Epson 7900 Projector User Manual

Epson Stylus® Pro 7900/9900
Network Guide
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Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction
About Your Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
About This Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Warnings, Cautions, and Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Operating Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Features of the Network Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Network Interface Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Status lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Network connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
About the Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Terms and Concepts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Chapter 2 Setting Up Your System for Network Printing
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing Network Components on Your Computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows Vista . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows XP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mac OS X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Up the Network Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting the Network Interface to the Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring the Network Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing a Network Status Sheet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Printer Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows Vista . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows XP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mac OS X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 3 Network Software
EpsonNet Config for Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
About EpsonNet Config . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessing the EpsonNet Config User’s Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
EpsonNet Config for Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
About EpsonNet Config . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessing the EpsonNet Config User’s Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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EpsonNet Config with Web Browser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
About EpsonNet Config . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring the Network Interface Using EpsonNet Config With a Web Browser .
Opening Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 4 Troubleshooting
General Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Chapter 5 Tips for Administrators
Network Setup Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting an IP Address on the Printer’s Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Uninstalling Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows Vista . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows XP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mac OS X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 1
Introduction
About Your Printer
Your printer has a built-in Ethernet interface and can connect anywhere on
your network using 10Base-T or 100Base-TX. The built-in Ethernet interface
automatically selects the correct link speed and network protocols when it
connects to the network.
The network interface supports multiple protocols and automatically detects
the protocols being used on your network. You can print from Microsoft®
Windows® and Mac OS® X applications.
If you want to configure the network interface to use TCP/IP and SNMP
network protocols, use EpsonNet Config. The configuration utility is provided
with your printer, and allows you to quickly and easily configure the network
interface.
Note:
The EpsonNet Config utility configures the network interface to work only with
protocols that exist on your network. This does not imply that you can use all of the
above-mentioned protocols on your network or operating system. The protocols that
the network interface can use may vary depending on the operating system and the
network configuration.
About This Guide
This Network Guide contains information about using the network interface on
a network. It includes how to set up the network interface, install the
configuration software, and configure your printer and computer network
settings.
For information about your printer, see your Printer Guide or User’s Guide.
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Note:
❏ This guide is written for network administrators, and many of the steps included
in this guide require detailed network knowledge and administrator rights.
❏ The term “network administrator” in this guide refers to the person responsible for
maintaining the network. “Administrator” is synonymous with “Supervisor.”
❏ The term “network interface” refers to the built-in Ethernet interface of the printer
in this guide.
❏ Some screen shots in this guide may list a printer name other than your printer.
This does not alter the instructions.
Warnings, Cautions, and Notes
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Warnings
must be followed carefully to avoid bodily injury.
Cautions
must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment.
Notes
contain important information and useful tips on the operation of your printer.
Operating Environment
The network interface supports the following environments.
OS
Protocol
Windows Vista
TCP/IP (using LPR, Standard TCP/IP Port)
Windows XP (Home, Professional)
Mac OS X 10.5
Bonjour
Mac OS X 10.4
TCP/IP
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Features of the Network Interface
❏ Connects your Epson printer using a built-in Ethernet interface, which is
called the network interface in this manual, to the network.
❏ Supports multiple protocols, such as TCP/IP and Bonjour.
❏ Supports both 10Base-T and 100Base-TX.
❏ Supports DHCP.
❏ Supports Automatic Private IP Addressing (APIPA) that assigns an IP
address automatically to the network interface even if there is no DHCP
server on the network.
❏ Supports the Dynamic DNS function.
❏ Supports SNMP.
❏ Supports SNTP (Simple Network Time Protocol).
❏ Supports Bonjour on Mac OS X 10.4 or later.
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Network Interface Operation
Status lights
The status lights provide you with important information on the operation of
the network interface.
Indicates connection
type
Flashes when data
is received
RJ-45 connector
The light on the left indicates whether the network interface is connected to a
10Base-T (green) or 100Base-TX (orange) network.
The light on the right flashes when data is being transmitted.
If the light on the left is solid green and the light on the right is off, the printer
is not connected to the network.
