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  • Page 1: Network Guide

    ® Network Guide...

  • Page 2: Copyright And Trademarks

    Neither Seiko Epson Corporation nor its affiliates shall be liable to the purchaser of this product or third parties for damages, losses, costs, or expenses incurred by purchaser or third parties as a result of: accident, misuse, or abuse of this product or unauthorized modifications, repairs, or alterations to this product, or (excluding the U.S.) failure to strictly comply with...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Chapter 1 Introduction About Your Printer ............. . . 5 About This Guide .

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    EpsonNet Config with Web Browser ..........27 About EpsonNet Config with Web Browser .

  • Page 5: Chapter 1 Introduction

    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, which is called the network interface in this manual, automatically selects the correct standard when it connects to a network.

  • Page 6: Warnings, Cautions, And Notes

    TCP/IP AppleTalk 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, AppleTalk, and IPP. ❏ Supports both 10Base-T and 100Base-TX.

  • Page 7: Network Interface Operation

    ❏ Supports Bonjour on Mac 10.4.x and above. Network Interface Operation Status lights The indicator lights on the network interface provide you with important information on the operation of the network interface. Orange light indicates100Base-TX Flashes green when connection data is received The light on the left side indicates whether the network interface is connected to 10Base-T or 100Base-TX.

  • Page 8: About The Software

    About the Software The software CD-ROM provided with your printer includes the following network software. ❏ EpsonNet Config for Windows is a Windows-based configuration utility for administrators that allows you to configure the network interface for various protocols such as TCP/IP, MS Network, IPP, and SNMP. See “EpsonNet Config for Windows”...

  • Page 9: Chapter 2 Setting Up Your System For Network Printing

    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 status lights and RJ-45 connector.

  • Page 10: Selecting A Printing Method

    On the server, set the printer to connect with LPR and turn it into a shared printer. Your clients can then print to this shared printer. Printing from Macintosh ❏ Bonjour ❏ Epson TCP/IP ❏ Epson AppleTalk Setting Up Your System for Network Printing...

  • Page 11: Installing Network Components On Your Computer

    Installing Network Components on Your Computer Before configuring the network interface and printing from the computer, you need to install the necessary 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. See the section in this chapter appropriate for your operating system.

  • Page 12: Windows Xp

    4. If the necessary components are not in the list, click Install to install them. 5. For LPR or Internet printing: Double-click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) on the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box to open the Internet Protocols Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties dialog box.

  • Page 13: Macintosh

    The following table lists the components required for configuring the network interface with EpsonNet Config. EpsonNet Config’s setting screens Necessary components TCP/IP, IPP, SNMP (IP trap) Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) MS Network Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) The following table lists the components required for network printing. Printing method Necessary components LPR or Internet printing...

  • Page 14: Setting Up The Network Interface

    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.

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    6. Press l, then d to highlight IP ADDRESS SETTING (or GET IP ADDRESS). 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 configure your network devices’...

  • Page 16: Printing A Network Status Sheet

    Printing a Network Status Sheet 1. Make sure that the printer is not printing and the LCD displays READY. 2. Press the Menu r button on the printer’s control panel to enter the printer’s menu system. 3. Press d to highlight TEST PRINT, and then press r. 4.

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    4. Select the Create a new port radio button, and then select Standard TCP/IP Port from the list. Then click Next. 5. Enter the IP address of the network interface and then click Next. Setting Up Your System for Network Printing...

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    6. If an error occurs, the following dialog box appears. Select the Standard radio button and then select EPSON Network Printer. Click Next. 7. Click Finish. Installing the printer driver 1. Insert the printer software CD-ROM in your CD-ROM or DVD drive.

  • Page 19: Windows Xp

    Windows XP Adding the network port 1. Click Start, click Control Panel, click Printers and Other Hardware, and then click Printers and Faxes. 2. From the File menu, select Server Properties. You see a window like this one. 3. Click the Ports tab, then click Add Port. Setting Up Your System for Network Printing...

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    4. Select Standard TCP/IP Port, then click the New Port button. 5. Click Next. Setting Up Your System for Network Printing...

