Epson C84WN Stylus Inkjet Specifications

EPSON Stylus C84WN
®
Setup and
Installation
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Contents
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Wireless Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Macintosh System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Where to Get Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Setting Up the Printer and Print Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Ink Cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Running a Printer Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting the Print Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Installing and Configuring the Software for Windows . . . . 19
Before You Begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the C84WN Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring the Print Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Up a Network Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Up a Port on Windows XP/2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Up a Port on Windows Me/98 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Up a Port on Windows NT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Up Additional Computers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Installing and Configuring the Software for Macintosh . . . 35
Before You Begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the C84WN Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring the Print Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Setting Up Your Macintosh to Print . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Up Printing on Macintosh OS X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Up Printing on Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Up Additional Macintosh Computers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Solving Wireless Printing Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Problems and Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Uninstalling the Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Macintosh OS X 10.1 to 10.3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Where To Get Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Appendix A:
Configuration Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Appendix B:
Specifications and Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Epson America, Inc. Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
FCC Compliance Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
4 Contents
Introduction
Your EPSON Stylus® C84WN printer combines all the features of EPSON’s
exclusive ink jet technology—extremely fast print speeds, ultra-sharp text, vibrant
colors, and long-lasting DuraBrite® ink—with a wireless print server.
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You can print from any computer on your existing network, if the network
includes a wireless access point or AirPort® base station.
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Even without an existing wireless network, you can print from any computer
equipped with a wireless card or adapter, from distances up to 120 feet.
The EpsonNet 802.11b Wireless Print Server included with the printer is
compatible with most wireless cards, adapters and access points that comply with
the WiFi™ (Wireless Fidelity) standard. This book provides all the instructions
you’ll need for setting up the printer, installing the software, and configuring your
system for wireless printing.
Wireless Printing
The EPSON® Stylus C84WN is designed for use in a small office, home, or
school network. On a wired network like the one illustrated below, the computers
and other equipment share information through a series of cables.
Computers
Cable/DSL modem
Router
Introduction 5
With a wireless network, you share information between computers and printers
using radio waves, similar to the technology used in cordless phones. You can place
the EPSON Stylus C84WN in a convenient location and print to it without
having to connect it to your computer or network.
If you have an access point/base station, both wired and wireless-equipped
computers can print to the printer. An access point might also allow computers to
share other resources, such as Internet access.
The illustration below shows a wireless network that uses an access point.
Printer
Wireless
print server
Wireless
laptop
Computers on
LAN (Local
Area Network)
Cable/ DSL modem
Access point or
AirPort base station
If you don’t have an access point, you can still print to the EPSON Stylus C84WN
from any desktop computer or laptop that has a wireless card or adapter. In the
illustration below, both wireless-equipped computers communicate directly with
the print server.
Wireless
computers
Printer
Wireless print server
6 Introduction
Before you can set up your EPSON Stylus C84WN, you need to decide how you
will use it: either with an access point (in infrastructure mode), or without an access
point (in ad hoc mode, also called ad hoc 802.11b, computer-to-computer, and
peer-to-peer).
Windows System Requirements
For wireless printing with the EPSON Stylus C84WN, make sure each computer
meets the following requirements:
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A Microsoft® Windows® compatible PC or laptop with a Pentium®equivalent processor, 333 MHz or faster recommended
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Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT® 4.0, Windows 2000, or
Windows XP
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64MB of RAM (128MB recommended)
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100MB of free hard disk space (200MB or more recommended)
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VGA or better display adapter and monitor (SVGA for Windows XP)
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CD-ROM or DVD drive for installing the printer software
In addition, each computer needs to be connected to an existing wired network
with a wireless access point, or needs to have a wireless card or adapter.
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You can use an access point alone or in combination with a hub or router.
Note:
For a list of supported access points, visit EPSON’s support site at:
http://support.epson.com. Click Troubleshooting & FAQs in the column on the
left, then click Printers > Epson Stylus C84WN > Frequently Asked Questions >
Wireless Networking Questions.
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Wireless cards can be installed in a PCMCIA slot on a laptop or a PCI slot in
a desktop computer. Wireless adapters can be connected through a USB port.
If you want to print without an access point, make sure your card or adapter
works in ad hoc mode.
Note:
For a list of supported cards, visit EPSON’s support site at:
http://support.epson.com. Click Troubleshooting & FAQs in the column on the
left, then click Printers > Epson Stylus C84WN > Frequently Asked Questions >
Wireless Networking Questions.
Windows System Requirements 7
Macintosh System Requirements
For wireless printing with the EPSON Stylus C84WN, make sure each
Macintosh® meets the following requirements:
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An Apple® iBook,® iMac,® PowerBook® G3 or G4, Power Mac® G4 Cube, or
Power Mac G3 or G4
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Mac® OS 8.6 through 9.x; OS X 10.1 through 10.3 (Mac OS 9.1 or later
recommended)
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For Mac OS 8.6 through 9.x: 32MB of available RAM (64MB
recommended); for Mac OS X: 128MB RAM (256MB recommended)
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100MB of free hard disk space (200MB recommended)
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VGA display or better
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CD-ROM or DVD drive for installing the printer software
Note:
If you are using AirPort, EPSON recommends that you use the print server with an
access point or AirPort base station. With AirPort, your print server works more
reliably in infrastructure mode.
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Make sure the access point supports AppleTalk.® For a list of supported access
points, see EPSON’s web site at: http://support.epson.com.
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For computers not connected to a wired network, you need an AirPort
card or Macintosh-compatible wireless adapter. Make sure your card or
adapter works in ad hoc mode if you want to print without an access point.
Note:
For a list of supported cards, visit EPSON’s support site at:
http://support.epson.com. Click Troubleshooting & FAQs in the column on the
left, then click Printers > Epson Stylus C84WN > Frequently Asked Questions >
Wireless Networking Questions.
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If you are using an AirPort card or the AirPort base station, use AirPort
software version 2.04 or later.
8 Introduction
Where to Get Information
Use this booklet to set up and configure your EPSON Stylus C84WN for wireless
network printing. Please follow these guidelines:
Warnings must be followed carefully to avoid bodily injury.
Cautions must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment.
Notes contain important information about your printer.
Tips provide helpful hints to make printing easier.
For additional information, check the following:
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Start Here
Fast-track instructions for setting up your printer and configuring your
network for wireless printing in infrastructure mode.
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Printer Basics
Tells you how to print all types of documents and photos, maintain the
printer, and solve basic problems.
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Your on-screen EPSON Printer Information Center
Gives you quick, on-screen access to information about your printer.
It includes EPSON Print Show animated tutorials on loading special
paper, replacing ink cartridges, and other tasks. It also includes your
on-screen User Guide for additional information about your printer.
See Printer Basics for instructions on viewing the Print Show animations
and User Guide.
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On-screen software help
If you need assistance as you use the printer software, click the Help button.
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http://support.epson.com
You can receive technical advice through e-mail and access troubleshooting
information, software updates, and new print server firmware. Information
about configuring the print server for NetWare® environments and other
network protocols is also available.
If you still need help after checking these sources, you can speak to a technical
support representative or take advantage of EPSON’s automated support services
as described on page 53.
Where to Get Information 9
10 Introduction
Setting Up the Printer and
Print Server
This chapter describes how to unpack and set up your printer and print server, and
make sure that both are working properly.
You can locate the printer and print server anywhere in your home or office.
However, keep in mind that walls and ceilings will weaken the signal between
your print server, computer(s), and access point (if you have one), and that the
print server must be within 120 feet of your other equipment.
Make sure you choose a location away from high temperatures, direct sunlight,
humidity, and dust. Do not place the print server on a metal surface or near
other devices that might cause interference, such as cordless phones operating at
2.4 GHz, microwave ovens, or Bluetooth™ devices.
Follow the instructions in these sections:
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Unpacking the printer
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Installing the ink cartridges
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Loading paper
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Running a printer check
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Connecting the print server
Setting Up the Printer and Print Server 11
Unpacking
Follow these steps to unpack the printer, remove the packaging material, and
attach the paper support:
1. Take everything out of the box. Make sure you have all the items shown here:
Ink
cartridges
Print server
power supply
Printer
Basics
Start Here
poster
Print server
base
Print
server
Parallel
cable
Printer software
CD-ROM
Paper
support
Power cord
Printer
2. Remove all the tape and packing material from the printer, as shown. Be sure
to check inside and all around the printer for tape and other packing
materials.
Don’t touch this cable
Carefully remove this piece
Caution:
Make sure you follow all the safety instructions listed in the Printer Basics book.
12 Setting Up the Printer and Print Server
3. Slide the paper support
into the slot on the back
of the printer.
The paper support
should fit securely.
Installing the Ink Cartridges
Follow these steps to plug in the printer, turn it on, and install the ink cartridges:
1. Connect the printer’s power cord to the printer, then plug it into a standard
electrical outlet.
2. Lower the printer’s output tray, pull out the extension, and open the cover.
3. Shake the package of ink cartridges four or five times. Then remove the
cartridges from the package. Don’t shake them after removing the packaging.
