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Chapter 1 Introduction About Your Printer Your printer has a built-in Ethernet interface and can connect anywhere on your network using 10Base-T or 100Base-TX. The built-in Ethernet interface automatically selects the correct link speed and network protocols when it connects to the network. The network interface supports multiple protocols and automatically detects the protocols being used on your network.
Note: ❏ This guide is written for network administrators, and many of the steps included in this guide require detailed network knowledge and administrator rights. ❏ The term “network administrator” in this guide refers to the person responsible for maintaining the network. “Administrator” is synonymous with “Supervisor.” ❏...
Features of the Network Interface ❏ Connects your Epson printer using a built-in Ethernet interface, which is called the network interface in this manual, to the network. ❏ Supports multiple protocols, such as TCP/IP and Bonjour. ❏ Supports both 10Base-T and 100Base-TX.
Network Interface Operation Status lights The status lights provide you with important information on the operation of the network interface. Indicates connection type Indicates connection type RJ-45 connector RJ-45 connector The light on the left indicates whether the network interface is connected to a 10Base-T (green) or 100Base-TX (orange) network.
About the Software The software CD provided with your printer includes the following network software. ❏ EpsonNet Config for Windows is a Windows-based configuration utility that allows you to configure the network interface. See “EpsonNet Config for Windows” on page 26. ❏...
Chapter 2 Setting Up Your System for Network Printing Overview This section describes the general procedure on how to set up the network interface. 1. Check the network interface operation. Check the functions and operations of the network interface, such as the status lights.
Installing Network Components on Your Computer Before configuring the network interface and printing from the computer, you need to install the necessary network components (such as TCP/IP) and assign an IP address and subnet mask for your computer, depending on the printing method you want to use.
3. Check if the following network components are in the list. If they are already installed, go to “Connecting the Network Interface to the Network” on page 16. The following table lists the network components required for configuring the network interface with EpsonNet Config. EpsonNet Config’s setting screens TCP/IP, SNMP (IP trap) The following table lists the network components required for network...
Windows XP For Windows XP, use the following procedure to install the necessary components. Note: The Windows XP CD may be required during the installation. 1. Click Start, select Control Panel, and then select Network Connections. 2. Under LAN or High-Speed Internet, right-click the Local Area Connection icon and choose Properties.
The following table lists the components required for network printing. Printing method LPR printing 4. If the necessary components are not in the list, click Install to install them. 5. For LPR printing: Double-click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) on the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box to open the Internet Protocols (TCP/IP) Properties dialog box.
Setting Up the Network Interface Connecting the Network Interface to the Network Follow the instructions below to connect the network interface to the network. 1. Make sure that your printer is turned off. 2. Connect one end of the network cable to the RJ-45 connector on the network interface, and the other end to the network.
Configuring the Network Interface After connecting the printer to the network, you need to configure the network interface for use on a TCP/IP network. The following items are used to make network settings on the printer’s control panel (available only when NEWORK SETUP is set to ENABLE): Item NETWORK SETUP...
7. Press r, then press u or d to choose one of the following IP configuration settings: ❏ Choose AUTO if your network uses a DHCP server to provide IP addresses automatically. The printer’s IP address will be obtained from the DHCP server whenever the printer is reset or turned on.
13. Press u or d to change each octet value, then press r to select the next octet. When you have changed the value of the last octet, press then press the Cancel/Reset button to exit the printer menu. 14. Turn the printer off then back on again. Caution: After turning off the printer, wait until the status lights go off before turning it back on;...
Installing the Printer Software To print to the network printer, you need to install the printer driver (printer software) on your computer. See the appropriate section below for your operating system. Windows 1. Insert the printer software CD in your CD or DVD drive. 2.
4. When you see a screen like this one, click the Manual button. 5. Select LPT1: as the printer port, then click OK. 6. Follow the on-screen instructions to install all necessary software and manuals, place a link to Special Offers on your desktop, and register your printer.
