Micronet SP756 10/100M Print Server Manual

Micronet SP756 10/100M Print Server Manual
Micronet
Faster and Easier Networks
User Manual
10/100M Print Server
Model No.: SP755D, SP756
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Contents
1. INTRODUCTION ....................................................... 1
1.1 Product Introduction ............................................................... 1
Product Package................................................................. 1
1.2 Network Printing Architecture................................................. 2
1.3
1.2.1 Print Server Network Functions ............................. 3
1.2.2 Network Printing Functions for Clients................... 4
1.2.3 Network Printing Functions for Network Server..... 6
Network Printing Environment............................................ 7
1.4
Contents of the User’s Manual ........................................... 9
1.5
Firmware & Printing Function ........................................... 10
2.
HARDWARE INSTALLATION ............................. 11
3.
PEER-TO-PEER NETWORK ............................... 12
4.
3.1
System Architecture ......................................................... 12
3.2
Administrator Installation and Setup ................................ 13
3.3
Administrator Utilities........................................................ 20
3.4
Client Installation and Setup............................................. 21
3.5
3.5.1 to add network ports of print servers manually. ....... 24
Client Utilities.................................................................... 26
3.6
3.5.1 Network Ports Quick Setup.................................. 27
3.5.2 Remote Ports (Utility)........................................... 29
Windows Add Printer Procedure ...................................... 31
WINDOWS NT/2000/2003.................................... 35
4.1
System Architecture ......................................................... 35
4.2
Installation and Setup....................................................... 36
5.
NETWARE NETWORK ........................................ 38
5.1
System Architecture ......................................................... 38
5.2
NetWare 3.x/4.x/5.x Installation & Setup.......................... 39
5.2.1
6.
7.
Installation Using PCONSOLE ............................ 39
UNIX SYSTEM NETWORK.................................. 43
6.1
Introduction....................................................................... 43
6.2
Enable Print Server’s TCP/IP Support ............................. 43
6.3
Setup Print Server’s IP Address....................................... 44
6.4
6.3.1 DHCP ................................................................... 44
6.3.2 BOOTP................................................................. 44
Verify Print Server’s IP Address ....................................... 46
6.5
Remote LPD Printing on the Host .................................... 46
CONFIGURATION UTILITY................................. 48
7.1
Introduction....................................................................... 48
7.2
Search for All Available Print Server ................................ 49
7.3
Status of Print Server ....................................................... 50
7.4
Setup the Print Server ...................................................... 51
7.5
General Configuration ...................................................... 52
7.6
TCP/IP Configuration ....................................................... 53
7.7
Netware Print Server Configuration ................................. 55
7.8
AppleTalk Configuration ................................................... 56
7.9
SNMP Configuration......................................................... 57
7.10 SMB Configuration ........................................................... 58
7.11 System Configuration ....................................................... 59
7.12 Wizard .............................................................................. 60
7.13 Report............................................................................... 64
8.
WEB MANAGEMENT .......................................... 65
8.1
Introduction....................................................................... 65
8.2
Login................................................................................. 65
8.3
Device Status ................................................................... 66
8.4
8.3.1 System ................................................................. 66
8.3.2 Printer................................................................... 67
8.3.3 TCP/IP.................................................................. 68
8.3.4 SMB ..................................................................... 69
8.3.5 SNMP................................................................... 70
8.3.6 NetWare ............................................................... 71
8.3.7 AppleTalk ............................................................. 72
Setup Wizard .................................................................... 73
8.5
8.4.1 System ................................................................. 73
8.4.1.1 Advanced Settings ............................................. 74
8.4.2 TCP/IP.................................................................. 75
8.4.3 SMB ..................................................................... 76
8.4.4 SNMP................................................................... 77
8.4.5 NetWare ............................................................... 78
8.4.6 AppleTalk ............................................................. 79
8.4.7 Save Settings....................................................... 80
System Tools.................................................................... 81
8.5.1
8.5.2
Load Default......................................................... 81
Upgrade Firmware from Browser......................... 82
9. IPP PRINTING....................................................... 83
9.1 Introduction......................................................................... 83
9.2 System Setup ..................................................................... 83
9.2.1
9.2.2
Print Server Side.................................................. 83
Client Side............................................................ 83
10. WINDOWS XP SP2 SETUP ................................ 88
1. Introduction
1.1 Product Introduction
Thank you for purchasing and using our print server. This print server
allows your printer to become a shared device on the network. It offers
printing flexibility and manageability on your Local Area Network at an
extremely low cost and with an absolute minimum setup and maintenance
required.
This print server provides an Ethernet network port (10/100Mbps Ethernet)
and one print port for printer connection. It supports IPX/SPX, NetBEUI,
TCP/IP and AppleTalk protocols, and is the best network printing solutions
for various common network operating systems such as Windows
95/98SE/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003, NetWare, Unix/Linux and MAC OS, etc.
With the help of Installation Wizard, you can easily and instantly complete
the settings for the printing environment, and start enjoying the fantastic
features provided by the print server.
This manual will introduce in detail the printing features, installation
methods, and system configuration for different network environments.
If you would like to set up and install print server quickly, please refer to
the Quick Installation Guide that comes along with this print server.
Product Package
♦ Print Server
♦ Quick Installation Guide
♦ User manual and Utility CD
♦ Power Adapter
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1.2 Network Printing Architecture
This section illustrates how print server functions and operates on the
network. Before you install and use print server, it is strongly
recommended that you read this section completely, and select only the
chapters you need according to your network operating system by
“Contents of the User’s Manual” in next section.