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    6. Do one of the following: ❏ If you are using DHCP to assign an IP address to the printer, enter the printer’s Host Name or IP address, shown on the network status sheet, in the Printer Name or IP Address text box. Then click Next. ❏...

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    8. Make sure that the Device matches the Host Name or IP address shown on the network status sheet, then click Finish. 9. Click the Close button to return to the Server Properties window. Setting Up Your System for Network Printing...

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    10. Click the Close button to return to the Printers and Faxes window. Installing the printer driver 1. Insert the printer software CD-ROM in your CD-ROM or DVD drive. 2. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the printer driver. 3. When you see a screen like this one, click the Manual button. 4.

  • Page 24: Macintosh

    3. Open Printer Setup Utility, and then click Add. 4. Select the printer model that is connected with TCP/IP. Note: If your printer is not displayed with TCP/IP, click More Printers, select EPSON TCP/IP from the drop-down list, and then select the printer model. 5. Click Add.

  • Page 25: Chapter 3 Network Software

    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 is a Windows-based configuration software for administrators to configure the network interface for TCP/IP, NetWare, MS Network, AppleTalk, IPP, and SNMP.

  • Page 26: Epsonnet Config For Macintosh

    2. From the Help menu, select EpsonNet Config Help. The EpsonNet Config User’s Guide appears. By clicking the links on the left side of the screen, you can get information on using EpsonNet Config. EpsonNet Config for Macintosh About EpsonNet Config EpsonNet Config for Macintosh is a Macintosh-based configuration software for administrators that allows you to configure the network interface for TCP/IP, AppleTalk, and IPP.

  • Page 27: Epsonnet Config With Web Browser

    EpsonNet Config with Web Browser About EpsonNet Config with Web Browser EpsonNet Config with Web Browser is a Web-based utility designed to configure the printer for use on a network. By typing the IP address of the network interface for the URL in your browser, you can start EpsonNet Config to allow you to configure the network interface for TCP/IP, MS Network, AppleTalk, IPP, and SNMP.

  • Page 28: Configuring The Network Interface Using Epsonnet Config With Web Browser

    Configuring the Network Interface Using EpsonNet Config with Web Browser After you have assigned an IP address to the network interface using the printer’s Control panel, EpsonNet Config for Windows or Macintosh, a DHCP server, or the arp/ping command, you can configure the network interface using EpsonNet Config with Web Browser.

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    ❏ If the Dynamic DNS function is not supported, we recommend that you select Manual and then enter an IP address. This is because if you select Auto, the IP address of the network interface changes every time you turn on the printer so that you need to change the printer port setting accordingly.

  • Page 30: Opening Screen

    Links to a Web site previously defined by the administrator. Help Links to Help. About Links to the copyright and version information for EpsonNet Config. Epson Logo Links to the Epson Web site (http://www.epson.com). Menu Information - Network General Displays the network interface information. Ethernet Displays information about Ethernet.

  • Page 31: Information - Network Screens

    Configuration - Network Ethernet Configure the applicable settings for Ethernet. TCP/IP Configure the desired settings/method for TCP/IP. AppleTalk Configure the desired settings for AppleTalk. MS Network Configure the desired settings for Microsoft Network. Configure the desired settings for IPP. SNMP Configure the desired settings for SNMP.

  • Page 32: Configuration - Network Screens

    Configuration - Network Screens Ethernet Ethernet Settings Items Descriptions Ethernet Speed/Duplex Select the appropriate Ethernet speed and duplex setting. Normally, Auto can be selected. If you select a setting other than Auto, make sure the setting matches the type of hub or switch you are using. Port Type Select the port type: Auto...

  • Page 33: Bonjour Settings

    Host Name and Domain Name Settings Items Descriptions Acquire Host Name and Domain Select either Enable or Disable to acquire the host name and Name Automatically domain name from the DHCP server. Host Name Enter the host name supported by Dynamic DNS (between 2 and 63 characters).

  • Page 34: Network Software

    Number Set and enter an asterisk (*) in this text box. Entity Type Displays the printer’s entity type. Do not change the entity type unless “epson” appears. If “epson” appears, enter an entity type to match your printer. Network Number Set Select Auto or Manual.

