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D-Link DP-G321
AirPlus G
Wireless Print Server
Manual
Building Networks for People

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    D-Link DP-G321 AirPlus G Wireless Print Server Manual Building Networks for People...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Setting up AppleTalk or LPR Printing in MAC OSX ...62 Setting up AppleTalk Printing in MAC OS9 ...67 Printing from Mac OS Client Workstation...68 Networking Basics ...70 Technical Specifications ...82 Frequently Asked Questions ...83 Contacting Technical Support ...84 Warranty ...85 Registration ...88 Appendix: DP-G321 Printer Compatibility List ...89...

  • Page 3: Package Contents

    Package Contents D-Link DP-G321 Wireless Multi-port Print Server Manual and Warranty on CD Printed Quick Installation Guide If any of the above items are missing, please contact your reseller. A computer with an installed Ethernet adapter for initial configuration purposes only...

  • Page 4: Introduction

    Introduction The D-Link DP-G321 Print Server is an 802.11g wireless Multi-Port Print Server that allows you to connect your USB printer or parallel printer directly to your network. Now you can locate printer services virtually anywhere in your home or office. The...

  • Page 5: External Features

    External Features Port Connectors The DP-G321’s two USB ports and parallel port are located on its rear panel. The printer port can be configured using the PS Admin program or the print server’s Telnet interface. (See the PS Admin User’s Guide, available on the CD that came with the DP-G321, for information about configuring the print server’s ports.) The...

  • Page 6: Front Panel Led Indicators

    (configuration or printing). USB1 A steadily lit LED indicates that the Print Server is transferring print data to the USB1 printer port. USB2 A steadily lit LED indicates that the Print Server is transferring print data to the USB2 printer port.

  • Page 7: Rear Panel Connectors

    Rear Panel Connectors Network Cable Connector The Print Server’s rear panel has a LAN port for CAT5 Ethernet cabling. The port supports the NWay protocol, allowing the Print Server to automatically detect or negotiate the transmission speed of the network. DC Power Connector The DC power input connector is located on the Print Server’s rear panel and is labeled DC 5V.

  • Page 8: Wireless Basics

    D-Link wireless products are based on industry standards to provide easy-to-use and compatible high-speed wireless connectivity within your home, business or public access wireless networks. D-Link wireless products will allow you access to the data you want, when and where you want it. You will be able to enjoy the freedom that wireless networking brings.

  • Page 9: Installation Considerations

    D-Link AirPlus G devices. Installation Considerations The D-Link AirPlus G DP-G321 lets you print through your network, using a wireless connection, from virtually anywhere within its operating range. Keep in mind, however, that the number, thickness and location of walls, ceilings, or other objects that the wireless signals must pass through, may limit the range.

  • Page 10: Setting Up The Dp-g321

    Print Server. Plug the power adapter into a power outlet. This will supply power to the DP-G321, as it has no external power switch. The green Power LED on the Print Server’s front panel should illuminate steadily, and the Print Server’s...

  • Page 11: Power On Self Test

    Power ON Self-Test Every DP-G321 has been factory-tested to operate properly. When the DP-G321 is powered ON, it also automatically performs a Self-Test on each of its major components. The final result of the Self-Test is signaled by the state of the USB LED indicator following the Self-Test. Preliminary to the actual component tests, the LED indicators are tested to confirm their steady and flashing operation.

  • Page 12: Using The Web Configuration

    Using the Web Configuration Please use an Ethernet connection for the configuration of the DP-G321. Using a CAT5 cable, connect the DP-G321 to the Ethernet-adapter equipped computer in your network that you will be using for configuration. Open your web browser and type http://192.168.0.10 in the address box, and press Enter.

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    Using the Web Configuration (continued) Home Click on the Home tab from the tools bar of the main screen to display information about the DP-G321’s System Status and Printer Status. Home > System As shown here, the System displays the...

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    Using the Web Configuration (continued) Home > Wireless Click the Wireless button in the left column to display information about the wireless LAN. Clicking Refresh will update the information. Wireless Status: The items in this field display information about the wireless LAN, such as the connection mode (Infrastructure or Ad-Hoc), SSID, channel, data transfer rate, WEP encryption, and the packets status.

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    Using the Web Configuration (continued) Home > Network Click the Network button in the left column to display information about the wireless LAN. Clicking Refresh will update information. Auto IP: This field contains the current settings of TCP/IP, including DHCP/BOOTP, UPnP, and MAC Rendezvous.

