Airlink101 APSUSB211 Network Card User Manual

1-Port USB 2.0 Print Server
Model # APSUSB211
User’s Manual
Ver. 1B
Table of Contents
1 Introduction ...............................................................................................2
1.1 Package Contents...............................................................................2
1.2 System Requirements.........................................................................2
2 Hardware Installation ................................................................................3
2.1 Connecting the Print Server ................................................................3
3. Installing PS Utility ...................................................................................4
4. Configuring Network Setting ....................................................................6
5. Verifying Network Connection..................................................................8
6. Running PS Wizard................................................................................10
7. Performing Operating System Print Test ...............................................13
8. Using the PS Utility ................................................................................15
9. Using the Web Configuration Utility .......................................................16
9.1 Home ................................................................................................17
9.2 Setup Wizard ....................................................................................18
9.3 Change IP Address...........................................................................23
9.4 Printer Information ............................................................................24
9.5 Print Test...........................................................................................25
9.6 Factory Reset....................................................................................26
9.7 Firmware Upgrade ............................................................................27
9.8 About.................................................................................................28
10. Printing in Mac OS ...............................................................................29
10.1 Using Rendezvous..........................................................................29
11. Appendix ..............................................................................................32
Technical Support ...................................................................................32
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1 Introduction
Congratulations on purchasing your 1-Port USB 2.0 Print Server. It is the easiest and
fastest way to deploy printers on your network.
This compact Print Server uses your network router to connect various computers and
printer together. It manages the flow of print files from computers to the connected
printer, delivering print jobs to high-performance printer much faster than a file server or
a PC acting as a print server can.
The Print Server features a Web-based Configuration Utility, which allows you to set up
the Print Server through the web browser easily and quickly. It also includes a powerful
software called, PS Utility, a user-friendly program that allows you to configure some
basic functions of the Print Server such as performing a factory reset or updating the
firmware.
1.1 Package Contents
Unpack the package and check all the items carefully, and be certain that you have:
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One 1-Port USB 2.0 Print Server
One AC Power Adapter
One Quick Installation Guide
One Installation CD containing the PS Utility program and the User’s Manual
If any item contained is damaged or missing, please contact your local dealer
immediately. Also, keep the box and packaging materials in case you need to ship the
unit in the future.
1.2 System Requirements
Operating System:
• Microsoft Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003
• Apple Mac OS X or above
For Web Configuration:
• Java-enabled web browser, such as Microsoft® Internet Explorer 5.0 or
Netscape Navigator 6.0
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2 Hardware Installation
2.1 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. Do
not plug the power cord to the Print Server until you have reached Step 4 of this section.
Note: Before proceeding with the steps below, please verify that the printer operates
properly on each of the computer that will be printing through the Print Server.
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.
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3. Installing PS Utility
Step 1 Insert the provided CD and wait for the autorun screen to appear.
Step 2 Click on Install PS Utility.
Note: If the autorun screen does not appear automatically, go to Start, Run, type
D:\autorun.exe (where D is the letter of your CD drive) and click OK.
Step 3 Click Next.
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Step 4 Click Next.
Step 5 Click Yes.
Step 6 Click Finish.
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4. 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
v3.00.
Step 5 Make sure the Print Server is listed under the Device Name and click on
Change IP Address.
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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).
Step 7 For the Subnet Mask and Default Gateway fields, enter the same number as
the TCP/IP setting of your computer.
Step 8 Click OK.
Step 9 Close the PS Utility program.
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5. Verifying Network Connection
Step 1 Run the PS Utility by going to Start, (All) Programs, PS-Utility, PS-Utility
v3.00.
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 Printer Information link and make sure the Printer Status displays
On line.
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Step 5 Click on the Print Test link 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.
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6. Running PS Wizard
Warning: Make sure you have installed the printer driver locally on every computer that
will use the print server 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 that
will use the print server in your network.
Step 1 Insert the provided CD and wait for the autorun screen to appear.
Step 2 Click on Run PS Wizard.
Note: If the autorun screen does not appear automatically, go to Start, Run, type
D:\autorun.exe (where D is the letter of your CD drive) and click OK.
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Step 3 Click Next.
Step 4 Select the printer that is connected to the Print Server and click Next.
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Step 5 Double-click on the Print Server Name, select the Printer Port Name, and click
Next.
Step 6 Click Finish and OK. (For Windows 95/98/ME, you’ll need to reboot the
computer).
Step 7 Run the PS Wizard on all the computers in your network that will use the Print
Server.
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7. 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.
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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.
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8. Using the PS Utility
PS Utility is a user-friendly program that allows you to configure some basic functions
of the Print Server such as performing a factory reset or updating the firmware. To
access the complete management features of the Print Server, you’ll need to use the
Web Configuration Utility, which is described in the next section.
