Windows 10: Printer Ports

Discus and support Printer Ports in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Samsung laser printer was working fine until today when a message flashed up along the lines of "printer port disabled/reconfigured. do you wish to use... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by Mike_4321, Aug 20, 2018.

  1. Mike_4321 Win User

    Printer Ports


    Samsung laser printer was working fine until today when a message flashed up along the lines of "printer port disabled/reconfigured. do you wish to use a valid port?" (may not be word for word). Clicked yes and tried again. Now, when I print, there is a pop-up box indicating there is a problem with the port but the printer works anyway. On checking the ports, the printer is allocated to WSD port but I am sure it was previously set up on the TCP/IP port and the printer IP address is still showing on that port's detail. Tried changing the printer to the TCP port but a box popped up saying problem with printer - check cable etc etc. Went back to control panel to find printer no longer set as default but another printer icon had appeared with same ref. no. Looked at the printer properties for this and changed back to WSD port. That icon disappeared, original printer icon now showing as default again and with WSD as the allocated port. So, I can print but was it the last Windows update that caused the ports to reconfigure/reallocate?

    :)
     
    Mike_4321, Aug 20, 2018
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  2. Printer Port

    Hi John,

    Thank you for providing the requested information.

    I would like to inform that the printer is not compatible with Windows 10. I suggest you to install the driver for the printer in compatibility mode by following the steps below:

    • Download the setup files for the driver and save it on your local disk.
    • Right click on the setup file of the driver and select
      “Properties”.
    • Select “Compatibility” Tab.
    • Place a check mark next to“Run this program in Compatibility mode” and select operating system from the drop down list.
    • Let the driver install and then check thefunctionality.
    Hope the information is helpful. Keep us posted on the status for further assistance.
     
    Eeshwar Kumar, Aug 20, 2018
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  3. Jan123 Win User
    Windows 10 Home Won't Print to Remote Printer


    I have three computers.
    Machine 1: Windows 10 pro, has the USB Brother HL-5040 printer
    Machine 2: Windows 10 pro, prints OK to the remote printer.
    Machine 3: Windows 10 home, Used to print, but not anymore (THIS IS THE PROBLEM).
    I’ve tried everything that I can think of, and would appreciate any suggestions.
    I did these steps on Machine 3 that did not work.

    • Remove the printer device.
    • Add a Printer
    • The printer that I want isn’t listed
    • Select a shared printer by name
    • Browse
    • Select the displayed Machine 1.
    • Select the displayed Printer.
    • Next
    • Failure “Connect to Printer”.
    • Add a printer using a TCP/IP address or Hostname
    • Next
    • Set Hostname to Machine 2, and set port name.
    • Detecting TCP/IP Port
    • Additional Port information required.
    • Device Type – Standard, Brother Port Server
    • Next
    • Detecting the Driver Model
    • Install The Print Driver
    • Select Brother and Brother HL-5040
    • Next
    • Replace the Current Driver
    • Printer Name (setting it to HL-5040)
    • Next
    • Do not share this printer
    • Next
    • You’ve successfully added “HL-5040”
    • Finish
    Printing on Machine 3 puts the document in the print queue, which reports error printing.
    Printing from Machine 2 to the printer on Machine 1 works perfectly.
    All three machines are in the same HomeGroup. Machine 3 can access the shared files from Machine 1.
     
    Jan123, Aug 20, 2018
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  4. Printer Ports

    USB Printer Port vanished following Windows 10 upgrade

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I would suggest you follow the steps below and see if they help:

    Method 1: Printer troubleshooter.

    Please follow the steps below:


    • Type “Troubleshooting” on the Windows Search bar and hit enter.

    • On the left side of the Troubleshooting window, click on “View all”

    • Click on Printer. Please provide a password if asked for it and click ok. (Follow the onscreen instructions)
    Method 2: Update you printer drivers.

    Follow the steps to update the audio drivers:


    • Press Windows key + R key. Type "devmgmt.msc" and click Enter.

    • Expand the Printers.

    • Double-click on the Printer.

    • In Properties, go to Drivers Tab and click on Update.

    • Restart the computer and check.
    Method 3: Manually install your printer.

    Click on the link below and follow the steps to manually install a printer. (also applicable for Windows 10)

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/install-printer#install-printer=windows-8

    Hope this helps. Please respond if you have further related queries.

    Regards,
     
    Jesinta Rozario, Aug 20, 2018
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