EM-FPS3300[1]
Multi-Port
Fast Ethernet Print Server
FPS-3300
User’s Manual
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Revision
User’s Manual for PLANET Multi-Port Fast Ethernet Print Server
Model: FPS-3300
Rev: 1.0 (February. 2006)
Part No. EM-FPS3300
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.
INTRODUCTION................................................................................................................................................... 5
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
2.
PRODUCT OVERVIEW .......................................................................................................................................... 5
PACKET CONTENT ............................................................................................................................................... 5
PRODUCT FEATURES ........................................................................................................................................... 5
LED INDICATORS ................................................................................................................................................. 6
HARDWARE INSTALLATION................................................................................................................................... 6
PRINT SERVER INSTALLATION...................................................................................................................... 7
2.1
2.2
3.
PREPARATION ...................................................................................................................................................... 7
CONFIGURATION SOLUTION TABLE ..................................................................................................................... 7
SOFTWARE INSTALLATION ............................................................................................................................ 8
3.1
3.2
3.2
4.
QUICK INSTALLATION ........................................................................................................................................... 8
CONFIGURATION UTILITY INSTALLATION ........................................................................................................... 11
UNINSTALLING THE PSADMIN ON WINDOWS PC.............................................................................................. 13
CONFIGURE WITH PSADMIN......................................................................................................................... 14
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
4.5
5.
WIZARD .............................................................................................................................................................. 14
PRINT SERVER PROPERTIES ............................................................................................................................. 17
UPGRADE ........................................................................................................................................................... 22
RESET ................................................................................................................................................................ 23
REFRESH............................................................................................................................................................ 23
HP WEB JETADMIN .......................................................................................................................................... 24
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.5
5.6
6.
HP WEB JETADMIN OVERVIEW......................................................................................................................... 24
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS ................................................................................................................................... 24
INSTALLING HP WEB JETADMIN........................................................................................................................ 24
CONFIRMING INSTALLATION AND SUPPLY ACCESS ........................................................................................... 24
CONFIGURING AND MODIFYING A DEVICE ......................................................................................................... 24
REMOVING HP WEB JETADMIN UTILITY ........................................................................................................... 25
CONFIGURATION WITH WEB BROWSER .................................................................................................. 26
6.1
6.2
7.
STATUS .............................................................................................................................................................. 26
SETUP ................................................................................................................................................................ 33
NETWORK PRINT MONITOR.......................................................................................................................... 43
7.1
7.2
7.3
7.4
8.
TCP/IP PROTOCOL INSTALLATION .................................................................................................................... 43
IPX/SPX-COMPATIBLE PROTOCOL INSTALLATION ........................................................................................... 44
NETBEUI PROTOCOL INSTALLATION ................................................................................................................ 44
WINDOWS 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003 MANUAL INSTALLATION ................................................................... 44
LPR PRINTING INSTALLATION ..................................................................................................................... 47
8.1
8.2
8.3
8.3
8.4
ASSIGNING AN IP ADDRESS .............................................................................................................................. 47
WINDOWS NT LPR PORT PRINTING INSTALLATION ......................................................................................... 47
WINDOWS 2000/XP/2003 STANDARD TCP/IP PORT PRINTING INSTALLATION.............................................. 48
UNIX INSTALLATION .......................................................................................................................................... 51
REDHAT LINUX 9................................................................................................................................................ 51
9.
SMB PRINTING WITH WINDOWS XP ........................................................................................................... 55
10.
UPGRADING PRINT SERVER ........................................................................................................................ 59
10.1
10.2
10.3
10.4
11.
UPGRADING THE PRINT SERVER FROM PSADMIN ......................................................................................... 59
UPGRADING THE PRINT SERVER FROM WINDOWS NT/2000/XP/2003........................................................ 59
UPGRADING THE PRINT SERVER FROM UNIX ............................................................................................... 59
UPGRADING THE PRINT SERVER FROM BROWSER ........................................................................................ 60
RESET TO DEFAULT........................................................................................................................................ 61
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11.1
11.2
12.
HARDWARE .................................................................................................................................................... 61
SOFTWARE ..................................................................................................................................................... 61
TROUBLESHOOTING....................................................................................................................................... 62
RESET BUTTON ............................................................................................................................................................ 67
REBOOT THE PRINT SERVER: ........................................................................................................................................ 67
PERFORM A FACTORY DEFAULT ................................................................................................................................... 67
SPECIFICATION ............................................................................................................................................................ 68
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS......................................................................................................................... 69
ADDITIONAL INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ..................................................................................................... 71
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1. Introduction
Equipped with the Parallel printing interfaces, the FPS-3300 makes your printer sharing available in most
popular network environments.
With the embedded web server, the FPS-3300 is configurable through your network PC’s Web Browser.
Moreover, PLANET also provides a management utility for Microsoft Windows systems. With various network
printing methods including Windows Peer-to-Peer printing, NetWare and Windows server based queues
printing, LPR printing, Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) and AppleTalk for Macintosh, FPS-3300 can be applied
to any network easily.
With Auto-MDI/MDI-X function, users don’t need to concern about the cable type while connecting to different
LAN devices. It is capable of detecting the signal and changes its transfer/receive order on the cable
automatically. Moreover, FPS-3300 LAN port can auto-sense and adjust the current network speed, thus
eliminates the requirements for manually switching.
1.1
Product Overview
The external print servers enhance capability by letting you place your printers at convenient locations directly
on the Ethernet network, and by increasing network printer performance and management. Please note that
the print server does not support printing with host-based printers, e.g. CAPT, GDI, PPA.
1.2
Packet Content
1 x FPS-3300
1 x Quick Installation Guide
1 x Drivers and User’s Manual CD
1 x Power Adapter
1.3
Product Features
Support for most popular NOS
Supports Windows 98/2000/Me/NT/XP/Server 2003, Linux, Unix, Novell and Mac OS
Auto-Sensing
Supports 10/100Mbps Auto-Nway, Automatically Negotiates optimal mode, 10/20Mbps, 100/200Mbps
Ethernet 802.2, Ethernet 802.3, SNAP Auto-Detect
Auto-MDI/MDI-X
Auto detects the connected cable type while connecting to different LAN devices. It is capable
of detecting the signal and changes its transfer/receive order on the cable automatically.
Compatible with popular network utility
Unix, TCP/IP: LPD, TFTP
Windows: LPR, PTP driver, IPP, SMB (NetBEUI)
Apple: Ether Talk Chooser
Novell: IPX/SPX, TCP/IP (5.x and later)
Easy Management
Intuitive management utility provided for Windows 98/2000//Me/NT/XP and Server 2003
Web-Base Management
HP Web JetAdmin
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1.4
LED Indicators
LED
State
Indication
ACT
Blinking for POST
(Green)
When power switched on, the Status indicator will flash five times, and
then on.
Link
Power
On (Green)
On (Red)
LAN Port has a valid network connection.
Print server’s power is on.
Before installation, you should prepare the following items:
z
z
z
One Windows-based computer with print server setup CD
One printer
One printer cable
1.5
Hardware Installation
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Turn off the printer’s power.
Connect the print server to your printer with printer cable.
Turn the printer’s power on.
Plug the AC power adapter into the power connector on the print server.
Wait 10 seconds until all the LEDs have stopped flashing.
Note:
The ACT LED should be flash five times when POST. If not, please contact your local dealer for repair or
replacement.
LINK
POWER
Reset Button
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2. Print Server Installation
2.1
Preparation
To meet users’ network printing needs in today’s heterogeneous and multiple protocol networking
environments, the print server supports industrial standard protocols, including TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, NetBEUI and
AppleTalk. This means that the print server supports the most popular network operating systems today,
including NetWare, Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003, UNIX systems and Macintosh computer. As such,
there might be several ways to deploy the print server on your network.
