USER'S MANUAL
10/100Mbps 2Port USB2.0 MFP Server
Mini-MFP
Contents
1
Introduction ..........................................................................
1
About this Manual ...........................................................
Customer Support .........................................................
1
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Installation ............................................................................
3
Requirements .................................................................
Procedure ......................................................................
3
4
Basic Installation ................................................................
5
Connecting the Hardware ................................................
Assigning an IP Address to the Server .............................
Naming Your USB Devices ..............................................
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1.1
1.2
2
2.1
2.2
3
3.2
3.2
3.3
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Print Server in Windows ................................................... 13
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
5
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Print Server in Unix/Linux ................................................ 31
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
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Overview of Installation Methods ....................................
Connecting the Server ...................................................
Setting up Local Windows Printer Driver .........................
Adding Network Printers in Windows ..............................
Configuring Host File ......................................................
Printing by LPD/LPR .......................................................
Using the Server on BSD UNIX/Linux ..............................
Using the Server on RedHat Linux (Fedora Core) .............
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File Server ............................................................................. 39
6.1
6.2
6.3
6.4
6.5
Preliminary .....................................................................
Storage Names ..............................................................
Connecting USB Mass Storage to the Server ...................
Supported Codepages ....................................................
Adding Your USB Mass Storages to Network with Security ...
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Contents
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Scan Server .......................................................................... 49
7.1
7.2
7.3
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The Control Center ............................................................. 53
8.1
8.2
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Connecting HP All-In-One to the Server ...........................
Using the Shared Scanner in Windows ...........................
Using the Shared Scanner in Linux ..................................
Installing Control Center ..................................................
Using the Control Center .................................................
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The Server’s Web Pages ................................................. 63
9.1
9.2
Introduction ....................................................................
Using the Server’s Web Pages ........................................
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10 Email Alerting ...................................................................... 71
11 SNMP ...................................................................................... 73
12 Troubleshooting .................................................................. 75
12.1 LED Indicators ................................................................
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13 Restore Defaults ................................................................. 77
13.1
13.2
13.3
13.4
Using the Control Center .................................................
Using the Server’s Web Pages ........................................
Using Init Button .............................................................
Default Parameters List ..................................................
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14 Upgrade Firmware .............................................................. 81
15 The Init Button ..................................................................... 85
16 Specification ........................................................................ 87
Mini-MFP
Chapter
1
Introduction
Thank you for purchasing this Planex Mini-MFP USB Printer Server.
This Printer Server is designed to connect your AIO/MFPs (All-InOne/Multifunction Peripheral), printers, USB mass storages (hard
drives, flash drives, and memory card readers), and scanners, to your
network, allowing all network users access to these shared USB
devices resources.
1.1
About this Manual
This manual provides introductory information as well as detailed
instructions on how to set up and manage this Server in various
network environments. To fully benefit from this document, you
should be familiar with basic networking principles.
These instructions are based on the settings in a new Server. To
reload the Parameters, you can reset this Server back to
Default, which will restore most of the settings. For details,
please refer to the chapter Restore Defaults.
1.2
Customer Support
Should you require any technical assistance, please contact your
product reseller. Or you can visit our website at
http://www.planex.net for latest product information.
This document is subject to changes without prior notice.
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Chapter
2.1
2
Product Overview
Package Contents
Verify that nothing is missing from the package by using the
checking list below. Please contact your dealer if anything is
missing or damaged. All packing materials are recyclable. Please
confirm the items in the package below:
Mini-MFP
CD-ROM (User's Manual & Utility)
Quick Installation Guide
AC Adapter
Warranty Card
2.2
Features and Benefits
This Server provides the following features and benefits:
1. Reliability: The Server provides high performance and
reliability combined with low power consumption.
2. Flexibility: The Server supports print/File/Scan sharing in all
major computer systems and environments.
3. Easy to Install: The Server installs, operates, and is
managed in a reliable and easy fashion.
4. Security: You can assign administrator name and password
to restrict login.
5. Monitoring: The Server’s web pages and user software
allow you to continuously monitor the status of connected
USB devices.
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6. Future Proof: The firmware stored in the Server’s Flash
memory can be upgraded over the network. This allows you
to quickly update and enhance its operational features when
new Server software becomes available.
2.3
Product Views
Front View
USB LED
Status LED
Link LED
Power LED
Rear View
10/100 RJ45 Port
Reset Button
USB Port
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Power Connector
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Basic Installation
Connecting the Hardware
1. Make sure that your USB devices are switched off and that
the Server’s Power Adapter is disconnected.
2. Connect the USB devices to the USB ports with the USB cables.
3. Connect the Server to the network with a twisted-pair
category 5 cable, 10baseT or 100baseT.
4. Turn on the USB devices and make sure it is ready for use.
5. Connect the Power Adapter to the Server. The power
indicator will light up and USB1 and USB2 indicators will flash
in turn. When the Link indicator lights up, the Server is
correctly connected to the network. When USB1 and USB2
indicators do not flash, the Server starts to work normally.
6. If you connect USB HP printers to the Server, and need to
restore setting to default, please follow the steps (1) please
unplug the power, (2) press and hold the Reset button then
plug the power, (3) when USB1 and USB2 flashing, release
the Reset button. (4) unplug and plug the power one more time.
3.2
Assigning an IP Address to the Server
3.2.1 Preliminary
If you have a DHCP server on your network, your Server will
receive an IP address automatically. The IP address will then
appear on the Control Center or on the page of configuration
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report that you printed earlier. If your DHCP server does not
give an IP address to the Server, the Server will use the
default IP address: 192.168.1.200.
If you are not working in a DHCP network, you need to
manually set the Server’s IP address.
3.2.2 Ethernet Address
You do not need to know the Ethernet address of your Server for
assigning an IP address to it. The Control Center can
automatically search Servers and list their Ethernet addresses.
Besides, you can find Ethernet address that is located on the
backside label of the Server.
3.2.3 IP Address
Unless you are assigning an IP address using DHCP, you must
obtain an unused IP address from your network administrator.
3.2.4 Methods for Setting the IP Address
You can set the IP address of your Server using one of the
following methods, depending on your network operating
environment:
Automatic IP Address Assignment
Manual IP Address Assignment
3.2.5 Host Names and Host Name Rules
The Host Name of the Server defaults to be Mini-MFP. If you put
two or more Servers in your local area network, to avoid using
the same Host Names you have to change the Host Names by
using the Control Center or the Server’s web pages. If your Host
Name is longer than 15 characters, the Server uses only the first
15 characters.
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3.2.6 Setting the IP Address Using DHCP
Follow the instructions below to get an 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
Ddefault router IP address
DNS server IP address
Lease duration
2. Activate the scope. The Server automatically gets the DHCP
parameters. If you are using DNS, you may include at least
one DNS server IP address in the DHCP scope or manually
set the DNS server IP address using Server’s web pages or
the Control Center.
3.2.7 Setting the IP Address Using the Control Center
1. Install the Control Center. The Control Center is available on
the Product CD.
2. Start the Control Center and Auto-searching Server window
will appear.
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3. If the tool finds multiple Servers in your local area network,
then you have to select one Server from the Server List.
4. Double click the highlight list and enter the Server ’s
administrator (default: admin) and password (default: 0000).
5. After you have logged in successfully, select TCP/IP
Configuration from the Server’s menu. The Set IP Address
dialog appears.
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6. Click the button corresponding to your choice of IP setting
method (static or dynamic using DHCP). When assigning a
static IP address you also have to define Subnet Mask and
Default Gateway. If you choose Automatically get IP by
DHCP, you can use desired DNS by clicking the Manual
DNS button and manually assigning a DNS.
