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    Motorola, Inc., Broadband Communications Sector, 101 Tournament Drive, Horsham, PA 19044, 1-215-323-1000, declares under sole responsibility that the WPS870G complies with 47 CFR Parts 2 and 15 of the FCC Rules as a Class B digital device. This device complies with Part 15 of FCC Rules.

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    Computer to WPS870G Connection ...11 Installation Wizard Setup Procedure...12 Installation Notes ...12 Wireless Print Server Utility Installation ...18 WPS870G Utility Install for Windows 98SE/Windows ME...18 WPS870G Utility Installation for Windows 2000...22 WPS870G Utility Install for Windows XP...26 Existing Printer Driver Configuration...30...

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    WPS870G Server Status ... 38 Printer Status ... 39 Network Settings...40 Network Setting ... 40 Wireless Settings ...42 Wireless Basic ...42 Wireless Security ... 44 Printer Settings ...46 Configure Server... 46 Protocol Settings ...47 ® AppleTalk ... 47 NetBEUI... 48 Control Panel...49...

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    LPD on System V...88 LPD on Linux ...89 LPD on BSD...91 Printing using LPD ...92 Appendix D: NetWare ____________________________________ 93 Overview ...93 Creating an NDPS Manager Object...93 Starting NDPS...94 Creating an NDPS Printer Agent...94 Glossary _______________________________________________ 96 PAGE iii WPS870G...

  • Page 8: Features, Section 1: Overview

    Features Congratulations on the purchase of your new Wireless Print Server! Your Wireless Print Server (WPS870G) is designed to provide a simple and efficient network printing solution. It is packed with features, including: Wireless LAN Support. Wireless stations supporting the IEEE 802.11g standard (backwards compatible with 802.11b) can interoperate with the Wireless Print Server.

  • Page 9: Safety Instructions

    WPS870G Safety Instructions For your own safety, and to protect your Wireless Print Server, please observe the following safety advice: Unplug this device from its power source before cleaning. Use only a slightly dampened cloth for cleaning. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners.

  • Page 10: Package Contents

    You should find the following items packaged with your Wireless Print Server. If any items are missing, contact your dealer immediately. The Wireless Print Server Power Adapter CD-ROM containing all support programs and this manual Quick Start Guide Ethernet Cable PAGE 3 WPS870G...

  • Page 11: Wps870g Physical Description, Back Of Wps870g

    Use a USB cable to connect to a printer with this port. USB Port Ethernet Port Use an Ethernet cable to connect to a router or computer. Prints a test page or restores the WPS870G to the default login Restore settings. See...

  • Page 12: Test Print And Restore Button

    Use a non-PostScript printer instead. Also, printers that only use GDI printer language cannot print a diagnostic page. Ensure that both the WPS870G and the attached printer are powered. Press and release the Restore button. A test page prints containing the current settings.

  • Page 13: Front Of Wps870g, Led Indicators

    WPS870G Front of WPS870G The following illustration shows the front panel: LED Indicators There are four LED indicators on the front of the unit. The LED indicator modes are described in the following table. Color None 1. LAN Green Green...

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    All 4 LEDs PAGE 7 Condition Status No printer connected Solid On Printer is connected Blinking Sending data Solid On Printer problem or connection problem Blinking Firmware upgrade in process in conjunction with USB LED Solid On Device failed to initialize WPS870G...

  • Page 15: Overview, Before You Begin, A Choice, Ip Assignment, Section 2: Installation

    Wireless Print Server using the Print Server utility. This is the most common method. The following list provides an overview of what you need to get your WPS870G up and running: If not already installed, install the printer driver for a printer you intend to use.

  • Page 16: Choosing A Static Ip Address

    The method you choose depends on what you have available and how you want to work with the WPS870G. If you already have a wireless router, then the DHCP/dynamic IP address option is the easiest since it does not require any additional set up time, especially if used in conjunction with the Print Server utility.

