User`s Manual

User`s Manual
1-Port USB 2.0 Multi-Functional Printer Server
Model # APSMFP210
User’s Manual
Ver. 1A
Table of Contents
1 Introduction .................................................................................................................. 2
1.1 Package Contents ................................................................................................. 2
1.2 System Requirements ........................................................................................... 2
2 MFP print server Installation......................................................................................... 3
2.1 Connecting the MFP print server ........................................................................... 3
2.2 Configuring Network Setting .................................................................................. 4
2.3 Installing MFP PS Utility ........................................................................................ 9
2.4 Connecting to the Printer ..................................................................................... 13
3 Using Web Configuration Utility.................................................................................. 16
3.1 Status .................................................................................................................. 17
3.1.1 System.............................................................................................................. 17
3.1.2 TCP/IP .............................................................................................................. 17
3.1.3 Device............................................................................................................... 18
3.2 Configuration ....................................................................................................... 19
3.2.1 Configuring System Settings............................................................................. 19
3.2.2 Configuring TCP/IP Settings ............................................................................. 19
3.3 Tools.................................................................................................................... 20
3.3.1 Resetting to Factory Default ............................................................................. 20
3.3.2 Upgrading Firmware ......................................................................................... 21
3.4 Restart ................................................................................................................. 22
4 How to Scan via MFP print server .............................................................................. 23
5 How to Fax via MFP print server ................................................................................ 28
6 Troubleshooting ......................................................................................................... 32
6.1 General Troubleshooting Overview ..................................................................... 32
6.2 Frequently Asked Questions................................................................................ 33
Appendix - Specifications .............................................................................................. 35
Appendix - Statement.................................................................................................... 36
Technical Support ......................................................................................................... 37
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1 Introduction
Congratulations on purchasing your 1-Port USB 2.0 Multi-Functional Printer Server. It is
the easiest and fastest way to deploy printers on your network.
This compact MFP print server uses your network router to connect various computers
and printer together. It manages the flow of print files from computers to the connected
printer, delivering print jobs to high-performance printer much faster than a file server or
a PC acting as a print server can.
The MFP print server allows you to share your All-in-One multi-functional printer on your
LAN. You can do printing, faxing, and scanning on any of your computers that connects
to the network. It also features a Web-based Configuration Utility, which allows you to
set up the Print Server through the web browser easily and quickly.
1.1 Package Contents
Unpack the package and check all the items carefully, and be certain that you have:
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One 1-Port USB 2.0 MFP print server
One AC Power Adapter
One Quick Installation Guide
One Installation CD containing the PS Utility program and the User’s Manual
One RJ-45 Ethernet Cable
If any item contained is damaged or missing, please contact your local dealer
immediately. Also, keep the box and packaging materials in case you need to ship the
unit in the future.
1.2 System Requirements
Operating System:
• Microsoft Windows 2000/XP
For Web Configuration:
• Microsoft® Internet Explorer 5.5 and above, or Netscape Navigator 6.0 and
above
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2 MFP print server Installation
2.1 Connecting the MFP print server
Warning: Only a USB printer may be connected to the USB port of the Print Server.
Connecting any other USB device to the Print Server may damage the Print Server.
Note: Before you install the MFP print server, make sure you can print, scan, or fax with
your multi-functional printer directly connected to your computer(s).
Do not plug the power cord to the Print Server until you have reached Step 4 of this
section.
Step 1 Connect one end of the network cable to the LAN port of the Print Server and
attach the other end of the cable to a router or switch.
Step 2 Make sure the printer is powered OFF, and then connect the printer to the USB
port of the Print Server
Step 3 Power ON the printer.
Step 4 Plug one end of the power cord into the Print Server and the other end into an
electrical outlet.
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2.2 Configuring Network Setting
Before configuring the Print Server’s network setting, please take note of your
computer’s TCP/IP setting.
Step 1 Click on Start, Run, and type cmd click OK.
Step 2 At the command prompt, type ipconfig and press Enter.
Step 3 Write down the information for the IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Default
Gateway. You will need this information later.
Step 4 Insert the Utility CD into your CD-ROM drive for the autorun screen. Select Run
MFP PS Setup Wizard from the menu.
