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  • Page 1 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 2 FCC Compliance Statement For United States Users This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
  • Page 3: Declaration Of Conformity

    DECLARATION of CONFORMITY According to 47CFR, Part 2 and 15 for Class B Personal Computers and Peripherals; and/or CPU Boards and Power Supplies used with Class B Personal Computers: Epson America, Inc. Located at: MS 3-13 3840 Kilroy Airport Way...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Operating Environment ........5 Supported Epson Printers ........6 Features of the Print Server .
  • Page 6 Chapter 2 How to Set Up the Print Server Connecting the Print Server to the Network ....31 Installing EpsonNet WinAssist/MacAssist ....33 For Windows .
  • Page 7 Chapter 4 EpsonNet MacAssist Configuration Utility About EpsonNet MacAssist ....... . .77 Menu Bar.
  • Page 8 Windows 2000......... . . 113 LPR printing.
  • Page 9 Using the NDPS Gateway ....... . .150 Outline of settings ........151 Making the printer environment .
  • Page 10 Chapter 9 EpsonNet Internet Print About EpsonNet Internet Print ......183 System Requirements ........183 Installing EpsonNet Internet Print.
  • Page 11 Chapter 11 EpsonNet WebManager About EpsonNet WebManager ......213 System Requirements ........214 EpsonNet WebManager Functions .
  • Page 12 Appendix B Specifications Print Server Specification ....... . . 241 Regulatory Approvals .
  • Page 13: About Your Print Server

    About Your Print Server The EpsonNet 10/100 Base Tx External Print Server is a print server that lets you connect an Epson printer equipped with a parallel interface directly to your network. Just attach the print server to your printer’s parallel interface connector, and connect it anywhere on your network.
  • Page 14: Important Safety Instructions

    Instead, immediately turn off the printer, unplug an AC adapter, and then contact your Epson dealer. Do not repair it yourself because this is dangerous. ❏ Do not disassemble or modify the print server unless specifically instructed in the guide.
  • Page 15: About This Guide

    About This Guide This User’s Guide contains information about using the print server on a network. It includes how to set up the print server, install the configuration software, and modify network settings of your printer and computers. For information about your printer, see the manual shipped with your printer.
  • Page 16: Package Contents

    Only use the AC adapter shipped with this package to supply power to the print server. Note: You need to supply items such as a computer with an Ethernet network interface, an Epson printer with a parallel interface, and an Ethernet cable (Category 5 shielded twisted-pair cable). Introduction...
  • Page 17: Operating Environment

    Operating Environment The print server supports the following environments. Version Protocol Windows 98 TCP/IP (using EpsonNet Direct Windows 98 SE Print) Windows 95 IPP (using EpsonNet Internet Print) NetBEUI Windows Me TCP/IP (using EpsonNet Direct Print) NetBEUI Windows XP TCP/IP (using LPR or Standard (Home, TCP/IP Port) Professional)
  • Page 18: Supported Epson Printers

    IP address for the printer. Make sure the IP address is suitable for the segment; an incorrect IP address may generate unexpected dial-up. Supported Epson Printers The print server can be installed on most Epson printers with a parallel interface. Introduction...
  • Page 19: Features Of The Print Server

    Features of the Print Server ❏ Connects an Epson printer equipped with a parallel interface connector to the network. ❏ Supports multiple protocols, such as TCP/IP, NetWare, NetBEUI, AppleTalk, and IPP. ❏ Supports 100Base full duplex, 100Base half duplex, 10Base full duplex, and 10Base half duplex.
  • Page 20: Print Server Operation

    Print Server Operation The status lights and status sheet provide you with important information about the operation and configuration of the print server. RJ-45 connector DC-IN connector Status sheet button Status lights Introduction...
  • Page 21 Status and Data lights The print server has two lights (Status and Data), which indicate the current operating status of the print server when you first turn on the printer, during normal operation, and when errors occur. The Status light has three colors (red, green, and orange). The Data light is green.
  • Page 22 Before you start configuring the print server, be sure to press and hold down the status sheet button on the print server for one to two seconds to print a status sheet. A status sheet provides important information about the print server, such as MAC address, printer settings, and the printer’s current status.
  • Page 23: About The Software

    About the Software ❏ EpsonNet WinAssist is a Windows-based configuration utility for administrators that allows you to configure the print server for TCP/IP, NetWare, MS Network, AppleTalk, IPP, and SNMP. See “About EpsonNet WinAssist” on page ❏ EpsonNet MacAssist is a Macintosh-based configuration utility for administrators that allows you to configure the print server for TCP/IP, AppleTalk, and IPP.
  • Page 24: Terms And Concepts

    Terms and Concepts Configuration -- a prepared set of conditions for proper operation of a device. Configuring the print server is to prepare it to work with protocols available on a network. DHCP — a dynamic host configuration protocol. It is a protocol that assigns dynamic IP addresses to devices on a network.
  • Page 25: Overview

    Overview This section describes the general procedure on how to set up the print server for use on a network. 1. Check the print server operation. Check the functions and operations of the print server, such as status lights, status sheet button, and RJ-45 connector. See “Print Server Operation”...
  • Page 26 6. Configure the network settings of the print server using EpsonNet Win/MacAssist. Configure the print server for TCP/IP, AppleTalk, MS Network, etc. using EpsonNet WinAssist or MacAssist. For Windows users, see “EpsonNet WinAssist Configuration Utility” on page 49. For Macintosh users, see “EpsonNet MacAssist Configuration Utility”...
  • Page 27: Chapter 1 Installing Components On Your Computer

    Chapter 1 Installing Components on Your Computer About Installing Components on Your Computer Before configuring the print server and printing from the computer, you need to install the necessary components (such as TCP/IP, NetBEUI, etc.) and assign an IP address and subnet mask for your computer, depending on the printing method you want to use.
  • Page 28 2. Double-click the Network icon. Check if the following necessary components are in the list of installed network components on the Configuration menu. If they are already installed, go to the next chapter. The following table lists the components required for configuring the print server with EpsonNet WinAssist.
  • Page 29 Note: Do not use Novell Client for Windows 95/98 version 3.00 and Novell Client for Windows NT version 4.50 when using the following modes: NetWare 3.x/4.x Bindery Print Server mode, NetWare 3.x Remote Printer mode, NetWare 4.x Bindery Remote Printer mode, and NetWare 4.x/5.x NDS Remote Printer mode. The following table lists the components required for network printing.
  • Page 30: Windows Xp

    For printing via NetWare server: Download the latest Novell Client from the Novell Web site and install it on the computer. Also, be sure to install IPX. See the Novell Web site for detailed information. 4. For LPR, Internet, Microsoft Network Shared printing: Double-click TCP/IP on the Configuration menu to open the TCP/IP Properties dialog box.
  • Page 31 4. Check if the following necessary components are in the list. If they are already installed, go to the next chapter. The following table lists the components required for configuring the print server with EpsonNet WinAssist. EpsonNet WinAssist’s setting screens Necessary components TCP/IP, AppleTalk, IPP, SNMP (IP trap) Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
  • Page 32 The following table lists the components required for network printing. Printing method Necessary components LPR or Internet printing Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Microsoft Network Shared Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) printing Client for Microsoft Networks Printing via NetWare server Latest Novell Client downloaded from the Novell Web site 5.
  • Page 33: Windows Server 2003

    Windows Server 2003 For Windows Server 2003, use the following procedure to install the necessary components. Note: ❏ The Windows Server 2003 CD-ROM may be required during the installation. ❏ When using TCP/IP or IPP for printing, you need to set the IP address, the subnet mask, and the default gateway of the computer.
  • Page 34 The following table lists the components required for configuring the print server with EpsonNet WinAssist. EpsonNet WinAssist’s setting screens Necessary components TCP/IP, AppleTalk, IPP, SNMP (IP trap) Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) MS Network Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) NetWare, SNMP (IPX trap) Latest Novell Client downloaded from the Novell Web site The following table lists the components required for network...
  • Page 35: Windows 2000

    5. For LPR, Internet, Microsoft Network Shared 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. Set the IP address, the subnet mask, etc. and then click OK. 6.
  • Page 36 3. Check if the following necessary components are in the list. If they are already installed, go to the next chapter. The following table lists the components required for configuring the print server with EpsonNet WinAssist. EpsonNet WinAssist’s setting screens Necessary components TCP/IP, AppleTalk, IPP, SNMP (IP trap) Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
  • Page 37 Note: Do not use Novell Client for Windows 95/98 version 3.00 and Novell Client for Windows NT version 4.50 when using the following modes: NetWare 3.x/4.x Bindery Print Server mode, NetWare 3.x Remote Printer mode, NetWare 4.x Bindery Remote Printer mode, and NetWare 4.x/5.x NDS Remote Printer mode. The following table lists the components required for network printing.
  • Page 38: Windows Nt 4.0