  • Page 17: Hardware Setup, Wireless Router To Wps870g Connection

    Refer to your router’s documentation for further details. Hardware Setup If you chose to dynamically assign an IP address to your WPS870G, follow the Wireless Router connection procedure. If you chose static IP assignment, either hardware connection procedure can work.

  • Page 18: Computer To Wps870g Connection

    With the other end of the same Ethernet cable, plug it into the LAN port of your WPS870G. Plug in the power plug to the WPS870G and the other end into an electric outlet. The LAN LED illuminates when successfully connected.

  • Page 19: Installation Wizard Setup Procedure, Installation Notes

    If using Windows XP, you may have to temporarily disable your built-in firewall so that the Installation Wizard can operate successfully. Follow the directions here: To configure your WPS870G using the supplied CD-ROM: Insert the CD-ROM in your computer’s CD-ROM drive. The set up wizard starts automatically.

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    The Configure Device Name and Domain window is displayed: Type a descriptive name for the Device Name. Select the Domain on which you wish to use the WPS870G. The domain displayed is the domain currently in use. Most likely WORKGROUP is fine if using a domain.

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    WPS870G The Configure IP Address Settings window is displayed: Select the type of connection you chose at – Obtain IP Address Automatically – using a wireless router with a DHCP server – Static Assigned IP Address – manually assigned IP address If you selected Static Assigned IP Address, enter an unused IP address from the range used on your LAN.

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    Next (from the previous window) and Next again. The Set Print Server Password window is displayed. 12 It is recommended that you change the default password of ‘motorola’. Leaving this field blank keeps the default password. 13 Click Next.

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    WPS870G Item Description If you selected Ad-Hoc network, then select the wireless channel Channel of that network. 15 Once the information is entered, click Next. The Confirm Print Settings Window is displayed for your review. 16 If necessary, click Back to revise any settings. If everything is correct, click Accept.

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    If want to connect to the WPS870G using Ethernet, click Next. If you want to connect wirelessly to your WPS870G, follow these instructions: – Connect the printer to the appropriate port on the WPS870G. Parallel port cables should be less than 9.8 feet (3 meters) long. –...

  • Page 25: Wireless Print Server Utility Installation, Wps870g Utility Install For Windows 98se/windows Me

    WPS870G If you set up your WPS870G by directly connecting to a computer and not through a router, you might encounter this window. It may be necessary to click Refresh more than once to see your wireless information. You also can try re-powering your WPS870G and then clicking Refresh again.

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    After a brief interval, the Printer Port Setup window displays the printers attached to the WPS870G. Select the port and printer you want to install and click Next. The ADDPORT window is displayed, indicating you have successfully added the port.

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    WPS870G Click OK. The Configure Printer Port window is displayed: If your printer appears in the Existing Printers list, select it and click Connect. Otherwise, click Add New Printer. The Add Printer Wizard window is displayed: Windows 98 Locate the Manufacturer and your printer, or use the Have Disk option if appropriate, and click Next.

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    12 If the Printer Port Setup window is still open, you can set up another printer or click Close to exit the window. After you have finished the initial installation setup program on the CD-ROM, your WPS870G is up and running and ready for advanced wireless configuration. See Wireless Security Configuration Section 4: Web-Based Management...

  • Page 29: Wps870g Utility Installation For Windows 2000

    The name of the print server reflects its MAC address. After a brief interval, the Printer Port Setup window displays the printers attached to the WPS870G. Select the port and printer you want to install and click Next. User Guide...

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    The ADDPORT window is displayed, indicating you have successfully added the port. Click OK. The Configure Printer Port window is displayed: If your printer appears in the Existing Printers list, select it and click Connect. Otherwise, click Add New Printer. PAGE 23 WPS870G...

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    WPS870G The Select the Printer Port window is displayed: Select Use the following port: and scroll down until you see PrintServer Port in the Description column. Select that port and click Next. The Add Printer Wizard window is displayed: Locate the Manufacturer and your printer, or use the Have Disk option if appropriate, and click Next.