This section will first introduce the role every component plays in the
network-printing environment.
z Print Server
z Client User
z Network Server (optional)
Network Printing Environment
Print Server
Network Server
Client User
Unix
Print Server
Windows NT Windows 2000 Windows 98
Workstation
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NetWare ServerWindows NT Server
1.2.1
Print Server Network Functions
Print Server
Unix
Print Server
NetWare ServerWindows NT Server
Windows NT Windows 2000 Windows 98
Workstation
Because print server supports IPX/SPX, NetBEUI, TCP/IP and AppleTalk
network protocols, any networked computer can directly print to the print
server from any of its installed protocol.
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1.2.2
Network Printing Functions for Clients
Client User
Unix
Print Server
NetWare ServerWindows NT Server
Windows NT Windows 2000 Windows 98
Workstation
Common operating systems for clients are classified as following:
Windows 95/98SE/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003
Our print server system provides PTPP (Peer-to-Peer Printing) driver and
utilities for Windows 95/98SE/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 users. PTPP (Peerto-Peer Printing) supports TCP/IP protocol.
In the client installation procedure, after PTPP (Peer-to-Peer Printing
Driver) is installed into Windows, the system will automatically (manual
configuration is also allowed) search all the print servers on the network,
and then add their printing ports into Windows’ printing port (see below).
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PTPP
P1
Windows 98
Print Server
MIS-2
P1
P2
P3
Print Server
MIS-1
UNIX / Linux
UNIX (include HP/UX, SCO Unix, SunOS, Solaris, Unixware DECUnix,
IBM AIX and others) and Linux use the system-standard LPR to print
through print server.
MAC OS
MAC OS can use the system-standard AppleTalk network to print through
print server.
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1.2.3 Network Printing Functions for Network
Server
Network Server
Unix
Print Server
NetWare ServerWindows NT Server
Windows NT Windows 2000 Windows 98
Workstation
Common network servers are classified as following:
Windows NT/2000/2003
Our print server system provides PTPP (Peer-to-Peer Printing) driver and
utilities for Windows NT/2000/2003. After PTPP is installed, the server can
directly print through print server. Adding this printing function into
Windows NT/2000/2003 Server allows print queue, user authority
management, and many other advanced features to be used.
NetWare 3.x/4.x/5.x
In NetWare environment, print server offers various printing modes like
print queue, remote printer, etc.
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1.3
Network Printing Environment
Common network environment are classified as following:
Windows Peer-to-Peer Network
The client’s PTPP driver will use TCP/IP protocol to print through print
server.
Windows NT/2000/2003 Network
Network printing function will become available after PTPP driver is
installed into Windows NT/2000/2003. Adding this printing function into
Windows NT/2000/2003 Server allows print queue, user authority
management, and many other advanced features to be used.
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NetWare Network (see below)
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1.4
Contents of the User’s Manual
Chapter 2. explains print server’s hardware installation and configuration.
It is strongly recommended for you to read.
The following chapters introduce:
Chapter 3. Windows Peer-to-Peer Network
Chapter 4. Windows NT/2000/2003 Server-Based Network
Chapter 5. NetWare Network
Chapter 6. UNIX System Network
You may select the appropriate chapters and sections to read depending
on your network printing’s requirement.
Chapter 7 and chapter 8 introduce print server’s management and
configuration utilities on Windows and Web Browser’s environment
respectively. You may select the appropriate management utility
according to the administrator’s computer platform.
Chapter 9 introduces Print Server’s IPP Printing function and setup
procedure. The IPP Printing provides a convenient way to print
documents across the Internet by the IPP protocol.
Chapter 10 introduces how to deal with the problem that if you can’t find
any print server listed on the “Available Ports” in “Network Ports Quick
Setup” in Windows XP SP2.
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1.5
Firmware & Printing Function
The print server provides a complete network printing solution. The
feature set is listed below:
PTPP (Peer-to-Peer-Printing)
TCP/IP (LPR)
IPP Printing
NetWare Bindery Printing
AppleTalk
SMB Printing
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2.
Hardware Installation
Unpack the print server package and verify that all the items listed in the
section 1.2 are provided.
Connect the print server to the printer you want to share on the network.
Connect the print server to your network by attached the network cable to
the UTP port of the print server.
Connect the power adapter to the print server. The print server will
perform the Power-On-Self-Test (POST) after it is powered on. During the
POST, the Status and Ready LEDs will be on. When the LEDs are
unlighted, the print server is ready.
NOTE1: MUST use the power adapter shipped with the print server, do
NOT use any other power adapter from any sources.
NOTE2: To prevent the compatibility problem between print server and a
few printer, it is recommended that you power on the print server before
the printer.
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3.
Peer-to-Peer Network
3.1
System Architecture
Print server supports Windows Peer-to-Peer network printing mode, which
is suitable for most medium and small network environments. Through
quick and simple installation procedure, users can immediately enjoy the
convenience of network printing.
Installation procedure is separated into following two parts:
1. Administrator Installation and Setup (refer to section 2 for more
detailed information).
System administrators must:
Install administrator’s utilities into his/her computer.
Configure print server from administrator’s configuration utility.
2. Client Installation and Configuration (refer to section 3 for more
detailed information).
Client users must install Windows PTPP driver (Peer-to-Peer Printing) for
network printing.
