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AXIS OfficeBasic USB
User’s Manual
AXIS OfficeBasic USB User’s Manual
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Safety Notices
Important:
Take some time to read through the safety notices before installing the print server. Please observe all safety markings and
instructions when using this product.
Observe “Important:” in the text to avoid operational impairment. Do not proceed until you have fully understood the
implications.
Electromagnetic Compatibility
(EMC)
USA
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
- reorient or relocate the receiving antenna
- increase the separation between the equipment and receiver
- connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected
- consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. Shielded (STP) network cables must be used with this unit to
ensure compliance with the class B limits..
Europe
This digital equipment fulfils the requirements for radiated emission according to limit B of EN55022, and the requirements
for immunity according to EN55024 residential, commercial, and light industry. Compliance is not valid for unshielded
network cables.
Japan
This is a class B product based on the standard of the Voluntary Control Council for Interference from Information
Technology Equipment (VCCI). If this is used near a radio or television receiver in a domestic environment, it may cause radio
interference. Install and use the equipment according to the instruction manual. Compliance is not valid for unshielded
network cables.
Australia
This electronic device meets the requirements of the Radio communications (Electromagnetic Compatibility) Standard 1998
AS/NZS 3548. Compliance is not valid for unshielded network cables.
Liability
Every care has been taken in the preparation of this manual; if you detect any inaccuracies or omissions, please inform your
local Axis office, which can be found on the cover of this document. Axis Communications AB cannot be held responsible for
any technical or typographical errors and reserves the right to make changes to the product and manuals without prior
notice. Axis Communications AB makes no warranty of any kind with regard to the material contained within this document,
including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Axis
Communications AB shall not be liable nor responsible for incidental or consequential damages in connection with the
furnishing, performance or use of this material.
Axis’ Trademarks
Other Trademark
Acknowledgments
AXIS IP JumpStarter, AXIS Print Monitor.
Adobe Acrobat Reader, Apple, ARP, Ethernet, Internet Explorer, Macintosh, Microsoft, Mozilla, NetScape, Windows, are
registered trademarks of the respective holders.
Support Services
Should you require technical assistance, please contact your Axis dealer. If your questions cannot be answered immediately,
your Axis dealer will forward your queries through the appropriate channels to ensure you a rapid response. If you are
connected to the Internet, you can find on-line manuals, technical support, software updates, application software,
corporate information, etc. at http://www.axis.com/techsup/
Patent information
Axis AB has intellectual property rights relating to technology embodied in the product that is described in this document. In
particular, and without limitation, these intellectual property rights may include one or more of the patents listed at
http://www.axis.com/patent.htm and one or more additional patents or pending patent applications in the US and other
countries.
Software Acknowledgments
This product includes software developed by the OpenSSL Project for use in the OpenSSL Toolkit.
USERS MANUAL AXIS OB USB
Date: May 2003
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Part No: 20426
Revision 1.0
Copyright © Axis Communications AB, 2003
AXIS OfficeBasic USB User’s Manual
Table of Contents
Section 1
Introduction ............................................................................
About this Manual ...............................................................
About Axis ...........................................................................
Support Services ..................................................................
Supported Environments .....................................................
Section 2
Product Overview .................................................................... 7
Package Contents ................................................................ 7
AXIS Network Product CD ................................................... 8
Physical Description ............................................................ 9
Mounting the Print Server ................................................. 10
Installation Methods ......................................................... 11
Features and Benefits ........................................................ 12
Section 3
Basic Installation ...................................................................
Connecting the Hardware ..................................................
Assigning an IP Address to the Print Server .......................
Adding a Network Printer to your workstation ..................
Section 4
Adding Printers in Windows .................................................. 20
Adding Printers in Windows 2000 and XP over TCP/IP ....... 21
Adding NetBIOS/NetBEUI Printers in Windows 2000 using AXIS
Print Monitor ............................................................... 23
Adding Printers in Windows NT 4 Using the Microsoft LPR
Monitor ........................................................................ 23
Adding NetBIOS/NetBEUI Printers in Windows NT 4 using AXIS
Print Monitor ............................................................... 25
Adding Printers in Windows 98 and Me over TCP/IP using AXIS
Print Monitor ............................................................... 26
Adding Printers in Windows 98 and Me over NetBIOS/NetBEUI
using AXIS Print Monitor .............................................. 28
Section 5
Adding Printers in Macintosh ................................................
Installation in Mac OS X ....................................................
Installation on an Older Mac, using AppleTalk ...................
Choosing a Printer .............................................................
Section 6
Print Server Management Methods ....................................... 34
Using a Web Browser for Print Server Management .......... 35
Using FTP for Print Server Management ............................ 39
Section 7
Configuration Possibilities .....................................................
Autodetect Printer Type .....................................................
AutoIP ...............................................................................
Network Speed ..................................................................
Section 8
Troubleshooting ..................................................................... 44
Section 9
Updating the Firmware .......................................................... 47
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Upgrading the Firmware .................................................... 47
Obtaining the firmware ..................................................... 48
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Section 10
The Test Button ..................................................................... 49
Section 11
Technical Specification .......................................................... 50
Section 12
The Parameter List ................................................................. 52
Section 13
Glossary ................................................................................. 56
AXIS OfficeBasic USB User’s Manual
Introduction
Section 1
Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the AXIS OfficeBasic USB. This product has
been developed to connect your printers anywhere in your network,
allowing all network users access to shared printer resources.
About this Manual
This manual is applicable for an AXIS OfficeBasic USB with firmware
version 6.40 or later, providing introductory information as well as
detailed instructions on how to set up and manage the print server in
various network environments. It is intended for everyone involved in
installing and managing the print server. To fully benefit from this
manual, you should be familiar with basic networking principles.
These instructions are based on the settings in a new and unconfigured
print server. To reload the default parameters, you can perform a Factory
Default, which will restore most of the settings. See “Factory Default” on
page 49.
About Axis
Axis develops solutions for user-friendly and secure communication over
wired and wireless networks. The company is a worldwide market leader
in network connectivity, with products for the office, facility and
industrial environments. More information about Axis can be found at
www.axis.com
Support Services
Should you require any technical assistance, please contact your Axis
reseller. If your questions cannot be answered immediately, your Axis
reseller will forward your queries through the appropriate channels to
ensure a rapid response.
If you are connected to the Internet, you can:
•
•
•
•
Download user documentation and firmware updates
Find answers to previously resolved problems in the FAQ database.
Search by product, category or phrase
Report problems to Axis support staff by logging in to your private
support area
Visit the Axis support Web at www.axis.com
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Introduction
Supported Environments
Network Printing
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•
Windows
Macintosh
AXIS OfficeBasic USB User’s Manual
Product Overview
Section 2
Product Overview
Package Contents
Verify that nothing is missing from the AXIS OfficeBasic USB package by
using the check list below. Please contact your dealer if anything is
missing or damaged. All packing materials are recyclable.
AXIS OfficeBasic USB
Hardware
Model
Part Number
Network Print Server
AXIS OfficeBasic USB print server
0171-001
Adhesive Holder & Clip
ACC CLIPS K
20119
USB Cable
Length: 70 cm, 28 inches
20208
Model
PS-H Part No.
Power Adapter
Australia
19111
Europe
19108
Korea
19112
UK
19109
USA / Japan
19110
Media
Title
Part Number
CD
AXIS Network Product CD
rev 1.3 and up
Printed Material
AXIS OfficeBasic USB User’s Guide
20144
Ensure that the print server’s Power Adapter is marked with the correct
voltage! Refer to the tables above for details.
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Product Overview
AXIS Network Product CD
The AXIS Network Product CD provides an easy-to-use electronic catalog,
that includes Axis software, firmware and user documentation. It also
contains free Adobe Acrobat Reader software.
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Start-up Procedures
for Windows
If your computer is configured to autostart CDs, the AXIS Network
Product CD will start automatically when inserted into a local CD drive on
Windows 98, Me, NT, 2000 and XP platforms. You can also navigate to
the CD root directory and start the index.htm file from within the
Windows file manager.
Start-up Procedures
for Mac OS
Using your preferred file manager application, navigate to the CD root
directory and click index.htm
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Product Overview
Physical Description
AXIS OfficeBasic USB
Test button
Test button
Network
indicator
Ethernet
connector
USB printer port (USB1)
Power Adapter
connector
Power
indicator
Backside of print server
MAC address
(Ethernet address)
ss)
example
Network Connector
AXIS OfficeBasic USBs are designed for 10 Mbps or 100 Mbps Ethernet
networks and connect to the network via a twisted pair category 5 cable
(10baseT and 100baseTX) or better.
Printer Ports
AXIS OfficeBasic USB is USB 1.1 low and full speed compliant. Sucessfully
tested with USB 2.0 printers.
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Product Overview
Test Button
The test button is used for:
• printing a test page to check the connection to the printer
• printing the parameter list showing the print server settings
• performing a Factory Default of the print server, which will restore
most of the parameters and settings to factory default values
Network Indicator
Power Indicator
The network indicator flashes to indicate network activity.
The power indicator is lit while power is applied. If it is not lit, or if it
flashes, there is a problem with the print server or its Power Adapter.
Mounting the Print Server
Using the supplied clips, your AXIS OfficeBasic USB can be mounted in
many ways, e.g. on the back of the printer, on the side of the printer or on
a wall. It can be placed behind the printer or next to a hub.
Adhesive Holder
Adhesive Clip
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Fasten to mounting surface with screw or by peeling off adhesive tape.
Fasten to print server by peeling off adhesive tape.
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Product Overview
Installation Methods
Installation and
Integration
Refer to the table below to select the appropriate installation method. All
Axis client software is available on the AXIS Network Product CD or from
Axis’ Web site.
