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Brother NC-2200W Network User's Manual

Brother nc-2200w external wireless print/scan server user's guide.
External Wireless Print/Scan Server
(IEEE 802.11b)
NC-2200w
Network User's Guide
Please read this manual thoroughly before using the Brother Printer/MFC/DCP.
You can print or view this manual from the NC-2200w CD-ROM at any time,
please keep the NC-2200w CD-ROM in a convenient place for quick and easy
reference at all times.
The Brother Solutions Center (http://solutions.brother.com) is your one stop
resource for all your Brother Printer/MFC/DCP needs. Download the latest drivers
and utilities for your Brother Printer/MFC/DCP or read the FAQs and
troubleshooting tips.
Some Brother Printer/MFC/DCP models are network ready as standard. Other
Brother Printer/MFC/DCP can be upgraded with an optional NC-2200w.
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    Network User's Guide Please read this manual thoroughly before using the Brother Printer/MFC/DCP. You can print or view this manual from the NC-2200w CD-ROM at any time, please keep the NC-2200w CD-ROM in a convenient place for quick and easy reference at all times.

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    Shipment of the NC-2200w If for any reason you must ship your NC-2200w, carefully package the NC-2200w to avoid any damage during transit. It is recommended that you save and use the original packaging. The NC-2200w should also be adequately insured with the carrier.

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    Dollard-des-Ormeaux, PQ, Canada H9B 3H6 Brother fax-back system (USA) Brother Customer Service has set up an easy-to-use fax-back system so you can get instant answers to common technical questions and information about all our products. This is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can use the system to send the information to any fax machine.

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    - Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. Important Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Brother Industries, Ltd. could void the user's authority to operate the equipment. Industry Canada Compliance Statement (For Canada only) This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.

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    Takashi Maeda Regulations Manager Quality Management Group Quality Management Dept. Information & Document Company Hereby, Brother Industries, Ltd., declares that this NC-2200w is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. : EN301489-1:2000 EN301489-17:2000 EN300328-2 V1.1.1...

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Specification and System Requirements... 1-1 Specification ... 1-1 System requirements for network connection and Setup ... 1-2 Parts on NC-2200w ... 1-3 Parts and Function ... 1-3 Test Button ... 1-4 NC-2200w Wireless Setting... 2-1 Setting up NC-2200 Wireless Setting ... 2-1 General...

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Setting up the Network Scanning Software ... 5-4 STEP 1: Install the MFL-Pro Suite using the CD-ROM supplied with your MFC/DCP ... 5-4 STEP 2 :Specifying the Scan Destination Address using the NC-2200W Home Page ... 5-5 Troubleshooting... 6-1 Overview... 6-1 General Problems... 6-1 Wireless Setup Problems ...

  • Page 8: Introduction, General, Specification And System Requirements, Specification

    Thank you for purchasing the Brother NC-2200w External Wireless Print/Scan Server. This User’s Guide provides complete information on how to setup and use Brother NC-2200w safely. Please read this User’s Guide carefully before using the product. The NC-2200w supports the IEEE802.11b wireless network standards and can work in Infrastructure or Ad-hoc mode using common wireless authentication and security methods.

  • Page 9: System Requirements For Network Connection And Setup

    USB Interface Cable (Type A-B) Brother Printer, MFC or DCP Depending on the placement of the Brother NC-2200w, a distance of up to 70 meters or 233 feet can be reached. However, distance and overall quality can vary depending on the environment itself and the types of the device used within that environment.

  • Page 10: Parts On Nc-2200w, Parts And Function

    Parts on NC-2200w Parts and Function Infra LED (Green) Link LED (Green) Test Button <Top/Front face> LEDs change color depending on their status. Status LED (Orange) Flashes during data transfer. Link LED (Green) Lights, when a proper network connection is established.

  • Page 11: Test Button

    NC-2200w. How to Reset to Factory Default Setting If you wish to reset the NC-2200w back to its default factory settings (resetting all information such as the wireless settings, password and IP address), hold down the Test Button for more than 10 seconds.

  • Page 12: Nc-2200w Wireless Setting, Setting Up Nc-2200 Wireless Setting, General, Tcp/ip Functions

    NC-2200w Wireless Setting Setting up NC-2200 Wireless Setting General To connect the NC-2200w to your wireless network, follow the steps in the Quick Setup Guide. If you have already used the NC-2200w on another network, re initialize the NC-2200w to its factory default settings.