In addition, after PTPP is installed, the system will automatically search
for all print servers on the network, and add the printing port of the print
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servers into Windows’ printing port (refer to Network Printing Architecture
in section 1.4 for more detailed information).
3.2
Administrator Installation and Setup
The Administrator Installation can be performed on Windows
95/98SE/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 with the same user interface. Before the
installation, please verify that your network protocol is installed on your
PC (TCP/IP, IPX and/or NetBEUI). It will be helpful in your installation
process.
Insert the CD shipped along with the print server into your CD-ROM drive.
The Autorun.exe program should be executed automatically. If not, run
Autorun.exe manually from CD-ROM drive’s root directory.
The “Installation Manager” will be displayed on the screen as following.
Click “Administrator Installation”.
The “Utilities Setup” window will be displayed. Click “Next”.
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Click “Next” to install the utilities in the default folder or click “Browse” to
specify the destination folder where you would like to install the utilities.
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Select the components you want to install. It is highly recommended to
install all provided components. Click “Next” to continue.
Specify the program folder where the program icons will be added to, click
“Next”.
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The system will start to install the utilities automatically.
You have completed the installation phase and prepare to configure the
Print Server. The “Choose Print Server” will list all Print Servers within the
network. Select the Print Server you would like to configure and click
“Next”.
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NOTE 1: If this is the first time you configure the Print Server, the “Print
Server Name” is the last 6-digit of MAC ID with prefix “PS”.
Please check the MAC ID on the print server.
NOTE 2: The list can only display the devices from the same
manufacturer.
Specify a recognizable name for the Print Server and click “Next”.
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Specify the IP Address for the Print Server manually or click “Next” to
keep default IP Address, i.e. 192.168.2.2.
The configuration summary is displayed in the window. Now, you have
completed the “Print Server Setup”. Click “Finish” and your system will
add network port of the Print Server to your PC automatically.
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The Administrator Installation procedure is totally completed. Click “Finish”.
The Administrator Installation Program have executed the installation
procedure that performs the following tasks:
Install all utilities and drivers to the administrator’s PC.
Configure the print server (including the print server name and network
protocol)
Add the network port of the print server to the administrator’s PC.
If you want to print from this administrator’s PC to the print server, all you
need to do is to perform Windows’ standard “Add Printer” procedure
(please refer to Section 3.6).
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3.3
Administrator Utilities
After Administrator Installation is completed, there will be four utilities in
print server’s Program folder.
Network Ports Quick Setup – Add the network ports of print servers within
the network to your PC.
PS Admin – Allows you to configure the print server’s IP Address, network
protocols and other advanced functions. Please refer to Chapter 7 for the
detail instruction of the configuration.
Remote Ports – Add the network port of remote printer server to your PC.
Uninstall – Assistant for removing all installed administrator software.
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3.4
Client Installation and Setup
The Client Installation can be performed on Windows
95/98SE/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 with the same user interface. Before the
installation procedure, please confirm that your PC has connected to the
network and installed at least one network protocol.
Insert the CD shipped along with the print server into your CD-ROM drive.
The Autorun.exe program should be executed automatically. If not, run
Autorun.exe manually from CD-ROM drive’s root directory.
The "Installation Manager" will be displayed on the screen as follows.
Click “Client Installation”.
The “Utilities Setup” window will be displayed. Click “Next”.
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Click “Next” to install the utilities in the default folder or click “Browse” to
specify the destination folder where you would like to install the utilities.
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Specify the program folder where the program icons will be added to, click
“Next”.
The system will start to install the utilities automatically.
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Now, the installation procedure is completed, you are ready to set up the
client’s computer. All network ports of the Print Servers detected on the
network will be added to your PC automatically, click “Continue”.
Note that if there are no print servers detected in the network currently,
please click “Continue” to finish the installation. Please refer to Section
3.5.1 to add network ports of print servers manually.
The Client Installation procedure is completed. Click “Finish”.
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After the installation, you have completed the following tasks:
Install all utilities and drivers to the client’s PC.
Add all the print server’s network ports of the network to the client’s PC.
You can then perform the Windows’ standard “Add Printer” procedure to
add network printers to your PC. Please refer to Section 3.6.
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3.5
Client Utilities
After Client Installation is completed, there will be three tools in print
server’s Program folder.
Network Ports Quick Setup
Remote Ports
Uninstall Network Driver
The Uninstall Network Driver will assist you in removing all installed client
software. The other two tools are described as follows.
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3.5.1
Network Ports Quick Setup
Network Ports Quick Setup Utility offers a very simple method to add or
remove print server’s printer port from the client’s computer.
During the client’s installation procedure, the system will automatically
search for all print servers on the network, and add them into the printer
ports of the client’s computer (see below).
If you have just installed another new print server in the network, you must
run this program first. This program will search for new print servers and
allow you to add the new network printer port into client’s computer
conveniently. Perform the standard Add Printer procedure, then you can
print directly to the printer through the newly installed print server.
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Please be aware that Network Ports Quick Setup Utility can only detect
and configure all print servers on the same network, it cannot search and
configure print servers on other subnets across network segments. You
must use Remote Ports Utility described in the next section to manage
remote (across network segments) print servers.
Select the network ports in the “Available Ports” list and click “>” to add
ports. If you want to add all available ports, please click “>>”. To cancel
some of the network ports or all ports from the “Chosen Ports” list, please
click “<” or “<<”.