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    Keep or replace the driver as needed and click Next. The Name Your Printer window is displayed: Motorola recommends changing the Printer name to indicate that this printer is attached to your Wireless Print Server. Click Next. The Printer Sharing window is displayed: Click “Do not share this printer”...

  • Page 33: Wps870g Utility Install For Windows Xp

    The name of the print server reflects its MAC address. After a brief interval passes, the Printer Port Setup window displays the printers attached to the WPS870G. Select the port and printer you want to install and click Next.

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    User Guide Click OK. The Configure Printer Port window is displayed: If your printer appears in the Existing Printers list, select it and click Connect. Otherwise, click Add New Printer. PAGE 27 WPS870G...

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    Keep or replace the driver as needed and click Next. The Name Your Printer window is displayed: Motorola recommends changing the Printer name to indicate that this printer driver is attached to your Wireless Print Server. Click Next. The Printer Sharing window is displayed.

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    11 If the Printer Port Setup window is still open, you can set up another printer or click Close to exit the window. After you have finished the initial installation setup program on the CD-ROM, your WPS870G is up and running and ready for advanced wireless configuration. See Wireless Security Configuration Section 4: Web-Based Management...

  • Page 37: Existing Printer Driver Configuration

    WPS870G Existing Printer Driver Configuration This situation is for a printer you already have installed and want to use with the WPS870G. Once you have successfully installed the WPS870G, a Printer Port (named PrintServer) for the WPS870G has been created on your computer. You can use this Printer Port for existing printers already installed on your system.

  • Page 38: Section 3: Wireless Security Configuration, Overview, Logging In

    Your WPS870G must have received an IP address for you to connect to it. Start your Web browser. In the URL field, type http:// followed by the IP address of the WPS870G, for example: This is the IP address you assigned during the installation. If this is the first time you are logging into the device, it is recommended that you bookmark the address for easy retrieval.

  • Page 39: Wireless Security Setup

    Wireless Security Setup The wireless settings configured here represent the strongest settings possible for the WPS870G. If your wireless network does not support them, then match the strongest settings available on the network to which you are connecting. From the main menu, click Control Panel to access Device Security. The Device Security window is displayed: In the Login Password field, enter your Login Password.

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    If you selected WPA-PSK, type in the Pass-phrase used by the network. 10 Click Apply and then click Restart. Your wireless security configuration is now complete. PAGE 33 Medium Security Authentication Shared or Open Encryption WEP128 or WEP64 WPS870G No Security Authentication Open Encryption None...

  • Page 41: Preparation, Overview, Section 4: Web-based Management

    Because the WPS870G supports dynamic IP address allocation using DHCP, BOOTP, or RARP, the WPS870G ships with an IP address of This is not a valid IP address. Therefore, read the following flowchart to learn what you need to do:...

  • Page 42: Network Layout Diagrams

    WPS870G User Guide Network Layout Diagrams Below are examples of the two methods to work with your WPS870G in a home environment. DHCP IP address allocation Static IP address allocation PAGE 35...

  • Page 43: Connecting To The Wps870g

    The screenshots seen here are intended for reference only; your version of firmware may differ slightly. Your WPS870G must have received an IP address for you to connect to it, either by manually assigning it or by being assigned an IP address by your router.

  • Page 44: Help, Restart, And Logout

    Restart change you made requires that you restart the unit. For convenience, it is recommended that you finish all of your configuration changes and then restart the unit. Logs out of the print server’s Configuration Utility. Logout PAGE 37 WPS870G...

  • Page 45: Status, Server Status

    WPS870G Status Two windows are available for the Status section - Server and Printer. Each provides up-to-date information about the status of the WPS870G and attached printer(s). Server Status The initial window provides information about your WPS870G connections. Click Status > Server Status to access the window. The Server Status window is displayed: Review the Server Status page for details about your printer server functions.

  • Page 46: Printer Status

    The current version of the firmware used by the WPS870G. Firmware Version Printer Status This window provides information about the printers that are connected to the WPS870G. Click Status > Printer Status to access the window. The Printer Status window is displayed: PAGE 39...