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    SNMP Community Items Descriptions Community Displays the community name. Read Only The word “public” always appears. Read/Write Enter the Read/Write community name (up to 32 characters). IP Trap Items Descriptions Trap Enable or Disable trap. Address Enter the IP address of the server to which the trap is transmitted. Community Enter the community name (up to 32 characters).

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    Timeout Printing Items Descriptions Change Timeout Value Select this checkbox when you set the values before a timeout occurs. Set the length of time for LPR before a timeout occurs (between 0 and 3600 seconds). Enter 0 not to apply the timeout. RAW (Port9100) Set the length of time for RAW (Port9100) before a timeout occurs (between 0 and 3600 seconds).

  • Page 37: Optional Screens

    Items Descriptions Displays EDM information. Optional Screens Administrator You can link to the Web site specified on this screen when you click Favorite (the name is changeable) in Index. Items Descriptions Administrator Name Enter the name of the administrator (up to 255 characters). Location Enter the location of the network interface (up to 255 characters).

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    Note: ❏ The same password is used for EpsonNet Config for Windows and Macintosh, and EpsonNet Config with Web Browser. ❏ If you forget your password, you need to initialize the network interface. Network Software...

  • Page 39: Chapter 4 Troubleshooting

    Chapter 4 Troubleshooting General Problems Cannot configure the network interface or cannot print from the network. Cause What to do The printer settings or network settings may be First, check to see if you can print a status sheet, as wrong.

  • Page 40: The Message "could Not Complete Communicating Configuration Data" Appears When You Send Settings To The Network Interface

    The message “Could not complete communicating configuration data” appears when you send settings to the network interface. Cause What to do This may happen when using a dial-up Run Command Prompt from the computer on which router. EpsonNet Config is installed, and then enter the following command: Format: >ROUTE_ADD_the IP address of the network interface_ the IP address of the computer (the under bar...

  • Page 41: Chapter 5 Tips For Administrator

    Chapter 5 Tips for Administrator Network Setup Menu These items are used to make network settings on the printer’s control panel. Item Settings (default in bold) NETWORK SETUP Disable, Enable IP ADDRESS SETTING* Auto, Panel 0.0.0.0 to 255.255.255.255 0.0.0.0 to 255.255.255.255 DG or GW* 0.0.0.0 to 255.255.255.255 Bonjour*...

  • Page 42: Checking The Lan

    Checking the LAN First, you need to check that the computer can reach to other computers in the same segment, as follows: 1. Set the default gateway to the host on which you are setting up the network interface. If there is a server or a router which acts as a gateway, enter the address of the server or the router.

  • Page 43: Uninstalling Software

    1. From the command line, type: Example: arp -s 192.168.100.201 00-00-48-93-00-00 2. Execute the ping command to set the IP address by pinging it: Example: ping 192.168.100.201 3. The network interface should now respond to the ping. If it does not, you may have incorrectly typed the MAC address or the IP address in the arp -s command.

  • Page 44: Macintosh

    Macintosh 1. Double-click the EpsonNet Config Installer icon. 2. Click the Continue button. 3. In the License dialog box, read the License Agreement, and then click the Accept button. 4. Select Uninstall from the pull down menu. 5. Click the Uninstall button. 6.

  • Page 45: Index

    Index Administrator tips, 41 to 44 MAC address, 31 arp, 42 Macintosh Automatic Private IP Addressing (APIPA), 29 Bonjour printing, 24 installing printer driver, 24 network settings, 13 selecting a printing method, 10 Bonjour printing, 24 TCP/IP printing, 24 Microsoft network, 34 Cable, network, 7 Configuring network interface Network...

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    TCP/IP definition, 8 setting up in Windows, 11 to 13 setting up on Macintosh, 24 Troubleshooting, 39 to 40 Uninstalling network software, 43 Universal Plug and Play, 29 Windows selecting a printing method, 10 Vista, 11 to 12, 16 to 18 XP, 12 to 13, 19 to 23 Index...

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