Network connector
The RJ-45 connector is used to connect an Ethernet cable to a network. You
can use an Ethernet cable for both 10Base-T and 100Base-TX.
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Caution:
You must use a Category-5 or higher shielded twisted-pair cable to connect the
network interface to a network.
Introduction
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About the Software
The software CD provided with your printer includes the following network
software.
❏ EpsonNet Config for Windows is a Windows-based configuration utility
that allows you to configure the network interface. See “EpsonNet Config
for Windows” on page 29.
❏ EpsonNet Config for Macintosh is a Macintosh-based configuration utility
that allows you to configure the network interface. See “EpsonNet Config
for Macintosh” on page 30.
❏ EpsonNet Config with Web Browser is a web-based configuration utility
that allows you to configure the network interface. See “EpsonNet Config
with Web Browser” on page 30.
Terms and Concepts
Configuration -- a prepared set of conditions for proper operation of a device.
Configuring the network interface is to prepare it to work with protocols
available on a network.
DHCP -- a dynamic host configuration protocol. It is a protocol that assigns
dynamic IP addresses to devices on a network.
Protocol -- a rule that controls how data or information is exchanged through
a network. Computers and software cannot communicate with each other
using different protocols.
TCP/IP -- Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol, a layer of protocols
that provides communication between nodes on a network.
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Chapter 2
Setting Up Your System for Network Printing
Overview
This section describes the general procedure on how to set up the network
interface.
1. Check the network interface operation.
Check the functions and operations of the network interface, such as the
status lights. See “Network Interface Operation” on page 9 for details.
2. Install the necessary network components on your computers.
Make sure that the necessary network components (such as TCP/IP) are
installed on your computers, and network settings (such as the IP address,
subnet mask, etc.) are set.
3. Connect the network interface to the network.
Connect the network interface to the network. See “Connecting the
Network Interface to the Network” on page 16 for details.
4. Configure the network interface and install the printer driver.
See “Configuring the Network Interface” on page 17 for details.
5. If necessary, configure the network settings of the network interface using
EpsonNet Config.
Configure the network interface using EpsonNet Config. For Windows
users, see “About EpsonNet Config” on page 29. For Macintosh users, see
“About EpsonNet Config” on page 30.
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Installing Network Components on Your Computer
Before configuring the network interface and printing from the computer, you
need to install the necessary network components (such as TCP/IP) and
assign an IP address and subnet mask for your computer, depending on the
printing method you want to use. See the section in this chapter appropriate
for your operating system.
Windows Vista
For Windows Vista, use the following procedure to install the necessary
components.
Note:
❏ The Windows operating system CD may be required during the installation.
❏ When using TCP/IP for printing, you need to set the IP address, the subnet mask,
and the default gateway of the computer.
1. Click
, click Control Panel, and then click View network status and
tasks or double-click Network and Sharing Center.
2. Click View Status, and then click the Properties button.
Note:
If the User Account Control screen appears, click the Continue button.
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3. Check if the following network components are in the list. If they are
already installed, go to “Network Software” on page 29.
The following table lists the network components required for configuring
the network interface with EpsonNet Config.
EpsonNet Config’s setting screens
Necessary components
TCP/IP, SNMP (IP trap)
Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
The following table lists the network components required for network
printing.
Printing method
Necessary components
LPR printing
Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
4. If the necessary components are not in the list, click Install to install them.
5. Double-click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) on the Local Area
Connection Properties dialog box to open the Internet Protocols Version 4
(TCP/IPv4) Properties dialog box. Set the IP address, the subnet mask,
etc. and then click OK.
6. Restart the computer.
The necessary components are now installed. Go to the section “Connecting
the Network Interface to the Network” on page 16.
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Windows XP
For Windows XP, use the following procedure to install the necessary
components.
Note:
The Windows XP CD may be required during the installation.
1. Click Start, highlight Control Panel, and then click Network and Internet
Connections. Select Network Connections.
2. Under LAN or High-Speed Internet, click the Local Area Connection
icon.
3. Under Network Tasks, click Change settings of this connection.
4. Check if the following network components are in the list. If they are
already installed, go to “Network Software” on page 29.
