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Ethernet Print Server
User's Guide
EtherDuo-PS
(EN2024-6)
CheetahPrint Power-3003
(EP3003)
P\N: 9570220006
FCC Statement:
This device complies with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15
of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
This device may not cause harmful interference, and,
This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
CE Marking Warning
This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment this product may cause radio
interference in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.
Copyright 1998. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Document Version: 1.1
All trademark and trade names are the properties of their respective owners.
Important Safety Instructions
1. Unplug this device from its power source before cleaning. Use only a slightly
dampened cloth for cleaning. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners.
2. Avoid using this product near water. Exposure to water poses an electric-shock
hazard.
3. Do not place this device on an unstable surface. The device may fall causing
serious damage to the device.
4. This device should only be used with the power supply type specified on the
marking label. If you are not sure of type of your local power supply, consult
your dealer or local power company.
5. Do not pinch, crimp or otherwise damage the power cord. If exposed to foot
traffic, ensure that the cable is properly shielded and does not pose a tripping
hazard.
6. If using an extension cord, make sure the total ampere rating of the products
using the cord does not exceed the extension cord’s ampere rating.
7. Do not attempt to service this device, as opening or removing casing may expose
you to dangerous voltage points or other risks. Refer all servicing to qualified
service personnel.
8. The device should be serviced by qualified service personnel under the following
conditions:
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The power cord is damaged or frayed.
Liquid has been spilled onto the product.
The product has been exposed to rain or water.
The product does not operate normally in accordance with the operating
instructions.
• The device has been dropped or the casing has been damaged.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1 Introduction ...................................................................... 1
Package Contents..........................................................................................1
EN2024-6 EtherDuo-PS................................................................................2
EP3003 CheetahPrint Power-3003..............................................................3
LED Indicators..............................................................................................4
10/100BaseT Switches ..................................................................................4
Chapter 2 LAN Installation............................................................... 5
Installation Procedure..................................................................................5
Chapter 3 AppleTalk ......................................................................... 6
Software Requirements................................................................................6
AppleTalk Setup ...........................................................................................6
Printing ..........................................................................................................6
Advanced Setup and Management..............................................................7
Changing the Device Configuration ............................................................... 7
AppleTalk Settings .......................................................................................... 8
Chapter 4 Novell NetWare .............................................................. 10
Configuration Overview ............................................................................10
Requirements ................................................................................................ 10
Operating Modes .......................................................................................... 10
Configuration Method................................................................................... 10
Preparation................................................................................................... 11
Configuration Using Quickset ...................................................................11
NetWare Print Server Mode.......................................................................... 11
Novell Remote Printer Mode......................................................................... 12
Using PCONSOLE / PSCONFIG..............................................................14
Novell Print Server Mode ............................................................................. 14
Novell Remote Printer Mode......................................................................... 17
Printing ........................................................................................................20
Configuration Settings ...............................................................................21
General Device Settings................................................................................ 21
NetWare - Specific Settings........................................................................... 22
Chapter 5 TCP/IP............................................................................. 25
Software Requirements..............................................................................25
Device Configuration..................................................................................25
IP Address Configuration ............................................................................. 25
Other Configuration Settings ........................................................................ 26
Unix Host Configuration............................................................................28
Static IP Address Configuration ................................................................... 28
Dynamic IP Address Configuration.............................................................. 29
Printing Configuration.................................................................................. 30
LPD Configuration ....................................................................................... 31
Printing using LPD ....................................................................................... 34
Printing using FTP ....................................................................................... 34
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Printing Using DSI ....................................................................................... 34
Printing Using PSfilter ................................................................................. 35
Windows NT Host Configuration .............................................................36
IP Address Configuration ............................................................................. 36
Preparing for TCP/IP Printing ..................................................................... 36
Adding a TCP/IP Remote Printer ................................................................. 37
Printing with Windows NT ............................................................................ 38
Chapter 6 TCP/IP Features............................................................. 39
FTP...............................................................................................................39
Using FTP..................................................................................................... 39
Internet Printing .........................................................................................42
System Requirements .................................................................................... 42
Internet Mail Printing Configuration ........................................................... 43
User Software................................................................................................ 43
Printing ......................................................................................................... 46
SNMP Management ...................................................................................47
Preparing the Print Server for SNMP........................................................... 47
Telnet ...........................................................................................................49
Chapter 7 Windows Peer-to-Peer ................................................... 50
Software Requirements..............................................................................50
TCP/IP .........................................................................................................50
Software Installation..................................................................................... 50
Device Configuration.................................................................................... 51
Software Configuration................................................................................. 52
Configuration - Windows NT 3.51 ................................................................ 55
Printing ......................................................................................................... 57
NetBeui ........................................................................................................58
Device Configuration.................................................................................... 58
Software Installation..................................................................................... 58
Software Configuration................................................................................. 58
Printing ......................................................................................................... 68
Windows SMB.............................................................................................69
Device Configuration.................................................................................... 69
Software Installation..................................................................................... 69
PC Configuration.......................................................................................... 69
Printing ......................................................................................................... 71
Chapter 8 Management Tools ......................................................... 72
BiAdmin.......................................................................................................72
Installation .................................................................................................... 72
Main Screen .................................................................................................. 72
Icons.............................................................................................................. 73
Menu Options................................................................................................ 80
WebAdmin...................................................................................................81
Server Installation......................................................................................... 81
Running the Program.................................................................................... 82
WPCONFIG................................................................................................87
Installation .................................................................................................... 87
Using WPCONFIG ....................................................................................... 87
Icons.............................................................................................................. 88
Menu Options................................................................................................ 89
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Chapter 9 Troubleshooting ............................................................. 90
Hardware.....................................................................................................90
Printing - General.......................................................................................91
Printing - AppleTalk ..................................................................................92
Printing - NetWare .....................................................................................95
Printing - Unix ..........................................................................................100
Printing - Windows...................................................................................102
Internet Printing .......................................................................................103
WebAdmin.................................................................................................104
Appendix A Specifications............................................................. 105
Appendix B Configuration File Format ....................................... 108
Appendix C SNMP MIB ................................................................ 112
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Chapter 1
Introduction
This chapter provides an overview of your Print Server’s
features.
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Congratulations on the purchase of your new Print Server. This device was designed
to provide a simple and efficient network printing solution. It is packed with features,
including:
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Versatility. The Print Server supports up to five protocols: NetWare, TCP/IP,
SMB (Service Message Block), AppleTalk (EtherTalk), and NetBEUI. It features
two Ethernet interface ports and operating system support includes Unix, Novell,
and Microsoft Windows.
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Easy Installation. The Print Server makes adding printers or plotters to your
network simple. The EN2024-6 EtherDuo-PS supports both 10Base2 and
10BaseT connections, while the CheetahPrint Power supports both 10BaseT and
100BaseT. With both models, the auto-sensing LAN interface means that there is
no need to set jumpers or perform software configuration to select the network
interface used.
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Compact Size. This allows the Print Server to be used even where space is
limited.
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Remote Management Tools. A variety of software tools are provided. In
most environments, both the Print Server and attached bi-directional printers can
be configured remotely.
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SNMP Support. The EP3003CheetahPrint Power-3003 can act as a SNMP
agent, with it own MIB. This allows TCP/IP users to monitor, configure and
troubleshoot the Print Server using their existing SNMP management tools.
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Internet Printing. Using TCP/IP, the EP3003 CheetahPrint Power-3003 can
be configured to allow clients, suppliers, colleagues and others to print to one of
your printers from anywhere on the Internet.
Package Contents
You should find the following items packaged with your Print Server. If any items
are missing, contact your dealer immediately.
• The Print Server
• Power Adapter
• One CD-ROM containing all support programs and this manual
This manual covers the following Print Server models:
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EN2024-6 EtherDuo-PS
2 Parallel Ports, 1 Serial Port
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EP3003 CheetahPrint Power-3003
3 Parallel Ports, 100BaseT support
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EN2024-6 EtherDuo-PS
The EN2024-6 EtherDuo-PS provides 1 RS-232 serial port and 2 parallel ports; all
ports can be used simultaneously. Two Ethernet interface ports (BNC and UTP) are
also provided.
Figure 1 EN2024-6 EtherDuo-PS
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Description
Parallel Port 1
Parallel Port 2
Serial Port
Reset Push Button
10BASE-2 (BNC) Connector
10BASE-T (UTP) Link LED
10BASE-T (UTP) Connector
9V Power port
Green Activity LED
Red Status LED
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EP3003 CheetahPrint Power-3003
The EP3003 CheetahPrint Power-3003's UTP connector supports both 10BaseT and
100BaseT. The 3 bi-directional parallel ports support simultaneous printing.
Figure 2 EP3003 CheetahPrint Power-3003
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Parallel Port 1
Parallel Port 2
Parallel Port 3
12V Power port
10/100BASE-T Connector
10/100BASE-T Link LED
10/100BASE-T Switches. See the following table for details.
Reset Button
Green Activity LED
Red Status LED
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LED Indicators
There are two LED indicators on the top on the Print Server unit. The red LED is the
Status/Error indicator. The green LED is the Power/Link indicator. See the previous
figures to locate the LEDs on your model. The LED indicator modes are described in
the following table.
Green LED
Red LED
Status Description
Solid Off
Solid Off
No power.
Solid On
Solid On
Hardware error.
Solid On
Solid Off
Normal operation.
Flashing
Off
Transmitting or receiving
packets from the network.
Table 1:- LED Indicators
10/100BaseT Switches
Models supporting 10BaseT and 100BaseT have 2 DIP switches. See the previous
diagrams to locate these switches. Operation of these switches is described below.
Switch
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Description
Auto Negotiation Switch.
When ON (UP position), the device will select
10BaseT/100BaseT and Full/Half Duplex as required. The
recommended position is ON; switches 2 & 3 are disabled
when Auto Negotiation is ON.
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10/100BaseT Manual Select Switch.
Set UP for 100BaseT or DOWN for 10BaseT.
Switch 1 must be OFF for this switch to function.
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Full/Half Duplex Switch.
Set UP for Full duplex operation or DOWN for Half Duplex
operation.
Switch 1 must be OFF for this switch to function.
Table 2:- DIP Switches
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Chapter 2
LAN Installation
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This chapter describes how to install the Print Server in your
Local Area Network.
Once installed, the Print Server acts as a node in the local area network with its own
unique network address.
Installation Procedure
1. Find the Default Print Server Name
The default name is located on a bar code sticker attached to the bottom of the
Print Server unit. It will be in the form SCxxxxxx (SC followed by 6 digits). This
name will be needed during configuration.
During configuration you will be able to change the device name.
The new name MUST NOT contain any spaces or blanks
2. Connect the Printer Cables
Connect the printer or plotter cable(s) to the appropriate port(s) on the Print
Server unit. Parallel port cables should be less than 3 meters long.
Leave the Print Server powered OFF while connecting it to the
Printer(s) and the LAN.
3. Connect the Network Cable
• Connect the network cable (BNC or UTP) to the proper connector on the
Print Server. The Print Server will automatically recognize whichever
connector is used.
• Set the 10/100BaseT Switches as described in Chapter 1, if your model
supports this feature. Whenever possible, use the auto negotiation setting. If
the auto negotiation fails, the 10/100BaseT Link LED will not light when the
device is powered up. In this case, check the cable, then press the reset
button. If the 10/100BaseT Link LED still does not light, disable the auto
negotiation function and manually set switches 2 and 3.
4. Connect the Power Adapter Cable
Plug in the power adapter cable. Check the Power and Status LED indicators on
the top of the unit. When the Red Status indicator LED goes out and the Green
Power indicator LED remains lit or flashes, the Print Server is ready.
Use only the Power Supply unit provided with the device.
Power Supply units for different models are not
interchangeable
5. Mount the Print Server
If desired, use Velcro adhesive strips to attach the Print Server unit to the side of
a laser printer to conserve working space.
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Chapter 3
AppleTalk
This chapter details using the Print Server in the AppleTalk
environment.
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The Print Server supports AppleTalk (EtherTalk), PAP, ATP, NBP, ZIP and DDP
protocols, enabling Macintosh computers on the network to view and use the Print
Server as a regular AppleTalk printer. Configuring and printing in the EtherTalk
environment operates completely as usual.
The PSTool program has been provided specifically for the Macintosh environment,
to allow easy configuration of your Print Server.
Software Requirements
System 7.x OS or newer
AppleTalk Setup
1. Click the apple icon and choose Control Panel.
2. Click Network.
3. Make sure that EtherTalk is selected under AppleTalk Connection. If not, do so
now.
4. Click Chooser. The Chooser panel will open.
5. Click on either the LaserWriter 8 icon (recommended) or the LaserWriter 7 icon.
LaserWriter 8 makes use of the fonts installed in the printer itself, so the printing
response time is quicker. LaserWriter 7 uses the fonts installed in the computer,
which increases network traffic and takes more printing time.
6. Select a Print Server from the printer list by clicking on the appropriate name.
The Print Server’s name will appear in the form of SCxxxxxx, (SC followed by 6
digits) which is recorded on the bar code label on the bottom of the Print Server.
7. Click on the Close box. This closes Chooser and completes the Print Server setup
process. Printing commands will operate as usual, with output routed to the Print
Server printer.
Printing
Printing with the Print Server installed in an AppleTalk network is identical to
normal printing. For example, select a document that you want to print and then
select File - Print. Chose the desired printer.
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Advanced Setup and Management
This section describes the configuration changes which can be made to your Print
Server device.
Changing the Device Configuration
Windows Software
Chapter 8 - Management Tools describes the general-purpose management tools
which can be used to configure and manage your Print Server. All of these programs
require a version of Microsoft Windows. The BiAdmin program, which requires
Windows 95 or Windows NT, allows access to ALL settings, not just those
important in the AppleTalk environment.
Macintosh Software
In AppleTalk, you can use SimpleText to edit the Print Server’s CONFIG file and
the supplied PSTool program to send it to the Print Server. The procedure is as
follows:
1. Copy the following files from the Utility\Apple folder on the CD-ROM to an
appropriate folder on your hard disk.
PSTool
CONFIG.xxx
Select the appropriate CONFIG file for your model as follows:
config.1p
Single parallel port model
config.2p1s
Two parallel ports, 1 serial port
config.3p
Three parallel ports
2. Use Chooser to select the desired Print Server.
3. Double click the CONFIG file, and edit it. The file should look like the example
below, but may vary depending on your model.
begin CMD
0001 Device Name: SCxxxxxx
3000 Apple Zone : *
3001 Printer Type (P1): LaserWriter
3002 Printer Type (P2) LaserWriter
3003 Printer Type (SP): LaserWriter
3004 Printer Type (P3) LaserWriter
3101 AP_PCOMM1: No
3102 AP_PCOMM2: No
3103 AP_PCOMM3: No
3104 AP_PCOMM4: No
Serial Port Configuration
0030 Baud Rate: 9600
0031 Stop Bits: 1
0032 Parity: None
0033 Data Bits: 8
0034 Handshake: HARDWARE
9002
The appropriate values for each line are described in the following section
AppleTalk Settings.
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Do NOT modify the following lines:
beginCMD
9002:
4. Save the file.
5. Double click the icon for PSTool.
6. Click the Printer submenu and choose Download Postscript File. A panel will
appear with a list of files.
7. Click the CONFIG file. Then click Download.
AppleTalk Settings
When editing the CONFIG file, only the parameter should be changed. The
parameter is the last part of the line, after the colon (:). Ensure that you use only
valid parameters.
0001 Device Name: SCxxxxxx
The default name will be in the form SC followed by 6 digits. This can be
changed, but the new name MUST NOT exceed 19 characters in length.
3000 Apple Zone: *
The default value “*” allows all AppleTalk zones to access the Print Server’s
printers. To restrict access to a particular zone, enter the zone name here.
3001 Printer Type (P1): LaserWriter
3002 Printer Type (P2) LaserWriter
3003 Printer Type (SP): LaserWriter
3004 Printer Type (P3) LaserWriter
These are text fields, used to describe the printer driver used for each port.
P1, P2, P3 refer to the parallel ports, while SP refers to the Serial Port The
name can be up to 19 characters long.
3101 AP_PCOMM1: No
3102 AP_PCOMM2: No
3103 AP_PCOMM3: No
3104 AP_PCOMM4: No
These settings determine whether the port uses ASCII or Binary
Communication Protocol. Enter NO for ASCII or YES for Binary. The lines
refer to the following ports.
3101 AP_PCOMM1:
3102 AP_PCOMM2:
3103 AP_PCOMM3:
3104 AP_PCOMM4:
Parallel Port 1
Parallel Port 2
Serial Port
Parallel Port 3
In choosing which Protocol to use, consider the following points.
• Binary communication is twice as fast as ASCII
• ASCII communication is more reliable
• The computer, Print Server and printer MUST all be configured to use the
SAME protocol. Check your printer manual for details of printer
configuration, and use the Print menu to configure your computer, so that
they use the same settings as the Print Server.
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Serial Port Configuration
Check your serial device to see what settings should be used. The following options
are available.
Setting
Options
0030 Baud Rate
300, 600, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200, 38400 (bps)
0031 Stop Bits
1 or 2.
0032 Parity
None, Odd, Even.
0033 Data Bits
7 or 8.
0034 Handshake
Hardware, XON/XOFF, None, Both (Hardware &
XON/XOFF)
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Chapter 4
Novell NetWare
This Chapter describes how to configure and use the Print
Server in the Novell NetWare environment.
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Configuration Overview
This section describes the checks and decisions to be made before proceeding with
configuration under NetWare
Requirements
• NetWare 2.2, NetWare 3.1x or NetWare 4.x
• NetWare PCONSOLE V1.21 or higher in the file server
• NetWare Print Server V1.22 or higher (remote printer mode only)
• DOS 3.3 or higher on workstations.
• Hardware installation must be completed.
Operating Modes
Two operating modes are possible -Print Server and Remote Printer. Print Server
mode is faster and uses fewer resources than Remote Printer mode but occupies a
user login slot. Remote Printer mode does not use a login slot. Print Server mode
should be used if possible.
♦ Print Server Mode
The Print Server emulates NetWare PSERVER. When activated, the device will
perform the following operations:
• Login to specified NetWare file server(s)
• Poll the specified print queues.
• If there are print jobs in the print queues, then the Print Server will send them
to the printer(s).
♦ Remote Printer Mode
The Print Server emulates a NetWare Remote Printer. After the unit is activated,
it will perform the following operations:
• Connect to NetWare PSERVER
• Receive the print jobs sent by PSERVER
• Convert the packet format to a acceptable printer format, and send the data to
the printer.
Configuration Method
The following two methods can be used to setup the Print Server in the NetWare
environment.
♦ Quickset
The QUICKSET program will configure the Print Server and the current Novell
server in a single operation.
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♦ Pconsole and PSconfig
Use PCONSOLE to setup the Print Server configuration in the NetWare file
servers. Then use the PSCONFIG program for device configuration.
Preparation
• Copy all files in the \Utility\Dos directory on the CD-ROM to your workstation’s
hard disk. The QUICKSET and PSCONFIG programs are in this directory.
• If you want to install the Print Server on an NDS network, log in the NDS
network as ADMIN. or as a user with Admin. rights.
• If you want to install the Print Server on bindery based file servers, such as
NetWare 2.X or 3.X, log in to a bindery based file server as a SUPERVISOR or
as a user with supervisory rights.
Configuration Using Quickset
This section describes how to use the Quickset program to configure the Novell
server and the Print Server.
Quickset /? Will display a help screen.