  • Page 47: Network Settings, Network Setting

    You have two options at this point, either DHCP or Set IP Address. If you are using a router with a DHCP server that has assigned an IP address to the WPS870G, then select DHCP. Motorola recommends this approach because there is less management involved.

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    If your network segment uses a router or gateways, type its IP address here. Otherwise, leave the address as Sets how long the WPS870G should wait before retrying a TCP/IP Delay before connection that is lost. Allowable values are from 0 to 255 seconds, reconnection with two as the default.

  • Page 49: Wireless Settings, Wireless Basic

    WPS870G Wireless Settings Wireless Settings allows you to update wireless parameters, enabling you to successfully connect to your wireless network. For example, use Wireless Basic window to enter the Network Name (SSID) and select the type of Wireless Encryption to use.

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    From the Link Info window: Click Refresh from the Link Info window to update the connection settings. Click Close to return to the previous window. Click to save your settings. Apply Click to cancel any changes. Cancel PAGE 43 WPS870G...

  • Page 51: Wireless Security

    Wireless Security The Wireless Security window allows you to configure the security settings for your WPS870G. Select the settings necessary to match the encryption used by your wireless network. Click Wireless Settings > Wireless Security to access the window. The Wireless...

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    The Pass-phrase must be between 8 and 63 characters. There is no guarantee that the pass-phrase option will work with non-Motorola devices. Match the Key Index used by the wireless network. The number you Key Index select here determines which field is used below.

  • Page 53: Printer Settings, Configure Server

    WPS870G Item Description Click to cancel any changes. Cancel Printer Settings Printer Settings allows you to update print server parameters to work with different printer networks. Configure Server Click Printer Settings to access the window. The Configure Server window is displayed:...

  • Page 54: Protocol Settings, Appletalk

    The Wireless Print Server is designed to work with LaserWriter Printer Object (or 100% compatible) printers. Type Sets ASCII or Binary communication protocol for the port. Communication Protocol Click to return the AppleTalk options to their default settings. Get Defaults PAGE 47 WPS870G...

  • Page 55: Netbeui

    WPS870G Item Description Click to save your settings. Apply Click to cancel any changes. Cancel NetBEUI Click Protocol Settings > NetBEUI to access the NetBEUI window. The NetBEUI window is displayed: Item Description Type the designated work group to be serviced by the Wireless Print Domain Name Server.

  • Page 56: Control Panel, Device Security

    User Guide Control Panel Control Panel allows you to adjust the password to the WPS870G and to update the unit’s firmware. Device Security Device Security enables you to change the password of the Web-based GUI of the WPS870G as well as the Login Idle Time.

  • Page 57: Updating Firmware

    Click OK to continue. When the firmware upgrade completes, a dialog box appears: Check that the LAN or Wireless LED is illuminated on your WPS870G and click OK. Log back on to the WPS870G by entering the WPS870G’s IP address.

  • Page 58: Printing Methods, Overview, Which Printing Method Should I Use, Section 5: Alternate Client Computer Configurations

    This section describes possible client configurations that LAN clients can use for the printer or printers attached to the WPS870G when not using the Print Server utility. Use one of these methods only if you are unable to use the Printer Server’s utility.

  • Page 59: Checking Your Network Protocols (windows 9x)

    WPS870G Checking Your Network Protocols (Windows 9x) Your computer must have either TCP/IP or NetBEUI protocols installed. All versions of Windows after Windows 95 already have TCP/IP installed by default. You must verify that the desired protocols are available, as follows: From your computer, click Start >...

  • Page 60: Windows Ip Printing, What Is Required

    An installed and connected WPS870G. An active printer attached to the WPS870G. The IP address of the WPS870G – it is suggested that you use a Static IP address for this feature, because an IP address supplied by a DHCP server might change.

