Castelle LANpress MP Installation and Configuration Guide

Castelle LANpress MP Installation and Configuration Guide
LANpress MP
Installation
&
Configuration Guide
LANpress MP Installation and Configuration Guide
Part number: 61-1235-001 Rev. A
For use with Castelle's LANpress MP family of LANpress MP print servers
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and if not installed and used in accordance with this manual, may cause interference to radio
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under any circumstances other than specified in the manual, under installation and maintenance sections,
attempt any service, adjustments, or repairs on this unit. It must be returned to the factory or authorized
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For efficient resolution, please be ready to provide the following information to the Castelle technical
support representative who answers your call:
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Company name, phone number, pager/cell phone number, email ID, fax number
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The type and model number of your unit
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The unit’s 8-digit serial number, printed on a label on the bottom of the unit.
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The version number of the FaxPress software you are using.
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The version number of the unit’s firmware.
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The version number of the network software you are using (e.g., NetWare 3.12).
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The network topology (e.g., Ethernet or Token Ring).
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The name and version numbers of the email system and clients you are using.
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A description of the problem or its symptoms.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction
1
Features......................................................................................................................... 1
Safety Instructions ........................................................................................................ 2
Package Contents.......................................................................................................... 3
Models .......................................................................................................................... 3
LED Indicators ............................................................................................................. 5
DIP Switch Table.......................................................................................................... 5
Diagnostic Push Button ................................................................................................ 6
Chapter 2 LAN Installation
7
Procedure...................................................................................................................... 7
Chapter 3 LANpress MP print server Configuration
8
Overview ...................................................................................................................... 8
Configuration Alternatives ........................................................................................... 8
Advanced Configuration and Management .................................................................. 9
Chapter 4 Client PC Configuration
10
Overview .................................................................................................................... 10
Windows Peer-to-peer Print Driver ............................................................................ 12
Windows SMB Printing.............................................................................................. 15
Windows with Server-based Print Queues ................................................................. 17
Windows LPR Printing............................................................................................... 17
Windows using NDPS ................................................................................................ 19
Macintosh (AppleTalk)............................................................................................... 20
Macintosh OS X ......................................................................................................... 21
Chapter 5 MPAdmin Management Utility
22
Requirements .............................................................................................................. 22
Installation .................................................................................................................. 22
Operation .................................................................................................................... 23
Chapter 6 Web-Based Management
32
Overview .................................................................................................................... 32
Preparation.................................................................................................................. 32
Connecting to the LANpress MP print server............................................................. 33
Configuration Screens ................................................................................................ 33
Chapter 7 Special Features
40
Overview .................................................................................................................... 40
Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) .................................................................................. 40
Internet Mail Printing ................................................................................................. 45
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Printing through the Internet....................................................................................... 49
SNMP ......................................................................................................................... 50
Chapter 8 Troubleshooting
51
Overview .................................................................................................................... 51
Hardware & LAN Problems ....................................................................................... 51
AppleTalk (Macintosh)............................................................................................... 52
Novell NetWare.......................................................................................................... 54
Windows Printing Problems ....................................................................................... 55
Appendix A Specifications
59
General Specifications ................................................................................................ 59
Protocol Support ......................................................................................................... 61
Feature Support........................................................................................................... 61
Regulatory Approvals................................................................................................. 62
Appendix B Network Server Configuration
63
Windows NT Server ................................................................................................... 63
Windows 2000 Server................................................................................................. 65
Novell NetWare.......................................................................................................... 65
Unix Systems.............................................................................................................. 70
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Chapter 1
Introduction
1
This chapter provides an overview of your LANpress MP print server's features.
Features
Congratulations on the purchase of your new Castelle LANpress MP print server. Your
LANpress MP print server was designed to provide a simple and efficient network printing
solution. It is packed with features, including:
Versatility. The LANpress MP print server supports up to five protocols: NetWare,
TCP/IP, SMB (Service Message Block), AppleTalk (EtherTalk), and NetBEUI. It features
one or two Ethernet interface ports and operating system support includes Unix, Novell,
and Microsoft Windows.
Easy Installation. The LANpress MP print server makes adding printers or plotters to
your network simple. The auto-sensing feature on the LAN interface means that there is no
need to set jumpers or perform software configuration to select the network interface used.
Easy Setup. A number of utility programs are supplied to simplify setup. For Windows
95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP users, the MPAdmin program makes it easy to configure the
LANpress MP print server for a variety of network and server configurations.
Web-based Interface. The Web-based interface provides an easy method of
configuration in TCP/IP networks to every model.
Compact Size. This allows the LANpress MP print server to be used even where space is
limited.
Remote Management Tools. A variety of software tools are provided. In most
environments, both the LANpress MP print server and attached bi-directional printers can
be configured remotely.
SNMP Support. The LANpress MP print server can act as a SNMP agent, with it own
MIB. This allows TCP/IP users to monitor, configure and troubleshoot the LANpress MP
print server using their existing SNMP management tools.
Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) Support. Some LANpress MP print server models
can act as an IPP (Internet Printing Protocol) Server, allowing clients, suppliers, colleagues
and others to print to your printer from anywhere on the Internet. Windows IPP Client
software is also supplied.
Refer to the "Protocol Support" and "Feature Support"
tables in Appendix A for details of which models
support the different features.
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Safety Instructions
For your own safety, and to protect your LANpress MP print server, please observe the
following safety advice.
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 the LANpress MP print server 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 the
local power company.
5.
Do not pinch, crimp or otherwise damage the power cord. If exposed to foot traffic,
ensures that the cable is properly shielded and does not pose a tripping hazard.
6.
If using an extension cord, makes 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 LANpress MP print server should be serviced by qualified service personnel under the
following conditions:
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The power cord is damaged or frayed.
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Liquid has been spilled onto the product.
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The product has been exposed to rain or water.
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The product does not operate normally in accordance with the operating instructions.
•
The device has been dropped or the casing has been damaged.
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Package Contents
You should find the following items packaged with your LANpress MP print server. If any
items are missing, contact your dealer immediately.
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The LANpress MP print server
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Power Adapter
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One CD-ROM containing all support programs and this manual
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Quick Install Guide
Models
This manual covers the following LANpress MP print server models. Details of the LEDs and
DIP Switches are in this Chapter. Further details of each model are contained in Appendix A Specifications.
LANpress 3P/100
3 Parallel Ports
10/100BaseT
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LANpress 2000 1P Direct
Direct Attach
1 Parallel Port
10/100BaseT
LANpress 2000 USB
1 USB Print Port
10/100BaseT
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LED Indicators
All models have two LED indicators on the top. The Error LED is orange or red. The Status
indicator LED is green. The LED indicator modes are described in the following table.
Green LED
Red/Orange LED
Status Description
Off
Off
No power.
On
On
Hardware error.
Flashing
Flashing
Firmware upgrade in progress.
On
Flashing (USB only)
No printer connected to the USB port.
On
Off
Normal operation - idle.
Flashing
Off
Normal operation - transmitting or
receiving packets from the network.
DIP Switch Table
Some models are fitted with DIP switches.
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The default position for all switches is UP.
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Normally, there is no need to change the settings of the DIP switches.
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The purpose of these switches is described in the following tables. Any other possible
settings are reserved, and should not be used.
LANpress 3P/100
SW1
SW2
SW3
-
-
UP
Description
Auto select LAN connection (Default)
Switches 2 and 3 have no effect
Down
Down
Down
10BaseT - Half Duplex
Down
Down
UP
10BaseT - Full Duplex
Down
UP
Down
100BaseT - Half Duplex
Down
UP
UP
100BaseT - Full Duplex
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Diagnostic Push Button
LANpress 2000 1P Direct is fitted with a Diagnostic Push Button. The button is recessed; a pin
or paper clip can be used to press it. This button has 2 functions:
•
Restore the factory default settings
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Print a test page containing all current settings.
To restore the factory default settings:
1.
Turn the LANpress MP print server OFF.
2.
Press and hold the diagnostic button. While pressing the button, switch the LANpress MP
print server ON.
3.
If you continue pressing the button for 10 seconds, a diagnostic page will be printed,
showing the new (default) settings.
To generate a Diagnostic print out
1.
Ensure that both the LANpress MP print server and the printer attached to port 1 are ON.
2.
Press the diagnostic button, and hold it in for 2 seconds.
3.
The test page, containing the current settings, will be printed.
Note:
PostScript printers are unable to print this page. If you have a PostScript printer on Port 1,
the test page will not be printed.
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Chapter 2
LAN Installation
2
This chapter describes how to install the LANpress MP print server in your Local
Area Network.
Procedure
1. Preparation
•
Ensure the power is OFF. Do not connect the LANpress MP print server while power is
On.
•
Find the Default Server Name for your LANpress MP print server. The Default Server
Name is shown on a sticker on the base of the device. It consists of 8 letters and/or digits.
