Axis AXIS 5900 User`s manual

AXIS 5900
Network Print Servers
User’s Manual
AXIS 5900 User’s Manual
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Regulatory Information
Safety Notices
Important:
Take some time to read through the safety notices before installing the print server. Please observe all safety markings and
instructions when using this product.
Observe “Important:” in the text to avoid operational impairment. Do not proceed until you have fully understood the
implications.
Electromagnetic Compatibility
(EMC)
USA
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
- reorient or relocate the receiving antenna
- increase the separation between the equipment and receiver
- connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected
- consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. Shielded (STP) network cables must be used with this unit to
ensure compliance with the class B limits..
Europe
This digital equipment fulfils the requirements for radiated emission according to limit B of EN55022, and the requirements
for immunity according to EN55024 residential, commercial, and light industry. Compliance is not valid for unshielded
network cables.
Japan
This is a class B product based on the standard of the Voluntary Control Council for Interference from Information
Technology Equipment (VCCI). If this is used near a radio or television receiver in a domestic environment, it may cause radio
interference. Install and use the equipment according to the instruction manual. Compliance is not valid for unshielded
network cables.
Australia
This electronic device meets the requirements of the Radio communications (Electromagnetic Compatibility) Standard 1998
AS/NZS 3548. Compliance is not valid for unshielded network cables.
Liability
Every care has been taken in the preparation of this manual; if you detect any inaccuracies or omissions, please inform your
local Axis office, which can be found on the cover of this document. Axis Communications AB cannot be held responsible for
any technical or typographical errors and reserves the right to make changes to the product and manuals without prior
notice. Axis Communications AB makes no warranty of any kind with regard to the material contained within this document,
including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Axis
Communications AB shall not be liable nor responsible for incidental or consequential damages in connection with the
furnishing, performance or use of this material.
Axis’ Trademarks
AXIS ThinWizard, axinstall, AXIS Print Monitor, AXIS AddPrinter.
Other Trademark Acknowledgments
Adobe Acrobat Reader, Aix, Apple, Debian, Ethernet, EtherTalk, IBM, LAN Manager, LAN Server, Linux, Macintosh, Microsoft,
Novell NetWare, OS/2, OS/400, AS/400, Red Hat, Solaris, SuSe, UNIX, Microsoft Windows, are registered trademarks of the
respective holders.
Support Services
Should you require technical assistance, please contact your Axis dealer. If your questions cannot be answered immediately,
your Axis dealer will forward your queries through the appropriate channels to ensure you a rapid response. On the Internet
you can find online manuals, technical support, software updates, application software, corporate information, etc..
Patent information
Axis AB has intellectual property rights relating to technology embodied in the product that is described in this document. In
particular, and without limitation, these intellectual property rights may include one or more of the patents listed at
http://www.axis.com/patent.htm and one or more additional patents or pending patent applications in the US and other
countries.
Software Acknowledgments
This product includes software developed by the OpenSSL Project for use in the OpenSSL Toolkit.
USER’S MANUAL AXIS 5900 EN
Part No. 23000, Revision 2.0a
Date: August 2005 - Copyright © Axis Communications AB, 2005
This manual applies to the AXIS 5900 with firmware version 7.00 or higher.
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Radio Transmission Regulatory
Information
The channel must be set according to the radio frequency requirements in your country:
Country
Frequency
Available Channels
Default Channel
Europe
2.412-2.472 GHz
1-13
11
France
2.457-2.472 GHz
10-13 (indoor use) *
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Japan
2.484 GHz
14
14
USA/Canada
2.412-2.462 GHz
1-11
11
* (France) outdoor use permitted on private property with prior authorization
Tested to comply with FCC Standards FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE.
This product must be installed and used in strict accordance with the instructions given in the user documentation. The Axis
Network Print Server complies with the following radio frequency and safety standards:
Europe - EU Declaration of Conformity. This device complies with the requirements of the R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC with
essential test suites as per standards
• EN 60950 Safety of Information Technology equipment:
• ETS 300 328 Technical requirements for radio equipment
• ETS 300 826 General EMC requirements for radio equipment
USA - Federal Communications Commission FCC
This device complies with Part 15 of FCC Rules. Operation of the device is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference
(2) This device must accept any interference that may cause undesired operation.
Approvals
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The Axis Network Print Server is approved for use in the US, EU member states, Switzerland and Japan.
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Table of Contents
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Section 1
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
About this Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Supported Environments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
About Axis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Support Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Section 2
Product Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Package Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
AXIS Network Product CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Latest Versions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Physical Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Features and Benefits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Section 3
Basic Installation (Wired & Wireless) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting the Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installation Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Assigning an IP Address to the Print Server . . . . . . . . .
Configuring the Axis Network Print Server for Wireless
Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring your Print Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Section 4
Adding Printers in Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Adding Printers in Windows 2000 / XP / 2003 using AXIS
AddPrinter Wizard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Adding Printers in Windows 2000 / XP / 2003 using
Windows Add Printer Wizard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Adding Printers in Windows 2000 / XP / 2003 using the
Microsoft LPR Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Adding Printers in Windows NT using the Microsoft LPR
Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
AXIS Print Monitor Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Adding Printers over TCP/IP in Windows NT using AXIS Print
Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Adding NetBIOS/NetBEUI Printers in Windows 2000 using
AXIS Print Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Adding Printers over NetBIOS/NetBEUI in Windows NT
using AXIS Print Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Adding Printers in Windows 98 and Me over TCP/IP using
AXIS Print Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Adding Printers in Windows 98 and Me over
NetBIOS/NetBEUI using AXIS Print Monitor . . . . . . . . . 41
Section 5
Adding Printers in Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bonjour Printing in Mac OS X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installation in Mac OS X using AppleTalk . . . . . . . . . . .
Installation of LPR printing in Mac OS X . . . . . . . . . . .
Installation on Mac OS 9.1 or older, using AppleTalk . .
Choosing a Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Adding Printers in NetWare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setup using NDPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setup using iPrint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Basic Setup with AXIS NetPilot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Advanced Installation using AXIS NetPilot . . . . . . . . . .
Basic Queue-based Printing over IP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Section 7
Adding Printers in UNIX/Linux . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Print Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Typical Invocation via a Windows Manager . . . . . . . . .
Typical Invocation from a Terminal Window . . . . . . . .
Debian 3.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Red Hat 7.3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SuSE 8.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
AXIS axinstall Script . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Print Methods on TCP/IP Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Section 8
Adding Printers in OS/2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
TCP/IP Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
NetBIOS/NetBEUI Printing in OS/2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Section 9
Updating the Firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Upgrading the Firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Obtaining the Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Section 10
Management and Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Using a Web Browser for Print Server Management . . 92
Print Server Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Using Logical Printers to Customize your Printing . . . . 99
Using AXIS ThinWizard for Print Server Management 107
Using FTP for Print Server Management . . . . . . . . . . 110
Using Telnet for Print Server Management . . . . . . . . 112
Using SNMP for Print Server Management . . . . . . . . 114
Enabling Secure Web Services — SSL/TLS . . . . . . . . . . 115
Enabling the SNMPv3 Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Using Novell Utilities for Print Server Management . . 119
NetWare Packet Signature Levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
TCP/IP Restrictions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Section 11
IPP - Internet Printing Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Section 12
IP Addressing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Section 13
The Test Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Section 14
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Section 15
Technical Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Section 16
The Parameter List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
SNMP Device Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Section 17
Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
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Introduction
Section 1
Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the AXIS 5900. This product has been
developed to connect your printers anywhere in your network, allowing
all network users access to shared printer resources.
The AXIS 5900 can be installed either as an IEEE 802.11b wireless print
server or as an Ethernet attached print server.
About this Manual
This manual is applicable for the AXIS 5900 with firmware version 7.00
or higher, providing introductory information as well as detailed
instructions on how to set up and manage the print server in various
network environments. It is intended for everyone involved in installing
and managing the print server. To fully benefit from this manual, you
should be familiar with basic networking principles.
These instructions are based on the settings in a new and unconfigured
print server. To reload the default parameters, you can perform a Factory
Default, which will restore most of the settings. See “Performing a Factory
Default” on page 134.
Supported Environments
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Windows
NetWare
Macintosh
OS/2
UNIX/Linux
About Axis
Axis increases the value of network solutions. The company is an
innovative market leader in network video and print servers. Axis'
products and solutions are focused on applications such as security,
surveillance, remote monitoring and document management. The
products are based on in-house developed chip technology, which is also
sold to third parties.
Axis was founded in 1984 and is listed on the Stockholmsbörsen
(XSSE:AXIS). Axis operates globally with offices in 14 countries and in
cooperation with distributors, system integrators and OEM partners in 70
countries. Markets outside Sweden account for more than 95 % of sales.
Information about Axis can be found at www.axis.com
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Introduction
Support Services
Should you require any technical assistance, please contact your Axis
reseller. If your questions cannot be answered immediately, your Axis
reseller will forward your queries through the appropriate channels to
ensure a rapid response.
If you are connected to the Internet, you can:
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Download user documentation and firmware updates
Find answers to previously resolved problems in the FAQ database.
Search by product, category or phrase
• Report problems to Axis support staff by logging in to your private
support area
Visit the Axis support Web at www.axis.com/techsup
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Product Overview
Section 2
Product Overview
Package Contents
Verify that nothing is missing from the AXIS 5900 print server package
by using the check list below. Please contact your dealer if anything is
missing or damaged. All packing materials are recyclable.
Hardware
Model
Part Numbers
Axis Print Server
AXIS 5900
0158-001-01
Media
Title
Part Numbers
CD
AXIS Network Product CD
22965
Warranty Sheet
Warranty Axis Servers
21681
Printed Material
User’s Guide AXIS 5900
19091
Power Adapter
Model
PS-H Part Number
PS-H
Australia
19111
Europe
19108
Korea
19112
UK
19109
USA / Japan
19110
Optional Accessories (not included in box)
Part Numbers
Parallel Printer Cable
13360
Self-adhesive velcro ribbons
13282 & 13283
Caution!
Ensure that the print server’s Power Adapter is marked with the correct
voltage! Refer to the tables above for details.
AXIS Network Product CD
The AXIS Network Product CD provides an easy-to-use electronic catalog,
that includes Axis software, firmware and user documentation. If your
computer is set to French, German, Italian or Spanish, the information
will automatically be presented in that language, otherwise you will see
the English version.
To read the PDF documents you need an Acrobat Reader, which can be
fetched at http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readermain.html
Start-up procedures
for Windows
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If your computer is configured to autostart CDs, the AXIS Network
Product CD will start automatically when inserted into a local CD drive on
Windows 98, Me, NT, 2000 and XP platforms. You can also navigate to
the CD root directory and start the index.htm file from within the
Windows file manager.
AXIS 5900 User’s Manual
Product Overview
Start-up procedures
for UNIX, OS/2
and Mac OS
Using your preferred file manager application, navigate to the CD root
directory and click index.htm
Latest Versions
The latest version of Axis documentation, software and firmware is
available on www.axis.com
Physical Description
AXIS 5900
LPT1
LPT2
Power Adapter
Connector
Ethernet
Connector
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Power Indicator
Network Indicator
Test Button
Underside label of print server
Serial number same as
MAC/Ethernet number; e.g.
00408c181cf0 =
00-40-8c-18-1c-f0 (Windows)
00:40:8c:18:1c:f0 (Unix/Mac)
Note: “S/N” can also appear as “Ser. No.” or “Serial no.”
Network Connector
The AXIS 5900 can be installed as an IEEE 802.11b wireless print server
or as an Ethernet attached print server and connects to the network
wirelessly or via a twisted pair category 5 cable (10baseT and 100baseTX)
or better.
Printer Ports
The Axis Network Print Server print server is equipped with two highspeed IEEE 1284 compatible parallel ports (LPT1, LPT2). Any standard
printer can be connected to any of the ports for network printing. Print
data can be directed to any of the two ports simultaneously, which means
that two different printers can be used at the same time, regardless of
protocol.
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Product Overview
Test Button
The test button is used for:
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Printing a test page to check the connection to the printer.
Printing the parameter list showing the print server settings.
Performing a Factory Default of the print server, which will restore most
of the parameters and settings to factory default values.
See The Test Button, on page 134 for details.
Network Indicator
Power Indicator
Antenna
Configuration and
Management
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The network indicator flashes to indicate network activity.
The power indicator is lit while power is applied. If it is not lit, or it
flashes, there is a problem with the Axis Network Print Server or its
Power Adapter.
The Axis Network Print Server is equipped with a built-in 802.11b PCCard with an internal antenna.
The print server can be configured and managed from its internal Web
pages, using HTTP as well as HTTPS in the secure mode. These Web pages
offer you a platform independent management tool that is suitable for all
supported network environments. See Using a Web Browser for Print
Server Management, on page 92 for details.
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Features and Benefits
Reliability
The AXIS 5900 print server provides high performance and reliability
combined with low power consumption. The electronic circuits are based
on the AXIS ETRAX 100 LX chip, which comprises an integrated 32 bit
RISC processor and associated network controllers.
Flexibility
The AXIS 5900 print server supports printing over the WLAN or printing
over the wired network. The print server supports printing in all major
computer systems and environments, including five different print
methods in the TCP/IP environment. It also allows you to print on two
printers simultaneously.
The Axis Network Print Server works in both wired (LAN) and wireless
(WLAN) networks in ad hoc (computer to computer) mode or
infrastructure mode (AirPort network).
The integrated IPP (Internet Printing Protocol) function allows for
printing from LAN to LAN via a WAN, such as the Internet.
Cable Speed
The AXIS ETRAX 100 LX chip supports data transfer rates of up to 200
Mbit/s (100 Mbit Ethernet full duplex).
Wireless Speed
The Axis Network Print Server supports the IEEE 802.11b wireless
standard with a data rate of up to 11 Mbps over a WLAN.
Multi-language
Support
The print server’s Web interface and Help pages are available in English,
French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish. The default language is
English. See Language Setting, on page 97.
Easy to Install
Security
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Install the Axis Network Print Server for wired or wireless network
printing in just a few minutes. AXIS 5900 installs, operates and is
managed in the same reliable and easy way as other Axis network print
servers.
You can assign passwords to restrict both login and printer access. It is
also possible to disable protocols and to configure a secure mode (https).
AXIS 5900 supports data encryption and access control using WEP
(Wired Equivalent Privacy).
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Monitoring
The internal Axis Network Print Server Web pages and the AXIS
ThinWizard software allow you to continuously monitor printer status.
The Web pages are used to monitor single Axis units and AXIS
ThinWizard can be used to monitor multiple Axis units.
The AXIS 5900 supports SNMP for remote monitoring.
Through e-mail notification, the printer administrator can be notified by
e-mail whenever an event that requires human intervention occurs in a
printer. The e-mail contains a short and concise description of the event.
Future proof
NetWare Packet
Signature
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The firmware stored in the print server Flash memory can be upgraded
over the network. This allows you to quickly update and enhance its
operational features when new print server software becomes available.
AXIS 5900 supports NetWare Packet Signature Level 1, 2, 3, which
protects servers and clients using the NetWare Core Protocol services. NCP
packet signature prevents packet forgery by requiring the server and the
client to sign each NCP packet. See “NetWare Packet Signature Levels” on
page 121.
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Basic Installation (Wired & Wireless)
Section 3
Basic Installation (Wired & Wireless)
Connecting the Hardware
1. Make sure that your printer is switched off and that the Power Adapter
external is disconnected.
2. Locate the serial number, found on the underside label of the print server,
and write it down. You will need this number to set the IP address.
3. Connect the printer to the LPT1 or the LPT2 port on the Axis Network Print
Server using an appropriate printer cable.
4. Connect the Axis Network Print Server to the wired network using a twisted
pair category 5 cable, 10baseT and 100baseTX, or better.
Note:
You can install this Axis Network Print Server without using a network cable,
simply skip step 4 in these instructions.
5. Switch on the printer and connect the Power Adapter to the Axis Network
Print Server. The Power indicator will light up. When the Network indicator
starts to flash, the Axis Network Print Server is successfully connected to the
network.
6. Wait 1 minute. Press the test button on the Axis Network Print Server to
print a test page. The test page includes a list of the most important
parameters, including the network speed, firmware version number and IP
address of the print server.
Notes:
The Axis Network Print Server uses high-speed Centronics Communication.
For use with older printers not supporting high speed, this function can be
disabled by using a standard Web browser. Please refer to “Management and
Configuration” on page 92, for more information.
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Basic Installation (Wired & Wireless)
Installation Overview
Select the appropriate method to establish a connection between the
workstation / laptop and the Axis Network Print Server. The following
descriptions provide an overview of the installation procedures:
• “Setting up Using the Ethernet Interface” on page 14
• “Setting up over the WLAN” on page 15
Setting up Using the
Ethernet Interface
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To establish communication with the network, an IP address must be
assigned to your Axis Network Print Server. See “Assigning an IP
Address to the Print Server” on page 16.
Once the connection has been established, proceed with creating a
certificate. See Configuring the Axis Network Print Server for Wireless
Printing, on page 23.
Next, enable https in the print server for secure Web services. See
Configuring the Axis Network Print Server for Wireless Printing, on page
23.
Set the WLAN Network Mode and enter the SSID, WLAN channel and
WEP keys according to your network, see “Configuring the Axis
Network Print Server for Wireless Printing” on page 23
The Axis Network Print Server must be restarted for the WLAN settings
to take effect. On power up, the Axis Network Print Server will
automatically select WLAN communication if there is no Ethernet cable
connected. Disconnect the network cable and disconnect and reconnect
the Axis Network Print Server power supply.
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Basic Installation (Wired & Wireless)
Setting up over the
WLAN
Before you begin, configure the WLAN settings on your workstation /
laptop as described below (refer to the user documentation of your WLAN
network interface for instructions):
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Select ad hoc mode.
Set the SSID to AXIS followed by the last 6 digits of the serial number
which is found on the underside label of the Axis Network Print Server
(example: AXIS181636). The SSID is case sensitive and must be entered
exactly as stated, i.e. in upper-case letters.
Set the WLAN channel to 11 (channel 14 in Japan).
Disable the WEP parameter.
Proceed with the following:
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To establish communication with the network, an IP address must be
assigned to your Axis Network Print Server. See “Assigning an IP
Address to the Print Server” on page 16.
Once the connection has been established, proceed with creating a
certificate. See Configuring the Axis Network Print Server for Wireless
Printing, on page 23.
Next, activate https in the print server for secure Web services, such as
WEP. See Configuring the Axis Network Print Server for Wireless
Printing, on page 23.
Set the WLAN Network Mode and enter the SSID, WLAN channel and
WEP keys according to your network. See “Configuring the Axis
Network Print Server for Wireless Printing” on page 23.
The Axis Network Print Server must be restarted for the WLAN settings
to take effect. Disconnect and reconnect the Axis Network Print Server
Power Adapter to restart the AXIS 5900.
Note:
Once the print server’s connection to the network has been
established and verified, you can reset the workstation / laptop to
its original settings i.e. the network mode, SSID, WLAN channel
and WEP keys.
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Basic Installation (Wired & Wireless)
Assigning an IP Address to the Print Server
Before you Start
If you have a DHCP server on your network, your print server will receive
an IP address automatically. The IP address will then appear on the test
page you printed earlier.
If you are not working in a DHCP network, you need to set the IP-address
of the print server manually.
Follow these instructions in order to assign an IP address to your Axis
Network Print Server.
System Privileges
You need root privileges on your UNIX system, or administrator
privileges on a Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 to:
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Ethernet Address
IP Address
set the IP address using RARP, BOOTP, DHCP
add an entry to the ARP table with the command 'arp -s'
You need to know the Ethernet address of your Axis Network Print Server
in order to assign an IP address to it. The Ethernet address is based upon
the serial number of your Axis Network Print Server. This means, for
example, that an Axis Network Print Server with the serial number of
00408C100086, will have the corresponding Ethernet address of 00 40 8C
10 00 86. The serial number is located on the underside label of the print
server.
Unless you are downloading the IP address using DHCP or Auto-IP, you
must obtain an unused IP address from your network administrator.
Important:
DO NOT use the IP addresses used in the following examples when installing
your Axis Network Print Server. Consult your network administrator before
assigning an IP address to your Axis Network Print Server.
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Methods for Setting
the IP Address
You can set the IP address of your Axis Network Print Server using one of
the following methods, depending on your network operating
environment:
Method
Network environments
See ...
AXIS
AddPrinter
Wizard
Windows 2000, XP, 2003
“Adding Printers in Windows 2000 / XP / 2003 using
AXIS AddPrinter Wizard” on page 28
DHCP*
Windows NT, Me 2000, XP,
2003, UNIX, NetWare
“Setting the IP Address using DHCP” on page 18
Windows 95, 98, NT Me,
2000, XP, 2003
“Setting the IP Address using ARP/Ping in Windows
95, 98, NT, Me, 2000, XP, 2003” on page 19
UNIX, Mac OS X
“Setting the IP Address using ARP in UNIX and Mac
OS X” on page 20
RARP*
UNIX
“Setting the IP Address Using RARP in UNIX” on page
21
BOOTP*
UNIX, NetWare
“Using BOOTP in UNIX/Linux” on page 22
Auto-IP*
Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP,
2003
“Setting the IP Address using Auto-IP” on page 18
ARP
* The IP address of the print server will be set automatically using these
methods.
Notes:
• The ARP and RARP methods operate on single network segments only, that is they cannot
be used over routers.
• The ability to set the IP address with ARP and PING will only be enabled the first 10
minutes after rebooting the print server
• Refer to “Setting Parameters” on page 47 for information about setting the IP address in
the Macintosh environment.
Registering and
Resolving
Host Names
In order to register the host name of the Axis Network Print Server in
networks with dynamic IP address settings, WINS (Windows Internet
Name Service) and DDNS (Dynamic Domain Naming System) are
supported. It is recommended that at least one of these methods should be
used if you are setting the IP address of the Axis Network Print Server
using DHCP.
The host name of the Axis Network Print Server is specified by the
PS_NAME parameter. Refer to the “The Parameter List” on page 142.
WINS Host Name
Rules
WINS only supports 15 character long host names. If your host name is
longer than 15 characters, the Axis Network Print Server truncates the
host name to 15 characters when registering with a WINS server. You can
view the Axis Network Print Server host name that is registered at a
WINS server, in the print server’s Web interface. Refer to “Management
and Configuration” on page 92.
DDNS Host Name
Rules
DDNS supports 47 character long host names and can only consist of the
characters ‘A-Z’, ’a-z’, ’0-9’ and ‘-’. If your host name consists of any
other characters, they are converted to ‘-’, when registering with a DDNS
server. You can view the Axis Network Print Server host name that is
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registered at a DDNS server, in the print server’s Web interface. Refer to
“Management and Configuration” on page 92.
If the host name matches another entry in the DDNS data base, the Axis
Network Print Server deletes that entry before registering.
Notes:
• The default host name of the Axis Network Print Server is ’AXIS’ followed by the last 6
digits in the serial number. e.g. AXIS181636. The host name (Print server name) can be
changed in the Print Server Name field on the Admin | General Settings page.
• The host name limitations conclude that if you want to register the same host name at a
WINS server and a DDNS server, the host name should be no longer than 15 characters and
it should only contain the characters ‘A - Z’, ‘a-z’, ’0-9’ and ‘-’.
• Refer to your system manuals or to your network administrator for instructions on how
host name resolutions are performed on your system.
Setting the IP Address
using DHCP
Follow the instructions below to download the IP address using DHCP:
1. Edit or create a scope in the DHCP manager of the DHCP daemon. The
entries included in this scope should contain the following parameters:
•
•
•
•
•
range of IP addresses
subnet mask
default router IP address
WINS server IP address(es) or DDNS server IP address(es)
lease duration
2. Activate the scope. The Axis Network Print Server automatically downloads
the DHCP parameters. If you are using WINS or DDNS, you should include
at least one WINS or DDNS server IP address in the DHCP scope. Immediately
after the IP address has been received, the Axis Network Print Server
registers its host name and IP address on the WINS alternatively DDNS
server. Refer to “Registering and Resolving Host Names” on page 17 for
more information. The Axis Network Print Server can automatically
download a customized config file from a TFTP server. Just add the name
of the config file and the TFTP server’s IP address to your DHCP scope. The
config file is downloaded immediately after the Axis Network Print Server
receives its IP address.
3. You have now successfully set the IP address of your Axis Network Print
Server. Continue to “Configuring your Print Server” on page 26.
Note:
You have to restart the Axis Network Print Server to download the IP
address.
Setting the IP Address
using Auto-IP
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Auto-IP sets the IP address automatically in the absence of a DHCP server.
If you have a DHCP server running on your network, the Axis Network
Print Server will receive an IP address immediately after you have
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connected it to the network. In the absence of a DHCP server, your Axis
Network Print Server will automatically be assigned an IP address
through integrated Auto-IP. The Auto-IP address structure is:
169.254.xxx.xxx.
The Auto-IP function will only work when DHCP is enabled in your Axis
print server. This function is enabled automatically upon installation of a
brand new print server.
The easiest way to make sure DHCP and Auto-IP are enabled is to reset
your print server (Factory Default). See “The Test Button” on page 134 for
instruction on how to do this.
If you perform a Factory Default on the Axis Network Print Server and
you do not have a DHCP server on your network, Auto-IP will
automatically set the IP address of the print server.
Setting the IP
Address using
ARP/Ping in
Windows 95, 98, NT,
Me, 2000, XP, 2003
Start out with making sure that the IP address is available for use. The IP
address 192.168.3.191 is used here as an example:
•
Ping the IP address by opening a Command Prompt and writing:
ping 192.168.3.191
If the host returns Reply from 192.168.3.191 ... or a similar message,
the IP address is already taken.
You can obtain a new and unused IP address from your system
administrator.
•
Check that the IP address you want to use is not already taken and
stored in the host’s cache memory.
Open a Command Prompt and write:
arp -a
If the host lists the IP Address followed by the Physical Address, then
the IP address is in use.
You can remove the entry from the cache memory with the command:
arp -d 192.168.3.191
Follow the instructions below to set the IP address using arp/ping.
1. Open a Command Prompt and write:
arp -s <IP address> <Ethernet address>
ping -t<IP address>
arp -s 192.168.3.191 00-40-8c-10-00-86
ping -t 192.168.3.191
2. Without interrupting the “ping -t” loop, restart the print server by
disconnecting and then re-connecting the Power Adapter.
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3. If the host returns Reply from 192.168.3.191 ... or a similar
message, the IP address has been set successfully.
Interrupt the “ping -t” loop by pressing CTRL+C on your keyboard.
If the host returns Request timed out ...
you need to perform a Factory Default on the print server and perform steps
1-3 above again. See Performing a Factory Default, on page 134.
