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External 10/100BASE-TX Print Server
NC-2100p
USER'S GUIDE
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    External 10/100BASE-TX Print Server NC-2100p USER’S GUIDE Please read this manual thoroughly before using the printer. You can print or view this manual from the CD-ROM at any time, please keep the CD-ROM in a convenient place for quick and easy reference at all times. version0...

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    Trademarks Brother is a registered trademark of Brother Industries, Ltd. HP, HP/UX,JetDirect and JetAdmin are trademarks of Hewllet-Packard Company. UNIX is a trademarks of UNIX Systems Laboratories. Ethernet is trademark of Xerox Corporation. Postscript is trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated. Apple, Macintosh, LaserWriter, and AppleTalk are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc.

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    Printer Customer Support Brother International Corporation 15 Musick Irvine CA 92618 In Canada Brother International Corporation (Canada), Ltd. - Marketing Dept. 1, rue Hôtel de Ville Dollard-des-Ormeaux, PQ, Canada H9B 3H6 Brother fax-back system (USA) Brother Customer Service has set up an easy-to-use fax-back system so you can get instant answers to common technical questions and information about all our products.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS CHAPTER ONE UNIX PRINTING PRINTING FROM UNIX/LINUX USING TCP/IP Overview TCP/IP General TCP/IP UNIX Host Configuration Linux Configuration HP/UX Configuration IBM RS/6000 AIX Configuration Sun Solaris 2.x Configuration SCO UNIX Configuration IBM/AS400 1-10 Other Systems 1-10 Other Sources of Information 1-12...

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    CHAPTER TWO TCP/IP PRINTING PRINTING FROM WINDOWS NT OR WINDOWS 2000/XP, LAN SERVER AND WARP SERVER Overview Windows NT 3.5x/NT 4.0/2000/XP (TCP/IP) Configuration Windows 2000/XP Printing (Printer Driver not yet installed) Standard TCP/IP Port Printing Windows 2000/XP Printing (Printer Driver already installed) Windows NT 4.0 Printing Windows NT 4.0 Printing (Installing the Brother Peer to Peer Software) Windows NT 4.0 Printing (Associating to the Printer)

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    CHAPTER FOUR NETBIOS PEER TO PEER PRINTING HOW TO PRINTING USING NETBIOS ON WINDOWS 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP, LAN SERVER AND OS/2 WARP SERVER Overview Print Server Configuration Changing the workgroup/domain name using TELNET or a web browser NetBIOS Port Monitor for Windows 95/98/Me, NT4.0/2000/XP Installing the Brother NetBIOS Port Monitor Associating the printer Windows 95/98/Me...

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    CHAPTER FIVE HOW TO CONFIGURE INTERNET PRINTING FOR WINDOWS 95/98/ME NT 4.0/WINDOWS 2000/XP INTERNET PRINTING INSTALLATION Overview Brother Internet Print General Information Brother Internet Print Configuring the Brother Print Server Print Server Configuration Checklist Brother Internet Print Using BRAdmin Professional utility to Configure the Print Server Brother Internet Print Using a Web Browser to configure the Print Server Brother Internet Print Using TELNET to Configure the Print Server...

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    CHAPTER SIX APPLETALK (ETHERTALK) TCP/IP PRINTING PRINTING FROM A MACINTOSH Overview Macintosh Configuration (OS 8.6 – 9.2) Operation How to Select the Print Server (AppleTalk/EtherTalk) How to Select the Print Server (TCP/IP) Macintosh Configuration (OS X v. 10.1/10.2) How to Select the Print Server (AppleTalk/EtherTalk) How to Select the Print Server (TCP/IP) Changing the Configuration Other Sources of Information...

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    CHAPTER EIGHT TCP/IP CONFIGURATION ASSIGNING TCP/IP INFORMATION Overview Changing the IP Address using the BRAdmin Professional utility Using DHCP to Configure the IP address Using ARP to Configure the Print Server IP Address Using RARP to Configure the IP Address Using BOOTP to Configure the IP Address Changing the IP Address settings with the TELNET Console Other Sources of Information...

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    APPENDIX Appendix A General Information How to print the Configuration page Appendix B Using Services General Appendix C Reloading the Print Server Firmware General Reloading firmware using BRAdmin Professional utility Reloading process INDEX...

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    IMPORTANT INFORMATION: REGULATIONS Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Declaration of Conformity (For U.S.A. only) Responsible Party: Brother International Corporation 100 Somerset Corporate Boulvard Bridgewater, NJ 09907-0911, USA TEL: (908) 704-1700 declares, that the products Product Name: External 10/100BASE-TX Print Server Model Number: NC-2100p complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.