Supported Networks
Print server supports a variety of network protocols, including TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, NetBEUI and AppleTalk. In
addition, we provide software for network configuration on the following networks:
․Novell NetWare 3.12, 4.x, 5.x (Bindery and NDS)
․Microsoft Windows 95/98/Me
․Microsoft Windows NT/2000/XP/2003
․Apple EtherTalk
․UNIX /Linux system
․Internet (via Internet Printer Connection software)
2.2
Configuration Solution Table
Setup Operating
Function
Remarks
System
PSAdmin utility / Setup Wizard
Windows 95/98/Me Install a single network on a
Easy printer installation runs from print server setup
Windows
peer-to-peer or client-server network CD
NT/2000/XP/2003
Embedded Web server
Windows 95/98/Me Remote setup print server from
Follow standard browse, e.g. IE or Netscape
Windows
private LAN
NT/2000/XP/2003
Mac OS, Linux…
HP Web JetAdmin
Windows
Remote management of print server, Print server solution for continual management of
NT/2000/XP/2003 include
multiple printers- anywhere on your LAN
alert and consumables
Internet Printing Protocol
Windows
Printing via the internet to Internet Allows saving distribution of HQ hardcopy document
NT/2000/XP/2003 Printing Protocol- enabled print
over Internet, replacing fax, mail
server
Comment
Configuration solution Table has many installations way to setup Windows 95/98/Me, Windows
NT/2000/XP/2003, NetWare, UNIX / Linux system and Mac computer. Firstly, we introduce PSAdmin utility, HP
Web JetAdmin program and Internet Printing Protocol solution. Then we will discuss Embedded Web Server
Installation with print server.
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3. Software Installation
3.1
Quick Installation
For the client PCs, you can run this program to add the print server to client PCs with most convenient.
1. Insert Drivers and User’s Manual CD into the CD-ROM drive to initiate the autorun program. Once completed
a menu screen will appear.
2. Click on “Install Utility” hyper link to initiate the installation. Or you can click the “Start” button and choose
“Run”. (Suppose “E” is your CD-ROM drive). When the dialog box appears, enter “E:\Utility\Setup.exe” and
press enter key. You will see the dialog box as below. Please click “Next” to continue.
3. In Select A Print Server screen, please select the print server and its port number that your printer
connected and click “Next”. If you can not find your print server in the list, please press “Refresh” button to
scan you network again.
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4. In Change Settings screen, please select “No, ” and press “Next” to continue.
5. In the Select A Printer screen, please select the printer that is connected on the print server port which you
selected in step 4 from the list, click “Next”.
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6. Please check the information of Summary screen. click “Next” to continue.
7. Please click “Finish” to complete the print server installation.
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3.2
Configuration Utility Installation
For the client PCs, you can run this program to add the print server to client PCs with most convenient.
1. Insert Drivers and User’s Manual CD into the CD-ROM drive to initiate the autorun program. Once
completed a menu screen will appear.
2. Click on “Configuration Utility & Driver” hyper link to initiate the installation. Or you can click the “Start”
button and choose “Run”. (Suppose “E” is your CD-ROM drive). When the dialog box appears, enter
“E:\PSAdmin\Setup.exe” and press enter key. You will see the dialog box as below. Please click “Next” to
continue.
3. Specify the destination folder where the utility will be installed. Click “Next”.
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4. When installation complete, please click “Finish” to complete.
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3.2
Uninstalling the PSAdmin on Windows PC
To help users easily remove all installed software components of the PSAdmin from their Windows PC, and the
PSAdmin software comes with un-installation wizard program that can automatically remove the software
components from their Windows PC systems in minutes. Please follow the directions listed below to proceed
with the un-installation procedure.
After the PSAdmin is removed, the print server is no longer accessible via the PSAdmin. You have to re-install
the PSAdmin on your system in order to access the print server again.
Procedure:
1.
Click Start, point to Settings, and select Control Panel.
2.
Double click the Add/Remove Programs icon.
3.
Click Change or Remove Programs tab.
4.
Select Network Print Monitor for Windows 2000/XP and click Change/Remove button.
5.
The un-installation wizard program will be launched.
6.
Follow the directions on the screen to complete the un-installation procedure.
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4.
Configure with PSAdmin
FPS-3300 has provide a Windows base utility for user to configure. After the configuration utility is successfully
installed, starts PSAdmin utility from your Windows Start menu: Start -> All Programs -> PSAdmin. The
screen will then appear as follow picture.
All print server(s) feature Novell NetWare function on the LAN will be displayed along with
their respective device name, MAC Address, print server name, firmware version, and status.
The terms are defined as follows:
Device Name: The name of the print server hardware used for identification purposes.
MAC Address: The Ethernet address of the print server.
Print server Name: The print server to which the device is attached.
Version: The firmware version of the print server.
Status: To come up a Printer’s status presently.
4.1
Wizard
FPS-3300 has provided two wizards for user to configure the print server step by step. When
click the icon <
>, you will see Configuration Wizard screen.
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4.1.1
TCP/IP Wizard
1.
Select TCP/IP Wizard in Configuration Wizard screen and click “Next”.
2.
Select “Obtain an IP address from DHCP server”. If there is a DHCP server on your network. This
option allows the print server to obtain IP-related settings automatically from your DHCP server. This
setting, by default, is disabled. If you would like to manually specify an IP address to the device, please
skip to the following step.
3.
In the IP Address option, type an IP address for the print server. The IP address must meet the IP
addressing requirements of the network segment.
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4.
In the Subnet Mask option, type the Subnet Mask your LAN or network segment is currently configured to
use.
5.
(Optional) In the Gateway field, type the IP address of gateway.
6.
When done, click OK button. The program will save the above settings into the print server.
4.1.2
NetWare Wizard
1.
Log into your NetWare file server as a Supervisor (Admin.) or equivalent.
2.
Select TCP/IP Wizard in Configuration Wizard screen and click “Next”.
3.
Select the NetWare File Server to which the print server device will be attached.
4.
Type in a Print server.
5.
Type in a Print Queue Names.
Note: Each print queue corresponds to each print port of the print server.
6.
Click “OK”.
7.
From your NetWare client computer, such as Windows 95/98/Me, create a printer that is connected
(redirected) to one of the NetWare print queues serviced by the print server.
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4.2
Print Server Properties
.4.2.1 General
In this option, you can modify the Device Name and change the password as you want. When you press the
Password button, you will see a dialog box as below for you to change password. After the password changed,
please write down the password in a note. That can prevent the print server has to process the hardware
default reset when you forget the password.
After Password assigned, FPS-3300 will start asking you to enter the password in next time you configure
FPS-3300.
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4.2.2 TCP/IP
If there is a DHCP Server in your network, you may select “Obtain an IP address from a DHCP server” to let this
FPS-3300 get the IP address from DHCP Server. If no, please select “Specify an IP address” and enter the IP
address, Subnet Mask and Gateway settings.
4.2.3
Netware
Before Netware configuration begin. You may login to your Netware Server with below steps:
1.
Run PCONSOLE in NetWare 3.x or NetWare 4.x and create the necessary parameters (Refer to your
Novell NetWare print server/Services manual for details).
2.
Log into your NetWare file server as a Supervisor (Admin.) or equivalent. From your Windows 95/98/Me,
run PSAdmin.
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Netware Settings: Please type in the Print server that created during PCONSOLE. And set the Polling Time
interval of the print server for waiting printing jobs on the NetWare server. Default is 3 seconds.
Bindery Settings: Select NetWare file server(s) that print server can do Bindery mode.
NDS Settings: Select NetWare file server(s), NetWare 4.x or later that print server can do NDS mode.