7. Click Apply to save your settings. And the Server will reboot.
8. You have now finished the procedure of setting the IP address.
3.2.8 Setting the IP Address Using the Server’s Web Pages
1. If you don’t know the current IP of you Server, you have to do
the Step1~Step4 of Set the IP Address Using the Control
Center.
2. You can see the IP address of you Server in the Server List.
Open IE Browser and enter the Server’s IP address or click
the Home Icon
of the Control Center.
3. Go to the web page and click CONFIG icon.
4. Enter administrator (default: admin) and password (default:
0000).
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5. Click TCP/IP icon.
6. Click the button corresponding to your choice of IP setting
methods (static or dynamic using DHCP). When assigning a
static IP address you also have to define Subnet Mask and
Default Gateway.
7. Click Submit to save your settings. And the Server will
reboot. You have now finished the procedure of setting the IP
address.
3.3
Naming Your USB Devices
3.3.1 Printer Names
Default Printer Name
1. The system will set the printer model names as the default
printer names. The system only allows a 12-character long
USB device name. For example, the printer model name is
psc 1300 series and then the default printer name will be
set as psc 1300 ser.
2. If system cannot get the printer model (For example, you
use some parallel printers and use Parallel-to-USB cables
to connect the printers), the default printer names are set
as: USB1_Printer and USB2_Printer with respect to USB1
port and USB2 port.
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Set Printer Name
You can set printer names with the Control Center or Server’s
web pages.
A. Using the Control Center
1. Start the Control Center and Auto-searching Server
window will appear.
2. If the tool finds multiple Servers in your local area
network, then you have to select one Server from the
Server List.
3. Double click the highlight list and enter the Server’s
administrator (default: admin) and password (default:
0000).
4. After you have logged in successfully, select USB
Device Information from the Server menu. The Set
USB Device Information dialog appears.
5. Set your printer names in Printer Name box and then
click Apply.
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B. Using the Server’s Web Pages
1. Go to the web page and click CONFIG icon.
2. Enter administrator (default: admin) and password
(default: 0000).
3. Click USB Device Information
4. Set your printer names in USB Name box and then
click below Apply button.
3.3.2 Storage Names
The local drives of the two storages in USB1 port and USB2 port
are showed by storage devices.
3.3.3 Scanner Names
The name of connected scanner of HP office jet series consists
of the vender + model. For example, the scanner name of hp
photosmart_2600_series office jet is named as hp
photosmart_2600_series.
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Chapter
4.1
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Print Server in Windows
Overview of Installation Methods
This chapter describes how to add network printers.
Table List for Installing Network Printer
Windows
Platform
Windows 98, ME,
2000,XP and 2003
Windows 2000,
XP and 2003
Printing
Protocols
SMB/CIFS Printing
Method
Standard Windows Add Printer
Wizard
The Control Center’s Add Printer
IPP Printing
Standard Windows Add Printer
Wizard
LPR Printing
Standard Windows Add Printer
Wizard
The Control Center’s Add Printer
Raw TCP/JetDirect Standard Windows Add Printer
Printing
Wizard
The Control Center’s Add Printer
Steps for Installing Network Printer
Step 1
Set up Local
Windows Printer
Step 2
Connect Your Printer to
the Server and Connect
the Server to Network
Step 3
Turn on Your
Printer and the
Server
Step 6
Turn on Online
Use Printer in
Installed
Windows Printer
Driver
Step 5
Add Network Printer by
Step 4
Configure Your
Server
Windows Standard
Method
Control Center
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4.2
Connecting the Server
To configure your Server correctly, you should know which type
of network topology that your Server is connecting to.
4.2.1 The Server and Windows PC on Same LAN
LAN HUB/Switch
PC
Server
PC
USB Printer
4.2.2 The Server and Windows PC on Different LANs
Example: Wired Windows PC across Internet
LAN HUB/Switch
Internet
Server
Router
LAN HUB/Switch
USB Printer
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4.3
Setting up Local Windows Printer Driver
You are advised to install your Windows printer driver in
advance. For most printers, you can install the printer drivers
with the following procedure:
1. Click Start, click Control Panel, click Printers and Other
Hardware, and then click Printers and Faxes.
2. Double click Add Printer to start the Add Printer Wizard, and
then click Next.
3. Click Local printer, clear the Automatically detect and
install my Plug-n-Play printer check box to avoid having to
wait for the completion of another printer search, and then
click Next. If you leave this option selected, Windows will
attempt to find the printer itself and figure out what kind it is. If
Windows does not find the printer, the wizard will continue as
described in this task.
4. Select a Windows driver for your printer. Click Next.
5. Choose whether you want to share the printer with other
network users. Do you want to print a test page? Select the
appropriate radio button and click Next and Finish.
4.4
Adding Network Printers in Windows
Follow the instructions below to use the standard Windows Add
Printer Wizard and the Control Center for adding a network
printer in Windows 2000, XP and 2003.
<Note>
1. Before adding a network printer, you are advised to install the local Windows
printer driver in advance.
2. Before using network printer, you have to turn on Use Printer Online in
installed network printer driver and then you can use the printer.
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4.4.1 Using Remote Connect Center to add a printer
Remote Connect Center allows you to use USB printers or USB
MFPs as if they were connected directly to your Windows PC
although they are actually connected to the Mini-MFP USB MFP
server. The link operation is a software operation that simulates
an actual USB device plug-in. That is to say, when you do a link
operation from Remote Connect Center, Windows PC can then
detect a USB device’s plug-in, although actually you do not plug
in any USB device. Similarly, the unlink operation is a software
operation that simulates the disconnection of the USB device.
Windows Platform: Windows 2000, XP and 2003
1. Turn on Mini-MFP and the printer.
2. Connect the printer to Mini-MFP. The LED of the USB port
will light-on.
3. Run the Remote Connect Center program. In the Mini-MFP
USB MFP Servr window, you can see the host names and IP
addresses all of the Mini-MFP servers on the network.
4. In the Remote Connect Center, in order to connect the USB
MFP server on which the printer is attached, please click the
icon of that server. If this is the first time you connect to this
server, you will be asked to install the driver. Just let Windows
automatically install the driver.
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PS. Please remember to reboot the PC after install the driver.
5. Please follow the installation manual of the printer to do the
installation.
PS. Please refer to Printer’s user manual for detail.
6. When you are asked to plug in the printer into PC’s USB port,
either before running the printer driver setup program or
during the execution of the printer driver setup program, click
the icon of the desired Mini-MFP server and the desired
printer in the Remote Connect Center and then click the
Link button to do the link operation and get the ownership of
the printer.
7. PC will detect the plug-in of the printer. Continue to follow the
installation manual of the printer to do the rest jobs of
installation. If the USB device is a MFP, the installation will
also install scanner driver. At the end of the installation, if you
are asked whether to print the test page or not, please just
skip this step.
8. After the installation, you can see the newly created printer
on the Windows PC. Please note that this printer is not the
target network printer we desire. If the USB device is a MFP,
you can also see a newly created scanner from the Control
Panel.
9. From the Remote Connect Center, click the Unlink button to
do the unlink operation and release the printer ownership.
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10. At this point, you have installed the printer driver on the
Windows PC.