Note: If the autorun window does not appear automatically, go to Start, Run, and type
D:\PS-Wizard\MFP-PSWizard.exe (where D is the letter of your CD drive) and click OK.
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Step 5 Click Next at the welcome screen.
Step 6 Select your MFP print server in the list and click Next. If you have more than one
MFP print servers connected to your LAN, you will see them listed below.
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Step 7 Refer to the IP information you wrote down at Step 3. If your computer’s IP
address is not 192.168.1.x (where x is a number between 2-254), select Yes, I want to
change settings, and enter admin (the default password) in the password field.
Otherwise, select NO. Click Next.
Step 8 In the IP Address field, enter a valid IP address, subnet mask, and default
gateway that matches your local area network.
For example: If your computer’s IP Address is 192.168.0.100, enter the same three
numbers: 192.168.0 in the corresponding fields.
Note: You can leave the last IP Address number 254 as is unless another network
device (i.e. the Default Gateway) is already using that number. If another network
device is already using 254, then change it to another number that is currently not in
use (preferably 200 - 253).
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For the Subnet Mask and Default Gateway fields, enter the numbers for Subnet Mask
and Default Gateway you wrote down at Step 3. Click Next to continue.
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Step 9 Click Next to save the settings you have made or click Back to correct the
settings.
Step 10 Click Finish.
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2.3 Installing MFP PS Utility
Step 1 Insert the provided CD and wait for the autorun screen to appear.
Step 2 Click on Install MFP PS Utility.
Note: If the autorun window does not appear automatically, go to Start, Run, and type
D:\PS-Utility\Setup.exe (where D is the letter of your CD drive) and click OK.
Step 3 Click Next at the welcome screen.
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Step 4 Specify a destination location or click Next to accept the default path.
Step 5 Specify a program folder or click Next to accept the default one.
Step 6 Click Finish.
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Step 7 When the Found New Hardware Wizard pops up automatically, select No, not
this time and click Next.
Step 8 Select Install the software automatically (recommended) and click Next.
Step 9 Click Continue Anyway at the Windows Logo Screen.
(For Windows 2000, click Yes at the Digital Signature Not Found prompt).
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Step 10 Click Finish.
Step 11 (Optional) If the Found New Hardware Wizard pops up, follow the on-screen
instructions to install your printer driver.
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2.4 Using the MFP PS Utility
Step 1 To run the MFP PS Utility, go to Start > (All) Programs > Airlink101 > Airlink
101 MFP PS Utility.
Step 2 Click Unblock if the Windows Security Alert popping up.
Step 3 Make sure the MFP print server is detected in the window. Click on the plus
sign “+“ (after clicking it, you will see a “-” sign) on the left side of the MFP print server.
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Step 4 Select your printer and click Connect.
Step 5 Click the plus sign “+“ on the left side of the Connected devices, select your
printer, right click it and click Add to favorites.
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Step 6 Click OK.
Step 7 Close the PS Utility window by clicking the “X” at the upper right corner on the
window to keep this program running at the background. If you click Exit, the MFP PS
Utility will be shut down.
Step 8 Go to Control Panel > (Printer and Other Hardware) > Printers and Faxes.
Make sure the printer appears in the window.
Note: If the printer’s driver has been installed on the computer before you install this
device, the MFP print server will install another instance (i.e. Printer Copy 2) of your
printer.
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3 Using Web Configuration Utility
The Web Configuration Utility allows you to manage the full features of the Print
Server with an easy-to-use user interface.
You can start the Web Configuration Utility in two ways:
1. Select the MFP print server and click Web Admin button in MFP PS Utility.
or
2. Open your web browser, type in the IP address of the Print Server in the URL
address field, and press Enter. (Default IP address is 192.168.1.254).
Enter your username and password to login to the web configuration utility. The default
username and password are both admin. If you forget your password, you can reset the
MFP print server to factory default by pressing the reset button on the device and
holding it for 10 seconds.
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The Web Configuration Utility will display the Status, System Information page.
Click on any of the links at the top menu bar to display the corresponding page.
3.1 Status
3.1.1 System
To access the page, go to Status > System. This page displays the general system
information for the MFP print server including the MFP server name, the firmware
version, and the MAC address.
