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Using the PSUS4 Bi-Admin Utility

A Utility program called Print Server Management Utility - BiAdmin manages the PrintServer on the Network. It is compatible with Windows 95, 98, NT, ME, 2000, XP and Novell NetWare. Bi-Admin allows you to change the PrintServer’s internal settings, check on the unit’s status, and perform basic diagnostic tests. 

There are four major settings on your PrintServer that you may need to configure to use the Print Server Management Utility - BiAdmin: 

  • Detecting the PrintServer
  • Setting the PrintServer’s IP Address
  • Changing the PrintServer’s Password
  • Checking Printer Status  

To use the Print Server Management Utility - BiAdmin, please follow the steps below. 

Detecting the PrintServer 

NOTE: Make sure the printer drivers are installed on the PC and you have an active network connection. Ensure the Print Server Management Utility - BiAdmin is installed on your computer.  

Step 1:
Click Start, then All Programs. Select PrintServer Utility from the Program menu, then BiAdmin Management Utility.

NOTE: If the Bi-Admin icon has been created, you can double-click it instead.        

Step 2:
When the Connected Protocol window appears, make sure that TCP/IP is checked then click OK.  

Step 3:
The Print Server Management Utility - BiAdmin will automatically scan the network for available Wireless PrintServer hardware.  

NOTE: If the Print Server Management Utility - BiAdmin cannot detect the PrintServer, you can:

  • Check if the PrintServer is powered on.
  • Ensure all firewalls on your computer are disabled. For instructions, click  here.
  • Make sure there is a DHCP server on the network.  

Step 4:
After it detects the PrintServer, the Print Server Management Utility - BiAdmin will display the PrintServer name and details. 

Step 5:
Under Verify Password enter your PrintServer’s password (“admin” is the default password), then click OK

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, you may reset the PrintServer to default settings.  

Step 6:
Select the adapter you are using to connect to the PrintServer from the Adapter Card Lists, then click OK.

 

Setting the PrintServer’s IP Address

The Linksys PrintServer uses a dynamic default IP Address. To configure a static IP on your Linksys PrintServer, follow the steps below. 

Step 1:
Click Configuration then TCP/IP

Step 2:
Select Fixed IP Address and enter the IP Address, Gateway Address and Subnet Mask in the fields provided. In this example the IP address “192.168.1.78”, the Subnet Mask “255.255.255.0 and the Gateway Address “192.168.1.1” were used. 

NOTE: Make sure the IP Address you’ll be assigning the PrintServer has the same first 3 numbers as the IP Address and the last number can be any number between 2 and 99. In this example, the IP address of the router is 192.168.1.1. After attaching any number between 2 and 99, the IP address of the Print Server will be 192.168.1.78. To find out the IP address of your router, click  here.

Step 3:

Click .

Changing the PrintServer’s Password  

The Linksys PrintSever uses “admin” for a default password. If you want to change it for security reasons, follow the steps below. 

Step 1:
Click Init Device then Set Password.


Step 2:
Enter the new password you want and retype the same password to confirm then click OK

Checking Printer Status 

The Printer Status option allows you to check the name, status, and printing details of each printer attached to the PrintServer. A password may be required to access this information. You may be able to configure some printers’ settings in the Printer Configuration window.

Step 1:
Click Status then select the Parallel Port where your printer is connected. In this example Parallel Port 1 Status was selected.

Step 2:
Enter your PrintServer’s password (“admin” is the default password), then click OK

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, you may reset the PrintServer to factory default.  

Step 3:
When the Printer Status appears, select the port where the printer is connected to view its status.

  

 

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