<Notice>
(1) Only one PC can get the ownership of the same printer at
the same time. Moreover, once a printer or MFP is linked by
a Windows PC so that the Windows PC owns that printer,
other Windows PCs can not print to this printer via any
network printer protocols. Therefore please remember to do
the unlink operation after installation. (2) Only supports USB
printers and USB MFPs. Do not support USB storage, like
pen drives. Mini-MFP USB MFP server only supports USB
storage through traditional file server protocols like FTP and
SMB/CIFS.
4.4.2 Using Standard Windows Methods for LPR Printing Protocol
Windows Platform: Windows 2000, XP and 2003
1. Open Printers and Faxes.
2. Right-click the printer for which you want to change settings,
and then click Properties/ports.
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3. Clear Enable bidirectional support and click Add port, and
then click Standard TCP/IP Port from the dropdown and click
New port.
4. The Add Standard TCP/IP Printer Port Wizard will pop up
and click Next.
5. In the Printer Name or IP Address box, enter the Host
Name of the Server or IP address of the Server. In the Port
Name box, enter your desired names or USB1_LPR or
USB2_LPR for printer connected to USB1 port and USB2
port, respectively.
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<Note>
If your Server is running on a different LAN than your Windows PC such as
Internet PC, you must enter Server’s IP address in Printer Name or IP Address
box, Click Next.
6. Click Custom/settings.
7. Click Settings and confirm that the settings are as below. The
queue names are USB1_LQ, USB2_LQ for USB1 port 1 and
USB2 port, respectively. Click OK.
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8. Click Finish.
4.4.1 Using the Control Center for LPR Printing
Windows Platform: Windows 2000, XP and 2003
1. Start the Control Center, select your Server and click Add
Printer.
2. Select USB1 Port or USB2 Port to add the printer in Add the
printer box, choose to use Host Name or IP address to
represent the Server in Select IP address or Host Name in
printer port box, and select the network printing protocol of
Print with LPR (Line Printer Remote).
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<Note>
If your Server is running on a different LAN than your Windows PC such as
Internet PC, you must choose IP address in Select IP address or Host Name in
printer port box, Click Apply.
3. Select the desired printer driver and click Set Port to Printer.
4. If you cannot find any printer driver in Printer List, please
install your printer driver first or click Add New Printer to
install the printer driver.
4.4.2 Using Standard Windows Method for Raw TCP Printing
Windows Platform: Windows 2000, XP and 2003
1. Open Printers and Faxes.
2. Right-click the printer for which you want to change settings,
and then click Properties.
3. Clear Enable bidirectional support and click Add port, and
then click Standard TCP/IP Port from the dropdown and click
New port.
4. The Add Standard TCP/IP Printer Port Wizard will pop up
and click Next.
5. In the Printer Name or IP Address box, enter the Host
Name of the Server (default: Mini-MFP) or IP address of the
Server. In the Port Name box, enter USB1_RAW or
USB2_RAW for printer connected to USB1 port and USB2
port, respectively.
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<Note>
If your Server is running on a different LAN than your Windows PC such Internet
PC, you must enter the Server’s IP address in Printer Name or IP Address box.
6. Click Next.
7. Click Custom/settings.
8. The click Settings and confirm that the settings are as
below. The default Port Number values are 9100, 9101 for
USB port 1 and USB port 2, respectively. Refer to the
Server’s web pages or the Control Center, you can get exact
values. Click OK.
9. Click Finish.
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4.4.3 Using the Control Center for Raw TCP/JetDirect Printing
Windows Platform: Windows 2000, XP and 2003
1. Start the Control Center, select your Server and click Add Printer.
2. Select USB1 Port or USB2 Port to add the printer in Add
printer box, choose to use or IP address to represent the
Server in Select IP Address or Host Name in printer port
box, and select the network printing protocol of Print with
Raw TCP/JetDirect Mode.
<Note>
If your Server is running on a different LAN than your Windows PC such as
Internet PC, you must choose IP address in Select IP Address or Host Name in
printer port box.
3. Click Apply.
4. Select the desired printer driver and click Set Port to Printer.
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5. If you cannot find any printer driver in Printer List, please
install your printer driver first or click Add New Printer to
install the printer driver.
4.4.4 Using Standard Windows Methods for SMB/CIFS Printing
<Note>
Before using SMB/CIFS printing, you have to login the SMB/CIF Print/File
server in advance and then you may use it; otherwise you have to disable
SMB/CIFS Print/File Server Authentication.
If you use SMB on Windows 98 SE/ME with Server Authentication, you must
login to your Windows 98 SE/ME using the same user name as in the
Server’s User Account.
Windows Platform: Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP and 2003
1. Open Printers and Faxes.
2. Right-click the printer for which you want to change settings,
and then click Properties.
3. Click the Ports tab.
4. Clear Enable bidirectional support and click add port, and
click Local Port, and then click New Port… in the Printer
Ports box.
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5. In the Port Name box, enter the path to the printer with the
following format: \\ Server’s Host Name\printer name or \\
Server’s IP address\printer name (Please refer to the
Server’s web pages or the Control Center to know exact
path). For example: if you set the Server’s Host Name as
Mini-MFP and printer name (USB1 port) as photosmart 2,
then the network path is expressed as: \\Mini-MFP\
photosmart 2.
<Note>
If your Server is running on a different LAN than your windows PC such as
Internet PC, you must enter IP address in Port Name box.
6. Click OK, and then select a Windows driver for your printer. If
you already have the printer’s driver installed, you will be
asked whether to keep it or to replace it. Click Next.
7. Choose whether you want to share the printer with other
network users. Do you want to print a test page? Select the
appropriate radio button and click Next and Finish.
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4.4.5 Using the Control Center for SMB/CIFS Printing
<Note>
Before using SMB/CIFS printing, you have to login the SMB/CIF Print/File
server in advance and then you may use it; otherwise you have to disable
SMB/CIFS Print/File Server authentication.
If you use SMB on Windows 98 SE/ME with Server Authentication, you must
login to your Windows 98 SE/ME using the same user name as in the
Server’s User Account.
Windows Platform: Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP and 2003
1. Start the Control Center, select your Server and click Add Printer.
2. Select USB1 Port or USB2 Port to add the printer in Add the
printer box, choose to use Host Name or IP address to
represent the Server in Select IP Address or Host Name in
printer port box, and select the network printing protocol of
Print with Network Path (SMB).
<Note>
If your Server is running on a different LAN than your Windows PC such as
Internet PC, you must choose IP address in Select IP address or Host Name in
printer port box.
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3. Click Apply.
4. Select the desired printer driver and click Set Port to Printer.
5. If you cannot find any printer driver in Printer List, please
install your printer driver first or click Add New Printer to
install the printer driver.
4.4.6 Using Standard Windows Method for IPP Printing
Windows Platform: Windows 98 SE, ME, 2000, XP and 2003
1. Click Start, click Control Panel, click Printers and Other
Hardware, and then click Printers and Faxes.
2. Double click Add Printer to start the Add Printer Wizard, and
then click Next.
3. In this window, select A network printer, or a printer
attached to another computer and click Next.
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4. Click the Next button. On the next window, select Connect to
a printer on the Internet or on a home or office network. In the
URL: field, enter the following to connect to the Server:
http://Server’s Host Name /printer name or http:/Server’s
IP address /printer namme
For example, http://MINI-MFP/PSC 1300 ser
<Note>
If your Server is running on a different LAN than your windows PC such as
Internet PC, you must enter IP address in URL: Field.
5. Click Next and then continue Windows Add Printer Wizard.
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Chapter
5
Print Server in Unix/Linux
This chapter describes how to add network printers to Unix/Linux PC.
5.1
Configuring Host File
If using IP administration system like DNS, manually registering
the Host Name and IP address may be not required. Otherwise,
you have to edit hosts file and contact your network
administrator.