Record this name; it may be needed during configuration.
2. Connect the Printer or Printers
Connect the printer or plotter to the LANpress MP print server's printer port(s), as appropriate:
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•
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Direct Attach Models - Plug the LANpress MP print server directly into the parallel port
on the printer.
USB Ports - Use the USB cable supplied with your printer to connect the printer to the
LANpress MP print server's USB port.
Parallel Ports - Use a standard Parallel port cable to connect the printer to the parallel port
on the LANpress MP print server. Parallel printer cables should be less than 3 meters long.
3. Connect the Network Cable
•
Connect the network cable to the proper connector on the LANpress MP print server. The
LANpress MP print server will automatically recognize whichever connector is used.
4. Power Up
Plug in the power adapter cable and power up. Start-up will take only a few seconds.
Use only the Power Supply unit provided with the device. Power Supply units for
different models are not interchangeable.
5. Check the LEDs
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•
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The Red Error LED should flash, then turn Off. When the Red LED goes off and the
Green LED remains lit or flashes, the LANpress MP print server is ready.
For models with USB ports, the Red Error LED will remain flashing if the LANpress MP
print server can't connect to the printer.
If your model supports 10BaseT and 100BaseT, check the 10/100BaseT link LED or LEDs
next to the LAN connection. If the auto negotiation Fails, the LED (or both LEDs, if there
are 2) will be Off. In this case, set the DIP switches to suit your LAN, as described in the
DIP Switch Table in Chapter 1.
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Chapter 3
LANpress MP print server
Configuration
3
This chapter provides an overview of the configuration process.
Overview
The LANpress MP print server is designed to support many different platforms, and the
configuration required would depend upon the environment in which it is installed.
•
The LANpress MP print server usually requires configuration, but if there's a DHCP server
on your network, then the device is just plug-and-play.
•
PCs wishing to use the printer attached to the LANpress MP print server always require
configuration. See Chapter 4- Client Configuration for details.
•
•
If using a NetWare Server (V3, 4, or 5 in "compatibility" mode):
•
For advanced configuration and management, the MPAdmin program (detailed in
Chapter 5 - MPAdmin Management Utility) is recommended.
•
If using NDPS, refer to Appendix B - Network Server Configuration.
If you wish to use a queue-based printing system using Windows NT Server/Windows
2000/Windows XP, the Network Server must be configured as detailed in Appendix B Network Server Configuration. However, it is not necessary to use a Network Server-based
queue; client PCs can print directly to the LANpress MP print server using the Peer-topeer Print Driver installed by the User setup option on the CD-ROM.
Configuration Alternatives
You can use one of the following methods to configure the LANpress MP print server.
MPAdmin
See Chapter 5 - MPAdmin Management Utility for details on installing
and using the Windows utility.
Web Browser
See Chapter 6 - Web Interface Setup for details.
FTP
Using this method, the configuration file is downloaded from the
LANpress MP print server, edited, then sent back. No software needs to
be installed.
See the UNIX manual for details. The Unix manual is on the CD-ROM,
in the Manual\Unix folder
Quickset
Command-line DOS program, intended only to configure the LANpress
MP print server for use with NetWare V2, 3 and 4. This program also
has a limited ability to configure the NetWare Server itself.
This program is on the CD-ROM, in the Utilities\DOS folder.
Instructions for using the program are in a sub-folder of the Manual
folder on the CD-ROM.
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Advanced Configuration and Management
The MPAdmin management utility is provided for advanced configuration and management.
This program is installed by default when the Administrator install option is chosen.
• See Chapter 5 for details on using MPAdmin.
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For instructions on using MPAdmin for NetWare configuration, see the NetWare manual
on the CD-ROM. It is located in the Manual/Netware folder.
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Chapter 4
Client PC Configuration
4
The chapter details the client configuration required on LAN clients to use the printer
or printers attached to the LANpress MP print server.
Overview
Before performing client configuration, the LANpress MP print server must be installed on
your LAN, and configured as described in Chapter 3. Both the LANpress MP print server and
the attached printer must be powered ON.
Printing Methods
The LANpress MP print server supports a number of printing methods:
•
Peer-to-peer Print Driver is used by the User installation on the CD-ROM. The print jobs
are stored (queued) on your PC, and sent to the LANpress MP print server when it is
available.
•
Server-based Print Queue means that all print jobs are stored (queued) on the Network
Server (e.g. NetWare, Windows NT/2000) and then sent to the LANpress MP print server.
This allows the Network Administrator to modify the Print Queue. For example, an
important job can be moved to the head of the queue.
•
Windows SMB printing is a Microsoft standard for using a "Network Printer". No
additional software needs to be installed on your Windows PC, and printing from MSDOS programs is supported. However, because the LANpress MP print server can not
store files, large print jobs may cause problems.
•
AppleTalk is also supported, and normally no configuration of the LANpress MP print
server is required. See the Macintosh section of this chapter for details of client
configuration.
Which printing method should I use?
•
If using Windows 95, 98, NT, Me, 2000, or XP, the easiest method is to install the Peerto-peer Print Driver on the CD-ROM, by selecting the User installation.
•
If using Windows, and you need to print from MS-DOS programs, or you don't wish to
install additional software, use SMB.
However, SMB is not suitable for large, complex documents, so if you need this as well as
MS-DOS printing, you should install BOTH the Peer-to-peer Print Driver and SMB
printing. MS-DOS programs can use the SMB printer, Windows programs should use the
Peer-to-peer Print Driver.
•
If your LAN has Network Servers (e.g. Windows NT, Windows 2000 Server, NetWare)
use the method advised by your Network Administrator. The LANpress MP print server
can print via a queue located on a Network server, if desired.
•
Unix users - refer to the Unix Manual on the CD-ROM, in the Manual/Unix directory.
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Macintosh users - refer to the Macintosh section of this chapter.
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Checking your Network Protocols (Windows 9x)
Your PC must have EITHER the TCP/IP or NetBEUI protocols installed. (All versions of
Windows after Windows 95 have TCP/IP installed by default.)
•
If using the Peer-to-peer Print Driver, the installation program will check this for you.
•
If using Windows SMB Printing, you must check manually, as follows:
1.
Select the Settings - Control Panel - Network option on the Start Menu. You should see a
screen like the one following:
Figure 1: Network Configuration
2.
3.
•
The top line in the list (NetBEUI -> PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter) indicates that the
NetBEUI protocol is installed on this PC. Your PC will show the name of the your
Network card rather than "PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter".
•
The highlighted line (TCP/IP -> PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter) indicates that TCP/IP is
installed. Your PC will show the name of the your Network card rather than "PCI Fast
Ethernet Adapter".
If neither line is present:
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Install the NetBEUI protocol by selecting Add - Protocol - Microsoft - NetBEUI - OK.
You may be prompted for your Windows CD-ROM.
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If required, you can also install TCP/IP. However, depending on your LAN
environment, TCP/IP may require further configuration.
If either protocol is already installed, proceed with installation.
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Windows Peer-to-peer Print Driver
With this printing method, print jobs are stored (queued) on your PC, and then sent to the
LANpress MP print server when it is available.
Setup
Before performing the following procedure, the LANpress MP print server must be installed on
your LAN, and configured as described in Chapter 3. Both the LANpress MP print server and
the attached printer should be powered ON.
1.
Insert the supplied CD-ROM into your drive. If the setup program does not start
automatically, run SETUP.exe in the root folder.
2.
Choose Installation, then select the User option. This will install the Peer-to-peer Print
Driver.
3.
Follow the prompts to complete the installation. (Refer to the Windows section of Chapter
8 - Troubleshooting if there is a problem with the installation.)
4.
The Print Driver Setup will then run.
5.
The LAN will be searched for LANpress MP print servers, and a screen like the following
will be displayed.
•
If desired, click Refresh.
•
The name of the attached printer will be displayed if possible. If "No printer" is
displayed, check that the printer is properly connected and powered on.
Figure 2: Print Port Setup (Peer-to-peer Print Driver)
If your LANpress MP print server is not listed:
•
Click the "Refresh" button.
•
Check that both the LANpress MP print server and the printer are properly
connected, and powered on.
•
Check that the LANpress MP print server has been configured.
•
If using TCP/IP, try installing the NetBEUI protocol. (See the earlier section
Checking your Network Protocols for details.). Then try again.
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6. Select the desired printer port, and then click the "Next" button. A pop-up message will
inform you if the port has been created successfully.
If you see the following error message, either install Internet
Explorer 4 or later, or follow the procedure in the "Trouble
Shooting - Windows" section of Chapter 8.
7.
Then a screen like the following will be displayed:
Figure 3: Configure Printer Port
8.
Select the correct Windows printer in the Existing Printers list, and click the "Connect"
button.
If the correct printer type is not listed, click "Add New Printer" to run the Windows Add
Printer wizard. Step through the Wizard and install the required printer:
9.