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3.5.2
Remote Ports (Utility)
Remote Ports Utility offers a convenient way for you to manage and add
printer port of the remote print server. From the assistant of this utility, you
can print to other print servers outside the subnet across network segment.
However, please note that this function only supports TCP/IP network
protocol.
Please follow the procedures described below:
Step1.
Run Remote Ports Utility. Clicks “Add” to add a remote print port.
Step2. Enter print server’s name, IP address, select used ports, and
enter LPR queue name of each port. Click “Ok”.
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Step3.
The new remote print port is displayed as follows.
In order to use the remote printing function, you will have to proceed with
normal Add Printer procedure and select your printer port as the newly
added remote printer port.
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3.6
Windows Add Printer Procedure
After adding a “Network Port” of the print server to your PC by
Administrator or Client Installation Program, you can follow the procedure
described below to add printer to the Windows. Note that following “Add
Printer” steps are running in Windows XP, the steps in other Operating
Systems are similar.
Step1. Click “Start”, choose “Settings” and select “Printers and Faxes”.
Step2. Click “Add a Printer”.
Step3. The “Add Printer Wizard” is displayed. Click “Next”.
Step4. Select “Local printer attached to this computer” and make
sure that “Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play
printer” is not selected. Click “Next”.
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Step5. Choose the suitable “Print Server Network Port” which was
created by the Administrator Installation or Client Installation
process and click “Next”.
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Step6. Select a suitable printer manufacturer and the printer model and
click “Next”. If your printer is not in the list, click “Have Disk…” to
install the driver of the printer. After installation, the printer model
will be added to the list.
Step7. Name your printer and setup the default printer, click “Next”.
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Step8. Choose to print the test page or not. It is recommended to print a
test page. Click “Next”.
Step9. You have added the printer to the PC successfully. The
information of the printer is displayed in the windows. Click
“Finish”.
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4.
Windows NT/2000/2003
4.1
System Architecture
In Windows network environment, other than the Peer-to-Peer network
printing architecture described in the previous chapter, we also offer the
Server-Based Printing architecture for Windows NT/2000/2003 server.
Only one Windows NT/2000/2003 is required to have Windows PTPP
(Peer-to-Peer Printing) driver installed and share the printing service on
the network. Other network users can simply connect to the server and
access the shared printer (see below).
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4.2
Installation and Setup
Please follow the procedures described below for installation and
construct a peer-to-peer connection (PTPP) between Windows
NT/2000/2003 Server and Print Server.
Step1.
If this is your first time installing print server, please install the
administrator software on Windows NT/2000/2003 server first. Refer to
section 3.2 for installation instructions.
If your network has already installed a working print server and your
Windows NT/2000/2003 server has not yet installed the PTPP driver,
please install the client software. Refer to section 3.4 and 3.5 for
installation instructions.
Step2.
Please add/configure the Peer-to-Peer Printing of the Windows
NT/2000/2003 network printer and verify that you can print from Windows
NT/2000/2003 to the print server by the installed PTPP driver.
Step3.
Share the above server’s printer to the network by performing the
standard Windows printer sharing process.
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4.3
User Installation and Setup
After server side’s installation is completed, client side will be able to find
the server’s shared printer in Network Neighborhood. You only need to
perform Window’s standard Add New Printer procedure, select “Network
Printer” shown in the screen below, and complete the configurations
afterwards to access the shared printer.
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5.
NetWare Network
5.1
System Architecture
We implement NetWare printer sharing functionality into the print server
itself, thus allowing one or more printers attached by a print server to be
connected to the network. We have developed the print server to support
NetWare print server.
Embedded print server, which emulates the “queue management
functionality” of NetWare print server, PSERVER program running on the
NetWare server. A user first prints a job at a workstation, the job is routed
to a NetWare server, the NetWare server stores the job in a print queue
and then the print server gets the print job from the queue to printers.
Print Queue
Windows 98
Netware Server
Print Server
Windows 2000
Compare with NetWare printing functionality, the advantages of
embedding the NetWare network printing functionality in the print server
include:
Installation is easier and quicker.
Network management is easier.
Printing performance is enhanced.
Relieve NetWare file server’s burden.
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Relieve the need of a workstation running the remote printer utility.
Improve productivity by locating the printer near the workgroup.
Each print server should log into a NetWare server before servicing the
print jobs. Each print server will occupy a user account with which it can
log into the NetWare server.
5.2
NetWare 3.x/4.x/5.x Installation & Setup
Once your print server is connected to your Ethernet network, you can set
it up for use with your networking software.
5.2.1
Installation Using PCONSOLE
5.2.1.1
Configuring as Print Server Mode
1.
Run the NetWare PCONSOLE program.
2.
Change the current file server, if necessary, using the Change
Current File Server menu selection.
3.
Choose the Print Queue Information menu selection.
4.
Press the Insert key to add a new print queue.
5.
Type in a print queue name, such as “PQ” or “Q1”.
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6.
You have now successfully created the print queue that your print
server will serve. Press the Escape key until the Available Options
main menu is displayed.
7.
Select Print Server Information.
8.
Press the Insert key to add a new NetWare print server object. The
print server name can be identical to the PSxxxxxx name printed on
the label of the print server.
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9.
Press Enter to select the newly created print server.
10. Select Print Server Configuration.
11. Select Printer Configuration.
12. Select Printer 0 (or Printer 1, Printer 2), and press Enter, then select
LPT1 (or LPT2, LPT3) in the Type field. If your print server is with
only one port, you do not need to configure this Type field.