1. Log in to Linux machine by root.
# login root
2. Register the Server ’s Host Name and IP address into
/etc/hosts file.
To edit host file, use an editor, e.g. vi.
Example: The IP address is 192.168.1.200, Host Name is
MINI-MFP”
192.168.1.1 dns # DNS Server
192.168.1.2 mail # Mail Server
192.168.1.200 MINI-MFP # Server
3. Switch on the Server. Verify the network connection by using
the ping command.
# ping MINI-MFP
If there is no response or error occurs, there may be
problems with IP address configuration, host file editing or
network status. Please contact your network administrator.
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5.2
Printing by LPD/LPR
This section explains how to print using LPD protocol of TCP/IP.
For further information on lpr and lp commands, refer to your
workstation manual.
LPD Protocol: LPD (Line Printer Daemon) is a protocol that
enables you to execute printing to a printer on the network.
Remote-Printer Queue: The Server has two remote printer
queues: USB1_LQ and USB2_LQ with respect to USB port 1
and UB port2.
To print files using a printer driver, use lp or lpr.
5.3
Using the Server on BSD UNIX/Linux
1. Log in to the BSD Unix machine through root.
# login root
2. Register the Server into /etc/printcap file.
Example: To register the printer of USB1 port by the printer
name Printer1.
Printer1
:\ ---(A)
:lp=:rm=mini-mfp:rp=USB1_LQ:\ ---(B)
:sd=/var/spool/lpd/Printer1:\ ---(C)
:lf=/var/spool/lpd/Printer1/Printer1_errs: ---(D)
where
(A) Describes the printer name.
(B) lp: Device file name to connect printer. No name
designation required on the network.
rm: Host Name for the remote printer. Enter the Host
Name registered to /etc/hosts file.
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rp: Remote printer name. Please input the remote printer
queue name.
(C) sd: Spool directory name. It must be the absolute path.
(D) lf: Error log file name. It must be the absolute path.
3. Create the spool directory and error log file registered to
/etc/printcap file.
Example: To create the spool directory Printer1 and error log
file Printer1_errs.
# mkdir /var/spool/lpd/Printer1 Create the spool directory
# touch /var/spool/lpd/Printer1/Printer1_errs Create the error
log file
# chown -R daemon /var/spool/lpd/Printer1 Change the
owner to daemon
# chgrp -R daemon /var/spool/lpd/Printer1 Change the group
to daemon
4. Start Printing.
A. Use the lp command.
# lp -d Printer1 <Print file name>
# lp -d Printer2 <Print file name>
B. Use the lpr command.
# lpr -P Printer1 <print file name>
# lpr -P Printer2 <Print file name>
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5.4
Using the Server on RedHat Linux (Fedora Core)
In the RedHat (Fedora Core) x-window user interface, follow
these steps:
1. To start the application, select Main Menu button (on the
Panel)
Applications
System Settings
Printing.
2. Click on the New button in the Printer configuration window.
3. Click on the Forward button in the Add a new print queue
window.
4. Fill in your desired printer name and description (optional) in
Queue name window and then click on the Forward button.
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5. In Queue type window, you will now be asked to specify
which Printer Queue type you are using, select the one option
form Networked UNIX (LPD), Networked CUPS (IPP),
Networked Windows (SMB) and Networked JetDirect
options. Click on the Forward button.
6. Fill in parameters for Queue type window:
A. Networked Unix (LPD): Fill in the Server’s IP address
and queue name and then click the Forward button.
Example: If your Server’s IP address is 192.168.1.200 and
it connects to HP PSC 1300 MFP via USB1 port. You can
enter IP address in the Server box as 192.168.1.200 and
Queue name in Queue box as USB1_LQ.
B. Networked JetDirect: Fill in the Server’s IP address and
protocol’s TCP port and then click the Forward button.
Example: If your Server’s IP address is 192.168.1.200 and it
connects HP PSC 1300 MFP via USB1 port. You can enter IP
address in the Server box as 192.168.1.200 and TCP Port in
Port box as 9100.
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C. Networked Windows (SMB):
i. Click on the Specify button to specify SMB server
Authentication.
ii. Fill in the Workgroup, Server, Share , User name and
Password in Authentication window and then click on the
OK button.
iii. Click on the Forward button.
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D. Networked CUPS (IPP): Fill in the Server’s IP address and
printer name then click the Forward button. Example: If your
Server’s IP address is 192.168.1.200 and its printer name is
psc 1300 ser. You can enter IP address in Server box as
192.168.1.200 and printer name in Path box as psc 1300
ser.
7. Select your printer driver. Click on the Forward button.
Windows will display the Finish, and create the new print
queue folder.
8. Click Finish button.
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Chapter
6
File Server
This chapter describes the file server function of the Server which
allows USB storage devices to be shared across a network by using
SMB: NetBIOS over TCP/IP and FTP protocol.
6.1
Preliminary
1. This product supports a file format of FAT12/16/32. It will not
support a drive formatted by NTFS, etc.
2. Planex Corporation is not responsible for the loss or
corruption of data in memory devices, including hard disk;
Planex is not responsible for the leak, manipulation, loss, or
corruption of data in memory devices connected to the Server
after unauthorized access.
3. In order to use the USB Mass Storage device connected to
the Server, the SMB protocol or FTP protocol must be set up.
4. This product does not support to magnet optical drive devices
such as CD/DVD.
5. This product allows shared two USB storage devices over the
network in Windows through the USB ports.
6. This product does not support the USB devices through USB
hub.
6.2
Storage Names
The local drives of the two storages in USB1 port and USB2 port
are named as USBx_DxPx, where USBx represents the USBx
port, Dx represents the the x-th Disk and Px represents the x-th
partition.
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6.3
Connecting USB Mass Storage to the Server
LAN HUB/Switch
The Server
Storage
6.4
Supported Codepages
What is codepage?
Used by the system to encode and interpret string characters.
Codepage formats are not the same for each language.
Some languages, such as Japanese have multibyte
characters, while others, such as English and German, need
only one byte to represent each character.
Filename Encoding of FAT File System
This is known as an 8.3 file name, a short file name using
codepage encoding. The FAT file system also supports file
names that can be up to 255 characters long. This is known
as a long file name using Unicode (UTF-16) encoding.
When do you need to configure codepage?
The Server supports Windows codepages. If users want to
communicate files using FTP client tool or SMB on Windows
98/Me/2000 with the Server, they have to set their Server
codepage to be same as the codepage that their Windows
PC is using.
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1. FTP
2. SMB on Windows 98/Me/2000
Configuring the Server’s Codepages
Users can use the following methods to set the Server’s
codepage.
A. Using Control Center
1. Start Control Center and Auto-searching Server
window will appear.
2. If the tool finds the Servers in your local area network,
then you have to select one Server from the Server
List.
3. Double click the highlight list and enter the Server’s
administrator (default: admin) and password (default:
0000).
4. After you have logged in successfully, setting General
Configuration dialog appears.
5 Select your codepage form File Server Codepage box
and click Apply.
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B. Using Server’s Web Pages
1. Go to the web page, click CONFIG.
2. Login your administrator (default: admin) and password
(default: 0000).
3. After you have logged in successfully, setting General
Configuration dialog appears.
4. Select your codepage form File Server Codepage box
and click Apply.
6.5
Adding Your USB Mass Storages to Network with
Security
You can use the following protocols to share your USB Mass
Storages with user level security in network:
SMB/CIFS: NetBIOS over TCP/IP
FTP
The protocols are shown in Supported Protocols box of the
Control Center or the Server’s web pages.