Environment
Windows
Macintosh
Configuration and
Management
Method/
Client Software
Description
AXIS IP JumpStarter
Used for setting the IP address of the print server in
Windows 98/NT/Me/2000/XP
Standard Windows
Add Printer Wizard
Used for adding network printers to your computer in
Windows 2000/XP/NT
AXIS Print Monitor
Used for adding network printers to your computer in
Windows 98/Me
Macintosh standard
methods in native/classic
mode
Used for installing network printers in Macintosh
The print server can be configured and managed from its internal Web
pages, using HTTP. These Web pages offer you a platform independent
management tool that is suitable for all supported network environments.
See Using a Web Browser for Print Server Management, on page 35 for
details.
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Product Overview
Features and Benefits
Reliability
The print server provides high performance and reliability combined with
low power consumption. The electronic circuits are based on the AXIS
ETRAX 100 LX chip, which comprises an integrated 32 bit RISC processor
and associated network controllers.
Flexibility
The print server supports printing in all major computer systems and
environments, including five different print methods in the TCP/IP
environment.
Speed
Easy to Install
Security
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The AXIS ETRAX 100 LX chip has been specifically designed for LAN
products and benefits users with a faster throughput than a direct PC-toprinter connection.
The print server installs, operates and is managed in a reliable and easy
fashion.
You can assign passwords to restrict login and printer access.
Monitoring
The internal print server Web pages allow you to continuously monitor
printer status. The Web pages are used to monitor single Axis print
servers.
Future Proof
The firmware stored in the print server Flash memory can be upgraded
over the network. This allows you to quickly update and enhance its
operational features when new print server software becomes available.
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Section 3
Basic Installation
Connecting the Hardware
Test button
Network
indicator
Ethernet
connector
USB printer port (USB1)
Power Adapter
connector
Power
indicator
1. Make sure that your printer is switched off and that the print server’s
Power Adapter is disconnected.
2. Locate the serial number, found on the underside label of the print server,
and write it down. You will need this number to configure the print server.
Example: S/N: 00408c181cf0
3. Connect the printer to the USB port using the USB cable.
4. Connect the print server to the network using a twisted pair category 5
cable, 10baseT or 100baseTX.
5. Switch on the printer and make sure it is ready for use.
6. Connect the Power Adapter to the print server. The power indicator will light
up. When the network indicator starts to flash, the print server is correctly
connected to the network.
7. Wait 1 minute. Press the test button on the print server once to print a test
page. The test page includes a list of the most important parameters.
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Assigning an IP Address to the Print Server
Before you Start
•
•
System Privileges
If you have a DHCP server on your network, your print server will
receive an IP address automatically. The IP address will then appear on
the test page you printed earlier.
If you are not working in a DHCP network, you need to set the IP
address of the print server manually.
You need root privileges on your Mac OS X system, or administrator
privileges on a Windows NT server to:
•
•
set the IP address using RARP, DHCP
add an entry to the ARP table with the command 'arp -s'
Ethernet Address
You need to know the Ethernet address of your AXIS OfficeBasic USB in
order to assign an IP address to it. The Ethernet address is based upon the
serial number of your print server. This means, for example, that an AXIS
OfficeBasic USB with the serial number of 00408C100086, will have the
corresponding Ethernet address of 00 40 8C 10 00 86. The serial number
is located on the backside label of the print server.
IP Address
Unless you are assigning an IP address using DHCP or AutoIP, you must
obtain an unused IP address from your network administrator.
Important:
DO NOT use the IP addresses used in the following examples when installing
your AXIS OfficeBasic USB. Consult your network administrator before
assigning an IP address to your print server.
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Methods for Setting
the IP Address
Automatic IP Address
Assignment
Manual IP Address
Assignment
You can set the IP address of your AXIS OfficeBasic USB using one of the
following methods, depending on your network operating environment:
Method
Server required
Comment
DHCP
DHCP server
Dynamic assignment of IP addresses. See
“Set the IP Address using DHCP” on page
16
AutoIP
Windows environment
Automatic assignment of IP addresses.
See “Set the IP Address using AutoIP” on
page 16
Method
Platform
Comment
Windows
Requires the IP address for each device to
be downloaded individually. Cannot be
used over routers. See “Set the IP Address
using ARP in Windows 98/NT/
Me/2000/XP” on page 17
Mac OS X
Requires the IP address for each device to
be downloaded individually. Cannot be
used over routers. See “Set the IP Address
using ARP in Mac OS X” on page 17
Windows
Axis software that allows you to find print
servers in your network and assign an IP
address to them. This method is recommended for small offices and local networks. See “Set the IP Address using AXIS
IP JumpStarter” on page 18
arp/ping
AXIS IP JumpStarter
Notes:
• The ability to set the IP address with ARP and PING will only be enabled the first 4 minutes
after restarting the print server.
• Refer to “Setting Parameters” on page 32 for information about setting the IP address in
the Macintosh environment.
Registering and
Resolving
Host Names
In order to register the host name of the AXIS OfficeBasic USB in
networks with dynamic IP address settings, WINS (Windows Internet
Name Service) and DDNS (Dynamic Domain Name System) are supported.
It is recommended that at least one of these methods should be used if
you are setting the IP address of the print server using DHCP.
The host name of the AXIS OfficeBasic USB is specified by the
PS_NAME. parameter. Refer to the “The Parameter List” on page 52.
WINS Host Name
Rules
WINS only supports 15 character long host names. If your host name is
longer than 15 characters, the AXIS OfficeBasic USB truncates the host
name to 15 characters when registering with a WINS server. You can view
the AXIS OfficeBasic USB host name that is registered at a WINS server
in the print server’s Web interface. Refer to “Print Server Management
Methods” on page 34.
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DDNS Host Name
Rules
DDNS supports 47 character long host names and can only consist of the
characters ‘A-Z’, ’a-z’, ’0-9’ and ‘-’. If your host name consists of any
other characters, they are converted to ‘-’ when registering with a DDNS
server. You can view which host name that is registered at a DDNS server
in the print server’s Web interface. Refer to “Print Server Management
Methods” on page 34.
If the host name matches another entry in the DDNS data base, the print
server deletes that entry before registering.
Notes:
• The default host name of the AXIS OfficeBasic USB is ’AXIS’ followed by the last 6 digits in
the serial number. e.g. AXIS181636. The host name (Print server name) can be changed in
the PS_NAME. field on the Admin | General Settings page.
• The host name limitations conclude that if you want to register the same host name at a
WINS server and a DDNS server, the host name should be no longer than 15 characters
and it should only contain the characters ‘A-Z’, ‘a-z’, ’0-9’ and ‘-’.
• Refer to your system manuals or to your network administrator for instructions on how
host name resolutions are performed on your system.
Set the IP Address
using DHCP
Follow the instructions below to download the IP address using DHCP:
1. Edit or create a scope in the DHCP manager of the DHCP daemon. The
entries included in this scope should contain the following parameters:
• range of IP addresses
• subnet mask
• default router IP address
• WINS server IP address(es) or DDNS server IP address(es)
• lease duration
2. Activate the scope. The print server automatically downloads the DHCP
parameters. If you are using WINS or DDNS, you should include at least one
WINS or DNS server IP address in the DHCP scope. Immediately after the IP
address has been received, the print server registers its host name and IP
address on the WINS alternatively DNS server. Refer to “Registering and
Resolving Host Names” on page 15 for more information. The print server
can automatically download a customized config file from a TFTP server. Just
add the name of the config file and the TFTP server’s IP address to your DHCP
scope. The config file is downloaded immediately after the print server
receives its IP address.
3. You have now successfully set the IP address of your print server. Continue
to “Adding a Network Printer to your workstation” on page 19.
Note:
You have to restart the print server to download the IP address.
Set the IP Address
using AutoIP
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AutoIP sets the IP address automatically in the absence of a DHCP server
in Windows Me, 2000 and XP. If you have a DHCP server running on
your network, the print server will receive an IP address immediately after
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you have connected it to the network. In the absence of a DHCP server,
your print server will automatically be assigned an IP address through
integrated AutoIP. The AutoIP address structure is: 169.254.xxx.xxx.
The AutoIP function will only work when DHCP is enabled in your print
server. This function is enabled automatically upon installation of a brand
new print server.
The easiest way to make sure DHCP and AutoIP are enabled is to reset
your print server (to Factory Default). See “The Test Button” on page 49
for instruction on how to do this.
If you perform a Factory Default on the print server and you do not have
a DHCP server on your network, AutoIP will automatically set the IP
address of the print server.
Set the IP Address
using ARP in
Windows 98/NT/
Me/2000/XP
Open a Command Prompt and enter the following commands:
1.
2.
3.
Syntax
arp -s <IP address> <Ethernet address>
ping <IP address>
arp -d <IP address>
Example
arp -s 192.168.3.191 00-40-8c-10-00-86
ping 192.168.3.191
arp -d 192.168.3.191
The host will return reply from 192.168.3.191, or a similar message.
This indicates that the address has been set and that communication is
established. Log in to the print server’s Web pages (see Using a Web
Browser for Print Server Management, on page 35), select Admin |
Network Settings | Detailed View | TCP/IP and define Default Router
and Subnet Mask.
You have now set the IP address of the print server. Continue to “Adding
a Network Printer to your workstation” on page 19.
Note:
• When you execute the ping command for the first time, you will experience a significantly
longer response time than is usual.
• The ability to set the IP address with ARP and PING will only be enabled the first 4 minutes
after restarting the print server.
• By using the arp -d command, the static entry in the arp table is removed from the
host’s cache memory.
Set the IP Address
using ARP in Mac OS
X
1. Open a Terminal and enter the following commands:
1.
2.
3.
Syntax
arp -s <IP address> <Ethernet address>
ping <IP address>
arp -d <IP address>
Example
arp -s 192.168.3.191 00:40:8c:10:00:86
ping 192.168.3.191
arp -d 192.168.3.191
The host will return psname is alive, or a similar message. This indicates
that the address has been set and that communication is established. Log
in to the print server’s Web pages (see Using a Web Browser for Print
Server Management, on page 35), select Admin | Network Settings |
Detailed View | TCP/IP and define Default Router and Subnet Mask.
