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S U P E R S C R I P T 1 8 0 0
NETWORK USER'S GUIDE
Table of Contents
Index
July, 1999
808-878291-011A

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   Summary of Contents for NEC SuperScript 1800

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    S U P E R S C R I P T 1 8 0 0 NETWORK USER’S GUIDE Table of Contents Index July, 1999 808-878291-011A...

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    All other product, service, brand, or trade names used in this The NEC Technologies product(s) discussed in this document publication are the trademarks or registered trademarks of are warranted in accordance with the terms of the Limited their respective companies or organizations.

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    Configuring a Windows Client Network Interface Card Windows 95 and 98 Computers Networking Features Windows NT 4.0 Computers Network Printer Manager Configuring a Macintosh Client SuperScript 1800 Web Pages Requirements Operator Panel Commands The LaserWriter Printer Driver NIC Flash Memory AppleScript Configuration Procedure...

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    Maintenance Menu Job Page Help Menu PCL Page Network Interface Window PS Page General Tab Change Password TCP/IP Tab Network Printer Details NetWare Tab AppleTalk Tab SNMP Tab Printer Properties Window Model Details Printer Menu SuperScript 1800 — Network User’s Guide...

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    Protocol Statistics TCP\IP Statistics IPX Statistics AppleTalk Statistics SNMP Statistics DLC Statistics APPENDIX D: TROUBLESHOOTING Introduction Basic Troubleshooting APPENDIX E: UPGRADING THE NIC FIRMWARE Introduction Prerequisites Upgrade Procedures Index...

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    SuperScript 1800 — Network User’s Guide...

  • Page 7: Network Printing, Print Clients

    Chapter 1, “Introduction,” introduces you to network ETWORK RINTING printing and the features of the SuperScript 1800 printer. Network printing involves a network to interconnect print Chapter 2, “Networking Topologies,” introduces you to three clients and a printer. Each client can use the network for methods (topologies) used for networking your printer.

  • Page 8: Print Jobs, Printer Drivers, Printer Port, Network Operating Systems, Network Topologies, Network Interface Card

    SuperScript 1800 Web Pages Networks use an operating system for managing the The SuperScript 1800 Web Pages are a web site for viewing network. Depending on the method (topology) used to and administering the printer. The web pages contain many connect your printer to the network, a network operating of the same controls as the NPM.

  • Page 9: Networking Features, Operator Panel Commands, Nic Flash Memory

    The printer’s NIC contains memory devices that hold firmware for processing network communications. The firmware also contains the printer’s web pages. If NEC Technologies releases a upgraded version of the firmware, a computer running Windows 95 is used to upgrade the NIC firmware.

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  • Page 11: Overview, Peer-to-peer Topology

    SuperScript 1800 printer. computers with other equipment such as a printer. This • Peer-to-Peer Topology chapter describes three topologies that can be used as solutions for networking your SuperScript 1800 printer. • Printer Server Topology Note: • Printer Sharing Topology In this user’s guide, the term “print client”...

  • Page 12: Printer Server Topology

    . The server then sends the jobs to the printer. The server uses a process called queueing, meaning it can receive and store multiple print jobs. Jobs are sent to the SuperScript 1800 — Network User’s Guide...

  • Page 13: Printer Sharing Topology

    For information about configuring a print client for this scenario, read Chapter 5, “Printer Server Topology,” on After reading the previous sections about how the page 23. SuperScript 1800 printer can be networked, select a topology that best fits your needs and requirements, then read RINTER HARING OPOLOGY Chapter 3, “Connecting the Printer,”...

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  • Page 15: Where To Start, Overview

    Network Interface Card (NIC). A network cable is then used to interconnect the printer with your LAN. The SuperScript 1800 can be ordered with or without an installed NIC. If your printer did not come with a NIC, one can be ordered from NEC. Ask for the 10/100Base-TX Network Interface Kit, Order Number 1802.

  • Page 16: Installing The Nic, Accessing The Printer Controller Board

    Disconnect all cables from printer. Position the printer so the right side of the printer can be worked on. Remove screws from the side cover then open back cover (B). Accessing the Printer Controller Board SuperScript 1800 — Network User’s Guide...

  • Page 17: Nic Installation, Connecting The Printer

    NIC Installation ONNECTING THE RINTER To install the Network Interface Card: After the NIC is installed, the printer can be physically 1. Access the printer Controller Board as described connected to your network. on page 10. You’ll need a Category 3, 4 or, 5 network cable to make the On the back of the printer, remove the two screws from interconnection.