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6.5.1 Setting up File Server Using the Control Center
1. Start the Control Center and Auto-searching Server window
will appear.
2. If the tool finds multiple Servers in your local area network,
then you have to select one Server from the Server List.
3. Double click the highlight list and enter the Server ’s
administrator (default: admin) and password (default: 0000).
4. After you have logged in successfully, click Supported
Protocols.
5. Set up File Server Configuration:
A. Set SMB/CIFS Print/File Server
Enable SMB/CIFS Print/File Server: select the item, if
you want to support SMB/CIFS print/File server.
Enable Internet Access: clear the item, if you do not
allow that users can access your SMB/CIFS server via
Internet. If you select the item, you allow Internet users
can access your storage using the SMB/CIFS protocol.
Enable Server Authentication: select the item, if you
want to share your storage with user level security
which requires user name and password to login. If you
clear the item, your storage will be shared without
security.
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B. Set FTP Server:
Enable FTP Server: select the item, if you want to
support FTP server.
FTP port: enter the desired FTP port. The default value
is 21.
Maximum Session Number: select the item and fill in
desired number.
Enable Passive Mode: select the item, if you want to
allow that your FTP server can accept passive mode
command.
Enable Server Authentication: select the item, if you
want to share your storage with user level security
which requires user name and password to login. If you
clear the item, your storage will be shared without
security.
Allow Anonymous Login: select the item, if you want
to allow the user anonymous to login your FTP server
with read-only permission and the Server will not check
the password. If you clear the item, your FTP server will
not support anonymous login function.
6.5.2 Setting up File Server Using Web Pages
1. Go to the web page, click CONFIG.
2. Login your administrator (default: admin) and password
(default: 0000).
3. After you have logged in successfully, click Supported
Protocols.
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4. Set up File Server Configuration:
A. Set SMB/CIFS Print/File Server
Enable SMB/CIFS Print/File Server: select the item, if
you want to support SMB/CIFS print/File server.
Enable Internet Access: clear the item, if you do not
allow that users can access your SMB/CIFS server via
Internet. If you select the item, you allow Internet users
can access your storage using the SMB/CIFS protocol.
Enable Server Authentication: select the item, if you
want to share your storage or printer with user level
security which requires user name and password to
login. If you clear the item, your storage will be shared
without security.
B. Set FTP Server:
Enable FTP Server: select the item, if you want to
support FTP server.
FTP port: enter the desired FTP port. The default value
is 21.
Maximum Session Number: select the item and fill in
desired number.
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Enable Passive Mode: select the item, if you want to
allow that your FTP server can accept passive mode
command.
Enable Server Authentication: select the item, if you
want to share your storage with user level security
which requires user name and password to login. If you
clear the item, your storage will be shared without
security.
Allow Anonymous Login: select the item, if you want
to allow the user anonymous to login your FTP server
nwith read-only permission and the Server will not
check the password. If you clear the item, your FTP
server will not support anonymous login function.
6.5.3 Using Shared Storages by SMB/CIFS Method for Windows
1. Connect a USB storage device to this product.
2. Select My Network Places.
3. Click Display the Computers of Workgroup.
4. Double click Microsoft Windows Network icon.
5. Double click the Workgroup that the Server belongs to. The
default Workgroup name is WORKGROUP. You can refer to
Control Center or the Server’s web pages to get it. You will
see that the Server will be displayed as the default Host
Name Mini-MFP or the Host Name that you have set.
6. If you cannot find Workgroup name of the Server in Microsoft
Windows Network, you can select Search for Computer… in
My Network Places and enter the Host Name of the Server
(For example, default Host Name MINI-MFP or the Server’s
IP address) to find it.
7. Double click this Host Name icon.
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8. If you clear Enable SMB/CIFS Print/File Server
Authentication in Supported Protocols, you login to the
SMB server without requiring authentication; otherwise you
have to enter user name and password to login to the Server.
You can add user name and password in User Account box
by the Control Center or the Server’s Web page.
<Note>
If you use SMB on Windows 98 SE/ME, you must login to your Windows 98
SE/ME using the same user name as in the Server’s User Account.
9. The shared folders will be listed as USB1_DyPz, and
USB2_DyPz where Dy represents the y-th disk and Pz
represents the z-th partition with respect to USB1 port and
USB2 port.
10. Perform Open, Paste, Remove or Copy the files to the shared
folders.
6.5.4 Using Shared Storage by FTP Methods for Windows
A. Use Microsoft IE to the shared USB Mass Storages
1. Open Microsoft IE
2. In Web Address List, enter command: ftp://Server’s
Host Name or ftp://Server’s IP address. If you have
changed the default FTP port : 21 to the new value, you
have to add the new port number in the tail of command as
ftp://Server’s Host Name: ftp port or ftp://Server’s IP
address: ftp port.
3. If you set Enable Server Authentication in FTP server
protocol settings you have to enter user name and
password to login to the Server; if you set Allow
Anonymous Login, you can use the user name
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anonymous to login with Read-only permission. If you
clear Server authentication, you do not need username or
password to login to the Server. You can add user name
and password in User Account box by the Control Center
or the Server’s Web pages.
4. The shared folders will be listed in IE.
5. Perform Paste, Remove or Copy the files to the shared
folders.
B. Use Microsoft Dos’s FTP client
1. Enter Dos command as ftp.
2. Enter open server’s Host Name or open server’s IP
address. If you have changed the default FTP port : 21 to
the new value, you have to add the new port number in the
tail of command as open server’s Host Name ftp port or
open server’s IP address ftp port.
3. If you set Enable Server Authentication in FTP server
protocol settings you have to enter user name and
password to login to the Server; if you set Allow
Anonymous Login, you can use the user name
anonymous to login with Read-only permission. If you
clear Server authentication, you do not need username or
password to login to the Server. You can add user name
and password in User Account box the Control Center or
the Server’s Web pages.
4. Perform FTP commands to use this FTP server.
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Chapter
7
Scan Server
This chapter explains how to use the scan server function of this
product. The scan server function enables a USB scanner of HP all-inone series, connected to this product, to be shared as a network
scanner. The scan server function is available in any platform that can
use SANE client.
7.1
Connecting HP All-In-One to the Server
LAN HUB/Switch
HP MFP
Scanner
Planex Mini-MFP
7.2
Using the Shared Scanner in Windows
7.2.1 Using the Control Center
1. Start the Control Center, select your Server, and click
Network Scanner.
2. Select your scanner for USB1 port or USB2 port.
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3. Set the options. The options are defined as follows:
Source: choose flatbed scanning or scrollfed scanning
Mode: choose lineart (black/white), Gray and color mode
Resolution: choose the image resolution
Contrast: tune the contrast of the image
Brightness: tune the brightness of the image
Range: define the scanning range of the image
<Note>
Not all the MFP scanners support the options above. In such a case, the options
will be grayed out and not accessible.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Click Preview button.
Adjust the window size to be scanned.
Click Scan button.
Save as your images to the file.
7.2.2 Using Windows Applications
Prior to using scanning functions in Windows applications such
as MS Word, Photoshop…etc, you have to install network
scanner’s TWAIN driver in advance. When you install the Control
Center, it will also install this TWAIN driver.
Example: Using Photoshop
1. Start Photoshop, click Fil
Import
Planex Mini-MFP
Network Scanner.
2. Select a Server’s IP address or enter a Server IP address in
Server Information box. You can click Search Server button
to search existing Servers in your network.