Caution:
Don’t remove the cartridge labels, or ink may leak. Don’t touch the green circuit
boards on the cartridges.
Warning:
Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children. If ink gets on your skin, wash the
area thoroughly with soap and water. If ink gets in your eyes, flush them
immediately with water.
Installing the Ink Cartridges 13
4. Press the P power button until the
green power light comes on.
Caution:
Always use the P power button to
turn the printer on and off. Never use
an external switch, such as a power
strip switch or wall switch.
5. Wait for the cartridge holder to
move to the ink replacement
position.
6. Open the cartridge cover.
Ink replacement
position
Cartridge
cover
7. Lower each ink cartridge into its
holder. (The holders are colorcoded.)
Note:
Install all four ink cartridges, and
leave them installed for all types of
printing, or the printer won’t work.
8. Gently push each cartridge down
until it clicks into place.
Tip:
Press the “bull’s-eye” on the cartridge label to make sure the cartridge is all the
way down.
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9. Close the cartridge cover.
10. Press the printer’s H ink button and close the printer cover.
Ink charging takes about 90 seconds. You see the green P power light flash
and hear the printer working. Don’t turn off the printer during this process or
you’ll waste ink.
Caution:
Never turn off the printer when the green P power light is flashing, unless the
printer hasn’t moved or made any noise for more than 5 minutes.
Loading Paper
1. Fan a few sheets of paper and place them against the right edge guide. Don’t
push the paper in.
Slide the left edge guide
against the paper
Always load paper short
edge first
2. Pull out the output tray extension.
3. Slide the left edge guide against the paper, but not too tightly.
When loading paper, follow these guidelines:
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Don’t load paper above the arrow inside the left edge guide.
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Always load paper short edge first, even when you’re printing landscape
photos or documents.
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Make sure the paper lies flat against the paper support.
Loading Paper 15
Running a Printer Check
Before you connect the printer, print a test page to make sure the printer is
working properly. Make sure letter-size or larger paper is loaded in the printer.
1. Press the P power button to turn off the printer.
2. Hold down the ) paper button as you press and release the P power button.
3. Continue holding down the ) paper button until the P power light starts
flashing, then release it.
The printer prints a nozzle check pattern.
If the test page doesn’t print, check for any red lights on the printer. See the
“Problem Solving” chapter in the Printer Basics book for guidelines. If none of the
solutions work, contact EPSON as described on page 53.
Once the printer is set up and has ink and paper, you’re ready to install the
software and connect the print server. See the next section for instructions.
Connecting the Print Server
1. Slide the print server into the base and press
firmly to attach it. It should click into place.
2. Turn off the printer.
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3. Locate the parallel cable
included with the printer.
Connect the larger end of
the cable to the printer’s
parallel port.
Secure it with the wire
clips.
4. Connect the other end of
the cable to the parallel port on the print
server and secure it as necessary.
5. Connect the power supply to the print
server.
6. Plug the AC adapter into an electrical
outlet. Both the green and yellow lights
come on for a moment and then go out.
Note:
If the green light blinks continuously in a
regular pattern, try unplugging the print
server. If you still see the light blinking after
you plug it in again, contact EPSON as
described on page 53.
7. Press the P power button to turn on the
printer.
Connecting the Print Server 17
8. To test the connection between the print
server and printer, press the test button for
one second and release it. The status page
prints.
Note:
If you hold the test button down too long, you
may reset the print server. If you do this, wait
for the print server’s lights to go out, then press
the button again and release it immediately to
print the status page.
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If the print server status page prints,
you’re ready to configure your Macintosh for wireless printing. Make sure
you save the status page for reference, and see the next section for
instructions.
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If the status page doesn’t print, make sure the printer is ready and is not
out of ink or paper. Then turn off the printer, unplug the print server, and
check the cable connections at both ends. Plug the server back in, turn on
the printer, and press the test button again. If the status page still doesn’t
print, see the troubleshooting tips beginning on page 45.
9. Check the following information on the status page:
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Note the WiFi Channel and Mode, and the Actual SSID. If the SSID
does not match your network, your print server may be picking up signals
from somewhere else. You can correct this when you configure the print
server.
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Under NETWORK STATISTICS, make sure you see numbers indicating
that the print server has received and transmitted data. If only zeroes
appear, your print server may not be working correctly. Try holding down
the print server’s test button for at least five seconds to reset it. If it is still
not working, see the troubleshooting tips beginning on page 45.
18 Setting Up the Printer and Print Server
Installing and Configuring the
Software for Windows
This chapter explains how to install the software, configure the print server, and
set up a network port for your Windows computer. It also explains how to set up
additional computers to use the printer on a wireless network.
Before you can configure the print server, you need to make sure that your wireless
network card or adapter is installed and ready. If you have an existing network,
you also need to verify that your access point is operating correctly and linked to
your computer. If you need instructions, see the documentation or help files that
came with your equipment.
Then follow the instructions in these sections:
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Checking your wireless settings to make sure you’re ready
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Installing the Stylus C84WN software
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Configuring the print server
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Setting up a network port
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Setting up additional computers
Before You Begin
Before you begin to install and configure the software, do the following:
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Follow the instructions beginning on page 11 to set up the printer, install ink
cartridges, load paper, and connect the print server.
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If your computer has a wireless network card or adapter, make sure the
wireless mode is set to Infrastructure (if you are connecting to the printer
through an access point), or 802.11b Ad Hoc (if you are connecting without
an access point). For instructions, see the documentation or online help for
your wireless card or adapter.
Note:
Do not select a pseudo ad hoc or proprietary ad hoc mode.
Installing and Configuring the Software for Windows 19
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Make sure you have selected the correct network name or SSID (Service Set
Identifier).
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In Windows XP, check your Wireless Network Connection Properties and
make sure your settings are correct.
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If you’re using WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) encryption, you need to
temporarily disable it on your computer. This allows you to connect to and
configure the print server. Follow the instructions in your wireless adapter’s
documentation.
Be sure to write down the WEP key used on your network. After you
configure the print server, you can enable WEP on your computer again.
Note:
If your access point only allows WEP-enabled clients to connect to it, you may
have to set your computer’s wireless mode to 802.11b Ad Hoc before you
configure the print server.
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If you’re going to use the printer in ad hoc mode, note the IP address of your
computer. (For instructions on viewing a computer’s IP address, see page 56.)
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If you’re using infrastructure mode, make sure there is a link with good signal
strength (at least 50 percent) between the computer and the access point. See
your wireless adapter’s documentation for details.
Installing the C84WN Software
Your printer software CD-ROM includes the following software:
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EPSON Stylus C84WN printer driver
You must install the printer driver on every computer that uses the EPSON
Stylus C84WN printer. This software controls print settings and provides
several utilities for printer maintenance. For instructions on using your printer
driver, see the Printer Basics book.
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EpsonNet Wireless Print Server Utilities
These utilities include WP-Admin, which lets you configure the print server
for most network protocols, and XAdmin32, which lets you configure the
print server for a Novell® NetWare network or perform more advanced
configuration for other protocols. You only need to install the utilities on one
computer on your wireless network.
20 Installing and Configuring the Software for Windows
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EpsonNet Direct Print
This software, which sets up a network printer port, must be installed on
every Windows Me or 98 computer that uses the printer.
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EPSON Software™ Film Factory™
This photo management program lets you organize, beautify, and print your
photos in a flash.
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EPSON Printer Movies and User Guide (EPIC)
This program includes Print Show animated tutorials and a comprehensive
User Guide for your printer.
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Your print server also comes with a built-in web-based configuration utility,
which enables you to change configuration settings from any computer on the
wireless network that supports a standard web browser. You must configure
the print server using WP-Admin or XAdmin32 before you can use this
utility.
Note:
To use the print server’s built-in configuration utility, just start your web browser
and enter the print server’s IP address in the browser’s Address box. For more
information, visit EPSON’s web site at http://support.epson.com.
Installing the Software
1. Insert your printer software CD-ROM in the drive. You see the EPSON
Installation Program.
Installing the C84WN Software 21
If you don’t see this window, go to My Computer, then double-click
Epson CD-ROM icon.
the
2. Double-click Install EPSON Stylus C84WN Printer Driver. Follow the
instructions on the screen to install the printer driver.
3. When you see this window, wait until
you see the Stop searching button,
then click it. (The button may take a
minute or two to appear.)
4. When you see a message that setup is
complete, click OK.
5. Double-click Install EPSON
Network Status Monitor. Follow
the on-screen instructions to install
this utility.
6. Double-click Install EPSON Printer
Movies and User Guide (EPIC) on
the EPSON Installation Program
window and follow the instructions
on the screen.
Click Stop searching
Note:
This step puts the EPSON Printer Information Center (EPIC) icon on your desktop,
giving you easy access to Print Show animations that show you how to do
common tasks, and an online User Guide.
7. Optionally, double-click Install EPSON Software Film Factory and follow
the instructions on the screen to install this photo management program.