•
Select the correct Printer Manufacturer and Model, or use the "Have Disk" option if
appropriate.
•
We recommend changing the Printer name to indicate which device is on.
(e.g. HP2100 on CTA43600_P1)
•
If prompted about Sharing the printer, do NOT enable Sharing.
•
When the Printer installation is finished, it will be listed in the Configure Printer Port
screen above. Select it and click "Connect".
Installation is now complete. You can now print using this printer.
•
To install additional Printers, repeat steps 6 to 8.
•
Use the Start menu to run this program in future. The default installation is Start Programs - PrintServer Driver - Print Driver Setup.
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Management
•
Print jobs can be managed like any Windows printer. Open the Printers folder (Start Settings - Printers) and double-click any printer to see the current print jobs.
•
If the printer attached to the LANpress MP print server is changed, just run this program
again, and select the correct printer.
•
To delete a port created by this setup program, use the Windows Delete Port facility:
•
•
Right-click any printer in the Printers folder, and select Properties.
•
Locate the Delete Port button. This button is on the Details or Ports tab, depending on
your version or Windows.
If the LANpress MP print server's IP Address is changed, and you can no longer print,
delete the port (see procedure above) and re-install it.
Port Options
The options for the Peer-to-peer Print Driver are accessed via the Port Settings button.
Use Start - Settings - Printers to open the Printers folder, then right-click the Printer, and select
Properties. The Port Settings button is on the Details or Ports tab, depending on your version
of Windows.
An example screen is shown below:
Figure 4: Port Settings (Peer-to-peer Driver)
Items shown on this screen are as follows:
Port
If desired, click Browse to select a different LANpress MP print server.
If the selected device has multiple ports, the Select Device Port button
can be used to select the port.
The Port Name can not be changed after installation. This name is
shown in the Printer's Properties.
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Banner
Retry Interval
Check this option to print a banner page before each print job.
•
If using a PostScript Printer, check the PostScript box.
•
The User Name will be printed on the banner page.
Sets how often Windows will poll the LANpress MP print server to
establish a connection when the printer is busy. Increase this value if
you get too many warning messages.
Windows SMB Printing
This method requires no additional software to be installed, but the NetBEUI or TCP/IP
protocol must be installed on your PC. Use the following procedure to install the LANpress
MP print server's printer as a Windows SMB network printer:
1.
Double-click the Network Neighborhood icon on the desktop.
2.
On the View menu, select Details.
3.
Locate the desired LANpress MP print server, as shown below:
•
If it is the same Workgroup as your PC, it will be listed on screen.
•
If it is in a different workgroup, double-click Entire Network, then double-click the
appropriate Workgroup to open it.
Figure 5: Network Neighborhood
4.
Double-click the LANpress MP print server icon to view a Printer icon for each printer
port. The "Comment" field may indicate what type of printer is connected to the port.
5.
To install a printer, right-click the desired printer icon, and choose "Install", as shown
below. This will start the Add Printer wizard.
Figure 6: Install SMB Printer
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6. Follow the prompts to complete the installation.
7.
•
For information about the question "Do you print from MS-DOS programs?", see
Printing from MS-DOS Programs below.
•
Select the Printer Manufacturer and Model to match the printer connected to this port
on the LANpress MP print server, and complete the Wizard.
This printer will now appear in your Printers folder (Start - Settings - Printers) and can be
used like any other printer. However, SMB printing is not suitable for large complex print
jobs - you should use the Peer-to-peer Print Driver instead.
Printing from MS-DOS Programs
Windows can redirect print data from a parallel port on your PC (e.g. LPT1) to a network
printer. This redirection is called "Capture Printer Port", and is useful for MS-DOS programs.
The MS-DOS program is configured to use LPT1 (parallel port 1 on the PC), but Windows
"captures" the print data and sends it to the network printer.
Capture Settings
Capture settings can be set by:
•
Saying "Yes" to the prompt "Do you print from MS-DOS programs?" when installing a
Network Printer.
•
OR, using the Capture Printer Port menu option shown in Figure 6 above.
This will result in a dialog like the following, where you can select the port on the PC to be
captured. Normally, this will be LPT1 (parallel port 1 on the PC).
Figure 7: Capture Printer Port
The File menu in the Printers folder also has options for Capture Printer Port and End
Capture.
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Windows with Server-based Print Queues
1.
Open your Printers folder, and start the Add Printer Wizard.
2.
When prompted, select Network Printer.
3.
When prompted for Network Path or Queue Name, click the Browse button, and locate the
Server and Printer (or Print Queue) which your Network Administrator advised you to use.
4.
Click OK, then Next.
5.
Select the correct printer Manufacturer and Model, as advised by your Network
Administrator, and click Next.
6.
Follow the prompts to complete the Wizard.
The new printer will be listed with any other installed printers, any may be selected when
printing from any Windows application.
Windows LPR Printing
1.
Open your Printers folder, right-click the desired printer and select Properties.
2.
When prompted, choose the Ports tab and click the Add Port button.
Figure 8: Properties Screen
3.
Choose Standard TCP/IP Port, then click New Port.
4.
Enter the Printer Name or IP Address, click Next.
5.
Enable Custom, and click Setting button.
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Figure 9: Add Standard TCP/IP Printer Screen
6.
Choose LPR in the Protocol section, then enter Queue name and enable the LPR Byte
Counting.
Figure 10: Port Settings Screen
7.
Follow the prompts to complete the Wizard.
The new printer will be listed with any other installed printers, any may be selected when
printing from any Windows application.
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Windows using NDPS
Before using NetWare NDPS (NetWare Distributed Printing Service), one or more NDPS
Printer Agents must be created on the NetWare Server. See Appendix B for details of this
procedure.
Also, on your workstation, ensure that:
•
Novell IntranetWare Client v2.2 (or later) is installed on your PC.
•
You have access to the Novell Printer Manager utility (e.g. Nwpmw32.exe).
Procedure
1.
Start the Novell Printer Manager utility.
2.
Select Printer - New from the menu, then click Add.
3.
Select the required printer and click Install, then Close.
Figure 11: NDPS Manager - Client
4.
The printer (e.g. SerPrinter in the example above) appears in the main Printer Manager
window in the Name list, and is available for print jobs. Printer drivers are automatically
downloaded from the server as required.
5.
The printer will appear in your Windows printer list, and may be used from by any
Windows application.
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Macintosh (AppleTalk)
The LANpress MP print server supports AppleTalk (EtherTalk), PAP, ATP, NBP, ZIP and
DDP protocols, enabling Macintosh computers on the network to view and use the LANpress
MP print server as a regular AppleTalk printer.
Normally, no configuration is required.
Software Requirements
System 9.x OS or newer.
AppleTalk Setup
1.
Click the apple icon and choose Control Panel.
2.
Click AppleTalk.
3.
Ensure that Ethernet is selected under AppleTalk Connection.
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.
Choose a PostScript printer from the list.
7.
Click Create and it will search PPD automatically.
8.
Select a printer description from the list.
9.
Click Select.
Configuration is now complete.
Printing
Printing with the LANpress MP print server installed in an AppleTalk network is identical to
normal printing. Just select File - Print and choose the desired printer.
Advanced Setup and Management
In a mixed Windows PC/Macintosh environment, you can use MPAdmin to configure the
LANpress MP print server. See Chapter 5 for details on installing and using MPAdmin.
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Macintosh OS X
If using LPR printing, you need to configure the printer. But no configuration is required if
using AppleTalk.
LPR printing Setup
1.
Select Printer List icon.
Figure 12: Printer List
2.
Click Add Printer button.
3.
Choose LPR Printers Using IP.
Figure 13: LPR Screen
4.
Enter the Printer's Address and the Queue Name.
5.
Select the Printer Model from the drop-down list.
6.
Click Add.
Configuration is now complete.
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Chapter 5
MPAdmin Management Utility
5
This chapter describes the installation and operation of the MPAdmin Configuration
& Management program.
Requirements
This program requires:
•
Windows 95, Windows 98 or Me
•
Windows NT 3.51, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000 or XP
Additional Recommendations:
•
Screen resolution of 800 * 600 or greater.
•
If using Novell NetWare, installation of Novell's Client 32 for Windows is strongly
recommended. This will greatly enhance the ability to MPAdmin to work with NetWare
servers.
Installation
Use the supplied CD-ROM. This CD-ROM will usually auto-run. If auto-run is disabled on
your PC, run the SETUP.exe program in the root folder.
•
Select Installation and this will give you the options of MPAdmin installation
•
MPAdmin is always installed if the Administrator option is chosen.
•
If using the Custom option on the CD-ROM, select MPAdmin.
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Operation
•
Start the program by using the icon created by the setup program.
•
When run, the program searches the network for all active LANpress MP print servers,
then lists them on screen, as shown by the example screen below.
