Epson C82324* User`s guide

EPSON
®
4001-882
EC2-00
C82324*
Ethernet Interface
®
Card for NetWare
User’s Guide
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FCC Compliance Statement
For United States Users
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a
commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may
cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interface
at hi own expense.
This devise complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device
must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
For Canadian Users
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class A limits for radio noise emissions from
digital apparatus as set out in the radio interference regulations of the Canadian
Department of Communications.
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WARNING
The connection of a non-shielded equipment interface cable to this equipment will
invalidate the FCC Certification of this device and may cause interference levels which
exceed the limits established by the FCC for this equipment. It is the responsibility of the
user to obtain and use a shielded equipment interface cable with this device. When this
equipment is attached to some printers, you should not leave cables connected to the
printers built-in connectors. See your printers user‘s manual for details.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Seiko Epson Corporation, could void
the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
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Contents
Introduction
Ethernet Card Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ethernet Card Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Epson printers serviced by the Ethernet Card . . . . . . . .
About This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installation Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Terms and Concepts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How the Ethernet Card Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Ethernet Card as a Print Server . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Ethernet Card as a Remote Printer . . . . . . . .
The Ethernet Card configuration software . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter I
Installing the Ethernet Card
Hardware Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Ethernet Card in the printer . . . . . . . . . .
Setting up the printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting the network cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Epson PostScript Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ethernet Card Software Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Before setting up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Ethernet Card as a Print Server . . . . . . . .
Installing as a Remote Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Before Running EPSETUP
Running EPSETUP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 2
Changing the Configuration
Configuration Using EPSETUP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Change Queues Serviced by Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Change Printer Port Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Change Master File Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rename Print Server. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Set Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Set Queue Polling Time Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reset Print Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Advanced Configuration Using EPCONFIG . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using EPCONFIG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Show Current Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reset (Reboot) the Ethernet Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rename Print Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Set Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turn Configuration Report Off / On . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Set Queue Polling Interval (Print Server) . . . . . . . . . . .
Set the Ethernet Network Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Restore Factory Defaults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 3 Troubleshooting
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3
After Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
Green Light On/Red On Error-Jobs Do not PrintCannot Print to Queue, or Incorrect ResultsRenaming Print Server
Answers to Common Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8
Avoiding Reboot with Print Server Status/ControlInstalling the Print Server on a Second File Server
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Appendix
Index
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Epson’s Ethernet Interface Card for NetWare® is a combination of
hardware and software that lets you connect a laser-type printer
directly to your Novell NetWare network. Just slide your Ethernet
Card into your printer’s optional interface slot (applicable models
listed on the next page), and connect it anywhere on your network.
Then use the Epson Ethernet Card software to quickly and easily
set up the interface as either a Novell print server or remote
printer.
With Epson’s Ethernet Card users can print using the same Novell
utilities they are already familiar with, including CAPTURE,
NPRINT and PCONSOLE.
In print server mode, the interface can service up to 32 print
queues on up to eight file servers.
Ethernet Card Hardware
The Ethernet Card is an interface card that plugs into an Epson
printer’s optional interface slot. It has connectors for either an
Ethernet Thin Coaxial or l0Base-T network connection.
introduction 1
The Ethernet Card software consists of two programs used to
install and configure the Ethernet Card on the network:
Cl
EPSETUP is an easy-to-use menu-driven installation and
configuration utility.
Cl
EPCONFIG is a command-line utility used to configure the
Ethernet Card’s more advanced features
Epson printers serviced by the Ethernet Card
Epson’s Ethernet Card for NetWare can be installed in the
optional interface slot in the back of the following Epson
printers:
ActionLaser II
ActionLaser 1000
ActionLaser 1500
EPL-4000
EPL-4100
EPL-4200
EPL-4300
EPL-5000
EPL-5200
EPL-8000
EPL-8100
You may be able to install this interface card in other Epson printer
models. Check you printer’s user’s guide for a list of optional
interfaces that can be installed in your printer, or check with your
local Epson dealer to see if you can install the Ethernet Interface
Card for NetWare in your printer.
Caution:
You cannot use this Ethernet Interface card if the model C82605*
EPSON PostScript Card is installed in your printer.
2 Introduction
About This Manual
This manual describes how to install, configure, and use your
Ethernet Card in a Novell NetWare environment for the
following cable connections:
0 Ethernet Twisted-Pair (l0BASE-T)
0 Ethernet Thin Coaxial
Installation Overview
Installing the Ethernet Card is simple, and is described in
Chapters 1. The following steps are an overview of the installation
process.
1. Decide whether you want to set up the Ethernet Card as a print
server or as a remote printer. (See How the Ethernet Card
Works, later in this chapter.)
2. Install the Ethernet Card in your Epson printer and connect it
to the network.
3.
If installing as a remote printer, complete preliminary
configuration using PCONSOLE.
4.
Use EPSETUP to set up your Ethernet Card.
Introduction 3
Terms and Concepts
The master file server stores data required for the Ethernet Card to
operate as a print server. Each Ethernet Card print server has
one master file server, which you designate during initial setup.
A print queue is a directory on a file server where a print job is
stored as a file, until the print server sends the job to the assigned
printer.
A print server moves jobs from print queues to printers.
A remote printer is a shared printer connected elsewhere on the
network, but under the control of a NetWare print server.
Traditionally a remote printer is connected to a network
workstation running NetWare’s RPRINTER.EXE, but the Ethernet
Card can also function as a remote printer.
A configuration report prints each time the Ethernet Card is reset.
If the Ethernet Card is installed as a print server, the
configuration report lists the print server name, master file
server, and queue assignments. If the Ethernet Card is installed
as a remote printer, the configuration report lists the unit’s
serial number and the print server the Ethernet Card operates
under.
A diagnostic report prints only in the event of a problem. The
diagnostic report contains information helpful in resolving
problems.
