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Epson C82324* User Manual

Ethernet interface card for netware
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  • Page 1 ® EPSON 4001-882 EC2-00...
  • Page 2: Ethernet Interface

    C82324* Ethernet Interface ® Card for NetWare User’s Guide...
  • Page 3 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...
  • Page 4: Fcc Compliance Statement

    See your printers user‘s manual for details. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Seiko Epson Corporation, could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Connecting the network cable ....1-3 Using the Epson PostScript Card ....1-4 Ethernet Card Software Setup .
  • Page 6 Chapter 2 Changing the Configuration Configuration Using Change Queues Serviced by Printer ....2-2 Change Printer Port Configuration ....2-3 Change Master File Server .
  • Page 7 Appendix Index...
  • Page 8: Introduction 1

    In print server mode, the interface can service up to 32 print queues on up to eight file servers. Ethernet Card Hardware The Ethernet Card is an interface card that plugs into an Epson printer’s optional interface slot. It has connectors for either an Ethernet Thin Coaxial or l0Base-T network connection.
  • Page 9: Epson Printers Serviced By The Ethernet Card

    EPL-4000 EPL-4300 EPL-8000 You may be able to install this interface card in other Epson printer models. Check you printer’s user’s guide for a list of optional interfaces that can be installed in your printer, or check with your local Epson dealer to see if you can install the Ethernet Interface Card for NetWare in your printer.
  • Page 10: About This Manual

    Decide whether you want to set up the Ethernet Card as a print server or as a remote printer. (See How the Ethernet Card Works, later in this chapter.) Install the Ethernet Card in your Epson printer and connect it to the network. If installing as a remote printer, complete preliminary configuration using PCONSOLE.
  • Page 11: Terms And Concepts

    Terms and Concepts The master file server stores data required for the Ethernet Card to operate as a print server. Each Ethernet Card print server has one master file server, which you designate during initial setup. A print queue is a directory on a file server where a print job is stored as a file, until the print server sends the job to the assigned printer.
  • Page 12: How The Ethernet Card Works

    Resetting (or Rebooting) the Ethernet Card causes it to reinitialize and print a new configuration report. You can reset the Ethernet Card in three ways: 0 Switching the Epson Ethernet Card for NetWare’s printer off and back on again 0 Using EPSETUP (see Chapter 2)
  • Page 13: Using The Ethernet Card As A Remote Printer

    Using the Ethernet Card in print server mode provides the highest printing speed while retaining the control, security and convenience of a Novell NetWare print server. Each Ethernet Card, when running in print server mode, requires a connection to a file server. You can print to the Ethernet Card just as you would to any other Novell print server, using NetWare print commands.
  • Page 14: The Ethernet Card Configuration Software

    All configuration changes are made using PCONSOLE. This includes adding or deleting queues, changing queue priorities, or changing file server assignments. For configuration changes to go into effect, the print server controlling the Ethernet Card must be rebooted. As with all Novell remote printers, the Ethernet Cards print speed is slower in remote-printer mode than in print server mode.
  • Page 15 After installing the Ethernet Card on the master file server with EPSETUP, you can also use Novell’s PCONSOLE 3.x or 2.15c to perform all configuration tasks except: 0 Renaming on the master file server 0 Changing password on the master file server 0 Selecting a new master file server 8 Introduction...
  • Page 16: Chapter I Installing The Ethernet Card

    Your Ethernet Interface Card for NetWare package includes: 0 The Ethernet Card 0 The installation software diskettes 0 Thismanual You must provide: iJ A network connection for Ethernet Card (Ethernet Thin or Ethernet I0BASE-T) a The host Epson printer Installing the Ethernet Card...
  • Page 17: Installing The Ethernet Card In The Printer

    The Ethernet Card is installed in the optional interface slot of your Epson printer. See your printer’s user’s guide for the location of the optional interface slot on your printer. Note: After installing the Ethernet Card, do not connect any cable to the printer’s parallel port until after the Ethernet Card is booted and...
  • Page 18: Setting Up The Printer

    Ethernet Card. Setting up the printer Some Epson printers require you to use the printer’s control panel or DIP switches to select the interface you plan to use. The method of making control panel settings on Epson printers may be called SelecType or Default-Settings Mode.
  • Page 19: Using The Epson Postscript Card

