... 1 BOUT UIDE What’s Not Covered in This User’s Guide... 1 Contents of the User’s Guide ... 2 ... 3 NTRODUCTION Background on Print Servers... 3 Print Server Administration Features... 5 NSTALLING AND TARTING THE System Requirements ... 7 Installing PS Admin ...
PS A DMIN DMINISTRATION The PS Admin Main Window ... 61 Filtering the List of Print Servers ... 62 Working with Environment Files and Preferences ... 63 Monitoring Printer Status ... 66 ... 30 ETWORK RINTING ... 46 RINTING ... 50 RINTING ...
Checking NetWare Print Jobs... 67 Configuring NetWare Print Services ... 69 Managing Print Queues... 69 Managing Printers ... 72 Managing Print Servers... 73 Resetting the Print Server ... 76 Upgrading the Print Server’s Internal Firmware... 77 ROUBLESHOOTING Using the PS Admin Device Diagnostics Window ... 79 PPENDIX ELNET Setting an IP Address without PS Admin ...
This User’s Guide concentrates on the software setup and management of your print server. connect the print server to the network, to power, and to your printer(s), is covered in the print server’s hardware User’s Guide. Print Server Administration User’ s Guide...
Print Server Administration User’s Guide Contents of the User’s Guide This User’s Guide is divided into three parts: Part I gives an overview of your print server and of the Windows-based PS Admin program you can use to manage it. Part II covers the initial steps you will need to take to set up your print server, configure it for printing from various network systems, and allow client workstations to use it to...
As laser printers became common, it became too expensive for each user to have a dedicated printer, and some form of print sharing became even more necessary.
Print Server Administration User’s Guide A switch box can make it more convenient for two or more users to share a single printer, but it requires long print cables unless the two users are close together. The users also have to coordinate their printing, which becomes difficult if more than two computers share a printer.
It increases the load on the file server. The file server has a limited number of printer ports available. If printers are attached to the file server, then they have to be located near the server instead of near the users, which may be inconvenient.
Print Server Administration User’s Guide Allows setup and modification of parameters for the server’s printer ports, the server itself and for the Microsoft Networking (NetBEUI), TCP/IP, and AppleTalk protocols. Allows administrators to view the status of each of the server’s printer ports, including the printer status display if the printer supports PJL (Printer Job Language).
Installing and Starting the PS Admin Program This chapter lists the requirements that your computer system should meet before you can install PS Admin, tells how to install the program, and how to start it. System Requirements We recommend that your system meet the following requirements to be able to use the PS Admin program: A PC-compatible computer with a 486 or faster processor One of the following Windows operating systems:...
Print Server Administration User’s Guide If you are using a screen resolution larger than 640 x 480 (standard VGA), the PS Admin display will look best if you use a “Small Fonts” setting. You only need to have one workstation that meets the above requirements.
Installing PS Admin Follow the procedure outlined below to install PS Admin: 1. Insert the Print Server installation CD 2. Click Install PS Admin Program 3. The Setup program will begin by copying some files and ask for your confirmation. Click the Next > button to continue. 4.
Print Server Administration User’s Guide 3. Select the PS Admin program. For Windows 3.1, Windows for Workgroups 3.1x, or Windows NT 3.51, 1. In the Program Manager, double-click on the PS Admin program group icon to open it. 2. Double-click the PS Admin program icon. The PS Admin program will then be ready for use.
Print Server Administration User’s Guide PRINT SERVER WIRELESS SETTING IN PS ADMIN PROGRAM Installation procedure for wireless print server consists of two modes. Ad-hoc and infrastructure mode each with it’s own setting. In the ad-hoc mode it provides direct communication between PC/Notebook and print server with setting to the same wireless channel and ESS-ID.
Print Server Administration User’s Guide Ad-Hoc Mode: Before initiating set-up procedure for the print server make sure your print server has setup already in your LAN environment. Start-up PS Admin The PS Admin main window will appear like the one below. Select the print server and click on Server Device as illustrated.