4 Introduction
Resetting (or Rebooting) the Ethernet Card causes it to reinitialize
and print a new configuration report. You can reset the
Ethernet Card in three ways:
0
Switching the Epson Ethernet Card for NetWare’s printer off
and back on again
0 Using EPSETUP (see Chapter 2)
IJ Using EPCONFIG serial-number N=E RESET
(see Chapter 2)
How the Ethernet Card Works
Epson’s Ethernet Interface Card for NetWare operates in the
following Novell NetWare environments: 2.15c or later, or 3.x.
You can configure your Ethernet Card to print jobs in either of two
modes:
0 Print server mode (recommended)
Q Remote printer mode
Using the Ethernet Card as a Print Server
In print server mode, the Ethernet Card performs all print server
functions. No VAP (Value Added Process) or NLM (NetWare
Loadable Module) is required. The network user sends a print
job from a workstation, the job is moved across the network to
the file server, and it is placed in a print queue. When the
printer is ready, the Ethernet Card print server moves the job
from the print queue to the printer.
Introduction 5
Using the Ethernet Card in print server mode provides the
highest printing speed while retaining the control, security and
convenience of a Novell NetWare print server. Each Ethernet
Card, when running in print server mode, requires a connection
to a file server.
You can print to the Ethernet Card just as you would to any
other Novell print server, using NetWare print commands.
The Ethernet Card operates like any Novell print server;
servicing the assigned queues in a round robin fashion. In
queues of the same priority, the Ethernet Card services the first
job in a queue, then the first job in the next queue. In queues of
different priorities, the Ethernet Card services all jobs in a
higher priority queue before those in a lower priority queue.
The Ethernet Card supports encrypted passwords.
If desired, you can use Novell’s PCONSOLE to assign print server
operator status, and then use Print Server Status/Control to
configure the Ethernet Card temporarily (without rebooting) and
to monitor and control printer status on-the-fly For more
information about configuring the Ethernet Card with Print
Server Status/Control, see Chapter 3.
Using the Ethernet Card as a Remote Printer
As a remote printer, the Ethernet Card emulates a workstation
running Novell’s RPRINTER.EXE program, and operates under
the control of a Novell NetWare print server. The print server
can be either a dedicated workstation running PSERVER.EXE
or a file server.
In remote printer mode, when the Ethernet Card-equipped
printer is ready the Novell print server moves the job from the
print queue to the the Ethernet Card remote printer.
6 Introduction
All configuration changes are made using PCONSOLE. This
includes adding or deleting queues, changing queue priorities, or
changing file server assignments. For configuration changes to go
into effect, the print server controlling the Ethernet Card must be
rebooted.
As with all Novell remote printers, the Ethernet Cards print
speed is slower in remote-printer mode than in print server
mode. Remote printer installation is somewhat less convenient
than print server installation.
The main advantage of remote printer mode is that connection to
a file server is not required. This makes remote printer mode
desirable in installations with limited available file server
connections. Each NetWare print server can support up to 16
printers and requires only one file server connection.
The Ethernet Card configuration software
The Ethernet Card comes with the following software:
0 EPSETUP - a menu-driven utility program used for print
server or remote printer setup. You must use EPSETUP for the
initial installation, whether installing the Ethernet Card as a
print server or remote printer.
After installation, if the Ethernet Card is operating as a print
server, EPSETUP is the only configuration software necessary
You can use EPSETUP to add or delete queues, change port
configurations, rename the print server, configure the interface
to service queues on other file servers, and other tasks.
0 EPCONFIG - a command-line utility used for configuring the
Ethernet Cards network operating characteristics.
Introduction 7
After installing the Ethernet Card on the master file server with
EPSETUP, you can also use Novell’s PCONSOLE 3.x or 2.15c to
perform all configuration tasks except:
0 Renaming on the master file server
0 Changing password on the master file server
0 Selecting a new master file server
8 Introduction
Chapter 1
Installing the Ethernet Card
This chapter explains how to install the Ethernet Interface Card
for NetWare in your printer. This chapter also shows how to
use the EPSETUP utility to install the interface on your
network
Hardware Installation
This section describes Ethernet Card hardware installation. It
explains the following tasks:
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Installing Ethernet Card in the printer
0 Configuring the printer
Please read these sections and perform the procedures described
in the above order. Ethernet Card must be installed in the printer,
connected to the network, and the printer turned on before you
set up the software.
Your Ethernet Interface Card for NetWare package includes:
0 The Ethernet Card
0
The installation software diskettes
0 Thismanual
You must provide:
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A network connection for Ethernet Card (Ethernet Thin or
Ethernet I0BASE-T)
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The host Epson printer
Installing the Ethernet Card
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The Ethernet Card is installed in the optional interface slot of
your Epson printer. See your printer’s user’s guide for the
location of the optional interface slot on your printer.
Note:
After installing the Ethernet Card, do not connect any cable to the
printer’s parallel port until after the Ethernet Card is booted and
operating (green light on, red off ). The Ethernet Card does not boot
properly while a cable is connected to the printer’s parallel port.
Installing the Ethernet Card in the printer
The method of installing this interface card varies by printer. The
instructions for your printer are located in your printer’s user’s
guide in the section on using printer options.
Before installing this interface, locate the eight-digit serial number
on the component side of the Ethernet Card. Write the number
here:
Serial Number
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The serial number is required for software installation. The first
page of this manual also includes a box for you to fill in the serial
number. For convenience, you can also write the serial number in
the box.
Follow the steps in your printer’s user’s guide to install the
Ethernet Card.
Setting up the printer
Some Epson printers require you to use the printer’s control panel
or DIP switches to select the interface you plan to use. The method
of making control panel settings on Epson printers may be called
SelecType or Default-Settings Mode. See your printer’s user’s guide
for instructions on making the necessary interface settings.
Connecting the network cable
Once the board is installed in your printer, you must attach the
network cable to the interface. The Ethernet Card can accept two
types of network cables: Ethernet twisted-pair (l0BASE-T) or
Ethernet thin coaxial.