Main Screen
Figure 14: MPAdmin Main Screen
Groups
On the left side of the screen is a column for Groups. Each LANpress MP print server may be
placed in a group, using the Configuration-System Configuration-Groups menu option.
•
If a group is selected, only LANpress MP print servers in that group will be listed on the
right side of the screen.
•
By default, all LANpress MP print servers will appear in the [ROOT] group.
•
A LANpress MP print server can only be a member of one (1) group, and will always be a
member of a group.
•
Use the Configuration-System Configuration-Groups menu option to select a group for the
current LANpress MP print server.
•
To create a new Group and add the current LANpress MP print server to it, just enter a
group name in the dialog. (See example screen below)
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Figure 15: System Configuration - Groups
Device List
On the right side of the screen is a list of all LANpress MP print servers found on the network.
For each device, the following data is shown:
•
Default Name. The Default Server Name is shown on a sticker on the base of the device.
•
Device Name. If you have not changed the name, this will be the same as the Default
Server Name.
•
Printer Port. The number and type of ports is shown in the right column.
If the desired LANpress MP print server is not listed, try the following:
•
Check that the device is installed and ON, then Refresh the list.
•
Use the InitDevice - Find menu option to search for the LANpress MP print server. You
need to know the Default Name of the LANpress MP print server. The Default Server
Name is shown on a sticker on the base of the device.
•
If the LANpress MP print server is on another LAN segment, use the InitDevice - Attach
Remote menu option to locate and display the LANpress MP print server.
•
For networks using ONLY TCP/IP, LANpress MP print servers without an IP Address will
not appear. Use the InitDevice - Set IP Address menu option to assign an IP Address, then
Refresh the list. You need to know the Default Name of the unlisted device in order to
assign an IP Address. The Default Server Name is shown on a sticker on the base of the
device.
Status Icons
Once a LANpress MP print server has been selected, the Icons become active.
The icons provide status information as well as access to the
selected LANpress MP print server settings. If an icon is grayed
out, that option or protocol is unavailable.
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Device Information
Menu equivalent: Status - Backup/Restore Device Information
All of the settings for the current device are displayed in a read-only scrollable list
in the left panel.
You can use the "Save to File" and "Restore to Device" buttons on this screen to
save a copy of the selected device's CONFIG file to your PC, or restore a
previously saved file to the selected LANpress MP print server.
Printer Status
Menu equivalent: Status - Port Status
After selecting this icon, a Detail button will be available to show more
information about the printer.
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Configuration Icons
The following icons are available. Refer to the on-line help for details of the data on each
screen.
NetWare
Menu equivalent: Configuration - NetWare
MPAdmin supports configuration of both the LANpress MP print server and
Novell NetWare servers.
•
You need to be logged into the NetWare server(s) with ADMIN rights.
•
The screens you will see, and the operations which can be performed, depend
on whether or not you have Novell NetWare Client 32 installed.
•
•
If Novell NetWare Client 32 is installed on your PC, MPAdmin allows
you to configure both the LANpress MP print server and the NetWare
server from within MPAdmin.
•
If this Novell NetWare Client 32 is NOT installed, you can configure
only the LANpress MP print server itself, not the NetWare server.
The NetWare Manual (in the Manual\NetWare folder on the CD-ROM)
contains detailed information on using MPAdmin with NetWare Servers.
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TCP/IP Configuration
Menu equivalent: Configuration - TCP/IP
Selecting this icon will allow configuration for TCP/IP. Some models may also
display the setup data for the proprietary "Internet Printing" feature (printing via
E-Mail).
LANpress 2000 USB and LANpress 2000 1P Direct also support Auto-IP
function. If the LANpress MP print server is set to " Dynamic IP Address ", but
there's no DHCP server found on the network, the LANpress MP print server will
get an IP from the range of 169.254.1.1 ~ 169.254.254.254 automatically. Even
though the device was initialized with an Auto-IP executed, the device will
change to DHCP whenever a DHCP server was detected.
AppleTalk Configuration
Menu equivalent: Configuration - AppleTalk
Generally, no LANpress MP print server configuration is required in order to use
AppleTalk.
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NetBEUI Configuration
Menu equivalent: Configuration - NetBEUI
SNMP Configuration
Menu equivalent: Configuration - SNMP
Configuration is only required if using Simple Network Management Protocol.
See Chapter 7 for details.
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Logical Port Configuration
Menu equivalent: Configuration - Logical Port
Logical port (printers) can be used in the NetWare and Unix environments.
Other Icons
Upgrade
Menu Equivalent: InitDevice - Upgrade
This option allows you to upgrade the firmware for the selected LANpress MP
print server. Before using this option, you need to obtain the .BIN file for the
firmware upgrade, and copy it to the same directory as MPAdmin.
Refresh
Menu Equivalent: Refresh
Select this icon to update the LANpress MP print server device listing after
changing the name or IP Address.
Exit
Menu Equivalent: Status - Exit
Exit the MPAdmin program. This does not save any changes you have made; you
must Save to Device on each screen.
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Menu Options
Status Menu
Device Info
Same as Device button.
Display all the configuration and status information about the selected
LANpress MP print server. The data is presented in a scrolling, readonly window.
Port Status
Same as Printer Status button.
Exit
Same as Exit button.
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
problems.
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 Password
This is used to change the password of the LANpress MP print server.
Set IP Address
For TCP/IP networks only:
•
If a LANpress MP print server does not appear on the main screen,
use this option to set a Device IP Address, Gateway IP Address,
and Network Mask to the LANpress MP print server.
•
This should only be necessary if your LAN is using ONLY the
TCP/IP protocol. In other cases, MPAdmin will use IPX/SPX to
locate the LANpress MP print server even if it doesn't have a valid
IP Address.
•
To locate the LANpress MP print server, enter the Default Name.
The Default Server Name is shown on a sticker on the base of the
device.
•
Enter the required IP Address, Network Mask, and Gateway IP
Address.
•
After saving the data to the device, refresh the listing. The
LANpress MP print server should then appear in the device list on
the main screen.
Attach Remote
This is used to connect to a LANpress MP print server device on
another LAN segment. If your LAN does not have a Router, ignore this
option.
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.
Upgrade
Upgrade the firmware in a LANpress MP print server. See Upgrade
Icon for details.
Find
Use this option to use the IPX/SPX protocol to locate a LANpress MP
print server on the LAN. Simply enter the Default Name of the
LANpress MP print server you wish to locate. The Default Server
Name is shown on a sticker on the base of the device.
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Configuration Menu
The System option allows you to:
•
Change the name of the selected LANpress MP print server.
•
Change the "Group" for the selected LANpress MP print server.
•
Set the Network Protocols used the selected LANpress MP print server. (Any protocols not
used on your LAN may be disabled. This may improve performance.)
The Configuration Menu also contains selections for each of the following. These have the
same effect as the corresponding Icon:
•
NetWare
•
TCP/IP
•
AppleTalk
•
NetBEUI
•
SNMP
•
Logical Port
Diagnostics menu
Print Test Page
Use this option to print a test sheet from the selected LANpress
MP print server port. The test print out will include status
information.
Control Menu
Abort Mail Print
Job
This menu option refers to print jobs which has been received
through the proprietary "Internet Printing" feature (printing via EMail). This menu option can be used to terminate a print job which
is not printing correctly.
The "Abort Mail Print Job" menu option can NOT be used to
cancel IPP (Internet Printing Protocol) print jobs.
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6
Chapter 6
Web-Based Management
This chapter explains how to use your Web Browser to configure the LANpress MP
print server models
Overview
The LANpress MP print server models incorporate the HTTP server. This allows you to
connect to the LANpress MP print server and configure it using your Web Browser. Most
browsers should work, provided they support tables and forms.
Preparation
Because it supports dynamic IP Address allocation using DHCP, BOOTP, or RARP, the
LANpress MP print server ships with an IP Address of 0.0.0.0. This is NOT a valid IP Address.
Therefore, you must do ONE of the following:
•
Check your DHCP server (if you have one), and determine the IP Address allocated to the
LANpress MP print server.
•
Use the Diagnostic Button (if fitted) to print a report which includes the current IP
address. (Press the Diagnostic Button, and hold it for 2 seconds.)
•
Use the MPAdmin or another LANpress MP print server utility to allocate a valid IP
Address to the LANpress MP print server.
•
Add an entry to the arp table to associate the hardware address of the LANpress MP print
server with the desired IP address, as follows:
arp -s IP_Address 00:c0:02:xx:xx:xx
(Unix)
arp -s IP_Address 00-c0-02-xx-xx-xx
(Windows)
Where:
IP_Address is the IP Address you wish to assign to the LANpress MP print server.
00:c0:02:xx:xx:xx is the hardware address of the LANpress MP print server.