    Using the Epson PostScript Card Note the following important points when installing or using the Ethernet Card in a printer in which you are using the Epson PostScript card: iJ After resetting or switching on the printer, allow about a minute for the printer to initialize before using EPSETUP or EPCONFIG to install or configure the Ethernet Card.
  • Page 20: Before Setting Up

    Use EPSETUP for your initial Ethernet Card setup. After setting Ethernet Card up on at least one file server, you can use either EPSETUP or PCONSOLE, to configure the Ethernet Card to service queues on other file servers. If you using EPSETUP, press F1 for on-line help.
  • Page 21 3. From the network or local drive where you copied the Ethernet Card utilities, enter EPSETUP. Select “Install New Ethernet Interface Card.” Enter the eight-digit Ethernet Card serial number. The serial number is located on the component-side of the interface board.
  • Page 22: Installing As A Remote Printer

    d. Press INSERT server upon which you have supervisor privilege. (Assigning a queue on a file server actually installs the print server on that file server. You can install the Ethernet Card on up to eight file servers.) Select one or more queues from the “Queue Name” list. Use the F5 key for multiple selections.
  • Page 23: Before Running Epsetup

    Before Running EPSETUP Before using EPSETUP to install Ethernet Card as a remote printer, you must do the following: Decide which Novell print server the Ethernet Card will operate under. (The Ethernet Card must be installed under a Novell print server running PSERVER.) Enter PCONSOLE.
  • Page 24 Select “Install New Ethernet Interface Card.” Enter the eight-digit Ethernet Card serial number. The serial number is located on the component-side of the interface board. You should already have written it down on page 1-2 and in the space provided at the front of this manual when you installed the Ethernet Card board in the printer.
  • Page 25: Chapter 2 Changing The Configuration

    Chapter 2 After the Ethernet Card is installed and operating as a print server, you can change its basic operating parameters using EPSETUP. You can complete the following tasks with EPSETUP: Change queues serviced by printer Change printer port configuration Change master file server Rename print server Set password...
  • Page 26: Configuration Using Epsetup

    Configuration Using EPSETUP 1. Log into the network with supervisor privilege. 2. Enter the EPSETUP utility. Select “Change Current Print Server Configuration.” Highlight the print server you would like to configure, and press If the Ethernet Card you want to configure does not ENTER.
  • Page 27: Change Printer Port Configuration

    4. To add a queue to the list, press includes the queue you would like the Ethernet Card to service. a. The screen displays a list of queues on the selected file server. To create a new queue, press queue name. To add an existing queue, highlight the queue name and press highlight each queue name and press selecting press...
  • Page 28: Change Master File Server

    3. In the “Printer Configuration” screen, you can complete the following tasks: Change printer port name. b. Turn configuration report printing on/off. (Pressing any alphanumeric key toggles values.) 4. When finished, press 5. In the “Print Server Configuration Options” menu, press select “Reset Print Server.”...
  • Page 29: Rename Print Server

    Rename Print Server Always use EPSETUP (or EPCONFIG) to rename on the master file server. Never use PCONSOLE to rename the print server on the master file server. Because EPSETUP renames the print server for all file servers on which it services queues, it is recommended over EPCONFIG. 1.
  • Page 30: Set Queue Polling Time Interval

    In the “Options” menu, press Caution: Once you select “Reset," you must wait for the “Reset has been completed” message to appear before turning off the printer. Set Queue Polling Time Interval Use this command to change the interval at which the parallel port(s) check queues for waiting print jobs.
  • Page 31 Adding or deleting a queue from the Ethernet Card port’s service list Changing the LPTl port’s name or configuration (this includes turning the configuration report on/off) Changing the master file server Setting the queue polling interval Setting the network configuration with EPCONFIG (setting the broadcast routing or the local address) Restoring factory defaults (with EPCONFIG) Caution:...
  • Page 32: Advanced Configuration Using Epconfig

    Advanced Configuration Using EPCONFIG EPCONFIG is a command-line utility used by the supervisor for configuring the Ethernet Cards network communication. Because it configures higher-level operation, EPCONFIG is probably used less frequently than EPSETUP, which installs the print server and performs routine tasks such as adding or deleting queues.
  • Page 33: Using Epconfig

