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  • Page 1: Limited Warranty

    No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form or by any means or used to make any derivative such as translation, transformation, or adaptation without permission from D-Link Corporation/D-Link Systems Inc., as stipulated by the United States Copyright Act of 1976. Trademarks D-Link is a registered trademark of D-Link Corporation/D-Link Systems, Inc.

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    What’s Not Covered in This User’s Guide... 1 Contents of the User’s Guide ... 2 NTRODUCTION Background on Print Servers ... 3 D-Link Print Server Administration Features... 6 NSTALLING AND System Requirements ... 8 Installing PS Admin ... 9 Starting PS Admin ... 11...

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    Printing from Client Workstations... 30 Windows 95 Client Workstations ... 30 Windows NT 4.0 (and later) Client Workstations ... 33 Windows NT 3.51 Client Workstations ... 35 Windows 3.x and Windows for Workgroups 3.11 Workstations... 37 MS-DOS/PC-DOS Workstations ... 38 NetWare Settings ...

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    Managing Print Queues... 98 Managing Printers... 101 Managing Print Servers... 102 Resetting the Print Server ... 104 Upgrading the Print Server’s Internal Firmware... 105 ROUBLESHOOTING Using the PS Admin Device Diagnostics Window... 108 PPENDIX TCP/IP P ... 75 RINTING ... 89...

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    Print Server Administration User’s Guide Setting an IP Address without PS Admin ... 111 Accessing the Telnet Interface ... 112 Changing TCP/IP Settings ... 114 Changing Server Settings... 117 Changing the Print Server Password... 118 Changing Port Settings ... 120 Changing AppleTalk Settings...

  • Page 7: About This Guide

    About This Guide This User’s Guide describes the operation of the PS Admin program, which can be used to conveniently configure and manage your D-Link print server from any personal computer running the Windows 3.1x, Windows for Workgroups 3.11, Windows NT 3.51, Windows NT 4.0 or later, or Windows 95 or later operating...

  • Page 8: Contents Of The 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 D-Link print server and of the Windows-based PS Admin program you can use to manage it.

  • Page 9: Introduction

    Introduction This chapter introduces the printing and administration features of D-Link’s network print server products, and of the PS Admin program that you can use to set up and administer your D-Link print server. Background on Print Servers Before personal computer networking became common, users who wanted to print from their personal computers needed to have a directly-connected printer.

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    Server-based network operating systems (such as Novell NetWare) make it possible for a larger number of users to share printers. When a workstation user prints a document, network software on the workstation takes a file of instructions for the printer and stores them in a print queue on the server.

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    The remote printer software used on the workstation may also be incompatible with other software used on the workstation. Remote print servers such as D-Link’s multi-protocol network print servers make network printing more practical, because: Introduction Print Server Administration User’s Guide...

  • Page 12: D-link Print Server Administration Features

    D-Link Print Server Administration Features D-Link print servers can be centrally administered using the PS Admin program, making it convenient to manage all of your D-Link print servers from a single Windows-based interface. PS Admin features include: Allows setup and modification of parameters for the server’s...

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    Allows the print server’s internal software to be conveniently upgraded to a new version. In addition to PS Admin server based administration, D-Link print servers also support a not use Windows-based personal computers. This interface supports viewing and modifying all server, port, TCP/IP, and AppleTalk-related settings.

  • Page 14: Installing And Starting The Ps Admin Program

    Print Server Administration User’s Guide 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...

  • Page 15: Installing Ps Admin

    You only need to have one workstation that meets the above requirements. It is not necessary to run the PS Admin program on every workstation. Ordinary network stations will still be able to print to your D-Link print server.

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    Click the Next > button to continue. 4. The Setup program will then ask you to select a directory on your hard disk where you want it to install the PS Admin program. If you want a destination directory path other than the one shown, click the Browse...

  • Page 17: Starting Ps Admin

    5. The setup program will copy PS Admin program files to the directory you selected, as well as create a D-Link PS Admin program group. Press the Finish button to complete the installation. Once the installation is complete, you can begin using PS Admin.