    For printing via NetWare server: Download the latest Novell Client from the Novell Web site and install it on the computer. Also, be sure to install IPX. See the Novell Web site for detailed information. 5. For LPR, Internet, Microsoft Network Shared printing: Double-click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) on the Configuration menu to open the TCP/IP Properties dialog box.
  • Page 39 3. Check if the following necessary components are in the list. If they are already installed, go to the next chapter. The following table lists the components required for configuring the print server with EpsonNet WinAssist. EpsonNet WinAssist’s setting screens Necessary components TCP/IP, AppleTalk, IPP, SNMP (IP trap) TCP/IP...
  • Page 40 Note: Do not use Novell Client for Windows 95/98 version 3.00 and Novell Client for Windows NT version 4.50 when using the following modes: NetWare 3.x/4.x Bindery Print Server mode, NetWare 3.x Remote Printer mode, NetWare 4.x Bindery Remote Printer mode, and NetWare 4.x/5.x NDS Remote Printer mode. The following table lists the components required for network printing.
  • Page 41 To use NetBEUI, select the Protocols tab and then click Add. Select NetBEUI from the list and then click OK. Select the Services tab and then click Add. Select Workstation from the list and then click OK. For printing via NetWare server: Download the latest Novell Client from the Novell website and install it on the computer.
  • Page 42: Macintosh

    Built-in Ethernet on the AppleTalk Control Panel. Then configure the print server with EpsonNet MacAssist. In OS X, AppleTalk must be enabled and EPSON AppleTalk must be selected in Print Center. Mac OS 8.6 to 9.x 1. From the Apple menu, select Control Panel, and then Appletalk.
  • Page 43: Chapter 2 How To Set Up The Print Server

    Chapter 2 How to Set Up the Print Server This chapter explains how to set up the print server. This includes connecting the print server to the network, installing EpsonNet WinAssist/MacAssist, and using EpsonNet WinAssist/ MacAssist to assign an IP address to the print server. Connecting the Print Server to the Network Follow the steps below to connect the print server to the network.
  • Page 44 Note: ❏ Use a Category 5 twisted-pair cable to connect the print server to the network. ❏ The print server will automatically use DHCP to obtain an IP address. If it cannot get an IP address this way, it will use the private IP address of 192.168.192.168.
  • Page 45: Installing Epsonnet Winassist/Macassist

    Now, you can configure the print server for the network using EpsonNet WinAssist/MacAssist. Go to “Installing EpsonNet WinAssist/MacAssist” on page 33. Installing EpsonNet WinAssist/MacAssist You need to install EpsonNet WinAssist or MacAssist to configure the print server. Note: Be sure to use EpsonNet WinAssist/MacAssist included on the Software CD-ROM shipped with this product.
  • Page 46: For Macintosh

    EpsonNet WinAssist, the program may not work correctly. If this happens, uninstall EpsonNet WinAssist and then install it again. 1. Insert the Software CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive. 2. The EPSON Installation Program starts automatically. If the Installer dialog box does not appear, double-click SETUP.EXE on the CD-ROM.
  • Page 47 Installing EpsonNet MacAssist Follow the steps below to install EpsonNet MacAssist. 1. Insert the Software CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive. 2. Mac OS 8.x to 9.x: Double-click the EpsonNet MacAssist folder, then the EpsonNet MacAssist Installer icon. Mac OS X: Double-click the Mac OS X folder, then the EpsonNet MacAssist folder, then the EpsonNet MacAssist Installer icon.
  • Page 48: Setting An Ip Address Using Epsonnet Winassist

    Setting an IP Address Using EpsonNet WinAssist This section explains how to use EpsonNet WinAssist to configure the print server. Note: ❏ Check that the necessary protocols are installed on the computer. ❏ Make sure the printer is turned on. ❏...
  • Page 49 Note: ❏ If the same printer model name appears several times in the list, you can identify the printers by checking their MAC addresses, which are found on the status sheet. ❏ You can search printers in other segments by using Search Options from the Tool menu.
  • Page 50 4. Select a method for specifying the IP address. If you select Automatic, DHCP becomes available and assigns an IP address automatically. If you want to set the IP address manually, select Manual instead. Note: ❏ The network administrator must confirm any changes made to the IP address settings.
  • Page 51 7. To assign an IP address manually, enter the IP address, the subnet mask, and the default gateway. Be sure the IP address does not conflict with any other devices on the network. Note: If there is a server or a router functioning as a gateway, enter the IP address of the server or the router for the gateway address.
  • Page 52 9. Select Acquire DNS server address automatically if you want to acquire the DNS server address using the DHCP server. If you want to enter the DNS server address manually, click the Add button and then enter the IP address of the DNS server.
  • Page 53 15. If you set a password, enter your password (up to 20 characters) and then click OK to save the settings. If you are entering a password for the first time, click Change and set the password. See “About Password” on page 75 for more information.
  • Page 54: Setting An Ip Address Using Epsonnet Macassist

    Setting an IP Address Using EpsonNet MacAssist This section explains how to use EpsonNet MacAssist to configure the print server. Note: ❏ Make sure the printer is turned on. ❏ The computer to use for the following steps must be in the same segment as the print server.
  • Page 55 Note: ❏ If the same printer model name appears several times in the list, you can identify the printers by checking their MAC addresses, which are found on the status sheet. ❏ You can search printers in other zones just like computers by changing the zone setting.
  • Page 56 4. Select a method for specifying the IP address. If you select Automatic, DHCP becomes available and assigns an IP address automatically. If you want to set the IP address manually, select Manual instead. Note: ❏ The network administrator must confirm any changes made to the IP address settings.
  • Page 57 7. To assign an IP address manually, enter the IP address, the subnet mask, and the default gateway. Be sure the IP address does not conflict with any other devices on the network. Note: If there is a server or a router functioning as a gateway, enter the IP address of the server or the router for the gateway address.
  • Page 58 9. Select Acquire DNS server address automatically if you want to acquire the DNS server address using the DHCP server. If you want to enter the DNS server address manually, click the Add button and then enter the IP address of the DNS server.
  • Page 59 15. If you set a password, enter your password (up to 20 characters), then click OK to save the settings. If you are entering a password for the first time, click Change Password and set the password. For more information on passwords, see “About Password”...
  • Page 60 How to Set Up the Print Server...
  • Page 61: Chapter 3 Epsonnet Winassist Configuration Utility

    Chapter 3 EpsonNet WinAssist Configuration Utility About EpsonNet WinAssist EpsonNet WinAssist is a Windows-based configuration software for administrators to configure the print server for TCP/IP, NetWare, MS Network, AppleTalk, IPP, and SNMP. Note: ❏ Be sure to use EpsonNet WinAssist included on the Software CD-ROM shipped with this product.
  • Page 62: Menu Bar

    Menu Bar EpsonNet WinAssist provides the following menus and sub-menus. Device menu: ❏ Configuration Configures the print server you have selected. ❏ Launch Browser Starts EpsonNet WebAssist to configure the print server you have selected. EpsonNet WebAssist is a utility that runs on a browser.
  • Page 63: Timeout Option

    ❏ Firmware Update You can update the firmware and EpsonNet WebAssist. See the EpsonNet WinAssist online help for detailed information. Help menu: ❏ Help Topic Opens EpsonNet WinAssist help. ❏ About EpsonNet WinAssist Displays the copyright and version information for EpsonNet WinAssist.
  • Page 64: Search Method

    Search method You can select the connections and protocols to search for a print server. You can select from the following: LAN connection using TCP/IP, IPX, and NetBEUI protocols, or USB connection. Select the Select All radio button to search for print servers with all the available connections and protocols, or select the Select Individually radio button to select the preferred connections and protocols.
  • Page 65: Search Options

    Search options Search Options-IP To search for print servers in other segments, set the specific network address and the subnet mask. The settings you modified on this screen do not affect the search parameters used for EpsonNet WinAssist EasySetup. Select Refresh from the View menu or restart EpsonNet WinAssist for the settings to take effect.
  • Page 66 List box Displays network addresses and subnet masks that have been registered. Add button Registers a network address (up to 20 addresses). Do not add the network address if it is in the same segment. Remove button Removes a network address and its subnet mask from the List box.
  • Page 67 Item Explanation Search specified The display time can be reduced by selecting this addresses check box and choosing the target networks; any unnecessary or unwanted information is then not obtained. Network Address List Displays all current network addresses. Search Addresses Displays the network address to be searched.
  • Page 68: Firmware Update

    Firmware update You can update the firmware and EpsonNet WebAssist. Since the firmware update function is for support purposes, usually you do not need to use this function. See the EpsonNet WinAssist online help for detailed information. Details of the Configuration Dialog Box Information The Information menu shows the various print server parameters as described below.
  • Page 69 Parameters Explanations MAC Address Unique hardware address of the print server. You can check the MAC address on a status sheet. Hardware Hardware version of the print server Version Software Version Software version of the print server Model Name Product name of the printer attached to the print server Location Enter the location of the print server.
  • Page 70: Tcp/Ip