5. When you’re done, click Exit and eject the CD. Restart your computer if prompted. See “Adding the Network Port” on page 23 to create a network port for your printer. Setting Up Your System for Network Printing Epson icon.
, click Control Panel, and then click View Devices and Printers (Windows 7), Printer or Printers (Windows Vista), or Printers and Faxes (Windows XP). 2. Right-click the Epson Stylus Pro 3880 and select Printer Properties or Properties. 3. Click the Ports tab, then click Add Port.
6. Enter the printer’s IP address, shown on the network status sheet, in the Printer Name or IP Address text box. Then click Next. 7. On the next screen, click Finish. You can now use the printer on your network. Setting Up Your System for Network Printing...
2. Open Print & Fax. 3. Click the + button to add a new printer. 4. Select the EPSON TCP/IP printer model. (If you don’t see it listed, click More Printers and select EPSON TCP/IP from the drop down list.) 5.
Chapter 3 Network Software This chapter explains how to use the network software provided with your printer. EpsonNet Config for Windows About EpsonNet Config EpsonNet Config allows administrators to configure the network interface. Note: Be sure to use EpsonNet Config included on the software CD shipped with your printer.
EpsonNet Config for Macintosh About EpsonNet Config EpsonNet Config allows administrators to configure the network interface. Note: Be sure to use EpsonNet Config included on the software CD shipped with your printer. Accessing the EpsonNet Config User’s Guide The EpsonNet Config User’s Guide contains detailed information on EpsonNet Config.
Supported Web Browsers Windows: ❏ Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5.0 or later ❏ Netscape Navigator version 7.0 or later ❏ Firefox version 2.0 or later Mac OS X: ❏ Netscape Navigator version 7.0 or later ❏ Apple Safari version 1.2 or later ❏...
Configuring the Network Interface Using EpsonNet Config With a Web Browser After you have assigned an IP address to the network interface using the printer’s control panel, EpsonNet Config, or a DHCP server, you can configure the network interface using EpsonNet Config with Web Browser. Note: ❏...
Note: ❏ The network administrator must check any changes made to the IP address settings. ❏ When Auto is selected, DHCP becomes available. A DHCP server/router must be available on your network. ❏ If Set Using Automatic Private IP Addressing (APIPA) is enabled, a private IP address is automatically assigned to the network interface even when there are no DHCP servers on your network.
10. Select Enable for Register Network Interface Address to DNS Server if you want to register the host name and domain name to the DNS server through the DHCP server that supports Dynamic DNS. If you want to register the host name and the domain name directly to the DNS server, select Enable for Register Network Interface Address Directly to DNS Server.
Opening Screen Any user can access Epson NetConfig with Web Browser by typing the IP address of the network interface for the URL in your browser. Top Menu Bar Home Links to the opening screen. Favorite Links to a Web site previously defined by the administrator.
Configuration - Optional Administrator Type the name of the administrator and a link to a favorite Web site. Reset Resets the printer and returns to the default settings. Password Set the password to protect settings. Network Software...
Chapter 4 Troubleshooting General Problems Cannot configure the network interface or cannot print from the network. Cause The printer settings or network settings may be wrong. Cannot print even if you have assigned the IP address to the computer and the printer.
The message “Could not complete communicating configuration data” appears when you send settings to the network interface. Cause This may happen when using a dial-up router. Unable to start EpsonNet Config with Web Browser. Cause You have not set the IP address for the network interface.
Chapter 5 Uninstalling Software Follow the steps below to uninstall the network software. Windows 7 and Windows Vista 1. Click , click Control Panel, and then click Uninstall a program. 2. Select the utility you want to uninstall, and then click the Uninstall/Change button.
5. In the License dialog box, read the License Agreement, and then click the Accept button. 6. Select Uninstall from the pull down menu. 7. Click the Uninstall button. 8. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete uninstallation. Note: You can also uninstall EpsonNet Config by dragging the folder to the Trash. Uninstalling Software...