  • Page 18: Superscript 1800 Web, Using The Printer's Operator Panel

    Operator Panel network menus. The NIC can be configured by using the printer’s Operator Panel, or by using the NEC SuperScript 1800 Network Printer Configuring the IP Address Manager (NPM). It can also be configured by the SuperScript The printer can be configured to use a static or dynamically...

  • Page 19: Configuring The Nic

    4. Press ITEM until appears. Configuring the Printer for IPX CFG ADDRS If the printer will be communicating through a NetWare 5. Do one of the following. network, use this procedure for turning on IPX and selecting • If you plan on having a BOOTP or RARP server the type of Ethernet framing used by the network.

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    OFFLINE No. 1802). For more information, see Chapter 8, “Printer Press MENU until appears. NETWORK MENU Options, ” of the SuperScript 1800 User’s Guide. If calling Press ITEM until appears. CFG NET from North America, you can dial 1-800-632-4650. Press VALUE until appears.

  • Page 21: Using The Network Printer Manager

    9. From the IP Address Assignment Method drop-down list, select the method used by the Network Operating The SuperScript 1800 Network Printer Manager (NPM) is an System (NOS) for assigning IP addresses to computers administrative tool that can also be used for configuring the and printers connected to the network.

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    PostScript Level 2 Upgrade Kit (Order page for accuracy. No. 1802). For more information, see Chapter 8, “Printer Options, ” of the SuperScript 1800 User’s Guide. If calling Note: The network configuration information is also from North America, you can dial 1-800-632-4650.

  • Page 23: Introduction, Windows 95 And 98 Computers

    Configuring a Windows 95 or 98 computer so it can communicate with the printer involves installing a printer driver, then configuring a printer port. Ethernet When selecting a driver during the installation process, NEC Network recommends using the PCL6 driver because of it’s advanced Print Client Printer features.

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    Manager. be installed in the printer. See Chapter 8, “Printer • Select the [optional] Online User’s Guide. Options, ” of the SuperScript 1800 User’s Guide for more • Select the [optional] On-line Network User’s Guide information. if this computer will be used to administrate the To install a printer driver: printer.

  • Page 25: Configuring A Windows Client, Windows Nt 4.0 Computers

    Do not select SuperScript 1800 Status Monitor. This To install a printer driver: component does not work across a network. 1. Insert the SuperScript 1800 Solutions CD into your computer. When the Setup dialog box appears, do the following. •...

  • Page 26: Requirements, The Laserwriter Printer Driver, Applescript

    ACINTOSH LIENT Configuring a Macintosh computer involves installing the Requirements NEC SuperScript 1800 PPD and selecting the printer from the Before you configure a Macintosh computer to communicate network. with the printer, the following requirements must be met. To configure a Macintosh computer: •...

  • Page 27: Configuring A Unix Client

    UNIX C To add access to the printer: ONFIGURING A LIENT From a shell prompt, type admintool & then press Configuring a UNIX computer involves configuring the host ENTER to start Admintool. table, then adding access to the printer. Before doing the From the Browse menu, select Printers to list all the procedures, the following requirements must be met.

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    SuperScript 1800 — Network User’s Guide...

  • Page 29: Netware Networks, Introduction

    9. print client. NTRODUCTION Queues on NetWare servers can be created with the NEC SuperScript 1800 Network Printer Manager, NetWare Printer The printer server topology involves a computer, called a Console, or the NetWare Administrator.

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    1800 Network Printer Manager. Once NPM starts, it will begin searching the network for the printer. Every SuperScript 1800 printer that is found will be listed in the NPM main window. 5. Click Add Q to open the Add Queue dialog box.

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    1800 Network Printer Manager. Once NPM starts, it will begin searching the network for the printer. Every SuperScript 1800 printer that is found will be listed in the NPM main window. Double-click on an item to navigate downwards.

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    “Configuring a Windows 95 or 98 Client” on page 32. • “Configuring a Windows NT 4.0 Client” on page 33. • “Configuring a Macintosh Client” on page 34. • “Configuring a UNIX Client” on page 34 SuperScript 1800 — Network User’s Guide...

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    Configuring NetWare 3.12 Select Print Queue Information to display the Print Queues list. Use the NetWare Print Console to create a print queue then assign a queue server. To create a print queue then assign it to a queue server: 1.

