Print Server User`s Manual

Print Server User`s Manual
Print Server
User’s Manual
Rev. 01 (April, 2004)
Made In Taiwan
TABLE OF C ONTENTS
ABOUT THIS GUIDE .................................................................................. 4
INTRODUCTION......................................................................................... 5
PACKAGE CONTENTS .................................................................................... 6
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS ............................................................................... 6
GENERAL FEATURES ..................................................................................... 7
PRODUCT VIEW............................................................................................. 8
HARDWARE INSTALLATION ............................................................... 10
NETWORKING APPLICATION ....................................................................... 10
INSTALLING THE PRINT SERVER .................................................................. 11
USING THE UTILITIES ........................................................................... 12
AUTO-RUN INSTALLATION ......................................................................... 13
PS-UTILITY ................................................................................................. 14
Installing PS-Utility ................................................................................ 14
Using PS-Utility...................................................................................... 15
WEB CONFIGURATION.......................................................................... 18
WEB CONFIGURATION UTILITY .................................................................. 18
HOME.......................................................................................................... 19
SETUP WIZARD ........................................................................................... 20
Second HTTP Port .................................................................................. 23
Save to Print Server ................................................................................ 24
CHANGE IP ADDRESS.................................................................................. 25
PRINTER INFORMATION ............................................................................... 26
FACTORY RESET ......................................................................................... 27
FIRMWARE UPGRADE .................................................................................. 28
ABOUT ........................................................................................................ 29
PRINTING IN WINDOWS 95/98/ME ...................................................... 30
INSTALLING THE LPR FOR TCP/IP PRINTING CLIENT ................................. 31
ADDING LPR PRINTER PORTS ..................................................................... 33
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PRINTING FROM WINDOWS 95/98/ME ......................................................... 35
SETTING TCP/IP PRINTING SETTINGS ......................................................... 38
PRINTING IN WINDOWS 2000/XP ........................................................ 40
SETTING UP WINDOWS 2000 TCP/IP PRINTING .......................................... 40
SETTING UP WINDOWS XP TCP/IP PRINTING............................................. 48
PRINTING IN MAC OS ............................................................................ 55
RENDEZVOUS USES IN MAC OS 10.2 ......................................................... 55
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A BOUT THIS G UIDE
This manual provides instructions and illustrations on how to use your
pocket-sized Print Server, including:
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Chapter 1, Introduction, provides the general information on
the product.
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Chapter 2, Hardware Installation, describes the hardware
installation procedure for the product.
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Chapter 3, Using the Utilities, helps you to install and use the
software.
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Chapter 4, Web Configuration, completes the configuration
using the web browser.
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Chapter 5, Printing in Windows XP, lets you complete printing
task through your print server in Windows XP environment.
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Chapter 6, Printing in MAC OS, lets you complete printing task
through your print server in MAC OS environment.
Please note that the illustrations or setting values in this manual are
FOR YOUR REFERENCE ONLY. The actual settings and values
depend on your system and network. If you are not sure about the
respective information, please ask your net work administrator or MIS
staff for help.
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1
I NTRODUCTION
Congratulations on purchasing your pocket-sized Print Server, the
easiest and fastest way to deploy printers on your network.
This compact print server can connect your network through an
Access Point under the infrastructure mode, or can be used in ad-hoc
mode for direct communication between PC/Notebook and print
server anywhere you wish to locate printer services. It manages the
flow of print files from your workstation or file server to its connected
printers, delivering print jobs to high-performance printers much
faster than a file server or a PC acting as a print server can.
The pocket-sized Print Server features a Web-based Configuration
Utility, which allows you to set up the print server through the web
browser easily and quickly. It also includes a simple software utility
PS-Utility, a user-friendly program that allows you to complete
settings for the print server.
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Package Contents
Unpack the package and check all the items carefully, and be certain
that you have:
♦ One single port print server
♦ One AC Power Adapter suitable for your country’s electric power
service.