8. Double-click Register your EPSON Stylus C84WN and follow the
instructions on the screen to register your printer. When you’re done, close
your browser.
9. If you’re running Windows Me or 98, double-click Install EpsonNet Direct
Print Utility and follow the on-screen instructions.
Note:
You must install EpsonNet Direct Print Utility to print to the Stylus C84WN from
Windows Me or 98. If you’re running Windows XP, 2000, or NT 4.x, you won’t see
this option.
10. Double-click Install EpsonNet Wireless Print Server Utilities on the
Installation Program window.
22 Installing and Configuring the Software for Windows
11. If you see this message, click Continue.
Caution:
You must install Java Runtime Environment if
it’s not already installed on your computer.
12. When you see the license agreement, read it
and click Yes to continue. Follow the instructions on the screen.
You see a selection window:
13. Make sure Program Files and WP-Admin are selected, then click Next.
You see the Wireless Server Search
window:
Continue with the instructions in the next
section to configure the print server.
Installing the C84WN Software 23
Configuring the Print Server
After your print server is set up and plugged in, you’re ready to configure it for
your network.
1. On the Wireless Server Search screen click START.
WP-Admin picks up the signal from the print server and displays information
like the following:
This information
appears when the
server is found
This number
indicates the
signal strength
Note:
If WP-Admin fails to pick up a signal from the print server, try holding down the
print server’s test button for at least five seconds to reset it. The lights go out, then
both the green and yellow lights come on briefly. The yellow light remains on when
your network has a connection to the print server.
If it still fails to pick up a signal, check the solutions beginning on page 45.
If WP-Admin picks up a signal from more than one print server, select the
connection that matches the MAC address on the back of your print server.
2. Check the signal strength to make sure you have a strong link to the print
server.
When you have a link,
click STOP, then click
CONFIGURE.
You see the password
window:
Click OK
24 Installing and Configuring the Software for Windows
Note:
If you see the message Wireless Communication Failed, click OK, then click
CONFIGURE again. If you continue to see this message, move the print server
closer to your computer and access point, if you have one. Also, move it away from
large metal objects and devices such as cordless phones and microwave ovens.
See page 47 for more information.
3. Click OK on the password window to close it. (The default password is null,
or blank.)
The print server automatically detects the settings for your wireless network.
You see the Wireless Configuration screen:
Note:
For descriptions of all the settings on this screen, see Appendix A.
4. Enter a Server Name that is easy to remember.
5. If you want, enter a password to limit access to the Wireless Configuration
screen.
Installing the C84WN Software 25
6. Note the IP Address that appears on the screen.
If the address is 192.0.0.192, you will need to enter a new address, as
described below.
If any other number appears here, the address has been assigned by your
existing network through a technology called DHCP (Dynamic Host
Configuration Protocol). In most cases, you can leave this setting as it is, and
skip to step 8.
7. If 192.0.0.192 appears in the IP Address box and you are not using DHCP,
enter an address that will work with your computer(s) and network.
For example, if your computer’s IP address is 192.189.207.3, the print
server’s IP address should begin with 192.189.207. The last part of the
address can be any number between 1 and 254, except 3 or any other number
already in use on your network. See page 56 for instructions on viewing your
computer’s IP address.
8. In most cases, you can leave the Boot Method set to Auto.
If you entered an IP address manually, set the Boot Method to STATIC.
9. If your existing network uses WEP encryption, do the following:
■
Select either 64BIT or 128BIT in the WEP Key box, depending on which
version of WEP your network supports.
■
In the 64Bit Key 1 or 128Bit Key 1 box, enter a hexadecimal value
consisting of 10 digits, or a combination of digits and letters. Digits can
be from 0 to 9, and letters must be between A and F. For example:
62B91F2A98.
Note:
You can enter up to four WEP keys on the screen. (Changing your WEP key
periodically adds to network security.) To communicate, every node on the
network must use the same WEP key. For more information about WEP keys,
check the documentation for your wireless adapter or access point.
Remember to enable WEP and reset the wireless mode on your computer when
you’re done configuring the print server.
10. If you’re using an access point, set the Wireless Mode to Infrastructure.
11. Make sure the SSID matches your network’s name. If it doesn’t, enter your
network name in the SSID box.
12. Make any other changes you want and click OK.
26 Installing and Configuring the Software for Windows
You see the Wireless Server Search window again:
13. Click QUIT. You see the following screen:
14. Click Finish.
15. Click the
button to exit the Installation Program window.
16. Remove the printer CD-ROM from your drive.
Note:
Now that you’ve installed WP-Admin, you can change the print server’s
configuration at any time. To start WP-Admin from the Windows Start menu, click
Programs or All Programs > Epson Printers > EpsonNet Wireless > WP-Admin.
Now you’re ready to set up a network port so that your computer can use the
printer over the wireless network. Continue with the instructions in the next
section.
Installing the C84WN Software 27
Setting Up a Network Port
The steps for setting up a network port vary depending on your operating system.
Before you begin, print a status page and note the IP address of your print server.
Make sure the printer driver is installed, as described on page 21.
Then follow the instructions in one of these sections:
■
If you’re using Windows XP or 2000, follow the steps in the next section.
■
If you’re using Windows Me or 98, go to page 30.
■
If you’re using Windows NT, go to page 32.
Setting Up a Port on Windows XP/2000
The process of setting up a network port is similar on Windows XP or 2000.
Although this section shows Windows XP, you’ll see similar screens in Windows
2000. For either system, make sure you are logged on to the computer as an
administrator.
1. Do one of the following:
■
In Windows XP, click Start > Control Panel > Printers and Other
Hardware > Printers and Faxes.
■
In Windows 2000, click Start > Settings > Printers.
2. Right-click the EPSON Stylus C84 Series printer icon, then click
Properties.
3. On the Ports tab, click Add Port. You
see this window:
4. Select Standard TCP/IP Port and click
New Port. You see the Add Standard
TCP/IP Printer Port wizard.
28 Installing and Configuring the Software for Windows
5. Click Next. You see a window
like this:
6. In the Printer Name or IP
Address box, enter the print
server’s name (if you’re
connecting using DHCP) or
IP address (if you’re
connecting in Static Mode).
Then click Next.
7. Follow the instructions on the
screen to complete the wizard.
8. Click Close to close the Printer Ports window, then click Apply on the
Properties window.
9. To test the connection, select the General tab and click Print Test Page.
If the test page prints, click OK to close the Properties window.
If it fails to print, try the following:
■
Make sure that the printer and print server are connected, plugged in, and
turned on.
■
Check the printer to see if a red light is on or flashing, indicating that
paper or ink is out, or paper is jammed. See Printer Basics for details.
■
Check WP-Admin to make sure you have a signal (see page 24).
■
Make sure you’ve entered the correct name or IP address in step 6.
■
Make sure you clicked Apply in step 8.
Now you’re ready to start printing. For instructions, see Printer Basics.
Setting Up a Network Port 29
Setting Up a Port on Windows Me/98
You need to install the EpsonNet Direct Print Utility for wireless printing on any
computer running Windows Me or 98.
1. From the Start menu, click Settings > Printers.
2. Right-click the EPSON Stylus C84 Series printer icon, then click
Properties. Click the Details tab to display a window like this:
Click here
3. Click Add Port on the Details tab.
You see the Add Port window:
Click here
30 Installing and Configuring the Software for Windows
4. On the Add Port window, make sure Network is selected, then click Browse.
You see the Browse for Printer window:
5. Click the + next to Entire Network, then click the + next to Epson_lpr and
select the Stylus C84 printer.
(Make sure the IP address matches your print server’s IP address.)
6. Click OK, then click OK again.
7. Click Apply on the Details tab.
8. To test the connection, click the General tab and click Print Test Page. Wait
for the page to print.
If the test page prints, click Yes, then click OK to close the Properties
window.
If it fails to print, try the following:
■
Make sure the printer and print server are connected and both are
turned on.
■
Check the printer to see if a red light is on or flashing, indicating that
paper or ink is out, or paper is jammed. See Printer Basics for details.
■
Check WP-Admin to make sure you have a signal (see page 24).
■
Make sure you selected the correct printer in step 5.
■
Make sure you clicked Apply in step 7.
Now you’re ready to print. For instructions, see Printer Basics.
Setting Up a Network Port 31
Setting Up a Port on Windows NT
Make sure you have Microsoft TCP/IP Printing installed on your computer before
you begin.
1. From the Start menu, click Settings > Printers.
2. Right-click the EPSON Stylus C84 Series printer icon and then click
Properties.
3. On the Port tab, click Add Port. You see the Printer Ports window:
4. Select LPR Port and click New Port. You see a window like this:
5. Enter the server’s IP address in the Name or address of server providing
lpd box, and the server name in the Name of printer or print queue on
that server box. Then click OK.
6. Click Close to close the Printer Ports window.
7. Click OK to close the Properties window.
8. Right-click the EPSON Stylus C84 Series printer icon in the Printers
window and click Properties.
