Windows 10: Two icons for same laser printer

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       09 May 2018 #1

    Two icons for same laser printer


    Up until the April 2018 update, I have always been able to setup two icons for my Brother HL-2270DW laser printer. One set to Duplex, the other set to non-Duplex. This has worked out well for me and my wife, especially for her. Can't doe it any more.

    See here in sevenforums: https://www.sevenforums.com/hardware...ml#post1465708
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       09 May 2018 #2

    No sooner posted this than I figured it out.

    From Devices and Printers, click on Add a Printer.
    Next, click on The printer I want isn't listed.
    Select Add a local printer or network printer with manual settings, click Next.
    Select another port of the same type currently being used, probably a USB. Mine was using USB004 so I chose USB002 then clicked Next.
    Pick your printer, mine was Brother HL-2270DW series.
    Select Use the driver that is currently installed (recommended).
    Give the printer a unique name. I set my original one to Brother HL-2270DW Duplex so I made this one Brother HL-2270DW.
    Click Next and your done.
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  3.    10 May 2018 #3

    Ztruker said: View Post
    No sooner posted this than I figured it out.

    From Devices and Printers, click on Add a Printer.
    Next, click on The printer I want isn't listed.
    Select Add a local printer or network printer with manual settings, click Next.
    Select another port of the same type currently being used, probably a USB. Mine was using USB004 so I chose USB002 then clicked Next.
    Pick your printer, mine was Brother HL-2270DW series.
    Select Use the driver that is currently installed (recommended).
    Give the printer a unique name. I set my original one to Brother HL-2270DW Duplex so I made this one Brother HL-2270DW.
    Click Next and your done.
    Lol, it happens to me all the time, solve a problem immediately after asking for help.
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  4.    10 May 2018 #4

    For networked printers using their TCP/IP address is a seldom-fail approach to getting them working once again. After 1803, I had to resort to that trick on a couple of systems that otherwise couldn't "see" those printers (I have a Samsung monochrome ML-2850 and a Dell color 2155, both attached to the "House LAN"). An IP Scanner (like NirSoft's FastResolver) will help you find the printers and their associated IP addresses.
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    HTH,
    --Ed--
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       10 May 2018 #5

    Ed, mine is a local USB attached printer, thanks.
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  6.    10 May 2018 #6

    Nevermind, then! Sorry to trail red herrings across a USB connection.
    --Ed--
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