13. Press Escape, and answer Yes to the Save Changes question.
14. Select Queues Serviced by Printer, then select Printer 0 (or Printer 1,
Printer 2) and press Enter.
15. Press Insert and add your newly created print queue to the list of
queues serviced by the printer. Enter a priority number for the queue
service, or press Enter to accept the default.
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16. Repeatedly press Escape to exit the PCONSOLE program.
17. Reset the print server to have the changes take effect.
NOTE: If the print server you have is with multiple printer connectors, you
may create multiple print queues and printer objects.
Your print server should now be ready to use. You should be able to
redirect printing to your print server using a CAPTURE command such as
the one shown in the previous section.
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6.
UNIX System Network
6.1
Introduction
The print server is available for TCP/IP printing by Unix LPD (Line Printer
Daemon) protocol. The LPD protocol originated with Unix release is based
on the BSD version of Unix and supported under most versions of Unix.
This chapter explains how to configure the print server for TCP/IP
operation, and how to modify configuration files on your Unix system to
allow printing to the print server. The configuration examples in this
manual follow the syntax for BSD based Unix systems. Please refer to the
related system documentation for the correct syntax of your systems.
To configure the print server for LPD printing, perform the procedures
below:
1. Enable Print Server’s TCP/IP Support.
2. Set up Print Server’s IP address.
3. Verify Print Server’s IP Address.
4. Configure remote LPD printing on the host.
5. Print a test page.
In the next sections, we will describe these five procedures step by step.
6.2
Enable Print Server’s TCP/IP Support
The default configuration of the print server is with TCP/IP support
enabled. Anyway, you can configure the print server to enable TCP/IP
support using the configuration program.
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6.3
Setup Print Server’s IP Address
The print server must have a unique IP address in order to be recognized
by the network.
You can set up the IP address on the various Unix systems using any one
of the following methods:
1. DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol)
2. BOOTP (Bootstrap Protocol)
The print server will use the last three methods to obtain its IP address
automatically if its IP address is configured as Auto (0.0.0.0).
6.3.1
DHCP
There are many Unix systems that support DHCP protocol, and the
procedures to configure the DHCP server database are different. This
manual does not describe the DHCP server configuration on the Unix
systems. It is highly recommended that the DHCP server should be
located on the same network as the print server.
6.3.2
BOOTP
If you have the BOOTP daemon, bootpd, running on your UNIX system
that is accessible by the print server, you can use the BOOTP protocol to
set up the IP address of the print server. We recommend that the BOOTP
server should be located on the same subnet as the print server. If you
use Network Information Services (NIS) in your system, you may need to
rebuild the NIS map with the BOOTP services before doing the following
BOOTP configuration. To rebuild the NIS map, please refer to your
system documentation.
To configure the IP address data for the BOOTP server, you will need to
log in the host of BOOTP server as the superuser (root). Perform the
following steps to add address entries,
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1. Optionally, assign a name corresponding to the print server’s IP
address. You can add this address to the /etc/hosts file, by adding a
line such as:
203.66.191.12
pserver
2. Add an entry to the host’s /etc/bootptab file, similar to the following:
hostname:\
:ht=1:\
:ha=print_server_ethernet_address:\
:ip=print_server_ip_address:
Lines should be indented with tabs.
Where hostname is the device name of a print server, the ht=1 tag
specifies the hardware type is Ethernet, the ha= tag specifies the Ethernet
address of a print server, which is the Node ID located on the print server.
The ha tag must be preceded by the ht tag. The ip= tag should
correspond to the IP address you want to assign to the print server.
For example, a print server with the following configuration:
Node ID: 0000B4010101 (this implies Ethernet
address is 0000B4010101),
IP address: 203.66.191.12
The entry for this print server in the /etc/bootptab file should be:
PS010101:\
:ht=1:\
:ha=0000B4010101:\
:ip=203.66.191.12:
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6.4
Verify Print Server’s IP Address
To verify that your print server is responding to the newly assigned IP
address using a PING command:
ping ip-address
6.5
Remote LPD Printing on the Host
The procedure you use to configure your Unix host(s) to allow printing to
your network remote print server varies between different varieties of Unix.
The procedure below can be used for Unix variants that are related to
BSD Unix, such as SunOS or Linux. For other versions of Unix, consult
your system documentation, keeping in mind that:
1. The print server should be treated as a BSD networked print
server host.
2. The host name should be the name (or IP address) that you have
assigned to the print server.
3. The printer name (or queue name) on the remote host should be
lpt1, lpt2 or lpt3, the name of the printer port on the print server.
You will need to perform the tasks below, logged in as the superuser
(root). To configure your Unix host for printing,
1. Optionally, assign a name corresponding to the print server’s IP
address. You can add this address to the /etc/hosts file, by
adding a line such as:
203.66.191.186
pserver
2. Create a spool directory for the printer in the same directory
where spool directories are normally kept on the machine, such
as /var/spool or /var/spool/lpd:
mkdir /var/spool/lpd/pserverd
chown daemon /var/spool/lpd/pserverd
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chgrp daemon /var/spool/lpd/pserverd
chmod 775 /var/spool/lpd/pserverd
3. Add an entry to the host’s /etc/printcap file, similar to the following:
printer-name:\
:lp=:\
:rm=203.66.191.186:\
:rp=lpt1:\
:lf=/var/spool/lpd/pserverd.log:\
:sd=/var/spool/lpd/pserverd:\
:mx#0:
Lines should be indented with tabs. More than one printer name can be
used, with variants separated by vertical bars (name1|name2).