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    APIPA The NC-2200w supports the Automatic Private IP Addressing (APIPA) protocol. If a DHCP/BOOTP/RARP server is unavailable, the NC-2200w will automatically assign an IP address from the range 169.254.1.0 to 169.254.254.255. DNS client DNS (Domain Name Service) allows the NC-2200w to connect to a DNS server.

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    Web Server The Brother NC-2200w is equipped with Web server that allows you to monitor its status or change some of its configuration settings. We recommended Internet Explorer 5.0 (or higher) or Netscape Navigator 4.0 (or higher). If a different web browser is used, make sure it is compatible with HTTP 1.0...

  • Page 15: Wireless Lan Terms And Concepts, Infrastructure Mode

    The Access point/Base station can also act as a bridge or a gateway to a wired network. When the Brother wireless device is set in this mode, it receives all print jobs via an access point.

  • Page 16: Ad-hoc Mode, Channels, Network Name (ssid)

    Wireless networks use Channels. There are up to 14 channels that can be used. However, in many countries the number of channels available are restricted. For more information, see NC-2200w Print/ Scan server Specifications on page A-4. Network Name (SSID/ESSID) Each wireless network has its own unique network name (technically referred to as SSID/ESSID).

  • Page 17: Authentication And Encryption

    (how the data is encrypted as it is sent on the network). If you do not correctly specify these options when you are configuring your Brother wireless device, it will not be able to connect to the Wireless network. Therefore care must be taken when configuring these options.

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    128 (104) bit Hexadecimal: Uses 5 text characters. e.g. "Hello" (this is case sensitive). Uses 10 digits of hexadecimal data. e.g. "71f2234aba" e.g. "Wirelesscomms" (this is case sensitive). Uses 26 digits of hexadecimal data e.g. "71f2234ab56cd709e5412aa3ba" NC-2200W WIRELESS SETTING 2 - 7...

  • Page 19: Nc-2200w Configuration Procedure, What Is Supplied On The Cd-rom

    NC-2200w Configuration Procedure What is supplied on the CD-ROM Insert the NC-2200w CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive of your computer. The main menu (as shown below) will be launched. Brother Solutions Center The Brother Solutions Center( http://solutions.brother.com) is a one- stop resource for your Brother Printer/MFC/DCP and NC-2200w.

  • Page 20: Changing Your Computer's Wireless Settings

    Changing your Computer’s Wireless Settings Before you can use the Brother Printer/MFC/DCP in a wireless network, the NC-2200w must be configured to match your network configuration. To configure the NC-2200w from a wireless computer on your network, you must temporarily change your current wireless settings.

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    ® Windows XP Users Click Start and then Control Panel. Click the Network Connections icon. Select and right click Wireless Network Connection. Click View Available Wireless Networks. 2 - 10 NC-2200W WIRELESS SETTING...

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    For the information how to reset to the factory default Test Button setting see Refer to Chapter 6 of the NC-2200w Network User’s Guide on the CD-ROM we have supplied with the NC-2200w. on page 1-4. NC-2200W WIRELESS SETTING 2 - 11...

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    Click the AirPort status icon and select Open Internet Connect... Click the Network tab to see the available wireless devices.You can see the Network name (SSID/ESSID) in the Network option. Select SETUP. 2 - 12 NC-2200W WIRELESS SETTING ® X 10.2.4 Users...

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    For the information how to reset to the factory default Test Button setting see Refer to Chapter 6 of the NC-2200w Network User’s Guide on the CD-ROM we have supplied with the NC-2200w. on page 1-4. NC-2200W WIRELESS SETTING 2 - 13...

  • Page 25: Configuring Brother Nc-2200w

    Configuring Brother NC-2200w You can configure and change the NC-2200w settings using the Wireless Setup Wizard in the NC-2200w CD-ROM or Embedded Web Management. And you can use the BRAdmin Professional utility as a convenient utility and TELNET command console for the NC-2200w setting.

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    Click Wireless Setup Wizard. Review the Welcome information and when you are sure you have completed the necessary tasks, click Next. NC-2200W WIRELESS SETTING 2 - 15...

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    The search will display a list of found Brother Wireless Devices. Select the device you wish to configure and click Next. The Default Node name of the NC-2200w is "BRN_xxxxxx" (where "xxxxxx" is the last six digits of Ethernet address.)

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    The NC-2200w supports the Automatic Private IP Addressing (APIPA) protocol. If a DHCP/BOOTP/RARP server is unavailable, the NC-2200w will automatically assign an IP address from the range 169.254.1.0 to 169.254.254.255. We recommend that you contact your network administrator if you are unsure about the correct IP address settings.

