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Contents
Copyright and Trademarks
Safety Instructions
Warnings, Cautions, and Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Chapter 1 Introduction
About Your Printer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
About This Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Operating Environment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Features of the Network Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Network Interface Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Status Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Network Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
About the Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Terms and Concepts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Chapter 2 How To
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting a Printing Method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing Method Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing Components on Your Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
About Installing Components on Your Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows Vista . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows XP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows Server 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Up the Network Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting the Network Interface to the Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring the Network Interface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Printer Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
About Installing the Printer Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows Vista . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows XP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows Server 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 3 Network Software
System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing EpsonNet Config . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessing the EpsonNet Config User’s Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
EpsonNet Print . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
About EpsonNet Print. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing EpsonNet Print . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
For Windows Vista/XP/Server 2003/2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring the Printer Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 4 Troubleshooting
General Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cannot configure the network interface or cannot print from the network. . . . . . . . . . .
Cannot print even if you have assigned the IP address to the computer
and the printer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Unable to start EpsonNet Config. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The message “EpsonNet Config cannot be used because no network is installed.”
appears when you start EpsonNet Config. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The message “Could not complete communicating configuration data”
appears when you send settings to the network interface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The Model Name and IP Address do not appear in the EpsonNet Config dialog box. .
Problems Specific to Your Network Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows 2000 Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing a Network Status Sheet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 5 Tips for Administrators
Setting an IP Address on the Printer’s Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Network Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Universal Plug and Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Uninstalling Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows Vista . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows XP/Server 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Safety Instructions
Warnings, Cautions, and Notes
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Warnings
must be followed carefully to avoid bodily injury.
Cautions
must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment.
Notes
contain important information and useful tips on the operation of your printer.
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Chapter 1
Introduction
About Your Printer
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Windows® applications.
Use the Software CD-ROM that came with the printer to easily configure the network interface for
use on the TCP/IP network and install the printer driver.
If you want to configure the network interface for protocols such as TCP/IP and SNMP, use
EpsonNet Config, the configuration utility provided with your product, to quickly and easily
configure the network interface to use those protocols.
Note:
The EpsonNet Config utility configures the network interface to work only with protocols that exist on your
network. This does not imply that you can use all of the above-mentioned protocols on your network or
operating system. The protocols that the network interface can use may vary depending on the operating
system and the network configuration.
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About This Guide
Network Guide
User’s Guide
❏ To read the online guide, you must have Adobe® Reader® or Adobe Acrobat® Reader installed on your
computer.
❏ This guide is written for network administrators, and many of the steps included here require detailed
network knowledge and administrator rights.
❏ The term “network administrator” refers to the person responsible for maintaining the network.
“Administrator” is synonymous with “Supervisor” in this guide.
❏ The term “network interface” refers to the built-in Ethernet interface of the printer in this guide.
Operating Environment
OS
Protocol
Windows Vista®
TCP/IP (using LPR, Standard
TCP/IP Port, or EpsonNet Print)
Windows XP (Home, Professional)
Windows 2000 (Professional)
Windows Server 2003
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Features of the Network Interface
❏ Connects your Epson printer using a built-in Ethernet interface, which is called the network
interface in this manual, to the network.
❏ Supports the TCP/IP protocol.
❏ Supports both 10Base-T and 100Base-TX.
❏ Supports DHCP.
❏ Supports Automatic Private IP Addressing (APIPA) that assigns an IP address automatically to
the network interface even if there is no DHCP server on the network.
❏ Supports the Dynamic DNS function.
❏ Supports SNMP and MIB.
❏ Supports SNTP (Simple Network Time Protocol).
Network Interface Operation
Status Light
The indicator lights provide you with important information on the operations of the network
interface.
Status light
Data light
Network Status
Green
Green
Ready (10 M link)
Green
Green (Flashing)
Receiving packets (10 M link)
Orange
Green
Ready (100 M link)
Orange
Green (Flashing)
Receiving packets (100 M link)
Status light
Data light
The status light on the left side indicates whether the network interface is connected to 10Base-T or
100Base-TX. The light is orange when the connection is 100Base-TX, green when the connection is
10Base-T.
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The data light on the right side flashes when the host interface receives data.
If the light on the left side is solid green and the light on the right side is off, the connection is
disconnected.
Network Connector
RJ-45 connector: This connector is used to connect an Ethernet cable to a network. You can use this
cable for both 10Base-T and 100Base-TX. (On some models, 1000Base-T is also supported.)
You must use a category-5 shielded twisted-pair cable to connect the network interface to a network.
About the Software
The Software CD-ROM provided with your printer includes the following network software.
The software provided varies depending on your printer model.
❏ EpsonNet Config is a Windows-based configuration utility for administrators that allows you
to configure the network interface for various protocols such as TCP/IP and SNMP. See
“EpsonNet Config” on page 38.
❏ EpsonNet Print is a utility that enables TCP/IP printing for Windows. (Windows
Vista/XP/Server 2003/2000/also support OS standard LPR printing.) See “EpsonNet Print”
on page 39.