♦ One Quick Installation Guide.
♦ One Installation CD-ROM containing the PS-Utility program and
the User’s Guide.
If any item contained is damaged or missing, please contact your local
dealer immediately. Also, keep the box and packing materials in
case you need to ship the unit in the future.
System Requirements
♦ Operating System:
Microsoft Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003.
Apple Mac OS X or above
♦ For Web Configuration:
Java-enabled web browser, such as Microsoft® Internet
Explorer 5.0 and Netscape Navigator 6.0.
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General Features
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Compliant with Bi-directional 36-pin parallel port
Equipped 10/100 auto-MDIX Fast Ethernet LAN port
Multi protocol support is ideal for shared printing in mixed-LAN
environments
Windows-based program makes it possible to set up in a few
minutes.
Offer LPR program for Windows 95/98/Me TCP/IP printing
IP assignment support for DHCP
Support Web configuration
Provide Flash memory for easy firmware upgrade
Support IPP for Windows 2000/XP
Support second http port for remote web configuration and IPP
printing.
Support Mac OS 10.2 “Rendezvous” zero-configuration feature
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Product View
This section describes the externally visible features of the print
server.
Front View
Printer Port – connect
the print server to a
Printer Port
Rear View
DC Power Input –
plug the AC Power
Adapter to this jack.
LEDs*
LAN Connector –
plug your LAN cable
to this connector.
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* There are three green LED indicators on the rear panel:
LEDs
Description
Power
Steady light confirms that the Print Server is powered
on.
LPT
When it blinks, the printer connected is printing.
Link/Act
Steady light confirms that the print server has a good
connection to your network.
When it blinks (briefly dark), the print server is
receiving/ transmitting data from/to the network.
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H ARDWARE
I NSTALLATION
Networking Application
The following diagram explains the application of your print server.
Pocket-sized Print Server
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Installing the Print Server
Follow these steps for a trouble-free start of print server operations
with your pocket-sized Print Server.
1. Confirm proper operation of the printer to be connected to the print
server.
2. When you have confirmed proper operation of the printer, turn off
the power.
3. Confirm that your network is operating normally.
4. Connect the print server to the network (through the RJ-45
connector of the print server).
5. While the printer is powered off, connect the print server to the
printer’s port.
6. Turn on the printer’s power.
7. Connect the DC end of the AC Power adapter to the DC power
input socket of the print server and the AC end to the wall outlet.
This will supply power to the print server immediately.
NOTE: This print server is built with a default IP Address. To
prevent from any conflict in your network, it is recommended to
use the PS-Utility program to change the IP setting when there is
some other device’s IP Address is the same as the print server’s
default IP Address.
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3
U SING T HE U TILITIES
This chapter describes the software utilities for the print server,
including how to set up your print server with these utility. The PSUtility is designed with a user-friendly interface that allows you to set
up and administer the print server easily.
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Auto-Run Installation
Insert the Installation CD-ROM into your computer’s CD-ROM drive
to initiate the Auto-Run program, and the menu screen will appear as
below.
• User's Guide – click to preview the User's Guide in PDF format
for detailed information of the Print Server.
• Install Utility – click to install PS-Utility. Please refer to the
next section for detailed information on installing the utility.
• Browse CD – if you want to browse the contents of the
Installation CD-ROM, click this button and the contents of the
CD will be available for preview.
• Exit – click to close the Auto-Run program.
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PS-Utility
To avoid the conflict in your network, you can use PS-Utility to
change the related settings of your print server (such as the IP address)
after finishing the installation.
Installing PS-Utility
1. Click Install Utility from the Auto-Run menu screen. Once
executed, the Setup program will extract files to launch the
InstallShield Wizard; then, click Next > in the welcome screen of
InstallShield Wizard.
2. Choose the destination location. If no specific requirement,
leave the default setting and click Next >.