    TCP/IP To use the printer in the TCP/IP environment, configure the print server using the following screen. EpsonNet WinAssist Configuration Utility...
  • Page 71 Items Explanations Method for specifying Select a method for specifying an IP address. the IP address When you select Automatic, an IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway are automatically assigned by the DHCP server. Note: If the Dynamic DNS function is not supported, we recommend that you select Manual and then enter an IP address.
  • Page 72 Extended Settings dialog box When you click the Extended Settings button on the TCP/IP menu, the following dialog box appears. EpsonNet WinAssist Configuration Utility...
  • Page 73 Items Explanations Acquire DNS server Select this check box if you want to acquire address automatically the DNS server address using the DHCP server. To enter the DNS server address manually, clear this check box. If the DNS is not supported, this check box is dimmed.
  • Page 74: Netware

    NetWare To use the printer in the NetWare environment, configure the print server using the following screen. You can configure the print server in either the Print Server mode or the Remote Printer mode. Note: ❏ When you are not using NetWare, be sure to select the Standby mode.
  • Page 75 Note: When you save the settings, the Printer Objects, named PR0 for the Bindery mode or print server name_P0 for the NDS mode, are automatically created. To change the printer name, use PCONSOLE or NWADMIN. EpsonNet WinAssist Configuration Utility...
  • Page 76 Items Explanations Use NetWare Select this check box when using NetWare. When you use the printer only in the NetWare environment, it turns on automatically. Mode Select a mode: Print Server/Bindery or Print Server/NDS. Frame Type Leave the default frame type as it is. Tree Name For the NDS mode only: Click the Browse button and select the NDS...
  • Page 77 Print Queue Configuration dialog box When you click the Print Queue Configuration button on the Print server menu, the following dialog box appears. Note: You can configure queue settings for a higher context than the one you specified in the NDS context box. In this case, you must have the supervisor privileges for the context in which you set the queue.
  • Page 78 ❏ Selecting a queue Click the queue and click OK to select it. ❏ Creating a queue For Bindery mode: Click the file server where you want to create a queue. Right-click it, and then select Create Queue. Enter the queue name (up to 47 characters). For NDS mode: Select the context where you want to create a queue.
  • Page 79: Remote Printer Mode

    Remote Printer mode To use the printer in the Remote Printer mode, configure the print server using the following screen. Items Explanations Use NetWare Select this check box when using NetWare. When you use the printer only in the NetWare environment, it turns on automatically.
  • Page 80: Ms Network

    Primary Print Server Enter the primary print server name (up to 47 Name characters), which is created by PCONSOLE or NWAdmin. For NDPS Gateway, enter the SAP name you have set for NetWare (up to 47 characters). Printer Port Enter the printer port number. Number For NDPS Gateway, enter the same printer number you have set for NetWare (between 0 and 254).
  • Page 81 Items Explanations Use Microsoft Select this check box when using Microsoft Shared network shared Network printing. This check box is selected but dimmed printing when the print server’s information is acquired by the NetBEUI protocol. Print Server Enter the print server name (up to 15 characters). Be Name sure to give a unique name that does not cause conflicts with any other device on the network.
  • Page 82: Appletalk

    AppleTalk To use the printer in the AppleTalk environment, configure the print server using the following screen. Note: To configure AppleTalk settings using EpsonNet WinAssist, the following conditions must be maintained; ❏ The print server must be assigned a valid IP address. ❏...
  • Page 83 (*) in this text box. Entity Type Displays the printer’s entity type. Do not change the entity type unless “epson” appears. If “epson” appears, select an entity type by clicking the Entity Setting button to match your printer.
  • Page 84: Ipp

    To use the printer in the IPP environment, configure the print server using the following screen. If the print server does not support the SNMP, all of the items are dimmed. Items Explanations IPP URL Displays the printer’s URL for Internet Printing. Format: http://IP address of print server:631/ printer name set below...
  • Page 85: Snmp

    Items Explanations Printer Name Enter the name of the printer to use for Internet Printing (up to 127 characters). Example: EPSON_IPP_Printer Location Enter the name of the printer’s physical location (up to 64 characters). SNMP You can use the SNMP menu to set the SNMP information. EpsonNet WinAssist Configuration Utility...
  • Page 86 Items Explanations Read Only The word “public” always appears. Read/Write Enter the Read/Write community name (up to 32 characters). Enable IP Trap 1 or/and 2 Enable or Disable IP trap 1, 2, or both. Address Enter the IP address of the server to which the trap is transmitted.
  • Page 87: About Password

    About Password If you set a password, you must enter it to configure the print server. When you click OK in the setting dialog box or click the Return to Default button, the Password dialog box appears. 1. To set a password or to change the current password, click Change.
  • Page 88 EpsonNet WinAssist Configuration Utility...
  • Page 89: Chapter 4 Epsonnet Macassist Configuration Utility

    ❏ Be sure to use EpsonNet MacAssist included on the Software CD-ROM shipped with this product. ❏ Currently, EPSON printers use AppleTalk in OS 8.6 to 9.x, and EPSON AppleTalk in OS X for printing (except for the EPSON Stylus Photo 2200 and Stylus C82).
  • Page 90 Device menu: ❏ Configuration Configures the print server you have selected. ❏ Launch Browser Starts EpsonNet WebAssist to configure the print server you have selected. EpsonNet WebAssist is a utility that runs on a browser. ❏ Refresh Updates to the latest information by searching for the available printers again.
  • Page 91: Timeout

    Timeout Set the length of time before a timeout occurs (between 3 and 99 seconds). The default value is 5 seconds. A communication error occurs if this time is exceeded. If you set a larger value, it takes more time to search for the network printers. Therefore, change this value only if necessary.
  • Page 92: Search Options

    Search options Search options-AppleTalk To search for the print servers in other zones, set the specific zones in this option. Select Use this method to select search zones to search for a print server in a specific zone. Clear the check box if the print server is in the same zone;...
  • Page 93 Search options-IP To search for the print servers in other segments, set the specific network address and subnet mask. The settings you modified on this screen do not affect the search parameters used for EpsonNet MacAssist EasySetup. Select Use the search option to search for a print server in another segment.
  • Page 94: Details Of The Configuration Dialog Box

    Details of the Configuration Dialog Box Information The Information menu shows the various print server parameters as described below. Parameters Explanations MAC Address Unique hardware address of the print server. You can check the MAC address on a status sheet. Hardware Hardware version of the print server Version...
  • Page 95: Tcp/Ip

    Model Name Product name of the printer attached to the print server Location Enter the location of the print server. Return to Default Resets all configuration settings of the print server to button their defaults. Search Path Protocol used to search for the print server Updates the settings.
  • Page 96 Items Explanations Method for specifying Select a method for specifying an IP address. the IP address When you select Automatic, an IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway are automatically assigned by the DHCP server. Note: If the Dynamic DNS function is not supported, we recommend that you select Manual and then enter an IP address.
  • Page 97 Extended Settings dialog box When you click the Extended Settings button on the TCP/IP menu, the following dialog box appears. Items Explanations Acquire DNS server Select this check box if you want to acquire address automatically the DNS server address using the DHCP server. To enter the DNS server address manually, clear this check box.
  • Page 98 Acquire host name and Select this check box if you want to acquire a domain name host name and domain name from the DHCP automatically server. Host Name Enter the host name supported by the Dynamic DNS (between 2 and 63 characters). The total number of characters of the host name and the domain name must not exceed 251.
  • Page 99: Appletalk

    AppleTalk To use the printer in the AppleTalk environment, configure the print server using the following screen. Items Explanations Use AppleTalk Select this box when using AppleTalk. Printer Name Enter the name of the printer (up to 32 characters). Zone Name Select or enter the network zone name (up to 32 characters).
  • Page 100: Ipp

    Explanations Entity Type Displays the printer’s entity type. Do not change the entity type unless “epson” appears. If “epson” appears, select an entity type by clicking the Entity Setting button to match your printer. Ink Jet, All in One, or Impact Dot Matrix (24 pin):...
  • Page 101: About Password

    Items Explanations IPP URL Displays the printer’s URL for Internet Printing. Format: http://IP address of print server:631/ printer name set below Example: http://192.168.100.201:631/EPSON_IPP_Printer Printer Name Enter the name of the printer to use for Internet Printing (up to 127 characters). Example: EPSON_IPP_Printer Location...
  • Page 102: Configuring The Print Server Using Epsonnet Macassist Easysetup