Print Server Administration User’s Guide Print server selection In the Server Device Configuration window click on Wireless button as indicated below. The Wireless Configuration window will appear. The default wireless channel is set to 11 and ESS-ID is set as ‘default’. You can alter the channel and ESS-ID setting to your requirement, PRINT SERVER WIRELESS SETTING IN PS ADMIN PROGRAM...
Print Server Administration User’s Guide however keep in mind the PC/Notebook must also be set to the same channel and ESS-ID. Press the OK button to return to the PS Admin main window. Click on Save Configuration to store your setting. Note 1: PRINT SERVER WIRELESS SETTING IN PS ADMIN PROGRAM...
Print Server Administration User’s Guide When changes are made on the print server’s wireless channel and ESS-ID it must correspond to the PC/Notebook channel and ESS- ID for direct wireless communication. PRINT SERVER WIRELESS SETTING IN PS ADMIN PROGRAM...
Print Server Administration User’s Guide Infrastructure Mode: Before initiating set-up procedure for the print server make sure your print server has setup already in your LAN environment. Start-up PS Admin The PS Admin main window will appear like the one below. Select the print server and click on Server Device as illustrated.
Print Server Administration User’s Guide Print server selection In the Server Device Configuration window click on Wireless button as indicated below. The Wireless Configuration window will appear. Make sure to set the ESS-ID to match with Access Point’s ESS-ID. The default ESS-ID of the print server is set as ‘default’.
Print Server Administration User’s Guide Click on Save Configuration to store your setting. After setting up ESS-ID from the PS Admin, alter the DIP switch on the print server to infrastructure mode and the print server will re-start. Note 1: PRINT SERVER WIRELESS SETTING IN PS ADMIN PROGRAM...
Print Server Administration User’s Guide Please make sure to change your PC/Notebook to infrastructure mode. The ESS-ID on PC/Notebook and print server must match with the Access Point’s ESS-ID. PRINT SERVER WIRELESS SETTING IN PS ADMIN PROGRAM...
Print Server Administration User’s Guide WEP Encryption Key WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) Encryption Key is used to secure communication data on the wireless communication. The print server support IEEE 802.11 64 bit WEP key and 128 bit WEP key. To enable WEP encryption operation, follow setup procedure either Ad-hoc mode or Infrastructure mode, under Wireless Configuration windows, setup ESS-ID and wireless channel, also type in Encryption Code.
Print Server Administration User’s Guide HEX input format: To setup 64 bit WEP key, input 10 HEX code, for example, ‘3132333435’, this is the same with ASCII input ‘12345’. To setup 128 bit WEP key, input 26 HEX code, for example, ‘31323334353637383930313233’, this is the same with ASCII input ‘1234567890123’.
Choosing a name for your print server. Setting a password to protect your print server’s settings from unauthorized modifications. Choosing names for the print server’s individual printer ports, and changing the port settings. Testing the operation of the print server and checking that the print server is connected properly.
The server name is less than 15 characters long. The server does not have the same name as any Novell NetWare fileserver on your network. The server does not have the same name as any of the print servers configured for your Novell network. The server does not have the same name as any Microsoft Networking client or server.
Print Server Administration User’s Guide Your print server will now be accessible under the new name. Setting a Password for Your Print Server Unless you set a password, anyone on your network will be able to change your print server’s settings. connected to the Internet, then it may be possible to change your print server’s configuration from anywhere in the world using the interface.
Changing Print Server Port Settings Your network print server provides a number of parallel and/or serial printer ports. For each port, you can determine: The name of the port A comment describing the port For parallel ports, Whether or not data can be sent to the port at high speed Whether or not the attached printer supports HP’s PJL...
Whether or not hardware flow control should be used, and if so what kind (DTR, RTS, or DTR/RTS). To set the parameters for a printer port, 1. Select the print server in the PS Admin main window’s server name display (or extended server display).
Speed Determines whether or not the print server can send data to the printer at high speed. printers can accept high-speed data transmission; if your printer loses characters then you may need to choose the low-speed mode. PJL Printer accepts Hewlett Packard’s PJL printer job control language commands.
