Axis 1620 User`s manual

Axis 1620 User`s manual
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Macintosh
UNIX
AXIS 1620
Network Print Server
OS/2
Windows
NetWare
AXIS 1620 User’s Manual
User’s Manual
AXIS 1620 User’s Manual
NetWare
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Safety Notices
Please take some time to read through the safety notices before installing the AXIS 1620.
Caution! - must be observed to avoid loss of data or damage to your equipment.
Important: - must be observed to avoid operational impairment.
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) notices - USA
This equipment generates and radiates radio frequency energy and if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction
manual, may cause interference to radio communications. It has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A
computing device pursuant to Subpart B of Part 15 of FCC rules, which are designed to provide reasonable protection against such
interference when operated in a commercial environment. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause
interference in which case the user at his own expense will be required to take whatever measures may be required to correct the
interference. Shielded cables should be used with this unit to ensure compliance with the Class A limits.
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) notices - Europe
Macintosh
This digital equipment fulfils the requirements for radiated emission according to limit B of EN55022/1994, and the requirements
for immunity according to EN50082-1/1992 residential, commercial, and light industry (Compliance is not valid for unshielded
network and printer cables).
Liability
UNIX
OS/2
Windows
Do not proceed beyond any of the above notices unless you have taken appropriate measures!
Year 2000 compliance
Every care has been taken in the preparation of this manual; if you detect any inaccuracies or omissions, please inform us by
contacting your local Axis office. AXIS Communications AB cannot be held responsible for any technical or typographical errors and
reserves the right to make changes to the product and manuals without prior notice. Axis Communications AB makes no warranty of
any kind with regard to the material contained within this document, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of
merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Axis Communications AB shall not be liable nor responsible for incidental or
consequential damages in connection with the furnishing, performance or use of this material.
Axis Communications warrants that the AXIS 1620, with software versions 5.48 or later, is Year 2000 compliant.
Axis’ Trademarks
NetPilot, ThinServer, ThinWizard.
Other Trademark Acknowledgments
AIX, Apple, DEC, DOS, Ethernet, EtherTalk, HP, IBM, JetAdmin, Internet Explorer, LAN Manager, LAN Server, LANtastic,
Macintosh, Microsoft, MVS, NDPS, Netscape, Novell NetWare, OS/2, OS/400, PostScript, SCO, UNIX, VM, VMS, VSE,
Windows, are registered trademarks of the respective holders.
AXIS 1620 User’s Manual
Part No: 17125
Copyright © Axis Communications AB, 1998 - 1999
Revision 1.0
Date: November 1999
This manual provides introductory information as well as detailed instructions on how to set up
and manage the AXIS 1620 in various network environments. It is intended for everyone
involved in installing and managing the AXIS 1620. To fully benefit from the manual, you
should be familiar with basic networking principles.
This manual is applicable for the AXIS 1620, with software release 6.01 or later.
About Axis
Axis Communications is dedicated to providing innovative solutions for network-connected
computer peripherals. Since the start in 1984, it has been one of the fastest growing companies in
the market and is now a leader in its field.
ThinServer™ Technology - enables Axis’ products to act as intelligent file server independent
ThinServer devices. A ThinServer device is a network server which includes “thin” embedded
server software capable of simultaneous multiprotocol communication, scalable RISC hardware
and a built-in Web server which allows easy access and management via any standard Web
browser. The ThinServer technology makes it possible to connect any electronic device to the
network, thus providing “Access to everything”.
Today, Axis Communications is offering six major ThinServer product lines consisting of:
Network Print Servers - offer a powerful and cost-efficient method for sharing printer resources
in your network. They connect to any standard printer, featuring high performance, simple
management and easy upgrading across the network. The print servers are available in Ethernet,
Fast Ethernet and Token Ring versions.
IBM Mainframe and S/3x - AS/400 Print Servers and Protocol Converters - include a wide
range of LAN, coax and twinax attached print servers for the IBM host environment. By
emulating IBM devices, these servers provide conversion of the IPDS, SCS and 3270DS data
streams to the major ASCII printer languages.
NetWare
Windows
About this manual
OS/2
Thank you for purchasing the AXIS 1620 Network Print Server. This product has been
developed to connect your printers anywhere in your network, allowing all network users access
to the shared printer resources.
Macintosh
Preface
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AXIS 1620 User’s Manual
AXIS 1620 User’s Manual
OS/2
Windows
NetWare
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Network Attached Optical Media Servers - provide a flexible and cost-efficient solution for
sharing CD-ROMs, DVD-ROMs and other optical media across the network. They are available
in Ethernet, Fast Ethernet and Token Ring versions.
Network Camera Servers - provide live images using standard Internet technology, thus enabling
access to live cameras via any standard Web browser. They offer a perfect solution for remote
surveillance over the Internet; their sharp images can bring life into any web site. These servers
support Ethernet as well as PSTN and GSM phone lines.
Network Scan Servers - enable easy distribution of paper-based information across workgroups
and the enterprise. By sending scanned documents to your destination via the Internet/intranet,
you will reduce your faxing/mailing costs, as well as save time, thus improving your organization’s
efficiency.
Support services
UNIX
Macintosh
Should you require any technical assistance, please contact your Axis dealer. If your questions
cannot be answered immediately, your Axis dealer will forward your queries through the
appropriate channels to ensure you a rapid response.
If you are connected to Internet, you can find on-line manuals, technical support, firmware
updates, application software, company information, on the addresses listed below.
WWW:
http://www.axis.com
FTP server:
ftp://ftp.axis.com/pub/axis
Product Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Package Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The AXIS Online CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
AXIS 1620 Physical Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Section 3
Basic Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting a printer to the Ethernet Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installation Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Basic Setup with AXIS NetPilot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Assigning an IP address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Section 4
Setting Up - NetWare. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setup using NDPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Advanced Installation using AXIS NetPilot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Basic setup in Pure IP Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing Methods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Section 5
Setting Up - Windows. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
AXIS Print System Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows 95 and Windows 98 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows NT4.0 and Windows 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
AXIS Print Monitor Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows NT 3.5x . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
AXIS Print Utility for Windows Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows 3.1 and Windows for Workgroups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows Clients using LANtastic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Section 6
Setting Up - OS/2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
TCP/IP Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
NetBIOS/NetBEUI Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Windows
Section 2
OS/2
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Where to Use It . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
How to Use It . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Features and Benefits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Macintosh
Section 1
UNIX
Table of Contents
NetWare
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AXIS 1620 User’s Manual
Setting Up - Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Installation Using the Chooser Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Choosing a Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Section 8
Setting Up - UNIX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installation in the UNIX Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Print Methods on TCP/IP Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Logical Printers to Customize your Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Section 9
Management & Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Using a Web Browser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Using Netspot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Using AXIS ThinWizard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Using AXIS NetPilot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Using FTP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Using Telnet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Using SNMP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Using Novell Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Macintosh
Section 10
IPP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
User Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Address Schemes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How It Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Section 11
Upgrading the Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Obtaining the Updated Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Upgrading the Firmware Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Appendix A
Test Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Appendix B
The Parameter List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Appendix C
Technical Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Appendix D
Glossary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
OS/2
Windows
NetWare
Section 7
UNIX
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Index. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Section 1: Introduction
Section 1 Introduction
Windows
Based on the ThinServer technology, the AXIS 1620 allows you to
share your available printer resources with everyone on your network.
You can connect your AXIS 1620 directly to any Canon PCL printer.
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AXIS 1620 User’s Manual
The AXIS 1620 Network Print Server
The AXIS 1620 is developed to be connected with Canon PCL
printers only.
Macintosh
OS/2
1620
UNIX
If your printer supports the mini-Centronics standard, a Centronicsto-mini-Centronics cable must be used
Section 1: Introduction
AXIS 1620 User’s Manual
Where to Use It
Windows
NetWare
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UNIX
Macintosh
OS/2
1620
Supported
Environments
The AXIS 1620 is the ideal print server in mixed environments as it
can communicate with all the major computer systems and network
protocols including:
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NetWare
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UNIX
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Windows
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Windows clients connected to LANtastic networks
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OS/2
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Macintosh
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Internet/intranet via any standard Web browser
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AXIS NetPilot™ (NetWare - IPX)
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AXIS Print System (Windows 95/98, NT4.0 and 2000)
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AXIS Print Monitor (Windows NT 3.5x)
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AXIS Print Utility for Windows (Windows 3.1 and WfW)
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AXIS Print Utility for OS/2
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axinstall (UNIX)
❏ The AXIS 1620 can be installed in the Macintosh environment
without any Axis client software.
❏ The AXIS 1620 can be installed in NetWare - Pure IP
environments with NetWare Administrator.
Configuration and
Management
As the AXIS 1620 comprises a built-in Web server, it can be
configured and managed directly from its internal Web pages, using
HTTP over TCP/IP. Access to the AXIS 1620 via any javascriptenabled Web browser, offers you a platform-independent
management tool that is suitable for all supported network
environments.
In TCP/IP networks you can also use AXIS ThinWizard, which
provides you with remote management capabilities for your AXIS
ThinServer devices.
If your network does not support TCP/IP, you can use AXIS NetPilot
to configure and manage the AXIS 1620. AXIS NetPilot supports
communication via IPX/SPX and NetBIOS/NetBEUI.
Macintosh
Notes:
The installation of the AXIS 1620 and its integration into the network
is performed using the appropriate Axis client software, provided with
your print server:
UNIX
Installation and
Integration
NetWare
How to Use It
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Windows
Section 1: Introduction
OS/2
AXIS 1620 User’s Manual
UNIX
Macintosh
OS/2
Windows
NetWare
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Section 1: Introduction
AXIS 1620 User’s Manual
Features and Benefits
Reliability
The AXIS 1620 print server provides high performance and reliability
combined with low power consumption. The electronic circuits are
based on the improved AXIS ETRAX100 chip, which comprises an
integrated 32 bit RISC processor and associated network controllers.
Flexibility
It supports printing in all the major computer systems and
environments, including five different print methods in the TCP/IP
environment.
Speed
The AXIS ETRAX 100 chip has been specifically designed for LAN
products and benefits users with a faster throughput than a direct PCto-printer connection. With a sustained data throughput of more than
1 Mbyte per second, the AXIS 1620 is fast. High speed Centronics
communication such as ECP, High Speed and IBM Fast Byte is
supported.
Easy to Install
Using the available Axis installation tools, you can install the AXIS
1620 into any of the supported networking environments in just a few
minutes.
Security
Monitoring
You can assign passwords to restrict both login and printer access.
The provided AXIS Print System software, the AXIS NetPilot
software and the internal AXIS 1620 Web pages allow you to
continuously monitor printer status.
The AXIS Print System and the AXIS Print Monitor can be
configured to display pop-up messages that show the status of peer-topeer print jobs.
The AXIS 1620 additionally supports SNMP for remote monitoring.
The AXIS 1620 is equipped with one high-speed parallel port
connector that plugs directly into the printer´s parallel port.
NetWare
Pocket-sized
Windows
You can upgrade the AXIS 1620 Flash memory over the network.
This allows you to quickly update and enhance the operational
features of your AXIS 1620 when new print server software becomes
available. All software updates are free of charge.
OS/2
Futureproof
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Macintosh
Section 1: Introduction
UNIX
AXIS 1620 User’s Manual
UNIX
Macintosh
OS/2
Windows
NetWare
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Section 1: Introduction
AXIS 1620 User’s Manual
Section 2: Product Overview
NetWare
Section 2 Product Overview
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Package Contents
Verify that nothing is missing from the print server package by using
the check list below. Please contact your dealer if anything should be
missing or damaged. All packing materials are recyclable.
Windows
AXIS 1620 User’s Manual
o AXIS 1620, part no: 0084-001-01
oPower Supply:
Part nos.
(AXIS PS-B)
Optional accessories
Australia
13269
Europe
13267
Japan
13936
UK
13268
USA
13270
o Self-adhesive velcro ribbons, part nos: 13282 and 13283
o Printer cable extension, part no: 13522
Macintosh
o AXIS Online CD, revision 5.3 or higher
OS/2
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UNIX
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Macintosh
UNIX
AXIS 1620 User’s Manual
The AXIS Online CD
The AXIS Online CD provides an easy-to-use electronic catalog, that
includes all of the latest AXIS Utilities Software, Product Software,
White Papers, User Documentation, Technical References, etc. It is
compatible for use within all of the supported Axis computing
environments.
Start-up procedures
for Windows
The AXIS Online CD starts automatically from a local CD drive on
Windows 95/98, NT and 2000 platforms.
Windows 3.1 user’s are simply required to navigate to the CD root
directory and click on the setup31.exe file from within the Windows
File Manager.
OS/2
Windows
NetWare
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Start-up procedures
for UNIX, OS/2
and MacOS
Using your preferred file manager application, navigate to the CD
root directory and click start.pdf.
Note:
❏ If the Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.0 is not installed on to your
system, you can download it by clicking the Acrobat Reader
button located on the starting page on the AXIS Online CD.
AXIS 1620 User’s Manual
Section 2: Product Overview
Network Connectors
The AXIS 1620 is designed for 10 Mbps Ethernet and 100 Mbps Fast
Ethernet networks and connects to the network via a twisted pair
category 5 cable (10baseT and 100baseTX) or better. The AXIS 1620
is equipped with an autosensing function that detects the speed of the
local network segment and varies the speed of its data communication
accordingly, between 10 Mbps and 100 Mbps.
Printer Port
The AXIS 1620 print server is provided with a single high-speed IEEE
1284 compatible parallel port, that connects directly, without the
need of cabling, to any standard printer.
Centronics-to-Centronics and Centronics-to-mini Centronics
extension cables may be obtained from your local distributor for use
with printers physically unable to accommodate the AXIS 1620.
Macintosh
Plan view of the AXIS 1620
UNIX
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OS/2
Windows
NetWare
AXIS 1620 Physical Description
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UNIX
Macintosh
OS/2
Windows
NetWare
Test Button
AXIS 1620 User’s Manual
The test button is used for:
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•
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Printing a test page to check the connection to the printer.
Printing the parameter list showing all the AXIS 1620 settings.
Resetting the AXIS 1620 parameters to the factory default
settings.
Refer to Appendix A - Test Button, on page 143, for more information
about the test Button.
Network Indicator
Power Indicator
The network indicator flashes to indicate network activity.
The power indicator is lit while power is applied. If it is not lit, or it
flashes, there is a problem with the AXIS 1620 or its power supply.
After you have verified that no items presented in Package Contents, on
page 13, are missing, you are now ready to install your AXIS 1620.
Follow the instructions below to install the AXIS 1620 in your
environment:
1. Start the procedure by connecting the AXIS 1620 to your
network and printer as described in Connecting a printer to the
Ethernet Network, on page 18.
2. When the AXIS 1620 is successfully connected, proceed to the
Installation Guide, on page 20, where you will find further
information about how to install and integrate the AXIS 1620 in
your network environments.
NetWare
Windows
Getting Started
OS/2
Section 3 Basic Installation
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Macintosh
Section 3: Basic Installation
UNIX
AXIS 1620 User’s Manual
NetWare
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Section 3: Basic Installation
AXIS 1620 User’s Manual
Connecting a printer to the Ethernet Network
Follow the instructions below to connect a printer to the network via
the AXIS 1620 print server.
Windows
Caution!
❏ The AXIS 1620 external power supply you are using must be
marked with the correct voltage! Refer to Package Contents, on
page 13.
1. Make sure that the printer is switched off and that the AXIS 1620
external power supply is disconnected.
UNIX
Macintosh
OS/2
2. Locate the serial number, found on the underside label of the
AXIS 1620, and write it down. You will need this number later
during the network configuration.
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3. Connect the AXIS 1620 to the printer, either directly to the
parallel printer port, or using the optional printer cable extension
with the optional velcro ribbons.
4. Connect your AXIS 1620 to the network using a twisted pair
category 5 cable (10baseT and 100baseTX).
5. Switch on the printer and connect the external power supply to
the AXIS 1620. The power indicator lights. If the network
indicator starts to flash, the AXIS 1620 is successfully connected
to the network.
6. Press and release the test button on the AXIS 1620 to print a test
page. If the printer and the AXIS 1620 are correctly connected,
the AXIS 1620 internal test page will be printed.
You are now ready to install your server onto your network using one
of the methods detailed in the Installation Guide, on page 20.
❏ The AXIS 1620 uses high speed Centronics Communication. For
use with older printers not supporting high speed, this function
can be disabled by using AXIS NetPilot, or any standard Web
browser. Please refer to Section 9 Management & Configuration,
on page 99, for more information.
NetWare
Windows
❏ Each AXIS 1620 Print Server is pre-configured with a unique
node address that is identical to the serial number. The node
address can be changed using AXIS NetPilot, or any standard
Web browser. Please refer to Section 9 Management &
Configuration, on page 99, for more information.
OS/2
❏ The test page includes a list of the most important parameters,
including the network speed and the firmware version number.
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Macintosh
Notes:
Section 3: Basic Installation
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NetWare
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Section 3: Basic Installation
Installation Guide
Installation Methods
OS/2
Windows
Environment
Macintosh
AXIS 1620 User’s Manual
The method of installation that you choose should be dictated by your
printing requirements and your supported network environments.
Select the appropriate installation method from the table below:
Network Configuration
NDPS (Pure IP)
NetWare
Action
See Assigning an IP address, on page 26
See Setup using NDPS, on page 36
Standard NetWare
(Pure IP)
See Assigning an IP address, on page 26
NDPS (IPX)
See Setup using NDPS, on page 36
Standard NetWare (IPX)
See Basic Setup with AXIS NetPilot, on page 22
Advanced configuration
(IPX)
See Basic setup in Pure IP Networks, on page 42
See Basic Setup with AXIS NetPilot, on page 22.
Proceed with Advanced Installation using AXIS
NetPilot, on page 39
TCP/IP
See Section 5 Setting Up - Windows, on page 45
NetBIOS/NetBEUI
See Section 5 Setting Up - Windows, on page 45
Windows
UNIX
See Assigning an IP address, on page 26
TCP/IP
Proceed with Section 6 Setting Up - OS/2, on
page 71
NetBIOS/NetBEUI
See Section 6 Setting Up - OS/2, on page 71
Macintosh
AppleTalk
See Section 7 Setting Up - Macintosh, on page 77
UNIX
TCP/IP
OS/2
See Assigning an IP address, on page 26
Proceed with Section 8 Setting Up - UNIX, on
page 83
Installation Tool
NetWare
TCP/IP
NetWare Administrator
IPX/SPX
AXIS NetPilot
TCP/IP
AXIS Print System
NetBIOS/NetBEUI
AXIS Print System
TCP/IP
LPR Spooler (*)
NetBIOS/NetBEUI
AXIS Print Utility for Windows
TCP/IP
Standard using the lprportd
service method
NetBIOS/NetBEUI
AXIS Print Utility for OS/2
Macintosh
AppleTalk
Standard using the Chooser
UNIX
TCP/IP
axinstall
Windows
95/98/NT/2000
Windows 3.1/WfW
OS/2
Recommended installation tools for the AXIS 1620
*
A shareware LPR spooler is available for Windows for
Workgroups. You can download this software from
ftp://ftp.axis.com/pub/axis/software/prt_srv/utility/wlprs/.
NetWare
Operating System Protocols
Windows
Environment
OS/2
The appropriate installation tools for the AXIS 1620 are summarized
in the following table:
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Basic Setup with AXIS NetPilot
Follow the instructions available on the AXIS Online CD to install the
AXIS NetPilot software on to your computer. AXIS NetPilot runs on
any of the Windows platforms; Windows 3.x, Windows 95, Windows
98, Windows NT, Windows 2000 or Windows for Workgroups.
Starting the
Installation
Follow the instructions below to install the AXIS 1620 with AXIS
NetPilot:
2. Locate the AXIS 1620 in the ‘New Axis Units’ folder. Select it and
click the Install button on the AXIS NetPilot toolbar. If your
network is large, it could take a few seconds before the print server
appears in the folder.
3. Choose the with Installation Wizard option and click OK. The
following screen appears:
UNIX
Macintosh
OS/2
1. Start AXIS NetPilot by double-clicking the NetPilot icon, which
is located in the folder where you installed AXIS NetPilot.
The AXIS NetPilot Installation Wizard Main window
Print Server Name
The default print server name consists of the characters ‘AXIS’
followed by the last six digits of the serial number. If you want to
change the print server name, just type the new name in the available
text field.
Environments
Choose which networking environments you want to configure the
AXIS 1620 for, i.e. NetWare, TCP/IP, Windows & OS/2 or
Macintosh. If your network comprises various different platforms, you
can enable any combination of environments.
NetWare NDS
Place NetWare Print Queues on a specific bindery server, or
alternatively into an NDS Tree.
The IP address
Choose the method the AXIS 1620 should employ for obtaining an IP
address. DHCP, ARP, RARP and BOOTP are supported. You can
also select to set the IP address manually. Refer to Assigning an IP
address, on page 26 for further information about setting the IP
address.