    You can also use EpsonNet MacAssist EasySetup to configure the print server for TCP/IP and AppleTalk printing. Note: ❏ Currently, EPSON printers don’t support TCP/IP printing in a Macintosh environment (except for the EPSON Stylus Photo 2200 and Stylus C82).
  • Page 103 4. Select the target printer and then click Next. Note: If the same printer model name appears several times on the list, you can identify the printers by checking their MAC addresses, which are found on the status sheet. 5. Change the printer name if necessary. Click Next. EpsonNet MacAssist Configuration Utility...
  • Page 104 6. Specify whether to use TCP/IP, and then click Next. (If you select No, proceed to step 8.) 7. Select a method for specifying the IP address. If you select Automatic, DHCP becomes available and assigns an IP address automatically. If you select Manual, enter the IP address.
  • Page 105 Note: ❏ The print server does not have a default IP address. Be sure to assign a valid IP address manually or by using the DHCP server. ❏ If the Dynamic DNS function is not supported, we recommend that you select Manual and enter an IP address. If you select Automatic, the IP address of the print server changes every time you turn on the printer, and you need to change the printer port setting accordingly.
  • Page 106 EpsonNet MacAssist Configuration Utility...
  • Page 107: Chapter 5 Installing The Printer Driver

    Chapter 5 Installing the Printer Driver To print to the network printer, you need to install the printer driver on the computer. See the section in this chapter appropriate for your operating system. Windows Me/98/95 For Windows Me/98/95, the printer driver installation procedure differs depending on the printing method you prefer.
  • Page 108: Internet Printing (Windows Me)

    Internet printing (Windows Me) Installing the IPP client The IPP client must be installed on your computer. Follow the steps below to install it. 1. Insert the Windows Me CD-ROM. 2. Select the add-ons folder, and then select the IPP folder. 3.
  • Page 109: Microsoft Network Shared Printing

    Microsoft Network Shared printing 1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then select Printers. 2. Double-click Add Printer in the Printer window. 3. Select the Network Printer radio button and then click Next. 4. Click Browse, and then select the network path from the list. If you cannot browse, enter the following in the Network path or queue name box.
  • Page 110: Installing A Printer Driver

    Installing a printer driver 1. Insert the Software CD-ROM shipped with the printer. 2. Close the EPSON Installation Program screen if it appears. 3. Click the Have Disk button. The Install From Disk dialog box appears. 4. Click Browse. 5. Select the CD-ROM drive for Drives, then double-click the folder named after your operating system.
  • Page 111: Using The Net Use Command

    Using the NET USE command If you are running Windows XP/Server 2003/2000/NT and using NetBIOS to connect to the printer, we recommend that you use the NET USE command, as follows: 1. Right-click the Network Neighborhood icon or My Network Places icon and then select Properties.
  • Page 112: Windows Xp

    Windows XP For Windows XP, the printer driver installation procedure differs depending on the printing method you prefer. LPR printing 1. Click Start, click Control Panel, click Printers and Other Hardware, and then click Printers and Faxes. 2. Under Printer Tasks, click Add a printer to start the Add Printer wizard, and then click Next.
  • Page 113 4. Select the Create a new port radio button, then select Standard TCP/IP Port from the list. Then click Next. 5. Enter the IP address of the print server, then click Next. Installing the Printer Driver...
  • Page 114 If an error occurs, the following dialog box appears: 6. Select the Standard radio button, then select EPSON Network Printer. Click Next. Installing the Printer Driver...
  • Page 115: Internet Printing

    7. Click Finish. 8. See “Installing a printer driver” on page 105 to install the printer driver. Internet printing 1. Click Start, click Control Panel, click Printers and Other Hardware, and then click Printers and Faxes. 2. Under Printer Tasks, click Add a printer to start the Add Printer wizard, and then click Next.
  • Page 116: Microsoft Network Shared Printing

    Note: The printer name portion of the URL is case sensitive. 6. Follow the on-screen instructions to set up the printer. See “Installing a printer driver” on page 105 if necessary. Microsoft Network Shared printing 1. Click Start, click Control Panel, click Printers and Other Hardware, then click Printers and Faxes.
  • Page 117: Installing A Printer Driver

    “Installing a printer driver” below if necessary. Installing a printer driver 1. Insert the Software CD-ROM shipped with the printer. 2. Close the EPSON Installation Program screen if it appears. 3. Click the Have Disk button. The Install From Disk dialog box appears.
  • Page 118: Using The Net Use Command

    Using the NET USE command If you are running Windows XP/Server 2003/2000/NT and using NetBIOS to connect to the printer, we recommend that you use the NET USE command, as follows: 1. Click Start, click Control Panel, click Network and Internet Connections, and then select Network Connections.
  • Page 119: Windows Server 2003

    Windows Server 2003 For Windows Server 2003, the printer driver installation procedure differs depending on the printing method you prefer. LPR printing 1. Click Start, and then click Printers and Faxes. 2. Double-click the Add Printer icon to start the Add Printer wizard, then click Next.
  • Page 120 The Add Standard TCP/IP Printer Port Wizard dialog box appears. 5. Click Next. 6. Enter the IP address of the print server, and then click Next. Installing the Printer Driver...
  • Page 121: Internet Printing

    If an error occurs, the following dialog box appears: 7. Select the Standard radio button, then select EPSON Network Printer. Click Next. 8. Click Finish. 9. See “Installing a printer driver” on page 111 to install the printer driver. Internet printing 1.
  • Page 122 4. Select Connect to a printer on the Internet or on a home or office network. 5. Enter the URL of the target printer using the format below. The URL should be same as the URL you set on EpsonNet WinAssist/WebAssist’s IPP configuration page.
  • Page 123: Microsoft Network Shared Printing

    “Installing a printer driver” on page 111 if necessary. Installing a printer driver 1. Insert the Software CD-ROM shipped with the printer. 2. Close the EPSON Installation Program screen if it appears. 3. Click the Have Disk button. The Install From Disk dialog box appears.
  • Page 124: Using The Net Use Command

    Note: If the Add Printer wizard prompts you to select either Keep existing driver or Replace existing driver, be sure to select the Replace existing driver radio button. 8. Click Finish and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup. When you print using Microsoft Network Shared printing in the Windows XP/Server 2003/2000/NT environment, see “Using the NET USE command”...
  • Page 125: Windows 2000

    Windows 2000 For Windows 2000, the printer driver installation procedure differs depending on the printing method you prefer. LPR printing 1. Click Start, point to Settings, then select Printers. 2. Double-click Add Printer to start the Add Printer wizard, then click Next. 3.
  • Page 126 4. Select the Create a new port radio button, then select Standard TCP/IP Port from the list. Click Next. 5. Enter the IP address of the print server, then click Next. Installing the Printer Driver...
  • Page 127: Internet Printing

    If an error occurs, the following dialog box appears: 6. Select the Standard radio button and then select EPSON Network Printer. Click Next. 7. Click Finish. 8. See “Installing a printer driver” on page 117 to install the printer driver.
  • Page 128: Microsoft Network Shared Printing

    5. Enter the URL of the target printer using the format below. The URL should be same as the URL you set on EpsonNet WinAssist/WebAssist’s IPP configuration page. http://IP address of printer:631/Printer name Example: http://192.168.100.201:631/EPSON_IPP_Printer Note: The printer name portion of the URL is case sensitive. 6.
  • Page 129: Installing A Printer Driver

    Installing a printer driver 1. Insert the Software CD-ROM shipped with the printer. 2. Close the EPSON Installation Program screen if it appears. 3. Click the Have Disk button. The Install From Disk dialog box appears. 4. Click Browse. 5. Browse for the folder that contains the driver for your printer, then click Open.
  • Page 130: Using The Net Use Command

    Using the NET USE command If you are running Windows XP/Server 2003/2000/NT and using NetBIOS to connect to the printer, we recommend that you use the NET USE command, as follows: 1. Right-click the My Network Places icon and then select Properties.
  • Page 131: Windows Nt 4.0

    Windows NT 4.0 For Windows NT 4.0, the printer driver installation procedure differs depending on the printing method you prefer. LPR printing 1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then select Printers. 2. Double-click the Add Printers icon. 3. Select the My Computer radio button, and then click Next. 4.
  • Page 132: Internet Printing

    9. See “Installing a printer driver” on page 121 to install the printer driver. Internet printing Internet printing is possible by using the EpsonNet Internet Print utility included on the Software CD-ROM. First, install EpsonNet Internet Print. Then, install the printer driver and set the printer port.
  • Page 133: Installing A Printer Driver

    Installing a printer driver 1. Insert the Software CD-ROM shipped with the printer. 2. Close the EPSON Installation Program screen if it appears. 3. Click the Have Disk button. The Install From Disk dialog box appears. 4. Click Browse. 5. Browse for the folder that contains the driver for your printer, then click Open.
  • Page 134: Using The Net Use Command

    Using the NET USE command If you are running Windows XP/Server 2003/2000/NT and using NetBIOS to connect to the print server, we recommend that you use the NET USE command, as follows: 1. Check that the following services are installed. Right-click the Network Neighborhood icon on the desktop and select Properties.
  • Page 135: Macintosh