The Ethernet Card is an intelligent interface that can detect which
kind of cable is attached; you do not need to make any
hardware or software settings to specify the cable type.
However, you must not attach more than one Ethernet cable at
a time.
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Attach the network cable to the appropriate connector on the
interface, as shown in the following diagram.
Thin coaxial
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10BASE-T
\
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Using the Epson PostScript Card
Note the following important points when installing or using the
Ethernet Card in a printer in which you are using the Epson
PostScript card:
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After resetting or switching on the printer, allow about a
minute for the printer to initialize before using EPSETUP or
EPCONFIG to install or configure the Ethernet Card. The
Ethernet Card may not respond if the initialization is not
complete.
Q
Always switch the printer off and back on again after running
EPSETUP.
Ethernet Card Software Setup
This section describes using the EPSETUP utility to perform the
following:
0 Installing the Ethernet Card as a Print Server
0 Installing the Ethernet Card as a Remote Printer
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Installing the Ethernet Card
Use EPSETUP for your initial Ethernet Card setup. After setting
the Ethernet Card up on at least one file server, you can use either
EPSETUP or PCONSOLE, to configure the Ethernet Card to
service queues on other file servers. If you have questions
while using EPSETUP, press F1 for on-line help.
Before setting up
Read Terms and Concepts in the Introduction.
Decide whether you want to use the Ethernet Card as a print
server or as a remote printer. If you need more information, see
the Introduction.
Install the Ethernet Card and connect it to the network, following
the instructions earlier in this chapter. The Ethernet Card must
be connected to the network and the host printer must be
turned on before setting up.
At a workstation with a high-density floppy drive, use the DOS
COPY command (copy a:*.*) to copy utilities from the Ethernet
Card diskette to a network directory or to your hard drive.
Installing the Ethernet Card as a Print Server
This section describes installing the Ethernet Card as a print
server using EPSETUP. You can configure a number of
parameters using EPSETUP, either during or after installation.
For detailed instructions on configuring specific items with
EPSETUP, see Chapter 2.
Follow these steps to install the Ethernet Card as a print server.
1.
Make sure that the Ethernet Cards host printer is turned on
and that the interface is connected to the network.
2.
Log in to the network with supervisor privilege.
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3.
From the network or local drive where you copied the Ethernet
Card utilities, enter EPSETUP.
4.
Select “Install New Ethernet Interface Card.”
5.
Enter the eight-digit Ethernet Card serial number. The serial
number is located on the component-side of the interface
board. You should already have written it down on page
1-2 and in the space provided at the front of this manual
when you installed the Ethernet Card in the printer.
6.
Select “Print Server Mode” to enter the operating mode. (For
instructions on installing as a remote printer, see “Installing
the Ethernet Card as a remote printer,” later in this chapter.)
7.
It is recommended you rename the print server. The serial
number is the default name. Renaming is helpful for later
configuration needs, particularly if you plan to install more
than one Ethernet Card on your network. Enter up to 47
characters. The following characters are not allowed: Ctrl /
” <> and space. A period (.) is allowed, if
8.
Select the master file server.
9.
Configure the Ethernet Card’s port. To successfully set up the
Ethernet Card, you must configure its LPT1 port by assigning
at least one queue to it.
a.
Press ENTER to select the Ethernet Card’s LPT1 port.
b. In the “Printer Port Configuration” screen, make changes to
port settings as desired. Note that you can turn
configuration report printing on or off.
c.
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Press ENTER to access the “Serviced Queues and File
Servers” list.
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d. Press INSERT to display a list of file servers. Select a file
server upon which you have supervisor privilege.
(Assigning a queue on a file server actually installs the
print server on that file server. You can install the Ethernet
Card on up to eight file servers.)
e.
Select one or more queues from the “Queue Name” list. Use
the F5 key for multiple selections. You can create a new
queue by pressing INSERT and entering a valid, unique
queue name. Press ENTER to select queue(s).
10. After configuration, the LPT1 port is installed.
11. When you finish configuring ports, press ESC. Select “Yes” to
install and reset the Ethernet Card, or select “No” to return to
the “Print Port Configuration” screen. To quit without
installing the Ethernet Card, press ALT X.
Caution:
Once you select “Yes”, you must wait for the “Installation has
been completed” message to appear before turning off the printer.
Turning off the printer before completion could erase the
interface’s memory; this could make the interface board unusable.
After a successful setup, the Ethernet Card’s red light goes off, the
green light lights, and the printer prints a configuration report.
The Ethernet Card is now ready to service queues.
Installing as a Remote Printer
Perform the procedures in “Before Running EPSETUP” and
“Running EPSETUP” to install the Ethernet Card as a remote
printer.
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Before Running EPSETUP
Before using EPSETUP to install Ethernet Card as a remote
printer, you must do the following:
1.
Decide which Novell print server the Ethernet Card will operate
under. (The Ethernet Card must be installed under a Novell
print server running PSERVER.)
2.
Enter PCONSOLE.
3.
Select “Print Server Information,” and choose the print server
you are installing the Ethernet Card under.
4.
Select “Print Server Configuration,” then “Printer
Configuration.”
5.
Press ENTER to select the Ethernet Cards LPT1 port.
6.
In the “Printer # Configuration” screen, choose “Remote
Parallel, LPT1.”
Press ESC to save changes, then press ESC again.
Select “Queues Serviced by Printer” from the “Print Server
Configuration” menu.
Assign a queue to the print server port.
10. Exit PCONSOLE and reboot the print server.
Running EPSETUP
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1.
Make sure that the Ethernet Cards host printer is turned on and
that the Ethernet Card is connected to the network.
2.
Log into the network with supervisor privilege.
3.
From the network or local drive where you copied the Ethernet
Card utilities, enter EPSETUP.
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4.
Select “Install New Ethernet Interface Card.”
5.