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Terms and Concepts
Configuration -- a prepared set of conditions for proper operation of a device. Configuring the
network interface is to prepare it to work with protocols available on a network.
DHCP -- a dynamic host configuration protocol. It is a protocol that assigns dynamic IP addresses
to devices on a network.
ftp -- a TCP/IP application protocol for file transfer
lpd -- a TCP/IP remote printing protocol application
Print queue -- a location where a print job is stored as a file, until the network interface sends the
job to the assigned printer
Protocol -- a rule that controls how data or information is exchanged through a network.
Computers and software cannot communicate with each other using different protocols.
TCP/IP -- Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol, a layer of protocols that provides
communication between nodes on a network
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Chapter 2
How To
Overview
This section describes the general procedure on how to set up the network interface for use on a
network.
1. Check the network interface operation.
Check the functions and operations of the network interface, such as status lights and RJ-45
connector. See “Network Interface Operation” on page 9 for details.
2. Select a printing method.
Select a printing method appropriate for your network environment and operating system. If
you are not sure, see “Selecting a Printing Method” on page 13 for details.
3. Install the necessary components on your computer.
Make sure the necessary components (such as TCP/IP) are installed on the computer, and
network settings (such as IP address, subnet mask, etc.) of the computer is set. See “About
Installing Components on Your Computer” on page 14 for details.
4. Connect the network interface to the network.
Connect the network interface to the network. See “Connecting the Network Interface to the
Network” on page 21 for details.
5. Configure the network interface and install the printer driver on all the computers that will use
the printer.
See “Configuring the Network Interface” on page 22 for details.
6. If necessary, configure the network settings of the network interface using EpsonNet Config.
Configure the network interface for TCP/IP, MS Network, etc. using EpsonNet Config. See
“About EpsonNet Config” on page 38.
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Selecting a Printing Method
Check if there is a Windows Vista/XP/Server 2003/2000 print server on your network, and then
use the suggestions below.
If a print server exists, set the printer to connect with LPR on the server and turn it into a shared
printer. Your clients can then print to this shared printer.
If no Windows print server exists, we recommend TCP/IP printing via LPR. This is the method to
use when you connect the printer to your network through the printer’s Ethernet port. See
“Windows Vista” on page 26, “Windows XP” on page 29, “Windows Server 2003” on page 32, or
“Windows 2000” on page 35.
Printing Method Features
This section describes features of the printing methods available for you to choose.
LPR (TCP/IP) printing for Ethernet connection
Advantages
❏ No computer as a network interface is required.
❏ No special utility for Windows Vista/XP/Server 2003/2000 is required.
❏ You can see the printer status using EPSON Status Monitor.
❏ For Windows Vista/XP/Server 2003/2000, you can create a print log using the event viewer.
❏ You can print via a router.
Disadvantages
❏ You need to set up TCP/IP.
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Microsoft Network Shared printing
Advantages
❏ Easy to set up.
❏ No computer as a network interface is required.
❏ No special print utility is required.
Disadvantages
❏ Epson Status Monitor cannot be used.
❏ You cannot print via a router.
❏ It takes longer to start printing because more time is required to search for a network printer.
Instructions for setting up Microsoft network shared printing are included in the printer User’s Guide.
Installing Components on Your Computer
About Installing Components on Your Computer
Before configuring the network interface and printing from the computer, you need to install the
necessary components (such as TCP/IP) and assign an IP address and subnet mask for your
computer, depending on the printing method you want to use. See the section in this chapter
appropriate for your operating system.
❏ The Windows operating system CD-ROM may be required during the installation.
❏ When using TCP/IP for printing, you need to set the IP address, the subnet mask, and the default
gateway of the computer. These may be set automatically if your network uses DHCP.
Windows Vista
For Windows Vista, use the following procedure to install the necessary components.
1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click View network status and tasks or
double-click Network and Sharing Center.
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2. Click View Status, and then click the Properties button.
If the User Account Control screen appears, click the Continue button.
3. Check if the following necessary components are in the list. If they are already installed, go to
the next chapter.
The following table lists the components required for configuring the network interface with
EpsonNet Config.
EpsonNet Config’s setting screens
Necessary components
The following table lists the components required for network printing.
Printing method
Necessary components
4. If the necessary components are not in the list, click Install to install them, as described below.
For LPR or Internet printing:
Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) is installed by default. You cannot add or delete it.
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5. For LPR or Internet printing:
Double-click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) on the Local Area Connection Properties
dialog box to open the Internet Protocols Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties dialog box. Set the
IP address and so on if necessary, then click OK.
6. Restart the computer.
The necessary components are now installed. Go to the section “Connecting the Network Interface
to the Network” on page 21.
Windows XP
For Windows XP, use the following procedure to install the necessary components.
1. Click Start, highlight Control Panel, and then click Network and Internet Connections.
Select Network Connections.
2. Under LAN or High-Speed Internet, click the Local Area Connection icon.
3. Under Network Tasks, click Change settings of this connection.
4. Check if the following necessary components are in the list. If they are already installed, go to
the next chapter.
