How to Add a LAN Manager Printer Port

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How to Add a LAN Manager Printer Port
Print to a networked printer using the LAN Manager printer port. (computer image by peter Hires Images from

Most offices, and some homes, use a local area network, or LAN, to communicate between computers and printers. To print to a networked printer, your computer must include the LAN Manager network software. The software will facilitate adding a printer port for the networked printer so you can print without being physically connected to the printer. Windows 7 makes it easy to add a networked printer.

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Things you need

  • Networked printer

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  1. 1

    Click on the "Start" button and select "Devices and Printers."

  2. 2

    Choose "Add A Printer, " then select "Next." Choose "Add a Network, Wireless or Bluetooth Printer," then "Next."

  3. 3

    Review the list of available printers. Select the printer that is connected to your network, then click "Next." Type any required administrative passwords for the networked printer.

  4. 4

    Press "Finish" to complete the installation.

  5. 5

    Go back to "Start," then "Devices and Printers" to make sure your new LAN Manager printer port appears as a printer choice.

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