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3. Click Connect to Network Scanner button
Information box.
4.
5.
6.
7.
7.3
in Server
Select your scanner in Server Information box.
Click Preview button.
Adjust the window size to be scanned.
Click Scan button.
Using the Shared Scanner in Linux
7.3.1 Using XSane in RedHat Linux
1. Download SANE-Backends from http://www.sane-project.org.
2. Download and install SANE-frontends: XSane (UNIX binary)
from http://www.xsane.org.
3. Edit \\etc\sane.d\net.conf and put the IP address of the
Server where the scanner is connected into one line, for
example:
192.168.1.200.
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4. To start the application, select Main Menu button (on the
Panel)
Applications
Graphics
Scanning.
5. Perform scan function.
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Chapter
8
The Control Center
This chapter describes how to use the Control Center.
8.1
Installing Control Center
1. Insert the included CD into the personal computer. The
Autorun screen as in the following should appear.
2. Click Install Application button.
3. Click Next, if you see any Next button in installation windows.
4. Click Finish.
8.2
Using the Control Centerx
8.2.1 Using Tools of Control Center
You can use the following tools to help you use the Server:
Auto Search
: renew to auto search the existing Servers
in the network
IP Search
: search the Server by IP address
Refresh
: refresh the highlight list’s Server status
Go to web
: go to the web pages of the highlighted Server
Network Scanning
: perform network scanner function of
the highlighted Server
Add Printer
: perform add printer function of the
highlighted Server
8.2.2 Displaying Server Status
You can start the Control Center and select your Server to see its
status which includes Host Information, TCP/IP, USB Devices
Status, and Supported Protocols.
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8.2.3 Setting up Server Configuration
General Configuration
Set Host Information: You have to set some information
for using SMB protocol:
Comment: optionally set to describe the Server
Host Name: the name to represent the Server for
using SMB/CIFS protocol
Workgroup: the SMB/CIFS workgroup name that the
Server belongs to
File Server Codepage: If users want to communicate
files using FTP client tool or SMB on Windows 98
SE/Me/2000 with the Server, they have to set their Server
codepage to be same as the codepage that their Windows
PC is using. Generally, the criteria of choosing codepage
are based on your Windows codepage. For example, if
your Windows codepage is Traditional Chinese, you have
to select Traditional Chinese (Big5) in the Server. Please
refer to the chapter File Server.
USB Device Information: IYou can set printer names
and display some information of USB mass storages and
scanners. Please refer to the chapter Print Server, the
chapter File Server, and the chapter Scan Server.
TCP/IP: You have to set the Server’s TCP/IP configuration
to connect TCP/IP network. Please see the chapter on
Basic Installation for more details.
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Supported Protocols: The Server supports the following
TCP/IP
Enable LPR (Line Printer Remote) Printing: select
or clear Enable LPR Printing support. It is enabled in
Default.
Enable IPP Printing: select or clear Enable IPP
Printing support. It is enabled in Default.
Enable Raw TCP Printing: select or clear Enable Raw
TCP Printing support. It is enabled in Default and
users may set the protocol’s TCP ports as following
boxes:
TCP Port 1: set TCP port for the printer of USB1 port
(default: 9100)
TCP Port 2: set TCP port for the printer of USB2 port
(default: 9101)
Enable SMB/CIFS Print/File Server: select or clear
Enable SMB/CIFS Print/File Server support. It is
enabled in Default.
Enable Internet Access: select or clear Enable
Internet Access support. If you clear the item, you
do not allow that users can access your SMB/CIFS
server via Internet. If you select the item, you allow
Internet users can access your storage using the
SMB/CIFS protocol.
Enable Server Authentication: select or clear
Enable Server Authentication support. Select the
item, if you want to share your storage or printer
with user level security which requires user name
and password to login. If you clear the item, your
storage will be shared without security.
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Enable FTP Server: select or clear Enable FTP Server
support. It is enabled in Default and users may set
some parameters as follows:
FTP Port: Enter an integer number to set FTP
server’s TCP port (default: 21)
Set Maximum Session Number: select or clear Set
Maximum Session Number support. You can limit
the FTP session number by selecting the support
and enter an integer to set the allowable maximum
session number. If you clear this field it means that
FTP server will have no limitation in session number.
Set Passive Mode: select or clear Set Passive
Mode support that FTP server can accept passive
mode.
Enable Server Authentication: select or clear Enable
Server Authentication support. If you select the
support, you need to enter user name and password
to login to the Server. If you clear the support, you
do not need user name and password to enter the
Server.
Allow Anonymous Login: select the item, if you want
to allow the user anonymous to login to your FTP
server with Read-Only permission and FTP server
will not check the password. If you clear the item,
your FTP server will not support anonymous login
function.
Enable SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy) Server:
select or clear Enable SANE Server support. It is
enabled in Default and users may set the TCP port as
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follows:
SANE Port: set SANE server’s TCP port (default: 6566)
Enable UPnP (Universal Plug and Play): select or clear
Enable UPnP support. It is enabled in Default.
User Accounts: You can change administrator name and
password or add a user account for SMB/CIFS Print/File
server and FTP File server. If you forgot administrator
name and password, you must to perform Restore Default
action by plugging in the power adaptor while pressing the
Init button. Please refer to the chapter Restore Defaults.
Administrator owns the Read-Write Permission for File
servers.
Set Administrato
New Administrator: enter your desired administrator
name.
New Password: enter your desired password.
Retype Password: confirm your previous password
typing.
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User Accounts list
User name: add a new user account for accessing
the storage attached to the Server.
Password: set a password for added user.
Permission: select Read-Only or Read-Write
permission to access File servers.
Add: click Add button, after entering the user name,
corresponding password, and Permission selection.
The account will take effect once shown in the blank
below.
Delete: delete the existing user account.
SNMP: You can set community and some parameters for
SNMP server. Furthermore, you can enable SNMP v3 for
more security.
Set SNMP Configuratior
Authentic Community: set Community name of
SNMP server.
Trap Community: set Trap Community name for
SNMP server to send trap packets.
Trap Address: enter an IP address to send the Trap
packet.
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SysContact: enter some letters for variable of
SysContact that represents the name of system
contact.
SysName: enter some letters for variable of
SysName that represents the name of system.
SysLocation: enter some letters for variable of
SysLocation that represents the location of system.
EnableAuthenTrap: enter 1 or 2 for the variable of
EnableAuthenTrap that represents to enable (1) or
disable (2) to send Trap packets receiving the wrong
Community name.
SSNMP V3
Enable SNMP V3: select or clear Enable SnmpV3
support.
User Security name: set user security name of
SNMP v3
Auth Password: set authentication password of
SNMP v3.
Privacy Password: set privacy password of SNMP v3.
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Email: If you want to receive some alerting mail from the
Server, you have to enable SMTP Protocol, and set Email
configuration. You can set new SMTP port number
(default: 25).
Set Email Configuration
SMTP Protocol: select or clear Enable SMTP support.
SMTP Server Name: enter your SMTP server’s Host
Name or IP address.
SMTP Port Number: set new SMTP server’s TCP
port number (default: 25).
Subject: enter the subject of the e-mail.
From Address: enter the sender’s e-mail address.
To Address: enter an e-mail address to send that
mail to a person.
Cc: stands for carbon copy; enter an e-mail address
to send that mail to a second person.
SMTP Server requires authentication: login to
remote SMTP server which requires authentication.
Account Name: enter account name for remote
SMTP server.
Password: enter account’s password for remote
SMTP server.
