Installing the Epilog Dashboard Print Driver

Section 5: Installing the
Epilog Dashboard Print Driver
- Windows XP or 2000
In This Section
 This section applies to Windows XP/2000 only. Installation instructions for
Windows Vista are found in Appendix C – Additional Dashboard Print Driver
Instructions, of this manual
 Installing the Dashboard Print Driver Using an USB Connection
 Installing the Dashboard Print Driver Using an Ethernet Connection and a
Crossover Cable
The Epilog Dashboard is the print driver that allows your computer to talk to your
Epilog laser system when either the USB or Ethernet Crossover cables are
connected. The Dashboard is designed for use with Windows XP,
Windows 2000 and the 32 bit version of Windows Vista (32 bit is the
standard version). The driver is included in the accessories kit on a CD-ROM
or on our web site - www.epiloglaser.com. You will need to install the
Dashboard by following the procedures on the following pages.
There are two ways of installing the Epilog Dashboard. Both methods are very
similar, and your computer configuration will determine which method to use.
1.
2.
The first method is using the USB connection. This is very straight forward
and easy to accomplish.
The second method is using the Ethernet connection. This process is very
similar to the USB installation, but there are a couple of important
additional steps.
Instructions for installing the Dashboard using the Windows Vista operating
system are included in the appendix.
The FiberMark driver will be identified as the “Epilog Fiber Laser
Win32” when it is installed onto your computer.
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Installing the Dashboard Driver Using a
USB Connection and Cable
1.
Insert the Epilog Laser CD into your computer’s CD player. It should
Auto-Start and the following window should appear:
2.
Click the FiberMark Driver button and the following window will appears:
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3.
Click on the Unzip button. It will take just a few seconds for the following
window to appear:
4.
Click on OK and the following window appears:
Click the Next > button to continue
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Select Local printer attached to this computer
Deselect Automatically Detect and Install
Click the Next> button to continue.
Select one of the USB (USB001 or USB002) ports and then Click on Next > to
continue.
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Click the Have Disk button. The following window appears:
Click the Browse… button.
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Click on the EpilogWin32Fiber.inf file then click on the Open button.
Click on the OK button.
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Select the Epilog Engraver Win32 driver and then click on the Next> button.
Name your printer and determine if you want the laser to be the default printer.
You probably do if the laser is the only printer connected to your computer. Click
the Next> button to continue.
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Select Do not share this printer, then click on the Next> button to continue.
Select No.
Click on the Next>
button
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Click on the Finish button.
Click on the Continue Anyway button. While the Dashboard print driver has not
been tested by Microsoft, it will not destabilize your computer.
That’s it! You’re now ready to print to your laser system!
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Installing the Dashboard Driver Using an
Ethernet Connection and a Crossover
Cable
(Skip this part if you are using a USB cable described in the previous section.)
There are three easy steps involved in setting up the laser and computer system to
operate through an Ethernet connection:
1.
2.
3.
Setting the IP Address from the laser keyboard.
Setting up the IP Address in the computers TCP/IP.
Dashboard Print Driver Installation
Note: The following instructions work only for a direct connection from the
computer to the Epilog laser using a Crossover cable. This procedure does not
work with a hub or a server. For Ethernet connections that require a hub, server,
or multiple machines/computers, please consult with your network administrator.
Hardware Requirements
 A 10Base-T or 10/100Base T Ethernet network card installed in your
computer. All brand name computers that have been built in the last couple of
years should have come standard with an Ethernet card installed.
 A crossover cable connecting your computer to the laser (included in your
accessories kit).
Please Note! - The crossover cable looks almost exactly like a standard straightthrough network cable, but they have different purposes for making network
connections. Normally, the crossover cable should only be used when connecting
the Epilog laser directly to your computer. Ask your network administrator for
assistance if you are unsure of which type of cable you have. It is a good idea to
place a tag or label on the cable indicating if it is a crossover cable or standard
(CAT5) straight-through cable.
