Airlink101 APSUSB1 Printer User Manual

1-Port USB Print Server
Model # APSUSB1
Quick Installation Guide
Ver. 2A
Section 1
Connecting the Print Server
Warning: Only a USB printer may be connected to the USB port of the Print Server. Connecting any
other USB device to the Print Server may damage the Print Server.
Note: Do not plug the power cord to the Print Server until you have reached Step 4 of this section.
Step 1Connect one end of the Ethernet cable to the RJ-45 port of the Print Server and attach the other
end of the cable to a router.
Step 2 Make sure the printer is powered OFF, then connect one end of the USB cable to the USB port of
the Print Server and attach the other end of the cable to the USB port of the printer.
Step 3 Power ON the printer.
Step 4 Plug one end of the power cord into the Print Server and the other end into an electrical outlet.
Section 2
Installing PS Utility
Step 1 Insert the provided CD and wait for the setup menu to appear.
Step 2 Click on PS Utility.
Note: If the setup menu does not appear automatically after you have inserted the CD, go to Start, Run,
type D:\autorun.exe (where D is the letter of your CD drive) and click OK.
Step 3 Click Next.
Step 4 Click Next.
Step 5 Click Yes.
Step 6 Click Finish.
Section 3
Configuring Network Setting
Before configuring the Print Server’s network setting, please take note of your computer’s
TCP/IP setting.
Step 1 Click on Start, Run, and type command (for Windows 95/98/ME) or cmd (for Windows 2000/
XP) and click OK.
Step 2 At the command prompt, type ipconfig and press Enter.
Step 3 Write down the information for the IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Default Gateway. You will
need these information later.
Step 4 Run the PS Utility by going to Start, (All) Programs, PS Utility, PS Utility v2.00.
Step 5 Make sure the Print Server is listed under the Device Name and click on Change IP Address.
Step 6 In the IP Address field, enter a valid IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway that matches
your local area network.
For example: If your computer’s IP Address is 192.168.1.100, enter the same three numbers:
192.168.1 in the corresponding fields.
Note: You can leave the last IP Address number 254 as is unless another network device
(i.e. the Default Gateway) is already using that number. If another network device is already using 254,
then change it to another number that is currently not in use (preferably 200 - 253).
For the Subnet Mask and Default Gateway fields, enter the same number as the TCP/IP setting of your
computer.
Step 7 Click OK.
Step 8 Close the PS Utility program.
Section 4
Verifying Network Connection
Step 1 Run the PS Utility by going to Start, (All) Programs, PS Utility, PS Utility v2.00.
Step 2 Make sure the Print Server is detected under the Device Name.
Step 3 Click on Show Web Setup to display the Print Server’s Web Configuration Utility.
Step 4 Click on the Management link and select Printer Status. Make sure the Printer Status displays
On line.
Step 5 Click on the Tools link and select the port your printer is connected to and click the Test button.
The Print Server will perform a low-level print test, bypassing the operating system layer.
Note: Your printer should print out a test page. If not, verify that the printer is powered on and all cables
are securely connected and try again. If the printer still fails to print a test page, please check the printer
compatibility list on our web site at www.airlink101.com for a list of compatible printers. If your printer is
not on the list, it may not be compatible with the Print Server.
Step 6 Once the printer successfully prints out a test page, you may close the web browser and proceed
to the next section.
Section 5
Running PS Wizard
Warning: Make sure you have installed the printer driver locally on every computer in your network
before running the PS Wizard. Otherwise, the PS Wizard will not run properly. Be sure to run the PS
Wizard on all the computers in your network.
Step 1 Insert the provided CD and wait for the setup menu to appear.
Step 2 Click on PS Wizard.
Note: If the setup menu does not appear automatically after you have inserted the CD, go to Start, Run,
type D:\autorun.exe (where D is the letter of your CD drive) and click OK.
Step 3 Click Next.
Section 4
Step 4 Select the printer that is connected to the print server and click Next.
Step 5 Double-click on the Print Server Name, select the Printer Port Name, and click Next.
Step 6 Click Reboot (for Windows 95/98/ME) or Finish (for Windows 2000/XP).
Step 7 Run the PS Wizard on all the computers in your network that will use the print server.
Section 6
Performing Operating System Print Test
The final step in setting up the Print Server is to perform an operating system print
test. Please note that the instructions below are for Windows XP, but the steps are
similar for all the other Windows operating systems.
Step 1 Click on Start, Settings, Printers and Faxes.
Step 2 Right-click on the printer that is connected to the Print Server and select Properties.
Step 3 Click on the Print Test Page button. Windows should print out a test page.
You have successfully configured the Print Server for printing.
For more information on how to use the Web Configuration Utility or setup for
Mac OS, please refer to the User’s Manual in the provided CD.
Section 7
Technical Support
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