The following table lists the network components required for configuring
the network interface with EpsonNet Config.
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EpsonNet Config’s setting screens
Necessary components
TCP/IP, SNMP (IP trap)
Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Setting Up Your System for Network Printing
The following table lists the components required for network printing.
Printing method
Necessary components
LPR printing
Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
5. If the necessary components are not in the list, click Install to install them.
6. For LPR printing:
Double-click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) on the Local Area Connection
Properties dialog box to open the Internet Protocols (TCP/IP) Properties
dialog box. Set the IP address, the subnet mask, etc. and then click OK.
7. Restart the computer.
The necessary components are now installed. Go to the section “Connecting
the Network Interface to the Network” on page 16.
Mac OS X
To assign an IP address, subnet mask, etc. to your Macintosh, follow the
steps below.
1. From the Apple menu, select System Preferences.
2. Open the Network control panel. Click the TCP/IP tab.
Note:
For Mac OS X 10.5, select Ethernet as the connecting method on the Network
control panel, select the method to assign the IP address from the Configure
menu, and then assign the IP address.
3. Select Built-in Ethernet from the Show pull down menu.
4. Assign an IP address and other settings if necessary.
5. Click the Apply Now button to save any changes.
Go to the section “Connecting the Network Interface to the Network” on
page 16.
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Setting Up the Network Interface
Connecting the Network Interface to the Network
Follow the instructions below to connect the network interface to the network.
1. Make sure that your printer is turned off.
2. Connect one end of the network cable to the RJ-45 connector on the
network interface, and the other end to the network.
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Caution:
❏ You must use a Category 5 shielded twisted-pair cable to connect the
network interface to prevent malfunction.
❏ Do not connect or disconnect the network cable when the printer is on.
Note:
You can use both 10Base-T and 100Base-TX. When you print a lot of data, we
recommend using the highest speed available for you product with light network
traffic.
3. Turn on your printer. After the status lights go off, print a network status
sheet.
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Caution:
After turning off the printer, wait until the status lights go off before turning it
back on; otherwise the network interface may not work correctly.
Note for Mac OS X 10.4 or later:
Since the printer supports Bonjour/Rendezvous and is on by default, you can use
the printer on a network just by connecting it to the network. If you want to disable
the Bonjour/Rendezvous setting, use the printer’s control panel. See “Setting an
IP Address on the Printer’s Control Panel” on page 39 for details.
Now, you can configure the network interface to use TCP/IP on the network
and install the printer driver.
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Configuring the Network Interface
Configure the network interface for use on a TCP/IP network.
1. Make sure that the printer is turned on, and the LCD displays READY.
2. Press the Menu r button on the printer to enter the printer’s menu system.
3. Press d to highlight NETWORK SETUP, then press r.
4. Press r, then d to highlight ENABLE.
5. Press OK. A checkmark appears next to ENABLE to show that it’s selected.
6. Press r, then d to highlight IP ADDRESS SETTING.
7. Press r, then press u or d to choose one of the following IP configuration
settings:
❏ Choose AUTO if your network uses a DHCP server to configure your
network devices’ IP settings automatically.
❏ Choose PANEL if you would like to configure the printer’s IP settings
manually.
8. Press OK. A checkbox appears next to the setting you selected.
9. Press l, to go back, then do one of the following:
❏ If you selected AUTO as the IP address setting, press the Pause
button to exit the printer menu. Then continue with step 14.
❏ If you selected PANEL as the IP address setting, continue with step 10.
10. Press d to highlight IP, SM, DG SETTING, then press r. The LCD displays
the IP address.
11. Press u or d to change each octet value, then press r to select the next
octet. When you have changed the value of the last octet, press r. The
LCD displays the subnet mask.
12. Press u or d to change each octet value, then press r to select the next
octet. When you have changed the value of the last octet, press r. The
LCD displays the default gateway.
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13. Press u or d to change each octet value, then press r to select the next
octet. When you have changed the value of the last octet, press the
Pause button to exit the printer menu.