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    Using the Web Configuration (continued) Home > User Click the User button in the left column to display the user’s information. Users Printing Log: include the user(s) Mac address, IP address, name, and status of printing tasks. The items in this field display the user(s) information, which...

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    Device and Port Setting. System Device and Port Setting This option will show you settings required to configure the DP-G321 Print Server. Consult your printers owner manual for the PJL (Printer Job Language) and print speed supported on your printer. Click the Save button on the bottom of the...

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    Confirm Again box. Port Settings In this field, you can assign the Port Name for the print server, and the description for the USB or printer ports. It also allows you to select the PJL Printer setting (Yes or No). NOTE: PJL (Print Job Language) has certain job requirements that must be met to work correctly.

  • Page 19: Advanced Setting

    Using the Web Configuration (continued) Configuration > Wireless Wireless Interface Connection Mode: Select one of two connection modes: Infrastructure (default): router in a WLAN. Ad-Hoc: SSID: Assign the SSID in this box. You can manually input the name or select one from the pull-down menu.

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    Using the Web Configuration (continued) Network...

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    USB1 / USB2 / LPT Chooser Name: Display the print server name. Printer Type: Enter the printer’s type in this box. PostScript Level: Select from the pull-down menu (Level 1 or Level 2). Font Group: Select from the pull-down menu.

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    Using the Web Configuration (continued) Configuration > User Printing Control By configuring the Enable User Printing Control option (Yes or No), the user in the User List is permitted to access the print server or not. Define Users You can add/delete the user(s) to/from the User List. The User List at the bottom of the screen displays the current defined user and related information for the print server.

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    Using the Web Configuration (continued) Configuration > SNMP SNMP Management SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) is a set of protocols for managing complex networks. Community 1/2/3: Click Apply if you have made changes. Enter a name in the Name box, and configure the Access Right by selecting Read Only or Read/Write from the pull-down menu.

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    Using the Web Configuration (continued) Tools Click on the Tools link from the tools bar of the main screen to enter the Tools Page; it provides the control options that include Print Test, E-mail, Reset, Upgrade, and Backup. Tools > Print Test Print Test Click Test to print a test page from the selected USB or parallel port.

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    Outgoing E-mail (SMTP) Server Address: used to send your E-mail in this box. If your mail server needs to verify the user when sending E-mail, the DP-G321 will apply the same Account Name and Password to the mail server as it does when receiving E-mail.

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    Tools > Email (continued) E-mail Notification You can set the print server to send a message through E-mail when the printer status changes. To enable this function, set the Enable e-mail notification for printer status changing option to Yes. Then, input the administrator’s Email address in the Admin E-mail Address box.

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    Using the Web Configuration (continued) Tools > Upgrade Firmware Upgrade When a new version of firmware is available (e.g., downloaded from the manufacturer’s website), you can upgrade the firmware of your print server. Click Browse to locate the firmware file, then click Apply.

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    Using the Web Configuration (continued) Tools > Backup Backup Device Configuration to File Click Apply to backup your current configuration of the print server to file and then save in the computer. Restore Device Configuration from File You can reload a configuration that you saved before. Click Browse to point to the backup file, and then click Apply.

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    Click on the Help link from the tools bar of the main screen to enter the Help Page. This page provides a link to D-Link’s support website. D-Link’s support website will provide the most up to date information on your DP-G321 Print Server. Please check the website regularly for product and firmware updates. Click on each topic...

  • Page 30: Tcp/ip Printing For Windows Xp

    TCP/IP Printing for Windows XP Open the web browser, and type in the IP Address of the DP-G321. For example, type http://192.168.0.10 the Enter or (Return) Key. Note: The PC’s IP Address must be in the same subnet as the Print Server’s IP Address for the two devices to communicate.

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    TCP/IP Printing for Windows XP (continued) At the Configuration window, write down the Port Names for future reference. You will need this information later in the configuration process.

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    TCP/IP Printing for Windows XP (continued) Select your Connection Mode. Enter the SSID of the remote access point or wireless router you wish to connect to. If you would like to set WEP Encryption, select the encryption level and the key here.

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    TCP/IP Printing for Windows XP (continued) When you select TCP/IP Protocol at the Network window, the screen below appears. (We recommend that you keep the default settings as shown.) If you need to make changes, make sure to click Apply after you have made the changes. (You may wish to make a note of the IP address.)