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    Industry Canada Compliance Statement (For Canada only) This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada. “ EC ” Declaration of Conformity Manufacturer Plant Brother Industries Ltd., TROY Group, Inc.

  • Page 13: Overview

    CHAPTER 1 UNIX PRINTING CHAPTER ONE Unix Printing Printing from Unix/Linux using TCP/IP Overview Brother print servers are supplied with the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) protocol suite. Since virtually all UNIX host computers support TCP/IP, this capability allows a printer to be shared on a UNIX Ethernet network. As with all protocols, TCP/IP communications can proceed concurrently whilst other protocols are active, this means that UNIX, Apple, and other computers can share the same Brother Print Server over an Ethernet network.

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    CHAPTER 1 UNIX PRINTING TCP/IP Brother Print Servers appear to the network as a UNIX host computer with a unique IP address running the lpd, line printer daemon, protocol. As a result, any host computer that supports the Berkeley remote LPR command can spool jobs to Brother Print Servers without the need for any special software on the host computer.

  • Page 15: General Tcp/ip Unix Host Configuration

    CHAPTER 1 UNIX PRINTING General TCP/IP UNIX Host Configuration The configuration process for most UNIX systems is described in the following steps. As this process varies, we recommend that you refer to your system documentation (or man pages) for additional information. 1.

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    CHAPTER 1 UNIX PRINTING 3. Configure the /etc/printcap file on each host computer to specify the local print queue, the print server name (also called remote machine or rm), and the print server service name (also called remote printer, remote queue, or rp), and the spool directory.

  • Page 17: Linux Configuration

    CHAPTER 1 UNIX PRINTING 4. Skip this section if you have completed Step 3, unless you have an SCO UNIX system. If you have an HP/UX system, IBM RS/6000 AIX computer, or Sun Solaris 2.xx, there is no printcap file. This is also true for some other AT&T-based UNIX systems, as well as many VMS-based TCP/IP software packages (for example, UCX, TGV Multinet, etc.).

  • Page 18: Hp/ux Configuration

    CHAPTER 1 UNIX PRINTING HP/UX Configuration In the case of HP/UX10.xx, the sam program is used to set up the remote printer. The steps are as follows: 1. Execute the sam program. From the list of options, select Printers and Plotters 2.

  • Page 19: Ibm Rs/6000 Aix Configuration

    CHAPTER 1 UNIX PRINTING IBM RS/6000 AIX Configuration The RS/6000 AIX operating system uses the smit program to set up the remote printer. The procedure is as follows for AIX 4.0 and later: 1. Enter smit and select "devices" 2. Select "Printer/Plotter" 3.

  • Page 20: Sun Solaris 2.x Configuration

    CHAPTER 1 UNIX PRINTING Sun Solaris 2.x Configuration Sun Solaris 2.x uses the lpsystem and lpadmin programs for remote printer configuration: lpsystem -t bsd prnservername lpadmin -p queue -s prnservername!prnserverservice (not required on newer Solaris systems) accept queue (not required on newer Solaris systems) enable queue Where queue is the name of the local print queue.

  • Page 21: Sco Unix Configuration

    CHAPTER 1 UNIX PRINTING SCO UNIX Configuration To configure a printer in version Version 5.x of SCO Unix, use the SCOADMIN program. 1. Select Printers and then Print Manager 2. On the menu select Printer and then Add Remote followed by Unix… 3.

  • Page 22: Ibm/as400

    CHAPTER 1 UNIX PRINTING IBM/AS400 To use a Brother print server with an IBM AS/400 running IBM’s TCP/IP gateways services for OS/400 (the OS/400 system must be v3.1 or later) Use the CFGTCP command at your OS/400 prompt to add the print server’s TCP/IP address to the AS/400 host table.

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    CHAPTER 1 UNIX PRINTING If you have not created a spool directory for the Brother print server on your UNIX host computer, you will need to do so now (the printer setup utilities in HP/UX, AIX, Solaris 2.xx, and other systems will automatically create the spool directory). The lpd spool directory is usually located in the /usr/spool directory (check with your system manager to see if the location is different for your system).

  • Page 24: Other Sources Of Information

    CHAPTER 1 UNIX PRINTING Other Sources of Information 1. Visit http://solutions.brother.com for more information on network printing. Refer to chapter 8 of this user guide to learn how to configure the IP address of the printer. 1-12...

