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Multi-Protocol Print Server
Network User's Guide
For visually-impaired users :
This Network User's Guide can be read by Screen Reader 'text-to-
speech' software.
You must set up the hardware and install the driver before you can use the printer.
Please read the Quick Setup Guide to set up the printer. You can find a printed copy in the box or view
it on the CD-ROM we have supplied.
Please read this Network User's Guide thoroughly before you use the printer.
Keep the CD-ROM in a convenient place so you can use it quickly if you need to.
Please visit our web site at http://solutions.brother.com where you can get answers to Frequently
Asked Questions (FAQs), Product Support and Technical Questions, and the latest Driver Updates
and Utilities.
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  • Page 1 You must set up the hardware and install the driver before you can use the printer. Please read the Quick Setup Guide to set up the printer. You can find a printed copy in the box or view it on the CD-ROM we have supplied.
  • Page 2 Frequently asked questions (FAQs) The Brother Solutions Center is our one-stop resource for all your Printer needs. You can download the latest software and utilities, read FAQs and troubleshooting tips, and go to the ‘Solutions’ section to learn how to get the most from your Brother product.
  • Page 3 Brother fax back system (USA only) Brother has installed an easy to use fax back system so you can get instant answers to common technical questions and product information. This is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can use the system to send the information to any fax machine.
  • Page 4 Compilation and Publication Under the supervision of Brother Industries Ltd., this manual has been compiled and published, covering the latest product descriptions and specifications. The contents of this manual and the specifications of this product are subject to change without notice.
  • Page 5: Industry Canada Compliance Statement (for Canada Only)

    - Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. - Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. Important Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Brother Industries, Ltd. could void the user's authority to operate the equipment. Industry Canada Compliance Statement (For Canada only) This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
  • Page 6: Declaration Of Conformity (europe)

    Declaration of Conformity (Europe) Brother Industries, Ltd., 15-1, Naeshiro-cho, Mizuho-ku, Nagoya 467-8561, Japan declare that this product is in conformity with the following normative documents. Safety: EN 60950, EMC: EN 55022 Class B, following the provisions of the Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC and the Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive 89/336/EEC (as amended by 91/263/EEC and 92/31/EEC).
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Peer to Peer Printing ... 3-1 How to Print in a Windows Overview... 3-1 TCP/IP Printing... 3-1 Installing the Brother Peer to Peer Software ... 3-2 Associating to the printer ... 3-3 Adding a Second Brother LPR Port... 3-3 Other Sources of Information ... 3-3 NetBIOS Peer to Peer Printing...
  • Page 8 How to Print using NetBIOS in Windows Overview... 4-1 Print Server Configuration ... 4-2 Changing the workgroup/domain name on a web browser ... 4-3 NetBIOS Port Monitor for Windows Installing the Brother NetBIOS Port Monitor... 4-3 Associating the printer ... 4-4 ® Windows 95/98/Me ... 4-4 ®...
  • Page 9 TCP/IP Configuration... 9-1 Assigning TCP/IP Information ... 9-1 Overview... 9-1 Using the printer control panel to allocate an IP address ... 9-1 Changing the IP Address using the BRAdmin Professional utility (Windows users only) ... 9-2 Using BRAdmin Professional utility and the IPX/SPX Protocol to set the IP address ... 9-2 Using BRAdmin Professional utility and the TCP/IP Protocol to set the IP address ...
  • Page 10: How To Use This Guide

    How to Use This Guide Conventions The following terms and symbols are used in the present guide: Glossary Notes provide you with useful information. References indicate related information that may be useful.
  • Page 11: Unix Printing

    For special applications, raw TCP ports are also available. The Brother print server is pre-configured to run on a TCP/IP network with a minimum of setup. The only mandatory configuration of the print server is the allocation of an IP address, which can be either automatically assigned using DHCP, or manually assigned using the BRAdmin Professional utility or the printer control panel.
  • Page 12: General Tcp/ip Unix Host Configuration

    The node name in this file does not necessarily need to be the same as the one that is actually configured into the Brother print server (the name that appears on the printer settings page), however, it is good practice to make the names the same. Some operating systems, such as HP/UX, do not accept the "_"...
  • Page 13 ":". This will create a queue named laser1 on the host computer that communicates to a Brother print server with a node name (rm) of BRN_310107, which can print to a Brother printer through spool directory / usr/spool/lpd/laser1.
  • Page 14: Linux Configuration

    HP/UX Configuration In the case of HP/UX10.xx, the sam program is used to set up the remote printer. The steps are as follows: Execute the sam program. From the list of options, select Printers and Plotters.
  • Page 15: Ibm Rs/6000 Aix Configuration

    (spooler host) in addition to the above information. You will add a physical and a remote printer, and then assign a logical printer to the remote printer (a unique name that does not match any other name). To print, use the lp -d command with the logical printer name.
  • Page 16: Sun Solaris 2.x Configuration

