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LevelOne EPS-3001TU User Manual

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Document Version:  1.4 (Feb, 2000)

P/N: 9590B500A0

All trademark and trade names are the properties of their respective owners.

 


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This chapter provides an overview of your Printer Server’s
features.

Congratulations on the purchase of your new Printer Server. This device was
designed to provide a simple and efficient network printing solution. It is packed
with features, including:

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Versatility.

  The Printer Server supports up to five protocols: NetWare,

TCP/IP, SMB (Service Message Block), AppleTalk (EtherTalk), and NetBEUI.
It features one or two Ethernet interface ports and operating system support
includes Unix, Novell, and Microsoft Windows.

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Easy Installation.

  The Printer Server makes adding printers or plotters to

your network simple. Depending on your model, it will support 10BaseT only,
10Base2 and 10BaseT, or 10BaseT and 100BaseT. The auto-sensing feature on
the LAN interface means that there is no need to set jumpers or perform
software configuration to select the network interface used.

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Easy Setup.

. A number of utility programs are supplied to simplify setup. For

Windows 95/98/NT users, the BiAdmin program makes it easy to configure the
Print Server for a variety of network and server configurations.

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Web-based interface.

  On 100BaseT models, the Web-based interface

provides an easy method of configuration in TCP/IP networks.

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Compact Size.

  This allows the Printer Server to be used even where space is

limited.

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Remote Management Tools.

  A variety of software tools are provided. In

most environments, both the Printer Server and attached bi-directional printers
can be configured remotely.

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SNMP Support.

  The Printer Server can act as a SNMP agent, with it own

MIB. This allows TCP/IP users to monitor, configure and troubleshoot the
Printer Server using their existing SNMP management tools.

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JetAdmin Support.

  100BaseT models support the HP JetAdmin program. If

you are already using JetAdmin, you can also use this program to manage your
Printer Server.

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Internet Printing.

  Using TCP/IP, the Printer Server can be configured to

allow clients, suppliers, colleagues and others to print to one of your printers
from anywhere on the Internet.

Year 2000 Compliance

The Printer Server does not store the date, nor does it perform date calculations.
When necessary, it obtains the current date from the network or client operating
system. We recommend the use of network and client operating systems which are
year 2000 compliant.

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Safety Instructions

For your own safety, and to protect your Printer Server, please observe the following
safety advice.

1.

 

Unplug this device from its power source before cleaning. Use only a slightly
dampened cloth for cleaning. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners.

2.

 

Avoid using this product near water. Exposure to water poses an electric-shock
hazard.

3.

 

Do not place this device on an unstable surface. The device may fall causing
serious damage to the device.

4.

 

This device should only be used with the power supply type specified on the
marking label. If you are not sure of type of your local power supply, consult
your dealer or local power company.

5.

 

Do not pinch, crimp or otherwise damage the power cord. If exposed to foot
traffic, ensure that the cable is properly shielded and does not pose a tripping
hazard.

6.

 

If using an extension cord, make sure the total ampere rating of the products
using the cord does not exceed the extension cord’s ampere rating.

7.

 

Do not attempt to service this device, as opening or removing casing may
expose you to dangerous voltage points or other risks. Refer all servicing to
qualified service personnel.

8.

 

The device should be serviced by qualified service personnel under the
following conditions:

 

The power cord is damaged or frayed.

 

Liquid has been spilled onto the product.

 

The product has been exposed to rain or water.

 

The product does not operate normally in accordance with the operating
instructions.

 

The device has been dropped or the casing has been damaged.

 


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Package Contents

You should find the following items packaged with your Printer Server. If any items
are missing, contact your dealer immediately.

 

The Printer Server

 

Power Adapter

 

One CD-ROM containing all support programs and this manual

 

Quick Install Guide

Models

This manual covers the following Printer Server models. For full details of your
model, including Connectors, LEDs, DIP switches, Specifications, and CONFIG file
format, select your model from the list below.