Enter the eight-digit Ethernet Card serial number. The serial
number is located on the component-side of the interface
board. You should already have written it down on page
1-2 and in the space provided at the front of this manual
when you installed the Ethernet Card board in the printer.
6.
Select “Remote Printer Mode” for the operating mode. (For
instructions on installing as a print server, see “Installing as a
Print Server” earlier in this chapter.)
7.
In the Novell print server list, select the print server configured
earlier.
8.
Select LPT1.
9.
Enter the number of the print server port (0-15) to which you are
assigning the Ethernet Cards port. (You selected the print
server port in step 9 in the previous section.)
10. When you finish configuring the Ethernet Cards port, press
ESC. Select “Yes” to install and reset the remote printer.
Select “No” for further configuration. To exit without
installing, press ALT X.
Caution:
Once you select “Yes," you must wait for the “Installation has
been completed” message to appear before turning off the printer.
Turning off the printer before completion could erase the
interface’s memory; this could make the interface board unusable.
After a successful setup, the Ethernet Card’s red light goes off, the
green light lights, and the printer prints a configuration report
(unless configured to suppress configuration reports).
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Chapter 2
After the Ethernet Card is installed and operating as a print
server, you can change its basic operating parameters using
EPSETUP. You can complete the following tasks with EPSETUP:
Change queues serviced by printer
Change printer port configuration
Change master file server
Rename print server
Set password
Set queue polling time interval
Reset (reboot) print server
View information about your print server hardware
Note:
The host printer must be turned on and the interface connected to the
network during configuration.
Changing the Configuration
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Configuration Using EPSETUP
1.
Log into the network with supervisor privilege.
2.
Enter the EPSETUP utility.
3.
Select “Change Current Print Server Configuration.”
4.
Highlight the print server you would like to configure, and press
ENTER. If the Ethernet Card you want to configure does not
appear in the list of available servers, check to see that the
Ethernet Cards host printer is turned on and that the card is
connected to the network.
5.
Select an option from “Print Server Configuration Options.”
6.
See the appropriate section of this chapter for detailed
instructions.
Change Queues Serviced by Printer
1.
Select “Queues Serviced by Printer” from “Print Server
Configuration Options.”
2.
Press ENTER to select the Ethernet Cards LPT1 port. The screen
displays a list of currently serviced queues and file servers.
3.
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To delete a queue, highlight the queue and press DELETE. (To
delete multiple queues, highlight each queue and press F5.
Then press DELETE.)
Changing the Configuration
4.
To add a queue to the list, press INSERT. Select the file server that
includes the queue you would like the Ethernet Card to
service.
a.
The screen displays a list of queues on the selected file
server. To create a new queue, press INSERT and enter the
queue name. To add an existing queue, highlight the
queue name and press ENTER. (To select multiple queues,
highlight each queue name and press F5. When finished
selecting press ENTER.)
b. Set queue priority. The default of 1 is the highest priority.
The lowest is 10.
5. When finished adding or deleting queues, press ESC. Select Yes
to save changes.
6. In the “Print Server Configuration Options” menu, press ESC or
select “Reset Print Server.” Choose “Reset.”
7.
If you press ESC, a box that reads “What To Do Next” appears;
select “Reset.”
Caution:
Once you select “Reset," you must wait for the “Reset has been
completed” message to appear before turning off the printer,
Change Printer Port Configuration
1.
Select "Change Printer Port Configuration” from “Print Server
Configuration Options.”
2.
Press ENTER to select the the Ethernet Card’s LPT1 port.
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3.
In the “Printer Configuration” screen, you can complete the
following tasks:
a.
Change printer port name.
b. Turn configuration report printing on/off. (Pressing any
alphanumeric key toggles values.)
4.
When finished, press ESC and then ENTER to save changes.
5.
In the “Print Server Configuration Options” menu, press ESC, or
select “Reset Print Server.” Choose “Reset.”
6.
If you press ESC, a box that reads “What To Do Next” appears;
select “Reset.”
e
Caution:
Once you select “Reset,” you must wait for the “Reset has been
completed” message to appear before turning off the printer.
Change Master File Server
Using EPSETUP is the only way to change the Ethernet Card’s
master file server.
1.
Select “Change Master File Server” from “Print Server
Configuration Options.”
2.
From the list of file servers on the network, select a file server.
3.
If prompted, enter your login name and password.
4.
Press ESC. In the What to Do Next” text box, select “Reset.”
Caution:
Once you select “Reset,“ you must wait for the “Reset has been
completed” message to appear before turning off the printer
2-4
Changing the Configuration
Rename Print Server
Always use EPSETUP (or EPCONFIG) to rename on the master
file server. Never use PCONSOLE to rename the print server on
the master file server.
Because EPSETUP renames the print server for all file servers on
which it services queues, it is recommended over EPCONFIG.
1.
Select “Rename Print Server” from “Print Server Configuration
Options.”
2.
Enter a print server name, up to 47 characters. The following
characters are not allowed: Ctrl / \ : ; , * ?  + = [ ] ” c> and
space. A period (.) is allowed, as long as it is not the first
character of the name.
3.
In the “Options” menu, press ESC. Select “Reset.”
Caution:
Once you select “Reset," you must wait for the “Reset has been
completed” message to appear before turning off the printer,
Set Password
A password is not required for Ethernet Card operation. If you
choose to assign one, using EPSETUP is somewhat easier than
using EPCONFIG. EPSETUP changes the print server
password for all file servers on which it services queues.
Never use PCONSOLE to assign or change a password on the
master file server.
1.
Select “Set Password" from “Print Server Configuration
Options.”
2.
Type the password. Press ENTER.
Changing the Configuration
2-5
3.
In the “Options” menu, press ESC. Select “Reset.”
Caution:
Once you select “Reset," you must wait for the “Reset has been
completed” message to appear before turning off the printer.
Set Queue Polling Time Interval
Use this command to change the interval at which the parallel
port(s) check queues for waiting print jobs. To reduce network
traffic, you can increase the polling interval from the default (5
seconds) to up to 30 seconds.