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3. The InstallShield Wizard starts to install the software, and the
Progress bar indicates the installation is proceeding.
4. When completed, click Finish.
After installing the utility, the application program for the print server
is automatically installed to your computer, and creates a folder in
Start\Programs\PS-Utility.
Using PS-Utility
This section describes the operation of PS-Utility.
Utility:
To launch PS-
1. Click Start -> Programs -> PS-Utility, and then click the PSUtility v2.00 item.
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2. The main screen will appear as below, and it starts to search the
connected print server within the network.
Your print server
Component Features:
1. Device List: Display the connected print server within the
network.
2. Control Buttons
- Change IP Address:
Click this button to bring
up the following dialog
box, allowing you to
change the IP Address.
In this dialog box, you can
select either Manually
Assign or DHCP Assign
Automatically. When
completed, click OK.
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Update Firmware: Click this button to update the firmware
of the selected print server.
Show Web Setup: Click this button to open your web
browser and launch the Configuration Utility. Alternately,
you can double-click the print server in the Device List to
launch the Configuration Utility.
Factory Reset: Click this button to reload the factory settings
of the print server.
Discover Device: Click this button to search the connected
print server again.
About: Click this button to bring up a window containing the
basic information of PS-Utility.
Close: Click this button to exit PS-Utility.
3. Information Field: Display the basic information of the selected
print server in the Device List.
4. Status Bar: Display the system status.
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4
W EB C ONFIGURATION
You can access and manage the Print Server through: 1) the enclosed
software PS-Utility, and 2) a web browser. This chapter describes
the second method – the Web Configuration Utility, and explains how
to set up your print server with the web browser.
Web Configuration Utility
First, launch your web browser (such as the Internet Explorer 6.0 used
in this manual). Then, type http://192.168.0.1 (the default IP
address) in the Address bar and press [Enter] to enter the Management
screen of the Configuration Utility.
TIP: The computer’s IP address must correspond with the print
server’s IP address in the same segment for the two devices to
communicate. Extensive knowledge of LAN will be helpful in
configuring the print server.
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Home
The Management Screen of the Configuration Utility
The Home screen displays the basic information of the print server. As
shown above, the System displays the status of your print server and
network. Clicking Refresh will update the information.
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Setup Wizard
The “Setup Wizard” will lead you to change all the configurations
step by step. Please follow below steps to finish it
System
In this field, you can configure the basic information of your print
server.
Server Name: Assign a name to the print server.
Port Name: Assign the Port Name for the print server
Password: Enter the Administrator password (3-8 characters).
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IP Address
This option allows you to set the IP address manually or
automatically. When you choose Manually Assign, you should enter
the related information in the following boxes, including IP Address,
Subnet Mask, and Default Gateway.
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Microsoft Network
Enter the name of the Workgroup that you want the print server
associated with in this field.
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Second HTTP Port
This field allows settings to open a second port for the remote printing
and IPP printing function. This will permit users to execute printing
jobs through broadband IP router.
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Save to Print Server
Please double check all the configurations and click “Yes” to save the
settings..
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Change IP Address
If you only need to change the print server’s IP address without any
other configuration. Please click the “Change IP Address” icon and
change it to what you want.
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Printer Information
The items in this field display the information of the printer, such as
the given name for the printer, printer status, and status of your
printing tasks, etc.
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Factory Reset
Please click Yes to reload the factory settings of the print server.
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Firmware Upgrade
When a new version of firmware is available (e.g. downloading from
the manufacturer’s website), you can upgrade the firmware of your
print server. Click Browse to point to the firmware file, and then
click Upgrade.
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About
This screen displays the information of the print server.
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5
P RINTING
IN
W INDOWS
95/98/ME
The Print Server can provide print services to TCP/IP networks using
the lpr/lpd network printing protocol. Most UNIX systems are
capable of supporting lpd, as is Windows NT/2000.
