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AXIS 5900
Network Print Servers
User's Manual
AXIS 5900 User's Manual
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Summary of Contents

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    AXIS 5900 Network Print Servers User’s Manual AXIS 5900 User’s Manual...

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    Regulatory Information Safety Notices Take some time to read through the safety notices before installing the print server. Please observe all safety markings and instructions when using this product. Important: Observe “Important:” in the text to avoid operational impairment. Do not proceed until you have fully understood the implications.

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    Radio Transmission Regulatory The channel must be set according to the radio frequency requirements in your country: Information Country Frequency Available Channels Default Channel Europe 2.412-2.472 GHz 1-13 France 2.457-2.472 GHz 10-13 (indoor use) * Japan 2.484 GHz USA/Canada 2.412-2.462 GHz 1-11 * (France) outdoor use permitted on private property with prior authorization Tested to comply with FCC Standards FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Section 1 Introduction ........6 About this Manual .

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    Section 6 Adding Printers in NetWare ......49 Setup using NDPS ......50 Setup using iPrint .

  • Page 6: Section 1 Introduction, About This Manual, Supported Environments, About Axis

    Introduction Section 1 Introduction Thank you for purchasing the AXIS 5900. This product has been developed to connect your printers anywhere in your network, allowing all network users access to shared printer resources. The AXIS 5900 can be installed either as an IEEE 802.11b wireless print server or as an Ethernet attached print server.

  • Page 7: Support Services

    Introduction Support Services Should you require any technical assistance, please contact your Axis reseller. If your questions cannot be answered immediately, your Axis reseller will forward your queries through the appropriate channels to ensure a rapid response. If you are connected to the Internet, you can: •...

  • Page 8: Section 2 Product Overview, Package Contents, Axis Network Product Cd

    Product Overview Section 2 Product Overview Package Contents Verify that nothing is missing from the AXIS 5900 print server package by using the check list below. Please contact your dealer if anything is missing or damaged. All packing materials are recyclable. Hardware Model Part Numbers...

  • Page 9: Latest Versions, Physical Description

    Product Overview Start-up procedures Using your preferred file manager application, navigate to the CD root for UNIX, OS/2 directory and click index.htm and Mac OS Latest Versions The latest version of Axis documentation, software and firmware is available on www.axis.com Physical Description AXIS 5900 LPT1...

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    Product Overview Test Button The test button is used for: • Printing a test page to check the connection to the printer. • Printing the parameter list showing the print server settings. • Performing a Factory Default of the print server, which will restore most of the parameters and settings to factory default values.

  • Page 11: Features And Benefits

    Product Overview Features and Benefits Reliability The AXIS 5900 print server provides high performance and reliability combined with low power consumption. The electronic circuits are based on the AXIS ETRAX 100 LX chip, which comprises an integrated 32 bit RISC processor and associated network controllers. Flexibility The AXIS 5900 print server supports printing over the WLAN or printing over the wired network.

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    Product Overview Monitoring The internal Axis Network Print Server Web pages and the AXIS ThinWizard software allow you to continuously monitor printer status. The Web pages are used to monitor single Axis units and AXIS ThinWizard can be used to monitor multiple Axis units. The AXIS 5900 supports SNMP for remote monitoring.

  • Page 13: Section 3 Basic Installation (wired & Wireless), Connecting The Hardware

    Basic Installation (Wired & Wireless) Section 3 Basic Installation (Wired & Wireless) Connecting the Hardware 1. Make sure that your printer is switched off and that the Power Adapter external is disconnected. 2. Locate the serial number, found on the underside label of the print server, and write it down.

  • Page 14: Installation Overview

    Basic Installation (Wired & Wireless) Installation Overview Select the appropriate method to establish a connection between the workstation / laptop and the Axis Network Print Server. The following descriptions provide an overview of the installation procedures: “Setting up Using the Ethernet Interface” •...

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    Basic Installation (Wired & Wireless) Setting up over the Before you begin, configure the WLAN settings on your workstation / WLAN laptop as described below (refer to the user documentation of your WLAN network interface for instructions): • Select ad hoc mode. •...

  • Page 16: Assigning An Ip Address To The Print Server

    Basic Installation (Wired & Wireless) Assigning an IP Address to the Print Server Before you Start If you have a DHCP server on your network, your print server will receive an IP address automatically. The IP address will then appear on the test page you printed earlier.

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    Basic Installation (Wired & Wireless) Methods for Setting You can set the IP address of your Axis Network Print Server using one of the IP Address the following methods, depending on your network operating environment: Method Network environments See ... AXIS “Adding Printers in Windows 2000 / XP / 2003 using AddPrinter...

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    Basic Installation (Wired & Wireless) registered at a DDNS server, in the print server’s Web interface. Refer to “Management and Configuration” on page 92. If the host name matches another entry in the DDNS data base, the Axis Network Print Server deletes that entry before registering. Notes: •...

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    Basic Installation (Wired & Wireless) connected it to the network. In the absence of a DHCP server, your Axis Network Print Server will automatically be assigned an IP address through integrated Auto-IP. The Auto-IP address structure is: 169.254.xxx.xxx. The Auto-IP function will only work when DHCP is enabled in your Axis print server.

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    Basic Installation (Wired & Wireless) 3. If the host returns Reply from 192.168.3.191 ... or a similar message, the IP address has been set successfully. Interrupt the “ping -t” loop by pressing CTRL+C on your keyboard. If the host returns Request timed out ... you need to perform a Factory Default on the print server and perform steps 1-3 above again.

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    Basic Installation (Wired & Wireless) 1. Open a Terminal and write: arp -s <IP address> <Ethernet address> ping -t<IP address> arp -s 192.168.3.191 00:40:8c:10:00:86 ping -t 192.168.3.191 2. Without interrupting the “ping -t” loop, restart the print server by disconnecting and then re-connecting the power supply. 3.

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    Basic Installation (Wired & Wireless) 3. If it is not already running, start the RARP daemon. This is typically performed using the command. rarpd -a 4. Restart the AXIS 5900 to download the IP address. Using BOOTP Below is an example of how to set the IP address of the Axis Network in UNIX/Linux Print Server using BOOTP: 1.