In the “Syntax” sections, brackets ( ) indicate optional parameters.
Ignore references to ports which do not exist on your model.
To use more than one bindery file server, see Service Additional
NetWare Bindery file servers on page 23.
NetWare Print Server Mode
In NetWare Print Server mode, Quickset uses the following settings:
Ethernet 802.2 frame type: Enable
Ethernet 802.3 frame type: Enable
Ethernet SNAP frame type: Enable
Ethernet II frame type: Enable
Polling NetWare Queues interval: 1 second
Job Notification by Login Name
Set the Master file server as the specified server (in bindery based file server
environment)
Set the context name to the current context name (in NDS environment)
Set the NDS tree name to the current NDS tree name (in NDS environment)
Set NetWare Operation Mode: Print Server Mode
Set the device name as specified in the parameter list
Set the device password to NULL
Serial Port Configuration is as follows if a serial port exists:
Baud rate: 9600, Data bits: 8, Stop bits: 1, Parity: none
Protocol: hardware
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Syntax - Novell Print Server Mode
Bindery Based File Server
Quickset Name (/UN=P) (/Q1=W) (/Q2=X) (/Q3=Y) (/QS=Z) (/FS=F)
NDS Network
Quickset Name (/UN=P) (/Q1=W) (/Q2=X) (/Q3=Y) (/QS=Z)
Parameter
Meaning
Name
The default name displayed on the bar code label on the bottom
of the unit..
P
New name of the Print Server.
W, X, Y, Z
W, X, Y, and Z are the names of the queues to be serviced by
parallel ports 1 to 3 and the serial port. P1, P2, P3 and SP are the
default queue names.
F
F is the name of the master file server of the device. When
multiple file servers are serviced; this information is stored in the
master file server.
QUICKSET will create a print server object, printer objects and queue objects with
the current context and current tree that the user logs on to. The printer names will be
set to dv_P1, dv_P2, dv_P3 and dv_SP , where dv is the device default name, and
P1, P2, P3, and SP indicate the port.
Example 1 - Bindery Environment
Quickset SC123456 /UN=Marketing /FS=Net311
In this example, unit SC123456 has been setup as a Novell Print Server. Its new
name is Marketing and its Master File Server is Net311.
Example 2 - NDS Environment
Quickset SC123456 /UN=Marketing
In this example, SC123456 has been renamed Marketing and setup as a Novell Print
Server in the current NDS network.
Novell Remote Printer Mode
In NetWare Remote Printer mode, Quickset uses the following settings:
Ethernet 802.2 frame type: Enable
Ethernet 802.3 frame type: Enable
Ethernet SNAP frame type: Enable
Ethernet II frame type: Enable
Set attached NetWare Print Server as the specified server
Set NetWare Operation Mode: Remote Printer Mode
Set the Print Server name as specified in the parameter list
Serial Port Configuration is as follows if the serial port exists:
Baud rate: 9600, Data bits: 8, Stop bits: 1, Parity: none
Protocol: hardware
The Quickset program configures all the Print Server’s printer
ports to service the same NetWare print server. To configure the
ports to service different NetWare print servers, refer to Attach to
more than one NetWare Print Server on page 23.
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Syntax - Novell Remote Printer Mode
Bindery Based File Server
Quickset Name R (UN=P) (/Q1=W) (/Q2=X) (/Q3=Y) (/QS=Z) (/FS=F)
NDS Network
Quickset Name R (/UN=P) (/Q1=W) (/Q2=X) (/Q3=Y) (/QS=Z)
Parameter
Meaning
Name
The default Print Server name, as displayed on the bar code label
on the bottom of the unit.
R
R is the name of the NetWare print server that the Print Server
will connect to.
P
The new name of the Print Server.
W,X, Y, Z
W,X, Y, and Z are the names of the queues to be serviced by
parallel ports 1 to 3 and the serial port, respectively. If you do not
enter W, X, Y, or Z, then P1, P2, P3 and SP are the default
names of queues for parallel ports 1 to 3 and the serial port,
respectively.
F
F is the name of the file server that the NetWare print server R
logs onto.
Example 1 - Bindery Environment
Quickset SC123456 PS1 /UN=Marketing /FS=Net311
In this example, Print Server SC123456 has been setup as a remote printer that is
attached to the NetWare print server, PS1, on the Net311 file server.
Example 2 - NDS Environment
Quickset SC123456 PS1 /UN=Marketing
In this example, Print Server SC123456 has been setup as a remote printer that is
attached to the NetWare print server PS1. Its new name is Marketing.
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Using PCONSOLE / PSCONFIG
After using PCONSOLE to configure the Novell server, the device must be
configured. This section uses PSCONFIG to perform this task, but the other
programs described in Chapter 8 - Management Tools could be used instead.
Novell Print Server Mode
Before you begin, please note the following information:
♦ Novell Printer Numbers
NetWare printer numbers match device ports as follows.
Novell Printer Number
Device Port
Printer number 0
Parallel Port 1
Printer number 1
Parallel port 2
Printer number 2
Parallel port 3 OR the serial port.
♦ Assigning users to printer queues
If new printer queues are created, users needing to use the print queues may need
to be designated as queue users by using PCONSOLE.
Print Server Mode in NetWare 2.x, 3.x
Follow the steps listed below to configure the Print Server in NetWare print server
mode.
1. Create Queues
If you are setting up the Print Server for use with existing queues, proceed to
Step 2.
(a) Log into a NetWare file server as a SUPERVISOR or as a user with
SUPERVISOR rights.
(b) Run PCONSOLE program.
(c) Select Print Queue Information (or skip to step 6 if you do not need to add
new queues).
(d) Press [Ins] key to add a new queue.
(e) Type a queue name, and press [ENTER].
(f) Repeat Steps (d) and (e) until you have the desired number of queues.
2. Add a Novell print server
Follow these steps to inform NetWare that a print server exists.
(a) From the PCONSOLE Main Menu, select Print Server Information
(b) Press [Ins] key to add a new print server.
(c) Enter your desired print server name.
3. Assign printers
Follow these steps to associate the NetWare printer objects with the Print
Server’s printer ports.
(a) Select the Print Server just added.
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(b) Select Print Server Configuration.
(c) Select Printer Configuration.
(d) Select the print number, using the printer numbers shown on page 14
(e) Press [Esc].
(f) Select YES.
(g) Repeat steps (d), (e) and (f) for each printer port.
4. Associate printers with print queues
Follow the steps below to associate print queues with the printer(s) attached to
the Print Server.
(a) Select Queues Serviced by Printer from the Print Server Configuration Menu.
(b) Select a printer you want to assign a print queue to.
(c) Press [Ins].
(d) Select the queue that you want the printer to service.
(e) Press [Enter] twice.
(f) Repeat steps (a) to (e) until all printer and queue associations are configured
completely.
(g) Exit PCONSOLE
5. Configure the Print Server
(a) Run the PSCONFIG program.
(b) Select your Print Server.
(c) Select Set to NetWare Print Server Mode.
(d) Enter the file server you are logged onto, to be the master file server to the
Print Server.
(e) Replace Print Server name with the name used in step 2.(c).
(f) Select Execute Setup.
Print Server Mode in NetWare 4.x (Bindery Emulation)
This procedure configures the Print Server as a NetWare Print Server under
NetWare 4.x Bindery Emulation Mode.
1. Quick Setup on a File Server
(a) Login as ADMIN. or a user with Admin. rights.
(b) Run the PCONSOLE program and press [F4] to switch to bindery mode.
(c) Select Quick Setup
(d) Enter the desired names in the following fields:
Print server
New printer
New print queue
(e) Press [F10] to save.
(f) If necessary, repeat steps (b) to (e) for parallel ports 2 and 3 or the serial port.
If the desired print server name already exists, you need to delete
that object first.
2. Configure the Print Server
(a) Run the PSCONFIG program
(b) Select your Print Server.
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(c) Select Set to NetWare Print Server Mode.
(d) Select the file server you logged on in step 1.(a) to be the master file server.
(e) Replace the Print Server name with the name set in step 1.(d).
(f) Select Execute Setup.
Printer Server Mode in NetWare 4.X (NDS Mode)
Follow the steps below to configure the Print Server in NDS print server mode:
1. Quick Setup on a NDS network
(a) Login as ADMIN. or a user with Admin. rights.
(b) Run PCONSOLE program.
(c) Select Quick Setup.
(d) Enter your desired print server name in the Print Server field. Record the
context.
(e) Enter the desired names in the following fields:
New printer
New print queue
Print Queue Volume
(f) Press [F10] to save.
(g) Repeat steps (b) to (f) for parallel ports 2 and 3 or the serial port, if they exist.
(h) Exit PCONSOLE.
(i) Enter the command whoami and record the Tree name.
2. Configure the Print Server
(a) Run the PSCONFIG program.
(b) Select your Print Server. Replace the device name with the name used in step
1 (d).
(c) Select Set to NetWare Print Server Mode.
(d) Enter data as follows:
NDS Tree name: -Tree name recorded in step 1 (i).
Print Server NDS Context: As recorded in step 1 (d).
(e) Select Execute Setup.
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Novell Remote Printer Mode
Remote Printer Assignments
In remote printer mode the following assignments should be used, where SCxxxxxx
is the device name.
Device
NetWare
Port
Printer Type
Printer Name
Parallel 1
Remote Parallel, LPT1
SCxxxxxx
Parallel 2
Remote Parallel, LPT2
SCxxxxxx_P2
Parallel 3
Remote Parallel, LPT3
SCxxxxxx_P3
Serial
Remote Serial, COM1
SCxxxxxx_SP
Remote Printer Mode in NetWare 2.x, 3.x
Follow the steps listed below to configure the Print Server to Novell Remote Printer
mode.
1. Create Queues
Follow the steps below to create queues for the Print Server. If using existing
queues go to Step 2.
(a) Run PCONSOLE program.
(b) Select Print Queue Information (or skip to step 2.(a) if you do not need to
add new queues).
(c) Press [INS] key to add a new queue.
(d) Type a queue name, and press [ENTER].
(e) Repeat Steps (c) and (d) until you have the desired number of queues.
2. Assign printers
(a) Run PCONSOLE, select Print Server Information
(b) Select a NetWare Print Server.
(c) Select Print Server Configuration.
(d) Select Printer Configuration
(e) Select printers that show Not Installed.
(f) Enter the correct data in the Name and Type Fields. Refer to Remote Printer
Assignments on page 17.
(g) Press [ESC], then select Yes.
(h) Repeat steps (b) to (g) until all printers are assigned.
(i) Press [ESC].
3. Associate printers with print queues
(a) Select Queues Serviced by Printer.
(b) Select a printer you want to assign a print queue to.
(c) Press [INS].
(d) Select the queue that you want the printer to service, and press [ENTER].
(e) Repeat Steps (a) to (d) until all printer and queue associations are configured.
(f) Exit PCONSOLE
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4. Configure the Print Server
(a) Run PSCONFIG program
(b) Select your Print Server.
(c) Select Set to NetWare Remote Printer Mode
(d) For all print ports, enter the NetWare Print Server Name you selected in Step
2.(b).
(e) Select Execute Setup.
Remote Printer Mode in NetWare 4.X (NDS Mode)
Ensure that you are in the NDS mode then follow the steps listed below to configure
the Print Server as a Novell Remote Printer.
1. Create queue objects
Follow the steps below if you are installing a new Print Server as a remote printer
or if you are connecting a new printer to the Print Server.
(a) Login to NetWare as ADMIN. or a user with Admin. rights.
(b) Run the PCONSOLE program.
(c) Select Print queues (or skip to step 2.(a) if you do not need to add new
queues).
(d) Press [INS] key to add a new queue.
(e) Type a queue name, and press [ENTER].
(f) Repeat Step (c) to (e) until you have the desired number of queues.
2. Create printer objects
(a) From the PCONSOLE Main Menu, select Print servers.
(b) Select a NetWare Print Server.
(c) Select Printers
(d) Press [INS] Key to insert a printer.
(e) Enter the correct information in the Name Field. Refer to Refer to Remote
Printer Assignments on page 17.
(f) Select the printer.
(g) In the Type field, select parallel for parallel port 1, 2, or 3; select serial for
the serial port.
(h) Select Configuration
(i) In the Port field, select LPT1 for parallel port 1, LP2 for parallel port 2, LPT3
for parallel port 3, and COM1 for the serial port.
(j) In Location field, set to Manual Load.
(k) Press [ESC] to exit Configuration sub-menu.
3. Associate queue objects and print objects
To associate the printers with the queues to be serviced, follow the instructions
below:
(a) Select Print queues assigned.
(b) Press [INS].
(c) Select the queue that you want the printer to service.
(d) Press [ESC] twice.
(e) Repeat steps 2 (d) to 3 (d) until all association among queues and printers are
configured completely.
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(f) Exit PCONSOLE
4. Configure the Print Server
(a) Run the PSCONFIG program
(b) Select your Print Server.
(c) Select Set to NetWare Remote Printer Mode.
(d) Enter the NetWare Print Server Name selected in Step 2 (b) for all print ports.
(e) Select Execute Setup.
5. Unload and Reload Pserver
If the NetWare Pserver, to which the Print Server has been installed, has been
previously loaded, you must unload and reload it. If the NetWare Pserver has not
been loaded you must load it. If unloading and reloading the NetWare Pserver go
to step (a). If loading for the first time, go to step (d).
(a) Go to the file server console where the NLM is running
(b) Press Alt-ESC until you get to the Print Server NLM screen.
(c) Press ESC to halt the print server NLM. Answer Yes.
(d) Once the NetWare NLM has been unloaded, enter the following command:
load pserver XXXX
XXXX is the NetWare print server selected in step 2 (b).
(a) When the Enter Print Server Name menu appears, press INSERT until you get
to Contents of Current Context. Select the context that holds the print server.
Select the print server from the list and press ENTER.
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Printing
To print a job to the Print Server SCxxxxxx, you can use NetWare’s standard
utilities: CAPTURE, NPRINT, or PCONSOLE. If you are not familiar with the
CAPTURE or NPRINT utilities, the on-line help is available by typing /? after the
command.
(e.g. CAPTURE /? [ENTER] )
In the following examples, print queue P1 is serviced by Print Server SCxxxxxx. To
print, the file is sent to print queue P1.
Example 1
To use NPRINT to print the file c:\config.sys to SCxxxxxx, use the command:
NPRINT c:\config.sys /Q=P1 /NOTI /T=4 /NFF /NB
For NPRINT usage and options, see your NetWare documentation.
Example 2:
To use CAPTURE to print the file c:\config.sys to the , use the commands:
CAPTURE /L=1 /Q=P1 /NOTI /NT /FF /NB
COPY c:\config.sys LPT1
In this example, output destined for LPT1 is redirected to Print Queue P1.
For CAPTURE usage and options, see your NetWare documentation.
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Configuration Settings
This section describes the configuration settings which can be altered in your Print
Server. To make changes, use PSCONFIG or the programs described in Chapter 8 Management Tools.
Configuration using PSCONFIG
To use PSCONFIG to change the device settings, the procedure is as follows.
1. Run PSCONFIG; a list of Print Server units will appear.
2. Select the Print Server you want to setup, then press [ENTER].
3. Select Change Configuration. A list of category configurations will appear.
4. Select the category you want to edit, then press [ENTER].
5. Select the item you want to edit and press [Enter]. If you are prompted to enter a
character string, enter a string.
6. Change any other items you wish. The [ESC] key will return you to main menu to
select another category if you wish.
7. Select Execute Change and press [ENTER] to save the configuration changes to
the Print Server.
General Device Settings
The following configuration changes can be made, regardless of which Network
protocol or operating systems is being used. :
• Get Print Server Information
• Reset Print Server
• Restore Default Configuration
• Change the Print Server’s name.
• Change the device password.
• Disable/Enable network protocols.
• Get Printer Status (idle, off-line, printing)
• Logical Printer Setup (see page 24)
• Define logical printer
• Set pre-print-job string.
• Set post-print-job string
• Serial port configuration (if exists):
•
•
•
•
•
Baud rate
Handshake protocol
Stop bits
Data bits
Parity.
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NetWare - Specific Settings
Novell Remote Printer Mode
Device Name
Enter either the default name SCxxxxxx or the new
name of the Print Server.
Novell Printer Server
for P1, P2, P3 & SP
Enter the name of the NetWare print server to service
the Print Server’s P1, P2, P3 and SP ports.
Frame Type
Select the frame types used by your network. (Ethernet
802.2, Ethernet 802.3, Ethernet SNAP, and Ethernet II)
Novell Print Server Mode
Device Name
Use the default name SCxxxxxx or the new name of the
Print Server. The new name MUST NOT exceed 19
characters, nor contain any spaces.
NDS Tree Name
NetWare 4.X NDS mode only. Enter the file servers
NDS tree name (root name).
Print Server NDS
Context
NetWare 4.X NDS mode only. Enter the Print Server
NDS Context. The entry should contain the path to the
context but not the context itself and each OU should
be separated by a period.
Example: department.company
Master file server
(Bindery mode only)
Enter the name of the Print Server’s master file server.
Polling Queue
Interval
Defines how often the Print Server will poll the queues
to be serviced.
Job Notification by
Connection ID
Set to Yes to receive a job notification at only the
workstation where the print job originated, No to
receive a job notification at all workstations that you
have logged on.
Frame Type
Select the frame types used by your network. (Ethernet
802.2, Ethernet 802.3, Ethernet SNAP, and Ethernet II)
NetWare Password
The password on the NetWare Print Server. The device
needs this password to connect to NetWare.
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Service Additional NetWare Bindery file servers
If your Print Server is configured as a NetWare Print Server and you want it to
service more than one bindery file server, perform the following steps.
1. Login, with supervisory rights, to the other file servers you want your Print
Server to service.
2. Create queues and a print server name for your Print Server on each file server
you want to service.
3. Login, with supervisory rights, to the master file server of your Print Server.
4. Run PCONSOLE.
5. Select Print Server Information, then select your Print Server in the print server
list.
6. Select Printer Server Configuration, then select File Server To Be Serviced.
7. Insert the file server names of the other file servers to be serviced by your Print
Server.
8. Reset the Print Server
Attach to more than one NetWare Print Server
In NetWare Remote Printer mode, if you want each port of the Print Server to attach
to a different NetWare Print Server, perform the following steps.
1. Use PCONSOLE to create and assign the required printers and queues as detailed
in the Remote Printer Mode section.
2. Run PSCONFIG and select Set to NetWare Remote Printer Mode. Enter the
correct NetWare print server names in the print server name fields, then select
Execute Setup.
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Logical Printers
Logical Printers can be used to create a “Virtual” printer. For example, to create a
Landscape printer, you could define a Logical Printer as follows:
Pre-string
Printer Control codes to switch the printer to Landscape
mode
Post-string
Printer Control codes to reset the printer, restoring the default
settings.
Another logical printer could be used to print Unix-format text files properly, by
converting Unix-style LF (Line Feeds) to DOS-style LF/CR (Line Feed, Carriage
Return) pairs.
In the NetWare Print Server mode, the Print Server supports 3 logical printers for
models with 1 parallel port, and 8 logical printers for other models.
Configuring NetWare
PCONSOLE must be used to create new (logical) printers and assign print queues to
the printers. When creating logical printers, be sure to select printer numbers greater
than 7 from the Configured Printer listing. In NetWare, all printer numbers greater
than 7 are logical printers. Remember that selecting printer 8 corresponds to Logical
printer L1, selecting printer 9 corresponds to Logical printer L2, and so on up to
printer 15 which corresponds to Logical printer L8.