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    TCP/IP Printing for Windows XP (continued) Go to Start > Settings > Printers and Faxes > Add a Printer Click Next.

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    TCP/IP Printing for Windows XP (continued) Select Local Printer. Deselect Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play printer. Click Next. Select Create a new port. At the pull-down menu, highlight Standard TCP/IP Port. Click Next. Click Next.

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    Type in the IP address of the Print Server (i.e. 192.168.0.10). The Port Name will automatically be filled in. Select Custom. Then click Settings. Select LPR. Input the Port Name of the port being used by the printer. Click OK.

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    TCP/IP Printing for Windows XP (continued) Click Next. Click Finish. Highlight the printer, as shown. If the desired printer is not on the list, click Have Disk and insert the printer driver disk that came with your printer to install the printer drivers.

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    TCP/IP Printing for Windows XP (continued) At this screen, you can input a name for the printer. Click Next. Click Next. Click Finish.

  • Page 39: Tcp/ip Printing For Windows 2000

    TCP/IP Printing for Windows 2000 Open the Web browser, and type in the IP Address of the DP-G321. For example, type http://192.168.0.10 the Enter or (Return) Key. Note: The PC’s IP Address must be in the same subnet as the Print Server’s IP Address for the two devices to communicate.

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    TCP/IP Printing for Windows 2000 (continued) At the Configuration window, write down the Port Names for future reference. You will need this information later in the configuration process.

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    TCP/IP Printing for Windows 2000 (continued) Select your Connection Mode. Enter the SSID of the remote access point or wireless router to which you wish to connect. If you would like to set WEP Encryption, select the encryption level and the key here. Click Apply.

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    TCP/IP Printing for Windows 2000 (continued) When you select TCP/IP Protocol at the Network window, the screen below appears. (We recommend that you keep the default settings as shown.) If you need to make changes, make sure to click Apply after you have made the changes. (You may wish to make a note of the IP Address.)

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    TCP/IP Printing for Windows 2000 (continued) Go to Start > Settings > Printers. Double-click on the Add Printer icon. Click Next.

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    TCP/IP Printing for Windows 2000 (continued) Select Local Printer. Click Next. Select Create a new port at the pull-down menu, highlight Standard TCP/IP Port. Click Next.

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    TCP/IP Printing for Windows 2000 (continued) Click Next. Type in the IP address of the Print Server in the Printer Name or IP Address field. The Port Name field will automatically be filled in. Click Next. Select “Custom.” Then click on Settings.

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    TCP/IP Printing for Windows 2000 (continued) Select LPR. Input the port name of the port being used by the printer. Click OK. Click Next. Click Finish.

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    TCP/IP Printing for Windows 2000 (continued) Highlight the printer, as shown. If the desired printer is not on the list, click Have Disk and insert the printer driver disk that came with your printer to install the printer drivers. Click Next.

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    TCP/IP Printing for Windows 2000 (continued) Select Do not share this Click Next. Select Yes to print a test page. Click Next. Click Finish. The printer is now ready for printing with Windows 2000 on your network. printer.

  • Page 49: Tcp/ip Printing For Windows 98se/me

    TCP/IP Printing for Windows 98SE/Me Open the web browser, and type in the IP Address of the DP-G321. For example, type http://192.168.0.10 the Enter or (Return) Key. Note: Your PC’s IP Address must be in the same subnet as the Print Server’s IP Address for the two devices to communicate.

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    TCP/IP Printing for Windows 98SE/Me (continued) At the Configuration window, write down the Port Names for future reference. You will need this information later in the configuration process. The Port Name shown here is only an example.

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    TCP/IP Printing for Windows 98SE/Me(continued) Select your Connection Mode. Enter the SSID of the remote access point or wireless router to which you wish to connect. If you would like to set WEP Encryption, select the encryption level and the key here.

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    TCP/IP Printing for Windows 98SE/Me(continued) When you select TCP/IP Protocol at the Network window, the screen below will appear. (We recommend that you keep the default settings as shown.) If you need to make changes, make sure to click Apply after you have made the changes. (You may wish to make a note of the IP address.)

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    TCP/IP Printing for Windows 98SE/Me (continued) Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel. Double-click on Network. Click Add. Highlight Client. Click Add.

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    TCP/IP Printing for Windows 98SE/Me (continued) At this window, click Have Disk. Insert the DP-G321 CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive. Select the letter representing the CD-ROM drive on your computer from the pull-down menu. Double-click on the folder lpr. 3. Highlight lpr.inf.