    BSD (the default setting), and click Add. Note that we recommend that you use the /etc/hosts file for the printer name rather than NIS or other name services. Also note that due to a bug in the Sun lpd implementation on Solaris 2.4 and earlier releases, you may experience problems printing very long print jobs.
  • Page 17: Sco Unix Configuration

    Edit the /etc/printcap file to include formfeed and add the text rp=lpaf. SCO UNIX requires TCP/IP V1.2 or later to work with Brother print servers. You must first configure the /etc/hosts and /etc/printcap files as described in step 2. Then run the sysadmsh program as follows: Select Printers.
  • Page 18: Dec Tcp/ip Servers For Vms(ucx)

    BINARY_P1. IBM AS/400 To use a Brother print server with an IBM AS/400 running IBM's TCP/IP gateways services for OS/400 (the OS/400 system must be v3.1 or later) Use the CFGTCP command at your OS/400 prompt to add the print server's TCP/IP address to the AS/ 400 host table.
  • Page 19: Other Systems

    DESTTYPE(*OTHER) MFRTYPMDL(*HP5SI) INTNETADR('10.0.0.200') TEXT('Arnes Printer') If you are using A4 paper, you may find that the printer page formatting is incorrect (this is probably because your AS/400 system is set to Letter sized paper), to resolve this problem, do the following:...
  • Page 20: Other Sources Of Information

    If you have not created a spool directory for the Brother print server on your UNIX host computer, you will need to do so now (the printer setup utilities in HP/UX, AIX, Solaris 2.xx, and other systems will automatically create the spool directory). The lpd spool directory is usually located in the /usr/spool directory (check with your system manager to see if the location is different for your system).
  • Page 21: Tcp/ip Printing

    OS/2 Warp Server file servers, as well as from OS/2 Warp Connect workstations using the TCP/IP protocol. Quick Tips: The default IP address of Brother print servers is 0.0.0.0. To change it, use the printer control panel (if applicable), the BRAdmin Professional utility, or let your DHCP server allocate an IP address.
  • Page 22: Windows ® 2000/xp Printing (printer Driver Not Yet Installed)

    Click the Finish button to complete the Wizard. Now that you have configured the port, you must specify which printer driver you wish to use. Select the appropriate driver from the list of supported printers. If you are using a driver supplied with the printer on CD-ROM then select the Have Disk option to browse to the CD-ROM.
  • Page 23: Ipp Printing From Windows 2000/xp Clients

    Click the Connect to a printer on the Internet or on your intranet option. You must now enter a URL name. A typical example of a URL name for a printer that supports the IPP protocol is: http://ip_address:631/ipp (where ip_address is the IP address, NetBIOS name or DNS name of the print server).
  • Page 24: Windows Nt 4.0 Printing

    “BRN_xxxxxx” where xxxxxx is the last six digits of the Ethernet dress. Type in the print server service name in the Name of printer or print queue on that server: box. If you do not know which service name to use, enter BINARY_P1 and then click on OK.
  • Page 25: Windows ® Nt 4.0 Printing (printer Driver Already Installed)

    “BRN_xxxxxx” where xxxxxx is the last six digits of the Ethernet address. Type in the print server service name in the Name of printer or print queue on that server: box. If you do not know which service name to use, enter BINARY_P1 and then click on OK.
  • Page 26: Lan Server, Os/2 Warp Server Configuration

    LAN Server, OS/2 Warp Server Configuration Brother print servers will work with IBM LAN Server, OS/2 Warp Server networks that have IBM TCP/IP V2.0 or later installed on the file server (TCP/IP is supplied as standard with LAN Server V4.0 and later as well as Warp Server).
  • Page 27: Other Sources Of Information

    LPD printer name, the lines will be staggered; don't worry about this because normal DOS, Windows The Brother print server will appear as a standard OS/2 printer to application programs. To make the print server operate transparently with DOS programs, execute the following command on each...
  • Page 28: Peer To Peer Printing

    PC can share resources with other PCs on the network without the need for a central file server. Quick Tips: The default IP address of Brother print servers is 0.0.0.0. To change it, use the printer control panel (if applicable), the BRAdmin Professional utility, or let your DHCP server allocate an IP address to the printer.
  • Page 29: Installing The Brother Peer To Peer Software

    Select the Brother Peer to Peer Print (LPR) button. Select the desired directory to install the Brother Network Direct Print files and push Next. The installation program will create the directory for you if it does not already exist on your disk.
  • Page 30: Associating To The Printer

    (recommended) or replacing it. Select the desired option and press Next. Select the Brother LPR port (the port name you assigned in step 4 of the “Installing the Brother Peer to Peer Software” section) and press Next.
  • Page 31: Netbios Peer To Peer Printing