  • Page 61: Windows 98se/me Ip Printer Port Setup

    Monitor > Add IPP Port. The Configure IPP Port window is displayed: In the IP address field, type the IP address or URL of the WPS870G. The Port Name field automatically displays the name used. If using a Proxy Server, enter the necessary information (this will be the same as your browser configuration).

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    Note: If using the Epson Spooler Manager, this program must be disabled, as follows: Run the Epson Spooler Manager. Select Queue Setup from the menu. Click Use Print Manager for this port. Click OK to exit. PAGE 55 WPS870G...

  • Page 63: Windows 2000/xp Ip Printer Port Setup

    WPS870G Windows 2000/XP IP Printer Port Setup The recommended printing method is to use the LPR protocol for IP printing: Open your Printers folder (usually Start > Settings > Printers), right-click the desired printer and select Properties. The Properties window is displayed: Select the Ports tab and click Add Port.

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    The Add Standard TCP/IP Printer Port Wizard window is displayed: Enter the IP Address of the Print Server in the Printer Name or IP address field and click Next. The Additional Port Information Required window is displayed: Select Custom and click Settings. PAGE 57 WPS870G...

  • Page 65: Print Jobs Management

    Settings > Printers) and double-click any printer to see the current print jobs. If the printer attached to the WPS870G has been changed (for example its driver has been updated), run the Add IPP Port program again and select the correct printer.

  • Page 66: Advanced Port Options

    The Port Name cannot be changed after installation. This name is shown in the Printer's Properties. Sets how often Windows polls the Wireless Print Server to establish a Retry connection when the printer is busy. Increase this value if you get too many Interval warning messages. PAGE 59 WPS870G...

  • Page 67: Windows Smb Printing

    This method requires no additional software to be installed, but either the NetBEUI or TCP/IP protocol must be installed on your computer. If you need to change the Domain name of your WPS870G, run the Installation Wizard again. Use the following procedure to configure the WPS870G’s printer as a Windows SMB network printer: Double-click the Network Neighborhood or My Network Places icon on your desktop.

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    This printer now appears in your Printers folder (Start > Settings > Printers) and can be used like any other printer. However, SMB printing is not suitable for large complex print jobs – use Windows IP Printing PAGE 61 instead. WPS870G...

  • Page 69: Windows With Server-based Print Queues

    WPS870G Windows with Server-based Print Queues With a Server-based Print Queue, the WPS870G is installed on an existing Network Server (Windows, Unix, or NetWare), rather than on your computer. If your Network Administrator uses this system, each Windows client must be set up to work with your network server as follows: Open your Printers folder, and start the Add Printer Wizard by clicking Start >...

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    Select the correct printer Manufacturer and Model, as advised by your Network Administrator and click Next. Follow the prompts to complete the Wizard. The new printer will be listed with any other installed printers, and may be selected when printing from any Windows application. PAGE 63 WPS870G...

  • Page 71: Macintosh ® (appletalk), Software Requirements, Appletalk Setup, Printing, Advanced Setup And Management

    WPS870G ® Macintosh (AppleTalk) The Wireless Print Server supports AppleTalk (EtherTalk), PAP, ATP, NBP, ZIP and DDP protocols, enabling Macintosh computers on the network to view and use the Wireless Print Server as a regular AppleTalk printer. Software Requirements Mac OS 9.x or newer.

  • Page 72: Macintosh Os X, Lpr Printing Setup

    In the LPR Printer's Address field, enter the IP address of the Print Server. Enter the Queue Name (L1 for Parallel Port, L2 for USB Port). Select the Printer Model from the drop-down list. Click Add. Configuration is complete. PAGE 65 IP Assignment for details). WPS870G...

  • Page 73: Internet Printing Protocol (ipp) Requirements, Overview, Installing Ipp Client – Windows 98se/me

    This section covers the Internet Printing Protocol for the WPS870G. Overview Your WPS870G uses a special protocol, IPP (Internet Printing Protocol), to allow remote printing to any printer on your network, or if your network allows, from anywhere on the Internet.