Direct Attach Models

EPS-3001TU

Mini Direct Attach

1 Parallel Port

10BaseT

FPS-3001TXU

Fast Ethernet
Mini Direct Attach

1 Parallel Port

10/100BaseT

 


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Other Models

FPS-2101TXU

Fast Ethernet/10Base2

1 Parallel Port

10/100BaseT

10Base2 (BNC)

FPS-2003TXU

3 Parallel Ports

10/100BaseT

 


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This chapter describes how to install the Printer Server in
your Local Area Network.

Procedure

1. Find the Default Printer Server Name

 

The Default Server Name is shown on a sticker on the base of the device. It
consists of 8 letters and/or digits.

 

Record this name; it will be needed during configuration.

During configuration you will be able to change the device name.
The new name MUST NOT contain any spaces or blanks

2. Connect the Printer or Printers

 

EPS-3001TU and FPS-3001TXU"Direct Attach" models can be connected
directly to the printer - no printer cable is required.

 

For other models, use standard parallel port printer cables to connect the printer
or printers to the appropriate port on the Printer Server. Parallel port cables
should be less than 3 meters long.

Leave the Printer Server powered OFF while connecting it to the
Printer(s) and the LAN.

3. Connect the Network Cable

 

Connect the network cable (BNC or UTP) to the proper connector on the Level
One Printer Server. The Printer Server will automatically recognize whichever
connector is used, and, if fitted with a 10/100BaseT connector, will auto-adjust
for 10BaseT or 100BaseT.

 

Note that if your Printer Server has both BNC and UTP connectors, only ONE
(1) can be used.

4. Power Up and Check

 

Plug in the power adapter cable.

 

If using 10/100BaseT on models FPS-2101TXU or FPS-2003TXU, check the
LAN connection LEDs next to the 10/100BaseT connector.
If the LAN auto negotiation fails, neither the 10BaseT nor the 100BaseT LED
will light when the Printer Server is powered up. In this case, set the DIP
switches as described in the document for your model.

 

Check the Power/Link and Status LED indicators. When the Red LED goes
OFF and the Green LED remains lit or flashes, the Printer Server is ready for
use.

Use only the Power Supply unit provided with the device.
Power Supply units for different models are not
interchangeable

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This chapter provides an overview of the configuration
process.

Initial Configuration

The Printer Server is designed to support many different platforms, and the
configuration required will depend upon the environment in which it is installed.
Depending upon the situation, any or all of the following may require configuration:

 

Printer Server device.

 

LAN Server.

 

Client PCs on the LAN.

The recommended method for configuring the Printer Server is to use the supplied
BiAdmin utility program. For details about the BiAdmin utility and other
management utilities provided with your Printer Server, see the following
Management section.

Configuration Procedure

Detailed instructions regarding configuration are contained in the following
documents. Please refer to the appropriate document for configuration details
relating to your particular situation.

 

AppleTalk

 

Novell NetWare

 

Unix - TCP/IP

 

Windows NT Server - TCT/IP

 

Windows Peer-to-Peer Networks (TCP/IP and NetBEUI)

 

Windows Peer-to-Peer Networks (SMB)

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Management

Following initial configuration, the following management programs or methods can
be used to monitor and manage the Printer Server and the printers attached to it.

Click the appropriate link for more information.

Method

Platform

Details

BiAdmin

Windows 95/98/NT
(IPX/SPX, TCP/IP,
NetBEUI)

Recommended program; supports
all Printer Server features.

FTP

All TCP/IP networks

Using this method, the
configuration file is downloaded
from the Printer Server, edited,
then sent back.

JetAdmin
(HP)

Windows 95/98/NT

This program is not supplied, but
100BaseT models are compatible
with it. You can use this program
to manage the Printer Server and
the printers attached to it.

PSTool

AppleTalk
(EtherTalk)

Not required for basic operation.

PSConfig

DOS
(IPX/SPX)

Menu-based DOS program for
NetWare users. See 

PSConfig –

Bindery

 or 

PSConfig – NDS

 for

details.

Telnet

All TCP/IP networks

Telnet can be used only to
monitor the printers attached to
the Printer Server.

WebAdmin

Windows NT Server,
Web Browser client
(TCP/IP)

WebAdmin is installed on the NT
Server, and then accessed using a
Web Browser.

