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Network Glossary

In this Network Glossary, you will find basic information about
advanced network features of Brother machines along general
networking and common terms.
The supported protocols and the network features differ
depending on the model you are using. To find what features and
network protocols are supported, see the Network User's Guide
we have provided. To download the latest manual, please visit
your model page on the Brother Solutions Center at
(http://solutions.brother.com/).
You can also download the latest drivers and utilities for your
machine, read FAQs and troubleshooting tips or learn about
special printing solutions from the Brother Solutions Center.
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  • Page 1: Network Glossary

    Network Glossary In this Network Glossary, you will find basic information about advanced network features of Brother machines along general networking and common terms. The supported protocols and the network features differ depending on the model you are using. To find what features and network protocols are supported, see the Network User's Guide we have provided.
  • Page 2 Applicable models This User’s Guide applies to the following models. MFC-J280W/J430W/J432W/J625DW/J825DW/J835DW and DCP-J725DW/J925DW Definitions of notes We use the following icon throughout this User’s Guide: Notes tell you how you should respond to a situation that may arise or give tips Note about how the operation works with other features.
  • Page 3: Important Note

    IMPORTANT NOTE  Your product is approved for use in the country of purchase only. Do not use this product outside the country of purchase as it may violate the wireless telecommunication and power regulations of that country. ® ® ®...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Types of network connections and protocols Types of network connections ........................1 Wired network connection example.....................1 Protocols..............................3 TCP/IP protocols and functions ......................3 Configuring your machine for a network IP addresses, subnet masks and gateways ....................5 IP address ............................5 Subnet mask............................6 Gateway (and router)...........................6 Wireless network terms and concepts...
  • Page 5: Types Of Network Connections And Protocols

    Types of network connections and protocols Types of network connections Wired network connection example Peer-to-Peer printing using TCP/IP In a Peer-to-Peer environment, each computer directly sends and receives data to each device. There is no central server controlling file access or machine sharing. TCP/IP TCP/IP 1 Router...
  • Page 6 Types of network connections and protocols 1 Client computer 2 Also known as “Server” or “Print server” 3 TCP/IP, USB or parallel (where available) 4 Network machine (your machine) In a larger network, we recommend a Network Shared printing environment. ...
  • Page 7: Protocols

    Types of network connections and protocols Protocols TCP/IP protocols and functions Protocols are the standardized sets of rules for transmitting data on a network. Protocols allow users to gain access to network connected resources. The print server used on the Brother machine supports the TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) protocol.
  • Page 8 Types of network connections and protocols WINS ® Windows Internet Name Service is an information providing service for the NetBIOS name resolution by consolidating an IP address and a NetBIOS name that is in the local network. LPR/LPD Commonly used printing protocols on a TCP/IP network. Custom Raw Port (Default is Port 9100) Another commonly used printing protocol on a TCP/IP network.
  • Page 9: Configuring Your Machine For A Network

    Configuring your machine for a network IP addresses, subnet masks and gateways To use the machine in a networked TCP/IP environment, you need to configure its IP address and subnet mask. The IP address you assign to the print server must be on the same logical network as your host computers.
  • Page 10: Subnet Mask

    Configuring your machine for a network Subnet mask Subnet masks restrict network communication.  Example: Computer 1 can talk to Computer 2 • Computer 1 IP Address: 192.168. 1. 2 Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.000 • Computer 2 IP Address: 192.168. 1. 3 Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.000 Where the 0 is in the Subnet mask, there is no limit to communication at this part of the address.
  • Page 11: Wireless Network Terms And Concepts

    Wireless network terms and concepts Specifying your network SSID (Service Set Identifier) and channels You need to configure the SSID and a channel to specify the wireless network you want to connect to.  SSID Each wireless network has its own unique network name and it is technically referred to as an SSID or ESSID (Extended Service Set Identifier).
  • Page 12: Security Terms

    Wireless network terms and concepts Security terms Authentication and encryption Most wireless networks use some kind of security settings. These security settings define the authentication (how the device identifies itself to the network) and encryption (how the data is encrypted as it is sent on the network).
  • Page 13: Network Key

    Wireless network terms and concepts Network key  Open system/Shared key with WEP This key is a 64-bit or 128-bit value that must be entered in an ASCII or hexadecimal format. • 64 (40) bit ASCII: Uses 5 text characters. e.g. “WSLAN” (this is case sensitive) •...
  • Page 14: Additional Network Settings From Windows

    Additional network settings from ® Windows Types of additional network settings The following features are available to use if you want to configure additional network settings. ® ®  Web Services for printing and scanning (Windows Vista and Windows ® ...
  • Page 15: Installing Drivers Used For Printing And Scanning Via Web Services (Windows Vista ® And Windows ® 7)

    ® Additional network settings from Windows Installing drivers used for printing and scanning via Web ® ® Services (Windows Vista and Windows The Web Services feature allows you to monitor machines on the network. This also simplifies the driver installation process. Drivers used for printing and scanning via Web Services can be installed by right-clicking the printer icon on the computer, and the computer’s Web Services port (WSD port) will be created automatically.
  • Page 16: Network Printing And Scanning Installation For Infrastructure Mode When Using Vertical Pairing (Windows ® 7)

    ® Additional network settings from Windows Network printing and scanning installation for Infrastructure ® mode when using Vertical Pairing (Windows ® Windows Vertical Pairing is a technology to allow your Vertical Pairing supported wireless machine to connect to your Infrastructure network using the PIN Method of Wi-Fi Protected Setup and the Web Services feature.
  • Page 17: A Appendix A

    Appendix A Using services A service is a resource that can be accessed by computers that wish to print to the Brother print server. The Brother print server provides the following predefined services (do a SHOW SERVICE command in the Brother print server remote console to see a list of available services): Enter HELP at the command prompt for a list of supported commands.
  • Page 18: Other Ways To Set The Ip Address (For Advanced Users And Administrators)

    Appendix A Other ways to set the IP address (for advanced users and administrators) Using DHCP to configure the IP address The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is one of several automated mechanisms for IP address allocation. If you have a DHCP server on your network, the print server will automatically obtain its IP address from the DHCP server and register its name with any RFC 1001 and 1002-compliant dynamic name services.
  • Page 19: Using Bootp To Configure The Ip Address

    Appendix A Using BOOTP to configure the IP address BOOTP is an alternative to RARP that has the advantage of allowing configuration of the subnet mask and gateway. In order to use BOOTP to configure the IP address make sure that BOOTP is installed and running on your host computer (it should appear in the /etc/services file on your host as a real service;...
  • Page 20: Using Arp To Configure The Ip Address

    Appendix A Using ARP to configure the IP address If you are unable to use the BRAdmin application and your network does not use a DHCP server, you can ® also use the ARP command. The ARP command is available on Windows systems that have TCP/IP installed as well as UNIX systems.
  • Page 21 Index AES ................8 Peer-to-Peer ............... 1 APIPA ..............3 Port 9100 ..............4 ARP ...............3 Protocol ............... 3 Authentication ............. 8 RARP ..............3 BINARY_P1 .............. 13 RFC 1001 ..............14 BOOTP ..............3 BRNxxxxxxxxxxxx ............. 13 Service ..............13 Shared key ..............8 Channels ..............

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