9. To test the connection, select the General tab and click Print Test Page.
If the test page prints, click OK to close the Properties window.
32 Installing and Configuring the Software for Windows
If it fails to print, try the following:
■
Make sure that the printer and print server are connected and that
both are on.
■
Check the printer to see if a red light is on or flashing, indicating that
paper or ink is out, or paper is jammed. See Printer Basics for details.
■
Check WP-Admin to make sure you have a signal (see page 24).
■
Make sure you entered the correct IP address and server name in step 5.
Now you’re ready to print. For instructions, see Printer Basics.
Setting Up Additional Computers
You need to install the EPSON Stylus C84WN printer driver and configure a
network port on every computer using the printer.
1. Make sure your computer’s wireless mode is set to either Infrastructure, if
you are connecting to the printer through an access point, or 802.11b Ad
Hoc, if you are connecting without an access point.
If your wireless adapter doesn’t include an 802.11b Ad Hoc option, select Ad
Hoc, Computer-to-Computer, or whatever mode your card or adapter uses
to communicate without an access point. Do not select a pseudo ad hoc or
proprietary ad hoc mode.
2. If you’re using infrastructure mode, make sure there is a link with good signal
strength between the computer and the access point.
3. Insert the printer software CD-ROM.
4. On the Installation Program window, double-click Install EPSON Stylus
C84WN Printer Driver and follow the instructions on the screen to install
the driver.
5. If you’re using Windows Me or 98, double-click Install EpsonNet Direct
Print Utility and follow the instructions to install this utility.
6. Click the
button to exit the Installation Program window.
Setting Up Additional Computers 33
7. Set up a network port for your computer:
■
If you’re running Windows XP or 2000, go to page 28.
■
If you’re running Windows Me or 98, go to page 30.
■
If you’re running Windows NT 4.x, go to page 32.
34 Installing and Configuring the Software for Windows
Installing and Configuring the
Software for Macintosh
This chapter explains how to install the software and configure the print server for
your Macintosh. It also explains how to set up additional Macintosh computers to
use the printer on a wireless network.
Before you begin, you need to make sure that your AirPort adapters are installed
and ready. If you have an existing network operating in infrastructure mode, you
need to verify that your AirPort base station is operating correctly and linked to
your computers. If you need instructions, see the documentation or help files that
came with your equipment.
Then follow the instructions in these sections:
■
Checking your wireless settings to make sure you’re ready
■
Installing the C84WN software
■
Configuring the print server
■
Adding the printer to Print Center (Macintosh X OS 10.1 to 10.2) or the
Printer Setup Utility (Macintosh X OS 10.3), or selecting it in the Chooser
(Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x)
■
Setting up additional Macintosh computers
Installing and Configuring the Software for Macintosh 35
Before You Begin
Before you begin to install and configure the software, do the following:
■
Follow the instructions beginning on page 11 to set up the printer, install ink
cartridges, load paper, and connect the print server.
■
Make sure that AirPort is enabled on your Macintosh. If your Macintosh and
AirPort base station or access point are connected over an existing Ethernet
network, enable Ethernet.
■
Make sure that both AppleTalk and TCP/IP are enabled and configured to
connect via AirPort.
■
To use the printer in infrastructure mode, select a working connection to a
base station or access point from the AirPort Networks list.
Note:
Make sure you note the name of the AirPort Network. If you have a Windows
computer on your wireless network, use this name as your computer’s SSID
(Service Set Identifier). For instructions on setting the SSID, see the
documentation for the wireless card or adapter for your Windows computer.
■
To use the printer in computer-to-computer (ad hoc) mode, create or join a
computer-to-computer network. See your AirPort documentation for details.
Note:
EPSON recommends that you use the print server with an AirPort base station or
access point. With AirPort, your print server works more reliably in infrastructure
mode than computer-to-computer (ad hoc) mode.
■
Because AirPort uses passwords that do not follow the standard for WEP
(Wired Equivalent Privacy) encryption, you need to disable your network
password temporarily if you want to use WEP. Then follow the steps
beginning on page 50 to change your network password to a hexadecimal
value.
■
If you’re using a non-AirPort wireless adapter, make sure your Macintosh
computer’s wireless mode is set correctly. Set it to Infrastructure if you are
connecting through an access point, or 802.11b Ad Hoc if you are
connecting without an access point.
36 Installing and Configuring the Software for Macintosh
■
If your adapter does not include an 802.11b Ad Hoc option, set the wireless
mode to Ad Hoc, Computer-to-Computer, or whatever mode your adapter
uses to communicate without an access point. Do not select a pseudo ad hoc or
proprietary ad hoc mode. See the documentation for your wireless adapter for
details.
■
If you’re using infrastructure mode, make sure there is a link with good signal
strength (greater than 50 percent) between the Macintosh and base station or
access point. See your wireless adapter’s documentation for details.
■
If you’re configuring the print server from a Macintosh with a non-AirPort
wireless adapter, make sure WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) is disabled
before you begin. See the documentation for your wireless adapter for
instructions.
Installing the C84WN Software
Your printer software CD-ROM includes the following software:
■
EPSON Stylus C84WN printer driver
You must install the printer driver on every Macintosh that uses the EPSON
Stylus C84WN printer. This software controls print settings, monitors printer
status, and provides several utilities for printer maintenance. For instructions
on using your printer driver, see the Printer Basics book.
■
EpsonNet Wireless Print Server Utilities
This includes WP-Admin, which lets you configure the print server. You only
need to install WP-Admin on one Macintosh on your network.
■
EPSON Software Film Factory
This photo management program lets you organize, beautify, and print your
photos in a flash.
■
Printer Movies and User Guide (EPIC)
This program includes Print Show animated tutorials and a comprehensive
User Guide for your printer.
■
The print server also comes with a built-in web-based configuration utility.
This lets you change configuration settings from any computer on the wireless
network that supports a standard web browser. You must configure the print
server using WP-Admin before you can use the utility.
Installing the C84WN Software 37
Note:
To use the print server’s web-based configuration utility, start your web browser
and enter the print server’s IP address. For more information about the web-based
utility, visit EPSON’s web site at http://support.epson.com.
Installing the Software
1. Insert the printer software CD-ROM in your drive.
2. Macintosh OS X 10.1 to 10.3: Double-click the EPSON CD-ROM icon to
open it. Then double-click the EPSON OS X Installer icon.
Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x: Double-click the OS 8 & 9 Installer icon in the
EPSON window. (If the window doesn’t open automatically, double-click the
EPSON icon on your desktop.)
You see this window:
3. Double-click Install EPSON Stylus C84WN Printer Driver.
4. If you’re running Macintosh OS X, enter your administrator password, if
necessary.
5. Follow the instructions on the screen to install the driver and restart your
Macintosh.
38 Installing and Configuring the Software for Macintosh
6. Macintosh OS X 10.1 to 10.3: Double-click the EPSON OS X Installer
icon. (If necessary, double-click the EPSON CD-ROM icon to open the
window.)
Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x: Double-click the EPSON OS 8 & 9 Installer icon.
7. Double-click Install Printer Movies and Guide (EPIC) and follow the
instructions on the screen.
Note:
This step puts the EPSON Information Center icon on your desktop, giving you
easy access to Print Show animations that show you how to do common tasks,
and the online User Guide.
8. Optionally, double-click Install EPSON Software Film Factory and follow
the instructions on the screen to install this photo management program.
9. Double-click Register Your EPSON Stylus C84WN and follow the
instructions on the screen to register your printer. When you’re done, close
your browser.
10. Double-click Install EpsonNet Wireless Print Server Utilities.
11. Enter your administrator password, if necessary. You see the print server
install window:
12. Click Next.
13. Read the license agreement and click Next to accept the agreement and
continue.
Installing the C84WN Software 39
14. Follow the instructions on the screen to install the wireless utilities. At the last
screen click Done.
You see the Wireless Server
Search window:
Continue with the instructions in
the next section to configure the
print server.
Configuring the Print Server
Follow these steps to configure the print server for your Macintosh:
1. On the Wireless Server Search
screen, click START.
WP-Admin picks up the signal from the print server and displays information
like the following:
This information
appears when the
server is found
This number
indicates the
signal strength
Note:
If WP-Admin fails to pick up a signal from the print server, try holding down the
print server’s test button for at least five seconds to reset it. The lights go out, then
both the green and yellow lights on the print server come on briefly. The yellow
light remains on when your network has a connection to the print server.
If it still fails to pick up a signal, check the solutions beginning on page 45.
If WP-Admin picks up a signal from more than one print server, select the
connection that matches the MAC address on the back of your print server.
2. Check the signal strength to make sure you have a strong link to the print
server.
3. When you have a link, click STOP, then click CONFIGURE.
40 Installing and Configuring the Software for Macintosh
You see the the password
window:
Click OK
Note:
If you see the message Wireless Communication Failed, click OK. Then click
CONFIGURE again. If you continue to see this message, move the print server
closer to your computer and AirPort base station or access point, if you have one.
Also, move it away from large metal objects and devices such as cordless phones
and microwave ovens. For more information, see page 47.