Encrypt Password: If you have set a password in Netware Server for user login. Please enter the password in
this field.
Click OK. From your NetWare client computer, such as Windows 95/98/Me, create a printer that is connected
(redirected) to one of the NetWare print queues serviced by the print server.
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4.2.4
Apple Talk
Select “Apple Talk” option and the AppleTalk configuration window will pop-up.
AppleTalk is a data communication protocol often used by Macintoshes. The print server can use these
parameters to join the AppleTalk network and share the printer to other AppleTalk workstations. FPS-3300 will
auto-search the AppleTalk network and join it.
Apple Talk Settings: Print server will join to the AppleTalk network automatically. Please make sure the Zone
Name and Port Name which the print server gotten is correct.
Printer Type: The type of printer attached to each printer port. You can get the Printer Type and the Data
Format from the manufacturer of the printer.
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4.2.5 SNMP
This print server has support SNMP protocol for users user SNMP management tool to monitor from a remote
site. You can Enable this protocol and set the SNMP System Contact and SNMP System Location in this page.
SNMP System Contact: Text Field - Name of the contact person.
SNMP System Location: Text Field - Location of the contact person.
Accepted Community Names: You can Add/Modify/Remove the community in this option.
SNMP Traps: Enable/Disable this print server to send the SNMP Traps. Default is disable (unchecked).
Send Authentication Trap: When the SNMP Traps is enabed, you can define the destination of the traps.
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4.2.6 Advanced
In this option, you can make some advance settings to your FPS-3300.
Settings: You can Enable/Disable the Netware Bindery and NDS printing. In default, the printing methods are
disable.
Printer: Due to the printers are work with different data transfer speed. If you are work with a old printer (which
is not support DMA mode), you may set the printer speed to Normal or Slow. When the printer can not work
properly. , you can also try to disable the Bi-Directional support on each port.
4.3
Upgrade
Upgrade allows the user to upgrade the print server device. In order to upgrade the unit please perform the
steps as follows:
1. Click Upgrade button just like a picture <
>, then you will see the upgrade screen.
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2. Make sure that the firmware is located in the same directory as PSAdmin (C:\Program File\Network Print
Monitor). Then click “Next” to upgrade.
4.4
Reset
1. Click Reset button <
> in PSAdmin.
2. Reset allows the user to reset the print server device in order to establish a new connection or for new
settings to take effect.
4.5
Refresh
When you can not find the print server in device list of PSAdmin, please click Refresh button <
searches the network for all attached print server(s).
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> to
5. HP Web JetAdmin
5.1
HP Web JetAdmin Overview
HP Web JetAdmin allows you to use a Web browse to revise, view, manage and diagnose devices connected
to the print server or any standard printer MIB devices.
For more information about a procedure or Windows in the HP Web JetAdmin software, see about HP’s relation
document.
5.2
System Requirements
HP Web JetAdmin software runs on Microsoft Windows NT, HP-UX, Solaris, Red Hat Linux and SuSE Linux
system. For information on supported operating systems and browser versions, we recommend IE or Netscape
version 4 or higher. Please access HP Customer Care Online at http://www.hp.com/go/webjetadmin.
Note: When installed on a supported host server, HP Web JetAdmin can be accessed from any client through
a supported Web browser by browsing to the HP Web JetAdmin host.
5.3
Installing HP Web JetAdmin
Before installing the HP Web JetAdmin software, you must have domain administrator or root privileges:
Download the installation files from HP Customer Care Online at http://www.hp.com/go/webjetadmin/.
Follow the instructions on the screen to install the HP Web JetAdmin software.
Note: Installation instructions are also contained in the HP Web JetAdmin install file.
5.4
Confirming Installation and Supply Access
․Confirming that the HP Web JetAdmin software is correctly installed by navigating to it with your browser as
shown in the following. For example, http:// server domain port/ where server domain is the host name of
your web server and port is the port number assigned during installation.
˙Supply users access to HP Web JetAdmin software by adding a link to your web server’s home page that is
addressed to HP Web JetAdmin’s URL. For example:
http://server.domain:port/
5.5
Configuring and Modifying a Device
Using your browser, navigate to HP Web JetAdmin’s URL. For example: http://server.domain:port/
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Follow the instructions on the appropriate home page to configure or modify your printer.
Note: You can also substitute the server domain with TCP/IP address.
5.6
Removing HP Web JetAdmin Utility
To remove HP Web JetAdmin software from your web server, use the uninstall program provided with the
software package.
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6. Configuration with Web Browser
The Print Server contains an embedded web server that can be accessed through a supported web browser on
a LAN, for example, IE 4.0, Netscape 4.0 or above is recommended.
The embedded web server provides access to configuration and management pages for the print server and
the connected peripheral device.
Before the configuration, please make sure your PC can ping the print server and receive a response.
Enter the print server’s IP address in the Address field of your Web browser. Press Enter. Then the print server
page will appear. From here you can configure all print server settings.
Please follow this information in the status menu of the print server:
6.1
Status
When you login to FPS-3300, you will see the status web page firstly. The are System. Printer and TCP/IP
option in the default display. You may click the “More” button to expand the option bar.
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6.1.1
System
Function
Description
Print Server Name
This option allows you to view device name of the print server. To correct the print
server’s device name.
System Contact
This option allows you to view contact name of the print server. To check the print
server’s contact name who in charge of this device.
System Location
This option allows you to view Location name of the print server. To confirm the print
server’s location name where the print server is located in the office’s LAN.
System Up Time
This option allows you to view uptime of the print server. When you start the print
server, it will compute the print server from start time to power off time.
Firmware Version
This option allows you to view firmware version of the print server. To verify the print
server’s firmware version is newer in this time.
MAC Address
This option allows you to view Node ID of the print server. The Node ID is unique from
any print server.
Email Alert
This option allows you to view the status of Email Alert feature.
This option allows you to view all the print jobs sent by any network user. When you
click the hyper link, you will see the dialog box as below.
View Print Jobs
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6.1.2
Printer
Function
Description
Manufacturer
This option allows you to view manufacturer of the printer. When the printer connected
with the print server, it will be show in the manufacture box.
Model Number
This option allows you to view model of the printer. When the printer connected with
the print server, it will be show in the model box.
Printing Language
Supported
This option allows you to view command to set the printer. When the printer connected
with the print server, it will be show in the command box.
Current Status
This option allows you to view status of the printer. When the printer connected with
the print server, it will be show in the status box. For Example, Waiting for job. It is
means the printer already to printing.
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6.1.3 TCP/IP
Function
Description
Use DHCP/BOOTP
This option allows you to view DHCP/ BOOTP status. If there is a DHCP/BOOTP
server on your network, this option allows the print server to obtain IP-related settings
automatically from your DHCP server.
IP Address
This option allows you to view IP address from the print server. The IP address must
meet the IP addressing requirements of the network segment. (default: 192.168.0.10).
Subnet Mask
This option allows you to view subnet mask from the print server.
Gateway’s IP
This option allows you to view gateway from the print server.
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6.1.4
Netware
Function
Description
General Settings
Print Server Name
This option allows you to view print server’s name would be configured by PSAdmin
utility.
Polling Time
This option allows you to view polling time from the print server. This function is search
for NetWare Server by per time.
NetWare NDS Setting
Use NDS Mode
Name of the NDS
Tree
Name of the NDS
Content
Current Status
Shows the NDS mode is Enable or Disable.
Shows the name of your NDS tree.
Shows the name of the NDS content.
Show the status is Connect or Disconnect.
NetWare Bindery Setting
Use Bindery Mode
Shows the Bindery mode is Enable or Disable.
Name of the File
Server
Shows the name of the file server.