  • Page 25: Overview

    CHAPTER 2 TCP/IP PRINTING CHAPTER TWO TCP/IP Printing Printing from Windows NT or Windows 2000/XP, LAN Server and Warp Server Overview Users of Windows NT can print directly to a network ready Brother printers using the TCP/IP protocol. Microsoft Windows NT users must install Microsoft's "TCP/IP printing"...

  • Page 26: Windows Nt 3.5x/nt 4.0/2000/xp (tcp/ip) Configuration

    CHAPTER 2 TCP/IP PRINTING Windows NT 3.5x/NT 4.0/2000/XP (TCP/IP) Configuration If you have not already done so, install the TCP/IP protocol onto your Windows NT system. This is done via the Network icon in the Control Panel window of the Windows NT system (the Control Panel is in the Main window on NT 3.5x systems, or use the Start button on NT 4.0 to access the Settings/Control Panel menu).

  • Page 27: Windows 2000/xp Printing (printer Driver Not Yet Installed)

    CHAPTER 2 TCP/IP PRINTING Windows 2000/XP Printing (Printer Driver not yet installed) By default, Windows 2000/XP systems install with all the necessary software required for you to be able to print. This chapter describes the two most commonly used configurations, Standard TCP/IP Port printing . If you have already installed the printer driver, jump to the printer driver already installed section.

  • Page 28: Windows 2000/xp Printing (printer Driver Already Installed)

    CHAPTER 2 TCP/IP PRINTING Windows 2000/XP Printing (Printer Driver already installed) If you have already installed the printer driver and wish to configure it for network printing, follow these steps: 1. Select the printer driver you wish to configure 2. Select File and then chose Properties 3.

  • Page 29: Windows Nt 4.0 Printing (installing The Brother Peer To Peer Software)

    CHAPTER 2 TCP/IP PRINTING Windows NT 4.0 Printing (Installing the Brother Peer to Peer Software) 1. Start the CD-ROM. 2. Select the desired Language and then select Install Software. Then select the Network Print Software installation program. 3. Click on Next in response to the Welcome message. 4.

  • Page 30: Windows Nt 4.0 Printing (associating To The Printer)

    CHAPTER 2 TCP/IP PRINTING Windows NT 4.0 Printing (Associating to the Printer) ® You must now create a printer on your Windows system using the standard ® Windows printer setup procedure. To do this, go to the Start button, select Settings and then Printers. Double click the Add Printer icon to get the Add Printer Wizard.

  • Page 31: Windows Nt 3.5x Printing

    CHAPTER 2 TCP/IP PRINTING Windows NT 3.5x Printing 9. Go into the Control Panel and run the Network applet. 10. Select Add Software and TCP/IP Protocol and related components. 11. Select the TCP/IP Network Printing Support check box. And then click on the Continue button.

  • Page 32: Lan Server, Os/2 Warp Server Configuration

    CHAPTER 2 TCP/IP PRINTING LAN Server, OS/2 Warp Server Configuration Brother Print Servers will work with IBM LAN Server, OS/2 Warp Server networks that have IBM TCP/IP V2.0 or later installed on the file server (TCP/IP is supplied as standard with LAN Server V4.0 and later as well as Warp Server). Use the following procedure to configure the print server on an LAN Server or OS/2 Warp Server file server, or on a OS/2 Warp Connect workstation: Server Configuration...

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    CHAPTER 2 TCP/IP PRINTING You will get the Settings window. Enter the following: LPD server The Brother Print Server name (from the HOSTS file) or its IP address. LPD printer For most applications, use the Brother Print Server 'binary' service BINARY_P1. However, if you are printing text files from the DOS or OS/2 command prompt, you should use the text service TEXT_P1, which will add carriage returns for proper formatting of the data...

  • Page 34: Other Sources Of Information

    CHAPTER 2 TCP/IP PRINTING Other Sources of Information 1. Visit http://solutions.brother.com for more information on network printing. Refer to chapter 8 of this user guide to learn how to configure the IP address of the printer. 2-10...

  • Page 35: Overview

    CHAPTER 3 TCP/IP PEER TO PEER PRINTING CHAPTER THREE Peer to Peer Printing How to Print in a Windows 95/98/Me Peer to Peer network Overview Microsoft's Windows 95/98/Me operating systems features built-in networking capabilities. These capabilities allow a Windows PC to be configured as a client workstation in a file server based network environment.