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    Print Server Administration User’s Guide The PS Admin program will then be ready for use. A sample PS Admin display is shown below: Instructions for using PS Admin to perform D-Link network print server “initial setup” tasks are found in the next chapter, Getting Started Setting up Your Print Server.

  • Page 19: Getting Started Setting Up Your Print Server

    Getting Started Setting up Your Print Server Before you can print over the network using your D-Link print server, you may need to perform some basic setup tasks. These include: Choosing a name for your print server. Setting a password to protect your print server’s settings from unauthorized modifications.

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    To change your print server’s name, 1. Select the print server in the PS Admin main window’s server name display (or extended server display). 2. Choose Server Device... from the Configuration menu, or press the Configure Server button in the toolbar.

  • Page 21: Setting A Password For Your Print Server

    To set the print server’s password, 1. Select the print server in the PS Admin main window’s server name display (or extended server display). 2. Choose Server Device... from the Configuration menu, or press the Configure Server button in the toolbar.

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    3. In the Password field, enter the password you have chosen for the server, and press OK. 4. PS Admin will ask you to confirm your new password. Enter the password a second time and press OK. 5. Choose Save Configuration from the Configuration menu, or press the Save Configuration button on the toolbar.

  • Page 23: Changing Print Server Port Settings

    (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). Getting Started Setting up Your Print Server...

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    Configure Server button in the toolbar. (If you have assigned a password to the server, you will have to enter it at this point.) PS Admin will display the Configuration - Server Device window. 3. Press the button corresponding to the port you wish to change.

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    PJL Printer Determines whether or not the printer accepts Hewlett Packard’s PJL printer job control language commands. PJL allows users to get feedback on the printer’s status. If the printer connected to the port supports PJL, set this field to Yes. For serial ports, the following dialog will be displayed: The fields that can be changed are: Port Name See above.

  • Page 26: Testing Your Print Server

    Most modern printers use a non-parity serial protocol. XON/XOFF Flow Control Determines whether or not the print server should respond to software flow control requests from the printer. When software flow control is used, the printer will send an XOFF character (Control-S) to the print server when its buffer is getting full, and an XON character (XON) when the buffer is no longer full.

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    1. Select the print server in the PS Admin main window’s server name display (or extended server display). 2. Choose Print Test... in the Tools menu. PS Admin will prompt you for which port you wish to test. 3. Choose a port and click OK. The print server should print out a “D-Link Print Server Test Page.”...

  • Page 28: Setting Up Novell Netware 3.x Printing

    Print Server Administration User’s Guide Setting up Novell NetWare 3.x Printing This chapter explains how you can set up your D-Link print server so that clients of your Novell NetWare 3.x server can print to attached printers. This chapter also applies if any workstations on your network are using a Novell NetWare 4.x server in bindery...

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    D-Link network print server. If a printer is directly attached to a NetWare file server, or if it is...

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    Print Server Administration User’s Guide PSERVER.NLM (NLM) that runs on the file server and scans print queues both on the file server where it is running, and optionally on other servers. When PSERVER.NLM printer port. If it is inconvenient to attach a printer directly to a file server, it may be desirable to connect it to a workstation using NetWare’s remote printer facility and the is used, the print server takes print jobs from the queue...

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    You can also use the D-Link print server for a remote printer connection instead of letting it scan the queues itself. This has the advantage of reducing the number of print servers in a large network, making management simpler.

  • Page 32: Print Server Setup Procedure

    Print Server Setup Procedure This section describes how to configure your D-Link print server to act as a NetWare print server, and how to set up a print server port to serve a print queue on the file server.

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    4. Click on the port button corresponding to the port you want to serve the print queue. 5. Click on the name of the NetWare file server where you wish the print queue to be stored. (Clicking on the the right of the file server name will expand the list of print queues on the file server.) 6.

  • Page 34: Remote Printer Setup Procedure

    SUPERVISOR is assigned as the print queue’s operator, and all members of the group EVERYONE are allowed to use the print queue. For information about assigning print queue users and operators using PS Admin, see the Managing Print Queues section on page 98. Remote Printer Setup Procedure Your network print server can also be set up as NetWare remote printer.