When hardware flow control is used, the printer will use the DTR, RTS, or both RS-232 control lines to control the print server’s transmission of data in order to prevent the printer’s buffers from getting full.
Once you have set all of the necessary parameters, and have finished connecting your printer(s) to the print server, you should test each of the printer ports using the Print Test function. For each port you wish to test, 1. Select the print server in the PS Admin main window’s server name display (or extended server display).
Your print servers are also capable of making attached printers...
Network path names for printers on Microsoft Networking systems are of the form: \\computer name\printer name When the print server is used with Microsoft Networking, the Server Name (set from the Server Device Configuration window)
Print Server Administration User’s Guide For example, the printer connected to the port named DJ-660C on server PS-142634 would be referred to by the path: \\PS-142634\DJ-660C Printing from Client Workstations This section tells how to make it possible for your Microsoft Networking client workstations to access printers connected to your network print server.
3. Press the Next > button to continue to the next screen. 4. Choose the Network printer selection and click the Next > button to continue. 5. Enter the network path for your network print server, specifying which port you want to connect to. For instance,...
When you have chosen the correct printer, click Next > to continue. 7. Windows will ask for a name for the printer. Enter a name, or accept the default. installation.
1. From the Start menu, choose the Settings submenu, then the Printers item within it. Windows will display the Printers folder. 2. Double-click on the Add Printer icon in the Printers folder. Windows will start the Add Printer Wizard. 3. Choose the Network printer server selection and click the Next >...
Print Server Administration User’s Guide 4. Enter the network path for your network print server, specifying which port you want to connect to. For instance, to use the printer connected to the port named PS-142634-P2 on the print server named PS-142634, enter: \\PS-142634\PS-142634-P2 As an alternative to entering the network path, you can also browse the network to locate the print server and port.
When you have chosen the correct printer, click OK to continue. 7. If you already have a default printer, Windows will ask if you wish to use the newly installed printer as the new default. 8. When installation is complete, Windows will display the following dialog.
2. In the Print Manager, choose Connect to Printer... from the Printer menu. 3. Enter the network path for the print server, specifying which printer port you want to connect to. For instance, to use the printer connected to the port named PS-142634-P2 on the print server named PS-142634, enter:...
3. From the List of Printers, choose the appropriate printer type and click Install. If your printer type is not listed, you may have to choose “Install Unlisted or Updated Printer” and use a driver diskette provided by the printer manufacturer. The Print Manager program will install the printer’s driver...
5. From the Connect dialog window, click Network... The Connect Network Printer window will be displayed. 6. In the Device Name field, choose a free printer port to be assigned to the network printer. (Any free port name will do.) Once the connection is made, all requests to print to that printer port will be redirected to the network printer.
8. Select the newly connected printer port in the Connect dialog window, and click OK. 9. Click Close to close the Printers dialog window. 10.The printer will now appear in the Print Manager window, and will be accessible from all Windows applications, as well as for DOS applications executed from Windows.
DOS-based NetBEUI client to a printer attached to your print server, 1. Choose a free printer port (LPT1, LPT2, or LPT3) not being used on the workstation. If you never connect a printer directly to the workstation’s physical printer port, you should probably choose LPT1.
1. From the Start menu, choose the Settings submenu, then the Printers item within it. Windows will display the Printers folder. 2. Double-click on the Add Printer icon in the Printers folder. Windows will start the Add Printer Wizard. 3. Choose the My Computer selection and click the Next >...
Click the Shared selection, and give the printer a share name, then click Next > to continue. 7. After you are finished adding the printer to the server, you need to redirect the local port to the print server using a...
2. Choose Create Printer... from the Printer menu. 3. In the Create Printer dialog window, choose a name for the printer, select the proper driver, and choose an unused local printer port. Click the check box to allow the printer to be shared, and choose a share name (the name by which the printer will be known to network clients).