  • Page 34: Using The Netware Printer Console, Using The Netware Administrator

    Windows 95, 98, or NT 4.0 computer to create a print queue and assign a queue server. 15. Select the address that identifies the SuperScript 1800. 16. Press Enter and the printer will appear in the Queue To create a print queue object then assign it to a queue server object: Servers list.

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    organization) where you want to create the new NDS be obtained from the Network Configuration Page. objects. 10. From the New Object dialog box, select Print Queue, then 5. From the Object menu, select create to open the New click OK to open the Create Print Queue dialog box. Object dialog box.

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    “Configuring a Windows 95 or 98 Client” on page 32 • “Configuring a Windows NT 4.0 Client” on page 33 • “Configuring a Macintosh Client” on page 34 • “Configuring a UNIX Client” on page 34 SuperScript 1800 — Network User’s Guide...

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    Click Connect to open the Connect dialog box. To install a printer driver: 1. Insert the SuperScript 1800 Solutions CD into the client computer. 2. Open the Program Manager window. 3. From the File menu, select Run to open the Run dialog box.

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    Click Browse to open the Browse for Printer window. be installed in the printer. See Chapter 8, “Printer Navigate to the print queue that was created earlier in this Options, ” of the SuperScript 1800 User’s Guide for chapter, then select it. more information.

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    • Select Print Client if this computer will be used to To install a printer driver: send print jobs to the printer. 1. Insert the SuperScript 1800 Solutions CD into your • Select Print and Administrative Client if this computer.

  • Page 40: Software Requirements, Printer Hardware Requirements, Installing The Software

    NetWare print server. To the Macintosh client, the NetWare not created, the MAC address for the printer’s NIC will print server looks like any other AppleTalk device in a zone. appear. The MAC address can be identified with the NEC Software Requirements prefix, for example NEC000012345678.

  • Page 41: Windows Nt Server Networks

    6. In the Description text box, type in a description of the Configuration Page” on page 16. printer; for example, its location. Insert the NEC SuperScript 1800 Solutions CD into the 7. If you want this printer to be the default printer, select computer running Windows NT Server.

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    Click New Port to open the Add LPR Compatible Printer dialog box. 16. From the Copy Manufacturer’s Files From drop-down list, select the disk drive containing the NEC SuperScript 1800 Solutions CD. In the Name or Address of Server Providing LPR text 17.

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    If the PostScript driver is going to be installed, the PostScript Level 2 Upgrade Kit must be installed in the printer. For more information, see Chapter 8, “Printer Options” of the SuperScript 1800 User’s Guide . Listed below are the paths to each driver. •...

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    To configure a Windows 3.1x client, you must install a printer driver then create a printer port. To install a printer driver: Insert the SuperScript 1800 Solutions CD into the client computer. Open the Program Manager window. From the Ports list, select LPT1, LPT2, or LPT3.

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    (NEC 1800 PS Printer Driver), the NEC PostScript Level 2 Upgrade Kit (Order No. 1802) must be installed in the printer. See Chapter 8, “Printer Options, ” of the SuperScript 1800 User’s Guide for more information. Later, when the Add Printer Wizard appears, click the...

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    Click the Details tab to bring it to the front. be installed in the printer. See Chapter 8, “Printer Options, ” of the SuperScript 1800 User’s Guide for Click Add Port to open the Add Ports dialog box. more information.

  • Page 47: Printer Hardware Requirements, Software Requirements, Installing The Software

    UPER CRIPT 7. Click Browse to open the Open window. The SuperScript 1800 PPD is installed from the SuperScript 8. Navigate to the printer, then select it. 1800 Solutions CD. 9. Click OK to return to the Add Port dialog box.

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    Use the host name that was assigned to the printer. The host name was assigned in the Host Table. In the Description text box, type in a description of the printer; for example, its location. SuperScript 1800 — Network User’s Guide...

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    APPENDIX A OPERATOR PANEL COMMANDS NTRODUCTION Located on the SuperScript 1800 printer is the Operator Panel Command Description that can be used for configuring the printer settings. Among RESET NIC If set to YES, the network interface card can be the setting that can be configured are the printer network...

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    Set to YES if your NetWare network is communicating with Ethernet 802.3 framing. EN_II Set to YES if your NetWare network is communicating with Ethernet II framing. EN_8022 Set to YES if your NetWare network is communicating with Ethernet 802.2 framing. SuperScript 1800 — Network User’s Guide...