3.1.2 TCP/IP
To access the page, go to Status > TCP/IP. This page displays the current TCP/IP
configuration of the MFP print server.
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3.1.3 Device
To access the page, go to Status > TCP/IP. This page displays the status of the printer
connected to the MFP print server.
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3.2 Configuration
3.2.1 Configuring System Settings
To access the page, go to Configuration > System. This page allows you to change
the general system setting of the MFP print server.
MFP Server Name: This option allows you to change the device name of the MFP print
server.
Password: This option allows you to change the password of the MFP print server.
(Note: You cannot change the default username “admin”.)
Click on the Save & Restart button to save and activate your change.
3.2.2 Configuring TCP/IP Settings
To access the page, go to Configuration > TCP/IP. This page allows you to change the
TCP/IP configuration of the MFP print server.
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Obtain TCP/IP settings automatically: Selecting this option allows the MFP print
server to obtain the TCP/IP settings automatically from your DHCP server.
Use the following TCP/IP settings: Selecting this option allows you to manually
configure your MFP print server’s TCP/IP settings.
IP Address: This option allows you to change the IP address of the MFP print server. It
must match to the settings of your local network.
Subnet Mask: This option allows you to enter the subnet mask of your network for the
MFP print server. It must match to the settings of your local network.
Default Router: This option allows you to enter the IP address of your router (gateway)
for the MFP print server.
Click on the Save & Restart button to save and activate your change.
3.3 Tools
3.3.1 Resetting to Factory Default
To access the factory default page, go to Tools > Factory Default. This page allows
you to set all the MFP print server’s settings to the factory default.
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Click OK to restore all the settings back to factory default.
3.3.2 Upgrading Firmware
To upgrade the firmware for the MFP print server, go to Tools > Firmware Upgrade.
Before upgrading the firmware, you need to download the latest firmware file from the
Airlink101 website and save it on your local disk drive.
Click on Browse and select the firmware file from your local disk drive.
Click on Firmware Upgrade button.
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3.4 Restart
To restart the MFP print server, go to Restart.
Click on OK button to reboot the MFP print server.
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4 How to Scan via MFP print server
For Windows 2000 users: you need to use the proprietary utility of your multi-functional
printer, e.g. HP Director.
For Windows XP users: you can use either the proprietary utility of your multi-functional
printer or the Windows scan utility (WIA, Windows Image Acquisition) as following steps:
Step 1 To run the MFP PS Utility, go to Start > (All) Programs > Airlink101 > Airlink
101 MFP PS Utility.
Step 2 Make sure your multi-functional printer is under Connected devices in the MFP
PS Utility.
Step 3 Go to Start > (Printer and Other Hardware) > Printers and Faxes and make
sure of you multi-functional printer appears in the window.
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Step 4 Double click the Scanners and Cameras.
Step 5 Double click the MFP device icon to launch Windows Scanner and Camera
Wizard.
Step 6 Click Next.
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Step 7 Click Next to start the scanning process.
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Step 8 Click Next.
Step 9 Click Next.
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Step 10 Click Finish.
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5 How to Fax via MFP print server
You can use the proprietary utility of MFP printer, e.g. HP Director. Or, you can use the
Windows embedded fax utility, for example, send a Test Page to remote fax machine.
Step 1 Repeat Step 1 to 3 of the previous section, How to Scan via MFP print server.
Step 2 Select the MFP device fax icon.
Step 3 Right click the MFP device fax icon, and then select Properties.
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Step 4 Click the Print Test Page button.
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Step 5 Input the remote fax number, and then click Send Fax button
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Step 6 Wait for the process completely.
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6 Troubleshooting
6.1 General Troubleshooting Overview
The most common problems, which cause the MFP print server to perform improperly,
are covered in this chapter. If a problem still exists after reading this chapter, please
contact Airlink101 technical support.
LED Light Indicators
This MFP print server is equipped with LED to assist in diagnosing problems that are
the result of the network and/or the MFP print server hardware itself.
Status (Orange)
When the MFP print server unit is powered on, the Status LED will flash six times as
part of the unit’s Power On Self Test (POST). This indicates that the MFP print server
hardware is properly configured.