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Step 1: Setting the Ethernet IP Address on the
Laser
Be sure all packaging materials have been removed then plug the power cord into
the laser system and turn the machine “ON”. The laser will boot up, beep, and the
carriage will find its home position.
Although it may seem intimidating if this is your first experience setting up
Ethernet connections, it’s really quite simple to accomplish. If you have
problems, don’t panic! You cannot do anything wrong that starting over will not
fix!
There are three network protocols that will need to be set. They are set in the
following order.
1.
2.
3.
IP ADDRESS
SUBNET MASK
GATEWAY
The FiberMark control panel serves two functions. It acts as the main control
panel for all of the common laser functions and it is also used to program some of
the setup functions of the laser system. In standard working mode the keys
correspond to the descriptive text below the key. In programming mode, the keys
correspond to the numbers printed on the keys. The numbers are activated only
when the machine is in its programming mode that is described below. The
diagram below shows the front control panel.
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IP ADDRESS
In order to program the laser system with the appropriate IP Address, you will
need to activate the programming mode through the sequence of steps described
below.
4.
5.
6.
7.
To go into program mode and set the IP Address, press the GO and
POINTER buttons simultaneously on the control panel. You will see
“FUNCTIONS MENU” displayed on the control panel LCD screen. You
are now in programming mode and the numbers on the keys have been
activated.
Press the GO button. - “SERIAL #” will appear on the screen. This is a
factory set number and corresponds to the serial number of the laser
system. You should not change this serial number!
Press the GO button again. – “IP ADDRESS” will appear on the screen.
Press the GO button again. - The factory set IP address will appear on the
screen. It will look something like this: “192.168.003.004”, with a
flashing box over the 1 in 192.
Note – This procedure uses 192.168.003.004 as the sample IP Address.
Machines leaving the Epilog factory have this IP Address preset so you do not
have to change anything unless you want to use a different address.
8.
To change the IP Address, follow these instructions:
a) If you want to change the 1 in 192 to any other number, simply press
the number key for that number. For example, if you want to change
the 1 (in 192) to a 4, press the “4” (Power) key. After pressing this
key the 1 will change to a 4 and the cursor box will advance to the next
number (in this case, the number 9).
b) 5.2 At this point, press the appropriate key for the second number (if
you want to keep the 9 a 9, you still must press the “9” (Pointer) key.
c) 5.3 Finally, press the appropriate key for the third number.
d) After pressing the key for the third number the flashing cursor box will
go back to the first number – it WILL NOT shift to the next set of
three numerals. If you want to move to the next group of three
numbers simply press the GO button. Pressing GO will cause the
flashing cursor box to shift right to the next set of three numbers.
Repeat this process to change any of the numbers.
Note: There is no way to simply scroll through the IP Address numbers and skip
over single numbers you do not want to change. You can skip groups of three by
pressing “Go”, but skipping single numbers cannot be done. There is also no
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way to move the flashing cursor box backwards. The cursor scrolls through each
three number group continuously until you press the “Go” button, where it will
then go to the next three number group.
e) Repeat this process for all of the number groups to get the IP Address
you need.
9.
After all the IP address numbers have either been changed or verified as the
ones you need, press GO again – this will move you to the next screen
which is the “SUBNET MASK” screen.
Subnet Mask
1.
Press GO again to see the “SUBNET MASK” settings. Use the same
process of number selection using the keypads to select the appropriate
number for the “SUBNET MASK”
Note: If you are using the cross-over cable provided by Epilog, make sure
the “SUBNET MASK” is set to:
“255.255.255.0”
2.
After you have set the “SUBNET MASK”, Press GO again.
GATEWAY
1.
2.
You will now see “GATEWAY”, Press GO again.
The GATEWAY setting can be set using the same process of number
selection using the key pads to select the appropriate numbers for
“GATEWAY”.
Note: The GATEWAY address is not important if you are using the provided
cross over cable. If you are running your laser through a network, you will need
to set the laser GATEWAY numbers to correspond to your network.