  • Page 51: Nic Configuration Commands

    Network Menu Flowchart READY OFFLINE NETWORK MENU RESET NIC CFG NET TCP/IP CFG TCP DHCP CFG ADRS IP BYTE1 BOOTP IP BYTE2 IP BYTE3 RARP IP BYTE4 SM BYTE1 SM BYTE2 SM BYTE3 SM BYTE4 GW BYTE1 GW BYTE2 GW BYTE3 GW BYTE4 APL TALK NETWARE...

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  • Page 53: Installation, Introduction, Procedures

    NSTALLATION NTRODUCTION The NPM can be installed on a computer running The SuperScript 1800 Network Printer Manager (NPM) is a Windows 95 or 98 that is connected to the network. multi-purpose tool for administering networked SuperScript 1800 printers. Use the NPM for performing the following To install NPM on a Windows computer connected to the administrative tasks.

  • Page 54: Main Window, Printers Menu, View Menu, Settings Menu, Maintenance Menu, Help Menu, Network Interface Window

    When NPM is started, it begins to search the network for all The Network Interface window can be opened from the SuperScript 1800 printers that are connected to the local area Settings menu. Use the Network Interface window for network. Once found, they are listed in the main window.

  • Page 55: Tcp/ip Tab, Netware Tab

    TCP/IP Tab NetWare Tab Item Description Item Description TCP/IP Enabled Use this check box to turn on the TCP/IP NetWare Enabled Use this check box to turn on the IPX protocol stack. protocol stack. IP Address Use this drop-down list for selecting how Check Job Every Use this spinner for selecting how much Assignment...

  • Page 56: Appletalk Tab, Snmp Tab

    NIC Read Access Controls MIB reading privileges from a Tickle Packet verifies the connection with a Macintosh specific community. computer. Write Access Controls MIB writing privileges to a specific community. SuperScript 1800 — Network User’s Guide...

  • Page 57: Printer Properties Window, Model Details, Printer Menu

    Operator Panel. Use this window for adjusting the basic properties for a specific printer. For more detailed explanation of each control, see Chapter 5, “The Operator Panel,” in the SuperScript 1800 User’s Guide. Model Details Item Description...

  • Page 58: Job Menu

    Long Edge Binding Controls the margin added to the binding Low Toner If selected, printing will stop when toner is edge of portrait print jobs. low. Press GO to by-pass this control. SuperScript 1800 — Network User’s Guide...

  • Page 59: Pcl Menu, I/o Menu

    PCL Menu I/O Menu Item Description Item Description Font Number Controls the default font for PCL printing. Baud Rate Controls the bit rate used when a print client and the printer are communicating. Courier Controls which version of courier to use. Available when a serial card is installed in Symbol Set Controls the 8-bit code for symbols.

  • Page 60: Alerts Window, General Tab

    From the Printer Available list, select the printer you want to monitor. Click Add to move the printer to the Printer to Monitor list. Assure Enable Alerts is selected. Click the Alerts tab to bring it to the front. SuperScript 1800 — Network User’s Guide...

  • Page 61: Printer Status Window, Protocol Statistics Window, Tcp/ip Tab

    RINTER TATUS INDOW ROTOCOL TATISTICS INDOW The Printer Status window can be started from the The Protocol Statistics window is started from the Settings Maintenance menu by selecting Printer Status. Use it for menu. Use it for viewing packet, framing, and error activity viewing the operational state of a specific printer.

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  • Page 63: Home, Introduction, Installation

    NTRODUCTION After the printer is connected to your network, and assigned The SuperScript 1800 Web Pages are a web site for viewing an IP address, any popular web browser can be used to and administering the printer. The web pages contain many navigate to its IP address.

  • Page 64: Admin, General Information

    Printer Description Use this text box to describe the printer, for example, where it is located. Enable Password Use this check box for turning on Protection password protection. Password Click here to create a password. SuperScript 1800 — Network User’s Guide...

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    TCP\IP Configuration NetWare Configuration Use the TCP\IP Configuration page for adjusting the network Use the NetWare Configuration page for turning on and addressing for the NIC. From the Admin menu, click adjusting the NetWare protocol stack. From the Admin TCP\IP to view this page. menu, click NetWare to view this page Item Description...

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    Use this drop-down list to select which AppleTalk zone the printer is in. Use this spinner for setting the amount of time that must pass before the NIC verifies the connection with a Macintosh computer. SuperScript 1800 — Network User’s Guide...