Configuring the Print Server
To define pre-string, post-string, and the physical output port of a logical printer,
perform the following steps:
1. Run the PSCONFIG program.
2. Select Change Configuration.
3. Select Logical Printer Configuration and set the following items for each logical
port. Logical Printers are numbered from L1 to L3 for models with a single
parallel port, and L1 to L8 for other models).
Physical Port
Select the physical port for this Logical Printer (P1 to P3
for parallel ports, SP for the serial port).
String Before Job
The printer control string (in Hex) to be sent to the
printer before each print job.
String After Job
The printer control string (in Hex) to be sent to the
printer after each print job.
Convert LF to
CR+LF
If ON, LF (line feed) characters are changed to CR+LF
(carriage return + line feed). If OFF, no conversion is
done.
The maximum size of a printer control string is 15 characters.
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Chapter 5
TCP/IP
This Chapter explains how to configure and use the Print
Server in the TCP/IP environment.
5
Software Requirements
The Print Server can work with most UNIX systems and Windows NT 3.5 or later.
Software required is:
• TCP, IP, telnet, ftp (option - BOOTP, rarp)
• Either LPD (NT, Unix) or C Compiler (for PSfilter under Unix).
Device Configuration
Note: The device should be configured FIRST.
Configuration of your Print Server can be done by any of the following methods.
♦ BiAdmin Management Program
This program requires Windows 95 or Windows NT. See Chapter 8 Management Tools for details.
♦ WebAdmin Management Program
This runs on an NT Server and is accessed by a WEB browser. See Chapter 8 Management Tools for details.
♦ FTP (File Transfer Protocol)
With FTP, you copy the configuration file from the device, edit it, and send it
back. Further information on using FTP is on pages 39 to 41.
IP Address Configuration
In the TCP/IP environment, IP addresses are essential. The Print Server requires the
following IP Addresses to be entered. (The entry in brackets shows the line number
and token in the device’s configuration file.)
IP Address
(4000 IP_ADDR)
Device IP Address. See the following section.
Gateway Address
(4001 GATEWAY)
If your network segment has a router, enter the router
address here.
If there is no router, leave the address as 0.0.0.0.
Subnet Mask
(4002 MASK)
If the Gateway Address above is 0.0.0.0 the Subnet Mask
should also be left at 0.0.0.0.
If you have a router, enter the Subnet mask for the
segment to which the Print Server is attached.
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Device IP Address
Normally, the Print Server is assigned a static IP Address, using either BiAdmin or
WebAdmin.
To assign an IP address using FTP, some host configuration is necessary to allow
connection to a device without an IP Address. See IP Address Configuration on page
28 for details.
If you leave the device IP Address at the default value of 0.0.0.0, its sequence for
finding an address is as follows:
• DHCP
• BOOTP
• RARP
See Dynamic IP Address Configuration on page 29 for more details.
Other Configuration Settings
When assigning the IP Addresses, you should also check the following configuration
settings.
Device Name
(0001 BOX_NAME)
The default name will be in the form SCxxxxxx
(SC followed by 6 numbers). This can be
changed. The new name MUST NOT exceed 19
characters, nor include any spaces.
TCP Session Retry Interval
(4010 TCP_INT)
Sets how long the Print Server should wait
before retrying a TCP/IP connection which is
lost.
Allowable values are from 0 to 255 seconds,
with 2 as the default.
TCP Session Retry Count
(4011 TCP_CNT)
Sets how many attempts at reconnection will be
made. After that, the TCP/IP session will be
terminated.
Allowable values are from 0 to 255, with 254 as
the default.
Serial Port Setup
Baud Rate (bps)
(0030 BAUDRATE)
Allowable values are 300, 600, 1200, 2400,
4800, 9600, 19200, 38400
Stop bits
(0031 STOPBITS)
Allowable values are 1 or 2
Parity
(0032 PARITY)
Allowable values are NONE, ODD, EVEN
Data bits
(0033 DATABITS)
Allowable values are 7 or 8
Handshake
(0034 HANDSHAK)
Allowable values are NONE, HARDWARE,
XON/XOFF, BOTH
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Logical Printer Setup
Physical Port
(0100 L1_PROUT)
Print Server Port to which the printer is attached
(P1 to P3 for parallel ports and SP for the serial
port).
String Before Job
(0101 L1_PREST)
The printer control string (in hex) to be sent to
the printer before each print job.
String After Job
(0102 L1_POSTR)
The printer control string (in hex) to be sent to
the printer after each print job.
Convert LF to CR+LF
(0103 L1_CHGLF)
If ON, LF (line feed) characters are changed to
CR+LF (carriage return + line feed). If OFF, no
conversion is done.
The maximum size of a printer control string is 15 characters.
Logical Printers
Print Server models with 1 parallel port support 3 Logical Printers, otherwise they
support 8 Logical Printers. The names (L1..L8) cannot be changed. Each Logical
Printer has 4 settings as shown above. The line numbers in the Print Server’s
CONFIG file are as follows:
Logical Printer
Line Numbers
L1
0100 to 0103
L2
0120 to 0123
L3
0140 to 0143
L4
0160 to 0163
L5
0180 to 0183
L6
0200 to 0203
L7
0220 to 0223
L8
0240 to 0243
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Unix Host Configuration
The first step is to give the Print Server an IP Address so that it will be a valid device
on the LAN.
Static IP Address Configuration
1. Determine the Physical Address of the Print Server from the default name shown
on a sticker on the base of the unit. It will be in the form SCxxyyzz (SC followed
by 6 numbers). If its name is SCxxyyzz, then the physical address is
00:c0:02:xx:yy:zz.
2. Login to the UNIX host as root.
3. Add the Print Server to the /etc/hosts file by adding the following line to the file:
IP_Address NAME # comment
Where:
IP_Address is the IP address for the Print Server. This must match the IP
address stored in the device.
NAME is the Print Server’s name. This must match the name stored in
the device.
# comment. Add the Default Name as a comment.
Example:
192.10.2.54 PS_Rm203 #Default name SC123456
In the example above, SC123456 is assigned the IP address 192.10.2.54
and the name “PS_Rm203”.
4. Associate the physical address with the IP address of the Print Server, by using
the arp command as follows:
arp -s NAME 00:c0:02:xx:yy:zz
Where:
NAME is the name assigned to the device
00:c0:02:xx:yy:zz is the physical address of the Print Server, as
determined from the default name.
Example:
arp -s PS_Rm203 00:c0:02:12:34:56
5. Check the IP Address using the ping command:
ping NAME
You should receive a response. If you get a Timeout message, the above
procedure has failed.
6. If the Print Server is not configured yet, you can now connect and configure it
using FTP. (See Example - Initial Configuration page 41).
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Dynamic IP Address Configuration
If the device’s IP Address is left at 0.0.0.0 it will try to obtain a dynamic IP Address
by using the following methods in sequence: DHCP, BOOTP, RARP.
Using DHCP
Using DHCP is only possible if you have DHCP management software which allows
you to take advantage of this feature. Otherwise, the Print Server’s IP Address will
be unknown, and connection to it will be impossible. In this case, configure the Print
Server for a static IP Address. (See preceding section.)
Using BOOTP
1. Perform steps 1 to 3 for assigning a static IP Address.
2. Add the following entry to the Boot Table /etc/booptab
NAME:ht=ether:vm=rfc1024::ha=PA:ip=IP:sm=SM:gw=GW
Where
NAME is the Print Server’s name
PA is the physical address of the Print Server
IP is the Print Server’s IP Address
SM is the Subnet Mask
GW is the Gateway IP Address
3. If it is not running, start the bootp daemon (the usual command is bootpd) and
then reset the Print Server. It should then acquire an IP Address using bootp.
4. If the Print Server is not configured yet, you can now configure it using FTP.
(See page 41 for details). Otherwise, check with the ping command:
ping NAME
You should receive a response. If you get a Timeout message, the above
procedure has failed.
Using RARP
1. Perform steps 1 to 3 for assigning a static IP Address.
2. If the rarp daemon is not running, start it with the command:
rarpd -a
3. Add a line to the Ethernet Address table /etc/ethers
00:c0:02:xx:yy:zz NAME
Where
00:c0:02:xx:yy:zz is the physical address of the Print Server
NAME is the name of the Print Server.
4. Reset the Print Server. When it reboots, it should acquire an IP Address from
rarp.
5. If the Print Server is not configured yet, you can now configure it using FTP.
(See page 41 for details). Otherwise, check the Address with the ping command:
ping NAME
You should receive a response. If you get a Timeout message, the above
procedure has failed.
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Printing Configuration
There are 4 printing methods to choose from. All are explained in the following
section. Select whichever is the most convenient in your environment.
♦ LPD
LPD is a standard print method for most UNIX systems. The benefit of this
method is that it eliminates the need to install additional software on the host.
The problem is that in most cases the LPD protocol sends out the data file before
the control file. The Print Server will print the data file immediately, ignoring any
print options set in the control file. To solve this problem, use PSfilter instead.
♦ PSfilter
PSfilter is a proprietary print method provided with the Print Server. The benefit
of this method is that it provides many print options such as banner print, copies,
and so on. To use PSfilter, a C compiler must be installed on every UNIX host so
that the PSfilter source code can be compiled into executable code and installed
on the UNIX host.
♦ FTP (File Transfer Protocol)
FTP is also a standard print method in most UNIX systems, but it is NOT
recommended except as a test and back-up method of printing.
LPD and PSfilter work well with a large number of users because they both
employ print queue processes. FTP does not implement a print queue. If the
printer is busy, the print command will fail.
♦ Direct Socket Interface
The Direct Socket Interface (DSI) is a Unix-based method of providing a “direct”
connection between a host computer and a printer. The host and the Print Server
establish a TCP connection, using a special socket number. All data sent over this
connection is treated as print data, and sent transparently to a logical printer
defined on the Print Server.
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LPD Configuration
LPD is a built-in printing protocol for most UNIX systems including BSD type
UNIX. It is also supported in Windows NT 3.5 or later.
LPD on IBM AIX 4.15
Before proceeding, ensure that the Print Server has been assigned an IP Address. To
setup your AIX system for LPD printing, perform the following steps.
1. Add the Print Server to /etc/hosts.lpd, using the name you assigned to the Print
Server.
2. Start the LPD daemon if it is not running, using the following command:
start src -s qdaemon
3. Start the system administration tool smit and select Print Spooling
4. Create the required number of queues (one for each logical printer) by selecting:
Add a Print Queue
Remote (Printer attached to Remote Host)
Standard Processing
5. Use the following information:
Field
Entry
Name of queue to add
Use a single-word queue name which
indicates which printer is attached.
Hostname for remote server
Print Server name as used in /etc/hosts.lpd.
Name of queue on remote
server
Logical printer number (L1..L3 or L1..L8) to
service this queue.
Type of print spooler on
remote server.
Use default value (AIX Version xxx)
6. Ensure the logical printers are configured in the Print Server. Refer to Logical
Printers on page 27.
7. Print using the following command:
lp -d printer_queue file_name
Where
printer_queue is one of the entries used in Name of queue to add.
file_name is the file you wish to print.
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LPD on System V
Before beginning LPD Setup, ensure that an IP Address has been assigned to the
Print Server. Keep the following points in mind:
• The remote host name is the name of the Print Server.
• The remote printer name is the print queue name for the Logical Printer.
Logical printers also need to be configured on the Print Server itself. (See page
27).
• If your UNIX asks for the LPD type, be sure to identify the service type as BSD.
The Print Server’s LPD protocol meets BSD system standards.
• In the sample commands shown, printer_name is the name of the Print Queue
serviced by the Print Server, and Spooler_directory is the name of the directory
used to spool the print jobs.
Procedure
Action
Sample Command
Stop Print Services
/usr/lib/lpshut
Add a System Printer
/usr/lib/lpadmin -p printer_name -v /dev/null
Restart the Print Services
/usr/lib/lpsched
Enable printing to the new
printer device
enable printer_name
Start accepting jobs for the
new printer device
accept printer_name
Create a spooling directory
mkdir /usr/spool/Spooler_directory
Make spooling daemon the
owner of this directory
chown daemon /usr/spool/Spooler_directory
Create read/write permissions
chmod 775 /usr/spool/Spooler_directory
Give permissions to LPD
processes.
chgrp daemon /usr/spool/Spooler_directory
Add remote printer(s)
(See following section).
Adding Remote Printers
A remote printer is added by inserting the following line in the /etc/printcap file.
The entry is really one line, but can be entered as shown.
Use a TAB character where shown.
printer_name|Remote_Printer_Alias:\
[TAB] :lp=:\
[TAB] :rm=PS_NAME:\
[TAB] :rp=Logical_Printer_name:\
[TAB] :sd=Spooler_directory:\
[TAB] :mx#0:
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Where
printer_name is the Print Queue name used to store jobs for the
corresponding logical printer
PS_NAME is the Print Server name defined in /etc/hosts
Logical_Printer_name is the logical printer name on the Print Server
(L1..L3 or L1..L8, depending on your model)
Spooler_directory is the directory you created in Step 6.
Example:
Marketing|RP1_SC123456:\
[TAB] :lp=:\
[TAB] :rm=PS_Rm203:\
[TAB] :rp=L1:\
[TAB] :sd=/usr/spool/Marketing:\
[TAB] :mx#0:
Repeat this process for each Logical Printer/Print Queue combination that you wish
to create.
LPD on BSD
Before continuing, ensure that an IP Address has been assigned to the Print Server.
Remember the following:
• The remote host name is the name of the Print Server.
• The remote printer name is the logical printer (L1..L3, or L1..L8) on the Print
Server.
• If asked for the LPD type, enter the service type as BSD.
• In the sample commands shown, printer_name is the Print Queue serviced by the
logical printer on the Print Server, and Spooler_dir is the name of the directory
used to spool the print jobs.
Procedure
Action
Sample Command
Create a spooling directory
mkdir /usr/spool/Spooler_dir
Set spooling daemon as owner
of this directory.
chown daemon /usr/spool/Spooler_dir
Create read/write permissions.
chmod 775 /usr/spool/Spooler_dir
Give permissions to LPD
processes.
chgrp daemon /usr/spool/Spooler_dir
Add remote printer(s)
See Adding Remote Printers on page 32.
Start lpc print mechanism
lpc start printer_name
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Printing using LPD
For LPD printing instructions, refer to your UNIX manual. The following example is
for a BSD system:
lpr -P printer_name filename
Where
printer_name is the name of the Print Queue defined on the Unix host.
filename is the name of the file you wish to print.
Example:
lpr -P Marketing /etc/hosts
In the above example, the /etc/hosts file is sent to the printer queue Marketing. It will
then be sent to the logical printer associated with this queue.
Printing using FTP
Details on using FTP are on page 39. Printing using FTP uses the following syntax:
#ftp Name
ftp>put FileName Ln
Where:
Name is the name of the Print Server
FileName is the file to be printed.
n is the number of the logical printer.
Example:
#ftp Marketing
ftp>put /etc/hosts L2
This example would print the file /etc/hosts to logical printer 2 on the Print Server
named Marketing.
Printing using FTP is NOT recommended, because:
•
There can be only 1 FTP connection, so at any time only one user can print,
even on multi-port models.
•
Print jobs are not spooled (queued).
Printing Using DSI
Logical printers must be configured on the Print Server as explained in Logical
Printers on page 27. Your model may support 8 logical Printers. However, DSI on
the Print Server supports only 3 Logical Printers
Socket numbers are defined as follows:
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Logical Printer No.
Socket No.
1
4010
2
4020
3
4030
TCP/IP
Printing Using PSfilter
PSfilter is a proprietary printing system which provides many print options. To use
PSfilter, a C compiler and Socket Library must exist on the host so that psfilter.c can
be compiled to an executable file.
PSfilter Setup
The PSfilter program is shipped in source code as psfilter.c. Three methods are
provided to setup the Print Server for PSfilter printing.
• Quickset
• Interactive setup
• Manual setup
Quickset and Interactive Setup execute the proprietary install.sh program which will
compile psfilter.c. Using one of these methods is recommended.
However, for IMB AIX, you must use the Manual setup.
Setup Instructions
Detailed instructions for installing and configuring PSfilter are provided in the
following files. These files, along with PSfilter.c, are stored on the CD-ROM in the
following directories:
\driver\lpti\lpsource (text format)
\driver\lpti\tar (tar format)
Operating System
File
SCO UNIX System V Release 3
SCO.TXT
HP UXIX on HP workstation
HP.TXT
Sun 5.x on Sun SPARC workstation
SUN5.TXT
Sun 4.x on Sun SPARC workstation
SUN4.TXT
AT&T UNIX SV Release 4
SVR4.TXT
DEC/OSF1
DECOSF1.TXT
IBM AIX
AIX.TXT
UNIXWare
UNIXWARE.TXT
If your system is not listed above, do not
attempt to use the Psfilter method of printing.
PSfilter Printing Methods
PSfilter printing provides two methods to print jobs:
♦ Redirect Printing
With Redirect printing, you print jobs using system print commands (e.g. lp). The
print job is redirected though PSfilter to the Print Server. Redirect printing is the
recommended print method because jobs are spooled.
♦ Direct Printing
Here, PSfilter commands are used to print your job without going through the
host print queue. This method is recommended only for test purposes.
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Windows NT Host Configuration
This section covers configuration of a Windows NT host. The Print Server should be
configured first. For Windows NT configuration in a Peer-to-Peer environment, see
Chapter 7 - Windows Peer-to-Peer.
IP Address Configuration
To have the Print Server recognized as a valid device, first configure it, then follow
this procedure.
1. Add an entry for the Print Server to the hosts file:
\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC\HOSTS
The entry consists of the following line:
xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx Name
Where
xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is the IP Address you assigned to the Print Server
Name is the Print Server’s name. If you have not changed the name, use
the default name shown on a sticker on the base of the device.
2. Reboot to have these changes take effect.
3. Have Windows NT automatically add an entry to the ARP table by entering the
following commands:
ping Name
arp -a
The Print Server should respond to the ping. If it doesn’t, there is
something wrong with the IP addressing.
Preparing for TCP/IP Printing
To create a TCP/IP remote printer Microsoft TCP/IP printing support must be
installed. The procedure is as follows.
Windows NT 3.51
1. Start the Network option in Control Panel. When the Network Settings dialog box
appears, click the Add Software button to display the Add Network Software
dialog box.
2. Select TCP/IP Protocol And Related Components in the Network Software list
box, and then click the Continue button.
3. In the Windows NT TCP/IP Installation Options dialog box, check the TCP/IP
Network Printing Support option.
4. Click the OK button. Windows NT Setup will display a message asking for the
full path to the Windows NT distribution files. Provide the appropriate location
and click the Continue button. All necessary files will be copied to your hard
disk.
5. If you did not check the Enable Automatic DHCP Configuration option in the
Windows NT TCP/IP Installation Options dialog box, you must complete all the
required TCP/IP configuration procedures manually.
6. After you finish configuring TCP/IP, the Network Settings dialog box will
reappear, click the Close button and then restart your computer for the changes to
take effect.
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Windows NT 4.0
1. Go to StartèSettingsèControl PanelèNetwork.
2. Click the Service option and ensure that Simple TCP/IP Service and Microsoft
TCP/IP Printing are enabled. If they are not enabled, select the Add option and
enable them as usual.
3. If you added services in step 2, reboot the computer for the changes to take
affect.