    Macintosh Follow the steps below to set a printer. Note: Make sure that the printer driver is installed on your Macintosh before following the steps below. See the manual shipped with your printer for instructions on how to install the printer driver. Mac OS 8.x to 9.x AppleTalk printing 1.
  • Page 136: Mac Os X

    3. Open Print Center, then click Add. 4. Select AppleTalk from the drop-down list then select the zone from the drop-down list. 5. Select EPSON AppleTalk from the drop-down list. 6. Select the printer from the drop-down list. 7. Select All from Page Setup drop-down list.
  • Page 137: Os/2

    OS/2 This section explains how to configure and use the print server with an IBM OS/2 System, which includes OS/2 Warp 3 and 4 (OS/2 Warp Connect and OS/2 Warp Server). LPR printing 1. Double-click the OS/2 system folder, then the System Setup folder, and then double-click the TCP/IP Configuration icon.
  • Page 138 3. Enter the IP address of the print server in the Remote print server box and the name of the remote print server’s printer in the second text box. Enter a value of 1 or greater in the Maximum number of LPD ports box. 4.
  • Page 139 5. Select lprportd from the Services to autostart list. Check the Autostart service check box, and select the Detached radio button. 6. Save the settings you made in the TCP/IP Configuration dialog box, and restart your computer. Installing the Printer Driver...
  • Page 140 Setting up your printer 1. Double-click Template from the OS/2 System folder. 2. Drag Printer to your desktop to create a printer. 3. Double-click the Printer icon. 4. Select Properties from the control menu, then click the Output Port tab. 5.
  • Page 141: Netbeui Printing

    6. Enter the IP address of the print server in the LPD server box. Enter the printer name set in step 2 in the LPD printer box. 7. Close the Printer icon to exit printer configuration. NetBEUI printing 1. Be sure that IBM OS/2 NetBIOS is installed on your computer. 2.
  • Page 142 Installing the Printer Driver...
  • Page 143: Introduction To Netware Settings

    Chapter 6 Settings for NetWare Server Introduction to NetWare Settings This chapter explains how to configure the print server for NetWare. First, you need to set up the printer in a NetWare environment, and then configure the print server using EpsonNet WinAssist.
  • Page 144: About Modes

    About modes You can choose either the Print Server, Remote Printer, or Standby mode. We recommend that you use the Print Server mode unless the number of users exceeds the limit. Features of these modes are described below. Print Server mode (NDS/Bindery Print Server): ❏...
  • Page 145: Instructions For Using Netware

    Instructions for Using NetWare Printing a text file When you print a text file using the NPRINT command of NetWare or DOS, redirection, misconversion or a gap in characters may occur depending on the client environment. IPX routing protocol “NLSP” It is possible to set the IPX routing protocol “NLSP”...
  • Page 146 Time required to recognize the print server It takes up to two minutes for the NetWare server to recognize the print server, after the printer is turned on. During this start-up time, the status sheet does not show the correct information.
  • Page 147: Using Bindery Print Server (Netware 3.X/4.X)

    Using Bindery Print Server (NetWare 3.x/4.x) This section contains instructions on using the print server in the Print Server mode on NetWare 3.x/4.x/IntranetWare with Bindery emulation. Note: The print server in the Print Server mode of NetWare 3.x does not allow you to use the Print Server status display control with PCONSOLE.
  • Page 148: Using Nds Print Server (Netware 4.X/5.X/6.0)

    Using NDS Print Server (NetWare 4.x/5.x/6.0) This section contains instructions for using the print server in the Print Server mode on NetWare 4.x, IntranetWare, NetWare 5.x, or NetWare 6.0 with NDS mode. 1. Turn on your printer. 2. From any NetWare client, log in to the target context of the NDS tree as an ADMIN.
  • Page 149: Using Remote Printer Mode (Netware 3.X)

    Using Remote Printer Mode (NetWare 3.x) For NetWare 3.x users, follow the steps below to make the printer environment with PCONSOLE. Creating print queues in a file server 1. From any NetWare client, log in to the network with supervisor privileges. 2.
  • Page 150 Creating a print server 1. From the Available Options screen, select Print Server Information and press Enter. 2. Press the Insert key on your keyboard and type the print server name. Press Enter. It is a good idea to write down the print server name for later use.
  • Page 151 5. From the Configured Printers list, select Not Installed (port number = 0) and press Enter. 6. From the Printer configuration screen, type the printer name. Highlight Type and press Enter. Select Remote Parallel, LPT1 for Remote Printer mode. Note: Be sure to select Remote Parallel, LPT1 for Remote Printer mode.
  • Page 152 8. Press Esc. 9. Select Queues Serviced by Printer from the Print Server Configuration menu and press Enter. 10. Select the printer that you want to use from the Defined Printers list and press Enter. 11. Press the Insert key and assign a queue to the print server port from the Available Queues list.
  • Page 153 Using Bindery Remote Printer Mode (NetWare 4.x) Follow the steps below to make the printer environment on NetWare 4.x and IntranetWare with Bindery emulation. Note: ❏ Assign Trusteeships for users if necessary. ❏ Be sure to use PCONSOLE to set the print queue and print server instead of using NWAdmin.
  • Page 154 4. From the Available Options screen, select Print Servers and press Enter. Press Insert and type the print server name. Press Enter. 5. Press Esc to exit PCONSOLE, and log out from the server. 6. Log in to the server as an ADMIN. Be sure to log in with NDS connection.
  • Page 155 17. In the Print Server dialog box, select the assigned printer from the printer object list, and click the Printer Number button to set the printer number from 0 to 15, then click OK. 18. To confirm the objects you have assigned, double-click the Print Server object icon.
  • Page 156: Using Nds Remote Printer Mode (Netware 4.X/5.X/6.0)

    Using NDS Remote Printer Mode (NetWare 4.x/5.x/6.0) Follow the steps below to make the printer environment using NWAdmin under NetWare 4.x, IntranetWare, NetWare 5.x, or NetWare 6.0 with NDS mode. Creating objects 1. From any NetWare client, log in to the target context of the NDS tree as an ADMIN.
  • Page 157 4. Create a print server: Click the directory context icon, and select Create from the Object menu, then Print Server. Type the Print Server name and click Create. 5. Create a print queue: Click the directory context icon, and select Create from the Object menu, then Print Queue.
  • Page 158 6. Double-click the Printer Object icon in the NetWare Administrator screen. 7. In the Printer dialog box appears, click Assignments and then click Add. 8. From the print queue list, select the queue you created in step 5 and click OK. Settings for NetWare Server...
  • Page 159 9. Click Configuration, and select Other/Unknown for the Printer type list box and click OK. 10. Double-click the Print Server Object icon in the NetWare Administrator screen. Settings for NetWare Server...
  • Page 160 11. In the Print Server dialog box that appears, click Assignments and then click Add. 12. From the printer object list, select the printer object you want to assign and click OK. 13. Go back to the screen in step 11, and click the Printer Number button to set the printer number from 0 to 254.
  • Page 161 Configuring for NetWare using EpsonNet WinAssist 1. Turn on your printer. 2. Load the print server from the file server’s system console which the print queue volume is set. >LOAD PSERVER print server name you set using NWAdmin 3. Configure the print server using EpsonNet WinAssist. See “NetWare”...
  • Page 162: Using The Ndps Gateway

    Using the NDPS Gateway This section contains instructions on printing using Novell ® ® ® Distributed Print Services (NDPS ) with Novell ® NetWare 5.x/6.0. Novell Distributed Print Services (NDPS) is the new generation print services of NetWare. Note: ❏ Download the EpsonNet NDPS Gateway if it’s not bundled with Netware.
  • Page 163: Outline Of Settings

    Outline of settings The following are basic steps to use the print server with the NDPS printing system. Detailed procedures are described in the subsequent sections. 1. Select the Connection Type and make the printer environment on the Server and Clients. 2.
  • Page 164: Creating An Ndps Manager

    3. Install the appropriate Client Software on client workstations. Make sure they install NDPS. 4. Install printer drivers on client workstations. See the printer manual for the installation. Note: ❏ Do not install the printer drivers via the NetWare server. ❏...
  • Page 165: Creating A Printer Agent

    Creating a Printer Agent After creating an NDPS Manager, you can create Printer Agents, either public access printers or controlled access printers. The way to create a Printer Agent differs depending on the printer type you choose. The following are the features of public access printers and controlled access printers.
  • Page 166 In NetWare Administrator, select the Directory context icon. Select Create from the Object menu, then select NDPS Printer. Enter the Printer Agent name, select Create a new Printer Agent, then click Create. Select the NDPS Manager you have created, and select Novell Printer Gateway for the Gateway Type.
  • Page 167: Configuring For Netware Using Epsonnet Winassist

    In NetWare Administrator, double-click the NDPS Manager object and click the Printer Agent List button. Check that the status of the Printer Agent you have just created is “Idle”. Note: If you have selected Remote (rprinter on IPX), configure the print server using EpsonNet WinAssist, as described in the next section, and then print a status sheet.
  • Page 168: Setting The Printer On Client Workstations