4. Click OK on the password window to close it. (The default password is null,
or blank.)
The print server automatically detects the settings for your wireless network.
You see a screen similar to the one below:
Must be the
name of your
AirPort network
Note:
For descriptions of all the settings on the screen, see Appendix A.
5. Enter a server name that is easy to remember.
6. If you want, enter a password to limit access to the Wireless Configuration
screen.
Note:
This password does not affect access to your AirPort network.
Installing the C84WN Software 41
7. In most cases, you can leave the Boot Method set to Auto.
If you entered an IP address manually, set the Boot Method to STATIC.
8. If you want to use WEP encryption, do the following:
■
Select 64BIT in the WEP key box.
■
In the 64Bit Key 1 box, enter a hexadecimal value consisting of 10 digits,
or a combination of digits and letters. Digits can be from 0 to 9, and
letters must be between A and F. For example: 62B91F2A98.
Note:
You must make various changes to your AirPort network to use WEP encryption.
For complete instructions, see page 50.
9. If you’re using an AirPort base station, set the Wireless Mode to
Infrastructure.
10. Enter your network name in the SSID box.
11. Make any other changes you
want and click OK. You see the
Wireless Server Search window
again:
12. Click QUIT.
Note:
You can change the print server’s configuration at any time. To start WP-Admin,
double-click the WP-Admin alias on your desktop, if you’ve created one. You can
also open the EpsonNet folder in the Utilities folder on your hard drive, then
double-click the WP-Admin icon.
Continue with the instructions in the next two sections to set up your Macintosh
to print to the Stylus C84WN.
Setting Up Your Macintosh to Print
Before you can print to the Stylus C84WN, you need to add it to Print Center or
the Printer Setup Utility if you’re running Macintosh OS X, or select it in the
Chooser, if you’re running Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x. Follow the instructions for
your operating system.
42 Installing and Configuring the Software for Macintosh
Setting Up Printing on Macintosh OS X
1. Double-click the Applications folder on your OS X drive.
2. Double-click the Utilities folder.
3. Double-click Print Center or Printer Setup Utility.
If you see this screen, click Add. If EPSON Stylus C84 Series already
appears in the printer list, go to step 6.
4. At the Printer List screen, click Add Printer.
5. Select EPSON TCP/IP in the Directory Services list at the top of the screen.
Then click your printer in the list that appears and click Add.
Make sure EPSON
TCP/IP is shown here
Click your printer
Then click Add
6. Your printer appears in the Printer List. Close Print Center or the Printer
Setup Utility.
You’re ready for wireless printing. For instructions, see Printer Basics.
Note:
When you print, make sure Stylus C84 Series (AT) is selected on the printer settings
screen. For details on print settings, click Help.
Setting Up Your Macintosh to Print 43
Setting Up Printing on Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x
1. Open the Chooser from the Apple menu.
2. Click the C84 Series icon, then click the (EPSON Stylus C84 . . .) icon.
Turn on background printing, make sure AppleTalk is active, then close the
Chooser.
You’re ready for wireless printing. For instructions, see Printer Basics.
Setting Up Additional Macintosh
Computers
Once the print server is configured on your wireless network, you need to install
the EPSON Stylus C84WN printer driver on each Macintosh using the printer.
1. Make sure each Macintosh is set up to use the wireless network, as explained
on page 36.
2. Insert the printer CD-ROM in your drive.
3. Macintosh OS X 10.1 to 10.3: Double-click the EPSON CD-ROM icon,
then double-click the EPSON OS X Installer icon.
Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x: Double-click the EPSON OS 8 & 9 Installer icon
in the EPSON window.
4. Double-click Install EPSON Stylus C84WN Printer Driver.
5. If you have Macintosh OS X, enter your administrator password, if necessary.
6. Follow the instructions on the screen to install the driver and restart your
Macintosh.
7. Add the printer to Print Center or the Printer Setup Utility (page 43), or
select it in the Chooser, as explained in the preceding section.
44 Installing and Configuring the Software for Macintosh
Solving Wireless Printing
Problems
This chapter gives you information on solving problems with print server setup
and wireless printing. If you have a problem with print quality or paper feeding,
see Printer Basics for help.
Note:
If you need to clean or align the print head, follow the instructions in Printer Basics to
run the appropriate utilities. These programs work on your wireless network the same
as they do when the printer is connected directly to a computer.
If you can’t print, follow these steps to diagnose the problem:
■
First, check for any red lights on the printer. They let you know if an ink
cartridge runs out or your paper is jammed. You may also see a message on
your computer screen. See Printer Basics for more information.
■
If the printer lights do not indicate a problem, try running a printer check.
Turn off the printer and disconnect the print server. Hold down the ) paper
button, then press and release the P power button. After the printer test page
prints, turn off the printer. See Printer Basics for more information.
If the printer test page doesn’t print, contact EPSON as described on page 53.
■
If the test page prints, test the connection between the printer and print
server. Connect the print server as described on page 16. Turn on the printer,
then press the test button on the print server and release it immediately, as
described on page 18. The print server status page prints.
■
If the print server status page doesn’t print, try resetting the print server. Press
the test button and hold it down until the green and yellow lights on the print
server come on briefly (about five seconds). Then press the button again for
one second to print the status page. If it still doesn’t print, contact EPSON as
described on page 53.
If the print server status page prints, but you still can’t print through your wireless
network, follow the suggestions in this chapter to solve the problem.
Solving Wireless Printing Problems 45
Problems and Solutions
Here are some troubleshooting tips if you are having trouble setting up your print
server or printing over your wireless network.
When you start WP-Admin, you see a message that Javaw.exe was not
found.
You must have the Java Runtime Environment installed on your computer to run
WP-Admin. Uninstall the print server software, as described on page 51, then
reinstall it as described in the instructions on page 21.
You’re having trouble connecting to the print server.
If the green light on the print server flashes continuously, it indicates a
communication error. Try the following suggestions:
■
Move the print server and access point closer to each other and to your
computer. Make sure they are not located near large metal objects and other
devices that interfere with radio signals, such as cordless phones and
microwave ovens.
■
Make sure your computer’s wireless card or adapter is installed and configured
correctly. See the instructions that came with it.
■
Try restarting your computer.
■
If you’re using AirPort, make sure that AirPort is enabled in the AppleTalk
Control Panel or Network Preferences. Also, make sure that AppleTalk and
TCP/IP are enabled in your AirPort Admin utility and Network Preferences.
Finally, make sure that you are using AirPort version 2.04 or later. (If you have
an earlier version of AirPort, you can download an upgrade from Apple’s web
site.)
■
If you’re using an AirPort base station, make sure that you’ve selected a
working connection to your base station. If you’re using AirPort in computerto-computer (ad hoc) mode, create or join a computer-to-computer network.
■
Make sure the wireless mode for your computer is set to Infrastructure if you
are connecting through an access point, or 802.11b Ad Hoc if you are
connecting without an access point. (Your wireless card or adapter may use
different terms. Check its documentation.) Never select a pseudo ad hoc or
proprietary ad hoc mode.
46 Solving Wireless Printing Problems
■
If you are using WEP encryption on your wireless network, disable it on your
computer before you configure the print server. Then enable WEP on the
print server; see page 26 (Windows) or page 50 (Macintosh). When you’re
done configuring the print server, enable WEP on your computer again.
Note:
If your access point only allows WEP-enabled clients to connect to it, you may have
to set your computer’s wireless mode to 802.11b Ad Hoc (or your adapter’s
wireless ad hoc mode) before you configure the print server. If your computer’s
wireless mode was originally set to Infrastructure, you can set it back to
Infrastructure when you’re done.
■
Hold down the test button on the back of the print server for at least five
seconds to reset the print server to its factory defaults. The print server’s green
and yellow lights come on briefly when the print server resets.
Note:
If you’ve already configured the print server, you need to run WP-Admin again to
reconfigure it.
You see the message “Wireless Communication Failed” when you click
CONFIGURE on the Wireless Server Search window.
■
Click OK to close the message, then click CONFIGURE again on the Wireless
Server Search window. (If WP-Admin is picking up a signal from more than
one print server, select the correct print server first.)
■
If you continue to see this message, move the print server closer to your
computer and access point, if you have one. Also, move the print server away
from large metal objects and other devices that interfere with radio signals,
such as cordless phones and microwave ovens.
■
Your network could be malfunctioning. If you have an access point, make sure
it is turned on and configured correctly. Try resetting the access point. See the
instructions that came with your access point for more information.
Problems and Solutions 47
You are getting a wireless signal, but you are not able to print.
■
Make sure the printer and print server are securely connected, both are
plugged in, and the printer is turned on.
■
If you’re running Windows, make sure you set up your network port correctly.
See the instructions beginning on page 28.
■
Make sure your wireless link has adequate signal strength—at least 50 percent.
If the signal is weak, try moving the print server and printer to a different
location, away from large metal objects and other devices that interfere with
radio signals, such as cordless phones and microwave ovens.