Adding a TCP/IP Remote Printer
Windows 3.51
1. From the Printer menu in Print Manager, choose Create Printer
2. In the resulting dialog box, enter data as follows:
Printer Name
Enter a name (up to 32 characters). This name appears in
the title bar of the printer window.
Driver
Select the appropriate driver for the attached printer.
Description
Enter a printer description for other network users to
reference.
Print To
Select Other.
3. A Print Destinations dialog box will appear after selecting Other. In the
Available Print Monitor list, select LPR Port, then OK.
4. An Add LPR compatible printer window will appear. Enter data in the fields as
follows:
Name Or Address Of
Host Providing LPD
Enter the IP address of the Print Server
Name Of Printer On
That Machine
Enter the appropriate logical printer number
(e.g. L1)
5. When the Create Printer dialog box reappears, check the Share This Printer On
The Network option.
6. In the Share Name box, Printer Manager creates a MS-DOS compatible resource
name, which you can change if you wish. In the Location box, you can enter
information concerning the printer location.
Network users will see this information when browsing to find this printer.
7. Complete any other configuration information in the Create Printer dialog box.
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Windows NT 4.0
1. Go to StartèSettingsèPrinter and invoke the Add Printer wizard.
2. When prompted with This printer will be managed by, select My Computer and
click Next.
3. Select Add Port…, then select LPR Port and click New Port.
4. In the Name of Address of server providing lpd: dialog box, enter the Print
Server’s IP address.
5. In the Name of printer or print queue on that server dialog box, enter the
appropriate logical printer number (L1..L3, or L1..L8, depending on the model)
as previously configured on the Print Server.
6. Click OK. When returned to the Printer Ports window, simply elect Close and
then install your printer driver as usual.
7. When prompted whether or not the printer will be shared, select the Sharing
radio button
8. In the Shared dialog box, enter the shared printer name. The shared name is how
other users will see this printer.
Printing with Windows NT
Windows Applications
The Print Server’s printers will appear as Network Printers to users on the LAN. To
print a file from a application, select the remote printer as the destination, and print
the file as usual.
Command Line
To print a file from the command prompt, type:
lpr -S NT_Host -P printer_name file_name
Where
NT_Host is the name of the NT host on which the remote printer is
configured.
printer_name is the name assigned to the remote printer
file_name is the name of the file you wish to print.
To check the print status, type:
lpq -S NT_Host -P printer_name
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TCP/IP Features
This Chapter describes some features of the Print Server
which are available only in the TCP/IP environment.
6
The features covered in this chapter are:
•
FTP
•
Internet Printing (EP3003 CheetahPrint Power-3003 only)
•
SNMP (EP3003 CheetahPrint Power-3003 only)
•
Telnet
FTP
FTP (File Transfer Protocol) allows a user to log-on to a remote host, and
manipulate files on the host. The Print Server can act as a FTP host, with the
following limitations:
• Only one FTP user can connect to the Print Server.
• Only “command line” FTP programs can be used. FTP programs which attempt
to “browse” the file system are NOT supported.
Using FTP
1. Start your FTP client from the command prompt (GUI interface FTP clients are
NOT supported) and connect to the Print Server using its IP Address.
e.g. ftp 203.70.212.155
If your system has been configured as described in Unix Host
Configuration on page 28 , you can connect using the Print
Server’s name, rather than the IP Address.
2. The Print Server will respond with “Print Server Ready” and prompt for “User”.
Enter the device name. If you have not previously assigned a name, you must use
the default name shown on the sticker on the base of the unit.
3. You will now be prompted for the device password. If no password has been
assigned, just press ENTER to continue.
Files
The following files will appear on the Print Server when it is acting as an FTP host.
Filename
Purpose
Mode
CONFIG
Configuration file
Read/Write (get, put)
DEFAULTC
Reset device to default
configuration
Read (get)
PSINF
Device information
Read (get)
PASSRESET
Clear password
Read (get)
RESET
Reset device
Read (get)
SETIP
Save current IP address
Read (get)
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Commands
Only the following commands are implemented. Commands are usually case
sensitive. Where the command requires a parameter, the parameter is shown in
italics.
dir
List files (as shown in the previous table).
get FILENAME
Retrieve a file. The only files that can be retrieved are CONFIG and PSINF.
Using GET with the other “files” will activate a command, as follows:
get DEFAULTC
Set the Print Server back to its default configuration.
get RESET
Reset the Print Server. This also terminates the
current connection.
get PASSRESET
Clear password (no password).
get SETIP
Set the current IP address as a static IP address.
Do NOT use the SETIP command if the device has an
IP Address assigned by a DHCP server. This will
cause an Address conflict.
put CONFIG
Copy the file CONFIG to the device, overwriting the existing CONFIG file.
Details of the format of CONFIG files are contained in Appendix B Configuration File Format.
After using the put CONFIG command to write a new
configuration file to the device, you should issue a get RESET
command.
The red LED should then go on while the unit is resetting. When
the red LED goes OFF and the green LED starts flashing, the
unit is ready. A RESET will terminate the current connection.
put PASSWORD
Copy the file PASSWORD to the Print Server, giving it a new password.
Passwords can be up to 19 bytes in length.
put filename Ln
Copy the file filename to the printer connected to Logical Port n, where n is a
Logical Port number. This will print the file.
quit
Terminate the current FTP session.
Other FTP Commands
The other FTP commands are not implemented, and will usually return the error
message Invalid command.
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Example - Initial Configuration
1. Connect to the Print Server.
ftp NAME
You can only connect using a name instead
of an IP Address if your system has been
configured as described on page 26.
2. You will be prompted for User. Enter the default name (on the base of the
device). When prompted for the password, press ENTER.
3. Copy the configuration file CONFIG, to your system, then quit.
ftp>get CONFIG
ftp>quit
4. Edit the CONFIG file to set parameters in the following four lines in the file.
0001 BOX_NAME:Name
4000 IP_ADDR:x.x.x.x
4001 GATEWAY:y.y.y.y
4002 MASK:z.z.z.z
Where
New_Name is the Print Server’s name
x.x.x.x is the IP Address assigned to the Print Server
y.y.y.y is the IP Address of your router
z.z.z.z is the network mask, if assigned.
5. Copy the CONFIG file back to the Print Server, reset, and quit:
ftp NAME
ftp>put CONFIG
ftp>get RESET
ftp>quit
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Internet Printing
Internet Printing is available only on model EP3003 CheetahPrint Power-3003.
The Internet Printing System allows users to print data to your printer across the
Internet. Users send the Internet Print Server an E Mail, with the print job normally
sent as an attachment to the E Mail. The Print Server will retrieve the E Mail and
print it.
System Requirements
Mail Server
• Accessibility. The Mail Server must be accessible by the intended clients or
users. Normally, this means a permanent connection to the Internet.
• Protocols. The Mail Server must support the POP3 and SMTP protocols. The
Internet Printing System uses these protocols and the most common E Mail
formatting standards:
• MIME (Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions)
• Base64 Encoding (for mail attachments)
EP3003 CheetahPrint Power-3003
• TCIP/IP Protocol. The LAN on which the EP3003 CheetahPrint Power-3003 is
installed must use the TCP/IP protocol.
• Mail Server Access. The EP3003 Print Server must be able to access the Mail
Server using a single IP address.
• Mail Account. The EP3003 Print Server must have a Mail Account. Users print
by sending an E Mail to this mail account.
User (Client) Requirements
• Internet Connection. Either through a LAN, or dial-up.
• E Mail address. This is used to notify the user that their print job has been done,
or if there any problems.
• Printer Driver. Users must have a printer driver which matches the printer
connected to the remote Internet Print Server.
• Print Capture Software. To print more than plain text, users require InterNet
Printing Port software to capture the print job and convert it into an E Mail
attachment.
The InterNet Printing Port software is available for the following operating
systems:
• Microsoft Windows 95
• Microsoft Windows NT 3.51 or later.
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Internet Mail Printing Configuration
The BiAdmin program (see Chapter 8 - Management Tools) can be used to set the
following entries on the TCP/IP screen. FTP can also be used; the number in
brackets shows the line number in the Print Server’s CONFIG file.
Mail Server IP Address
(4100 MAIL_IP)
The IP Address of the E Mail Server used by the
Print Server.
Mail Account
(4101 MAIL_ACC)
The name of the E Mail Account used by the Print
Server.
Mail Account Password
(4102 MAIL_PAS)
Enter the password for the above Mail Account
here.
Check Mail Interval
(4103 MAIL_INT)
Sets how often to check for mail. Values range
from 0 to 65,535 minutes, with 0 meaning a
continuous connection and 1 as the default.
Print Banner
(4104 MAIL_BAN)
If YES (default), a banner page is printed to
identify the owner of the print job.
Redirect Mail Account
(4105 MAIL_RED)
Jobs which can not be printed will be sent to this
account. If blank, unprintable jobs will be
discarded.
Default Printer Number
(4106 MAIL_POR)
Printer number for all Internet print jobs. Only
one port can be selected. Users on the LAN can
also use this port.
Print every E Mail
(4107 MAIL_EVR)
If ON, then all E Mail received is printed.
Otherwise, only E Mail from the InterNet Printing
Port will be printed.
Activate Response Mail
(4108 MAIL_NOT)
If YES, all print jobs receive an E mail response.
If NO, only users who set this option in their
InterNet Printing Port software receive an E Mail
Printer Model ID String
(4109 MAIL_MOD)
This text field identifies the printer used for
Internet printing. This value is sent to remote
users upon request.
User Software
The software provided for remote users (InterNet Printing Port) should be installed
by all everyone intending to use Internet printing. Otherwise, remote users can print
correctly only if:
• They send an E Mail directly to the Print Server Mail Account, using their
normal E Mail application.
• The E Mail contains plain text only.
• The Internet Print Server is configured with Print every E Mail ON.
Installation of the InterNet Printing Port software will create a new printer port. After
attaching the correct printer to this port, users can print to the Internet Printer using
any Windows application.
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Installation
1. Run the InterNet Printing Port installation program SETUP.EXE
2. Default values for the installation are:
Directory
C:\Program Files\Internet_Printer
Start Menu folder
InterNet Printing Port Driver
3. You will then see the Configure Port screen, as shown in the following
screenshot.
Figure 3 InterNet Printer Port
4. The following data must be provided.
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Port Name
Enter a descriptive name (e.g. “WAN”) for the new
printer port.
Remote Printer
E-mail Address
The E Mail address for the Internet printer. Your print
jobs will be sent to this E Mail address.
Mail Server Name
or IP Address
This is the name or IP Address of your Mail Server. If
you are on a LAN, ask the LAN Administrator. If
using a dial-up connection, use the data provided by
your ISP.
TCP/IP Features
Your Internet
E-mail Address
The normal address that people use to send you Email.
Retry Interval
(Seconds)
If unable to connect to the E Mail server, retry after
this time period (1 to 255 seconds, 30 is usually OK).
Reply Notification
Mail
Check to receive an E Mail when your print job has
been processed.
5. On completion, a new printer port will have been created.
Using the new Port
The Windows Control Panel is used to connect the correct printer to the InterNet
Printing Port. In Windows 95/NT, the procedure is:
1. Select the Printer which matches the remote printer, then choose Properties, as
shown in the example below.
Figure 4 InterNet Printer Properties
2. Select the new port - WAN (InterNet Printer) in the example - as the port for this
printer.
• If you do not have the correct printer driver, or you wish to create another
printer using an existing driver, use the Windows Add Printer facility.
• Using the Windows Port Settings or Configure Port facility will reveal the
same Configure Port screen shown in Figure 3 InterNet Printer Port on page
44.
• If you wish to print to multiple Internet Printers, use the Windows Add Port
facility to add a new InterNet Printer port. Ensure that the correct data is
entered in each port, and that each port has a unique name.
Checking the Printer Driver
To make sure that the correct printer driver for the remote printer is installed on your
system, you can use the InterNet Printing Port to send an E Mail to the Internet
Printer. The procedure is as follows:
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1. Connect your default printer to the InterNet Printing Port.
2. Check that “Reply Notification Mail” in the InterNet Printing Port is ON.
3. From Notepad or another text editor, print a short message (e.g. “This is a test
print”) to the Internet Printer.
You will receive a reply E Mail containing the “Printer ID” which will identify
the printer attached to the Print Server. If this does not match the printer driver
you are using, install the correct printer driver.
Printing
1. Create or open the document you wish to print.
2. Select the Printer connected to the InterNet Printing Port.
3. If you do not have a permanent Internet connection, establish a connection now.
(Note: The InterNet Printing Port will NOT establish a dial-up connection, but it
will send the E Mail the next time you are connected.)
4. Print the document.
5. The InterNet Printing Port will generate an E Mail and send it to the remote
printer. The document will be encoded and sent as an attachment to the E Mail.
You will see a progress screen similar to the example below:
Figure 5 InterNet Printing Progress
6. Close the Internet connection if you opened it in Step 3.
7. If the “Notify after print job” option is set, you will receive an E Mail when your
job is printed.
Canceling a Print Job
Users cannot cancel a Print Job once it has been sent, but Print Jobs can be canceled
at the Print Server. In BiAdmin (see Chapter 8 - Management Tools), the Control Abort Mail Print Job menu option can be used to cancel a print job which has
already started printing.
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SNMP Management
SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) is available only on model EP3003
CheetahPrint Power-3003.
The EP3003 CheetahPrint Power-3003’s SNMP support allows network supervisors
to monitor and control the Print Server using network management platforms such as
HP OpenView, IBM SystemView, etc. This is accomplished through the SNMP
agent and the SNMP MIB.
The agent (device software) responds to standard SNMP commands and reports
device configuration and conditions. When a change in condition occurs, the SNMP
agent will send a message (a Trap) to the associated management station.
The EP3003 CheetahPrint Power-3003’s SNMP MIB is a collection of objects that
are monitored and controlled using SNMP’s get and set commands. The MIB files
are in the Mib folder on the CD-ROM. The appropriate .MIB file must be imported
into your SNMP management program:
•
Mib1p.mib
Single port models
•
Mib2p1s.mib
Two parallel ports, 1 serial port model
•
Mib3p.mib
Three parallel port model
Preparing the Print Server for SNMP
Before attempting to manage the Print Server using a SNMP Management station,
the following settings should be assigned to it, in addition to the IP Addresses
covered in IP Address Configuration on page 25. These settings can be made using
FTP, BiAdmin, or WebAdmin.
The number and token in brackets shows the line number in the Print Server
CONFIG file.
SNMP Settings
SysContact
(6000 CONTACT)
Text Field - Name of the contact
person.
SysLocation
(6001 LOCATION)
Text Field - Location of the contact
person.
Management Station
IP Address(s)
(6011 M1_IP)
(6021 M2_IP)
(6031 M3_IP)
(6041 M4_IP)
Up to 4 Management Stations can be
entered.
Trap Receiving
IP Address(s)
(6111 T1_IP)
(6121 T2_IP)
(6131 T3_IP)
(6141 T4_IP)
Up to 4 Trap Receiving Stations can
be entered.
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Management Station Settings
For each Management Station, the following fields are available.
Access Permission
(6012 M1_ACCP)
6022 M2, 6032 M3, 6042 M4
Options are:
Read Only
Read/Write
Not Accessible.
Community String
(6013 M1_CSR)
6023 M2, 6033 M3, 6043 M4
Leaving this blank will disable
management by this station.
Trap Receiving Station Settings
For each Trap Receiving Station, the following fields are available.
Community String
(6113 T1_CSTR)
6123 T2, 6133 T3, 6143 T4
Leaving this blank will disable
management by this station.
Trap Enable
(6114 T1_ENAB)
6124 T2, 6134 T3, 6144 T4
Use this option to Enable/Disable
Trap Receiving by this station.
Trap Severity
(6112 T1_S)
6122 T2, 6132 T3, 6142 T4
In this version, all traps are level 1.
Levels 2 and 3 will be implemented in
future versions.
Print Server MIB
The Print Server MIB contains 96 objects that have been divided into 13 distinct
groups, including one trap, according to their functions. Below is a listing of the
MIB groups as they are seen in the MIB:
PSSystemConfig
PSIpxStatistics
PSLogicalPrinterConfig
PSAppletalkStatistics
PSNetwareConfig
PSTcpipStatistics
PSTcpipConfig
PSControlConfig
PSAppletalkConfig
PSSerialConfig
PSNetbeuiConfig
Traps
PSStatus
A complete listing of all MIB objects is contained in Appendix C - SNMP MIB.
The Print Server MIB needs to be installed on each management station, using the
Import-Compile commands of your SNMP management program. Check your
management program for details on this procedure.
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Telnet
Telnet can be used to monitor the status of the printers attached to the Print Server.
Operation
Establish a connection to the Print Server, by starting your Telnet program and
providing the IP Address of the Print Server. (No port number is required.)
The will respond with "Welcome to Print Server".
From the resulting prompt,3 commands are possible:
•
Help: Show brief help
•
Monitor: show printer status
•
Exit: leave telnet
Monitoring
The "Monitor" command will show the status of the printer, on each port, as shown
in the following example.
(P1)STATE: Idle
TYPE: Parallel
PRINTER STATUS: Out Of Paper
(P2)STATE: Printing
TYPE: Parallel
PRINTER STATUS: On-Line
BYTES SERVICED:
75264
OCCUPIED BY: LPD
(SP)STATE: Idle
TYPE: Serial
PRINTER STATUS: Offline
The display is updated once per second.
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Chapter 7
Windows
Peer-to-Peer
7
This chapter describes operation in a Windows Peer-to-Peer
Networking environment
Software Requirements
Operating Systems
Windows 95, Windows NT 4.0, Windows NT 3.51, or Windows for Workgroups
LAN Protocols
For Windows 95 or NT, the following protocols are supported:
•
TCP/IP
•
NetBEUI
•
Windows SMB (Server Message Block)
In Windows for Workgroups, the following protocols are supported:
•
NetBEUI
•
Windows SMB (Server Message Block)
The procedures for each situation are described in the following sections.
TCP/IP
The following steps must be carried out.
• Software Installation
• Device configuration
• Software configuration
Software Installation
Software installation must be carried out on every Windows 95 or Windows NT
workstation intended to use the Print Server’s printers.
1. Run the SETUP program in the Driver\ptp_95nt folder on the CD-ROM.
2. At the Select Components window, select the TCP/IP protocol.
3. Once TCP/IP is selected, the Select Components screen will present 2 options:
• Install Device Driver
• Install SETBOX Program
The Device Driver needs to be installed on all workstations. The SETBOX
program is only used to assign IP Addresses to the Print Server. If you are using
the BiAdmin management program, you do NOT need SETBOX at all.
Otherwise, SETBOX should be installed only on the system administrator’s PC.
4. Complete the installation as normal. Reboot your system when setup is complete.
5. The Setup program will do the following:
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•
•
•
•
Create the following icons: Readme, UnInstall, and Setbox (if the Setbox
installation option was selected).
Add the driver, prtserv.dll, to the Windows\System directory (Win 95) or
Windows\System32 directory (Windows NT).
Add the Uninstall program to the Windows directory.
Add Uninstall information files, the Setbox program (if installed) and the
Readme file to the installation directory.
Device Configuration
The Print Server device must be configured with the following information. Device
configuration should be performed prior to software configuration on the PCs.
Setting
Recommended Value
Device Name
Shown on a sticker on the base of the device in the
form SCxxxxxx (SC and 6 digits).