LocalTalk-to-EtherTalk router. NOTE: The Chooser name of a printer connected to one of the print server’s ports is the same as its port name. If you are using AppleTalk printing, you will need to make sure that every port name is unique among all of the network printers in your AppleTalk zone.
If your network is not divided into zones, the AppleTalk Zone field should contain a single asterisk “ 4. For each printer port that will be used for AppleTalk printing, you may need to change the AppleTalk port settings. Press the appropriate Port Setting button to open the AppleTalk Port Configuration dialog window.
Print Server Administration User’s Guide Font Group Describes the print font options supported by the printer such as No Font, All Font, Standard 35, and Standard 13. 5. Press OK to return to the AppleTalk Configuration dialog. Repeat these steps for as many ports as necessary.
Click on the name of the printer (port) you wish to use. 4. If you previously have not set this printer as the default, your computer will prompt you for a PostScript Printer Description file. Choose the appropriate printer description file for your printer and click Select.
Print Server Administration User’s Guide Setting up U TCP/IP Printing Your print servers can provide print services to systems using the network printing protocol. capable of supporting This chapter explains how to use PS Admin to configure the print server for TCP/IP printing, and how to configure your Unix workstations to print to the print server.
Unix text files can be printed on most printers. For this purpose, you can define two “printers” for the same printer port, one that prints to the port itself, and one that prints to the port name with second port will be translated so that the printer has the carriage return/linefeed pairs that it needs.
BSD releases, such as SunOS 4.x, Linux, BSD/OS, FreeBSD, or NetBSD, you can use the following procedure to enable users to print to a printer connected to your print server: 1. Log in as the superuser (root). 2. Add an entry for the print server in the host’s file, giving a hostname for the print server’s IP address.
6. Issue the command lpc start hp5l to start a spool daemon for the printer. The printer will now be available for use. 7. Optionally, add another printcap entry (and issue another...
For the print server, the port name should be used. Note: this entry is case-sensitive. Printing from SCO Unix System V/386 To allow printing to a printer attached to your print server from a SCO Unix System V/386 host, 1. Login as the superuser (root).
Enter to continue. 6. The script will ask: Please enter the printer name (q to quit): Enter an alias for the printer on the local machine and press Enter. This name should be the same as the destination port name.
12.Answer y to the question Do you want to start remote daemon now (y/n)? Once remote printing is set up, you can use the print jobs to the new printer. For more information, consult your SCO Unix documentation. Printing from Solaris To allow printing from a Sun Solaris workstation, 1.
7. Confirm the addition. 8. Optionally repeat the addition to add another printer for printing text files, with Once you have added the new printer, you can use the command to print files to the printer. documentation for details. Printing from Windows NT Windows NT versions 3.51 and later support printing using the...
Print Server Administration User’s Guide 4. Choose the My Computer selection and click the Next > button to continue. 5. Click the Add Port... button to add the the list of ports. 6. Choose the LPR Port type and press New Port... print server to Setting up Unix TCP/IP Printing...
9. Click Next > to continue installing the printer, following the on-screen instructions. The Add Printer Wizard will ask you to select the proper driver for the printer, and will ask you to give a name to the printer. When you are done installing the printer, you will be able to use any of the usual printing commands to print to your printer.
Print Server Administration User’s Guide to print the local file named . (Case is sensitive in the dest-port Printing using FTP You can also use the Internet’s standard File Transfer Protocol (FTP) to print to the print server. As with the TFTP method, this is recommended only for testing.
Toolbar buttons The toolbar buttons are shortcuts for their corresponding menu choices. The buttons on the toolbar are, from left to right: Configure Server, Configure NetWare, Configure TCP/IP, AppleTalk, Save Configuration, Printer Status, and Device Diagnostics. PS Admin Administration Print Server Administration User’s Guide Configure...
Print Server Administration User’s Guide Menu Shortcuts There are four groups of menu shortcuts on the main window, corresponding to the Configuration, Management, NetWare, and Tools menus in the menu bar. Expand Server List button The expand server list button expands the Server Name List into an extended format.
character in a print server name, and the zero or more characters. For example, to limit the print server display to servers MKT-01, MKT-02, MKT-03, ..., you could use the filter MKT-??. display all servers with names beginning with S, you can use the filter S*.