1.
Select “Set Queue Polling Time Interval” from “Print Server
Configuration Options.”
2.
Enter a value, in seconds, from 1 to 30.
3.
In the “Options” menu, press ESC.
4.
Select “Reset” to implement your changes.
Caution:
Once you select “Reset," you must wait for the “Reset has been
completed” message to appear before turning off the printer,
Reset Print Server
Select “Reset Print Server” from “Print Server Configuration
Options” or, if you have made changes to the print server’s
configuration, press ESC in “Print Server Configuration Options.”
You are prompted to reset the print server, continue without
resetting, or discard all changes (without resetting).
The Ethernet Card must be reset (rebooted) after:
2-6
Changing the Configuration
cl
Adding or deleting a queue from the Ethernet Card port’s
service list
cl
Changing the LPTl port’s name or configuration (this includes
turning the configuration report on/off)
0
Changing the master file server
0
Setting the queue polling interval
cl
Setting the network configuration with EPCONFIG (setting
the broadcast routing or the local address)
cl
Restoring factory defaults (with EPCONFIG)
Caution:
Once you reset the print server, you must wait for the “Reset has
been completed” message to appear before turning off the printer,
If you find resetting the Ethernet Card to be disruptive, see
Answers to Common Questions in Chapter 3 for an alternative
solution.
Changing the Configuration
2-7
Advanced Configuration Using EPCONFIG
EPCONFIG is a command-line utility used by the supervisor for
configuring the Ethernet Cards network communication.
Because it configures higher-level operation, EPCONFIG is
probably used less frequently than EPSETUP, which installs the
print server and performs routine tasks such as adding or
deleting queues. EPSETUP is described earlier in this chapter.
EPCONFIG and EPSETUP perform some of the same tasks, such
as renaming the print server, changing the password, and setting
the queue polling time. When a task can also be performed with
EPSETUP, EPSETUP is usually the most convenient method.
The Ethernet Cards host printer must be turned on, and the
Ethernet Card must be connected to the network and installed
using EPSETUP prior to configuring with EPCONFIG.
With EPCONFIG, you can perform the following tasks:
Show current settings (SHOW)
Reset (reboot) the Ethernet Card (RESET)
Rename the print server (NN=)
Assign the print server password (NE=)
Turn configuration report printing on or off (RET=)
Set the print server queue polling time interval (T=)
Return the Ethernet Card to its factory default settings (VA)
2-8
Changing the Configuration
Using EPCONFIG
To use EPCONFIG, log in to the network with supervisor
privilege. You must log in to the master file server to successfully
complete the command, when indicated.
Correct EPCONFIG syntax is shown below, followed by an
explanation of command conventions.
EPCONFIG serial-number N=E [options]
EPCONFIG
Information that must be entered
is shown in upper case. When
typing, you can use upper or
lower case: EPCONFIG does not
distinguish between cases.
serial-number
Words that appear in italics are
variables. Substitute the pertinent
information for the variable when
typing the command. You must
always enter the eight-digit
Ethernet Card serial number
when using EPCONFIG.
The serial number is located on
the component-side of the
interface board. You should
already have written it down on
page 1-2 and in the space
provided at the front of this
manual when you installed the
the Ethernet Card in the printer.
N=E
Since this interface card is for
Ethernet networks only, always
set this to N=E.
Changing the Configuration
2-9
A ] (pipe) character means
“either/or.” You have a choice
between two items separated by a
I*
[I
Brackets indicate that the enclosed
item is optional. If not entered,
the default value is used.
A complete list of EPCONFIG options is shown below. When
using EPCONFIG, you can enter more than one option at a time.
EPCONFIG serial-number N=E [SHOW] [RESET]
[NN=new-name] [NP=new_password] [RPT=NORP 1 RP]
[T=polling_time] [C=ethernet_type] [VA]
Each option is explained fully in the following sections.
Show Current Settings
EPCONFIG serial-number N=E SHOW
This command displays settings for the options described in this
chapter. It also shows the current master file server. Changing the
master file server is described earlier in this chapter.
EPCONFIG SHOW also displays the recommended settings for an
option that is usually not changed, network packet size. (Packet
size sets the size of packets that the Ethernet Card sends across
the network.)
If you have a unique configuration that requires changing the
packet size, call Epson Technical Support for further information.
2-10
Changing the Configuration
Reset (Reboot) the Ethernet Card
EPCONFIG serial-number N=E RESET
This command resets the specified the Ethernet Card. When in
print server mode, the Ethernet Card must be reset (rebooted)
after:
0
Adding or deleting a queue from a port’s service list
0
Changing a port’s name or configuration (this includes
turning the configuration report on/off)
0
Setting queue polling interval
0
Setting network configuration (this includes the local address)
0 Restoring factory defaults
You do not need to reboot the Ethernet Card after renaming the
print server or setting a password.
You can use the RESET command on its own (as in example 1) or
you can include the RESET command at the end of a string (as in
example 2).
Example 1: EPCONFIG 06424922 N=E RESET
Example 2: EPCONFIG 06424922 N=E RPT=norp RESET
Rename Print Server
EPCONFIG serial-number N=E NN=new-name
For NN=new_name, enter up to 47 characters. The following
characters are not allowed: Ctrl / \ : ; , * ? I + = [ ] ” <> and
space. A period (.) is allowed, as long as it is not the first character
of the name.
Changing the Configuration
2-12
You must log into the master file server to rename the print server.
Default name: the Ethernet Card’s S-digit serial number.
When you rename the print server, EPCONFIG rewrites the new
name EEPROM on the interface board, and re-assigns the name in
the Novell bindery on the master file server. If the Ethernet Card is
configured to serve queues on other file servers, use PCONSOLE
to assign the same new name on all the other file servers.
Note:
For a more convenient method of renaming, use EPSETUP which
renames the print server on all file servers the Ethernet Card services.