    Setting the printer on client workstations After configuring the print server, set up the printer on client workstations. Installing printers automatically 1. Run the Novell Printer Manager from Windows. If you are running Windows Me/98/95/2000/NT, run: \PUBLIC\WIN32\NWPMW32.EXE 2. In the Novell Printer Manager dialog, select New from the Printer menu.
  • Page 169: Instructions For Using A Dial-Up Network

    ❏ For Public Access Printers: The Printer Agent you have created in “NDPS Public Access Printers” under Entire Network. ❏ For Controlled Access Printers: The Printer Agent you have created in the NDS tree. See the Novell online documentation for details. Instructions for Using a Dial-Up Network This section explains about using a dial-up network.
  • Page 170: When There Is A Primary Server At The Dial-Up Destination

    When there is a primary server at the dial-up destination For local networks with file servers: Primary file server Dial-up File (primary print server) router server Dial-up router Printer Local network Remote network ❏ When the power is turned on A dial-up is generated because access is made to a local file server first and then to a primary server.
  • Page 171: When There Is A Primary Server In The Local Network

    ❏ When the primary server is down during operation A dial-up is generated because a connection to the primary server is attempted periodically. Since this is attributable to the automatic re-connection function, turn off the printer once. ❏ When the file server on the local network is down When there is no file server on the local network, NetWare cannot be used on the local network.
  • Page 172 The following problems are common to both Print Server mode and Remote Printer mode. File server Dial-up (print server) router Primary file server Dial-up (primary print server) router Printer Local network Remote network ❏ When the power is turned on Since access is made only to the primary server, no dial-up is generated.
  • Page 173: Introduction To Unix Settings

    Chapter 7 Settings for UNIX Introduction to UNIX Settings This chapter explains how to set up the printer for different UNIX systems using the lpr command. Your printer supports many standard UNIX commands and can be configured from a host computer without using a special setup utility.
  • Page 174: Setting Up Different Unix Systems Using The Lpr Command

    Many different remote printer names may be set up, all directed to the same Ethernet remote host, and each is given a different local printer name to be redirected. Different types of print jobs may be sent to different printer names, which will then all print out on the same printer, through the same Ethernet interface, but using different filters.
  • Page 175: Setting Up For Sunsoft Solaris 2.4 Or Later

    Setting up for SunSoft Solaris 2.4 or later In the following steps, substitute the name that your printer will be known by for HOSTNAME, and the name by which you want your printer to be known for Rprinter. 1. Add the IP address and printer host name to the \etc\hosts file.
  • Page 176: Setting Up For Sunos 4.1.4 Or Later

    Setting up for SunOS 4.1.4 or later In the following steps, substitute the name that your printer will be known by for HOSTNAME, and the name by which you want your printer to be known for Rprinter. 1. Add the IP address and printer host name to the \etc\hosts file.
  • Page 177: Setting Up For Ibm Aix 3.2.5 Or Later And 4.1.3 Or Later

    Setting up for IBM AIX 3.2.5 or later and 4.1.3 or later In the following steps, substitute the name that your printer will be known by for HOSTNAME, and the name by which you want your printer to be known for Rprinter. 1.
  • Page 178: Setting Up For Hp/Ux 9.05 Or Later

    Setting up for HP/UX 9.05 or later In the following steps, substitute the name that your printer will be known by for HOSTNAME, and the name by which you want your printer to be known for Rprinter. 1. Add the IP address and host name to the /etc/hosts file. For example: 22.33.44.55 HOSTNAME 2.
  • Page 179: Setting Up For Sco Unix 4.2 Or Later (Open Server)

    Setting up for SCO UNIX 4.2 or later (Open Server) In the following steps, substitute the name that your printer will be known by for HOSTNAME, and the name by which you want your printer to be known for Rprinter. 1.
  • Page 180 7. Specify that the RLP extended function (valid when the print server is SCO-UNIX) will not be used. For example: If HOSTNAME currently runs SCO OpenServer Release 5 or above, it can support the extended remote line printer protocol. Do you want to turn on the "extended RLP protocol"...
  • Page 181: Using The Ftp Command

    Using the ftp Command ftp commands are common to all UNIX systems. ftp programs use interfaces that are common for all UNIX systems. The following is an example of printing using the ftp command (the entry operations are underlined). ftp> open 22.33.44.55 Connected to 22.33.44.55 220 PR-Ifx(22.33.44.55) ftp server ready.
  • Page 182 Settings for UNIX...
  • Page 183: About Epsonnet Direct Print

    Chapter 8 EpsonNet Direct Print About EpsonNet Direct Print EpsonNet Direct Print is a utility program that supports TCP/IP (LPR) printing for Windows Me/98/95 By using EpsonNet Direct Print, you can search both a printer located in the same segment and one located beyond a router. You can select from LPR standard printing, LPR extension printing, or High-speed printing.
  • Page 184: System Requirements

    (the installation program will lead you through uninstalling the older version of EpsonNet Direct Print). 1. Insert the Software CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive. 2. The EPSON Installation Program screen opens automatically. If the Installer dialog box does not appear, double-click SETUP.EXE on the CD-ROM.
  • Page 185: Setting Up Your Printer Using Epsonnet Direct Print

    ❏ A valid IP address must be set; otherwise the printer does not appear under the Epson_lpr group icon. ❏ The EPSON Status Monitor 2 utility shipped with the interface card models C82362✽/C82363✽/C82364✽ with software version 1.x and EPL-N2700/N4000 printers enables EPSON TCP/IP printers.
  • Page 186: Adding A Printer Located In The Same Segment

    Adding a printer located in the same segment Follow the steps below to add a printer located in the same segment. 1. Windows Me: Double-click the My Network Places icon. Windows 98/95: Double-click the Network Neighborhood icon. 2. Right-click the Epson_lpr icon and select Properties. 3.
  • Page 187: Adding A Printer Beyond A Router

    5. Double-click the target printer. 6. Follow the on-screen instructions provided by the Add Printer wizard. If you are required to install the printer driver, see “Installing the printer driver” on page 179. Adding a printer beyond a router Follow the steps below to add a printer beyond a router. 1.
  • Page 188 3. Select the Specific Network Segment check box and enter the IP address and subnet mask of the printer you want to find. Click OK. 4. Double-click the Epson_lpr icon to view the available printers. 5. Double-click the target printer. EpsonNet Direct Print...
  • Page 189: Adding A Printer From The Printers Folder

    6. Follow the on-screen instructions provided by the Add Printer wizard. If you are required to install the printer driver, see “Installing the printer driver” on page 179. Adding a printer from the Printers folder Follow the steps below to add a printer from the Printers folder. 1.
  • Page 190 7. Select the target printer listed under Epson_lpr or EpsonPeripheralNetwork and click OK or Next. 8. Click Next. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the printer driver. If you are required to install the printer driver, see “Installing the printer driver” on page 179. EpsonNet Direct Print...
  • Page 191: Installing The Printer Driver

    Install the printer driver that came with your printer. 1. Insert the Software CD-ROM shipped with the printer. 2. Close the EPSON Installation Program screen if it appears. 3. Click the Have Disk button. The Install From Disk dialog box appears.
  • Page 192: Configuring The Printer Port

    Windows Me/98/95 1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then select Printers. 2. Right-click the target printer and click Properties. 3. Click the Details tab and then Port Settings. The EPSON LPR Port dialog box appears. Note: If the message “There is nothing to configure for this port” appears when you click Port Settings, click OK.
  • Page 193 LPR standard printing: Select the LPR Printing check box and then the Standard Printing radio button. Print data is spooled by the computer before sending the print job to the target network printer. LPR enhanced printing: Select the LPR Printing check box and then the Enhanced Printing radio button.
  • Page 194 EpsonNet Direct Print...
  • Page 195: About Epsonnet Internet Print

    Chapter 9 EpsonNet Internet Print About EpsonNet Internet Print EpsonNet Internet Print is a utility program that supports printing across the Internet using Internet Printing Protocol (IPP). Since the print server supports IPP, Internet printing is possible using this utility. You can print or make printer settings from Windows 98/95/NT 4.0 systems that can access the Internet.
  • Page 196: Installing Epsonnet Internet Print