Print Server Administration User’s Guide the wait. An environment file stores the list of servers it has discovered, along with information about them. To save an environment file, 1. Make sure that PS Admin’s list of servers is up-to-date. Press the Discover Print Servers button to update the list if necessary.
The settings accessible from the PS Admin Preferences dialog window are: Load Environment Environment on Startup Determines whether PS Admin should load a file listing all of the print servers on the network and their addresses, or if it should search the network each time it starts.
PS Admin. Monitoring Printer Status By choosing Printer Status from the Management menu, you can monitor the status of each of the printers attached to the print server. Pressing the Select Port buttons determines which port’s status will be displayed.
Print Server Administration User’s Guide The Printer Status field shows whether the printer is on line, off line, is out of paper, or has an error. If the printer is compatible with HP’s PJL (Printer Job Lanaguage) protocol, and you have...
Form Type window, provided the port is not set to service All Forms (see the Error! Reference source not found. section for more information about the Form Type setting). From the Form Type dialog window, you can change the current form type available on the printer. PS Admin Administration...
Form types can be defined with the NetWare PCONSOLE program. Each of the different kinds of paper that a printer might contain can be assigned a different form type, and print jobs can be configured to request the type of form they need.
Print Server Administration User’s Guide To create a new print queue, click on the name of the file server where you want to create the queue and press Create... Enter a name for the queue and press OK. To remove a print queue, select it and press Delete. To view and/or modify its list of assigned print servers, queue operators, or queue users, press Assignments...
From the Assign Users tab, you can determine who is allowed to use the printer. For NetWare 3.x servers, normally the group EVERYONE, of which all users are members, is assigned to the queue users list. This means that all users can send jobs to the queue.
Clicking on a printer and clicking Assignments displays the Printer Assignments dialog. From the Assign NetWare Print Queues tab, you can determine which print queues are served by the printer, adding or removing queues from the assigned list. PS Admin Administration...
Print Server Administration User’s Guide From the Assign NetWare Notifications tab, you can determine which users are notified if a problem occurs with the print job. By default, only the owner of the individual print job receives notification. Managing Print Servers Selecting Print Servers...
Print Server Administration User’s Guide Selecting a file server and clicking Create... allows you to create a new print server. Selecting a print server and clicking Delete allows you to delete it, and clicking Assignments... displays the Print Server Assignments dialog window. From the Assign NetWare Printers tab, you can define new printers in the selected print server, or remove printers from the server.
Print server users are allowed to monitor the print server’s status. (It is not necessary to be a print server user to print to a queue served by the printer; one need only be a queue user.) By default on NetWare 3.x servers, the group EVERYONE is included, making it possible for all users on the file server to view the server’s status.
Print Server Administration User’s Guide Resetting the Print Server Sometimes it may be desirable to restart your network print server, in order to reset its internal statistics counters or to clear other status information. There are two different ways to reset the print server: An ordinary reset has the same effect as powering off the print server and powering it back on again.
Upgrading the Print Server’s Internal Firmware The print server’s internal software is stored in Flash memory, which allows you to upgrade it to an updated version without shipping the print server back to your distributor. Consult your dealer for information about when updated print server firmware versions are available.
Print Server Administration User’s Guide 4. Click OK. PS Admin will display an informational warning message. 5. Click OK. The download will begin. PS Admin will display the progress of the download. 6. When downloading is complete, PS Admin will display an informational message.
Troubleshooting Print Server Problems This chapter gives advice for identifying problems with your print server. Using the PS Admin Device Diagnostics Window Choosing Device Diagnostics... from the PS Admin Management menu displays the Device Diagnostics window. From the Device Diagnostics window you can display many of the print server’s settings and status items, allowing you to identify many types of print server problems.
Print Server Administration User’s Guide The Status tab shows the status of the print server’s various subsystems. The Statistics tab shows collected statistics, also divided into various categories. (Many of these categories correspond to standard SNMP management information base categories.) The Log tab contains a tree branch for each error that occurs.