Example: EPCONFIG 06405980 N=E NN=lpsales1
Set Pass word
EPCONFIG serial-number N=E NP=new_password
You must log into the master file server to change the password.
For NP=new_password, you can enter up to 127 characters. (The
number of characters you can enter is limited by DOS.) Enter
“NP=” to delete a previously defined password. “No password” is
the default.
After changing the password on the master file server, you must
assign the same print server password on all file servers that the
Ethernet Card services. You can use PCONSOLE, if desired.
For a more convenient method of changing password, use
EPSETUP. EPSETUP changes the print server’s password on all file
servers that the Ethernet Card services.
Example: EPCONFIG 06405980 N=e NP=orange
2-12
Changing the Configuration
Turn Configuration Report Off/On
EPCONFIG serial-number N=E RPT=NORP 1 RP
Use this command to enable or disable configuration report
printing.
RP enables configuration report printing. Enter RPT=RP to enable
configuration report printing.
NORP disables configuration report printing. Enter RPT=NORP to
disable configuration report printing.
Example: EPCONFIG 06424922 N=E RPT=norp
Set Queue Polling Interval (Print Server)
EPCONFIG serial-number N=E T=polling_time
Use this command to change the interval at which the parallel
port(s) checks queues for waiting print jobs. To reduce network
traffic, you can change the polling interval from the default (5
seconds) to up to 30 seconds.
The polling-time value can be set from 1 to 30 (seconds).
You cannot set the polling time if the Ethernet Card is operating
as a remote printer.
Example: EPCONFIG 06424922 N=E T=20
Set the Ethernet Network Type
EPCONFIG serial-number N=E C=ethernet_type
C=ethernet_type specifies the communication standard in use.
Changing the Configuration
2-13
In print server mode, this parameter is optional, unless your
network uses a communication standard other than IEEE 802.3 or
Ethernet II Novell type 8137, the two most common in Novell
networks.
When booted in print server mode, the Ethernet Card attempts to
log into a file server using IEEE 802.3. If it cannot log in, it
switches to Ethernet II Novell type 8137 and attempts to log in.
If your network uses Ethernet II type 8135: you may want to
configure the Ethernet Card so that the default network protocol
is Ethernet II type 8137. (Because it no longer searches first for
an 802.3 file server, the Ethernet Card then boots faster.) If your
network uses a communication standard other than the two
listed above, you must use this parameter to configure the
Ethernet Card to use the appropriate network communications
standard.
Ethernet II Novell type 8137 and IEEE 802.3 packets are shown in
the following tables.
Ethernet II packet
Destination
Source
Type
Data
6 bytes
6 bytes
2 bytes
46-1500
bytes
81
37
IEEE 802.3 packet
2-14
Destination
Source
Length
Data
6 bytes
6 bytes
2 bytes
46-1500
bytes
Changing the Configuration
Enter one of the following hexadecimal values for C= ethernet_type:
To configure the Ethernet Card for 802.3 only use 0001 through
05FF.
To configure the Ethernet Card for the Ethernet II type 8137, use
8137
To configure the Ethernet Card for both 802.3 and the Ethernet II
type 8137, use 0000.
If your network uses an Ethernet II type other than 8137 enter the
appropriate type for C=ethernet_type.
Example: EPCONFIG 06400078 N=e C=0600 (sets Ethernet II type
600.)
Restore factory Defaults
EPCONFIG serial-number N=E VA
This command returns all of the values discussed in this chapter to
their factory defaults.
Because this command deletes the master file server, you must
reinstall the print server with EPSETUP to re-assign a master file
server.
Caution:
Once you send this command, you must wait for a message to
appear indicating the operation is complete before turning off the
printer. Turning off the printer before completion could erase the
interface’s memory; this could make the interface board unusable.
Changing the Configuration
2-15
Chapter 3
Troubleshooting
This chapter is divided into the following sections:
cl Lights--describes the Ethernet Card indicator light behavior,
including when you first turn on the host printer, during
normal conditions, and when errors occur.
Cl Troubleshooting-contains information on solving problems
that may occur during software installation, or during use.
cl Answers to Common Questions-answers some of the most
common questions about configuring the Ethernet Card.
Lights
The Ethernet Card has two LEDs (red and green) that indicate
the current Ethernet Card operating state. Green on and red off
indicates the Ethernet Card is in its-normal operating mode.
Status lights
Troubleshooting 3-1
I
Here is a brief explanation of indicator light activity
Green
1
1
Red
Function
1
0
Starting power-on tests
.I,
0
Testing
0
Looking for master file server
0
Contacted master file server
0
Ethernet Card ready for use
.I,
I
0
I
0
I
Error has occured. A diagnostic report Is printed.
Error occured during power-on test. A diagnostic
report is printed. Contact your Epson dealer.
I
.
I
On 0 Off l
0 I
An error has occurred; contact your Epson dealer.
Flashing 0
3-2 Troubleshooting
I
I
Troubleshooting
Installation
I’m trying to install the Ethernet Card, but after I enter the serial
number, EPSETUP displays an “Unable to locate...serial number...”
message.
Did you enter the correct serial number?
Is the Ethernet Cards host printer turned on?
Is the network cable connected to the Ethernet Card?
I’m installing the Ethernet Card as a remote printer, and EPSETUP
displays a “port number is invalid” message when I enter a printer
port number.
Did you configure the printer port, and assign a queue to the port
using PCONSOLE before entering EPSETUP?
Did you configure the print server port correctly? (See “Before
Running EPSETUP” in Chapter 1.)
Did you reboot the print server after configuring the port and
assigning a queue?
Troubleshooting 3-3
After Installation
Green fight On/Red On Error
I completed software installation with EPSETUP, but the Ethernet
Card can’t log into the network (green light on, red on). What’s wrong?
Check the Ethernet Card network connection. Is the Ethernet
Card connected to the network?