■
Make sure you’re connecting to the correct print server. Check the MAC
address printed on the back of the print server against the MAC address that
appears in the WP-Admin Wireless Server Search window.
■
Check the printer’s lights to see if there is a problem with the printer. See
Printer Basics for details.
You are using AirPort and you are unable to see the printer in the Print
Center or the Printer Setup Utility (Mac OS X), or in the Chooser
(Mac OS 8.6 to 9.x).
■
Make sure the printer and print server are securely connected, both are
plugged in, and the printer is turned on.
■
Check for upgrades to your AirPort software on the Apple web site at
www.apple.com. If you’re using AirPort Extreme, select 802.11b mode only
in the AirPort Admin utility.
■
For OS X, make sure AppleTalk is active in your Network Preferences.
■
If you have recently upgraded your Mac OS, try reinstalling the upgrade.
■
If you are using AirPort in computer-to-computer (ad hoc) mode, change the
channel to 3 in the Create Network section of the AirPort Admin Utility.
Then create a network name and restart the print server. Launch WP-Admin
and try reconfiguring the print server.
If this problem happens frequently, EPSON recommends that you use the
print server with an access point or AirPort base station. With AirPort, your
print server works more reliably in infrastructure mode.
48 Solving Wireless Printing Problems
Printing is too slow.
■
Try moving the print server away from large metal objects and other devices
that interfere with radio signals, such as cordless phones, microwave ovens or
Bluetooth devices.
■
Move your computer, print server, and access point (if you have one) closer to
each other.
■
WEP can generate “overhead” that affects network performance. Try disabling
WEP to increase print speed.
■
If you’re using infrastructure mode, change the RF Channel on your access
point. If you’re using ad hoc mode, change the channel on your computer.
To avoid interference from other wireless networks in the vicinity, choose a
setting that is at least five channels higher or lower than that for any other
wireless network (for example, if another network is set to channel 6, choose
channel 11 or higher, or channel 1). Then change the channel on the
computers on your wireless network. Make sure you use the same channel for
your access point and computers.
■
On a Macintosh AirPort network, change the channel in the Create Network
section of the AirPort Admin Utility. Then create a network name and restart
the print server. Launch WP-Admin and try reconfiguring the print server.
■
Network traffic can affect print performance. Adding another access point or
router may improve performance.
For other solutions, see Printer Basics.
You see a communication error message when you try to print.
You may see an error message if another computer on your network is trying to
print at the same time. The green light on the print server flashes when data is
transmitted to the print server. Wait until the first print job is printed. Your job
will print when it reaches the top of the print queue.
Problems and Solutions 49
You want to use WEP encryption on your AirPort network.
Because AirPort uses passwords that do not follow the standard for WEP
encryption, you need to change your network password to a hexadecimal value.
Follow these steps:
1. Create a computer-to-computer network without password protection on the
Macintosh computer that you use to configure the print server.
2. Follow the steps beginning on page 37 to install the printer driver and
EpsonNet Wireless Print Server Utilities, and to establish a connection to the
print server.
3. Make the following selections on the Wireless Configuration screen:
■
Select 64BIT in the WEP key box.
■
In the 64Bit Key 1 box, enter a hexadecimal value consisting of 10 digits,
or a combination of digits and letters. Digits can be from 0 to 9, and
letters must be between A and F. For example: 62B91F2A98.
■
If you have an AirPort base station, enter your network name in the SSID
box. Then change the Wireless Mode to Infrastructure.
4. Make any other changes that you want to the Wireless Server Configuration
screen and click OK. When you see the Wireless Server Search window, click
QUIT.
5. If you want to use the printer in computer-to-computer (ad hoc) mode, go
to step 6.
If you have an AirPort base station, do the following:
■
For Network Name, configure the base station to use the name that you
entered in the SSID box on the Wireless Server Configuration screen.
■
For Network Password, select the hexadecimal value that you entered in
the 64Bit Key 1 box, preceded by the number zero (0) and lowercase
letter x. For example: 0x62B91F2A98. Then go to step 7.
6. To use the printer in computer-to-computer mode, do the following:
■
Create a computer-to-computer network.
■
When prompted, enter as your password the hexadecimal value you
entered in the 64Bit Key 1 box on the Wireless Server Configuration
screen. This value must be preceded by the number zero (0) and lowercase
letter x. For example: 0x62B91F2A98.
50 Solving Wireless Printing Problems
7. Add the printer to Print Center or the Printer Setup Utility, if you’re running
Macintosh OS X (page 43) or select it in the Chooser if you’re running
Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x (page 44).
8. For each Macintosh on your network, either select a connection to your base
station from the AirPort Networks list, or join the computer-to-computer
network that your print server is on.
9. When prompted, enter the network password that you created in step 5
(if you’re using a base station) or step 6 (if you’re using the printer in
computer-to-computer mode).
10. Follow the instructions on page 44 to set up printing on your other
Macintosh computers.
Uninstalling the Software
You may need to uninstall and then reinstall the software for your printer. For
example, this might be necessary if you upgrade your computer operating system.
Windows
Follow these steps:
1. Click Start > Control Panel (or Start > Settings > Control Panel).
2. Double-click Add or Remove Programs (or Add/Remove Programs).
3. Select EPSON Printer Software and click Change/Remove or
Add/Remove.
4. Make sure the EPSON Stylus C84 Series is selected, then click the
Utility tab.
5. Select the check boxes for EPSON Network Utility and EPSON Status
Monitor 3:Monitored Printers, and click OK.
6. Follow the on-screen instructions for uninstalling the printer driver and
utilities.
7. Select EpsonNet 802.11b Wireless Print Server and click
Change/Remove or Add/Remove.
Uninstalling the Software 51
8. On the next screen, select Remove and click Next. Follow the instructions to
remove the print server software.
9. If you’ve installed EpsonNet Direct Print, select it on the Add/Remove
programs windows and click Add/Remove. Then follow the on-screen
instructions.
10. When uninstall is complete, click OK. Then click OK again when you see the
confirmation message.
11. Restart your computer.
Macintosh OS X 10.1 to 10.3
Follow these steps to uninstall the WP-Admin utility and the EPSON Stylus C84
printer driver:
1. Open Applications > EpsonNet > UninstallerData. Double-click
Uninstall WP-Admin. The Uninstall window opens.
2. Click Uninstall and follow the instructions on the screen.
3. When you’re done, click Quit.
4. Open Print Center or the Printer Setup Utility.
5. Select your printer and click Delete.
6. Close Print Center or the Printer Setup Utility and restart your Macintosh.
Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x
Follow these steps to uninstall the WP-Admin utility and your printer driver:
1. Drag the EpsonNet folder in your Applications folder to the trash.
2. If you’ve created a desktop alias for WP-Admin, drag it to the trash.
3. Restart your Macintosh.
4. Insert the printer CD-ROM in your drive.
5. In the EPSON window, scroll down to the Drivers folder. Open the folder.
6. Double-click the C84 Software Installer icon.
7. Click Continue on the next screen.
52 Solving Wireless Printing Problems
8. On the installer window, select Uninstall from the pull-down menu at the
top of the window and click the Uninstall button.
Select
Uninstall
Then click
here
9. When you’re finished, click Quit.
10. Remove your printer CD-ROM and restart your Macintosh.
Where To Get Help
If you need help with your printer or print server, see the contact information
below. If you need help using non-EPSON software with your printer, see the
documentation for that software for technical support information.
EPSON provides technical assistance 24 hours a day through the electronic
support services and automated telephone services listed below:
Service
Access
World Wide Web
From the Internet, you can reach EPSON Support at
http://support.epson.com. At this site, you can download
drivers and other files, look at product documentation, access
troubleshooting information, and receive technical advice
through e-mail.
Automated
Telephone
Services
A variety of automated help services are available 24 hours a
day, seven days a week. To use these services, you must have
a touch tone telephone and call (800) 922-8911. Your EPSON
SoundAdviceSM Express Code is 70445. Use this code to quickly
select the EPSON Stylus C84WN in SoundAdvice.
Where To Get Help 53
To speak to a technical support representative, dial:
■
U.S.: (562) 276-7525, 6 AM to 8 PM, Pacific Time, Monday through Friday
and 7 AM to 4 PM, Saturday.
■
Canada: (905) 709-2567, 6 AM to 6 PM, Pacific Time, Monday through
Friday.
Toll or long distance charges may apply. Before you call, have this information
ready:
■
Product name (EPSON Stylus C84WN)
■
Printer serial number (located on the back of the printer)
■
Print server serial number (located on the back of the print server)
■
Proof of purchase (such as a store receipt) and date of purchase
■
Computer configuration
■
Description of the problem
You can purchase ink cartridges, paper, manuals, and accessories from EPSON at
(800) 873-7766, or visit the EPSON StoreSM at www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales
only). In Canada, please call (800) 463-7766 for dealer referral.
