Enable DOS Printing through USB           Printers
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ContentsEnable DOS Printing through USB Printers  Introduction ..............................................................
Enable DOS Printing through USB PrintersIntroductionIn a retail environment, a dot matrix printer (DMP) is often preferred...
Enable DOS Printing through USB PrintersTo set up a Loopback AdapterGo to Start > Settings > Control PanelThe Control Pane...
Enable DOS Printing through USB PrintersThe window to indicate the connection of the hardware is displayed.               ...
Enable DOS Printing through USB PrintersThe window with the list of installed hardware is displayed.                      ...
Enable DOS Printing through USB PrintersThe options for installation are displayed.                                       ...
Enable DOS Printing through USB PrintersA list of types of hardware for installation is displayed.                        ...
Enable DOS Printing through USB PrintersThe option Select Network Adapter is displayed as shown.                          ...
Enable DOS Printing through USB PrintersThe window with details of the hardware ready to be installed is displayed.       ...
Enable DOS Printing through USB PrintersThe window with the message Completing the Add Hardware Wizard is displayed.      ...
Enable DOS Printing through USB PrintersThe Network Connections window is displayed as shown.                             ...
Enable DOS Printing through USB PrintersAn IP address will now be added to your system, i.e., your system can now be ident...
Enable DOS Printing through USB PrintersThe Add Printer Wizard window is displayed.                                  Figur...
Enable DOS Printing through USB PrintersThe option to select Local or Network Printer is displayed.                       ...
Enable DOS Printing through USB PrintersTo route the Parallel Port to the shared PrinterRun the following command from the...
Enable DOS Printing through USB PrintersWhen the Printer is connected to the Network(Either locally or through another sys...
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  • This may work only if the USB printer is DOS compatible. if it's a GDI (AKA Windows-Only) printer, like most of the USB printers nowadays, then you need additional software to make it working with the DOS program; like Printfil: http://www.printfil.com
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  1. 1. Enable DOS Printing through USB Printers
  2. 2. The information contained in this document is current as of the date of publication and subject to change. Because Tally must respondto changing market conditions, it should not be interpreted to be a commitment on the part of Tally, and Tally cannot guarantee theaccuracy of any information presented after the date of publication. The information provided herein is general, not according to indi-vidual circumstances, and is not intended to substitute for informed professional advice.This document is for informational purposes only. TALLY MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN THISDOCUMENT AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE OF WHATEVER NATURE, ARISING OUT OF, OR INCONNECTION WITH THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE CONTENT OF THIS PUBLICATION, AND/OR ANYCONDUCT UNDERTAKEN BY PLACING RELIANCE ON THE CONTENTS OF THIS PUBLICATION.Complying with all applicable copyright and other intellectual property laws is the responsibility of the user. All rights including copy-rights, rights of translation, etc., are vested exclusively with TALLY SOLUTIONS PRIVATE LIMITED. No part of this document maybe reproduced, translated, revised, stored in, or introduced into a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form, by any means (electronic,mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise), or for any purpose, without the express written permission of Tally Solutions Pvt.Ltd.Tally may have patents, patent applications, trademarks, copyrights, or other intellectual property rights covering subject matter in thisdocument. Except as expressly provided in any written licence agreement from Tally, the furnishing of this document does not give youany licence to these patents, trademarks, copyrights, or other intellectual property.© 2009 Tally Solutions Pvt. Ltd. All rights reserved.Tally, Tally 9, Tally9, Tally.ERP, Tally.ERP 9, Shoper, Shoper 9, Shoper POS, Shoper HO, Shoper 9 POS, Shoper 9 HO, TallyDevel-oper, Tally Developer, Tally.Developer 9, Tally.NET, Tally Development Environment, Tally Extender, Tally Integrator, Tally Inte-grated Network, Tally Service Partner, TallyAcademy & Power of Simplicity are either registered trademarks or trademarks of TallySolutions Pvt. Ltd. in India and/or other countries. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.Version: Enable DOS Printing through USB Printers/1.1/July 2009
  3. 3. ContentsEnable DOS Printing through USB Printers Introduction ............................................................................................................................................. 1 When the Network Card is not present/ the Network is not enabled....................................................... 1 To set up a Loopback Adapter ................................................................................................................ 2 To add an IP address ............................................................................................................................ 9 To add a Printer .................................................................................................................................... 11 To share a Printer ................................................................................................................................. 13 To route the Parallel Port to the shared Printer..................................................................................... 14 When the Printer is connected to the Network...................................................................................... 15 (Either locally or through another system on the LAN) ............................................................................. 15 i