4. Log in to the print server’s Web pages (see Using a Web Browser for Print
Server Management, on page 92), select Admin | Network Settings |
Detailed View | TCP/IP Network and define the Default Router and Subnet
Mask.
You have now set the IP address of the print server. Continue to
Configuring the Axis Network Print Server for Wireless Printing, on page
23.
Important:
• The ability to set the IP address with ARP and PING will only be enabled the first 10
minutes after restarting the print server.
• When you execute the ping command for the first time, you will experience a significantly
longer response time than usual.
Setting the IP Address
using ARP in UNIX
and Mac OS X
Start out with making sure that the IP address is available for use. The IP
address 192.168.3.191 is used here as an example:
•
Ping the IP address by opening a Terminal and writing:
ping 192.168.3.191
If the host returns Reply from 192.168.3.191 ... or a similar
message, the IP address is already taken.
You can obtain a new and unused IP address from your system
administrator.
•
Check that the IP address you want to use is not already taken and
stored in the host’s cache memory.
Open a Terminal and write:
arp -a
If the host lists the IP Address followed by the Physical Address, then
the IP address is in use.
You can remove the entry from the cache memory with the command:
arp -d 192.168.3.191
Follow the instructions below to set the IP address using arp/ping.
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1. Open a Terminal and write:
arp -s <IP address> <Ethernet address>
ping -t<IP address>
arp -s 192.168.3.191 00:40:8c:10:00:86
ping -t 192.168.3.191
2. Without interrupting the “ping -t” loop, restart the print server by
disconnecting and then re-connecting the power supply.
3. If the host returns Reply from 192.168.3.191 ... or psname is
alive ... or a similar message, the IP address has been set successfully.
Interrupt the “ping -t” loop by pressing CTRL+C on your keyboard.
If the host returns Request timed out...
you need to perform a factory default on the print server and perform steps
1-3 above again.
See Performing a Factory Default, on page 134.
4. Log in to the print server’s Web pages (see Using a Web Browser for Print
Server Management, on page 92), select Admin | Network Settings |
Detailed View | TCP/IP Network and define the Default Router and Subnet
Mask.
You have now set the IP address of the print server. Continue to
Configuring the Axis Network Print Server for Wireless Printing, on page
23
Important:
• The ability to set the IP address with ARP and PING will only be enabled the first 10
minutes after restarting the print server.
• When you execute the ping command for the first time, you will experience a significantly
longer response time than usual.
• If the host name has not been mapped to an IP address, simply replace the host name entry
with the IP address.
• The ARP command varies between different UNIX/Linux systems. Some BSD type systems
expect the host name and node address in reverse order. Furthermore IBM AIX systems will
require the additional argument ether.
Setting the IP Address
Using RARP in UNIX
Follow the instructions below to set the IP address using RARP.
1. Append the following line to your Ethernet Address table. This is typically
located in the /etc/ethers file:
<Ethernet address> <host name>
Example:
00:40:8c:10:00:86 npsname
2. Update, if necessary, your host table and alias name databases, as required
by your system.
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3. If it is not already running, start the RARP daemon. This is typically
performed using the rarpd -a command.
4. Restart the AXIS 5900 to download the IP address.
Using BOOTP
in UNIX/Linux
Below is an example of how to set the IP address of the Axis Network
Print Server using BOOTP:
1. Append the following entry to your boot table. This is typically performed
by editing the file: /etc/bootptab
<host name>:ht=<hardware type>:vm=<vendor
magic>:\
:ha=<hardware address>:ip=<IP address>:\
:sm=<subnet mask>:gw=<gateway field>
Example:
npsname:ht=ether:vm=rfc1048:\
:ha=00408c100086:ip=192.168.3.191:\
:sm=255.255.255.0:gw=192.168.1.1
2. If necessary, update your host table and alias name databases, as required
by your system.
3. If it is not already running, start the BOOTP daemon. This is typically
performed using the bootpd command.
4. Restart the Axis Network Print Server to download the IP address, default
router address, and subnet mask. The Axis Network Print Server can
automatically download a customized config file from a TFTP server. Just
add the name of the config file and the TFTP server’s IP address to your boot
table. The config file is downloaded immediately after the Axis Network
Print Server receives its IP address.
5. You have now successfully set the IP address of the Axis Network Print
Server. Proceed to “Configuring your Print Server” on page 26.
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Configuring the Axis Network Print Server for Wireless Printing
1. Start your Web browser.
2. In the Location/Address field, type the host name or the IP address of your
AXIS 5900.
3. Click Admin to enter the administrator’s pages.
Note:
In a new and unconfigured you do not have to enter a User name/Password
combination to enter Admin mode.
It is highly recommended that the default password is changed to prevent
unauthorized access to the print server’s configuration pages. This is done
from the Admin | General Settings | General tab in the Root Password
field.
4. Create a certificate. See Enabling Secure Web Services — SSL/TLS, on page
115 for a detailed description on how to fill out the certificate.
5. Click Admin | Network Settings | Detailed View | TCP/IP Network => HTTPS
Enabled | Yes and then OK.
6. Click Admin | General Settings and select Auto Sense or WLAN from the
Network Mode drop down list to enable wireless communication (enabled
by default).
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7. To access the WLAN settings page, click Admin | Network Settings |
Detailed View | TCP/IP Network | WLAN
WLAN Parameters
Refer to the table below for a description of the WLAN parameter settings
used to configure the Axis Network Print Server for wireless printing.
WLAN Parameters
Description
WLAN Node Address
The WLAN node address that is identical to the Axis Network Print
Server serial number which is found on the underside label on the print
server, e.g.
Ser.No: 00:40:8C:10:00:86
WLAN Node Address: 00 40 8C 10 00 86
WLAN Network Speed
Select the appropriate network speed according to your network
environment or select Auto Sense
WLAN Network Mode
Select Ad Hoc mode for peer to peer printing or Infrastructure mode for
wireless communication via an access point.
Note: The WLAN Network Mode must match the mode of the
workstation / laptop. This is set using the computer’s wireless
configuration software.
WLAN SSID
The default SSID (service set identifier) in the Axis Network Print Server
is ’AXIS’ followed by the last six digits of the serial number, e.g.
AXIS100086
Note: the SSID must match the SSID of the WLAN network interface.
This is set using the computer’s wireless configuration software.
WLAN Channel
The default setting is channel 11 (Japan = channel 14) See “Technical
Specifications” on page 138 for more information
WLAN Fragmentation Threshold These parameters are used to optimize the data transmission in
accordance with the IEEE 802.11b standard.
WLAN RTS Threshold
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Edit WEP Parameters
Click the Edit WEP Parameters button. You will be prompted for the root
password (default pass). Enter the WEP keys and click OK to save your
settings.
WLAN Parameters
Description
Edit WEP Parameters
Click the button to access the WEP parameter settings
WEP Encryption Level
WEP security. The default setting is that WEP encryption is disabled.
Select 64 Bit or 128 Bit security level. 128 Bit encryption level is the
highest level of security but may reduce the performance level.
Active WEP key
Select the appropriate WEP key as specified by the network
administrator
WEP key x
Enter the WEP keys (as ASCII or as hexadecimal values) specified by the
network administrator
Enforce WEP
When enabled, the print server will not allow access to clients without a
WEP key
Notes:
Once you have clicked the OK button, the WEP parameter settings will be
saved and cannot be cancelled by clicking Cancel on the WLAN page.
When you have entered the WLAN settings to match your network, click
OK to save your settings.
Proceed to “Configuring your Print Server” on page 26 to set up your Axis
Network Print Server and the connected printers for printing.
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Configuring your Print Server
Configuration
Methods
Once you have set the IP address of your Axis Network Print Server print
server, it can be managed and configured over the LAN or WLAN using a
number of different methods. The method that you choose should be
dictated by your printing requirements and your supported network
environments. Select the appropriate method from the table below:
TCP/IP
See “Adding Printers in Windows” on page 27
IPP
Proceed with “IPP - Internet Printing Protocol” on page 123
IP/IPX
in PSERVER mode
See “Setup using NDPS” on page 50 and then
“Queue-based Printing Methods” on page 74
NetWare
IP/IPX
in Remote Printer
mode
See “Setup using NDPS” on page 50 and then
“Queue-based Printing Methods” on page 74
Macintosh
AppleTalk
See “Adding Printers in Macintosh” on page 42
UNIX/Linux
26
See “Adding Printers in Windows” on page 27
NetBIOS/NetBEUI
Windows
TCP/IP
Proceed with “Adding Printers in UNIX/Linux” on page 76
IPP
Proceed with “IPP - Internet Printing Protocol” on page 123
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Section 4
Adding Printers in Windows
Overview of
Installation Methods
This section describes how to add network printers to a computer in
Windows. Refer to the table below to determine the most appropriate
installation method according to your computer environment:
Windows
Platform
Windows
2000, XP,
Server 2003
Windows 2000
Protocol
Method
See...
AXIS AddPrinter
software
“Adding Printers in Windows 2000 / XP /
2003 using AXIS AddPrinter Wizard” on
page 28
Windows Add Printer
Wizard
“Adding Printers in Windows 2000 / XP /
2003 using Windows Add Printer Wizard” on page 30
Microsoft
LPR Monitor
“Adding Printers in Windows 2000 / XP /
2003 using the Microsoft LPR Monitor”
on page 33
NetBIOS/NetBEUI
AXIS Print Monitor
software
Adding NetBIOS/NetBEUI Printers in
Windows 2000 using AXIS Print Monitor, on page 38
TCP/IP (LPR)
Windows Add Printer
Wizard
Adding Printers in Windows NT using
the Microsoft LPR Monitor, on page 34
NetBIOS/NetBEUI
Windows Add Printer
Wizard
“Adding Printers over NetBIOS/NetBEUI
in Windows NT using AXIS Print Monitor” on page 39
TCP/IP (LPR)
Windows NT
TCP/IP (LPR)
Windows
98/Me
AXIS Print Monitor
software
NetBIOS/NetBEUI
“Adding Printers in Windows 98 and Me
over TCP/IP using AXIS Print Monitor”
on page 40
“Adding Printers in Windows 98 and Me
over NetBIOS/NetBEUI using AXIS Print
Monitor” on page 41
If you intend to use the print server in a multi-protocol environment,
refer to the chapters pertaining to the respective operating systems in this
manual.
Client/Server Network
For client/server printing, each computer sends print jobs through a
network server computer.
The printer must first be installed on the server computer (from the Add
Printer Wizard, AXIS Print Monitor) and then shared on the network,
which makes it a network printer. It will then appear as a Network
Printer (in Windows Add Printer Wizard and in AXIS Print Monitor) on
the client computers. Each client computer must install the appropriate
printer drivers in order to print properly.
For Windows 98 and Me, it is only necessary to install AXIS Print Monitor on a server for
client/server printing.
Peer-to-Peer Network
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In Peer-to-Peer networks, each computer prints directly to the network
printer. The network printer appears as a Local Printer (in Windows Add
Printer Wizard and in AXIS Print Monitor), and needs to be added to each
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client computer that wants to print. Each client computer must install the
appropriate printer drivers in order to print properly.
In Windows 98 and Me, AXIS Print Monitor must be installed on all (printing) client
computers for Peer-to-Peer printing.
SNMP Device Index
When using the TCP/IP protocol (and if the printer driver permits), the
print server can use SNMP Status to find out if the printer is ready to
accept a new job. See “SNMP Device Index” on page 147.
Adding Printers in Windows 2000 / XP / 2003 using AXIS AddPrinter Wizard
AXIS AddPrinter is a Wizard that locates your network printers and helps
you install them in your Windows environment. When you have
completed the Wizard, the network printer is ready for use. To install a
network printer you must be logged in as an Administrator or be a
member of the Administrators' group.
1. Install AXIS AddPrinter Wizard on all Windows 2000 / XP / 2003
workstations that will print via the print server.
2. Before you continue, ensure that the print server is properly connected to
the printer, network and power.
3. Start AXIS AddPrinter. Click Next. The Wizard will perform an automatic
search for all Axis network printers, which is indicated by the progress bar
at the bottom of the screen.
4. Select a printer from the Select Network Printer list and click Next.
If the printer does not appear, see Easy Access to All Network Printers,
below.
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5. The Wizard searches for a suitable printer driver.
If a suitable driver is not found, you will be asked to select a driver, otherwise
the Wizard suggests which Printer Model and Printer Driver to use.
Click Change driver to select another driver, or click Finish to accept and
install the suggested driver.
The installation is complete and you can start using the network printer.
Easy Access to All
Network Printers
The Wizard's Select Network Printer list also provides quick and easy
access to all connected and configured network printers.
Find...
If the print server is located outside your local subnet it will not appear in
the list. This may be the case if your router blocks SLP traffic. Click Find.
Enter the IP address or host name displayed on the print server’s Test page
and click OK. Example: 192.168.3.191 or AXIS181cf0
Refresh
If the print server has just been switched on, the printer has not had time
to report its presence. This process can take a few minutes. In this case,
Printer Model is stated as No printer connected. Click Refresh to rescan
your local network segment for available print servers and update the
status. If you still do not see the expected values, click Help and select
Troubleshooting.
Set IP
To set or change the IP address, select the print server and click Set IP.
Decide whether you want to configure the IP settings manually or want
the Wizard to suggest a static IP address.
Example: Select Suggest... and click OK. Confirm — or modify — the
Wizard’s suggested IP settings. Click OK.
Note: The Suggest... option is only available when the computer has one
network card.
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Go Straight to the
Print Server’s Web
Interface
Right-click on a printer in the Select Network Printer list and select Print
server home page to configure the print server from its embedded Web
pages.
Adding Printers in Windows 2000 / XP / 2003 using Windows Add Printer Wizard
1. Windows XP/Windows Server 2003:
Go to Start | Printers and Faxes and click the Add a Printer icon to start
the Add Printer Wizard. Click Next.
Windows 2000:
Go to Start | Settings | Printers and click the Add Printer icon to start
the Add Printer Wizard. Click Next.
2. In the Wizard, select Local Printer attached to this computer. Make sure
the Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play printer check box
is not checked. Click Next.
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3. Click the Create a new port radio button and select Standard TCP/IP Port
from the list.
Click Next and the Add Standard TCP/IP Printer Port Wizard starts. Click
Next.
4. Enter the IP address of the print server in the Printer Name or IP Address field
(Example: 192.168.3.191)
The Port Name field will be filled in automatically when you enter the IP
address. Optionally, add the port you want to use as a suffix (i.e. LPT1 or LPT2)
(Example: 192.168.3.191_LPT1)
Click Next.
Optional:
Add _Port
as a suffix
5. In the Additional Port Information Required window, select the Device Port
you want to use, i.e. LPT1 or LPT2.
Click Next then Finish.
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6. Select Manufacturer and Printer from the driver list or from a directory/file.
Click Next. If you already have the printer’s driver installed, you will be asked
whether to keep it or replace it.
7. Click Next. Supply a name for the printer and choose whether you want to
make it your default printer. Click Next.
8. Choose whether you want to share the printer with other network users,
print a test page, etc. Select the appropriate radio button and click Next and
Finish.
9. Print a test page to verify your installation.
You have now completed the installation.
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Adding Printers in Windows 2000 / XP / 2003 using the Microsoft LPR Monitor
This section describes how to set up a Windows 2000/XP/2003 server for
LPR printing over the TCP/IP protocol, using the built-in Microsoft LPR
Monitor i.e. Print Services for UNIX.
Note:
See “Alternative Method for LPR Printing” on page 34 for instructions on
how to set up printing over LPR without installing Print Services for Unix.
Basic Setup
Preparing for
LPR Printing
If you have not already done so, you should perform the TCP/IP basic
setup procedures prior to installing a printer for LPR printing.
Follow the following steps to prepare for LPR printing:
1. Open the Control Panel.
2. Click Add/Remove Programs.
3. Click Add/Remove Windows Components.
4. Check Other Network File and Print Services and click Details.
5. Check Print Services for Unix and click OK.
6. Click Next and Finish.
7. Close Add/Remove Programs and the Control Panel.
Installing an LPR
printer
Windows XP/2003:
Windows 2000:
Follow the instructions below to use the standard Windows method for
installing an LPR printer in Windows 2000/XP/2003:
1. Go to Start | Printers and Faxes and click the Add a Printer icon to start
the Add Printer Wizard. Click Next.
1. Go to Start | Settings | Printers and click the Add Printer icon to start
the Add Printer Wizard. Click Next.
2. Select the appropriate radio button: Local Printer. Click Next.
3. Click the Create a new port radio button and select LPR Port from the list.
Click Next.
4. Enter IP address (or host name) of the print server in the field Name and
address of server providing lpr (Example: 192.168.3.191) and enter the port
you want to use in the field Name of printer or print queue on that server,
i.e. LPT1 or LPT2. Click OK.
5. End the Wizard in the usual manner: select Manufacturer and Printer,
keep/replace driver, name the printer, make it default or not, share it or not
and finally decide whether you want to print a test page.
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Client/Server Printing
Select Network printer instead of Local Printer in Step 2 above if your
print server has already been installed by the administrator on another
computer. Follow the instructions in the Add Printer Wizard to complete
the installation.
Important!
• Make sure that the Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play printer checkbox
is not checked
• Press F1 to access the Windows online help system if you need additional help when
installing a printer/print server using this method.
Alternative Method for
LPR Printing
If you wish to print over LPR but do not wish to install Print Services for
Unix you can do this by changing the printing protocol after having
installed the printer using the Standard TCP/IP method, see “Adding
Printers in Windows 2000 / XP / 2003 using Windows Add Printer
Wizard” on page 30 for instructions.
Once the printer is installed, follow these instructions to change the
printing protocol:
1. Go to Start | Settings | Printers.
2. Double-click the installed printer.
3. Select Properties from the Printer menu.
4. Click the Ports tab.
5. Click the Configure Port button.
6. Click the LPR radio button and enter the queue name (PR1, PR2...).
7. Click OK to finish.
Adding Printers in Windows NT using the Microsoft LPR Monitor
If you have not already done so, you should perform the TCP/IP basic
setup procedures prior to installing a printer for LPR printing.
Preparing for
LPR Printing
In the Control Panel, double-click the Network icon. Select the Services
tab. If the TCP/IP Printing entry appears, then TCP/IP is already installed.
Close the Network folder and go on to Installing an LPR printer, below.
First, prepare for LPR printing:
1. Open the Control Panel and double-click the Network icon.
2. Select Protocols.
3. Add TCP\IP Protocol.
4. Select Services.
5. Add Microsoft TCP\IP Printing.
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Installing a Network
printer
1. Go to Start | Settings | Printers | Add Printer. Select My Computer and
click Next.
2. From the Available Ports list, choose the appropriate printer port, which will
appear as the IP address or host name of the print server. If it doesn’t appear
in the list, click Add Port.
3. Choose LPR Port from Available Printer Ports and click New Port.
4. Type the print server’s IP address (or host name) in the field Name or address
of server providing lpd (Example: 192.168.3.191). Enter which port to use
in the field Name of printer or print queue on that server (LPT1 or LPT2).
Click OK and then Close.
5. The added print server will now appear in the Available Ports list. Click Next,
choose a driver and finish the installation as usual.
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AXIS Print Monitor Software
AXIS Print Monitor is the recommended tool to use for network printing
in Windows 98 and Me environments. AXIS Print Monitor is available
free of charge on www.axis.com
AXIS Print Monitor
Overview
AXIS Print Monitor allows the print server to be connected in the same
simple fashion as connecting a local printer. Once installed, it is
automatically initialized upon system startup. AXIS Print Monitor has
been developed for peer-to-peer printing, allowing your print jobs to be
sent directly to the print server.
Printing Environments
AXIS Print Monitor supports printing over TCP/IP (LPR and Raw TCP) and
NetBIOS/NetBEUI. To enable printing in these environments, please
ensure that the desired printing protocols are running on your client.
Peer-to-Peer Printing
The AXIS Print Monitor needs to be installed on each workstation to
perform peer-to-peer printing. Once installed, the AXIS Print Monitor
allows you to access all network printers, just as if they were connected
directly to your workstation.
Client/Server Printing
AXIS Print Monitor needs only to be installed on one server to perform
client/server printing. The installed printers must be configured to be
shared to allow clients to use them. Pop-up messages should not be
enabled on the server as they will not be displayed on the client
platforms.
Note:
AXIS Print Monitor can also be used for DOS printing. Please refer to the AXIS Print Monitor’s
Readme file for instructions. The Readme file is located in the same folder where AXIS Print
Monitor is installed on your PC.
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Adding Printers over TCP/IP in Windows NT using AXIS Print Monitor
1. Install AXIS Print Monitor on all workstations that will print via the print
server. AXIS Print Monitor is available free of charge on www.axis.com
2. To start the Add Printer Wizard, select Settings | Printers from the Start
menu and double-click the Add Printer icon.
3. The Wizard asks you to select My Computer or Network printer server.
Select My Computer, click Next.
4. Click Add Port... In the Available Ports dialog, select AXIS Port and click New
Port...
5. Select LPR (TCP/IP) as your choice of protocol and click OK.
6. Enter the IP address or the host name of your print server (Example: enter
an IP address: 192.168.3.191 or a host name: AXIS181636).
In the Logical Printer Name field, enter the port you wish to use; LPT1 or
LPT2. Click OK, click Close.
7. Select Manufacturer, Printers, choose a printer name and if you want to use
the printer as your default printer. Choose if you want to share the printer
and print a test page. Click Finish.
8. You may now configure the port, as described below.
Configure the Port:
1. Select Settings | Printers from the Start menu and highlight the printer
you wish to configure. Select File | Properties | Ports and click Configure
Port.
2. Choose whether error condition pop-up messages are to be displayed by
checking the box in the Configure AXIS Ports dialog. Define the frequency
at which the error messages should be displayed after retry. Click OK.
Even if the desired printer is available in the Manufacturers and Printers lists, you are advised
to use the print driver provided with the printer. This assures you of the latest driver software.
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Adding NetBIOS/NetBEUI Printers in Windows 2000 using AXIS Print Monitor
See to it that the NetBEUI protocol is installed on your client. Follow the
procedure below to install Axis Printer Ports from a Windows 2000
workstation:
1. To start the Add Printer Wizard, select Settings | Printers from the Start
menu and double-click the Add Printer icon. Start the installation by
clicking Next.
2. The Wizard asks you to select Local printer or Network printer. Select Local
printer. Click Next.
3. Click Create a new port. In the Available Ports dialog, select AXIS Port and
click Next.
4. Select NetBIOS/NetBEUI as your choice of network protocol and click OK.
5. Select the AXIS Port you want to add from the list of available ports. The
port appears as <name>.<port> (Example: AX100086.LP1). The <port> is
LP1 for LPT1 or LP2 for LPT2.
6. Choose the appropriate printer driver for your printer. Click Next and
proceed directly to step 9. It is only necessary to perform steps 7 - 8 if your
printer does not appear in the list.
Note:
Even if the desired printer is available in the Manufacturers and Printers
lists, you are advised to use the printer driver provided with the printer. This
assures you of the latest driver software.
7. Click the Have Disk... button. Insert the printer driver diskette/CD that was
provided with your printer, select the appropriate diskette/CD drive and click
OK.
8. Select the printer driver you want to install and click Next.
9. Enter an appropriate name for your printer and click Next.
10. Choose whether you want to share the printer with other network users and
click Next.
11. Choose whether you want to print a test page, click Next and then Finish.
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See to it that the NetBEUI protocol is installed on your client. Follow the
procedure below to install Axis Printer Ports from a Windows NT
workstation:
1. Install AXIS Print Monitor on all workstations that will print via the print
server.
2. To start the Add Printer Wizard, select Settings | Printers from the Start
menu and double-click the Add Printer icon.
3. The Wizard asks you to select My Computer or Network printer server.
Select My Computer. Click Next.
4. Click Add Port... In the Available Ports dialog, select AXIS Port and click New
Port...
5. Select NetBIOS/NetBEUI as your choice of network protocol and click OK.
6. Select the AXIS Port you want to add from the list of available ports. The
port appears as <name>.<port> (Example: AX100086.LP1). The <port> is
LP1 for LPT1 or LP2 for LPT2.
7. Close the Printer Ports window.
8. Click the Configure Port... button. Choose whether error condition pop-up
messages are to be displayed by checking the box in the Configure Axis Ports
dialog. Define the frequency at which the error messages should be
displayed after retry. Click OK. Continue the installation by clicking Next.
9. Choose the appropriate printer driver for your printer. Click Next and
proceed directly to step 12. It is only necessary to perform steps 10-11 if
your printer does not appear in the list.
Note:
Even if the desired printer is available in the Manufacturers and Printers lists, you are
advised to use the printer driver provided with the printer. This assures you of the latest driver
software.
10. Click the Have Disk... button. Insert the printer driver diskette/CD that was
provided with your printer, select the appropriate diskette/CD drive and click
OK.
11. Select the printer driver you want to install and click Next.
12. Enter an appropriate name for your printer and click Next.
13. Choose whether you want to share the printer with other network users and
click Next.
14. Choose whether you want to print a test page and then click Finish.
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Adding Printers in Windows 98 and Me over TCP/IP using AXIS Print Monitor
1. Install AXIS Print Monitor on all workstations that will print via the Axis
print server.
2. Next, start the Windows Add Printer Wizard: select Settings | Printers from
the Start menu and double-click the Add Printer icon.
3. After clicking Next in the first dialog, the Wizard asks you to select between
Local Printer and Network Printer. You must select Local Printer as the print
server emulates a local printer port. Click Next.
4. Choose the appropriate print driver for your printer. If the desired print
driver already appears within the displayed Manufacturers and printers
lists, highlight your selection, click Next and proceed directly to step 7. It
is only necessary to perform steps 5- 6 if your printer does not feature in
the model list.
5. Click the Have Disk... button. Insert the printer driver diskette/CD into the
appropriate disk drive of your computer.
6. Select the type of printer you want to install from the diskette/CD and click
Next. If you already have the printer’s driver installed, you will be asked
whether to keep it or to replace it.
7. Select the Printers@TCP/IP Port and click Next.
8. Enter an appropriate name for your printer and choose whether you want
it to be the default printer. Click Next.
9. In the next window, do not order a Test Page to be written, just click Finish.
10. The printer you have defined will now be displayed in the Printers Folder.
Right-click the printer object and select Properties.
11. Click the Details tab within the Properties page and then click Add Port to
display the available monitors.
12. Click the radio button “other”. Select AXIS Port and then click OK.
13. Select LPR (TCP/IP) as your choice of protocol and click OK.
14. Enter the IP address or the host name of your print server (Example enter
an IP address: 192.168.3.191 or a host name: AXIS181636).
In the Logical Printer Name field, enter the port you wish to use; LPT1 or
LPT2.
15. The TCP/IP port will then be added automatically to the list of available ports.
Click Apply and OK.