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    TCP/IP Printing for Windows 98SE/Me (continued) Click OK. You should now be back to the Network Properties Page. Highlight LPR for TCP/IP Printing. Click Properties.

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    TCP/IP Printing for Windows 98SE/Me (continued) Click Add Port. Type in the IP Address of the DP-G321. Make sure the Port Name is accu- rate. (The Port Name at right is just an example.) Click OK. The Port name and IP Address will be displayed.

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    TCP/IP Printing for Windows 98SE/Me (continued) Click OK. Windows will ask for a restart. Click Yes.

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    TCP/IP Printing for Windows 98SE/Me continued) Once your computer has rebooted, click on Start > Settings > Printers > Add Printer. When the Add Printer Wizard screen appears, click Next. Select Network Printer. Click Next. Type in the path if you know it,...

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    Name in this window is just an example.) Click OK. If the network path is not specified, type in the IP Address of the DP-G321 and the Port Name. (The Port Name shown at right is just an example.) Select Yes or No, to answer the question:...

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    TCP/IP Printing for Windows 98SE/Me (continued) Select Yes to print a test page. Click Finish Go to Start > Settings > Printers Check to see that your printer is installed.

  • Page 61: Unix/linux Printing (see Ps Admin Manual On Cd-rom)

    Unix/Linux Printing Please refer to the PS Admin Manual on the CD included with your purchase for information on setting up the Print Server in Unix/Linux.

  • Page 62: Setting Up Appletalk Or Lpr Printing In Mac Osx

    Setting up Apple Talk or LPR Printing in Mac OS X Note: Mac OS printing with this print server is sup- ported by PostScript printers only! With Mac OSX you can use AppleTalk or LPR printers using IP protocols for printing through Print Servers.

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    Setting up Apple Talk or LPR Printing in Mac OS X (continued) The default IP address of the Print Server is 192.168.0.10. Manually change your IP Address to 102.168.0.x, where x is any number between 1 and 254 (except 10 which is the IP Address of the Print Server.) The IP Addresses...

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    Setting up Apple Talk or LPR Printing in Mac OS X (continued) To print, open a document and select File > Print from the menu. Select Edit Printer List from the Printer dialog box. Click Add Printer.

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    Click on the Port to which the PostScript printer is connected. Then select the printer model from the dialog box displayed here. Click Add Printer and the Printer Port configuration is complete. Select the Printer Port just configured in the Print window.

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    Print Server into the LPR Printer’s Address field. In the Queue Name field, type in the Port Name of the PostScript printer that is connected to the Print Server. The Port Name illustrated here is only an example. Select the printer model from the dialog box.

  • Page 67: Setting Up Appletalk Printing In Mac Os9

    EtherTalk connection, or indirectly through a 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.

  • Page 68: Printing From Mac Os Client Workstation

    Printing from Mac OS Client Workstations The exact procedure for selecting a PostScript printer connected to your Print Server may vary slightly, depending on what printer driver version you are using. The procedure described below assumes you are using the LaserWriter 8.

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    If you wish to access this setting in the future, you can use the Setup button in the Chooser window. The selected printer will become your computer’s default printer. You may need to choose Page Setup in any applications you have open.

  • Page 70: Networking Basics

    Networking Basics Using the Network Setup Wizard in Windows XP In this section you will learn how to establish a network at home or work, using Microsoft Windows XP. Note: Please refer to websites such as http://www.homenethelp.com http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000 for information about networking computers using Windows 2000, ME or 98SE.

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    Networking Basics (continued) Please follow all the instructions in this window: In this window, select the best description of your computer. If your computer connects to the Internet through a gateway/router, select the second option as shown. Click Next.

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    Networking Basics (continued) Enter a Computer description and a Computer name (optional). Click Next. Enter a Workgroup name. All computers on your network should have the same Workgroup name. Click Next.

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    Networking Basics (continued) Please wait while the Network Setup Wizard applies the changes. When the changes are complete, click Next. Please wait while the Network Setup Wizard configures the computer. This may take a few minutes.

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    Networking Basics (continued) In this window, select the best option. In this example, Create a Network Setup Disk has been selected. You will run this disk on each of the computers on your network. Click Next. Insert a disk into the Floppy Disk Drive, in this case drive A.