  • Page 36: Tcp/ip Printing

    CHAPTER 3 TCP/IP PEER TO PEER PRINTING TCP/IP Printing Our Peer to Peer printing software requires the TCP/IP protocol to be installed on your Windows peer-to-peer computers and an IP Address had to be defined for the print server. Refer to your Windows documentation for more information on how to configure the TCP/IP protocol on your Windows PC.

  • Page 37: Associating To The Printer

    CHAPTER 3 TCP/IP PEER TO PEER PRINTING Associating to the printer You must now create a printer on your Windows system using the standard Windows printer setup procedure. 1. To do this, go the Start button, select Setting and then Printers. 2.

  • Page 38: Other Sources Of Information

    CHAPTER 3 TCP/IP PEER TO PEER PRINTING Other Sources of Information 1. Visit http://solutions.brother.com for more information on network printing. Refer to chapter 8 of this user guide to learn how to configure the IP address of the printer.

  • Page 39: Overview

    CHAPTER 4 NETBIOS PEER-TO-PEER PRINTING CHAPTER FOUR NetBIOS Peer to Peer Printing How to Printing using NetBIOS on Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP, LAN Server and OS/2 Warp Server Overview Brother's Print Server range supports SMB (Server Message Block) over the TCP/IP protocol via the NetBIOS interface. This means that just like regular Windows PC’s, Brother printers can appear in your network neighborhood.

  • Page 40: Print Server Configuration

    CHAPTER 4 NETBIOS PEER-TO-PEER PRINTING Print Server Configuration In order for this function to work, you must correctly change the DOMAIN name or WORKGROUP name to match that of your network. Once this is done, the print server will appear automatically in your network neighborhood and you will be able to send print documents to it without having to install additional software.

  • Page 41: Changing The Workgroup/domain Name Using Telnet Or A Web Browser

    CHAPTER 4 NETBIOS PEER-TO-PEER PRINTING Changing the workgroup/domain name using TELNET or a web browser If you are unable to use a BRAdmin Professional utility or a web browser, you can use TELNET. When you are connected to the print server, enter the default password "access" in response to the "#"...

  • Page 42: Installing The Brother Netbios Port Monitor

    CHAPTER 4 NETBIOS PEER-TO-PEER PRINTING Installing the Brother NetBIOS Port Monitor 1. Start the CD-ROM installation menu program according to the Quick Setup guide. 2. Select the proper Model and Software Installation menu. Then select the Network Print Software menu to start the Brother Network Print Software installation program.

  • Page 43: Associating The Printer

    CHAPTER 4 NETBIOS PEER-TO-PEER PRINTING Associating the printer 1. You must now create a printer on your Windows 95/98/Me and NT4.0/2000 system using the standard Windows printer setup procedure. To do this, go the Start button, select Setting and then Printers. Windows 95/98/Me 2.

  • Page 44: Adding A Second Netbios Print Port

    CHAPTER 4 NETBIOS PEER-TO-PEER PRINTING Adding a Second NetBIOS Print Port 1. You do not need to re-run the installation program to add a new NetBIOS port. Instead, press the Start button, select Settings, and open the Printers windows. Click on the icon of the printer that you wish to configure, select File from the Menu bar, and then choose Properties.

  • Page 45: Lan Server/os/2 Warp Server Configuration

    CHAPTER 4 NETBIOS PEER-TO-PEER PRINTING LAN Server/OS/2 Warp Server Configuration As Brother print servers support the SMB protocol over TCP/IP via a NetBIOS interface, you can easily configure your printer to work with an IBM LAN Server and OS/2 Warp Server networks that have IBM TCP/IP V2.0 or later installed on the fileserver.

  • Page 46: Other Sources Of Information

    CHAPTER 4 NETBIOS PEER-TO-PEER PRINTING Other Sources of Information 1. Visit http://solutions.brother.com for more information on network printing. Refer chapter 8 of this user guide to learn how to configure the IP address of the printer.

  • Page 47: Overview

    CHAPTER 5 BIP INTERNET PRINTING INSTALLATION CHAPTER FIVE How to Configure Internet Printing for Windows 95/98/Me NT 4.0/Windows 2000/XP Internet Printing Installation Overview Brother's Brother Internet Print (BIP) software, for Windows 95/98/Me/XP/NT4.0, 2000 allows a PC user at one location, to send a print job to a Brother Printer at a remote location via the Internet.

  • Page 48: Brother Internet Print General Information

    CHAPTER 5 BIP INTERNET PRINTING INSTALLATION Brother Internet Print General Information The BIP software is installed using a standard Windows 95/98/Me/NT4.0/2000/XP Installation Wizard. It creates a virtual port on the Windows 95/98/Me/NT4.0/2000/XP PC that operates in a similar way to the standard LPT1 printer port from the Application program point of view.