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    Authentication Method and Encryption Mode from the pull downs in each setting box. Then enter the Network Key and click Next. Click Next to submit the settings to the NC-2200w. When the Setup Complete screen appears, click Next. 2 - 18 NC-2200W WIRELESS SETTING...

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    Wireless Settings on page 2-9, return the wireless settings of your computer back to their original settings. You can print the Network Configuration Page anytime. To learn how to print the Network Configuration Page, see Test Button on page 1-4. NC-2200W WIRELESS SETTING 2 - 19...

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    Using the Embedded Web Server to change settings If you configured the NC-2200w using the Wireless Setup Wizard, you do not need to make any additional settings. However, if you do wish to change some settings, and you do not want to use the Wireless Setup Wizard, you can use a standard Web browser to alter settings.

  • Page 32: Using The Bradmin Professional Utility

    The IP address and node name of your NC-2200w is printed on the Network Configuration Page. To learn how to print the Network Configuration Page, see You will be asked for a user name and password. Enter the following. users name : admin (case sensitive)

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    You need to use the TCP/IP protocol and have a valid IP address programmed in to the NC-2200w and your computer. The default BRAdmin Professional password is access. If you wish to change any NC-2200w settings you must do the following. Link to the NC-2200w home page...

  • Page 34: Telnet

    You can also use a TELNET console to configure the device. Please be careful when you modify any settings as an incorrect setting may result in the NC-2200w losing its connection from your wireless network. The TELNET console will prompt you for a user name and the password, enter the following;...

  • Page 35: Network Printing From Windows, Overview

    Network Printing from Windows Overview A network-connected Brother Printer/MFC/DCP allows multiple computers to print one Printer/MFC/DCP. Important information For MFC-210C/420CN/410CN/620CN/5440CN/5840CN/3240C/ 3340CN/8420/8820D/8820DN/8220/8440/8840D/8840DN/ 3820CN/3420CN and DCP-120C/320CN/8020/8025D/8025DN/ 8040/8045D/8045DN users, see Chapter 5 Network Scanning ® from Windows This chapter explains how to install the printer driver for the following models.

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    IPP protocol software built into any Windows installation. ® Windows 98/Me and Windows NT using Brother Peer to Peer Print software provided by the NC- 2200w CD-ROM. This software makes the Brother LPR port as ® the Windows Printing port.

  • Page 37: Step 1: Printer Driver Installation

    If you have not already installed the printer driver, do the following. Install the printer driver that was supplied on the CD-ROM of the Brother Printer/MFC/DCP. The printer driver can also be downloaded from the Brother Solutions Center at: http://solutions.brother.com. The instructions in this section are based on Windows Click Start and select Printers and Faxes.

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    Un-check the Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play printer selection and then click Next. Your OS may not have this screen. ® (For Windows displayed, select Local printer and then click Next. NETWORK PRINTING FROM WINDOWS ® 98/Me/Windows NT 4.0 Uses) If this screen is ®...

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    Temporarily select LPT1:(Recommended Printer Port) from the pull down window for the Printer Port Selection and then click Next. Click on Have Disk. 3 - 5 NETWORK PRINTING FROM WINDOWS ®...

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    (For Brother Laser Printer Users) Browse the CD-ROM and select the Driver folder and click Open, then select the Win2k_xp folder (or the folder for your OS) and click Open and then select the appropriate language and click Open. (For Brother MFC/DCP Users)

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    Click OK. Highlight the model you are installing from the list of Printer/ MFC/DCPs and click Next. The model you are installing will be listed in the window. Select Yes or No if you want this printer to be your default printer, and then click Next.

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    If this screen appears, select Do not share this printer and Next. Select No and Next. NETWORK PRINTING FROM WINDOWS ® 3 - 8...

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    When this screen appears, click Finish. If the Windows Logo testing screen appears, click Continue Anyway. 3 - 9 NETWORK PRINTING FROM WINDOWS ®...

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    STEP 2: Network Print Software Installation You must now install the network print software, and configure it for the wireless network connection of the Brother Printer/MFC/DCP. Please follow the steps below. Insert the NC2200w CD-ROM. Click Network Print Software, and follow the on-screen instructions.

  • Page 45: Windows ® 2000/xp Ipp Printing

    2000: Select Connect to a printer on the Internet or on your intranet and then enter the following in the URL field: http://printer_ip_address:631/ipp (Where printer_ip_address is the IP address or name of the NC-2200w). ® For Windows XP: Select Connect to a printer on the Internet...