At the end of the programming process, the laser will prompt you to either SAVE
or NO (Not Save) the numbers you have applied. The Screen will look like:
Save – GO, No- STOP
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Press the GO button to save the changes you made to the network settings. Press
the STOP button if you do not want to save the changes and you want to return to
the factory default.
If at any time in the programming process you want to stop or restart, press the
STOP button. This will take you out of the programming functions. If you want
to restart the programming process, simultaneously press GO and POINTER to
get back to the start of the Function Menu.
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Step 2: Setting up the Computer’s TCP/IP
Address
Once you have set the Network settings on the laser, you will need to set the
TCP/IP at your computer.
1.
From the Start menu at the bottom of your computer monitor screen select
Start | Control Panel | Network Connections.
Right click on the Local Area Connection icon, and then select Properties.
2.
Highlight
the
Internet
Protocol (TCP/IP) option.
3.
Then click on Properties.
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4.
The window below will appear. Select Use the following IP address radio
button.
5.
Type in the following (leave everything else blank on this page)
6.
7.
IP Address
Subnet Mask
192 168 3 3
255 255 255 0
Default Gateway
Leave blank
Click the OK button in
this window and then
click on the Close button
in the next window.
Your computer is now set
to print through a
crossover cable to the
Ethernet port on the
laser.
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This number is not an error -the last digit of the IP address
in this window only must be
different than the IP address
set in the Epilog FiberMark.
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Step 3: Installing the Dashboard Driver for an
Ethernet Connection:
1.
Insert the Epilog Laser CD into your computer’s CD player. It should
Auto-Start and the following window should appear (refer to Appendix C if
the AutoRun feature does not bring up the following screen):
2.
Click the FiberMark Driver button and the following window will appears:
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NOTE - When you Unzip the driver files they will be unzipped into the
c:/Epilog_Driver directory. Do not move them from this directory. The
installation process looks for them in this directory later on in the process.
3.
Click on the Unzip button. It will take just a few seconds for the following
window to appear:
4.
Click on OK and the following window appears:
Click Next > to
continue.
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Select Local printer
attached to this computer
Deselect Automatically
Detect and Install
Click the Next> button to
continue.
Click on Select a
New Port:
Use the scroll
button to select
TCP/IP Port.
Click Next> to
continue.
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Click Next> to Continue.
Enter the same IP Address that you set in the control panel (on page 27 and 28).
It’s important that you use the same address in both places, but the format of the
numbers looks a little different. In the control panel the IP Address will look like
this: 192.168.003.004. When you enter the IP Address in this window, you do not
need the zeros, and the address will look like this: 192.168.3.4.
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Click Custom, and then
Settings.
Set Protocol to LPR. This is
a very important step. Your
download time will be greatly
increased if LPR is not
selected.
Type Legend in the
Queue Name box.
Click OK to continue.
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Click Next> to continue.
Click Finish to continue.
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Click Have Disk….
Make sure the Epilog CDROM is in the computer’s
drive and click Browse…
Select the CD-ROM Drive
from the drives listed.
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Select Drivers
Select Open to
continue
Select Fiber Driver
X.XX
Select Open to
continue
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Print Driver- Windows XP or 2000
Select
EpilogWin32Fiber
.inf, and then
select Open to
continue.
Click OK to
continue.
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Print Driver- Windows XP or 2000
Select Epilog
Fiber Laser
Win32.
Click Next> to
continue.
Name your printer
and determine if
you want the laser
to be the default
printer.
Click Next> to
continue.
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Select Do not
share this printer.
Click Next> to
continue.
Select No
Click on the Next>
button.
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Print Driver- Windows XP or 2000
Click on the Finish
button
Click on the Continue
Anyway button.
While the print driver
has not been tested by
Microsoft, it will not
destabilize your
computer.
That’s it! You’re now
ready to print to your
FiberMark laser
system!
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