Device IP Address
192.168.0.1 (if not already assigned)
Gateway IP Address
0.0.0.0
Subnet Mask
0.0.0.0
These values are appropriate in the Peer-to Peer environment. For more complicated
situations, refer to Chapter 5 - TCP/IP. Ensure that the IP Address assigned to the
device is not already in use.
Either the BiAdmin program (see Chapter 8) or SETBOX can be used for
configuration. When SETBOX is run, its screen will look like the following.
Figure 6 SetBox
Set Device sets the data entered. You also have the option of saving the IP Address
to a file, so that when the software is installed on other workstations, users will not
have to re-enter the IP Address. This option will only work if you have copied all the
setup files to a floppy disk, and are running SETBOX from the floppy.
Reset Value will set all values back to zeros.
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Software Configuration
Windows 95/NT 4.0
This procedure must be carried out on every workstation requiring access to the Print
Server’s printers. The Print Server driver must be installed first. The process is
identical in Windows 95 and Windows NT 4.0. The sample screens are from
Windows 95.
Before proceeding, check the following:
• Print Server is ON and configured (if using TCP/IP)
• Printer(s) connected to the Print Server, and on-line.
• LAN is operational and using the appropriate protocol (either TCP/IP or
NetBEUI).
First Port Configuration
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Go to StartèSettingsèPrinters. Invoke the Add Printer Wizard.
Select the Local printer (My Computer on NT) option.
Choose the Printer Model on the Print Server’s first port.
Select PrintServer as the port in the Select Port screen.
Select the Configure Port button. The following Configure Print Server screen
will appear
Figure 7 TCP/IP Configuration (Win95 PtP)
6. Enter the configuration information as detailed below.
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IP Address
Enter the IP address that was assigned to the Print
Server
Select Device Port
Select the Print Server port that the printer is connected
to (e.g. Parallel port 1).
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Port Name
Each port must have a unique name (8 alpha-numeric
characters). The Port Name will be shown in the
Printer’s properties. Use a name which indicates the
port used (e.g. Par_1)
Enable Banner
Select this option to enable a banner page. The Banner
page contain the value in the User Name field.
PostScript
If using a PostScript Printer and banner page is
enabled, enable this option. Not enabling this option
will cause errors in the print job.
User Name
The user or work group name to be printed on the
banner page.
Retry Interval
Sets how often Windows will poll the Print Server to
establish a connection when the printer is busy. Values
range from 40-110 seconds.
7. Follow the on-screen instructions to finish adding a printer as normal.
Configuring Additional Ports
If you are installing a multiple port Print Server, you must add additional ports and
printers. To do so, follow the steps below.
1. Go to the Printers folder and click on the printer just added. Then select
FileèProperties. The Properties screen will appear.
2. For Windows NT 4.0, select the Ports tab. For Windows 95, select the Details
tab and the following screen will appear:
Figure 8 Printer Details (Win95 PtP)
3. Select Add Port and the following Add Port screen will appear:
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Figure 9 Add Port (Win95 PtP)
1. Select Other as the type of port you want to add and select PrintServer from the
port list, as shown above.
2. Then click OK and the Configure PrintServer window will appear.
4. Enter the configuration information as for the first port. Ensure that you select a
different Print Server port each time, and assign a unique name to that port (e.g.
pserv_2 for parallel port 2).
5. Repeat steps 3, 4, and 5 until all Print Server ports have been added.
6. Install the correct printer for each port. When prompted with the following
screen, ensure that you select the port to which the printer is connected.
Figure 10 Select Port (Win95 PtP)
Configuration is now complete; you can now print using the printers attached to the
Print Server.
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Configuration - Windows NT 3.51
This procedure must be carried out on every workstation requiring access to the Print
Server’s printers. The Print Server driver must be installed first.
Before proceeding, check the following:
• Print Server is ON and configured
• Printer(s) connected to the Print Server, and on-line.
• LAN is operational and using the TCP/IP protocol.
First Port Configuration
1. Go to Printer Manager. Select PrinterèCreate Printer.
2. Select the appropriate printer driver for the printer connected to the Print
Server’s first port.
3. In the Print to dialogue box, select PrintServer.
4. Click on Settings. The Configure Print Server window will appear. It will look
like one of the screens below.
Figure 11 TCP/IP Configuration (NT 3.51 PtP)
5. Enter the configuration information as described below.
IP Address
Enter the IP address that was assigned to the Print
Server
Select Device Port
Select the Print Server port that the printer is connected
to (e.g. Parallel port 1).
Port Name
Each port must have a unique name (8 alpha-numeric
characters). The Port Name will be shown in the
Printer’s properties. Use a name which indicates the
port used (e.g. Par_1)
Enable Banner
Select this option to enable a banner page. The Banner
page contain the value in the User Name field.
PostScript
If using a PostScript Printer and banner page is
enabled, enable this option. Not enabling this option
will cause errors in the print job.
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User Name
The user or work group name to be printed on the
banner page.
Retry Interval
Sets how often Windows will poll the Print Server to
establish a connection when the printer is busy. Values
range from 40-110 seconds.
6. When finished, click OK and the follow the on-screen instructions to finish
adding a printer as normal.
Configuring Additional Ports
If you are installing a multi-port Print Server device, you must add additional ports
and printers. Follow the steps below.
1. Select the newly added printer using Printer Manager. Then go to the Printer
menu and select Properties. The following Printer Properties screen will appear.
Figure 12 Printer Properties (NT 3.51 PtP)
2. In the Print to dialogue box, select Other… and click OK. The Print
Destinations screen will appear:
Figure 13 Print Destinations (NT 3.51 PtP)
3. Select PrintServer and click OK. The Configure PrintServer window shown
previously will appear.
4. Enter the configuration information as for the first port. Ensure that you select a
different Print Server port each time, and assign a unique name to that port (e.g.
pserv_2, pserv_3).
5. Repeat steps 2 to 4 until all ports have been added.
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6. Install the correct printer for each port. When prompted with the following
Create Printer screen, ensure that the appropriate Print to option is selected for
each printer.
Figure 14 Create Printer (NT 3.51 PtP)
Configuration is now complete. You can now print using the printers connected to
the Print Server.
Printing
Once configured, printing to the printers attached to the Print Server is the same as
printing with the printer attached directly to your local LPT port. Simply select
FileèPrint. When the Print screen appears, select the appropriate printer and
options and click OK.
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NetBeui
This section describes configuration and operation using the NetBeui protocol.
Device Configuration
If you are using the NetBeui protocol, no device configuration is necessary.
Software Installation
Windows 95/Windows NT
1. Run the SETUP program in the Driver\ptp_95nt folder on the CD-ROM.
2. At the Select Components window, select the NetBeui protocol.
3. The setup program will do the following:
•
•
•
•
Create the following icons: Readme, UnInstall, and Setbox (if the Setbox
installation option was selected).
Add the driver, prtserv.dll, to the Windows\System directory (Win 95) or
Windows\System32 directory (Windows NT).
Add the Uninstall program to the Windows directory.
Add Uninstall information files, the Setbox program (if installed) and the
Readme file to the installation directory.
Windows for Workgroups
The following procedure will install the Pserver program. This program is required
on every Windows for Workgroups system requiring access to the Print Server’s
printers.
1. Run the Setup program in the Driver\Ptp_wfw directory on the CD-ROM.
2. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation. It is not necessary
to reboot your system.
3. The Setup program will:
• Copy all program files to the installation directory.
• Copy Uninstall information files and UNINST16.EXE to the installation
directory.
• Create a Program Group, Print Server, containing an icon for the Pserver
program.
4. Because the Pserver program needs to be loaded to access the Print Server's
printers, it is recommended that you copy the Pserver icon to your Start Up
group. It will then be loaded every time you start Windows.
Software Configuration
Windows 95/NT 4.0
This procedure must be carried out on every workstation requiring access to the Print
Server’s printers. The Print Server driver must be installed first. The process is
identical in Windows 95 and Windows NT 4.0. The sample screens are from
Windows 95.
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Before proceeding, check the following:
• Print Server is ON and configured (if using TCP/IP)
• Printer(s) connected to the Print Server, and on-line.
• LAN is operational and using the NetBeui protocol.
First Port Configuration
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Go to StartèSettingsèPrinters. Invoke the Add Printer Wizard.
Select the Local printer (My Computer on NT) option.
Choose the Printer Model on the Print Server’s first port.
Select PrintServer as the port in the Select Port screen.
Select the Configure Port button. The following Configure Print Server screen
will appear.
Figure 15 - NetBEUI Configuration (Win95 PtP)
6. Enter the configuration information as detailed below
Device Name
Click Browse and select the correct Print Server. The
name should not be changed; it is only visible when
configuring the device.
Select Device Port
Select the Print Server port that the printer is connected
to (e.g. Parallel port 1).
Port Name
On multi-port devices, each port must have a unique
name (8 alpha-numeric characters). The Port Name will
be shown in the Printer’s properties. Use a name which
indicates the port used (e.g. Par_1)
Enable Banner
Select this option to enable a banner page. The Banner
page contain the value in the User Name field.
PostScript
If using a PostScript Printer and banner page is
enabled, enable this option. Not enabling this option
will cause errors in the print job.
User Name
The user or work group name to be printed on the
banner page.
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Retry Interval
Sets how often Windows will poll the Print Server to
establish a connection when the printer is busy. Values
range from 40-110 seconds.
7. Follow the on-screen instructions to finish adding a printer as normal.
Installing Additional Ports
If you are installing a multiple port Print Server, you must add additional ports and
printers. To do so, follow the steps below.
1. Go to the Printers folder and click on the printer just added. Then select
FileèProperties. The Properties screen will appear.
2. For Windows NT 4.0, select the Ports tab. For Windows 95, select the Details
tab and the following screen will appear:
Figure 16 Printer Details (Win95 PtP)
3. Select Add Port and the following Add Port screen will appear:
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Figure 17 Add Port (Win95 PtP)
4. Select Other as the type of port you want to add and select PrintServer from the
port list, as shown above.
5. Then click OK and the Configure PrintServer window will appear.
6. Enter the configuration information as for the first port. Ensure that you select a
different Print Server port each time, and assign a unique name to that port (e.g.
pserv_2 for parallel port 2).
7. Repeat steps 3 to 6 until all Print Server ports have been added.
8. Install the correct printer for each port. When prompted with the following
screen, ensure that you select the port to which the printer is connected.
Figure 18 Select Port (Win95 PtP)
Configuration is now complete; you can now print using the printers attached to the
Print Server.
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Windows NT 3.51
This procedure must be carried out on every workstation requiring access to the Print
Server’s printers. The Print Server driver must be installed first.
Before proceeding, check the following:
• Printer(s) connected to the Print Server, and on-line.
• LAN is operational and using the NetBEUI protocol.
First Port Configuration
1. Go to Printer Manager. Select PrinterèCreate Printer.
2. Select the appropriate printer driver for the printer connected to the Print
Server’s first port.
3. In the Print to dialogue box, select PrintServer.
4. Click on Settings. The Configure Print Server window will appear. It will look
like the screen below.
Figure 19 NetBEUI Configuration (NT 3.51 PtP)
5. Enter the configuration information as described below:
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Device Name
Click Browse and select the correct Print Server. The
name should not be changed; it is only visible when
configuring the device.
Select Device Port
Select the Print Server port that the printer is connected
to (e.g. Parallel port 1).
Port Name
On multi-port devices, each port must have a unique
name (8 alpha-numeric characters). The Port Name will
be shown in the Printer’s properties. Use a name which
indicates the port used (e.g. Par_1)
Enable Banner
Select this option to enable a banner page. The Banner
page contain the value in the User Name field.
PostScript
If using a PostScript Printer and banner page is
enabled, enable this option. Not enabling this option
will cause errors in the print job.
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User Name
The user or work group name to be printed on the
banner page.
Retry Interval
Sets how often Windows will poll the Print Server to
establish a connection when the printer is busy. Values
range from 40-110 seconds.
6. When finished, click OK and the follow the on-screen instructions to finish
adding a printer as normal.
Configuring Additional Ports
If you are installing a multi-port Print Server device, you must add additional ports
and printers. Follow the steps below.
1. Select the newly added printer using Printer Manager. Then go to the Printer
menu and select Properties. The following Printer Properties screen will appear.
Figure 20 Printer Properties (NT 3.51 PtP)
2.
In the Print to dialogue box, select Other… and click OK. The Print
Destinations screen will appear:
Figure 21 Print Destinations (NT 3.51 PtP)
Select PrintServer and click OK. The Configure PrintServer window shown
previously will appear.
4. Enter the configuration information as for the first port. Ensure that you select a
different Print Server port each time, and assign a unique name to that port (e.g.
pserv_2, pserv_3).
5. Repeat steps 2 to 4 until all ports have been added.
3.
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6.
Install the correct printer for each port. When prompted with the following
Create Printer screen, ensure that the appropriate Print to option is selected for
each printer.
Figure 22 Create Printer (NT 3.51 PtP)
Configuration is now complete. You can now print using the printers attached to the
Print Server.
Windows for Workgroups
The Setup program installs the Pserver utility, which is used to configure and
manage the Print Server, printer and print jobs. It must be installed on all PCs
intending to print using the Print Server. Before printing, both Pserver and
Window Control Panel must be configured.
Pserver will transfer the print job through the network to the Print Server and then to
the printer. The process is as follows:
• A print queue is created for each port during configuration.
• When a user prints, the job is sent to Windows Print Manager.
• When Print Manager is finished spooling the print file, Pserver fetches the print
job and stores it in the appropriate queue, using a name generated by Pserver.
• Pserver sends the print job to the correct Print Server printer when the printer is
free.
Pserver Main Screen
Pserver must be loaded prior to printing via the Print Server. Therefore, it is
recommended that you add Pserver to the Windows Start Up group.
When started, the Pserver Status window will appear, and will list all connected
printers, and any print jobs in each printer’s queue. An example screen is shown
below.
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Figure 23 Pserver Main Screen
Pserver Icons and Commands
Add Printer
Create and configure a printer. See the following section Pserver for
more details.
Remove Printer
Delete all configuration data for the current printer, including any print
job files, and the queue.
Update
Modify the configuration data for the current printer.
Clear Print Queue
Remove ALL print jobs in the current printer’s queue.
Pause Print Queue
Pause the printing of all print jobs in the current printer’s queue. This
should only be used if the printer requires attention.
Resume Print Queue
Resume printing the current printer’s queue.
Resume All Print Queues
Execute this command to resume the printing of all paused queues.
Delete Job
Delete the selected print job.
Pause Job
Red)
Pause the selected print job. This makes the printer unavailable for
other users.
Resume Job
Resume a paused print job.
(Green)
Pserver Configuration
Before you can print using the printers connected to your Print Server, both Pserver
and Windows must be configured. To configure Pserver, follow the instructions
below.
1. Start the Psever utility by clicking on its Icon.
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2. Select the Printer Menu and choose Add.
3. TheAdd Printer screen will appear (see example below)
Figure 24 Pserver Add Printer
4. Enter the configuration information as described below.
Device Name
Click Browse and select the correct Print Server. The
name should not be changed; it is only visible when
configuring the device.
Select Device Port
Select the Print Server port that the printer is connected
to (e.g. Parallel port 1).
Port Name
On multi-port devices, each port must have a unique
name (8 alpha-numeric characters). The Port Name will
be shown in the Printer’s properties. Use a name which
indicates the port used (e.g. Par_1)
Location
Enter the location of the Print Server.
Enable Banner
Select this option to enable a banner page. The Banner
page contain the value in the User Name field.
PostScript
If using a PostScript Printer and banner page is
enabled, enable this option. Not enabling this option
will cause errors in the print job.
User Name
The user or work group name to be printed on the
banner page.
Retry Interval
Sets how often Windows will poll the Print Server to
establish a connection when the printer is busy. Values
range from 40-110 seconds.
5. Upon clicking OK, the Pserver utility will automatically create a print queue for
the port just added.
6. Repeat steps 2 to 4 for each printer. Ensure that you select a different Print
Server port each time, and that each port has a unique name.
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Control Panel Configuration
1. Go to Control Panel and invoke the Printers icon. The following Printer
dialogue box will appear:
Figure 25 Control Panel - Printers (WfW)
2. Follow the normal process to add each printer that is attached to the Print Server.
3. The printers must be associated with the print queue they will service. Click the
Connect button and the following Connect dialogue box will appear:
Figure 26 Printer Connect (WfW)
4. From the Ports list, select the queue which services the Print Server port to
which the printer is connected.
5. Repeat steps 3 & 4 to associate each printer with a queue.
6. Setup is complete. Now whenever you select Windows Print Setup, the printer
and its queue will appear in the printer list as shown in the example below.
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Figure 27 Print Setup (WfW)
Configuration is now complete. You can now print using the printers attached to the
Print Server. Please remember the following points:
•
Pserver must be loaded
•
Use Pserver to manage your print queue, not the Windows Print Manager.
Printing
Once configured, printing to the printers attached to the Print Server is the same as
printing with the printer attached directly to your local LPT port. Simply select
FileèPrint. When the Print screen appears, select the appropriate printer and
options and click OK.
In Windows for Workgroups, use Pserver to manage your print
jobs, rather than Windows Print Manager.
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Windows SMB
This section describes configuration and operation using Windows SMB (Server
Message Block.
Device Configuration
If you are using Windows SMB, no device configuration is required.
Software Installation
Under Windows SMB, no software installation is required.
However, if you wish to manage the Print Server, or monitor the attached printers,
you can install one of the program described in Chapter 8 - Management Tools.
PC Configuration
Before printing using the Print Server’s printer is possible, the printer must be
created or added in the Windows environment. The following section explains how
this is done.
Windows 95
1. From the command prompt type:
NET USE LPTn \\SCXXXXXX\P1
Where
n is a number from 1 to 9, indicating the parallel port you wish to redirect to the
Print Server.
SCXXXXXX is the Print Server’s default name found on the bottom of the
unit.
P1 is the port on the Print Server to which the printer is attached.
This command will redirect print jobs from the parallel port to the Print Server
port.
Using only port 1 with the SMB protocol is strongly
recommended.
2. Return to Windows. Select the “My Computer” icon then select “Printer”.
3. Select “Add Printer”. The “Add Printer Wizard” will guide you through the
installation. Follow the Wizard’s instructions. When asked, “How is the printer
attached to your computer?”, be sure to select “Local Printer”.
Do not select “Network Printer”. Selecting “Network
Printer” will disable printing.
4. When prompted for the port to use for this printer, select the parallel port which
is being redirected to the Print Server. (The port used in the Net Use command.)
5. When the installation is complete, the Wizard offers you a test print out. Choose
"Yes" then click on “Finish”.
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6. Add the following into your AUTOEXC.BAT file. The AUTOEXEC.BAT is in
C:\ (root directory of drive C: ) and can be edited with Notepad. If
AUTOEXEC.BAT does not exist, create it with Notepad.
NET USE LPTn \\SCXXXXXX\P1
This is the same command used in step 1. By placing it in AUTOEXEC.BAT, it
will be executed every time you start your computer.
Configuration is now complete. You will be able to print to the printer attached to
the Print Server by selecting the printer you just installed.
Windows NT
To add a printer using SMB under Windows NT.
1. From the command prompt type:
NET USE LPTn \\SCXXXXXX\P1
Where
n is a number from 1 to 9, indicating the parallel port you wish to redirect to the
Print Server.
SCXXXXXX is the Print Server’s default name found on the bottom of the
unit.
P1 is the port on the Print Server to which the printer is attached.
This command will redirect print jobs from the parallel port to the Print Server
port.
Using only port 1 with the SMB protocol is strongly
recommended.