Current Status
Show the status is Connect or Disconnect.
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6.1.5
AppleTalk
Function
Description
AppleTalk
Settings
If no any zone exists, the print server itself displays the zone name as an asterisk (*) in
the current AppleTalk Status of the print server in the web browser.
Port Name
<ATALK_PS>-xxxxxx-1, where xxxxxx represents the last six digits of the print
server’s Node ID.
Printer Type
This option allows you to view printer type from the print server. If you are using a
PostScript printer you can select the LaserWriter 8 icon from your Mac computer.
Data Format
This option allows you to view data format from the print server. If you are using a
PostScript printer you can select ASCII, TBCP or BCP format from web configuration.
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6.1.6 SNMP
Function
Description
SNMP
Communities
This option allows you to view SNMP communities from the print server. There are two
communities that control message from the network management of the print server.
SNMP Traps
This option allows you to view SNMP traps from the print server.
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6.1.7 SMB
Function
Description
Workgroup Name
This option allows you to view the SMB Workgroup Name from the print server. It must
match the SMB workgroup name of your Windows-based computer.
Shared Name
This option allows you to view the Shared Name from the print server.
6.2
Setup
Meanwhile, you have finished the IP address configuration with print server. You should use web browser to
configure the print server. The setup menu of the print server helps administrator to setup the print server’s
System, Printer, NetWare, TCP/IP, SNMP and AppleTalk.
Enter the IP address of the print server as the URL, default: 192.168.0.10. Then the print server’s home page
will appear in content of the web browser.
Please follow this information in the setup menu of the print server:
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6.2.1
System
Function
Description
Email Alert
This option allows you to Enable/Disable the Email Alert support.
SMTP Server IP
Address
This option allows you to input the IP address of your Email SMTP server.
Administrator
E-mail Address
This option allows you to input your Email address that you want to receive the
notification by Email.
Print Server Name
This option allows you to input device name of the print server. To correct the print
server’s device name.
System Contact
This option allows you to input contact name of the print server. To check the print
server’s contact name who in charge of this device.
System Location
This option allows you to input Location name of the print server. To confirm the print
server’s location name where the print server is located in the office’s LAN.
Password
This option allows you to input setup password of the print server.
Re-type Password
Please enter the password again.
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If you have setup a password to FPS-3300, your will see this dialog box to ask you enter the user name and
password. After enter correct value, you will return to the configure screen. After password assigned,
FPS-3300 will asking user to enter user name and password when they access to FPS-3300 web configuration.
Function
Description
User Name
You must be input the default administration user name, admin as login user name.
Password
The default password is empty. After setup password is completed from the print
server, you shouldn’t forget this password.
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6.2.2
Printer
Function
Description
Bi-directional
Settings
This option allows you to select the bi-directional of the print server. There are two
ways to select this option, includes Disable or Auto Detect.
6.2.3 TCP/IP
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Function
DHCP/BOOTP
IP Address
Subnet Mask
Gateway
6.2.4
Description
This option allows you to select DHCP/ BOOTP option. If there is a DHCP/BOOTP
server on your network. This option allows the print server to obtain IP-related settings
automatically from your DHCP server.
This option allows you to input IP address from the print server. The IP address must
meet the IP addressing requirements of the network segment.
Note:
In the TCP/IP Setup screen, specify a fixed IP address is highly recommended.
This option allows you to input subnet mask from the print server. The IP address must
meet the IP addressing requirements of the network segment.
This option allows you to input gateway from the print server. This IP address of
gateway must meet the router or gateway to go across of the network segment.
NetWare Setup
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Function
Description
Print Server Name
This option allows you to input print server name which configured by PSAdmin utility
or PCOMSOLE program.
Polling Time
The time interval in which the print server unit polls the file server for servicing of print
queues.
Logon Password
This option allows you to input encrypted password from the print server. The print
server login to NetWare server that administrator set password from selected print
server.
Use NDS Mode
To Enable NDS Mode, if you want to setup NDS environment. To select Tree Name of
NetWare then input context name in the Context box.
Bindery Mode
To Enable Bindery Mode, if you want to setup Bindery environment. To select File
Server Name of NetWare.
6.2.4.1 Installing Print Server on NetWare 4.x/5.x
Due to its architecture and functionality, the print server must work under NetWare 4.x/5.x NDS Bindery
Emulation. When you install the NetWare file server for the first time, by default, the installation program will
automatically set up the Bindery Emulation function for you by adding “SET BINDERY CONTEXT =” in the
AUTOEXEC.NCF file. By default, the bindery context will only be set on your organization (O) object.
If you have ever modified this line, or if you have ever added any organization units (OU) to your NDS tree after
the NetWare system was installed, please read the following section before you install the print server.
For the purpose of illustration, we assume the NDS tress structure is as follows:
[ROOT]
(O)ABC
(OU)ABC-USA
(OU)Sales
Admin
FileServer-1
(OU) Tech
6.4.2.2 Installation Procedure
1.
At your file server console, type “load install”.
2.
Select “NCF files options”.
3.
Select “Edit AUTOEXEC.NCF file”.
4.
Add or Modify the “SET BINDERY CONTEXT =” line to include the NDS organization (O) and all
organization unit (OU) objects where users are located. For example: SET BINDERY CONTEXT =
O=ABC; OU=SALES.OU=ABC-USA.O=ABC; OU=TECH.OU=ABC-USA.O=ABC ;
5.
When done, save the new AUTOEXEC.NCF file. Please restart your NetWare file server in order for new
settings to take effect immediately.
6.
Next, please refer to “Auto Setup” section in this chapter to finish installing your print server.
7.
Log into your NetWare file server as a Supervisor (Admin.) or equivalent via a Bindery connection.
8.
Run NetWare’s PCONSOLE and add users to the “Queue Users” list.
9.
From your NetWare client computer, such as Windows 95/98/Me, create a printer that is connected
(redirected) to the NetWare print queue serviced by the print server.
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Note: Please refer to NetWare’s Print Server/Services manuals for detailed PCONSOLE commands.
6.2.5
AppleTalk
The print server can print jobs submitted from Macintosh workstations connected to an Ethernet using
AppleTalk protocol. The basic configuration is for the print server in an AppleTalk environment is performed
simply by opening the Chooser window and selecting a printer that is connected to the print server.
Function
AppleTalk Zone
Port Name
Description
In this option, type an AppleTalk Zone name that you want the print server to belong to
or leave it in default (This enables the print server automatically search and link itself
to the default zone that is set on the AppleTalk router, if found). We also assume that
at least an AppleTalk Zone exists on the network. If no any zone exists, the print server
itself displays the zone name as an asterisk (*) in the current AppleTalk Status of the
print server in the web browser.
In this option, type a name for identification purpose or just leave it in default
(recommended).
Note:
The default print server’s Chooser name is as shown as follows:
<ATALK_PS>-xxxxxx-1, where xxxxxx represents the last six digits of the device’s
Node ID. For example: ATALK_PS-40EEED-1. You may also change the
<ATALK_PS> to a name you like for identification purpose in this option. The print
server will append the last six digits to the name you specify.
Printer Type
In this option, the LaserWriter of printer type by default (recommended).
Data Format
In this option, data format includes ASCII, TBCP and BCP.
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6.2.5.1 Setting Up a Macintosh Computer
1.
At a Macintosh computer, from the Apple menu, select Chooser.
2.
The Chooser window then displays an Apple Zone list. Select the Zone name that you specified when
configuring the PRINT SERVER.
Note: If you select a Zone that the PRINT SERVER doesn’t belong to, as you specified in the previous section,
no print server will be displayed in the Step 4.
3.
If you are using a PostScript printer you can select the LaserWriter 8 icon.