    Using EPCONFIG To use EPCONFIG, log in to the network with supervisor privilege. You must log in to the master file server to successfully complete the command, when indicated. Correct EPCONFIG syntax is shown below, followed by an explanation of command conventions. EPCONFIG serial-number EPCONFIG...
  • Page 34: Show Current Settings

    Ethernet Card sends across the network.) If you have a unique configuration that requires changing the packet size, call Epson Technical Support for further information. 2-10 Changing the Configuration A ] (pipe) character means “either/or.”...
  • Page 35: Reset (Reboot) The Ethernet Card

    Reset (Reboot) the Ethernet Card EPCONFIG serial-number N=E RESET This command resets the specified the Ethernet Card. When in print server mode, the Ethernet Card must be reset (rebooted) after: 0 Adding or deleting a queue from a port’s service list 0 Changing a port’s name or configuration (this includes turning the configuration report on/off) 0 Setting queue polling interval...
  • Page 36: Set Password

    You must log into the master file server to rename the print server. Default name: the Ethernet Card’s S-digit serial number. When you rename the print server, EPCONFIG rewrites the new name EEPROM on the interface board, and re-assigns the name in the Novell bindery on the master file server.
  • Page 37: Turn Configuration Report Off/On

    Turn Configuration Report Off/On EPCONFIG serial-number N=E RPT=NORP 1 RP Use this command to enable or disable configuration report printing. RP enables configuration report printing. Enter RPT=RP to enable configuration report printing. NORP disables configuration report printing. Enter RPT=NORP to disable configuration report printing.
  • Page 38 In print server mode, this parameter is optional, unless your network uses a communication standard other than IEEE 802.3 or Ethernet II Novell type 8137, the two most common in Novell networks. When booted in print server mode, the Ethernet Card attempts to log into a file server using IEEE 802.3.
  • Page 39: Restore Factory Defaults

    Enter one of the following hexadecimal values for C= ethernet_type: To configure the Ethernet Card for 802.3 only use 0001 through 05FF. To configure the Ethernet Card for the Ethernet II type 8137, use 8137 To configure the Ethernet Card for both 802.3 and the Ethernet II type 8137, use 0000.
  • Page 40: Chapter 3 Troubleshooting

    Chapter 3 Troubleshooting This chapter is divided into the following sections: Lights--describes the Ethernet Card indicator light behavior, including when you first turn on the host printer, during normal conditions, and when errors occur. Troubleshooting-contains information on solving problems that may occur during software installation, or during use. Answers to Common Questions-answers some of the most common questions about configuring the Ethernet Card.
  • Page 41 Looking for master file server Contacted master file server Ethernet Card ready for use Error has occured. A diagnostic report Is printed. Error occured during power-on test. A diagnostic report is printed. Contact your Epson dealer. An error has occurred; contact your Epson dealer.
  • Page 42: Installation

    Troubleshooting Installation I’m trying to install the Ethernet Card, but after I enter the serial number, EPSETUP displays an “Unable to locate...serial number...” message. Did you enter the correct serial number? Is the Ethernet Cards host printer turned on? Is the network cable connected to the Ethernet Card? I’m installing the Ethernet Card as a remote printer, and EPSETUP displays a “port number is invalid”...
  • Page 43: After Installation

    After Installation Green fight On/Red On Error I completed software installation with EPSETUP, but the Ethernet Card can’t log into the network (green light on, red on). What’s wrong? Check the Ethernet Card network connection. Is the Ethernet Card connected to the network? If the Ethernet Card has been renamed, was it renamed on the master file server using EPSETUP or EPCONFIG? If the Ethernet Card is renamed on the master file server using...
  • Page 44 If using an Epson PostScript card, specify no banner when printing. For NPRINT and CAPTURE, “nb” specifies no banner page.
  • Page 45: Cannot Print To Queue, Or Incorrect Results