  • Page 74: Ipp Client Configuration – Windows 98se/me

    Proxy Server, and enter details of your Proxy Server (this will be the same as your Browser configuration). For Port Number use 631. If necessary, click Select Device Port to view the available ports on the WPS870G, and select the appropriate port.

  • Page 75: Ipp Client Setup – Windows 2000/xp

    IPP Client software. If using a router, you need to configure it to forward port 631 to the WPS870G. To use the Windows IPP Client with the WPS870G: Start the Add Printer wizard by clicking Start > Settings > Printers.

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    Printer window is displayed to prompt you to install the printer driver. Click OK and then select the printer manufacturer and model that matches the printer connected to the port on the WPS870G. Click Next and complete the Wizard.

  • Page 77: Changing The Ipp Port Settings, Using Ipp Printers

    WPS870G Changing the IPP Port Settings After the IPP port is created, you can access the Configure IPP Port window using the Windows Port Settings button: Open the Printers folder by clicking Start > Settings > Printers. Right-click the IPP Printer and select Properties.

  • Page 78: Section 7: Troubleshooting, Contact Information, Hardware And Lan Solutions

    Wireless Print Server, because its default mode is "Infrastructure". You must use the wired interface for initial configuration. If using "Infrastructure" mode, verify that the SSID of the WPS870G matches your Access Point’s SSID. The Access Point itself has a blank (null) SSID.

  • Page 79: Appletalk (macintosh) Solutions

    WPS870G Ensure that the computer used for configuration has the TCP/IP network protocol installed. Test its network connection by seeing if you can locate other LAN devices from the computer. (For example, Use Network Neighborhood and try to browse the network.)

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    If you are using an USB-enabled print driver to connect your printer to the Wireless Print Server, you might need to download and use an Ethernet-enabled print driver. You will also need to use IP Printing (LPR) if you use an Ethernet print driver. See PAGE 73 WPS870G LPR Printing Setup.

  • Page 81: Windows Printing Solutions, The Installation Wizard Cannot Detect My Print Server In Windows Xp

    WPS870G Windows Printing Solutions The Installation Wizard cannot detect my Print Server in Windows XP. You may need to disable your built-in firewall in Windows XP. You must be logged on to your computer with an enable/disable the firewall. Follow the directions here:

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    OK. Continue the Add Printer Wizard until finished. If prompted about sharing the printer, do not enable Sharing. Once finished, navigate to the Printers folder (Start > Settings > Printers). The printer icon will be grayed out indicating the printer is not ready. PAGE 75 WPS870G...

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    WPS870G Right-click the Printer and select Properties, then the Details tab, as shown below. Click Add Port. On the Add Port window, select Other, then Printer Server, as the port to add, as shown below. User Guide PAGE 76...

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    Using Windows 2000/XP, I installed the printer using LPR as recommended, but I cannot print. Check that the correct Printer driver is being used. Try disabling the Bidirectional printing support, as follows: Open the Printers folder by navigating Start > Settings > Printers. Right-click on the Printer and select Properties. PAGE 77 WPS870G...

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    WPS870G Select the Ports tab. Uncheck the Enable bidirectional support checkbox. Click OK. When printing from some software applications such as PowerPoint, it takes a long time and the printout is incorrect. The problem is due to the printer, which is configured to Start printing after the first page is spooled.

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    For example: net use lpt1 \\MOT3000014\P1 /persistent:yes and press Enter. To terminate this capture, use the following command at the command prompt: net use lpt1 /delete and press Enter. Type exit to close the window. PAGE 79 WPS870G...

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    WPS870G User Guide I have set up IPP Printing using my router but can no longer print. If your ISP uses a DHCP server to assign you an IP address, it is likely that the IP address has changed. Reconfigure your IPP Printer Port to use the new IP address. See Section 6: Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) for details on how to configure.