Example (Unix):
arp -s
192.168.0.21
00:c0:02:12:34:56
Example (Windows):
arp -s
192.168.0.21
00−c0−02−12−34−56
Note: The hardware address of the LANpress MP print server is shown on a sticker on the base
of the device.
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Connecting to the LANpress MP print server
1.
Start your Web Browser.
2.
In the Address box, enter HTTP:// followed by the IP Address of the LANpress MP print
server.
e.g.
http://192.168.0.21
3.
You will then be prompted for the password. If no password has been set, just press
ENTER.
4.
Use the menu bar on the top of the screen to move about. Remember to save each screen
before changing to a different screen.
Configuration Screens
Depending on your models, the Web-based interface may look different to the images shown in
the User's Manual.
The functions have not changed, and the description of each setting is correct. Only the
appearances are different.
AppleTalk
Figure 16: AppleTalk Screen
AppleTalk zone
This determines which Apple systems can gain access to this printer.
Printer Object
Type
These are text fields, used to describe the printer driver used for
each port. The LANpress MP print server is designed to work with
LaserWriter (or 100% compatible) printers.
Communication
Protocol
Sets whether the port uses ASCII or Binary Communication
Protocol.. The default is Binary.
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NetBEUI
Figure 17: NetBEUI Screen
Domain Name
Enter the designated work group to be serviced by the LANpress
MP print server. This field is not case sensitive, so names with
different case will be considered to be the same name.
Response Time
Set 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 delays.
Abort Job if Error
YES terminates a print job if a printing error occurs. NO (default)
will try to continue but may cause print errors. If print errors occur,
try setting this value to YES.
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NetWare
The NetWare screen is not available for model LANpress 2000 USB.
Figure 18: NetWare Screen
General
NetWare Mode
Select Print Server or Remote Printer, as appropriate. The default
is Print Server.
Frame Type
Select the frame types used by your network. (Ethernet 802.2,
Ethernet 802.3, Ethernet SNAP, and Ethernet II) By default, all
frame types are enabled.
Remote Printer Mode
Novell Printer
Server for P1
NetWare print server to service the LANpress MP print server's
parallel port 1.
Novell Printer
Server for P2
NetWare print server to service the LANpress MP print server's
parallel port 2 (P2), if fitted.
Print Server Mode
NDS Tree Name
(NDN mode only)
The File Server's NDS tree name. (root name)
NDS Context
(NDS Mode only)
Path to the NDS Context. This does not include the Context itself,
and each OU should be separated by a period.
e.g.
department.company
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Master File Server
(Bindery Mode only)
Name of the LANpress MP print server's master file server.
NetWare Password
The password on the NetWare Server. The LANpress MP print
server device needs this password to connect to the NetWare
server.
Job Notification
The options are:
Polling Queue
Interval
•
Job notification at only the workstation where the print job
originated.
•
Job notification at all workstations that you have logged into.
Defines how often the LANpress MP print server will poll the
queues to be serviced.
SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol)
Figure 19: SNMP Screen
SysContact
Text Field - Name of the contact person.
SysLocation
Text Field - Location of the contact person.
Management Stations
Station No.
Select the Management station (1..4), and click the Get Data button to
update the display for the selected item.
IP Address
Enter the IP Address of the management station, which has the SNMP
program installed.
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Community
This is a text field. Enter the name of the community.
Access
Select the desired level of access.
Trap Receivers
Receiver No.
Select the Trap Receiver number (1..4), and click the Get Data button
to update the display for the selected item.
IP Address
Enter the IP Address of the Trap Receiver, which will be sent the
Trap message.
Community
This is a text field. Enter the name of the community.
Enable
Check to enable; select the severity level.
Note: Currently, all traps are level 1.
TCP/IP
Figure 20: TCP/IP Screen
IP Address
IP Address assigned to this device. If using dynamic IP Addresses
(DHCP, BOOTP, rarp), this should be left at 0.0.0.0.
Subnet Mask
(Network Mask)
If the Router (Gateway) Address 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 LANpress MP print server is attached.
Gateway
Address
If your network segment has a router or gateways, enter its IP
Address here. Otherwise, leave the address as 0.0.0.0.
Connection
Delay before
reconnection
attempts
Sets how long the LANpress MP 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.
Number of
reconnection
attempts
Set 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.
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Configure Server
Figure 21: Configure Server Screen
Print Server Name
Change the default name if you wish. The new name must not
contain any spaces or blanks.
Password
Enter the device password, and again in the Verify field. Once a
password is entered, it is required in order to gain access and
change the configuration.
Enable Protocols
Non-TCP/IP protocols (depend on the protocols supported by the
model) may be disabled if they are not required on your LAN.
Other Screens
Server Status
This screen shows server system data and the current settings for all of the other screens. It is
read-only; no data can be input on this screen.
Printer Ports
This screen displays the current status of each port. For each port, the following data is listed:
•
Connected Printer- the model name of the printer connected to the port, if the printer
name is known. (If the printer is not bi-directional, this information is unavailable.)
•
Status - the current status of the printer (On-line, Off-line, Out of paper)
•
Printing Information - this will show either Idle or Printing.
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Logical Printers
Logical Printers (ports) can be used under Unix or NetWare. For each Logical Printer, the
following fields are available:
Logical Printer
(Port)
Select the Logical Printer Port you wish to configure. (L1 to L3 or
L1 to L8, depending on your model)
Click the Get Data button to update the display with the current data
for the selected logical printer.
Port
Select the Printer Port which the Logical printer will use.
Pre-string
The printer control string (in hex) to be sent to the printer before
each print job. This string cannot exceed 15 characters.
Post String
The printer control string (in hex) to be sent to the printer after each
print job. This string cannot exceed 15 characters.
Convert LF to
CR+LF
If checked, LF (line feed) characters are changed to CR+LF (carriage
return + line feed).
Internet Printing
See page 45 for details of this feature.
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Chapter 7
Special Features
7
This chapter covers the special features of the LANpress MP print server.
Overview
The LANpress MP print server has three (3) special features:
•
LANpress MP print servers support IPP (Internet Printing Protocol).
•
All models support the proprietary Internet Mail Printing system.
•
SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) is supported by all models.
Internet Printing Protocol (IPP)
IPP (Internet Printing Protocol) is a new standards-based system to allow remote printing from
a PC to any accessible printer. Normally, the printer will be attached to a computer or other
device which functions as an IPP Server.
For client PCs, it is necessary to install a compatible IPP Client program. The Client must also
know the IP Address or URL or the IPP Server.
IPP support is available ONLY on the LANpress 2000 1P Direct
and LANpress 2000 USB. Do NOT attempt to use IPP on other
models.
IPP Server Configuration
The LANpress MP print server contains the necessary firmware to act as an IPP Server. No
additional configuration is necessary. However, the following requirements must be met.
•
The LANpress MP print server must have a valid IP Address. For printing via the Internet,
the LANpress MP print server's IP Address must be external (allocated by your ISP),
rather than an IP Address on your local LAN.
•
Any Router, Gateway or Firewall linking your LAN to the Internet must NOT block the
IPP protocol.
•
You must advise clients of the correct URL or IP Address of the IPP Server. To use a URL
rather than an IP Address, you need to register the domain name for the URL.
•
Unless clients are using Windows 2000, you must provide your clients with the supplied
IPP Client software. If it is not convenient to provide the CD-ROM, supply the
IPP_CLIENT.EXE file, located in the IPP folder.
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IPP Client Setup - Windows 95/98/Me/NT 4.0/XP
The IPP Client Software can be installed on any of the following systems:
•
Window 95/98/Me/2000/XP
•
Windows NT 4.0
Installing from the CD-ROM
1.
Insert the CD-ROM in your drive. If the program does not start automatically, run the
SETUP program in the top-level folder.
2.
Follow the prompts until you reach the Select Installation screen, and select IPP Client.
3.
At the next screen, select the Install IPP Client option.
4.
Click Next, and step though the remaining screens to complete the installation.
Installing using IPP_CLIENT.EXE
1.
Run this program to unzip the included files.
2.
The IPP Setup program will then run.
3.
Follow the prompts to complete the installation.
IPP Client Configuration (Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP/NT 4.0)
1.
Run the "Add IPP Port" program entry created by the installation. A screen like the
following will be displayed.
Figure 22: IPP Port
2.
If Internet access from your location is via a Proxy Server, check Access IPP Server via
Proxy Server, and enter details of your Proxy Server. (This will be the same as your
Browser configuration.)
3.
Enter the IP Address or URL of the IPP Server.
4.
Click Select Device Port to view the available ports on the IPP Server, and select the
appropriate port. A connection to the IPP Server will be established at this time.
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5. Click Save to create the IPP port on your system. You will see a message confirming that
the port has been created, then the following dialog:
Figure 23: Select Printer for IPP Port
6.
Either select an existing printer to use the new port, and click OK.
