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User’s Guide
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Contents
INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Wireless Networking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Windows System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Macintosh System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Where To Get Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
SETTING UP YOUR PRINT SERVER . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Unpacking the Print Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Checking the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Connecting the Print Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
CONFIGURING WIRELESS PRINTING
FOR WINDOWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Preparing to Install . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Checking Your Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Installing the EpsonNet Wireless Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Configuring the Print Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Completing the Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Setting Up Additional Computers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Setting Up a Network Port on Windows XP or 2000 . . . . . . . . . . 22
Setting Up a Network Port on Windows Me, 98, or 95 . . . . . . . . 24
Setting Up a Network Port on Windows NT 4.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
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CONFIGURING WIRELESS PRINTING
FOR MACINTOSH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Preparing to Install . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
If Your Macintosh Has an AirPort Wireless Adapter . . . . . . . . 31
If Your Macintosh Has a Non-AirPort Wireless Adapter . . . . . 32
Installing the EpsonNet Wireless Print Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Configuring the Print Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Setting Up Additional Macintosh Computers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
If Your Macintosh Has an AirPort Wireless Adapter . . . . . . . . 37
If Your Macintosh Has a Non-AirPort Wireless Adapter . . . . . 38
SOLVING WIRELESS PRINTING PROBLEMS . . . . . 39
Problems and Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Uninstalling the Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Where To Get Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
APPENDIX A:
CONFIGURATION SETTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
APPENDIX B:
SPECIFICATIONS AND NOTICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Print Server Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Epson America, Inc. Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
FCC Compliance Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Declaration of Conformity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
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Introduction
The EpsonNet 802.11b Wireless Print Server lets you print from any
computer in your existing network without additional wiring.
Even without a network, you can print from a wireless-equipped Windows®
PC or laptop, Macintosh,® Apple® iBook,™ or PowerBook,® from distances up
to 120 feet.
The print server is compatible with most wireless adapters and access points
that comply with the WiFi™ (Wireless Fidelity) standard. The following
EPSON® printers are supported:
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EPSON Stylus® C80
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EPSON Stylus Photo 1280
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EPSON Stylus Color 980
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EPSON Stylus Photo 1270
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EPSON Stylus Color 900
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EPSON Stylus Photo 870
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EPSON Stylus Color 880
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EPSON Stylus Photo 2000P
This book provides all the instructions you’ll need for setting up the print
server, installing the software, and configuring your system for wireless
printing.
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Wireless Networking
The EpsonNet 802.11b Wireless Print Server 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 and Internet
access through a series of cables.
cable/ DSL modem
router
computers
Wired Network
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 your printer in a convenient location and use it without having
to connect it to your computer or network.
You can add the EpsonNet 802.11b Wireless Print Server to your network
either with or without a wireless access point (or AirPort™ Base Station).
If you have an access point/base station, both wired and wireless-equipped
computers can use the printer. An access point might also allow computers to
share other resources, such as Internet access.
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The illustration below shows a wireless network that uses an access point.
wireless
print server
printer
wireless
laptop
cable/ DSL modem
access point or
AirPort Base Station
computers on LAN
(Local Area Network)
Wireless Network
If you don’t have an access point, you can still print from any desktop
computer or laptop that has a wireless adapter. In the illustration below, both
wireless-equipped computers communicate directly with the print server.
wireless print
server
printer
wireless computers
Ad Hoc Wireless Network
Before you can set up your EpsonNet 802.11b Wireless Print Server, 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).
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Windows System Requirements
For printing with the EpsonNet 802.11b Wireless Print Server, make sure
each computer meets the following requirements:
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A Microsoft® Windows compatible PC or laptop with a Pentium®
processor or later, 200 MHz or faster recommended
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Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT® 4.0, Windows
2000, or Windows XP
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32MB of RAM (64MB 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
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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 that has a wireless access point, or needs to have a wireless adapter
installed.
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An access point may be combined with a hub or router or may be a
separate unit. For a current list of supported access points, see EPSON’s
web site at: http://support.epson.com.
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Wireless adapters can be installed in a PCMCIA slot on a laptop, a PCI
slot in a desktop computer, or connected through a USB port.
Make sure your wireless adapters(s) work in ad hoc mode if you want to
print without an access point. For a list of supported adapters, see
EPSON’s web site at: http://support.epson.com.
To connect the print server to your printer, you also need a high-speed,
bidirectional, IEEE-1284 compliant parallel cable (6 to 10 feet long) with a
D-SUB, 21-pin, male connector for the print server and a 36-pin
Centronics® compatible connector for your printer.
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Macintosh System Requirements
For printing with the EpsonNet 802.11b Wireless Print Server, 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 9.2 (Mac OS 9.2 recommended)
If you are using Mac OS X, check the EPSON web site for driver
updates and support information. Connect to the Internet, then go
to http://support.epson.com.
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32MB of available RAM (64MB 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
In addition, each computer either needs to have a wireless adapter installed,
or needs to be connected to an existing wired network that has a wireless
access point or AirPort Base Station.
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. For a list of supported adapters, see EPSON’s web site at:
http://support.epson.com.