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    Basic Installation (Wired & Wireless) Configuring the Axis Network Print Server for Wireless Printing 1. Start your Web browser. 2. In the Location/Address field, type the host name or the IP address of your AXIS 5900. 3. Click Admin to enter the administrator’s pages. Note: In a new and unconfigured you do not have to enter a User name/Password combination to enter Admin mode.

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    Basic Installation (Wired & Wireless) 7. To access the WLAN settings page, click Admin | Network Settings | Detailed View | TCP/IP Network | WLAN WLAN Parameters Refer to the table below for a description of the WLAN parameter settings used to configure the Axis Network Print Server for wireless printing.

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    Basic Installation (Wired & Wireless) Edit WEP Parameters Click the Edit WEP Parameters button. You will be prompted for the root password (default pass). Enter the WEP keys and click OK to save your settings. WLAN Parameters Description Edit WEP Parameters Click the button to access the WEP parameter settings WEP security.

  • Page 26: Configuring Your Print Server

    Basic Installation (Wired & Wireless) Configuring your Print Server Configuration Once you have set the IP address of your Axis Network Print Server print Methods server, it can be managed and configured over the LAN or WLAN using a number of different methods. The method that you choose should be dictated by your printing requirements and your supported network environments.

  • Page 27: Section 4 Adding Printers In Windows

    Adding Printers in Windows Section 4 Adding Printers in Windows Overview of This section describes how to add network printers to a computer in Installation Methods Windows. Refer to the table below to determine the most appropriate installation method according to your computer environment: Windows Protocol Method...

  • Page 28: Addprinter Wizard

    Adding Printers in Windows client computer that wants to print. Each client computer must install the appropriate printer drivers in order to print properly. In Windows 98 and Me, AXIS Print Monitor must be installed on all (printing) client computers for Peer-to-Peer printing. SNMP Device Index When using the TCP/IP protocol (and if the printer driver permits), the print server can use SNMP Status to find out if the printer is ready to...

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    Adding Printers in Windows 5. The Wizard searches for a suitable printer driver. If a suitable driver is not found, you will be asked to select a driver, otherwise the Wizard suggests which Printer Model and Printer Driver to use. Click Change driver to select another driver, or click Finish to accept and install the suggested driver.

  • Page 30: Adding Printers In Windows 2000 / Xp / 2003 Using Windows Add Printer Wizard

    Adding Printers in Windows Go Straight to the Right-click on a printer in the Select Network Printer list and select Print Print Server’s Web server home page to configure the print server from its embedded Web Interface pages. Adding Printers in Windows 2000 / XP / 2003 using Windows Add Printer Wizard 1.

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    Adding Printers in Windows 3. Click the Create a new port radio button and select Standard TCP/IP Port from the list. Click Next and the Add Standard TCP/IP Printer Port Wizard starts. Click Next. 4. Enter the IP address of the print server in the Printer Name or IP Address field (Example: 192.168.3.191) The Port Name field will be filled in automatically when you enter the IP address.

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    Adding Printers in Windows 6. Select Manufacturer and Printer from the driver list or from a directory/file. Click Next. If you already have the printer’s driver installed, you will be asked whether to keep it or replace it. 7. Click Next. Supply a name for the printer and choose whether you want to make it your default printer.

  • Page 33: Microsoft Lpr Monitor

    Adding Printers in Windows Adding Printers in Windows 2000 / XP / 2003 using the Microsoft LPR Monitor This section describes how to set up a Windows 2000/XP/2003 server for LPR printing over the TCP/IP protocol, using the built-in Microsoft LPR Monitor i.e.

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    Adding Printers in Windows Client/Server Printing Select Network printer instead of Local Printer in Step 2 above if your print server has already been installed by the administrator on another computer. Follow the instructions in the Add Printer Wizard to complete the installation.

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    Adding Printers in Windows Installing a Network 1. Go to Start | Settings | Printers | Add Printer. Select My Computer and printer click Next. 2. From the Available Ports list, choose the appropriate printer port, which will appear as the IP address or host name of the print server. If it doesn’t appear in the list, click Add Port.

  • Page 36: Axis Print Monitor Software

    Adding Printers in Windows AXIS Print Monitor Software AXIS Print Monitor is the recommended tool to use for network printing in Windows 98 and Me environments. AXIS Print Monitor is available free of charge on www.axis.com AXIS Print Monitor AXIS Print Monitor allows the print server to be connected in the same Overview simple fashion as connecting a local printer.

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    Adding Printers in Windows Adding Printers over TCP/IP in Windows NT using AXIS Print Monitor 1. Install AXIS Print Monitor on all workstations that will print via the print server. AXIS Print Monitor is available free of charge on www.axis.com 2.

  • Page 38: Axis Print Monitor

    Adding Printers in Windows Adding NetBIOS/NetBEUI Printers in Windows 2000 using AXIS Print Monitor See to it that the NetBEUI protocol is installed on your client. Follow the procedure below to install Axis Printer Ports from a Windows 2000 workstation: 1.

  • Page 39: Using Axis Print Monitor

    Adding Printers in Windows Adding Printers over NetBIOS/NetBEUI in Windows NT using AXIS Print Monitor See to it that the NetBEUI protocol is installed on your client. Follow the procedure below to install Axis Printer Ports from a Windows NT workstation: 1.

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    Adding Printers in Windows Adding Printers in Windows 98 and Me over TCP/IP using AXIS Print Monitor 1. Install AXIS Print Monitor on all workstations that will print via the Axis print server. 2. Next, start the Windows Add Printer Wizard: select Settings | Printers from the Start menu and double-click the Add Printer icon.

  • Page 41: Adding Printers In Windows 98 And Me Over Netbios/netbeui Using Axis Print Monitor

    Adding Printers in Windows Configure the Port: 1. Select Settings | Printers from the Start menu and highlight the printer you wish to configure. Select File | Properties | Details and click Port Settings. 2. Choose whether error condition pop-up messages are to be displayed by checking the box in the Configure AXIS Ports dialog.