OR
Click the Add New Printer button to create a new printer to use the IPP port. This will start
the Add Printer wizard. Follow the prompts to complete the process. Ensure that the new
printer uses the IPP port.
Installation is now complete.
•
To create additional IPP Ports, repeat the entire procedure.
•
The Proxy Server and other options are set individually for each IPP Port.
Changing the IPP Port Settings
After the IPP port is created, you can reach the screen shown in Figure 22: IPP Port using the
Windows Port Settings button:
1.
Open the Printers folder (Start - Settings - Printers)
2.
Right-click the IPP Printer, and select Properties.
3.
Locate and click the Port Settings button (Details or Port tab, depending on your version
of Windows).
There are 2 settings - Retry Interval and Retry Count - which can be adjusted if you have
problems connecting to the IPP Server.
•
Retry Interval sets the time interval (in seconds) between connection attempts. Increase
this number if you have a poor connection, or the remote server is very busy.
•
Retry Count sets how many connection attempts will be made. Increase this number if
you have a poor connection, or the remote server is very busy.
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IPP Client Setup - Windows 2000/XP
Windows 2000 has its own IPP Client, and there is no need to install the supplied IPP Client
Software. To use Windows 2000's IPP Client with the LANpress MP print server, follow this
procedure:
1.
Start the Add Printer wizard.
2.
Select Network Printer, and click "Next" to see the Locate your Printer screen, as shown
below.
Figure 24: Windows 2000 - Locate your Printer
3.
Select Connect to a printer on the Internet or on your Intranet, and enter the URL of the
IPP Server as follows, where ip_address represents the IP Address of the IPP Server,
and 631 is the port number.
Port 1
ip_address:631/ipp/P1
Port 2 (if exists)
ip_address:631/ipp/P2
Port 3 (if exists)
ip_address:631/ipp/P3
These entries are case sensitive. They must be
entered as shown, with "ipp" in lower case, and
P1, P2 and P3 in UPPER case.
4.
If the connection can be established, and the printer on that port is on-line, the following
dialog will be displayed.
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Figure 25: Windows 2000: No printer driver
5.
Click "OK", and then select the printer manufacturer and model to match the printer
connected to the port on the IPP Server.
6.
Click "Next", and complete the Wizard.
The IPP printer is now ready for use.
Using IPP Printers
The IPP Printer can be selected and used like any other Windows printer. If the IPP Server is
not on your network, your Internet connection needs to be active.
If you wish to check the availability of the remote IPP Server, you can use the Query IPP
Printer program installed with Add IPP Port.
An IPP Server may be unavailable for any of the following reasons:
•
It is powered off.
•
A printer problem has caused the IPP Server to cease responding, and a restart (reboot) is
required.
•
The Server's IP Address has changed.
•
The Internet connection for the IPP Server is down.
•
Network congestion causes the connection attempt to time out.
If using the supplied IPP Client software, there are 2 settings - Retry Interval and Retry Count which can be adjusted if you have problems connecting to the IPP Server.
See the previous section Changing the IPP Port Settings for details.
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Internet Mail Printing
The Internet Mail Printing System allows users to print data to your printer across the Internet.
Users send the Internet LANpress MP print server an E-Mail, with the print job normally sent
as an attachment to the E-Mail. The LANpress MP 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)
Internet LANpress MP print server
•
TCIP/IP Protocol. The LAN must use the TCP/IP protocol.
•
Mail Server Access. The LANpress MP print server must be able to access the Mail
Server using a single IP address.
•
Mail Account. The LANpress MP 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 LANpress MP 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 LANpress MP print server must be configured with the data in the following table.
The supplied MPAdmin utility program, or the Web interface (on 100BaseT models) can be
used to set the following entries on the TCP/IP screen.
Mail Server IP Address
The IP Address of the E-Mail Server used by the LANpress
MP print server.
Mail Account
The name of the E-Mail Account used by the LANpress
MP print server.
Mail Account Password
Enter the password for the above Mail Account here.
Check Mail Interval
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
If YES (default), a banner page is printed to identify the
owner of the print job.
Redirect Mail Account
Jobs which can not be printed will be sent to this account. If
blank, unprintable jobs will be discarded.
Default Printer Number
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
If ON, then all E-Mail received is printed. Otherwise, only
E-Mail from the InterNet Printing Port will be printed.
Activate Response Mail
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
This text field identifies the printer used for Internet
printing. This value is sent to remote users upon request.
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User Software
The software provided for remote users (InterNet Printing Port) should be installed by
everyone intending to use Internet printing. Otherwise, remote users can print correctly only if:
•
They send an E-Mail directly to the LANpress MP print server Mail Account, using their
normal E-Mail application.
•
The E-Mail contains plain text only.
•
The Internet LANpress MP 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.
Installation - User Software
1.
Run the InterNet Printing Port installation program SETUP.EXE
2.
Default values for the installation are:
3.
•
Directory - C:\Program Files\Internet_Printer
•
Start Menu folder - InterNet Printing Port Driver
You will then see the Configure Port screen, as shown in the following screenshot.
Figure 26: InterNet Printer Port
4.
The following data must be provided.
Port Name
Enter a descriptive name (e.g. "WAN") for the new
printer port.
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5.
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.
Your Internet
E-mail Address
The normal address that people use to send you E-mail.
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.
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 27: 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 26: InterNet Printer Port on page 47.
•
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.
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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:
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 LANpress MP print server. If this does not match the printer driver you are
using, install the correct printer driver.
Printing through the Internet
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 EMail 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 28 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
LANpress MP print server. In MPAdmin, 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
The LANpress MP print server supports SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol). This
allows network supervisors to monitor and control the LANpress MP print server using
network management platforms such as HP OpenView, IBM SystemView, etc.
The appropriate MIB file must be imported into your SNMP management program using the
Import-Compile command. Check your management program for details on this procedure. The
MIB files are provided in the Mib folder on the CD-ROM, as follows:
Mib1p.mib
Single port models.
Mib2p.mib
Models with 2 parallel ports
Mib3p.mib
Models with 3 parallel ports
Configuring the LANpress MP print server for SNMP
Before using a SNMP Management station to manage the LANpress MP print server, the
following settings should be assigned to it, in addition to the IP Address, Gateway Address,
and Subnet Mask.
SNMP Settings
SysContact
Text Field - Name of the contact person.
SysLocation
Text Field - Location of the contact person.
Management Station
IP Address(s)
Up to 4 Management Stations can be entered.
Trap Receiving
IP Address(s)
Up to 4 Trap Receiving Stations can be entered.
Management Station Settings
For each Management Station, the following fields are available:
Access Permission
Options are:
Read Only
Read/Write
Not Accessible
Community String
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
Leaving this blank will disable management by this station.
Trap Enable
Use this option to Enable/Disable Trap Receiving by this
station.
Trap Severity
In this version, all traps are level 1.
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Chapter 8
Troubleshooting
This chapter describes some problem situations, which may arise, and the solutions to
them.
Overview
If you encounter printing difficulties, please refer to the appropriate section.
If, after following the advice in these documents, the LANpress MP print server still does not
function properly, please contact your dealer for further advice.
Hardware & LAN Problems
Problem No. 1
All the LANpress MP print server's LEDs are off.
Solution No. 1
Check the power supply or power connection.
Problem No. 2
LANpress MP print server's status light continuously stays lit.
Solution No. 2
Reset LANpress MP print server by unplugging the power supply and
plugging it back in.
Problem No. 3
LANpress MP print server's status light and power light stay on
continuously and do not turn off.
Solution No. 3
Reset the LANpress MP print server by unplugging the power supply
or by pushing the reset push button, if fitted.
Problem No. 4
The LANpress MP print server unit can not be found on the LAN,
so configuration is not possible.
Solution No. 4
If using 10/100BaseT:
•
Check the Hub. The link LED for the port to which the LANpress
MP print server is connected should be ON. If it is Off, there is a
problem in the network cable.
•
On the LANpress MP print server, check the LED(s) next to the
connector. If the LED is not ON (or neither LED is On, if there are
2), the network connection is not working.
Check the Ethernet cable and connectors. If they seem OK, set the
DIP Switches of the LANpress MP print server to match your
LAN environment.
If using TCP/IP:
Problem No. 5
•
Ensure that there are no routers between the LANpress MP print
server and the PC used for configuration.
•
Ensure that the PC used for configuration has the TCP/IP network
protocol installed. Test its network connection by seeing if you can
locate other LAN devices from the PC. (e.g. Use Network
Neighborhood and try to browser the network.)
I am using DHCP, and getting an IP Address conflict involving the
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LANpress MP print server.
Solution No. 5
If the LANpress MP print server is left on, but the DHCP server is
turned off, then the LANpress MP print server will retain its IP
Address without the DHCP Server being aware of it. Simply reset the
LANpress MP print server so it will obtain a new IP Address.
This problem would also arise if you assigned 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.