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    5. Click on the port number button corresponding to the port you will be using for remote printer service. 6. Click on the Bindery Remote Printer selection. PS Admin will display a list of NetWare servers accessible from your network.

  • Page 36: Printing From Client Workstations

    Print Server Administration User’s Guide 8. Determine what printer numbers are available on the given print server, and enter an unused printer number in the Printer Number field. Printer numbers can range from 0 to 15. 9. Click OK, then choose Save Configuration from the Configuration menu (or press the Save Configuration toolbar button) to change the settings in the print server and the NetWare server.

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    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. Press the Next > button to continue to the next screen. 3.

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    Print Server Administration User’s Guide instance, to use the printer serving the queue named on the NetWare file server named \\SERVER\Q-LJ5L As an alternative to entering the network path, you can also use the Browse... button to locate the file server and print queue. Press the Next >...

  • Page 39: Windows Nt 4.0 (and Later) Client Workstations

    7. Windows may ask you whether or not you wish to print a test page to make sure that the printer will work correctly. When the test page is done printing, you will be asked whether or not the test page printed. Windows NT 4.0 (and later) Client Workstations To enable your Windows NT 4.0 or later workstation to print to a NetWare print queue,...

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    Print Server Administration User’s Guide 4. Enter the network path for the NetWare print server, specifying which print queue you want to connect to. For instance, to use the printer serving the queue named on the NetWare file server named \\SERVER\Q-LJ5L As an alternative to entering the network path, you can also browse the network to locate the file server and print queue.

  • Page 41: Windows Nt 3.51 Client Workstations

    6. At this point Windows will ask you to choose the correct printer driver for the printer. Choose your printer’s make and model from the list, or use the driver disk included with the printer. When you have chosen the correct printer, click OK to continue.

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    Print Server Administration User’s Guide 2. In the Print Manager, choose Connect to Printer... from the Printer menu. 3. Enter the network path for the NetWare print server, specifying which print queue you want to connect to. For instance, to use the printer serving the queue named on the NetWare file server named \\SERVER\Q-LJ5L As an alternative to entering the network path, you can also...

  • Page 43: Windows 3.x And Windows For Workgroups 3.11 Workstations

    Windows 3.x and Windows for Workgroups 3.11 Workstations To access a NetWare 3.x printer queue from your Windows 3.x or Windows for Workgroups 3.11 workstation, 1. Double-click on the Print Manager icon found in the Main program group. 2. In the Print Manager, choose Printer Setup... from the Options menu.

  • Page 44: Ms-dos/pc-dos Workstations

    Print Server Administration User’s Guide 5. Click the Network... button to display the NetWare printer connections dialog. (If you are using Windows for Workgroups, you will also have to push the NetWare... button in the Connect Network Printer dialog.) 6. Click on the printer port you wish to capture and the printer queue you want it redirected to, and press Capture.

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    Choose values for the options as follows: Determines which local port will be redirected to the L= n network print queue. corresponds to LPT2, and default, LPT1 is captured. S= server located on. By default, your login file server is used. Q= queue redirected to.

  • Page 46: Netware Settings

    Configuration dialog window to set several of the print server’s parameters. To access the Attributes tab, 1. Choose Netware Protocol... from the PS Admin Configuration menu, or click the Configure NetWare button in the toolbar. Click on the Attributes tab.

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    Form Type Service This parameter, along with the queue service mode described below, determines how the print server handles forms when it is serving print queues. Using the PCONSOLE program, you can define different forms, which identify the different types of paper that the printer can use (e.g., plain, letterhead, legal, A4, B4, etc.).

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    Print Server Administration User’s Guide Minimize form changes across print queues Reorders jobs across all of the print queues the printer serves in order to minimize the number of form changes required. Setting up Novell NetWare 3.x Printing...