  • Page 88: Unix ® Troubleshooting

    The Print Server’s IP address is forgotten and it needs to be installed in a new environment. Use the Restore button to restore the factory default settings, as described below, then configured as a new device. See PAGE 81 Test Print and Restore Button for details on resetting it. WPS870G...

  • Page 89: Appendix A: Specifications, General Specifications, Parallel Port Pin Assignments

    WPS870G Appendix A: Specifications General Specifications Wireless Print Server WPS870G Power Consumption External Power Adapter LEDs Parallel Port USB Port (1.1 & 2.0) Ethernet Connector FCC / CE Environmental Specifications Operating Temperature Storage Temperature Shipping Temperature Operating Humidity Storage Humidity...

  • Page 90: Protocol Support, Feature Support

    +Data 7 - ACK + Busy + Paper End + Select - Auto Feed - Error - Init - Select In 18-25 Protocol Support Model TCP/IP WPS870G √ Feature Support Model HTTP E-mail Setup Printing WPS870G √ √ PAGE 83 Direction...

  • Page 91: Appendix B: Windows Server Configuration, Windows Nt 4.0 Server, Adding Tcp/ip Printing Support

    WPS870G Appendix B: Windows Server Configuration Windows NT 4.0 Server If using Windows NT 4.0, Microsoft TCP/IP Printing Support must be installed. If it is already installed, add a TCP/IP Remote Printer, as described below. Otherwise, install TCP/IP printing support and then add a TCP/IP Remote Printer.

  • Page 92: Windows 2000/2003 Server

    If desired, click Additional Drivers and install printer drivers for other versions of Windows, such as Windows 98. This will assist users during the installation process. Click OK to close this Window. Configuration is now complete. Client computers can now be configured as described in PAGE 85 WPS870G Section 2:Installation.

  • Page 93: Appendix C: Unix Systems, Overview, Wireless Print Server Ip Address Configuration

    WPS870G Appendix C: Unix Systems Overview Your Wireless Print Server supports the LPD Unix printing method, which is supported by all common Unix systems. You must configure both the Wireless Print Server itself and your Unix system, as described in the following sections.

  • Page 94: Lpd Configuration

    PAGE 87 Entry Use a single-word queue name, which indicates which printer is attached. Wireless Print Server name as used in /etc/hosts.lpd. Logical printer number (for example, L1) to service this queue. Use default value. (AIX Version xxx) WPS870G...

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    WPS870G LPD on System V Before beginning LPD Setup, ensure that an IP address has been assigned to the Wireless Print Server. Keep the following points in mind: The remote host name is the name of the Wireless Print Server.

  • Page 96: Lpd On Linux

    The procedure is described below, but may vary according to your version of Linux. Start your X-windows shell. Select Control Panel, then Printer Configuration. Select Add. For the printer type, select Remote Unix (lpd) Queue. Use the following data to complete the resulting dialog. PAGE 89 WPS870G...

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    WPS870G Field Data Enter a name for this printer Name /var/spool/lpd/name_of_printer Spool Directory 0 (no limit) File Limit Name or IP address of Wireless Print Server Remote Host for example, MOT000014 Note: host file entry is required to use the name instead of...

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    Note: The entry is really one line, but can be entered as shown. Use a TAB character where shown. Printer_name|Remote_Printer_Alias:\ ] :lp=:\ ] :rm=PS_NAME:\ ] :rp=Logical_Printer_name:\ ] :sd=Spooler_directory:\ ] :mx#0: PAGE 91 Sample Command mkdir /usr/spool/Spooler_dir chown daemon /usr/spool/Spooler_dir chmod 775 /usr/spool/Spooler_dir chgrp daemon /usr/spool/Spooler_dir See below lcomputer start printer_name WPS870G...

  • Page 99: Printing Using Lpd

    WPS870G Where: Printer_name is the Print Queue name used to store jobs for the corresponding logical printer. PS_NAME is the Wireless Print Server name defined in /etc/hosts. Logical_Printer_name is the logical printer name on the Wireless Print Server (for example, L1).