  • Page 49: Brother Internet Print Configuring The Brother Print Server

    CHAPTER 5 BIP INTERNET PRINTING INSTALLATION Brother Internet Print Configuring the Brother Print Server The print server can be configured with BRAdmin Professional utility, by using a web browser, or by using the TELNET command. Print Server Configuration Checklist Before configuring the print server to receive BIP jobs, be sure that the E-mail server at the remote site (the receiving end) is configured to handle the TCP/IP POP3, and SMTP protocols (SMTP is only required if the notification feature is enabled).

  • Page 50: Brother Internet Print Using Bradmin Professional Utility To Configure The Print Server

    CHAPTER 5 BIP INTERNET PRINTING INSTALLATION Brother Internet Print Using BRAdmin Professional utility to Configure the Print Server Skip this section if you wish to use the print server remote console or Web Browser to configure the print server. Using the BRAdmin Professional utility, you can configure the Brother print server using the TCP/IP protocol.

  • Page 51: Brother Internet Print Using A Web Browser To Configure The Print Server

    CHAPTER 5 BIP INTERNET PRINTING INSTALLATION Brother Internet Print Using a Web Browser to configure the Print Server 1. Connect to the printer server IP address using your web browser. 2. When you reach the network configuration screen, you will be prompted for a password.

  • Page 52: Brother Internet Print Using Telnet To Configure The Print Server

    CHAPTER 5 BIP INTERNET PRINTING INSTALLATION Brother Internet Print Using TELNET to Configure the Print Server Skip this section if you used BRAdmin Professional utility or a Web Browser to configure the remote print server. As an alternative to BRAdmin Professional utility, you can use the print server remote console to configure the print server.

  • Page 53: Brother Internet Print Installing The Bip Software On Windows95/98/me/nt4.0/2000/xp

    CHAPTER 5 BIP INTERNET PRINTING INSTALLATION Brother Internet Print Installing the BIP software on Windows95/98/Me/NT4.0/2000/XP To install the BIP software on a Windows 95/98/NT4.0/2000/XP PC, execute the following steps: • Be sure that the PC is running an E-mail program (for example, Microsoft Outlook) that is capable of sending E-mail message using Winsock.

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    CHAPTER 5 BIP INTERNET PRINTING INSTALLATION 10. Press OK to continue. You will then be asked to re-start your computer. 11. Once your computer has re-started you must create a printer on your Windows 95/98/Me/NT4.0/2000/XP system using the standard Windows 95/98/Me/NT4.0/2000/XP printer setup procedure.

  • Page 55: Adding A Second Brother Internet Port

    CHAPTER 5 BIP INTERNET PRINTING INSTALLATION Adding a Second Brother Internet Port You should not re-run the install program to add a new Brother Internet Port. Instead, press the Start button, select Settings, and open the Printers windows. Click on the icon of a printer that is using BIP, select File from the menu bar, and then choose Properties.

  • Page 56: Overview

    CHAPTER 6 APPLETALK (ETHERTALK) TCP/IP PRINTING CHAPTER SIX AppleTalk (EtherTalk) TCP/IP Printing Printing From a Macintosh Overview Brother Print Server's support the AppleTalk protocol running over Ethernet (also known as EtherTalk). This allows Macintosh users to print at the same time as all other Ethernet network using the AppleTalk (also referred to as EtherTalk) protocol.

  • Page 57: Macintosh Configuration (os 8.6 - 9.2)

    CHAPTER 6 APPLETALK (ETHERTALK) TCP/IP PRINTING Some models may be unable to print the configuration page. In that case, you can check the printer network configuration using the BRAdmin Professional utility or by connecting to the embedded web server within the NC-2100p print server.

  • Page 58: Operation

    CHAPTER 6 APPLETALK (ETHERTALK) TCP/IP PRINTING Operation Once the print server is installed and the printer is powered on, the Brother print server AppleTalk service name (default is BRO_xxxxxx_P1_AT, where "xxxxxx" is the last six digits of the Ethernet address (MAC address) should appear in the Chooser.

  • Page 59: How To Select The Print Server (appletalk/ethertalk)

    CHAPTER 6 APPLETALK (ETHERTALK) TCP/IP PRINTING How to Select the Print Server (AppleTalk/EtherTalk) Once the print server is connected on your network and the printer is powered on, the Brother print server’s Apple Talk service name (default is BRO_xxxxxx_P1_AT, where xxxxxx is the last six digits of the Ethernet address (Mac address) should appear in the Chooser.