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The following table lists the components required for configuring the network interface with
EpsonNet Config.
EpsonNet Config’s setting screens
Necessary components
The following table lists the components required for network printing.
Printing method
Necessary components
5. If the necessary components are not in the list, click Install to install them, as described below.
For LPR:
Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) is installed by default. You cannot add or delete it.
For Microsoft Network Shared printing:
Select Client and then click Add. Select Client for Microsoft Networks and then click OK.
6. For LPR or Microsoft Network Shared printing:
Double-click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) on the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box
to open the Internet Protocols (TCP/IP) Properties dialog box. Set the IP address and so on if
necessary, then click OK.
7. Restart the computer.
The necessary components are now installed. Go to the section “Connecting the Network Interface
to the Network” on page 21.
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Windows Server 2003
For Windows Server 2003, use the following procedure to install the necessary components.
1. Click Start, point to Control Panel, and then select Network Connections. Click Local Area
Connections.
2. Click the Properties button.
3. Check if the following necessary components are in the list. If they are already installed, go to
the next chapter.
The following table lists the components required for configuring the network interface with
EpsonNet Config.
EpsonNet Config’s setting screens
Necessary components
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The following table lists the components required for network printing.
Printing method
Necessary components
4. If the necessary components are not in the list, click Install to install them, as described below.
For LPR:
Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) is installed by default. You cannot add or delete it.
For Microsoft Network Shared printing:
Select Client and then click Add. Select Client for Microsoft Networks and then click OK.
5. For LPR or Microsoft Network Shared printing:
Double-click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) on the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box
to open the Internet Protocols (TCP/IP) Properties dialog box. Set the IP address and so on if
necessary, then click OK.
6. Restart the computer.
The necessary components are now installed. Go to the section “Connecting the Network Interface
to the Network” on page 21.
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Windows 2000
For Windows 2000, use the following procedure to install the necessary components.
1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then select Network and Dial-up Connections. The
Network and Dial-up Connections screen appears.
2. Right-click the desired network connection and then select Properties.
3. Check if the following necessary components are in the list. If they are already installed, go to
the next chapter.
The following table lists the components required for configuring the network interface with
EpsonNet Config.
EpsonNet Config’s setting screens
Necessary components
The following table lists the components required for network printing.
Printing method
Necessary components
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4. If the necessary components are not in the list, click Install to install them, as described below.
For LPR:
Select Protocol and then click Add. In the Select Network Protocol dialog box, select Internet
Protocol (TCP/IP) and then click OK.
For Microsoft Network Shared printing:
To use Internet Protocol, see the description described earlier to install Internet Protocol
(TCP/IP).
Select Client and then click Add. Select Client for Microsoft Networks and then click OK.
5. For LPR or Microsoft Network Shared printing:
Double-click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) on the Configuration menu to open the TCP/IP
Properties dialog box. Set the IP address and so on if necessary, then click OK.
6. Restart the computer.
The necessary components are now installed. Go to the next section.
Setting Up the Network Interface
Connecting the Network Interface to the Network
Follow the instructions below to connect the network interface to the network. For more
information, see the Start Here sheet that came with your printer.
1. Make sure that your printer is turned off.
2. Connect one end of the network cable to the RJ-45 connector on the network interface, and the
other end to the network.
❏ You must use a Category 5 shielded twisted-pair cable to connect the network interface to
prevent malfunction.
❏ Do not connect or disconnect the network cable when the printer is on.
❏ Do not connect the network interface and the computer directly. Be sure to use a HUB to
connect the network interface to the network.
You can use both 10Base-T and 100Base-TX. When you print a lot of data, we recommend you use a
higher speed with light network traffic.
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3. Turn on your printer. After the status lights go off, print a network status sheet.
After turning off the printer, wait until the status lights go off before turning it back on; otherwise
the network interface may not work correctly.
Now, you can configure the network interface to use on the TCP/IP network and also install the
printer driver. See the next section.
Configuring the Network Interface
Configure the network interface for use on the TCP/IP network and install the printer driver on
your computer.
1. Insert the Software CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive.
2. The Software Installation screen opens automatically.
If the Software Installation screen does not appear, double-click EPSETUP.EXE on the
CD-ROM.
3. Click User Installation if it appears.
4. Make sure that all applications are closed, and then click the Easy Install button.
5. Select Network.
If your printer is connected to your computer with a USB cable, select Local. Then follow the on-screen
instructions.
6. Click the Install button and follow the on-screen instructions.
If the Windows Security Alert window appears, click the Unblock button; otherwise the printer is not
listed on the screen of EpsonNet EasyInstall.
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7. EpsonNet EasyInstall starts. Select the printer and then click the Next button.
8. If you see the following screen, you can select a method for specifying the IP address. If you
select Automatic, DHCP becomes available and assigns an IP address automatically. If you
want to set the IP address manually, select Manual and then enter the IP address, subnet mask,
and default gateway. Click the Next button.