16. You may now configure the port, as described below. The Axis Printer Port
is now installed.
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Configure the Port:
1. Select Settings | Printers from the Start menu and highlight the printer
you wish to configure. Select File | Properties | Details and click Port
Settings.
2. Choose whether error condition pop-up messages are to be displayed by
checking the box in the Configure AXIS Ports dialog. Define the frequency
at which the error messages should be displayed after retry. Click OK.
Note:
Even if the desired printer is available in the Manufacturers and Printers lists, you are
advised to use the print driver provided with the printer. This assures you of the latest
driver software.
Adding Printers in Windows 98 and Me over NetBIOS/NetBEUI using AXIS Print Monitor
Follow the procedures below to install Axis NetBIOS/NetBEUI printer
ports on a Windows 98 workstation, using AXIS Print Monitor:
1. To start the Add Printer Wizard, select Settings | Printers from the Start
menu and double-click the Add Printer icon.
2. After clicking Next in the first dialog, the Wizard asks you to select Local
printer or Network printer. Select Local printer. Click Next.
3. Choose the appropriate printer driver for your printer. If the desired printer
driver appears in the displayed Manufacturers and Printers lists, highlight
your selection, click Next and proceed directly to step 6. It is only necessary
to perform steps 4 - 5 if your printer does not appear in the model list.
Note:
Even if the desired printer is available in the Manufacturers and Printers
lists, you are advised to use the printer driver provided with the printer. This
assures you of the latest driver software.
4. Click the Have Disk... button. Insert the printer driver diskette/CD that was
provided with your printer, select the appropriate diskette/CD drive and click
OK.
5. Select the printer driver you want to install and click Next.
6. Select the AXIS Printer Port from the Available Ports list. The port names
appears as <name>.<port>. Here, <name> is AX followed by the last six
digits of the print server’s serial number (e.g. AX100086) and <port> is LP1
for LPT1 or LP2 for LPT2. Click the Configure Port button.
Example: AX100086.LP1
7. Choose whether error condition pop-up messages are to be displayed by
checking the box in the Configure AXIS Ports dialog. Define the frequency
at which the error messages should be displayed after retry. Click OK and Next.
8. Enter an appropriate name for your printer and click Next.
9. Choose whether you wish to print a test page and click Finish.
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Section 5
Adding Printers in Macintosh
Having connected the AXIS 5900 to your network, this section now
describes how to set up your print server for printing in Mac OS X and
earlier Macintosh environments using AppleTalk.
If you intend to use the print server in a multi-protocol environment,
refer to the chapters pertaining to the respective operating systems in this
manual.
Bonjour Printing in Mac OS X
Bonjour is available from Mac OS X 10.2 and up. Bonjour is enabled by
default in the print server. You can alter the Bonjour parameters from the
print server’s Web interface: select Admin | Network Settings | Detailed
View | TCP/IP Network.
1. From the Apple menu, select Go | Applications | Utilities and start the
Print Center or the Printer Setup Utility.
2. Click Add in the Printer List.
3. From the drop-down list, select Bonjour.
4. High-light the printer you want to install. The print server’s default name
is AXISxxxxxx Network Print Server (where the xs represent the last six
digits of the print server’s serial number) followed by the ports available, i.e.
LPT1 and LPT2. Example: AXIS610282 Network Print Server_LPT1.
5. Select printer manufacturer and model from the drop-down list. (For some
printer drivers, Printer Manufacturer and Model are selected automatically.)
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6. Click Add to finish the installation. The print server has now been added to
the Printer List.
7. If you wish to configure printer settings, click Printers | Configure Printer.
To Change the
Bonjour Service Name
You can change the print server’s Bonjour service name via the print server’s
Web interface: Admin | Network Settings | Detailed View | TCP/IP Network
=> Bonjour Service Name.
If the print server using Bonjour is already installed and the print server
name or service name is changed, the print server must be removed from
the Printer List and then re-installed with the new Bonjour service name.
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Installation in Mac OS X using AppleTalk
This section describes setting up your print server for printing in the Mac
OS X.
1. Start Print Center (from Go | Applications | Utilities => Print Center)
or the Printer Setup Utility.
2. Select Printers | Add Printer...
3. From the Printer List dialog, select AppleTalk.
4. Now, the port of your print server will appear in the list of available printers.
The port is shown as <host name>_<port>. Example: AXIS100086_LPT1.
Select the print server port you want to use. i.e. LPT1 or LPT2.
5. Select an appropriate printer driver for your printer from the Printer Model
drop-down list. If the printer is not available in the list, select Generic.
(Note: Generic is only used for postscript printers.)
You can also browse for a printer driver on your computer or network by
selecting Other... from the list.
6. Click Add to complete the installation.
Installation of LPR printing in Mac OS X
If you want to print using LPR, select:
1. Printers | Add Printer...
2. From the Printer List dialog, select LPR printers using IP.
3. Enter the IP address or host name of the print server in the LPR printer’s
Address field. You must uncheck the Use Default Queue on Server check
box and enter a Queue Name:
Physical ports: LPT1, LPT2
Logical printer ports: PR1, PR2, PR, PR4, PR5, PR6, PR7, PR8
4. Choose a printer driver from the Printer Model list and click Add to finish.
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Installation on Mac OS 9.1 or older, using AppleTalk
Basic Configuration
On Mac OS 9.1 or older, basic configuration in AppleTalk is performed
simply by opening the Chooser window and selecting a printer.
You can change the default name of your print server or any of default
parameters by editing the print server’s config file. To access the config
file from a Macintosh, you can use:
• any Web browser with Javascript enabled
• FTP using MacTCP, Fetch or Anarchie
In order to use any of these methods, you must assign an IP address to the
print server as described in “Setting Parameters” on page 47.
Choosing a Printer
Selecting a Printer
The method for choosing a printer varies depending on which version of
LaserWriter printer driver you are using.
•
•
Autodetect Printer
Type
The LaserWriter 7.0 driver assumes that you use a standard PostScript
driver, and cannot take advantage of any printer specific features.
The LaserWriter 8.0 driver uses PPD files that contain printer
descriptions. This gives you full control over any features your printer
might have.
The print server can automatically detect the type of printer you are using
if you enable Autodetect Printer Type. The print server can then
recognize Epson and Hewlett Packard InkJet printers. Most Epson and
Hewlett Packard InkJet printers that have Mac OS printer drivers for
network printing are supported. Without the Autodetect Printer Type
function, the AppleTalk printer type has to be specified manually in the
print server. For Epson InkJets it would be "EPSONLQ2" and for HP
InkJets it would be "DeskWriter". If the print server does not recognize
the connected printer, the default setting "LaserWriter" will be used as
printer type. "LaserWriter" is the recommended setting to be used with all
PostScript printers.
To enable Autodetect Printer Type, log in to your print server’s Web
interface and select Admin | Network Settings | Detailed View |
Macintosh | Auto Detect Printer Type | Yes.
See the Help pages in the print server’s Web interface for details.
LaserWriter 7.0
Printer Driver
Follow the instructions below to choose a printer:
1. Select Chooser from the Apple menu.
2. Click the LaserWriter icon.
3. If your network has more than one zone, click on the zone you want. (If your
network does not have any zones, this box will not appear.)
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4. Click the name of the printer you want — the ports are shown as <host
name>_<port>. Example: AXIS100086_LPT1.
5. Click the Close box. This completes the configuration and closes the
Chooser.
Repeat this procedure for each Macintosh computer on the network using
the print server.
LaserWriter 8.0
Printer Driver
Follow the instructions below to choose a printer:
1. Select Chooser from the Apple menu.
2. Click the LaserWriter 8.0 icon.
3. If your network has more than one zone click on the zone you want. (If your
network does not have any zones, this box will not appear.)
4. Click the name of the printer you want — the ports are shown as <host
name>_<port>. Example: AXIS100086_LPT1.
5. Click Setup... and then Auto Setup. If the selected printer supports bidirectional printing and the appropriate PPD file is available, the installation
is performed automatically and you can therefore proceed directly to step
7 (if this is not the case, the PPD file must be selected manually, as described
in step 6).
6. Choose the PPD file matching your printer, and click OK.
If your printer does not appear in the PPD file list, please contact your printer
vendor. Use the Generic PPD if you do not need any printer specific features.
7. Click OK, and then click the Close box. This completes the configuration and
closes the Chooser.
Repeat this procedure for each Macintosh computer on the network using
the print server.
Bi-directional
Support
The AXIS 5900 allows the printer driver to communicate directly with the
printer and consequently facilitates complete functional control over
print jobs, e.g. automatic downloading of fonts not resident in the printer.
This functionality has backward compatibility with older printers and
Macintosh computers, which means that the AXIS 5900 can generate
appropriate responses to Macintosh printer queries when the connected
printer does not support bi-directional communication.
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You simply need to print a document from the Macintosh computer to
verify communication to the chosen printer. The basic installation can be
considered complete if the print test is satisfactory. The AXIS 5900 is now
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BCP and TBCP
You should specify if you want to enable or disable binary transfer of
print data in the print server’s Web interface (Admin | Network Settings
| Detailed View | Macintosh | Binary Protocol for Printer n. By enabling
binary transfer you reduce printing time, provided that the print job is
sent as binary data to the print server. This is particular true when you are
printing large bitmaps.
•
•
•
TBCP enables the print server to use the TBCP (Tagged Binary
Communication Protocol) to transfer print data to the printer. Select
this alternative when using Postscript printers.
BCP enables the print server to use the BCP (Binary Communications
Protocol) to transfer print data to the printer. Select this alternative
when using Postscript printers.
None disables all binary transfers, select this alternative for all nonPostScript printers and for ASCII PostScript printing.
Notes:
• If you have have set the Autodetect Printer Type parameter to YES, the text output format
will be chosen automatically (Admin | Network Settings | Detailed View | Macintosh | Auto
Detect Printer n Type | Yes).
• Some printers, e.g. Epson InkJet printers, can not be used when TBCP is enabled.
Setting Parameters
In AppleTalk, you can change a limited number of the parameters of the
AXIS 5900, such as:
• enable and disable binary data transfers for your printing
• select the type of binary transfer protocol to use
• specify the AppleTalk printer type
• set the IP address
However, by assigning an IP address to your print server, you have access
to all of the print server parameters via any standard Web browser or via
FTP. Refer to “Management and Configuration” on page 92 for more
information.
Follow the instructions below to set the print server parameters in
AppleTalk:
Important:
DO NOT use the parameter values from this example when configuring your print server. You
should select values that are appropriate for your printers and network settings.
1. Open the Chooser from the Apple menu.
2. Select a network printer driver — any LaserWriter will do.
3. Select the printer port ending with _CFG.
4. Close the Chooser.
5. Open a text editor, e.g. SimpleText.
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6. Write a text file containing the parameters you want to set:
BINARY_TYPE_1.
INT_ADDR.
ATYPE_1.
:BCP
:192.168.3.191
:EPSONLQ2
Note:
Parameters that you do not want to set should be excluded from the text file. Refer to the
Parameter list in this manual for information about which values that are valid for each
parameter.
7. Print the text file. The settings will be stored in the print server.
8. Open the Chooser and select the printer port you wish to use for printing
documents.
9. Close the Chooser.
Note:
The _CFG port disappears 60 minutes after the AXIS 5900 has been powered on. If you want it
to reappear, you must restart your print server.
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Section 6
Adding Printers in NetWare
This section describes how to continue the installation of the AXIS 5900
in the NetWare environment. Identify which transport protocol you are
running on your network and which installation method you should use.
Continue the installation by selecting the appropriate installing
instructions from the table below:
Installation
method
Transport
protocol
Action
NDPS
TCP/IP
IPX/SPX
See “Setup using NDPS” on page 50 and
“Public Access Printers” on page 51
“Controlled Access Printers” on page 54
iPrint over LPR
See “Setup using iPrint” on page 66 and
“Install a Printer using AXIS LPR Gateway Configuration Snap-in”
on page 68
iPrint over IPP
See “Setup using iPrint” on page 66 and
“Install a Printer with AXIS IPP Gateway Configuration Snap-in”
on page 67
IPX/SPX
Basic
Configuration
To install using the AXIS NetPilot Installation Wizard,
see “Basic Setup with AXIS NetPilot” on page 70
IPX/SPX
Advanced
configuration
If you need a more advanced installation that is not covered by
the AXIS NetPilot Installation Wizard, see
“Advanced Installation using AXIS NetPilot” on page 71
iPrint
Queue-based
printing
See “NetWare Administration” on page 75 for information on Novell’s
administration tools.
If you intend to operate your AXIS 5900 in a multi-protocol, mixed
environment, you should also proceed to the other relevant sections in
this manual.
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Setup using NDPS
The AXIS 5900 supports Novell Distributed Print Services (NDPS). You
can run NDPS over Pure IP (TCP/IP) or IPX/SPX.
Before the AXIS 5900 can be installed, make sure that NDPS is installed
and a Broker is loaded on your NetWare file server.
Axis Network Print Server uses the AXIS NDPS Gateway for printing in
networks using either IP or IPX as transport protocols. The printer
gateways are included with the NDPS software (from version 5.1 and up)
and are automatically installed together with NDPS.
Installing the Axis
Network Print Server
in the NDPS
Environments
Having assigned an IP address to the AXIS 5900 as described in Assigning
an IP Address to the Print Server, on page 16, you are now ready to
install the Axis Network Print Server for NDPS printing. You can select to
install the connected printers as public or controlled access printers.
Follow the instructions below to install the Axis Network Print Server
using NDPS:
Important:
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The NDPS Enabled parameter of the Axis Network Print Server is by default enabled. It must
be set to Yes in order for the communication between the print server and the NDPS gateway
to be enabled. To change this parameter, log in to the print server’s Web pages and choose:
Admin | Network Settings | Detailed View | NetWare => NDPS Enabled => Yes.
•
If you do not have an NDPS Manager object available, start out with creating one in the NetWare Administrator.
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Public Access Printers
Follow these instructions to create a public access printer using the NDPS
Manager object in your NetWare administrator utility:
1. Double-click on the NDPS Manager object you will be using to control
the Printer Agents.
2. On the Identification page for the NDPS Manager, click the printer Agent
List button. The Printer Agent List dialog will appear.
3. Click New. The Create Printer Agent dialog will appear.
4. Type a name of your choice in the NDPS Printer Agent field
5. Select the Axis Gateway configuration in the Gateway Type window.
6. Click OK
7. In the Select the printer’s type window, choose your printer. If you cannot
find the printer, select an appropriate Generic one (PCL, PS, etc)
8. Select TCP/IP (default) or IPX as network protocol. Click Next.
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9. You will find the print server in the next window with the printer attached
on the connected port. Depending on the transport protocol you used when
you start the installation, the print server should appear as following:
•
TCP/IP Network protocol:
IP Address and Port, e.g: 192.168.70.243 and LPT1 (or LPT2).
Only the ports with a connected printer show up in this window. If
the printer is not in the displayed print list, click Manually specify
the print server and do the following:
Enter the print server’s IP address in the IP Address field and choose
a port in the Print server port field: e.g., 192.168.70.243 and LPT1
(or LPT2).
IPX Network protocol:
All the available ports will be presented, regardless if the printers are
or not connected to those ports, e.g.
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The IPX Addresses for the above printers will appear as:
<IPX External Network Number>:<Print server’s HW
address>:<Socket Number>
i.e.: 01d7e1c2:00408c5ff6a6:400c
where 400c, 401c, and 402c are the socket numbers corresponding to
the LPT1 and LPT2 physical ports:
LPT1
400c
LPT2
401c
If the printer is not in the displayed print list, click Manually specify
the print server and do the following:
1. Enter the <IPX External Network Number> in the Network field.
2. Enter the <Print server’s HW address> in the LAN HW address field.
3. Choose a port in the Print server port field, e.g. 01d7e1c2:00408c5ff6a6 and
LPT1 (or LPT2).
4. When done, select your printer and click Finish.
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5. Next, select the printer drivers for each client operating system. (Windows
2000, Windows NT and Windows 95/98). These drivers will be automatically
downloaded to users’ workstations when they install this printer in the
future.
6. Click Continue and OK in the next NDPS window. The new Printer Agent
appears in the Printer Agent List window.
Check the Status: it should be Idle.
7. Press Cancel to close the NDPS Manager
To install the printer on the workstation, See “Installing an NDPS Printer
on a Workstation” on page 61.
Controlled Access
Printers
Follow these steps to create a controlled access printer as an object in the
Directory Tree, using the NetWare administrator utility:
1. Log in as Admin.
2. Start the NW Admin utility on any Workstation
(SYS:PUBLIC\WIN32\nwadmin32.exe).
3. Browse the context your NDPS Manager resides in.
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4. From the Object menu, select Create. The New Object dialog appears.
5. Select NDPS Printer. The Create NDPS Printer dialog appears.
6. Type a name of your choice in the NDPS Printer Name field, e.g.
AXIS5FF66A_IPX1
In the Printer Agent Source field, select the source of the Printer Agent. The
following options are available:
- Create a New Printer Agent. If you select this option, you are asked to
select either the Novell Gateway or a third party Gateway.
- Printer Agent on Existing NDS Object. Use a Printer already configured
as a controlled access printer (NDPS Printer Object).
If you select this option, a list of current NDPS Printer Objects in this
container will be displayed from which you can select the one you want to
use.
- Public Access Printer Agent. Use an existing Printer Agent representing
a Public Access Printer.
7. Select Create a New Printer Agent and click Create to display the Create
Printer Agent dialog.
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8. Confirm the Printer Agent name (default is the name of the new printer you
are creating) and browse to select the NDPS Manager to which you want
to assign it
9. Select AXIS Gateway Configuration in the Gateway Type field.
10. Click OK.
11. In the Select the printer’s type window choose your printer. If you cannot
find the printer, select an appropriate Generic one (PCL, PS, etc)
12. Select TCP/IP (default) or IPX as network protocol.
13. Click Next.
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14. You will find the print server in the next window with the printer attached
on the connected port.
Depending on the transport protocol you used when you start the
installation, the print server will appear as:
•
TCP/IP Network protocol:
IP Address and Port, e.g: 192.168.70.243 and LPT1 (or LPT2)
Only the ports with a connected printer will show up in this window.
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If the printer is not in the displayed print list:
1. Click Manually specify the print server enter the print server’s IP address
in the IP Address field and choose a port in the Print server port field
e.g., 192.168.70.243 and LPT1 (or LPT2).
IPX Network protocol:
All the available ports will be presented, regardless if the printers are
or not connected to those ports.
LPT1
AXIS5FF66A_P1
LPT2
AXIS5FF66A_P2
The IPX Addresses for the above printers will appear as:
<IPX External Network Number>:<Print server’s HW
address>:<Socket Number>
i.e.: 01d7e1c2:00408c5ff6a6:400c
where 400c, 401c, and 402c are the socket numbers corresponding to
the LPT1 and LPT2 physical ports:
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If the printer is not in the displayed print list:
1. Click Manually specify the print server and enter the <IPX External
Network Number> in the Network field.
2. Enter the <Print server’s HW address> in the LAN HW address field and
choose a port in the Print server port field:
e.g.: 01d7e1c2:00408c5ff6a6 and LPT1 (or LPT2).
3. When done, select your printer and click Finish.
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4. Next, select the printer drivers for each client operating system. (Windows
2000, Windows NT and Windows 95/98). These drivers will be automatically
downloaded to users’ workstations when they install this printer in the
future.
5. Click Continue and OK in the next NDPS window. Your printer will appear
as an NDS object in the Directory Tree and will offer a full range of network
security options
.
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Installing an NDPS
Printer on a
Workstation
Using Novell Printer
Manager
To install the printer on a workstation, use either Novell Printer Manager
(NetWare 5.1 only) or the Add Printer Wizard on the local workstation.
1. Log in as Admin.
2. On the any workstation, browse to
<NW 5.1 File Server>\SYS:PUBLIC\Win32
and start Nwpmw32.exe (Novell Printer Manager).
The Novell Printers dialog appears, displaying a list of installed Public or
Controlled printers (if any printers have previously been installed on the
workstation).
3. From the Printer Manager’s Printer pull down menu, select New.
4. Click Add. A list of available printers appears.
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5. The list of available printers shows the NDPS Public Access Printers on the
network and the NDPS Controlled Access Printers in you current NDS
context. To see the Controlled Access Printers in other context that you have
rights to, click the Browse button and select your choice. Click OK.
6. Once selected, click Install. The Novell Printers – Install dialog appears.
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7. Click OK. The default driver for that printer is then automatically
downloaded.
If the printer object does not have a printer driver associated with it, or a
driver was not found, you will be prompted to either to choose from a list
of printer drivers provided by NDPS or to provide a disk with the appropriate
driver.
The Novell Printers dialog appears with the new printer, e.g.
AXIS5FF6A6_IPX1 in the installed list.
8. Click Close.
In the Novell Printer Manager window the new installed NDPS printer
appears with the name e.g. AXIS5FF6A6_IPX1 and is available for print jobs.
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9. Verify by clicking Start - Settings - Printers on the workstation.
Using the Add Printer
Wizard
1. Click Start on your workstation, select Settings =>Printers. There might
be some differences regarding this menu depending of MS Operating
System you are running.
2. Start the Add Printer Wizard on the workstation. The Add Printer Wizard
dialog will appear. Click Next.
3. Select Network printer and click Next.
4. Click Next again in the Locate Your Printer dialog (Win2000/XP) or press
the Browse button (Win9X)
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5. Browse to the NDPS Printers. Expand either the NDPS Controlled Access
Printers or the NDPS Public Access Printers folder, select your newly
installed NDPS printer and follow the instructions.
When you have completed these steps, you are ready to start printing.
Notes:
• The Public Access print servers are immediately available for everyone on the network
• The Axis Gateway Configuration Utility is an installation and configuration tool for NDPS
printers in the NetWare environment. The Axis Gateway will appear in NetWare 5.1 and later
releases. You can download the Axis Gateway Configuration Utility for use with earlier
versions of NetWare from www.axis.com.
• To print using TCP/IP, Axis print server firmware 6.1 or later is required. In order to print
using IPX/SPX, Axis print server firmware 5.51 or later is needed.
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Setup using iPrint
iPrint is Novell's next generation of printing software that lets users print
to and from all destinations.
A standard Web page displays available printers to the user.
By clicking a printer, the iPrint client is installed (if not installed
previously), the printer's driver is downloaded, and a printer is created in
the user's Printer folder, enabling the user to send documents to the
printer from any application on the desktop.
Before setting up iPrint printers, make sure that you meet all the iPrint
Setup requirements. See the Novell iPrint Administration Guide for
instructions on installing, configuring, and customizing iPrint.
AXIS Print servers can be installed as iPrint printers, either by using the
Novell LPR gateway (LPR on IP) or the AXIS Gateway Configuration
Snap-in for iPrint.
Axis provides two free Snap-ins for iPrint:
• AXIS LPR Gateway Configuration
• AXIS IPP Gateway Configuration
When you install Service Pack 6 (16 April 2003) for NetWare 5.1 or later
and Service Pack 3 (16 April 2003) for NetWare 6.0 or later, the AXIS LPR
Gateway Configuration will automatically be installed and configured on
the NetWare Servers and ready for use.
The AXIS IPP Gateway Configuration Snap-in for NetWare 6.0 can be
downloaded for free from www.axis.com. Follow the instructions below
to install the AXIS IPP Gateway Configuration Snap-in for NetWare 6.0,
if you want to add it in your iPrint environment.
Installing AXIS IPP
Gateway
Configuration Snapin for NetWare 6.0
1. Download the free axisIPP-snap-in.zip file from www.axis.com and unzip
it in a temporary directory.
2. Make sure the the NetWare Enterprise Web Server was previously installed
on the server. Otherwise, install it.
3. Novell iPrint uses the NDPS infrastructure, so make sure that all the NDPS
requirements have been met:
• Make sure that the BROKER.NLM is loaded. If it isn’t, type LOAD
BROKER in the server console prompt and select the name of the
Broker.
• Make sure that the NDPS Manager object is created in the Novell
Directory Services (NDS) tree. Refer to your Novell documentation
for creating this object.
• Make sure that the NDPSM.NLM is loaded. If it isn’t, type LOAD
NDPSM in the server console prompt and select the appropriate
NDPS Manager.
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4. Shutdown Tomcat and the NetWare Enterprise Web Server on the NetWare
file server by executing the following commands:
Type "NSWEBDN" <Enter>
Type "TOMCAT33 -STOP" <Enter>
Type "NVXADMDN" <Enter>
5. Map the next available drive (e.g. G:) to the root of volume SYS on your
NetWare server.
From the temporary directory where axisIPP-snap-in.zip has been
unzipped, run the batch file AxisIPP.bat (default G:).
If the drive G: is not available, you have to edit the batch file and change
the drive to next available one.
Check that each line in the batch file is executed without failure.
6. Restart Tomcat and the NetWare Enterprise Web Server on the file server
by executing the following commands:
Type "TOMCAT33" <Enter>
Type "NVXADMUP" <Enter>
Type "NSWEB" <Enter.
7. Access the iManager Web page on the NetWare server by opening the
following URL:
https://<IP address of NW server>:2200/eMFrame/iManager.html
You have to authenticate.
8. Click on iPrint Management on the left pane and select Create Printer.
9. On the right pane, verify that the newly installed AXIS IPP Gateway
Configuration is under the Gateway type drop-down menu.
If not, it may be necessary to restart the NetWare server.
Now you are ready to use the AXIS IPP Gateway Configuration for installing
iPrint printers. You have to have Administrator rights to install the printers
through iPrint.
Install a Printer with
AXIS IPP Gateway
Configuration Snapin
1. Connect a printer to any port of the AXIS 5900.
2. Connect the print server to the network.
3. Connect the power adapter.
4. Start the printer and the print server.
5. Log in as Admin.
6. Use a Web browser and the local host URL to login into iManager on your
NetWare server.
7. Open your browser to the following URL:
https://<IP address of NW server>:2200/eMFrame/iManager.html
You have to authenticate.
8. Click on iPrint Management on the left pane.
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9. Click on Create Printer.
10. Choose a name of your choice for the printer
11. Choose the context where the printer will be installed.
12. Browse for the NDPS Manager and select it.
13. In the Gateway Type drop-down list, choose the Axis IPP Gateway
Configuration. Press Next.
14. In the Printer URL, you may choose either the IPP version 1.0 format:
http://<IP address of your print server>:631/lptx
or the IPP version 1.1:
ipp://<IP address of your print server>/lptx
where x is the port number. Click Next.
15. Select default drivers for your printer. Click Next and OK.
Install a Printer using
AXIS LPR Gateway
Configuration Snapin
1. Connect a printer to any port of the AXIS 5900.
2. Connect the print server to the network.
3. Connect the power adapter.
4. Start the printer and the print server.
5. Log in as Admin.
6. Use a Web browser and the local host URL to login into iManager on your
NetWare server.