  • Page 42: Section 5 Adding Printers In Macintosh, Bonjour Printing In Mac Os X

    Adding Printers in Macintosh Section 5 Adding Printers in Macintosh Having connected the AXIS 5900 to your network, this section now describes how to set up your print server for printing in Mac OS X and earlier Macintosh environments using AppleTalk. If you intend to use the print server in a multi-protocol environment, refer to the chapters pertaining to the respective operating systems in this manual.

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    Adding Printers in Macintosh 6. Click Add to finish the installation. The print server has now been added to the Printer List. 7. If you wish to configure printer settings, click Printers | Configure Printer. To Change the You can change the print server’s Bonjour service name via the print server’s Bonjour Service Name Web interface: Admin | Network Settings | Detailed View | TCP/IP Network =>...

  • Page 44: Installation In Mac Os X Using Appletalk, Installation Of Lpr Printing In Mac Os X

    Adding Printers in Macintosh Installation in Mac OS X using AppleTalk This section describes setting up your print server for printing in the Mac OS X. 1. Start Print Center (from Go | Applications | Utilities => Print Center) or the Printer Setup Utility. 2.

  • Page 45: Installation On Mac Os 9.1 Or Older, Using Appletalk, Choosing A Printer

    Adding Printers in Macintosh Installation on Mac OS 9.1 or older, using AppleTalk Basic Configuration On Mac OS 9.1 or older, basic configuration in AppleTalk is performed simply by opening the Chooser window and selecting a printer. You can change the default name of your print server or any of default parameters by editing the print server’s config file.

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    Adding Printers in Macintosh 4. Click the name of the printer you want — the ports are shown as <host name>_<port>. Example: AXIS100086_LPT1. 5. Click the Close box. This completes the configuration and closes the Chooser. Repeat this procedure for each Macintosh computer on the network using the print server.

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    Adding Printers in Macintosh BCP and TBCP You should specify if you want to enable or disable binary transfer of print data in the print server’s Web interface (Admin | Network Settings | Detailed View | Macintosh | Binary Protocol for Printer n. By enabling binary transfer you reduce printing time, provided that the print job is sent as binary data to the print server.

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    Adding Printers in Macintosh 6. Write a text file containing the parameters you want to set: BINARY_TYPE_1. :BCP INT_ADDR. :192.168.3.191 ATYPE_1. :EPSONLQ2 Note: Parameters that you do not want to set should be excluded from the text file. Refer to the Parameter list in this manual for information about which values that are valid for each parameter.

  • Page 49: Section 6 Adding Printers In Netware

    Adding Printers in NetWare Section 6 Adding Printers in NetWare This section describes how to continue the installation of the AXIS 5900 in the NetWare environment. Identify which transport protocol you are running on your network and which installation method you should use. Continue the installation by selecting the appropriate installing instructions from the table below: Installation...

  • Page 50: Setup Using Ndps

    Adding Printers in NetWare Setup using NDPS The AXIS 5900 supports Novell Distributed Print Services (NDPS). You can run NDPS over Pure IP (TCP/IP) or IPX/SPX. Before the AXIS 5900 can be installed, make sure that NDPS is installed and a Broker is loaded on your NetWare file server. Axis Network Print Server uses the AXIS NDPS Gateway for printing in networks using either IP or IPX as transport protocols.

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    Adding Printers in NetWare Follow these instructions to create a public access printer using the NDPS Public Access Printers Manager object in your NetWare administrator utility: 1. Double-click on the NDPS Manager object you will be using to control the Printer Agents. 2.

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    Adding Printers in NetWare 9. You will find the print server in the next window with the printer attached on the connected port. Depending on the transport protocol you used when you start the installation, the print server should appear as following: •...

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    Adding Printers in NetWare The IPX Addresses for the above printers will appear as: <IPX External Network Number>:<Print server’s HW address>:<Socket Number> i.e.: 01d7e1c2:00408c5ff6a6:400c where 400c, 401c, and 402c are the socket numbers corresponding to the LPT1 and LPT2 physical ports: 400c LPT1 401c...

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    Adding Printers in NetWare 5. Next, select the printer drivers for each client operating system. (Windows 2000, Windows NT and Windows 95/98). These drivers will be automatically downloaded to users’ workstations when they install this printer in the future. 6. Click Continue and OK in the next NDPS window. The new Printer Agent appears in the Printer Agent List window.

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    Adding Printers in NetWare 4. From the Object menu, select Create. The New Object dialog appears. 5. Select NDPS Printer. The Create NDPS Printer dialog appears. 6. Type a name of your choice in the NDPS Printer Name field, e.g. AXIS5FF66A_IPX1 In the Printer Agent Source field, select the source of the Printer Agent.

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    Adding Printers in NetWare 8. Confirm the Printer Agent name (default is the name of the new printer you are creating) and browse to select the NDPS Manager to which you want to assign it 9. Select AXIS Gateway Configuration in the Gateway Type field. 10.

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    Adding Printers in NetWare 14. You will find the print server in the next window with the printer attached on the connected port. Depending on the transport protocol you used when you start the installation, the print server will appear as: •...

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    Adding Printers in NetWare If the printer is not in the displayed print list: 1. Click Manually specify the print server enter the print server’s IP address in the IP Address field and choose a port in the Print server port field e.g., 192.168.70.243 and LPT1 (or LPT2).

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    Adding Printers in NetWare If the printer is not in the displayed print list: 1. Click Manually specify the print server and enter the <IPX External Network Number> in the Network field. 2. Enter the <Print server’s HW address> in the LAN HW address field and choose a port in the Print server port field: e.g.: 01d7e1c2:00408c5ff6a6 and LPT1 (or LPT2).

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    Adding Printers in NetWare 4. Next, select the printer drivers for each client operating system. (Windows 2000, Windows NT and Windows 95/98). These drivers will be automatically downloaded to users’ workstations when they install this printer in the future. 5. Click Continue and OK in the next NDPS window. Your printer will appear as an NDS object in the Directory Tree and will offer a full range of network security options AXIS 5900 User’s Manual...

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    Adding Printers in NetWare Installing an NDPS To install the printer on a workstation, use either Novell Printer Manager Printer on a (NetWare 5.1 only) or the Add Printer Wizard on the local workstation. Workstation Using Novell Printer 1. Log in as Admin. Manager 2.