14. Turn the printer off then back on again.
See “Printing a Network Status Sheet” on page 18 to print a network status
sheet and confirm the new IP address.
Note:
❏ You must first set the IP address before using EpsonNet with Web Browser.
❏ See the Printer Guide or User’s Guide for more information about settings on the
printer’s control panel.
Now you can use the printer on the TCP/IP network.
Printing a Network Status Sheet
1. Make sure that the printer is not printing and the LCD displays READY.
2. Press the Menu r button on the printer’s control panel to enter the printer’s
menu system.
3. Press d to highlight TEST PRINT, then press r.
4. Press d to highlight NETWORK STATUS SHEET, then press r.
5. Press OK to print the Network Status sheet.
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Installing the Printer Software
To print to the network printer, you need to install the printer driver on the
computer. See the section in this chapter appropriate for your operating
system.
Windows Vista
Adding the Network Port
1. Click
, Control Panel, and then Printer.
2. Click Add a printer to start the Add Printer wizard.
3. Click Add a local printer.
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4. Select the Create a new port radio button, then select Standard TCP/IP
Port from the list.
5. Click Next.
6. Enter the IP address of the network interface and then click Next.
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7. If an error occurs, the following dialog box appears. Select the Standard
radio button and then select EPSON Network Printer. Click Next.
8. Click Finish.
9. See “Installing the Printer Driver” below to install the printer driver.
Installing the Printer Driver
1. Insert the printer software CD in your CD or DVD drive.
2. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the printer driver.
3. When you see a screen like this one, click the Manual button.
4. Select the port you created for the printer, then click OK.
5. Follow the instructions to finish installing the printer driver.
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Windows XP
Adding the Network Port
1. Click Start, click Control Panel, click Printers and Other Hardware, and
then click Printers and Faxes.
2. From the File menu, select Server Properties. You see a screen like this:
3. Click the Ports tab, then click Add Port.
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4. Select Standard TCP/IP Port, then click the New Port button.
5. Click Next.
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6. Do one of the following
❏ If you are using DHCP to assign an IP address to the printer, enter the
printer’s Host Name or IP address, shown on the network status sheet,
in the Printer Name or IP Address text box. Then click Next.
❏ If you manually assigned an IP address to the printer using the control
panel or Epson NetConfig, enter the printer’s IP address, shown on the
network status sheet, in the Printer Name or IP Address text box. Then
click Next.
7. Make sure that Standard and Generic Network Card are selected, then
click Next.
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8. Make sure that the Device matches the Host Name or IP address shown
on the network status sheet, then click Finish.
9. Click the Close button to return to the Server Properties window.
10. Click the Close button to return to the Printers and Faxes window.
11. See “Installing the Printer Driver” on page 26 to install the printer driver.
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Installing the Printer Driver
1. Insert the printer software CD in your CD or DVD drive.
2. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the printer driver.
3. When you see a screen like this one, click the Manual button.
4. Select the port you created for the printer, then click OK.
5. Follow the on-screen instructions to finish installing the printer driver.
6. Click OK in the Install From Disk dialog box.
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Mac OS X
Installing the Printer Driver
1. Insert the printer software CD in your CD or DVD drive.
2. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the printer driver.
3. See the section below for your operating system and printing method.
Adding the Printer
Mac OS X 10.5
Bonjour Printing
1. Open System Preferences.
2. Open Print & Fax.
3. Click the + button to add a new printer.
4. Select the printer model that is connected with Bonjour.
5. Click Add.
TCP/IP Printing
1. Open System Preferences.
2. Open Print & Fax.
3. Click the + button to add a new printer.
4. Click More Printers, select EPSON TCP/IP from the drop down list, and
then select the printer model.
5. Click Add.
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Mac OS X 10.4
Bonjour/Rendezvous Printing
1. Open the Applications folder.
2. Open the Utilities folder.
3. Open the Printer Setup Utility, and then click Add.
4. Select the printer model that is connected with Bonjour.
Note:
If your printer is not displayed with Bonjour, click More Printers, select Bonjour
from the drop-down list, then select the printer model.