It’s a good idea to write down the IP address for use when you set up additional computers.
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9. Confirm the settings you have made, and then click the Next button.
10. Select the printer with its IP address you have just set, and then click the Next button to install
the printer driver.
11. Enter the printer name. If you want to print a test page, select the Print test page check box.
Click the Next button.
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If the Windows Security Alert window appears, click the Unblock button.
12. Select the default printer, and then click the Next button.
13. Click the Finish button, and then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
Now you can use the printer on the TCP/IP network.
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Installing the Printer Driver
About Installing the Printer Driver
To print to the network printer, you need to install the printer driver on all your network
computers. See the section in this chapter appropriate for your operating system.
Windows Vista
For Windows Vista, the printer driver installation procedure differs depending on the printing
method you prefer. Epson recommends printing with EpsonNet Print. See “For Windows
Vista/XP/Server 2003/2000” on page 41.
LPR printing
If you are using EpsonNet Print, the setup procedure is different. See “About EpsonNet Print” on page 39
for details.
1. Click Start, Control Panel, and then Printer.
2. Click Add a printer to start the Add Printer wizard.
3. Click Add a local printer.
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4. Select the Create a new port radio button, and then select Standard TCP/IP Port from the list.
Then click Next.
5. Enter the IP address of the network interface and then click Next. If you don’t know the IP
address, you can print a network status sheet. See “Printing a Network Status Sheet” on page
51.
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6. If an error occurs, the following dialog box appears. Select the Standard radio button and then
select EPSON Network Printer. Click Next.
7. Click Finish.
8. See the following section to install the printer driver.
Installing the printer driver
1. Insert the Software CD-ROM shipped with the printer.
2. Close the Software Installation screen if it appears.
3. Go to My Computer or Computer and right-click the CD drive icon to view its contents.
4. Double-click the COMMON\PRINTER folder and open the appripriate folder for your
operating system (WINVISTA_XP_2K, or WINVISTA_XP ) folder. Click Open.
5. Select the model name of the printer, and then click Next.
If the Add Printer wizard prompts you to select either Keep existing driver or Replace existing
driver, be sure to select the Replace existing driver radio button.
6. Click Finish and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.
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Windows XP
For Windows XP, the printer driver installation procedure differs depending on the printing
method you prefer. Epson recommends printing with EpsonNet Print. See “For Windows
Vista/XP/Server 2003/2000” on page 41.
LPR printing
If you are using EpsonNet Print, the setup procedure is different. See “About EpsonNet Print” on page 39
for details.
1. Click Start, click Control Panel, click Printers and Other Hardware, and then click Printers
and Faxes.
2. Under Printer Tasks, click Add a printer to start the Add Printer wizard, and then click Next.
3. Click Local printer attached to this computer, clear the Automatically detect and install
my Plug and Play printer check box, and then click Next.
You must clear the Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play printer check box because
the printer is attached directly to the network, not to a Windows XP computer.
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4. Select the Create a new port radio button, and then select Standard TCP/IP Port from the list.
Then click Next.
5. Enter the IP address of the network interface and then click Next. If you don’t know the IP
address, you can print a network status sheet. See “Printing a Network Status Sheet” on page
51.
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6. If an error occurs, the following dialog box appears. Select the Standard radio button and then
select EPSON Network Printer. Click Next.
7. Click Finish.
8. See the following section to install the printer driver.
Installing the printer driver
1. Insert the Software CD-ROM shipped with the printer.
2. Close the Software Installation screen if it appears.
3. Go to My Computer or Computer and right-click the CD drive icon to view its contents.
4. Double-click the COMMON\PRINTER folder and open the appripriate folder for your
operating system (WINVISTA_XP_2K, or WINVISTA_XP ) folder. Click Open.
5. Select the model name of the printer, and then click Next.
If the Add Printer wizard prompts you to select either Keep existing driver or Replace existing
driver, be sure to select the Replace existing driver radio button.
6. Click Finish and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.
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Windows Server 2003
For Windows Server 2003, the printer driver installation procedure differs depending on the
printing method you prefer. Epson recommends printing with EpsonNet Print. See “For Windows
Vista/XP/Server 2003/2000” on page 41.
LPR printing
If you are using EpsonNet Print, the setup procedure is different. See “About EpsonNet Print” on page 39
for details.
1. Click Start, and then select Printers and Faxes.
2. Double-click the Add Printer icon to start the Add Printer wizard, and then click Next.
3. Click Local printer attached to this computer, clear the Automatically detect and install
my Plug and Play printer check box, and then click Next.
You must clear the Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play printer check box because
the printer is attached directly to the network, not to a computer.
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4. Select the Create a new port radio button, and then select Standard TCP/IP Port from the list.
Click Next.
5. When Add Standard TCP/IP Printer Port Wizard dialog box appears, click Next.
6. Enter the IP address of the network interface and then click Next. If you don’t know the IP
address, you can print a network status sheet. See “Printing a Network Status Sheet” on page
51.