AppleTalk (Macintosh)
Problem No. 1
Why do I get an incorrect printout?
Solution No. 1
Some possible reasons are:
•
You may have chosen Binary encoding to print the file. Try to use
ASCII encoding.
•
Some of the fonts, which are 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 LANpress MP 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 LANpress MP print server with the same name may have
received your print job. Use the PSTOOL to reconfigure your
LANpress MP print server name and ensure all LANpress MP
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 is a problem that occurs in some application programs. Try
downloading the fonts contained in the EPS file before printing the
saved EPS file.
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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
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
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 screen color. Sometimes the printer cannot match up
the colors as closely as wanted. To alleviate this problem, perform the
following steps:
•
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.
•
Check your monitor to make sure all settings (for example,
brightness) are adjusted correctly.
Problem No. 10
When I send a print job, I get a PostScript Command error or no
print out.
Solution No. 10
Check the communication protocols. The computer, LANpress MP
print server and printer must all be configured to 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 you have chosen.
4.
Configure the LANpress MP print server to use the same protocol
as the printer and computer.
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Novell NetWare
Problem No. 1
My LANpress MP print server cannot print the jobs sent to the print
queue.
Solution No. 1
Try the following:
1.
Check if the printer attached to the LANpress MP print server is online.
2.
Check if your LANpress MP print server is logged into the file
server (See Problem 2 below.).
3.
Check the current status of the queues used by the LANpress MP
print server, and ensure the queues are active.
4.
Check if the NetWare printer number is correct.
0 = parallel port 1 of the LANpress MP print server.
1 = parallel port 2 of the LANpress MP print server.
2 = parallel port 3.
5.
Check to see if the LANpress MP print server is a static queue
server to the queue.
Locate the print server Object, and check the Queues Serviced by
Printer. Ensure that the correct queues are on the list.
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. 2
My LANpress MP print server is configured as a Novell Print
Server, and cannot log in to a File Server.
Solution No. 2
The following steps may solve this problem:
1.
Check the Novell file server's name. If it is over 20 characters long,
rename it using no more than 20 characters.
2.
Check that the LANpress MP print server's configuration data,
especially the password, is correct.
3.
Check the NetWare server. If using Bindery mode, check the master
file server to see if the login status of the LANpress MP print server
is Ready. If it is not, check the error message and perform the
required corrective action.
4.
If the LANpress MP print server is servicing more than one file
server, check to see that all required file servers are in the list of
"File Servers To Be Serviced". If not, insert the required file server
name to the list.
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Windows Printing Problems
Problem No. 1
When I tried to install the Printing software for Peer-to-Peer
printing, I received an error message and the installation was
aborted..
Solution No. 1
This may be caused by an existing installation of the printer port
software. Before attempting another installation:
•
Remove the existing installation
•
Restart your PC
To remove an existing printer port installation:
1.
Open Start - Settings - Control Panel - Add/Remove Programs
2.
Look for an entry with a name like "Shared Port", "Shared Printer
Port", "Print Server Driver" or "Print Server Port".
3.
Select this item, click "Add/Remove", and confirm the deletion.
Problem No. 2
On Windows 95, I installed the Print Port Driver for Peer-to-Peer
Printing, but when I selected a port on a LANpress MP print server
and clicked "Add", the printer was not installed.
Solution No. 2
Try installing the Printer using the standard Windows tools, as follows:
1.
Start the Add Printer Wizard.
2.
Select Network Printer when prompted "How is the printer attached
to your Computer?", and click Next.
3.
When prompted for the Network Path or Queue, enter a dummy
value such as shown below. (Do NOT select Yes for "Do you print
for MS-DOS programs?")
4.
The printer wizard will display a message stating that "The Network
Printer is off-line". This is OK. Continue the Add Printer Wizard
until finished.
5.
Go to the Printers folder (Control Panel-Printers). The printer icon
will be grayed out indicating the printer is not ready.
6.
Right-click the Printer, and select Properties. Then select the Details
tab, as shown below.
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7.
Click the Add Port button. On the resulting screen, select Other,
then Printer Server, as the port to add, as shown below.
8.
Click OK to see the Print Port Configuration screen, as shown
below.
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9.
Click the Browse Device button, select the desired LANpress MP
print server, and click OK.
10. Click OK to return to the Printers folders, and right-click on the
Printer. Ensure that the Work off-line option is NOT checked.
The Printer should no longer be grayed out, and is ready for use.
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
Printer drivers for WPS printers 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 1 above.
Note: The screens shown in Solution 1 are from Windows 95. Other
versions of Windows may look slightly different, but the process is
identical. If using Window NT or 2000, do NOT enable Sharing for the
printer.
Problem No. 4
When printing from some software applications such as Power
Point, it takes a long time and the print out is incorrect.
Solution No. 4
The problem is due to the printer, which is being configured to Start
printing after the first page is spooled. To change this setting:
•
Go to Control Panel - Printers and click on your printer.
•
Then select File - Properties - Details.
•
When the Details screen appears, click the Spool Settings button.
•
When the Spool Settings dialogue box appears, choose Start
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printing after last page is spooled and click OK.
Problem No. 5
A printing device connected to the LANpress MP print server port
cannot print or prints garbage.
Solution No. 5
Check the following:
•
Cable connection between LANpress MP print server and printer.
•
Printer driver in the application program or Windows matches the
printer.
Problem No. 6
The Configuration button on the Printer Status screen in MPAdmin
is grayed out, even though my printer is bi-directional.
Solution No. 6
The button is unavailable if the printer is busy. You must wait until the
printer is idle.
Problem No. 7
When I send a print job, cannot print or prints garbage.
Solution No. 7
The problem may be due to the printer, if the printer you used is an old
model with low speed, the following steps may solve this problem:
Try the following:
•
Open the MPAdmin Utility.
•
Click the Printer Status icon.
•
Change the Printer Type setting to Low Speed or set the Handshake
Signal setting to Ack & Busy.
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A
Appendix A
Specifications
General Specifications
LANpress 3P/100
External Power Adapter
12V DC
LEDs
3
Parallel Port
Three Centronic female DB-25
connectors
Ethernet Connector
10/100BaseT
FCC / CE
Class B
LANpress 2000 1P Direct
External Power Adapter
9V DC
LEDs
4
Parallel Port
1 Male DB-36 connector
Ethernet Connector
10/100BaseT
FCC / CE
Class B
LANpress 2000 USB
External Power Adapter
9V DC
LEDs
2
USB Port (1.1)
1
Ethernet Connectors
10/100BaseT
FCC / CE
Class B
Environmental Specifications (all Models)
Operating Temperature
Storage Temperature
Shipping Temperature
Operating Humidity
Storage Humidity
Shipping Humidity
0 ~ 40°C
-10 ~ 70°C
-40 ~ 70°C
10 ~ 80%
5 ~ 90%
5 ~ 100%
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Parallel Port Pin Assignments
Direct Attach Models
∗
Pin
Signal Name
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19-30
31
32
33-35
36
-Strobe
+Data 1
+Data 2
+Data 3
+Data 4
+Data 5
+Data 6
+Data 7
+Data 8
- ACK
+ Busy
+ Paper Error
+ Select
-Auto Feed
Not Defined
Logic GND
Chassis GND
Peripheral Logic High
GND
-Init
-Fault
Not Defined
-SelectIn
Source
H
Bi-Di*
Bi-Di*
Bi-Di*
Bi-Di*
Bi-Di*
Bi-Di*
Bi-Di*
Bi-Di*
P
P
P
P
H
P
H
P
H
Data signals will be driven by some but not all peripheral devices.
Other Models
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18-25
Signal Name
- Strobe
+Data 0
+Data 1
+Data 2
+Data 3
+Data 4
+Data 5
+Data 6
+Data 7
- ACK
+ Busy
+ Paper End
+ Select
- Auto Feed
- Error
- Init
- Select In
GND
Direction
To printer
To printer
To printer
To printer
To printer
To printer
To printer
To printer
To printer
To Server
To Server
To Server
To Server
To printer
To Server
To printer
To printer
Ground
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Protocol Support
Model
TCP/IP
NetBeui
Netware
IPX/SPX
AppleTalk
LANpress
3P/100
√
√
√
√
LANpress
2000 1P
Direct
√
√
√
√
LANpress
2000 USB
√
√
√
Feature Support
Model
HTTP
Setup
E-mail
Printing
IPP
Support
LANpress
3P/100
√
√
LANpress
2000 1P
Direct
√
√
√
LANpress
2000 USB
√
√
√
SNMP
Support
AutoIP
√
√
FTP/Telnet
Support
√
√
√
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Regulatory Approvals
LANpress 3P/100, LANpress 2000 1P Direct, LANpress 2000 USB
FCC Statement
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy. It has been tested
and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC
rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
in a domestic environment.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
•
This device may not cause harmful interference.
