C1440AXIS (AXIS External 10Base-T Print Server)

AXIS 1440 Network Print Server for EPSON Printers
Supported Protocols
printer connector
NetWare:
IPX, SAP, RIP, SPX, NCP (extended with
NDS) and LIP.
Windows/OS/2®: NetBIOS/NetBEUI, TCP/IP, WINS/
NBT.
Ethernet 10BaseT
connector
TCP/IP:
LPD, FTP, BOOTP, DHCP, ARP,
RARP, ICMP, IP, TCP, UDP, HTTP,
TFTP, SNMP, SLP.
Apple EtherTalk:
AARP, ATP, DDP, NBP, PAP, RTMP,
ZIP.
test button
network indicator
power indicator
external power
supply connector
Supported Printers
EPSON Stylus® COLOR 740, EPSON Stylus COLOR 850,
EPSON Stylus Photo EX, EPSON Stylus Photo 700
Mechanical
Technical Specifications
Hardware:
32 bit RISC controller, 1 MB flash
memory, 256 Kb RAM
Supported Systems
Attachments:
RJ-45 connector 10BaseT (Twisted Pair)
Ethernet
Parallel Port
IEEE 1284
Dimensions:
1.1 inches (H) × 2.2 inches (W) × 4.7
inches (D) (2.7 cm × 5.6 cm × 11.8 cm)
Weight:
0.26 lb (0.12 Kg)
Novell® NetWare™:Versions 3.11, 3.12, 4.10 and above,
supporting both NDS and Bindery
Emulation. At least 16 bindery files servers
and 96 print queues can be served. User
messages also supported. Print methods
include RPRINTER/NPRINTER,
PSERVER.
IBM®
LAN Server™:
Microsoft ®
Windows:
LANtastic®:
Electrical
Power
Consumption:
LAN Server 1.3 and above, running under
OS/2 version 1.3 and above, including
OS/2 Warp, OS/2 Warp Connect.
Windows NT version 4.0 and above,
Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 3.1,
and Windows for Workgroups.
Environmental
Windows for Workgroups, Windows 95
and Windows 98 clients using
LANtastic 7.0 and above.
Any UNIX system that supports LPR
WWW:
Netscape Navigator 3.0, Microsoft
Internet Explorer 3.0, or compatible Web
browsers.
Temperature:
40 to 105 °F (5 to 40 °C)
Humidity:
10 to 95% non-condensing
Approvals
Apple® EtherTalk™:Print method: AppleTalk ™ Phase 2.
UNIX:
Maximum 170 mA at 12 VDC (Type PSA, 9 V, 300 mA). Power provided by
external source.
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EMC:
EN 55022/1994, EN 50082-1/1992,
FCC Class A
Safety:
EN 60950
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Network Configurations
Test Button and Indicator Lights
See the following table to find your network configuration
(operating system and protocol) and determine what to install.
The following table describes how to use the test button.
Power
Condition
Action
Result
ON
Push once.
Prints a test page to check
the connection to the
printer.
ON
Push twice.
Prints a parameter list
showing the AXIS 1440
settings.
OFF (unplugged)
Hold down for more
than 5 seconds.
Resets the AXIS 1440
parameter settings to
factory default values.
Operating
system
Windows 95/98/
NT
Print Server Status
Network
Flashes to indicate network activity.
Power
Normally ON when power is ON. If it flashes or
does not light, there is a problem with the AXIS
1440 or its power supply.
1. Install AXIS Print Monitor.
2. Configure your AXIS 1440 for
TCP/IP.
3. Configure workstation printer
ports to use the AXIS 1440.
Novell
NetWare
1. Install AXIS NetPilot.
2. Use AXIS NetPilot Installation
Wizard to set up the AXIS
1440 for the network.
3. Configure workstation printer
ports to use the AXIS 1440.
NetBIOS/
NetBEUI
1. Install AXIS NetPilot and use
the AXIS NetPilot Installation
Wizard to set up the AXIS
1440 for the network.*
2. Install AXIS Print Monitor.
3. Configure workstation ports to
use the AXIS 1440.
peer-to-peer
printing
(NetBIOS/
NetBEUI or
TCP/IP)
1. Install AXIS Print Utility on all
workstations.
2. Configure workstation printer
ports to use the AXIS 1440.
client-server
printing
(NetBIOS/
NetBEUI or
TCP/IP)
1. Install AXIS Print Utility on the
server.
2. Set up the printer for sharing on
the server.
3. Configure clients’ ports to use the
printer.
Novell
NetWare
1. Install AXIS NetPilot.
2. Use the AXIS NetPilot Installation
Wizard to set up the AXIS 1440
for the network.