    Supported products ❏ Epson print servers that support IPP (EpsonNet Internet Print comes with Epson network interface products that support IPP) Installing EpsonNet Internet Print Follow the steps below to install EpsonNet Internet Print. 1. Insert the Software CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive.
  • Page 197 Note: Before following the steps below, you must make the appropriate IPP settings in EpsonNet WinAssist/WebAssist. See “IPP” on page 72 or “IPP” on page 209 for instructions on setting up IPP. In the steps below, you will be asked for the IPP URL you set in the IPP setting screen in EpsonNet WinAssist/WebAssist.
  • Page 198 The following screen appears. 4. The address you set here becomes the port for Internet printing. Make the settings described below. Enter Printer URI: Enter the target printer’s URI up to 49 characters. The URI you set here must be same as the IPP URL you have set for the IPP setting screen in EpsonNet WinAssist/WebAssist.
  • Page 199 Enter Proxy Server Name: Enter the proxy server name or the IP address of the proxy server. You can enter up to 256 characters, but only 127 characters are valid. Do not use the following characters; | \ [ ] { } < > # " ` Port Number: Enter the port number of the proxy server (from 0 to 65535).
  • Page 200 ❏ When you check the Get Printer Attributes check box and click OK, an error message may appear. Be sure that the printer power is on, and the printer is correctly connected on the network. ❏ If the printer power is off or there is a problem on the network, the Get status every 20 sec check box is automatically cleared.
  • Page 201 9. Select the port added by EpsonNet Internet Print in the previous section. Click Next. 10. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the printer driver. 11. If a dialog box instructing you to install EPSON Status Monitor 2 or EPSON Status Monitor 3 appears, click Cancel and terminate the installation.
  • Page 202 4. Double-click the Add Printer icon and click Next. 5. Click the My Computer radio button and click Next. 6. Click the Add Port button, and select EPSON IPP Port from the list. Then click the New Port button. EpsonNet Internet Print...
  • Page 203 The following screen appears. 7. The address you set here becomes the port for Internet printing. Make the settings described below. Enter Printer URI: Enter the target printer’s URI (up to 127 characters). The URI you set here must be the same as the IPP URL you set for the IPP configuration in EpsonNet WinAssist/WebAssist.
  • Page 204 Enter Proxy Server Name: Enter the proxy server name or the IP address of the proxy server (up to 256 characters). Do not use the following characters; | \ [ ] { } < > # " ` Port Number: Enter the port number of the proxy server (from 0 to 65535).
  • Page 205: Status Alert Window

    9. Select the printer driver, and follow the on-screen instructions to install the printer driver. Note: When you are using EPSON Status Monitor 3 and printing from EpsonNet Internet Print, the message "A communication error has occurred." appears. To clear this message, right-click the printer icon, select Document Defaults, and select the Utility tab.
  • Page 206 EpsonNet Internet Print...
  • Page 207: About Epsonnet Webassist

    Chapter 10 EpsonNet WebAssist About EpsonNet WebAssist EpsonNet WebAssist is a web-based software program designed to configure the printer for use on a network. By typing the IP address of the print server for the URL in your browser, you can start EpsonNet WebAssist, which allows you to configure the print server for TCP/IP, NetWare, MS Network, AppleTalk, IPP, and SNMP.
  • Page 208: About Web Browser Setting

    About Web browser setting When running EpsonNet WebAssist, be sure not to use a proxy server to access the Internet. If Access the Internet using a proxy server is selected, you cannot use EpsonNet WebAssist. Use the following steps to clear the check box. 1.
  • Page 209 Follow the steps below to change the IP address using EpsonNet WebAssist. 1. Turn on your printer. 2. Run EpsonNet WebAssist using one of the following ways. ❏ Run EpsonNet WinAssist or EpsonNet MacAssist. Select the printer you want to configure from the list and then click Launch Browser.
  • Page 210 3. Click TCP/IP under Network on the Configuration menu to view the TCP/IP setting screen. Note: If you want to configure a protocol other than TCP/IP, see “Configuration - Network Screens” on page 205. 4. Select the method for acquiring the IP address. When you select Auto, DHCP becomes available and assigns an IP address automatically.
  • Page 211 ❏ When Auto is selected, DHCP becomes available. To use the DHCP server, make sure it is installed on your computer and correctly configured. See your operating system’s online help for detailed instructions. ❏ If Set Using Automatic Private IP Addressing (APIPA) is enabled, a private IP address is automatically assigned to the print server even when there are no DHCP servers on your system or your network.
  • Page 212 8. Select Enable for Acquire DNS Server Address Automatically if you want to acquire the DNS server address using the DHCP server. If you want to enter the DNS server address manually, select Disable and then enter the IP address of the DNS server. 9.
  • Page 213 13. Click Submit and then enter the password to update the settings. The same password is required for EpsonNet WinAssist, MacAssist, and WebAssist. See “Password” on page 212 for more information on setting the password. Note: If you have set the Administrator Name in the Administrator screen, enter the administrator name for the user name.
  • Page 214: Opening Screen

    Links to the opening screen. Favorite Links to a Web site previously defined by the administrator. Help Links to Help. About WebAssist Links to the copyright and version information for EpsonNet WebAssist. EPSON logo Links to the Epson Web site (http://www.epson.com). EpsonNet WebAssist...
  • Page 215: Menu

    Menu Information General Displays the print server information. NetWare Displays information about NetWare. TCP/IP Displays information about TCP/IP. AppleTalk Displays information about AppleTalk. MS Network Displays information about Microsoft Network. Displays information about IPP. SNMP Displays information about SNMP. Configuration - Network NetWare Configure the applicable settings for NetWare.
  • Page 216: Information

    Information General information Items Explanations Administrator Name Administrator name of the printer Location Location of the printer Interface Card Model Model of the print server Name MAC Address Unique hardware address of the print server. You can distinguish the print server by its MAC address.
  • Page 217: Configuration - Network Screens

    Configuration - Network Screens NetWare NetWare Basic Configuration Items Explanations Use NetWare Enable or Disable NetWare. Frame Type Leave the default frame type (Auto) as it is. Mode Select an appropriate NetWare mode. When using 4.x/5.x/6.x NDS Print Server, select NDS Print Server.
  • Page 218: Tcp/Ip

    Remote Printer Mode Items Explanations Primary Print Server Enter the primary print server name (up to 47 Name characters). Printer Port Number Enter the printer port number (0 to 254). TCP/IP IP Address Settings Items Explanations Method for Acquiring the Select a method for acquiring IP addresses.
  • Page 219: Epsonnet Webassist

    DNS Server Address Settings Items Explanations Acquire DNS Server Select either Enable or Disable to acquire the Address Automatically DNS server address from the DHCP server. DNS Server Address Enter the DNS server address. When the DHCP server does not respond even when Enable is selected for Acquire DNS server address automatically, the DNS server address set here is used.
  • Page 220: Appletalk

    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. Impact Dot Matrix (24 pin): EPSONLQ2 Network Number Set Select Auto or Manual. Usually Auto is recommended.
  • Page 221: For More Information

    Print Server Name Enter the print server name, which is the name of a computer on the network (up to 15 characters). Be sure to give a name that is unique on the network. Workgroup Name Enter the workgroup name or domain name (up to 15 characters).
  • Page 222: Snmp

    SNMP Community Items Explanations Read Only The word “public” always appears. Read/Write Enter the Read/Write community name (up to 32 characters). IP Trap Items Explanations Trap Enable or Disable the trap. Address Enter the IP address of the server to which the trap is transmitted.
  • Page 223: Optional Screens

    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 Explanations Administrator Name Enter the name of the administrator (up to 255 characters). Location Enter the location of the print server (up to 255 characters).
  • Page 224: Password

    Password The password set here protects the settings. You will be asked for the password when you update or change the settings on each setting screen. Passwords are case sensitive. No password is set by default. Items Explanations Old Password Input the old password.
  • Page 225: About Epsonnet Webmanager

    Chapter 11 EpsonNet WebManager About EpsonNet WebManager EpsonNet WebManager is an application designed to manage network devices. It allows network administrators to easily control network devices such as network printers, interface cards, and network adapters attached to a printer. EpsonNet WebManager offers the following features: ❏...
  • Page 226: System Requirements

    System Requirements Note: ❏ Before using EpsonNet WebManager, the computer and other devices must be properly connected to the network. ❏ Since EpsonNet WebManager runs on a web browser, you must install TCP/IP and a web browser first. See the README file for supported browsers.
  • Page 227: Epsonnet Webmanager Functions

    EpsonNet WebManager Functions EpsonNet WebManager provides you with the following functions: ❏ Device list function Searches for devices on the network and displays a device list with current status. ❏ Device details function You can make or change the printer settings through EpsonNet WebManager.
  • Page 228: Epsonnet Webmanager Operating Structure

    EpsonNet WebManager Operating Structure EpsonNet WebManager must be installed in the computer that functions as the network server. You can select the either of the two methods described below to use EpsonNet WebManager. EpsonNet WebManager and a Web browser running on the same PC No special server is required.
  • Page 229 EpsonNet WebManager and a Web browser running on different PCs Install EpsonNet WebManager in the server, and install a Web browser in the client computers. Run the Web browser on a client computer to access EpsonNet WebManager on the server. Multi-platform network administration is possible from Windows, Macintosh, and UNIX platforms through the browser.
  • Page 230: Installing Epsonnet Webmanager