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    Adding Printers in NetWare 5. The list of available printers shows the NDPS Public Access Printers on the network and the NDPS Controlled Access Printers in you current NDS context. To see the Controlled Access Printers in other context that you have rights to, click the Browse button and select your choice.

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    Adding Printers in NetWare 7. Click OK. The default driver for that printer is then automatically downloaded. If the printer object does not have a printer driver associated with it, or a driver was not found, you will be prompted to either to choose from a list of printer drivers provided by NDPS or to provide a disk with the appropriate driver.

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    Adding Printers in NetWare 9. Verify by clicking Start - Settings - Printers on the workstation. 1. Click Start on your workstation, select Settings =>Printers. There might Using the Add Printer Wizard be some differences regarding this menu depending of MS Operating System you are running.

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    Adding Printers in NetWare 5. Browse to the NDPS Printers. Expand either the NDPS Controlled Access Printers or the NDPS Public Access Printers folder, select your newly installed NDPS printer and follow the instructions. When you have completed these steps, you are ready to start printing. Notes: •...

  • Page 66: Setup Using Iprint

    Adding Printers in NetWare Setup using iPrint iPrint is Novell's next generation of printing software that lets users print to and from all destinations. A standard Web page displays available printers to the user. By clicking a printer, the iPrint client is installed (if not installed previously), the printer's driver is downloaded, and a printer is created in the user's Printer folder, enabling the user to send documents to the printer from any application on the desktop.

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    Adding Printers in NetWare 4. Shutdown Tomcat and the NetWare Enterprise Web Server on the NetWare file server by executing the following commands: Type "NSWEBDN" <Enter> Type "TOMCAT33 -STOP" <Enter> Type "NVXADMDN" <Enter> 5. Map the next available drive (e.g. G:) to the root of volume SYS on your NetWare server.

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    Adding Printers in NetWare 9. Click on Create Printer. 10. Choose a name of your choice for the printer 11. Choose the context where the printer will be installed. 12. Browse for the NDPS Manager and select it. 13. In the Gateway Type drop-down list, choose the Axis IPP Gateway Configuration.

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    Adding Printers in NetWare Installing the iPrint An iPrint printer can by locally installed on the workstation in two ways: Printer on the • Using the iPrint Client Workstation • Using the MS Add Printer Wizard at the workstation. See “Using the Add Printer Wizard” on page 64. Installing the iPrint In order for users to use iPrint, they need to install the Novell iPrint Client Printer using the...

  • Page 70: Basic Setup With Axis Netpilot

    Adding Printers in NetWare Basic Setup with AXIS NetPilot Install the AXIS NetPilot software on your computer. AXIS NetPilot runs on Windows 98 and Windows NT. Starting the Follow the instructions below to install the AXIS 5900 with AXIS Installation NetPilot: 1.

  • Page 71: Advanced Installation Using Axis Netpilot

    Adding Printers in NetWare AXIS 5900 Environment Default Names AXIS1A0003_LPT1_Q NetWare AXIS1A0003_LPT2_Q AX1A0003.LP1 Windows & OS/2 AX1A0003.LP2 AXIS1A0003_LPT1 AppleTalk AXIS1A0003_LPT2 Default Print Queue Names and Print Server Port Names for each of the operating environments. The final user prompt in the Installation Wizard allows you to print a test Test Page page through NetWare.

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    Adding Printers in NetWare 3. If you are not logged on to your NetWare file server, a dialog box will ask you to log on. The Axis Network Print Server periodically updates the configuration by scanning the NDS tree or, in the case of NetWare versions 3.x, the designated file servers.

  • Page 73: Basic Queue-based Printing Over Ip

    Adding Printers in NetWare Notes: • You cannot type or edit the name manually. • Make sure that you have PSERVER.NLM running if you selected Remote Printer Mode in step 8. 10. If you want to define a remote printer number slot manually, check the Manual box and type the desired number in the box.

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    Adding Printers in NetWare 4. Use the NetWare Administrator to create the printer, print server and queue objects in the NDS tree and then link them together. The Print Services Quick Setup (Non-NDPS) utility can be used for this. Go to Tools in the NetWare Administrator.

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    Adding Printers in NetWare Limitations • Lower performance, typically 20 - 70 kbytes/s for NLM and higher network load. Using Novell Utilities After installing the Axis Network Print Server into the NetWare environment, you can manage your Axis Network Print Server, using either Novell’s NetWare Administrator, or PCONSOLE.

  • Page 76: Section 7 Adding Printers In Unix/linux, Print Tools

    Adding Printers in UNIX/Linux Section 7 Adding Printers in UNIX/Linux Print Tools For printer configuration, printtool and printconfig are the most common. How they are invoked depends on which distribution and window manager you use. SMIT is the recommended printing tool. It contains an integrated printer driver list, but does not have printer detection functionality.

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    Adding Printers in UNIX/Linux Solaris 9 The printing tool is called Printer Administrator. This operating environment has an integrated printer driver list, but does not have printer detection functionality. Instructions: Type the command /usr/sadm/admin/bin/printmgr in a Terminal window. SuSE YaST2 is the recommended printing tool. It contains a printer driver list as well as printer detection capability.

  • Page 78: Typical Invocation Via A Windows Manager, Typical Invocation From A Terminal Window

    Adding Printers in UNIX/Linux Typical Invocation via a Windows Manager Using the Mandrake 8.2 distribution (with CUPS installed) and the KDE windows manger as an example, a typical set-up begins with starting Mandrake Control Center. 1. Click Hardware | Printer and the Printerdrake application will be invoked. 2.

  • Page 79: Debian 3.0

    Adding Printers in UNIX/Linux Debian 3.0 Debian offers a choice between plain LPD, LPRng and CUPS. There are several printer configuration tools in this distribution, e.g. the apsfilter (version 5 or later), which adds support for LPRng and Ghostscript's uniprint driver scheme. Red Hat's printtool is also supported, for those who prefer GUI administration tools.

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    Adding Printers in UNIX/Linux Red Hat 7.3 Printtool has been replaced by Printconf. The utility maintains the /etc/printcap configuration file, print spool directories, and print filters. Note: If you type at a shell prompt, will automatically start. printtool printconf Invocation 1.