•
This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
CE Marking Warning
This is a Class B product. In a domestic environment this product may cause radio
interference in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.
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Appendix B
Network Server Configuration
B
Windows NT Server
Preparing for TCP/IP Printing
If using Windows NT 3.51 or Windows NT 4.0, Microsoft TCP/IP Printing Support must be
installed.
•
If it is already installed, proceed to Adding a TCP/IP Remote Printer.
•
Otherwise, the procedure to install TCP/IP printing support 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.
Windows NT 4.0
1.
Go to Start-Settings-Control Panel-Network.
2.
Click the Service option and ensure that Microsoft TCP/IP Printing is enabled. If it is not
enabled, select the Add option and enable it as usual.
3.
If you added services in step 2, reboot the computer for the changes to take affect.
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Adding a TCP/IP Remote Printer
Windows 3.51
1.
From the Printer menu in Print Manager, select 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 LANpress MP 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.
The resource name shown in the Share Name box can be changed 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, save and
exit.
Client PCs can now be configured as described in Chapter 4 - Client Configuration.
Windows NT 4.0
1.
Go to Start-Settings-Printer 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 LANpress MP 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 LANpress MP print server.
6.
Click OK. When returned to the Printer Ports window, simply select 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.) Click OK to save and exit.
Client PCs can now be configured as described in Chapter 4 - Client Configuration.
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Windows 2000 Server
1.
Start the Add Printer Wizard, select Network Printer, then click Next to browse for the
LANpress MP print server.
2.
Locate and double-click the LANpress MP print server, select the desired port, and click
Next.
The following message will be displayed:
Figure 29: Windows 2000 Message
3.
Click "OK", and select the correct Manufacturer and Model for this printer.
4.
Follow the prompts to complete the installation.
5.
In the Printers folder, right-click the new printer, and select Sharing.
6.
•
Select "Shared As:" and enter an appropriate name for this printer. Users will see this
name when browsing for the printer during installation.
•
If desired, click "Additional Drivers" and install printer drivers for other versions of
Windows, such as Windows 98. This will assist users during the installation process.
Click OK to close this Window. Configuration is now complete.
Client PCs can now be configured as described in Chapter 4 - Client Configuration.
Novell NetWare
The LANpress MP print server fully supports both Bindery and NDS Novell systems.
With either Bindery or NDS, two (2) NetWare operating modes are possible -Print Server and
Remote Printer. Print Server mode is recommended.
Novell Distributed Printing Services (NDPS) under NetWare 5 is also supported.
Configuration Methods (Bindery or NDS)
The following configuration methods are available. In each case, you must be logged into the
required NetWare Server with ADMIN rights.
Also, if using Windows, Novell's Client32 should be installed on your PC. Without Client32,
only limited configuration changes can be made on the NetWare Server.
MPAdmin
For more control and flexibility, or to use NetWare Remote Printer Mode, you can use the
supplied MPAdmin management utility. Provided you have Novell's Client 32 installed,
MPAdmin will allow you to configure the NetWare Server as well as the LANpress MP print
server.
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•
MPAdmin is installed by the Administrator menu option on the CD-ROM.
•
See Chapter 5 for general information on using MPAdmin.
•
The NetWare Manual (in the Manual\NetWare folder on the CD-ROM) contains detailed
information on using MPAdmin with NetWare Servers.
Other Method
If you are unable to use Windows-based programs for configuration, the following method is
available to configure the LANpress MP print server:
Quickset
Command-line DOC program, intended only to configure the LANpress
MP print server for use with NetWare V2, 3 and 4. This program also
has a limited ability to configure the NetWare Server itself.
•
The program is provided on the CD-ROM, in the Utility folder.
•
The documentation for the program is provided in sub-folders of the Manual folder on the
CD-ROM.
Configuration Data
The LANpress MP print server requires the following "General" data, and the data for the
mode (Print Server or Remote Printer) you are using.
General
Device Name
The device name (Default Server Name) is shown on a sticker on
the base of the device. Change this if you wish. The new name
MUST NOT exceed 19 characters, nor contain any spaces.
Device Password
Default is NULL (no password).
NetWare Mode
Print Server or Remote Printer.
Frame Type
Select the frame types used by your network. (Ethernet 802.2,
Ethernet 802.3, Ethernet SNAP, and Ethernet II) By default, all
frame types are enabled.
Novell Remote Printer Mode
Novell Printer Server
for P1
NetWare print server to service the LANpress MP print server's
parallel port 1.
Novell Printer Server
for P2, P3
(if exist)
NetWare Print Server to service the LANpress MP print server's
parallel port 2 (P2), parallel port 3 (P3), if these port exist.
Novell Print Server Mode
NDS Tree Name
Not applicable.
(NetWare NDS mode only)
Print Server
NDS Context
Not applicable.
(NetWare NDS mode only)
Master File Server
(Bindery mode only)
Name of the LANpress MP print server's master file server.
Polling Queue
Interval
Defines how often the LANpress MP print server will poll the
queues to be serviced.
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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.
NetWare Password
The password on the NetWare Server. The LANpress MP print
server device needs this password to connect to the NetWare
Server.
Setup for NDPS (NetWare 5)
Overview
•
The LANpress MP print server must be configured as a valid device on your TCP/IP
network.
•
To use NDPS (Novell Distributed Printing Services), the Novell server must be running
Novell NetWare 5, and the PCs (clients) must be running IntranetWare Client V2.2. or
later.
The following procedure is designed to enable Public Access Printing under NDPS. Public
Access Printing allows anybody on the network to access the printer.
Creating an NDPS Manager Object
If an NDPS Manager Object already exists, skip this procedure and proceed to Creating an
NDPS Printer Agent.
1.
Login to NetWare 5.0 Server as Admin and start the NetWare Administrator program
Nwadmn32.exe.
2.
Select the container on NetWare Administrator where you want the NDPS Manager object
to reside. (e.g. TeSupp)
3.
Select Create - Object from the menu bar to view the New Object dialog.
4.
Select NDPS Manager as the object to create. The Create NDPS Manager Object window
shown below will appear.
Figure 30: Create NDPS Manager Object
5.
Type a name in the NDPS Manager Name.(e.g. SerMGR in Figure 1 above)
6.
Browse the Resident Server and select where you want the NDPS Manager object to be
assigned. (e.g. TECH_50.TeSupp in figure 1 above)
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7. Browse the Database Volume and select where you want the NDPS Manager database to
be assigned. (e.g. TECH_50_SYS.TeSupp in figure 1 above)
8.
9.
Click Create. The new NDPS Manager will appear in the main browser window.
•
To start the NDPS Manager in future, enter the following command at the console:
LOAD NDPSM
then select the NDPS Manager object.
•
To start the NDPS Manager whenever you bring up the server, add a command like
the following to your server's AUTOEXEC.NCF file:
LOAD NDPSM SerMGR.TeSupp
The last item is the name of the NDPS Manager object you wish to load.
After creating an NDPS Manager, you can create NDPS printers by using NetWare
Administrator, as explained below.
Creating an NDPS Printer Agent
To create Public Access Printers using the NDPS Manager Object in NetWare Administrator,
follow this procedure:
1.
Start the NDPS Manager object you will be using to control the Printer Agent.
2.
At the Identification page, click the Printer Agent List.
3.
Click New to see the Create Printer Agent window, as shown below.
Figure 31: Create Printer Agent
4.
Enter the desired name for the Printer Agent (PA) Name.
5.
Normally, the NDPS Manager will be the NDPS Manger object you are using.
6.
Select Novell Printer Gateway in the Gateway Type. (see figure2 above)
7.
Click OK and then select the available printer.
8.
Select Remote (LPR on IP) in the Connection Type.
9.
Click Next to see the following Configure Port Handler screen.
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Figure 32 Configure Port Handler
10. In the Host address IP field, enter the IP Address previously assigned to the LANpress MP
print server device.
11. In the Printer Name field, enter the Logical Port name on the LANpress MP print server.
(e.g.: L1)
Note: For LANpress MP print servers with one parallel port, the logical ports are named
L1, L2 and L3. For devices with three parallel ports, the logical ports are named L1 to L8.
12. Click Finish, then select appropriate drivers for Windows 3.1, Windows 95/98 etc as
required.
13. The new Printer Agent will now appear in the Printer Agent List window.
Repeat this procedure for any other ports on the LANpress MP print server, or for any other
logical printers you wish to use.
Client PCs can now be configured as described in Chapter 4 - Client Configuration.
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Unix Systems
Your LANpress MP print server can be configured using FTP, and it supports the following
Unix printing methods:
•
LPD
•
FTP
•
Direct Socket Interface
For full details on using Unix systems with your LANpress MP print server, refer to the Unix
manual in the /Manual/Unix directory on the CD-ROM.
LANpress 2000 USB does not support FTP or Direct Socket Interface printing.
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