5. Click Add.
TCP/IP Printing
1. Open the Applications folder.
2. Open the Utilities folder.
3. Open the Printer Setup Utility and click Add.
4. Click More Printers, select EPSON TCP/IP from the drop down list, and
then select the printer model.
Note:
If your printer is not displayed with TCP/IP, click More Printers, select EPSON
TCP/IP from the drop-down list, then select the printer model.
5. Click Add.
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Chapter 3
Network Software
This chapter explains how to use the network software provided with your
printer.
EpsonNet Config for Windows
About EpsonNet Config
EpsonNet Config allows administrators to configure the network interface.
Note:
Be sure to use EpsonNet Config included on the software CD shipped with your
printer.
Accessing the EpsonNet Config User’s Guide
The EpsonNet Config User’s Guide contains detailed information on
EpsonNet Config. Follow the steps below to access the EpsonNet Config
User’s Guide.
1. Click Start, point to Programs or All Programs, select EpsonNet, and
then select EpsonNet Config. Click EpsonNet Config to start it.
2. From the Help menu, select EpsonNet Config Help.
The EpsonNet Config User’s Guide appears. Click the links on the left side
of the screen to get information on using EpsonNet Config.
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EpsonNet Config for Macintosh
About EpsonNet Config
EpsonNet Config allows administrators to configure the network interface.
Note:
Be sure to use EpsonNet Config included on the software CD shipped with your
printer.
Accessing the EpsonNet Config User’s Guide
The EpsonNet Config User’s Guide contains detailed information on
EpsonNet Config. Follow the steps below to access the EpsonNet Config
User’s Guide.
1. Double-click the Macintosh HD icon. In the Applications folder,
double-click the EpsonNet folder, and then double-click the EpsonNet
Config folder. Finally, double-click the EpsonNet Config icon.
2. From the Help menu, select EpsonNet Config Help.
The EpsonNet Config User’s Guide appears. Click the links on the left side
of the screen to get information on using EpsonNet Config.
EpsonNet Config with Web Browser
About EpsonNet Config
EpsonNet Config with Web Browser is a Web-based utility designed to
configure the printer for use on a network.
By typing the IP address of the network interface for the URL in your browser,
you can start EpsonNet Config to allow you to configure the network interface.
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Supported Web Browsers
Windows:
❏ Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5.0 or later
❏ Netscape Navigator version 7.0 or later
❏ Firefox version 2.0 or later
Mac OS X:
❏ Netscape Navigator version 7.0 or later
❏ Apple Safari version 1.2 or later
❏ Firefox version 2.0 or later
About Web Browser Settings
When running EpsonNet Config with Web Browser, do not use a proxy server
to access the Internet. If the Access the Internet using a proxy server
checkbox is selected, you cannot use EpsonNet Config with Web Browser.
Follow steps below to disable the Access the Internet using a proxy server
setting.
1. Right-click the Internet Explorer icon on the desktop, and then select
Properties.
2. Click the Connection tab.
3. Uncheck the Access the Internet using a proxy server checkbox.
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Configuring the Network Interface Using EpsonNet Config
With a Web Browser
After you have assigned an IP address to the network interface using the
printer’s control panel, EpsonNet Config, or a DHCP server, you can configure
the network interface using EpsonNet Config with Web Browser.
Note:
❏ A Web browser must be installed on your computer.
❏ TCP/IP must be correctly set for the computer and the network interface.
Follow the steps below to change the IP address using EpsonNet Config.
1. Turn on your printer.
2. Run EpsonNet Config in one of the following ways.
❏ Run EpsonNet Config for Windows or Macintosh. Select the printer you
want to configure from the list and then click Launch Browser.
❏ Open your browser, and then type in the IP address of the network
interface directly. Do not run EpsonNet Config for Windows or
Macintosh.
http://IP address of network interface/
Example: http://192.168.100.201/
Note:
To check the IP address of the network interface, use EpsonNet Config. See
“About EpsonNet Config” on page 29 for Windows users, or see “About EpsonNet
Config” on page 30 for Macintosh users for details.You can also print a Network
Status Sheet from the printer’s control panel. See “Printing a Network Status
Sheet” on page 18 for instructions.