  • Page 49: Setting Up Novell Netware 4.x Printing

    Setting up Novell NetWare 4.x Printing D-Link’s network print servers support both the Bindery server database used with NetWare 3.x networks, and the NetWare Directory Services (NDS) network-wide database used with NetWare 4.x networks. This chapter explains how to use the network print server in an NDS environment.

  • Page 50: Setting Up As A Netware Print Server

    Bindery objects. Setting up as a NetWare Print Server To set up your D-Link print server as a NetWare NDS print server, you will first need to create several NDS objects. You can do this using the DOS-based PCONSOLE or NETADMIN programs, or the Windows-based NWADMIN NetWare Administrator program.

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    1. Start the NWADMIN program. Expand the tree to display the context in the tree where you want to place the print server, and select the context. 2. Choose Create... from the Object menu. Select the object class Print Queue and press OK. 3.

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    Print Server Administration User’s Guide 5. Enter a name for the printer object. The name should be the same as the print server’s configured port name. Click Create to create the printer in your NDS context. 6. Double-click on the printer, then choose the Assignments tab. Click on the Add...

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    Object menu. Choose the Print Server object type and press OK. Enter a name for the print server, which must be the same as the D-Link network print server’s name. 9. Double-click on the newly created print server object, and click on the Assignments tab.

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    Print Server Administration User’s Guide 10. Start PS Admin, and choose NetWare Protocol... from the Configuration menu. Click on the NDS Print Server tab. 11. Enter the context where you created the print server object, and press OK. 12. Choose Save Configuration from the Configuration menu (or press the Save Configuration toolbar button) to change the settings in the print server.

  • Page 55: Setting Up As A Netware Remote Printer

    5. Click on the port number button corresponding to the port you will be using for remote printer service. 6. Click on the NDS Remote Printer selection. PS Admin will display the tree structure of the NetWare NDS contexts accessible from your network.

  • Page 56: Printing From Client Workstations

    Print Server Administration User’s Guide 8. Determine what printer numbers are available on the given print server, and enter an unused printer number in the Printer Number field. Printer numbers can range from 0 to 15. 9. Click OK, then choose Save Configuration from the Configuration menu (or press the Save Configuration toolbar button) to change the settings in the print server.

  • Page 57: Windows Nt 4.0 (and Later) Client Workstations

    Windows NT 4.0 (and later) Client Workstations To print to a NetWare 4.x print queue from Windows NT 4.0 or later, 1. From the Start menu, choose the Settings submenu, then the Printers item within it. Windows will display the Printers folder.

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    Print Server Administration User’s Guide 5. Windows will display the following message. Press OK to continue. 6. The Add Printer Wizard will ask you to choose the appropriate printer driver, and may ask you to insert your Windows NT installation diskettes to locate driver files. 7.

  • Page 59: Windows 3.1 And Windows For Workgroups 3.11 Workstations

    Windows 3.1 and Windows for Workgroups 3.11 Workstations To access a NetWare 4.x printer queue from your Windows 3.1 or Windows for Workgroups 3.11 workstation, 1. Double-click on the Print Manager icon found in the Main program group. 2. In the Print Manager, choose Printer Setup... from the Options menu.

  • Page 60: Ms-dos/pc-dos Workstations

    Print Server Administration User’s Guide 5. Click the Network... button to display the NetWare printer connections dialog. Click on the printer port you wish to capture and the printer queue you want it redirected to, and press Capture. Press Permanent to insure that the port will be redirected every time you start Windows.

  • Page 61: Setting Up Microsoft Network Printing

    To improve printing efficiency, Microsoft Networking services clients can choose to print to a print queue stored on a Windows NT server, which can then forward the print jobs to the D-Link print server. Setting up the Print Server for Microsoft Networking Little additional setup is necessary for the print server to be usable from Microsoft Networking clients.

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    Print Server Administration User’s Guide Select the print server and choose Server Device... from the Configuration menu to display this window. You should also set the workgroup name and maximum allowed connections. These settings are accessible from the Configuration - NetBEUI dialog window, which you can display by choosing NetBEUI Protocol...