Note: Make sure that the Orange LED flashes six times (POST) upon connecting
the power. If the unit does not flash six times, contact Airlink101 Customer
Service for a replacement.
Flow/Link (Green: 100M; Orange: 10M)
If the network cabling is Twisted-Pair Cable, and when this light is ON, the Twisted-Pair
cable connection is problem free.
USB Link (Green: 2.0; Orange: 1.1)
If the MFP port is USB 1.1, orange led.
If the MFP port is USB 2.0, green led.
Cable Related Problems
In most cases, the MFP print server fails to send and receive network data due to
incorrect use of the network cable and/or to connector problems. Twisted-Pair Cable is
10BaseT/100BaseT 8-wire Unshielded Twisted-Pair Cable. The pin assignments for the
RJ-45 connector used for this cable must conform to the UTP cable specifications.
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Power Related Problems
The MFP print server requires an external 3.3V/2A AC power adapter in order for it to
function. If you have a power problem, check to see whether the power cord or its
connectors are damaged. More importantly, check to see that the AC power adapter
included with the MFP print server matches the AC voltage in your country or area.
Using an incorrect AC adapter will damage your MFP print server.
USB Port Related Problems
Printing data failure may be caused by a loose connection of the MFP print server to the
USB port of the printer. Check to see if the USB connectors are damaged. In addition,
check the cable connection. If the connectors are damaged, contact Airlink101
customer service for a replacement connector.
6.2 Frequently Asked Questions
Question A
The Status LED light keeps blinking after POST.
Answer:
The last upgrade process was not completed. The MFP print server must be upgraded
again.
Question B
The MFP print server software installation is not allowed at your computer.
Answer:
Please make sure the setting of driver signing is set to default from your Windows Start
menu: Control Panel -> System -> Hardware -> Driver Signing.
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Question C
The MFP PS Utility can’t find the MFP print server.
Answer 1:
The Windows Firewall installed in your computer blocks the connection.
If no MFP print server is found, please make sure the Windows Firewall or any third
party firewalls have been disabled or bypassed and click the Search button to try again.
Answer 2:
The IP address segment is different between computer and MFP print server.
Change the default IP address (192.168.1.254) of the MFP print server with Airlink101
MFP PS Setup Wizard (please refer to Section 2.2) to match your network configuration.
If you changed the default IP address and forgot it, you can launch to MFP PS Utility
which can detect your print server automatically. Select your MFP print server and click
Web Admin to view/change the IP address of the MFP print server.
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Appendix - Specifications
Printer Port
• 1 USB 2.0 Port
Networking
• 1 auto-negotiating 10/100 Mbps
RJ-45 port
Network Protocol Support
• TCP/IP, UDP
Flash
• 1MB
System Memory
• 2MB SDRAM
MFP Support
• Printing, Scan, Fax, and Card
reader
Power
• 3.3V, 2A Switching Adapter
LED
• USB, Status
Management
• Web configuration
• Windows-based Setup Program
• Configuration Utility
Supported OS
• Windows 2000/XP
Dimension
• 74 x 63 x 30mm (L x W x H)
Weight
• 57 g
Temperature
• Operating: 0°C ~ 50°C
• Storage: -5°C ~ 65°C
Humidity
• Operating: 0 ~ 70%
• Storage: 0 ~ 80%
Certification
• CE / FCC Class B
Warranty
• 1 Year Limited Warranty
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Appendix - Statement
Trademarks
Windows 2000/XP are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corp. All other brands and
product names are trademarks of their respective companies.
Copyright
No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form or by any means or used to
make any derivative (such as translation, transformation or adaptation) without the
express written consent of the manufacturer as stipulated by the United States
Copyright Act of 1976.
FCC Warning
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to subpart J of Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is
operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation
of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which the
user will be required to correct the interference at their own expense.
All contents are subject to change without prior notice.
Part No. MS8616U2-V1.0
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Technical Support
E-mail: [email protected]
Toll Free: 1-888-746-3238
Web site: www.airlink101.com
*Printer server may not support all printers. Go to the Airlink101 website to view the printer compatibility list
*Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors lower actual data throughput rate.
Specifications are subject to change without notice. All products and trademarks are the property of their respective
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their respective holders. AirLink101 products are protected under numerous U.S. and foreign patents and pending
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