Note: If you haven’t installed PS Utility yet, please follow the installation instructions as
described in Section 3, Installing PS Utility.
You can start PS Utility by going to Start, (All) Programs, PS-Utility, PS-Utility v3.00.
Device Name: Lists any Print Server that is connected on your network.
Discover Device: Click on this button to automatically search for any Print Server that
is connected to your network.
Setup Wizard: Click on this button to run the setup wizard for the Print Server.
Change IP Address: Click on this button to change the IP Address and other TCP/IP
settings for the Print Server.
Show Web Setup: Click on this button to display the Web Configuration Utility.
Update Firmware: Click on this button to update the Print Server’s firmware.
Note: You must download the updated firmware from www.airlink101.com first.
Factory Reset: Click on this button to reset the Print Server back to factory settings.
Print Test: Click on this button to perform a print test.
About: Click on this button to display the version number of the PS Utility.
Close: Click on this button to close PS Utility.
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9. Using the Web Configuration Utility
The Web Configuration Utility allows you to manage the full features of the Print
Server with an easy-to-use user interface.
You can start the Web Configuration Utility in two ways:
1. Click on the Show Web Setup button in PS Utility.
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2. Open your web browser, type in the IP address of the Print Server in the URL
address field, and press Enter. (Default IP address is 192.168.1.254).
The Web Configuration Utility will display the Management, System page.
Click on any of the links at the left to display the corresponding page.
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9.1 Home
The Home page displays the status of your Print Server.
Click Refresh to update the page.
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9.2 Setup Wizard
The Setup Wizard page allows you to configure some basic settings of the Print Server,
including specifying an optional password to log in to the Web Configuration Utility. This
page is optional unless you want to setup a password for the Print Server.
Server Name: You can change the Print Server’s name to a more user-friendly name.
Port Name: You can change the Print Server’s port name.
Password: Enter a password (optional) for logging in to the Web Configuration Utility.
Note: Once you have setup a password, the username for logging in is admin.
Click Next to proceed.
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IP Address: Select to Manually Assign an IP Address for the Print Server
(recommended) or have the router Automatically Assign an IP Address.
Click Next to proceed.
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Workgroup: Enter the name of your Microsoft Network.
Click Next to proceed.
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Second HTTP Port: Select to Enable or Disable a second HTTP port for Remote Web
Configuration and IPP Printing.
Port Number: You may enter the desired port number for the second HTTP port.
Click Next to proceed.
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Click Yes to save the settings, No to cancel the settings.
Note: you may need to re-run the PS Wizard to update these changes.
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9.3 Change IP Address
The Change IP Address page allows you to manually assign an IP Address for the
Print Server. The IP Address must be on the same subnet as your network.
Click Save to save and activate any configuration changes. Click Cancel to cancel the
changes.
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9.4 Printer Information
The Printer Information page shows the status of your printer.
Click Refresh to update the page.
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9.5 Print Test
The Print Test page allows you to perform a print test.
Click on the Test button to begin the print test.
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.
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9.6 Factory Reset
The Factory Reset page allows you to reset the Print Server to the default factory
settings.
Click Yes to reset all the settings to factory default.
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9.7 Firmware Upgrade
When a new version of the firmware is available on our web site, www.airlink101.com,
you can download the new firmware and proceed to the following page to upgrade the
firmware.
1. Click Browse and browse to the location of the downloaded firmware.
2. Click Upgrade to begin the upgrade process.
Note: you may need to unzip the downloaded file first.
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9.8 About
The About page displays the Print Server’s firmware version number.
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10. Printing in Mac OS
This section describes how to set up your Mac OS settings to work with the Print Server.
10.1 Using Rendezvous
Mac OS X provides a new feature called Rendezvous. Rendezvous is a networking
technology standard that lets you create an instant network of computers and devices to
share files and printers and even contact other people on the network.
For the printer connection, the Mac OS X Print Center application uses Rendezvous to
discover Rendezvous-enabled printers on the network. When you add your computer to
a network, Print Center automatically discovers any available printer. All you have to do
is select the one you want to use and then start printing. You can add a new printer to
the network and all the users on the network will see the new printer automatically
appear in their Print Center without any configuration.
The following instructions provide a common way of using Rendezvous:
Step 1 Launch Print Center. Press and hold the Option key and click the Add button.
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Step 2 Select Rendezvous from the pop-up menu.
Step 3 A list of Rendezvous-enabled printers will appear in the list.
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Step 4 Choose the desired printer and select Generic.
Step 5 The printer is installed into the system successfully.
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11. Appendix
Technical Support
E-mail: support@airlink101.com
Toll Free: 1-888-746-3238
Web site: www.airlink101.com
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