3. Click TCP/IP under Network on the Configuration menu to display the
TCP/IP setting screen.
4. Select a method for acquiring the IP address. When you select Auto,
DHCP becomes available and assigns an IP address automatically. If you
want to set the IP address manually, select Manual.
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Note:
❏ The network administrator must check any changes made to the IP address
settings.
❏ When Auto is selected, DHCP becomes available. A DHCP server/router
must be available on your network.
❏ If Set Using Automatic Private IP Addressing (APIPA) is enabled, a private
IP address is automatically assigned to the network interface even when
there are no DHCP servers on your network.
❏ If the Dynamic DNS function is not supported, we recommend that you select
Manual and then enter an IP address. This is because if you select Auto, the
IP address of the network interface changes every time you turn on the printer
so that you need to change the printer port setting accordingly.
5. To assign an IP address manually, enter the IP address, the subnet mask,
and the default gateway. Be sure the IP address does not conflict with any
other devices on the network.
Note:
If there is a server or a router functioning as a gateway, enter the IP address of
the server or the router for the gateway address. If there is no gateway, leave the
default values.
6. If you want to get a private address between 169.254.1.1 and
169.254.254.254 automatically when an IP address cannot be obtained by
the DHCP server, leave the Set Using Automatic Private IP Addressing
(APIPA) setting set to Enable; otherwise, select Disable.
7. When setting an IP address using the ping command, select Enable for
Set Using PING. Select Disable when setting an IP address with
EpsonNet Config; this prevents any unexpected change of the IP address.
8. Select Enable for Acquire DNS Server Address Automatically if you
want to acquire the DNS server address using the DHCP server.
If you want to enter the DNS server address manually, select Disable and
then enter the IP address of the DNS server.
9. Select Enable for Acquire Host Name and Domain Name
Automatically if you want to acquire the host name and the domain name
using the DHCP server.
If you want to specify manually, enter the host name and the domain name
in the text boxes.
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10. Select Enable for Register Network Interface Address to DNS Server if
you want to register the host name and domain name to the DNS server
through the DHCP server that supports Dynamic DNS.
If you want to register the host name and the domain name directly to the
DNS server, select Enable for Register Network Interface Address
Directly to DNS Server.
11. Select Enable or Disable for Use Universal Plug and Play. Select
Enable if you want to use the Universal Plug and Play function on
Windows Me or future operating systems.
12. Change the default Universal Plug and Play device name, if desired. This
device name is used for Windows that supports the Universal Plug and
Play function.
13. Mac OS X only:
Select Enable or Disable for Use Bonjour. If you select Enable, enter the
Bonjour Name and the Bonjour Printer Name. If your network environment
supports DHCP, you can use the printer on the network just by enabling
this setting.
14. Click Submit and enter the password, if necessary, to update the settings.
Note:
If you have set the Administrator Name on the Administrator screen, enter the
administrator name for the user name.
15. If the message “Configuration change is complete!” appears on your
screen, the update is complete. Do not exit the Web browser and do not
send a job to the printer until this message appears. Follow the on-screen
instructions to reset the printer.
Note:
❏ Since the new IP address becomes available after the printer is reset, you
need to restart EpsonNet Config by entering the new IP address.
❏ Only changes on the page where you press the Submit button take effect.
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Opening Screen
Any user can access Epson NetConfig with Web Browser by typing the IP
address of the network interface for the URL in your browser.
Top Menu Bar
Home
Links to the opening screen.
Favorite
Links to a Web site previously defined by the administrator.
Help
Links to Help.
About EpsonNet
Config
Links to the copyright and version information for EpsonNet
Config.
EPSON Logo
Links to the Epson Web site (http://www.epson.com).
Menu
Information - Printer
Device
Displays the printer device information.
Consumables
Displays the consumables information.
Information - Network
General
Displays the network interface information.
TCP/IP
Displays information about TCP/IP.
SNMP
Displays information about SNMP.
Access Control
Displays information about Access Control.
Timeout
Displays information about Timeout.