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If you are using an AirPort card or the AirPort Base Station, use AirPort
software version 1.3 or later.
To connect the print server to your printer, you also need a high-speed,
bidirectional, IEEE-1284 compliant parallel cable (6 to 10 feet long) with
standard connectors.
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Where To Get Information
Use this booklet to set up and configure your EPSON printer and EpsonNet
802.11b Wireless Print Server. Please follow these guidelines:
Cautions must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment.
Notes contain important information about your print server.
For additional information, check the following:
■ On-screen software help
If you need assistance as you use the EpsonNet utilities, click the Help
button.
■ 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 as described on page 47.
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Setting Up Your
Print Server
This chapter describes how to unpack and set up your print server.
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, 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.
Before you set up the print server, make sure your printer is set up and has
ink and paper. Follow the instructions on the Start Here sheet included with
the printer to set it up.
Then follow the instructions in these sections:
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Unpacking the print server
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Running a printer check
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Connecting the print server
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Unpacking the Print Server
Take everything out of the box and make sure you have the items shown
below.
You will also need a parallel cable to connect the print server to your
printer. Make sure your cable follows the specifications listed on
page 4.
base
power supply
print server
print server
CD-ROM
Checking the Printer
Before you connect the print server, print a test page to make sure the printer
is working properly. Make sure letter-size or larger paper is loaded.
1. Press the P power button to turn off the printer.
2. Hold down the m paper button as you press and release the P power
button.
On some printers, you need to hold down the S E load/eject button or
b maintenance button. Check the Printer Basics book that came with
your printer.
3. Continue holding down the button until the P power light starts
flashing, then release it.
The printer prints a sheet showing its ROM version number and a nozzle
check pattern. If the test page prints, continue with the instructions below
for connecting the print server.
If the test page doesn’t print, check the control panel lights. See the “Problem
Solving” chapter in your Printer Basics book for control panel guidelines. If
none of the solutions work, contact EPSON as described on page 47.
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Connecting the Print Server
After you have verified that the printer is working correctly, you’re ready to
connect the print server.
1. Press the P power button to turn off your printer.
2. Slide the print server into the base and press
firmly to attach it.
3. Make sure you have a parallel cable
(not included with the print server).
Connect the larger end of the cable to
the printer’s parallel port.
Then 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.
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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.
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 47.
7. Press the P power button on the printer to turn it on.
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.
If you hold the test button down
for more than 5 seconds, 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 install the
software and configure your system for wireless printing. 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. (See page 8 for instructions on testing the
printer.) 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 test page still doesn’t
print, contact EPSON as described on page 47.
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Configuring Wireless
Printing for Windows
This chapter explains how to install the software and set up the EpsonNet
802.11b Wireless Print Server for printing with Windows.
Once the print server is configured, you can set up the network port for
wireless printing on other computers in your network.
Before you start, make sure your printer is connected to the print server, as
described on pages 9 to 10. If you have a new printer, follow the instructions
on the Start Here sheet that came in the box to set up the printer, load ink,
and install the driver and other software.
Then follow the instructions in these sections:
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Preparing to install
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Installing the EpsonNet wireless utilities
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Configuring the print server
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Setting up additional computers
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Setting up a network port
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Preparing to Install
Configuring the print server is the process of setting it up to work with your
network. This process begins immediately after you install the software, so
it’s important to make sure your print server and printer are set up before you
start installing. You also need to check that your wireless network adapter(s)
and/or access point are installed and ready.
Your EpsonNet 802.11b Wireless Print Server CD-ROM includes the
following software:
■ WP-Admin
This utility lets you configure the print server for most network
protocols. For most networks, it is the only configuration utility you need
to install.
■ EpsonNet Direct Print
This software, which sets up a network printer port, must be installed on
every Windows Me, 98, or 95 computer that uses the printer.
■ XAdmin32
This utility lets you configure the print server for a Novell® NetWare
network and perform more advanced configuration for other protocols.
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.
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 and XAdmin32, visit
EPSON’s web site at support.epson.com. XAdmin32 also provides
on-screen help.
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Checking Your Network
Before you begin the installation process, do the following:
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Follow the instructions starting on page 9 to set up the print server,
connect it to your printer, and test the connection.
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Make sure the wireless mode for your computer 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 adapter.
You need to do this on each computer that you want to use for wireless
printing.
Do not select a pseudo ad hoc or proprietary ad hoc mode.
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If you’re using infrastructure mode, make sure there is a link with good
signal strength (greater than 50 percent) between each computer and the
access point.
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Note the IP address for each computer in your network. (For
instructions, see page 50.)
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If you’re using WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) encryption on your
wireless network, you need to temporarily disable WEP on your
computer. Follow the instructions in your wireless adapter’s
documentation.
Be sure to write down the WEP key used on your network. You’ll need it
when you configure the print server.
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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Installing the EpsonNet Wireless
Utilities
Before you install the utilities, make sure you check your network settings, as
described on page 13.
1. Insert the print server CD-ROM in your drive. You see the EpsonNet
Installation Program:
Double-click
here
If the Installation Program doesn’t open automatically, go to My
Computer and double-click the
Epson CD-ROM icon.