  • Page 60: How To Select The Print Server (tcp/ip)

    CHAPTER 6 APPLETALK (ETHERTALK) TCP/IP PRINTING How to Select the Print Server (TCP/IP) Apple has developed the "Desktop Printer" utility, this can be found from the Apple menu (this is only available from System 8.6 or later). When you run it you will see the following screen: Figure 3 Selecting LPR Printing 1.

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    CHAPTER 6 APPLETALK (ETHERTALK) TCP/IP PRINTING 2. At this point we must select the correct PPD file for the printer and also configure the correct LPR information. Click the "Change" button in the "PostScript Printer Description (PPD) File" section. Insert the CD-ROM that contains the PPD file for the printer and select the appropriate PPD file.

  • Page 62: Macintosh Configuration (os X V. 10.1/10.2)

    CHAPTER 6 APPLETALK (ETHERTALK) TCP/IP PRINTING Macintosh Configuration (OS X v. 10.1/10.2) The appropriate PPD file supplied with your printer must be installed. Install the appropriate PPD file from the supplied CD-ROM from the printer. Figure 7 Typical Macintosh Installer The above screenshot is from a Brother HL-5000 series printer driver.

  • Page 63: How To Select The Print Server (tcp/ip)

    CHAPTER 6 APPLETALK (ETHERTALK) TCP/IP PRINTING How to Select the Print Server (TCP/IP) After installing the PPD, use the following steps to select the printer driver: 1. Turn the power of the printer ON. 2. Open the Applications folder. 3. Open the Utilities folder. 4.

  • Page 64: Changing The Configuration

    CHAPTER 6 APPLETALK (ETHERTALK) TCP/IP PRINTING Changing the Configuration From a Macintosh, the easiest way to change the printer or print server parameters is to use a web browser. Simply connect to the printer using the format: http://ip_address where ip_address is the address of the printer. PC users can also use the BRAdmin Professional utility to change printer and print server details.

  • Page 65: Overview

    CHAPTER 7 WEB BASED MANAGEMENTR CHAPTER SEVEN Web Based Management How to use a Web Browser to manage your Device Overview A standard World Wide Web Browser (we recommend Netscape Navigator version 4.0 or later/Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5.0 or later) can be used to manage your printer using the HTTP (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol).

  • Page 66: How To Connect To Your Printer Using A Browser

    CHAPTER 7 WEB BASED MANAGEMENTR How to connect to your printer using a Browser Type "http://printers IP Address /" into your browser (you can also use the NetBIOS name of the print server, if you are in Microsoft Windows domain/Workgroup environment).

  • Page 67: Other Sources Of Information

    CHAPTER 7 WEB BASED MANAGEMENTR Other Sources of Information 1. Visit http://solutions.brother.com for more information on network printing. Refer to chapter 8 of this user guide to learn how to configure the IP address of the printer.

  • Page 68: Overview

    CHAPTER 8 TCP/IP CONFIGURATION CHAPTER EIGHT TCP/IP Configuration Assigning TCP/IP Information Overview The TCP/IP protocol requires that each device on the network have it's own unique IP address. Use the following information to learn about IP address configuration. By default Brother print servers have a sample IP address of 192.0.0.192, however, you can easily change this IP address number to match with the IP address details of your network.

  • Page 69: Changing The Ip Address Using The Bradmin Professional Utility

    CHAPTER 8 TCP/IP CONFIGURATION Changing the IP Address using the BRAdmin Professional utility Start the BRAdmin Professional utility (from Windows 95/98/Me, NT4.0, Windows 2000/XP). Figure 1 BRAdmin Professional The BRAdmin Professional utility can use the TCP/IP protocol to communicate with the Brother print server.

  • Page 70: Using Dhcp To Configure The Ip Address

    CHAPTER 8 TCP/IP CONFIGURATION Some of the printer might unable to print the configuration page. In that case, check the printer configuration by BRAdmin Professional utility or Web Based Management. Refer to Appendix of this user guide how to print the configuration page. 5.

  • Page 71: Using Arp To Configure The Print Server Ip Address

    CHAPTER 8 TCP/IP CONFIGURATION Using ARP to Configure the Print Server IP Address If you are unable to use the BRAdmin Professional utility and your network does not use a DHCP server, you can also use the ARP command. ARP is the simplest method of configuring the print server IP address.

