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Setting-Up Multiple PrintServers on the Network

In setting up multiple PrintServers on the network, you will perform the same procedure you used to configure your previous PrintServer on the network. To set up multiple PrintServers on the network you need to perform three steps:

1. Connecting the PrintServers to your Network

2. Configuring the PrintServers Using the Setup Wizard

3. Installing the PrintServer Driver

Connecting the PrintServers to your Network

To ensure that the PrintServer is properly connected to your network, check the Ethernet cable connected from the PrintServer to the router. Make sure also that the Ethernet LED on the PrintServer is lit. For instructions on how to properly connect the PrintServer to your network, click  here. You may connect your PrintServers to the network simultaneously or one at a time, whichever you prefer.

Configuring the PrintServers Using the Setup Wizard

NOTE: Make sure the printer drivers are installed on the PC and you have an active network connection.

Step 1:
Insert the PrintServer’s Setup CD-ROM into the computer’s CD-ROM drive.

NOTE: If the Setup Wizard did not appear, click Start and choose Run then enter “d:\setup.exe” on the Run field.

Step 2:
Once the setup wizard appears, click Set up PrintServer to begin the installation process.

Installing the PrintServer Driver

Step 1:
Locate the USB connector of the printer then click Next.

Step 2:
Disconnect the USB printer from the PC then click Next.

Step 3:
Connect the printer to the PrintServer then click Next.

Step 4:
Connect the PrintServer to the router with a network cable then click Next.

Step 5:
Plug the power adapter into an available power outlet to power on the PrintServer, then click Next.

Step 6:
Power on the printer, then click Next.

Step 7:
After it detects the PrintServer and the wizard displays the network settings, click Next.

NOTE: Make sure that the PrintServer is powered on. Also, ensure that all firewalls on your computer are disabled. For instructions, click  here.

NOTE: If the Setup Wizard prompts you to enter a password, you can enter “admin” which is the default PrintServer’s password, then click Enter.

         


NOTE: If the PrintServer’s password has been changed, type the PrintServer’s new password instead.

The PrintServer’s password can be changed by:

- Running the PrintServer’s setup CD.
- Changing it on the PrintServer’s web-based setup page.

If you forgot the PrintServer‘s password, click  here.

Step 8:
Enter the names of the PrintServer and the Workgroup you want to set on your PrintServer.

NOTE: Make sure the Workgroup Name matches your network.

Step 9:
When the IP settings window appears, select Set IP configuration manually and enter the IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Gateway in the fields provided. In this example the IP address 192.168.1.78 and the Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0 were used.

NOTE: Make sure the IP Address you’ll be assigning the PrintServer has the same first three numbers as the IP Address and the last number can be any number between two and 99. The sample IP address of the router 192.168.1.1 will now become 192.168.1.78. To find out the IP address of your router, click  here.

Step 10:
To change the PrintServer’s password, please enter the following:

NOTE: In this example the default password “admin” was used.

  • Current Password:admin
  • New Password: (The password you want to set on your print server)
  • Verify Password: (Re-type the new password you set your print server)

NOTE: If you have a wired router click Exit to end the installation. If you have a wireless router and you want to configure the PrintServer to connect wirelessly, please proceed to the step below.

Step 11:
Enter the same SSID or Wireless Network Name you configured on the router’s Basic Wireless Settings page. In this example the SSID “LINKSYS” was used. If you cannot remember the SSID on your router, check the Basic Wireless Settings on your router. For instructions, click  here.

NOTE: Select the network type. The options are:

  • Infrastructure if you want the PrintServer to communicate using an access point or wireless router.
  • Ad-Hoc if you want the PrintServer to communicate without using an access point or wireless router.

NOTE: If you are using the Ad-Hoc mode, you need to select the appropriate channel from the drop-down menu.


NOTE: Make sure you’ve entered your router’s SSID.

Step 12:
Select the same Wireless Security level (“WEP” or “WPA”) you configured on the router’s Wireless Security page. Type the same Passphrase configured on the router, then click Next.

For WEP-enabled:
 

 

For WPA-enabled:

 

Step 13:
Verify the new settings on the Confirmation window, then click Next

Step 14:
Unplug the PrintServer’s power cable, then click Next

Step 15:
Disconnect the Network cable from the PrintServer, then click Next

Step 16:
Plug in the PrintServer’s power cable to connect the PrintServer wirelessly to the network, then click Next.

Step 17:
The wizard will display the wireless PrintServer associated to the wireless Network, then click Next.

Step 18:
The configuration of the wireless PrintServer is complete. To install the PrintServer driver, click Next.

Installing the PrintServer Driver

NOTE: The instructions below will show how to install the PrintServer Driver. These are the same steps you will follow for every computer that you wish to connect to the PrintServer.

Step 1:
Insert the PrintServer’s Setup CD-ROM into the computer’s CD-ROM drive.

NOTE: If the Setup Wizard did not appear, click Start and choose Run. Enter “d:\setup.exe” in the Run field.

Step 2:
Once the setup wizard appears, click Set up Computer to begin the installation process

          
Step 3:
When the driver installation program’s Welcome screen appears, click Next to continue with the driver installation.
      
Step 4:
When the Choose Destination Location window appears, you will be requested to choose the location of where the driver’s folder will be installed. To install the driver in the default location, click Next.              

Step 5:
Once the Select Program Folder window appears, an icon will automatically be added to the program folder. You may change the name for the program folder if you wish, then click Next.
         
Step 6:
When the Setup Complete screen appears, select Configure Print Driver now then click Finish.

Step 7:
Click Refresh and the wizard will detect the PrintServer. Select the PrintServer you wish to configure then click Next.

        

NOTE: Ensure that Disable Firewall when Searching Print Sever is checked to disable Windows XP’s Firewall.       

Make sure the print server is powered on and that all firewalls on your computer are disabled. For instructions, click  here.

Step 8:
The wizard will attempt to detect the printer drivers. Once it detects the drivers, click Assign to allot a driver to the printer, then click Next.

                

NOTE: If the driver for your printer is not installed, a window will pop up telling you to install your printer’s drivers.


Step 9:
Once the wizard has finished installing the PrintServer Driver, it will check the status of the PrintServer and show the network settings then click Next.

                
Step 10:
A Congratulations window will appear on the screen, then click Test Print.                   

               

NOTE: If you’re unable to print a test page, try to install a generic printer driver that is closest to the model number of your printer. For each additional PrintServer that you will be setting up, repeat steps 2 and 3.

 


 

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