Time
Displays information about Time.
EDM
Displays the EDM Agent information.
Configuration - Network
Ethernet
Configure the desired settings for Ethernet.
TCP/IP
Configure the desired settings/method for TCP/IP.
SNMP
Configure the desired settings for SNMP.
Access Control
Configure the desired settings for Access Control.
Timeout
Configure the desired settings for Timeout.
Time
Configure the desired settings for Time.
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Configuration - Optional
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Administrator
Type the name of the administrator and a link to a favorite Web
site.
Reset
Resets the printer and returns to the default settings.
Password
Set the password to protect settings.
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Chapter 4
Troubleshooting
General Problems
Cannot configure the network interface or cannot print from the network.
Cause
What to do
The printer settings or network
settings may be wrong.
First, check to see if you can print a status sheet,
as described in “Printing a Network Status Sheet”
on page 18. If you can print a status sheet,
check the network settings.
Cannot print even if you have assigned the IP address to the computer and
the printer.
Cause
What to do
You have assigned an IP
address to the computer
manually, but you assigned
the IP address to the printer by
Automatic Private IP
Addressing (APIPA).
Use EpsonNet Config or the printer’s control
panel to assign the printer an IP address that
belongs to the same segment as the computer.
Unable to start EpsonNet Config.
Cause
What to do
You have added or deleted
protocols after installing
EpsonNet Config.
Uninstall EpsonNet Config and then reinstall it.
See “Uninstalling Software” on page 41.
The message “EpsonNet Config cannot be used because no network is
installed.” appears when you start EpsonNet Config.
Cause
What to do
TCP/IP is not installed on the
computer.
Install the TCP/IP protocol.
TCP/IP is installed on the
computer, but its IP address is
not set correctly.
Set a correct IP address for the computer.
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The message “Could not complete communicating configuration data”
appears when you send settings to the network interface.
Cause
What to do
This may happen when using a
dial-up router.
Run Command Prompt from the computer on
which EpsonNet Config is installed, and then
enter the following command:
Format: >ROUTE_ADD_the IP address of the
network interface_ the IP address of the
computer (the under bar represents one space)
Example: >ROUTE ADD 192.168.192.168
22.33.44.55.
Unable to start EpsonNet Config with Web Browser.
Cause
What to do
You have not set the IP
address for the network
interface.
Set the IP address for the network interface using
EpsonNet Config or the printer’s control panel.
You can check the IP address by printing a
network status sheet, see “Printing a Network
Status Sheet” on page 18.
The Model Name and IP Address do not appear in the EpsonNet Config dialog
box.
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Cause
What to do
If a valid IP address is not set,
the items indicated in the
dialog box mentioned above
may not appear.
Set a valid IP address.
Troubleshooting
Refresh the status by selecting Refresh from the
View menu.
Increase the length of time before a timeout. To
do this, select Options from the Tool menu, and
then select Timeout. Note that doing so can
cause EpsonNet Config to slowly.
Chapter 5
Tips for Administrators
Network Setup Menu
These items are used to make network settings on the printer’s control panel.
Item
Settings
NETWORK SETUP
Disable, Enable
IP ADDRESS
SETTING*
Auto, Panel
IP, SM, DG
SETTING*
0.0.0.0 to 255.255.255.254
Bonjour*
On, Off
INIT NETWORK
SETTING*
EXECUTE
* Available only when Enable is selected for NETWORK SETUP.
Setting an IP Address on the Printer’s Control Panel
After connecting the printer to the network, you need to set the IP address for
the network interface.
To set the IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway from the control
panel, follow the steps below.
1. Make sure that the printer is turned on, and the LCD displays READY.
2. Press the Menu r button on the printer to enter the printer’s menu system.
3. Press d to highlight NETWORK SETUP, then press r.
4. Press r, then d to highlight ENABLE.
5. Press OK. A checkmark appears next to ENABLE to show that it’s selected.
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6. Press r, then d to highlight IP ADDRESS SETTING.
7. Press r, then press u or d to choose one of the following IP configuration
settings:
❏ Choose AUTO if your network uses a DHCP server to configure your
network devices’ IP settings automatically.