    Installing EpsonNet WebManager Follow the steps below to install EpsonNet WebManager. 1. Insert the Software CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive. 2. The EPSON Installation Program screen opens automatically. If the Installer dialog box does not appear, double-click SETUP.EXE on the CD-ROM.
  • Page 231: Starting Epsonnet Webmanager

    Starting EpsonNet WebManager Be sure that TCP/IP is installed, and the IP address or host name is set for the computer. (Register the host name in the hosts file in the Windows directory.) From the server To start EpsonNet WebManager, click Start, point to Programs or All Programs (Windows XP/Server 2003), then EpsonNet WebManager, then select EpsonNet WebManager.
  • Page 232: Opening The Online Guide

    Opening the Online Guide After starting EpsonNet WebManager, be sure to read the EpsonNet WebManager’s online reference guide. It provides important information and instructions on using EpsonNet WebManager. You can access the online guide by using any of the following methods: ❏...
  • Page 233: General Problems

    Chapter 12 Troubleshooting General Problems Cannot configure the print server or cannot print from the network. Cause What to do The printer settings or First, check to see if you can print a status network settings may be sheet, as described in “Status sheet wrong.
  • Page 234 Cannot communicate with the print server. (The print server does not appear in the printer list of EpsonNet Win/MacAssist.) Cause What to do The Ethernet setting of the Check the setting of the HUB or the print server is not switch.
  • Page 235 The message “Could not complete communicating configuration data” appears when you send settings to the print server. Cause What to do This may happen when using Run Command Prompt from the a dial-up router. computer on which EpsonNet WinAssist/MacAssist is installed, and then enter the following command: Format: >ROUTE_ADD_the IP address of the print server_ the IP address of the...
  • Page 236 Unable to set the IP address using the arp/ping commands. Cause What to do The print server is not Connect the print server to the network, connected to the network. and check the network environment. The printer is located beyond The printer and the computer must be in the router.
  • Page 237: Problems Specific To Your Network Environment

    Cause What to do When you print with Open the printer’s properties and then click the Optional Settings tab. Select NetBEUI or IPP, EPSON Status Monitor cannot be Update the Printer Option Information manually. used. Open the printer’s properties and then click the Utility tab.
  • Page 238: Windows Xp/Server 2003/2000/Nt Environment

    Cause What to do When you print with Open the printer’s properties and then click the Optional Settings tab. Select NetBEUI or IPP, EPSON Status Monitor cannot be Update the Printer Option used. Information manually. Open the printer’s properties and then click the Utility tab.
  • Page 239: Macintosh Environment

    Macintosh environment Printers do not appear in Chooser. Cause What to do You may have selected Make sure to select Ethernet in incorrectly for “Connect via” AppleTalk Control Panel, and make sure in the AppleTalk Control AppleTalk is active in Chooser. Also, Panel.
  • Page 240 It takes a long time to start EpsonNet WinAssist. Cause What to do The Novell Client service is Double-click Network in Control Panel, installed. and then double-click the network adapter that does not use the IPX/SPX-compatible protocol. Clear the items related to IPX to unbind IPX. The printers on the IPX network do not appear in the EpsonNet WinAssist dialog box.
  • Page 241: Initializing The Print Server

    Initializing the Print Server To initialize your print server, follow the steps below. 1. Make sure that the printer with the print server is turned off. 2. While holding down the status sheet button, turn the printer 3. Hold down the status sheet button for about twenty seconds. The length of time necessary to hold down the status sheet button varies depending on the printer model.
  • Page 242 Troubleshooting...
  • Page 243: Selecting A Printing Method

    Appendix A Tips for Administrator Selecting a Printing Method If necessary, use this section to help you select a printing method. Printing from Windows Check if there is a Windows XP/Server 2003/2000/NT print server on your network, and then use the suggestions below. Note: Only the recommended printing methods are introduced here.
  • Page 244: Printing From Macintosh

    ❏ No computer as a print server is required. ❏ No special utility for Windows XP/Server 2003/2000/NT is required. ❏ You can see the printer status using EPSON Status Monitor 3. ❏ For Windows XP/Server 2003/2000/NT, you can create a print log using the event viewer.
  • Page 245: Internet Printing

    ❏ No proxy server (computer) is required. ❏ You can print to the printer over the Internet. Disadvantages ❏ EPSON Status Monitor 3 cannot be used. ❏ TCP/IP and DNS settings are required. ❏ For Windows Me/98/95, EpsonNet Internet Print must be installed on all computers used for printing.
  • Page 246: Setting An Ip Address Using The Arp/Ping Command

    Setting an IP Address Using the arp/ping Command If you are using UNIX or OS/2, you need to use the arp and ping command to set the IP address of the print server. You can also use these commands with Windows Me/98/95/XP/ Server 2003/ 2000/NT 4.0, if you have correctly installed TCP/IP networking on these systems.
  • Page 247: Checking The Lan

    Checking the LAN First, you need to check that the computer can reach the other computer in the same segment, as follows: 1. Set the default gateway to the host on which you are setting up the print server. If there is a server or a router which acts as a gateway, enter the address of the server or the router.
  • Page 248: Setting And Checking The New Ip Address

    Setting and checking the new IP address To set the new IP address of the print server which you have obtained from your network administrator, use the ping command and arp command with the -s flag (create an ARP entry). Note: In the following procedure, we assume that the MAC address of your print server is 00:00:48:93:00:00 (hexadecimal), and that the IP address...
  • Page 249: Instructions On Using A Dial-Up Router

    Instructions on Using a Dial-Up Router This section describes instructions on using a dial-up router. If DHCP is used to assign an IP address of the printer and the Dynamic DNS function is not supported, you need to change the printer port setting every time you turn on the printer.
  • Page 250: Function Of Universal Plug And Play

    Function of Universal Plug and Play When you connect your printer to the network, the printer is automatically assigned with an IP address, and the printer’s icon appears in the My Network Places folder. By double-clicking the printer’s icon, you can access EpsonNet WebAssist for basic information about the printer, such as manufacturer, model name, location, and administrator’s name.
  • Page 251: Windows Xp/Server 2003

    Uninstalling Software Follow the steps below to uninstall the network software. Windows Me/98/95/2000/NT 4.0 1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then select Control Panel. 2. Double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon. 3. Select the utility you want to uninstall, and then click the Add/Remove button (Windows Me/98/95/NT 4.0) or the Change/Remove button (Windows 2000).
  • Page 252: Macintosh

    Macintosh 1. Double-click the EpsonNet MacAssist 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 253: Print Server Specification

    Appendix B Specifications Print Server Specification Parallel Interface: IEEE 1284 Network Interface: RJ-45 connector Button: Status sheet button Connector: DC-IN connector Status Lights: Status light Data light Regulatory Approvals EMC: FCC part 15 subpart B Class B CSA C108.8 Class B CISPR Pub.22 Class B CE Marking: EMC Directive 89/336/EEC...
  • Page 254: Reliability

    Reliability MTBF: 10,000 hours (power on, 100% duty) MTTR: N/A (Replacement) Environmental Operating Temperature: 5 to 35° C (41 to 95° F) Storage Temperature: -30 to 70° C (-22 to 158° F) Operating Humidity: 20 to 80% RH Storage Humidity: 5 to 95% RH Operating Vibration: 0.4 G (5 to 55 Hz)
  • Page 255: Regulatory Approvals For Ac Adapter A120H

    Regulatory Approvals for AC Adapter A120H Safety standards: UL1950 CSA C22.2 No.950 AS/NZS3260 EMC: FCC part 15 subpart B Class B FCC Compliance Statement For United States Users This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
  • Page 256: Regulatory Approvals For Ac Adapter A192H

    Regulatory Approvals for AC Adapter A192H Safety standards: UL1950 CSA C22.2 No.950 EN60950 AS/NZS3260 EMC: CE Marking: EN 55022 Class B EN 55024 EN 61000-3-2 EN 61000-3-3 AS/NZS 3548 Class B For European Users This device complies with EU directives, 89/336/EEC. AC Adapter model A192H conforms to CE making requirements in accordance with EC Directives 73/23/EEC and 89/336/EEC.
  • Page 257 Dial-up network, 157 Dial-up router, 237 Dynamic DNS, 61, 86, 200 MAC address, 57, 82, 204 Microsoft network, 68, 208 Epson_lpr, 174, 176 EPSON AppleTalk, 70, 87, 208 EpsonNet NDPS, 150 Direct Print, 171 NDPS Manager, 152 Internet Print, 183...
  • Page 258 Operating environment, 5 Universal Plug and Play, 61, 86 UNIX, configure for different OS, 162 Using the printer with Macintosh, 123 Password for NetWare, 131 EpsonNet MacAssist, 89 OS/2, 125 EpsonNet WebAssist, 212 UNIX, 161 EpsonNet WinAssist, 75 Windows 2000, 113 PCONSOLE, 137, 150 Windows Me/98/95, 95 ping, 235...

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