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You have now successfully set the IP address of the print server. Continue
to “Adding a Network Printer to your workstation” on page 19.
Notes:
• If the host name has not been mapped to an IP address, simply replace the host name entry
with the IP address.
• When you execute the ping command for the first time, you may experience a
significantly longer response time than is usual.
• The ability to set the IP address with ARP and PING will only be enabled the first 4 minutes
after restarting the print server
Set the IP Address
using AXIS IP
JumpStarter
AXIS IP JumpStarter is an application that allows you to assign IP
addresses to your Axis servers and find IP addresses already assigned to
Axis servers.
1. Download and install AXIS IP JumpStarter. AXIS IP JumpStarter is
available on the AXIS Network Product CD and from the Axis Web site.
2. Select a print server from the serial number list:
3. From the Server menu, select Set IP Address. The Set IP Address dialog
appears.
4. Click the radio button that corresponds 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.
5. Click OK to save your settings.
6. Enter the server root password (by default set to pass), click OK and the print
server will appear in the list with the assigned IP address.
7. To verify that you have access to the print server’s Web pages, highlight the
print server in the list and select Server Home Page from the Server menu.
8. You have now finished the procedure of setting the IP address. Continue to
“Adding a Network Printer to your workstation” on page 19.
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Note:
If your print server does not appear in the serial number list, refer to the AXIS IP
JumpStarter online help files.
Adding a Network Printer to your workstation
Configuration
Methods
Once you have set the IP address of your print server, your network
printer can be added to any computer on your network. The method that
you choose should be dictated by your printing requirements and your
supported network environments. Select the appropriate method from the
table below:
Operating
system
Windows
Macintosh
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Printing Protocol
TCP/IP
NetBIOS/NetBEUI
AppleTalk
See...
“Adding Printers in Windows” on page 20
“Adding Printers in Macintosh” on page 29
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Section 4
Overview of
Installation Methods
Adding Printers in Windows
This section describes how to add network printers to a computer in
Windows. Refer to the table below to determine the most appropriate
installation method according to your computer environment:
Windows
Platform
Printing Protocol
Method
See...
Standard Windows
Add Printer Wizard
“Adding Printers in Windows 2000 and
XP over TCP/IP” on page 21
Microsoft
LPR Monitor
“Method for LPR Printing” on page 22
Windows
2000, XP
TCP/IP
Windows
2000
NetBIOS/NetBEUI
AXIS Print Monitor
Adding NetBIOS/NetBEUI Printers in
Windows 2000 using AXIS Print Monitor, on page 23
TCP/IP
Microsoft
LPR Monitor
“Adding Printers in Windows NT 4 Using
the Microsoft LPR Monitor” on page 23
NetBIOS/NetBEUI
AXIS Print Monitor
“Adding NetBIOS/NetBEUI Printers in
Windows NT 4 using AXIS Print Monitor” on page 25
Windows
NT 4
Raw TCP
Windows
98/Me
AXIS Print Monitor
NetBIOS/NetBEUI
“Adding Printers in Windows 98 and Me
over TCP/IP using AXIS Print Monitor”
on page 26
“Adding Printers in Windows 98 and Me
over NetBIOS/NetBEUI using AXIS Print
Monitor” on page 28
If you intend to use the print server in a multi-protocol environment,
refer to the chapters pertaining to the respective operating systems in this
manual.
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Adding Printers in Windows
Adding Printers in Windows 2000 and XP over TCP/IP
Follow the instructions below to use the standard Windows method for
adding a network printer in Windows NT, 2000 and XP:
Windows XP:
Windows 2000:
1. Go to Start | Printers and Faxes and click the Add a Printer icon to start
the Add Printer Wizard. Click Next.
1. Go to Start | Settings | Printers and click the Add Printer icon to start
the Add Printer Wizard. Click Next.
2. Select the appropriate radio button:
Peer-to-Peer Printing
3. Local printer - when you are connecting directly to the print server, select
Local Printer and click Next. Click the Create a new port radio button and
select Standard TCP/IP Port from the list. Click Next and the Add Standard
TCP/IP Printer Port Wizard starts. Click Next.
4. Enter the name of the print server (Example: AXIS100086 or the IP address)
and click Next. Enter the Device Port you want to use: USB1. Click Next and
Finish.
5. Select Manufacturer and Printer from the lists. Click Next. Choose whether
you want to keep the existing driver or to replace it. If you already have the
printer’s driver installed, you will be asked whether to keep it or to replace
it. Click Next.
Supply a name for the printer and choose whether you want to make it your
default printer. Click Next.
6. 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.
Important!
• Make sure that the Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play printer checkbox is
not checked.
• Press F1 to access the Windows online help system if you need additional help when
installing a printer/print server using this method.
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Adding Printers in Windows
If the USB port option does not appear:
If the USB port option does not appear when adding printers in Windows 2000 and XP,
follow these instructions to emulate a USB port:
Windows XP:
1. Go to Start | Printers and Faxes and click the Add a Printer icon to start the Add Printer
Wizard. Click Next.
Windows 2000:
1.
Go to Start | Settings | Printers and click the Add Printer icon to start the Add Printer
Wizard. Click Next.
2.
Select the Local Printer radio button and click Next. Click the Create a new port radio
button and select Standard TCP/IP Port from the list. Click Next and the Add Standard
TCP/IP Printer Port Wizard starts. Click Next.
Enter the name of the print server (Example: AXIS100086 or the IP address) and click Next.
Enter the Device Port you want to use: choose LPT1
Select Manufacturer and Printer from the lists. Click Next. Choose whether you want to
keep the existing driver or to replace it. If you already have the printer’s driver installed,
you will be asked whether to keep it or to replace it. Click Next.
Supply a name for the printer and choose whether you want to make it your default
printer. Click Next.
Choose whether you want to share the printer with other network users. Click Next and
Finish.
Go to Start | (Settings) | Printers (and Faxes) and highlight your newly installed printer.
Right-click and choose Properties. Choose the Ports tab (make sure your printer is
highlighted) and then Configure Port...Under Protocol, click the Raw radio button and then
define the printer port under Raw Settings - Port Number as follows: 9100.
Click OK and close the window. Print a test page to verify your installation.
3.
4.
Method for LPR
Printing
If you wish to print over LPR but do not wish to install Print Services for
Unix you can change the printing protocol after having installed the
printer using the Standard TCP/IP method, see “Adding Printers in
Windows 2000 and XP over TCP/IP” on page 21 for instructions.
Once the printer is installed, follow these instructions to change the
printing protocol:
1. Go to Start | Settings | Printers.
2. Double-click the installed printer.
3. Select Properties from the Printer menu.
4. Click the Ports tab.
5. Click the Configure Port button.
6. Click the LPR radio button and enter the queue name (PR1, PR2...).
7. Click OK to finish.
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Adding NetBIOS/NetBEUI Printers in Windows 2000 using AXIS Print Monitor
See to it that the NetBEUI protocol is installed on your client. Follow the
procedure below to install Axis Printer Ports from a Windows 2000
workstation:
1. To start the Add Printer Wizard, select Settings | Printers from the Start
menu and double-click the Add Printer icon. Start the installation by
clicking Next.
2. The Wizard asks you to select Local printer or Network printer. Select Local
printer and click Next.
3. Click Create a new port. In the Available Ports dialog, select AXIS Port and
click Next.
4. Select NetBIOS/NetBEUI as your choice of network protocol and click OK.
5. Select the AXIS Port you want to add from the list of available ports. The
port appears as <name>.<port> AX100086.US1. The port is US1.
6. Choose the appropriate printer driver for your printer. Click Next and
proceed directly to step 9. It is only necessary to perform steps 7 - 8 if your
printer does not appear in the list.
Note:
Even if the desired printer is available in the Manufacturers and Printers
lists, you are advised to use the printer driver provided with the printer. This
assures you of the latest driver software.
7. Click the Have Disk... button. Insert the printer driver diskette/CD that was
provided with your printer, select the appropriate diskette/CD drive and click
OK.
8. Select the printer driver you want to install and click Next.
9. Enter an appropriate name for your printer and click Next.
10. Choose whether you want to share the printer with other network users and
click Next.
11. Choose whether you want to print a test page, click Next and then Finish.
Adding Printers in Windows NT 4 Using the Microsoft LPR Monitor
If you have not already done so, you should perform the TCP/IP basic
setup procedures prior to installing a printer for LPR printing.
Preparing for
LPR Printing
In the Control Panel, double-click the Network icon. Select the Services
tab. If the TCP/IP Printing entry appears, then TCP/IP is already installed.
Close the Network folder and go on to Installing an LPR printer, below.
First, prepare for LPR printing:
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1. Open the Control Panel and double-click the Network icon.
2. Select Protocols.
3. Add TCP\IP Protocol.
4. Select Services.
5. Add Microsoft TCP\IP Printing.
Installing an LPR
Printer
1. Go to Start | Settings | Printers | Add Printer. Select My Computer (for
peer-to-peer printing) and click Next.
2. From the Available Ports list, choose the appropriate printer port, which will
appear as the host name or IP address of the print server. Skip to step 7.
3. If the host name or IP address of the print server you wish to use does not
appear in the list, click Add Port.
4. Choose LPR Port from Available Printer Ports and click New Port.
5. Type the print server’s name or IP address in the field Name or address of
server providing lpr (Example: 10.13.6.198). Then enter which port to use
in the field Name of printer or print queue on that server: USB1. Click OK
and then Close.
6. The added print server will now appear in the Available Ports list.
7. Click Next, choose an appropriate driver and finish the installation in the
normal manner.
