An alternate method of setting up remote printing with pcAnywhere.

Article:TECH110554  |  Created: 2009-01-05  |  Updated: 2014-01-15  |  Article URL
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How can you print from the host system and have it print to the remote's printer.



This is an example utilizing Windows XP. The procedure for your environment may be slightly different.

Add the driver for the pcA remote's printer to the host machine:

    1. Click on Start >All Programs > Printers and Faxes.
    2. Click on Add a printer.
    3. Click on Next.
    4. Uncheck the "Automatically detect and install my Plug and play" printer option.
    5. Click on Next.
    6. Click on the drop down and select the PCAW port (not the LPT1 port).
    7. Click Next.
    8. Select your manufacturer and printer and click Next.
      Note: You can also manually add a driver using the "Have Disk" button.
    9. Click Next.
    10. Name your printer with a unique name indicating its purpose. (For example "Print to remote HP 920c Or Print to John's remote")
    11. Click Next.
    12. Uncheck print test page and Click Next.


Now when you are on the remote machine and wish to print to the remote's printer just chose the new printer from the application and pcAnywhere will print it to the local printer.


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