    PC's that are connected to Microsoft networks. Quick Tips: The default IP address of Brother print servers is 0.0.0.0. To change it, use the printer control panel, the BRAdmin Professional utility, or let your DHCP server allocate an IP address to the...
  • Page 32: Print Server Configuration

    The Brother print server automatically has a default workgroup/ domain name of WORKGROUP. If you need to change name, you can configure the Brother print server to recognize this. There are two ways of doing this. (If you are unsure about the name of your workgroup or domain, look in the identification tab in your network applet).
  • Page 33: Changing The Workgroup/domain Name On A Web Browser

    This software requires the TCP/IP transport protocols to be installed on your Windows NT4.0/2000/XP computer. To install those protocols refer to your Windows If you are using the TCP/IP protocol, the proper IP address should be defined on both the Brother print server and your client PC.
  • Page 34: Associating The Printer

    If you have selected a printer driver that is already being used, you have the option of either keeping the existing driver (recommended) or replacing it. Select the desired option and press Next. Select the Brother NetBIOS Port (the port name you assigned in step 6 of the “Installing the Brother NetBIOS Port Monitor” section and press Next.
  • Page 35: Adding A Second Netbios Print Port

    4.0 / Windows Click on the Port/s tab and push the Add Port button. In the Add Port dialog, highlight Brother NetBIOS port. Click New Port and enter the port name. The default port name is BNT1. If you have already used this name, you will get an error message if you try to use it again, in which case use BNT2, etc..
  • Page 36: Lan Server/os/2 Warp Server Configuration

    LAN Server/OS/2 Warp Server Configuration As Brother print servers support the SMB protocol over TCP/IP via a NetBIOS interface, you can easily configure your printer to work with an IBM LAN Server and OS/2 Warp Server networks that have IBM TCP/IP V2.0 or later installed on the file server.
  • Page 37: Configuring Internet Printing For Windows

    IF THE PRINTER DRIVER HAS NOT BEEN INSTALLED One of the benefits of the IPP printing protocol is that it establishes the model name of the printer when you communicate with it. After successful communication you will see the model name of the printer automatically.
  • Page 38: Other Sources Of Information

    Click OK. You will then see the printer selection screen in the Add Printer Wizard. If your printer is not in the list of supported printers, click the Have Disk button. You will then be asked to insert the driver disk.
  • Page 39: Novell Netware Printing

    How to configure Novel NetWare Printing Overview Brother print servers allow NetWare client PCs to print jobs on the same printer as TCP/IP or other network protocol users. All NetWare jobs are spooled through the Novel server and delivered to the printer when it is available.
  • Page 40: Interface

    Remote Printer Mode In the remote printer mode, the print server running on the file server sends jobs to the printer. The printer prints out the jobs retrieved from the print server. In this mode, the printer does not use up any user license of the file server.
  • Page 41: Configuring In Directory Service (nds)

    Configuring in Directory Service (NDS) We have to create the print server, printer, and each object of the queue for this printer on the NetWare file server. Click Print Environment Settings. The NetWare Print Environment Settings dialog box is displayed.
  • Page 42: Creating Print Queue Object

    When you use Remote Printer mode, reboot the NetWare print server on the NetWare file server. Configuring in Bindery Service We have to create the print server, printer, and each object of the queue for this printer on the NetWare file server.
  • Page 43: Creating The Print Server Object

    Creating the Print Server Object Click the Create button. If you are in remote printer mode, you can also select the Print Server that is already created. For the procedure, refer to the online Help file. The Input Name dialog box is displayed.
  • Page 44 Remote Printer Name File Server Click the NetWare Control tab. Enter the required item and click the OK button. When you use Remote Printer mode, reboot the NetWare print server on the NetWare file server. Queue Server Mode BRN_4000F4 CLEVER...
  • Page 45: Appletalk (ethertalk) Tcp/ip Printing

    The default password for Brother print servers is access. The default IP address of Brother print servers is 0.0.0.0. To change it, use the printer control panel, the BRAdmin Professional utility or let your DHCP server alloate an IP address to the printer.
  • Page 46: Macintosh Configuration

    For Mac OS 8.6 - 9.2 Users Before you try to use the Brother print server, you must first enable the AppleTalk protocol from the Network Control Panel on the Macintosh. Refer to “Setting up AppleTalk” in “Mac Help” on your Macintosh.
  • Page 47: For Mac Os® X 10.1 - 10.2 Users

    How to Select the Print Server (TCP/IP) Apple has developed the Desktop Printer utility. This can be found from the Apple menu (this is only available from System 8.6 or later). When you run it you will see the following screen:...
  • Page 48 Figure 7-3Entering the IP address and Queue If you do not specify the correct value the printer may not print, or it may not print the data correctly. Please ensure that the value you enter here matches with the Service name of the printer.
  • Page 49: Changing The Configuration