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    Adding Printers in UNIX/Linux Adding a Remote 1. To add a remote UNIX printer, such as one attached to a different Unix Printer UNIX/Linux system on the same network, click the New button in the main window. printconf 2. Select Unix Printer from the Queue Type menu, and click Next. 3.

  • Page 82: Suse 8.0

    Adding Printers in UNIX/Linux SuSE 8.0 The printing system on SuSE Linux is based on an apsfilter, with some enhancements; SuSE's apsfilter will recognize all common file formats (including HTML, if html2ps is installed). There are two ways to setup printers on SuSE systems: •...

  • Page 83: Axis Axinstall Script

    Adding Printers in UNIX/Linux AXIS axinstall Script Having performed the basic TCP/IP setup procedures as defined earlier in this manual, you are now able to print in interactive mode using PROS, LPR, FTP or Reverse Telnet protocols. However, if you want to integrate the AXIS 5900 with your host spooler, you can use the Axis automatic installation script axinstall.

  • Page 84: Print Methods On Tcp/ip Networks

    Adding Printers in UNIX/Linux Print Methods on TCP/IP Networks The AXIS 5900 supports several different print methods in the TCP/IP environment. axinstall will suggest a print method suitable for your particular UNIX/Linux system, but you might want to use another method depending on your printing requirements (banner pages, status logging, etc).

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    Adding Printers in UNIX/Linux PROS A protocol developed at Axis. Comes in two versions; named pipe (PROS A) and filter (PROS B). The AXIS 5900 appears as a device to the system. This makes all filter and PROS A Advantages model options available.

  • Page 86: Section 8 Adding Printers In Os/2, Tcp/ip Printing

    Adding Printers in OS/2 Section 8 Adding Printers in OS/2 This section describes how to set up your print server for printing in the OS/2 environment. Continue with the instructions presented in the table below: Protocol See ... TCP/IP “TCP/IP Printing” on page 86 NetBIOS/NetBEUI “NetBIOS/NetBEUI Printing in OS/2”...

  • Page 87: Netbios/netbeui Printing In Os/2

    Adding Printers in OS/2 NetBIOS/NetBEUI Printing in OS/2 AXIS Print Utility for OS/2 is the tool to use for NetBIOS/NetBEUI printing in OS/2 environments. This tool can be fetched from www.axis.com => Software => Discontinued products. Install it if you have not already done so.

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    Adding Printers in OS/2 Creating 1. Double-click the Templates folder, then drag the Printer icon out to the a Print Queue Workplace Shell (or into a folder) while holding the right mouse button (OS/2 version 2.x down. and OS/2 Warp) 2.

  • Page 89: Section 9 Updating The Firmware, Upgrading The Firmware

    Updating the Firmware Section 9 Updating the Firmware Upgrading the Firmware You can upgrade the AXIS 5900 firmware using one of the following methods: • AXIS ThinWizard (TCP/IP) • From the print server’s internal Web pages (TCP/IP) • FTP (TCP/IP) Note: Updating instructions are supplied with the firmware release notes.

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    Updating the Firmware 7. If you do not have a default password, just click Next >. If some of your servers use a different User ID or Password than the default entries, they will be displayed in the Remaining servers list. Enter the User ID and Password for each individual server.

  • Page 91: Obtaining The Software

    Updating the Firmware 1. From www.axis.com, download the firmware and save it to a new directory on your computer, e.g. c:\Axis (if the directory does not exist, create it). 2. Open a command prompt from Start => Run. The Run window will appear. Type cmd and click OK.

  • Page 92: Section 10 Management And Configuration, Using A Web Browser For Print Server Management

    Management and Configuration Section 10 Management and Configuration The management and configuration tools that are supported by the Axis Network Print Server allow you to: config • Change the print server parameters, i.e. editing the file • Receive extended information about the print jobs •...

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    Management and Configuration Admin When in Admin mode, you have access to all the print server's parameters and you can change them to your liking. This mode is intended for network administrators and can be password protected to prevent unauthorized changing of the print server parameters. Note: To protect the Admin pages from unauthorized use, it is highly recommended that you change the default password.

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    Management and Configuration Available Services The following services are available from the User mode. A link to the from the User Mode Axis home page is available from this mode. Printer Overview The Printer Overview page contains a section that allows you to view the general parameter setting of the Axis Network Print Server, including the print server name and the location of the print server in your organization, if defined.

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    Management and Configuration accumulated usage of the connected printers allows you to control the usage of the connected printers. To delete an ongoing print job, use the delete button next to the job. Network Settings From the Network Settings page you can set all parameters that control the network traffic to and from the Axis Network Print Server.

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    Management and Configuration Software Default A Software Default will reset all print server parameters and settings to their default values except: • Node address (NODE_ADDR.) • IP Address (INT_ADDR.) • DHCP enabled (DHCP_ENB) • Installed certificate • Private key Also see The Test Button, on page 134 for instructions on performing a Factory Default.

  • Page 97: Print Server Settings

    Management and Configuration Print Server Settings Some useful settings that can be changed in the print server are described here. See the print server’s Help pages for detailed information on all print server settings. For Changing the Network From the print server’s Web interface you can assign a user-friendly name Printer’s ’Name’...

  • Page 98

    Management and Configuration Setting the e-mail In order to set the e-mail addresses of the people to whom the trouble- Notification reports will be sent: Parameters 1. From your print server’s internal Web page, go to: Admin | Network Settings | Detailed View | e-mail Notification. The following options will appear: Options E-mail recipient...

  • Page 99: Using Logical Printers To Customize Your Printing

    Management and Configuration Note: The default Network Speed value is AUTO_SENSE. This option is the correct option for the majority of users. If you choose the incorrect network speed option for your network, you may lose contact with the print server. In order to reset the Network Speed parameter to AUTO_SENSE, you will have to perform a factory default on the print server.

  • Page 100

    Management and Configuration Network Print Server: • The character set can be changed to suit the printer • Strings can be added before and after the print data • Strings within the print data can be substituted • ASCII to PostScript conversion •...