4.
The Chooser window then displays PRINT SERVER (s) featuring the support for AppleTalk protocol,
along with its default Chooser Name in the right-hand Select A PostScript Printer dialog box.
Note: 1.You may change the default Chooser name and Zone name of a PRINT SERVER by using your web
browser before proceeding with this installation. Please see the previous section in this chapter for
details.
2. If you use Mac OS 8.x or 9.x, please make sure your printer support PostScript.
5.
Click Setup… button and choose the PPD file matching your printer, and click OK. If your printer does not
appear in the PPD file list, please contact your printer vendor. You may also use the Generic PPD if you
do not need any printer specific features.
6.
Close the Chooser Windows.
7.
Done.
6.2.6 SNMP Setup
TCP/IP networks use a standard management protocol called Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP).
SNMP is widely used in the industry as a solution for remote network management and monitoring of
networking devices. SNMP actually includes a protocol, a database structure specification, and a set of
database objects. The database objects are contained in a standard database called Management Information
Base (MIB) that is stored on the networking device called SNMP agent. The print server's SNMP
implementation runs in a TCP/IP environment.
A host on the network running Network Management System (NMS) software can access the print server
device by reading and writing the MIB objects stored in the device. The Network Management Systems are
available from many third-party vendors, such as Hewlett-Packard's OpenView.
When accessing (traversing) MIB objects in the print server using NMS software called SNMP manager, you
need to provide a community name in each SNMP request for authentication purpose. The print server
supports up to two community names. The default community name is public (case-sensitive), with Read Only
access right in default.
When an unusual condition or activity occurs, the SNMP agent alerts the SNMP manager through SNMP traps.
Following list summaries SNMP trap messages that the print server will send out.
Activities/SNMP Trap Messages
Description
Link Up or Link Down When the network interface on the print server fails, a link down trap message is
generated; if the network interface comes back to life, a link up trap message is sent.
Cold Start or Warm Start
generated.
When the print server restarts, the cold start or warm start trap message is
Authentication Failure When the print server received a SNMP request with a community name that does not
match the community name the print server is configured with (stored in the print server's memory), an
authentication failure trap message is generated.
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In the print server's SNMP implementation, the following MIB objects are available for updating.
MIB Object Names
system.sysContact
system.sysName
system.sysLocation
Description
Indicates the network administrator's name.
Indicates the print server's name for identification.
Indicates the location of the print server.
snmp.snmpEnableAuthenTraps
Enables or disables the function of sending SNMP Authentication Failure trap message to the network
administrator, if the community name within a SNMP request is not correct.
Users can set up print server’s SNMP functions by using their browsers.
Function
Description
SNMP Community
The print server supports up to two community names. The default community name is
public (case-sensitive), with Read Only access right in default.
Support HP
WebJetAdmin
This option allows user determine to disable/enable the Support HP WebJetAdmin.
SNMP Traps
Enable the function of sending SNMP Authentication Failure trap message to the
network administrator, if the community name within a SNMP request is not correct.
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6.2.7 SMB
The print server supports the SMB (Server Message Block) protocol, user can send the print jobs through
Network Neighborhood without installing print server’s driver.
Function
Description
Workgroup Name
This option allows you to assign a workgroup name to print server on the Network
Neighborhood. Windows uses it to identify the print server on the Network.
Shared Name
This option allows you to assign a name to print server’s port.
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7. Network Print Monitor
The print server supports TCP/IP, IPX/SPX and NetBEUI protocols under Windows 95/98/Me. Please make
sure that the following steps have been completed before proceeding with installation under Windows PC.
Select A Desired Protocol
TCP/IP
The TCP/IP Protocol must be installed. For further information, please read “TCP/IP Protocol Installation”
section in this chapter.
Note: If TCP/IP protocol is chosen, please refer to “Assigning an IP Address to the print server” section later in
this chapter.
IPX/SPX
The IPX/SPX-compatible Protocol must be installed. For further information, please read “IPX/SPX-compatible
Protocol Installation” section in this chapter.
NetBEUI
The NetBEUI protocol must be installed. For further information, please read “NetBEUI Protocol Installation”
section in this chapter.
7.1
TCP/IP Protocol Installation
1.
Click Start, point to Settings and select Control Panel.
2.
Double click the Network icon.
3.
If the TCP/IP Protocol is not already installed, click Add.
4.
Select Protocol and click Add.
5.
Select Microsoft from the Manufacturers list.
6.
Select TCP/IP Protocol from the Network Protocols list.
7.
Specify an IP address, Subnet Mask, and Gateway address or specific “Obtain IP address automatically”,
if a DHCP server is available on the LAN.
8.
Restart the computer.
9.
Done.
Note: Using TCP/IP protocol to access the print server requires well-configured TCP/IP settings. If you are not
familiar with these settings, please consult your network administrator for details or ask for help.
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7.2
IPX/SPX-compatible Protocol Installation
1.
Click Start, point to Settings, and select Control Panel.
2.
Double click the Network icon.
3.
If the IPX/SPX-compatible Protocol is not already installed, click Add.
4.
Select Protocol and click Add.
5.
Select Microsoft from the Manufacturers list.
6.
Select IPX/SPX-compatible Protocol from the Network Protocols list and follow the instructions on the
screen.
7.
Restart the computer.
8.
Done.
7.3
NetBEUI Protocol Installation
1.
Click Start, point to Settings, and select Control Panel.
2.
Double click the Network icon.
3.
If the NetBEUI is not already installed, click Add.
4.
Select Protocol and click Add.
5.
Select Microsoft from the Manufacturers list.
6.
Select NetBEUI from the Network Protocols box and follow the instructions on the screen.
7.
Restart your computer for new settings to take effect.
8.
Done.
Note: For more detailed information, please refer to your Microsoft Windows 9X/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003
manuals.
7.4
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 manual Installation
Please perform the steps as follows to ensure a smooth installation:
1.
Run Setup from the print server’s NetWare, Win 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Setup diskette
2.
The Network Print Monitor for Windows 95/98/Me Setup will then appear. Click Next.
3.
A message reading, “Setup is complete. You may add the Network Print Port by using the PSAdmin” will
appear. Click OK.
4.
Click Start, point to Settings, and select Printers.
5.
Double-click the Add Printer icon.
6.
Select Local Printer and click Next.
7.
Select the appropriate printer manufacturer and printer type and click Next.
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8.
Select LPT1 and click Next.
9.
Type in the Printer Name and click Next.
10. A message reading, “After your printer is installed, Windows can print a test page so you can confirm that
the printer is set up properly.” Select No and click Finish.
11. Double-click the newly created Printer Name icon.
12. Select Printer and Properties.
13. Click Details tab and select Add Port.
14. In the Add Port dialog box, select Other, as shown in the following picture.
15. Select the Network Print Port and click OK.
16. The Add Port box will then appear, along with the print server’s Node ID (The last 6 digits of the Node ID,
located on the back of the print server unit). Select one printer server port from the list, which is now
connected to (one of) your printer(s), as shown in the following picture.
„
By default, the computer will first search for the print server(s) on the network by using the IPX/SPX
protocol.
„
If the IPX/SPX protocol is installed, the print server will be displayed along with its Node ID, as shown in
Node column. (The last 6 digits of the Node ID, located on the back of the print server unit). Select one of
the print server’s ports from the list.
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If the IPX/SPX protocol is not installed, no print server will be shown in the display box. Then please select
TCP/IP or NetBEUI alternatively.
„
It starts again to search for the print server on the network by using the protocol you specify in the step
above. When finished, the print server will be displayed along with the its Node ID, as shown in the
following picture. (The last 6 digits of the Node ID, located on the back of the print server unit). Select one
of the print server’s ports from the list.