NetWare
❏ The number of options varies according to the number of
environments you enable.
Windows
Note:
OS/2
The AXIS NetPilot Installation Wizard guides you through the
installation process. The following options are available:
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Section 3: Basic Installation
Windows
NetWare
Print Queues
AXIS 1620 User’s Manual
The AXIS 1620 uses the print server name followed by the printer
port as the default Print Queue name and print server port name. If
you want to change the default printer queue names, just type the new
names in the available text fields.
Environment
Default Names
NetWare
AXIS1A0003_LPT1_Q
Windows & OS/2
AX1A0003.LP1
AppleTalk
AXIS1A0003_LPT1
OS/2
Default Print Queue Names and Print Server Port Names
for each of the operating environments.
UNIX
Macintosh
Test Page
The final user prompt in the Installation Wizard allows you to print a
test page through NetWare. The test page displays the name of all the
NetWare servers the AXIS 1620 is connected to and shows the status
of each connection.
Unless you want to connect or create additional printing queues, the
installation for the NetWare environment is now completed.
❏ For information on advanced functions, please refer to the AXIS
Network Print Server Technical Reference. You can download
this or other technical information over the Internet by accessing
the Axis WWW Home Page at http://www.axis.com/ or the
AXIS Online CD.
NetWare
Windows
❏ No serious or permanent damage will be caused if you make a
mistake during installation. If you find, at any time, that printing
is not satisfactory, the parameters can easily be changed to tune
the system to your requirements.
OS/2
❏ The parameters entered during installation are not permanent;
they can be altered at any time according to your network
printing requirements.
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Assigning an IP address
Before you start
System privileges
You need root privileges on your UNIX system, or administrator
privileges on a Windows NT server to set the IP address using RARP,
BOOTP or DHCP.
Ethernet address
You need to know the Ethernet address of your AXIS 1620 to perform
the installation. The Ethernet address is based upon the serial number
of your AXIS 1620. This means, for example, that an AXIS 1620 with
the serial number of 00408C100086, will have the corresponding
Ethernet address of 00 40 8C 10 00 86. The serial number is located
on the bottom label of the unit.
Macintosh
Windows
To establish communication with the TCP/IP network, enabling
TCP/IP printing and Web browser management, an IP address must
be assigned to your AXIS 1620.
OS/2
NetWare
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IP address
UNIX
Important:
Unless you are downloading the IP address using DHCP, you must
obtain an unused IP address from your network administrator.
❏ DO NOT use the IP addresses used in the following examples
when installing your AXIS 1620. Always consult your network
administrator before assigning an IP address to your AXIS 1620.
See ...
AXIS IP Installer
Windows 95/98/NT/2000
page 29
DHCP
Windows NT/2000, UNIX,
NetWare 5, OS/2
page 30
Windows 95/98/NT/2000, OS/2
page 31
UNIX
page 32
RARP
UNIX
page 33
BOOTP
UNIX, NetWare 5, OS/2
page 34
AXIS NetPilot
Windows 95/98/NT/2000,
NetWare 5
Basic Setup with
AXIS NetPilot, on
page 22
ARP
Notes:
❏ The ARP and RARP methods operate on single network segments
only, that is they cannot be used over routers.
❏ Refer to Setting Parameters, on page 81 for information about
setting the IP address in the Macintosh environment.
NetWare
Network environments
Windows
Method
OS/2
You can set the IP address using one of the following methods,
depending on your network operating environment:
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Methods for setting
the IP Address
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Registering and
Resolving
Host Names
AXIS 1620 User’s Manual
In order to register the host name of the AXIS 1620 in networks with
dynamic IP address settings, WINS (Windows Internet Name Service)
and DDNS (Dynamic Domain Naming System) are supported. It is
recommended that at least one of these methods should be used if you
are setting the IP address of the AXIS 1620 using DHCP.
The host name of the AXIS 1620 is specified by the PS_NAME
parameter. Refer to B The Parameter List, on page 145
WINS host name rules
WINS only supports 15 character long host names. If your host name
is longer than 15 characters, the AXIS 1620 truncates the host name
to 15 characters when registering with a WINS server. You can view
the AXIS 1620 host name that is registered at a WINS server, in the
print server’s Web interface or in AXIS NetPilot. Refer to Section 9
Management & Configuration, on page 99.
DDNS host name rules
DDNS supports 53 character long host names, but they can only
consist of the characters ‘A-Z’, ’a-z’ and ‘-’. If your host name consists
of any other characters, they are converted to ‘-’, when registering with
a DDNS server. You can view the AXIS 1620 host name that is
registered at a DDNS server, in the print server’s Web interface or in
AXIS NetPilot. Refer to Section 9 Management & Configuration, on
page 99.
Macintosh
OS/2
Windows
NetWare
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UNIX
If the host name matches another entry in the DDNS data base, the
AXIS 1620 deletes the entry before registering.
Notes:
❏ The host name limitations conclude that if you want to register
the same host name at a WINS server and a DDNS server, the
host name should be no longer than 15 characters and it should
only contain the characters ‘A - Z’, ‘a-z’ and ‘-’.
❏ Refer to your system manuals or to your network administrator
for instructions on how host name resolutions are performed on
your system.
Follow the instructions below to set the IP address of your AXIS 1620
using the AXIS IP Installer:
Important!
❏ You should not use AXIS IP Installer to set the IP address of the
AXIS 1620, if you have an active DHCP server in your network.
1. Download the AXIS IP Installer to your host. The software is
available on the AXIS Online CD and on the Axis home page at
http://www.axis.com/.
2. Connect the AXIS 1620 to the network. Note the serial number
that is located on the underside label of the AXIS 1620. You will
need it in the proceedings steps.
3. Start the AXIS IP Installer.
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Windows
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OS/2
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6. The IP setting process will take approximately 10 to 40 seconds.
Click OK in the confirmation box that appears when the IP
address has been set.
Notes:
❏ AXIS IP Installer uses the BOOTP and DHCP protocols to
communicate with the AXIS 1620. Make sure that at least one of
these protocols is enabled in your print server.
❏ Restart your AXIS 1620, if it does not show up in the server list.
UNIX
5. Enter the desired IP address in the designated IP address field and
click the Set IP address button.
Macintosh
4. Click the serial number of your AXIS 1620 that appears in the
server list.
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Windows
NetWare
Using DHCP
AXIS 1620 User’s Manual
Follow the instructions below to download the IP address using
DHCP:
1. Edit or create a scope in the DHCP manager of the DHCP
daemon. The entries included in this scope should contain the
following parameters:
•
range of IP addresses
•
subnet mask
•
default router IP address
•
WINS server IP address(es) or DDNS server IP address(es)
•
lease duration
OS/2
2. Activate the scope.
Macintosh
If you are using WINS or DDNS, you should include at least one
WINS or DDNS server IP address in the DHCP scope. Immediately
after the IP address has been received, the AXIS 1620 registers its host
name and IP address on the WINS alternatively DDNS server. Refer
to Registering and Resolving Host Names, on page 28 for more
information.
UNIX
The AXIS 1620 automatically downloads the DHCP parameters.
The AXIS 1620 can automatically download a customized config file
from a TFTP server. Just add the name of the config file and the
TFTP server’s IP address to your DHCP scope. The config file is
downloaded immediately after the AXIS 1620 receives its IP address.
Note:
❏ You do not have to restart the AXIS 1620 to download the IP
address.
arp -s <IP address> <Ethernet address>
ping <IP address>
arp -d <IP address>
Example
arp -s 192.168.3.191 00-40-8c-10-00-86
ping 192.168.3.191
arp -d 192.168.3.191
The host will return Reply from 192.168.3.191 ... or a
similar message. This indicates that the address has been set and that
communication is established.
Notes:
❏ When using the Windows 95 implementation of ARP, change the
first line to:
arp -s <IP address> <Ethernet address> <w95host IP
address>, where <w95host IP address> is the IP address of
your Windows 95 host.
NetWare
2. Type the following commands:
Windows
1. Start a DOS window.
OS/2
Follow the instructions below to set the IP address using ARP:
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❏ When you execute the ping command for the first time, you will
experience a significantly longer response time than is usual.
❏ By using the arp -d command, the static entry in the arp table is
removed from the host’s cache memory.
UNIX
Using ARP in
Windows and OS/2
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NetWare
Using ARP in UNIX
AXIS 1620 User’s Manual
Follow the instructions below to set the IP address using ARP:
Type the following commands in the shell window:
arp -s <host name> <Ethernet address> temp
ping <host name>
Windows
Example:
arp -s npsname 00:40:8c:10:00:86 temp
ping npsname
OS/2
The host will return npsname is alive, or a similar message. This
indicates that the address has been set and that communication is
established.
Macintosh
Notes:
❏ If the host name has not been mapped to an IP address, simply
replace the host name entry with the IP address in the example
above.
❏ The ARP command varies between different UNIX systems.
Some BSD type systems expect the host name and node address in
reverse order. Furthermore IBM AIX systems will require the
additional argument ether. For example:
UNIX
arp -s ether <host name> 00:40:8c:10:00:86 temp
❏ When you execute the ping command for the first time, you may
experience a significantly longer response time than is usual.
Using RARP in UNIX
Section 3: Basic Installation
Follow the instructions below to set the IP address using RARP:
1. Append the following line to your Ethernet Address table. This is
typically located in the /etc/ethers file:
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Example:
00:40:8c:10:00:86 npsname
Windows
<Ethernet address> <host name>
3. If it is not already running, start the RARP daemon. This is
typically performed using the rarpd -a command.
OS/2
2. Update, if necessary, your host table and alias name databases, as
required by your system.
❏ If the host name has not been mapped to an IP address, simply
replace the host name entry with the IP address in the example
above.
❏ If you are using IBM AIX, you will probably not have access to a
RARP daemon. If this is the case, you can use either the ARP or
BOOTP methods instead.
UNIX
Notes:
Macintosh
4. Restart the AXIS 1620 to download the IP address.
Section 3: Basic Installation
Using BOOTP
in UNIX
AXIS 1620 User’s Manual
Follow the instructions below to set the IP address using BOOTP:
1. Append the following entry to your boot table. This is typically
performed by editing the file: /etc/bootptab
<host name>:ht=<hardware type>:vm=<vendor magic>:\
:ha=<hardware address>:ip=<IP address>:\
:sm=<subnet mask>:gw=<gateway field>
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Example:
OS/2
npsname:ht=ether:vm=rfc1048:\
:ha=00408c100086:ip=192.168.3.191:\
:sm=255.255.255.0:gw=192.168.1.1
UNIX
Macintosh
Notes:
❏ Enter the ht and vm fields exactly as shown in the example.
❏ The ha field is the Ethernet address/node address and the ip field
is the IP address of your AXIS 1620.
❏ The gw and sm fields correspond to the default router address and
subnet mask.
❏ If the host name has not been mapped to an IP address, simply
replace the host name entry with the IP address in the example
above.
2. If necessary, update your host table and alias name databases, as
required by your system.
3. If it is not already running, start the BOOTP daemon. This is
typically performed using the bootpd command.
4. Restart the AXIS 1620 to download the IP address, default router
address, and subnet mask.
The AXIS 1620 can automatically download a customized config file
from a TFTP server. Just add the name of the config file and the
TFTP server’s IP address to your boot table. The config file is
downloaded immediately after the AXIS 1620 receives its IP address.
Section 4: Setting Up - NetWare
Section 4 Setting Up - NetWare
This section describes how to continue the installation of the AXIS
1620 in the NetWare environment. Identify which transport protocol
you are running on your network and which installation method you
should use. Continue the installation by selecting the appropriate
installing instructions from the table below:
Transport
Protocol
Installation
method
See Setup using NDPS, on page 36
NDPS
IPX
Action
Proceed with Installing the AXIS 1620 in IPX networks, on page 37.
Queue based
NetWare printing
If you have performed the basic installations as described in Basic
Setup with AXIS NetPilot, on page 22, the AXIS 1620 is already
installed for printing in the NetWare environment.
Advanced
configuration
If you need a more advanced installation that is not covered by the
AXIS NetPilot Installation Wizard, continue with Advanced
Installation using AXIS NetPilot, on page 39.
see Setup using NDPS, on page 36.
NDPS
Pure IP
Proceed with Installing the AXIS 1620 in Pure IP networks, on page
38
Queue based
NetWare printing
See Basic setup in Pure IP Networks, on page 42
Advanced
configuration
See Basic setup in Pure IP Networks, on page 42
If you intend to operate your AXIS 1620 in a multiprotocol
environment, you should also proceed to the other relevant sections in
this manual, namely:
Section 5
Section 6
Section 7
Section 8
Setting Up - Windows, on page 45
Setting Up - OS/2, on page 71
Setting Up - Macintosh, on page 77
Setting Up - UNIX, on page 83
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Setup using NDPS
The AXIS 1620 supports Novell Distributed Print Services (NDPS),
which is Novell’s new generation architecture for printing and printer
administration. You can run NDPS over Pure IP (TCP/IP) or
IPX/SPX.
Before the AXIS 1620 can be installed, make sure that NDPS and an
NDPS gateway are installed on your NetWare file server.
AXIS 1620 supports the AXIS NDPS Gateway for printing in
networks using the IPX transport protocol, while the Novell NDPS
Gateway must be used for printing in IP networks. The printer
gateways are included with the NDPS software and are automatically
installed together with NDPS.
Notes:
❏ NDPS requires that you run NetWare 4.11 or higher.
❏ Pure IP is only supported by NetWare 5 or higher.
Installing the
AXIS 1620 in
IPX networks
Public Access
Section 4: Setting Up - NetWare
You can install the connected printers as public or controlled printers.
Follow the instructions below to install the AXIS 1620 using NDPS:
1. Make sure that the Axis NDPS Gateway is configured to
automatically create a public access printer, before you connect
the AXIS 1620 to the network.
2. Connect the AXIS 1620 to the NetWare network.
As soon as the NDPS Gateway finds the AXIS 1620, it will
automatically create a public access printer. All users have access to the
public access printers, which are found with the Novell Printer
Manager.
Controlled Access
1. Make sure that the NDPS Gateway is not configured to
automatically create a public access printer, before you connect
the AXIS 1620 to the network.
2. Connect the AXIS 1620 to the NetWare network.
3. Use the NetWare Administrator to create an NDPS printer as an
object in the directory.As directory objects, access to them is
controlled and they are no longer available as public access
printers.
The controlled access printer is found in the Novell Printer Manager’s
NDS object list.
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Installing the
AXIS 1620 in
Pure IP networks
AXIS 1620 User’s Manual
Having assigned an IP address to the AXIS 1620 as described in,
Assigning an IP address, on page 26, you are now ready to install the
AXIS 1620 for NDPS printing in Pure IP networks. Follow the
instructions below:
1. Start the NetWare Administrator. Create an NDPS Manager
object, if you do not have one available.
2. Use the NetWare Administrator to create the printer object.
The installed printer will appear in the NDPS Manager and the
printer object will appear in the Novell Printer Manager’s NDS object
list.
Please refer to the appropriate Novell documentation for instructions
on creating NDPS Manager objects and the printer objects.
Notes:
❏ During the creation of the printer object you must specify the IP
address of the AXIS 1620. If you have (D)DNS on your network
you can replace the IP address with the host name.
❏ Enter LPT1 as your printer port, when prompted during the
creation of the printer object.
Section 4: Setting Up - NetWare
Advanced Installation using AXIS NetPilot
Having installed your AXIS 1620 print server in accordance with the
basic installation procedures described in Basic Setup with AXIS
NetPilot, on page 22, your AXIS 1620 print server should now feature
in the ‘Network Print Servers’ folder located in the AXIS NetPilot
main window.
NetWare Network
Environment Window
The NetWare Network Environment window allows you to connect
additional print queues to your AXIS 1620 as well as create new ones.
Follow the steps below to gain access to the NetWare Network
Environment window:
1. Select the required Network Print Server from the ‘Network Print
Server’ folder.
2. Choose Network from the Setup menu or click on the Network
icon on the AXIS NetPilot’s toolbar.
3. If you are not logged on to your NetWare file server, a dialog box
will ask you to log on.
The AXIS NetPilot NetWare Network Environment window
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The AXIS 1620 periodically updates the configuration by scanning
the NDS tree or, in the case of NetWare versions 3.x, the designated
file servers.
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Connecting
Print Queues
Follow the steps below to connect a print queue to the print server
port:
1. Open the NetWare Network Environment window.
2. Select the print server port you want to connect.
3. Click the Connect... button. The Connect NetWare Print
Queues window appears.
The AXIS NetPilot Connect NetWare Print Queues window
4. Select the tree or server location of the print queue from the
Resources box.
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5. Select an existing print queue to connect to the server port, or
create a new print queue by clicking on Create Queue... If you
have selected an existing queue, advance to step 8. Continue with
step 6 only if you want to create a new queue.
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6. Type the queue name in the Create Queue dialog window. If you
want to create a queue in the NDS tree you must also enter the
name of the volume where the queue will be located. Click OK.
7. Select the newly created queue from the queue list.
8. Select Print Server Mode or Remote Printer Mode. If you
selected Print Server Mode, advance directly to step 11, otherwise
continue with step 9. Please refer to Printing Methods, on page 44,
for further information about the two printing methods.
9. Select an appropriate NetWare Print Server name, that will be
associated with the AXIS 1620 print server, by using the Browse...
button.
Notes:
❏ You cannot type or edit the name manually.
❏ Make sure that you have PSERVER.NLM running if you selected
Remote Printer Mode in step 8.
10. If you want to define a remote printer number slot manually,
check the Manual box and type the desired number in the box.
11. Click the OK button to return to the Network Environments
window.
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Basic setup in Pure IP Networks
In the NetWare Pure IP environment, you must use NetWare
Administrator to create the printer, print server and queue objects.
Installing the
AXIS 1620
Follow the instructions below to install the AXIS 1620 in the NetWare
Pure IP environment:
1. Start the Configuration Wizard from the User mode in the AXIS
1620 Web interface.
2. Click your way through the Wizard until reaching the NetWare
page. Make sure that the PSERVER_NDS parameter is set. If you
want to change the parameter value or if the parameter value is
empty, enter the desired values. The parameter value must include
the tree or the preferred file server you want to login to and the
print server name including the context. The syntax of the
PSERVER_NDS parameter is described in PSERVER_NDS
parameter, on page 43.
3. Use NetWare Administrator to create and link the printer, print
server and queue objects in the NDS tree.
4. Use the Add Printer Wizard to install the printer on your client.
Note that only NDS queue based PSERVER printing is
supported.
Any configuration and management of the AXIS 1620 can be
performed from any standard Web browser. Please refer to Using a Web
Browser, on page 100.
In Pure IP environments, the AXIS 1620 supports NDS queue based
PSERVER printing or NDPS printing. Refer to Printing Methods, on
page 44 alternatively Setup using NDPS, on page 36.
Notes:
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❏ If the PSERVER_NDS parameter includes the name of a tree and
not a specific file server, RCONSOLE (RCONAGG in NetWare
5x) must be running on at least one file server in the specified tree.
❏ If the IPX and IP transport protocols are enabled in your network,
you can use AXIS NetPilot to install the AXIS 1620 and to
connect print queues. Please refer to Basic Setup with AXIS
NetPilot, on page 22 and Advanced Installation using AXIS
NetPilot, on page 39.
❏ Pure IP requires that you run NetWare 5 or higher.
PSERVER_NDS
parameter
As shown in the instructions in Installing the AXIS 1620, on page 42,
the PSERVER_NDS parameter specifies which NDS tree or file server
the AXIS 1620 will login to. It also specifies the path to the print
server object in the tree. The syntax of the PSERVER_NDS parameter
is displayed in the following examples:
Example 1:
TREE:NW5_TREE DevDept.acme
In this example a print server named DevDept, with context acme,
will login to the tree, NW5_TREE.
Example 2:
171.16.2.249 DevDept.acme
In this example a print server named DevDept, with context acme,
will login to a file server with the IP address 171.16.2.249. If you have
a DDNS server on your network you can replace the IP address with
the host name.
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Printing Methods
The following overview explains the advantages and limitations of the
two supported Netware printing methods.
Print Server Mode
The AXIS 1620 logs in to a file server(s) and repeatedly polls the print
queues for print jobs. In this fashion, the AXIS 1620 emulates a
NetWare print server, which is a workstation running PSERVER. It
provides high printing speed with low network load and is the
recommended mode for medium to large sized networks. Each print
server in PSERVER mode takes one NetWare user license.
Advantages
•
High performance, typically up to 1 Mbyte/s.
Limitations
•
In bindery mode, this printing method requires a NetWare user
licence for each AXIS 1620 to file server link.
Remote Printer Mode
The AXIS 1620 connects to a PSERVER NetWare program running
on the file server, or to a dedicated workstation running
PSERVER.EXE. It then automatically receives print jobs from the file
server. In this fashion, the AXIS 1620 emulates a workstation running
the NetWare remote printer software RPRINTER, or NPRINTER.