This LPR for TCP/IP Printing client gives Windows 95/98/Me
workstations the ability to print using the lpr/lpd printing protocol.
Though it is possible to print to Print Servers from Windows
95/98/Me, this capability is useful if primarily administer your
network from UNIX systems, or if you want to print from workstations
that are only accessible through IP routing.
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Installing the LPR for TCP/IP
Printing Client
Before your Windows 95/98/Me workstation can print using the lpr
protocol, you will need to install the client program, as follows:
1. Make sure that you have installed the TCP/IP protocol, and
have properly configured the Windows 95/98/Me TCP/IP
settings. You can install the protocol from the Network
control panel if necessary.
2. From the Start menu, choose the Settings submenu, then the
Control Panel item within it.
Control Panel folder.
Windows will display the
3. Double-click on the Network icon in the Control Panel folder.
4. Click on the Add... button on the Configuration tab.
5. Windows will ask for the type of component to add. Select
Client and click Add... to continue.
6. When Windows asks you to select a network client, click the
Have Disk... button.
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7. Insert the Print Server installation CD in your computer’s CDROM, enter the proper pathname (for example , D:\ lpr), and
click OK.
8. Select the LPR for TCP/IP Printing client and click OK.
9. Windows will copy the necessary files, and return to the
Network dialog.
Click OK to let Windows restart.
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Adding LPR Printer Ports
Once you have installed the client, and have enabled TCP/IP printing
for the Print Servers, then you need to add a printer port for each
printer you will be printing to using the lpr/lpd protocol. To add a
printer port,
1. From the Start menu, choose the Settings submenu, then the
Control Panel item within it.
Control Panel folder.
Windows will display the
2. Double-click on the Network icon in the Control Panel folder.
3. Choose the LPR for TCP/IP Printing client and click the
Properties button.
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4. Click the Add Port... button to add a new lpd-accessible printer
port.
5. Enter the IP address of the Print Server and the name of the
printer port that you will be printing to, then press OK.
Hint: You can get the Port name from the print server’s system
information through web browser. Please refer page 19.
6. Click OK to leave the LPR for TCP/IP Printing Properties
window.
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Printing from Windows 95/98/Me
After you have added the necessary printer ports, you can add a
printer device for printing to the port. To enable printing to an lpraccessible printer port from Windows 95/98/Me,
1. From the Start menu, choose the Settings submenu, then the
Printers item within it.
folder.
Windows will display the Printers
2. Double-click on the Add Printer icon in the Printers folder.
Windows will start the Add Printer Wizard.
Click the Next > button to continue to the next screen.
3. Choose the Network Printer selection and click the Next >
button to continue.
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4. Enter the name of the port, as displayed in the LPR for TCP/IP
Printing Port List.
Alternatively, you can click Browse... and locate the printer port.
TCP/IP printing ports are located under the Entire Network icon,
within the Print Servers - TCP/IP LPR icon.
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Press OK when you have located the proper printer port.
Click Next > to continue to the next step.
5. At this point Windows will ask you to choose the correct printer
driver for the printer. Choose you printer’s make and model
from the list, or use the driver disk included with the printer.
When you have chosen the correct printer, click Next > to
continue.
6. Windows will then ask for a name for the new printer, and ask
whether or not you want to set the printer as the Windows
default printer. Click Finish (or Next >) to continue.
7. Windows may ask you whether or not you wish to print a test
page to make sure that the printer will work correctly. When
the test page is done printing, you will be asked whether or not
the test page printed.
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Setting TCP/IP Printing Settings
The lpr client’s Properties dialog allows you to change several of the
client’s settings. To change these settings,
1. From the Start menu, choose the Settings submenu, then the
Control Panel item within it.
Control Panel folder.
Windows will display the
2. Double-click on the Network icon in the Control Panel folder.
3. Choose the LPR for TCP/IP Printing client and click the
Properties button.