  • Page 63: Printing From Client Workstations

    Network path names for printers on Microsoft Networking systems are of the form: \\ computer name \ printer name When the D-Link print server is used with Microsoft Networking, the Server Name (set from the Configuration - Server Device window) is used for the...

  • Page 64: Windows 95 Client Workstations

    Print Server Administration User’s Guide Windows 95 Client Workstations To allow your Windows 95 (or later) workstation to print over the network directly through your network print server, 1. From the Start menu, choose the Settings submenu, then the Printers item within it. Windows will display the Printers folder.

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    5. Enter the network path for your D-Link 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 use the Browse...

  • Page 66: Windows Nt 4.0 (and Later) Client Workstations

    Print Server Administration User’s Guide 7. Windows will ask for a name for the printer. Enter a name, or accept the default. Press Finish to complete the installation. Windows NT 4.0 (and later) Client Workstations To allow your Windows NT 4.0 (or later) workstation to print over the network directly through your network print server, 1.

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    3. Choose the Network Printer selection and click the Next > button to continue. 4. Enter the network path for your D-Link 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...

  • Page 68: Windows Nt 3.51 Client Workstations

    Print Server Administration User’s Guide 5. Windows will display the following message. Press OK to continue. 6. At this point Windows will ask you to choose the correct printer driver for the printer. Choose your printer’s make and model from the list, or use the driver disk included with the printer.

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    1. Double-click on the Print Manager icon found in the Main program group. 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: \\PS-142634\PS-142634-P2...

  • Page 70: Windows For Workgroups Client Workstations

    6. The printer should now be available for use. Windows for Workgroups Client Workstations To enable network printing to your D-Link network print server from your Windows for Workgroups 3.11 workstation, 1. Start the Print Manager by double-clicking its icon in the Main program group.

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    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 program, prompting you to insert diskettes as necessary.

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    Once the connection is made, all requests to print to that printer port will be redirected to the network printer. 7. Enter the network path for your D-Link network print server in the Path field, specifying which port you want to connect to.

  • Page 73: Ms-dos/pc-dos Workstations

    Microsoft LAN Manager client Microsoft NT Server client Microsoft Windows for Workgroups (DOS client) you will normally use the based NetBEUI client to a printer attached to your D-Link print server, Setting up Microsoft Network Printing Print Server Administration User’s Guide command.

  • Page 74: Keeping The Print Queue On A Windows Nt Server

    Because Microsoft Windows Networking is a peer-to-peer network, it is possible for clients workstations to connect directly to the D-Link network print server. However, because the print server’s memory is limited, a client may have to wait for large print jobs to complete instead of letting the print server queue the entire job.

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    2. In the Printers window, right-click on the networked printer and choose the Sharing... item. 3. Enable sharing, and set the Sharing Name of the printer. 4. Optionally, select for what operating system versions you will be providing the printer driver on the server. You will need to have operating system distribution disks for these operating system versions.

  • Page 76: Setting Up Appletalk Printing

    EtherTalk connection, or indirectly through a LocalTalk-to- EtherTalk router. NOTE: The Chooser name of a printer connected to one of the D-Link 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.

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    choose Server Device... from the Configuration menu to display this window. 2. Choose AppleTalk Protocol... from the Configuration menu. 3. If your AppleTalk network is divided into AppleTalk zones, you will have to specify which zone the print server should be in.

  • Page 78: Printing From Macos Client Workstations

    Print Server Administration User’s Guide PS Admin will display the port’s Chooser Name (which is the same as the port name) and allow you to change the port’s settings: Printer Type Describes the type of printer. Most PostScript printers should use the LaserWriter type.

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    LaserWriter 8 print driver, included with recent versions of the MacOS operating system. To choose a printer connected to your D-Link print server as your MacOS workstation’s default printer, 1. Open the Chooser by selecting Chooser from the Apple menu.

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    Print Server Administration User’s Guide If you wish to access this setting in the future, you can use the Setup button in the Chooser window. 5. At this point the selected printer will become your computer’s default printer. You may need to choose Page Layout in any applications you might have open.

  • Page 81: Setting Up Unix Tcp/ip Printing

    The D-Link network print server can provide print services to systems using the systems are 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 D-Link print server.