The rm= entry should correspond to the IP address you have assigned to
the print server. You can also use a host name if you have assigned one
in the /etc/hosts file.
The sd= entry should correspond to the spool directory you created in the
previous step.
The rp= entry should correspond to the port name of the remote printer.
The values should be one of lpt1, lpt2 or lpt3 depends on the printer port.
The print server should now be available for printing from your Unix host.
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7.
Configuration Utility
7.1
Introduction
This chapter introduces print server’s system configuration utility in
Windows environment. This utility is automatically installed during
Windows Administrator Utility installation procedure - refer to section 3.2
and 3.3.
This utility provides the most complete management and configuration
functions on the print server side. This utility only provides configuration
functions for print server itself; it does not include configuration functions
for client side or other file server or NetWare server in the network
environment.
The Configuration Utility provides the following configuration and
management functions:
z Search Print Server: Search All Available Printer Servers on the
Network.
z Print Server Status: Display Print Server Network Status.
z General Configuration: General Information of print server.
z TCP/IP Configuration: IP Address and DHCP Server Configuration.
z NetWare Configuration: NetWare Printing Configuration.
z AppleTalk Configuration: AppleTalk Protocol Setting.
z SNMP Configuration: SNMP Information Configuration.
z SMB: Configure the SMB Group Name.
z System Configuration: Print Server Network Ability Setting and
Firmware Upgrade.
z Setup Wizard: Guide You Through All the Settings.
z Report: List the Status of All Available Print Servers on the
Network.
We will explain each function separately in the following section.
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7.2
Search for All Available Print Server
Every time when you run print server’s configuration utility, click the
“Search” icon
on the tool bar. The configuration utility will delay for
several seconds because the utility is using system’s available network
protocols to search for all print servers on the network. All available print
servers will be listed under “Server Group” on the left side of the window.
You must select the print server you would like to configure from the list.
The system will, at the same time, display the selected print server’s
status on the right side of the window.
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7.3
Status of Print Server
Click “Status” icon
on the tool bar, the status of the current selected
print server will be showed on the right side of the window.
The information of the print server displayed are MAC ID, Model Type,
Firmware Version, status of each printer port, NetWare file server name,
NetWare file server polling interval, NetWare printer queue names, IP
address, subnet mask, default gateway, AppleTalk printer type, AppleTalk
zone and print server printing ability…etc.
You can press the “Refresh” button
to refresh the print server’s
status or press the “Reboot” button
to restart the print server.
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7.4
Setup the Print Server
Click “Setup” icon
on the tool bar, the setup items of the current
selected print server will be showed on the right side of the window.
Double click one of the icons to set up the selected print server. A screen
will pop up to verify “User Name” and “Password” of the print server. The
default values are as
follows.
User Name: admin
Password: 1234
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7.5
General Configuration
Double Click “General” icon and the General configuration window will
pop-up.
You can see basic print server information in this page. You also can
configure the “Server Name”, “User Name” and “Password” here.
Server Name, the name of the print server. You can use this name to
identify the print server when you are searching for the print server by the
administration and client utilities.
User Name / Password is used to authenticate the administrator by the
Web administration tool.
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7.6
TCP/IP Configuration
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Double Click “TCP/IP” icon and the TCP/IP configuration window will popup.
You can configure the print server to automatically get IP from DHCP
server or manually specify static IP. The print server also has a built-in
DHCP server. You can enable this DHCP server and let it manages IP for
you.
Click the “IP” button to enter the IP setting page. If you need the print
server to automatically get an IP from DHCP server, select “Auto IP”. You
also can select “Static IP” to manually assign “IP Address”, “Subnet Mask”
and “Gateway” for the print server.
Click the “DHCP Server” button to enter the DHCP server’s setting page.
You can “Enable/Disable” the DHCP server or set “Auto” and assign a
range of IP addresses here. The DHCP server is disabled by default. If
Auto is selected, the DHCP Server of print server will be enabled only
when there is no other DHCP Server within the network. When “Enable”
or “Auto” is selected, you have to configure “Starting Address”, “Range”,
“Subnet Mask”, “Gateway” and “DNS”. The print server will assign a
unique IP for each client.
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7.7
Netware Print Server Configuration
Double Click “NetWare” icon and the NetWare configuration window will
pop-up.
This print server supports NetWare Bindery Printing method. The print
server periodically polls the NetWare server printer queues for printing
jobs. You have to assign the NetWare server name, print server polling
interval and the name of queue on the NetWare server for each printer
port.
Polling Time is the polling interval of the print server for waiting printing
jobs on the NetWare server.
NetWare Server is the name of the NetWare file server that provides
printer queues.
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7.8
AppleTalk Configuration
Double Click “AppleTalk” icon and the AppleTalk configuration window will
pop-up.
AppleTalk is a data communication protocol often used by Macintoshes.
The print server can use these parameters to join the AppleTalk network
and share the printer to other AppleTalk workstations. You have to setup
the “Zone Name” and “Printer Type” for each printer port of this print
server.
Zone Name: Print server has to join zones of AppleTalk before it can be
shared to other workstations. Only workstations in the same zone can
share the printer. If you want to share the printer to all workstations in all
Zones, you should enter only “*” in the “Zone Name” field.