This mode is only recommended for small networks where the
number of NetWare user licences is a major issue.
Advantages
•
NetWare user licences are not required.
Limitations
•
Lower performance, typically 20 - 70 kbytes/s for NLM.
•
Higher network load.
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Having connected the AXIS 1620 to your network, as described in
Connecting a printer to the Ethernet Network, on page 18, this section
describes how to install the AXIS 1620 in the Windows environment.
Identify your Windows platform and follow the installing instructions
from the list below.
Windows
Platform
Printing
protocol
TCP/IP
See ...
1. AXIS Print System Overview, on page 47
2. Installing TCP/IP Printers in Windows 95/98, on page 48
Windows 95,
1. AXIS Print System Overview, on page 47
Windows 98
NetBIOS/NetBEUI
TCP/IP
2. Installing NetBIOS/NetBEUI printers in Windows 95/98, on
page 51
1. AXIS Print System Overview, on page 47
2. Installing TCP/IP Printers in Windows NT 4.0/2000, on page 53
Windows NT 4.0,
1. AXIS Print System Overview, on page 47
Windows 2000
NetBIOS/NetBEUI
TCP/IP
Windows
NT 3.5x
1. AXIS Print Monitor Overview, on page 59
2. Installing TCP/IP Printers in Windows NT 3.5x, on page 60
1. AXIS Print Monitor Overview, on page 59
NetBIOS/NetBEUI
Windows 3.1 &
Windows for
Workgroups
2. Installing NetBIOS/NetBEUI printers in Windows NT 4.0/2000,
on page 56
NetBIOS/NetBEUI
2. Installing NetBIOS/NetBEUI Printers in Windows NT 3.5x:, on
page 61
1. AXIS Print Utility for Windows Overview, on page 65
2. Windows 3.1 and Windows for Workgroups, on page 67
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AXIS 1620 User’s Manual
If you intend to use the AXIS 1620 in a multiprotocol environment,
you should also refer to the following sections:
Windows
Section 4
Section 6
Section 7
Section 8
Setting Up - NetWare, on page 35
Setting Up - OS/2, on page 71
Setting Up - Macintosh, on page 77
Setting Up - UNIX, on page 83
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AXIS Print System is the recommended tool to use for network
printing in Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0 and
Windows 2000 environments. AXIS Print System allows Axis
Network Print Servers to be connected in the same simple fashion as a
local printer port. AXIS Print System has been developed for peer-topeer printing, allowing your print jobs to be sent directly to the AXIS
1620.
The AXIS Print System is available in an administration version and in
a user version. The only difference between them is that the
administration version includes an IP settings application called AXIS
IP Installer.
Peer-to-Peer Printing
Client-Server Printing
The AXIS Print System needs to be installed on each workstation to
perform peer-to-peer printing. Once installed, the AXIS Print System
allows you to access all network printers, just as if they were connected
directly to your workstation. Peer-to-peer printing offers the following
benefits:
•
You can easily monitor the status of your printers
•
You do not have to rely on a server.
AXIS Print System needs only to be installed on one server to perform
client-server printing. The installed printers must be configured to be
shared to allow clients to use them. Pop-up messages should not be
enabled on the server, as they will not be displayed on the client
platforms.
Windows
AXIS Print System Overview
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Windows 95 and Windows 98
Windows
Installing TCP/IP
Printers in
Windows 95/98
Install the AXIS Print System software on your Windows 95 or
Windows 98 client, if you have not already done so. AXIS Print
System can be downloaded from the AXIS Online CD or from the
Axis WWW home page at http://www.axis.com/.
To enable printing in the TCP/IP environment, you must ensure that
the TCP/IP protocol is enabled on your client.
The set of instructions you should use to install TCP/IP printer ports
is dictated by the IP address of your AXIS 1620:
Installing TCP/IP
Printer Ports and
Setting the IP Address
•
If you have an active DHCP server on the network or if you have
already set the IP address of the AXIS 1620 using another
method, you should follow the installation instructions presented
in Installing TCP/IP Printer Ports, on page 50.
•
If your AXIS 1620 is not assigned with a valid IP address, you
should follow the installation instructions presented in Installing
TCP/IP Printer Ports and Setting the IP Address, on page 48.
Follow the instructions below to install an AXIS Raw TCP/IP printer
port and set the IP address of the AXIS 1620, using AXIS Print
System:
1. Start AXIS Print System by selecting AXIS Print System from the
Start menu.
2. AXIS Print System starts. Select Search for newly connected print
servers... and click Next>.
3. Read the instructions and click Next>.
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4. AXIS IP Installer opens. Click the serial number of the AXIS
1620 that appears in the server list. Restart the AXIS 1620 if it
does not appear in the list.
❏ The serial number is located on the underside label of the AXIS
1620.
❏ If you have an active DHCP server in your network, you should
not use AXIS IP Installer to set the IP address. You should instead
follow the installation instructions available in Installing TCP/IP
Printer Ports, on page 50.
5. Enter the desired IP address in the appropriate fields and click the
Set IP address button.
6. The AXIS IP Installer closes and the Installation Wizard starts.
Select the port you want to install from the list and click Next>.
7. AXIS Print System searches your computer and the network for a
location for a suitable printer driver for the printer. Click Next> if
a printer driver is found. If not, you have to manually find a
printer driver using the Select button before clicking the Next>
button.
8. Enter a name for the printer, select if you want to make it your
default printer and select if you want to produce a test page. Click
Finish.
The printer is now installed on your computer. The printer will
feature in the My Printers window of AXIS Print System as well as in
the Printers folder of the Windows operating system.
If you want to change the default name or the password of the AXIS
1620, use the Configuration Wizard that is available from the User
mode of the Web interface. Refer to Using a Web Browser, on page
100.
Note:
❏ If you want to install LPR printer ports instead of Raw TCP/IP
printer ports, start the Microsoft Add Printer Wizard and refer to
the AXIS Print Monitor on-line help for instructions. The help
file is available in the folder where AXIS Print System is installed.
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Notes:
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Installing TCP/IP
Printer Ports
AXIS 1620 User’s Manual
Follow the instructions below to install an AXIS Raw TCP/IP printer
port, using AXIS Print System:
1. Start AXIS Print System by selecting AXIS Print System from the
Start menu.
Windows
2. AXIS Print System starts. Select your desired printer from the
Available Networks Printers window and click the Add to My
Printers button. The Add Axis Printers Wizard starts.
3. AXIS Print System searches your computer and the network for a
suitable printer driver for the printer connected to the AXIS 1620.
Click Next> if a printer driver is found. If not, you have to
manually find a printer driver using the Select button before
clicking the Next> button.
4. Enter a name for the printer, select if you want to make it your
default printer and select if you want to produce a test page. Click
Finish.
The printer is now installed on your computer. The printer will
feature in the My Printers window of AXIS Print System as well as in
the Printers folder of the Windows operating system.
If you want to change the default name or the password of the AXIS
1620, use the Configuration Wizard that is available from the User
mode of the Web interface. Refer to Using a Web Browser, on page
100.
Note:
❏ If you want to install LPR printer ports instead of Raw TCP/IP
printer ports, start the Microsoft Add Printer Wizard and refer to
the AXIS Print Monitor on-line help for instructions. The help
file is available in the folder where AXIS Print System is installed.
AXIS 1620 User’s Manual
Follow the procedures below to install Axis NetBIOS/NetBEUI
printer ports on a Windows 95 or Windows 98 workstation, using the
AXIS Print System:
1. To start the Add Printer Wizard, select Settings - Printers from
the Start menu and double-click the Add Printer icon.
2. After clicking Next> in the first dialog, the Wizard asks you to
select Local printer or Network printer. Select Local printer as the
AXIS 1620 emulates a local printer port. Click Next>.
3. Choose the appropriate printer driver for your printer. If the
desired printer driver appears in the displayed Manufacturers and
Printer Models lists, highlight your selection, click Next> and
proceed directly to step 6. It is only necessary to perform steps 4 5 if your printer does not appear in the model list.
Note:
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❏ Even if the desired printer is available in the Manufacturers and
Printer Models list, you are advised to use the printer driver
provided with the printer. This assures you of the latest driver
software.
4. Click the Have Disk... button. Insert the printer driver
diskette/CD that was provided with your printer, select the
appropriate diskette/CD drive and click OK.
5. Select the printer driver you want to install and click Next>.
6. Select the AXIS Printer Port from the Available Ports list. The
port name appears as <name>.LP1, where <name> is AX followed
by the last six digits of the AXIS 1620 serial number, e.g.
AX100086. Click the Configure Port button.
7. Choose whether error condition pop-up messages are to be
displayed by checking the box in the Configure AXIS Printer
Ports dialog. Define the frequency at which the error messages
should be displayed after retry. Click Next>.
8. Enter an appropriate name for your printer and click Next>.
9. Choose whether you wish to produce a test page and click Finish.
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Installing
NetBIOS/NetBEUI
printers in
Windows 95/98
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Installing Shared
Printers on your
Windows 95/98 client
AXIS 1620 User’s Manual
Follow the instructions below to install shared printers on your
Windows 95 or Windows 98 client:
1. Start the Add Printer Wizard by selecting Settings - Printers from
the Start menu and double-click the Add Printer icon.
2. Click Next> in the first dialog.
Windows
3. Select Network Print Server and click Next>.
4. Enter the path for the network printer or browse the network to
find and select it.
5. Choose the appropriate printer driver for your printer. If the
desired printer driver appears in the displayed Manufacturers and
Printer Models lists, highlight your selection, click Next> and
proceed directly to step 8. It is only necessary to perform steps 67 if your printer does not appear in the model list.
Note:
❏ Even if the desired printer is available in the Manufacturers and
Printer Models list, you are advised to use the printer driver
provided with the printer. This assures you of the latest driver
software.
6. Click the Have Disk... button. Insert the printer driver
diskette/CD that was provided with your printer, select the
appropriate diskette/CD drive and click OK.
7. Select the printer driver you want to install and click Next>.
8. Enter an appropriate name for your printer and click Next>.
9. Choose whether you wish to produce a test page and click Finish.
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Windows NT4.0 and Windows 2000
Install the AXIS Print System software on your Windows NT 4.0 or
Windows 2000 workstation, if you have not already done so. AXIS
Print System can be downloaded from the AXIS Online CD or from
the Axis WWW home page at http://www.axis.com/.
To enable printing in the TCP/IP environment, you must ensure that
the TCP/IP protocol is enabled on your client.
The set of instructions you should use to install TCP/IP printer ports
is dictated by the IP address of your AXIS 1620:
Installing TCP/IP
Printer Ports and
Setting the IP Address
•
If you have an active DHCP server on the network or if you have
already set the IP address of the AXIS 1620 using another
method, you should follow the installation instructions presented
in Installing TCP/IP Printer Ports, on page 55.
•
If your AXIS 1620 is not assigned with a valid IP address, you
should follow the installation instructions presented in Installing
TCP/IP Printer Ports and Setting the IP Address, on page 53.
Follow the instructions below to install an AXIS Raw TCP/IP printer
port and set the IP address of the AXIS 1620, using AXIS Print
System:
1. Start AXIS Print System by selecting AXIS Print System from the
Start menu.
2. AXIS Print System starts. Select Search for newly connected print
server... and click Next>.
3. Read the instructions and click Next>.
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Printers in Windows
NT 4.0/2000
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4. AXIS IP Installer opens. Click the serial number of the AXIS
1620 that appears in the server list. Restart the AXIS 1620 if it
does not appear in the list.
Notes:
❏ The serial number is located on the underside label of the AXIS
1620.
Windows
❏ If you have an active DHCP server in your network, you should
not use AXIS IP Installer to set the IP address. You should instead
follow the installation instructions available in Installing TCP/IP
Printer Ports, on page 55.
5. Enter the desired IP address in the appropriate fields and click the
Set IP address button.
6. The AXIS IP Installer closes and the Installation Wizard starts.
Select the port you want to install from the list and click Next>.
7. AXIS Print System searches your computer and the network for a
location for a suitable printer driver for the printer. Click Next> if
a printer driver is found. If not, you have to manually find a
printer driver using the Select button before clicking the Next>
button.
8. Enter a name for the printer, select if you want to make it your
default printer and select if you want to produce a test page. Click
Finish.
The printer is now installed on your computer. The printer will
feature in the My Printers window of AXIS Print System as well as in
the Printers folder of the Windows operating system.
If you want to change the default name or the password of the AXIS
1620, use the Configuration Wizard that is available from the User
mode of the Web interface. Refer to Using a Web Browser, on page
100.
Note:
❏ If you want to install LPR printer ports instead of Raw TCP/IP
printer ports, start the Microsoft Add Printer Wizard and refer to
the AXIS Print Monitor on-line help for instructions. The help
file is available in the folder where AXIS Print System is installed.
AXIS 1620 User’s Manual
Installing TCP/IP
Printer Ports
Section 5: Setting Up - Windows
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Follow the instructions below to install an AXIS Raw TCP/IP printer
port, using AXIS Print System:
2. AXIS Print System starts. Select your desired printer from the
Available Networks Printers window and click the Add to My
Printers button. The Add Axis Printers Wizard starts.
3. AXIS Print System searches your computer and the network for a
suitable printer driver for the printer connected to the AXIS 1620.
Click Next> if a printer driver is found. If not, you have to
manually find a printer driver using the Select button before
clicking the Next> button.
4. Enter a name for the printer, select if you want to make it your
default printer and select if you want to produce a test page. Click
Finish.
The printer is now installed on your computer. The printer will
feature in the My Printers window of AXIS Print System as well as in
the Printers folder of the Windows operating system.
If you want to change the default name or the password of the AXIS
1620, use the Configuration Wizard that is available from the User
mode of the Web interface. Refer to Using a Web Browser, on page
100.
Note:
❏ If you want to install LPR printer ports instead of Raw TCP/IP
printer ports, start the Microsoft Add Printer Wizard and refer to
the AXIS Print Monitor on-line help for instructions. The help
file is available in the folder where AXIS Print System is installed.
Windows
1. Start AXIS Print System by selecting AXIS Print System from the
Start menu.
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Installing
NetBIOS/NetBEUI
printers in Windows
NT 4.0/2000
AXIS 1620 User’s Manual
Follow the procedure below to install Axis Printer Ports from a
Windows NT 4.0 or Windows 2000 workstation:
1. To start the Add Printer Wizard, select Settings - Printers from
the Start menu and double-click the Add Printer icon.
2. Windows 2000 only: Start the installation by clicking Next>.
Windows
3. The Wizard asks you to select My Computer or Network printer
server. Select My Computer, as the AXIS 1620 emulates a local
printer port.
4. Click Add Port... in the Available ports dialog, select AXIS Port
and click New Port...
5. Select NetBIOS/NetBEUI as your choice of network protocol
and click OK.
6. Select the AXIS Port you want to add. The port appears as
<name>.LP1, where <name> is AX followed by the last six digits
of the AXIS 1620 serial number, e.g. AX100086. Click OK.
7. Close the Printer Ports window.
8. Click the Configure Port... button. Choose whether error
condition pop-up messages are to be displayed by checking the
box in the Configure Axis Ports dialog. Define the frequency at
which the error messages should be displayed after retry. Click
OK. Continue the installation by clicking Next>.
9. Choose the appropriate printer driver for your printer. Click
Next> and proceed directly to step 11. It is only necessary to
perform steps 9-10 if your printer does not appear in the list.
Note:
❏ Even if the desired printer is available in the Manufacturers and
Printer Models list, you are advised to use the printer driver
provided with your printer. This assures you of the latest driver
software.
10. Click the Have Disk... button. Insert the printer driver
diskette/CD that was provided with your printer, select the
appropriate diskette/CD drive and click OK.
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11. Select the printer driver you want to install and click Next>.
12. Enter an appropriate name for your printer and click Next>.
14. Choose whether you want to produce a test page and then click
Finish.
Using the Microsoft
LPD monitor with
Windows NT 4.0
This section describes how to set up a Windows NT Server v4.0 for
LPR printing over the TCP/IP protocol, using the built-in Microsoft
LPD monitor.
Basic Setup
If you have not already done so, you should perform the TCP/IP basic
setup procedures prior to installing a printer for LPD printing. These
procedures are defined in Assigning an IP address, on page 26 and
onwards.
Preparing for
LPR/LPD printing
In the Control Panel, click the Network icon. If the TCP/IP Printing
entry appears, then TCP/IP is already installed. Close the Network
folder and skip to Installing a printer on the next page.
Follow the following steps to prepare for LPR/LPD printing:
1. Open the Control Panel and click the Network icon.
2. Select Protocols.
3. Add TCP\IP Protocol.
4. Select Services.
5. Add MS TCP\IP Printing.
Windows
13. Choose whether you want to share the printer with other network
users and click Next>.
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Installing a printer
AXIS 1620 User’s Manual
Follow the instructions below to install a printer for LPD printing:
1. Open the Control Panel and open the ‘Printers’ folder.
2. Click Add Printer, select My Computer and then go to Next.
Windows
3. Select Add Port. In Printer Ports, choose LPR Port and then click
New Port.
4. In Add LPR compatible printer, enter the host name or IP address
of the AXIS 1620 as the print server to provide LPD.
5. Enter 'pr1', 'pr2', ... 'pr8' as the name of printer or print queue on
that server.
6. Choose a suitable printer driver for your printer and go to Next.
7. Enter a printer name and go to Next.
8. Select Shared if you want to share the printer over the network.
9. Enter a share name.
10. Click Next and then Finish.
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AXIS Print Monitor is the recommended tool to use for network
printing in Windows NT 3.5x environments. It allows AXIS Network
Print Servers to be connected in the same simple fashion as a local
printer port and once installed, is automatically initialized upon
system startup. AXIS Print Monitor has been developed for peer-topeer printing, allowing your print jobs to be sent directly to the print
server.
Printing Environments
AXIS Print Monitor supports printing over NetBIOS/NetBEUI and
TCP/IP (LPR). To enable printing in these environments, please
ensure that the desired printing protocols are running on your client.
Peer-to-Peer Printing
The AXIS Print Monitor needs to be installed on each workstation to
perform peer-to-peer printing. Once installed, the AXIS Print
Monitor allows you to access all network printers, just as if they were
connected directly to your workstation. Peer-to-peer printing offers
the following benefits:
•
You can easily monitor the status of your printers, by enabling
error condition pop-up messages.
•
You do not have to rely on a server.
Client-Server Printing
AXIS Print Monitor needs only to be installed on one server to
perform client-server printing. The installed printers must be
configured to be shared to allow clients to use them. Pop-up messages
should not be enabled on the server as they will not be displayed on
the client platforms.
Note:
❏ AXIS Print Monitor can be used for DOS printing. Please refer to
the AXIS Print Monitor’s Readme file for instructions. The
readme file is located in the same folder where AXIS Print
Monitor is installed on your PC.
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AXIS Print Monitor Overview
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Windows NT 3.5x
Windows
Installing TCP/IP
Printers in
Windows NT 3.5x
Install the AXIS Print Monitor software on your Windows NT3.5x
client, if you have not already done so. AXIS Print Monitor can be
downloaded from the AXIS Online CD or from the Axis WWW
home page at http://www.axis.com/.
To be able to print using LPR, you must have installed the AXIS 1620
in the TCP/IP environment as described in
Assigning an IP address, on page 26 and the TCP/IP protocol must be
enabled on your client.
1. Open the Print Manager and select Create Printer from the
Printer menu.
2. Enter an appropriate name in the Printer Name field.
3. Choose an appropriate printer driver for your printer from the
drop-down Driver list. If the desired printer driver already appears
in the displayed Manufacturers and Printer Models list dialog,
proceed directly to step 6. It is only necessary to perform steps 4 5 if your printer does not appear in the model list.
Note:
❏ Even if the desired printer is available in the Manufacturers and
Printer Models list, you are advised to use the printer driver
provided with your printer. This assures you of the latest driver
software.
4. Select Other... in the driver list. Insert the printer driver
diskette/CD that was provided with your printer, select the
diskette/CD drive and click OK.
5. Select the printer driver you want to install.
6. Select Other... from the “Print to” drop-down list.
7. Select AXIS Port from the list of available Print Monitors in the
Print Destination dialog. Click OK.
8. Select LPR (TCP/IP) as your choice of network protocol and
click OK.
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10. Select the AXIS LPR port you wish to use from the “Print to”
drop-down list. The ports appear as <port name>@<IP address>
or <port name>@<host name>,
e.g. [email protected]
11. Click the Settings button. Choose whether error condition popup messages are to be displayed by checking the box in the
Configure AXIS LPR Ports dialog. Define the frequency at which
the error messages should be displayed after retry. Click OK to
return to the Create Printer dialog.
12. Having selected and configured the chosen port, click Next>.
13. Select whether you want to share the printer with other network
users. Click OK.