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Maintenance: If you want to restart the Server, restore the
Server to defaults, download new firmware file from
product’s public website and upgrade new firmware, you
can use the Maintenance tool.
Restart Server: click this button, the Server will restart.
Default: click this button, the Server will restore default
values.
Download New Firmware: click this button to download
new firmware or user software from this product’s public
website.
Upgrade Firmware: click Open to find the firmware file to
be upgraded. Click Upgrade to upload the firmware into
the Server.
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Chapter
9.1
9
The Server’s Web Pages
Introduction
The Server runs the daemon of http server, httpd on TCP port:
80. Users may use the web pages to see the Server’s system
status and configure the Server.
9.2
Using the Server’s Web Pages
9.2.1 Displaying Server Status
You can see the status of Machine Information, Host Information,
TCP/IP and USB devices.
9.2.2 Setting up Server Configuration
To set up the Server configuration, the system will request user
to enter administrator (default: admin) and password (default:
admin) to login.
General Configuration
Set Host Information: You have to set some information
for networking using SMB protocol:
Comment: optionally set to describe the Server
Host Name: the name to represent the Server for using
SMB protocol.
Workgroup: the SMB workgroup name that the Server
belongs to.
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File Server Codepage: if users want to communicate files
using FTP client tool or SMB on Windows 98 SE/Me/2000
with the Server, they have to set their Server codepage to
be same as the codepage that their Windows PC is using.
Generally, the criteria of choosing codepage are based on
your Windows codepage. For example, if your Windows
codepage is Traditional Chinese, you have to select
Traditional Chinese (Big5) in the Server. Please refer to
the chapter File Server.
USB Device Information: You can set printer names and
display some information of USB mass storages and
scanners. Please refer to Chapter 4, Chapter 6 and Chapter 7.
TCP/IP: You have to set the Server’s TCP/IP configuration to
connect TCP/IP network. Please see Chapter 3 Basic
Installation for more details.
Supported Protocols: The Server supports the following
TCP/IP protocols:
TCP/IP
Enable LPR (Line Printer Remote) Printing: select or
clear Enable LPR Printing support. It is enabled in
Default.
Enable IPP Printing: select or clear Enable IPP
Printing support. It is enabled in Default.
Enable Raw TCP Printing: select or clear Enable Raw
TCP Printing support. It is enabled in Default and
users may set the protocol’s TCP ports as following boxes:
TCP Port 1: set TCP port for the printer of USB1
port (default: 9100)
TCP Port 2: set TCP port for the printer of USB2
port (default: 9101)
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Enable SMB/CIFS Print/File Server: select or clear
Enable SMB/CIFS Print/File Server support. It is
enabled in Default.
Enable Internet Access: select or clear Enable
Internet Access support. If you clear the item, you
do not allow that users can access your SMB/CIFS
server via Internet. If you select the item, you allow
Internet users can access your storage using the
SMB/CIFS protocol.
Enable Server Authentication: select or clear
Enable Server Authentication support. Select the
item, if you want to share your storage or printer with
user level security which requires user name and
password to login. If you clear the item, your storage
will be shared without security.
Enable FTP Server: select or clear Enable FTP Server
support. It is enabled in Default and users may set
some parameters as follows:
FTP Port: enter an integer number to set FTP
server’s TCP port (default: 21)
Set Maximum Session Number: select or clear Set
Maximum Session Number support. You can limit
the FTP session number by selecting the support
and enter an integer to set the allowable maximum
session number. If you clear the support, it means
that FTP server will have not any limitation in
session number.
Set Passive Mode: select or clear Set Passive
Mode support that FTP server can accept passive
mode.
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Enable Server Authentication: select or clear Enable
Server Authentication support. If you select the
support, you need to enter user name and password
to login to the Server. If you clear the support, you
do not need user name and password to enter the
Server.
Allow Anonymous Login: select the item, if you want
to allow the user anonymous to login to your FTP
server with Read-Only permission and FTP server
will not check the password. If you clear the item,
your FTP server will not support anonymous login
function.
Enable SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy) Server:
select or clear Enable SANE Server support. It is
enabled in Default and users may set the TCP port as
follows:
SANE Port: set SANE server’s TCP port (default:
6566)
Enable UPnP (Universal Plug and Play): select or clear
Enable UPnP support. It is enabled in Default.
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User Accounts: You can change administrator name and
password or add a user account for SMB/CIFS Print/File
server and FTP File server. If you forgot administrator name
and password, you must perform Restore Default action by
plugging in the power adaptor while pressing the Init button.
Please refer to the chapter Restore Defaults. Administrator
owns the Read-Write Permission for File servers.
Set Administrator
New Administrator: enter your desired administrator name.
New Password: enter your desired password.
Retype Password: confirm your previous password
typing.
User Accounts list
User name: add a new user account for accessing the
storage attached to the Server.
Password: set a password for added user.
Permission: select Read-Only or Read-Write permission
to access File servers.
Add: click Add button, after entering the user name,
corresponding password, and Permission selection.
The account will take effect once shown in the blank below.
Delete: delete the existing user account.
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SNMP: You can set community and some parameters for
SNMP server. Furthermore, you can enable SNMP v3 for
more security.
Set SNMP Configuration
Authentic Community: set Community name of SNMP server.
Trap Community: set Trap Community name for SNMP
server to send trap packets.
Trap Address: enter an IP address to send the Trap packet.
SysContact: enter some letters for variable of
SysContact that represents the name of system contact.
SysName: enter some letters for variable of SysName
that represents the name of system.
SysLocation: enter some letters for variable of
SysLocation that represents the location of system.
EnableAuthenTrap: enter 1 or 2 for the variable of
EnableAuthenTrap that represents to enable (1) or
disable (2) to send Trap packets receiving the wrong
Community name.
SNMP V3
Enable SNMP V3: select or clear Enable SnmpV3 support
User Security name: set user security name of SNMP v3
Auth Password: set authentication password of SNMP v3.
Privacy Password: set privacy password of SNMP v3.
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Restart Server: click this button, the Server will restart.
Maintenance If you want to restore default values of the
Server and upgrade new firmware, you can use the
Maintenance tool.
Default: click this button, the Server will restore default
values.
Download New Firmware from Website: click this
button to download new firmware or user software from
this product’s public website.
Upgrade Firmware: click Open to find the firmware file
to be upgraded. Click Upgrade to upload the firmware
into the Server.
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Chapter
10
Email Alerting
This Server emails a notification to the user at these events:
1. Adding or Removing a USB device.
2. System Error.
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Chapter
11
SNMP
This Server runs an SNMP daemon supporting SNMP v1, v2c, and v3
protocols (Simple Network Management Protocol). Users can use
SNMP client software such as HP OpenView to manage the Server.
The Server supports all relevant parts of MIB-II and a private MIB. You
can set these MIB variables from the Server’s web pages or by using
the Control Center.
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Chapter
12
Troubleshooting
This chapter provides useful information to help you resolve difficulties
that you may experience with your Server. Fault symptoms, possible
causes, and remedial actions are provided within a quick reference
table. This Server’s USB ports only support MFPs, printers, scanners,
and mass storage.
12.1
LED Indicators
Indicators
Power
Link
USB1
USB2
Color/Behavior
Orange
Not lit
Green
Not Lit
Status
Not lit
Description
Power On
Power off/System error
Network connected
No physical connection to network
Green blinking Activity on network
No activity on network
Green
Green blinking
Not lit
Green
Green blinking
Not lit
USB device connected
Connected USB device error
No physical connection to USB device
USB device connected
Connected USB device error
No physical connection to USB device
USB Device Status
Devices
Printer
Mass Storage
Status
Ready
Printing
Out of paper
Error
Ready
Error
Description
Printer is ready.
