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Docuprint N2125 Windows 7

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The only windows 7 driver available for the Docuprint N2125 is Post Script.   We use this as a Micrprinter.  We use a third party application.  The third party application requires PCL .

 

what gives?

This issue has put a halt on our deploying windows 7 in our bank. 

 

Why is there no PCL driver for the N2125 and Windows 7?  Will there be? 

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Re: Docuprint N2125 Windows 7

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I'm not to sure if Xerox will provide a PCL driver for the Docuprint N2125. But go ahead and try Xerox Global Print Driver and see how that turns out for you.

 

 

http://www.office.xerox.com/software-solutions/global-printer-driver/enus.html

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Re: Docuprint N2125 Windows 7

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Hi bmwj,

 

There are no plans at this time to develop a printer specific PCL driver for the N2125.  You may be able to get basic printing functionality from the PCL version of the Global Print Driver located here.

 

~Tim 

Thank you,
Tim
Xerox 2nd Level
Remote Support Engineer

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Re: Docuprint N2125 Windows 7

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I installed the PCL version of the Global Print Driver.

I also had to adjust my printer's IP address to 192.168.1.150 (it comes with a default of 192.168.2.150, which put it out of range of my Netgear Router.)  I also had to type its MAC address (Windows calls it "HW Address") into my router's admin program, because I identify all devices on my network by their MAC addresses, as a security precaution.  Once the printer's IP address was changed from 2.150 to 1.150, and the printer's MAC address was set in the router, i could at last send a document to the printer successfully.

Windows 7 could find the printer, and started up when I sent a doc to the printer, but all that it would print on the paper was:

 

PCL XL error

Subsystem: Kernel

Error:  Unsupported Protocol

Operator: 0x0

Position: 0

 

That's because the driver downloads page offers three different drivers, which is confusing.  After several bad tries, I downloaded the driver named GPB PS v3.4.377.6.0, which is apparently a PostScript driver.  I then used the printer wizard to install the Xerox printer once again, making sure I was using the Postscript version of the driver.  I created a new IP address in the printer wizard, of 192.168.1.150.   VOILA, now at last, after several YEARS of despair, my Win7 PC can print to my Xerox N2125!!!!   This is good because  I'm still using the ORIGINAL TONER CARTRIDGE in this printer, which has printed a total of just 10,000 pages in its entire lifetime. 

 

Hope this helps someone else....don't take your old N2125 printers to the gun range yet....they are still usable!!!

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UPDATE Re: Docuprint N2125 Windows 7

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A year later, in June 2015,  I had to reformat my HD and do this all over again.  The Postscript driver named  GPB PS v3.4.377.6.0 was NO LONGER APPEARING on the Xerox Support\Printer Drivers\Docuprint N2125 page.

 

 However, a PS driver  file with the name,

X-GPD_5.404.8.0_PS_x64.exe

Version 5.404.8.0

...was among the three drivers listed.

I downloaded that one, and ran its installer, and the printer works.

In the future, Xerox may update these drivers to yet different versions, but it appears that as long as you pick whichever driver installer has "PS" as part of its file name, you may be OK.

Hope this helps!

 

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