2. Double-click Install EpsonNet Wireless Print Server Utilities.
3. If you see a message about the Java Runtime Environment, as shown
below, click Continue.
Click Continue
You must install the Java Runtime Environment if it’s not
already installed on your computer.
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4. Click Next. You see the license agreement.
5. Read the license agreement, and click Yes.
6. Follow the instructions on the screen and click Next. You see this
window:
Click Next
7. Check XAdmin32 if you want to install it. Then see the XAdmin32 onscreen help for configuration instructions.
8. Click Next to install the program files and WP Admin. After the files are
installed, you see the Wireless Server Search window:
Continue with the instructions in the next section to configure the print
server.
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Configuring the Print Server
After the software is installed, you’re ready to establish a connection to the
print server and configure it for your wireless network.
Click START
1. When you see the Wireless Server Search window, click START.
WP-Admin picks up the signal from the print server and displays server
information like the following:
This information
appears when the
server is found
This number
indicates the
signal strength
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 40.
2. If WP-Admin picks up a signal from more than one server, select the
connection that matches the MAC address on the back of your print
server.
3. Check the signal strength to make sure you have a good link to the print
server. If you have a link, click STOP. Then click CONFIGURE.
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You see the following:
Click OK
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 or microwave
ovens.
4. Click OK on the Password window. (The default password is null, or
blank.)
The print server automatically detects the settings for your wireless
network, and you see the Wireless Server Configuration screen:
Enter or modify the IP address
Select
STATIC
Click OK
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For descriptions of all the settings on the Wireless Server
Configuration screen, see Appendix A.
5. For Boot Method, select STATIC.
6. Do one of the following:
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If your network does not support DHCP (192.0.0.192 appears in the
IP Address box), enter an IP address that conforms to the IP
addressing scheme for your network.
For example, if you have two computers on your network whose IP
addresses are 192.189.207.3 and 192.189.207.4, the print server’s IP
address should begin with 192.189.207. The last part of the address
can be any number between 2 and 254 except 3 or 4.
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If your network supports DHCP, change only the last segment of the
IP address, and make sure it is out of the range of DHCP
assignments.
For example, if the last segment of assigned addresses is between 100
and 200, choose a number below 100 or above 200. Make sure you
don’t use the same IP address as another node on your network.
7. If you want to enable WEP encryption, do the following:
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Select either 64BIT or 128BIT in the WEP Key box, depending on
which version of WEP your network supports.
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Enter your WEP key in either the 128Bit Key 1 box or the 64Bit Key
1 box.
You can enter up to four WEP keys on the screen. Every node on
the network must use the same WEP key. For more information,
check the documentation for your wireless adapter or access
point, or see page 53.
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If you’re using an access point, set the Wireless Mode to
Infrastructure. (Remember to enable WEP and reset the wireless
mode on your computer when you’re done configuring the print
server.)
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Make sure the SSID matches your wireless network’s SSID.
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8. Make any other changes you want and click OK.
For example, you might want to change the Server Name to something
that is easy to remember, or enter a password to limit access to the
Configuration screen.
9. Continue with the instructions in the next section to complete the
configuration and installation.
Completing the Installation
After you finish configuring the print server and click OK, you see the
Wireless Server Search window again:
Click QUIT
1. Click QUIT. You see the following:
2. Click Finish.
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You see the EpsonNet Installation Program again:
3. Do one of the following:
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If you’re running Windows Me, 98, or 95, double-click Install
EpsonNet Direct Print Utility and follow the instructions on the
screen to install the software and restart your computer.
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If you’re using a different version of Windows, click the
to exit the installation program.
button
Once 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. Go to one of the following sections:
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“Setting Up a Network Port on Windows XP or 2000” on page 22.
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“Setting Up a Network Port on Windows Me, 98, or 95” on page 24.
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“Setting Up a Network Port on Windows NT 4.0” on page 27.
To set up your other computers for network printing, see page 21.
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Setting Up Additional Computers
After you configure the print server, you need to set up a network port on all
the computers that will print over the wireless network. First, do the
following:
1. Make sure you have installed the printer driver and utility software. See
the Start Here sheet that came with your printer for instructions.
2. 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 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 instructions.
3. If you’re using infrastructure mode, make sure there is a link with good
signal strength between the computer and the access point.
4. Go to one of the following sections for instructions on setting up a
network port:
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“Setting Up a Network Port on Windows XP or 2000” on page 22.
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“Setting Up a Network Port on Windows Me, 98, or 95” on page 24.
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“Setting Up a Network Port on Windows NT 4.0” on page 27.
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Setting Up a Network Port on
Windows XP or 2000
The process of setting up a network port is similar on Windows XP and
Windows 2000. Although this section shows Windows XP, you’ll see similar
screens in Windows 2000. Make sure you are logged in to the computer as
an administrator.
Before you begin, run WP-Admin and note the IP address of your print
server. Make sure the printer driver is installed, and the wireless adapter (or
network adapter) is configured and working correctly.