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    Click the Browse button and select the CD-ROM or network share that contains the appropriate Brother printer driver. Now specify the model name of the printer. If the printer driver that you are installing does not have a Digital Certificate you will see a warning message.

  • Page 47: Specifying A Different Url

    This is the default URL and we recommend that you use this URL. You can also use the following: http://printer_ip_address:631/ipp/binary_p1 Where printer_ip_address is the IP address or node name of the NC-2200w. ® 3 - 13 NETWORK PRINTING FROM WINDOWS...

  • Page 48: Network Printing From Macintosh ®, Overview

    ® running OS X allow the NC-2200w to automatically configure its IP address settings. However, you must still configure the NC-2200w wireless settings before you can use the NC-2200w with your ® Macintosh computer. You must ensure that you have completed the steps detailed in chapter 2 or Quick Setup Guide before you proceed.

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    X 10.2.4 - 10.3 or greater) You need to install the printer driver before setting up your computer to work with the NC-2200w. If the printer driver is already installed, you can skip this step. The driver is on the CD-ROM included with your Printer/MFC/DCP or you can download the latest printer driver from our web site: http://solutions.brother.com...

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    Open the Utilities folder. ® (For Mac OS X 10.2.4 users) Open the Print Center icon. ® (For Mac OS X 10.3 users) Open the Printer Setup Utility. Click Add button. NETWORK PRINTING FROM MACINTOSH® 4 - 3...

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    Select Rendezvous. Select your machine’s model name, and then click Add. 4 - 4 NETWORK PRINTING FROM MACINTOSH®...

  • Page 52: Changing The Configuration

    ® From a Macintosh , the easiest way to change the Printer/MFC/ DCP or NC-2200w parameters is to use a web browser. Simply connect to the Printer/MFC/DCP using the format: http:/ /ip_address where ip_address is the address of the NC- 2200w.

  • Page 53: Network Scanning From Windows, Overview

    Important information The following models include the appropriate Network scanning software (Network capable MFL-Pro Sute). For more details, please see the Software User’s Guide or User’s Guide on the CD- ROM supplied with your Brother MFC/DCP. MFC-210C/420CN/410CN/620CN/5440CN/5840CN/3240C/ 3340CN/8420/8820D/8820DN/8220/8440/8840D/8840DN/ 3820CN/3420CN and DCP-120C/320CN/8020/8025D/...

  • Page 54: Network Scanning Concept, Pull Scanning

    Network Scanning concept There are two type of network scanning. Pull scanning With Pull Scanning, each individual computer initiates the document scan via the MFL-Pro Suite software as and when the Brother MFC/ DCP is available. ® NETWORK SCANNING FROM WINDOWS...

  • Page 55: Push Scanning

    MFL-Pro Suite software running on the remote computer. In this case you have to configure the target computer IP address on the NC-2200w. In addition, you must select USB when you press Scan-key, since the MFC/DCP and NC-2200w are connected using a USB cable.

  • Page 56: Setting Up The Network Scanning Software

    Some MFC/DCPs with the NC-2200w cannot be found in the search list during installation. In that case go back to the screen shown below and set the node name of the NC-2200w manually. You can see the node name on the Network Configuration page, Test Button on page 1-4.

  • Page 57: Step 2 :specifying The Scan Destination Address Using The Nc-2200w Home Page

    STEP 2 :Specifying the Scan Destination Address using the NC-2200W Home Page You must use a web browser to configure this setting. Open your Web browser and enter the following in the URL field. http://NC-2200w_ip_address Where NC-2200w_ip_address is the IP address or node name of your NC-2200w.

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    Computer and refer to Computer Name tab. To use a host name you have to assign DNS server address information by connecting to the embedded web server of the NC-2200w. For more information on pull scanning, please refer to the Software User’s Guide or User’s Guide on the CD-ROM supplied...

  • Page 59: Troubleshooting, Overview, General Problems

    Start.exe in the root directory of the CD-ROM. How to reset the NC-2200w to factory default The NC-2200w can be reset to its factory default by using the Test Button. For further information on how to reset using the Test Button, see Test Button on page 1-4.

  • Page 60: Wireless Setup Problems

    Wireless Setup Problems The NC-2200w is not found while setup by the Wireless Setup Wizard Make sure that the Link LED is turned on. If the Link LED is not turned on, Brother NC-2200w may not work properly. Check the following: Check if the Brother NC-2200w power is turned on.