7. Open your browser to the following URL:
https://<IP address of NW server>:2200/eMFrame/iManager.html You have
to authenticate.
8. Click on iPrint Management on the left pane.
9. Click on Create Printer.
10. Choose a name for the printer.
11. Choose the context where the printer will be installed.
12. Browse for the NDPS Manager and select it.
13. In the Gateway Type drop-down list, choose the Axis LPR Gateway
Configuration. Click Next.
14. Choose either the IP address or the DNS Name for your print server.
15. Under Printer name, select the physical printer port, e.g. LPT1 or LPT2, or
logical printer port pr1-pr8 using the drop-down list. Click Next.
16. Select default drivers for your printer. Click Next and OK.
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Installing the iPrint
Printer on the
Workstation
An iPrint printer can by locally installed on the workstation in two ways:
Installing the iPrint
Printer using the
iPrint Client.
In order for users to use iPrint, they need to install the Novell iPrint Client
software and a printer. When a user selects a printer to be installed by
iPrint, iPrint checks to see if the Novell iPrint Client software is installed
and then installs it if necessary. Then the printer driver is downloaded
and the printer is installed in the user's Printer folder.
•
•
Using the iPrint Client
Using the MS Add Printer Wizard at the workstation.
See “Using the Add Printer Wizard” on page 64.
In order for iPrint to work properly, the workstation should have the
following:
•
•
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003
Web browser with JavaScript enabled:
• Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or later
• Netscape 4.76 (iPrint is not supported on Netscape 6)
The user should use the following iPrint url:
http://<IP address of your NW server>:631/IPP
1. From a Netscape or Internet Explorer browser, enter the provided URL.
A Web page displays a listing of available printers to install and a link to
install the client software.
2. Select Install iPrint client software to locally install the iPrint printers. If
you try to install a printer before installing the iPrint client software, you
will be prompted to install the client software first.
If you associate a printer driver with a printer being installed, the driver is
automatically installed on the user's workstation. If the driver already exists,
that driver is overwritten even if it is a newer driver.
3. After installing a printer, it is added to the user's Printer folder. Users can
print to the printer by selecting it from any application.
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Basic Setup with AXIS NetPilot
Install the AXIS NetPilot software on your computer. AXIS NetPilot runs
on Windows 98 and Windows NT.
Starting the
Installation
Follow the instructions below to install the AXIS 5900 with AXIS
NetPilot:
1. Start AXIS NetPilot by double-clicking the NetPilot icon, which is located
in the folder where you installed AXIS NetPilot.
2. Locate the Axis Network Print Server in the ‘New Axis Units’ folder. Select
it and click the Install button on the AXIS NetPilot toolbar. If your network
is large, it could take a few seconds before the print server appears in the
folder.
3. Choose the with Installation Wizard option.
The AXIS NetPilot Installation Wizard guides you through the installation
process. The following options are available:
Note:
The number of options varies according to the number of environments you enable.
Print Server Name
Environments
Choose which networking environments you want to configure the Axis
Network Print Server for, e.g. NetWare, TCP/IP, Windows & OS/2 or
Macintosh. If your network comprises various different platforms, you
can enable any combination of environments.
NetWare NDS
Place NetWare Print Queues on a specific bindery server, or alternatively
into an NDS Tree.
The IP Address
Choose the method the Axis Network Print Server should employ for
obtaining an IP address. DHCP, ARP, RARP, BOOTP and Auto-IP are
supported. You can also select to set the IP address manually. Refer to
“Assigning an IP Address to the Print Server” on page 16 for further
information about setting the IP address.
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The default print server name consists of the characters ‘AXIS’ followed
by the last six digits of the serial number. If you want to change the print
server name, just type the new name in the available text field.
The Axis Network Print Server uses the print server name followed by the
printer port as the default Print Queue names and print server port names.
If you want to change the default printer queue names, just type the new
names in the available text fields.
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Environment
Default Names
NetWare
AXIS1A0003_LPT1_Q
AXIS1A0003_LPT2_Q
Windows & OS/2
AX1A0003.LP1
AX1A0003.LP2
AppleTalk
AXIS1A0003_LPT1
AXIS1A0003_LPT2
Default Print Queue Names and Print Server Port Names
for each of the operating environments.
Test Page
The final user prompt in the Installation Wizard allows you to print a test
page through NetWare. The test page displays the name of all the
NetWare servers the Axis Network Print Server is connected to and shows
the status of each connection.
Unless you want to connect or create additional printing queues, the
installation for the NetWare environment is now completed.
Notes:
•
The parameters entered during installation are not permanent; they can be altered at any
time according to your network printing requirements.
•
No serious or permanent damage will be caused if you make a mistake during installation.
If you find, at any time, that printing is not satisfactory, the parameters can easily be
changed to tune the system to your requirements.
•
For information on advanced functions, please refer to the AXIS Network Print Server Technical Reference. You can download this or other technical information over the Internet by
accessing www.axis.com
Advanced Installation using AXIS NetPilot
Having installed your Axis Network Print Server in accordance with the
basic installation procedures described in Basic Setup with AXIS NetPilot,
on page 70, your Axis Network Print Server should now feature in the
Network Print Servers folder located in the AXIS NetPilot main window.
NetWare Network
Environment Window
The NetWare Network Environment window allows you to connect
additional print queues to your Axis Network Print Server as well as
create new ones.
Follow the steps below to gain access to the NetWare Network
Environment window:
1. Select the required Network print server from the ‘Network Print Server’
folder.
2. Choose Network from the Setup menu or click on the Network icon on the
AXIS NetPilot’s toolbar.
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3. If you are not logged on to your NetWare file server, a dialog box will ask
you to log on.
The Axis Network Print Server periodically updates the configuration by
scanning the NDS tree or, in the case of NetWare versions 3.x, the
designated file servers.
Connecting
Print Queues
Follow the steps below to connect a print queue to the print server port:
1. Open the NetWare Network Environments window.
2. Select the print server port you want to connect.
3. Click the Connect... button. The Connect NetWare Print Queues window
appears.
The AXIS NetPilot Connect NetWare Print Queues window
4. Select the tree or server location of the print queue from the Resources box.
5. Select an existing print queue to connect to the server port, or create a new
print queue by clicking on Create Queue... If you have selected an existing
queue, advance to step 8. Continue with step 6 only if you want to create
a new queue.
6. Type the queue name in the Create Queue dialog window. If you want to
create a queue in the NDS tree you must also enter the name of the volume
where the queue will be located. Click OK.
7. Select the newly created queue from the queue list.
8. Select Print Server Mode or Remote Printer Mode. If you selected Print
Server Mode, advance directly to step 11, otherwise continue with step 9.
9. Select an appropriate NetWare Print Server name, that will be associated
with the Axis Network Print Server, by using the Browse... button.
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Notes:
•
You cannot type or edit the name manually.
•
Make sure that you have PSERVER.NLM running if you selected Remote Printer Mode in step 8.
10. If you want to define a remote printer number slot manually, check the
Manual box and type the desired number in the box.
11. Click the OK button to return to the Network Environments window.
Basic Queue-based Printing over IP
Axis print servers with software version 6.0 or later allow users to print in
a Pure IP environment using traditional queue-based printing (which
usually uses the IPX transport protocol). Note that only NDS queue-based
printing is supported.
In the NetWare Pure IP environment, you must use the NetWare
Administrator to create the printer, print server and queue objects.
Installing the
Axis Network Print
Server
Follow the instructions below to install the Axis Network Print Server in
the NetWare Pure IP environment:
1. Start the Configuration Wizard from the User mode in the Axis Network
Print Server Web interface.
2. Click your way through the Wizard until reaching the NetWare page.
3. Set the parameters on the NetWare page:
• PSERVER NDS Tree (example: NW5TREE)
or
PSERVER NDS File Server: (example: FILESERVERNAME)
• PSERVER NDS Distinguished Name:
(example: AXISXXXXXX.<context>, where <context> is the container
where you want to create your print server)
Setting the PSERVER parameters in the Axis Network Print Server Web interface.
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4. Use the NetWare Administrator to create the printer, print server and queue
objects in the NDS tree and then link them together. The Print Services
Quick Setup (Non-NDPS) utility can be used for this. Go to Tools in the
NetWare Administrator.
5. Use the Add Printer Wizard on your work station to install the printer on
your client. Note that only NDS queue based PSERVER printing is supported.
When installing, choose Network Printer and browse to the queue you have
just created. Alternatively, choose Local Printer and select the queue you
have just captured.
Any configuration and management of the Axis Network Print Server can
be performed from any standard Web browser. Please refer to “Using a
Web Browser for Print Server Management” on page 92.
If both the IPX and IP protocols are enabled in your network and the print
server uses DUAL_STACK (enabled by default) as its network transport
protocol, then IPX will be chosen. To force the print server to use the IP
transport protocol, go to your print server’s Web interface and choose
Admin | Detailed View | NetWare and change the NetWare Transport
Protocol from DUAL_STACK to IP_ONLY. Save and exit when finished.
Note:
Pure IP requires that you run NetWare 5 or higher.
Queue-based Printing
Methods
Print Server Mode
The Axis Network Print Server logs in to a file server(s) and repeatedly
polls the print queues for print jobs. In this fashion, the Axis Network
Print Server emulates a NetWare print server, which is a workstation
running PSERVER. It provides high printing speed with low network load
and is the recommended mode for medium to large sized networks. Each
print server in PSERVER mode takes one NetWare user licence.
Advantages
•
High performance: up to 1 Mbyte/s
Limitations
•
In bindery mode, this printing method requires a NetWare user licence
for each Axis Network Print Server to file server link.
Remote Printer Mode
Advantages
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The following overview explains the advantages and limitations of the
two supported queue-based printing methods.
The Axis Network Print Server acts as Remote Printer for PSERVER.NLM
running on the NetWare file server, or to a dedicated workstation running
PSERVER.EXE. In this fashion, the Axis Network Print Server emulates a
workstation running the NetWare remote printer software RPRINTER, or
NPRINTER. This mode is only recommended for small networks where the
number of NetWare user licences is a major issue.
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Limitations
Using Novell Utilities
NetWare
Administration
Printer Status
•
Lower performance, typically 20 - 70 kbytes/s for NLM and higher
network load.
After installing the Axis Network Print Server into the NetWare
environment, you can manage your Axis Network Print Server, using
either Novell’s NetWare Administrator, or PCONSOLE.
Some useful features provided by the NetWare Administrator are
described in more detail below:
The Printer Status menu, detailed below, shows the status of an active
print job serviced by an Axis Network Print Server. It displays detailed
information concerning the active job including, Print Queue, print job
description, size of print file, percentage of job completed, etc. You can
also abort or pause the print job from this menu.
Notification
You can use the NetWare Administrator to enable or disable status
notification messages for printers connected to the AXIS 5900, e.g. Busy,
Off-line, Out of paper, Paper jam, etc. You can also add or remove print
job owners and administrators from the list of persons to be notified.
Print Layout
You can view installed AXIS 5900 and their relative print queues for any
NetWare Organizational Unit. You can also display summary information
by right-clicking on the printer object you want to examine.
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Section 7
Adding Printers in UNIX/Linux
Print Tools
For printer configuration, printtool and printconfig are the most common.
How they are invoked depends on which distribution and window
manager you use.
AIX
SMIT is the recommended printing tool. It contains an integrated printer
driver list, but does not have printer detection functionality.
Instructions:
Type the command smit in a Terminal window, then click Print
Spooling.
Debian
printtool is the recommended printing tool. The program contains an
integrated printer driver list, but does not have printer detection
functionality.
Instructions:
Type the command printtool in a Terminal window to start the
graphical version.
HP UX
Sam is the recommended printing tool. It doesn’t provide an integrated
printer driver list, nor printer detection functionality.
Instructions:
Type the command sam in a Terminal window, click Printers and
Plotters and then click Actions and Add_Remote Printer/Plotter.
Mandrake
Red Hat
printerdrake is the recommended printing tool. It contains an integrated
printer driver list, but does not have printer detection ability.
printconf is the recommended printing tool. The program contains an
integrated printer driver list, but does not have printer detection
functionality.
Instructions:
Type the command printconf-gui in a Terminal window to start the
graphical version.
You can also run printconf as a text-based application if you do not have
the X Window System installed, or if you prefer the text-based interface.
Log in as root (or use the command su to temporarily change to the root
user), and type the command /usr/sbin/printconf-tui from a
shell prompt.
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Solaris 9
The printing tool is called Printer Administrator. This operating
environment has an integrated printer driver list, but does not have
printer detection functionality.
Instructions:
Type the command /usr/sadm/admin/bin/printmgr in a Terminal
window.
SuSE
YaST2 is the recommended printing tool. It contains a printer driver list
as well as printer detection capability.
Instructions:
To start the Printer Configuration tool, select this from the Desktop:
YaST2 menu button (on the panel) | In Yast Control Center | Hardware
| Edit Printers
Notes:
• A versatile IPP client for UNIX/Linux is CUPS. It can be downloaded from the Common Unix
Printing System’s Web site at www.cups.org
• If you don't find your specific printer in your distribution, have a look at
http://www.linuxprinting.org/database.html
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Typical Invocation via a Windows Manager
Using the Mandrake 8.2 distribution (with CUPS installed) and the KDE
windows manger as an example, a typical set-up begins with starting
Mandrake Control Center.
1. Click Hardware | Printer and the Printerdrake application will be invoked.
2. Click Expert Mode to be able to add a network printer.
3. Click the Add a new printer button.
Print Queues
Five types of print queues can be configured in the Mandrake
distribution:
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4.
Local Printer
Printer on remote lpd server
Network printer (TCP/Socket)
Printer on SMB/Windows 95/98/NT server
A printer device URl
Select the Network printer radio button and click Next.
5. Enter the IP address or host name of the print server as well as the port you
want to use. Port numbers available for TCP/IP are:
Port number
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9900
LPT2
9902
6. Click Next.
7. Fill in data to help users identify the printer, i.e. name, description and
location. Click Next.
8. Select printer model and click Next.
9. Configure the printer and click Next. The printer is set up. Click Finish and
the printer is accessible.
Typical Invocation from a Terminal Window
Still using Mandrake as an example, open a Terminal Window and type
the command printtool. If you are in a terminal window, the graphic
version will start (as described above). If you do not have the X Window
System installed, the command will start a text based version. The same
information as was described above will be needed.
Note:
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In Mandrake, even if you type printtool at a shell prompt, printerdrake will
automatically start.
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Debian 3.0
Debian offers a choice between plain LPD, LPRng and CUPS. There are
several printer configuration tools in this distribution, e.g. the apsfilter
(version 5 or later), which adds support for LPRng and Ghostscript's
uniprint driver scheme. Red Hat's printtool is also supported, for those
who prefer GUI administration tools.
For LPRng, LPD and CUPS use the Printtool.
Invocation
1. From the Gnome desktop, select Main Menu (on the panel) => Debian
menus => Apps => System => Printtool.
2. On the KDE desktop, select the Main Menu (on the Panel) => System =>
Debian => Printtool.
3. Open a terminal window and type the command printtool (in XTERM or
Gnome).
Print Queues
Five types of print queues can be configured with printconf in the Debian
distribution:
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Adding a Remote Unix
Printer
Local Printer
Unix Printer (lpd Spool
Windows Printer (SMB)
Novell Printer (NCP Queue)
JetDirect Printer
1. Start printtool and click Add.
2. Select Remote Unix (lpd) Queue from the Printer Type menu, and click OK.
Text fields for the following options appears:
• Printer name — Enter a unique name for the printer. (The name
cannot contain spaces and must begin with a letter. Valid characters
are a - z, A - Z, 0 - 9, -, and _.
• Remote Host — The hostname or IP address of the remote machine
to which the printer is attached.
• Remote Queue and input filter — The remote printer queue and
input filter.
3. Click Next to continue. Click Select to choose a printer driver and to set it up.
4. Click OK. Finally, click Test and print a test page.
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Red Hat 7.3
Printtool has been replaced by Printconf. The utility maintains the
/etc/printcap configuration file, print spool directories, and print filters.
Note:
If you type printtool at a shell prompt, printconf will automatically start.
Invocation
1. On the Gnome desktop, select the Main Menu button (on the Panel) =>
Programs => System => Printer Configuration to start the graphical
version.
2. On the KDE desktop, select the Main Menu button (on the Panel) => Red
Hat => System => Printer Configuration to start the graphical version.
3. Type the command printconf -gui at a shell prompt (for example, in an
XTerm or a Gnome terminal) to start the graphical version.
4. You can also run printconf as a text based application if you do not have
the X Window System installed, or you just prefer the text based interface.
To run it, log in as root (or use the command su to temporarily change to
the root user), and type the command /usr/sbin/printconf -tui from
a shell prompt.
Print Queues
Five types of print queues can be configured with printconf in the Red
Hat distribution:
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•
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Local Printer
Unix Printer (lpd Spool)
Windows Printer (SMB)
Novell Printer (NCP Queue)
JetDirect Printer
Important!
• Do not edit the /etc/printcap file. Each time the printer deamon (lpd) is started /restarted, a
new /etc/printcap file is dynamically created.
• If you want to add a printer without using printconf, edit the /etc/printcap.local file. The
entries in /etc/printcap.local are not displayed in printconf but are read by the printer
daemon.
• If you upgrade your system from a previous version of Red Hat Linux, your existing
configuration file is converted to the new format used by printconf. Each time a new
configuration file is generated by printconf, the old file is saved as /etc/printcap.old.
• If you add a new print queue or modify an existing one, you need to restart the printer
daemon (lpd) for the changes to take effect.
• Clicking the Apply button saves any changes that you have made and restarts the printer
daemon. The changes are not written to the /etc/printcap configuration file until the
printer daemon (lpd) is restarted. Alternatively, you can choose File => Save Changes and
then choose File => Restart lpd to save your changes and then restart the printer daemon.
• If a printer appears in the main printer list with the Queue Type set to INVALID, the printer
configuration is missing options that are required for the printer to function properly. To
remove this printer from the list, select it from the list and click the Delete button.
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Adding a Remote
Unix Printer
1. To add a remote UNIX printer, such as one attached to a different
UNIX/Linux system on the same network, click the New button in the
main printconf window.
2. Select Unix Printer from the Queue Type menu, and click Next.
3. Enter a unique name for the printer in the Queue Name text field. The printer
name cannot contain spaces and must begin with a letter a through z or A
through Z. The valid characters are a through z, A through Z, 0 through 9,
-, and _. Click Next.
Text fields for the following options appear:
Server — The hostname or IP address of the remote machine to which
the printer is attached.
Queue — The remote printer queue. The default printer queue is
usually lp.
By default, the Strict RFC1179 Compliance option is not chosen. If
you are having problems printing to a non-Linux lpd queue, choose
this option to disable enhanced LPRng printing features.
4. Click Next to continue. The next step is to select the type of printer that is
connected to the remote system.
Important!
The remote machine must be configured to allow the local machine to print on the desired
queue. As root, create the file /etc/hosts.lpd on the remote machine to which the printer is
attached. On separate lines in the file, add the IP address or hostname of each machine which
should have printing privileges.
Selecting the Print
Driver
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If you are configuring a local printer, select the print driver from the list.
The printers are divided by manufacturers. Click the arrow beside the
manufacturer for your printer. Find your printer from the expanded list,
and click the arrow beside the printer name. A list of drivers for your
printer will appear. Select one. Then finish the Wizard in the usual
manner.
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SuSE 8.0
The printing system on SuSE Linux is based on an apsfilter, with some
enhancements; SuSE's apsfilter will recognize all common file formats
(including HTML, if html2ps is installed).
There are two ways to setup printers on SuSE systems:
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Invocation of YaST2
Print Queues
YaST2 will let you configure "PostScript", "DeskJet" and "Other
printers", supported by Ghostscript drivers; it's also possible to setup
HP's GDI printers (DeskJet 710/720, 820, 1000, via the "ppa" package).
YaST2 will provide /etc/printcap entries for every printer ("raw", "ascii",
"auto" and "color", if the printer to configure is a color printer). YaST2
will create spool directories and it will arrange apsfilterrc files, where
you're able to fine tune some settings (Ghostscript preloads, paper size,
paper orientation, resolution, printer escape sequences, etc.). With
YaST2 it's also possible to setup network printers (TCP/IP, Samba, or
Novell NetWare Printer).
SuSE includes the regular SETUP program from the original apsfilter
package (with some enhancements); run lprsetup to invoke this
configuration script. Once you get accustomed to its GUI, you'll be able
to configure local and network printers.
On the Gnome desktop select YaST2 Menu Button (on the panel) =>
Yast Control Center => Hardware => Edit Printers to start the Printer
Configuration tool. On the KDE desktop select YaST Menu Button (on the
panel) => Yast2 modules => Hardware => Edit printers to start the
graphic version.
SuSE and YaST2 differ between these printer connections:
• Local printers (Parallel, Serial and Disk File)
• LPD protocol network printing (Forward queue to a remote LPD and
Prefiltered queue for an LPD forwarding queue)
• Other network printing (Samba/Windows, Novell)
The SuSE installation manual explains the setup procedures in detail.
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AXIS axinstall Script
Having performed the basic TCP/IP setup procedures as defined earlier in
this manual, you are now able to print in interactive mode using PROS,
LPR, FTP or Reverse Telnet protocols. However, if you want to integrate
the AXIS 5900 with your host spooler, you can use the Axis automatic
installation script axinstall. The axinstall script is available from
ftp://ftp.axis.com/pub_soft/prt_srv/utility/axinstall/latest/
After executing this script, the printer connected to the print server will
appear as though it is directly connected to the host printer spooler.
If you intend to use the print server in a multi-protocol environment,
refer to the chapters pertaining to the respective operating systems in this
manual.
When the axinstall script has been downloaded to your host, execute the
script with this command:
sh axinstall or sh ./axinstall (depending on your system).
You will be guided through the installation by a step-by-step procedure.
During the installation you will be asked to select a print method; we
suggest you choose LPD or, for more functionality, use the PROS filter or
named pipe methods. Please refer to the following pages if you need
guidance on the choice of print methods.
Note: NLPRng is not supported by axinstall.
The axinstall script will suggest one of the systems listed below when
started. If you do not find the suggestion appropriate, then manually
select any of the systems listed.
1....SunOS 4 (SUN BSD, Solaris 1.x)
2....SunOS 5 (SUN SYS V, Solaris 2.x)
3....AIX (IBM RS/6000, BULL DPX 20)
4....HP-UX (HP 9000)
5....BOS (BULL DPX 2)
6....DEC OSF/1 (Digital Equipment, Alpha)
7....ULTRIX (Digital Equipment, DEC)
8....IRIX (Silicon Graphics, SGI)
9....SCO UNIX (Santa Cruz Operation)
10...SCO UnixWare 2.x
11...SCO UnixWare 7
12...SCO OpenServer
13...FreeBSD (Berkeley UNIX)
14...Linux
15...Generic BSD (Berkeley UNIX)
16...Generic SYS V R3 (UNIX System V Release 3)
17...Generic SYS V R4 (UNIX System V Release 4)
Systems supported by axinstall
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Print Methods on TCP/IP Networks
The AXIS 5900 supports several different print methods in the TCP/IP
environment. axinstall will suggest a print method suitable for your
particular UNIX/Linux system, but you might want to use another method
depending on your printing requirements (banner pages, status logging,
etc).
The diagram below shows the alternative data paths taken by some of the
UNIX/Linux print methods. This illustrates some of the advantages and
limitations of the different methods. Use the following information to
determine which method to adopt.
Print
Spooler
File to
Print
Filter/
Interface
Model
Directly
connected
printer
Devices
Parallel Port
Named Pipe
DIRECT
FTP
RTELNET
LPD FTP
RTELNET PROS B
Printer
PROS print
daemon
PROS A
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Illustration of different UNIX/Linux print methods
LPD
The Line Printer Daemon is a protocol for transferring print jobs between
hosts. This is the recommended method for UNIX/Linux systems, but
some System V versions do not support LPD.
Advantages:
Easy to set up — install the AXIS 5900 as a remote queue in System V, or
add a remote printer to /etc/printcap using the rm and rp fields (BSD).
Limitations:
Spooler features, and printcap or lpr options (BSD) such as multiple
copies, are not available.
FTP
The File Transfer Protocol is used for transferring files between hosts.
Advantages:
Uses industry standard network software on the host.
Limitations:
No printer status logging. In the case of BSD it may conflict with other
input or output filters and does not allow both input and output filters. In
System V no filters or interface programs can be used.
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PROS
A protocol developed at Axis. Comes in two versions;
named pipe (PROS A) and filter (PROS B).
PROS A
Advantages
The AXIS 5900 appears as a device to the system. This makes all filter and
model options available. It provides accounting and status logging.
Supports bi-directional printing. The printer information read back can be
viewed in a log file.
PROS A
Limitations
A ‘C’ compiler is required to build the PROS A drivers.
Note:
You can download a ‘C’ compiler from http://www.gnu.org/
PROS B
Advantages
It provides accounting and status logging. Supports bi-directional
printing. The printer information read back can be viewed in a log file.
PROS B
Limitations
A ‘C’ compiler is required to build the PROS B drivers and in the case of
BSD, it may conflict with other input or output filters. It does not allow
both input and output filters. Interface programs can not be used in
System V.
Reverse Telnet
Often used for printing via a terminal server printer port. Only
recommended if you already have a Reverse Telnet driver installed.
Advantages:
Easy to set up with previously installed Reverse Telnet drivers.
Limitations:
No status logging. Drivers are not supplied with the print server. Existing
drivers may be slow.
Other UNIX/Linux
Systems
Most UNIX/Linux systems resemble either BSD or System V and so with
some ingenuity, a solution can also be devised for other variants.
If the system has BSD socket type networking support, then prosbsd (in
the bsd directory of the AXIS 5900) can be used as a starting point. It
receives print data from stdin, and writes a log file to stderr. Nothing is
written to stdout.
Alternatively, FTP may be used. It is a good idea to use bsd/ftp_bsd or
sysv/ftp_sysv as a starting point.
IBM MVS Systems
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A sample JCL script, jclex, is available in the mvs directory of the print
server. It gives an example of how to print a file from an MVS mainframe
to an AXIS 5900 using FTP.
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Section 8
Adding Printers in OS/2
This section describes how to set up your print server for printing in the
OS/2 environment.
Continue with the instructions presented in the table below:
Protocol
TCP/IP
NetBIOS/NetBEUI
See ...
“TCP/IP Printing” on page 86
“NetBIOS/NetBEUI Printing in OS/2” on page 87
TCP/IP Printing
Having assigned an IP address to the print server, you are now ready to
install it for TCP/IP printing in the OS/2 environment. The print server
supports LPR Printing using the lprportd service method.