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8. LPR Printing Installation
When installing your print server in a TCP/IP environment, IP addresses are essential as a basic means of
communications. It is therefore necessary to first assign an IP address to your print server unit. After assigning
an IP address, the print server can be configured accordingly.
8.1
Assigning an IP Address
The first step to install a print server on a TCP/IP network is to assign the print server an IP address and other
related TCP/IP settings before the print server can function. You can select the following two methods to
specify an IP address the print server. Each method will be detailed in the following section.
1. Use the Network Print Monitor utility.
2. Manually specify (using DOS commands or UNIX text-mode commands. This applies to Windows
NT/2000/XP/2003 and UNIX systems).
Note: The Network Print Monitor can only search for the print server(s) over the same network segment the
Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/UNIX computer is located. You would like to install a print server on a
different network segment.
DHCP
The print server supports DHCP client feature, allowing the print server to obtain an IP address and related
TCP/IP settings automatically from a DHCP server. While the print server supports DHCP, we strongly
recommend you manually specify a fixed IP address to the print server. By default, the print server’s DHCP
function is disabled.
8.2
Windows NT LPR Port Printing Installation
1.
Click Start, point to Settings, and select Printer.
2.
Run Add Printer.
3.
The Add Printer Wizard screen will appear, Select My Computer and click Next.
4.
Click Add Port.
5.
From the Printer Ports box as shown in the following picture, select the LPR Port.
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6.
The Add LPR compatible printers box will then appear as shown in the following picture. Type in the IP
address assigned to the print server in the Name or address of server providing lpd box.
7.
In the Name of printer or print queue on that server box, type in a printer name, e.g. lp1 for port-1, lp2
for port-2 and lp3 for port-3 of print server. Click OK.
8.
In the Printer Ports box, select Close.
9.
Click Next.
10. Select the appropriate printer manufacturer and printer type list and click Next.
11. Select Shared. Type in a new Share Name or leave it in default and click Next.
12. A message reading, “After your printer is installed, Windows can print a test page so you can confirm that
the printer is set up properly.”, Select Yes (Recommended) and click Finish.
8.3
Windows 2000/XP/2003 Standard TCP/IP Port Printing Installation
1.
Click Start, point to Settings, and select Printer.
2.
Run Add Printer, Click Next.
3.
The Add Printer Wizard screen will appear, Select Local Printer and click Next.
4.
From the type of Create a new port box as shown in the following picture, select the Standard TCP/IP
Port, Click Next.
5.
The Add Standard TCP/IP Printer Port Wizard box will then appear as shown the picture as below, and
type in the IP address assigned to the print server in the Printer Name or IP Address box, Click Next.
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6.
In the Add Standard TCP/IP Printer Port Wizard box as shown in the following picture, Select Custom,
Click Settings button, and click Next.
7.
In the Configure Standard TCP/IP Port Monitor box as shown in the following picture, select LPR form
Protocol, type in a queue name, e.g. lp1 for port-1, lp2 for port-2 and lp3 for port-3 of print server.
8.
Click OK.
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Note: Please DO NOT type any other name than lp1, lp2 and lp3 in this step.
9.
Click Finish.
10.
Select the appropriate printer manufacturer and printer type list and click Next.
11.
Type in a new Printer name or leave it in default, and click Next button.
12.
A message reading, “To confirm that the printer is installed properly, you can print a test page”. Select
Yes (Recommended) and click Finish.
Note:
For Windows RAW protocol printing:
Port number 9101 for port-1
Port number 9102 for port-2
Port number 9103 for port-3
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8.3
UNIX Installation
After the static IP address is assigned, the Print Server is ready to be configured. For some UNIX/Linux
systems, we include the detailed installation procedures below. If you can’t find the installation procedure
corresponding to your UNIX system, please refer to your UNIX manuals for details about configuring your UNIX
for the “remote printing system”.
SCO UNIX 8.0.0 (Caldera Open Unix 8.0.0)
1.
Select “SCO Admin”.
2.
Select “Printer Setup Manager”.
3.
Enter /Printer / Add TCP / IP Printer…
4.
Name: Input a name you like. For example: Test.
Protocol Type: Choose “lpd (BSD)”.
Make/Model: Select the printer model. For example: EPSON LQ570.
Printer Connection Type: Choose “On Remote Server”.
Remote System: Input the IP address of the printer server. For example: 192.168.1.250.
Remote Printer: lp1 or lp2 or lp3. (fixed)
If the printer connected to the first print server port, please choose lp1.
If the printer connected to the second print server port, please choose lp2.
If the printer connected to the third print server port, please choose lp3.
5.
Click “OK”.
6.
Enter /Printer / Make Default.
System V Release 4 Unix
1.
For example: the print server has a static IP address: 192.168.1.100
2.
Input “lpsystem –tbsd 192.168.1.100”.
3.
Input “lpadmin –pa1 –s 192.168.1.100!lp1”. lp1 for the first print server port.
4.
Input “accept a1”.
5.
Input “enable a1”.
8.4
Redhat Linux 9
The Print Server can work under any Linux-based systems, including Slackware, RedHat, etc, without any
problems.
Basically, the Linux's printing system is based on BSD system. Although many commercial Linux systems are
available in the market and their commands will vary slightly, depending upon which version is used, the
functionality of the Linux-based variants is exactly the same.
Following are the outlined procedures (recommended for all users) on Red Hat Linux 7.2/7.3 or later with
X-Window system installed.
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1. Make sure that the TCP/IP is well configured on your RedHat system, including network interface
card's driver and IP-related settings say, IP address, subnet mask, and gateway IP).
2. Log in root.
3. Assign Print Server an IP address. At shell mode:
c.1. arp -s <the IP address you want to assign to the Print Server> < Print Server 's Node ID>
c.2. Execute tftp < Print Server 's IP> get config.txt and quit tftp.
c.3. Edit the config.txt and modify the IP address, subnet mask, and gateway IP. When done, save
the config.txt.
c.4. Execute tftp <Print Server 's IP> put config.txt and quit tftp.
4. Start X-windows by typing startx at the shell mode.
5. Open Printer Configuration.
6. Click New button.
7. Click Forward button.
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8. In the Name field, type a user-defined name, click Forward.
9. In the Queue Type field, choose Networked UNIX.
10. In the Server field, type the IP address of print server
11. In the Queue field, type a print server’s port name, which connect to the printer. For example: lp1.
12. Click Forward button.
13. In the Printer field, choose Postscript Printer.
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14. Choose the model of printer and click Forward.
15. Done.
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9. SMB Printing with Windows XP
1. Enable the SMB settings from the print server’s WEB configuration. Assume your computers use the
“WORKGROUP” as the SMB workgroup name in Windows.
Please assign the same SMB name to your print server. If print server uses the different SMB name from
computers’, the SMB printing won’t active.
2. Now you can find the print server from the SMB workgroup of Windows. Then, double click it.
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3. Double click it again.
4. Now you have to install the printer’s driver.
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5. Choose it from the “Add Printer Wizard”.
6. Install printer successfully.
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7. Now, you can find your printer’s icon and you can use the SMB printing mode.
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10. Upgrading Print Server
Upgrading print server will allow you to upgrade its firmware inside the print server while the newer software
version of the print server is available from your local dealer. Depending on the different systems users might
use, this chapter is divided into several Sections; please refer to the following lists for your systems.
1. Upgrading the print server from PSAdmin
2. Upgrading the print server from Windows NT/2000/XP/2003
3. Upgrading the print server from UNIX system
4. Upgrading the print server from WEB browser
Note: 1.Before you proceed to upgrade the print server, please ensure that the necessary binary file is located
on your current working directory.