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Adding NetBIOS/NetBEUI Printers in Windows NT 4 using AXIS Print Monitor
See to it that the NetBEUI protocol is installed on your client. Follow the
procedure below to install Axis Printer Ports from a Windows NT 4.0
workstation:
1. To start the Add Printer Wizard, select Settings | Printers from the Start
menu and double-click the Add Printer icon.
2. The Wizard asks you to select My Computer or Network printer server.
Select My Computer, click Next.
3. Click Add Port... In the Available Ports dialog, select AXIS Port and click New
Port...
4. Select NetBIOS/NetBEUI as your choice of network protocol and click OK.
5. Select the AXIS Port you want to add from the list of available ports. The
port appears as <name>.<port> (Example: AX100086.US1). The <port> is
US1. Click OK.
6. Close the Printer Ports window.
7. Click the Configure Port... button. Choose whether error condition pop-up
messages are to be displayed by checking the box in the Configure Axis Ports
dialog. Define the frequency at which the error messages should be
displayed after retry. Click OK. Continue the installation by clicking Next.
8. Choose the appropriate printer driver for your printer. Click Next and
proceed directly to step 11. It is only necessary to perform steps 9 - 10 if
your printer does not appear in the list.
Note:
Even if the desired printer is available in the Manufacturers and Printers
lists, you are advised to use the printer driver provided with the printer. This
assures you of the latest driver software.
9. Click the Have Disk... button. Insert the printer driver diskette/CD that was
provided with your printer, select the appropriate diskette/CD drive and click
OK.
10. Select the printer driver you want to install and click Next.
11. Enter an appropriate name for your printer and click Next.
12. Choose whether you want to share the printer with other network users and
click Next.
13. Choose whether you want to print a test page and then click Finish.
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Adding Printers in Windows 98 and Me over TCP/IP using AXIS Print Monitor
AXIS Print Monitor
AXIS Print Monitor is the recommended tool to use for network printing
in Windows 98 and Me environments. AXIS Print Monitor is available on
the AXIS Network Product CD and from the Axis Web site.
AXIS Print Monitor
Overview
AXIS Print Monitor allows a print server to be connected in the same
simple fashion as connecting a local printer. Once installed, it is
automatically initialized upon system startup. AXIS Print Monitor has
been developed for peer-to-peer printing, allowing your print jobs to be
sent directly to the print server.
Printing Environments
AXIS Print Monitor supports printing over NetBIOS/NetBEUI and TCP/IP
(LPR and Raw TCP). To enable printing in these environments, please
ensure that the desired printing protocols are running on your client.
Peer-to-Peer Printing
The AXIS Print Monitor needs to be installed on each workstation to
perform peer-to-peer printing. Once installed, the AXIS Print Monitor
allows you to access all network printers, just as if they were connected
directly to your workstation.
Client/Server Printing
AXIS Print Monitor needs only to be installed on one server to perform
client/server printing. The installed printers must be configured to be
shared to allow clients to use them. Pop-up messages should not be
enabled on the server as they will not be displayed on the client
platforms.
Note:
AXIS Print Monitor can also be used for DOS printing. Please refer to the
AXIS Print Monitor’s Readme file for instructions. The Readme file is located
in the same folder where AXIS Print Monitor is installed on your PC.
Adding TCP/IP
Printers in
Windows 98/Me
using AXIS Print
Monitor
1. To start the Add Printer Wizard, select Settings | Printers from the Start
menu and double-click the Add Printer icon.
2. After clicking Next in the first dialog, the Wizard asks you to select between
Local Printer and Network Printer. You must select Local Printer and click
Next.
3. Choose the appropriate print driver for your printer. If the desired print
driver already appears within the displayed Manufacturers and printers
lists, highlight your selection, click Next and proceed directly to step 6. It
is only necessary to perform steps 4 - 5 if your printer does not feature in
the model list.
4. Click the Have Disk... button. Insert the printer driver diskette/CD into the
appropriate disk drive of your computer. If the floppy disk drive is A:, then
click OK, otherwise type the letter of your disk drive and then click OK.
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5. Select the type of printer you want to install from the diskette/CD and click
Next.
6. Select the Printers@TCP/IP Port and click Next.
7. Enter an appropriate name for your printer and choose whether you want
it to be the default printer. Click Next.
8. In the next window, do not order a Test Page to be written, just click Finish.
9. AXIS Print Monitor now informs you that the printer has to be connected
to another port. Click OK.
10. The printer you have defined will now be displayed in the Printers Folder.
Right-click the printer object and select Properties from the Context menu.
11. Click the Details tab within the Properties page and then click Add Port to
display the available monitors.
12. Click the radio button “other”. Select AXIS Port and then click OK.
13. Select RAW (TCP/IP) as your choice of protocol and click OK.
14. Enter the IP address or the host name of your print server (Example:
AXIS100086) and assign a port number: 9902. Click OK.
15. The TCP/IP port will then be added automatically to the list of available ports.
Click OK and Apply.
16. You may now configure the port, as described below.
The Axis Printer Port is now installed.
Configure the Port
1. Select Settings | Printers from the Start menu and highlight the printer
you wish to configure. Select File | Properties | Details and click Port
Settings. Click the Configure Port button.
2. Choose whether error condition pop-up messages are to be displayed by
checking the box in the Configure AXIS Ports dialog. Define the frequency
at which the error messages should be displayed after retry. Click OK. Click
OK.
Note:
Even if the desired printer is available in the Manufacturers and Printers lists,
you are advised to use the print driver provided with the printer. This assures
you of the latest driver software.
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Adding Printers in Windows 98 and Me over NetBIOS/NetBEUI using AXIS Print Monitor
Follow the procedures below to install Axis NetBIOS/NetBEUI printer
ports on a Windows 98 workstation, using AXIS Print Monitor:
1. To start the Add Printer Wizard, select Settings | Printers from the Start
menu and double-click the Add Printer icon.
2. After clicking Next in the first dialog, the Wizard asks you to select Local
printer or Network printer. Select Local printer and click Next.
3. Choose the appropriate printer driver for your printer. If the desired printer
driver appears in the displayed Manufacturers and Printers lists, highlight
your selection, click Next and proceed directly to step 6. It is only necessary
to perform steps 4 - 5 if your printer does not appear in the model list.
Note:
Even if the desired printer is available in the Manufacturers and Printers
lists, you are advised to use the printer driver provided with the printer. This
assures you of the latest driver software.
4. Click the Have Disk... button. Insert the printer driver diskette/CD that was
provided with your printer, select the appropriate diskette/CD drive and click
OK.
5. Select the printer driver you want to install and click Next.
6. Select the AXIS Printer Port from the Available Ports list. The port names
appears as <name>.<port>. Here, <name> is AX followed by the last six
digits of the print server’s serial number (e.g. AX100086) and <port> is US1.
Click the Configure Port button.
7. Choose whether error condition pop-up messages are to be displayed by
checking the box in the Configure AXIS Ports dialog. Define the frequency
at which the error messages should be displayed after retry. Click OK and
Next.
8. Enter an appropriate name for your printer and click Next.
9. Choose whether you wish to print a test page and click Finish.
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Section 5
Adding Printers in Macintosh
Having connected the AXIS OfficeBasic USB to your network, this section now
describes how to set up your print server for printing in Mac OS X and earlier
Macintosh environments using AppleTalk.
If you intend to use the print server in a multi-protocol environment, refer to
the chapters pertaining to the respective operating systems in this manual.
Installation in Mac OS X
This section describes setting up your print server for printing in the Mac OS X.
1. Start Print Center (from Go | Applications | Utilities | Print Center).
2. Select Printers | Add Printer...
3. From the Printer List dialog, select AppleTalk.
4. Now, the port of your print server will appear in the list of available printers.
The port is shown as <host name>_<port>. Example: AXIS100086_USB1.
Select the print server port you want to use.
5. Select an appropriate printer driver for your printer from the Printer Model
drop-down list. If the printer is not available in the list, select Generic.
(You can also browse for a printer driver on your computer or network by
selecting Other... from the list.)
6. Click Add to complete the installation.
Installation on an Older Mac, using AppleTalk
Basic Configuration
On an older Mac, basic configuration in AppleTalk is performed simply by
opening the Chooser window and selecting a printer.
You can change the default name of your print server or any of default
parameters by editing the print server’s config file. To access the config file
from a Macintosh, you can use:
• any Web browser with Javascript enabled
• FTP using MacTCP, Fetch or Anarchie
In order to use any of these methods, you must assign an IP address to the print
server as described in “Setting Parameters” on page 32.
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Choosing a Printer
Selecting a Printer
The method for choosing a printer varies depending on which version of
LaserWriter printer driver you are using.
•
•
Autodetect Printer
Type
The LaserWriter 7.0 driver assumes that you use a standard PostScript
driver, and cannot take advantage of any printer specific features.
The LaserWriter 8.0 driver uses PPD files that contain printer descriptions.
This gives you full control over any features your printer might have.
The print server can automatically detect the type of printer you are using if
you enable Autodetect Printer Type. The print server can then recognize Epson
and Hewlett Packard InkJet printers. Most Epson and Hewlett Packard InkJet
printers that have Mac OS printer drivers for network printing are supported.
Without the Autodetect Printer Type function, the AppleTalk printer type has to
be specified manually in the print server. For Epson InkJets it would be
"EPSONLQ2" and for HP InkJets it would be "DeskWriter". If the print server
does not recognize the connected printer, the default setting "LaserWriter" will
be used as printer type. "LaserWriter" is the recommended setting to be used
with all PostScript printers.
To enable Autodetect Printer Type, log in to your print server’s Web interface
and select Admin | Network Settings | Detailed View | Macintosh | Auto
Detect Printer Type | Yes.
See the Help pages in the print server’s Web interface for details.
LaserWriter 7.0 Printer
Driver
Follow the instructions below to choose a printer:
1. Select Chooser from the Apple menu.
2. Click the LaserWriter icon.
3. If your network has more than one zone, click on the zone you want. (If your
network does not have any zones, this box will not appear.)