    Whenever you send a print job, the printer that you just created will be used. Changing the Configuration From a Macintosh, the easiest way to change the printer or print server parameters is to use a web browser. Simply connect to the printer using the format: http://ip_address where ip_address is the address of the printer.
  • Page 50: Web Based Management

    Quick Tips: The default IP address of Brother print servers is 0.0.0.0. To change it, use the printer’s control panel the BRAdmin Professional utility, or let your DHCP server allocate an IP address to the printer.
  • Page 51: Other Sources Of Information

    Other Sources of Information Visit http://solutions.brother.com/ for more information on network printing. Refer to Quick Setup Guide of the printer to learn how to configure the IP address of the printer. 8 - 2 WEB BASED MANAGEMENT...
  • Page 52: Tcp/ip Configuration

    IP address configuration. By default Brother print servers have a an IP address of 0.0.0.0. However, you can easily change this IP address number to match with the IP address details of your network. This can be done in any of the following ways: Printer’s control panel...
  • Page 53: Changing The Ip Address Using The Bradmin Professional Utility (windows Users Only)

    The BRAdmin Professional utility can use the IPX/SPX or TCP/IP protocols to communicate with the Brother print server. As the default IP address of Brother print servers is 0.0.0.0, the print server will probably be incompatible with the IP address numbering scheme on your network.
  • Page 54: Using Bradmin Professional Utility And The Tcp/ip Protocol To Set The Ip Address

    Select the Device menu and choose the Search Active Devices. If the print server is set to its factory default settings, or your printer IP address is not appropriate to your network environment, the print server will not appear in the BRAdmin Professional utility. Set the correct IP address to your network environment using IPX/SPX filter or printer control panel.
  • Page 55: Troubleshooting

    (make sure that you have entered the print server name). If you can see Print Server Status and Control in the menu, then the Brother print server is visible to the network, proceed to the Novel NetWare Installation Troubleshooting Section. Otherwise, go to step 3.
  • Page 56 Ethernet addresses to pass through (a process known as filtering); therefore, such a bridge must be configured to allow Brother print server addresses. Likewise, a router can be set up to pass only certain protocols, so be sure that the desired protocol can be passed through to the print server.
  • Page 57: Intermittent Problems

    Intermittent Problems If the print server and printer start up OK, but you intermittently have problems printing, check the following: If you can print small jobs but large graphics jobs are distorted or incomplete, make sure that you have adequate memory in your printer and the latest printer driver installed on your computer. The latest Brother printer drivers can be downloaded from http://solutions.brother.com...
  • Page 58: Unix Troubleshooting

    If you cannot print from DEC TCP/IP Service for VMS (UCX), make sure that you have version 2.0B or later of this software, because earlier versions will not work with Brother print servers. TROUBLESHOOTING 10 - 4...
  • Page 59: Windows ® Nt/lan Server (tcp/ip) Troubleshooting

    Windows 95/98/Me Peer to Peer Print (LPR) Troubleshooting If you are having trouble printing on a Windows the following: Make sure that the Brother LPR Port driver is correctly installed and configured according to the ® Windows 95/98/Me Peer-to-Peer chapters.
  • Page 60: Ipp Troubleshoothing

    If you cannot print from NetWare and you have checked the hardware and network as described in the previous steps, first verify that the Brother print server is attached to the server queue by going to PCONSOLE, selecting PRINT QUEUE INFORMATION, and then CURRENTLY ATTACHED SERVERS.
  • Page 61: Appletalk Troubleshooting

    If you have a large network, make sure that you have the Laser Writer V8.xx or equivalent driver, since earlier versions may cause PostScript errors. Also, verify that you get the correct printer information when you select Printer Info from the Setup button in the Chooser.
  • Page 62: Index

    AIX 4.0 ...1-5 AppleTalk ... 7-1 Berkeley UNIX ...1-1 BRAdmin ...9-2 Brother LPR port ...3-3 Brother NetBIOS Port Monitor ...4-2 Brother Peer to Peer Print ...3-3 Browser ...8-1 CFGTCP ...1-8 Chooser ...7-1 DEC ...1-8 Desktop Printer ...7-3 DHCP ... 1-1 DLC/LLC ...10-7...
  • Page 63 TGV's Multinet ...1-8 UNIX ...1-1 Web browser ...9-1 Windows 2000 ...2-1 Windows 2000 Printing ...2-2 Windows 95/98/Me ...3-1 Windows NT 3.51 ...2-1 Windows NT 3.5x ...2-1 Windows NT 4.0 Printing ...2-4 Wollongong's PATHWAY ...1-8 WORKGROUP ...4-2 I - 2 INDEX...

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