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    Print Server Administration User’s Guide 2. Choose TCP/IP Protocol... from the Configuration menu. 3. Configure the print server’s IP address, local network subnet mask, and default gateway. 4. Press OK, then choose Save Configuration from the Configuration menu (or press the Save Configuration toolbar button) to change the settings in the print server.

  • Page 83: Allowing Snmp-based Management

    D-Link network print servers allow up to three different community names to be defined, and the access rights for each community can be separately set to either read only or read/write. You will need to coordinate these names with the community name settings you use in your network management system.

  • Page 84: Setting Up Snmp Traps

    Print Server Administration User’s Guide 3. As necessary, add community names and set the access level for each. 4. Press OK to exit the SNMP Configuration window. Setting up SNMP Traps The print server sends out SNMP traps to network management stations whenever certain exceptional events occur, such as when the print server is powered on or when an SNMP request is made using an unknown community name.

  • Page 85: Printing Text Files From Unix

    3. Check the SNMP Trap box to enable the sending of SNMP traps. 4. Set IP addresses and community names for each trap recipient. 5. Click OK to exit the Trap Configuration dialog window when you are done. Printing Text Files from Unix Text files on Unix systems contain lines that end with “newline”...

  • Page 86: Printing From Bsd Unix Versions

    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 D-Link network print server: 1. Log in as the superuser (root).

  • Page 87

    On BSD/OS, FreeBSD, or NetBSD systems, create the directory as a subdirectory of 4. Change the owner and permissions of the directory so that it is owned and writable by group commands: chown bin.daemon /var/spool/hp5l chmod 775 /var/spool/hp5l 5. Add an entry for the printer to the following: hp5l:\ :lp=:sd=/var/spool/hp5l:mx#0:\...

  • Page 88: Printing From Sco Unix System V/386

    D-Link print server. rp= printer For the D-Link 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 D-Link network print server from a SCO Unix System V/386 host, 1.

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    8. When prompted with the question: Please enter the name of the remote host that printer is attached to: then enter the address of the D-Link print server. You can use the name you added to 9. Confirm that your entries are correct.

  • Page 90: Printing From Solaris

    Print Server Administration User’s Guide 11. When you are done adding remote printers, enter printer 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.

  • Page 91: Printing From Windows Nt

    Printing from Windows NT Windows NT versions 3.51 and later support printing using the protocol. To print to your D-Link network print server from a Windows NT 4.0 workstation or server, 1. Make sure that you have installed the TCP/IP protocol and the Microsoft TCP/IP Printing service.

  • Page 92

    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...

  • Page 93: Printing Using Tftp

    7. Enter the IP address of your D-Link network print server, and the port name of the printer you wish to use. 8. Click OK to return to the Printer Ports window, and then click Close to return to the Add Printer Wizard.

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    Print Server Administration User’s Guide to print the local file named . (Case is sensitive in the dest-port to the print server port named file name.) dest-port Setting up Unix TCP/IP Printing...

  • Page 95: Ps Admin Administration

    PS Admin Administration This chapter explains the PS Admin main window display, and tells how you can use PS Admin to perform common D-Link network print server administration tasks, including: Monitoring the status of printers connected to the print server’s ports.

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    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, shown below: Menu bar Toolbar buttons Menu shortcuts PS Admin Administration...

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    Discover New Devices button When a new print server is added to the network, you need to press the Discover New Devices button to update the PS Admin display. Pressing this button is the equivalent of choosing Discover from the Environment menu.

  • Page 98: Filtering The List Of Print Servers

    To establish and use a new filter: 1. Press the Add Filter String button. 2. Enter a filter string and press the Add button. wildcard character matches any character in character represents zero or more PS Admin Administration to select a set...

  • Page 99: Working With Environment Files And Preferences

    By default the file will have a extension. To tell PS Admin to open the environment file when it starts up instead of trying to discover all of the devices on the network, 1. Choose Preferences... from the Environment menu.