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7. If an error occurs, the following dialog box appears. Select the Standard radio button and then
select EPSON Network Printer. Click Next.
8. Click Finish.
9. See the following section to install the printer driver.
Installing the printer driver
1. Insert the Software CD-ROM shipped with the printer.
2. Close the Software Installation screen if it appears.
3. Go to My Computer or Computer and right-click the CD drive icon to view its contents.
4. Double-click the COMMON\PRINTER folder and open the appripriate folder for your
operating system (WINVISTA_XP_2K, or WINVISTA_XP ) folder. Click Open.
5. Select the model name of the printer, and then click Next.
If the Add Printer wizard prompts you to select either Keep existing driver or Replace existing
driver, be sure to select the Replace existing driver radio button.
6. Click Finish and then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.
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Windows 2000
For Windows 2000, the printer driver installation procedure differs depending on the printing
method you prefer. Epson recommends printing with EpsonNet Print. See “For Windows
Vista/XP/Server 2003/2000” on page 41.
LPR printing
If you are using EpsonNet Print, the setup procedure is different. See “About EpsonNet Print” on page 39
for details.
1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then select Printers.
2. Double-click Add Printer to start the Add Printer wizard, and then click Next.
3. Click Local printer, clear the Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play printer
check box, and then click Next.
You must clear the Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play printer check box because
the printer is attached directly to the network, not to a Windows 2000 computer.
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4. Select the Create a new port radio button, and then select Standard TCP/IP Port from the list.
Then click Next.
5. Enter the IP address of the network interface and then click Next. If you don’t know the IP
address, you can print a network status sheet. See “Printing a Network Status Sheet” on page
51.
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6. If an error occurs, the following dialog box appears. Select the Standard radio button and then
select EPSON Network Printer. Click Next.
7. Click Finish.
8. See the following section to install the printer driver.
Installing the printer driver
1. Insert the Software CD-ROM shipped with the printer.
2. Close the Software Installation screen if it appears.
3. Go to My Computer or Computer and right-click the CD drive icon to view its contents.
4. Double-click the COMMON\PRINTER folder and open the appripriate folder for your
operating system (WINVISTA_XP_2K, or WINVISTA_XP ) folder. Click Open.
5. Select the model name of the printer, and then click Next.
If the Add Printer wizard prompts you to select either Keep existing driver or Replace existing
driver, be sure to select the Replace existing driver radio button.
6. Click Finish and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.
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Chapter 3
Network Software
This chapter explains how to use the network software provided with your printer.
The software provided varies depending on your printer model.
EpsonNet Config
About EpsonNet Config
EpsonNet Config is a Windows-based configuration software for administrators to configure the
network interface for TCP/IP, MS Network, and SNMP.
Be sure to use EpsonNet Config included on the Software CD-ROM shipped with this product.
System Requirements
The following table lists the system requirements of EpsonNet Config.
Operating systems
Windows Vista
Windows XP Professional/Home Edition
Windows Server 2003
Windows 2000 Server/Professional
Hard disk drive space
49 MB
Installing EpsonNet Config
Follow the steps below to install EpsonNet Config on your computer to configure the network
interface.
If you add or delete protocols or services from your operating system after installing EpsonNet Config,
EpsonNet Config may not work correctly. If this happens, uninstall EpsonNet Config and then install it
again.
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1. Make sure all the applications are closed, then insert the Software CD-ROM in the CD-ROM
drive.
2. The Software Installation screen opens automatically.
If the Software Installation screen does not appear, double-click EPSETUP.EXE on the
CD-ROM.
3. Click the Install Network Utility button.
4. Click the icon located next to EpsonNet Config.
5. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
If the Windows Security Alert window appears after you start EpsonNet Config, click the Unblock
button; otherwise the devices are not listed on the screen of EpsonNet Config.
Accessing the EpsonNet Config User’s Guide
The EpsonNet Config User’s Guide contains detailed information on EpsonNet Config. Follow the
steps below to access the EpsonNet Config User’s Guide.
1. Click Start, point to Programs or All Programs, select EpsonNet, and then select EpsonNet
Config V2. Click EpsonNet Config to start it.
2. From the Help menu, select EpsonNet Config Help.
The EpsonNet Config User’s Guide appears. By clicking the links on the left side of the screen,
you can get information on using EpsonNet Config.
EpsonNet Print
About EpsonNet Print
EpsonNet Print is a utility program that provides peer to peer printing to Epson printers on the
TCP/IP network.
By using EpsonNet Print, you can find a printer located in the same segment or beyond a router.
You can select LPR standard printing, LPR enhanced printing, or High-speed printing.
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System Requirements
The following table lists the system requirements of EpsonNet Print.
Operating systems
Windows Vista
Windows XP Home Edition/Professional (with Service Pack 1 or higher)
Windows Server 2003
Windows 2000 (with Service Pack 4 or higher)
CPU
Pentium® II 400 MHz or better recommended
Memory
64 MB or more
Hard disk space
20 MB or more
Display
800 × 600 screen resolution, 256 color or more
Installing EpsonNet Print
Follow the steps below to install EpsonNet Print. Be sure to install it on a computer connected to
the network.