1. Do one of the following:
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In Windows XP, click Start > Control Panel > Printers and Other
Hardware > Printers and Faxes.
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In Windows 2000, click Start > Settings > Printers.
2. Right-click your printer icon, then click Properties.
3. On the Ports tab, select your printer (if necessary), and click Add Port.
You see a window like the following:
Select Standard TCP/IP Port
Click New Port
4. Select Standard TCP/IP Port and click New Port. You see the Add
Standard TCP/IP Printer Port wizard.
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5. Click Next. You see a window like the following:
Enter your print
server’s IP address
or server name
Click Next
6. In the Printer Name or IP Address box, enter the print server’s name or
IP address and 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 the printer and print server are connected, plugged in, and
turned on.
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Check WP-Admin to make sure you have a signal (see page 16).
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Make sure you’ve entered the correct IP address in step 6.
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Make sure you clicked Apply in step 8.
Now you’re ready for wireless printing. For instructions, see the Printer Basics
book that came with your printer.
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Setting Up a Network Port on
Windows Me, 98, or 95
Before you begin, run WP-Admin and note the IP address of your print
server. Make sure the printer driver is installed, and the wireless adapter (or
network adapter) is configured and working correctly.
You need to install the EpsonNet Direct Print Utility for wireless printing on
any computer running Windows Me, 98, or 95. If you have already installed
the utility, you can skip to step 3.
1. Insert your printer CD-ROM in the drive. You see the EPSON
Installation Program window:
Double-click
here
If the Installation Program doesn’t open automatically, go to
My Computer and double-click the
Epson CD-ROM icon.
2. Double-click Install EpsonNet Direct Print Utility and follow the
instructions on the screen to install the software and restart your
computer.
3. From the Start menu, click Settings > Printers.
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4. Right-click your printer icon, and then click Properties. You see the
Properties window. Click the Details tab to display a window like the
following:
Click
Add Port
5. Click Add Port on the Details tab. You see the Add Port window:
Click
Browse
6. Make sure Network is selected, then click Browse.
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You see the Browse for Printer window:
.
Click to expand
the network path
Select your
network printer
7. Click the + next to Entire Network, then click the + next to Epson_lpr
and select your printer. (Make sure the IP address matches your print
server’s IP address.)
8. Click OK, then click OK again. Click Apply on the Details tab.
9. 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 that the printer and print server are connected and that
both are turned on.
■
Check WP-Admin to make sure you have a signal (see page 16).
■
Make sure you clicked Apply in step 8.
Now you’re ready for wireless printing. For instructions, see the Printer Basics
book that came with your printer.
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Setting Up a Network Port on
Windows NT 4.0
Make sure you have Microsoft TCP/IP Printing installed on the computer
before you begin. Run WP-Admin and note the IP address and server name
of your print server. Make sure the printer driver is installed, and the wireless
adapter (or network adapter) in the computer is configured and working
correctly.
1. From the Start menu, click Settings > Printers.
2. Right-click your printer icon and then click Properties.
3. On the Port tab, click Add Port. You see the Printer Ports window:
Select LPR Port
Click New Port
4. Select LPR Port and click New Port. You see a window like the
following:
Enter the server’s IP address
Enter the server name
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.
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6. Click Close to close the Printer Ports window.
7. Click OK to close the Properties window.
8. Right-click your 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.
If it fails to print, try the following:
■
Make sure that the printer and print server are connected and that
both are on.
■
Check WP-Admin to make sure you have a signal (see page 16).
■
Make sure you entered the correct IP address and server name in
step 5.
Now you’re ready for wireless printing. For instructions, see the Printer Basics
book that came with your printer.
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Configuring Wireless
Printing for Macintosh
This chapter explains how to install the software and set up the EpsonNet
802.11b Wireless Print Server for printing on a Macintosh.
Once the print server is configured, you select and use your EPSON printer
from any Macintosh in your network.
Before you start, make sure your printer is connected to the print server, as
described on pages 9 to 10. If you have a new printer, follow the instructions
on the Start Here sheet that came in the box to set up the printer, load ink,
and install the driver and other software.
Then follow the instructions in these sections:
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Preparing to install
■
Installing the EpsonNet wireless utilities
■
Configuring the print server
■
Setting up additional Macintosh computers
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Preparing to Install
Configuring the print server is the process of setting it up to work with your
network. This process begins immediately after you install the software, so
it’s important to make sure your print server and printer are set up before you
start installing. You also need to check that your AirPort or other wireless
network adapter(s) and/or access point are installed and ready.
Your EpsonNet 802.11b Wireless Print Server CD-ROM includes WPAdmin, which lets you configure the print server for AppleTalk and most
other network protocols.
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.
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 support.epson.com.
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If Your Macintosh Has an AirPort Wireless
Adapter
■
Make sure AirPort is enabled in the AppleTalk Control Panel. If your
Macintosh and AirPort Base Station or access point are connected over an
existing Ethernet network, select Ethernet in the AppleTalk Control
Panel.
■
Make sure that both AppleTalk and TCP/IP are enabled in your AirPort
utility.
■
To use the printer in infrastructure mode, select a working connection to
a base station or access point from the AirPort Networks list.