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    SNMP Configurations SNMP Community Configuration Use the SNMP Configuration page for turning on SNMP and for configuring SNMP traps. Two pages are used for making the configurations: the SNMP Trap Configuration page, and the SNMP Community Configuration page. From the Admin menu, click SNMP to view these pages.

  • Page 68: Operator Panel, Printing

    Controls the width of the left margin in inches. Top Margin Controls the width of the top margin in inches. Duplex Switches between duplex and single sided printing. Auto Carriage Return Use for backward compatibility with older PCL printer drivers. SuperScript 1800 — Network User’s Guide...

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    Config Page Use the Config page for adjusting the paper tray settings for Item Description the printer. From the Operator Panel Menu Settings, click Personality Switches the printer between the PCL and Config to view the Config page PostScript printer languages. Use Auto if both types will be used.

  • Page 70: Job Page

    Controls the second page left margin. Short Edge Binding Controls the margin added to the binding edge of landscape print jobs. Long Edge Binding Controls the margin added to the binding edge of portrait print jobs. SuperScript 1800 — Network User’s Guide...

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    PCL Page PS Page Use the PCL page for adjusting how the Printer Control Use the PS page for viewing the PostScript Level 2 fonts Language (PCL) fonts are used and for viewing which fonts stored in the printer. From the Operator Panel Menu are stored in the printer.

  • Page 72: Change Password, Network Printer Details

    New Password To begin to change an existing password, type in a new password in here. Confirm new As a confirmation, type in your new password password in here. Click here to change the password. SuperScript 1800 — Network User’s Guide...

  • Page 73: Protocol Statistics, Tcp\ip Statistics, Ipx Statistics

    IPX Statistics ROTOCOL TATISTICS From the Protocol Statistics menu, click IPX to view the IPX Use the Protocol Statistics pages for viewing a variety of Statistics page. network traffic parameters at the printer’s NIC. From the Main menu, click Statistics to view these pages. TCP\IP Statistics From the Protocol Statistics menu, click TCP\IP to view the TCP\IP Statistics page.

  • Page 74: Appletalk Statistics, Snmp Statistics

    AppleTalk Statistics SNMP Statistics From the Protocol Statistics menu, click AppleTalk to view From the Protocol Statistics menu, click SNMP to view the the AppleTalk Statistics page. SNMP Statistics page. SuperScript 1800 — Network User’s Guide...

  • Page 75: Dlc Statistics

    DLC Statistics From the Protocol Statistics menu, click DLC to view the DLC Statistics page. Protocol Statistics...

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    APPENDIX D TROUBLESHOOTING NTRODUCTION Symptom Possible Cause or Resolution Use this Appendix as an aid for troubleshooting. Printer is not Use Network Printer Manager to confirm receiving print jobs that the IPX configuration is correct and a ASIC ROUBLESHOOTING from NetWare print queue is serviceable.

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    Assure the computer was restarted after Port List... ” message Network Printer Manager was installed. appears when using Assure the computer has the TCP\IP or the Network Printer IPX\SPX network protocol stacks running. Manager to add a printer port. SuperScript 1800 — Network User’s Guide...

  • Page 79: Prerequisites, Introduction

    APPENDIX E UPGRADING THE NIC FIRMWARE NTRODUCTION The SuperScript 1800 Network Printer Manager must be installed in the computer (see page 47). Located on the network interface card (NIC) are flash memory devices for storing the NIC firmware. The firmware A copy of the NIC firmware must be obtained from...

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    Move to the Windows 95 computer. 19. Press Value until the third octet appears. Click the Windows Start button, point to Programs, then 20. Press Select. NEC SuperScript 1800, and click NEC SuperScript 1800 21. Press Item until appears. SV-IP B4 Network Printer Manager to start the NEC SuperScript 1800 Network Printer Manager.

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    Print Job, what is a Printer Drivers, defined SNMP traps, creating 50, 61 naming the printer Printer Port SuperScript 1800 Web Pages 2, 57 from Network Printer Manager what is a from the web pages Windows 3.1x client 31, 38...

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    NT Server client Windows 95 and 98 Peer-to-Peer Topology Printer Server Topology NetWare client NT Server client Windows NT 4.0 Workstation Peer-to-Peer Topology Printer Server Topology NetWare client NT Server client Windows NT Server, configuring SuperScript 1800 — Network User’s Guide...

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