Installing the
Axis Network Print
Server
Follow the instructions below to install the print server using the lprportd
service method:
1. Open the OS/2 System window, select TCP/IP and TCP/IP Configuration.
2. Select Printing, type a number, e.g. 1, in the Maximum number of LPD ports
field. The Remote print server and Remote print server's printer fields should
remain empty.
3. Select Autostart, select lprportd, click the Autostart check box and select
Detached.
4. Exit and Save.
5. Restart your OS/2 client.
Creating a
Print Queue
Continue with the instructions below to create a print queue:
1. Open the Template group. Create an new printer from Templates by
dragging the Printer icon to the desktop with the right mouse button.
2. Select a printer driver and double-click a free Output port, for instance
\PIPE\LPD0.
3. Enter the host name or the IP address of the print server in the LPD server
field.
4. Enter one of the print server’s logical printer names, for example pr1, in the
LPD printer field.
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NetBIOS/NetBEUI Printing in OS/2
AXIS Print Utility for OS/2 is the tool to use for NetBIOS/NetBEUI
printing in OS/2 environments. This tool can be fetched from
www.axis.com => Software => Discontinued products. Install it if you
have not already done so.
If you want to change the default name or any of the print server’s
default parameters, you can do so using any standard Web browser or
WinOS/2 window under OS/2.
Refer to “Management and Configuration” on page 92, for more
information.
The AXIS Print Utility for OS/2 is not needed on the client platforms
when using a client-server configuration.
About AXIS Print
Utility for OS/2
AXIS Print Utility for OS/2 is an application for NetBIOS/NetBEUI
printing in the OS/2 environment. Its allows you to:
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Install and maintain the print server’s printer port as an OS/2 printer
port.
• Capture and monitor print jobs directed to the print server’s ports.
Print jobs are directed through a spool directory located on your local
hard disk (peer-to-peer mode), or on the file server (client-server mode).
The printer port status of your print server can be monitored and pop-up
notification messages can be generated, keeping you informed of
completed print jobs or any problem condition.
Notes:
• The NetBEUI protocol must be active. If not, use MPTS/LAPS (LAN Server) or SETUP (LAN
Manager) to activate it.
• If you are using OS/2 version 2.x and wish to print through TCP/IP, we recommend that you
use the IBM TCP/IP for OS/2 product. It supports the LPD and interactive FTP print methods.
Installing the
Axis Network Print
Server
1. When AXIS Print Utility for OS/2 is running, click Install to install your
Axis Network Print Server. The port appears in the list as <name>.LP1,
where <name> is AX followed by the last six digits of your print server
serial number. e.g. AX100086.LP1 or AX100086.LP2.
2. Select the LP1 port (or the LP2 port), then click Install.
Repeat this procedure for each server using the print server.
Note:
The AXIS Print Utility for OS/2 must be running in order to print through your Axis Network
Print Server. It is strongly recommended that you modify the startup.cmd file, enabling AXIS
Print Utility for OS/2 to automatically start when your client is re-booted. Instructions are
available in the AXIS Print Utility for OS/2 Readme file.
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Creating
a Print Queue
(OS/2 version 2.x
and OS/2 Warp)
1. Double-click the Templates folder, then drag the Printer icon out to the
Workplace Shell (or into a folder) while holding the right mouse button
down.
2. Type a name of your choice in the Name field.
3. Select \PIPE\<name>.LP1 (or LP2), from the Port list, and select a printer
driver suitable for your printer from the Standard Printer list.
4. Click OK to confirm the printer definition.
Sharing the
Print Queue
A print queue must be made a shared resource before it can be accessed
from other clients or servers. The following three examples show how you
can share your printer resources:
Open an OS/2 window and issue the following command:
NET SHARE <queue_name> /PRINT
Where <queue_name> is the name of the queue created on the previous
side.
To share a printer resource when using OS/2 Warp with IBM Peer service,
follow the steps below:
1. Click the right mouse button on the printer object.
2. Select Share and then Start sharing. In the dialog box, enter a Description.
3. Select the check-box Start sharing at LAN workstation start-up.
4. Click OK.
To share a printer resource when using LAN server 4.0, follow the steps
below:
1. Open LAN Server Administration.
2. Open your domain and then Resource Definition.
3. Drag and drop a printer from the template.
4. Enter the Alias name, select a Server name and the previously created
Spooler Queue Name.
5. Click OK.
The setup is completed and you can now print through your print server.
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Section 9
Updating the Firmware
Upgrading the Firmware
You can upgrade the AXIS 5900 firmware using one of the following
methods:
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AXIS ThinWizard (TCP/IP)
From the print server’s internal Web pages (TCP/IP)
FTP (TCP/IP)
Note:
Updating instructions are supplied with the firmware release notes.
Upgrading from the
Print Server’s Internal
Web Pages
Follow these instructions to upgrade the firmware of your print server
from its internal Web pages (flash loading over the Web):
1. Open your Web browser, enter the IP address of your print server and
press Enter. (See “Using a Web Browser for Print Server Management” on
page 92 for detailed instructions on accessing your Axis print server on
the Web).
2. From the Admin mode, click the Firmware Upgrade button. From here you
can upgrade your print server with the latest available firmware.
Upgrading using
AXIS ThinWizard
AXIS ThinWizard 3.0 is a tool that enables batch upgrading of several
print servers and can be used for upgrading the print server’s firmware in
TCP/IP networks.
Follow the instructions below to upgrade your print servers using AXIS
ThinWizard:
1. Log in to AXIS ThinWizard.
2. Open the Network Group that contains the print server to be upgraded.
3. Click the Firmware button. The Firmware Wizard starts.
4. Browse through the upgrading tips and click Next > when you are done.
Select Latest Available Version. Click Next >.
5. Select the servers you want to upgrade, by checking the correct upgrade
boxes. Click Next >.
6. Enter the default User ID and Password of the servers you selected in the
previous step. Select whether you want AXIS ThinWizard to verify the
password immediately or when the upgrading job has started, by checking
the appropriate box. Click Next >.
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7. If you do not have a default password, just click Next >. If some of your
servers use a different User ID or Password than the default entries, they will
be displayed in the Remaining servers list. Enter the User ID and Password
for each individual server. Click Next >.
8. Name the upgrade job. This is optional, so you can leave the field blank if
you want. Click the Start button to start the upgrading job.
9. You can view the progress of the job in the Event Log.
Refer to “Using AXIS ThinWizard for Print Server Management” on page
107, for more information about AXIS ThinWizard.
Upgrading using FTP
To upgrade over the network using FTP you will need a file with the new
print server firmware. The name of this file is in the form
product_version.bin.
Ensure that FTP Enabled is set to yes. To check this parameter, browse to
the print server and select Admin | Network Settings | Detailed View |
TCP/IP Network.
Caution!
Be careful not to interrupt the file transfer. If the transfer is interrupted, the print server may
have to be re-initialized by your dealer.
The objective of this example is to upgrade a print server to firmware
version 7.00.
The description below from a typical Windows session uses the following
examples:
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•
•
•
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Print server model: AXIS 5900
IP address of print server: 10.13.4.105
New firmware version name: 5900p_v2_7_00.bin
Location of firmware and upgrade procedure: c:\Axis
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1. From www.axis.com, download the firmware and save it to a new
directory on your computer, e.g. c:\Axis (if the directory does not exist,
create it).
2. Open a command prompt from Start => Run. The Run window will appear.
Type cmd and click OK. (Windows 98: Type command and click OK.) The DOS
Command Prompt window will open.
3. Make sure you are working from the correct directory:
type cd c:\Axis and press Enter.
4. Connect to the print server using ftp:
type ftp 10.13.4.105 followed by Enter.
(Example using print server IP address 10.13.4.105)
5. Enter the user name, the default user is root. Press Enter. If the default
password has been changed then it must also be entered. When you enter
the password, it will not be echoed to the screen, nor will the cursor move.
6. Change to binary mode transfer.
Type bin hash (or binary hash) and press Enter.
7. Use the put command to upload the upgrade file to the flash location:
(Example using firmware named 5900p_v2_7_00.bin):
Type put 5900p_v2_7_00.bin FLASH followed by Enter. (Note that FLASH
is written in capital letters!) A stream of hash (#) marks will appear.
Wait 30 seconds... You will receive a message stating Transfer complete.
Flash programming finished OK. The print server will restart in five seconds
running the new software.
When you see a new ftp prompt the procedure has been completed
successfully.
8. Type bye followed by Enter to end the ftp session.
Obtaining the Software
You can obtain all the print server firmware as well as the latest utility
software from the following locations:
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•
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http://www.axis.com
your local dealer
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Section 10
Management and Configuration
The management and configuration tools that are supported by the Axis
Network Print Server allow you to:
•
•
•
•
•
Configuration
Overview
Change the print server parameters, i.e. editing the config file
Receive extended information about the print jobs
Receive printer port status
Monitor your printers
Reset the Axis Network Print Server to Factory Default
The method you should use to manage and configure your Axis Network
Print Server depends on the operating system protocols of your network.
The table below displays which method to use for each supported
environment.
Operating System Protocols
Configuration/Management methods
WLAN, TCP/IP
(UNIX, Windows, NetWare Pure IP, OS/2)
Web Browser - See page 92
AXIS ThinWizard - See page 107
FTP - See page 110
telnet - See page 112
SNMP - See page 114
IPX/SPX (NetWare)
Novell Utilities - See page 119
AppleTalk over TCP/IP
Web Browser - See page 92
AppleTalk_cfg method - See page 45
Mac-FTP - See page 110
Note:
BOOTP and TFTP are powerful tools for configuring the Axis Network Print
Server. Refer to the documentation for the BOOTP/TFTP server on your
system for specific information.
Using a Web Browser for Print Server Management
Once you have established the Axis Network Print Server in the TCP/IP
environment, as described in “Assigning an IP Address to the Print
Server” on page 16, you are free to access the Axis Network Print Server
Web pages from any standard Web browser.
The Web interface of the Axis Network Print Server is divided into two
modes of operation, User mode and Admin mode:
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In User mode you can change language, but you have no rights to change
any other parameters. However, if you have access rights to the Admin
mode, you can change some of the basic parameters from User mode via
the Configuration Wizard. This mode is intended for regular users who are
only interested in using the print server's interface for checking print jobs
or viewing printer properties. If you want to change any other of the print
server's settings, you must enter the Admin mode.
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Admin
When in Admin mode, you have access to all the print server's parameters
and you can change them to your liking. This mode is intended for
network administrators and can be password protected to prevent
unauthorized changing of the print server parameters.
Note:
To protect the Admin pages from unauthorized use, it is highly recommended that you change
the default password.
This is done from the Admin | General Settings | General tab. Enter the password in the Root
Password field.
Accessing the Web
Pages
Follow the steps below to access the internal Web pages of the Axis
Network Print Server:
1. Enter the print server’s IP address (or host name) in the Location/Address
field of your Web browser. Press Enter
2. The Printer Overview page will appear. Click Admin to access the
Administration Web pages.
3. If you have changed the User/Password combination, you will be prompted
for them. Click OK.
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You can address the print server’s Web interface via https:// To do this you must enable
the SSL/TLS protocols in the Web interface: Admin | Network Settings | Detailed View |
TCP/IP Network and set the HTTPS Enabled parameter to Yes (you must have a valid certificate loaded). If you do not have a valid certificate loaded, select Admin | Security
Settings and click Create.
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Available Services
from the User Mode
Printer Overview
The following services are available from the User mode. A link to the
Axis home page is available from this mode.
The Printer Overview page contains a section that allows you to view the
general parameter setting of the Axis Network Print Server, including the
print server name and the location of the print server in your
organization, if defined.
By clicking the printer icon a printer page opens, allowing you to view
the status and the supported capabilities of the connected printer. The
extent of this information depends on the printer model. From the printer
page, you can also print a test page to the printer.
Print Jobs
From the Print Jobs page you can view the status of the current print
jobs, including the number of printed bytes and the origin of the print
job. You can also view a log of the 20 latest print jobs that includes the
user, the printing protocol and the file size. A log that displays the
accumulated usage of the connected printers allows you to control the
usage of the connected printers.
Help
The Help page presents you with basic information about the Axis
Network Print Server and the Web user interface. A short description of
the Axis installation tools you should use when installing a printer on
your PC is also included.
Available Services
from the Admin Mode
The following services are available from the Admin mode. An additional
link to www.axis.com is available from this mode.
This Print Server
The This Print Server page contains a section that allows you to view and
modify the general parameter setting of the Axis Network Print Server,
including the print server name, the node address, the password and the
base URL. You can also configure any of the eight logical printers of the
Axis Network Print Server. Management operations, like restarting the
Axis Network Print Server and resetting its parameters to the factory
default settings, are also available.
Caution!
Any network configuration should involve the Network Administrator.
By clicking on the printer icon, a printer page opens, allowing you to
view the status and the supported capabilities of connected printer. The
extent of this information is depending on the printer model. From the
printer page, you can also print a test page to the printer.
Print Jobs
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From the Print Jobs page you can view the status of the current print
jobs, including the number of printed bytes and the origin of the print
job. You can also view a log of the 20 latest print jobs that includes the
user, the printing protocol and the file size. A log that displays the
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accumulated usage of the connected printers allows you to control the
usage of the connected printers. To delete an ongoing print job, use the
delete button next to the job.
Network Settings
From the Network Settings page you can set all parameters that control
the network traffic to and from the Axis Network Print Server. You can
enable or disable any of the supported network protocols and fine-tune
the parameter settings. For additional information, see the Online Help
pages.
Support
From the Support page you can receive help to resolve any installation or
print problems that might occur. If your problems persist, the Support
page allows you to produce a Server Report. The Server Report includes
the settings of the Axis Network Print Server, information about your
connected printers as well as the current network settings. The Server
Report is of great value for support assistance, so please mail, email or fax
it to your support channel together with a detailed problem description.
Statistics
The Statistics page displays information about the network traffic to and
from the Axis Network Print Server as well as information about servers
and services that are connected or associated with the Axis Network Print
Server.
Help
The Help page displays a comprehensive description of the configuration
and management activities that can be performed from the internal Web
pages of the Axis Network Print Server. Theses activities include
instructions on how to install the Axis Network Print Server in various
environments and how to upgrade it with new firmware. A detailed index
is also available.
Security Settings
On the Security Settings page you can enable or disable SSL (Secure
Socket Layer - a protocol designed to provide secure communications on
the Internet.) and TLS (Transport Layer Security, a protocol that
guarantees privacy and data integrity between applications
communicating over the Internet) You can also create secure certificates
and disable/enable insecure protocols.
Whenever SSL/TLS is enabled, you have to address the print server’s Web
interface in the secure way, i.e. via https://
See Enabling Secure Web Services — SSL/TLS, on page 115 for a detailed
description.
Parameter List
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Restarts the print server.
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Software Default
A Software Default will reset all print server parameters and settings to
their default values except:
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Node address (NODE_ADDR.)
IP Address (INT_ADDR.)
DHCP enabled (DHCP_ENB)
Installed certificate
Private key
Also see The Test Button, on page 134 for instructions on performing a
Factory Default.
Firmware Upgrade
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Print Server Settings
Some useful settings that can be changed in the print server are described
here. See the print server’s Help pages for detailed information on all
print server settings. For
Changing the Network
Printer’s ’Name’
From the print server’s Web interface you can assign a user-friendly name
to a network printer. This name will then show up under the ’Name’
column in AXIS Print System and AXIS Wireless Printing Utility.
1. Log into the Axis Network Print Server internal Web pages and choose
Admin | This Print Server | General | Print Server Name.
2. Enter the new name of the print server and click OK.
Changing the Network
Printer’s ’Location’
If you want to inform users about the physical location of a network
printer, you can assign a descriptive location name to it. This name will
then show up under the ’Location’ column in AXIS Print System and
AXIS Wireless Printing Utility.
1. Log into the Axis Network Print Server internal Web pages and select
Admin | This Print Server | General | System Location.
2. Enter the location of the print server and click OK.
Language Setting
You can change the language of the print server’s Web interface from the
User mode. Available language options are English (default), French,
German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish. Click Language => Change from
the Web interface. Press F5 to refresh the view.
Character Setting
You can change the character settings from the User mode. Click
Language => Change from the Web interface.
The available character sets are SHIFT_JIS, ISO-8859-1 and UTF-8.
When choosing a character set, it is important that your Web browser
uses the same character set as you print server. ISO-8859-1 is the default
character set.
• For Japanese, SHIFT_JIS or UTF-8 should be used.
SHIFT_JIS is default for Japanese.
• For other languages, use UTF-8 or ISO-8859-1.
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Setting the e-mail
Notification
Parameters
In order to set the e-mail addresses of the people to whom the troublereports will be sent:
1. From your print server’s internal Web page, go to: Admin | Network
Settings | Detailed View | e-mail Notification. The following options will
appear:
Options
E-mail recipient
Administrator e-mail Address
This address will be used as “Reply to”-address in the e-mails
PAPER JAM
The person responsible for handling paper jams in the printer
OUT OF PAPER
The person responsible for filling the printer with paper
TONER LOW
The person responsible for filling up the toner in the printer
NO TONER
The person responsible for changing the toner in the printer
PRINTER OFFLINE
The person responsible for the overall maintenance of printer
2. Enter the respective e-mail addresses of the trouble-report recipients in the
blank fields as follows:
name@company.com
3. Click OK and exit when done.
Important:
The SMTP Server parameter in the print server’s internal Web pages must be set so that it
corresponds to the SMTP server used in your network! This is set in: Admin | Network
Settings | Detailed View | TCP/IP Network | SMTP Server.
Network Speed
With the Network Speed parameter you can manually specify the speed at
which you will send and receive network packages.
Ethernet Network
To change the Network Speed, log in to the print server’s internal Web
pages and click Admin | General Settings | General. From here you have
the option of setting the network speed to:
Network Speed
WLAN
AUTO_SENSE
(default value)
The print server detects which speed is optimal for each network package
you transfer.
10_HALF__DX
10 Half Duplex
10_FULL_DX
10 Full Duplex
100_HALF_DX
100 Half Duplex
100_FULL_DX
100 Full Duplex
To change the Network Speed, log in to the print server’s internal Web
page and click Admin | Network Settings | Detailed View | WLAN. From
here you have the option of setting the network speed to:
Network Speed
AUTO_SENSE (default value)
The print server detects which speed is optimal for each network package
you transfer.
1 Mbps
2 Mbps
5.5 Mbps
11 Mbps
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Note:
The default Network Speed value is AUTO_SENSE. This option is the correct
option for the majority of users. If you choose the incorrect network speed
option for your network, you may lose contact with the print server. In order
to reset the Network Speed parameter to AUTO_SENSE, you will have to
perform a factory default on the print server.
Wireless Printing
Check-list
Check the following before printing wirelessly. Click Admin | Network
Settings | Detailed View | WLAN to check the print server settings.
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The Network Mode parameter must be set to Auto Sense or WLAN. This
parameter is set on the Admin | General Settings page.
To increase security, enable HTTPS before you set the WEP keys. HTTPS
enabled requires that you install a certificate. See Configuring the Axis
Network Print Server for Wireless Printing, on page 23
Check that the WLAN network interface is properly configured in the
workstation/laptop trying to access the Axis Network Print Server print
server.
All communicating clients must be in the same operating mode, i.e. ad
hoc or infrastructure mode.
Note:
In Macintosh environments, the ad hoc mode is referred to as computer to computer mode
and the infrastructure mode is referred to as Airport network.
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Frequency Bands and
Channels
Check that the SSID and the WEP keys are set according to your WLAN
network settings. See “WLAN Parameters” on page 24 for more
information.
Check that the radio frequency channel setting is the same on all
communicating clients and that the channel is set according to the
requirements in your country.
Country
Frequency
Available Channels
Europe
2.412-2.472 GHz
1-13
11
France
2.457-2.472 GHz
10-13 (indoor use*)
11
Japan
2.484 GHz
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14
2.412-2.462 GHz
1-11
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USA/Canada
Default Channel
* (France) outdoor use permitted on private property with prior authorization
Using Logical Printers to Customize your Printing
The Axis Network Print Server has a powerful facility for altering the
print data. This means that your desired print format can be realized on
any type of printer. The following actions can be invoked from the Axis
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Network Print Server:
• The character set can be changed to suit the printer
• Strings can be added before and after the print data
• Strings within the print data can be substituted
• ASCII to PostScript conversion
• Redirection of print data to another printer if the printer is busy
• Hex Dump mode to assist with printing problems
If any of these actions are required, a Logical Printer is used to change the
print data before being sent to the printer port. There are eight logical
printers (PR1-PR8) that can be set up to filter the print data.
The default logical printers settings are such that PR1-PR4 cause no
change to the flow of print data, while PR5-PR8 add CR to LF control
characters:
Logical Printer
Changes to data
PR1
no change
PR2
no change
PR3
no change
PR4
no change
PR5
add CR to LF
PR6
add CR to LF
PR7
add CR to LF
PR8
add CR to LF
Each logical printer can be set via the print servers’ internal Web pages:
Open a Web browser, enter the IP address of the print server in the
Location/Address field and choose Admin | Logical Printer Settings.
The logical printers can also be set up by editing the config file.
Notes:
• The examples in this section describe how you can configure the available logical printers
using a standard Web browser. If you want to set them directly by editing the config file,
just enter the values for the corresponding parameters.
• The examples should only be viewed as suggestions how to configure the logical printers.
You should, off course, configure them according to the needs of your network.
• In the The Parameter List, on page 142, you can find a complete list of the Axis Network
Print Server parameters.
• Refer to “Management and Configuration” on page 92, for more information about the
available management tools.
Character Set
Conversion
A common problem in a multiple host environment is that different hosts
use different ASCII character sets. As a result of this, language specific
characters (such as å ü ô ñ) are sometimes printed incorrectly.
The Axis Network Print Server solution to this problem is to assign a
character set conversion filter to a logical printer, and then link that
logical printer to the host causing the problem.
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You select your desired conversion filter by setting the Character Set
Conversion (PRx_CSET) parameter. The output from the conversion filter
is always IBM PC Set 2 (Code Page 437), and this is the character set the
printer must be set up for.
Example:
Your network contains a host using the character set ISO 8859-2 and a host
using the character set DEC. In order to direct their print jobs to the printer
connected to the Axis Network Print Server, you should assign each host to a
separate logical printer, and install a character set conversion filter.
Your network contains a host using the character set ISO 8859-2. In order
to direct its print jobs to the printer connected to the Axis Network Print
Server, you should assign the host to a separate logical printer, and install
a character set conversion filter.
Follow the instructions below to change the conversion filter:
1. From the print server’s internal Web page, select Admin | Logical Printer
Settings.
2. Select the PR1 tab.
3. Set the parameter Physical Port to LPT1.
4. Set the parameter Character Set Conversion to ISO>IBM.
5. Click the OK button.
6. Select the Printer2 tab.
7. Set the parameter Physical Port to LPT1.
8. Set the parameter Character Set Conversion to DEC>IBM.
9. Click the OK button.
The ISO 8859-2 printer data that is sent to logical printer PR1 converts to
IBM PC Set 2 and is printed on LPT1. Similarly, the DEC printer data that
is sent to logical printer PR2 converts to IBM PC Set 2 and is printed on
LPT1.
Adding Strings Before
and After Print Jobs
These string functions provide a way to send printer control commands
before and after each print job. They may be specified individually for
each logical printer.
All strings are entered as hexadecimal byte values.
Example:
Assume that the logical printer PR5 is configured as a PostScript printer and
that you want to append the PostScript End of File character (hex 04) after
each print job.
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Follow the instructions below to add a string after the print job:
1. From the print server’s internal Web page, select Admin | Logical Printer
Settings.
2. Select the Printer5 tab.
3. Enter the string 04 in the String After Print Job text field.
4. Click the OK button.
Example:
You have an HP LaserJet printer with dual input bins, and want to print on
pre-printed forms when using the logical printer PR4. The standard forms are
taken from bin 1, and the pre-printed forms are taken from bin 2. The string
before print job should contain the command to select bin 2, ECl4H (hex 1B
26 6C 34 48), and the string after print job should contain the command to
select bin 1, ECl1H (hex 1B 26 6C 31 48).
Follow the instructions below to add strings before and after the print job:
1. From the print server’s internal Web page, select Admin | Logical Printer
Settings.
2. Select the Printer4 tab.
3. Enter the string 1B 26 6C 34 48 in the String Before Print Job text field.
4. Enter the string 1B 26 6C 31 48 in the String After Print Job text field.
5. Click the OK button.
String Substitutions
The string substitution function performs search and replace operations
on the print data. The primary application is to replace printer control
commands. Up to twenty string substitutions may be specified
individually for each logical printer.
All strings must be entered as hexadecimal byte values, and each match
and substitute string must be preceded by a count byte.
You substitute command strings by editing the String Substitutions
(PRx_STR) parameter.
Example:
Assume that you want to replace the UNIX New Line (hex 0A) with an ASCII
NewLine (hex 0D 0A) for logical printer PR1.
Follow the instructions below to substitute command strings:
1. From the print server’s internal Web page, select Admin | Logical Printer
Settings.
2. Select the PR1 Webeb page.
3. Enter the string 01 0A 02 0D 0A in the String Substitutions text field.
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Hex Code
Explanation
01
length of the string you want to replace
0A
the string you want to replace
02
length of the substitute string
0D 0A
the substitute string
4. Click the OK button.
This is the default setting for logical printers PR5 through PR8.
Example:
Assume that you want to replace the UNIX New Line (hex 0A) with an ASCII
NewLine (hex 0D 0A), and the printer command ECG1 (hex 1B 47 31) with
E Y (hex 1B 59) for logical printer PR2.
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Follow the instructions below to substitute command strings:
1. From the print server’s internal Web page, select Admin | Logical Printer
Settings.
2. Select the Printer2 tab.
3. Enter the string 01 0A 02 0D 0A 03 1B 47 31 02 1B 59 in the String
Substitutions text field.
Hex code
Explanation
01
length of the UNIX New Line command
0A
the UNIX New Line command
02
length of the ASCII New Line command
0D 0A
the ASCII New Line command
03
length of the replaced printer command
1B 47 31
the replaced printer command
02
length of the new printer command
1B 59
the new printer command
4. Click the OK button.
Note:
Extensive use of string substitutions will naturally decrease the throughput
rate of the Axis Network Print Server.
ASCII to Postscript
Conversion
The Axis Network Print Server logical printers can translate ASCII print
data into PostScript format. This makes it possible to print with a
PostScript printer from a host that does not support PostScript. The
conversion is selected by activating a filter that converts ASCII data into
Postscript. This filter can be activated individually for each logical
printer.