54 Solving Wireless Printing Problems
Appendix A:
Configuration Settings
The Wireless Configuration screen includes both fields that display information
and fields that allow you to modify print server settings. Since most of the settings
are configured automatically based on your existing network, you don’t need to
change these settings for the typical wireless network. Some settings, such as the
Server Name or Password, you may want to change for convenience or security.
If you contact EPSON for technical support, you need to provide configuration
information such as the serial number and firmware revision.
Following are definitions of the configuration settings:
Server Name
Name that identifies the print server (and its printer) on your wireless network.
The default is EAI_xxxxxx (where xxxxxx are the last six digits of the
MAC/Ethernet address). Choose any name that makes it easier for you to identify
the printer (for example, Epson Ink Jet Printer). You can enter from one to 32
characters in this field.
Serial Number
Unique number that identifies each EpsonNet 802.11b Wireless Print Server that
is produced. This number is set during manufacture and cannot be changed.
Password
Used to restrict access to the Wireless Server Configuration screen. The default
password is null (blank). The maximum number of characters you can use in this
field is 16.
Firmware Revision
Indicates the version of the software embedded in the print server. This field
cannot be changed.
Configuration Settings 55
IP Address
Address used to identify a node on a network supporting the TCP/IP protocol.
The format for IP (Internet Protocol) addresses is a set of four bytes or segments,
separated by periods. Each byte can have any value from zero (0) to 254. If you
need to enter an address, make sure it conforms to the addressing scheme for your
network and that it does not conflict with the IP address for any other node on
your network. The print server’s default IP address is 192.0.0.192.
To view your computer’s IP address, subnet mask, and other information, do the
following:
Windows XP/2000/NT:
1. From the Windows Start menu, click Run.
2. Enter cmd in the text box and click OK. You see a DOS window.
3. At the prompt, type ipconfig and press Enter. You see your computer’s IP
configuration file, which includes the IP address.
4. At the prompt, type exit to exit the DOS window.
Windows Me/98:
1. From the Windows Start menu, click Run.
2. Enter winipcfg in the text box and click OK. You see the IP Configuration
window.
3. Select your wireless adapter from the pull-down list. You see IP configuration
information, including the IP address.
4. Click OK to close the IP Configuration window.
WorkGroup/Domain
Used on networks that support NetBIOS or NetBEUI. WP-Admin detects this
setting automatically, so you should not have to change it. The print server must
be on the same workgroup or domain as all computers using the printer.
Subnet Mask
Make sure this matches the subnet mask for your network. This setting will be
255.255.255.0 for most networks in the home or small office.
56 Configuration Settings
Boot Method
Method the print server uses to obtain an IP address. AUTO attempts to detect
your IP address through DHCP, BOOTP, and RARP. If unable to detect an IP
address automatically, it uses the default IP address: 192.0.0.192.
Leave this setting on AUTO, unless you assign the print server’s IP address
manually. For manual configuration (without DHCP), change the boot method
to STATIC.
Gateway (or Router)
Use this setting only if you are using the print server in a large organization that
has subnets for different departments.
RF Channel
Defines the radio frequency channel (WiFi channel) that the print server uses to
communicate. In most cases, the print server will automatically configure the RF
channel. This value must match for all nodes on a network.
If you find that printing is too slow, you may be able to improve performance by
changing the RF channel on your computer(s) and access point, if you have one.
To avoid interference from other networks, choose a setting at least three channels
higher or lower than that for any nearby wireless network (for example, if another
network is set to channel 7, choose channel 10 or higher, or channel 4 or lower).
Then run WP-Admin to reconfigure the print server.
MAC Address
Defines the Ethernet address of the print server. The MAC (Medium Access
Control) address is set during manufacture and cannot be changed. You can find it
on the sticker on the back of the print server.
Data Rate
Indicates the throughput speed in Mbps of the wireless Ethernet connection (1, 2,
5.5, or 11). The print server will automatically negotiate to the highest possible
rate.
Configuration Settings 57
SSID
Name that identifies your wireless network, equivalent to the network name on
Macintosh. When you configure the print server in WP-Admin, it automatically
detects the SSID (Service Set Identifier) for the wireless network. The SSID must
be the same for all nodes on the network for them to communicate. The
maximum number of characters that you can use in this field is 32.
Wireless Mode
Mode used by computers on a wireless network to communicate with the print
server. WP-Admin detects this setting automatically, based on the mode set in
your wireless adapter configuration software. To communicate, all computers
must be set to the same wireless mode (or its equivalent, depending on your
wireless adapter) as the print server.
■
Infrastructure—Used when computers on the wireless network
communicate with the print server through an access point or base station.
■
Ad Hoc (802.11b)—Used when computers on the wireless network
communicate with the print server directly, without using an access point or
base station.
■
Pseudo Ad-Hoc—Used for testing. Don’t select this mode in your wireless
adapter configuration software or on the Wireless Server Configuration
screen.
■
Auto—Default factory setting. Auto mode attempts connection with each of
the other methods in turn. This mode enables the print server to detect all
your other wireless network settings (for example, IP address, SSID,
workgroup, etc.).
If you move your print server to a different wireless network, you must press
the test button on the back of the print server for at least five seconds to reset
it to its factory defaults (including Auto mode). This enables the print server
to detect the settings for the new network.
58 Configuration Settings
WEP Key
Disables or enables WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy), which provides a level of
security for your network. To communicate, all nodes on your network must use
the same WEP key; if one node is WEP-enabled, all nodes must be WEP-enabled.
See the documentation for your wireless adapter or access point for more
information about WEP. If you have an AirPort network, see page 50.
WEP Key Index
Lets you choose between four WEP keys for either 64-bit or 128-bit WEP. For
details about WEP, see the documentation for your wireless card, adapter or access
point.
128 Bit / 64 Bit WEP Key
Fields for entering the WEP key(s) used on your network. To communicate, all
nodes on the network must be set to the same WEP key. See the documentation
for your wireless adapter or access point for more information about WEP.
Configuration Settings 59
60 Configuration Settings
Appendix B:
Specifications and Notices
Print Server
Specifications
Printer Connection
Parallel (IEEE-1284)
Serial (9 pin; factory diagnostics
only)
Operating Systems
Windows 98/NT 4/Me/2000/XP
Mac OS 8.6 through OS X 3.x
Dimensions
Width: 6 inches (15.2 cm)
Depth: 1.2 inches (3.2 cm)
Height: 4.25 inches (10.8 cm)
Electrical
Input Power: 1 A @ 5 VDC
External Power Supply: 115 VAC
Wireless Communication
Variable Data Rates: 11, 5.5, 2,
1 Mbps
Frequency Band: 2.4 GHz ISM
Range: up to 120 ft (36.6 m)
indoors or 300 ft (91.4 m) outdoors
Wired Equivalent Privacy: 128-bit,
64-bit (compatible with 40-bit),
none
Sensitivity (typ, AWGN, 8E-2
PER): –91 dBm at 1 Mbps, –88
dBm at 2 Mbps, -87 dBm at 5.5
Mbps, –84 dBm at 11 Mbps
Protocols
TCP/IP (lpd or raw TCP port)
IPP (Internet Printing Protocol)
IPX/SPX
Direct Mode IPX/IP
NetBEUI
NetBIOS/IP
AppleTalk
Management
WP-Admin: utility for easy
configuration from Windows or
Macintosh
WebXAdmin: web-browser utility
XAdmin32: utility for Novell
NetWare and advanced
configuration
Print server console accessible via
serial port, TELNET or NetWare
NetWare PCONSOLE,
PRINTCON, PRINTDEF,
NWADMIN
Simple Network Management
Protocol (SNMP) MIB I and II; IP
or IPX
Firmware downloads via NetWare or
TCP/IP (master mode tftp, slave
mode TFTP, or BOOTP)
Test page and factory reset switch
Specifications and Notices 61
Epson America, Inc. Limited Warranty
What Is Covered: Epson America, Inc. (“Epson”) warrants to the original retail
purchaser that the EPSON printer and print server (the “Product”) covered by this
limited warranty statement, if purchased new and used in the United States or
Canada, conforms to the manufacturer’s specifications and will be free from
defects in workmanship and materials for a period of one (1) year from the date of
original purchase. Epson also warrants that the consumable ink cartridges enclosed
with the product will perform to the manufacturer’s specified usage, which usage
may expire before the expiration of the limited warranty for the EPSON product.
For warranty service, you must provide proof of the date of original purchase.
What EPSON Will Do To Correct Problems: Should your EPSON product
prove defective during the warranty period, please call the EPSON ConnectionSM
at (562) 276-7525 (U.S.) or (905) 709-2567 (Canada) for warranty repair
instructions and return authorization. An Epson service technician will provide
telephone diagnostic service to determine whether the product requires service. If
service is needed, Epson will, at its option, exchange or repair the product without
charge for parts or labor. If Epson authorizes an exchange for the defective unit,
Epson will ship a replacement product to you, freight prepaid, so long as you use
an address in Canada or the U.S. (excluding Puerto Rico and U.S. Possessions).