❏ Choose PANEL if you would like to configure the printer’s IP settings
manually.
8. Press OK. A checkbox appears next to the setting you selected.
9. Press l, to go back, then do one of the following:
❏ If you selected AUTO as the IP address setting, press the Pause
button to exit the printer menu. Then continue with step 14.
❏ If you selected PANEL as the IP address setting, continue with step 10.
10. Press d to highlight IP, SM, DG SETTING, then press r. The LCD displays
the IP address.
11. Press u or d to change each octet value, then press r to select the next
octet. When you have changed the value of the last octet, press r. The
LCD displays the subnet mask.
12. Press u or d to change each octet value, then press r to select the next
octet. When you have changed the value of the last octet, press r. The
LCD displays the default gateway.
13. Press u or d to change each octet value, then press r to select the next
octet. When you have changed the value of the last octet, press the
Pause button to exit the printer menu.
14. Turn the printer off then back on again.
Print a network status sheet to confirm the new IP address.
Note:
❏ You must first set the IP address before using EpsonNet Config with Web
Browser.
❏ See the User’s Guide for more information about settings on the printer’s control
panel.
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Uninstalling Software
Follow the steps below to uninstall the network software.
Windows Vista
1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Uninstall a program.
2. Select the utility you want to uninstall, and then click the Uninstall/Change
button.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete uninstallation.
Windows XP
1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Add or Remove
Programs.
2. Click the Change or Remove Programs icon.
3. Select the utility you want to uninstall, and then click the Change/Remove
button.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete uninstallation.
Mac OS X
1. Double-click the EpsonNet Config Installer icon.
2. Click the Continue button.
3. In the License dialog box, read the License Agreement, and then click the
Accept button.
4. Select Uninstall from the pull down menu.
5. Click the Uninstall button.
6. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete uninstallation.
Note:
You can also uninstall EpsonNet Config by dragging the folder to the Trash.
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Index
A
I
Administrator tips, 39 to 41
Automatic Private IP Addressing (APIPA),
33
Installing printer driver
Macintosh, 27 to 28
Windows Vista, 19 to 21
Windows XP, 22 to 26
IP address
control panel, 17 to 18
EpsonNet Config with Web Browser,
32 to 34
B
Bonjour printing, 27, 28
C
Cable, network, 9
Configuring network interface
control panel, 17 to 18
EpsonNet Config with Web Browser,
32 to 34
Connector, network, 9
Control panel, configuring network
interface, 17 to 18
D
Default gateway, 17, 33
DHCP, 10
Dynamic DNS, 34
E
EpsonNet
Config (Web Browser), 30
EpsonNet Config
Macintosh, 30
Windows, 29
EpsonNet Config with Web Browser
password, 36
settings, 35 to 36
using, 32 to 36
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Index
L
Lights, status, 9
M
Macintosh
Bonjour printing, 27, 28
installing printer driver, 27 to 28
network settings, 15
TCP/IP printing, 27, 28
N
Network
cable, 9
connector, 9
printing status sheet, 18
protocols, 6
Network interface
configuring, 17 to 18
connecting to network, 16
Network software, uninstalling, 41
O
Operating environment, 7
P
Password, EpsonNet Config with Web
Browser, 36
Printer driver
installing in Macintosh, 27 to 28
installing in Windows Vista, 19 to 21
installing in Windows XP, 22 to 26
Problems, solving, 37 to 38
Protocols, 7
R
Rendezvous printing, 28
Resetting network interface, 36
RJ-45 connector, Network
connector, 9
Router, 33
S
Setting the IP address, 32
Software, uninstalling, 41
Status lights, 9
Status sheet, printing, 18
Subnet mask, 17, 33
T
TCP/IP, 32
definition, 10
setting up in Windows, 12 to 15
setting up on Macintosh, 15, 27, 28
Troubleshooting, 37 to 38
U
Uninstalling network software, 41
Universal Plug and Play, 34
W
Windows
Vista, 12 to 13, 19 to 21
XP, 14 to 15, 22 to 26
Index
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