The printer properties are displayed in an appropriate dialog that
allows you to refine your printer setup.
The Axis printer is now installed and will appear as an icon in the
Print Manager.
Installing
NetBIOS/NetBEUI
Printers in
Windows NT 3.5x:
Install the AXIS Print Monitor software on your Windows NT3.5x
client, if you have not already done so. AXIS Print Monitor can be
downloaded from the AXIS Online CD or from the Axis WWW
home page at http://www.axis.com/.
Follow the procedure below to install Axis printer ports from a
Windows NT 3.5x workstation:
1. Open the Print Manager and select Create Printer from the
Printer menu.
2. Enter an appropriate name in the Printer Name field.
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9. From the Add LPR port dialog, enter the IP address or host name
of your print server and define a Logical printer name. Click OK
to return to the Create Printer dialog.
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3. Choose an appropriate printer driver for your printer from the
Manufacturers and Printer Models list displayed and then proceed
directly to step 6. Please note that it is only necessary to perform
steps 4 - 5 if your printer does not appear in the model list.
Windows
Note:
❏ Even if the desired printer is available in the Manufacturer and
Printer Models list, you are advised to use the printer driver
provided with your printer. This assures you of the latest driver
software.
4. Select Other... in the driver list. Insert the printer driver
diskette/CD that was provided with your printer, select the
appropriate diskette/CD drive and click OK.
5. Select the printer driver you want to install.
6. Select Other... in the “Print to” list box.
7. Select Axis Port from the list of available Print Monitors and click
OK.
8. Select the AXIS Port you wish to add and then click OK. The
port appears as <name>.LP1, where <name> is AX followed by
the last six digits of the AXIS 1620 serial number, e.g. AX100086.
9. Click on Settings. Choose whether error condition pop-up
messages are to be displayed by checking the box in the Configure
Axis Ports dialog. Click OK.
10. Click OK.
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Using the Microsoft
LPD monitor with
Window NT 3.5x
This section describes how to set up a Windows NT Server
v3.5 and v3.51 for LPD printing over the TCP/IP protocol, using the
built-in Microsoft LPD monitor.
Basic Setup
If you have not already done so, you should perform the TCP/IP basic
setup procedures prior to installing a printer for LPD printing. These
procedures are defined in Assigning an IP address, on page 26 and
onwards.
Install the TCP/IP
Protocol Stack
In the Control Panel, click the Network icon. If the TCP/IP Printing
entry appears, then TCP/IP is already installed. Close the Network
folder and continue with Installing a printer on the next page.
Follow these steps to install the TCP/IP protocol stack:
1. In the Control Panel, select Network.
2. Click Add Software...
3. Select “TCP/IP Protocol and related components” and then
click Continue.
4. Check “TCP/IP Network Printing Support” and then click
Continue.
5. Select path and then click Continue.
6. Click OK in the Network Settings dialog box.
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Installing a Printer
AXIS 1620 User’s Manual
Follow the following step-by-step instructions to install a printer for
LPD printing.
1. In the Control Panel, click the Print Manager.
2. In the Printer menu, select Create Printer.
Windows
3. In the Printer Name field, type a name for your printer.
4. Choose a suitable printer driver for your printer.
5. In the Print to field, select Other...
6. In the Print Destinations dialog, choose LPR Port and then click
OK. The Add LPR Compatible Printer dialog will now appear.
7. In the Name or Address field, type the IP address or the host
name of your AXIS 1620. If you use a host name, this must be
defined in the hosts file on your server prior to the installation.
This file is normally located in /winnt35/system32/drivers/etc/hosts.
8. In the Name of Printer on the Machine field, type the logical
printer number you want to use, e.g. pr1. Click OK.
9. Click OK to complete the installation.
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AXIS Print Utility for Windows Overview
AXIS Print Utility for Windows can be downloaded from the
software\prt_srv\utility\axpuw\latest folder on the AXIS Online CD or
from the Axis WWW home page at http://www.axis.com/. Install this
utility now if you have not already done so.
About
AXIS Print Utility
for Windows
AXIS Print Utility for Windows is an application for network printing
in the Windows environment. It allows you to:
•
Install and maintain AXIS 1620 printer ports as Windows printer
ports.
•
Capture and monitor print jobs directed to the AXIS 1620 ports.
Print jobs are directed through a spool directory located on your local
hard disk (peer-to-peer mode), or on the file server (client-server
mode). The printer port status of your AXIS 1620 can be monitored
and pop-up notification messages can be generated, keeping you
informed of completed print jobs or any problem condition.
For more information about AXIS Print Utility for Windows, see the
on-line help.
Notes:
❏ Microsoft Network (NetBIOS/NetBEUI) must be running when
using AXIS Print Utility for Windows.
❏ AXIS Print Utility for Windows must be running when printing
in peer-to-peer mode.
❏ The AXIS Print Utility for Windows is not needed on the client
platforms for client-server printing.
❏ If you want to change the default name of your AXIS 1620 or
amend any of the default parameters, you can do so using the
AXIS NetPilot, or any standard Web browser. Refer to Section 9
Management & Configuration, on page 99.
Windows
AXIS Print Utility for Windows is the tool to use for network printing
in Windows for Workgroups and Windows 3.1 environments.
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Windows
Peer-to-Peer vs.
Client-Server Printing
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Windows for Workgroups and Windows 3.1 users, requiring access to
a network printer in peer-to-peer mode, will need to install the AXIS
Print Utility for Windows software onto their workstation. Users may
then add the required network printer to their systems and use the
printer as if it was connected directly to their workstation. Peer-topeer printing offers the following benefits:
•
You can monitor the printer status at all times and be notified
when print job are completed.
•
You do not have to rely on a server.
Client-server operation requires only one user to install the AXIS Print
Utility for Windows software onto their workstation. This user then
adds the printer to his or her workstation (the server) and shares the
printer with other users on the network. The other users (the clients)
can connect to the printer through the server via the Windows Print
Manager.
The client-server mode provides a way of maintaining queue ordering
and job priority, but at a price. This is because:
Notes:
•
You cannot receive printer status or print job notification.
•
The workstation, setup as the server, must be available at all times.
It must also have the capacity to handle the print jobs that pass
through it.
❏ When using the client-server mode, other users can still install the
AXIS Print Utility for Windows software, for printing directly to
the network printer in peer-to-peer mode.
❏ When using the client-server mode, it is recommended that the
server is setup only on a Windows for Workgroups workstation.
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Windows 3.1 and Windows for Workgroups
In order to print to a network printer, Windows 3.1 requires the
installation of network support, such as the LAN Server or LAN
Manager Workstation software. When installed, proceed as described
under Windows for Workgroups below.
Windows
Windows 3.1
Windows for
Workgroups
Peer-to-Peer Printing
Follow the instructions below to install your AXIS 1620 for peer-topeer printing at a Windows for Workgroups workstation:
1. Double-click the AXIS Print Utility icon.
2. In the Port menu, click Add.
3. In the NPS Port list, select the AXIS 1620 port. The port appears
as <name>.LP1, where <name> is AX followed by the last six
digits of the AXIS 1620 serial number, e.g. AX100086.
4. Accept or change the suggested Windows port name and type any
required comment in the Description field. Make a note of the
Windows port name as you will need this later, then click OK to
install the Windows port.
5. In the Port menu, click Connect... to bring up the Windows
Printers dialog.
6. Select a printer driver from the list of Installed Printers (or click
Add>> to install a new driver), then click Connect...
7. Select the Windows port name from step 4 above (this name can
be found at the bottom of the Ports list).
8. Click OK to close the Connect dialog, and Close to close Printers.
The setup is completed and you can now print through your
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Notes:
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❏ AXIS Print Utility for Windows must be running when you print
through your AXIS 1620. It is strongly recommended that you
copy the AXIS Print Utility icon into your StartUp folder.
❏ To enable TCP/IP printing in Windows 3.1 and Windows for
Workgroups environments, you must use a shareware LPR
spooler that can be downloaded from
ftp://ftp.axis.com/pub/axis/software/prt_srv/utility/wlprs/.
Client-Server Printing:
Server Setup
Follow the instructions below to install your AXIS 1620 for clientserver printing at a Windows for Workgroups server:
.
1. Choose a workstation that you want to use as a server for network
printing. The server must be available at all times and must have
sufficient hard disk space for spooling print jobs.
2. Open Network Setup, click Sharing..., check the I want to be
able to allow others to print to my printer(s) box.
3. Install AXIS Print Utility for Windows on the server.
4. Set up your AXIS 1620 as described under Peer-to-Peer Printing,
on page 67.
5. Open Print Manager and select your printer.
6. In the Printer menu, select Share Printer As...
7. Type a printer name in the Share As field (this is the printer name
seen by the clients, see Client Setup below).
Check the Re-share at Startup box, then click OK.
The server setup is now completed.
Note:
❏ The AXIS Print Utility for Windows must be running when you
print through your AXIS 1620. It is strongly recommended that
you copy the AXIS Print Utility icon into your StartUp folder.
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Follow these steps to use your AXIS 1620 for client-server printing at a
Windows for Workgroups client:
1. In the Control Panel, select Printers.
2. Select a printer driver from the list of Installed Printers, or click
Add>> to install a new driver. Click Connect...
3. Select Network... in the Device Name list, select a local port
(LPT1 - LPT3) to redirect to your network printer.
4. In the Show Shared Printers on list, select the server from Server
Setup above.
5. In the Shared Printers list, select the printer you want to use.
6. Click OK, OK and Close.
7. Exit the Control Panel.
The client setup is completed and you can now print through your
AXIS 1620.
Windows
Client-Server Printing:
Client Setup
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Windows Clients using LANtastic
From any Windows client, the AXIS 1620 can also be used for
network printing in LANtastic environments.
Windows
LANtastic users can use the AXIS Utilities in exactly the same manner
as described in the preceding Windows sections, using a choice of Axis
utility software that is guided by the type of Windows client
employed:
Note:
•
Refer to AXIS Print Utility for Windows Overview, on page 65, if
you are using a Windows for Workgroups client.
•
Refer to AXIS Print Monitor Overview, on page 59, if you are
using a Windows 95, Windows 98 or Windows NT client.
❏ Make sure that your LANtastic client is running the desired
printing protocols.
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Section 6 Setting Up - OS/2
Having connected the AXIS 1620 to your network, as described in
Connecting a printer to the Ethernet Network, on page 18, this section
now describes how to set up your AXIS 1620 for printing in the OS/2
environment.
Printing
protocol
See ...
TCP/IP
TCP/IP Printing, on page 72
NetBIOS/NetBEUI
NetBIOS/NetBEUI Printing, on page 73
If you intend to operate your AXIS 1620 in a multiprotocol
environment, you should also proceed to the other relevant sections in
this manual, namely:
Section 4
Section 5
Section 7
Section 8
Setting Up - NetWare, on page 35
Setting Up - Windows, on page 45
Setting Up - Macintosh, on page 77
Setting Up - UNIX, on page 83
OS/2
Continue with the instructions presented in the table below:
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TCP/IP Printing
Having assigned an IP address to the AXIS 1620, as described in
Assigning an IP address, on page 26, you are now ready to install it for
TCP/IP printing in the OS/2 environment. The AXIS 1620 supports
LPR Printing using the lprportd service method.
Installing the
AXIS 1620
Follow the instructions below to install the AXIS 1620 using the
lprportd service method:
1. Open the OS/2 System window, select TCP/IP and TCP/IP
Configuration.
OS/2
2. Select Printing, type a number, e.g. 3, in the Maximum number
of LPD ports field. The Remote print server and Remote print
server’s printer fields should remain empty.
3. Select Autostart, select lprportd, click the Autostart check box
and select Detached.
4. Exit and Save.
5. Restart your OS/2 client.
Creating a
print queue
Continue with the instructions below to create a print queue:
1. Open the Template group. Create an new printer from
Templates by dragging the Printer icon to the desktop with the
right mouse button.
2. Select a printer driver and double-click a free Output port, for
instance \PIPE\LPD0.
3. Enter the host name or the IP address of the AXIS 1620 in the
LPD server field.
4. Enter one of the AXIS 1620 logical printer names, for example
pr1, in the LPD printer field.
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NetBIOS/NetBEUI Printing
The AXIS Print Utility for OS/2 is the tool to use for
NetBIOS/NetBEUI printing in OS/2 environments.
If you want to change the default name or any of the AXIS 1620
default parameters, you can do so using any standard Web browser or
AXIS NetPilot from any Windows platform that is connected to your
network, or WinOS/2 window under OS/2.
Refer to Section 9 Management & Configuration, on page 99, for more
information.
The AXIS Print Utility for OS/2 is not needed on the client platforms
when using a client-server configuration.
OS/2
AXIS Print Utility for OS/2 is available from the
software\prt_srv\utility\axpu\latest folder located on the AXIS Online
CD. It can also be downloaded from the Axis WWW home page at
http://www.axis.com/. Install this utility now if you have not already
done so.
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About AXIS Print
Utility for OS/2
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AXIS Print Utility for OS/2 is an application for NetBIOS/NetBEUI
printing in the OS/2 environment. Its allows you to:
•
Install and maintain the AXIS 1620 printer ports as OS/2 printer
ports.
•
Capture and monitor print jobs directed to the AXIS 1620 ports.
OS/2
Print jobs are directed through a spool directory located on your local
hard disk (peer-to-peer mode), or on the file server (client-server
mode). The printer port status of your AXIS 1620 can be monitored
and pop-up notification messages can be generated, keeping you
informed of completed print jobs or any problem condition.
Notes:
❏ The NetBEUI protocol must be active. If not, use MPTS/LAPS
(LAN Server) or SETUP (LAN Manager) to activate it.
❏ If you are using OS/2 version 2.x and wish to print through
TCP/IP, we recommend that you use the IBM TCP/IP for OS/2
product. It supports the LPD and interactive FTP print methods.
Installing the
AXIS 1620
1. When AXIS Print Utility for OS/2 is running, click Install to
install your AXIS 1620. The port appears in the list as
<name>.LP1, where <name> is AX followed by the last six digits
of your print server serial number. e.g. AX100086.LP1.
2. Select the port that you want to install, then click Install.
Repeat this procedure for each server using the AXIS 1620.
Note:
❏ The AXIS Print Utility for OS/2 must be running in order to
print through your AXIS 1620. It is strongly recommended that
you modify the startup.cmd file, enabling AXIS Print Utility for
OS/2 to automatically start when your client is re-booted.
Instructions are available in the AXIS Print Utility for OS/2
Readme file.
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1. Double-click the Templates folder, then drag the Printer icon out
to the Workplace Shell (or into a folder) while holding the right
mouse button down.
2. Type a name of your choice in the Name field.
3. Select \PIPE\<name>.LP1 from the Port list, and select a printer
driver suitable for your printer from the Standard Printer list.
4. Click OK to confirm the printer definition.
OS/2
Creating
a Print Queue
(OS/2 version 2.x
and OS/2 Warp)
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Sharing the
Print Queue
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A print queue must be made a shared resource before it can be
accessed from other clients or servers. The following three examples
show how you can share your printer resources:
Open an OS/2 window and issue the following command:
NET SHARE <queue_name> /PRINT
Where <queue_name> is the name of the queue created on the
previous side.
OS/2
To share a printer resource when using OS/2 Warp with IBM Peer
service, follow the steps below:
1. Click the right mouse button on the printer object.
2. Select Share and then Start sharing. In the dialog box, enter a
Description.
3. Select the check-box Start sharing at LAN workstation start-up.
4. Click OK.
To share a printer resource when using LAN server 4.0, follow the
steps below:
1. Open LAN Server Administration.
2. Open your domain and then Resource Definition.
3. Drag and drop a printer from the template.
4. Enter the Alias name, select a Server name and the previously
created Spooler Queue Name.
5. Click OK.
The setup is completed and you can now print through your AXIS
1620.
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Section 7 Setting Up - Macintosh
Having connected the AXIS 1620 to your network, this section now
describes how to set up your AXIS 1620 for printing in Macintosh
environments using AppleTalk.
If you intend to operate your AXIS 1620 in a multiprotocol
environment, you should also proceed to the other relevant sections in
this manual, namely:
Section 4
Section 5
Section 6
Section 8
Setting Up - NetWare, on page 35
Setting Up - Windows, on page 45
Setting Up - OS/2, on page 71
Setting Up - UNIX, on page 83
Basic Configuration
Basic configuration in AppleTalk is performed simply by opening the
Chooser window and selecting a printer.
You can change the default name of your AXIS 1620 or any of default
parameters by editing the config file. To access the config file from a
Macintosh, you can use:
•
any Java enabled Web browser
•
FTP using MacTCP, Fetch or Anarchie
In order to use any of the methods, you must assign an IP address to
the AXIS 1620 as described in Setting Parameters, on page 81.
Macintosh
Installation Using the Chooser Window
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Choosing a Printer
Selecting a Printer
LaserWriter 7.0
Printer Driver
The method for choosing a printer varies depending on which version
of LaserWriter printer driver you are using.
•
The LaserWriter 7.0 driver assumes that you use a standard PostScript driver, and cannot take advantage of any printer specific
features.
•
The LaserWriter 8.0 driver uses PPD files that contain printer
descriptions. This gives you full control over any features your
printer might have.
Follow the instructions below to choose a printer:
1. Select Chooser from the Apple menu.
Macintosh
2. Click the LaserWriter icon.
3. If your network has more than one zone, click on the zone you
want. If your network has no zones, this box does not appear.
4. Click the name of the printer you want. The default AXIS 1620
printer name is shown as: AXIS<nnnnnn>_<port>, where
<nnnnnn> is the last six digits of the AXIS 1620 serial number,
and <port> is LPT1. For example: AXIS100086_LPT1.
5. Click the Close box. This completes the configuration and closes
the Chooser.
Repeat this procedure for each Macintosh computer on the network
using the AXIS 1620.
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Follow the instructions below to choose a printer:
1. Select Chooser from the Apple menu.
2. Click the LaserWriter 8.0 icon.
3. If your network has more than one zone click on the zone you
want. If your network has no zones, this box does not appear.
4. Click the name of the printer you want. The default AXIS 1620
printer name is shown as: AXIS<nnnnnn>_<port>, where
<nnnnnn> is the last six digits of the AXIS 1620 serial number,
and <port> is LPT1. For example: AXIS100086_LPT1.
5. Click ‘Setup...’ and then ‘Auto Setup’. If the selected printer
supports bi-directional printing and the appropriate PPD file is
available, the installation is performed automatically and you can
therefore proceed directly to step 7. If this is not the case, the PPD
file must be selected manually, as described in
step 6.
6. Choose the PPD file matching your printer, and click ‘OK’.
If your printer does not appear in the PPD file list, please contact
your printer vendor. Use the Generic PPD if you do not need any
printer specific features.
7. Click ‘OK’, and then click the Close box. This completes the
configuration and closes the Chooser.
Repeat this procedure for each Macintosh computer on the network
using the AXIS 1620.
Macintosh
LaserWriter 8.0
Printer Driver
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Bi-directional support
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The AXIS 1620 allows the printer driver to communicate directly
with the printer and consequently facilitates complete functional
control over print jobs, e.g. automatic downloading of fonts not
resident in the printer.
This functionality has backward compatibility with older printers and
Macintosh computers, which means that the AXIS 1620 can generate
appropriate responses to Macintosh printer queries, when the
connected printer does not support bi-directional communication.
Verifying the Setup
Macintosh
Note:
ASCII, TBCP and BCP
You simply need to print a document from the Macintosh computer
to verify communication to the chosen printer. The basic installation
can be considered complete if the print test is satisfactory. The AXIS
1620 is now ready to use as a print server.
❏ For information on advanced AppleTalk functions such as nonPostScript printer support, please refer to the Axis NPS Print
Server Technical Reference on the AXIS Online CD.
The Binary Communication Protocol (BCP) and the Tagged Binary
Communication Protocol (TBCP) are communication protocols used
by the serial and parallel ports of a printer. They allow 8-bit binary
data in files concurrent with the use of some control characters, for
communication and print job control. TBCP is required for printing
with a binary data stream on some printers.
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Setting Parameters
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In AppleTalk, you can change a limited number of the parameters of
the AXIS 1620. You can:
•
enable and disable binary data transfers for your printing
•
select the type of binary transfer protocol to use
•
specify the AppleTalk printer type
•
set the IP address
However, by assigning an IP address to your AXIS 1620, you have
access to all of print server’s parameters via any standard Web browser
or via FTP. Refer to Section 9 Management & Configuration, on page
99 for more information.
Important:
The following example describes the how you set the AXIS 1620
parameters in AppleTalk.
DO NOT use the parameter values from this example when
configuring your AXIS 1620. You should select values that are
appropriate for your printers and network settings.
Follow the instructions below:
1. Open the Chooser.
2. Select a network printer driver, any LaserWriter will do.
3. Select the printer port which name ends with "_CFG".
4. Close the Chooser.
5. Open a text editor, e.g. SimpleText.
Macintosh
Example:
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6. Write a text file containing the parameters you want to set:
BINARY_TYPE_1.