  • Page 101

    Management and Configuration You select your desired conversion filter by setting the Character Set Conversion (PRx_CSET) parameter. The output from the conversion filter is always IBM PC Set 2 (Code Page 437), and this is the character set the printer must be set up for. Example: Your network contains a host using the character set ISO 8859-2 and a host using the character set DEC.

  • Page 102

    Management and Configuration Follow the instructions below to add a string after the print job: 1. From the print server’s internal Web page, select Admin | Logical Printer Settings. 2. Select the Printer5 tab. 3. Enter the string 04 in the String After Print Job text field. 4.

  • Page 103

    Management and Configuration Hex Code Explanation length of the string you want to replace the string you want to replace length of the substitute string 0D 0A the substitute string 4. Click the OK button. This is the default setting for logical printers PR5 through PR8. Example: Assume that you want to replace the UNIX New Line (hex ) with an ASCII...

  • Page 104

    Management and Configuration Example: Follow the instructions below to convert ASCII print data to PostScript for logical printer PR2: 1. From the print server’s internal Web page, select Admin | Logical Printer Settings. 2. Select the Printer2 tab. 3. Set the Printer Language Translation parameter to POSTSCR. 4.

  • Page 105

    Management and Configuration 6. Enter the string 48 0 120 60 30 50 in the PostScript Page Format text field. Hex code Explanation 48 lines per page disable line wrap 12 characters per inch 6 lines per inch 3 mm left margin 5 mm top margin 7.

  • Page 106

    Management and Configuration Read-back of The Axis Network Print Server supports bi-directional printing. The Information information from the printer is read back on the parallel port when the parameter Read Back Port (PRx_IN) has the default setting of AUTO. However, it is required that the printer also supports bi-directional printing.

  • Page 107: Using Axis Thinwizard For Print Server Management

    Management and Configuration Using AXIS ThinWizard for Print Server Management AXIS ThinWizard software allows you to manage and upgrade multiple Axis products. Using a standard Web browser, you can find, install, monitor, configure and upgrade your Axis print servers remotely in any TCP/IP network (WLAN or LAN).

  • Page 108

    Management and Configuration 5. The AXIS ThinWizard interface appears: Important! These parameters must be enabled in the print server’s Web interface for AXIS ThinWizard to function properly: FTP_ENB (FTP enabled): click Admin | Network Settings | Detailed View | TCP/IP Net- •...

  • Page 109

    Management and Configuration 4. Click OK to create the network group. You can edit the properties of each network group from the Network Groups page. Simply select the network group from the list and use one of the Edit, Copy or Remove commands. Managing Follow the instructions below to access the print server using AXIS Print Servers...

  • Page 110: Using Ftp For Print Server Management

    Management and Configuration Using FTP for Print Server Management Having assigned an IP address to your Axis Network Print Server, as described in “Assigning an IP Address to the Print Server” on page 16, you can change the Axis Network Print Server parameter settings using the File Transport Protocol (FTP).

  • Page 111

    Management and Configuration Example: > ftp npserver connected to npserver. 220 Axis Network Print Server FTP Print Server v7.00 Sep 06 2004 ready. Name (npserver:(none)): root 331 User name ok, need password (not visible) Password: pass 230 User logged in ftp>...

  • Page 112: Using Telnet For Print Server Management

    Management and Configuration 1. Log in to the Axis Network Print Server by typing: in a DOS windows (Windows ftp <host name> ftp <IP address> and OS/2) or in a UNIX shell window. 2. Enter the user id and the password. (The default entries are root pass 3.

  • Page 113

    Management and Configuration Example: > telnet npserver Trying 192.36.253.96... Connected to npserver. Escape character is ‘^]’. Axis Network Print Server TELNET Print Server v7.00 Sep 06 2004 Axis Network Print Server network login: root Password: pass (not visible) Axis Network Print Server TELNET Print Server v7.00 Sep 06 2004 Root>...

  • Page 114: Using Snmp For Print Server Management

    Management and Configuration 3. Restart the print server’s protocols by typing: softreset Replace the command in step 3 above with hardreset default perform the other two reset operations. Telnet Help By typing in step 3 in any of the Telnet instruction sets above, a list help of all available commands will be displayed.

  • Page 115: Enabling Secure Web Services — Ssl/tls

    Management and Configuration The AXIS MIB The AXIS MIB contains a large number of objects which may be categorized as follows: • Menu objects - used for viewing and changing the Axis Network Print The Parameter Server configuration from the NMS program. Refer to List , on page 142.

  • Page 116

    Management and Configuration Generating a Self- 1. Select the Generate Self-Signed Certificate radio button and click Next. Signed Certificate 2. Enter the data asked for: Example • Country Name: : US Example • State or Province Name: : California Example •...

  • Page 117

    Management and Configuration Accessing the Print Whenever SSL/TLS is enabled, you can only reach the print server’s Web Server’s Web Pages interface through the secure services. The unsecure way via http:// is over https:// closed and now you have to address the print server’s Web interface in the secure way, i.e.

  • Page 118: Enabling The Snmpv3 Protocol

    Management and Configuration Enabling the SNMPv3 Protocol Invoke the print server’s Web interface to enable the SNMPv3 protocol. 1. Select Admin | Network Settings | Detailed View | TCP/IP Network and ensure that HTTPS Enabled is set to yes to guarantee a secure configuration.

  • Page 119: Using Novell Utilities For Print Server Management

    Management and Configuration Using Novell Utilities for Print Server Management After installing the Axis Network Print Server into the NetWare environment, you can manage your Axis Network Print Server, using either Novell’s NetWare Administrator, or PCONSOLE (Not available in NetWare version 5.x or higher). NetWare Some useful features provided by the NetWare Administrator are Administration...

  • Page 120

    Management and Configuration Print Layout You can view installed Axis Network Print Server Network Print Servers and their relative print queues for any NetWare Organizational Unit. You can also display summary information by right-clicking on the printer object you want to examine. NetWare Print Layout with corresponding information summary AXIS 5900 User’s Manual...

  • Page 121: Netware Packet Signature Levels

    Management and Configuration NetWare Packet Signature Levels NetWare Packet Signatures protect servers and clients using the NCP (NetWare Core Protocol) services and prevent packet forgery by requiring the server and the client to sign each NCP packet. There are two levels of NCP Packet Signature: the Server Level and the AXIS Print Server Level (also know as the Workstation Level).