3. Configure workstation printer
ports to use the AXIS 1440.
Macintosh
AppleTalk
Select your AT printer driver in the
Chooser.
IBM OS/2
NetBIOS/
NetBEUI
1. Install AXIS Print Utility for OS/2.
2. Use AXIS Print Utility for OS/2 to
set up your printer port.
3. Create a shared print queue.
UNIX (LPR only)
TCP/IP
1. Configure your AXIS 1440 for
TCP/IP.
2. Copy the axinstall script to your
hard disk.
3. Create an LPR print queue on your
UNIX system.
4. Edit the LPR print queue
description.
Windows 3.1**/
Windows for
Worksgroups
Installation and Setup
Setup Overview
1. Set up your EPSON printer and install the printer software
on each computer that will print over the network.
2. Attach the AXIS 1440 Print Server to your EPSON printer
and connect it to the network.
3. Install the AXIS software on server workstations, if setting
up a shared printer.
4. Install the AXIS software on client workstations, if printing
in peer-to-peer mode.
5. Set up the AXIS 1440 for your network.
What you need to install and
configure
TCP/IP (LPR)
The following table describes the indicator lights on the
AXIS 1440:
Indicator
Network
protocol/
configuration
6. Configure each workstation’s printer port to use the AXIS
1440 Print Server.
*
You don’t need to use the NetPilot Installation Wizard if you don’t
plan to change the print server name.
** Windows 3.1 workstations must be running LAN Manager
Workstation client software to print to a network printer.
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Hardware Installation
If your network supports TCP/IP (LPR):
1. Locate and write down the serial number on the bottom of
the AXIS 1440. You need this number during setup.
a. Click Add Port...
b. Click Other and select AXIS Port from the list. Click
OK.
2. Turn the printer off and connect the AXIS 1440 to the
printer’s parallel port.
c. Select your network protocol, LPR (TCP/IP), and click
OK.
3. Connect the AXIS 1440 to the network using a twisted pair
(10BaseT) cable.
5. Click Port Settings. If you want error condition pop-up
messages to be displayed, check the Show printer error
condition pop-up messages box and specify the frequency
at which messages are redisplayed in the Printer Error
Condition Pop-up Timeout option. Click OK to close the
dialog box.
4. Turn the printer on and connect the external power supply
to the AXIS 1440. Check to make sure the network
indicator is flashing.
5. Press the test button to print a test page. If the text page
prints successfully, the AXIS 1440 is connected correctly to
the printer.
6. Click OK to save your settings.
Using AXIS NetPilot to Install the Print
Server to the Network
To configure printer ports for Windows NT:
1. After installing the software from the AXIS Utilities disks 1
and 2 to your server workstation, double-click the AXIS
NetPilot icon to start the setup program. Units that have
not been installed appear in the New Axis Units folder.
2. Right-click your EPSON printer icon and click Properties.
1. Click Start, point to Settings, then click Printers.
3. Click the Ports tab, then click Add Port.
4. Select AXIS Port from the list, then click New Port...
5. Select your network protocol and click OK.
2. Select your AXIS 1440 Print Server from the New Axis
Units folder and click the Install button on the toolbar. The
Installation Wizard launches.
6. If your network supports NetBIOS/NetBEUI:
❏ Select the AXIS printer port from the ports list and click
OK. The port name appears as <name>.LP1, where
<name> is AX followed by the last six digits of the AXIS
1440 serial number (for example, AX560B35). Click
Close.
3. Follow the Installation Wizard to complete setup.
Setting Up Windows Workstations
When you set up workstations for peer-to-eer printing, the
appropriate Axis utility (either AXIS Print Monitor or AXIS
Print Utility for Windows) must be installed on every
workstation. For client-server printing, you only need to install
this utility on the server workstation.
If your network supports TCP/IP (LPR):
❏ Enter the IP address or host name for your print server,
then enter LPT1 as the printer name. Click OK, then
click Close.
7. Click Configaure Port... If you want error condition popup messages to be displayed, check the Show printer error
condition pop-up messages box and specify the frequency
at which messages will redisplay in the Printer Error
Condition Pop-up Timeout option. Click OK to close the
dialog box.
To configure printer ports for Windows 95/98
1. Click Start, point to Settings, then click Printers.
2. Right-click your EPSON printer icon and click Properties.
3. Click the Details tab.
4. If your network supports NetBIOS/NetBEUI:
8. Click OK to save your settings.
❏ Select the AXIS printer port from the ports list and click
OK. The port name appears as <name>.LP1, where
<name> is AX followed by the last six digits of the AXIS
1440 serial number (for example, AX560B35).