If the Ethernet Card has been renamed, was it renamed on the
master file server using EPSETUP or EPCONFIG? If the
Ethernet Card is renamed on the master file server using
PCONSOLE, the name change is not recognized by the Ethernet
Card hardware.
Check the diagnostic report. The current the Ethernet Card
hardware name appears in the second line of the diagnostic
report. Log into the master file server and enter PCONSOLE.
Rename the Ethernet Interface Card for NetWare, using the name
contained in the diagnostic report. Then enter EPSETUP or
EPCONFIG and rename the Ethernet Card as desired. (Note that
you do not need to reset the Ethernet Card after a name or
password change.)
3-4 Troubleshooting
Jobs Do not Print
I sent a job to a queue serviced by my the Ethernet Card print server,
but it didn’t print, What’s wrong?
Check that the Ethernet Cards host printer is turned on, the card
is connected to the network, the printer is on line, and it has
paper.
Check the Ethernet Card’s configuration. Has the queue been
mapped to the Ethernet Cards printer? Is the file server where
the queue resides included in the Ethernet Card’s service list?
Check your printer's user’s guide to see if you need to make any
adjustments using the printer’s control panel.
Is the data you are sending in the correct format for the printer
mode? If not, either send the job to a queue serviced by a printer
that accepts the data as formatted or, from within your
application, select a printer driver appropriate to the target printer
before queuing the job.
If using an Epson PostScript card, specify no banner when
printing. For NPRINT and CAPTURE, “nb” specifies no banner
page.
If you have defined forms using Novell utilities, make sure that
each job’s initial form is number 0. The Ethernet Card supports
form change commands during print jobs, but the starting form
must always be form 0.
Troubleshooting 3-5
Cannot Print to Queue, or Incorrect Results
I just added a queue to my Ethernet Card using PCONSOLE, but I
can’t print to it. What’s the matter?
When you change the Ethernet Card configuration, you must
reset (reboot) the Ethernet Card (unless you’ve made a
temporary change using PCONSOLE’s Print Server
Status/Control). If adding queues with EPSETUP, the program
saves your configuration and performs a remote reset before
exiting when you select “Reset Active Print Server.”
My graphics files don’t print correctly What’s wrong?
Specify “no tabs” when printing. (For NPRINT and CAPTURE,
“nt” specifies no tabs. See your NetWare documentation for more
information.)
I just edited an Ethernet Card print server port configuration using
PCONSOLE. I rebooted the unit, the green light is on, and a
configuration report printed, but none of my jobs are printing. What’s
wrong?
Did you change the printer type? The Ethernet Card’s LPT1 port
must always be “Parallel, LPT1.” EPSETUP does not allow the
printer type to be edited. PCONSOLE does, but the Ethernet
Card’s port must always be configured as “Parallel, LPT1.”
3-6 Troubleshooting
Renaming Print Sewer
I renamed my Ethernet Card on the master file server using
PCONSOLE, but it still shows up under the old name in EPSETUP?
or
I reset the unit, but it printed a “failed configuration” report and
wouldn’t boot (red LED on, green on).
Use PCONSOLE to restore the old name, then use EPSETUP or
EPCONFIG to change the name.
Always use EPSETUP or EPCONFIG to rename on the master file
server. These utilities write the name to the Ethernet Card’s
EEPROM; PCONSOLE does not.
Troubleshooting 3-7
Answers to Common Questions
This section answers some of the most commonly asked questions
about configuring and using the Ethernet Card.
Avoiding Reboot with Print Server Status/Control
How can I avoid having to reset my Ethernet Card print server after
each configuration change? It’s disrupting users’ print jobs.
If rebooting the Ethernet Card after configuration changes is
inconvenient, you can use PCONSOLE’s Print Server
Status/Control to create temporary configurations. Then use
PCONSOLE’s Print Server Configuration to enter the same
changes into the file server’s permanent database. Since the
temporary changes go into effect immediately, you can use
your new configuration without rebooting the Ethernet Card.
When the Ethernet Card is rebooted, the temporary changes are
erased, and the permanent changes go into effect.
I’m trying to use PCONSOLE’s Print Server Status/control, but I can’t
edit any settings. What’s wrong?
Unless you are a print server operator, Print Server Status/Control
is read-only
To assign print server operator status, log in with supervisor
privilege. Enter PCONSOLE, select “Print Server Information,”
and select the print server name. Then select Print Server
Operators. Press INSERT, and add your login name to the list of
print server operators.
3-8 Troubleshooting
Installing the Print Server on a Second File Server
How do I install my Ethernet Card print server on a second file server
with EPSETUP?
EPSETUP is required for initial installation, and is the easiest
method for configuring an Ethernet Card on a second file server.
In EPSETUP, select “Queues Serviced by Printer.” A list of file
servers displays. Select the file server where you would like to
install the Ethernet Card, then assign at least one queue. Save
your changes, and select “Reset Print Server.”
I installed my Ethernet Card print server with EPSETUP, but now I’d
like to configure it on a second file server using PCONSOLE. What do
I need to do?
To configure the print server to service queues on a second file
server using PCONSOLE, follow these steps:
1.
Install on at least one file server using EPSETUP?
2. Log in to the master file server, and enter PCONSOLE (386, or
version 2.15c or higher).
3. In PCONSOLE, add the second file server to the service list.
Select:
Print Server Information,
Print Server Configuration,
File Servers Serviced.
Press INSERT, and add the second file server to the service
list.
4.
Configure the print server on the file server you just added to
the service list. In PCONSOLE, select:
Change Current File Server.
Log into the file server you just added to the service list.
Troubleshooting 3-9
5.
Create the Ethernet Card print server on the new file server.
Select:
Print Server Information,
Press INSERT,
Enter the Ethernet Card print server name. (Give it the
same name as on the master file server.)
6.
Configure print server ports. Select:
Print Server Information,
Print Server Configuration,
Printer Configuration.