  • Page 72: Using Rarp To Configure The Ip Address

    CHAPTER 8 TCP/IP CONFIGURATION Using RARP to Configure the IP Address Brother print server IP address can be configured using the Reverse ARP (rarp) facility on your host computer. This is done by editing the /etc/ethers file (if this file does not exist, you can create it) with an entry similar to the following: 00:40:17:31:01:07 BRO_310107...

  • Page 73: Using Bootp To Configure The Ip Address

    CHAPTER 8 TCP/IP CONFIGURATION Using BOOTP to Configure the IP Address BOOTP is an alternative to rarp that has the advantage of allowing configuration of the subnet mask and gateway. In order to use BOOTP to configure the IP address make sure that BOOTP is installed and running on your host computer (it should appear in the /etc/services file on your host as a real service;...

  • Page 74: Changing The Ip Address Settings With The Telnet Console

    CHAPTER 8 TCP/IP CONFIGURATION Changing the IP Address settings with the TELNET Console You can also use the TELNET command to change the IP address. Using TELNET is effective way, when you change the IP address. But a valid IP address must already be programmed into the print server.

  • Page 75: Other Sources Of Information

    CHAPTER 8 TCP/IP CONFIGURATION Other Sources of Information 1. Visit http://solutions.brother.com for more information on network printing.

  • Page 76: Chapter Nine Troubleshooting

    CHAPTER 9 TROUBLESHOOTING CHAPTER NINE Troubleshooting Overview This chapter describes procedures for troubleshooting problems you may encounter with a Brother Print Server, it is divided into the following sections: 1. Installation Problems 2. Intermittent Problems 3. Protocol-Specific Troubleshooting...

  • Page 77: Installation Problems

    CHAPTER 9 TROUBLESHOOTING Installation problems If you cannot print over the network, check the following: 1. Make sure that the printer and Print Server are powered on, is on-line and ready to print. Verify that the printer and the configuration are good by printing the configuration page.

  • Page 78

    CHAPTER 9 TROUBLESHOOTING If you are using TCP/IP: Try pinging the print server from the host operating system command prompt with the command: ping ipaddress Where ipaddress is the print server IP address (note that in some instances it can take up to two minutes for the print server load its IP address (after setting the IP address).

  • Page 79

    CHAPTER 9 TROUBLESHOOTING 3. If you cannot make any of the connections in step 2, check the following: Make sure the printer is powered on and on-line. Verify that the cabling, network connection, and print out a configuration page in the Network STATISTICS information to see if bytes are being transmitted and received.

  • Page 80: Intermittent Problems

    CHAPTER 9 TROUBLESHOOTING Intermittent Problems If the print server and printer start up OK, but you intermittently have problems printing, check the following: 1. If the printer prints unexpectedly or it prints garbage, check the following: 1. Turn the printer power switch is off. 2.

  • Page 81: Tcp/ip Troubleshooting

    CHAPTER 9 TROUBLESHOOTING TCP/IP Troubleshooting If you are using TCP/IP and cannot print to the print server and you have checked the hardware and network as described in the previous steps, then check the following: It is always a good idea to try following in order to eliminate the possibility of setup errors.

  • Page 82: Unix Troubleshooting

    CHAPTER 9 TROUBLESHOOTING UNIX Troubleshooting 1. Make sure that the /etc/printcap file (if applicable) is typed in correctly. In particular, look for missing ":" and "\" characters, because a small error anywhere in the file can have major consequences. Also check the /usr/spool directory to make sure that you have created a valid spool directory.

  • Page 83

    CHAPTER 9 TROUBLESHOOTING 6. If you are having trouble printing more than one job at a time, try increasing the IP timeout using the SET IP TIMEOUT command or using BRAdmin Professional utility. 7. If text or PCL jobs are run together, try setting the service (remote printer) with EOT set to string number 2 (<ESC>E).

  • Page 84: Windows Nt/lan Server (tcp/ip) Troubleshooting

    CHAPTER 9 TROUBLESHOOTING Windows NT/LAN Server (TCP/IP) Troubleshooting If you are having trouble printing with Windows NT or LAN Server, check the following: 1. Make sure that TCP/IP and TCP/IP print service are installed and running on the Windows NT system or the LAN Server file server. 2.

