This article explains how to manually add a print server port to a computer.
Before you begin, ensure that the print server and the computer are connected to the network.
Install the printer driver to the computer first and make sure that we are able to print directly. Follow the steps below after putting the printer and computer back to your network.
- Click Start, then Control Panel, then Printers and Faxes. Right click the Printer and select Properties.
- On the printer properties window, select Ports tab and click Add Port.
- Select Standard TCP/IP Port and click New Port.
- This will bring the Add Standard TCP/IP Printer Port Wizard, click Next.
- In the field for Printer Name or IP Address, type the IP address of the print server and click Next.
Note: You may check other computer’s printer port to verify the IP address of the print server.
- Select Custom and click Settings button.
- Under Protocol field, select LPR. For Queue Name, type L1 depending on what print server port is the printer connected to.
Note: if you’re print server that has 2 or more printer ports, like WGPS606, type L and the number of the printer port
used. Example printer is connected to port 2 then you must use L2.
- Click OK, then Next, and Finish.
Credit : https://kb.netgear.com/47/How-to-manually-add-a-print-server-port