Printer Type, the type of printer attached to each printer port. You can get
the printer type from the manufacturer of the printer.
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7.9
SNMP Configuration
Double Click “SNMP” icon and the SNMP configuration window will pop
up.
Contact: You can enter the print server administrator’s contact information
here. This information will be displayed in the SNMP management tool.
Location: You can enter the installed location of the print server here. This
information will be displayed in the SNMP management tool.
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7.10 SMB Configuration
SMB Group Name, the name of SMB group that this print server belongs
to. All PC should join the same group before they can use this print server
by SMB protocol.
Pass Job when Error Occurred: When the printer is interrupted because of
paper out or off line while printing, user can set the interval time to bypass
the current printing job. Or the printing document will not be printed
completely or with unformatted messages.
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7.11 System Configuration
Double Click “System” icon and the System configuration window will popup.
In the System configuration page, you can select to enable/disable each
printing or management protocol, upgrade the new firmware for this print
server, and load factory defaults to the print server.
Upgrade Firmware: You can use this “Upgrade Firmware” tool to update
the newest firmware of the print server. Click “
” button and select the
correct firmware in your PC. After selecting the firmware file, click the
“Upgrade” button to finish the firmware update process.
Load Default: If you want to reset the Print Server to default factory
settings, please click “Load Default”.
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7.12 Wizard
Click “Wizard” icon
on the tool bar, the setup wizard item of the
current selected print server will be showed on the right side of the
window.
Double click the “Print Server Setup Wizard” the setup wizard will guide
you through all the setup process.
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Step 1: Set up the name of this print server.
Step 2: Select to enable required printing protocol. Please refer to section
7.11 for detail information.
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Step 3: Setup the IP of this print server and the DHCP server. Please
refer to section 7.6 for detail information.
Step 4: Setup the AppleTalk printing. Please refer to section 7.8 for detail
information.
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Step 5: Setup the NetWare printing. Please refer to section 7.7 for detail
information.
Step 6: Click “Save” to finish setting. Please reboot the print server to let
these settings take effect.
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7.13 Report
Click “Report” icon
on the tool bar, the Report window will pop up.
The report lists basic information of all available print servers on the
network. The information includes Device Name, MAC ID, Model Type
and Firmware Version of the print server.
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8.
Web Management
8.1
Introduction
Print server can be configured and managed on the Web. Through Local
Area Network, or even Internet, administrator can easily configure and
manage print server’s various main functions in browsers. Simply enter
print server’s IP address into your browser’s address field to manage a
print server by print server’s built-in Web Server.
The default IP Address, User Name and Password settings of the Print
server are as follows.
IP Address: 192.168.2.2
User Name: Admin
Password: 1234
8.2
Login
You may use any Web Browser to review the status or configure the
settings of the print server. After entering the IP address of the print server,
a login page display. You have to enter correct “User Name” and
“Password” before going to the Web Management pages.
Notes:
Default User Name is “admin”,
default password is “1234”.
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8.3
8.3.1
Device Status
System
System Information includes “Device Name”, “Print Server Name”,
“Model Type”, “Firmware Version”, “MAC Address” and the protocols
enabled status, etc.
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8.3.2
Printer
This page lists information of printer connected to the printer port.
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8.3.3
TCP/IP
This page lists all TCP/IP settings of the print server including “IP
Address”, “Subnet Mask” and “Gateway”. It also lists DHCP server
setting.
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8.3.4
SMB
This page lists the SMB group and the pass job interval time settings of
the print server.
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8.3.5
SNMP
This page lists the SNMP settings of the print server. It includes the
settings of “SNMP System Contact” and “SNMP System Location”.
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8.3.6
NetWare
This page lists NetWare settings, including “Polling Time”, “Use Bindery
Mode”, “Name of the File Server” and “Port Attached Queue”.
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8.3.7
AppleTalk
This page lists AppleTalk settings, including “AppleTalk Zone Name” and
“Printer Type” of the printer connected to the print port.
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8.4
8.4.1
Setup Wizard
System
You can change the print server name and password of the print server
from here.
Print Server Name, the name of the print server. You can use this name to
identify the print server when you are searching for the print server by the
administration and client utilities.
Password, enter the password you want to change to the print server. The
password can be up to 7-digit alphanumeric format. The default password
is “1234”.
Re-type Password, enter the password you want to change to the print
server again.
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8.4.1.1
Advanced Settings
You can enable/disable the printing protocols from the screen. To enable
the function, please select “Enable”; to disable the function, please select
“Disable”.
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8.4.2
TCP/IP
You can configure the print server to automatically get IP from DHCP
server or manually specify static IP. The print server also has a built-in
DHCP server. You can enable this DHCP server and let it manages IP for
you.
If you need the print server to automatically get an IP from DHCP server,
select “Enable Obtain TCP/IP Settings Automatically (Use DHCP/
BOOTP)”. You also can select “Disable Use the following TCP/IP
Settings” to manually assign “IP Address”, “Subnet Mask” and
“Gateway” for the print server.
You can enable/disable or set auto for the print server’s DHCP server.
The DHCP server is disabled by default. If the DHCP Server is enabled or
set Auto, you have to assign a range of IP addresses here. Fill in the
“Start IP”, “Range”, “DNS”, “Subnet Mask” and “Gateway”, and the print
server will assign a unique IP for each client. Note that when “Auto” is
selected, the DHCP Server of the print server will be enabled only when
there is no other DHCP Server within the network.