INT_ADDR.
ATYPE_1.
:BCP
:192.168.3.191
:EPSONLQ2
Parameters that you do not want to set should be excluded from
the text file.
Refer to B - The Parameter List, on page 145, for information
about which values that are valid for each parameter.
7. Print the text file. The settings will be stored in the print server.
8. Open the Chooser and select the printer port you wish to use for
printing documents.
Macintosh
9. Close the Chooser.
Note:
❏ The _CFG port disappears 60 minutes after the AXIS 1620 has
been powered on. If you want it to reappear, you must restart
your AXIS 1620.
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Installation in the UNIX Environment
Having performed the basic TCP/IP setup procedures as defined in
Assigning an IP address, on page 26 and onwards, you are now able to
print in interactive mode using LPR, FTP or Reverse Telnet protocols.
However, should you require to integrate the AXIS 1620 into your
host spooler, you can use the Axis automatic installation script
axinstall. This utility software is resident on the AXIS 1620 and can be
downloaded to your host using FTP, so no disks are required. The
axinstall script can also be downloaded from the Axis WWW home
page at http://www.axis.com/ and it is available on the AXIS Online
CD.
Having completed this operation, the printer connected to the AXIS
1620 will appear as though they are directly connected to the host
printer spooler.
Section 4
Section 5
Section 6
Section 7
Setting Up - NetWare, on page 35
Setting Up - Windows, on page 45
Setting Up - OS/2, on page 71
Setting Up - Macintosh, on page 77
UNIX
If you intend to operate your AXIS 1620 in a multiprotocol
environment, you should also proceed according to one or more of the
following sections, as appropriate to your network.
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Integration into the
Host Printer Spooler
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To integrate the AXIS 1620 into the host printer spooler, you can use
the auto installation script axinstall, resident in the AXIS 1620. Follow
the instructions below to install axinstall onto your host using FTP:
1. Login to the AXIS 1620 using the command:
ftp <host name> or ftp <IP address>
2. Enter root as the user id and pass as the password.
3. Download the script using the command:
get axinstall
Log out using the command quit, bye or exit depending on your
FTP version.
> ftp npserver
connected to npserver.
220 AXIS 1620 FTP Print Server v6.00 Jun 17 1999
ready.
Name (npsserver:thomas): root
331 User name ok, need password
Password: pass
(not visible)
230 User logged in
ftp> get axinstall
UNIX
200 PORT command successful.
150 Opening data connection for axinstall
(192,36,253,4,13,223), (mode ascii).
226 Transfer complete.
local: axinstall remote: axinstall
61187 bytes received in 14 seconds (4.2 kbytes/s)
ftp> bye
221 Goodbye.
>
Typical FTP session for collecting the axinstall script
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The axinstall script has now been downloaded to your host. Execute
the script with this command:
sh axinstall
You will be guided through the installation by a step-by-step
procedure. During the installation you will be asked to select a print
method; we suggest you choose LPD or, for more functionality, use
the PROS filter or named pipe methods. Please refer to the following
pages if you need guidance on the choice of print methods.
The axinstall script will suggest one of the systems listed below when
started. If you do not find the suggestion appropriate, then manually
select any of the systems listed.
1....SunOS 4 (SUN BSD, Solaris 1.x)
2....SunOS 5 (SUN SYS V, Solaris 2.x)
3....AIX (IBM RS/6000, BULL DPX 20)
4....HP-UX (HP 9000)
5....BOS (BULL DPX 2)
6....DEC OSF/1 (Digital Equipment, Alpha)
7....ULTRIX (Digital Equipment, DEC)
8....IRIX (Silicon Graphics, SGI)
9....SCO UNIX (Santa Cruz Operation)
11...SCO UnixWare 7
12...SCO OpenServer
13...FreeBSD (Berkeley UNIX)
14...Linux
15...Generic BSD (Berkeley UNIX)
16...Generic SYS V R3 (UNIX System V Release 3)
17...Generic SYS V R4 (UNIX System V Release 4)
Systems supported by axinstall
UNIX
10...SCO UnixWare 2.x
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Print Methods on TCP/IP Networks
The AXIS 1620 supports several different print methods in the
TCP/IP environment. axinstall will suggest a print method suitable for
your particular UNIX system, but you might want to use another
method depending on your printing requirements (banner pages,
status logging, etc).
The diagram below shows the alternative data paths taken by some of
the UNIX print methods. This illustrates some of the advantages and
limitations of the different methods. Use the following information to
determine which method to adopt.
Print
Spooler
File to
Print
2
Devices
Filter/
Interface
Model
Parallel Port
Directly
connected
printer
Named Pipe
DIRECT
FTP
RTELNET
LPD FTP
RTELNET PROS B
Printer
PROS print
daemon
PROS A
Axis Network Print Server
UNIX
Illustration of different UNIX print methods
LPD
The Line Printer Daemon is a protocol for transferring print jobs
between hosts. This is the recommended method for UNIX systems,
but some System V versions do not support LPD.
Advantages:
Easy to set up – install the AXIS 1620 as a remote queue in
System V, or add a remote printer to /etc/printcap using the
rm and rp fields (BSD).
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Limitations:
Spooler features, and printcap or lpr options (BSD) such as
multiple copies, are not available.
FTP
The File Transfer Protocol is used for transferring files between hosts.
Advantages:
Uses industry standard network software on the host.
Limitations:
No printer status logging. In the case of BSD it may conflict with
other input or output filters and does not allow both input and
output filters. In System V no filters or interface programs can be
used.
PROS A
A protocol developed at Axis. Comes in two versions;
named pipe (PROS A) and filter (PROS B).
PROS A - Advantages:
The AXIS 1620 appears as a device to the system. This makes all
filter and model options available. It provides accounting and
status logging. Supports bi-directional printing. The printer
information read back can be viewed in a log file.
PROS A - Limitations:
A ‘C’ compiler is required to build the PROS A drivers.
Note:
❏ You can download a ‘C’ compiler from http://www.gnu.org/.
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PROS B
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PROS B - Advantages:
It provides accounting and status logging. Supports bi-directional
printing. The printer information read back can be viewed in a
log file.
PROS B - Limitations:
A ‘C’ compiler is required to build the PROS B drivers and in the
case of BSD, it may conflict with other input or output filters. It
does not allow both input and output filters. Interface programs
can not be used in System V.
Note:
❏ You can download a ‘C’ compiler from http://www.gnu.org/.
Reverse Telnet
Often used for printing via a terminal server printer port. Only
recommended if you already have a Reverse Telnet driver installed.
Advantages:
Easy to set up with previously installed Reverse Telnet drivers.
Limitations:
No status logging. Drivers are not supplied with the AXIS 1620.
Existing drivers may be slow.
UNIX
Other UNIX Systems
Most UNIX systems resemble either BSD or System V and so with
some ingenuity, a solution can also be devised for other variants.
If the system has BSD socket type networking support, then prosbsd
(in the bsd directory of the AXIS 1620) can be used as a starting
point. It receives print data from stdin, and writes a log file to
stderr. Nothing is written to stdout.
Alternatively, FTP may be used. It is a good idea to use bsd/ftp_bsd
or sysv/ftp_sysv as a starting point.
IBM MVS Systems
A sample JCL script, jclex, is available in the mvs directory of the
AXIS 1620. It gives an example of how to print a file from an MVS
mainframe to an AXIS 1620 using FTP.
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Using Logical Printers to Customize your Printing
The AXIS 1620 has a powerful facility for altering the print data. This
means that your desired print format can be realized on any type of
printer. The following actions can be invoked from the AXIS 1620:
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The character set can be changed to suit the printer
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Strings can be added before and after the print data
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Strings within the print data can be substituted
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ASCII to PostScript conversion
•
Hex Dump mode to assist with printing problems
If any of these actions are required, a Logical Printer is used to change
the print data before being sent to the printer port. There are eight
logical printers (PR1-PR8) that can be set up to filter the print data.
Logical Printer
Changes to data
PR1
no change
PR2
no change
PR3
no change
PR4
no change
PR5
add CR to LF
PR6
add CR to LF
PR7
add CR to LF
PR8
add CR to LF
Each logical printer can be set up using any Java enabled Web browser
or by directly editing the config file.
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The default logical printers settings are such that PR1-PR4 cause no
change to the flow of print data, while PR5-PR8 add CR to LF
control characters:
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❏ The examples in this section describes how you can configure the
available logical printers using a standard Web browser. If you
want to set them directly by editing the config file, just enter the
values for the corresponding parameters.
❏ The examples should only be viewed as suggestions how to
configure the logical printers. You should, off course, configure
them according to the needs of your network.
❏ In B - The Parameter List, on page 145, you can find a complete
list of the AXIS 1620 parameters.
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❏ Refer to Section 9 Management & Configuration, on page 99, for
more information about the available management tools.
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A common problem in a multiple host environment is that different
hosts use different ASCII character sets. As a result of this, language
specific characters (such as å ü ô ñ) are sometimes printed incorrectly.
The AXIS 1620 solution to this problem is to assign a character set
conversion filter to a logical printer, and then link that logical printer
to the host causing the problem.
You select your desired conversion filter by setting the Character Set
Conversion (PRx_CSET) parameter. The output from the conversion
filter is always IBM PC Set 2 (Code Page 437), and this is the
character set the printer must be set up for.
Your network contains a host using the character set ISO 8859-2. In
order to direct its print jobs to the printer connected to the AXIS
1620, you should assign the host to a separate logical printer, and
install a character set conversion filter.
Follow the instructions below to change the conversion filter:
1. Select the Printer1 Web page.
2. Set the parameter Character Set Conversion to ISO>IBM.
3. Click the Submit Printer1 settings button.
The ISO 8859-2 printer data that is sent to logical printer PR1
converts to IBM PC Set 2.
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Adding Strings Before
and After Print Jobs
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These string functions provide a way to send printer control
commands before and after each print job. They may be specified
individually for each logical printer.
All strings are entered as hexadecimal byte values.
Example:
Assume that the logical printer PR5 is configured as a PostScript
printer and that you want to append the PostScript End of File
character (hex 04) after each print job.
Follow the instructions below to add a string after the print job:
1. Select the Printer5 Web page.
2. Enter the string 04 in the String After Print Job text field.
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The string substitution function performs search and replace
operations on the print data. The primary application is to replace
printer control commands. Up to twenty string substitutions may be
specified individually for each logical printer.
All strings must be entered as hexadecimal byte values, and each match
and substitute string must be preceded by a count byte.
You substitute command strings by editing the String Substitutions
(PRx_STR) parameter.
Assume that you want to replace the UNIX New Line (hex 0A) with
an ASCII NewLine (hex 0D 0A) for logical printer PR1.
Follow the instructions below to substitute command strings:
1. Select the Printer1 Web page.
2. Enter the string 01 0A 02 0D 0A in the String Substitutions text
field.
Hex Code
Explanation
01
length of the string you want to replace
0A
the string you want to replace
02
length of the substitute string
0D 0A
the substitute string
3. Click the Submit Printer1 settings button.
This is the default setting for logical printers PR5 through PR8.
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Assume that you want to replace the UNIX New Line (hex 0A) with
an ASCII NewLine (hex 0D 0A), and the printer command ECG1
(hex 1B 47 31) with ECY (hex 1B 59) for logical printer PR2.
Follow the instructions below to substitute command strings:
1. Select the Printer2 Web page.
2. Enter the string 01 0A 02 0D 0A 03 1B 47 31 02 1B 59 in the
String Substitutions text field.
Hex code
Explanation
01
length of the UNIX New Line command
0A
the UNIX New Line command
02
length of the ASCII New Line command
0D 0A
the ASCII New Line command
03
length of the replaced printer command
1B 47 31
the replaced printer command
02
length of the new printer command
1B 59
the new printer command
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3. Click the Submit Printer2 settings button.
Note:
❏ Extensive use of string substitutions will naturally decrease the
throughput rate of the AXIS 1620.
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The AXIS 1620 logical printers can translate ASCII print data into
PostScript format. This makes it possible to print with a PostScript
printer from a host that does not support PostScript. The conversion
is selected by activating a filter that converts ASCII data into
Postscript. This filter can be activated individually for each logical
printer.
Activate your desired filter by setting the Printing Language
Translation (PRx_FILT) parameter.
Example:
Follow the instructions below to convert ASCII print data to
PostScript for logical printer PR2:
1. Select the Printer2 Web page.
2. Set the Printer Language Translation parameter to POSTSCR.
3. Click the Submit Printer2 settings button.
PostScript Settings
When a logical printer is set for PostScript conversion, you must
specify the following:
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page size
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page orientation
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page formats
•
which font is to be used
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If you select the parameter value AUTO_PS, the print data for every
print job is searched and if any ASCII data is found, it is translated
into PostScript. This setting is recommended if you are not sure if the
print data is ASCII or PostScript.
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The default page size is A4 and the default page orientation is Portrait,
while the page format parameters are:
Page Format Parameter
Default Value
Lines per page
66
Characters per line
0
Characters per inch
10.0
Lines per inch
60
60 = 60 lines per inch
Left margin
30
30 = 3.0 mm
Top margin
50
50 = 5.0 mm
0=disable line wrap
The PostScript font can be any font that is installed in the printer; if
no font is specified, Courier will be used.
Example:
Follow the instructions below to set the PostScript parameters for
logical printer PR2:
1. Select the Printer2 Web page.
2. Set the Printer Language Translation parameter to POSTSCR.
3. Set the PostScript Page Size parameter to LETTER.
4. Set the PostScript Page Orientation parameter to LANDS.
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5. Enter the string 48 0 120 60 30 50 in the PostScript Page
Format text field.
Hex code
Explanation
48
48 lines per page
0
disable line wrap
120
12 characters per inch
60
6 lines per inch
30
3 mm left margin
50
5 mm top margin
6. Enter the string Helvetica in the PostScript Font text field.
7. Click the Submit Printer2 settings button.
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The AXIS 1620 supports bi-directional printing. The information
from the printer is read back on the parallel port when the parameter
Read Back Port (PRx_IN) has the default setting of AUTO. However,
it is required that the printer also supports bi-directional printing.
Please refer to your printer documentation for further details regarding
bi-directional printing support.
Example:
Follow the instructions below to disable the bi-directional
communication for logical printer PR1:
1. Select the Printer1 Web page.
2. Set the Read Back Port parameter to NONE.
3. Click the Submit Printer1 settings button.
Example:
When hex dump mode is activated, the print data is printed as
hexadecimal byte values rather than characters; printer control
commands are also printed as hex values. This allows you to inspect
what control and print characters are being sent to the printer, which
is a useful debugging facility for the more difficult printing problems.
Follow the instructions below to activate the hex dump mode for PR3:
1. Select the Printer3 Web page.
2. Set the Hex Dump Mode Enabled radio button to YES.
3. Click the Submit Printer3 settings button.
Note:
❏ The page length for hex dump printouts is determined by the
lines per page value of the PostScript page format parameter.
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Debugging using the
Hex Dump Mode
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Configuration
Overview
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Change the print server parameters, i.e. editing the config file
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Receive extended information about the print jobs
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Receive printer port status
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Monitor your printers
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Reset the AXIS 1620
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Upgrade the AXIS 1620 firmware (Refer to Section 11 Upgrading
the Software, on page 139)
The method you should use to manage and configure your AXIS 1620
is dictated by the operating system protocols of your network. The
table below displays which method to use for each supported
environment.
Operating System Protocols
Configuration/Management methods
IPX/SPX
(NetWare)
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AXIS NetPilot - See page 112
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Netspot - See page 105
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Novell Utilities - See page 128
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Web Browser - See page 100
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Netspot - See page 105
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AXIS ThinWizard - See page 108
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FTP - See page 120
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Telnet - See page 123
•
SNMP - See page 126
NetBIOS/NetBEUI
(Windows 95/98/NT/2000,
Windows 3.1/WfW, OS/2)
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AXIS NetPilot - See page 112
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Netspot - See page 105
AppleTalk
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Web browser - See page 100
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Netspot - See page 105
TCP/IP
(UNIX,
Windows 95/98/NT/2000,
Windows 3.1/WfW,
NetWare Pure IP, OS/2)
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Mac-FTP - See page 120
•
AXIS NetPilot via a PC platform in the
same network - See page 112
NetWare
Windows
The management and configuration tools that are supported by the
AXIS 1620 allow you to:
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Once you have established the AXIS 1620 in the TCP/IP
environment, as described in Assigning an IP address on page 26, you
are free to access the AXIS 1620 Web pages from any Java enabled
Web browser.
The Web interface of the AXIS 1620 is divided into two modes of
operation, User mode and Admin mode.
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User
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In User mode, you have no rights to change any parameter settings.
However, if you have access rights to the Admin mode, you can
change some of the basic parameters from User mode via the
Configuration Wizard. This mode is intended for regular users who
are only interested in using the print server’s interface for checking
print jobs or viewing printer properties. If you want to change any
other of the print server’s settings, you must enter the Admin mode.
Admin
When in Admin mode, you have access to all the print server’s
parameters and you can change them to your liking. This mode is
intended for network administrators and is password protected to
prevent unauthorized changing of the print server parameters.
Note:
❏ If the ROOT_PWD parameter is set to pass, which is the default
value, you have access to the User mode as well as the Admin
mode.
Accessing the
Web Pages
Follow the steps below to access the internal home page of the AXIS
1620. The browser used in the following example is Netscape
Navigator 4.3.
1. Start your Web browser.
2. From the File menu, select Open Page...
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3. Type the host name or the IP address of your AXIS 1620 in the
Open Page dialog, as detailed below:
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The User Mode home page of your AXIS 1620 appears in the browser
window.
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You can alternatively type the host name or the IP address directly
into the Web browser’s Location text field.
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Click the Admin button to enter the Admin mode. If the management
password is set to anything but pass, you must enter root as the user
and the password. The password pass is the default password of the
AXIS 1620.
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The AXIS 1620 Administrator Home Page
Available Services
from the User Mode
The following services are available from the User mode. An
additional link to the Axis home page is available from this mode.
The Printer Overview page contains a section that allows you to view
the general parameter setting of the AXIS 1620, including the print
server name and the location of the print server in your organization, if
defined.
If you have admin access rights you can use the Configuration Wizard
to perform basic configuration of the AXIS 1620.
The General Help page presents you with basic information about the
AXIS 1620 and the Web user interface. A short description of the Axis
installation tools, you should use when installing a printer on your PC,
is also included.
Available Services
from the Admin Mode
The following services are available from the Admin mode. An
additional link to the Axis home page is available from this mode
The This Print Server page contains a section that allows you to view
and modify the general parameter setting of the AXIS 1620, including
the print server name, the node address, the password and the base
URL. You can also configure any of the eight available logical printers
of the AXIS 1620. Management operations, like restarting the AXIS
1620 and resetting its parameters to the factory default settings, are
also available.
By clicking on the printer icon, a printer page opens, allowing you to
view the status and the supported capabilities of the connected printer.
The extent of this information is depending on the printer model.
From the printer page, you can also print a test page to the printer.
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From the Print Jobs page you can view the status of the current print
jobs, including the number of printed bytes and the origin of the print
job. You can also view a log of the 20 latest print jobs that includes the
user, the printing protocol and the file size. A log that displays the
accumulated usage of the connected printer allows you to control the
usage of the connected printers.
OS/2
By clicking on the printer icon, a printer page opens, allowing you to
view the status and the supported capabilities of the connected printer.
The extent of this information is depending on the printer model.
From the printer page, you can also print a test page to the printer.
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From the Print Jobs page you can view the status of the current print
jobs, including the number of printed bytes and the origin of the print
job. You can also view a log of the 20 latest print jobs that includes the
user, the printing protocol and the file size. A log that displays the
accumulated usage of the connected printer allows you to control the
usage of the connected printers. If you want to delete an ongoing print
job, a delete button is available on this page.
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From the Network Settings page you can set all parameters that
control the network traffic to and from the AXIS 1620. You can
enable or disable any of the supported network protocols and finetune the parameter settings.
Caution!
❏ Any network configuration should involve the Network
Administrator.
From the Support page you can receive help to resolve any installation
or print problems that might occur. If your problems persist, the
Support page allows you to produce a Server Report. The Server
Report includes the settings of the AXIS 1620, information about
your connected printers as well as the current network settings. The
Server Report is of great value for support assistance, so please mail,
email or fax it to your support channel together with a detailed
problem description.
The Statistics page displays information about the network traffic to
and from the AXIS 1620 as well as information about servers and
services that are connected or associated with the AXIS 1620.
The Help Contents displays a comprehensive description of the
configuration and management activities that can be performed from
the internal Web pages of the AXIS 1620. Theses activities include
instructions on how to install the AXIS 1620 in various environments
and how to upgrade it with new firmware. A detailed index is also
available.