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    Print Server Administration User’s Guide 3. Click OK. The settings accessible from the PS Admin Preferences dialog window are: Load Environment File on Startup/Discover Environment on Startup Determines whether PS Admin should load a file listing all of the print servers on the...

  • Page 101: Monitoring Printer Status

    Save Settings on Exit Determines whether or not PS Admin settings, for example filter definitions, should be saved when you exit 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 printer.

  • Page 102: Checking Netware Print Jobs

    The NetWare Print Job window, accessible from the NetWare Print Job selection of the Management menu, can be used to monitor NetWare bindery-based print queues being served by your D-Link network print server, and to change the form type being used on a port.

  • Page 103

    Form Type window, provided the port is not set to service All Forms (see the NetWare Settings section starting on page 40 for more information about the Form Type Mode setting). From the Form Type dialog window, you can change the current form type available on the printer. PS Admin Administration...

  • Page 104: Configuring Netware Print Services

    NetWare documentation. Configuring NetWare Print Services For convenience, the PS Admin program provides many of the same NetWare print services administration features as NetWare’s PCONSOLE or the NetWare Windows-based administration tools. The PS Admin program allows you to conveniently manage NetWare Bindery-based print queues, printers, and print servers on any of your NetWare file servers.

  • Page 105

    From the Assign NetWare Print Servers tab, you can assign already-defined print servers to the print queue you have selected, or remove print queue assignments. For information about defining print servers, see the Managing Print Servers section below. PS Admin Administration...

  • Page 106

    If you want to restrict the use of the print queue, you can remove the group EVERYONE and add a smaller group, or you can add individual users. PS Admin Administration...

  • Page 107: Managing Printers

    Managing Printers Selecting Printers... from the PS Admin NetWare menu displays the NetWare Printers dialog window. 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.

  • Page 108: Managing Print Servers

    Managing Print Servers Selecting Print Servers... from the PS Admin NetWare menu displays the NetWare Printers dialog window. Selecting a file server and clicking Create allows you to create a new print server.

  • Page 109

    From the Assign Users tab, you can set the print server’s user list. Print server users are allowed to monitor the print server’s status. PS Admin Administration...

  • Page 110: Resetting The Print Server

    EVERYONE is included, making it possible for all users on the print server to view the server’s status. Resetting the Print Server Sometimes it may be desirable to restart your D-Link network print server, in order to reset its internal statistics counters or to clear other status information.

  • Page 111: Upgrading The Print Server's Internal Firmware

    To perform the reset: 1. Select Reset or Factory Reset from the Tools menu. 2. PS Admin will ask for confirmation for the reset. 3. Click Yes to confirm. The print server will reset itself. If you selected Factory Reset, all of the print server’s default configuration values will be restored.

  • Page 112

    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.

  • Page 113

    Print Server Administration User’s Guide able to recover from an interrupted transfer in most cases, However, in some situations it may be necessary to return your print server for servicing in order to recover from an interrupted download. PS Admin Administration...

  • Page 114: Troubleshooting Print Server Problems

    This chapter gives advice for identifying problems with your D- Link network 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.

  • Page 115

    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.

  • Page 116

    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.

  • Page 117: Appendix: Telnet Interface Administration

    D-Link network 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). If you don’t have a 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.

  • Page 118: Accessing The Telnet Interface

    Print Server Administration User’s Guide 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 ip-address ethernet-address For example, to assign the address server with MAC address command:...

  • Page 119

    Where ip-address print server. When you first message: ************************************ Welcome to D-Link Print Server ************************************ Server Name Server Model F/W Version MAC Address Up Time Please Enter Password: At this point you can enter the password you have assigned to your print server.

  • Page 120: Changing Tcp/ip Settings

    Print Server Administration User’s Guide [Main Menu] 1 - Server Configuration 2 - Port Configuration 3 - TCP/IP Configuration 4 - AppleTalk Configuration 5 - Display Information 6 - Tools 7 - Save Configuration 0 - Quit Enter Selection: Changing TCP/IP Settings Once you have set the print server’s IP address for the first time (using the method described above), you may wish to change the address or other TCP/IP configuration information such as the local...