4. Click the name of the printer you want — the ports are shown as <host
name>_<port>. Example: AXIS100086_USB1.
5. Click the Close box. This completes the configuration and closes the
Chooser.
Repeat this procedure for each Macintosh computer on the network using the
print server.
LaserWriter 8.0
Printer Driver
Follow the instructions below to choose a printer:
1. Select Chooser from the Apple menu.
2. Click the LaserWriter 8.0 icon.
3. If your network has more than one zone click on the zone you want. (If your
network does not have any zones, this box will not appear.)
4. Click the name of the printer you want — the ports are shown as <host
name>_<port>. Example: AXIS100086_USB1.
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5. Click Setup... and then Auto Setup. If the selected printer supports bidirectional printing and the appropriate PPD file is available, the installation
is performed automatically and you can therefore proceed directly to step
7 (if this is not the case, the PPD file must be selected manually, as described
in step 6).
6. Choose the PPD file matching your printer, and click OK.
If your printer does not appear in the PPD file list, please contact your printer
vendor. Use the Generic PPD if you do not need any printer specific features.
7. Click OK, and then click the Close box. This completes the configuration and
closes the Chooser.
Repeat this procedure for each Macintosh computer on the network using the
print server.
Bi-directional
Support
The AXIS OfficeBasic USB allows the printer driver to communicate directly
with the printer and consequently facilitates complete functional control over
print jobs, e.g. automatic downloading of fonts not resident in the printer.
This functionality has backward compatibility with older printers and
Macintosh computers, which means that the AXIS OfficeBasic USB can
generate appropriate responses to Macintosh printer queries when the
connected printer does not support bi-directional communication.
Verifying the Setup
You simply need to print a document from the Macintosh computer to verify
communication to the chosen printer. The basic installation can be considered
complete if the print test is satisfactory. The AXIS OfficeBasic USB is now ready
for use.
Note:
For information on advanced AppleTalk functions such as non-PostScript
printer support, please refer to the Technical Reference on the Axis Web site.
BCP and TBCP
You should specify if you want to enable or disable binary transfer of print data
in the print server’s web interface (Admin | Network Settings | Detailed View
| Macintosh | Binary Protocol for Printer (1). By enabling binary transfer you
reduce printing time, provided that the print job is sent as binary data to the
print server. This is particular true when you are printing large bitmaps.
•
•
•
TBCP enables the print server to use the TBCP (Tagged Binary
Communication Protocol) to transfer print data to the printer. Select this
alternative when using Postscript printers.
BCP enables the print server to use the BCP (Binary Communications
Protocol) to transfer print data to the printer. Select this alternative when
using Postscript printers.
None disables all binary transfers, select this alternative for all nonPostScript printers and for ASCII PostScript printing.
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Notes:
• If you have have set the Auto-Detect Printer Type parameter to YES, the text output format
will be chosen automatically (Admin | Network Settings | Detailed View | Macintosh |
Auto Detect Printer Type | Yes).
• Some printers, e.g. Epson InkJet printers, can not be used when TBCP is enabled.
Setting Parameters
In AppleTalk, you can change a limited number of the parameters of the AXIS
OfficeBasic USB. You can:
• enable and disable binary data transfers for your printing
• select the type of binary transfer protocol to use
• specify the AppleTalk printer type
• set the IP address
However, by assigning an IP address to your print server, you have access to all
of the print server parameters via any standard Web browser or via FTP. Refer
to Section 6 Print Server Management Methods, on page 34 for more
information.
Example:
The following example describes how you set the print server parameters in
AppleTalk.
Important:
DO NOT use the parameter values from this example when configuring your
print server. You should select values that are appropriate for your printers
and network settings.
Follow the instructions below:
1. Open the Chooser from the Apple menu.
2. Select a network printer driver — any LaserWriter will do.
3. Select the printer port ending with _CFG.
4. Close the Chooser.
5. Open a text editor, e.g. SimpleText.
6. Write a text file containing the parameters you want to set:
BINARY_TYPE_1.
INT_ADDR.
ATYPE_1.
:BCP
:192.168.3.191
:EPSONLQ2
Note:
Parameters that you do not want to set should be excluded from the text
file. Refer to the Parameter list in this manual for information about which
values that are valid for each parameter.
7. Print the text file. The settings will be stored in the print server.
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8. Open the Chooser and select the printer port you wish to use for printing
documents.
9. Close the Chooser.
Note:
The _CFG port disappears 60 minutes after the AXIS OfficeBasic USB has
been powered on. If you want it to reappear, you must restart your print
server.
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Section 6
Print Server Management Methods
The management and configuration tools that are supported by the AXIS
OfficeBasic USB allow you to:
•
•
•
•
•
•
Configuration
Overview
Change the print server parameters, i.e. editing the config file
Receive extended information about the print jobs
Receive printer port status
Monitor your printers
Perform a Factory Default of the print server
Upgrade the AXIS OfficeBasic USB firmware. See Updating the
Firmware, on page 47.
The method you should use to manage and configure your print server
depends on the operating systems and protocols of your network. The
table below displays which method to use for each supported
environment.
Protocol
Configuration/Management methods
TCP/IP (Windows )
Web Browser - See page 35
FTP - See page 39
AppleTalk over TCP/IP
Web browser - See page 35
AppleTalk, pre-MacOSX
Chooser - See page 29
Note:
TFTP are powerful tools for configuring the AXIS OfficeBasic USB. Refer to
the documentation for the TFTP server on your system for specific
information.
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Using a Web Browser for Print Server Management
Once you have assigned a valid IP address to the print server, you are free
to access the print server’s Web pages from any Web browser with
Javascript enabled.
The Web interface of the print server is divided into two modes of
operation: User mode and Admin mode.
User
In User mode, you have no rights to change any parameters. This mode is
intended for regular users who are only interested in using the print
server's interface for checking print jobs or viewing printer properties. If
you want to change any of the print server's settings, you must enter the
Admin mode. However, if you have access rights to the Admin mode, you
can change some of the basic parameters from User mode via the
Configuration Wizard.
Admin
When in Admin mode, you have access to all the print server's parameters
and you can change them to your liking. This mode is intended for
network administrators and is password protected to prevent
unauthorized changing of the print server parameters.
If the ROOT_PWD. parameter is set to pass (which is the default value), you
have access to the User mode as well as the Admin mode.
root
pass
****
AXIS OfficeBasic USB web interface
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Accessing the
Web Pages
Follow the steps below to access the internal home page of the AXIS
OfficeBasic USB.
1. Start your Web browser.
2. In the Location/Address field, type the host name or the IP address of your
print server. The User Mode Printer Overview page of the print server will
appear in the browser window.
3. Click Admin to enter the Admin mode. If the management password is set
to anything but pass, you must enter root as the user. The password pass
is the default password of the AXIS OfficeBasic USB.
Services Available
from the User Mode
Printer Overview
The following services are available from the User mode. An additional
link to the Axis home page is available from this mode.
The Printer Overview page contains a section that allows you to view the
general parameter setting of the AXIS OfficeBasic USB, including the
print server name and the location of the print server in your
organization, if defined.
If you have admin access rights you can use the Configuration Wizard to
perform basic configuration of the print server.
By clicking a printer icon, a printer page opens, allowing you to view the
status and the supported capabilities of the connected printer. The extent
of this information is depending on the printer model. From the printer
page, you can also print a test page to the selected printer.
Print Jobs
Help
From the Print Jobs page you can view the status of the current print
jobs, including the number of printed bytes and the origin of the print
job. You can also view a log of the 20 latest print jobs that includes user,
printing protocol and file size. A log that displays accumulated usage of
the connected printers allows you to control the usage of the connected
printers.
The Help page presents you with basic information about the AXIS
OfficeBasic USB and the Web user interface. A short description of the
Axis installation tools you should use when installing a printer on your
computer is also included.
Configuration Wizard
The Configuration Wizard will guide you through the procedure of
verifying some default settings and configure a few parameters. When
you are finished, the print server is correctly configured for all printers
and network environments.
Changing Language
and Character Set
You can Change language and character set used in the print server’s
Web interface from the User mode. Available languages are English
(default), French, German, Spanish and Italian. Available character sets
are ISO-8859-1 (default) and UTF-8.
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Services available
from the Admin Mode
The following services are available from the Admin mode. An additional
link to the Axis home page is available from this mode.
This Print Server
The This Print Server page contains a section that allows you to view and
modify the general parameter settings of the AXIS OfficeBasic USB,
including print server name, node address, password and base URL.
Management operations, like restarting the print server and resetting
most of its parameters to their factory default values, are also available.
By clicking on a printer icon, a printer page opens, allowing you to view
the status and the supported capabilities of the connected printer. The
extent of this information depends on the printer model. From the printer
page, you can also send a test page to the selected printer.
Print Jobs
From the Print Jobs page you can view the status of the current print
jobs, including the number of printed bytes and the origin of the print
job. You can also view a log of the 20 latest print jobs that includes user,
printing protocol and file size. A log that displays the accumulated usage
of the connected printers allows you to control the usage of the connected
printers.
To the right of every current print job there is a delete button. Click it to
delete the print job.
Network Settings
From the Network Settings page you can set all parameters that control
the network traffic to and from the print server. You can enable or disable
network protocols and fine-tune parameter settings.
Caution!
Any network configuration should involve the Network Administrator.
Support
Using the Support page you can receive assistance to resolve any
installation or print problems that might occur. If your problems persist,
the Support page also allows you to produce a Server Report. The Server
Report includes the settings of the AXIS OfficeBasic USB, information
about your connected printers as well as current network settings. The
Server Report is of great value for support assistance, so please mail,
email or fax it to your support channel together with a detailed
description of the problem.
Statistics
The Statistics page displays information about the network packets to
and from the print server as well as information about the connections to
different network servers and services.