Print Server Administration User’s Guide The Save to File... button at the bottom of the dialog window allows you to save a text file listing all of the entries in the Device Diagnostic window. You can use this function to keep a record of your print server’s settings for future reference.
Print Server Administration User’s Guide Appendix: Telnet Interface Administration This appendix describes the use the controlling and configuring print servers. Setting an IP Address without PS Admin The PS Admin program allows you to set your print server’s IP address (and other TCP/IP parameters). Windows-based workstation and you need to set your print server’s address, you can use a BOOTP (Boot Protocol) server, or the manual method described below.
protocol) table to add a mapping from the IP address you want to assign to the print server’s Ethernet address. For many TCP/IP systems, this is done with a command of the form: arp -s ip-address ethernet-address For example, to assign the address server with MAC address command: arp -s 18.104.22.168 0080C8142634...
Print Server Administration User’s Guide Where ip-address print server. When you first telnet message. At this point you can enter the password you have assigned to your print server. If you have not yet assigned a password, just press Enter. The print server will then display the Changing TCP/IP Settings Once you have set the print server’s IP address for the first time...
[TCP/IP Configuration] 1 - IP Address 2 - Subnet Mask 3 - Default Gateway 4 - SNMP Community 5 - SNMP Traps 6 - IP Assignment Method 0 - Return to Main Menu Enter Selection: 2. To change the IP address, local subnet mask, or default gateway, choose the appropriate menu item.
Print Server Administration User’s Guide identifying the location of the print server and the person responsible for maintaining it). To change one of these settings, 1. From the main menu, choose Server Configuration. The print server will display the Server Configuration menu. [Server Configuration] 1 - Server Name 2 - Location...
Answer Y to confirm the save. The drop, and the print server will reset itself, letting the new server configuration take effect. Changing the Print Server Password The print server password is used to protect the print server’s configuration from changes, either through the PS Admin program, or through the telnet To change the print server’s password,...
Changing Port Settings Each port on the print server has several settings that you may need to change to suit your configuration and the printer you have attached to the port. Complete descriptions of each of these settings may be found in the Changing Print Server Port Settings section.
[Port 1] 1 - Port Name 2 - Description 3 - Speed 4 - PJL Printer 0 - Return to Port Menu Enter Selection: For a serial port, the menu will be similar to the following: [Port 3] 1 - Port Name...
Selecting AppleTalk Configuration displays the AppleTalk Configuration menu: [AppleTalk Configuration] 1 - Zone Name 2 - Port 1 Printer Type 3 - Port 1 PostScript Level <Level 2> 4 - Port 2 Printer Type 5 - Port 2 PostScript Level <Level 2>...
To modify a selection, select its menu item and enter a new value. The meanings of each of the AppleTalk settings is described in the Setting up the Print Server for AppleTalk Printing section. Displaying Configuration Information The print server telnet for displaying information about the print server and about the printers connected to it.
Print Server Administration User’s Guide Port Number ============================================================== [Total Status] Jobs Sizes (KBytes) 23179 Timeouts -------------------------------------------------------------- [Current Job] Printer Status On Line Index Protocol Name Spooling Bytes Printing Bytes ============================================================== 1 - Refresh Port Status 0 - Return to Display Information Menu...
WARNING: Do not perform a factory reset unless you are absolutely sure this is what you want. All settings, including the print server’s TCP/IP network address, will be erased and replaced with their original values. To reset the print server, 1.
Print Server Administration User’s Guide To upgrade your print server’s firmware, you will need to have a TFTP server on your network. A TFTP (Trivial File Transfer Protocol) server is provided with most versions of the U operating system, as well as with many other operating systems that support TCP/IP networking.
[Download Firmware] 1 - TFTP Server IP Address <0.0.0.0> 2 - Download 0 - Return to Tools Menu Enter Selection: 5. Choose the TFTP Server IP Address selection. Enter the IP address of the system you have designated as the TFTP server.
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