  • Page 122: Tcp/ip Restrictions

    Management and Configuration TCP/IP Restrictions In a new and unconfigured Axis Network Print Server any user is allowed to send TCP/IP print jobs. Using a restriction list you can reject TCP/IP printing from specified IP addresses. Enabling TCP/IP In the print server’s Web interface, select Admin | Network Settings | Restrictions Detailed View | TCP/IP Printing.

  • Page 123: Section 11 Ipp - Internet Printing Protocol

    IPP - Internet Printing Protocol Section 11 IPP - Internet Printing Protocol The Axis Network Print Server enables printing over the Internet with IPP (Internet Printing Protocol), an industry standard that allows users to print to remote printers across the Internet. With IPP, a user with an Internet connection can send a document to any printer which is connected to the Internet.

  • Page 124

    IPP - Internet Printing Protocol Address Schemes for When using IPP printing, you need to know the IP address or host name IPP Printers of your Axis print server. IPP is a client/server type protocol which comprises two industry standards: •...

  • Page 125

    IPP - Internet Printing Protocol Adding an IPP Printer 1. Install the IPP client for Windows 98 on your computer. This IPP client to your Printer List in can be downloaded from the Microsoft Web site. Windows 98 2. Open Start | Settings | Printers. 3.

  • Page 126

    IPP - Internet Printing Protocol 5. In the Available Ports window, click Add Port: 6. The Printer Ports dialog will appear, showing a list of Available Printer Ports. 7. Choose The HP Internet Printer Connection Port and click New Port. 8.

  • Page 127

    IPP - Internet Printing Protocol 9. In the IP Address, Host Name or URL field, type the address of the Axis Network Print Server to which the destination printer is connected. The URL will automatically appear in the Port Name field as well: (Example: http://171.16.5.218:631/LPT1 or LPT2).

  • Page 128

    IPP - Internet Printing Protocol 14. The new printer will appear in your Printer window. You are now ready to start printing using IPP. How to Print from Before you print to an IPP printer you will need to know: Windows •...

  • Page 129

    IPP - Internet Printing Protocol 4. Enter the printer address in the URL field. (Example: http://171.16.5.218:631/LPT1 or LPT2) Click Next. 5. If you do not have a driver corresponding to the destination printer installed on your computer, the Wizard will prompt you to install one. Click OK. 6.

  • Page 130: Section 12 Ip Addressing

    IP Addressing Section 12 IP Addressing IP Address and Subnet The print server must be correctly configured with the following Mask information to function properly: • an IP address • a subnet mask • a default gateway (or router) IP Address Each device on your network must have a unique IP address to operate correctly.

  • Page 131

    IP Addressing Type Two In larger (Class B) networks, where there are more devices, the IP address of ‘162.168.3.191’ is split into two parts but is structured differently: • Part one (‘162.168’) identifies the network on which the device resides. •...

  • Page 132

    IP Addressing Auto-IP Addressing Network devices use automatic IP addressing if they are configured to acquire an address using DHCP but are unable to contact a DHCP server. Automatic IP addressing is a scheme where devices allocate themselves an IP address at random from the industry standard subnet of 169.254.x.x (with a subnet mask of 255.255.0.0).

  • Page 133

    IP Addressing Setting the IP Address Follow the instructions below to download the IP address using DHCP: using DHCP 1. Edit or create a scope in the DHCP manager of the DHCP daemon. The entries included in this scope should contain the following parameters: •...

  • Page 134: Section 13 The Test Button

    The Test Button Section 13 The Test Button The test button is located on the front right hand side of the AXIS 5900 and is used for: • Printing a test page to check the connection to the printer. • Printing a parameter list to see the print server’s current settings.

  • Page 135: Section 14 Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Section 14 Troubleshooting This section provides useful information to help you resolve difficulties you might have with your AXIS 5900. Fault symptoms, possible causes and remedial actions are provided within a quick reference table. Please visit the Axis Web site for latest troubleshooting tips, more support and additional help through the FAQ database or to fill in and submit a Support question.

  • Page 136

    Troubleshooting IP Address Check with By sending a data packet to a specific IP address and waiting for a reply, Ping Ping can determine whether that IP address is accessible. Ping can also help you to determine IP address conflicts with your AXIS 5900 and troubleshoot TCP/IP problems on the network.

  • Page 137

    Troubleshooting Axis Support In order to obtain optimal support from Axis support technicians, please Server Report follow these instructions when filling in and submitting a Support question. 1. Go to the print server’s Web pages by typing the print server’s IP address in the Address/Location field of your Web browser.

  • Page 138: Section 15 Technical Specifications

    Technical Specifications Section 15 Technical Specifications Supported Printers All parallel printers except host-based printers and copiers, e.g. CAPT, GDI, PPA Supported Systems Microsoft Windows 95, 98, Me, NT, 2000, XP and 2003 Novell NetWare 3.X, 4.X, 5.X, 6.X. Supports bindery and NDS mode. Supports user messages and printer status.

  • Page 139

    Technical Specifications Logical Printers Logical printer ports can be programmed to perform auto ASCII to PostScript conversion, add string before and after job, string substitution, alternative output and character set conversion RF Specifications Unlicenced 2.4 GHz frequency band, RX sensitivity - 70 dBm, TX power 0 dBm (class 2) Frequency bands and Europe: 2.412-2.472 GHz, channels 1-13...

  • Page 140

    Technical Specifications Network Connection Supports: IEEE802.2, IEEE802.3, SNAP and Ethernet II frame types simultaneously NWay for autodetection of network speed WLAN SNAP/802.2/802.3 for 802.11b Ethernet All standard Ethernet and Fast Ethernet networks: RJ-45 connector (Category 5 or 6, shielded twisted pair cable) for 10baseT or 100baseTX Ethernet with full duplex Wireless Interface IEEE 802.11b compliant with data rates up to 11 megabits per second...