Printer is printing.
Printer is out of paper.
There are errors in network printing.
Storage is ready.
There are errors in network File server.
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Scanner
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Ready
Flatbed Scanning
Scrollfed Scanning
Error
Scanner is ready.
Flatbed of scanner is scanning.
Scrollfed of scanner is scanning.
There are errors in network scanning.
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Chapter
13 Restore Defaults
You may restore the Server’s default parameters by one of the
following methods.
13.1 Using the Control Center
1. Start the Control Center.
2. If the tool finds Servers in your local area network, then you
have to select a Server from the Server List.
3. Double click the highlight list and enter the Server ’s
administrator (default: admin) and password (default: 0000).
4. After you have logged in successfully, from the Server menu,
select Maintenance. The Maintenance dialog appears.
5. Click Factory Default.
13.2 Using the Server’s Web Pages
1. Go to the Server’s web page and click CONFIG.
2. Enter administrator (default: admin) and password (default:
0000).
3. Click Maintenance.
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4. Click Factory Default.
5. Click Yes to confirm.
13.3 Using Init Button
Plug in the power adaptor while pressing the Init button until LED
indicators of Power, USB1 and USB2 blink. After that, plug off the
power adaptor and then plug in the power adapter again to
restart the Server. Finally, the Server will operate using the
Default values.
13.4 Default Parameters List
Host Information
Comment (Optional): Planex USB 2.0 MINI°VMFP Server
Host Name: MINI°VMFP
Workgroup: WORKGROUP
Code Page of File Server: Western European
TCP/IP
Automatically get IP by DHCP: Enabled
Manual DNS: None (Disabled).
Static IP: Disabled
IP Address: 192.168.1.200
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway: none
DNS Server: none
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Supported Protocols
LPR Printing: Enabled
IPP Printing: Enabled
Raw TCP/JetDirect Printing: Enabled
TCP Port (USB1): 9100
TCP Port (USB2): 9101
SMB/CIFS Print/File Server: Enabled
Internet Access: Disabled
Server Authentication: Disabled
FTP Server: Enabled
FTP Port: 21
Set Maximum Session Number: 5 (Enabled)
Passive Mode: Enabled
Server Authentication: Enabled
Allow Anonymous Login: Disabled
SANE Server: Enabled
SANE Port: 6566
UPnP: Enabled
User Accounts
Administrator: admin
Password: admin
SNMP
Authentic Community: public
Trap Community: public
Trap Address: 0.0.0.0
SysContact: sales@Planex.com
SysName: Planex USB 2.0 MINI°VMFP Server
SysLocation: www.Planex.com
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EnableAuthenTrap: 2 (disable)
SNMPv3: Disabled
User Security Name: None
Auth Password: None
Privacy Password: None
Email
SMTP Protocol: Disabled
SMTP Server Name: None
SMTP Port Number: 25
Subject: None
From Address: None
To Address: None
Cc: None
SMTP Server requires authentication: Disabled
Account Name: None
Password: None
Maintenance
Download New Firmware: http://www.planex.com.net/
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Chapter
14 Upgrade Firmware
This chapter describes how to upgrade firmware. Please follow one of
the following Procedures:
Procedure A: Using the Control Center
1. Open Control Center. It will automatically search the existing
Servers and display their statuses.
2. Select the Server that you want to upgrade the firmware.
Double click the selected Server and enter Administrator
(default: admin) and Password (default: 0000).
3. Select the Maintenance button.
4. Click Open to find your new firmware file and click Upgrade to
start upgrading the firmware.
5. Wait for 15 seconds for system reboot.
Procedure B: Using the Server’s Web Pages
1. Power on the Server. Suppose that the Server is in DHCP mode.
2. Check the Server's IP address.
3. First, run Control Center. It will automatically search for
Servers on the LAN. Then Servers’ IP addresses will be
shown in Control Center.
4. Run any Web browser, like Microsoft Internet Explorer. Go to
http://Server’s IP address or http://Server’s Host Name to
access the Server's home page.
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5. Click CONFIG at the top of the menu.
6. Login the Server with Administrator (default: admin) and
Password (default: 0000).
7. Click Maintenance.
8. Click Upgrade Firmware.
9. Click Browse button to choose the file of new firmware.
10. Click Upload button to start firmware upgrade.
11. Wait for 15 seconds for system reboot.
Procedure C: Using the Init Button and the TFTP Client
1. Plug in the power adaptor while pressing the Init button until
LED indicators of Power, USB1 and USB2 blink. Please note
that after that, the Server will operate using the default
values after restarting, i.e., your Server’s configuration
will recover to Default values.
2. Start the TFTP client Tool: Image Burner
3. Enter the Server’s Fallback IP address: 192.168.1.200 and
click Open Image to open your new firmware. Please note
that you must configure your PC’s TCP/IP such that PC and
the Server belong to the same LAN, i.e. PC’s IP is
192.168.1.xxx and subnet mask is 255.255.255.0.
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4. Click Upload Image.
5. Wait for Image Uploading to finish and then click Close.
6. Plug-off the power adapter and then plug-in the power
adapter to restart the Server.
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Chapter
15
The Init Button
The Init button is used for:
1. Print Configuration Report: Press Init button for exceeding
3 seconds and then the connected HP printer or PCL
supported printer will print out the system configuration.
2. Maintenance: Plugging in the power adapter while pressing
the Init button until USB1 and USB2 LED indicators blink
alternately. After that, the Server will do the following tasks:
A. Reset the Server to default, which will restore most of the
parameters and settings to default values,
B. Perform a TFTP server. You can upgrade new firmware
using any TFTP client tool.
<Note>
After performing the tasks mentioned above, you have to plug off the power
adaptor and then plug in the power adaptor to restart the Server.
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Chapter
16
Specification
Model Number
Hardware
CPU
Flash
System Memory
USB
LAN
LED
Button
Software
Support O/S
Support Protocol
Support printing
Method
Supports
Management
Firmware
upgrade
DHCP (client)
Network Protocol
File server
Printer
Scan
Mini-MFP
ARM9 166M Hz
2 MB
8 MB
USB 2.0 x 2
10/100Mbps x 1(Auto-MDI/MDI-X)
Power , Link , Status , USB1 , USB 2
Reset button
MFP: Windows 2000/XP
Printer and File Server: Windows
98SE/Me/2000/XP/200, Unix/Linux,
Mac 10.3 x or later.
TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, AppleTalk network
protocols
IPP, LPR, SMB/TCP, Raw Printing
Web-based and Telnet management,
Windows Configuration Utility,
Support (Web ,Window tool, TFTP)
Support
IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U
Support for USB Mass Storage and
Memory Card reader
Support File system : FAT 12/16/32
Support Multiple Language
Support Unicode for SMB on Windows
XP and 2003
Support FTP and SMB server
Support general USB printers
Support HP MFP
Support for scanners of MFP form HP
all-in-one Provide scan tool
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Remote
installation
Power Voltage Data
Power Consumption
EMI Compliance
Storage Temperature
Storage Humidity
Operating Temperature
Operating Humidity
Dimensions
Weight
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Chapter 6 Specification
Support remote installation software
tool for some MFP which doesn’t
support remote installation(for win2000
and XP)
5V, 2A
Max 10W
FCC, CE
'-20-70 degree centigrade
0-95%
0-55 degree centigrade
10-90%
26(H) x 70(W) x 100(D) mm
85g
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