Help
Help displays a comprehensive description of the configuration and
management activities that can be performed from the internal Web
pages of the print server. Theses activities include instructions on how to
install the print server in various environments and how to upgrade it
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with new firmware. A detailed index is also available.
Parameter List
Restart
Factory Default
Shows all print server parameters and their current settings.
Restarts the print server.
Will reset all print server parameters and settings to their factory default
values except
• Node Address (NODE_ADDR.)
• IP Address (INT_ADDR.)
• DHCP enabled or disabled (DHCP_ENB.)
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Using FTP for Print Server Management
Having assigned an IP address to your AXIS OfficeBasic USB, as
described earlier in this manual, you can change its parameter settings
using the File Transport Protocol (FTP).
Editing the config File
Follow the instructions below to edit the config file using FTP:
1. Log in to the AXIS OfficeBasic USB by typing:
ftp <host name>
- or -
ftp <IP address>
in a Windows Command window.
2. Enter user id and password. (The default entries are root and pass.)
3. Download the config file to your host by typing:
get config
4. Edit the file using your preferred text editor.
5. Save the config file to the AXIS OfficeBasic USB by typing
put config CONFIG
Notes:
• It is important that the destination file is specified in capital letters. Otherwise the edits
are temporary and will be lost once the AXIS OfficeBasic USB has been powered down.
• To edit the config file on a older MacOS verions (pre-MacOSX) you will need FTP support
such as MacTCP, Fetch or Anarchie. The procedure for editing the file is the same as
described above.
The example on the next page shows how to edit the config file using FTP
from a Command window.
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Print Server Management Methods
Example:
> ftp npserver
connected to npserver.
220 Axis OffceBasic USB FTP Network Print Server
vx.xx March 19 2003 ready.
Name (npserver:thomas): root
331 User name ok, need password
Password: pass
(not visible)
230 User logged in
ftp> get config
200 PORT command successful.
150 Opening data connection for config
(192,36,253,4,13,223), (mode ascii).
226 Transfer complete.
8588 bytes received in 0.24 seconds (35.63 kbytes/s)
ftp> put config CONFIG
200 PORT command successful.
150 Opening data connection for CONFIG
(192,36,253,4,13,223), (mode ascii).
226 Transfer complete.
8588 bytes received in 0.45 seconds (19.04 kbytes/s)
ftp> bye
221 Goodbye.
>
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Print Server Management Methods
Viewing
the Account File
The account file contains data concerning the 20 last print jobs. It
specifies an internal job number, the user that initiated the job, the
protocol used, current status (Completed, Off-line, or Printing), number of
bytes printed, elapsed time and off-line time.
Follow the instructions below to view the account file using FTP:
1. Log in to the AXIS OfficeBasic USB by typing:
ftp <host name> or ftp <IP address> in a Windows Command
window.
2. Enter user id and password. (The default entries are root and pass.)
3. Download the account file to your host by typing get account
4. View the account file using your preferred text editor.
FTP Help
By typing help in step 3 in the FTP instruction sets above, a list of all
general FTP commands will be displayed.
By typing remotehelp (or rhelp, depending on your FTP program) in step
3 in the FTP instruction sets above, a list of all print server specific
commands will be displayed.
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Configuration Possibilities
Section 7
Configuration Possibilities
This section describes some special features offered by the AXIS
OfficeBasic USB:
Autodetect Printer Type, on page 42
AutoIP, on page 42
Network Speed, on page 42
Autodetect Printer Type
The print server can automatically detect the type of printer you are using
if you enable Autodetect Printer Type. The print server can then
recognize Epson and Hewlett Packard InkJet printers. Most Epson and
Hewlett Packard InkJet printers that have Mac OS printer drivers for
network printing are supported. If Autodetect Printer Type is disabled,
the AppleTalk printer type has to be specified manually in the print
server. For Epson InkJets it would be "EPSONLQ2" and for HP InkJets it
would be "DeskWriter". If the print server does not recognize the
connected printer the default setting, "LaserWriter" will be used as printer
type. "LaserWriter" is the recommended setting to be used with all
PostScript printers.
To enable Autodetect Printer Type, log in to your print server’s Web
interface and select Admin | Network Settings | Detailed View |
Macintosh | Auto Detect Printer Type | Yes.
See the Help pages in the print server’s Web interface for details.
AutoIP
In the absence of an IP address management mechanism such as DHCP,
the print server will receive a temporary IP address automatically over
AutoIP, a method which enables the host to automatically take a linklocal
IPv4 address. AutoIP is supported by Windows 98, Me, 2000, XP and Mac
OS version 8.5 or higher.
Network Speed
With the Network Speed parameter you can manually specify the speed at
which you will send and receive network packages. You can change the
Network Speed setting to correspond to the type of network you are using
(10 or 100 Mbit).
To change the Network Speed in an Ethernet network, log in to the print
server’s internal Web pages and click Admin | General Settings =>
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Change. From here, you have the option of setting the network speed to:
Network Speed
Comment
AUTO_SENSE
This is the default value where the print server detects which speed is optimal for each network package you transfer.
10_HALF__DX
10 Half Duplex
10_FULL_DX
10 Full Duplex
100_HALF_DX
100 Half Duplex
100_FULL_DX
100 Full Duplex
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Troubleshooting
Section 8
Troubleshooting
This section provides useful information to help you resolve difficulties you
may experience with your AXIS OfficeBasic USB. Fault symptoms, possible
causes and remedial actions are provided within a quick reference table.
Please visit the Axis Web site for latest troubleshooting tips, more support
and additional help through the FAQ database or to fill in and submit a
Support question.
General
The USB port in an AXIS OfficeBasic USB only supports USB printers. If
any other USB device has been connected to this port, the print server must
be restarted before it can function properly again.
LED Indicators
Indicator
Power
Network
Color/Behavior
Explanation
Yellow
OK
Not lit
No power/Error
Orange
OK - network connected
Orange flashing
Activity on network
Not lit
No physical connection to the network
Web Interface
Symptoms
Possible causes
Remedial actions
The AXIS OfficeBasic USB is not
connected properly.
1. Check Power and Network indicator.
2. Check that assignment of IP addresses
for the AXIS OfficeBasic USB is correct.
3. To further check the IP addresses, run
the Ping command from another computer as described in "IP address check"
at the end of this chapter. Follow the
appropriate recommendations.
Problem with your proxy server.
Verify the proxy server settings in your
Web browser.
Other networking problems.
1. Verify that your network is accessible
through your network socket.
2. Verify that your network cable is functional.
The AXIS OfficeBasic USB Web
interface cannot be accessed
from a Web browser.
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IP Address Check with
Ping
By sending a data packet to a specific IP address and waiting for a reply,
Ping can determine whether that IP address is accessible. Ping can also
help you to determine IP address conflicts with your AXIS OfficeBasic
USB and troubleshoot TCP/IP problems on the network. Follow the
instructions below to diagnose your problem.
1. Start a Command window/Terminal.
2. Type "ping x.x.x.x", where x.x.x.x is the IP address you want to check — for
example the IP address of your AXIS OfficeBasic USB.
3. Subsequent replies will provide an explanation of the cause of the problem.
Replies from DOS can be interpreted as defined in the table below:
Ping Reply
Interpretation and recommendation
AXIS OfficeBasic USB connected
AXIS OfficeBasic USB disconnected
bytes = 32 time = 2 ms......
- or something similar
The AXIS OfficeBasic USB is responding correctly. There are probably no
conflicts with the IP address - disconnect the AXIS OfficeBasic USB and
ping again to verify.
The IP address is already in use and
cannot be used again. You must obtain
a new IP address for your AXIS OfficeBasic USB.
destination host unreachable
The AXIS OfficeBasic USB is not accessible. Check your network settings.
—
request timed out
The IP address is not in use. You are either pinging the wrong IP address or
your AXIS OfficeBasic USB does not
have the correct IP address.
This IP address is not used by anyone
and is available for use for your AXIS
OfficeBasic USB. Set the IP address
again, power on the AXIS OfficeBasic
USB and then try accessing the unit.
no response from ping
command
The AXIS OfficeBasic USB is not accessible. Check your network settings.
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Troubleshooting
Axis Support
Server Report
In order to obtain optimal support from Axis support technicians, please
follow these instructions when filling in and submitting a support
question:
1. Go to the print server’s Web pages by typing the print server’s IP address
in the Address/Location field of your Web browser.
2. Go to Admin | Support. Click the Server Report link. A new window will
open.
3. Save the Server report as an HTML file (with an .html file extension) and go
to the Axis Web site.
4. Choose Support and report your case, attaching the Server Report.
Please visit the Axis Web site for more support and additional help
through the FAQ database.
USB port:
If the USB port option does not appear when adding printers in Windows 2000 and XP,
follow these instructions to emulate a USB port:
Windows XP:
1. Go to Start | Printers and Faxes and click the Add a Printer icon to start the Add Printer
Wizard. Click Next.
Windows 2000:
1.
2.
3.
4.
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Go to Start | Settings | Printers and click the Add Printer icon to start the Add Printer
Wizard. Click Next.
Select the Local Printer radio button and click Next. Click the Create a new port radio
button and select Standard TCP/IP Port from the list. Click Next and the Add Standard
TCP/IP Printer Port Wizard starts. Click Next.
Enter the name of the print server (Example: AXIS100086 or the IP address) and click Next.
Enter the Device Port you want to use: choose LPT1
Select Manufacturer and Printer from the lists. Click Next. Choose whether you want to
keep the existing driver or to replace it. If you already have the printer’s driver installed,
you will be asked whether to keep it or to replace it. Click Next.
Supply a name for the printer and choose whether you want to make it your default
printer. Click Next.
Choose whether you want to share the printer with other network users. Click Next and
Finish.
Go to Start | (Settings) | Printers (and Faxes) and highlight your newly installed printer.