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To configure printer ports for Windows 3.1 or Windows
for Workgroups
Configuration and Management
1. Double-click the AXIS Utilities icon in Program Manager.
You cannot use EPSON Status Monitor 2 with the AXIS
1440 Print Server on Windows workstations.
2. Double-click the AXIS Print Utility icon to start the
program.
Use the following tools to configure and manage the AXIS
1440:
3. In the Port menu, click Add.
4. Select the AXIS printer port from the NPS Port list. The
port name appears as <name>.LP1, where <name> is AX
followed by the last six digits of the AXIS 1440 serial
number (for example, AX100086.LP1).
Internal Web Pages
If your network supports TCP/IP, you can use any standard
Web browser to access the Web pages stored in the print
server’s memory. Use these pages to do the following:
5. Accept or change the Windows port name, then type any
desired comment in the Description field. Make a note of
the port name, which you’ll need later.
Configuration
Change configuration parameters,
including node address and root password;
enable and disable available networking
protocols, or modify their operation.
Management
Reset parameters to factory default values;
view basic information about the AXIS
1440, such as current software version,
Ethernet address, serial number, base URL
address, and enabled networking
protocols.
Status
View detailed status of the connected
printer ports (for example, number of
bytes printed for each print job).
Acount
View an historical record of print job that
includes the user, protocol, file size,
elapsed time, and off-line time.
Printer
View detailed information about a printer
connected to the AXIS 1440, including
printer name, model, paper size and
quantity, and ink levels.
6. Click OK to install the port.
7. Click Connect in the Port menu. The Printers dialog box
appears.
8. Select your EPSON printer driver from the list of Installed
Printers, then click Connect...
9. Select the AXIS printer port in the ports list. Click OK to
close the Connect dialog box.
10. Click Close to save your settings and close the Printers
dialog box.
Setting Up Macintosh Computers
1. Open the Chooser window and select your EPSON printer
icon.
2. If your network has more than one zone, click on the zone
you want. (If your network has no zones, this box doesn’t
appear.)
The default AXIS 1440 printer name appears in the
righthand frame. The printer name is shown as AXIS
<nnnnnn>_<port>, where <nnnnnn> is the last six digits of
the AXIS 1440 serial number, and <port> is LPT1 (for
example, AXIS100086_LPT1).
AXIS NetPilot
AXIS NetPilot, the recommended configuration and
management tool for NetWare networks, can also be used to
configure other network protocols: NetBIOS/NetBEUI,
TCP/IP, SNMP, and Apple EtherTalk. However, it must be
installed on a Windows workstation connected to a NetWare
or NetBIOS/NetBEUI network.
3. Click the printer name. (By doing so, you’ll see if the AXIS
1440 is correctly connected to the printer.)
4. Use the radio buttons to enable or disable background
printing.
5. Close the Chooser
Repeat this procedure for each Macintosh on the network
using the AXIS 1440 print server.
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Configuration
Use the Properties window or the
Parameter List Editor to change print
server parameter values.
Networks
Use the Network Environment window to
modify network settings for each network
environment defined for your AXIS 1440.
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Management
Software
Create logical groups of print servers or
printers to simplify printer monitoring;
delete print server or printer groups, or
individual print servers or printers from a
group; view print server status; view
detailed printer information.
Software Upgrades
Axis provides free software updates to the following:
❏ AXIS NetPilot
❏ AXIS Print Monitor
Update print server software, including
flash memory.
❏ AXIS Print Utility for Windows
❏ AXIS Print Utility for OS/2
FTP
Configuration
❏ AXIS 1440 flash memory
If your network supports TCP/IP, you
can use FTP to access the config file stored
in the print server’s memory. Edit the file
using your preferred text editor.
You can obtain software updates from the EPSON Home
Page or FTP site on the Internet.
You can also upgrade the AXIS 1440 flash memory using
AXIS NetPilot or the FTP site stored in the print server’s
memory.
SNMP
If your network supports TCP/IP, you can use SNMP (Simple
Network Management Protocol) for remote configuration and
monitoring of the print server. The AXIS 1440 supports all
relevant parts of MIB-II.
Related Documentation
AXIS14677
Novell Utilities
AXIS 1440 Network Print Server User’s
Manual
AXIS 1440 Network Print Server for
EPSON Printers Quick Installation Guide
You can use NetWare Administrator or PCONSOLE to
restart or view the status of the AXIS 1440.
Note:
Both manuals are ordered under the same part number from EPSON.
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