About the Wireless USB Print
Wireless USB Print Server
Client PC Printer
Setup (Additional Installs)
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Wireless USB Print Server
Wireless USB Print Server
IPP (Internet Printing Protocol)
IPP (Internet Printing Protocol) is a standards-based
system to allow remote printing from a PC to any accessible printer. Normally,
the printer will be attached to a computer or other device which functions
as an IPP Server.
Client PCs need a compatible IPP Client program. Windows
2000 and XP include a suitable IPP client. For other versions of Windows,
a client program is supplied on the Print Server's CD-ROM. The Client
must also know the IP Address or URL of the IPP Server.
IPP Server Configuration
The Print Server contains the necessary firmware to act
as an IPP Server. No additional configuration is necessary. However, the
following requirements must be met.
- The Print Server must have a valid IP Address.
- Any router, gateway, or firewall linking your LAN to the Internet
must NOT block the IPP protocol (TCP port 631). Your router, gateway
or firewall must open or forward port TCP port 631 to the IP address
of the Print Server.
- You must advise clients of the correct URL or IP Address of the IPP
Server. To use a URL rather than an IP Address, you need to register
the domain name for the URL.
- Unless clients are using Windows 2000 or XP, you must provide your
clients with the supplied IPP Client software. If it is not convenient
to provide the CD-ROM, supply the IPP_CLIENT.EXE file, located in the
IPP Client Setup - Windows 98/ME
For these platforms, IPP Client software is supplied
on the CD-ROM. You can also distribute the setup program (IPP_CLIENT.EXE)
to users vial E-mail.
Installing from the Installation CD-ROM
the 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 follow the on-screen prompts
until you reach the Setup Type screen.
- Select IPP (Internet Printing Protocol) Client.
- Click Next and proceed though the remaining screens to complete
Installing using IPP_CLIENT.EXE
- Run this program to unzip the included files.
- The IPP Setup program will then run.
- Follow the prompts to complete the installation.
IPP Client Configuration
- Run the "Add IPP Port" program entry created by the
installation. A screen like the following will be displayed.
- If Internet access from your location is via a Proxy Server, select
Access IPP Server via Proxy Server and enter the details of your
Proxy Server. (This will be the same as your Browser configuration.)
- Enter the IP Address or URL of the IPP Server.
to view the available ports on the IPP Server and select the appropriate
port. A connection to the IPP Server will be established at this time.
- Click Save to create the IPP port on your system. You will
see a message confirming that the port has been created, then the following
- Perform one of
the following options:
- Select an existing printer to use the new port and click OK.
- Click Add New Printer to create a new printer to use the IPP
port. This will start the Add Printer wizard. Follow the prompts to
complete the process. Ensure that the new printer uses the IPP port.
Installation is now complete. To create additional IPP
Ports, repeat the entire procedure. The Proxy Server and other options
are set individually for each IPP
Changing the IPP Port
After the IPP port is created, perform the following
- Click Windows Start, Settings, and then Printers.
- Right-click the IPP Printer and select Properties.
- Locate and click Port Settings (in the Details or Port tab,
depending on your version of Windows).
There are 2 settings - Retry Interval and Retry Count
- which can be adjusted if you have problems connecting to the IPP Server.
- Retry Interval sets the time interval (in seconds) between
connection attempts. Increase this number if you have a poor connection,
or the remote server is very busy.
- Retry Count sets how many connection attempts will be made.
Increase this number if you have a poor connection, or the remote server
is very busy.
IPP Client Setup - Windows 2000/XP
Windows 2000 and XP have their own IPP Client, and there
is no need to install the supplied IPP Client Software. To use the Windows
IPP Client with the Print Server, follow this procedure:
- Start the Add Printer wizard.
- Select Network Printer and click Next to see the Locate
your Printer screen, as shown below.
- Select Connect to a printer on the Internet or on your Intranet
and enter the URL of the IPP Server as follows, where ip_address represents
the IP Address of the IPP Server and 631 is the port number.
|These entries are case sensitive. They must be entered
as shown, with "ipp" in lower case, and P1 in UPPER case.
- If the connection can be established and the printer on that port
is online, the following dialog will be displayed:
- Click OK and then select the printer manufacturer and model
to match the printer connected to the port on the IPP Server.
- Click Next and complete the Wizard. The IPP printer is now
ready for use.
Using IPP Printers
The IPP Printer can be selected and used like any other
Windows printer. If the IPP Server is not on your network, your Internet
connection needs to be active.
If using the supplied IPP Client software, you can use
the Query IPP Printer program installed with Add IPP Port to check the
availability of the remote IPP Server.
An IPP Server may be unavailable for any of the following
- It is powered off.
- A printer problem has caused the IPP Server to cease responding,
and a restart (reboot) is required.
- The Server's IP Address has changed.
- The Internet connection for the IPP Server is down.
- Network congestion causes the connection attempt to time out.
If using the supplied IPP Client software, there are
2 settings - Retry Interval and Retry Count - which can be adjusted if
you have problems connecting to the IPP Server.
See the Changing
the IPP Port Settings section on this page for details.