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 adapter
in 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.
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-tocomputer (ad hoc) mode.
■
If you want your AirPort network to be password protected, you need to
change your password to a hexadecimal value. Follow the instructions
beginning on page 44 to install and configure your software.
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If Your Macintosh Has a Non-AirPort Wireless
Adapter
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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.
If your adapter does not include an 802.11b Ad Hoc option, set the
wireless mode to Ad Hoc, Computer-to-Computer, or the 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 nonAirPort wireless adapter, make sure WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) is
disabled before you begin. See the documentation for your wireless
adapter for instructions.
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Installing the EpsonNet Wireless Print
Server
1. Insert the printer CD-ROM in your drive.
2. Double-click the
Utility Installer icon.
You may see a message that you have an older version of the
Java Runtime Environment on your Macintosh. Click OK to install
the newer version. When you’re done installing the Java Runtime
Utility
Environment, click Quit. Then double-click the
Installer icon to restart the utility installation program.
3. Click Next on the Introduction screen. You see the license agreement.
4. Click Next to accept the agreement and continue.
5. Follow the instructions on the screen to install the Print Server. 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.
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Configuring the Print Server
After the software is installed, you’re ready to establish a connection to the
print server and configure it for your wireless network.
Click START
1. When you see the Wireless Server Search window, click START.
Wait until you see server information like the following (you should not
have to wait more than 60 seconds):
This information
appears when the
server is found
This number
indicates the
signal strength
If WP-Admin fails to pick up a signal from the print server, try
holding down the print server’s test button for 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 40.
2. 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.
3. Check the signal strength to make sure you have a good link to the print
server. If you have a link, click STOP. Then click CONFIGURE.
You see a password window.
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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 or microwave
ovens.
4. Click OK on the Password window. (The default password is null, or
blank.)
The print server automatically detects the settings for your wireless
network, and you see the Wireless Server Configuration screen:
Must be the
name of your
Airport network
For descriptions of all the settings on the Wireless Server
Configuration screen, see Appendix A.
5. If you want, change the Server Name to something that is easy to
remember, or enter a password to limit access to the Wireless Server
Configuration screen.
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This password does not affect access to your AirPort network.
To enable password protection on your network, see page 44.
6. Make any other changes you want and click OK. You see the Wireless
Server Search window again:
Click QUIT
7. Click QUIT.
8. Open the Chooser from the Apple menu.
9. Click your printer icon, then click the EPSON printer port icon. Turn
on background printing if you want, and close the Chooser.
Now you’re ready for wireless printing. For instructions, see the Printer Basics
book that came with your printer.
Once you’ve installed WP-Admin, you can change the print
server’s configuration at any time. Double-click the
WP-Admin alias on your desktop, if you’ve created one, or
double-click the EpsonNet folder on your hard drive and then
double-click the
WP-Admin icon.
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Setting Up Additional Macintosh
Computers
Once the print server is configured on your wireless network, you can install
the driver and select the printer on each Macintosh. Then make sure all your
computers are set up for your wireless network.
1. Make sure you have installed the printer driver and utility software. See
the Start Here sheet that came with your printer for instructions.
2. Select your printer and network printer port in the Chooser.
3. Make sure your Macintosh is set up to use your wireless network,
following the instructions in one of the sections below.
If Your Macintosh Has an AirPort Wireless
Adapter
■
Make sure AirPort is enabled in the AppleTalk Control Panel. If your
Macintosh and AirPort Base Station or access point are connected over an
existing Ethernet network, select Ethernet in the AppleTalk Control
Panel.
■
Make sure that both AppleTalk and TCP/IP are enabled in your AirPort
utility.
■
To use the printer in infrastructure mode, select a working connection to
a base station or access point from the AirPort Networks list.
■
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.
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 computerto-computer (ad hoc) mode.
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If Your Macintosh Has 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.
If your adapter does not include an 802.11b Ad Hoc option, set the
wireless mode to Ad Hoc, Computer-to-Computer, or the 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.
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Solving Wireless Printing
Problems
This chapter gives you information on solving problems with print server
setup and wireless printing.
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 the 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 S 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 47.
■
If the test page prints, test the connection between the printer and print
server. Connect the print server as described on page 9. Turn on the
printer, then press the test button on the print server and release it
immediately, as described on page 10. The print server status sheet prints.
■
If the status sheet doesn’t print, try resetting the print server. Press the test
button and hold it down until the green and yellow lights come on briefly
(about five seconds). Then press the button again to print the status
sheet. If it still doesn’t print, contact EPSON as described on page 47.
If the print server status sheet prints, but you still can’t print through your
wireless network, follow the suggestions in this chapter to solve the problem.
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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 46,
then reinstall it as described in the instructions starting on page 14.
You’re having trouble connecting to the print server.
■
Check the lights on your print server. The yellow light remains on when
your network has a connection to the print server, and the green light
flashes when data is transmitted to the print server. If the yellow light is
on, make sure you have a connection between your computer and access
point or base station (if you have one).
■
Make sure your computer’s wireless adapter is installed and configured
correctly. See the instructions that came with the adapter.