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8.4.3
SMB
You can enable/disable the SMB protocol from here. If SMB is enabled,
enter the “SMB Group Name” to specify the SMB group that this print
server belongs to. All PC should join the same group before they can use
this print server by SMB protocol.
“Pass Job When Error Occurred” is for you to set the interval time for
bypassing the current printing job in order to avoid the printing job is not
printed completely while the printer is interrupted unexpectedly because of
paper out or off line.
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8.4.4
SNMP
The print server supports SNMP configuration. If it is enabled, please set
up the following parameters.
SNMP System Contact: You can enter the print server administrator’s
contact information here. This information will be displayed in the SNMP
management tool.
SNMP System Location: You can enter the installed location of the print
server here. This information will be displayed in the SNMP management
tool.
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8.4.5
NetWare
This print server supports NetWare Bindery Printing method. The print
server periodically polls the NetWare server printer queues for printing
jobs. You have to assign the NetWare server name, print server polling
interval and the name of queue on the NetWare server for each printer
port.
Polling Time is the polling interval of the print server for waiting printing
jobs on the NetWare server.
Name of the File Server is the name of the NetWare file server that
provides printer queues.
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8.4.6
AppleTalk
AppleTalk is a data communication protocol often used by Macintoshes.
The print server can use these parameters to join the AppleTalk network
and share the printer to other AppleTalk workstations. You have to select
to enable or disable AppleTalk, and setup the “Zone Name” and “Printer
Type” for each printer port of this print server.
AppleTalk Enable: Enable or disable “AppleTalk”.
AppleTalk Zone Name: Print server has to join zones of AppleTalk before
it can be shared to other workstations. Only workstations in the same
zone can share the printer. If you want to share the printer to all
workstations in all Zones, you should enter only “*” in the “Zone Name”
field.
Printer Type, the type of printer attached to each printer port. You can get
the printer type from the manufacturer of the printer.
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8.4.7
Save Settings
You can click the “Save Settings” to save the settings and restart the
system.
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8.5
8.5.1
System Tools
Load Default
You can use this page to restore the factory default settings. All of your
previous setup will be cleared.
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8.5.2
Upgrade Firmware from Browser
You can upgrade new firmware for this print server in this page. Click
“Browse” to select the new firmware in your storage and then click “OK”,
the firmware will be updated in several minutes.
Be aware that if you have started upgrading firmware, you have to follow
all the upgrading steps or the print server can’t turn back to normal
configuration.
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9. IPP Printing
9.1 Introduction
IPP (Internet Printing Protocol) Printing provides a convenient way of
remote printing service by TCP/IP. The print server can support IPP
printing by default. It is needless to do any setting. Any PC that can
support IPP printing, for example Windows 2000/XP, can directly use the
print server by IP. By using the IPP printing, you can share the printer to
all the PCs that can access the print server by IP. You can even share
your printer to Internet users.
9.2 System Setup
9.2.1
Print Server Side
It is needless to do any setting on the print server side. Make sure the
print server has correct IP settings. If you want to share the printers to
Internet users, you have to set a real IP to the print server. You also have
to make sure that any gateway, router or firewall does not block IPP
protocol if you have these gateway devices installed in your network.
9.2.2
Client Side
You only need to perform Window’s standard Add New Printer procedure.
Step1. Click “Start”, choose “Settings” and select “Printers and Faxes”.
Step2. Click “Add a Printer”.
Step3. The “Add Printer Wizard” is displayed. Click “Next”.
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Step4. Select “A network printer, or a printer attached to another
computer”. Click “Next”.
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Step5. Select “Connect to a printer on the Internet or on a home or
office network” and enter the URL of print server. The URL
format is “http://IP:631/Port Name”. The IP should be the print
server’s IP. The number 631 is IPP standard port number. Port
Name is the port name of print server that your printer is
connected to. The default port name is “lpt1”. One example of the
URL is http://192.168.3.66:631/lpt1. After entering the URL of
print server, click “Next”.
Step6. Select a suitable printer manufacturer and the printer model and
click “Next”. If your printer is not in the list, click “Have Disk…” to
install the driver of the printer. After installation, the printer model
will be added to the list.
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Step7. Choose to set the print whether as a default printer or not. Click
“Next”.
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Step8. You have added the network printer to the PC successfully. The
information of the printer is displayed in the windows. Click
“Finish”.
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10. Windows XP SP2 Setup
In Windows XP SP2, XP SP2’s firewall would block the unknown
communications. This print server has allowed the communications data
passed through the XP SP2’s firewall.
In case that you do not find any print server listed on the “Available
Ports” in “Network Ports Quick Setup”, please follow the steps below.
Step1. Click “Start”, choose “Settings” and select “Network
Connections”.
Step2. Right click “Local Area Connection” and select “Properties”.
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Step3. Select “Advanced” tab and click “Settings…”.
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Step4. Select “Exceptions” tab and click “Add Program…”.
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Step5. Click “Browse” to add a new program.
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Step6. Open the “NPUtil” file from “C:\Program Files\PrintServer
Utilities” (where C:\ is the system drive).
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Step7. A new program “Network Ports Quick Setup” is displayed in the
list, click “OK”.
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Step8. Click “OK”. You have completed the setting. The Windows XP
SP2 will allow the incoming network connections activated by the
program.
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