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    wireless printer
    « on: March 02, 2010, 10:24:44 PM »
    Hi, I have a dl-5124up router and I was trying to set up wireless printing.

    When I followed the instructions and set the port to LPR instead of RAW, it doesn't work. But when I set it to RAW with port 9100 the wireless printing works.

    So my question is why? And what is the difference between RAW and LPR? I've tried looking online but i have no idea what they were talking about.

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    Re: wireless printer
    « Reply #1 on: March 03, 2010, 12:28:45 AM »
    RAW is just that. The other is a filter and there are rules about what it can and can not do. Unless you are an administrator in a large network, there is little reason, if any, to worry about it.  Leave it on RAW until you find a reason to prefer the extra features of the LPR.
    To learn more, see this MS article:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/195643
    Please not that the article does NOT apply to current versions of Windows except as noted in the article.
    LPR is available in XP and 2003, but before you try that you may want to read over a general summary of what it is.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Line_Printer_Daemon_protocol