2. Return to Windows and open “Print Manager”.
3. Select the “Printer” menu and choose “Create Printer”.
4. Type a name and a description in the “Printer Name” and “Description” fields.
5. Select your printer type, and install the correct driver for the printer attached to
the Print Server.
6. From the “Print to” list, select the print server entered in step 1. For example,
select \\SC123456\P1.
7. Close Print Manger.
Configuration is now complete. You will be able to print to the printer attached to
the Print Server by selecting the printer you just installed.
Windows for Workgroups
1. From the command prompt type:
NET USE LPTn \\SCXXXXXX\P1
Where
n is a number from 1 to 3, indicating the parallel port you wish to redirect to the
Print Server.
SCXXXXXX is the Print Server’s default name found on the bottom of the
unit.
P1 is the port on the Print Server to which the printer is attached.
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This command will redirect print jobs from the parallel port to the Print Server
port.
Using only port 1 with the SMB protocol is strongly
recommended.
2. Return to Windows and double-click the Printer icon in the Control Panel.
3. Select the printer driver for the printer attached to the Print Server from the list of
Installed Printers (or click Add>> to install a new driver).
4. Click "Set As Default Printer".
5. Click "Connect…" to open the Connect dialog box.
6. Click "Network…
7. From the Device Name list, select the local port (LPT1 - LPT3) which you
redirected to the Print Server in step 1.
8. In the Path field, select the print server that was entered in step 1. For example,
select \\SC123456\P1.
9. Check the Reconnect at Startup box, then click OK to close the Connect
Network Printer dialog box.
10. Click "OK" to close the Connect dialog box and "Close" to close the Printer
Dialog.
Configuration is now complete. You will be able to print to the printer attached to
the Print Server by selecting the printer you just installed.
Printing
Once configured, printing to the printers attached to the Print Server is the same as
printing with the printer attached directly to your local LPT port. Simply select
FileèPrint. When the Print screen appears, select the appropriate printer and
options and click OK.
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Management Tools
This chapter describes the general-purpose management
tools provided with your Print Server.
8
Your Print Server is shipped with a variety of software programs to assist you to
configure and manage the device and printers attached to it. Software which is
specific to a particular platform is discussed in the relevant chapter. The generalpurpose management programs explained in this chapter are as follows.
Program
LAN Protocol
Wpconfig
AppleTalk, Novell,
TCP/IP, NetBEUI
AppleTalk, Novell,
TCP/IP, NetBEUI
AppleTalk, Novell,
TCP/IP, NetBEUI
BiAdmin
WebAdmin
Operating System
SNMP
I.P.
C.P.
Win 3.1
No
No
No
Win 95, Win NT
Yes
Yes
Yes
Win NT Server
+ Browser
Yes
No
Yes
I.P. - Internet Printing Configuration.
C.P. - Configure Printer
Please note the following restrictions:
•
Internet Printing and SNMP are supported only on model EP3003 CheetahPrint
Power-3003.
•
WebAdmin is supported only with EP3003 CheetahPrint Power-3003.
BiAdmin
This section covers the installation and operation of the BiAdmin management
program. This program will run only on Windows 95 or Windows NT.
Installation
1. Insert the supplied CD-ROM into your drive.
2. Run the Setup program in the Utility\Biadmin directory.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process.
Main Screen
When run, Bi-Admin icon, the program searches the network for all active Print
Servers, then lists them on screen. See the example screen below.
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Figure 28 BiAdmin Main Screen
Icons
The icons provide status information as well as access to the selected Print Server
settings. If an icon is grayed out, that option is unavailable. For example,
unsupported protocols are grayed out.
Device Information
Menu equivalent: Status - Device Information
This option allows you to view all of the device settings in a scrollable list. The
data can not be changed.
Printer Status
Menu equivalent: Status - Port Status
There are 4 icons - one for each parallel port, and one for the serial port. Nonexistent ports are grayed out. Selecting an icon will result in a screen like the
following example.
Figure 29 Printer Status
If the printer is Bi-directional, and the printer is not busy, the Configuration button
will be available, allowing you to change the configuration of the attached printer.
See Printer Configuration following for more details.
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NetWare
Menu equivalent: Configuration - NetWare
Select the Operation Mode (Print Server or Remote Printer) and click Print Server
Configuration. Depending on the selection, one of the following screens will
appear.
Figure 30 NetWare Print Server Configuration
Figure 31 NetWare Remote Printer Configuration
See NetWare - Specific Settings on page 22 for details.
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TCP/IP Configuration
Menu equivalent: Configuration - TCP/IP
Selecting this icon will cause the following screen to appear.
Figure 32 TCP/IP Configuration
See IP Address Configuration on page 25 for details of the IP Addresses (top half
of the screen).
See Internet Mail Printing Configuration on page 43 for details of Internet Mail
Printing Configuration (bottom half of the screen). Internet Printing is supported
only on model EP3003 CheetahPrint Power-3003.
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AppleTalk Configuration
Menu equivalent: Configuration - AppleTalk
Selecting this icon will cause the following screen to appear. See AppleTalk
Settings on page 8 for details of these configuration settings.
Figure 33 AppleTalk Configuration
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NetBEUI Configuration
Menu equivalent: Configuration - NetBEUI
Selecting this icon leads to the following screen.
Figure 34 NetBEUI Configuration
NetBEUI Settings
Domain name
Enter the designated work group to be serviced by the Print Server. Using
only UPPER CASE is recommended.
Response Time
Sets how fast jobs are sent to the printer. The default value of zero (0) delay
should be increased only if your printer cannot cope with no delay.
Abort Job As Paper Out
YES will terminate the current print job when a printing error is
encountered. NO (default) will try to continue but may cause print errors. If
errors occur, try setting this value to YES.
Normally, there should be no need to adjust these settings.
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SNMP Configuration
Menu equivalent: Configuration - SNMP
SNMP is supported only on model EP3003 CheetahPrint Power-3003.
See Preparing the Print Server for SNMP on page 47 for details of these
configuration settings. After clicking this icon, the top section of the screen will
look like the following.
Figure 35 SNMP Configuration
If a Management Station (M1..M4) is selected, the bottom part of the screen will
look like the following example.
Figure 36 SNMP Management Station
If a Trap (T1..T4) is selected, the bottom part of the screen will change. The
following example is for T1.
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Figure 37 SNMP Trap Configuration
Logical Port Configuration
Menu equivalent: Configuration - Logical Port
Logical printers can be used in the NetWare environment (see page 24) and under
UNIX (see page 27). This option allows you to configure each logical printer.
Serial Port Configuration
Menu equivalent: Configuration - Serial Port
Check your serial printer to see what settings should be used. Selecting this option
will show the following screen.
Figure 38 Serial Port Configuration
Refresh
Menu Equivalent: None
Select this icon to update the Print Server device listing after changing the name or
IP Address.
Exit
Menu Equivalent: Help - Exit
Exit the Bi-Admin program. Remember to save any changes to the device before
you exit.
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Set to Default
This button appears on many screens. Clicking it replaces the on-screen values with
the default settings. They are NOT saved until you click Save to Device. To set
ALL device values to the default, use the menu option InitDevice - Restore Factory
Default.
Save to Device
Clicking this will write any changed configuration information to the device,
updating the Print Server’s NVRAM configuration file. You should then use the
InitDevice menu option to Reset the device.
Printer Configuration
Clicking the Configuration button in the Printer Status window will reveal a window
like the following example. This button will be grayed out if the printer does not
support this option, or if the printer is busy printing.
Figure 39 Printer Configuration
Environment Variable
This list of printer configuration variables will vary from printer to printer.
Variable Value
Displays the current setting. To change the Variable Value (if Read Only is
NO) double click the line you wish to change, then enter or select a new
value.
Read Only
Indicates whether or not the environment variable is adjustable.
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Menu Options
InitDevice Menu
Reset Device
This will cause the device to reboot. This should be done after making any
configuration changes, or if the device stops responding after some problem.
Restore Factory Default
This will restore ALL device values to their factory defaults. To restore only
the current screen, use the Set to Default button on the screen.
Set IP Address
Use this to set a Device IP Address, Gateway IP Address, and Network Mask
for a TCP/IP network. You need to enter the default device name. See IP
Address Configuration on page 25 for configuration details. Save the data to
the device, reset it, and refresh the listing.
Attach Remote
This is used to connect to a Print Server device on another LAN segment.
Enter the IP address of the remote device. The Gateway (router) address must
be set correctly.
Connected Protocol
This option allows you to designate which LAN protocol will be used for
communication between the selected device and this application. You should
select ONE protocol only.
Configuration Menu
System
Use this option to change the device name, and to set the LAN protocol(s)
supported by the Print Server. The protocol used by your LAN, as well as the
Connected Protocol described above, should be enabled. To improve
performance, any other protocols should be disabled.
Diagnostics menu
Print Test Page
Use this option to print a test sheet from the selected Print Server port. The
test print out will include status information.
Control Menu
Abort Mail Print Job
This option allows you to cancel a print job which has been received though
the Internet Printing feature, and is currently printing. This can be used to
terminate a print job which is not printing correctly.
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WebAdmin
WebAdmin is supported only on model EP3003 CheetahPrint Power-3003.
WebAdmin must be installed on a supported WEB server, and a compatible WEB
browser used run the WebAdmin program.
System Requirements
Print Server
EP3003 CheetahPrint Power-3003.
Server Operating Systems
Microsoft Windows NT 3.51 and 4.0.
(Workstation and Advanced Server) Intel or IntelCompatible processors.
Web Servers
Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) 1.0
and 2.0.
Internet Browsers
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0, 3.0 and above.
Netscape Navigator 2.0, 3.0 & above.
Server Installation
1. Run the SETUP program in the Utility\Webadmin directory on the CD-ROM.
2. Follow the on-screen instructions.
3. By default, the installation program files will be installed to the following CGI
directory:
C:\Program Files\PrintServer\WebAdmin
4. The alias webadmn for the CGI directory will be created and added to the system
registry. If you wish to change the alias of the CGI directory, the procedure is as
follows:
• Choose: Start|Programs|MicroSoft Internet Server(Common)|Internet Service
Manager
• Click the computer which has the service: WWW to display service content.
• Click the Directory option to display directory content.
• Select the Alias field, and type the name you want.
• Check the access rights and ensure the directory is both readable and
executable, then click OK.
5. Restart the PC to complete the setup.
Running WebAdmin
• Start your WEB browser.
• In the Address box, type either the IP address or the domain name of the
WebAdmin program, followed by the string:
?application/x-msdownload
Example:
http://202.70.111.20/webadmin/webadmin.exe?application/x-msdownload
You should then see a screen like the following example.
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Figure 40 WebAdmin Home Screen
Home Button
Clicking on the Home button from any other screen will return you the Home screen
shown above.
Browse Button
The Browse button will generate a list of Print Servers as shown in the following
example.
Figure 41 WebAdmin Listing
To configure the selected Print Server, click on it. This will generate a screen like
the following.
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Figure 42 WebAdmin Selected Device
These options allows you to check the status of connected printers or Print Servers.
Device Information
A list of the current device settings will be displayed.
Printer Port Status / Serial Port Status
Click the button for any port to check the status of the attached printer, as
shown by the sample screen below.
Figure 43 WebAdmin Port Status
If the printer is bi-directional and is not busy, it can be configured by clicking
the Configuration button. See Printer Configuration on page 80 for details.
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These options allow you to configure the current Print Server.
System
Allows you to change the device name, and to set the LAN protocol(s) used
by the current device. Only the Connected Protocol referred to on page 86,
and your LAN protocol, should be enabled.
By default, all protocols are enabled. This allows operation in
any environment, but degrades performance.
Netware
Configure NetWare with this icon. See NetWare - Specific Settings on page
22 for configuration details.
TCP/IP
Use Settings -IP Addresses to initially assign an IP address, and this button
for any subsequent changes. See IP Address Configuration on page 25 for
details.
AppleTalk
See AppleTalk Settings on page 8 for details of these configuration settings.
NetBEUI
Allows NetBEUI (Windows SMB) changes to be made. For details, see
NetBEUI Settings on page 77.
Serial Port
Configure the serial port if one is fitted. Check your serial printer to see what
settings should be used.
Logical Port
Logical ports (printers) can be used under NetWare (see page 24) or Unix
(see page 27).
SNMP
See Preparing the Print Server for SNMP on page 47 for details of the
settings available from this button.
This column of buttons allows you to perform tasks which are seldom required.
Reset Device
Use this option to reset the Print Server. This is equivalent to a power off and
on. Resetting should be done after changing the configuration, or if the device
ceases responding after a LAN or printer problem.
Restore Factory Defaults
Select this option to return all parameters to their factory default settings.
Print Test Page
Use this option to print a test sheet from the selected Print Server port. The
test page will contain status information.
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Settings Button
The Settings button will reveal the Setup Options screen:
Figure 44 WebAdmin Setup Options Screen
IP Addresses
See IP Address Configuration on page 25 for details of the IP Addresses.
You need to know the device’s default name.
With the TCP/IP protocol, you must set an IP address
before anything else.
Attach Remote
Connect to a Print Server on another network segment.
Connected Protocol
Change the protocol used for communication between the program and the
current device.
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WPCONFIG
WPCONFIG can be run from any Windows PC that has IPX and SPX protocols
loaded. For Windows 95 or NT, the BiAdmin Program is recommended, because
WPCONFIG does NOT support the following features.
• Printer Configuration
• SNMP Configuration
• Internet Printing
Installation
1. Run the SETUP program in the Utility\Wpconfig directory on the CD-ROM.
2. Follow the on-screen instructions.
The Setup program will automatically create a WPCONFIG group containing two
icons: WPCONFIG and Readme.
Using WPCONFIG
When run, WPCONFIG searches the network for all active Print Servers, listing
them as shown below
Figure 45 WPCONFIG Main Screen
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Icons
The icons provide status information as well as access to the selected Print Server
settings. If an icon is grayed out, that option is unavailable. For example, the serial
port is grayed out on units without a serial port.
Device Information
This presents configuration information about the Print Server in a
scrollable, read-only list..
Printer Port Status
Shows current printer status (On-line, printing, off-line) for all ports..
NetWare
Configure NetWare with this icon. See NetWare - Specific Settings on
page 22 for details.
TCP/IP
Initial configuration for TCP/IP must be done with BiAdmin or
SETBOX; later changes can be made here. See IP Address
Configuration on page 25 for details.
AppleTalk
See AppleTalk Settings on page 8 for details of these configuration
settings.
NetBEUI
NetBEUI (Windows SMB) changes can be made using this icon.
Normally, there is no need to make any changes. See NetBEUI Settings
on page 77 for details.
Logical Printers
Logical printers can be used under NetWare (see 24) or Unix (see page
27).
Serial Port
Configure the serial port if one is fitted. Check your serial printer to see
what settings should be used.
Refresh
Update the Print Server listing. This is required after changing the
device name or IP Address.
Exit
Exit WPCONFIG.
Help
Show WPCONFIG version information.
Set to Default Button
This button is on most configuration screens. This will restore current screen
values to their factory defaults.
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Save to Device Button
This button is on most configuration screens. This will save any changes to
the device.
Menu Options
Configuration Menu
System
Allows you to change the device name, and to set the LAN protocol(s) used
by the current device. Only the IPX and your LAN protocol should be
enabled.
By default, all protocols are enabled. This allows operation in
any environment, but degrades performance.
Reset Device
This should be done after making any configuration changes, or if the device
stops responding.
Restore Factory Defaults
This restores ALL values to the factory defaults. To restore only the current
screen, use the Set to Default button on the screen.
Diagnostics menu
Print Test Page
Use this option to print a test sheet from the selected Print Server port. The
test print out will include status information.
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Troubleshooting
If your Print Server is not working correctly, follow the
advice in this chapter.
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If you encounter printing difficulties, please refer to the Hardware section first then
go to the Printing section. If, after following the advice in this chapter, the Print
Server still does not function properly, please contact your dealer for further advice.
Hardware
Problem
No. 1
All the Print Server’s LEDs are off.
Solution
No. 1
Check the power supply or power connection.
Problem
No. 2
Print Server’s status light continuously stays lit.
Solution
No. 2
Reset Print Server by unplugging the power supply and plugging it
back in.
Problem
No. 3
Print Server status light and power light stays on continuously
and do not turn off.
Solution
No. 3
Reset Print Server by unplugging the power supply or by pushing the
reset push button.
Problem
No. 4
I am using DHCP, and getting an IP Address conflict involving
the Print Server.
Solution
No. 4
If the Print Server is left on, but the DHCP server is turned off, then
the Print Server will retain its IP Address without the DHCP Server
being aware of it. Simply reset the Print Server so it will obtain a new
IP Address.
This problem would also arise if you assigned a static IP Address
which is within the range used by the DHCP server.
If so, use another address which is NOT within the range used by the
DHCP server.
Problem
No. 5
I am using WPCONFIG on Windows 95, and having problems
configuring the Print Server.
Solution
No. 5
WPCONFIG is designed for Windows 3.1 only. For Windows
95/NT, you should use BiAdmin.
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Problem
No. 1
When using 10BaseT cabling, the Print Server unit does not
work.
Solution
No. 2
Check the Hub’s link LED for the port to which the Print Server is
connected. If it is off, there is a problem in the network cable. If using
10BaseT or 100BaseT, check the LED next to the connector. It
should be on if the network connection is OK.
Problem
No. 2
A printing device connected to the a Print Server port cannot
print or prints garbage.
Solution
No. 2
Check the following:
• Cable connection between Print Server and printer.
• Serial port configuration, if a serial device.
• Printer driver in the application program or Windows matches the
printer.
Problem
No. 3
The Configuration button on the Printer Status screen in BiAdmin
is grayed out, even though my printer in bi-directional.
Solution
No. 3
The button is unavailable if the printer is busy. You must wait until
the printer is idle.
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Printing - AppleTalk
Problem
No. 1
Solution
No. 1
Why do I get an incorrect printout?
• You may have chosen Binary encoding to print the file. Try to use
ASCII encoding.
• Some of the fonts in your print file may not be supported by the
printer. Try selecting LaserWriter 7 instead of LaserWriter 8.
Problem
No. 2
Can’t find the Print Server’s name in the Chooser.
Solution
No. 2
Try the following:
1. Make sure that AppleTalk is on (the button next to Active is
highlighted in the Chooser).
2. Make sure the printer has been on and in the READY state for a
few minutes.
3. Make sure the printer has not been renamed since its last
appearance in the Chooser.
4. If the printer resides on a network with multiple zones, make sure
the correct zone is selected from the AppleTalk Zones box in the
Chooser.
Problem
No. 3
My document didn’t print to the right printer.
Solution
No. 3
Check the following:
• Another Print Server with the same name may have received your
print job. Use the PSTOOL to reconfigure your Print Server name
and ensure all Print Servers have unique names.
• Make sure your application output encode is set to ASCII. If not,
change it to ASCII.
Problem
No. 4
My file doesn’t print with the correct fonts.
Solution
No. 4
Try changing your printer driver to LaserWriter 7.
Problem
No. 5
My EPS file doesn’t print with the correct fonts.
Solution
No. 5
This problem occurs in some programs. Try downloading the fonts
contained in the EPS file before printing the saved EPS file.
Problem
No. 6
I can’t select the Remaining from: item in the print dialog box.
Solution
No. 6
If you have selected the Layout value, 2 Up, or 4 Up, you cannot
access the Remaining from: item. Choose other selections.
Problem
No. 7
A cover page prints either on the first or the last page of the
document.