Activate your desired filter by setting the Printing Language Translation
(PRx_FILT) parameter.
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Example:
Follow the instructions below to convert ASCII print data to PostScript for
logical printer PR2:
1. From the print server’s internal Web page, select Admin | Logical Printer
Settings.
2. Select the Printer2 tab.
3. Set the Printer Language Translation parameter to POSTSCR.
4. Click the OK button.
If you select the parameter value AUTO_PS, the print data for every print
job is searched and if any ASCII data is found, it is translated into
PostScript. This setting is recommended if you are not sure if the print
data is ASCII or PostScript.
PostScript Settings
When a logical printer is set for PostScript conversion, you must specify
the following:
• page size
• page orientation
• page formats
• which font is to be used
The default page size is A4 and the default page orientation is Portrait,
while the page format parameters are as follows:
Page Format Parameter
Default Value
Lines per page
66
Characters per line
0
Characters per inch
10.0
0=disable line wrap
Lines per inch
60
60 = 60 lines per inch
Left margin
30
30 = 3.0 mm
Top margin
50
50 = 5.0 mm
The PostScript font can be any font that is installed in the printer; if no
font is specified, Courier will be used.
Example:
Follow the instructions below to set the PostScript parameters for logical
printer PR2:
1. From the print server’s internal Web page, select Admin | Logical Printer
Settings.
2. Select the Printer2 tab.
3. Set the Printer Language Translation parameter to POSTSCR.
4. Set the PostScript Page Size parameter to LETTER.
5. Set the PostScript Page Orientation parameter to LANDS.
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6. Enter the string 48 0 120 60 30 50 in the PostScript Page Format text field.
Hex code
Explanation
48
48 lines per page
0
disable line wrap
120
12 characters per inch
60
6 lines per inch
30
3 mm left margin
50
5 mm top margin
7. Enter the string Helvetica in the PostScript Font text field.
8. Click the OK button.
Redirecting Print Jobs
when a Printer is Busy
Example:
If print data is received for a printer that is already busy, the host must
wait. However, it is possible to use a logical printer to redirect the print
data to another logical printer when the target printer is busy. If the
second printer is also busy, the host must wait until the target printer is
ready.
Follow the instructions below to redirect PR1 print jobs to PR3, when the
printer assigned to PR1 is busy:
1. From the print server’s internal Web page, select Admin | Logical Printer
Settings.
2. Select the Printer1 tab.
3. Set the Physical Port parameter to LPT1.
4. Set the Secondary Printer parameter to PR3.
5. Set the Wait On Busy parameter to NO.
6. Click the OK button.
7. Select the Printer3 Web page.
8. Set the Physical Port parameter to LPT2.
9. Click the OK button.
Notes:
• The two printers must use the same printer driver.
• Logical Printer redirection cannot be nested. If PR3 is redirected to another logical printer,
the print job will not be redirected if PR3 is busy.
• If both printers are busy, the print job will be printed on the printer that first finishes its
active print job.
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Read-back of
Information
The Axis Network Print Server supports bi-directional printing. The
information from the printer is read back on the parallel port when the
parameter Read Back Port (PRx_IN) has the default setting of AUTO.
However, it is required that the printer also supports bi-directional
printing.
Please refer to your printer documentation for further details regarding
bi-directional printing support.
Example:
Follow the instructions below to disable the bi-directional communication
for logical printer PR1:
1. From the print server’s internal Web page, select Admin | Logical Printer
Settings.
2. Select the PR1 tab.
3. Set the Read Back Port parameter to NONE.
4. Click the OK button.
Debugging using the
Hex Dump Mode
Example:
When hex dump mode is activated, the print data is printed as
hexadecimal byte values rather than characters; printer control
commands are also printed as hex values. This allows you to inspect what
control and print characters are being sent to the printer, which is a
useful debugging facility for the more difficult printing problems.
Follow the instructions below to activate the hex dump mode for PR3:
1. From the print server’s internal Web page, select Admin | Logical Printer
Settings.
2. Select the Printer3 tab.
3. Set the Hex Dump Mode Enabled radio button to YES.
4. Click the OK button.
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Using AXIS ThinWizard for Print Server Management
AXIS ThinWizard software allows you to manage and upgrade multiple
Axis products. Using a standard Web browser, you can find, install,
monitor, configure and upgrade your Axis print servers remotely in any
TCP/IP network (WLAN or LAN). AXIS Thin Wizard 3.0 is Windows 2000
/ XP / 2003 compatible.
Installing AXIS
ThinWizard
AXIS ThinWizard software is available on www.axis.com
You should only install AXIS ThinWizard on a designated computer on
your network.
To install, follow the instructions given by the Installation Wizard. During
the installation, you will be asked to enter a user id and a password —
these will be used when logging in to AXIS ThinWizard, so please take a
note of them.
Starting AXIS
ThinWizard
If AXIS ThinWizard is installed on the workstation you can access its
Web interface via Start | All Programs (using Windows XP; on Windows
2000: Start | Programs). If it is installed on another computer, follow the
instructions below:
1. Make sure that the computer where you installed the AXIS ThinWizard is
up and running on your network.
2. Start a Web browser on a client in your network.
3. Enter the IP address or the host name of the computer where you installed
AXIS ThinWizard. (If the server is installed on another port than 80, you must
enter the port name after the host name or the IP address).
4. The AXIS ThinWizard start page now appears in the Web browser. Enter the
user id and password you specified during installation and click Log in.
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5. The AXIS ThinWizard interface appears:
Important!
These parameters must be enabled in the print server’s Web interface for AXIS ThinWizard to
function properly:
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FTP_ENB (FTP enabled): click Admin | Network Settings | Detailed View | TCP/IP Network | FTP Enabled => Yes.
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SNMP_ENB (SNMP Enabled): click Admin | Network Settings | Detailed View | SNMP |
SNMPv1 Enabled => Yes
These parameters are enabled by default in the print server.
The first time you use AXIS ThinWizard, set the Preferences to reflect
your network environment:
Select a network group from the list on the Manage Network page. If the
list is empty, you must first create a group. Click the Network Groups tab
and follow the instructions.
Creating a
Network Group in
AXIS ThinWizard
The network group concept is the corner stone of AXIS ThinWizard. By
dividing your network into network groups, you can monitor your print
servers more efficiently. The scope of each network group is determined
by the Axis server types and IP address ranges that are included. You can
create as many network groups as you want.
Follow the instructions below to create a network group:
1. Click Network Groups in the AXIS ThinWizard main menu.
2. Click Create.
3. The Create Network Group page opens. Type the name of the network group,
enter the IP address ranges and Axis server types that should be included.
If you are only interested in managing print servers, deselect all options but
the print server option.
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4. Click OK to create the network group.
You can edit the properties of each network group from the Network
Groups page. Simply select the network group from the list and use one of
the Edit, Copy or Remove commands.
Managing
Print Servers
Follow the instructions below to access the print server using AXIS
ThinWizard:
1. Click Manage Network in the main menu.
2. Select the network group, including the, from the drop-down list. All AXIS
servers included in the network group appear in the window.
3. Click the link of the AXIS 5900 to access its internal Web page.
4. The ‘Srv’ and ‘Dev’ columns show the status of your print servers and printers.
Changing the IP
Settings
Using AXIS ThinWizard you can also set or change each print server’s IP
parameters.
1. Click IP Settings in the main menu.
2. Select print server in the list.
3. Enter your data: IP address, Subnet mask, Default gateway and the print
server’s password (default password is pass).
4. Click Set to save your settings.
5. Click Rescan to update AXIS ThinWizard and see the changes.
If Your Print Server is
not Shown in the List
If your print server is not shown in the list, click “Click here...”. By
entering the serial number of the print server (found on the underside
label) you will be able to set the print server’s IP parameters.
Example: 00408c181cf0
Upgrading
Axis Servers
Refer to “Using AXIS ThinWizard for Print Server Management” on page
107 for more information about upgrading Axis servers using AXIS
ThinWizard.
Multiple
Configuration and
Installation
Using AXIS ThinWizard it possible to change the settings of several Axis
servers simultaneously. It is also possible to copy the configuration from
one server to another. This is a convenient way to install a new server,
based on the settings of an already existing server.
For additional information, please refer to the AXIS ThinWizard online
help.
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Using FTP for Print Server Management
Having assigned an IP address to your Axis Network Print Server, as
described in “Assigning an IP Address to the Print Server” on page 16,
you can change the Axis Network Print Server parameter settings using
the File Transport Protocol (FTP).
Ensure that FTP Enabled is set to yes. To check this parameter, browse to
the print server and select Admin | Network Settings | Detailed View |
TCP/IP Network.
Editing the config file
Follow the instructions below to edit the config file using FTP:
1. Log in to the Axis Network Print Server by typing:
ftp <host name>
- or ftp <IP address>
in a Command window (Windows and OS/2) or in a Mac/UNIX/Linux
Terminal.
2. Enter the user id and the password. (The default entries are root and pass.)
3. Download the config file to your host by typing:
get config
4. Edit the file using your preferred text editor.
5. Save the config file to the Axis Network Print Server by typing:
put config CONFIG
Notes:
• It is important that the destination file is specified in capital letters. Otherwise
the edits are temporary and will be lost once the Axis Network Print Server has
been powered down.
• To edit the config file from a Macintosh you will need FTP support such as
MacTCP, Fetch or Anarchie. The procedure for editing the file is the same as
described above.
The example on the next page shows how to upload and download the
config file using FTP from a DOS window.
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Example:
> ftp npserver
connected to npserver.
220 Axis Network Print Server FTP Print Server v7.00
Sep 06 2004 ready.
Name (npserver:(none)): root
331 User name ok, need password
Password: pass
(not visible)
230 User logged in
ftp> get config
200 PORT command successful.
150 Opening data connection for config
(192,36,253,4,13,223), (mode ascii).
226 Transfer complete.
8588 bytes received in 0.24 seconds (35.63 kbytes/s)
ftp> put config CONFIG
200 PORT command successful.
150 Opening data connection for CONFIG
(192,36,253,4,13,223), (mode ascii).
226 Transfer complete.
8588 bytes received in 0.45 seconds (19.04 kbytes/s)
ftp> bye
221 Goodbye.
>
Viewing
the Status File
The status command shows which printer port the logical printers are
assigned to, and their current status.
Follow the instructions below to view the status file using FTP:
1. Log in to the Axis Network Print Server by typing:
ftp <host name> or ftp <IP address> in a DOS window (Windows
and OS/2) or in a UNIX shell window.
2. Enter the user id and the password. (The default entries are root and pass.)
3. Download the status file to your host by typing:
get status
4. View the status file using your preferred text editor.
Viewing
the Account File
The account file contains data concerning the ten last print jobs. It
specifies an internal job number, the user that initiated the job, the
protocol and logical printer that was used, current status (Completed, Offline, or Printing), number of bytes printed, elapsed time and off- line
time.
Follow the instructions below to view the account file using FTP:
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1. Log in to the Axis Network Print Server by typing:
ftp <host name> or ftp <IP address> in a DOS windows (Windows
and OS/2) or in a UNIX shell window.
2. Enter the user id and the password. (The default entries are root and pass.)
3. Download the account file to your host by typing:
get account
4. View the account file using your preferred text editor.
FTP Help
By typing help in step 3 in the FTP instruction sets above, a list of all
available files and commands will be displayed.
Using Telnet for Print Server Management
Having assigned an IP address to your Axis Network Print Server, as
described in “Assigning an IP Address to the Print Server” on page 16,
you can manage your Axis Network Print Server using the telnet
protocol.
Viewing
the Account File
The account file contains data concerning the last ten print jobs. It
specifies an internal job number, the user that initiated the job, the
protocol and logical printer that was used, current status (Completed or
Printing), number of bytes printed and elapsed time.
Follow the instructions below to view the account file using telnet:
1. Log in to the Axis Network Print Server by typing:
telnet <host name> or telnet <IP address> in a DOS window
(Windows and OS/2) or in a UNIX shell window.
2. Enter the user id and the password. (The default entries are root and pass.)
3. View the account file by typing:
account
The following example shows how to view the account file using Telnet
from a UNIX shell.
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Example:
> telnet npserver
Trying 192.36.253.96...
Connected to npserver.
Escape character is ‘^]’.
Axis Network Print Server TELNET Print Server v7.00 Sep 06 2004
Axis Network Print Server network login: root
Password: pass
(not visible)
Axis Network Print Server TELNET Print Server v7.00 Sep 06 2004
Root> account
Current account file:
JOB
USER
PROT
LPR S BYTES
ETIME
1
Thomas
FTP
pr2 C 1885
2
2
Lisa
LPT
pr1 C 23074
4
3
RICHARD
PSERVER
pr2 C 43044
5
4
MacUser
APPLE
pr1 C 6717
2
5
LSLM_user
NetBIOS
pr2 C 36995
3
6
patrick
PROS
pr5 P 83208
9
Root>
Typical Telnet session to view the Account File
Viewing
the Status file
The status command shows which printer port the logical printers are
assigned to, and their current status.
Follow the instructions below to view the status file using telnet:
1. Log in to the Axis Network Print Server by typing:
telnet <host name> or telnet <IP address> in a DOS windows
(Windows and OS/2) or in a UNIX shell window.
2. Enter the user id and the password. (The default entries are root and pass.)
3. View the status file by typing:
status
Performing Resets
Three types of reset commands allow you to perform soft resets, to
perform hard resets, and to reset the print server’s parameters to its
factory default settings.
Follow the instructions below to perform a soft reset using telnet:
1. Log in to the Axis Network Print Server by typing:
telnet <host name> or telnet <IP address> in a DOS windows
(Windows and OS/2) or in a UNIX shell window.
2. Enter the user id and the password. (The default entries are root and pass.)
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3. Restart the print server’s protocols by typing:
softreset
Replace the command in step 3 above with hardreset or default to
perform the other two reset operations.
Telnet Help
By typing help in step 3 in any of the Telnet instruction sets above, a list
of all available commands will be displayed.
Using SNMP for Print Server Management
You can use SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) for remotely
monitoring and configuring of the Axis Network Print Server. All major
functions for print servers are supported.
General Information
SNMP refers to a set of standards for network management, including a
protocol, a database structure specification, and a set of data objects. The
Axis Network Print Server SNMP implementation runs in the TCP/IP
environment.
The management is handled by NMS (Network Management System)
software running on a host on your network. The NMS software
communicates with network devices by the means of messages, which are
references to one or more objects.
A message can be a question or an instruction to a device, or an alarm
triggered by a specific event in a device. Objects are contained in data
bases called MIBs (Management Information Base), where MIB-II is a
standard database.
The Axis Network Print Server supports all relevant parts of MIB-II and
also includes a private enterprise MIB. Refer to The AXIS MIB, on page
115.
System Requirements
for SNMP
The following requirements must be fulfilled in order to make full use of
the Axis Network Print Server SNMP support:
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NMS software that allows you to install private enterprise MIBs
A host, supporting FTP, on which to run the NMS software
Follow these steps to add the AXIS MIB to your NMS software:
1. Log in to the Axis Network Print Server using FTP.
2. Download the MIB file /snmp/axis.mib to the NMS host.
3. Install the AXIS MIB according to instructions in your NMS software
documentation.
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The AXIS MIB
The AXIS MIB contains a large number of objects which may be
categorized as follows:
•
Menu objects - used for viewing and changing the Axis Network Print
Server configuration from the NMS program. Refer to The Parameter
List, on page 142.
• Printer status and unit administration objects - used for monitoring
Axis Network Print Server print jobs and storing parameter changes
permanently.
• Trap objects - used for alarms at various error conditions.
For technical details, you can view the MIB file (axis.mib) with any text
editor.
SNMP Device Index
When using the TCP/IP protocol (and if the printer driver permits), the
print server can use SNMP Status to find out if the printer is ready to
accept a new job. See “SNMP Device Index” on page 147.
Enabling Secure Web Services — SSL/TLS
In a new and unconfigured Axis Network Print Server, SSL/TLS is
disabled.
Certificates
To use SSL/TLS you have to create or obtain a digital certificate. There are
two kinds of certificates: self-signed certificates and third party
certificates.
•
•
Self-signed certificates are less secure but normally they are sufficiently
secure for small networks with no public access. You generate such a
certificate yourself and there are no fees to pay.
For large networks and for networks with public access, third party
certificates from a trusted source are normally used. You obtain them
for a yearly fee from a Certificate Authority (CA).
Among other things, a certificate gives information about which domain
it is issued for, its validity and the name of issuer. With SSL/TLS enabled,
the installed certificate authenticates the print server to the client and all
information exchanged between them will be encrypted.
Enabling SSL via the
Web Interface
You enable the print server’s secure Web services through its internal
Web pages. If you have a valid certificate loaded, select Admin | Network
Settings | Detailed View | TCP/IP Network and set the HTTPS Enabled
parameter to Yes.
If you do not have a valid certificate loaded, select Admin | Security
Settings and click Create.
Decide whether you want to generate a self-signed certificate or if you
want to generate a certificate request.
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Generating a SelfSigned Certificate
1. Select the Generate Self-Signed Certificate radio button and click Next.
2. Enter the data asked for:
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Country Name: Example: US
State or Province Name: Example: California
Locality Name: Example: Los Angeles
Organization Name: Example: Printers Inc
Organizational Unit Name: Example: Sales Dept
Common Name*: Example: printserver2@company.com
Current Date (yyyy/mm/dd): Example: 2004/09/28
Validity Duration (in days): Example: 365
* Common Name denotes the name given to the print server in the network. If you do
not have a DNS server on your network, you must include the domain name, e. g.
xxx@company.com
3. Click Finish and the print server will generate a public/private key pair as
well as the self-signed certificate itself (this process will take a few minutes)
and store these data in the print server. When the certificate is generated,
the print server automatically loads it into your present browser session. The
browser reports the new state by changing into https mode.
4. In the browser’s Security Alert box, select View Certificate and Install
Certificate. Follow the instructions of the Install Certificate Wizard.
Generating a
Certificate Request
1. Select the Generate Certificate Request radio button and click Next.
2. Enter the data asked for:
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Country Name: Example: US
State or Province Name: Example: California
Locality Name: Example: Los Angeles
Organization Name: Example: Printers Inc
Organizational Unit Name: Example: Sales Dept
Common Name*: Example: printserver2@company.com
Current Date (yyyy/mm/dd): Example: 2004/09/28
Validity Duration (in days): Example: 365
* Common Name denotes the name given to the print server in the network. If you do
not have a DNS server on your network, you must include the domain name, e. g.
xxx@company.com
3. Click Finish.
4. Now the print server will generate a public/private key pair and a PEMencoded Certificate Request, called cert.pem. Click Save, Save this file to
disk and Save.
5. Send this Certificate Request to your Certificate Authority for their
signature.
Importing a
Certificate
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When you receive the PEM-encoded certificate from your Certificate
Authority, open the print server’s Web interface and select Admin |
Security Settings. Click Import and follow the instructions on the screen.
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Accessing the Print
Server’s Web Pages
over https://
Disabling Insecure
Protocols
Whenever SSL/TLS is enabled, you can only reach the print server’s Web
interface through the secure services. The unsecure way via http:// is
closed and now you have to address the print server’s Web interface in
the secure way, i.e. via https://.
To further increase security, you must disable protocols that are
considered insecure;
•
FTP (used by AXIS ThinWizard. If FTP is disabled, AXIS ThinWizard can
not function properly.)
• Telnet
• Auto-IP
• DHCP
• BOOTP
• Remote Config (used by AXIS NetPilot)
• SNMP Configuration (also used by AXIS ThinWizard. Note that if SNMP
is disabled, AXIS ThinWizard can not function properly.)
To disable these protocols, go to Admin | Security Settings | Protocol
Settings | Detailed View and mark the check boxes. Click OK to finish.
Only enabled protocols will be visible from this view!
To enable these protocols, select Admin | Network Settings | Detailed
View | TCP/IP Network for FTP, Telnet, AutoIP, DHCP and BOOTP.
Remote Config is enabled via Admin | General Settings | RConfig
Support.
Important:
To ensure maximum security, it is highly recommended that you change
your Administrator password after generating a certificate and disabling
insecure protocols! This is done from Admin | General Settings | Change
=> | General | Root Password.
Checking
SSL/TLS Status
To check SSL/TLS status, open the print server’s Web interface and select
Admin | Network Settings | Detailed View | TCP/IP Network to see if the
HTTPS Enabled parameter is set to Yes or No.
To View a Certificate
To view a Certificate, open the print server’s Web interface, select Admin
| Security Settings and click View next to the Certificate.
To Delete a Certificate
To delete a Certificate, open the print server’s Web interface, select Admin
| Security Settings and click Delete next to the Certificate.
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Enabling the SNMPv3 Protocol
Invoke the print server’s Web interface to enable the SNMPv3 protocol.
1. Select Admin | Network Settings | Detailed View | TCP/IP Network and
ensure that HTTPS Enabled is set to yes to guarantee a secure
configuration.
Note: You must have a valid certificate loaded to be able to enable HTTPS.
See “Enabling Secure Web Services — SSL/TLS” on page 115.
2. Select Admin | Network Settings | Detailed View | SNMP and set SNMPv3
Enabled to yes.
3. Create an initial user by entering two new passwords: one authentication
password and one privacy password. Each password must consist of at least
8 characters.
4. Click the Create initial user button.
Now your print server is ready to accept communication according to the
SNMPv3 protocol. For further management you will need an SNMPv3
management application; you use this application to configure the print
server, to create new user accounts and to control access to it. Also see
“Using SNMP for Print Server Management” on page 114.
To Update the Initial
User
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To update the initial user, select Admin | Network Settings | Detailed View
| SNMP, enter the two passwords (one for authentication and one for privacy)
and click the Update initial user button.
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Using Novell Utilities for Print Server Management
After installing the Axis Network Print Server into the NetWare
environment, you can manage your Axis Network Print Server, using
either Novell’s NetWare Administrator, or PCONSOLE (Not available in
NetWare version 5.x or higher).
NetWare
Administration
Printer Status
Some useful features provided by the NetWare Administrator are
described in more detail below:
The Printer Status menu, detailed below, shows the status of an active
print job serviced by an Axis Network Print Server network print server. It
displays detailed information concerning the active job including, Print
Queue, print job description, size of print file, percentage of job
completed, etc. You can also abort or pause the print job from this menu.
NetWare Administrator Printer Status Menu
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You can use the NetWare Administrator to enable or disable status
notification messages for printers connected to the Axis Network Print
Server, e.g. Busy, Off-line, Out of paper, Paper jam, etc. You can also add
or remove print job owners and administrators from the list of persons to
be notified.
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Print Layout
You can view installed Axis Network Print Server Network Print Servers
and their relative print queues for any NetWare Organizational Unit. You
can also display summary information by right-clicking on the printer
object you want to examine.
NetWare Print Layout with corresponding information summary
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NetWare Packet Signature Levels
NetWare Packet Signatures protect servers and clients using the NCP
(NetWare Core Protocol) services and prevent packet forgery by requiring
the server and the client to sign each NCP packet.
There are two levels of NCP Packet Signature: the Server Level and the
AXIS Print Server Level (also know as the Workstation Level).
Server Levels
Server packet signature levels are assigned by a new SET parameter:
SET NCP PACKET SIGNATURE OPTION = n
Key to Server Levels
0
1 (default)
2
3
Print Server Levels
Explanation
Server does not sign packets (regardless of the print server level)
Server signs packets only if the print server requests it (print server
level is 2 or higher)
Server signs packets if the print server is capable of signing (print
server level is 1 or higher)
Server signs packets and requires the print server to sign packets (or
logging in will fail)
Print server signature levels are assigned by a new NET.CFG parameter
SIGNATURE LEVEL = n
Key to Print Server Levels
0
1 (default)
2
3
Explanation
Print server does not sign packets
Print server signs packets only if the server requests it (server option
is 2 or higher)
Print server signs packets if the server is capable of signing (server
option is 1 or higher)
Print server signs packets and requires the server to sign packets (or
logging in will fail)
Regardless of server level, the AXIS print server has the capability to log
in in Print Server Mode since it supports NCP Packet Level 3 (which is the
most restrictive).
These procedures are taken care of automatically. There are no
configurable parameters in the Print Server for choosing the NCP Packet
Signature Level. The AXIS print server adapts itself to the Server Level.
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TCP/IP Restrictions
In a new and unconfigured Axis Network Print Server any user is allowed
to send TCP/IP print jobs. Using a restriction list you can reject TCP/IP
printing from specified IP addresses.
Enabling TCP/IP
Restrictions
In the print server’s Web interface, select Admin | Network Settings |
Detailed View | TCP/IP Printing.
Print jobs from IP addresses specified in the TCP printing restriction list
will be rejected. Comma delimited IP addresses as well as ranges of IP
addresses can be entered.
Examples:
192.168.0.10 will reject print jobs from IP address 192.168.0.10.
192.168.0.12, 192.168.0.32 will reject print jobs from IP addresses
192.168.0.12 and 192.168.0.32.
192.168.0.40-192.168.0.79 will reject print jobs from IP addresses
within the range 192.168.0.40 — 192.168.0.79.
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Empty the TCP printing restriction list to remove the restrictions. This is
the default setting.
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Section 11
IPP - Internet Printing Protocol
The Axis Network Print Server enables printing over the Internet with IPP
(Internet Printing Protocol), an industry standard that allows users to
print to remote printers across the Internet.
With IPP, a user with an Internet connection can send a document to any
printer which is connected to the Internet. IPP is platform independent
and can be used to print over any LAN or WAN that supports TCP/IP.
In practical terms, this means that you can send documents to a remote
printer as an addition to or replacement of fax and e-mail, with the same
quality and color options of traditional network printing.
IPP clients
An IPP client needs to be installed on your computer together with an
appropriate printer driver for proper IPP functionality. The IPP client is a
tool that adds destination printers to your printer list.
The Axis Network Print Server with integrated IPP is compatible with any
1.0 and 1.1 compliant IPP client.
The Axis Network Print Server presents IPP printer objects to the client,
one for each printer port. Some of the most common IPP client printing
methods are described below. Please refer to your IPP client
documentation for more specific information.
Currently Available IPP
Clients on the Market:
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IPP Printing
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For Windows 2000/XP/2003: the Microsoft IPP Client (automatically
installed with the Operating System).
For Windows 98/NT: IPP clients can be downloaded from the
Microsoft Web site.
For UNIX/Linux: CUPS (can be downloaded from the Common Unix
Printing System Web site at www.cups.org).
If you wish to print using iPrint over IPP, use AXIS IPP Gateway
Configuration Snap-in for iPrint in NetWare 5.x. It is available on
www.axis.com (Support | Select Software). See its read-me file for
installation instructions.
For Windows NT/2000: the Internet Printer Connection software from
Hewlett Packard (can be downloaded from the Hewlett Packard Web
site).
