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23-04-2018, 03:05 PM
I have a brother MFC installed as wireless thru my router. They work.

I have 2 printers listed though. Under ports, one is listed as WSD. The other is standard TCP/IP with a IP address number.

What are differences between these two?
Windows 10.


23-04-2018, 03:26 PM
WSD is a port Monitor, Not an actual IP port as such.

The WSD is not a port, but a port monitor. A port monitor looks at the information coming in from the TCP/IP port and makes changes or routing depending on what comes into the port.

The technical boring stuff :p https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/askperf/2008/02/11/ws2008-the-wsd-port-monitor/