4. Click on the Settings tab to access the lpr client settings.
Change the settings as necessary, and press OK to let the
changes take effect.
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The parameters are as follows:
♦ Communication Timeout Determines how long, in seconds,
the system will wait before determining that it has lost
connection with lpr/lpd print servers.
♦ Retry Interval Determines how long, in seconds, the system
will wait before retrying a lost connection.
♦ Retry Times Determines how many times the system will
retry a lost connection with an lpr/lpd print server. If Infinite
is checked, it will retry indefinitely.
♦ Spool Path Gives the directory path where the system will
temporarily store lpr/lpd print server job files.
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6
P RINTING IN W INDOWS
2000/XP
Setting Up Windows 2000 TCP/IP Printing
Following is the correct procedure for setting up TCP/IP LPR printing
under Windows 2000.
Click Start > Settings > Printers.
Double Click “Add Printer”
Select “Local Printer”
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Create a new “Standard TCP/IP Port”
Click “Next”
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Input the IP Address of the Print Server, and the Port name of the Port
that will be printed to, then click “Next”.
Hint: You can get the Port name from the print server’s system
information through web browser. Please refer page 19.
Select “Custom”, and click “Settings”.
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Select “LPR”, and put the Port name in the field labeled “Queue
Name”. Then Click “OK”.
Click “Next”.
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Click “Finish”
The Printer Install Wizard will now prompt for drivers. Select the
correct Make and Model, or click “Have Disk”, to provide the
Manufacturer’s Driver Disk.
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Click “Next”.
Select a “Printer Name”.
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Sharing can be enabled here.
Also, a Test Page can be printed to confirm proper configuration.
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When the Test Page has been printed, click “Finish” to complete the
installation.
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Setting Up Windows XP TCP/IP Printing
Following is the correct procedure for setting up TCP/IP LPR printing
under Windows XP.
Click Start > Printer and Faxes
Double Click “Add a Printer”
Click “Next”
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Select “Local Printer”
Create a new “Standard TCP/IP Port”
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Click “Next”
Input the IP Address of the Print Server, and the Port name of the Port
that will be printed to, then click “Next”.
Hint: You can get the Port name from the print server’s system
information through web browser. Please refer page 19.
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Select “Custom”, and click “Settings”.
Select “LPR”, and put the Port name in the field labeled “Queue
Name”. Then Click “OK”.
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Click “Next”.
Click “Finish”
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The Printer Install Wizard will now prompt for drivers. Select the
correct Make and Model, or click “Have Disk”, to provide the
Manufacturer’s Driver Disk.
Click “Next”.
Select a “Printer Name”.
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A Test Page can be printed to confirm proper configuration.
When the test page has been printed, click “Finish” to complete the
installation.
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P RINTING IN MAC OS
Rendezvous Uses in MAC OS 10.2
The latest version of MAC OS provides a new feature that is called
Rendezvous. Rendezvous is a revolutionary networking technology
standard that lets you create an instant network of computers and
devices, which can be used throughout Mac OS 10.2 to provide
innovative ways to share files and printers and even contact other
people on the network.
For the printer connection, the Mac OS 10.2 Print Center application
uses Rendezvous to discover Rendezvous-enabled printers on the
network. When you add your computer to a network, Print Center
automatically discovers the available printers. All you have to do is
selecting the one you want to use and then start printing. You can
add a new printer to the network and all the users on the network will
see the new printer automatically appear in their Print Center, without
any configuration.
The following instructions provide a common procedure of installing
the printer:
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1. Launch Print Center.
Add button.
Press and hold the Option key, click the
2. Select Rendezvous from the pop-up menu.
3. When clicking the Rendezvous item, the following window
appears to display the connected Rendezvous-enabled printers.
Connected printer(s)
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4. Select the desired printer, and the following pop-up menu displays
the printer’s manufacturer. Select Generic.
5. The printer is installed into the system successfully.
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