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Using Netspot
Before installing NetSpot, refer to the NetSpot Quick Start Guide,
which provides information on the minimum requirements and
installation procedure for NetSpot. NetSpot Quick Start Guide is a
PDF-formatted online manual that you can view with Adobe Acrobat
Reader.
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Installing NetSpot
Macintosh
OS/2
Windows
The Canon NetSpot utility provides easy network management of
your devices by allowing you to set up those devices and display device
status and features.
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As NetSpot communicates with the AXIS 1620 via the TCP/IP
protocol (and SNMP), it is necessary to configure the TCP/IP settings
of the AXIS 1620 as described in Assigning an IP address on page 26.
Alternatively, you can configure these settings using NetSpot as
follows:
2. From the Device menu, select New...
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Macintosh
OS/2
Windows
1. Start NetSpot.
3. Type the MAC address (Ethernet address) of the AXIS 1620 and
the IP address you want to assign to the AXIS 1620, and select the
Continue... button.
4. Select the frame type of your TCP/IP network, and select Add to
List button.
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If you use DHCP, RARP or BOOTP for the IP address, use a
temporary IP address in step 3 of the procedure. Reconfigure the
TCP/IP settings after completing the procedure.
OS/2
❏ If you want to configure the TCP/IP settings of the AXIS 1620
using NetSpot, it is necessary to use the Administrator version of
NetSpot.
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AXIS ThinWizard is a management tool that allows you to manage
and upgrade ThinServer products. You can find, monitor and upgrade
your Axis print servers remotely in any TCP/IP network using a
standard Web browser.
The internal Web pages of Axis ThinServer products integrate directly
into AXIS ThinWizard, giving you access to the services described in
Using a Web Browser on page 100.
OS/2
Once you have established the AXIS 1620 in the TCP/IP
environment, as described in Assigning an IP address on page 26, you
are free to access the AXIS 1620 from AXIS ThinWizard.
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Installing AXIS
ThinWizard
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You should only install AXIS ThinWizard on a designated server on
your network. When you want to use the AXIS ThinWizard for
management purposes, you just access the server via any standard Web
browser.
The AXIS ThinWizard software is available on the AXIS Online CD
and can also be downloaded from the Axis WWW home page at
http://www.axis.com/.
Notes:
❏ You need a Java Virtual Machine (JVM) running on your server
to be able to install the AXIS ThinWizard.
❏ You cannot install the AXIS ThinWizard server software on a
Windows 3.1 or a Windows for Workgroups server. However,
you can access AXIS ThinWizard’s Web interface from any
TCP/IP client in your network
Follow the instructions below to start the AXIS ThinWizard:
1. Make sure that the server where you installed AXIS ThinWizard is
up and running on your network.
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4. The AXIS ThinWizard start page appears in the Web browser.
Enter your user name and the password and click the Log in
button.
5. The AXIS ThinWizard interface appears. Select a network group
from the list. If the list is empty, you must first create a group.
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OS/2
3. Enter the IP address or the host name of the server where you
installed AXIS ThinWizard. If the server is installed on another
port than 80, you must enter the port name after the host name or
the IP address.
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2. Start a Web browser from a client in your network.
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Creating a
Network Group
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The network group concept is the corner stone of AXIS ThinWizard.
By dividing your network into network groups, you can monitor your
print servers more efficiently. The scope of each network group is
determined by the Axis server types and IP subnets that are included.
You can create as many network groups as you want.
OS/2
Windows
Follow the instructions below to create a network group:
1. Click the Network Groups button in the AXIS ThinWizard main
menu.
2. Click the Create button.
3. The Create Network Group page opens. Type the name of the
network group and identify the IP subnets and Axis server types
that should be included. If you are only interested in managing
print servers, deselect all options but the Print Servers option.
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4. Click OK to create the network group.
You can edit the properties of each network group from the Network
Groups page. Simply select the network group from the list and use
one of the Edit, Copy or Remove commands.
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print servers
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Follow the instructions below to access the AXIS 1620 using AXIS
ThinWizard:
1. Click the Manage Network button in the main menu.
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3. Click the link of the AXIS 1620 to access its internal Web page.
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2. Select the network group, including the AXIS 1620, from the
drop-down list. All AXIS servers included in the network group
appear in the window.
Upgrading
Axis Servers
Refer to Upgrading using AXIS ThinWizard on page 140, for more
information about upgrading Axis Servers using AXIS ThinWizard.
Additional
Information
If you need more information, please refer to the AXIS ThinWizard
on-line help.
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You are now free to manage and configure the AXIS 1620 as described
in Available Services from the User Mode on page 102.
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Using AXIS NetPilot
AXIS NetPilot is the recommended tool to use for configuring the
AXIS 1620 in networks that support communication via the IPX/SPX
or the NetBIOS/NetBEUI protocols.
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Windows
AXIS NetPilot allows you to:
Change the AXIS 1620 parameter values
•
Modify network environment settings
•
Monitor your printers on the network
•
Create logical groups of print servers to simplify administration
•
Upgrade the AXIS 1620
Start AXIS NetPilot by clicking the AXIS NetPilot icon, which resides
in the folder where you installed AXIS NetPilot.
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Starting AXIS
NetPilot
•
The main window of AXIS NetPilot
The Property Pages
•
Property pages:
Use the Property pages if you have little
experience in editing config files and need
a user-friendly interface.
•
Parameter List Editor: Use this fast and efficient tool if you have
considerable experience in editing config
files.
The Property pages provide an easy way to view and change the
parameters. Each property page comprises a set of selection tabs that
are appropriate to your operating environments. Each parameter can
be edited by selecting the relevant box.
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AXIS NetPilot provides you with two useful tools for changing
parameter values:
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1. Select the AXIS 1620 from the ‘Network Print Servers’ folder.
2. Click the Properties button on the AXIS NetPilot toolbar or
choose Properties from the Setup menu.
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Follow the instructions below to open and edit an arbitrary Property
Page:
3. Select the tab that includes the parameter you want to change.
5. Click Apply to save the change to the print server. (If you select
OK instead, the Property pages closes automatically after the
change has been saved).
The Parameter
List Editor
The Parameter List Editor is a simple editor that enables you to:
•
Edit the AXIS 1620 config file.
•
Save customized config files to your hard disk.
•
configure several network print servers simultaneously.
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Follow the instructions below to use the Parameter List Editor:
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1. Choose Edit Parameter List from the Setup menu.
2. Download a config file from a print server or from your hard disk
by selecting from File or from Print Server.
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OS/2
Windows
3. Click the Load button and the config file opens in the editor.
4. Edit the config file.
5. Select the appropriate radio button, To File or To Print Server.
6. Click Save after you have made your choice, to save the modified
config file.
Important:
Modifying the
network
environments
❏ When saving the config file to multiple print servers, make sure
that you do not assign the same IP address to different print
servers.
From the Network Environment window you can modify the network
settings for each supported network environment.
To gain access to the Network Environment window, follow the
instructions below:
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1. Select the AXIS 1620 from the ‘Network Print Servers’ folder.
2. Click on the Network button on the toolbar or select Network
from the Setup menu.
3. Select the tab corresponding to the environment that you want to
modify.
To simplify printer monitoring, you can create logical groups of
printers. The printer status of each printer is displayed in the AXIS
NetPilot window.
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AXIS NetPilot’s Monitoring Window
Follow the instructions below to create a printer group:
1. Select the ‘Monitoring Printers’ folder.
2. Click on the New Group button on the toolbar or select New
Printer Group from the File menu.
3. Type a printer group name in the text field and click OK.
You can create as many printer groups as you want.
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Creating a
printer group
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Adding a printer
to a printer group
Follow the instructions below to add a printer to a printer group:
1. Select the printer group folder, located in the ‘Monitoring
Printers’ folder.
3. The Add Printer window appears. Double-click the print server,
to which the desired printer is connected and select the printer
port. Click OK.
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2. Click on the Add Printer button on the toolbar or select Add
Printer from the File menu.
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Follow the instructions below to monitor the printers:
1. Select the printer group folder, located in the ‘Monitoring
Printers’ folder. The printer status will appear in the right-hand
frame of AXIS NetPilot.
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2. If you want the status to appear in a new window, click the
Monitoring button on the AXIS NetPilot toolbar.
Creating a
Print Server Group
AXIS NetPilot allows you to create logical groups of print servers in
order to simplify administration. Installed print servers are displayed
in the ‘Network Print Servers’ folder and shortcuts to these print
servers can be added to the print server groups. Management
operations performed on the shortcuts affect the functionality of the
print servers.
Follow the instructions below to create a print server group:
1. Select the ‘AXIS Units’ folder.
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Adding a
Print Server to
a Print Server Group
Follow the instructions below to add a print server to a print server
group:
1. Select the print server group folder, located in the ‘AXIS Units’
folder.
2. Click on the Add PS button on the toolbar or select Add Print
Server from the File menu.
3. The Add Network Print Server window appears. Select the print
server and click OK.
Examining
Print Servers
Follow the instructions below to monitor the print servers:
1. Select the print server group folder, located in the ‘AXIS Units’
folder.
2. Select the print server.
Macintosh
You can create as many print server groups as you want, but you
cannot include a print server in more than one group.
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3. Type a print server group name in the text field and click OK.
OS/2
2. Click on the New Group button on the toolbar or select New
Print Server Group from the File menu.
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Printer Information
Follow the instructions below to obtain detailed printer information
from printers appearing in the monitoring window:
Note:
❏ The extent of the detailed printer information depends on your
printer model.
1. Select the desired printer folder, located in the ‘Monitoring
Printers’ folder.
2. Click the desired printer icon and choose Printer Information
from the File menu.
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AXIS NetPilot Printer Information window
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Additional
information
You can use AXIS NetPilot Upgrade Wizard to upgrade the AXIS
1620 software. Please refer to Section 11 Upgrading the Software, on
page 139, for details.
Refer to the AXIS NetPilot on-line help for further information about
this tool.
Macintosh
Upgrading the Print
Server
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AXIS NetPilot Summary window
OS/2
Windows
You can also view the detailed printer information in the Summary
window.
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Using FTP
Having assigned an IP address to your AXIS 1620, as described in
Assigning an IP address on page 26, you can change the AXIS 1620
parameter settings using the File Transport Protocol (FTP).
Editing the config file
Follow the instructions below to edit the config file using FTP:
1. Log in to the AXIS 1620 by typing:
ftp <host name> or ftp <IP address> in a DOS window
(Windows and OS/2) or in a UNIX shell window.
2. Enter the user id and the password. (The default entries are root
and pass.)
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3. Download the config file to your host by typing:
get config
Macintosh
4. Edit the file using your preferred text editor.
5. Save the config file to the AXIS 1620 by typing:
put config CONFIG
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Notes:
❏ It is important that the destination file is specified in capital
letters. Otherwise the edits are temporary and will be lost once the
AXIS 1620 has been powered down.
❏ To edit the config file from a Macintosh you will need FTP
support such as MacTCP, Fetch or Anarchie. The procedure for
editing the file is the same as described above.
The example on the next page shows how to edit the config file using
FTP from a DOS window.
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Example:
> ftp npserver
connected to npserver.
220 AXIS 1620 FTP Print Server v6.00 Jun 17 1999
ready.
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331 User name ok, need password
Password: pass
(not visible)
230 User logged in
ftp> get config
Windows
Name (npserver:thomas): root
150 Opening data connection for config
(192,36,253,4,13,223), (mode ascii).
226 Transfer complete.
OS/2
200 PORT command successful.
8588 bytes received in 0.24 seconds (35.63 kbytes/s)
ftp> put config CONFIG
150 Opening data connection for CONFIG
(192,36,253,4,13,223), (mode ascii).
226 Transfer complete.
8588 bytes received in 0.45 seconds (19.04 kbytes/s)
Macintosh
200 PORT command successful.
ftp> bye
>
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221 Goodbye.
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Viewing
the Status File
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The status command shows which printer port the logical printers are
assigned to, and their current status.
Follow the instructions below to view the status file using FTP:
1. Log in to the AXIS 1620 by typing:
ftp <host name> or ftp <IP address> in a DOS windows
(Windows and OS/2) or in a UNIX shell window.
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2. Enter the user id and the password. (The default entries are root
and pass.)
3. Download the status file to your host by typing:
get status
OS/2
4. View the status file using your preferred text editor.
Macintosh
Viewing
the Account File
The account file contains data concerning the 20 last print jobs. It
specifies an internal job number, the user that initiated the job, the
protocol and logical printer that was used, current status (Completed,
Off-line, or Printing), number of bytes printed, elapsed time and offline time.
Follow the instructions below to view the account file using FTP:
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1. Log in to the AXIS 1620 by typing:
ftp <host name> or ftp <IP address> in a DOS windows
(Windows and OS/2) or in a UNIX shell window.
2. Enter the user id and the password. (The default entries are root
and pass.)
3. Download the account file to your host by typing:
get account
4. View the account file using your preferred text editor.
FTP Help
By typing help in step 3 in the FTP instruction sets above, a list of all
available files and commands will be displayed.
The account file contains data concerning the last 20 print jobs. It
specifies an internal job number, the user that initiated the job, the
protocol and logical printer that was used, current status (Completed,
Off-line, or Printing), number of bytes printed, elapsed time and offline time.
Follow the instructions below to view the account file using Telnet:
1. Log in to the AXIS 1620 by typing:
telnet <host name> or telnet <IP address> in a DOS
window (Windows and OS/2) or in a UNIX shell window.
2. Enter the user id and the password. (The default entries are root
and pass.)
3. View the account file by typing:
account
The example on the next page shows how to view the account file using
Telnet from a UNIX window.
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Viewing
the Account File
NetWare
Having assigned an IP address to your AXIS 1620, as described in
Assigning an IP address on page 26, you can manage your AXIS 1620
using the telnet protocol.
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Example:
> telnet npserver
Trying 192.36.253.96...
Connected to npserver.
Escape character is ‘^]’.
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OS/2
Windows
AXIS 1620 TELNET Print Server v6.00 Jun 17 1999
AXIS 1620 network login: root
(not visible)
Password: pass
AXIS 1620 TELNET Print Server v6.00 Jun 17 1999
Root> account
Current account file:
JOB
USER
PROT
1
2
3
4
5
6
Root>
Thomas
FTP
Joe
LPT
RICHARD PSERVER
MacUser APPLE
LSLM_userNetBIOS
patrick PROS
LPR S BYTES ETIME OTIME
pr2
pr1
pr2
pr1
pr2
pr5
C
C
C
C
C
P
1885
23074
43044
6717
36995
83208
Typical Telnet session to view the Account File
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4
5
2
3
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0
0
0
0
0
0
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The status command shows which printer port the logical printers are
assigned to, and their current status.
Follow the instructions below to view the status file using telnet:
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2. Enter the user id and the password. (The default entries are root
and pass.)
3. View the status file by typing:
Windows
1. Log in to the AXIS 1620 by typing:
telnet <host name> or telnet <IP address> in a DOS
windows (Windows and OS/2) or in a UNIX shell window.
Performing Resets
Three types of reset commands allow you to perform soft resets, to
perform hard resets, and to reset the print server’s parameters to its
factory default settings.
OS/2
status
1. Log in to the AXIS 1620 by typing:
telnet <host name> or telnet <IP address> in a DOS
windows (Windows and OS/2) or in a UNIX shell window.
Macintosh
Follow the instructions below to perform a soft reset using telnet:
3. Restart the print server’s protocols by typing:
softreset
Replace the command in step 3 above with hardreset or default to
perform the other two reset operations.
Telnet Help
By typing help in step 3 in any of the Telnet instruction sets above, a
list of all available commands will be displayed.
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2. Enter the user id and the password. (The default entries are root
and pass.)
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Using SNMP
You can use SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) for
remotely monitoring and configuring of the AXIS 1620. All major
functions for print servers are supported.
General Information
SNMP refers to a set of standards for network management, including
a protocol, a database structure specification, and a set of data objects.
The AXIS 1620 SNMP implementation runs in TCP/IP and
NetWare (IPX) networks.
The management is handled by NMS (Network Management System)
software running on a host on your network. The NMS software
communicates with network devices by the means of messages, which
are references to one or more objects.
A message can be a question or an instruction to a device, or an alarm
triggered by a specific event in a device. Objects are contained in data
bases called MIBs (Management Information Base), where MIB-II is a
standard database.
The AXIS 1620 supports all relevant parts of MIB-II and of the host
resources MIB. The AXIS 1620 also includes a private enterprise MIB,
the AXIS MIB.
•
Menu objects - used for viewing and changing the AXIS 1620
configuration from the NMS program. Refer to B - The Parameter
List, on page 145.
•
Printer status and unit administration objects - used for
monitoring AXIS 1620 print jobs and storing parameter changes
permanently.
•
Trap objects - used for alarms at various error conditions.
For technical details, you can view the MIB file (axis.mib) with any
text editor.
The AXIS MIB is resident on the AXIS 1620 and can be downloaded
directly from the print server to your NMS software using FTP.
Follow these steps to add the AXIS MIB to your NMS software:
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Windows
The AXIS MIB contains a large number of objects which may be
categorized as follows:
OS/2
In order to make full use of the AXIS 1620 SNMP support, you are
required to use NMS software that allows you to install private
enterprise MIBs, like the AXIS MIB.
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1. Log in to the AXIS 1620 using FTP.
2. Download the MIB file /snmp/axis.mib to the NMS host.
3. Install the AXIS MIB according to instructions in your NMS
software documentation.
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Using Novell Utilities
After installing the AXIS 1620 into the NetWare environment, you
can manage your AXIS 1620, using either Novell’s NetWare
Administrator, or PCONSOLE.
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Administration
Printer Status
Some useful features provided by the NetWare Administrator are
described in more detail below:
The Printer Status menu, detailed below, shows the status of an active
print job serviced by an AXIS 1620 network print server. It displays
detailed information concerning the active job including, Print
Queue, print job description, size of print file, percentage of job
completed, etc. You can also abort or pause the print job from this
menu.
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NetWare Administrator Printer Status Menu
You can use the NetWare Administrator to enable or disable status
notification messages for printers connected to the AXIS 1620, e.g.
Busy, Off-line, Out of paper, Paper jam, etc. You can also add or
remove print job owners and administrators from the list of persons to
be notified.
Print Layout
You can view installed AXIS 1620 Network Print Servers and their
relative print queues for any NetWare Organizational Unit. You can
also display summary information by right-clicking on the printer
object you want to examine.
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OS/2
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Overview
Macintosh
Macintosh
OS/2
OS/2
IPP (Internet Printing Protocol) is a TCP/IP based client-server
protocol. IPP enables printing over any LAN or WAN supporting
TCP/IP. The most prevalent example of this is IPP printing over the
Internet, which is illustrated below.
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In practical terms this means that you can send documents to a remote
printer as an addition to or replacement of fax and e-mail, with the
same quality and color options of traditional network printing.
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Figure: The path of a print job from LAN to LAN over the Internet
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The IPP protocol does not require any special configuration of the
print server, the IPP function is automatically activated when you
install your AXIS 1620 Print Server.
IPP is platform independant and functional in Windows (95, 98 and
2000), Macintosh, OS/2, NetWare and UNIX environments.
OS/2
OS/2
Currently available IPP clients include:
•
the Internet Printer Connection software from Hewlett Packard
for WindowsNT,
•
the Microsoft IPP Client delivered with Windows 2000,
•
IPP clients for Windows ‘95 and ‘98 that can be downloaded
from the Microsoft web site.
•
the Common Unix Printing System for Unix/Linux
environments.
Firewall
Considerations
If there are one or more firewalls between the IPP Client and the
server, you may have to make some changes to the firewall
configuration. IPP uses TCP port 631 for printing, so any firewalls
between client and server must be configured to allow bi-directional
traffic on that port. Please consult your network administrator if you
think any configuration changes are neccesary.
IPP Compliance
The Axis print server with integrated IPP is compatible with any 1.0
and 1.1 compliant IPP client. The AXIS 1620 Print Server presents
IPP Printer objects to the client, one for each printer port.
Note:
o Axis firmware including IPP can be down-loaded free of charge
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from the Axis website http://www.axis.com.
o The details on how to print will vary between different IPP
clients. Please refer to your client documentation for more specific
information.
The examples given below assume that the host name of the Axis print
server is axisps and that the corresponding IP adress is 12.100.110.2.
Example
http: address schemes.
IPP address using host name
IPP address using IP address
Corresponding printer
http://axisps:631/LPT1
http://12.100.110.2:631/LPT1
Printer attached to the LPT1
parallel port
http://axisps:631/LPT2
http://12.100.110.2:631/LPT2
Printer attached to the LPT2
parallel port
http://axisps:631/COM1
http://12.100.110.2:631/COM1
Printer attached to the COM1
serial port
Note that the IPP port number (631) should be specified in the http:
address scheme.
Example
ipp: address schemes.