■
If you have an access point, make sure it is turned on and configured
correctly. You need to confirm the connection between your computer
and access point before you can connect to the print server. Try resetting
the access point if you’re having a problem establishing a connection. See
the instructions that came with your access point for more information.
■
If you’re using AirPort, make sure that AirPort is enabled in the
AppleTalk Control Panel. Also, make sure that AppleTalk and TCP/IP
are enabled in your AirPort utility. Finally, make sure that you are using
AirPort version 1.3 or later. (If you have an earlier version of AirPort, you
can download an upgrade to version 1.3 from Apple’s web site.)
■
If you’re using an AirPort Base Station, make sure you have selected a
working connection to your base station from the AirPort Networks list.
If you’re using AirPort in computer-to-computer (ad hoc) mode, create or
join a computer-to-computer network.
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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 it resets.
If you’ve already configured the print server, you need to run
WP-Admin again to reconfigure it.
■
Try restarting your computer.
■
Make sure your computer, print server, and access point (if you have one)
are within range (up to 120 feet without obstructions). If you are on a
different floor or several rooms away from the print server, try moving
your equipment closer together.
■
Move the print server away from large metal objects and other devices
that interfere with radio signals, such as cordless phones and microwave
ovens.
■
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 adapter may use
different terms. Check the documentation for your adapter.) Never select
a pseudo ad hoc or proprietary ad hoc mode.
■
Make sure your print server’s IP address is on the same network segment
as your computer’s IP address. (See “IP Address” on page 50 for
instructions on accessing your computer’s IP address.)
For example, if you have two computers on your network whose IP
addresses are 192.189.207.3 and 192.189.207.4, 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 4. To check the print
server’s IP address, press the test button on the back of the print server for
one second to print a status sheet.
It’s best to change your print server’s IP address rather than the
computer’s. IP addresses are used to configure computers for a
many functions, from Internet access to file sharing.
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If you’ve set the Boot Method in WP-Admin to AUTO or DHCP and
unplugged the print server, DHCP may have assigned another IP address
to the print server.
To check the IP address, press the test button on the print server for one
second to print a status sheet. Then make sure the IP address for your
computer is on the same network segment. See “IP Address” on page 50
for instructions on accessing the computer’s IP address. (You can avoid
this problem by leaving the print server plugged in, or by setting the Boot
Method to STATIC. See page 18 for details.)
■
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 18). When you’re done configuring the print
server, enable WEP on your computer again.
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.
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.
You are getting a wireless signal, but you are not able to print.
■
If you’re running Windows, make sure you set up your network port
correctly. See the instructions beginning on page 22.
■
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.
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Make sure you’re connecting to the correct print server. Check the MAC
address 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 in computer-to-computer (ad hoc) mode, and you
are unable to see the printer port in the Chooser.
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.
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.
■
Change the RF Channel on your computer (if you’re using ad hoc mode)
or your access point (if you’re using infrastructure mode).
To avoid interference from other wireless networks in the vicinity, choose
a setting that is at least three channels higher or lower than any other
wireless network. (For example, if another network is set to channel 7,
choose channel 10 or higher, or channel 4 or lower.) Make sure you use
the same channel for your access point and computers.
■
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.
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You want to use a password 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 that you use to configure the print server.
2. Follow the steps beginning on page 14 to install WP-Admin and establish
a connection to the print server.
3. Make the following selections on the Wireless Server 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 a name for your network in
the SSID box. Then change the Wireless Mode to Infrastructure.
4. Make any other changes 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.
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6. To use the printer in computer-to-computer mode, do the following:
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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.
7. Open the Chooser from the Apple menu. Select your printer icon, then
click the EPSON printer port icon. Turn on background printing if you
want, and close the Chooser.
8. For each Macintosh on your network, either select a connection to your
base station from the AirPort Networks list, or join the computer-tocomputer 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 beginning on page 37 to set up printing on your
other Macintosh computers.
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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
1. Click Start > Settings > Control Panel (for Windows XP, click Start >
Control Panel).
2. Double-click Add/Remove Programs (or Add or Remove
Programs).
3. Select EpsonNet 802.11b Wireless Print Server and click Add/
Remove (or Change/Remove). You see the InstallShield Wizard Setup
Maintenance program.
4. Select Remove and click Next. Then follow the on-screen instructions.
5. When you see the Maintenance Complete message, click Finish.
6. 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.
7. When uninstall is complete, click OK. Then click OK again when you see
the confirmation message.
Macintosh
1. Drag the EpsonNet folder on your hard drive to the trash.
2. If you’ve created a desktop alias for WP-Admin, drag it to the trash.
3. Restart your Macintosh.
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Where To Get Help
If you need help with your print server, see the contact information below.
EPSON provides technical assistance 24 hours a day through 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.
To speak to a technical support representative, dial:
■
U.S.: (562) 276-7500, 6 AM to 8 PM, Pacific Time, Monday through
Friday and 7 AM to 4 PM, Saturday.
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Canada: (905) 709-2567, 6 AM to 6 PM, Pacific Time, Monday through
Friday.