Shipments to other locations will be made freight collect. You are responsible for
securely packaging the defective unit and returning it to Epson within five (5)
working days of receipt of the replacement. Epson requires a debit or a credit card
number to secure the cost of the replacement product in the event that you fail to
return the defective one. If your product is being repaired, Epson will direct you to
send your product to Epson or its authorized service center, where the product will
be fixed and sent back to you. You are responsible for packing the product and for
all costs to and from the Epson authorized service center. When warranty service
involves the exchange of the product or a part, the item replaced becomes Epson
property. The replacement product or part may be new or refurbished to the
Epson standard of quality, and, at Epson’s option, may be another model of like
kind and quality. Epson’s liability for replacement of the covered product will not
exceed the original retail selling price of the covered product. Exchange products
and parts assume the remaining warranty period of your original product covered
by this limited warranty.
What This Warranty Does Not Cover: This warranty does not apply to
refurbished or reconditioned products. This warranty covers only normal use in
the United States and Canada. This warranty is not transferable. This warranty
62 Specifications and Notices
does not cover any color change or fading of prints or reimbursement of materials
or services required for reprinting. This warranty does not cover damage to the
EPSON product caused by parts or supplies not manufactured, distributed or
certified by Epson. This warranty does not cover ribbons, ink cartridges or third
party parts, components, or peripheral devices added to the EPSON product after
its shipment from Epson, e.g., dealer or user-added boards or components. Epson
is not responsible for warranty service should the Epson label or logo or the rating
label or serial number be removed or should the product fail to be properly
maintained or fail to function properly as a result of misuse, abuse, improper
installation, neglect, improper shipping, damage caused by disasters such as fire,
flood, and lightning, improper electrical current, software problems, interaction
with non-Epson products, or service other than by an Epson Authorized Servicer.
If a claimed defect cannot be identified or reproduced, you will be held responsible
for the costs incurred.
THE WARRANTY AND REMEDY PROVIDED ABOVE ARE EXCLUSIVE
AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OR FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE. SOME LAWS DO NOT ALLOW THE
EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY, THEN
ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE LIMITED TO THE
WARRANTY PERIOD IDENTIFIED ABOVE. UNLESS STATED HEREIN,
ANY STATEMENT OR REPRESENTATIONS MADE BY ANY OTHER
PERSON OR FIRM ARE VOID. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN THIS
WRITTEN WARRANTY, NEITHER EPSON AMERICA, INC. NOR ITS
AFFILIATES SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS, INCONVENIENCE, OR
DAMAGE, INCLUDING DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, RESULTING FROM THE USE OR
INABILITY TO USE THE EPSON PRODUCT, WHETHER RESULTING
FROM BREACH OF WARRANTY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY.
In Canada, warranties include both warranties and conditions.
Some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts,
and some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, so the above limitations and exclusions may not apply to
you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may have other rights
which vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
Epson America, Inc. ■ P. O. Box 93012 ■ Long Beach, CA 90809-3012
Epson America, Inc. Limited Warranty 63
FCC Compliance Statement
For United States Users
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may
cause harmful interference to radio or television reception. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause interference to radio and television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to
correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
■
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
■
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
■
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
■
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The radiated output power of the print server is far below the FCC radio
frequency exposure limits. Nevertheless, the print server shall be used in such a
manner that the potential for human contact during normal operation is
minimized.
WARNING
The connection of a non-shielded equipment interface cable to this equipment
will invalidate the FCC Certification of this device and may cause interference
levels which exceed the limits established by the FCC for this equipment. It is the
responsibility of the user to obtain and use a shielded equipment interface cable
with this device. If this equipment has more than one interface connector, do not
leave cables connected to unused interfaces. Changes or modifications not
expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the user’s authority to operate
the equipment.
For Canadian Users
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
64 Specifications and Notices
Index
Numerics
128 Bit/ 64 Bit WEP Key setting, 59
802.11b Ad Hoc mode, 33, 36, 58
A
Access point
Macintosh, 36
problems connecting, 46 to 47
signal strength, 20, 37
supported, 7, 8
Accessories, ordering, 54
Ad hoc mode
definition, 7
illustration, 6
using in Windows, 19
using on Macintosh, 36, 37
AirPort
base station signal strength, 37
enabling, 36
using WEP encryption, 36, 50 to 51
AppleTalk, 8, 36, 43
Auto wireless mode, 58
B
Bluetooth, 11
Boot Method setting, 57
Configuring print server
Macintosh, 40 to 42
Windows, 24 to 27
Connecting print server, 16 to 18
D
Data Rate setting, 57
Data rates, 61
DHCP, 26, 57
Direct Print
description, 21
uninstalling, 52
Documentation, 9
Domain setting, 56
Driver, printer, 20, 37
E
EPSON
accessories, 54
help, 53 to 54
Store, 54
support web site, 9
EPSON Printer Information Center, 9
EpsonNet Direct Print
description, 21
uninstalling, 52
C
F
Cards, supported, 7, 8
Chooser, 44
Computer-to-computer mode, 36
G
Firmware Revision setting, 55
Gateway setting, 57
Index 65
H
Help, EPSON, 53 to 54
I
Infrastructure mode
definition, 7, 58
illustration, 6
using in Windows, 19
using on Macintosh, 36, 37
Ink cartridges
installing, 13 to 15
ordering, 54
Installing
ink cartridges, 13 to 15
Macintosh software, 37 to 40
Windows software, 20 to 23
IP Address setting
computer’s IP address, 56
default print server IP address, 56
network requirements, 26
Ipconfig, 56
J
Java Runtime Environment, 46
L
LEDs, 17, 49
Loading paper, 15 to 16
M
MAC Address setting, 57
66 Index
Macintosh
AirPort, 36
AppleTalk, 36
computer-to-computer mode, 36
enabling WEP encryption, 50 to 51
infrastructure mode, 36
installing and configuring software,
37 to 42
Print Center, 43
Printer Setup Utility, 43
selecting printer in Chooser, 44
setting up additional computers, 44
software, 37
starting WP-Admin, 42
system requirements, 8
uninstalling software, 52 to 53
N
NetWare, 61
Network computers, setting up, 33 to
34, 44
Network port
Windows Me or 98, 30 to 31
Windows NT, 32 to 33
Windows XP or 2000, 28 to 29
Network statistics, 18
P
Paper
loading, 15 to 16
ordering, 54
Password, WP-Admin, 25, 41, 55
Print Center, 43
Print server
configuring, 24 to 27, 40 to 42
connecting, 16 to 18
dimensions, 61
location, 11, 49
name, 41, 55
printing status page, 18
serial number, 55
specifications, 61
status lights, 17
test button, 18, 45
Print Show animations, 9
Printer
checking, 16
connecting print server, 16 to 18
driver, description, 20, 37
lights, 16, 45
location, 11, 46, 49
test page, 16, 45
unpacking, 12 to 13
Printer check, running, 16
Printer Information Center, 9
Printer Setup Utility, 43
Problems
communication error, 49
connecting to print server, 46 to 47
Java Runtime Environment, 46
no signal, 46 to 47
setting up network port, 29, 31, 33
setting up WEP on AirPort, 50 to 51
setting up WEP on Windows, 47
slow printing, 49
unable to print, 45, 48
Protocols, supported, 61
Pseudo Ad Hoc mode, 58
R
Reference Guide, 9
Requirements, system, 7 to 8
RF Channel setting, 49, 57
S
Security
Macintosh, 36, 50 to 51
problems, 47
Windows, 20
Serial number
print server, 55
printer, 54
Server Name setting, 41, 55
Service, 53 to 54
Signal strength, 20
Slow printing, 49
Software
Macintosh, 37
uninstalling, 51 to 53
Windows, 20 to 23
SoundAdvice, 54
Specifications, print server, 61
SSID setting, 26, 36, 58
Status lights, print server, 17, 49
Status page, printing, 18, 45
Subnet Mask setting, 56
Supplies, ordering, 54
Support, 9, 53 to 54
System requirements, 7 to 8
T
TCP/IP, 28, 36, 56
Technical support, 53 to 54
Test page, printing, 16, 18, 45
Index 67
U
Uninstalling software, 51 to 53
Unpacking, 12 to 13
USB, 7
W
Warranty, 62 to 63
WEP
problems, 47
setting up on AirPort, 36, 50 to 51
setting up on Windows, 20
WEP Key Index setting, 59
WEP Key setting, 59
WiFi channel and mode, 18, 57
Windows
ad hoc mode, 19
infrastructure mode, 19
installing and configuring software,
20 to 23
network port, 28 to 33
security, 20
setting up additional computers, 33
to 34
system requirements, 7
uninstalling software, 51 to 52
68 Index
Winipcfg, 56
Wireless cards, supported, 7, 8
Wireless Mode setting, 58
Wireless Server Search, 24, 40
Workgroup setting, 56
WP-Admin
configuration settings, 55 to 59
configuring, 24 to 27, 41 to 42
connecting, 40 to 42
description, 20, 37
password, 25, 41, 55
starting, 42
uninstalling, 51 to 53
X
XAdmin32, 61