IPP address using host name
IPP address using IP address
Corresponding printer
ipp://axisps/LPT1
ipp://12.100.110.2/LPT1
Printer attached to the LPT1
parallel port
ipp://axisps/LPT2
ipp://12.100.110.2/LPT2
Printer attached to the LPT2
parallel port
ipp://axisps/COM1
ipp://12.100.110.2/COM1
Printer attached to the COM1
serial port
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Windows
Windows
When using IPP printing, you need to know the IP address or host
name of your IPP-enabled Axis print server. The AXIS 1620 Print
Server supports the http: address scheme which is used in the IPP 1.0
and the ipp: adress scheme which is used in the 1.1 standard.
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How It Works
The URL for the destination printer is defined in the print server host
name, the port number and the local printer name, in that order.
When using IPP printing over the Internet with the AXIS 1620, the
host name used for the Axis print server could be “axisps”, for
example. The port number used is 631, followed by the local printer
name (Ex. LPT1).
A walk-through example of the IPP printing process is perhaps the
best way to describe the IPP functionality:
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Windows
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In order to print using IPP, you need to be able to access a printer
which is connected to the AXIS 1620 with integrated IPP. Once you
have access to the destination printer, you are ready to print to the
printer of your choice e.g. via the Internet.
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1. As a LAN-user in a Windows environment, you wish to print a
document on a color printer which is integrated in another LAN
and located in another city.
2. Proceed with selecting the IPP printer to which you want to send
your document from your Printer Name list (In File | Print). The
name structure of the printer begins with http://axisps:631/....
3. If your destination printer URL does not exist in your Printer
Name list, you need to add it. (See the examples below for
Windows environments).
4. When you press Print, the print job is sent over the Internet to
the AXIS 1620 print server which sends the job to the destination
printer.
Adding an IPP printer in Windows ‘95
In this example we will assume the printers’ http: address is
http://axisps:631/LPT1:
To add a destination printer for IPP printing in Windows ‘95:
1. Open Start | Settings | Printers.
2. Choose Add Printer. The Add Printer Wizard will start.
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4. In the Network Path or Queue name field, write the
http: address of the destination printer
(http://axisps:631/LPT1)*.
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OS/2
3. Choose Network Printer.
*If you do not have the appropriate printer driver installed on
your computer, the Installation Wizard will ask you to select
one:
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5. Click Finish.
7. The printer driver corresponding to your printer will be
installed. Click Finish.
For information on how to use IPP in other environments,
please refer to the documentation supplied with your IPP
client.
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6. Specify your printer from the printer list. Click Next.
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Adding an IPP printer in Windows ‘98
In this example we will assume the printers’ http: address is
http://axisps:631/LPT1:
To add a destination printer for IPP printing in Windows ‘98:
OS/2
OS/2
Windows
Windows
1. Open Start | Settings | Printers.
2. Choose Add Printer. The Add Printer Wizard will start.
3. Choose Network Printer.
4. In the Network Path or Queue name field, write the
http: address of the destination printer
(http://axisps:631/LPT1)*.
5. Click Finish.
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Macintosh
*If you do not have the appropriate printer driver installed on
your computer, the Installation Wizard will ask you to select
one:
6. Specify your printer from the printer list. Click Next.
7. The printer driver corresponding to your printer will be
installed. Click Finish.
For information on how to use IPP in other environments,
please refer to the documentation supplied with your IPP
client.
Printing to an IPP printer in Windows 2000
In this example we will assume the printers’ http: address is
http://axisps:631/LPT1.
If you want to print via IPP from Windows 2000:
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3. Enter the printer http: address in the URL or Printer field
(http://axisps:631/LPT1). Click OK*.
*If you do not have the appropriate printer driver installed on
your computer, the Installation Wizard will ask you to select
one:
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OS/2
2. If you need to enter a new destination printer, click Find
Printer in the Select Printer frame.
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Windows
1. Choose File | Print.
5. The printer driver corresponding to your printer will be
installed. Click Finish.
6. Print as usual.
For information on how to use IPP in other environments,
please refer to the documentation supplied with your IPP
client.
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4. Specify your printer from the printer list. Click OK.
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AXIS NetPilot configuration software
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AXIS ThinWizard
•
AXIS Print System
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AXIS Print Utility for Windows
•
AXIS Print Utility for OS/2
•
The AXIS 1620 print server software held in Flash Memory
•
The axinstall script
•
The AXIS MIB file
Obtaining the Updated Software
You can obtain all the print server software as well as the latest utility
software from the following locations:
Note:
•
AXIS Online CD
•
Over the Internet, by accessing the AXIS home page at
http://www.axis.com
•
Anonymous ftp, by logging in to ftp.axis.com and accessing the
folder /pub/axis/
•
your local dealer
❏ If you are upgrading your print servers using AXIS ThinWizard,
you do not need to obtain the firmware file prior to the upgrading
process, provided that you are connected to the Internet.
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The following software can be upgraded free of charge:
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Upgrading the Firmware Software
You can upgrade the AXIS 1620 Flash memory using one of the
following methods:
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AXIS ThinWizard (TCP/IP)
•
FTP (TCP/IP)
•
AXIS NetPilot Upgrade Wizard (IPX/SPX)
❏ Updating instructions are also supplied with the software update.
OS/2
Note:
•
Macintosh
Upgrading using
AXIS ThinWizard
AXIS ThinWizard is a tool that enables batch upgrading of several
print servers and should be used for upgrading the flash memory in
TCP/IP networks.
You must assign the AXIS 1620 with an IP address, as described in
Assigning an IP address, on page 26, before you can use this upgrading
method.
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Follow the instructions below to upgrade your print servers using
AXIS ThinWizard:
1. Click the Manage Network button in the AXIS ThinWizard
main menu.
2. Select a network group from the drop-down list. You can only
update the servers that are included in the selected network group.
3. All AXIS servers included in the network group appear. Click the
Firmware button to start the Upgrade Wizard.
4. Follow the instructions that are presented to you to complete the
installation.
Refer to Using AXIS ThinWizard, on page 108, for more information
about AXIS ThinWizard.
To upgrade over the network using FTP you will need the file with the
new print server software. The name of this file is in the form
product_version.bin, e.g. 1620_600.bin for software release 6.00.
You can use any of the previously mentioned methods to obtain the
new file.
You must assign the AXIS 1620 with an IP address, as described in
Assigning an IP address, on page 26, before you can use this upgrading
method.
Follow the procedures below to upgrade your AXIS 1620:
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2. You will be prompted for user id and password. Use the user id
root, which has the default password pass.
OS/2
1. Log in to the AXIS 1620 with the command:
ftp <host name>, or ftp <IP address>
5. Wait for the Flash loading operation to finish. This normally
takes 1 to 4 minutes. The unit automatically restarts with the new
print server software.
6. Log out using the command quit, bye or exit depending on
your FTP version.
Note:
❏ If the upgrading process fails, just repeat the instructions
presented above.
❏ If you lose contact with the AXIS 1620 after an upgrading failure,
just restart the AXIS 1620 to restore contact.
❏ Should the network diode flash at half second intervals, the AXIS
1620 cannot process any print jobs. In order to leave this state,
you must repeat the instructions presented above.
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4. Type the command put <software name> flash, where
<software name> is the name of the new print server software,
e.g. 1620_600.bin
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3. Type the command binary to change to binary transfer mode.
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This method is recommended for upgrading the flash memory in
NetWare networks. An Upgrade Wizard is available to guide you
through the necessary procedures.
Follow the instructions below to upgrade your print servers:
Windows
1. Obtain the firmware file, using one of the methods presented on
page 139.
2. Put the file in the AXIS NetPilot ‘Upgrade’ folder. This folder
resides in the same folder as the AXIS NetPilot program and was
created when AXIS NetPilot was installed on your client.
OS/2
3. Start the Upgrade Wizard by clicking on the Upgrade icon on the
AXIS NetPilot toolbar.
4. Proceed the installation by following the instructions that are
presented to you in the Upgrade Wizard.
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Macintosh
If you need more information, please refer to AXIS NetPilot on-line
help.
Appendix A Test Button
The test button is located on the front right hand side of the AXIS
1620 and is used for:
•
Printing a parameter list, showing the AXIS 1620 current settings.
•
Resetting the AXIS 1620 parameters to the factory default
settings.
Press the test button once to print a test page. If the test page prints,
the parallel interface is functioning correctly. The printed Test Page
contains basic information about the AXIS 1620. It is recommended
that you print a test page every time you have connected the AXIS
1620 to a printer.
The Parameter List
Press the test button twice to print a parameter list showing the
current AXIS 1620 settings. This list provides comprehensive details
of all the parameters and their current status. Refer to
B - The Parameter List, on page 145.
If you want to change any of the parameters, use one of the methods
that are described in
Section 9 Management & Configuration, on page 99.
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The Test Page
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Printing a test page, checking the connection to the printer.
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Factory Default
Settings
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Follow the instructions below to reset the AXIS 1620 to the factory
default settings:
1. Remove the external power supply to switch off the AXIS 1620.
2. Press and hold down the test button, while you plug the external
power supply back in. Continue to hold down the test button,
until the network indicator begins to flash at one second intervals.
This should take at least 5 seconds.
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3. Release the test button and wait until the network indicator
flashes at least five times.
OS/2
4. Press and hold the test button again until the network indicator
remains constantly lit.
5. Restart the AXIS 1620 by switching it off and on.
UNIX
Macintosh
The AXIS 1620 is now reset to factory default settings.
Note:
❏ All parameters except Node Address (NODE_ADDR), Internet
Address (IP_ADDR) and DHCP enabled or disabled
(DHCP_ENABLE.) are reset. If you want to change the these
parameters, use either AXIS NetPilot or any standard Web
browser. Please refer to Section 9 Management & Configuration,
on page 99.
The Config File
The left-hand column shows the parameters and their default values as
they appear in the config file and the right-hand column shows the
name of the parameters as they appear in the internal Web pages.
After you have changed them, most parameters take effect for the next
print job. If Requires Restart appears in a parameter description, you
must restart the AXIS 1620, before the new setting for that parameter
takes effect.
Please refer to Section 9 Management & Configuration, on page 99, for
more information about how to change the parameters.
Note:
❏ The password parameters, ROOT_PWD and PROS_PWD only
appear when you are logged in to the AXIS 1620 using root. The
password parameters will not be printed when you are printing
the parameter list using the test button.
--- GENERAL MENU
NODE_ADDR.
: 00 40 8C 10 00 86
PS_NAME.
: AXIS100086
ROOT_PWD.
: pass
USERS.
:
BASE_URL.
: www.axis.com
AXIS_PRINT_SYSTEM.: YES (YES, NO)
DEF_OUT.
: PR1
(PR1, PR2, PR3, PR4,
PR5, PR6, PR7, PR8, LPT1)
SYS_LOC.
:
SYS_CONT.
:
Node Address
Print Server Name (100086 are the last six digits of the serial number)
Root Password
User and Printer Access List
Base URL
Enable compatibility with AXIS Print System
Internal Printout Destination
System Location
System Contact
NetWare
Windows
This appendix provides an overview of the AXIS 1620 parameters.
Please refer to the AXIS Network Print Server Technical Reference for
a complete description of the parameters. Alternatively, you can access
the Axis WWW Home Page at http://www.axis.com/, where you can
download the latest technical information.
OS/2
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--- TCP/IP MENU
TCP_ENB.
: YES
INT_ADDR.
: 0 0 0 0
DEF_ROUT.
: 0 0 0 0
NET_MASK.
: 0 0 0 0
PROS_PWD.
PROS_PRT.
LPD_BANN.
DHCP_ENB.
BOOTP_ENB.
RARP_ENB.
:
:
:
:
:
:
WINS_ENB.
WINS_ADDR1.
WINS_ADDR2.
NBT_SCOPE_ID.
: YES
: 0 0 0 0
: 0 0 0 0
:
netprinter
35
OFF (OFF, AUTO, LAST)
YES
YES
YES
DNS_ENB.
: YES
DNS_ADDR1.
: 0 0 0 0
DNS_ADDR2.
: 0 0 0 0
DOMAIN_NAME. :
SLP_SCOPE_LIST.: DEFAULT
RTN_OPT.
: NO
RTEL_PR1.
: 0
RTEL_PR2.
: 0
RTEL_PR3.
: 0
RTEL_PR4.
: 0
RTEL_PR5.
: 0
RTEL_PR6.
: 0
RTEL_PR7.
: 0
RTEL_PR8.
: 0
--- SNMP MENU
READ_COM.
: canon_user
WRT_COM.
: canon_user
TRAPADDR.
: 0 0 0 0
TRAP_COM.
: public
SYS_NAME.
:
SNMP_AUT.
: DISABLE
TRAP_PRT.
: DISABLE
CAN_SYSMAN_PASS. :
CAN_SERVICE_MAN_NAME. :
CAN_SERVICE_TEL. :
CAN_SERVICE_COMMENT. :
CAN_SERVICE_MODEL_NO. :
CAN_SERVICE_PWD. :
CAN_SERVICE_DATE. :
(DISABLE, ENABLE)
(DISABLE, ENABLE)
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TCP/IP Enabled
Internet Address
Default Router Address
(0.0.0.0 for no router)
Net Mask
(e.g. 255.255.255.0 for class C, 0.0.0.0 for auto-sense)
PROS Password
PROS TCP Port Number
LPD Banner Page Mode
DHCP Enabled
BOOTP Enabled
RARP Enabled
WINS Enabled
Primary WINS Server Address
Secondary WINS Server Address
NBT Scope ID
(Defines the NetBIOS scope to be used with WINS name registration)
DNS Enabled
Primary DNS Server Address
Secondary DNS Server Address
Domain Name (Defines the domain to which the AXIS 1620 belongs)
Defines the SLP scope to which the AXIS 1620 belongs.
Reverse Telnet Options Enabled
PR1 Reverse Telnet Port Number
PR2 Reverse Telnet Port Number
PR3 Reverse Telnet Port Number
PR4 Reverse Telnet Port Number
PR5 Reverse Telnet Port Number
PR6 Reverse Telnet Port Number
PR7 Reverse Telnet Port Number
PR8 Reverse Telnet Port Number
Read Community
Read/Write Community
Trap Address
Trap Community
System Name
Authentication Failure Trap
Printer Failure Trap
System Management Password
Serviceman name
Telephone service center
Service personnel comment
Service Model Number
Service password
Service Maintenance Date
FR_802_3.
FR_ETH_2.
FR_802_2.
FR_SNAP.
NCP_BURST_MODE.
PSERVER_NDS.
:
:
:
:
:
:
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
Example (tree): TREE:NW5_TREE DevDept.acme
PSERVER_BINDERY1.
PSERVER_BINDERY2.
PSERVER_BINDERY3.
PSERVER_BINDERY4.
PSERVER_BINDERY5.
PSERVER_BINDERY6.
PSERVER_BINDERY7.
PSERVER_BINDERY8.
PSERVER_BINDERY9.
PSERVER_BINDERY10.
PSERVER_BINDERY11.
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
PSERVER_BINDERY12.
PSERVER_BINDERY13.
PSERVER_BINDERY14.
PSERVER_BINDERY15.
PSERVER_BINDERY16.
NPRINTER1.
NPRINTER2.
NPRINTER3.
NPRINTER4.
NPRINTER5.
NPRINTER6.
NPRINTER7.
NPRINTER8.
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
Example (file server): Specific_file_server DevDept.acme
PSERVER Bindery 1 (Bindery file server name)
PSERVER Bindery 2 (Bindery file server name)
PSERVER Bindery 3 (Bindery file server name)
PSERVER Bindery 4 (Bindery file server name)
PSERVER Bindery 5 (Bindery file server name)
PSERVER Bindery 6 (Bindery file server name)
PSERVER Bindery 7 (Bindery file server name)
PSERVER Bindery 8 (Bindery file server name)
PSERVER Bindery 9 (Bindery file server name)
PSERVER Bindery 10 (Bindery file server name)
PSERVER Bindery 11 (Bindery file server name)
PSERVER Bindery 12 (Bindery file server name)
PSERVER Bindery 13 (Bindery file server name)
PSERVER Bindery 14 (Bindery file server name)
PSERVER Bindery 15 (Bindery file server name)
PSERVER Bindery 16 (Bindery file server name)
NPRINTER/RPRINTER 1 (Print Server name and slot number)
NPRINTER/RPRINTER 2 (Print Server name and slot number)
NPRINTER/RPRINTER 3 (Print Server name and slot number)
NPRINTER/RPRINTER 4 (Print Server name and slot number)
NPRINTER/RPRINTER 5 (Print Server name and slot number)
NPRINTER/RPRINTER 6 (Print Server name and slot number)
NPRINTER/RPRINTER 7 (Print Server name and slot number)
NPRINTER/RPRINTER 8 (Print Server name and slot number)
NetWare
Windows
: 300
Job Check Delay
(Print Server queue polling interval)
Configuration Check Delay
(Interval between automatic configuration checks)
IEEE 802.3 Frame Type Enabled
Ethernet II Frame Type Enabled
IEEE 802.2 Frame Type Enabled
SNAP Frame Type Enabled
NCP Burst Mode Enabled (Requires Restart)
PSERVER NDS
(NDS tree & Name of print server, including context. You can also replace
the NDS tree with a specific file server name, file server IP address or file
server host name.)
OS/2
CONF_CHECK_DELAY.
NetWare Enabled
NetWare Transport protocols Enabled
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--- NETWARE MENU
NETW_ENB.
: YES
NETW_TRANSPORT_PROTOCOL. : DUAL_STACK (IPX_ONLY,
IP_ONLY, DUAL_STACK)
JOB_CHECK_DELAY.
: 5
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--- NetBIOS/NetBEUI MENU
LSLM_ENB.
: YES
NB_FR_TYPE.
: FR_AUTO (FR_AUTO, FR_802_2, FR_DIX)
LPRINT_1.
: AX100086.LP1
LLOGIC_1.
: PR1 (PR1, PR2, PR3, PR4, PR5, PR6, PR7,
PR8, LPT1)
LPRINT_2.
:
LLOGIC_2.
: PR2 (PR1, PR2, PR3, PR4, PR5, PR6, PR7,
PR8, LPT1)
LPRINT_3.
:
LLOGIC_3.
: PR3 (PR1, PR2, PR3, PR4, PR5, PR6, PR7,
PR8, LPT1)
LPRINT_4.
:
LLOGIC_4.
: PR4 (PR1, PR2, PR3, PR4, PR5, PR6, PR7,
PR8, LPT1)
LPRINT_5.
:
LLOGIC_5.
: PR5 (PR1, PR2, PR3, PR4, PR5, PR6, PR7,
PR8, LPT1)
LPRINT_6.
:
LLOGIC_6.
: PR6 (PR1, PR2, PR3, PR4, PR5, PR6, PR7,
PR8, LPT1)
LPRINT_7.
:
LLOGIC_7.
: PR7 (PR1, PR2, PR3, PR4, PR5, PR6, PR7,
PR8, LPT1)
LPRINT_8.
:
LLOGIC_8.
: PR8 (PR1, PR2, PR3, PR4, PR5, PR6, PR7,
PR8, LPT1)
--- APPLETALK
ATLK_ENB.
ATK_ZONE.
ZONER_EN.
ATK_FONT.
APRINT_1.
ATYPE_1.
ALOGIC_1.
MENU
: YES
:
: YES
: DEFAULT
(DEFAULT, 35N, ALL)
: AXIS100086_LPT1
: LaserWriter
: PR1 (PR1, PR2, PR3, PR4,
PR5, PR6, PR7, PR8, LPT1)
BINARY_TYPE_1.: TBCP (TBCP, BCP, NONE)
APRINT_2.
: AXIS100086_2
ATYPE_2.
:
ALOGIC_2.
: PR2 (PR1, PR2, PR3, PR4,
PR5, PR6, PR7, PR8, LPT1)
BINARY_TYPE_2.: TBCP (TBCP, BCP, NONE)
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NetBIOS/NetBEUI Enabled
NetBIOS Frame Type (Requires Restart)
Name Printer 1 (100086 are the last six characters of the serial number)
Logical Printer for Printer 1
Name Printer 2 (100086 are the last six characters of the serial number)
Logical Printer for Printer 2
Name Printer 3 (100086 are the last six characters of the serial number)
Logical Printer for Printer 3
Name Printer 4 Name
Logical Printer for Printer 4
Name Printer 5
Logical Printer for Printer 5
Name Printer 6
Logical Printer for Printer 6
Name Printer 7
Logical Printer for Printer 7
Name Printer 8
Logical Printer for Printer 8
AppleTalk Enabled
AppleTalk Zone
HP Zoner Enabled
Font
(PostScript Font Set)
Name Printer 1 (100086 are the last six digits of the serial number)
Type Printer 1
Logical Printer for Printer
Binary Protocol for APRINT_1
Name Printer 2
Type Printer 2
Logical Printer for Printer 2
Binary Protocol for APRINT_2
:
:
:
:
:
:
PR1_FONT.