Toll or long distance charges may apply. Before you call, please have the
following information ready:
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Product name (EpsonNet 802.11b Wireless Print Server)
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Print server serial number (located on the back of the print server)
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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.
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Appendix A:
Configuration Settings
The Wireless Server 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 users
to identify the printer (for example, Admissions Printer). You can enter
from one to 32 characters in this field. Make sure you follow the naming
practices for your organization.
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.
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Firmware Revision
Indicates the version of the software embedded in the print server. This field
cannot be changed.
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 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, 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/98/95:
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 drop-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.
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Subnet Mask
Set the subnet mask of your print server to the correct setting for your
network. This setting will be 255.255.255.0 for most networks in the home
or small office.
Boot Method
Method the print server uses to obtain an IP address. For most networks,
change this setting to STATIC, which prevents the IP address from changing
when you unplug the print server and plug it in again later.
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. If you leave this setting on AUTO, you may have to
repeat the steps to set your computer up to use the printer each time the IP
address for your print server changes.
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 that the print server uses to
communicate. In most cases, the print server automatically configures 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).
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.
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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.
SSID
Name that identifies your wireless network. When you configure the print
server in WP-Admin, it automatically detects the SSID (Service Set
Identifier) for the wireless network. The SSID must match for all nodes on
the network. 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 software. To communicate, all computers
must be set to the same wireless mode as the print server (or an equivalent
mode).
■ 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 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.
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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 be WEP-enabled and must use the same WEP key. See the
documentation for your wireless adapter or access point for more
information about WEP. If you have an AirPort network, see page 44.
WEP Key Index
Lets you choose between four WEP keys for either 64-bit or 128-bit WEP.
Changing your WEP key periodically adds to network security. For details
about WEP, see the documentation for your wireless 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.
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Appendix B:
Specifications and Notices
Print Server Specifications
Printer Connection
Parallel (IEEE-1284)
Serial (9 pin; factory diagnostics only)
Operating Systems
Windows 95/98/Me/NT 4/2000/XP
NetWare (2 through 5 with NDS)
Mac OS 7 through 9.x
Dimensions
Width:
6 inches (15.2 cm)
Depth:
1.25 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 Band
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
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Sensitivity (typ, AWGN, 8E-2 PER):
–91 dBm at 1 Mbps
–88 dBm at 2 Mbps
–87 dBm at 5.5 Mbps
–84dBm at 11 Mbps
Protocols
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TCP/IP (lpd or raw TCP port)
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IPP (Internet Printing Protocol)
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IPX/SPX
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Direct Mode IPX/IP
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NetBEUI
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NetBIOS/IP
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AppleTalk
Management
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WP-Admin: utility for easy configuration from Windows or
Macintosh
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WebXAdmin: web-browser utility
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XAdmin32: utility for NetWare and advanced configuration
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Print server console accessible via serial port, TELNET or NetWare
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NetWare PCONSOLE, PRINTCON, PRINTDEF, NWADMIN
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Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) MIB I and II; IP or
IPX
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Firmware downloads via NetWare or TCP/IP (master mode tftp, slave
mode TFTP, or BOOTP); multiple print servers may be downloaded
simultaneously
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Test page and factory reset switch
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Epson America, Inc. Limited Warranty
What Is Covered: Epson America, Inc. (“Epson”) warrants to the first retail purchaser
that the print server (the “Product”) covered by this limited warranty statement, if
purchased 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. 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
SM
defective during the warranty period, please call the Epson Connection at (562)
276-7525 (U.S.) or (905) 709-2567 (Canada) for warranty instructions and return
authorization. An Epson service technician will provide telephone diagnostic service
to determine whether the product requires service. If service is needed during the
warranty period, Epson will, at its option, exchange or repair the unit without
charge for parts or labor. If Epson authorizes an exchange for the defective product,
Epson will ship a replacement product to you, freight prepaid. You are responsible
for securely packaging the defective product and returning it to Epson within five
(5) working days of receipt of the replacement unit. 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. The
product will be fixed and sent back to you. You are responsible for packing the
product and for shipping costs to and from the Epson authorized service center.
When warranty service involves the exchange of the product or of a part, the item
replaced becomes Epson property. The exchanged product or part may be new or
refurbished to the Epson standard of 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 covers only normal use in the
United States and Canada. This warranty is not transferable and will not apply to
products purchased from an end user. 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
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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 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. O P.O. Box 93012 O Long Beach, CA 90809-3012
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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.
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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.
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Declaration of Conformity
According to 47CFR, Part 2 and 15 for Class B Personal Computers and
Peripherals; and/or CPU Boards and Power Supplies used with Class B Personal
Computers:
We:
EPSON AMERICA, INC.