If EpsonNet Direct Print (the older version of EpsonNet Print) is already installed on your computer, you
need to uninstall it before installing EpsonNet Print (the installation program will lead you through
uninstalling EpsonNet Direct Print 2).
1. Make sure all the applications are closed, then insert the Software CD-ROM in the CD-ROM
drive.
2. The Software Installation screen opens automatically.
If the Software Installation screen does not appear, double-click EPSETUP.EXE on the
CD-ROM.
3. Click the Install Network Utility button.
4. Click the icon located next to EpsonNet Print.
5. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
Your computer is now set up to print using LPR via EpsonNet Print. See the next section to set up
your printer.
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For Windows Vista/XP/Server 2003/2000
Follow the steps below to add a port using the Add Printer Wizard.
❏ If you want to add a port for a printer with its IP address assigned automatically by the DHCP
server or router, see “Adding a port for a printer assigned with a dynamic IP address,” below.
❏ If you want to add a port for a printer with its IP address assigned manually, see “Adding a
port for a printer assigned with a static IP address” on page 44.
❏ Be sure that the computer is connected to the network and TCP/IP is correctly set up.
❏ Be sure that the target Epson printer driver is installed on the computer.
❏ A valid IP address must be assigned to the printer.
Adding a port for a printer assigned with a dynamic IP address
1. For Windows Vista: Click Start, Control Panel, and then Printer. Click Add a printer to start
the Add Printer wizard.
For Windows XP: Click Start and then Printers and Faxes. Under Printer Tasks, click Add a
printer to start the Add Printer Wizard. Click Next.
For Windows Server 2003: Click Start and then Printers and Faxes. Double-click Add
Printer in the Printers folder to start the Add Printer Wizard. Click Next.
For Windows 2000: Click Start, point to Settings, and then select Printers. Double-click Add
Printer in the Printers folder to start the Add Printer Wizard. Click Next.
2. For Windows Vista: Click Add a local printer. Select the Create a new port radio button, and
then select EpsonNet Print Port from the list. Click Next.
For Windows XP/Server 2003: Click Local printer attached to this computer, clear the
Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play printer check box, and then click Next.
Select the Create a new port radio button, and then select EpsonNet Print Port from the list.
Click Next.
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If the following screen appears, click the Unblock button, and then click the Search Again button to
search the printers.
For Windows 2000: Click Local printer, clear the Automatically detect and install my Plug
and Play printer check box, and then click Next. Select the Create a new port radio button,
and then select EpsonNet Print Port from the list. Click Next.
3. Select the target printer, and then click Next.
❏ If the target printer is not in the list, click the Search Again button to search the printers using
new parameters.
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❏ If you want to search printers in other segments, click the N/W Settings button. Select the
Specific Network Segments check box, and then enter the network address and subnet mask of
the network segment for the search. Then click the Add button. You can also specify the time before
declaring communication error.
4. Confirm the information about the printer’s port you want to configure, and then click Finish.
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Items
Explanations
Port Type
The following items are listed in the pull-down menu, and you can select the
port type you need.
IP Address (Auto): Configure the port automatically. If the IP address of the
printer is acquired automatically and the computer and the printer are in the
same segment, you can select this port type.
IP Address (Manual): Use the printer’s IP Address for the port name.
HostName (DNS): Use the printer’s host name registered in the DNS server for
the port name.
MS Network: Use the NetBIOS name registered in the printer for the port
name.
The port Information
The following items are displayed:
- Port Name (If the port type is changed, the port name and the host name
or IP address are also changed.)
- Printer Model
- Host Name or IP Address
- Protocol
Finish button
Register the port information to the system and close the Add EpsonNet Print
Port Wizard.
Back button
Go back to the printer list window.
Cancel button
Close the Add EpsonNet Print Port Wizard.
You need to install the printer driver. See “Installing the Printer Driver” on page 46.
Adding a port for a printer assigned with a static IP address
1. For Windows Vista: Click Start, Control Panel, and then Printer. Click Add a printer to start
the Add Printer wizard.
For Windows XP: Click Start and then Printers and Faxes. Under Printer Tasks, click Add a
printer to start the Add Printer Wizard. Click Next.
For Windows Server 2003: Click Start and then Printers and Faxes. Double-click Add
Printer in the Printers folder to start the Add Printer Wizard. Click Next.
For Windows 2000: Click Start, point to Settings, and then select Printers. Double-click Add
Printer in the Printers folder to start the Add Printer Wizard. Click Next.
2. For Windows Vista: Click Add a local printer. Select the Create a new port radio button, and
then select EpsonNet Print Port from the list. Click Next.
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For Windows XP/Server 2003: Click Local printer attached to this computer, clear the
Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play printer check box, and then click Next.
Select the Create a new port radio button, and then select EpsonNet Print Port from the list.
Click Next.
For Windows 2000: Click Local printer, clear the Automatically detect and install my Plug
and Play printer check box, and then click Next. Select the Create a new port radio button,
and then select EpsonNet Print Port from the list. Click Next.