:
NONE
7GE>IBM, 7FR>IBM, 7ND>IBM, DEC>IBM)
(NONE, POSTSCR, AUTO_PS)
Printer Language Translation
NO
A4
(A4, LETTER, LEGAL, EXECUT)
PORTR
(PORTR, LANDS, R_PORTR, R_LANDS)
66 0 100 60 30 50
--- PRINTER2 MENU
PR2_IN.
: AUTO
PR2_BEF.
PR2_STR.
PR2_CSET.
:
:
: NONE
PR2_FILT.
PR2_AFT.
PR2_DUMP.
PR2_SIZE.
PR2_ORNT.
PR2_FORM.
:
:
:
:
:
:
PR2_FONT.
:
NONE
Read back Port
(Read-Back of information)
String Before Print Job
String Substitutions
(NONE, ISO>IBM, 7UK>IBM, 7SW>IBM, Character Set Conversion
(NONE, AUTO)
7GE>IBM, 7FR>IBM, 7ND>IBM, DEC>IBM)
(NONE, POSTSCR, AUTO_PS)
Printer Language Translation
NO
A4
(A4, LETTER, LEGAL, EXECUT)
PORTR
(PORTR, LANDS, R_PORTR, R_LANDS)
66 0 100 60 30 50
--- PRINTER3 MENU
PR3_IN.
: AUTO
PR3_BEF.
PR3_STR.
PR3_CSET.
:
:
: NONE
PR3_FILT.
PR3_AFT.
PR3_DUMP.
PR3_SIZE.
PR3_ORNT.
PR3_FORM.
:
:
:
:
:
:
PR3_FONT.
:
NONE
String After Print Job
Hex Dump Mode Enabled
PostScript Page Size
PostScript Page Orientation
PostScript Page Format
(MPL, MPP, CPI, LPI, LM, TM)
PostScript Font
(Courier when not specified)
String After Print Job
Hex Dump Mode Enabled
PostScript Page Size
PostScript Page Orientation
PostScript Page Format
(MPL, MPP, CPI, LPI, LM, TM)
PostScript Font
(Courier when not specified)
Read Back Port
(Read-Back of information)
String Before Print Job
String Substitutions
(NONE, ISO>IBM, 7UK>IBM, 7SW>IBM, Character Set Conversion
(NONE, AUTO)
7GE>IBM, 7FR>IBM, 7ND>IBM, DEC>IBM)
(NONE, POSTSCR, AUTO_PS)
Printer Language Translation
NO
A4
(A4, LETTER, LEGAL, EXECUT)
PORTR
(PORTR, LANDS, R_PORTR, R_LANDS)
66 0 100 60 30 50
String After Print Job
Hex Dump Mode Enabled
PostScript Page Size
PostScript Page Orientation
PostScript Page Format
(MPL, MPP, CPI, LPI, LM, TM)
PostScript Font
(Courier when not specified)
Windows
PR1_FILT.
PR1_AFT.
PR1_DUMP.
PR1_SIZE.
PR1_ORNT.
PR1_FORM.
OS/2
:
:
: NONE
Macintosh
PR1_BEF.
PR1_STR.
PR1_CSET.
Read Back Port
(Read-Back of information)
String Before Print Job
String Substitutions
(NONE, ISO>IBM, 7UK>IBM, 7SW>IBM, Character Set Conversion
(NONE, AUTO)
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--- PRINTER1 MENU
PR1_IN.
: AUTO
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--- PRINTER4 MENU
PR4_IN.
: AUTO
PR4_BEF.
PR4_STR.
PR4_CSET.
:
:
: NONE
PR4_FILT.
PR4_AFT.
PR4_DUMP.
PR4_SIZE.
PR4_ORNT.
PR4_FORM.
:
:
:
:
:
:
PR4_FONT.
:
NONE
Read Back Port
(Read-Back of information)
String Before Print Job
String Substitutions
(NONE, ISO>IBM, 7UK>IBM, 7SW>IBM, Character Set Conversion
(NONE, AUTO)
7GE>IBM, 7FR>IBM, 7ND>IBM, DEC>IBM)
(NONE, POSTSCR, AUTO_PS)
Printer Language Translation
NO
A4
(A4, LETTER, LEGAL, EXECUT)
PORTR
(PORTR, LANDS, R_PORTR, R_LANDS)
66 0 100 60 30 50
--- PRINTER5 MENU
PR5_IN.
: AUTO
AXIS 1620 User’s Manual
String After Print Job
Hex Dump Mode Enabled
PostScript Page Size
PostScript Page Orientation
PostScript Page Format
(MPL, MPP, CPI, LPI, LM, TM)
PostScript Font
(Courier when not specified)
PR5_BEF.
PR5_STR.
PR5_CSET.
Read Back Port
(Read-Back of information)
:
String Before Print Job
: 010A020D0A
String Substitutions
: NONE
(NONE, ISO>IBM, 7UK>IBM, 7SW>IBM, Character Set Conversion
PR5_FILT.
PR5_AFT.
PR5_DUMP.
PR5_SIZE.
PR5_ORNT.
PR5_FORM.
:
:
:
:
:
:
PR5_FONT.
:
NONE
(NONE, AUTO)
7GE>IBM, 7FR>IBM, 7ND>IBM, DEC>IBM)
(NONE, POSTSCR, AUTO_PS)
Printer Language Translation
NO
A4
(A4, LETTER, LEGAL, EXECUT)
PORTR
(PORTR, LANDS, R_PORTR, R_LANDS)
66 0 100 60 30 50
--- PRINTER6 MENU
PR6_IN.
: AUTO
String After Print Job
Hex Dump Mode Enabled
PostScript Page Size
PostScript Page Orientation
PostScript Page Format
(MPL, MPP, CPI, LPI, LM, TM)
PostScript Font
(Courier when not specified)
PR6_BEF.
PR6_STR.
PR6_CSET.
Read Back Port
(Read-Back of information)
:
String Before Print Job
: 010A020D0A
String Substitutions
: NONE
(NONE, ISO>IBM, 7UK>IBM, 7SW>IBM, Character Set Conversion
PR6_FILT.
PR6_AFT.
PR6_DUMP.
PR6_SIZE.
PR6_ORNT.
PR6_FORM.
:
:
:
:
:
:
PR6_FONT.
:
NONE
(NONE, AUTO)
7GE>IBM, 7FR>IBM, 7ND>IBM, DEC>IBM)
(NONE, POSTSCR, AUTO_PS)
Printer Language Translation
NO
A4
(A4, LETTER, LEGAL, EXECUT)
PORTR
(PORTR, LANDS, R_PORTR, R_LANDS)
66 0 100 60 30 50
String After Print Job
Hex Dump Mode Enabled
PostScript Page Size
PostScript Page Orientation
PostScript Page Format
(MPL, MPP, CPI, LPI, LM, TM)
PostScript Font
(Courier when not specified)
PR7_BEF.
PR7_STR.
PR7_CSET.
Read Back Port
(Read-Back of information)
:
String Before Print Job
: 010A020D0A
String Substitutions
: NONE
(NONE, ISO>IBM, 7UK>IBM, 7SW>IBM, Character Set Conversion
PR7_FILT.
PR7_AFT.
PR7_DUMP.
PR7_SIZE.
PR7_ORNT.
PR7_FORM.
:
:
:
:
:
:
PR7_FONT.
:
--- PRINTER8 MENU
PR8_IN.
: AUTO
String After Print Job
Hex Dump Mode Enabled
PostScript Page Size
PostScript Page Orientation
PostScript Page Format
(MPL, MPP, CPI, LPI, LM, TM)
PostScript Font
(Courier when not specified)
PR8_BEF.
PR8_STR.
PR8_CSET.
Read Back Port
(Read-Back of information)
:
String Before Print Job
: 010A020D0A
String Substitutions
: NONE
(NONE, ISO>IBM, 7UK>IBM, 7SW>IBM, Character Set Conversion
PR8_FILT.
PR8_AFT.
PR8_DUMP.
PR8_SIZE.
PR8_ORNT.
PR8_FORM.
:
:
:
:
:
:
PR8_FONT.
:
(NONE, AUTO)
7GE>IBM, 7FR>IBM, 7ND>IBM, DEC>IBM)
POSTSCR (NONE, POSTSCR, AUTO_PS)
Printer Language Translation
NO
A4
(A4, LETTER, LEGAL, EXECUT)
PORTR
(PORTR, LANDS, R_PORTR, R_LANDS)
66 0 100 60 30 50
String After Print Job
Hex Dump Mode Enabled
PostScript Page Size
PostScript Page Orientation
PostScript Page Format
(MPL, MPP, CPI, LPI, LM, TM)
PostScript Font
(Courier when not specified)
OS/2
NO
A4
(A4, LETTER, LEGAL, EXECUT)
PORTR
(PORTR, LANDS, R_PORTR, R_LANDS)
66 0 100 60 30 50
Windows
7GE>IBM, 7FR>IBM, 7ND>IBM, DEC>IBM)
(NONE, POSTSCR, AUTO_PS)
Printer Language Translation
Macintosh
NONE
(NONE, AUTO)
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PR7_IN.
: AUTO
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--- LPT1 Menu
L1_CENTR.
: HISPEED (IBM_PC, STNDRD, FAST, HISPEED)
L1_BSYTM.
: 60
L1_MGM_INFO.
L1_COMMENT.
: AUTO
:
(DISABLE, AUTO)
AXIS 1620 User’s Manual
Centronics Interface Timing LPT1
Busy Status Time-Out LPT1
(All status reporting disabled if set to 0)
Printer Management Information LPT1
Optional user comment describing the printer at LPT1
Appendix C Technical Specifications
Supported Systems
Microsoft Windows:
LANtastic
BSD Systems:
System V Systems:
LAN Server 1.3 and above, running under OS/2 ver 1.3 and above including
OS/2 Warp, OS/2 Warp Connect.
Windows NT ver. 3.5 and above, Windows 2000, Windows for
Workgroups, Windows 95, Windows 98.
LANtastic 7.0, from any of the supported Windows clients, defined above.
All Operating Systems supporting the TCP/IP suite of protocols, including:
BSD 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, SunOS4 (Solaris 1.x), DEC Ultrix etc.
R3, R4, AT&T, Interactive, SCO, SunOS5 (Solaris 2.x), HP-UX, IBM AIX,
Silicon Graphics IRIX, DEC Alpha OSF/1, BULL (BOS, AIX).
Other Systems:
IBM (MVS, VM, VSE, OS/400), DEC VMS, guidelines for other systems.
Print Methods:
LPD, FTP, PROS (named pipe & filtered), Reverse Telnet, IPP.
Apple EtherTalk:
Print Method: AppleTalk Phase 2.
Netscape Navigator 3.0 and higher and MS Internet Explorer 3.0 and higher.
WWW:
Supported Protocols
NetWare:
Windows and OS/2:
LANtastic
TCP/IP:
Apple EtherTalk:
IPX, SAP, RIP, SPX, SNMP, NCP (extended with NDS), NLSP, DIAG,
TCP/IP.
NetBIOS/NetBEUI or TCP/IP, WINS.
NetBIOS/NetBEUI.
LPD, FTP, Telnet, Reverse Telnet, PROS, BOOTP, ARP, RARP, DHCP
ICMP, IP, TCP, UDP, HTTP, SNMP, TFTP, SLPv2, Dynamic DNS, IPP.
AARP, ATP, DDP, NBP, PAP, RTMP, ZIP.
OS/2
IBM LAN Server:
LAN Manager 2.0c and above, running under OS/2 ver 1.3 and above.
Macintosh
Microsoft LAN Manager:
Versions 3.11, 3.12, 4.10 and above, supporting both NDS and Bindery
Emulation. A maximum of 16 bindery file servers and 96 print queues can be
served.
NDPS supported by versions 4.11 and above.
NetWare5 and Pure IP supported.
User messages are also supported.
Print Methods: RPRINTER/NPRINTER, PSERVER.
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SNMP-MIB II compliant (over UDP/IP and IPX), host resource MIB
compliant (over UDP/IP and IPX), private enterprise MIB included. LAN
Network Manager for OS/2. Print server status in NWAdmin/PCONSOLE.
Hardware
32 bit 100 MHz RISC Controller, 1 Mbyte Flash memory. 512 kbytes RAM.
Windows
OS/2
Logical Connection
NWay support to provide auto-detection of the network speed. Running
simultaneously any combination of the supported protocols. Use of
IEEE802.2, IEEE802.3, SNAP and Ethernet II frame types simultaneously.
Attachments
RJ-45 connector (Category 5 Unshielded Twisted Pair) for 10baseT Ethernet
and 100baseTX Fast Ethernet.
Security
UNIX:
NetWare:
Root password. User access list and printer access.
Encrypted passwords.
Logical Printers
The logical printer ports can be programmed to perform auto ASCII to
PostScript conversion, string before and after job, string substitution and
character set conversion.
Parallel Printer
One IEEE 1284 compliant high-speed parallel port, 36-pin Centronics
connector. Sustained throughput over 1 Mbyte/s using NetWare. Bidirectional support for Apple, Reverse Telnet, PROS. ECP support.
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Front Panel
2 LED indicators: Power and Network.
Test button for information printouts.
Power Consumption
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Power provided by external supply:
Maximum 200 mA at 12 VDC. (Type PS-B, 12V, 500 mA).
Dimensions
Height x Width x Depth
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Approvals
EMC:
Safety:
EN 55022/1994, EN50082-1/1992. FCC Class A.
EN 60950.
All specifications are subject to change without prior notice
OS/2
Temperature: 40 - 105° F (5 - 40° C).
Humidity: 10 - 95% non-condensing.
Macintosh
Environmental
0.22 lb. (0.1 kg)
UNIX
Weight
Windows
0.9 x 2.4 x 4.8 inches (2.4 x 6.1 x 12.1 cm)
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AIX
Advanced Interactive eXecutive. A version of the UNIX operating
system from IBM that runs on various IBM computers including
Mainframe systems.
ARP
Address Resolution Protocol. A protocol within the TCP/IP suite of
network protocols that allows a host to find the physical address of a
node on the same network. It is available in UNIX, Windows 95,
Windows 98 and Windows NT. ARP cannot be used across routers.
config file
Berkeley Software Distribution. The University of California,
Berkeley additions to the UNIX operating system.
Macintosh
BSD
BOOT Protocol. A TCP/IP protocol, used for downloading start-up
information such as the IP address to hosts on the network. It is only
available in UNIX. BOOTP requires a BOOTP daemon on your
system. A request made to an active BOOTP daemon initiates a search
of the Boot Table for an entry matching the print server’s Ethernet
address. If a matching entry is found, the daemon downloads the IP
address to the print server.
This is a file that resides in the print server’s memory and contains all
the parameters that determine the AXIS 1620 functionality. By
editing the config file (changing the parameter settings), you can
configure the AXIS 1620 to meet the printing needs of your network.
UNIX
BOOTP
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DHCP
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Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. DHCP is available in
Windows NT, NetWare 5 and UNIX systems, and allows for the
automatic but temporary assignment of IP addresses from a central
pool. DHCP causes the selected host to automatically allocate and
download an unused IP address to the requesting print server. It also
provides validation data that defines how long the IP addresses will
remain valid.
To fully benefit from this method, the AXIS 1620 also supports the
WINS host name resolution protocol, which is available in Windows
NT networks.
DNS
Domain Name Service. Reflects the server names and addresses within
a network.
Flash Memory
The print server software is stored in Flash Memory. The Flash Memory
is a Non-volatile RAM that retains data contents even after power is
removed. As the memory allows its data to be erased and re-written,
you can install software updates for your server as soon as they become
available, without having to replace any parts. The new software is simply
loaded into the server over the network.
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Flash Memory also contains a Safe Flash mechanism which eliminates
the risk of corrupting the Flash Memories if a firmware upgrade fails.
FTP
File Transfer Protocol. A TCP/IP protocol used for logging in to
network servers and for transferring files.
HTML
Hypertext Markup Language. A standard hypertext language used for
creating World Wide Web pages and other hypertext documents.
HTTP
Hypertext Transfer Protocol. The TCP/IP protocol for Web based
communication.
IP
LED
Internet Protocol. The TCP/IP session-layer protocol that regulates
packet forwarding by tracking IP addresses, routing outgoing messages
and recognizing incoming messages.
Light Emitting Diode.
Management Information Base. A database of network configuration
information used by SNMP and CMIP to monitor or change network
settings.
NCP
NetWare Core Protocol. Network clients use the NCP to request
services of servers, and servers use NCP to provide services, such as file
and print services.
NDS
NetWare Directory Services. A hierarchical data base that manages
NetWare network resources such as servers and volumes.
NetWare
MIB
RARP
Reverse Address Resolution Protocol. A TCP/IP protocol used for
downloading IP addresses in UNIX networks. It requires a RARP
daemon on your system, and only operates within a single network
segment. A request made to an active RARP daemon initiates a search
of the Ethernet Address Table for an entry matching the print server’s
Ethernet address. If a matching entry is found, the daemon downloads
the IP address to the print server.
Macintosh
A logical printer acts as a filter between the network and the physical
printer. It appears to the user as a normal printer with additional
characteristics. For example a UNIX workstation may only send a line
feed (LF) to a shared printer that needs carriage return (CR) and LF.
The logical printer can solve this problem by adding a CR.
RISC
Reduced Instruction Set Computing. A processor that recognizes only
a limited number of assembly-language instructions.
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SAP
SNMP
TCP
Service Advertising Protocol. A NetWare network name advertising
service that e.g. file servers can use for advertising their existence to
network clients.
Simple Network Management Protocol. A TCP/IP protocol for
managing and monitoring nodes on a network.
Transmission Control Protocol. The connection-oriented, transportlevel protocol used in the TCP/IP suite of protocols.
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TFTP
Trivial File Transport Protocol. A simpler version of the FTP protocol
that is used by the print server for automatic downloading of config
files.
UNIX
A 32-bit multi-tasking, multi-user operating system originally
developed by AT&T.
URL
Uniform Resource Locator. A way of specifying the location of
publicly available information on the Internet.
WINS
Windows Internet Name Service. A NetBIOS Name Server that maps
NetBIOS names to dynamically assigned IP addresses.
Wizard
A special form of user assistance that automates a task through a dialog
with the user. Wizards help the user to accomplish tasks that are
complex and require experience, and even for the experienced user the
Wizard can help speed up an operation.
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C
Character Set Conversion 91
Chooser 77
config file 99, 145
Configuration methods
AXIS NetPilot
Parameter List Editor 113
Property pages 113
FTP 120
NetWare Administrator 128
PCONSOLE 128
SNMP 126
Telnet 123
Web browser 100
D
DDNS 28
Debugging Print Problems 97
I
Installation guide 20
Installation Summary 21
Internet Address 23
L
LANtastic 70
Logical Printers 89
M
Macintosh
Choosing a printer 78
Installing the print server 77
Setting the Internet address 81
N
NDPS 36
NDS 40
Netspot 105
NetWare
Advanced installation 39
Basic installation 22
Windows
H
Hex Dump Mode 97
Host Name 28
OS/2
F
Factory default settings 144
Flash memory 139
FTP 120
Macintosh
B
Basic setup
AXIS NetPilot 22
TCP/IP 26
Bi-directional Printing 97
E
Ethernet Address 26
ETRAX100 10
UNIX
A
Account file 122, 123
ASCII to Postscript Conversion 95
axinstall 84
AXIS MIB 127
AXIS NetPilot 112
AXIS Print Monitor 59
AXIS Print System 47
AXIS Print Utility for OS/2 74
AXIS Print Utility for Windows 65
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OS/2
Windows
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NDPS 36, 131, 132, 133, 134
NetWare printing modes
Print Server Mode 44
Remote Printer Mode 44
Network connectors 15
Network indicator LED 16
O
OS/2
AXIS Print Utility for OS/2 74
Installing the print server 74
P
Parameter List 145
Physical description 15
Power indicator LED 16
Printer information 118
Printer port 15
Printing
parameter list 143
Test page 143
Pure IP 42
S
Setting the Internet address
ARP 31, 32
BOOTP 34
DHCP 30
RARP 33
Setting up
Macintosh 77
NetWare 35
OS/2 71
UNIX 83
Windows 45
SNMP 126
Status file 122, 125
String Functions 92
String Substitutions 93
Support services 4
T
Test button 16, 143
TFTP 30, 34
U
UNIX Printing methods
FTP 87
LPD 86
PROS A 87
PROS B 88
Reverse Telnet 88
Upgrade Wizard 142
W
Windows 2000
Installing Printer Ports 53
Windows 3.1
AXIS Print Utility for Windows 65
Peer-to-peer printing 67
Windows 95
Installing printer ports 48
Windows 98
Installing printer ports 48
Windows for Workgroups
AXIS Print Utility for Windows 65
Client-server printing
Client setup 69
Server setup 68
Peer-to-peer printing 67
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Windows
OS/2
Macintosh
Windows NT 4.0
Installing Printer Ports 53
WINS 28, 30
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