  • Page 141

    Technical Specifications Approvals EN 55 022:1998 (CISPR 22:1997), Class B EN 55 024:1998 EN61000-3-2:1995+A1+A2+Corrig.+A14 EN 61000-3-3:1995+A1 ETS 300 826 FCC 47 CFR part 15 Other ETS 300 328 ARIB T-66 Safety EN 60950:2000, approved power supplies for all countries Included Accessories AXIS Network Product CD with software for installation, management and printing, including AXIS ThinWizard (the recommended Axis management software for large enterprise networks) and AXIS AddPrinter...

  • Page 142: Section 16 The Parameter List

    The Parameter List Section 16 The Parameter List These are the default parameters in a new, unconfigured print server. A complete list of all Axis print server parameters can be found on www.axis.com AXIS 5900 (AXIS 5900 Network Print Server V7.00 Oct 01 2004. S/N: 00408C5E44D6) Parameter settings: --- General Menu...

  • Page 143

    The Parameter List TCP_ENB. : YES PAR_TCP_RESTRICT_LIST. : PROS_PWD. : netprinter PROS_PRT. : 35 LPD_BANN. : OFF (OFF, AUTO, LAST) DEFAULT_RAW_TCP. : 9100-9101 (9100-9101, CLOSED) RTN_OPT. : NO RTEL_PR1. RTEL_PR2. RTEL_PR3. RTEL_PR4. RTEL_PR5. RTEL_PR6. RTEL_PR7. RTEL_PR8. --- SNMP Menu SNMP_V1_ENB. : YES SNMP_V2_ENB.

  • Page 144

    The Parameter List NPRINTER6. NPRINTER7. NPRINTER8. --- NetBIOS/NetBEUI Menu LSLM_ENB. : YES NB_FR_TYPE. : FR_802_2 (FR_AUTO, FR_802_2, FR_DIX) LPRINT_1. : AX5E44D6.LP1 LLOGIC_1. : PR1 (PR1, PR2, PR3, PR4, PR5, PR6, PR7, PR8, LPT1, LPT2) LPRINT_2. : AX5E44D6.LP2 LLOGIC_2. : PR2 (PR1, PR2, PR3, PR4, PR5, PR6, PR7, PR8, LPT1, LPT2) LPRINT_3.

  • Page 145

    The Parameter List --- Printer2 Menu PR2_OUT. : LPT2 (NONE, LPT1, LPT2) PR2_NAME. PR2_SCND. : PR2 (PR1, PR2, PR3, PR4, PR5, PR6, PR7, PR8) PR2_WAIT. : YES PR2_IN. : AUTO (AUTO, NONE) PR2_BEF. PR2_STR. PR2_CSET. : NONE (NONE, ISO>IBM, 7UK>IBM, 7SW>IBM, 7GE>IBM, 7FR>IBM, 7ND>IBM, DEC>IBM) PR2_FILT.

  • Page 146

    The Parameter List PR5_DUMP. : NO PR5_SIZE. : A4 (A4, LETTER, LEGAL, EXECUT) PR5_ORNT. : PORTR (PORTR, LANDS, R_PORTR, R_LANDS) PR5_FORM. : 66 0 100 60 30 50 PR5_FONT. --- Printer6 Menu PR6_OUT. : LPT2 (NONE, LPT1, LPT2) PR6_NAME. PR6_SCND. : PR6 (PR1, PR2, PR3, PR4, PR5, PR6, PR7, PR8) PR6_WAIT.

  • Page 147: Snmp Device Index

    The Parameter List --- LPT2 Menu L2_CENTR. : HISPEED (IBM_PC, STNDRD, FAST, HISPEED, HINOACK) L2_BSYTM. : 60 L2_MGM_INFO. : AUTO (DISABLE, AUTO) L2_COMMENT. L2_BIDIR. : AUTO (DISABLE, AUTO) L2_READT. --- Email Menu EMAIL_NOTIFICATION. : NO REPLY_ADDRESS. : PAPER_JAM_ADDRESS. : OUT_OF_PAPER_ADDRESS. : TONER_LOW_ADDRESS.

  • Page 148

    The Parameter List Print Server LPR Queue Name Raw Port Number SNMP Device Index Three Port: Parallel LPT1 9100 Parallel LPT2 9101 Serial COM1 9102 Enable SNMP Status SNMP Status is enabled through Windows’ printer port settings. You have a three port print server and want to enable SNMP Status for Example LPT2.

  • Page 149: Section 17 Glossary

    Glossary Section 17 Glossary 802.11b A standard for wireless LAN communications operating within the 2.4 GHz ISM band. Access Point A network attached device that acts as a bridge between the wireless LAN and the wired LAN and interconnects wireless clients. Advanced Interactive eXecutive.

  • Page 150

    Glossary config File This is a file that resides in the print server’s memory and contains all the parameters that determine the print server’s functionality. By editing the config file (changing the parameter settings), you can configure the print server to meet the printing needs of your network. Client/server Printing Means that print jobs are sent to a file server, with different clients attached to the print queue, rather than directly to the print server (Peer-...

  • Page 151

    Glossary Internet Printing Protocol. A developing industry standard that allows users to print to remote printers across the Internet. With IPP, a user with an Internet connection can send a document to any printer connected to the Internet. IPP is platform independent and can be used to print over any LAN or WAN that supports TCP/IP.

  • Page 152

    Glossary NetWare An operating system for local area networks. Printer Control Language — a set of command codes used when printing. A PCL driver is a small program that works between the operating system and the printer. Peer-to-Peer Printing When selecting Peer-to-peer printing, all print jobs are sent directly to the print server, rather than through a file server (client/server).

  • Page 153

    Glossary TFTP Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) is an Internet software utility for transferring files that is simpler to use than the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) but less capable. It is used where user authentication and directory visibility are not required. TFTP uses the User Datagram Protocol (UDP) rather than the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP).

  • Page 154: Index

    Index Index Numerics 802.11b........... . 149 Access Point .

  • Page 155

    Index CA ............149 Certificate Authority .

  • Page 156

    Index Firmware........... 150 Upgrade .

  • Page 157

    Index LLC ............151 Local Printer .

  • Page 158

    Index Parameter List ..........95 PCL .

  • Page 159

    Index Software Default..........96 SPX .

  • Page 160

    Index Windows Adding Printers..........27 WINS.

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