  • Page 121

    [TCP/IP Configuration] 1 - IP Address 2 - Subnet Mask 3 - Default Gateway 4 - SNMP Community 5 - SNMP Traps 0 - Return to Main Menu Enter Selection: 2. To change the IP address, local subnet mask, or default gateway, choose the appropriate menu item.

  • Page 122

    Print Server Administration User’s Guide names you have set to access management information and statistics collected by the print server. To change an entry, select the corresponding menu item. When the print server prompts you for the new value, enter it and press Enter.

  • Page 123: Changing Server Settings

    community name, select the appropriate menu item and enter the desired value. 3. When you are done changing TCP/IP settings, choose 0 to return to the Main Menu. 4. Choose the Save Configuration menu item. The print server will ask for confirmation: Do you really want to save configuration? (y/n) Answer drop, and the print server will reset itself, letting the new...

  • Page 124: Changing The Print Server Password

    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 <PS-142634> <D-Link Taichung>...

  • Page 125

    Confirm New Password: ******* 4. Choose 0 to return to the Main Menu. 5. Choose the Save Configuration menu item. The print server will ask for confirmation: Appendix: Telnet Interface Administration Print Server Administration User’s Guide <PS-142634> <D-Link Taichung> <Benjamin> : *******...

  • Page 126: Changing Port Settings

    Print Server Administration User’s Guide Do you really want to save configuration? (y/n) Answer Y to confirm the save. The drop, and the print server will reset itself, letting the new password setting take effect. 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.

  • Page 127

    [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 2 - Description 3 - Baud Rate 4 - Data Bits...

  • Page 128: Changing Appletalk Settings

    Print Server Administration User’s Guide Do you really want to save configuration? (y/n) Answer Y to confirm the save. The drop, and the print server will reset itself, letting the new port settings take effect. Changing AppleTalk Settings You can also change AppleTalk network settings from the interface.

  • Page 129: Displaying Configuration Information

    0 - Return to Main Menu Enter Selection: The Display Configuration selection displays several pages of information about the print server’s hardware and internal software, as well as its configuration settings. Information about the port settings is also included. The Display Port Status selection displays statistics and information about the jobs printed on each of the print server’s ports.

  • Page 130: Resetting The Print Server

    Print Server Administration User’s Guide Port Number ============================================================== [Total Status] Jobs Sizes (KBytes) Timeouts -------------------------------------------------------------- [Current Job] Printer Status Index Protocol Name Spooling Bytes Printing Bytes ============================================================== 1 - Refresh Port Status 0 - Return to Display Information Menu Enter Selection: Resetting the Print Server Sometimes it may be desirable to restart the print server, in order to reset its internal statistics counters or to clear other status...

  • Page 131

    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.

  • Page 132: Upgrading Print Server Firmware

    Print Server Administration User’s Guide Upgrading Print Server 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 D- Link dealer for information about when updated print server firmware versions are available.

  • Page 133

    4. Choose Reload Firmware. The print server will display the Reload Firmware menu. [Reload Firmware] 1 - TFTP Server IP Address 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.

  • Page 134: Index

    Configure NetWare button, 89 Configure Server button, 89 Configure TCP/IP button, 89 data bits port, 19 default gateway setting using PS Admin, 75 setting using telnet interface, 114 Description port, 18 Device Diagnostics button, 89 Discover New Devices button, 90, 92...

  • Page 135

    See workgroup name hardware flow control, 20 hosts file, 79 image file, 105 installing PS Admin, 9 IP address setting using PS Admin, 75 setting using telnet interface, 114 IPX network protocol, 9 LAN Manager, 18, 66 LaserWriter, 71, 72 Linux, 79...

  • Page 136

    Print Server Administration User’s Guide remote printer configuring for NetWare 3.x, 28 requirements for using PS Admin, 8 RPRINTER, 24 Save Configuration button, 89 Server Name Filter pulldown, 90, 92 Server Name List, 89 SETUP.EXE, 9 SNMP, 74, 76, 108...

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