LPT1


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LPT1

(Line Print Terminal 1) In a PC, the logical name assigned to parallel port #1. The parallel port, which is no longer found on modern PCs, was typically used for the printer. A second parallel port, if installed, was assigned to LPT2. Contrast with COM1.
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Similarly, when the printer is not active, the ``Energy Guardian'' energy-saving software management system turns off the power to the printer and then reactivates power whenever the LPT1 port is started.
Therefore, Epson printer on PC A" is hooked to LPT1 on PC A" and laser printer on PC "B" is hooked to LPT1 on PC "B.
So now let's say you've figured all this out, and printing to your own printer hooked to physical port LPT1 via LPT2 on the network no longer bothers you.