Before you print to an IPP printer you need to know:
•
•
the address of the print server.
the brand and model of the printer in order to install the appropriate
printer driver.
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Address Schemes for
IPP Printers
When using IPP printing, you need to know the IP address or host name
of your Axis print server. IPP is a client/server type protocol which
comprises two industry standards:
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the 1.0 standard, which uses an http:// address scheme
the 1.1 standard, which uses an ipp:// address scheme
Example using a
Host Name
in the 1.0 Standard
If “axisps” is the host name of the print server, "631" is the port number
and "LPT1" is the local printer port name, then the syntax of the address
scheme will be http://axisps:631/LPT1 in the 1.0 standard.
Example using an
IP Address
in the 1.1 Standard
If “171.16.5.218” is the IP address of the print server and "LPT1" is the
local printer port name, then the syntax of the address scheme will be
ipp://171.16.5.218/LPT1 in the 1.1 standard.
IPP User Requirements
The IPP protocol does not require any special configuration of the Axis
Network Print Server, the IPP function is automatically activated when
you install your print server.
IPP is platform independent and functional in Windows (NT/98/Me and
2000/XP/2003), Macintosh, NetWare and UNIX/Linux.
Firewall
Considerations with
IPP
How to Print from
Windows 98
If there are one or more firewalls between the IPP client and the server,
you may have to make some changes to the firewall configuration. IPP
uses TCP Port 631 for printing, so any firewalls between client and server
must be configured to allow bi-directional traffic on that port. Please
consult your network administrator if you think any configuration
changes are necessary.
Before you print to an IPP printer you will need to know:
•
•
the address of the print server. The address contains the IP address or
host name of the print server and the printer port name.
the brand and type of the printer in order to install the appropriate
printer driver.
If your destination printer does not exist in your Printer name list, you
need to add it. Adding an IPP printer to your printer list is described
below.
1. Select the IPP printer to which you want to send your document. Choose
the destination printer from the Printer name field (in File | Print).
2. When you press Print, the print job is sent over the Internet to the Axis
Network Print Server, which then forwards the print job to the destination
printer.
3. The recipient of the print job can collect the print job at the destination
printer.
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Adding an IPP Printer
to your Printer List in
Windows 98
1. Install the IPP client for Windows 98 on your computer. This IPP client
can be downloaded from the Microsoft Web site.
2. Open Start | Settings | Printers.
3. Choose Add Printer, then Network Printer.
4. In the Printer field in the Connect to Printers window, write the address
of the destination printer.
(Example: http://171.16.5.218:631/LPT1)
5. Select the appropriate printer driver corresponding to the destination
printer.
6. Specify a name for the printer you wish to add to your printer list. Click
Finish. The destination printer will be added to your printer list and you are
ready to print using IPP.
How to Print from
Windows NT
Before you print to an IPP printer you will need to know:
• the address of the print server. The address contains the IP address
or host name of the print server and the printer port name.
• the brand and type of the printer in order to install the appropriate
printer driver.
1. Select the IPP printer to which you want to send your document. Select
the destination printer from your Printer Name list (in File | Print |
Printer Setup).
The printer name will begin with a URL: http://...
If your destination printer does not exist in your Printer Name list,
you need to add it. Adding an IPP printer to your printer list is
described below.
2. Press Print. The print job is sent over the Internet/WAN to the Axis Network
Print Server, which then forwards the print job to the destination printer.
3. The recipient of the print job can collect the print job at the destination
printer.
Adding an IPP Printer
to your Printer List in
Windows NT
1. Install the Internet Printer Connection software from HP (can be
downloaded from www.hp.com) on your computer.
2. Open Start | Settings | Printers.
3. Choose Add Printer. The Add Printer Wizard will start.
4. Next, the Wizard will ask you if you want to install on My Computer or on
a Network print server. Choose My Computer and click Next.
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5. In the Available Ports window, click Add Port:
6. The Printer Ports dialog will appear, showing a list of Available Printer
Ports.
7. Choose The HP Internet Printer Connection Port and click New Port.
8. The HP Internet Printer Connection will start. Click Next.
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9. In the IP Address, Host Name or URL field, type the address of the Axis
Network Print Server to which the destination printer is connected. The URL
will automatically appear in the Port Name field as well:
(Example: http://171.16.5.218:631/LPT1 or LPT2). Click Next.
10. The Wizard will confirm the information you have entered. Click Finish to
complete the installation and go back to the Available Ports list.
11. The IPP printer port list is now available in the Available Ports list. Click Next.
12. Next, choose a suitable driver for the destination printer and install it. Click
Next.
13. You will be asked if you want the newly added printer to be your default
printer and if you want to share the printer on your network with other
users. Choose the alternatives that suit your printing needs and click Finish
to complete the installation.
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14. The new printer will appear in your Printer window. You are now ready to
start printing using IPP.
How to Print from
Windows
2000/XP/2003
Before you print to an IPP printer you will need to know:
the address of the print server. The address contains the IP address or
host name of the print server and the printer port name.
• the brand and type of the printer in order to install the appropriate
printer driver.
1. Select the IPP printer to which you want to send your document. Choose
the destination printer from the Select Printer field (in File | Print).
•
If your destination printer does not exist in your Select Printer list,
you need to add it. Adding an IPP printer to your printer list is
described below.
2. When you press Print, the print job is sent over the Internet to the Axis
Network Print Server, which then forwards the print job to the destination
printer.
3. The recipient of the print job can collect the print job at the destination
printer.
Adding an IPP Printer
to your Printer List in
Windows
2000/XP/2003
1. Choose File | Print from the document you wish to print.
2. In the Select Printer field, click the Add Printer icon. The Add Printer Wizard
will start. Click Next.
3. The Wizard will ask you if you want to install a local printer or a network
printer. Choose Network Printer and click Next.
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4. Enter the printer address in the URL field.
(Example: http://171.16.5.218:631/LPT1 or LPT2)
Click Next.
5. If you do not have a driver corresponding to the destination printer installed
on your computer, the Wizard will prompt you to install one. Click OK.
6. The Installation Wizard will ask you to select a printer driver corresponding
to the destination printer. Select the printer driver from the list and click OK.
7. The Wizard will ask you if you want the printer to be your default destination
printer. Make your choice and click Next to complete the Add Printer Wizard
installation.
8. The new printer is added to your Select Printer window.
9. You are now ready to print using IPP: specify your new destination printer
from the printer list and click Print.
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IP Addressing
Section 12
IP Address and Subnet
Mask
IP Addressing
The print server must be correctly configured with the following
information to function properly:
•
•
•
an IP address
a subnet mask
a default gateway (or router)
IP Address
Each device on your network must have a unique IP address to operate
correctly. An IP address identifies the address of the device to which data
is being sent and the address of the destination network. IP addresses
have the format n.n.n.x where n is a decimal number between 0 and 255
and x is a number between 1 and 254 inclusive.
Subnet Mask
In addition to the IP address, you need to set a subnet mask. All networks
are divided into smaller sub-networks and a subnet mask is a number that
enables a device to identify the sub-network to which it is connected.
For your network to work correctly, all devices on the subnet must have:
• The same sub-network address
• The same subnet mask
The only value that will be different is the specific host device number.
This value must always be unique. The size of the network determines the
structure of the IP addresses in it.
Default Gateway
IP Address and Subnet
Mask Structures
In a network using subnets, the router that forwards traffic to a
destination outside of the subnet of the transmitting device. If there is a
server or a router which functions as a gateway, enter the IP address of
the server or the router.
Two of the most common types of IP address and subnet mask structures
are described here:
Type One
In a small (Class C) network, the IP address example ‘192.168.3.191’ is
split into two parts:
•
Part one (‘192.168.3’) identifies the network on which the device
resides.
• Part two (‘.191’) identifies the device within the network.
This type of IP address generally operates on a subnet mask of
‘255.255.255.0’.
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Type Two
In larger (Class B) networks, where there are more devices, the IP address
of ‘162.168.3.191’ is split into two parts but is structured differently:
• Part one (‘162.168’) identifies the network on which the device resides.
• Part two (‘.3.191’) identifies the device within the network.
This type of IP Address operates on a subnet mask of ‘255.255.0.0’.
Default Gateway
Examples
1. This example shows a network with:
•
•
•
one computer
one networked printer
no router
Device
print server
pc1
IP address
192.168.3.191
192.168.3.192
Subnet Mask
255.255.255.0
255.255.255.0
Default Gateway
*
*
* When no router is present on the network, the default gateway can be
left undefined.
2. This example shows a network with:
•
•
•
Obtaining an IP
Address and Subnet
Mask
one computer
one networked printer
a router with IP value: 192.168.3.1
Device
IP address
Subnet Mask
Default Gateway
print server
pc1
192.168.3.191
192.168.3.192
255.255.255.0
255.255.255.0
192.168.3.1
192.168.3.1
There are three different ways to obtain an IP address and subnet mask.
These are:
•
•
•
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Addressing
Static Addressing
Automatic Addressing (Auto-IP Addressing)
DHCP Addressing
If your network contains a DHCP server, print servers on your network
will obtain an IP address and subnet mask automatically. DHCP assigns a
temporary IP address and subnet mask which gets reallocated once you
disconnect from the network. DHCP will work on any client Operating
System such as Windows 95, 98 or NT. Also, using DHCP means that the
same IP address and subnet mask will never be duplicated for devices on
the network. DHCP is particularly useful for networks with large numbers
of users on them.
Static Addressing
With this method you must enter an IP Address and the subnet mask
manually on every device. Using a static IP and subnet mask means the
address is permanently fixed.
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IP Addressing
Auto-IP Addressing
Network devices use automatic IP addressing if they are configured to
acquire an address using DHCP but are unable to contact a DHCP server.
Automatic IP addressing is a scheme where devices allocate themselves an
IP address at random from the industry standard subnet of 169.254.x.x
(with a subnet mask of 255.255.0.0). If two devices allocate themselves
the same address, the conflict is detected and one of the devices allocates
itself a new address.
Automatic IP addressing support was introduced by Microsoft in the
Windows 98 operating system and is also supported in Windows
2000/XP/2003.
Registering and
Resolving
Host Names
In order to register the host name of the print server in networks with
dynamic IP address settings, WINS (Windows Internet Name Service) and
DDNS (Dynamic Domain Name System) are supported. It is recommended
that at least one of these methods should be used if you are setting the IP
address of the print server using DHCP.
The host name of the print server is specified by the PS_NAME.
parameter. Refer to the “The Parameter List” on page 142.
WINS Host Name
Rules
WINS only supports 15 character long host names. If your host name is
longer than 15 characters, the print server truncates the host name to 15
characters when registering with a WINS server. You can view the print
server’s host name that is registered at a WINS server in the print server’s
Web interface. Refer to “Using a Web Browser for Print Server
Management” on page 92.
DDNS Host Name
Rules
DDNS supports 47 character long host names and can only consist of the
characters ‘A-Z’, ’a-z’, ’0-9’ and ‘-’. If your host name consists of any
other characters, they are converted to ‘-’ when registering with a DDNS
server. You can view which host name that is registered at a DDNS server
in the print server’s Web interface. Refer to “Using a Web Browser for
Print Server Management” on page 92.
If the host name matches another entry in the DDNS data base, the print
server deletes that entry before registering.
Notes:
• The default host name of the print server is ’AXIS’ followed by the last 6 digits in the serial
number. e.g. AXIS181636. The host name (Print server name) can be changed in the
PS_NAME. field on the Admin | General Settings page.
• The host name limitations conclude that if you want to register the same host name at a
WINS server and a DDNS server, the host name should be no longer than 15 characters and
it should only contain the characters ‘A-Z’, ‘a-z’, ’0-9’ and ‘-’.
• Refer to your system manuals or to your network administrator for instructions on how
host name resolutions are performed on your system.
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Setting the IP Address
using DHCP
Follow the instructions below to download the IP address using DHCP:
1. Edit or create a scope in the DHCP manager of the DHCP daemon. The
entries included in this scope should contain the following parameters:
•
•
•
•
•
range of IP addresses
subnet mask
default router IP address
WINS server IP address(es) or DDNS server IP address(es)
lease duration
2. Activate the scope. The print server automatically downloads the DHCP
parameters. If you are using WINS or DNS, you should include at least one
WINS or DNS server IP address in the DHCP scope. Immediately after the IP
address has been received, the print server registers its host name and IP
address on the WINS alternatively DNS server. Refer to “Registering and
Resolving Host Names” on page 132 for more information. The print server
can automatically download a customized config file from a TFTP server. Just
add the name of the config file and the TFTP server’s IP address to your DHCP
scope. The config file is downloaded immediately after the print server
receives its IP address.
3. You have now successfully set the IP address of your print server.
Note:
You have to restart the print server to download the IP address.
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The Test Button
Section 13
The Test Button
The test button is located on the front right hand side of the AXIS 5900
and is used for:
•
•
•
Printing a test page to check the connection to the printer.
Printing a parameter list to see the print server’s current settings.
Performing a Factory Default of the print server.
If you want to change any of the parameters, use one of the methods
described in “Management and Configuration” on page 92.
Printing a Test Page
Press the test button once to print a test page. The test page contains
basic information about the AXIS 5900. It is recommended that you print
a test page every time you connect the print server to a printer.
Note:
The test page is printed on LPT1 by default. If you want to print the test page on LPT2, you
should set the Internal Printout Destination parameter to LPT2 from the internal Web pages
under Admin | General Settings | General.
Printing a Parameter
List
Press the test button twice to print a parameter list showing the current
AXIS 5900 settings. This list provides comprehensive details of all the
parameters and their current status. Refer to “The Parameter List” on page
142.
Performing a Factory
Default
1. Remove the external power supply to switch off the print server.
2. Press and hold down the test button while you reconnect the external power
supply.
3. Continue to hold down the test button until the Network indicator remains
constantly lit. This should take about 20 seconds.
4. Restart the print server by disconnecting and reconnecting the external
power supply.
The Axis Network Print Server is now reset to factory default settings.
Note:
A Factory Default will reset all AXIS 5900 parameters and settings to their default values,
except:
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Installed certificate
•
Private key
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Troubleshooting
Section 14
Troubleshooting
This section provides useful information to help you resolve difficulties
you might have with your AXIS 5900. Fault symptoms, possible causes
and remedial actions are provided within a quick reference table.
Please visit the Axis Web site for latest troubleshooting tips, more support
and additional help through the FAQ database or to fill in and submit a
Support question.
LED Indicators
Indicator
Power
Network
Color/Behavior
Explanation
Green
OK
Not lit
No power/Error
Orange
OK - network connected
Orange flashing
Activity on network
Not lit
No physical connection to the network
Possible causes
Remedial actions
The AXIS 5900 is not connected
properly.
1. Check Power and Network indicator.
2. Check that assignment of IP addresses for the AXIS 5900 is correct.
3. To further check the IP addresses, run
the Ping command from another
computer as described in "IP address
check" at the end of this chapter. Follow the appropriate recommendations.
Problem with your proxy server.
Verify the proxy server settings in your
Web browser.
Other networking problems.
1. Verify that your network is accessible
through your network socket.
2. Verify that your network cable is
functional.
Web Interface
Symptoms
The AXIS 5900 Web interface
cannot be accessed from a Web
browser.
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Troubleshooting
IP Address Check with
Ping
Windows:
By sending a data packet to a specific IP address and waiting for a reply,
Ping can determine whether that IP address is accessible. Ping can also
help you to determine IP address conflicts with your AXIS 5900 and
troubleshoot TCP/IP problems on the network. Follow the instructions
below to diagnose your problem.
Open a Command Prompt and enter the following commands:
Syntax
ping <IP address>
Example
ping 192.168.3.191
The host will return reply from 192.168.3.191, or a similar message. This
indicates that the address has been set and that communication is
established
UNIX/Linux and
Mac OS X
Open a Terminal and enter the following commands:
Syntax
ping <IP address>
Example
ping 192.168.3.191
The host will return psname is alive, or a similar message. This indicates that
the address has been set and that communication is established.
Replies:
Subsequent replies will provide an explanation of the cause of the problem.
Replies from DOS can be interpreted as defined in the table below (for
UNIX/Linux replies please refer to the UNIX/Linux chapter of this manual):
Interpretation and recommendation
Ping Reply
SNMP Device Index
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Axis Network Print Server
connected
Axis Network Print Server disconnected
bytes = 32 time = 2 ms......
- or something similar
The AXIS 5900 is responding correctly. There are probably no conflicts with the IP address disconnect the AXIS 5900 and
ping again to verify.
The IP address is already in use and cannot
be used again. You must obtain a new IP
address for your AXIS 5900.
destination host
unreachable
The AXIS 5900 is not accessible.
Check your network settings.
—
request timed out
The IP address is not in use. You
are
either pinging the wrong IP address or your AXIS 5900 does not
have the correct IP address.
This IP address is not used by anyone and
is available for use for your AXIS 5900. Set
the IP address again, power on the AXIS
5900 and then try accessing the unit.
no response from
ping command
The AXIS 5900 is not accessible.
Check your network settings.
—
If you are using the TCP/IP protocol, check that the SNMP Device Index is
correct. See “SNMP Device Index” on page 147.
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Axis Support
Server Report
In order to obtain optimal support from Axis support technicians, please
follow these instructions when filling in and submitting a Support
question.
1. Go to the print server’s Web pages by typing the print server’s IP address
in the Address/Location field of your Web browser.
2. Go to Admin | Support. Click the Server Report link. A new window will
open.
3. Save the Server report as an HTML file (with an .html file extension) and go
to the Axis Web site.
4. Choose Support and report your case, attaching the Server Report.
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Technical Specifications
Section 15
Supported Printers
Technical Specifications
All parallel printers except host-based printers and copiers, e.g. CAPT,
GDI, PPA
Supported Systems
Microsoft Windows
Novell NetWare
Apple
Unix/Linux
Additional Systems
95, 98, Me, NT, 2000, XP and 2003
3.X, 4.X, 5.X, 6.X. Supports bindery and NDS mode. Supports user
messages and printer status. NDPS supported over IP and IPX. Support for
iPrint using both LPR and IPP protocols. PSERVER (IP/IPX),
RPRINTER/NPRINTER supported
Mac OS 7, 8, 9, Mac OS X version 10.X
All Unix systems supporting TCP/IP (Linux, BSD, System V, Solaris, HPUX, IBM AIX, Silicon Graphics IRIX, etc.)
Other systems supporting TCP/IP:
IBM (MVS, VM, VSE, OS/400), DEC, VMS
Microsoft LAN Manager
IBM LAN Server
LANtastic
Supported Web
Browsers
Supported Protocols
NetBIOS/NetBEUI
TCP/IP
ARP, DHCP, BOOTP, RARP, DNS, DDNS, Telnet, TFTP, FTP, LPR, Reverse
Telnet, PROS, IPP, IP, TCP, UDP, HTTP, HTTPS, SSL/TLS, SNMP, SLP
v1/v2, ICMP, IGMP, Bonjour
NetWare
IPX, SPX, SAP, NCP (extended with NDS), NDPS, NLSP, LIP, RIP, RIP-II,
OSPF
Apple EtherTalk
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Any standard Web browser (Netscape 6.x and higher and MS Internet
Explorer 5.x and higher)
AAPR, ATP, DDP, NBP, PAP, RTMP, ZIP
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Logical Printers
Logical printer ports can be programmed to perform auto ASCII to
PostScript conversion, add string before and after job, string substitution,
alternative output and character set conversion
RF Specifications
Unlicenced 2.4 GHz frequency band, RX sensitivity - 70 dBm, TX power 0
dBm (class 2)
Frequency bands and
channels
Security
Europe: 2.412-2.472 GHz, channels 1-13
France: 2.457-2.472 GHz, channels 10-13 (indoor use only)
Japan: 2.484 GHz, channel 14
USA/Canada: 2.412-2.462 GHz, channels 1-11
Password protected configuration
SSL/TLS support for HTTPS security
NetWare: Encrypted passwords, NetWare Packet Signature Level 1, 2, 3
Option to disable protocols
Wireless
Print Server
Management
64 or 128 bit WEP encryption
AXIS ThinWizard for installation, configuration, monitoring and
firmware upgrading of multiple units
Bonjour support for quick and easy installation in Mac OS X evironments
AXIS AddPrinter for easy and automated installation in Windows
environments
Internal Web pages or FTP for installation, configuration, monitoring and
firmware upgrading
SNMP-MIB II compliant (RFC 1213), Axis private enterprise MIB included
Netware: Full PCONSOLE, NWAdmin, ConsoleOne and iPrint-iManager
support
Supported Languages
Firmware Upgrade
Supported Languages
AXIS 5900 User’s Manual
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish
Firmware upgrade using AXIS ThinWizard, the print server’s Web pages
or FTP
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish
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Technical Specifications
Network Connection
Supports: IEEE802.2, IEEE802.3, SNAP and Ethernet II frame types
simultaneously
NWay for autodetection of network speed
WLAN
Ethernet
Wireless Interface
Parallel Ports
SNAP/802.2/802.3 for 802.11b
All standard Ethernet and Fast Ethernet networks: RJ-45 connector
(Category 5 or 6, shielded twisted pair cable) for 10baseT or 100baseTX
Ethernet with full duplex
IEEE 802.11b compliant with data rates up to 11 megabits per second
Output Power 15 dBm
Sensitivity 11Mbps 10-5 BER @ -81 dBm, minimum
Two 25-pin DSUB parallel ports, high-speed IEEE 1284 compliant with
ECP support and throughput of 1 MB/sec
Hardware
Processor
Memory
Front Panel
AXIS Etrax 100LX 32-bit 100 MHz RISC
2 MB Flash, 8 MB RAM
2 LED indicators: Power and Network
Test button for information printouts
Power Consumption
Dimensions
Power provided by external supply. Maximum 5.6W (Type PS-H, 5.1 VDC
2000mA)
Height: 2.9 cm/1.2 in
Width: 16.0 cm/6.3 in
Depth: 12.9 cm/5.1 in
Weight: 0.6 kg/0.27 lb
Environmental
Temperature
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Temperature: 40-105 °F (5-40 °C)
Humidity: 10-90% non-condensing
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Approvals
EMC
EN 55 022:1998 (CISPR 22:1997), Class B
EN 55 024:1998
EN61000-3-2:1995+A1+A2+Corrig.+A14
EN 61000-3-3:1995+A1
ETS 300 826
FCC 47 CFR part 15
Other
ETS 300 328
ARIB T-66
Safety
EN 60950:2000, approved power supplies for all countries
Included Accessories
AXIS Network Product CD with software for installation, management
and printing, including AXIS ThinWizard (the recommended Axis
management software for large enterprise networks) and AXIS AddPrinter
(for easy and quick installation)
User documentation
Quick Installation Guide
Power adapter
All specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
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The Parameter List
Section 16
The Parameter List
These are the default parameters in a new, unconfigured print server. A
complete list of all Axis print server parameters can be found on
www.axis.com
AXIS 5900
(AXIS 5900 Network Print Server V7.00 Oct 01 2004. S/N:
00408C5E44D6)
Parameter settings:
--- General Menu
NODE_ADDR.
: 00 40 8C 5E 44 D6
NETWORK_MODE. : AUTO_SENSE (AUTO_SENSE, ETHERNET, WLAN)
NETWORK_SPEED. : AUTO_SENSE (AUTO_SENSE, 10_HALF_DX,
10_FULL_DX, 100_HALF_DX, 100_FULL_DX)
PS_NAME.
: AXIS5E44D6
ROOT_PWD.
: pass
USERS.
:
BASE_URL.
: www.axis.com
CHARSET.
: ISO-8859-1 (SHIFT_JIS, ISO-8859-1, UTF-8)
LANG.
: English (English, French, German, Spanish,
Italian, Japanese)
AXIS_PRINT_SYSTEM. : YES
RCONFIG_ENB. : YES
DEF_OUT.
: PR1 (PR1, PR2, PR3, PR4, PR5, PR6, PR7, PR8,
LPT1, LPT2)
SYS_LOC.
:
SYS_CONT.
:
--- LLC Menu
LLC_RESPONSE. : 1300
LLC_REC_ACK. : 20
LLC_INACTIVITY. : 15
--- TCP/IP Network Menu
INT_ADDR.
: 10 91 2 40
DEF_ROUT.
: 10 91 0 1
NET_MASK.
: 255 255 0 0
HTTPS_ENB.
: NO
DHCP_ENB.
: YES
AUTOIP_ENB. : YES
BOOTP_ENB.
: YES
RARP_ENB.
: YES
WINS_ENB.
: YES
WINS_ADDR1. : 10 0 5 50
WINS_ADDR2. : 0 0 0 0
NBT_SCOPE_ID. :
DNS_ENB.
: YES
DNS_ADDR1.
: 193 13 178 7
DNS_ADDR2.
: 193 13 178 2
DOMAIN_NAME. : se.axis.com
SLP_ENB.
: YES
SLP_SCOPE_LIST. : DEFAULT
RENDEZVOUS_ENB. : YES
RENDEZVOUS_SRVNAME_LPT1. :
RENDEZVOUS_SRVNAME_LPT2. :
SMTP_SERVER. :
FTP_ENB.
: YES
TELNET_ENB. : YES
DEF_IP_FRAME_TYPE. : EthernetII
(EthernetII, SNAP)
--- TCP/IP Printing Menu
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TCP_ENB.
: YES
PAR_TCP_RESTRICT_LIST. :
PROS_PWD.
: netprinter
PROS_PRT.
: 35
LPD_BANN.
: OFF (OFF, AUTO, LAST)
DEFAULT_RAW_TCP. : 9100-9101 (9100-9101, CLOSED)
RTN_OPT.
: NO
RTEL_PR1.
: 0
RTEL_PR2.
: 0
RTEL_PR3.
: 0
RTEL_PR4.
: 0
RTEL_PR5.
: 0
RTEL_PR6.
: 0
RTEL_PR7.
: 0
RTEL_PR8.
: 0
--- SNMP Menu
SNMP_V1_ENB. :
SNMP_V2_ENB. :
READ_COM.
:
WRT_COM.
:
TRAPADDR.
:
TRAP_COM.
:
SYS_NAME.
:
SNMP_AUT.
:
TRAP_PRT.
:
YES
YES
public
pass
0 0 0 0
public
DISABLE
DISABLE
(DISABLE, ENABLE)
(DISABLE, ENABLE)
--- SNMPv3 Menu
SNMP_V3_ENB. : NO
--- NetWare Menu
NETW_ENB.
: YES
NETW_TRANSPORT_PROTOCOL. : DUAL_STACK (IPX_ONLY, IP_ONLY,
DUAL_STACK)
NDPS.
: TCP_AND_SPX (TCP_AND_SPX, TCP_ONLY, SPX_ONLY,
DISABLED)
JOB_CHECK_DELAY. : 5
CONF_CHECK_DELAY. : 300
FR_802_3.