  • Page 100: Appendix D: Netware, Overview, Creating An Ndps Manager Object

    Type a name in the NDPS Manager Name (for example, SerMGR in the window above). Browse the Resident Server and select where you want the NDPS Manager object to be assigned (for example, TECH_50.TeSupp in window above). PAGE 93 WPS870G Creating an...

  • Page 101: Starting Ndps, Creating An Ndps Printer Agent

    WPS870G Browse the Database Volume and select where you want the NDPS Manager database to be assigned (for example, TECH_50_SYS.TeSupp in the window above). Click Create. The new NDPS Manager will appear in the main browser window. Starting NDPS To start the NDPS Manager, enter the following command at the console: LOAD NDPSM then select the NDPS Manager object.

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    12 The new Printer Agent will now appear in the Printer Agent List window. Repeat this procedure for any other ports on the Print Server, or for any other logical printers you want to use. Client computers can now be configured as described in PAGE 95 WPS870G Section 2:Installation.

  • Page 103: Glossary

    WPS870G Glossary Access Point (AP) A device that provides wireless LAN connectivity to wireless clients (stations). Adapter A device or card that connects a computer, printer, or other peripheral device to the network or to some other device. A wireless adapter connects a computer to the wireless LAN.

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    Internet IP address. It is used when you are hosting your own web server, FTP server, or another server behind the router. Default Gateway A routing device that forwards traffic not destined to a station within the local subnet. PAGE 97 WPS870G...

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    The DNS lookup table is a distributed Internet database; no one DNS server lists all domain name to IP address matches. Domain Name A unique name, such as, that maps to an IP address. Domain names are typically much easier to remember than are IP addresses. See DNS.

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    ROM or PROM, it is retained even when the device is turned off. Firmware is upgradeable. File Transfer Protocol is a standard Internet protocol for exchanging files between computers. FTP is commonly used to download programs and other files to a computer from web pages on Internet servers. PAGE 99 WPS870G...

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    WPS870G Gateway A device that enables communication between networks using different protocols. See also router. Graphical User Interface Hexadecimal A base-sixteen numbering system that uses sixteen sequential numbers (0 to 9 and the letters A to F) as base units before adding a new position.

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    12 hexadecimal digits printed on the unit’s label. Also called an Ethernet address, physical address, hardware address, or NIC address. One megabyte; equals 1,024 x 1,024 bytes, 1,024 kilobytes, or about 8 million bits. Mbps Million bits per second (megabits per second). A rate of data transfer. PAGE 101 WPS870G...

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    WPS870G The Maximum Transmission Unit is the largest amount of data that can be transmitted in one discrete message on a given physical network. The MTU places an upper bound limit on the size of a message that can be transferred by the network in a single frame.

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    IP address is visible to devices on the Internet. See also Private IP Address. RJ-11 The most common type of connector for household or office phones. RJ-45 An 8-pin modular connector; the most common connector type for 10Base-T or 100Base-T Ethernet networks. PAGE 103 WPS870G...

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    WPS870G Roaming The ability to transfer your wireless session from one AP to another AP seamlessly. Read-Only Memory. Router On IP networks, a device connecting at least two networks, which may or may not be similar. A router is typically located at a gateway between networks.

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    A passenger protocol, such as IP, for the original data User Datagram Protocol. A method used along with the IP to send data in the form of message units (datagram) between network devices over a LAN or WAN. PAGE 105 WPS870G...

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    WPS870G Unicast A point-to-point data transmission sent from one sender to one receiver. This the normal way you access websites. See also multicast. UPnP Universal Plug and Play Universal Serial Bus is a computer interface for add-on devices such as printers, scanners, mice, modems, or keyboards. USB supports data transfer rates of 12 Mbps and plug-and-play installation.

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    IEEE 802.11b/g. WLAN Wireless LAN. Wi-Fi Protected Access. A security regimen developed by IEEE for protection of data on a WLAN. World Wide Web. An interface to the Internet that you use to navigate and hyperlink to information. PAGE 107 WPS870G...

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