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Wireless USB Print Server
Wireless USB Print Server
The Wireless USB Print Server supports a number of
- Peer-to-peer Printing
means that the print jobs are stored (queued) on your PC, and sent
directly to the Wireless USB Print Server when it is available.
is a Microsoft standard for using a "Network
Printer". No additional software needs to be installed on your
Windows PC, and printing from MS-DOS programs is supported. However,
because the Wireless USB Print Server cannot store files, large print
jobs may cause problems.
- Server-based Print Queue
means that all print jobs are stored (queued) on the Network Server
(e.g. Windows NT/2000) and then sent to the Wireless USB Print Server.
This allows the Network Administrator to modify the Print Queue. For
example, an important job can be moved to the head of the queue.
- AppleTalk is also supported, and normally no configuration
of the Wireless USB Print Server is required. Refer to the Non-Windows
Operating Systems chapter in this guide for Macintosh
Which printing method should I use?
If using Windows 95, 98, NT, Me, 2000, or XP, the
easiest method to use is Peer-to-peer Printing.
If using Windows and you need to print from MS-DOS
programs, or you don't wish to install additional software, use SMB.
However, SMB is not suitable for large, complex documents, so if you
need this as well as MS-DOS printing, you should install BOTH Peer-to-peer
Printing and SMB printing. MS-DOS programs can use the SMB printer,
while the Windows programs should use Peer-to-peer Printing.
If your LAN has Network Servers (e.g. Windows NT,
Windows 2000 Server), use the method advised by your Network Administrator.
The Wireless USB Print Server can print via a queue located on a Network
server, if desired.
Checking your Network Protocols (Windows
Your PC must have either the TCP/IP or NetBEUI protocols
installed. (All versions of Windows after Windows 95 have TCP/IP installed
If you are using the Peer-to-peer Printing,
the installation program will check this for you. If you are using other
methods, you must perform a manual check of these settings. Perform
the following steps:
Click Windows Settings, Control Panel
and then Network
. You should see a screen similar to the following:
The top line in the list (NetBEUI -> PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter)
indicates that the NetBEUI protocol is installed on this PC. Your
PC will show the name of the your Network card rather than "PCI
Fast Ethernet Adapter".
The highlighted line (TCP/IP -> PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter) indicates
that TCP/IP is installed. Your PC will show the name of your Network
card instead of "PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter".
If neither line is present, you will need to install
the NetBEUI protocol. Click Add, Protocol, and then
Microsoft. Click NetBEUI and then OK. You may be
prompted for your Windows CD-ROM. This protocol requires no configuration.
If required, you can also install TCP/IP. However, depending on your
LAN environment, TCP/IP may require further configuration.
If either protocol is already installed, proceed
With this printing method, print jobs are stored (queued)
on your PC and then sent to the Wireless USB Print Server when it is
Windows 2000 and XP require no additional software.
For other versions of Windows, the supplied PTP (Peer-to-Peer)
Port software must
be installed on each PC.
Windows 2000/XP Setup
The recommended printing method is to use LPR, as follows:
Open your Printers
folder, right-click the desired printer, and select Properties.
Select the Ports
tab and click Add
Select Standard TCP/IP
and then click New
On the Add Standard TCP/IP Printer Port screen
above, enter the IP Address of the Print Server in the Printer
Name or IP Address field and then click Next.
On this screen, select Custom
On the Port Settings screen, select LPR
in the Protocol section. Enter a Queue name
for the USB
). Ensure the LPR Byte Counting
setting is Enabled
to confirm your changes and close this screen.
Follow the prompts to complete the Wizard.
Windows 9x/ME Setup
Before performing the following procedure, the Wireless
USB Print Server must be installed on your LAN, and configured as described
in the Wireless
USB Print Server Installation chapter in this guide.
Both the Wireless USB Print Server and the attached printer should be
Insert the USRobotics Installation CD-ROM into
your CD-ROM drive.
Note: If your CD-ROM does not
automatically launch, click Windows Start, Run, type
D:\autorun (if your CD-ROM drive uses a different letter, type
that letter in place of D), and click OK.
Click Additional Installs and then select
Follow the prompts to complete the installation
of the Peer-to-peer
The Print Driver Setup will then launch.
In future, you can click Windows Start, Programs,
PrintServer Driver, and then Printer Port Setup to run
the program again.
PTP Printer Port Setup
The program will search for Printer Servers on
the network, and a screen like the following will be displayed. If
desired, click Refresh
to update the list. The name of the
attached printer will be displayed if possible. If "No printer"
is displayed, make sure that the printer is properly connected and
If your Wireless USB Print Server is not listed,
perform the following:
Click the "Refresh" button.
Check that both the Wireless USB Print Server
and the printer are properly connected, and powered on.
Check that the Wireless USB Print Server has
been configured. (Use the Setup Wizard on the CD-ROM.)