: YES
FR_ETH_2.
: YES
FR_802_2.
: YES
FR_SNAP.
: YES
NCP_BURST_MODE. : YES
PSERVER_NDS_TREE. :
PSERVER_NDS_FILESERVER. :
PSERVER_NDS_DISTINGUISHED_NAME. :
PSERVER_BINDERY1. :
PSERVER_BINDERY2. :
PSERVER_BINDERY3. :
PSERVER_BINDERY4. :
PSERVER_BINDERY5. :
PSERVER_BINDERY6. :
PSERVER_BINDERY7. :
PSERVER_BINDERY8. :
PSERVER_BINDERY9. :
PSERVER_BINDERY10. :
PSERVER_BINDERY11. :
PSERVER_BINDERY12. :
PSERVER_BINDERY13. :
PSERVER_BINDERY14. :
PSERVER_BINDERY15. :
PSERVER_BINDERY16. :
NPRINTER1.
:
NPRINTER2.
:
NPRINTER3.
:
NPRINTER4.
:
NPRINTER5.
:
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NPRINTER6.
NPRINTER7.
NPRINTER8.
:
:
:
--- NetBIOS/NetBEUI Menu
LSLM_ENB.
: YES
NB_FR_TYPE. : FR_802_2 (FR_AUTO, FR_802_2, FR_DIX)
LPRINT_1.
: AX5E44D6.LP1
LLOGIC_1.
: PR1 (PR1, PR2, PR3, PR4, PR5, PR6, PR7,
LPT1, LPT2)
LPRINT_2.
: AX5E44D6.LP2
LLOGIC_2.
: PR2 (PR1, PR2, PR3, PR4, PR5, PR6, PR7,
LPT1, LPT2)
LPRINT_3.
:
LLOGIC_3.
: PR3 (PR1, PR2, PR3, PR4, PR5, PR6, PR7,
LPT1, LPT2)
LPRINT_4.
:
LLOGIC_4.
: PR4 (PR1, PR2, PR3, PR4, PR5, PR6, PR7,
LPT1, LPT2)
LPRINT_5.
:
LLOGIC_5.
: PR5 (PR1, PR2, PR3, PR4, PR5, PR6, PR7,
LPT1, LPT2)
LPRINT_6.
:
LLOGIC_6.
: PR6 (PR1, PR2, PR3, PR4, PR5, PR6, PR7,
LPT1, LPT2)
LPRINT_7.
:
LLOGIC_7.
: PR7 (PR1, PR2, PR3, PR4, PR5, PR6, PR7,
LPT1, LPT2)
LPRINT_8.
:
LLOGIC_8.
: PR8 (PR1, PR2, PR3, PR4, PR5, PR6, PR7,
LPT1, LPT2)
PR8,
PR8,
PR8,
PR8,
PR8,
PR8,
PR8,
PR8,
--- AppleTalk Menu
ATLK_ENB.
: YES
ATK_ZONE.
:
ZONER_EN.
: YES
ATK_FONT.
: DEFAULT (DEFAULT, 35N, ALL)
AUTO_DT_PRIN1. : YES
APRINT_1.
: AXIS5E44D6_LPT1
ATYPE_1.
: LaserWriter
ALOGIC_1.
: PR1 (PR1, PR2, PR3, PR4, PR5, PR6, PR7, PR8,
LPT1, LPT2)
BINARY_TYPE_1. : TBCP (TBCP, BCP, NONE)
AUTO_DT_PRIN2. : YES
APRINT_2.
: AXIS5E44D6_LPT2
ATYPE_2.
: LaserWriter
ALOGIC_2.
: PR2 (PR1, PR2, PR3, PR4, PR5, PR6, PR7, PR8,
LPT1, LPT2)
BINARY_TYPE_2. : TBCP (TBCP, BCP, NONE)
--- Printer1 Menu
PR1_OUT.
: LPT1 (NONE, LPT1, LPT2)
PR1_NAME.
:
PR1_SCND.
: PR1 (PR1, PR2, PR3, PR4, PR5, PR6, PR7, PR8)
PR1_WAIT.
: YES
PR1_IN.
: AUTO (AUTO, NONE)
PR1_BEF.
:
PR1_STR.
:
PR1_CSET.
: NONE (NONE, ISO>IBM, 7UK>IBM, 7SW>IBM, 7GE>IBM,
7FR>IBM, 7ND>IBM, DEC>IBM)
PR1_FILT.
: NONE (NONE, POSTSCR, AUTO_PS)
PR1_AFT.
:
PR1_DUMP.
: NO
PR1_SIZE.
: A4 (A4, LETTER, LEGAL, EXECUT)
PR1_ORNT.
: PORTR (PORTR, LANDS, R_PORTR, R_LANDS)
PR1_FORM.
: 66 0 100 60 30 50
PR1_FONT.
:
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--- Printer2 Menu
PR2_OUT.
: LPT2 (NONE, LPT1, LPT2)
PR2_NAME.
:
PR2_SCND.
: PR2 (PR1, PR2, PR3, PR4, PR5, PR6, PR7, PR8)
PR2_WAIT.
: YES
PR2_IN.
: AUTO (AUTO, NONE)
PR2_BEF.
:
PR2_STR.
:
PR2_CSET.
: NONE (NONE, ISO>IBM, 7UK>IBM, 7SW>IBM, 7GE>IBM,
7FR>IBM, 7ND>IBM, DEC>IBM)
PR2_FILT.
: NONE (NONE, POSTSCR, AUTO_PS)
PR2_AFT.
:
PR2_DUMP.
: NO
PR2_SIZE.
: A4 (A4, LETTER, LEGAL, EXECUT)
PR2_ORNT.
: PORTR (PORTR, LANDS, R_PORTR, R_LANDS)
PR2_FORM.
: 66 0 100 60 30 50
PR2_FONT.
:
--- Printer3 Menu
PR3_OUT.
: LPT1 (NONE, LPT1, LPT2)
PR3_NAME.
:
PR3_SCND.
: PR3 (PR1, PR2, PR3, PR4, PR5, PR6, PR7, PR8)
PR3_WAIT.
: YES
PR3_IN.
: AUTO (AUTO, NONE)
PR3_BEF.
:
PR3_STR.
:
PR3_CSET.
: NONE (NONE, ISO>IBM, 7UK>IBM, 7SW>IBM, 7GE>IBM,
7FR>IBM, 7ND>IBM, DEC>IBM)
PR3_FILT.
: NONE (NONE, POSTSCR, AUTO_PS)
PR3_AFT.
:
PR3_DUMP.
: NO
PR3_SIZE.
: A4 (A4, LETTER, LEGAL, EXECUT)
PR3_ORNT.
: PORTR (PORTR, LANDS, R_PORTR, R_LANDS)
PR3_FORM.
: 66 0 100 60 30 50
PR3_FONT.
:
--- Printer4 Menu
PR4_OUT.
: LPT2 (NONE, LPT1, LPT2)
PR4_NAME.
:
PR4_SCND.
: PR4 (PR1, PR2, PR3, PR4, PR5, PR6, PR7, PR8)
PR4_WAIT.
: YES
PR4_IN.
: AUTO (AUTO, NONE)
PR4_BEF.
:
PR4_STR.
:
PR4_CSET.
: NONE (NONE, ISO>IBM, 7UK>IBM, 7SW>IBM, 7GE>IBM,
7FR>IBM, 7ND>IBM, DEC>IBM)
PR4_FILT.
: NONE (NONE, POSTSCR, AUTO_PS)
PR4_AFT.
:
PR4_DUMP.
: NO
PR4_SIZE.
: A4 (A4, LETTER, LEGAL, EXECUT)
PR4_ORNT.
: PORTR (PORTR, LANDS, R_PORTR, R_LANDS)
PR4_FORM.
: 66 0 100 60 30 50
PR4_FONT.
:
--- Printer5 Menu
PR5_OUT.
: LPT1 (NONE, LPT1, LPT2)
PR5_NAME.
:
PR5_SCND.
: PR5 (PR1, PR2, PR3, PR4, PR5, PR6, PR7, PR8)
PR5_WAIT.
: YES
PR5_IN.
: AUTO (AUTO, NONE)
PR5_BEF.
:
PR5_STR.
: 01 0A 02 0D 0A
PR5_CSET.
: NONE (NONE, ISO>IBM, 7UK>IBM, 7SW>IBM, 7GE>IBM,
7FR>IBM, 7ND>IBM, DEC>IBM)
PR5_FILT.
: NONE (NONE, POSTSCR, AUTO_PS)
PR5_AFT.
:
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PR5_DUMP.
PR5_SIZE.
PR5_ORNT.
PR5_FORM.
PR5_FONT.
:
:
:
:
:
NO
A4 (A4, LETTER, LEGAL, EXECUT)
PORTR (PORTR, LANDS, R_PORTR, R_LANDS)
66 0 100 60 30 50
--- Printer6 Menu
PR6_OUT.
: LPT2 (NONE, LPT1, LPT2)
PR6_NAME.
:
PR6_SCND.
: PR6 (PR1, PR2, PR3, PR4, PR5, PR6, PR7, PR8)
PR6_WAIT.
: YES
PR6_IN.
: AUTO (AUTO, NONE)
PR6_BEF.
:
PR6_STR.
: 01 0A 02 0D 0A
PR6_CSET.
: NONE (NONE, ISO>IBM, 7UK>IBM, 7SW>IBM, 7GE>IBM,
7FR>IBM, 7ND>IBM, DEC>IBM)
PR6_FILT.
: NONE (NONE, POSTSCR, AUTO_PS)
PR6_AFT.
:
PR6_DUMP.
: NO
PR6_SIZE.
: A4 (A4, LETTER, LEGAL, EXECUT)
PR6_ORNT.
: PORTR (PORTR, LANDS, R_PORTR, R_LANDS)
PR6_FORM.
: 66 0 100 60 30 50
PR6_FONT.
:
--- Printer7 Menu
PR7_OUT.
: LPT1 (NONE, LPT1, LPT2)
PR7_NAME.
:
PR7_SCND.
: PR7 (PR1, PR2, PR3, PR4, PR5, PR6, PR7, PR8)
PR7_WAIT.
: YES
PR7_IN.
: AUTO (AUTO, NONE)
PR7_BEF.
:
PR7_STR.
: 01 0A 02 0D 0A
PR7_CSET.
: NONE (NONE, ISO>IBM, 7UK>IBM, 7SW>IBM, 7GE>IBM,
7FR>IBM, 7ND>IBM, DEC>IBM)
PR7_FILT.
: NONE (NONE, POSTSCR, AUTO_PS)
PR7_AFT.
:
PR7_DUMP.
: NO
PR7_SIZE.
: A4 (A4, LETTER, LEGAL, EXECUT)
PR7_ORNT.
: PORTR (PORTR, LANDS, R_PORTR, R_LANDS)
PR7_FORM.
: 66 0 100 60 30 50
PR7_FONT.
:
--- Printer8 Menu
PR8_OUT.
: LPT2 (NONE, LPT1, LPT2)
PR8_NAME.
:
PR8_SCND.
: PR8 (PR1, PR2, PR3, PR4, PR5, PR6, PR7, PR8)
PR8_WAIT.
: YES
PR8_IN.
: AUTO (AUTO, NONE)
PR8_BEF.
:
PR8_STR.
: 01 0A 02 0D 0A
PR8_CSET.
: NONE (NONE, ISO>IBM, 7UK>IBM, 7SW>IBM, 7GE>IBM,
7FR>IBM, 7ND>IBM, DEC>IBM)
PR8_FILT.
: NONE (NONE, POSTSCR, AUTO_PS)
PR8_AFT.
:
PR8_DUMP.
: NO
PR8_SIZE.
: A4 (A4, LETTER, LEGAL, EXECUT)
PR8_ORNT.
: PORTR (PORTR, LANDS, R_PORTR, R_LANDS)
PR8_FORM.
: 66 0 100 60 30 50
PR8_FONT.
:
--- LPT1 Menu
L1_CENTR.
:
L1_BSYTM.
:
L1_MGM_INFO. :
L1_COMMENT. :
L1_BIDIR.
:
L1_READT.
:
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HISPEED (IBM_PC, STNDRD, FAST, HISPEED, HINOACK)
60
AUTO (DISABLE, AUTO)
AUTO
3
(DISABLE, AUTO)
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--- LPT2 Menu
L2_CENTR.
:
L2_BSYTM.
:
L2_MGM_INFO. :
L2_COMMENT. :
L2_BIDIR.
:
L2_READT.
:
HISPEED (IBM_PC, STNDRD, FAST, HISPEED, HINOACK)
60
AUTO (DISABLE, AUTO)
AUTO
3
(DISABLE, AUTO)
--- Email Menu
EMAIL_NOTIFICATION. : NO
REPLY_ADDRESS. :
PAPER_JAM_ADDRESS. :
OUT_OF_PAPER_ADDRESS. :
TONER_LOW_ADDRESS. :
NO_TONER_ADDRESS. :
PRINTER_OFFLINE_ADDRESS. :
--- WLAN Menu
WLAN_NODE_ADDR. : 00 40 8C 5E 44 D6
WLAN_NETWORK_SPEED. : AUTO_SENSE (1_MBPS, 2_MBPS, 5.5_MBPS,
11_MBPS, AUTO_SENSE)
WLAN_NETWORK_MODE. : AD_HOC (INFRASTRUCTURE, AD_HOC)
WLAN_SSID.
: AXIS5E44D6
WLAN_CHANNEL. : 11
WLAN_FRAG_THRESHOLD. : 2346
WLAN_RTS_THRESHOLD. : 2432
SNMP Device Index
When using the TCP/IP protocol (and if the printer driver permits), the
print server can use SNMP Status to find out if the printer is ready to
accept a new job.
By default, Windows uses the value “1” when addressing an SNMP
device, which is correct for single port print servers. For a multiport print
server, obtain the SNMP Device Index from the table below.
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LPR Queue Name
Raw Port Number SNMP Device Index
Single Port:
Parallel
LPT1
9100
1
Single Port:
USB
USB1
9100
1
Dual Port:
Parallel
USB
LPT1
USB1
9100
9101
1
2
Dual Port:
Parallel
Parallel
LPT1
LPT2
9100
9101
1
2
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Enable SNMP Status
Example
Print Server
LPR Queue Name
Raw Port Number SNMP Device Index
Three Port:
Parallel
Parallel
Serial
LPT1
LPT2
COM1
9100
9101
9102
1
3
2
SNMP Status is enabled through Windows’ printer port settings.
You have a three port print server and want to enable SNMP Status for
LPT2. The table above tells you to set the SNMP Device Index to 3.
Using Windows XP as an example:
1. Go to Start | Printers and Faxes.
2. Select Printer and then Properties.
3. Select Port and mark the Port you would like to change.
4. Click Configure Port...
5. Ensure that SNMP Status Enabled is ticked and enter the correct index
number in SNMP Device Index, taken from the table above (3 in this
example).
6. Click OK and Close.
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Section 17
Glossary
802.11b
A standard for wireless LAN communications operating within the 2.4
GHz ISM band.
Access Point
A network attached device that acts as a bridge between the wireless LAN
and the wired LAN and interconnects wireless clients.
AIX
Advanced Interactive eXecutive. A version of the UNIX operating system
from IBM that runs on various IBM computers including Mainframe
systems.
AppleTalk
ARP
Authentication
A local area network protocol for communication between Apple
Computer products and other computers and peripherals.
Address Resolution Protocol. A protocol within the TCP/IP suite of
network protocols that allows a host to find the physical address of a
node on the same network. ARP cannot be used across routers.
Verification of identity, for instance by use of digital signatures.
Auto-IP
A method to automatically set an IP address in the absence of a DHCP
server.
Bonjour
Bonjour enables automatic discovery of computers, devices, and services
on IP networks without the need to enter IP addresses or configure DNS
servers.
BOOTP
BOOT Protocol. A TCP/IP protocol, used for downloading start-up
information such as the IP address to hosts on the network. BOOTP
requires a BOOTP daemon on your system. A request made to an active
BOOTP daemon initiates a search of the Boot Table for an entry matching
the print server's Ethernet address. If a matching entry is found, the
daemon downloads the IP address to the print server.
BSD
Certificate Authority,
CA
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additions to the UNIX operating system.
An organization or company that issues digital certificates.
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config File
This is a file that resides in the print server’s memory and contains all the
parameters that determine the print server’s functionality. By editing the
config file (changing the parameter settings), you can configure the print
server to meet the printing needs of your network.
Client/server Printing
Means that print jobs are sent to a file server, with different clients
attached to the print queue, rather than directly to the print server (Peerto-Peer printing).
DHCP
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. Enables e.g. a print server to
automatically obtain an unused IP address from the DHCP server.
To fully benefit from this method, the print server also supports DDNS,
which is available in Windows 2000 networks.
Digital Certificate
DNS
Dynamic DNS
Firmware
Flash Memory
FTP
HTML
HTTP
HTTPS
IP
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Used to create digital signatures and public/private key pairs for secure
Web services.
Domain Name System. Resolves host names into IP addresses.
Dynamic Domain Name System. Allows hosts to dynamically change the
IP address in DNS, e.g. when the host is given a new IP address by DHCP.
Firmware is the print server’s internal software.
The print server firmware is stored in Flash memory.
File Transfer Protocol. A TCP/IP protocol used for logging in to network
servers and for transferring files.
Hypertext Markup Language. A standard hypertext language used for
creating World Wide Web pages and other hypertext documents.
Hypertext Transfer Protocol. The TCP/IP protocol for Web based
communication.
HyperText Transmission Protocol, Secure, i.e. HTTP for secure
transactions.
Internet Protocol. The TCP/IP network-layer protocol that regulates
packet forwarding by tracking IP addresses, routing outgoing messages
and recognizing incoming messages.
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IPP
Internet Printing Protocol. A developing industry standard that allows
users to print to remote printers across the Internet. With IPP, a user with
an Internet connection can send a document to any printer connected to
the Internet. IPP is platform independent and can be used to print over
any LAN or WAN that supports TCP/IP.
IPX
Internetwork Packet Exchange, a networking protocol used by NetWare.
LAN
Local Area Network.
LED
Light Emitting Diode.
Linux
An open source implementation of UNIX.
LLC
Logical Link Control. An additional data link layer protocol which
operates on top of the MAC protocol defined in the original Ethernet
standard (the "Blue Book").
LPD
The Line Printer Daemon is a protocol for transferring print jobs between
hosts. This is the recommended method for UNIX/Linux systems, but
some System V versions do not support LPD.
Logical Printer
A logical printer acts as a filter between the network and the physical
printer. It appears to the user as a normal printer with additional
characteristics. For example a UNIX/Linux workstation may only send a
line feed (LF) to a shared printer that needs carriage return (CR) and LF.
The logical printer can solve this problem by adding a CR whenever a line
feed is detected.
MIB
Management Information Base. A database of network configuration
information used by SNMP and CMIP to monitor or change network
settings.
NCP
NetWare Core Protocol. Network clients use the NCP to request services of
servers, and servers use NCP to provide services, such as file and print
services.
NDPS
NDS
NetBIOS/NetBEUI
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NetWare Directory Services. A hierarchical data base that manages
NetWare network resources such as servers and volumes.
Network Basic Input Output System, a network protocol with special
functions for local area networks. NetBIOS Enhanced User Interface is an
enhanced version of NetBIOS.
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NetWare
An operating system for local area networks.
PCL
Printer Control Language — a set of command codes used when printing.
A PCL driver is a small program that works between the operating system
and the printer.
Peer-to-Peer Printing
When selecting Peer-to-peer printing, all print jobs are sent directly to the
print server, rather than through a file server (client/server).
PEM
RARP
Reverse Address Resolution Protocol. A TCP/IP protocol used for
downloading IP addresses in UNIX/Linux networks. It requires a RARP
daemon on your system, and only operates within a single network
segment. A request made to an active RARP daemon initiates a search of
the Ethernet Address Table for an entry matching the print server's
Ethernet address. If a matching entry is found, the daemon downloads the
IP address to the print server.
RISC
Reduced Instruction Set Computing. A processor designed to increase
performance, using a limited set of of assembly language instructions.
SAP
Service Advertising Protocol. A NetWare network name advertising
service that e.g. file servers can use for advertising their existence to
network clients.
SNMP
Simple Network Management Protocol. Standard management protocol
for network attached devices.
SSL
Secure Sockets Layer, a protocol designed to provide secure
communications on the Internet.
SPX
Sequenced Packet Exchange, a NetWare communications protocol used to
transmit messages reliably over a network.
TCP
Transmission Control Protocol. The connection-oriented, transport-level
protocol used in the TCP/IP suite of protocols.
Telnet
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Privacy Enhanced Mail.
A terminal emulation program for networks, often used to remotely
control Web servers.
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TFTP
TLS
UNIX
Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) is an Internet software utility for
transferring files that is simpler to use than the File Transfer Protocol
(FTP) but less capable. It is used where user authentication and directory
visibility are not required. TFTP uses the User Datagram Protocol (UDP)
rather than the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP).
Transport Layer Security, a protocol that guarantees privacy and data
integrity between applications communicating over the Internet.
A 32-bit multi-tasking, multi-user operating system originally developed
by AT&T.
URL
Uniform Resource Locator. A way of specifying the location of
information on the Internet.
USB
Universal Serial Bus.
WAN
Wide Area Network.
WEP
Wired Equivalent Privacy - a protocol that provides security and privacy
by encrypting data transmitted over the WLAN.
WINS
Windows Internet Name Service. A NetBIOS Name Server that maps
NetBIOS names to dynamically assigned IP addresses.
Wizard
A special form of user assistance that automates a task through a dialog
with the user. Wizards help the user to accomplish tasks that are complex
and require experience, and even for the experienced user can help to
speed up an operation.
WLAN
Wireless Local Area Network - A local area network (LAN) to which a
mobile user can connect wirelessly.
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Index
Numerics
802.11b. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
A
Access Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Account file. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111, 112
Active WEP key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Adding printers in OS/2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Addressing
Auto-IP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
DHCP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Static . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Admin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Airport network. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
AIX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
AppleTalk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45, 149
ARP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
ASCII to Postscript Conversion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Assigning a user-friendly name to the print server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Authentication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Autodetect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Auto-IP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18, 149
Addressing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
axinstall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
AXIS AddPrinter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
AXIS ETRAX 100 LX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
AXIS IPP Gateway Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
AXIS LPR Gateway Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
AXIS MIB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
AXIS Print Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
AXIS Print Utility for OS/2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
AXIS ThinWizard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
B
Basic setup
AXIS NetPilot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
TCP/IP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
BCP and TBCP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Bi-directional Printing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Binary Protocol for Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Bonjour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Change Service Name. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
BOOTP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17, 92
BSD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
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C
CA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Certificate Authority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Certificates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Delete . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Import . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Change Bonjour Service Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Channel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3, 99
Character Set Conversion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Character Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Checking SSL/TLS Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Client/Server Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
computer to computer mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Config File. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
config file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Configuration and Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Configuration methods
FTP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
NetWare Administrator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75, 119
PCONSOLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75, 119
SNMP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Telnet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Web browser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Creating a Network Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
D
DDNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17, 132
DDNS Host Name Rules. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Debugging Print Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Default Channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3, 99
Default Gateway/Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Delete Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
DHCP Addressing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
DHCP* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Digital Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Disabling Protocols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
DNS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Dynamic DNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
E
Enable SNMP Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Enabling Protocols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Enabling SSL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Enabling the SNMPv3 Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Enforce WEP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Ethernet Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
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Factory default settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
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Firmware. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Upgrade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Flash Loading over the Web . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Flash Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Frequency bands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
FTP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110, 150
FTP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90, 110
G
Gateway
Default . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Generating a Certificate Request . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Generating a Self-Signed Certificate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
130
116
116
149
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Hex Dump Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17, 132
DDNS Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
WINS Rules. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
HTML. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
HTTP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
HTTPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117, 150
I
Importing a Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Installing AXIS ThinWizard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Internet Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
IP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
IP Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Checking, using Ping. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Default Gateway Example. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Setting - Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Setting, using DHCP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Setting, using RARP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Subnet Mask. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Subnet Mask Structures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
IPP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13, 123, 151
Client . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Printing Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
iPrint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Snap-in. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
IPX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
ISO-8859-1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
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LAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Language Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
LED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135, 151
Linux . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
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LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Local Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27, 33
Logical Link Control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Logical Printers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99, 151
LPD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84, 151
LPR Printing
Mac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
LPT1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
LPT2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
M
Mac
LPR Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Macintosh
Choosing a Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Installing the Print Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
MIB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Multi-Language Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Multiple Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
N
NCP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
NDPS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49, 50, 151
NDS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72, 151
NetBIOS/NetBEUI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
NetWare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Administrator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Advanced Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Basic installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
NDPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50, 124
Packet Signature. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Printing Modes
Print Server Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Remote Printer Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Setting up. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Network
Client/Server. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Create a Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Indicator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Peer-to-Peer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27, 34
Structures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Network indicator LED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Network Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23, 24
Network Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
O
Obtaining an IP Address and Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
OS/2
AXIS Print Utility for OS/2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Installing the print server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
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Parameter List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
PCL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Peer-to-Peer Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
PEM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Physical description. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Power
Indicator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Power indicator LED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Print Server Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Printer
Autodetect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Printer port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Printing
Client/Server. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
parameter list . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Peer-to-Peer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
TCP/IP Restrictions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Test page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Protocols
Disable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Enable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Pure IP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Q
Queue-based printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
R
radio frequency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Reset Print Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Restart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
RISC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
S
SAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Secure Web Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Security Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Server Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Setting the Internet address
ARP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19, 20
Auto-IP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
AXIS Print System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
BOOTP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
DHCP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
RARP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
SHIFT_JIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Snap-in for iPrint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
SNMP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114, 152
SNMP Device Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28, 115, 136, 147
SNMP Status. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
SNMPv3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
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Software Default. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
SPX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
SSID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14, 24
SSL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115, 152
SSL/TLS
Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Starting AXIS ThinWizard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Static Addressing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Status file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111, 113
String Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
String Substitutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 137
T
TCP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
TCP printing restriction list . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
TCP/IP Restrictions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Technical Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 137
Telnet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Test Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Test button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
TFTP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18, 22, 92, 153
TLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115, 153
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
U
UNIX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
UNIX/Linux Printing Methods
FTP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
LPD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
PROS A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
PROS B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Reverse Telnet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Update Initial User . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Upgrading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
URL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
USB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
User. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
User-friendly ’Name’ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
UTF-8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
V
View Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
W
WAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
WEP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
WEP key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14, 25
WEP Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
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Adding Printers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
WINS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17, 18, 153
Host Name Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Wireless Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Wizard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
WLAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
channel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Fragmentation Threshold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Network Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Network Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
RTS Threshold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
WLAN Parameters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
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