  • Page 85: Windows 95/98/me Peer-to-peer (hp Jetadmin Compatible Method) Troubleshooting

    CHAPTER 9 TROUBLESHOOTING Windows 95/98/Me Peer-to-Peer (HP JetAdmin compatible method) Troubleshooting If you are having trouble printing on a Windows 95/98/Me Peer-to-Peer network, check the following (HP JetAdmin compatible method): 1. If the print server does not show up under JetAdmin on a Windows 95/98/Me Peer-to-Peer network, try removing all of the Windows 95/98/Me network software from the Network Control panel and then reinstalling them as follows:...

  • Page 86: Brother Internet Print (tcp/ip) Troubleshooting

    CHAPTER 9 TROUBLESHOOTING Brother Internet Print (TCP/IP) Troubleshooting 1. The first step in troubleshooting is to make sure that you have a valid E-mail connection on both the sending PC and the receiving print server. Try sending an E-mail message from the PC to a user at the remote site who can receive mail via the POP3 server.

  • Page 87: Appletalk Troubleshooting

    CHAPTER 9 TROUBLESHOOTING AppleTalk Troubleshooting If you cannot print from an AppleTalk for Macintosh computer and you have checked the hardware and network as described in the previous steps, then check the following: 1. Make sure that you are running Phase 2 AppleTalk and that you have selected the correct network interface from the Network Control Panel on the Macintosh.

  • Page 88: Web Browser Troubleshooting (tcp/ip)

    CHAPTER 9 TROUBLESHOOTING Web Browser Troubleshooting (TCP/IP) 1. If you can not connect to the print server using your web browser it may be worth checking the Proxy Settings of your browser. Look in the Exceptions setting and if necessary, type in the IP address of the print server. This will stop your PC from trying to connect to your ISP or proxy server every time you wish to look at the printer server.

  • Page 89: Appendix A

    APPENDIX APPENDIX Appendix A General Information You can change the configuration of your print server using any of the following methods. • Brother BRAdmin Professional utility for Windows 95 or later • HTTP (using a web browser) • HP’s JetAdmin or WebJetAdmin Software •...

  • Page 90: How To Print The Configuration Page

    APPENDIX How to print the Configuration page To print the configuration page, use a fine ball point pen to hold down the Test button on the back of the print server for less than 5 seconds. Note: If you hold the Test button on the back of the print server for more than 5 seconds all network settings will be reset to default.

  • Page 91: Appendix B Using Services

    APPENDIX Appendix B Using Services General A service is a resource that can be accessed by computers that wish to print to the Brother print server. The Brother print server provides the following predefined services (do a SHOW SERVICE command in the Brother print server remote console to see a list of available services): Service Definition...

  • Page 92: Appendix C Reloading The Print Server Firmware

    APPENDIX Appendix C Reloading the Print Server Firmware General The firmware on the print server is stored in flash memory. This means that you can upgrade the firmware by downloading the appropriate update file. To get the latest firmware update, access the Brother WWW server on http://solutions.brother.com Some software versions that we provide will automatically factory reset your print server parameters.

  • Page 93: Reloading Firmware Using Bradmin Professional Utility

    APPENDIX Reloading firmware using BRAdmin Professional utility The BRAdmin Professional utility can be used to easily re-program your Brother print server. 1. Start the BRAdmin Professional utility. 2. Highlight the appropriate print server. Then press select the Control menu and choose Load Firmware. You can select more than one print server by pressing CTRL+<select>...

  • Page 94: Reloading Process

    APPENDIX Reloading process The Yellow and Green LED on the print server will blink simultaneously during the firmware file loading process and the printer will restart automatically after the programming has completed. DON'T TURN OFF THE PRINTER DURING THESE PROCESSES. APPENDIX-6...

  • Page 95: Index

    INDEX INDEX AIX................IBM LAN Server ............ AIX 4.0..............IBM RS/6000 AIX..........AppleTalk........6-1, 6-4, 9-3, 9-12 IBM/AS4000............1-10 ARP ............1-2, 8-1, Internet ..............Internet Printing ............ISP................Berkeley UNIX ............BINARY_P1 ........... 1-1, 1-3, BOOTP.............1-2, JetAdmin ............... 9-10 BRAdmin ..............

  • Page 96

    INDEX RARP ..............TCP/IP ............. 1-1, Reloading firmware..........TELNET ........4-3, 5-6, 8-1, 8-7, RFC 1001 ..............TEXT_P1 ..........1-1, 1-3, rlpstat............... TFTP GET ..............A-5 TFTP PUT...............A-5 sam ................SCO UNIX .............. UNIX............... SCOADMIN............Server Message Block..........service..............Simple Mail Transport Protocol......Web browser ............

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Nc-2100h, Nc-2100p

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