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    Networking Basics (continued) Please wait while the Network Setup Wizard copies the files. Please read the information under Here’s how in the screen below. After you complete the Network Setup Wizard you will use the Network Setup Disk to run the Network Setup Wizard once on each of the computers on your network.

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    Networking Basics (continued) The new settings will take effect when you restart the computer. Click Yes to re- start the computer. You have completed configuring this computer. Next, you will need to run the Net- work Setup Disk on all the other computers on your network. After running the Network Setup Disk on all your computers, your new wireless network will be ready to use.

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    Networking Basics (continued) How to assign a Name to your computer To name your computer, please follow these directions in Windows XP: Click Start (in the lower left corner of the screen). Right-click My Computer. Select Properties. Select the Computer Name tab in the System Properties window.

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    Networking Basics (continued) How to assign a Name to your Computer n this window, enter the Computer name. Select Workgroup and enter the name of the Workgroup. All computers on your network must have the same Workgroup name. Click OK. How to find your IP Address in Windows XP The computers connected to your network must be in the same IP address range.

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    Networking Basics (continued) How to find your IP Address in Windows XP This window will appear. Click the Support tab. Click Close. Assigning a Static IP Address in Windows XP/2000 Note: DHCP-capable routers will automatically assign IP addresses to the com- puters on the network, using DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) technology.

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    Networking Basics (continued) Assigning a Static IP Address in Windows XP/2000 Double-click Network Connections. Right-click Local Area Connections. Double-click Properties.

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    Networking Basics (continued) Assigning a Static IP Address in Windows XP/2000 Click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP). Click Properties. Select Use the following IP address in the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)Properties window. Input your IP address and subnet mask. (The IP addresses on your network must be within the same range.

  • Page 82: Technical Specifications

    Technical Specifications Printer Connection Printer Port: USB 2.0 or Parallel Bidirectional Communication: Network Connection Network Standards: IEEE 802.3 10Base-T Ethernet, IEEE 802.11g Wireless Standard Network Data Transfer Rate: 10/100 Mbps (megabits per second), up to 54Mbps Network Connector: CAT5 cable Network Protocols Ethernet Frame Types: 802.2, 802.3, Ethernet II, SNAP (auto-switching)

  • Page 83: Frequently Asked Questions

    A: You will need to first change the IP address of your print server to match that IP address scheme of your wireless router. Ex: D-Link uses “192.168.0.x” for its default IP scheme. Where “x” is a number between 2 to 254.

  • Page 84: Contacting Technical Support

    You can find software updates and user documentation on the D-Link website. D-Link provides free technical support for customers within the United States and within Canada for the duration of the warranty period on this product. U.S. and Canadian customers can contact D-Link technical support through our website, or by phone.

  • Page 85: Warranty

    Warranty Period from the date of original retail purchase. If a material defect is incapable of correction, or if D-Link determines in its sole discretion that it is not practical to repair or replace the defective Hardware, the price paid by the original purchaser for the defective Hardware will be refunded by D-Link upon return to D-Link of the defective Hardware.

  • Page 86

    Expedited shipping is available if shipping charges are prepaid by the customer and upon request. D-Link may reject or return any product that is not packaged and shipped in strict compliance with the foregoing requirements, or for which an RMA number is not visible from the outside of the package. The product owner agrees to pay D-Link’s reasonable handling and return shipping charges for any product that is not packaged...

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    D-Link Corporation/D-Link Systems, Inc., as stipulated by the United States Copyright Act of 1976. Contents are subject to change without prior notice. Copyright Corporation/D-Link Systems, Inc.

  • Page 88: Registration

    Registration Register your D-Link product online at http://support.dlink.com/register/ (10/07/04)

  • Page 89: Appendix: Dp-g321 Printer Compatibility List

    Appendix: DP-G321 Printer Compatibility List For Windows The Canon Printer Canon BJC-55, 85 Canon S100SP Canon S200SP Canon S300 Canon S330 Canon S400SP Canon S450 Canon S520 Canon S600 Canon S750 Canon S4500 Canon S6300 Canon S9000 The Epson Printer...

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    Appendix: DP-G321 Printer Compatibility List for Windows (continued) The Lexmark Printer Lexmark 4039 10R Lexmark 5700 Lexmark Optra Color 45 Lexmark Optra C710 Lexmark Optra E, E+, E310 Lexmark Optra K1220 Lexmark Optra M410, M412 Lexmark Optra N Lexmark Optra R+...

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