  4. 4. Enable DOS Printing through USB PrintersIntroductionIn a retail environment, a dot matrix printer (DMP) is often preferred to print a bill due to itsmany advantages. To get the printer to print in top speed, the DOS mode of printing is used –which is done by (typically) connecting it to a parallel port.There is often the need to support the DMP printing even on printers that are not physicallyconnected to a parallel port since most of the new printers are available only with the USBinterface.Again, users may need to print on a printer connected to another system, through the LANfacility.This document describes the settings required to be made in Windows ® to enable Shoper toprint in draft mode on Dot Matrix printers.The basic process is simple:Redirect Shoper print commands that have been directed to the local parallel port, to a printerthat is connected to another port/machine.Windows will permit this redirection only to a printer that shared on the network – even if theprinter is locally connected. This means that:1. A network must be present2. The printer must be shared across the network3. The parallel port must be redirected to this shared printer In all these cases, the printer must also be a Dot Matrix Printer! Laser, Ther- mal, Inkjet or any other such printers are not to be used this way: Shoper has direct support for these printers.When the Network Card is not present/ the Network is notenabled1. Set up Microsoft Loop Back Adapter2. Set up the printer (install required drivers)3. Share the printer4. Route the LPT port output to the shared printer 1
  5. 5. Enable DOS Printing through USB PrintersTo set up a Loopback AdapterGo to Start > Settings > Control PanelThe Control Panel window is displayed. Figure 1. Add Hardware Double click Add Hardware The Welcome to the Add Hardware Wizard screen is displayed Click Next 2
  6. 6. Enable DOS Printing through USB PrintersThe window to indicate the connection of the hardware is displayed. Figure 2. Add Hardware Wizard Select Yes, I have already connected the hardware Click Next to continue Though a software is being selected and installed, it is termed as ‘hardware’ here. 3
  7. 7. Enable DOS Printing through USB PrintersThe window with the list of installed hardware is displayed. Figure 3. Add New Hardware Device Select Add a new hardware device from the list Click Next 4
  8. 8. Enable DOS Printing through USB PrintersThe options for installation are displayed. Figure 4. Install the hardware Select Install the hardware that I manually select from a list (Advanced) Click Next 5
  9. 9. Enable DOS Printing through USB PrintersA list of types of hardware for installation is displayed. Figure 5. Network adapters From the list displayed, choose Network adapters Click Next to continue 6
  10. 10. Enable DOS Printing through USB PrintersThe option Select Network Adapter is displayed as shown. Figure 6. Select Network Adapters Select Microsoft as the Manufacturer and Microsoft Loopback Adapter as the Network Adapter Click Next to continue 7
  11. 11. Enable DOS Printing through USB PrintersThe window with details of the hardware ready to be installed is displayed. Figure 7. Install Loopback Adapter Click Next to continue 8
  12. 12. Enable DOS Printing through USB PrintersThe window with the message Completing the Add Hardware Wizard is displayed. Figure 8. Complete installing Loopback Adapters Click Finish to complete the installationOn successful completion, the message local area successfully connected is displayed.To add an IP addressThe LoopBack Adapter requires the IP address to function correctly.To add an IP address to the LoopBack Adapter,Go to Desktop > My Network Places 9
  13. 13. Enable DOS Printing through USB PrintersThe Network Connections window is displayed as shown. Figure 9. Internet Protocol Properties1. Right click and select Properties > LAN or High-Speed Internet2. The LoopBack Adapter Properties window is displayed3. Right click on LoopBack Adapter and select Properties4. The LoopBack Adapter Properties window is displayed5. Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and Click on Properties6. The Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties window is displayed7. Select Use the following IP address8. Enter the IP address, Subnet mask (suggested 192.168.1.1 and 255.255.255.0)9. Click OK 10
  14. 14. Enable DOS Printing through USB PrintersAn IP address will now be added to your system, i.e., your system can now be identified withan IP address.To add a PrinterGo to Start > Control Panel > Printers and Faxes > Add a PrinterThe Printers and Faxes window is displayed. Figure 10. Add a printer Select the option Add a printer and click the required printer 11
  15. 15. Enable DOS Printing through USB PrintersThe Add Printer Wizard window is displayed. Figure 11. Add Printer Wizard Click Next to continue 12
  16. 16. Enable DOS Printing through USB PrintersThe option to select Local or Network Printer is displayed. Figure 12. Select a printer Select Local printer attached to this computer and click Next Select the appropriate printer manufacturer and printer Install the driver specific to the printerTo share a PrinterA shared printer simulates a network environment.Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel > Printers and Faxes Select the printer you installed Right click and select Just enable Printer Sharing The Enable Printer Sharing window is displayed Click OK The Generic / Text Only Properties window is displayed Enter the Share name Click Apply and OK to save the settings 13
  17. 17. Enable DOS Printing through USB PrintersTo route the Parallel Port to the shared PrinterRun the following command from the DOS prompt.Net use lpt1 systemnamePrintersharenameExample : Net use lpt1 shankarHPLaserJ /persistent:yes When you use the command net use, you have the option of making it per- sistent - i.e. it reconnects after a reboot or logout: Persistent Drive Map- ping Settings: ‘/persistent:yes’The dos window, C:WINDOWSsystem32cmd.exe is displayed as shown. Figure 13. Route the printerThe message The command completed successfully is displayed. The system displays the error message, System error 85 has occurred. The local device name is already in use if you run the command again, i.e., if you re-route the printer.To resolve the issue, delete the port setting and reset the same. To delete the setting, run thecommand net use lpt1 /delete.To set the printer path, run the command:Net use lpt1 systemnamePrintersharename 14
  18. 18. Enable DOS Printing through USB PrintersWhen the Printer is connected to the Network(Either locally or through another system on the LAN) Share the printer Route the parallel port to this shared printer 15

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