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    ® For Windows XP users Click Start and then Control Panel. Click the Network Connections icon. Select and right click Wireless Network Connection. Click View Available Wireless Networks. 6 - 3 TROUBLESHOOTING...

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    Click the Advanced button. Make the Preferred networks field blank by using Remove. Click Add. Enter SETUP. Select Disabled. Make sure that the check box at the bottom of the screen is selected, and then click OK. TROUBLESHOOTING 6 - 4...

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    Click OK. Check the wireless network connection status. It may take a few minutes for the IP address to be displayed. You can now use the Brother Wireless Setup Wizard to configure your NC-2200w settings. 6 - 5 TROUBLESHOOTING...

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    ® For Mac OS X 10.2.4-10.3 or greater users Click the AirPort status icon and select Open Internet Connect... Select Create Network... from the Network option. Enter SETUP, select 11 from the Channel option, and then click TROUBLESHOOTING 6 - 6...

  • Page 65: Network Print Software Installation Problems

    You can now use the Brother Wireless Setup Wizard to configure your NC-2200w settings. Network Print Software Installation Problems The Brother NC-2200w is not found during setup of the network print software installation or from the printer driver of the Brother Printer/MFC/DCP in Windows...

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    If you have tried 4 or 5 above and it does not work, then reset the NC-2200w back to the default setting and try from the initial setup again. For the information how to reset to the factory default setting see Test Button on page 1-4.

  • Page 67: Printing Problem

    Printing Problem Print Job is not printed Make sure the status and configuration of the NC-2200w and the Printer/MFC/DCP, check following: Check if the Brother NC-2200w power is turned on Check if the Brother NC-2200w is securely connected to the Brother Printer/MFC/DCP and the Printer/MFC/DCP is powered Make sure the printer/MFC/DCP is on-line and ready to print.

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    Error during printing If you try to print while other users are printing large amounts of data (e.g. many pages or color pages with high resolution), the NC-2200w and printer is unable to accept your print job until the ongoing printing is finished.

  • Page 69: Windows ® 2000/xp Ipp Troubleshooting, Web Browser Troubleshooting (tcp/ip)

    Proxy Settings of your browser. Look in the Exceptions setting and if necessary, type in the IP address of the NC-2200w. This will stop your PC from trying to connect to your ISP or proxy server every time you wish to look at the NC-2200w.

  • Page 70: Appendix, Appendix A, General Information, Protocols, Protocol Configuration Items, Tcp/ip Configuration

    Protocols Protocols are the standardized sets of rules for transmitting data on a network. Predetermined protocols allow the users to gain access to the network-connected resources. The NC-2200w uses TC/IP protocols to communicate and print. TCP/IP This is the most popular set of protocols used for communication such as Internet and E-mail.

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    IP address then contact your Network Administrator. Node name Node name appears in current BRAdmin Professional or Network configuration page. Default Node name of the NC-2200w is "BRN_xxxxxx" ("xxxxxx" is the last six digits of Ethernet address.) Node name is also referred to as Windows computer name (NetBIOS name) or a DNS host name.

  • Page 72: Appendix B, Reloading Firmware Using Bradmin Professional Utility, General, Reloading Firmware

    Reloading firmware using BRAdmin Professional Utility General The firmware on the NC-2200w is stored in flash memory. This means that you can upgrade the firmware by downloading the appropriate update file. To get the latest firmware update, visit the Brother Solutions web site at http://solutions.brother.com/ Some software versions that we provide will automatically factory reset your print server parameters.

  • Page 73: Appendix C, Nc-2200w Print/scan Server Specifications

    Appendix C NC-2200w Print/Scan server Specifications Model name Network types Frequency RF channels Communication mode Data rates Link distance Network security Interface Button Protocols Dimensions (W x D x H) Weights Power consumption A - 4 APPENDIX NC-2200w IEEE802.11b wireless...

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    Electromagnetic Emission Canada Europe Australia/ New Zealand Japan FCC Part 15 Class B ICES-003 (B) EN55022B/EN55024 AS/NZA 3548 VCCI Class B APPENDIX A - 5...

  • Page 75: Index

    Authentication ... 2-6 Authentication methods ... 2-6 BOOTP ... 2-1 BRAdmin Professional utility ... 2-21 Brother LPR port ... 3-2 Brother Peer to Peer Print .. 3-2 Browser ... 2-20 Channel ... 2-5 DHCP ... 2-1 DNS ... 2-2 Encryption ... 2-6 Encryption methods ...

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