If using TCP/IP, try installing the NetBEUI
protocol. (See the earlier section Checking your Network
Protocols for details.). Then try again.
Select the desired port on a Wireless USB Print
Server and then click Next
. A message will inform you if the
port has been created successfully.
If you see the following error message, either install Internet Explorer
4 or later or refer to the Troubleshooting
section in this guide..
- The printer port will be created, then a screen similar to the one
below will be displayed.
- Select the correct Windows printer in the Existing Printers list and
If the correct printer type is not listed, click Add New Printer
to run the Windows Add Printer wizard. Perform the following steps of
the Wizard and install the required printer:
Select the correct Printer Manufacturer and Model
or click Have Disk if you have the printer manufacturer's Installation
It is recommended that you change the Printer name
to indicate the device to which it is connected. (e.g. HP2100 on SCA43600_P1)
- If prompted about Sharing the printer, do not enable Sharing.
When the Printer installation is finished, it will
be listed in the Configure Printer Port screen. Select the printer
and click Connect.
Installation is complete and you can now print
using this printer.
To install additional Printers, repeat steps 1-4.
To run this program in the future, click Windows Start
and then Programs (this may be slightly different depending on
your version of Windows). Click Print Server Utility and then
Print Driver Setup.
Note: If using the Epson Spooler
Manager, this program must be disabled, as follows:
Run the Epson Spooler Manager.
Select Queue Setup from the menu.
Click Use Print Manager for this port.
Click OK to exit.
PTP Printer Port Management
Print jobs can be managed like any Windows printer.
Open the Printers folder by click Windows Start, Settings,
and then Printers (this may be slightly different depending
on your version of Windows). Double-click any printer to see
the current print jobs.
If the printer attached to the Wireless USB Print
Server is changed, run this program again and select the correct printer.
To delete a port created by this setup program, use
Right-click any printer in the Printers folder
and select Properties.
Locate the and click Delete Port
This button is on the Details
on your version of Windows.
If the Wireless USB Print Server's IP Address is
changed and you can no longer print, delete the port (see procedure
above) and re-install it.
PTP Printer Port Advanced Options
Perform the following steps to access the Peer-to-peer
Click Windows Start, Settings, and then
Printers (this may be slightly different depending on your
version of Windows) to open the Printers folder. Right-click
the printer and select Properties. The Port Settings button
is on the Details or Ports tab, depending on your version
of Windows. Click Port Settings.
An example screen is shown below:
Items shown on this screen are as follows:
If desired, click Browse to select a
different Wireless USB Print Server. If the selected device
has multiple ports, the Select Device Port button can be used
to select the port.
The Port Name can not be changed after installation.
This name is shown in the Printer's Properties.
Check this option to print a banner page before
each print job.
- If using a PostScript Printer, select the PostScript
- The User Name will be printed on the banner page.
Sets how often Windows will poll the Wireless
USB Print Server to establish a connection when the printer
is busy. Increase this value if you get too many warning messages.
This method requires no additional software to be installed,
but the NetBEUI or TCP/IP protocol must be installed on your PC. Use
the following procedure to install the Wireless USB Print Server's printer
as a Windows SMB network printer:
the Network Neighborhood icon on the desktop.
On the View
menu, click Details.
desired Wireless USB Print Server, as shown below:
If it is the
same Workgroup as your PC, it will be listed on screen.
If it is in
a different workgroup, double-click Entire Network, then double-click
the appropriate Workgroup to open it.
the Wireless USB Print Server icon to view a Printer icon for each
printer port. The Comment field may indicate what type of printer
is connected to the port.
a printer, right-click the desired printer icon and select Install.
This will start the Add Printer wizard.
- Follow the on-screen prompts to
complete the installation.
- Select the Printer Manufacturer
and Model to match the printer connected to this port on the Wireless
USB Print Server and complete the Wizard.
- This printer will now appear in
your Printers folder and can be used like any other printer. However,
SMB printing is not suitable for large complex print jobs; you should
use the Peer-to-peer Printing instead.
With a Server-based Print Queue, the Print Server is
installed on an existing Network Server (Windows, Unix, or NetWare),
rather than on your PC. If your Network Administrator uses this system,
each Windows client must be set up in the following manner:
Click Windows Start, Settings, and
then Printers (this may be slightly different depending
on your version of Windows) to open the Printers folder.
When prompted, select Network Printer.
When prompted for Network Path or Queue Name,
Windows 98 and Me users should click Browse. Windows 2000/XP
users should leave the field blank and click Next.
- Browse the network, and locate the Server and Printer (or Print Queue)
which your Network Administrator advised you to use.
- Click OK and then Next.
- Select the correct printer Manufacturer and Model, as advised by
your Network Administrator, and click Next.
- Follow the prompts
to complete the Wizard.
The new printer will be listed with any other installed
printers, and may be selected when printing from any Windows application.