Solution
No. 7
Select one of these solutions:
• Turn the cover page feature off.
• Insert extra page breaks in your document to avoid the cover page
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printing on the first or last page of your document.
• Install the Apple LaserWriter 7 driver. You are having trouble
printing with the Apple LaserWriter 8 driver.
Problem
No. 8
Why do I have trouble printing with the LaserWriter 8?
Solution
No. 8
Your application software may not be compatible with the
LaserWriter 8 driver or your system may not meet the requirements of
the LaserWriter 8 driver. Use the Apple LaserWriter 7 driver instead.
Problem
No. 9
How come the colors on my printed output do not match the
colors on my computer screen?
Solution
No. 9
When the printer receives a color file, it tries to match the printed
output color to the color on the computer screen. Sometimes the
printer cannot match up the colors as closely as wanted. To alleviate
this problem, perform the following steps:
1. Choose Calibrated Color/Grayscale in the Print pop-up menu in
the Print Options dialog box. The printer will make adjustments
to match the colors.
2. Check your monitor to make sure all settings (for example,
brightness) are adjusted correctly.
Problem
No. 10
The blue color I chose on my computer screen is printing out
purple.
Solution
No. 10
Choose Calibrated Color/Grayscale in the Print pop-up menu in the
Print Options dialog box.
Problem
No. 11
When I send a print job, I get a PostScript Command error or no
print out.
Solution
No. 11
Check the communication protocols. The computer, Print Server
and printer must all be configured to use the same
communication protocol (either Binary or ASCII). To configure
your system:
1. Choose which protocol you are going to use. You should check
your printer; it may not give you a choice.
2. Set your printer to the correct protocol
3. Use the computer’s print submenu to configure your computer to
use the protocol (ASCII or binary) you have chosen.
4. Configure the Print Server as described on page 8.
Using the LaserWriter 8.1.1 Driver
Some application programs have incompatibilities with this driver. The following list
describes known problems. If you experience problems, contact the publisher of the
program. A newer version of the program may be available.
Aldus Freehand 3.11
• You cannot print using Layout options in the Print dialog box. If you select a
layout option, the document does not print and no error message appears.
• EPS files created from within Freehand cannot be used in other programs.
• Selecting the Unlimited Downloadable Fonts option in the Page Setup option
dialog box results in a PostScript error.
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Aldus PageMaker 4.2a
• You cannot scale EPS images in documents printed using the Layout option in
the Page Setup dialog box.
Aldus Persuasion 2.1.2
• When you print a document that contains gradient fill patterns, the document is
printed with solid patterns instead of gradients.
• Documents that contain EPS graphics may not print correctly if you select 2-Up
or 4-Up printing.
Canvas 3.0.6
• Printing with substituted fonts may result in incorrect line layout.
Informed Manager 1.3.5
• Shaded headings in a document may not print correctly. Some documents will
print with extra pages.
MacDraft 2.1
• When you print using the Cut Marks option, a PostScript error results.
Microsoft PowerPoint
• In PowerPoint version 2.01f, you cannot import an EPS file created with the
Apple LaserWriter 8.1.1 driver that has been saved without preview information.
• When importing EPS files, you may need to increase the memory allocated to the
application.
Microsoft Works 3.0
• Printing documents that have rotated objects with rounded corners results in a
PostScript error.
More 3.1
• When creating EPS files with the Apple LaserWriter 8.1.1 driver, be sure you
have enough disk space to hold the file.
QuarkXPress 3.11
• You cannot print EPS files that contain certain TrueType fonts.
• Using Calibrated Color results in a PostScript error.
Studio/8 and Studio/32
• For EPS files and the Apple LaserWriter 8.1.1 driver, you must select the
QuickDraw Printer option.
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Problem
No. 1
My Print Server prints garbage.
Solution
No. 1
Follow the following steps to identify the problem:
1. Print a diagnostic file using PSCONFIG program.
(a) Run PSCONFIG and select your Print Server from the list.
Then select Print Diagnostic Report
(b) Select each port in turn and print a diagnostic report.
(c) Check to see if the diagnostic report printed OK. If the
diagnostic report printed OK, the problem may be caused by
incorrect system configuration. Go to Step 2. If the diagnostic
report printout is not OK, check your printer. If your printer is
OK, call your dealer.
2. Print a test text file and a test graphic file. If the text file prints
correctly but the graphic file prints garbage, then specify /NT (no
tabs) option for NPRINT or CAPTURE commands and print
again. If both print incorrectly, go to step 3.
3. Temporarily disable the Print Server servicing the print queue
following the step-by-step instructions below:
NetWare 2.x and 3.x
(a) Run PCONSOLE, Select Print Queue Information, select the
print queue that the Print Server services, select Current Queue
Status.
(b) Set Servers can service entries in queue to NO.
(c) Press Esc and select Print Queue ID. Record its queue ID.
(d) Send your test files to the print queue using normal print
commands.
NetWare 4.x bindery and NDS modes
(a) Run PCONSOLE, select Print Queues, select the print queue
that your Print Server services, select Status.
(b) Set Allow service by current print servers to NO.
(c) Press Esc and select Information, and record its queue ID.
(d) Send your test files to the print queue using normal print
commands.
4. Re-route network printing to local printing.
(a) Disconnect the printer attached to your Print Server and
connect it to LPT1 of your PC.
(b) Change to the drive and then the directory on the file server
that contains the print queue. The directory will have the name
of the queue ID (e.g. \queues\Q_ID for NDS mode or
system\Q_ID for Bindery mode).
5. The test files you printed in step 3 should be in the queue
directory. Print these files to the local printer using the COPY
command with the /b option.
Example
copy /b test.txt LPT1
6. Compare the printouts from the PC and the Print Server.
If the printouts are the same, then the problem is NOT the Print
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Server. The problem might be that an incorrect printer driver was
chosen or the timeout setting in the CAPTURE command is too
short.
If the printouts are NOT the same, there may be a problem with
the Print Server. Call your dealer.
7. Re-enable queue service.
(a) Disconnect the printer attached to LPT1 of your PC and
connect it to your Print Server.
(b) For NetWare 2.x or 3.x, run PCONSOLE and Select Print
Queue Information. Then select the print queue and select
Current Queue Status. Set Servers can service entries in queue
to YES
For NetWare 4.x bindery and NDS modes, run PCONSOLE
and select Print Queues. Then select the print queue and
select Status. Set Allow service by current print servers to
YES.
Problem
No. 2
My Print Server does not appear in the Active Device List of the
PSCONFIG program.
Solution
No. 2
• Ensure that the Print Server is on the same network segment as
your PC.
• Load the NetBEUI protocol on your PC, so that PSCONFIG can
try connecting using NetBEUI. Once connected, check the
following:
• The NetWare protocol is enabled.
• The Ethernet frame type of your PC may be different than the
one with your Print Server. Enable all Ethernet frame types.
Problem
No. 3
My Print Server is configured as a Novell Print Server, and
cannot log in to a file server.
Solution
No. 3
The following steps may solve this problem:
1. Get the Print Server information using PSCONFIG. If the device
is configured as a Novell Print Server, the information will look
like the following:
Server Name: SC110049
NetWare Information:
Master File Server: ICE
Print Server Mode Status:
Your_File_Server: Current Status
Remote Printer Mode Status: N/A
2. Make sure the master file server name is assigned correctly.
3. Check the Current Status of Your_File_Server:
Connected:
No action required
No file server:
Assign a master file server using PSCONFIG
Connecting to Server:
Wait and check if the file server exists
Password Mismatch
Clear the NetWare password with PCONSOLE, or
set the correct password for the Print Server using
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WPCONFIG or BiAdmin.
Print Server Not Defined
Install Print Server again
4. Check NetWare to see if the login status of the Print Server to the
file servers is Ready. If it is not, check the error message and
perform the required corrective action.
5. Check the Novell file server's name. If it is over 20 characters
long,. Rename it using no more than 20 characters.
6. If the file server is not in the status list and the Print Server has
logged into the master file server, it means that the file server has
not been serviced by the Print Server. Check to see if the file
server is in the list of File Server To Be Serviced item of
PCONSOLE. If not, insert the file server name to the list.
Problem
No. 4
My Print Server is configured as a Novell Remote Printer, and
can’t log in to the Novell Print Server.
Solution
No. 4
Try the following troubleshooting procedure:
1. Get the Print Server information as described in Problem 3 above.
2. Check the fields after the following.
Remote Printer Mode Status:
For each logical printer, there will be a status entry. The status
will be one of the following.
Connected:
No action required
Unable to find server:
Load NetWare Print Server.
Connecting to Server:
Wait and check if the NetWare Print server is
loaded
Printer not Defined
Install the Print Server as a remote printer of a
NetWare print server.
3. Check NetWare to see if the Print Server is ready. If it is not,
check the error message and perform the required corrective
action.
4. Check the NetWare Print Server's name. If it is over 20
characters, rename it using no more than 20 characters.
Problem
No. 5
My Print Server cannot print the jobs sent to the print queue.
Solution
No. 5
Try the following.
1. Check if the printer attached to the Print Server is on-line.
2. Check if your Print Server is logged into the file server (See
Problem 3)
3. Check the current status of the queue.
Run PCONSOLE and select Print Queue Information. Then select
the queue and select Current Queue Status. See if there are three
YES’s. If not, set them to YES.
4. Check if the NetWare printer number is correct.
0 = parallel port 1 of the Print Server.
1 = parallel port 2 of the Print Server.
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2 = serial port or parallel port 3
5. Check to see if the Print Server is a static queue server to the
queue.
Run PCONSOLE and select Print Server Information. Then select
Print Server Configuration and select Queues Serviced by Printer.
Then select your desired printer and check if the queue is on the
list. If its not, insert the queue into the list by pressing [Insert] key
and select the queue. Then reset the Print Server to service the
new queue.
6. The total number of queues to be serviced may be over the limit
of 56. If so, reduce the number of queues.
Problem
No. 6
I used the Capture command to print a job, but the job was
separated into two parts.
Solution
No. 6
The time out setting in Capture command may be too short. You
should increase the timeout value of the Capture command. Use the
option /TI=n of the Capture command to increase the time out value,
where n is the value of timeout.
Problem
No. 7
PSCONFIG shows "No Response."
Solution
No. 7
This may be due to the following
• The network traffic is busy now. Wait for a minute and then try it
again.
• The Print Server is not powered on. Power it on.
• The network cable is disconnected. Check the cable.
• The node address of the Print Server may be the same as the node
address of another device on the network.
Problem
No. 8
QUICKSET timed out when checking if the device had logged in
to the file servers.
Solution
No. 8
This means that the Print Server did not log in the master file server.
It might be that the Ethernet frame types do not match.
1. Try to find a workstation that use the same frame type as the Print
Server so that PSCONFIG can see the device. Or load the
NetBEUI protocol on your PC and use WPCONFIG to connect to
the device.
2. Enable the Print Server’s frame type to the frame type that the
master file server uses and disable all other frame types.
Problem
No. 9
I cannot receive Notify message in NetWare 4.x environment.
Solution
No. 9
1. Make sure you are a Notify member of the Print Server.
2. Run NetAdmin and set the name of the Default Server to receive
notification.
Problem
No. 10
I cannot use PCONSOLE to see Printer Status or the current
server status in Print Server Information is showing Down in the
NetWare 4.x environment.
Solution
No. 10
It may be that you created the print server object in NetWare 3.x
environment and used PCONSOLE in NetWare 4.x to view the status.
Try the following:
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1. Ensure the Print Server is ON.
2. Delete the print server object of the Print Server.
3. Install the Print Server again in NetWare 4.x NDS environment.
Problem
No. 11
The “String Before Job” and/or “String After Job” settings in the
Logical Printers don’t work properly.
Solution
No. 11
• Check the length of the control strings. No string can exceed 15
characters.
• Check that the control strings are in HEX.
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Printing - Unix
Problem
No. 1
Print Server device is not recognized.
Solution
No. 1
Check the following:
• There are no routers between the Print Server and the UNIX host
during IP address assignment.
• There are no NetWare File Servers that do not have TCP/IP
support between the Print Server and the UNIX host.
• The network cable to be used by Print Server is intact. Connect
the cable to another network device and test it.
• You have used the correct Physical Address derived from the
device Default name.
• Use the ping command to see if the Print Server is a valid device
on the network.
Problem
No. 2
The standard interface program on SUN 5.2 cannot be used with
Psfilter.
Solution
No. 2
Use dumb_int.sh which is the interface program shipped with Print
Server.
Problem
No. 3
When the interface program detects that the printer device is not
a printer, a printer error message appears on the screen.
Solution
No. 3
Mark out all stty commands in the interface script.
Problem
No. 4
The .psopts file format is not accepted by BSD UNIX.
Solution
No. 4
If the prefix string and suffix string must contain control words or are
too long, use headfile or tailfile instead of prefix string or suffix
string.
Problem
No. 5
The Print Server’s IP address is forgotten and it needs to be installed
in a new environment.
Solution
No. 5
Follow the steps below to set the Print Server configuration back to
the factory default settings:
1. Enter the command:
arp -s yyy.yyy.yyy.yyy 00:c0:02:xx:xx:xx
Where yyy.yyy.yyy.yyy is the new IP address assigned to the Print
Server and xx:xx:xx is the default name of the device, less the
leading “SC”. Combined with 00:c0:02, this gives the hardware
address of the device.
2. Enter the commands:
ftp yyy.yyy.yyy.yyy
ftp>get DEFAULTC
ftp>quit
This will reset the configuration to the factory defaults (including
setting the IP address back to 0.0.0.0).
3. Reconfigure as for a new device.
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Problem
No. 6
Printing by FTP, I receive an error message:
Invalid print queue
Print queue not ready
Solution
No. 6
• Check that the printer is ready
• Check that Logical printer(s) are defined on the Print Server. With
FTP, you can print ONLY to a logical printer.
• Reset the Print Server
Problem
No. 7
I can’t print using LPD.
Solution
No. 7
Try printing with FTP. If this works, the problem is the LPD daemon
on your UNIX host. Reconfigure the remote printer and the LPD
daemon. Check the following points.
• The remote host name is the name of the Print Server.
• The remote printer name is the logical printer name on the Print
Server (e.g. L1).
• If your UNIX asks for the LPD type, be sure to identify the
service type as BSD.
Problem
No. 8
I can’t print using PSfilter,
Solution
No. 8
Run PSfilter directly with the command:
PSfilter -D P_name -v <file_name&
Where
P_name is the Print Server’s name
file_name is the file you wish to print.
If this fails, check for an error log file (e.g. PSErrLog XXXXX) in the
/tmp directory. If there is not an error log file, recompile PSfilter.
Also, check the Troubleshooting section of the Psfilter .TXT file for
your system.
Problem
No. 9
The “String Before Job” and/or “String After Job” settings in the
Logical Printers don’t work properly
Solution
No. 9
• Check the length of the control strings. No string can exceed 15
characters.
• Check that the control strings are in HEX.
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Printing - Windows
Problem
No. 1
When printing from some software applications such as Power
Point, it takes a long time and the print out is incorrect.
Solution
No. 1
The problem is due to the printer being configured to Start printing
after the first page is spooled. To change this setting:
1. Go to Control PanelÔPrinters and click on your printer.
2. Then select FileÔPropertiesÔDetails.
3. When the Details screen appears, click the Spool Settings button.
4. When the Spool Settings dialogue box appears, choose Start
printing after last page is spooled and click OK.
Problem
No. 2
While adding my printer as instructed in Windows 95, I received
a message stating that Printer could not be found.
Solution
No. 2
Some printer drivers, when configured as Local Printer, will poll the
printer to see if it is connected. Since the printer is networked, the
printer can not be detected. To fix this, perform the following:
1. Select Network printer when asked How is the printer attached to
your computer?
2. Then when prompted for Network Path or Queue name enter a
dummy value such as \\54321 and select Next
3. The printer wizard will display a message stating the Network
Printer is off-line. Continue to install the printer as normal.
4. When finished, go to Control PanelèPrinters and select your
printer. The printer icon will be grayed out indicating the printer
is not ready.
5. Select PropertiesèDetails.
In the Print to the following port box, select Print Server
(PrintServer).
6. Click Apply, then OK, then close the properties window.
7. Select the printer and go to the File menu. Check the Work off-line
option is OFF.
8. If the printer is connected and powered On, the printer icon
should no longer be grayed out, and you should be able to print.
Problem
No. 3
I connected and configured a WPS (Windows Printing System)
printer as described, but I can’t get the print job to print.
Solution
No. 3
WPS printer drivers poll the printer before sending print data. Since
the printer is networked, the printer is not found and no data is sent.
The solution is to add your printer as a network printer as described
in Solution 2 above. The following lists some common WPS printers:
Canon LBP-430W
Epson EPL-5500/W
Epson ActionLaser 1300/W
HP LaserJet 5L
Lexmark WinWriter Series
NEC SuperScript series
Olivetti PG304
Samsung MyLaser Series
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Internet Printing
Problem
No. 1
I don’t know my Mail Server’s IP Address.
Solution
No. 1
Use the PING command to connect to the Mail Server by name.
Example
ping ms.hinet.net
The reply will say
Reply from xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is the IP Address of the Mail Server.
Problem
No. 2
Plain text E Mails are not printed.
Solution
No. 2
Text E Mail messages are printed only if the Print Server is
configured with Print every E Mail ON.
Problem
No. 3
Plain text E Mails print OK., but if I include an attachment, I get
an E Mail reply “Wrong Encoding Method”.
Solution
No. 3
The Internet Printer system supports only Base64 encoding. Using the
Internet Printing Port driver will ensure a correctly encoded
attachment..
Problem
No. 4
A print job is printing garbage.
Solution
No. 4
Users must use the correct printer driver. The print job can be
canceled using the Control - Abort Mail Print Job menu option in the
BiAdmin program.
Problem
No. 5
Two print jobs are printing on the same page.
Solution
No. 5
Change the port used for Internet Printing from a physical port to a
Logical Port (Printer). Configure the Logical Printer so that the String
after Job contains a FF (Form Feed, decimal 12 or 0C in Hex). See
Logical Printers on page 27 for details of Logical Printers.
Problem
No. 6
The Print job seemed to go through OK, but it was never
received.
Solution
No. 6
Check the E Mail address. If you use more than one Internet Printer
with the same printer driver, ensure that you use the correct port each
time you print.
Problem
No. 7
Only the banner page was printed.
Solution
No. 7
• This could be the same as Problem 2 on page 102. Try the same
solution.
• This could also be caused by using the wrong encoding method.
Ask the user to use the InterNet Printing Port.
Problem
No. 8
The Banner page is not correct; the first row has disappeared.
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Solution
No. 8
This may be caused by the previous print job not sending a form feed
after finishing printing.
Try sending print jobs to a logical printer, which is defined with a
Post String of FF (Form Feed - 0C in Hex).
To do this, define the Logical Printer, and set the port used for
Internet Printing to this Logical Printer. See Logical Printers on page
27 for details of Logical Printers.
WebAdmin
Problem
No. 1
WebAdmin doesn’t find all items within the “NDS Tree Names”
& “Master File Servers”.
Solution
No. 1
This occurs only with IPX/SPX. The solution is to manually enable
all 4 Ethernet frame types - Ethernet II, SNAP, 802.3, and 802.2.
Problem
No. 2
WebAdmin won’t run on my browser.
Solution
No. 2
Check the following:
• Your LAN/WAN connection is OK.
• The URL is correct. (Has the program been installed in a different
directory to the default?)