2.Before upgrading the print server, ensure that it is not printing jobs. You have to wait until the print job
is finished before you can proceed.
3.Be careful not to interrupt the file transfer. If the transfer is interrupted, the print server may have to be
re-initialized by your dealer.
10.1 Upgrading the print server from PSAdmin
1.
Log into your NetWare file server as a Supervisor (Admin.) or equivalent.
2.
Ensure binary file is located in the PSAdmin directory.
3.
Run PSAdmin from your Windows PC.
4.
Click the Upgrade icon on tool bar.
10.2 Upgrading the print server from Windows NT/2000/XP/2003
1.
Ensure binary file is located in your current working directory.
2.
At NT/2000/XP/2003’s DOS prompt, and type “tftp –i <print server’s IP address> put mpsXX.bin “.
3.
Wait for the transfer successful message.
4.
Done.
10.3 Upgrading the print server from UNIX
1.
Log in as root
2.
Ensure binary file is located in your current working directory.
3.
Type “tftp <print server’s IP address>”.
4.
At tftp prompt, type “get upgrade”.
5.
Change to binary mode.
6.
At tftp prompt, type “put mpsXX.bin”.
7.
Wait for the file transfer to complete.
8.
Quit from tftp.
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9.
Done.
10.4 Upgrading the print server from Browser
1.
Ensure binary file is located in your current working directory.
2.
Enter the IP address of the print server as the URL.
3.
Click Misc, and then choose Firmware Upgrade, it then as shown in the following picture.
4.
Click Browse… and select the firmware file.
5.
Click Upgrade.
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11. Reset to Default
11.1 Hardware
You may press the RESET button on the FPS-3300 over 5 seconds.
LINK
POWER
Reset Button
11.2 Software
Please login to FPS-3300 web configuration interface. You can find the Factory Default option in Misc. page.
Please click “OK” to reset your print server.
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12. Troubleshooting
General Troubleshooting Overview
The most common problems, which cause the print server to perform improperly, are covered in this chapter. If
a problem still exists after reading this chapter, please contact your dealer for technical support.
LED Light Indicators
The print server is equipped with LED lights to assist in diagnosing problems that are the result of the network
and/or the print server hardware itself.
ACT (Green)
When the print server unit is powered on, the Status LED will flash five times as part of the unit’s Power On Self
Test (POST). This indicates that the print server hardware is properly configured.
Note: Make sure that the LED flashes five times (POST) upon connecting the power. If the unit does not flash
five times, contact your dealer for a replacement or repair.
LINK (Green)
If the network cabling is Twisted-Pair Cable, and when this light is ON, the Twisted-Pair cable connection is
problem free.
POWER (Red)
In most cases, the print server fails to send and receive network data due to incorrect use of the network cable
and/or to connector problems. Twisted-Pair Cable is 10BaseT/100BaseT 8-wire Unshielded Twisted-Pair
Cable. The pin assignments for the RJ-45 connector used for this cable must conform to the UTP cable
specifications.
Power Related Problems
The print server requires an external AC power adapter in order for it to function. If you have a power problem,
check to see whether the power cord or its connectors are damaged. More importantly, check to see that the
AC power adapter included with the print server matches the AC voltage in your country or area. Using an
incorrect AC adapter will damage your print server.
Print Port Related Problems
Printing data failure may be caused by a loose connection of the print server to the parallel port of the printer.
Check to see if any of the pins on the parallel port connector are damaged. In addition, check the cable
connection. If the pins are damaged, contact your dealer for a replacement connector.
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Troubleshooting
Multi-Segment LAN Environment Installation (through the Network Print Port)
If your print server and Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 are located on two different segments, and your
Windows NT server is used as the router/gateway you will need to implement the following procedures in order
for your print server to function properly:
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Add the RIP for NWLink IPX/SPX compatible transport. See RIP for NWLink IPX/SPX compatible
transport Installation Procedure later in this section.
Add the frame type 802.2 for both Ethernet adapters. See Multi-Segment Frame Type 802.2 Installation
later in this section.
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RIP for NWLink IPX/SPX compatible transport Installation Procedure
1.
From your Windows NT server that is used as a router, select Start from the bottom left hand corner of the
screen.
2.
Select Settings.
3.
Select Control Panel.
4.
Double-click the Network icon.
5.
Select Services.
6.
Select Add.
7.
In the Select Network Service box, select the RIP for NWLink IPX/SPX compatible transport. Click OK.
8.
Follows the directions on the screen.
9.
Done.
Multi-Segment Frame Type 802.2 Installation
1.
From your Windows NT server that is used as a router, select Start from the bottom left hand corner of the
screen.
2.
Point to Settings, and select Control Panel.
3.
Double-click the Network icon.
4.
Select Protocols.Select the NWLink IPX/SPX Compatible Transport.
5.
Select Properties.
6.
Select your (first) network interface card and select Manual Frame Type Detection.
7.
Click Add.
8.
In the Frame Type field, select Ethernet 802.2.
9.
In the Network Number field, type in an unique 8-digit hexadecimal network number. For example:
12345ABC.
10. Select Add.
11. Repeat the Steps 8-12 for the other Ethernet adapter.
12. Restart the computer.
13. Done.
Moving the print server to A New Segment
If the print server is moved from one network segment to another after the initial installation, through the
Network Print Port, the print server must be reconfigured on the original Windows NT server or on each
Windows 95/98 computer using this print server in order for the print server’s driver on each computer to
re-establish a new connection.
Print Server Reconfiguration Procedure on Windows 95/98/Me
1.
Click Start on the bottom left hand corner of the screen.
2.
Select Settings and select Printers.
3.
Select your printer connected to the print server, and right-click the printer icon. Select Properties.
4.
Click Details tab.
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5.
Click Port Settings as shown in the picture below. The print server will be displayed on the next print
server’s configuration screen.
Find your original print server according to its Port Name or other distinguished name and click this print server.
6.
Click OK and it returns to the printer’s Properties page.
7.
Click OK.
8.
Done.
Print server Reconfiguration Procedure on Windows NT
1.
Click Start on the bottom left hand corner of the screen.
2.
Select Settings and select Printers.
3.
Select your printer connected to the print server, and right-click the printer icon. Select Properties.
4.
Click Ports tab.
5.
Click Configure Port. The print server will be shown on the next screen.
6.
7.
Find your original print server according to its Port Name or other distinguished name and click this print
server.
Click OK and it returns to the printer’s Properties page.
8.
Click OK.
9.
Done.
Moving Your Computer to A New Segment
If you are using the print server through the Network Print Port on your NT or Windows 95/98/Me computer and
your computer is going to be moved onto another segment, you have to reconfigure the print server on your
computer to use your print server. However, this situation is like moving the print server to a new segment.
Please refer to the “Moving the print server to a new segment” section for more detailed reconfiguration
instructions.
Novell NetWare Troubleshooting
Many printing problems can be traced back to incorrect or incomplete print server installations. It is always wise
to check the installation configurations first.
In some cases, if necessary, delete the print server, print queue(s) or other setting(s). Next recreate the
necessary parameters or reconfigure the print server by running the PSAdmin.
TCP/IP Troubleshooting
When you are configuring a new print server on your NT/UNIX server through LPR Port printing under TCP/IP
protocol, you might encounter the following problem in your initial installation steps:
" I can do the "arp" command. However, when I am going to ping or tftp the print server, it always shows
Request timed out. I have checked the print server’s power and it exactly passed the POST. Besides, the
network cabling is OK. As such, I can't do tftp command to get and put the print server's configuration file and
save its IP address permanently. I can't, therefore, continue installing the print server."
