer

This describes how to install the PCL printer driver when using the printer as a Windows network printer.

To use the print server, install the printer driver by selecting "Network printer server", and then select the Windows shared printer.

This section assumes that the client computer has already been configured to communicate with a Windows print server. Do not begin the following procedure before the client computer is set up and configured correctly.


  • Manage Printers permission is required to install the drivers. Log on as an Administrators group member.

  • If you print with a print server connected to the machine using the SmartDeviceMonitor for Client port, Recovery Printing and Parallel Printing cannot be used from the client computer.

  • If you print under a print server other than Windows 2000, notification functions of SmartDeviceMonitor for Client may not be used with the client computer.

  • You can install the printer driver from the CD-ROM provided with this printer or download it from the manufacturer's Web site.

  • If you are using the 64-bit version of an operating system, download the printer driver from the manufacturer's Web site. Select this machine and the operating system you are using, and then download it.

Installing the PCL Printer Driver

1Quit all applications currently running.

2Insert the CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.

The installer starts.

3Select an interface language, and then click [OK].

4Click [PCL Printer Driver].

The software license agreement appears in the [License Agreement] dialog box.

5After reading the agreement, click [I accept the agreement.], and then click [Next >].

6Select the printer driver you want to use in the [Select Program] dialog box.

You can select several printer drivers.

The PCL 6 printer driver is installed in the language specified by your operating system.

7Click [Next >].

8Select the [Printer Name] check box to select the machine models you want to use.

The machine name can be changed in the [Change settings for 'Printer Name'] box.

9Double-click the machine name to display the machine settings.

The details shown in [Comment], [Driver], and [Port] vary depending on the operating system, machine model, and port.

10Click [Port], and then click [Add].

11Click [Network Printer], and then click [OK].

12Double-click the computer name you want to use as a print server in the [Browse for Printer] window.

13Select the printer you want to use, and then click [OK].

14Check that the port of the selected printer is displayed in [Port].

15Configure the user code as necessary.

For details about user code, see the printer driver Help.

16Select the [Default Printer] check box to configure the printer as default.

17Click [Continue].

The printer driver installation starts.

18Click [Finish].

19Select one of the options to restart the computer either now or later, and then click [Finish].

Restart the computer to complete installation.


  • A user code can be set after the printer driver installation. For information about user code, see the printer driver Help.

  • To stop installation of the selected drivers, click [Cancel] before installation is complete.

  • Auto Run may not work with certain operating system settings. In that case, launch "Setup.exe" on the CD-ROM root directory.

  • A message appears if there is a newer version of the printer driver already installed. If there is, you cannot install the printer driver using Auto Run.

  • If you still want to install the printer driver, use [Add Printer]. See "Messages Displayed When Installing the Printer Driver", Troubleshooting.