• The program name is correct:
webadmin.exe?application/x-msdownload
• The alias name “webadmin” is set correctly.
Problem
No. 3
Screen contents have become scrambled.
Solution
No. 3
Click on any button or link to update it, or use your Browser’s
“Refresh” command.
Problem
No. 4
The picture on the home screen doesn’t change.
Solution
No. 4
The picture is an animated GIF. Older Browsers do not support
animated GIFs.
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A
Appendix A
Specifications
EN2024-6 EtherDuo-PS
Power Consumption
5w max.
External Power Adapter
9VDC
LEDs
3
Serial Port
One RS-232 male DB-9 connector
Parallel Port
Two Centronic female DB-25 connectors
Ethernet cables
10BASE-2, 10BaseT
EP3003 CheetahPrint Power-3003
Power Consumption
5w max.
External Power Adapter
12V DC
LEDs
3
Parallel Port
Three Centronic female DB-25 connectors
Ethernet cables
10BaseT, 100BaseT
Environmental Specifications
Operating Temperature
0 ~ 40°C
Storage Temperature
-10 ~ 70°C
Shipping Temperature
-40 ~ 70°C
Operating Humidity
10 ~ 80%
Storage Humidity
5 ~ 90%
Shipping Humidity
5 ~ 100%
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Parallel Port Pin Assignments
Pin
Signal Name
Direction
1
-Strobe
To printer
2
+Data 0
To printer
3
+Data 1
To printer
4
+Data 2
To printer
5
+Data 3
To printer
6
+Data 4
To printer
7
+Data 5
To printer
8
+Data 6
To printer
9
+Data 7
To printer
10
- ACK
To Server
11
+ Busy
To Server
12
+ Paper End
To Server
13
+ Select
To Server
14
- Auto Feed
To printer
15
- Error
To Server
16
- Init
To printer
17
- Select In
To printer
GND
Ground
18-25
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Serial Port Specifications
Interface
Baud Rate (bps)
Protocol
Parity
Data Bits
Stop Bits
Connector
Cable
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
RS-232
300,600,1200 2400,4800,9600 19200, 38400s
Hardware, XON/XOFF, None, Both
Even/Odd/None
7 or 8
1 or 2
Male DB-9
< 15 meters
Purpose
Carrier Detect (CD)
Receive (Rx)
Transmit (Tx)
Data Terminal Ready
Signal Ground (GND)
Data Set Ready (DSR)
Request to Send (RTS)
Clear to Send (CTS)
Ring Indicator (RI)
Direction
To server
To server
To printer
To printer
None
To server
To printer
To server
To server
Figure 46 Serial cable pinouts Apple LaserWriter
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Appendix B
Configuration
File Format
The following table shows the CONFIG file details. The information in each column
is as follows.
Default Line
The line as obtained from the device. Each line has the following structure:
Line_number Token:Parameter
Where
Line_number is a system parameter and MUST NOT be changed.
Token is a readable identifier for the line.
Parameter is the current setting. A colon separates the Token from the
Parameter.
Allowable Values
This column lists the values which may be used for the Parameter. The
following items are used:
Text[n], where n is a number, indicates a text field with a maximum length of
n characters.
Numeric[0..n], where n is a number, indicates the acceptable range of values
for a numeric field.
Access Code, where the allowable values are: Read Only, Read/Write, Not
Accessible.
Description
Explanation of the purpose of the parameter.
Shaded rows indicate lines which do not exist in all models.
Default Line
Allowable Values
Description
0001 BOX_NAME:SCxxxxxx
0011 IPXSPX_P:Enable
0012 TCPIP_P :Enable
0013 APTALK_P:Enable
0014 NETB_P:Enable
0030 BAUDRATE:9600
Text [19]
Enable, Disable
Enable, Disable
Enable, Disable
Enable, Disable
300, 600, 1200,
2400, 4800, 9600,
19200, 38400
1, 2
None, Odd, Even
7, 8
Hardware, ON/XOFF,
None, Both
P1, P2, P3 (if exist)
Text [15] (hex)
Text [15] (hex)
Yes, No
Device name
NetWare protocol
TCP/IP protocol
AppleTalk protocol
NetBEUI protocol
Serial Port Baud Rate
0031 STOPBITS:1
0032 PARITY :None
0033 DATABITS:8
0034 HANDSHAK:HARDWARE
0100 L1_PROUT:P1
0101 L1_PREST:
0102 L1_POSTR:
0103 L1_CHGLF:No
Serial Port Stop Bits
Serial Port Parity
Serial Port Data Bits
Serial Port Flow Control
Port used by Logical Printer 1
Pre-string LP 1
Post-string LP 1
Convert LF to LF/CR
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0120 L2_PROUT:P1
0121 L2_PREST:
0122 L2_POSTR:
0123 L2_CHGLF:No
0140 L3_PROUT:P1
0141 L3_PREST:
0142 L3_POSTR:
0143 L3_CHGLF:No
0160 L4_PROUT:P1
0161 L4_PREST:
0162 L4_POSTR:
0163 L4_CHGLF:No
0180 L5_PROUT:P1
0181 L5_PREST:
0182 L5_POSTR:
0183 L5_CHGLF:No
0200 L6_PROUT:P1
0201 L6_PREST:
0202 L6_POSTR:
0203 L6_CHGLF:No
0220 L7_PROUT:P1
0221 L7_PREST:
0222 L7_POSTR:
0223 L7_CHGLF:No
0240 L8_PROUT:P1
0241 L8_PREST:
0242 L8_POSTR:
0243 L8_CHGLF:No
2000 NOP_MODE:PS
P1, P2, P3 (if exist)
Text [15] (hex)
Text [15] (hex)
Yes, No
P1, P2, P3 (if exist)
Text [15] (hex)
Text [15] (hex)
Yes, No
P1, P2, P3 (if exist)
Text [15] (hex)
Text [15] (hex)
Yes, No
P1, P2, P3 (if exist)
Text [15] (hex)
Text [15] (hex)
Yes, No
P1, P2, P3 (if exist)
Text [15] (hex)
Text [15] (hex)
Yes, No
P1, P2, P3 (if exist)
Text [15] (hex)
Text [15] (hex)
Yes, No
P1, P2, P3 (if exist)
Text [15] (hex)
Text [15] (hex)
Yes, No
PS, RP
2001 NFREthII:Enable
2002 NFR802.2:Enable
2003 NFR802.3:Enable
2004 NFRSNAP :Enable
2101 NFS_NAME:
2102 N_NOTIFY:No
2103 N_FREQ :1
2110 NDS_TREE:
2111 NCONTEXT:
2501 NR_NAME1:
Enable, Disable
Enable, Disable
Enable, Disable
Enable, Disable
Text [20]
Yes, No
Numeric[0..255]
Text [39]
Text [235]
Text [19]
2502 NR_NAME1:
Text [19]
2503 NR_NAME1:
Text [19]
Port used by Logical Printer 2
Pre-string LP 2
Post-string LP 2
Convert LF to LF/CR
Port used by Logical Printer 3
Pre-string LP 3
Post-string LP 3
Convert LF to LF/CR
Port used by Logical Printer 4
Pre-string LP 4
Post-string LP 4
Convert LF to LF/CR
Port used by Logical Printer 5
Pre-string LP 5
Post-string LP 5
Convert LF to LF/CR
Port used by Logical Printer 6
Pre-string LP 6
Post-string LP 6
Convert LF to LF/CR
Port used by Logical Printer 7
Pre-string LP 7
Post-string LP 7
Convert LF to LF/CR
Port used by Logical Printer 8
Pre-string LP 8
Post-string LP 8
Convert LF to LF/CR
NetWare mode
Print Server (PS)or Remote
Printer (RP)
Ethernet II frame type
802.2 frame type
802.3 frame type
SNAP frame type
Master file server
Notification by node address
Polling queue interval
NDS Tree Name
NDS context
NetWare Print Server for
parallel port 1
NetWare Print Server for
parallel port 2
NetWare Print Server for
serial port
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2504 NR_NAME1:
Text [19]
3000 AP_ZONE:*
3001 AP_TYPE1: LaserWriter
3002 AP_TYPE2: LaserWriter
3003 AP_TYPE3: LaserWriter
3004 AP_TYPE4 LaserWriter
3101 AP_PCOMM1:No
Text [19]
Text [19]
Text [19]
Text [19]
Text [19]
Yes, No
3102 AP_PCOMM2:No
Yes, No
3103 AP_PCOMM3:No
Yes, No
3104 AP_PCOMM4:No
Yes, No
4000 IP_ADDR:0.0.0.0
4001 GATEWAY:0.0.0.0
4002 MASK :0.0.0.0
4010 TCP_INT:2
IP Address
IP Address
IP Mask
Numeric[0..255]
4011 TCP_CNT:254
4100 MAIL_IP:0.0.0.0
4101 MAIL_ACC:
4102 MAIL_PAS:********
4103 MAIL_INT:0
4104 MAIL_BAN:No
4105 MAIL_RED:
4106 MAIL_POR:P1
Numeric[0..255]
IP Address
Text [19]
Text [19]
Numeric[0..64K]
Yes, No
Text [19]
P1..P3 (if exist)
L1..L8 (if exist)
4107 MAIL_EVR:No
4108 MAIL_NOT:No
4109 MAIL_MOD:
5000 SMBGNAME:
Yes, No
Yes, No
Text [19]
Text [19]
5001 SMBDROP:No
5002 SMBDELAY:0
6000 CONTACT:
6001 LOCATION:
6011 M1_IP:0.0.0.0
6012 M1_ACCP:
Not Accessible
6013 M1_CSTR:
6021 M2_IP:0.0.0.0
6022 M2_ACCP:
Not Accessible
Yes, No
Numeric[0..255]
Text [31]
Text [31]
IP Address
Access Code
NetWare Print Server for
parallel port 3
AppleTalk zone
Printer type for parallel port 1
Printer type for parallel port 2
Printer type for serial port
Printer type for parallel port 3
ASCII (No) or Binary (Yes)
communication for parallel
port 1
ASCII (No) or Binary (Yes)
communication for parallel
port 2
ASCII (No) or Binary (Yes)
communication for serial port
ASCII (No) or Binary (Yes)
communication for parallel
port 3
Device IP Address
Gateway
Subnet mask
Delay before reconnection
attempt
No. of reconnection attempts.
Mail A/C IP Address
Mail A/C Name
Mail A/C Password
Check Mail Interval
Mail Banner Page
Mail A/C name for redirection
Printer port (physical or
logical) for Internet (Mail)
Printing
Print every E Mail
Notify mail printed
Mail Printer model
NetBEUI group (domain)
name
Abort print job if error
Delay time
SNMP person
Contact location
Management station 1
Access rights
Text [7]
IP Address
Access Code
Community String
Management station 2
Access rights
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6023 M2_CSTR:
6031 M3_IP:0.0.0.0
6032 M3_ACCP:
Not Accessible
6033 M3_CSTR:
6041 M4_IP:0.0.0.0
6042 M4_ACCP:
Not Accessible
6043 M4_CSTR:
6111 T1_IP:0.0.0.0
6112 T1_S:0
6113 T1_CSTR:
6114 T1_ENAB:Disable
6121 T2_IP:0.0.0.0
6122 T2_S:0
6123 T2_CSTR:
6124 T2_ENAB:Disable
6131 T3_IP:0.0.0.0
6132 T3_S:0
6133 T3_CSTR:
6134 T3_ENAB:Disable
6141 T4_IP:0.0.0.0
6142 T4_S:0
6143 T4_CSTR:
6144 T4_ENAB:Disable
Text [7]
IP Address
Access Code
Community String
Management station 3
Access rights
Text [7]
IP Address
Access Code
Community String
Management station 4
Access rights
Text [7]
IP Address
Numeric[0.2]
Text [7]
Enable, Disable
IP Address
Numeric[0.2]
Text [7]
Enable, Disable
IP Address
Numeric[0.2]
Text [7]
Enable, Disable
IP Address
Numeric[0.2]
Text [7]
Enable, Disable
Community String
Trap 1 Address
Severity Level
Community String
Trap receive station 1
Trap 2 Address
Severity Level
Community String
Trap receive station 2
Trap 3 Address
Severity Level
Community String
Trap receive station 3
Trap 4 Address
Severity Level
Community String
Trap receive station 4
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Appendix C
SNMP MIB
PSSystemConfig group
Object
PrintServerName
NetwareProtocol
TcpipProtocol
AppleTalkProtocol
NetbeuiProtocol
C
Description
The name of the Print Server, Default is SCxxxxxx.
Netware Protocol Stack Status.
TCP/IP Protocol Stack Status.
AppleTalk Protocol Stack Status.
Netbeui Protocol Stack Status.
PSLogicalPrinterConfig group
Object
LP1PhysicalPort
LP1PreString
LP1PostString
LP1LFChange
LP2PhysicalPort
LP2PreString
LP2PostString
LP2LFChange
LP3PhysicalPort
LP3PreString
LP3PostString
LP3LFChange
LP4PhysicalPort
LP4PreString
LP4PostString
LP4LFChange
LP5PhysicalPort
LP5PreString
LP5PostString
LP5LFChange
LP6PhysicalPort
LP6PreString
LP6PostString
LP6LFChange
LP7PhysicalPort
LP7PreString
LP7PostString
LP7LFChange
LP8PhysicalPort
LP8PreString
LP8PostString
LP8LFChange
Description
The Physical port of Logical printer 1.
The String sent to logical printer 1 whenever a job begins.
The string sent to the logical printer 1 whenever the job
ends.
Convert LF to LF+CR Status.
The Physical port of Logical printer 2.
The String sent to logical printer 2 whenever a job begins.
The string sent to logical printer 2 whenever the job ends.
Convert LF to LF+CR Status.
The Physical port of Logical printer 3.
The String sent to logical printer 3 whenever a job begins.
The string sent to logical printer 3 whenever the job ends.
Convert LF to LF+CR Status.
The Physical port of Logical printer 4.
The String sent to logical printer 4 whenever a job begins.
The string sent to logical printer 4 whenever the job ends.
Convert LF to LF+CR Status.
The Physical port of Logical printer 5.
The String sent to logical printer 5 whenever a job begins.
The string sent to logical printer 5 whenever the job ends.
Convert LF to LF+CR Status.
The Physical port of Logical printer 6.
The String sent to logical printer 6 whenever a job begins.
The string sent to logical printer 6 whenever the job ends.
convert LF to LF+CR Status.
The Physical port of Logical printer 7.
The String sent to logical printer 7 whenever a job begins.
The string sent to the printer 7 whenever the job ends.
Convert LF to LF+CR Status.
The Physical port of Logical printer 8.
The String sent to logical printer 8 whenever a job begins.
The string sent to logical printer 8 whenever the job ends.
Convert LF to LF+CR Status.
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PSNetwareConfig group
Object
FrameethernetIIEnable
Frame802-2Enable
Frame802-3Enable
FrameSnapEnable
OperationMode
MasterFileSrvrName
NDSTreeName
NDSContext
NetwareQPollingInterval
JobNotifyByConnID
NetwarePrintServerP1
NetwarePrintServerP2
NetwarePrintServerP3
NetwarePrintServerSP
Description
EthernetII frame Type Status
Ethernet 802.2 frame Type Status
Ethernet 802.3 frame Type Status
Ethernet 802.2 SNAP frame Type Status
The current Netware operation mode. PS: PrintServer
mode, RP: Remote Printer mode.
The name of the File Server that the device will connect to
First. The master file server contains all the information that
the device needs, including a list of all other file servers to
be serviced. (Netware 2.x, 3.x)
The NDS Tree Name for Netware Print server to login into.
(Netware 4.x)
The NDS context where the print server's object belongs.
The Netware Print Server Polling Interval. The range is 1255 minutes.
When the job ends, Print will notify the user by the
connection ID.
The Netware Print Server to connect to for parallel port 1,
when the device is operating as a remote printer.
The Netware Print Server to connect to for parallel port 2,
when the device is operating as a remote printer.
The Netware Print Server to connect to for parallel port 2,
when the device is operating as a remote printer.
The Netware Print Server to connect to for the serial port,
when the device is operating as a remote printer.
PSTcpipConfig group
Object
IPAddr
GatewayAddr
SubnetMask
Description
IP Address of this device.
The default gateway IP Address.
The subnet network mask.
PSAppleTalkConfig group
Object
AppleTalkZone
PrinterTypeP1
PrinterTypeP2
PrinterTypeP3
PrinterTypeSP
BinaryCommEnableP1
BinaryCommEnableP2
BinaryCommEnableP3
BinaryCommEnableSP
Description
The zone name where the device is located.
The printer driver type for parallel port 1.
The printer driver type for parallel port 2.
The printer driver type for parallel port 3.
The printer driver type for serial port.
Binary communication protocol status. When disabled, the
data is transparently sent to the printer.
Binary communication protocol status. When disabled, the
data is transparently sent to the printer.
Binary communication protocol status. When disabled, the
data is transparently sent to the printer
Binary communication protocol status. When disabled, the
data is transparently sent to the printer
PSNetbeuiConfig group
Object
Description
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SMBGroupName
SMBdropJob
SMBDelayInterval
SMB Group Name.
Do you want to drop the job when printer is out of paper?.
SMB Delay Interval.
PSStatus group
Object
SystemInfo
PrinterStatus
PrinterInfo
Description
This field contains the system information, including the
F/W version, hardware address and current protocol status
settings.
This field shows the current Printer Status.
Displays the device ID for each of the supported ports.
PSIPXStatistics
Object
IPXPrintJobServiced
IPXBytesServiced
IPXEtherIIPacketReceived
IPX8022PacketReceived
IPX8023PacketReceived
IPXSnapPacketReceived
IPXEtherIIPacketSend
IPX8022PacketSend
IPX8023PacketSend
IPXSnapPacketSend
Description
Number of NetWare jobs serviced.
Number of NetWare data bytes serviced.
Number of IPX packets received of EthernetII frame type.
Number of IPX packets received of Ethernet 802.2 frame
type.
Number of IPX packets received of Ethernet 802.3 frame
type.
Number of IPX packets received of Ethernet 802.2 SNAP
frame type.
Number of IPX packets sent of EthernetII frame type.
Number of IPX packets sent of Ethernet 802.2 frame type.
Number of IPX packets sent of Ethernet 802.3 frame type.
Number of IPX packets sent of Ethernet 802.2 SNAP frame
type.
PSAppleTalkStatistics
Object
APPrintJobServiced
APBytesServiced
APPacketReceived
APPacketSend
Description
Number of AppleTalk jobs serviced.
Number of AppleTalk bytes serviced
Number of packets received by AppleTalk.
Number of packets sent by AppleTalk.
PSTcpipStatistics
Object
IPPrintJobServiced
IPBytesServiced
IPPacketReceived
IPPacketSend
Description
Number of TCP/IP Jobs serviced.
Number of TCP/IP bytes serviced.
Number of packets received by TCP/IP.
Number of packets sent by TCP/IP.
PSControl group
Object
ResetPrinterServer
RestoreFactoryDefault
ResetStatistics
Description
Reset (reboot) the device.
Restore the factory default settings.
Set the statistics counter back to zero.
PSSerialConfig group
Object
SerialBaudrate
SerialStopBits
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Description
Serial port baud rate (bps)
Serial port stop bits.
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SerialParity
SerialDataBits
SerialProtocol
Serial port parity.
Serial port data bits.
Serial port flow control protocol.
Traps
Trap
printserverTrap
Description
Printer status changed.
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