3. Select Manual Setting from the list, and then click Next.
4. Enter the printer’s name and the port name is automatically entered to the Port Name edit box.
Then click Next.
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5. Confirm the information about the printer’s port you want to configure, and then click Finish.
Items
Explanations
The port Information
The following items are displayed:
- Port Name
- Host Name or IP Address
- Protocol
Finish button
Register the port information to the system and close the Add EpsonNet Print
Port Wizard.
Back button
Go back to the printer list window.
Cancel button
Close the Add EpsonNet Print Port Wizard.
You need to install the printer driver. See the next section for instructions.
Installing the Printer Driver
Install the printer driver that comes with your printer.
1. Insert the Software CD-ROM shipped with the printer.
2. Close the EPSON Installation Program screen if it appears.
3. Click the Have Disk button. The Install From Disk dialog box appears.
4. Click Browse.
5. Select the CD-ROM drive for Drives, and double-click the appropriate folder for your operating
system. Click OK.
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6. Click OK in the Install From Disk dialog box.
7. Select the model name of the printer, and then click Next.
If the Add Printer wizard asks you to select either Keep existing driver or Replace existing driver,
be sure to select the Replace existing driver radio button. Click Next.
8. Click Finish and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.
The printer is now ready for peer-to-peer printing. To configure the printer port, see the next
section.
Configuring the Printer Port
Follow the steps below to configure the printer port. The printing speed differs depending on your
selection.
1. For Windows Vista:
Click Start, Control Panel, and then Printer.
For Windows XP/Server 2003:
Click Start and then Printers and Faxes.
For Windows 2000:
Click Start, point to Settings, and then select Printers.
2. Right-click the target printer, and then click Properties.
3. For Windows Vista/XP/Server 2003/2000:
Click the Ports tab, and then click the Configure Port button.
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4. Make the appropriate settings for the desired port.
LPR enhanced printing:
Select the LPR Printing radio button, and then specify the queue name (up to 32 characters).
LPR enhanced printing sends a print job to the target network printer without spooling all of
the print data. LPR enhanced printing is faster than LPR standard printing.
LPR standard printing:
Select the Confirm file size check box, and then specify the queue name (up to 32 characters).
Print data is spooled by the computer before being sent to the target network printer.
When the print data size is 20 MB or more, we recommend that you use LPR enhanced printing.
High-speed printing:
Select the High-Speed Printing (RAW) radio button. The Epson high-speed printing port
sends a print job to the target network printer without spooling all of the print data.
High-Speed printing is faster than the other two printing methods.
5. Click OK.
If you select the High-Speed Printing (RAW) radio button and if the printer does not support
High-Speed printing, or if you fail to connect to the printer, an error message appears. Follow
the message to remedy the problem.
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Chapter 4
Troubleshooting
General Problems
Cannot configure the network interface or cannot print from the
network.
Cause
What to do
The printer settings or network settings may
be wrong.
First, check to see if you can print a status sheet, as described in
“Printing a Network Status Sheet” on page 51. If you can print a
status sheet, check the network settings; otherwise, set the
interface mode of the printer’s control panel to Auto or Option.
Cannot print even if you have assigned the IP address to the computer
and the printer.
Cause
What to do
You have assigned an IP address to the
computer manually, but you assigned the
IP address to the printer by Automatic
Private IP Addressing (APIPA).
Assign the printer’s IP address so that it belongs to the same
segment of the computer. Use EpsonNet Config and the printer’s
control panel.
Unable to start EpsonNet Config.
Cause
What to do
You have added or deleted protocols
after installing EpsonNet Config.
Uninstall EpsonNet Config and then reinstall it. See “Uninstalling
Software” on page 54 and “Installing EpsonNet Config” on page
38.
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The message “EpsonNet Config cannot be used because no network is
installed.” appears when you start EpsonNet Config.
Cause
What to do
TCP/IP is not installed on the computer.
Install the TCP/IP protocol.
TCP/IP is installed on the computer, but its
IP address is not set correctly.
Set a correct IP address for the computer.
The message “Could not complete communicating configuration data”
appears when you send settings to the network interface.
Cause
What to do
This may happen when using a dial-up
router.
Run Command Prompt from the computer on which EpsonNet
Config is installed, and then enter the following command:
Format: >ROUTE_ADD_the IP address of the network interface_ the
IP address of the computer (the under bar represents one space)
Example: >ROUTE ADD 192.168.192.168 22.33.44.55.
The Model Name and IP Address do not appear in the EpsonNet Config
dialog box.
Cause
What to do
If the valid IP address is not set, the items
indicated in the dialog box mentioned
above may not appear.
Set a valid IP address.
Refresh the status by selecting Refresh from the View menu.
Increase the length of time before a timeout. To do this, select
Options from the Tool menu, and then select Timeout. Note that
doing so can cause EpsonNet Config to run more slowly.