Right-click and choose Properties. Choose the Ports tab (make sure your printer is
highlighted) and then Configure Port...Under Protocol, click the Raw radio button and then
define the printer port under Raw Settings - Port Number as follows: 9100.
Click OK and close the window. Print a test page to verify your installation.
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Updating the Firmware
Section 9
Updating the Firmware
Upgrading the Firmware
You can upgrade the AXIS OfficeBasic USB firmware using one of the
following methods:
•
•
Upgrading from the
Print Server’s Internal
Web Pages
From the print server’s internal Web pages (TCP/IP)
FTP (TCP/IP)
Follow these instructions to upgrade the firmware of your print server
from its internal Web pages (flash loading over the Web):
1. Open your Web browser, enter the IP address of your print server and
press Enter. (See “Print Server Management Methods” on page 34 for
detailed instructions on accessing your Axis print server on the Web).
2. From the Admin mode, click the Firmware Upgrade button. From here you
can upgrade your print server with the latest available firmware.
Upgrading over the
Network using FTP
To upgrade over the network using FTP you will need a file with the new
print server firmware. The name of this file is in the form
product_version.bin.
You can use any of the previously mentioned methods to obtain the new
file.
You must assign an IP address to the AXIS OfficeBasic USB before you
can use this upgrading method.
Follow the procedures below to upgrade the print server:
Caution!
Be careful not to interrupt the file transfer. If the transfer is interrupted, the
AXIS OfficeBasic USB may have to be re-initialized by your dealer.
1. From a DOS command prompt, log in to the AXIS OfficeBasic USB with
the command:
ftp <host name> or ftp <IP address>
2. You will be prompted for user id and password. Use the user id root, which
has the default password pass.
3. Type the command: binary to change to binary transfer mode.
4. Type the command: put <firmware_name> FLASH where
<firmware_name> is the name of the new print server firmware.
5. Wait for the flash loading operation to finish. This normally takes 1 to 4
minutes. After that, the unit will automatically restart with the new print
server firmware.
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Updating the Firmware
6. Log out using the command: quit (or bye or exit depending on your FTP
version).
Obtaining the firmware
You can obtain all the print server firmware as well as the latest utility
software from the following locations:
•
•
•
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http://www.axis.com
AXIS Network Product CD
your local dealer
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The Test Button
Section 10
The Test Button
The test button is located on the front right hand side of the AXIS OfficeBasic
USB and is used for:
• Printing a test page to check the connection to the printer.
• Printing a parameter list to see the print server’s current settings.
Performing a Factory Default of the print server.
The Test Page
Press the test button once to print a test page. The test page contains basic
information about the AXIS OfficeBasic USB. It is recommended that you print
a test page every time you connect the print server to a printer.
The Parameter List
Press the test button twice to print a parameter list showing the current AXIS
OfficeBasic USB settings. This list provides comprehensive details of all the
parameters and their current status. Refer to Section 12 The Parameter List, on
page 52.
If you want to change any of the parameters, use one of the methods described
in Section 6 Print Server Management Methods, on page 34.
Factory Default
Follow the instructions below to restore most of the print server settings to
factory default values:
1. Remove the Power Adapter to switch off the AXIS OfficeBasic USB.
2. Remove the network cable.
3. Press and hold down the test button while you plug the Power Adapter back
in. Continue to hold down the test button until the network indicator begins
to flash at one-second intervals. This should take about 5 seconds.
4. Release the test button and wait until the network indicator flashes at least
five times.
5. Press and hold down the test button again until the network indicator
remains constantly lit.
6. Disconnect the Power Adapter.
7. Insert the network cable.
8. Restart the AXIS OfficeBasic USB by reconnecting the Power Adapter.
Note:
A Factory Default will reset all print server parameters and settings to their
factory default values except
• Node Address (NODE_ADDR.)
• IP Address (INT_ADDR.)
• DHCP enabled or disabled (DHCP_ENB.)
If you want to change these parameters, use any standard Web browser.
Please refer to Section 6 Print Server Management Methods, on page 34.
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Technical Specification
Section 11
Supported Printers
Technical Specification
USB printers. Not compatible with Windows GDI printers.
Supported Systems
Microsoft Windows:
Windows NT ver 4.0, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows XP.
Print Methods: NetBEUI, LPR, Raw TCP.
Additional Systems:
All computers supporting the TCP/IP suite of protocols.
Apple EtherTalk:
WWW:
Print Method: AppleTalk Phase 2.
Netscape Communicator 4.7 and above, Internet Explorer 4.0 and above,
Mozilla 1.0 and above.
Supported Protocols
Windows:
TCP/IP:
Apple EtherTalk:
Supported Languages
NetBIOS/NetBEUI or TCP/IP.
LPR, FTP, ARP, RARP, DHCP, ICMP, IGMP, IP, TCP, UDP, HTTP, TFTP, SLP, Raw TCP,
AutoIP, DDNS.
AAPR, ATP, DDP, NBP, PAP, RTMP, ZIP.
English, French, German, Spanish and Italian.
Logical Connection
Ethernet:
Use of IEEE 802.2, IEEE 802.3, SNAP and Ethernet II frame types simultaneously.
Fast Ethernet:
Supports NWay that provides auto-detection of network speed. Use of IEEE
802.2, IEEE 802.3, SNAP and Ethernet II frame types simultaneously, full duplex.
Wired Network
Attachments
Ethernet:
Printer Ports
50
RJ-45 connector (Category 5 twisted pair cable) for 10baseT Ethernet or
100base TX Fast Ethernet.
One USB printer port.
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Technical Specification
Power Consumption:
Maximum 5.6 W
Power provided by Power Adapter type PS-H: 5.1V DC 2000 mA
Dimensions
Height x Width x Depth:
1.1in (29 mm), 2.4in (62 mm), 5.1in (130 mm)
Weight:
0.17lb (77g)
Environmental
Temperature:
40 - 105 °F (5 - 40 °C)
Approvals
EMC:
Safety
Hardware
Front Panel
EN 55 024:1998
EN 55 022:1998 + A1 (CISPR 22:1997 + A1) Class B
EN 61000-3-2:2000
EN 61000-3-3:1995+A1
VCCI:2002 Class B, ITE
(CISPR 22:1997 + A1:2000, Class B
C-tick AS/NZS 3548
FCC part 15, subpart B, Class B, demonstrated by compliance with EN
55022:1998 (CISPR 22:1997) Class B.
EN 60950, approved power supplies for all countries.
32-bit 100 MHz AXIS ETRAX 100LX RISC Controller, 2 MB Flash memory, 8 MB
RAM.
2 LED indicators for Power and Network.
Test button for information printouts.
All specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
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The Parameter List
Section 12
The Parameter List
This section provides an overview of the AXIS OfficeBasic USB print
server parameters. Please refer to the Axis Communications Technical
Reference for a complete description of the parameters. Alternatively, you
can access the Axis Web site where you can download the latest technical
information.
The config File
See Using FTP for Print Server Management, on page 39 for information
on how to fetch the print server’s config file. The config file is built up like
this:
--- General Menu
NODE_ADDR.
: 00 40 8C 18 1C F0
NETWORK_SPEED. : AUTO_SENSE (AUTO_SENSE, 10_HALF_DX,
10_FULL_DX, 100_HALF_DX, 100_FULL_DX)
PS_NAME.
: AXIS181CF0
ROOT_PWD.
: pass
USERS.
:
BASE_URL.
: www.axis.com
CHARSET.
: ISO-8859-1
LANG.
Italian)
: English
(ISO-8859-1, UTF-8)
(English, French, German, Spanish,
AXIS_PRINT_SYSTEM. : YES
RCONFIG_ENB. : YES
DEF_OUT.
: USB1
SYS_LOC.
:
SYS_CONT.
:
To the left of the colon character (“:”), you will find each parameter. To
the right of the colon you see the present value or state of the parameter,
followed by a list of possible values (within brackets). Example: The
language parameter LANG. presently is set to English. Possible values for
this parameter are English, French, German, Spanish, Italian.
Parameters,
Default Values,
Possible Values and
Comments
After a change, most parameters take effect for the next print job. If
Requires Restart appears in a parameter comment (see below), you must
restart the AXIS OfficeBasic USB before the new setting for that
parameter takes effect.
Four parameters (ROOT_PWD. and WRT_COM.) only appear when you are
logged in to the print server as root. They will not be printed when you
are printing the parameter list using the test button.
In the Parameter Lists below, Default values and Possible values are
shown for an AXIS OfficeBasic USB, which has one USB port.
Below, all parameters are listed in the same order as they appear in the
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The Parameter List
config file:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
General Menu
General Menu on page 53
TCP/IP Menu on page 53
SNMP Menu on page 54
NetBIOS/NetBEUI Menu on page 54
NetBIOS/NetBEUI Menu on page 54
AppleTalk Menu on page 55
USB1 Menu on page 55
In the print server’s Web interface, select Admin | General Settings =>
Change.
Parameter
Default value (Possible values)
Comments
NODE_ADDR.
xx xx xx xx xx xx
Node Address and serial number of the print server
NETWORK_SPEED.
AUTO_SENSE (AUTO_SENSE, 10_HALF_DX,
10_FULL_DX, 100_HALF_DX, 100_FULL_DX)
Network speed
PS_NAME.
AXISxxxxxx
Print server name, where the x:s match the last 6 hex
digits of the serial number
ROOT_PWD.
pass
Root password
USERS.
User and Printer Access List
BASE_URL.
www.axis.com
Base URL
CHARSET.
ISO-8859-1 (ISO-8859-1, UTF-8)
Character set
LANG.
English (English, French, German, Spanish, Italian)
Language to use in the Web interface
AXIS_PRINT_SYSTEM.
YES (YES, NO)
Axis print system support
DEF_OUT.
USB1
Default printout destination
SYS_LOC.
Location of print server
SYS_CONT.