Web Browser

All TCP/IP networks

Only available on 100BaseT
models.
Printer Configuration is not
supported.

WPConfig

Windows 3.1
(IPX/SPX, TCP/IP,
NetBEUI)

Not all Printer Server features are
available.

BiAdmin is the recommended program to use for both
configuration and management, if possible. This program can
be installed using the main SETUP program on the CD-ROM.

If supports all features of the Printer Server.

 


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General Device Settings

The following configuration settings and operations are available regardless of
which Network protocol or operating system is being used.

 

Get Printer Server status and existing settings

 

Reset (reboot) the Printer Server

 

Restore Default Configuration settings

 

Change the device name.

 

Change the device password.

 

Disable/Enable network protocols.

 

Get Printer Status (idle, off-line, printing)

As well, there are specific settings for each supported platform. These settings are
detailed in the documentation for each platform.

 


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This chapter covers the special features of the Printer
Server.

The Printer Server supports 2 special features:

 

Internet Printing

 

SNMP

Internet Printing

The Internet Printing System allows users (employees, colleagues, suppliers,
customers…) to print data to your printer across the Internet.

Users send the Internet Printer Server an E Mail, with the print job normally sent as
an attachment to the E Mail.

The Printer Server will retrieve the E Mail and print it.

For full details, refer to the 

Internet Printing

 document.

SNMP

The Printer Server supports SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol).

This allows network supervisors to monitor and control the Printer Server using
network management platforms such as HP OpenView, IBM SystemView, etc.

For full details, refer to 

SNMP Support

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This chapter describes some problem situations which may
arise, and the solutions to them.

Overview

If you encounter printing difficulties, please refer to the Hardware section first then
the Printing section. For further details relating to specific situations, refer to the
documents listed below.

Other Troubleshooting Documents

 

AppleTalk

 

Internet Printing

 

NetWare

 

TCP/IP (Unix and Windows NT Server)

 

WebAdmin Management Program

 

Windows Peer-to-Peer Printing

If, after following the advice in these documents, the Printer Server still does not
function properly, please contact your dealer for further advice.

Hardware Problems

Problem No. 1

All the Printer Server’s LEDs are off.

Solution No. 1

Check the power supply or power connection.

Problem No. 2

Printer Server’s status light continuously stays lit.

Solution No. 2

Reset Printer Server by unplugging the power supply and
plugging it back in.

Problem No. 3

Printer Server status light and power light stays on
continuously and do not turn off.

Solution No. 3

Reset Printer Server by unplugging the power supply or by
pushing the reset push button.

Problem No. 4

I am using DHCP, and getting an IP Address conflict
involving the Printer Server.

Solution No. 4

If the Printer Server is left on, but the DHCP server is turned
off, then the Printer Server will retain its IP Address without
the DHCP Server being aware of it. Simply reset the Printer
Server so it will obtain a new IP Address.

This problem would also arise if you assigned a static IP
Address which is within the range used by the DHCP server.
If so, use another address which is NOT within the range
used by the DHCP server.

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Problem No. 5

I am using WPConfig on Windows 95, and having
problems configuring the Printer Server.

Solution No. 5

WPConfig is designed for Windows 3.1 only. For Windows
95/NT, you should use BiAdmin.

Printing - General

Problem No. 1

When using 10BaseT cabling, the Printer Server unit
does not work.

Solution No. 1

Check the Hub’s link LED for the port to which the Printer
Server is connected. If it is off, there is a problem in the
network cable. If using 10BaseT or 100BaseT, check the
LED next to the connector. It should be on if the network
connection is OK.

Problem No. 2

A printing device connected to the a Printer Server port
cannot print or prints garbage.

Solution No. 2

Check the following:

 

Cable connection between Printer Server and printer.

 

Serial port configuration, if a serial device.

 

Printer driver in the application program or Windows
matches the printer.

Problem No. 3

The Configuration button on the Printer Status screen in
BiAdmin is grayed out, even though my printer in bi-
directional.

Solution No. 3

The button is unavailable if the printer is busy. You must
wait until the printer is idle.