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Problems Specific to Your Network Environment
Windows 2000 Environment
A dial-up connection dialog box appears when printing with TCP/IP via EpsonNet Print.
Cause
What to do
You have selected a phone line or
modem (for Internet Explorer 4.0x) for the
Internet connection.
Printing ends normally after you cancel this dialog box, but the
message appears every time you print. Connect to the Internet
using a local area network or start a dial-up network manually.
Printing a Network Status Sheet
Before you start configuring the network interface, be sure to print a network status sheet that
contains important information such as the current configuration and the MAC address of the
network interface.
To print a network status sheet, follow the steps below.
1. Press the r Right button on the printer’s control panel once to enter the Menu mode.
2. Press the d Down button until TEST PRINT appears on the LCD panel, then press OK.
3. Press the d Down button until NETWORK SHEET appears.
4. Press the OK button.
5. Press the OK button again to print the network status sheet.
❏ You cannot print a status sheet in the following cases: the printer has started printing, it is offline, or it
is not ready to print.
❏ See the printer User’s Guide for more information on the printer’s control panel.
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Chapter 5
Tips for Administrators
Setting an IP Address on the Printer’s Control Panel
After connecting the printer to the network, you need to set the IP address for the network
interface.
To set the IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway from the control panel, follow the steps
below.
1. Turn on your printer.
2. Press the r Right button on the printer’s control panel once to enter the Menu mode.
3. Press the d Down button until NETWORK SETTING appears.
4. Press the OK button, then press OK again to change the NETWORK SETUP. You can use the
following methods to get an IP address.
❏ Choose AUTO when getting the IP address from a DHCP server. The IP address is
automatically obtained from the DHCP server whenever the printer is reset or turned on.
❏ Choose PANEL when setting the IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway using the
printer’s control panel.
To use Auto, a DHCP server must be correctly configured on the network. See the online help of your
operating system for detailed instructions.
5. To set the IP address manually, press the Up or Down button until IP ADDRESS appears, then
press the OK button.
6. Press the l Left or r Right button to move the cursor and the u Up or d Down button to
change the number. Then press the OK button.
Repeat steps 5 and 6 to set the IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway.
7. Press the + Cancel button to exit the Menu mode.
8. Turn off your printer and then turn it back on. Be sure to wait until the initialization is
complete.
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Print a network status sheet to confirm the new IP address.
See the User’s Guide for more information about settings on the printer’s control panel.
Network Menu
These items are used to make network settings on the printer’s control panel.
Item
Settings
NETWORK SETUP
Panel, Auto, Init N/W set
IP ADDRESS
0.0.0.1 to 255.255.255.254
SUBNET MASK
0.0.0.0 to 255.255.255.255
DEFAULT GATEWAY
0.0.0.0 to 255.255.255.255
To activate the Network Menu settings, you must turn off the printer for more than five seconds and then
turn it back on.
Universal Plug and Play
When you connect your printer to the network, an IP address is automatically assigned, and the
printer’s icon appears in the My Network Places folder.
Right-click the printer’s icon in the My Network Places folder and select Properties to see
information about the network interface.
To use this function, Universal Plug and Play must be installed.
Before using the Universal Plug and Play function, you must enable the Universal Plug and Play function
in EpsonNet Config. See the EpsonNet Config User’s Guide.
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Uninstalling Software
Follow the steps below to uninstall the network software.
Windows Vista
1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Uninstall a program.
2. Select the utility you want to uninstall, and then click the Uninstall/Change button.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete uninstallation.
Windows 2000
1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then select Control Panel.
2. Double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon.
3. Select the utility you want to uninstall, and then click the Change/Remove button.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete uninstallation.
Windows XP/Server 2003
1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Add or Remove Programs.
2. Click the Change or Remove Programs icon.
3. Select the utility you want to uninstall, and then click the Change/Remove button.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete uninstallation.
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Index
D
O
Data light, 9
DHCP, 11, 23, 52
Operating environment, 8
P
E
EpsonNet
Config, 38
Print, 39 to 48
EpsonNet EasyInstall, 22 to 25
G
Glossary, 11
I
Installation
EpsonNet Config, 38
EpsonNet Print, 40
printer driver, 26 to 37
IP address, 52
L
Lights, network interface, 9
LPR (TCP/IP) printing
description, 13
setting up, 26, 29, 32, 35
M
Microsoft Network Shared printing, 14
N
Network components, installing, 14 to 21
Network interface
configuring with EpsonNet EasyInstall, 22 to 25
connecting to network, 21
lights, 9
Network status sheet, 51
Printer driver, installing, 26 to 37
Problems, solving, 49 to 51
Protocols, 8
R
RJ-45 connector, 10
S
Setting the IP address, 52
Software
description, 10
uninstalling, 54
Status light, 9
T
TCP/IP
definition, 11
printing, 26, 29, 32, 35
Troubleshooting, 49 to 51
U
Universal Plug and Play, 53
Using the printer with
Windows 2000, 35
Windows Server 2003, 32
Windows Vista, 26
Windows XP, 29
Index
55
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