Do not change the default Type.
Select Printer 0.
7. Assign print queues to the print server port. Select:
Print Server Information,
Print Server Configuration,
Queues Serviced by Printer. Select LPTl.
Press INSERT to display available queues.
8.
Authorize the print server to service the queues. Select:
Print Queue Information,
Queue Servers. Press INSERT to display Queue Server
Candidates.
9.
Exit PCONSOLE. Reset the Ethernet Card using EPSETUP,
using EPCONFIG serial-number N=E RESET, or do it
manually by turning the host printer off and then back on.
Note:
If you want to avoid resetting, in PCONSOLE select Print Server
Information. if you have not already done so, add your login name as a
print server operator Then select Print Server Status/Control, and make
all the changes described in steps 3-8 under Print Server Status/Control.
3-10 Troubleshooting
Appendix
Specifications
Environmental
Operating temp.:
5° to 35°C (41° to 95°F)
Storage temp.:
0° to 70°C (32° to 158°F)
Operating humidity:
20% to 80%
Network Software
Novell NetWare 2.15x or later, and 3.x
Ethernet Network Hardware
IEEE 802.3 l0BASE2 RG-58A/U coaxial cable via BNC connector or
IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T straight-through twisted pair modular cable
via RJ45 connector
Regulatory Approvals
Safety:
UL/ CSA approved
EMI:
FCC Class A
Specifications A-l
Index
A
Answers to common questions,
3-8
C
Cable connection types, 1-3
Change printer port
configuration, 2-3
Change queues serviced by
printer, 2-2
Configuration report,
switching off or on, 2-3, 2-13
Configure port, 2-3
D
EPSETUP, 1-7, 2-2
change master file server, 2-4
change printer port
configuration, 2-3
change queues serviced by
printer, 2-2
configuration report format,
2-3
files for, 1-5
queue polling time interval,
2-6
rename print server, 2-5
reset, 2-6
set password, 2-5
Error messages
port number invalid, 3-3
unable to locate serial
number, 3-3
Ethernet network hardware, A-1
Display port settings, 2-3
F
E
EPCONFIG, 1-7
configuration report off/on,
2-12
Ethernet network type, 2-13
N=E, 2-10
queue polling interval, 2-13
rename print server, 211
reset, 2-11
serial-number, 2-9
set password, 2-12
Forms, 3-5
G
Graphics, printing, 3-6
H
Hardware installation, 1-1
Index I-1
I
0
Indicator lights, 3-1
behavior of, 3-2
location of, 3-1
Installation, 1-1
hardware, 1-1
in printer, 1-2
software, 1-4
Installing on additional file
servers
PCONSOLE, 3-9
EPSETUP, 1-6, 3-9
Optional I/O slot, 1-2
J
Jobs not printing, 3-5
L
LEDs, 3-1
behavior of, 3-2
location of, 3-1
Log in, 3-4
M
Master file server
changing, 2-4
defined, 1-4
Mode of operation
print server, 1-5
remote printer, 1-6
1-2 Index
P
Password, 2-5,212
PCONSOLE
Print Server Configuration, 3-8
Print Server Status/Control, 3-8
remote printer setup, 1-7
PostScript card
using 1-4
Print queues
add, 2-2
delete, 2-2
Print server
installing as, 1-5
operating mode, 1-5
Status/Control, 3-8
Printer configuration, 1-3
Printer type
setting for print server, 3-6
setting for remote printer, 1-8
Printers
applicable types, 1-2
Remote printer
installing as, 1-7
Remote printer installation
troubleshooting, 3-3
Remote printer mode, 1-6
Rename print server, 2-5, 2-11,
3-7
Report types
configuration, 1-4
diagnostic, 1-4
Reset, 2-7, 2-11
Resetting
defined, 1-5
avoiding, 3-8
S
Set queue polling interval, 2-13
T
Temporary configuration, 3-8
Troubleshooting, 3-3
Index 1-3
Caution:
Do not use EPSETUP or
EPCONFIG while the printer is
displaying an error message
(such as “PAPER SIZE ERROR”).
60-0107-001 Rev A
Notice
Before connecting this product to your NetWare® v3.12 network, you
need to add the IEEE 802.3 protocol. This step requires you to modify
the server and your workstation settings.
Change the settings for your server(s) and workstation(s) using the
information below.
1. for all file servers using this product as their print
You need to modify the file server’s AUTOEXEC.NCF file by adding
the IEEE 802.3 protocol for the network card.
The following example uses the Novell NE2000 network card. In this
example, the network number for the IEEE 802.3 protocol is a38d2300,
and the network number for the IEEE 802.2 protocol is a38d0100. (You
will need to replace the card name and network numbers with those
for your specific network.)
Example:
current settings
load NE2000 frame=ethernet_802.2
bind IPX to NE2000 frame=ethernet_802.2 net=a38d0100
after adding the IEEE 802.3 protocol
load
bind
load
bind
NE2000 frame=ethernet_802.2
IPX to NE2000 frame=ethernet_802.2 net=a38d0100
NE2000 frame=ethernet_802.3
IPX to NE2000 frame=ethernet_802.3 net=a38d2300
After changing the AUTOEXEC.NCF file, restart the server to enable
the modified settings.
Copyright © 1994 by Seiko Epson Corporation
Nagano, Japan
4003377
EC2-00
2. For all workstations running the utility program for
this product:
You need to create (or modify) the NET.CFG file for your workstation.
Create (or modify) the file, which includes the following strings, using
the DOS COPY command or editor. Make sure that the main section
headings are left-justified. Indent additional lines under each heading
with either a space or a tab. This example uses the Novell NE2000
network card.
Example:
after creating the NET.CFG file
link driver NE2000
frame ethernet_802.2
protocol IPX EO ethernet_802.2
frame ethernet_802.3
protocol IPX 0 ethernet_802.3
After creating (or modifying) the NET.CFG file, restart the
workstation to enable the settings.
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