    Cannot Print to Queue, or Incorrect Results I just added a queue to my Ethernet Card using PCONSOLE, but I can’t print to it. What’s the matter? When you change the Ethernet Card configuration, you must reset (reboot) the Ethernet Card (unless you’ve made a temporary change using PCONSOLE’s Print Server Status/Control).
  • Page 46: Renaming Print Server

    Renaming Print Sewer I renamed my Ethernet Card on the master file server using PCONSOLE, but it still shows up under the old name in EPSETUP? I reset the unit, but it printed a “failed configuration” report and wouldn’t boot (red LED on, green on). Use PCONSOLE to restore the old name, then use EPSETUP or EPCONFIG to change the name.
  • Page 47: Answers To Common Questions

    Answers to Common This section answers some of the most commonly asked questions about configuring and using the Ethernet Card. Avoiding Reboot with Print Server Status/Control How can I avoid having to reset my Ethernet Card print server after each configuration change? It’s disrupting users’ print jobs. If rebooting the Ethernet Card after configuration changes is inconvenient, you can use PCONSOLE’s Print Server Status/Control to create temporary configurations.
  • Page 48: Installing The Print Server On A Second File Server

    Installing the Print Server on a Second File Server How do I install my Ethernet Card print server on a second file server with EPSETUP? EPSETUP is required for initial installation, and is the easiest method for configuring an Ethernet Card on a second file server. In EPSETUP, select “Queues Serviced by Printer.”...
  • Page 49 Create the Ethernet Card print server on the new file server. Select: Print Server Information, Press INSERT, Enter the Ethernet Card print server name. (Give it the same name as on the master file server.) Configure print server ports. Select: Print Server Information, Print Server Configuration, Printer Configuration.
  • Page 50: Specifications

    Appendix Specifications Environmental Operating temp.: Storage temp.: Operating humidity: Network Software Novell NetWare 2.15x or later, and 3.x Ethernet Network Hardware IEEE 802.3 l0BASE2 RG-58A/U coaxial cable via BNC connector or IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T straight-through twisted pair modular cable via RJ45 connector Regulatory Approvals Safety: EMI:...
  • Page 51 Index Answers to common questions, Cable connection types, 1-3 Change printer port configuration, 2-3 Change queues serviced by printer, 2-2 Configuration report, switching off or on, 2-3, 2-13 Configure port, 2-3 Display port settings, 2-3 EPCONFIG, 1-7 configuration report off/on, 2-12 Ethernet network type, 2-13 N=E, 2-10...
  • Page 52 Indicator lights, 3-1 behavior of, 3-2 location of, 3-1 Installation, 1-1 hardware, 1-1 in printer, 1-2 software, 1-4 Installing on additional file servers PCONSOLE, 3-9 EPSETUP, 1-6, 3-9 Jobs not printing, 3-5 LEDs, 3-1 behavior of, 3-2 location of, 3-1 Log in, 3-4 Master file server changing, 2-4...
  • Page 53 Remote printer installing as, 1-7 Remote printer installation troubleshooting, 3-3 Remote printer mode, 1-6 Rename print server, 2-5, 2-11, Report types configuration, 1-4 diagnostic, 1-4 Reset, 2-7, 2-11 Resetting defined, 1-5 avoiding, 3-8 Set queue polling interval, 2-13 Temporary configuration, 3-8 Troubleshooting, 3-3 Index 1-3...
  • Page 54 Caution: Do not use EPSETUP or EPCONFIG while the printer is displaying an error message (such as “PAPER SIZE ERROR”). 60-0107-001 Rev A...
  • Page 55 IPX to NE2000 frame=ethernet_802.2 net=a38d0100 load NE2000 frame=ethernet_802.3 bind IPX to NE2000 frame=ethernet_802.3 net=a38d2300 After changing the AUTOEXEC.NCF file, restart the server to enable the modified settings. Copyright © 1994 by Seiko Epson Corporation Nagano, Japan Notice ® v3.12 network, you...
  • Page 56 DOS COPY command or editor. Make sure that the main section headings are left-justified. Indent additional lines under each heading with either a space or a tab. This example uses the Novell NE2000 network card. Example: after creating the NET.CFG file link driver NE2000 frame ethernet_802.2...
  • Page 57 ® EPSON Printed In U.S.A. 94.01-4 61-104B-001...

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