Located at:
MS: 3-13
3840 Kilroy Airport Way
Long Beach, CA 90806
Telephone: (562) 290-5254
Declare under sole responsibility that the product identified herein, complies with
47CFR Part 2 and 15 of the FCC rules as a Class B digital device. Each product
marketed is identical to the representative unit tested and found to be compliant
with the standards. Records maintained continue to reflect the equipment being
produced can be expected to be within the variation accepted, due to quantity
production and testing on a statistical basis as required by 47CFR §2.909 Operation
is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
Trade Name:
EPSON
Type of Product: Print Server
Model:
Wireless Print Server
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Index
Numerics
C
128 Bit/ 64 Bit WEP Key setting, 53
802.11b Ad Hoc mode, 21, 32, 38, 52
Computer-to-computer mode, 31, 37
Configuring print server, 16 to 19,
34 to 36
Connecting print server, 9 to 10
A
D
Access point
problems connecting, 40 to 42
signal strength, 13, 32, 38
supported, 4, 5
Accessories, ordering, 47
Ad hoc mode
definition, 3
using in Windows, 13
using on Macintosh, 31, 37
Adapters, supported, 4, 5
AirPort
base station signal strength, 32, 38
requirements, 5, 31, 37
using passwords, 31, 44 to 45
AppleTalk, 5, 31, 37
Auto wireless mode, 52
Data Rate setting, 52
DHCP, 18, 42, 51
Direct Print
description, 12
installing, 20, 24
uninstalling, 46
Documentation, 6
Domain setting, 50
E
EPSON
accessories, 47
Store, 47
technical support, 6, 47
warranty, 57 to 58
EpsonNet Direct Print
description, 12
installing, 20, 24
uninstalling, 46
B
Bluetooth, 7
Boot Method setting, 18, 42, 51
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F
M
Firmware downloads, 56
Firmware Revision setting, 50
MAC Address setting, 51
Macintosh
computer-to-computer mode, 31,
37
installing software and configuring,
33 to 38
OS X, 5
starting WP-Admin, 36
system requirements, 5
uninstalling software, 46
using a network password, 44 to 45
G
Gateway setting, 51
H
Help, EPSON, 47
N
I
NetWare, 6, 12, 56
Network port
Windows Me, 98, or 95, 24 to 26
Windows NT, 27 to 28
Windows XP or 2000, 22 to 23
Infrastructure mode
definition, 3, 52
using in Windows, 13, 21
using on Macintosh, 31, 32, 37
Ink cartridges, ordering, 47
Installing
Macintosh software, 33 to 38
Windows software, 14 to 20, 24
WP-Admin, 14 to 15, 33
IP Address setting
default print server IP address, 50
finding computer’s IP address, 50
network requirements, 18, 41
P
Paper, ordering, 47
Password
using on AirPort network, 31,
44 to 45
WP-Admin, 17, 35, 49
Print server
attaching to printer, 9 to 10
configuring, 16 to 19, 34 to 36
dimensions, 55
establishing connection, 16 to 17,
33 to 35
location, 7, 41, 43
management tools, 56
name, 19, 35, 49
printing test page, 10
protocols supported, 56
serial number, 49
signal strength, 16, 34
J
Java Runtime Environment, 14, 33, 40
L
Lights, print server, 10, 40, 43
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Software
installing, 14 to 20, 24, 33
uninstalling, 46
Specifications, 55 to 56
SSID setting, 18, 31, 52
Status lights, 10, 40, 43
Status sheet, printing, 10, 39
Subnet Mask setting, 51
Supplies, ordering, 47
Support, 6, 47
System requirements, 4 to 5
specifications, 55 to 56
status lights, 10, 40
test button, 10, 39
Printer
connecting to print server, 9 to 10
lights, 8, 39
location, 7, 41, 43
maintenance, 39
ROM version, 8
supported models, 1
test page, 8, 39
Problems
communication error, 43
connecting to print server, 40 to 42
Java Runtime Environment, 40
no signal, 16, 40 to 42
setting up network port, 23, 26, 28
setting up password on AirPort,
44 to 45
setting up WEP on Windows, 42
signal strength, 16, 34
slow printing, 43
unable to print, 39, 42 to 43
wrong IP address, 42
Protocols supported, 56
Pseudo Ad Hoc mode, 52
T
Technical support, 47
Test button, 10, 16, 39
Test page, printing
print server, 10, 39
printer, 8, 39
Windows, 23, 26, 28
U
Uninstalling software, 46
Unpacking, 8
USB, 4
R
W
Requirements, system, 4 to 5
RF Channel setting, 43, 51
ROM version, printer, 8
Warranty, 57 to 58
WEP
setting up on AirPort, 31, 44 to 45
setting up on Windows, 13
WEP Key settings, 53
Windows
installing software and configuring,
14 to 20
security, 13
system requirements, 4
uninstalling software, 46
Wireless adapters, supported, 4, 5
S
Security, 13, 31, 42, 44 to 45
Serial connector, 55
Serial number, 47, 49
Server Name setting, 19, 35, 49
Service, 47
Signal strength, 13, 16
Slow printing, 43
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Wireless Mode setting, 52
Workgroup setting, 50
WP-Admin
configuration settings, 49 to 53
configuring, 17 to 19, 34 to 36
connecting with print server,
16 to 17, 33 to 34
installing, 14 to 15, 33
password, 17, 35, 49
starting, 20, 36
uninstalling, 46
X
XAdmin32, 12, 56
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