Regarding this problem, there are three possible causes:
A. The print server's Node ID you specified in the "arp" command is not correct.
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If this is the case, please ensure the Node ID field in the corresponding entry of the print server's IP address in
NT's ARP cache table is correct by typing the following command at NT's DOS prompt. "arp -a"
If the Node ID shown on the screen doesn't match the print server's Node ID, please follow the instructions
below to reset the entry.
1. At NT's DOS prompt, type "arp -d <print server's IP address>" to delete the current entry.
2. Type "arp -s <print server's IP> <print server's Node ID>" to specify a new ARP entry.
3. Refer to Chapter 7 for the detailed instructions to complete the installation.
B. The print server's IP address is duplicated or is as same as another computer's IP address on the
network.
If this is the case, please consult your network administrator to obtain an unused IP address for your print
server.
C. The print server is on one segment and your Windows NT server is on the other segment.
(This troubleshooting guide will also apply to a multiple-segmented network while installing the print server)
For example, assuming the print server is on Segment A, NT server is on Segment B, and there is a gateway
computer between Segment A and Segment B. The network might be a complete TCP/IP network, or a hybrid
of TCP/IP and IPX/SPX network.
If this is the case, you have to adopt the following steps, depending on which platform the gateway computer is.
a. If the gateway computer is a NT/UNIX server:
You have to do the same "arp" command to specify an entry on the NT/UNIX computer as a gateway in
order for it to forward your subsequent "ping" or/and "tftp" commands to the print server.
b. If the gateway computer is a Novell NetWare file server:
1. Due to the presence of this NetWare file server, the IPX/SPX protocol might be used on your network.
Therefore, we strongly suggest you run the PSAdmin from any client computer and select "Manual
Setup" to specify the print server's IP address (For more detailed information about Manual Setup,
please refer to Chapter 3).
2. If the solution described above is not applicable, you have to follow the instructions below to set up the
print server's IP address.
For the purpose of explanation, we assume the NT server is on Segment A and its IP address is 192.72.214.66
(subnet mask: 255.255.255.224), the print server is going to be installed on Segment B, with IP address, for
example, 192.72.214.100.
1. Find an unused IP address on Segment A for temporary use in the following steps, for example,
192.72.214.68.
2. Connect your print server to Segment A as a networked node.
3. On your NT server, type, for example, "arp -s 192.72.214.68 00-40-01-3F-02-AB". Please note, in this arp
command you have to type 192.72.214.68 on purpose. Do not type this IP address as 192.72.214.100.
4. Type "tftp 192.722.214.68 get config.txt". The configuration file will then be retrieved and transferred to your
NT server.
5. Type "edit config.txt" to modify this configuration file.
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6. In your editor, modify "BoxIPAddress" field from "0.0.0.0" to "192.72.214.100". Leave other options as
default and do not change their values. When done, save this new file and quit from your editor. Please
note, in this step you must specify an IP address which is valid on Segment B, such as
192.72.214.100 in this example, rather than 192.72.214.68.
7. Type, for example, "tftp 192.72.214.68 put config.txt" to save this new configuration back to print server.
8. Move the print server back to the Segment B.
9. Done.
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Reset Button
Reboot the Print server:
1. Verify the power of print server is turned on.
2. Press the reset button once, and then release it.
WARNING: This will restart the print server and stop all on-going and pending print jobs!
Perform a Factory Default
1. Disconnect the external power adapter.
2. Hold down the reset button.
3. Reconnect the external reset button. Wait about 5~6 seconds.
4. Release the reset button.
5. The print server will restart.
WARNING: This will erase all settings of print server to default and should be performed with caution!
After performing a factory default, the default settings will be:
z
DHCP client: off
z
IP address: 192.168.0.10
z
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
LINK
POWER
Reset Button
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Specification
Model
FPS-3300
Media Interface
1-port RJ-45 UTP
Standards
IEEE802.3, 10Base-T; IEEE802.3u, 100Base-TX
Cabling
Category 5/5e or above, 2-pair
Printer Ports
3 x Parallel port
Protocols
TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, AppleTalk, Bi-Directional
NOS Support
Windows 95/98/Me/2000/NT/XP/Server 2003, Novell, Linux, Unix, and
MAC OS
Printing methods
PTP (Peer-to-Peer), Windows LPR printing, SMB, IPP (Internet Printing
Protocol), LaserWriter Chooser (AppleTalk)
Management Tools
PS-Admin (Windows Application), Web-based management (HTTP),
HP Web JetAdmin
Dimension
214 x 131 x 42.7 mm
Weight
305g
Power Supply
5V DC, 2A
Emission
FCC / CE
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Frequently Asked Questions
Question A
Print jobs are sent to the print queue successfully, but fail to be sent to the printer.
Possible explanations
1. The Print server Name/Print Queue configuration in PCONSOLE is incorrect.
2. The Print server name specified and stored in the print server memory doesn’t match the same one set in
PCONSOLE.
3. The network cable or power adapter connected to the print server is loose or disconnected.
4. The printer is off-line, jammed or out of paper.
Solutions
1. Check all the information in PCONSOLE.
2. Check all the information of the print server by running PSAdmin.
3. Check to see that if the network cabling and power adapter are properly connected.
4. Recheck the print server connection by running the PSAdmin. It should read “Connected.”
Question B
Print jobs start printing, but print very slowly or print unknown characters.
Possible explanation and solution
A printer driver is missing or is incompatible with that printer. Using a print driver that is not specific for the
printer can cause printing errors. Install the proper printer driver. If these printer drivers are not available to you,
please contact your printer manufacturer.
Question C
The upgrading process indication bar stops and does not seem to proceed again while upgrading the print
server.
Possible Explanation
There might be a network problem. This causes the upgrading procedure to fail.
Solutions
1. Check the network cabling, especially from the workstation running the PSAdmin to the print server unit.
2. Run the PSAdmin and upgrade the print server again.
Question D
The Status LED light keeps blinking after POST.
Possible explanation and solution
The last upgrade process was not completed. The print server must be upgraded again by using the PSAdmin.
Please see Chapter 3 for details.
Question E
The PSAdmin reports “Create Print server Error”, “Create Printer Error”, or “Create Print Queue Error” while
using Auto Setup.
Possible Explanation
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The print server name, the printer name, or the print queue name you specified in the Auto Setup dialogue box
contains a space.
Solution
Check to see if there is a space in the print server name, the printer name, or the queue name. Type in a new
name without a space between two characters or replace a space by a dash (-) or an underscore (_).
Question F
The PSAdmin reports “Print server Already Exists”, “Printer Already Exists”, or “Print Queue Already Exists”
after specifying the print server name, or the print queue name in Auto Setup.
Possible Explanation
A same print server name or queue names exists in the specific NetWare file server as the one you specified in
the Auto Setup dialogue box.
Solution
Specify a new print server name or queue name in the Auto Setup.
Question G
The setup Wizard can’t find print server.
Possible Explanation
The Personal Firewall installed in your computer blocks the connection.
Solution
Please disable the Personal Firewall or adjust the security level to lower.
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Additional Installation Instructions
Panasonic KX-P6100/6300/6500
If you are using a Panasonic KX-P6100/6300/6500 laser printer with the print server through the Network Print
Port under Windows 95/98, please redirect the printer named “Panasonic KX-P6100 PCL” or “Panasonic
KX-P6300 PCL”, or “Panasonic KX-P6500 PCL” to the print server through the Network Print Port.
DO NOT redirect the printer named “Panasonic KX-P6100 GDI”, “Panasonic KX-P6300 GDI”, or “Panasonic
KX-P6500 GDI” to the print server.
Please note that the print server doesn’t support printing with host-based printers, e.g. CAPT, GDI, and
PPA printers. Furthermore, the print server doesn’t support any non-printing functions of MFP
(Multiple Function Printer).
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