Print server responsible person
TCP/IP Menu
In the print server’s Web interface, select Admin | Network Settings |
Detailed View | TCP/IP.
Parameter
Default value (Possible values)
Comments
TCP_ENB.
YES (YES, NO)
TCP/IP Enabled
INT_ADDR.
xxxx
IP address
DEF_ROUT.
xxxx
Default router (enter 0 0 0 0 for no router)
NET_MASK.
xxxx
Net Mask (e.g. 255 255 255 0 for class C; 0 0 0 0 for
auto-sense)
LPD_BANN.
OFF (OFF, AUTO, LAST)
LPD banner page mode
DHCP_ENB.
YES (YES, NO)
DHCP Enabled
AUTOIP_ENB.
YES (YES, NO)
AutoIP Enabled
BOOTP_ENB.
YES (YES, NO)
BOOTP Enabled
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The Parameter List
RARP_ENB.
YES (YES, NO)
RARP Enabled
WINS_ENB.
YES (YES, NO)
WINS Enabled
WINS_ADDR1.
xxxx
Primary WINS server address
WINS_ADDR2.
xxxx
Secondary WINS server address
Defines the NetBIOS scope to be used with WINS
name registration
NBT_SCOPE_ID.
DNS_ENB.
YES (YES, NO)
DNS Enabled
DNS_ADDR1.
xxxx
Primary DNS server address
DNS_ADDR2.
xxxx
Secondary DNS server address
Domain name, defining the domain to which this AXIS
OfficeBasic USB belongs
DOMAIN_NAME.
SLP_SCOPE_LIST.
DEFAULT
Defines the SLP scope to which this print server belongs
DEFAULT_RAW_TCP.
9100 (9100, CLOSED)
Default port for raw TCP
RTN_OPT.
NO (YES, NO)
Reverse Telnet options Enabled
SNMP Menu
In the print server’s Web interface, select Admin | Network Settings |
Detailed View | SNMP.
Parameter
Default value (Possible values)
Comments
SNMP_ENB.
YES
SNMP traffic enabled/disabled
READ_COM.
public
Read Community
WRT_COM.
pass
Read/Write Community
TRAPADDR.
0000
Trap Address
TRAP_COM.
public
Trap Community
SYS_NAME.
System Name
SNMP_AUT.
DISABLE (DISABLE, ENABLE)
Authentication Failure Trap
TRAP_PRT.
DISABLE (DISABLE, ENABLE)
Printer Failure Trap
NetBIOS/NetBEUI
Menu
In the print server’s Web interface, select Admin | Network Settings |
Detailed View | Windows, OS2.
Parameter
Default value (Possible values)
Comments
LSLM_ENB.
YES (YES, NO)
NetBIOS/NetBEUI Enabled
NB_FR_TYPE.
FR_AUTO (FR_AUTO, FR_DIX)
NetBIOS Frame Type (Requires Restart)
LPRINT_1.
AXxxxxxx.US1
Name Printer 1
LPRINT_1. has AXxxxxxx.US1 as default
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AppleTalk Menu
In the print server’s Web interface, select Admin | Network Settings |
Detailed View | Macintosh.
Parameter
Default value (Possible values)
Comments
ATLK_ENB.
YES (YES, NO)
AppleTalk Enabled
ATK_ZONE.
AppleTalk Zone
ZONER_EN.
YES (YES, NO)
HP Zoner Enabled
ATK_FONT.
DEFAULT (DEFAULT, 35N, ALL)
Font (PostScript Font Set)
AUTO_DT_PRIN.
NO (YES, NO)
Autodetect Printer Enabled
APRINT_1.
AXISxxxxxxUSB1
Name of Printer 1, where xxxxxx are the last six digits
of the serial number. APRINT_1. has AXISxxxxxx_USB1
as default
ATYPE_1.
LaserWriter
Type Printer 1
BINARY_TYPE_1.
TBCP (TBCP, BCP, NONE)
Binary Protocol for APRINT_1
USB1 Menu
In the print server’s Web interface, select Admin | General Settings |
USB1.
Parameter
Default value (Possible values)
Comments
U1_MGM_INFO.
AUTO (DISABLE, AUTO)
Printer Management Information USB1
U1_COMMENT.
Optional user comment describing the printer at USB1
U1_BIDIR.
AUTO (DISABLE, AUTO)
USB1 Read-back information
U1_READT.
3
USB1 Read-back time-out
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Glossary
Section 13
Glossary
AppleTalk
ARP
AutoIP
config File
DHCP
A local area network protocol for communication between Apple
Computer products and other computers and peripherals.
Address Resolution Protocol. A protocol within the TCP/IP suite of
network protocols that allows a host to find the physical address of a
node on the same network. ARP cannot be used across routers.
A method to automatically set an IP address in the absence of a DHCP
server.
This is a file that resides in the print server’s memory and contains all the
parameters that determine the AXIS OfficeBasic USB functionality. By
editing the config file (changing the parameter settings), you can
configure the print server to meet the printing needs of your network.
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. DHCP allows for enables a host
(e.g. print server) to automatically obtain an unused IP address. It also
provides validation data that defines for how long the IP addresses will
remain valid.
To fully benefit from this method, the AXIS OfficeBasic USB also supports
the DDNS, which is available in Windows 2000 networks.
DNS
Dynamic DNS
Firmware
Flash Memory
FTP
HTML
HTTP
56
Domain Name System. Resolves host names into ip addresses.
Dynamic Domain Name System. Allows hosts to dynamically change IP
addresses in in DNS, e.g. when the host is given a new IP address by
DHCP.
Firmware is the print server’s internal software.
The print server firmware is stored in Flash memory.
File Transfer Protocol. A TCP/IP protocol used for logging in to network
servers and for transferring files.
Hypertext Markup Language. A standard hypertext language used for
creating World Wide Web pages and other hypertext documents.
Hypertext Transfer Protocol. The TCP/IP protocol for Web based
communication.
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Glossary
IP
Internet Protocol. The TCP/IP network layer protocol that regulates packet
forwarding by tracking IP addresses, routing outgoing messages and
recognizing incoming messages.
LAN
Local Area Network.
LED
Light Emitting Diode.
NetBIOS/NetBEUI
PCL
Peer-to-Peer Printing
RISC
Network Basic Input Output System, a network protocol with special
functions for local area networks. NetBIOS Enhanced User Interface is an
enhanced version of NetBIOS.
Printer Control Language — A PCL driver is a small program that works
between the operating system and the printer.
When selecting Peer-to-peer printing, all print jobs are sent directly to the
print server, rather than through a file server (client/server).
Reduced Instruction Set Computing. A processor designed to increase
performance, using a limited set of assembly language instruction.
SNMP
Simple Network Management Protocol. Standard management protocol
for network attached devices.
TCP
Transmission Control Protocol. The connection-oriented, transport-level
protocol used in the TCP/IP suite of protocols.
TFTP
Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) is an Internet software utility for
transferring files that is simpler to use than the File Transfer Protocol
(FTP) but less capable. It is used where user authentication and directory
visibility are not required. TFTP uses the User Datagram Protocol (UDP)
rather than the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP).
URL
Uniform Resource Locator. A way of specifying the location of
information on the Internet.
USB
Universal Serial Bus.
WINS
Wizard
Windows Internet Name Service. A NetBIOS Name Server that maps
NetBIOS names to dynamically assigned IP addresses.
A special form of user assistance that automates a task through a dialog
with the user. Wizards help the user to accomplish tasks that are complex
and require experience, and even for the experienced user can help to
speed up an operation.
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Glossary
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A
Account File 41
Admin Mode 36
Services 37
AppleTalk 29, 56
Assistance 5
Autodetect 30
Auto-Detect Printer Type 32
AutoIP 16, 42, 56
AXIS Print Monitor 26
B
Basic setup
TCP/IP 14
BCP and TBCP 31
Binary Protocol for Printer 31
BOOTP 34
C
Character Set 36
Config File 34, 52, 56
Configuration
Overview 34
Configuration methods
FTP 39
Web Browser 36
Configuration Wizard 36
D
DDNS 15
Default Password 36
Default User Login 36
Default Values 52
Description 9
DNS 56
Dynamic DNS 56
E
Ethernet Address 14
F
Factory Default 38
Firmware 56
Upgrade 38
Flash Loading over the Web 47
Flash Memory 56
FTP 39, 56
H
Help 36, 37
Host Name 15
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HTML 56
HTTP 56
I
Indicators 10, 44
IP 57
IP Address 14
Automatic Assignment Methods 15
Checking, using Ping 45
Manual Assignment Methods 15
Setting - Macintosh 32
Setting, using ARP 17
Setting, using AutoIP 16
Setting, using AXIS IP JumpStarter 18
Setting, using DHCP 16
Setting, using RARP 16
L
LAN 57
Language Settings 36
LED 44, 57
Local Printer 21
M
Macintosh
Choosing a Printer 30
Installing the Print Server 29
N
NDS 57
NetBIOS/NetBEUI 57
Network
Connector 9
Indicator 10, 44
Settings 37
Speed 42
P
Parameter List 38, 49
PCL 57
Peer-to-Peer Printing 57
Ports 9
Possible Values 52
Power
Indicator 10, 44
Print Jobs 36
Delete 37
Print Server
Resetting 49
Print Server Management 35
FTP 39
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Autodetect 30
Overview 36
Ports 9
Printing
Parameter List 49
Peer-to-Peer 57
Test Page 49
R
Remotehelp 41
Reset 49
Restart 38
Rhelp 41
RISC 57
S
Server Report 46
Settings
Character Set 36
Language 36
SNMP 57
Statistics 37
Support 5, 37, 46
T
TCP 57
Technical Assistance 5, 46
Test Button 10, 49
Test Page 49
TFTP 34, 57
Troubleshooting 44
U
Upgrading 47
URL 57
USB 57
W
WINS 15
Wizard 57
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