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DP2000/2500

Network Printing

Setup Guide

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Disclaimer

Whilst every care has been taken in producing this guide, however, it’s accuracy cannot be guaranteed. If you do find any errors or omissions please email your comments to document.support@panasonic.co.uk.

Panasonic Business Systems do not accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer systems, which may occur by using this guide or programs, mentioned in it.

By using this guide you accept the above conditions.

If you are in any doubt concerning the contents of this guide please consult your network Administrator at once before proceeding.

Please read this guide thoroughly before proceeding with any installation.

Acknowledgements

Windows is a trademark of the Microsoft Corporation.

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Index

Page Topic

4Introduction

5Peer to Peer printing in Windows 95/98/Me

9Peer to Peer printing in Windows NT4/2000

15Server Set-Upin Windows NT4/2000

21Client Set-Upfor Server based printing in Windows 95/98/Me/NT4/2000

27Printer Driver Overview (GDI)

29Driver Overview (PCL6)

30 Network Glossary

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Introduction

The network interface card in the DP series works only with the TCP/IP protocol (the same protocol used by the Internet). This protocol must be loaded on your desktop PC and/or Server for network printing to work.

If you are not currently running this protocol it can be added to your system from your Windows CD, please consult your Windows documentation for further information.

The DP series also requires a static TCP/IP address. If your Server is using DHCP you will need to give an address outside the DHCP scope or if it is within the scope a reservation must be added. Please consult your Network Administrator if you are unsure if your network uses DHCP or not.

The network interface card in the DP series has a RJ45 connection only. If you have any other type of connector please refer to your network administrator for assistance.

The network interface card also auto-detectsyour network speed, either 10 or 100 megabits per second.

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Windows 95/98/Me

Peer to Peer Printing

You can print to your DP series unit from the above operating systems without the need of a Server. You can also use this method of printing even if you have a Server but would prefer to print directly to your DP unit.

Stage 1

What you will need

Your DP unit will need an TCP/IP address e.g. 192.168.10.1, a sub-netmask e.g. 255.255.255.0 and a gateway address e.g. 192.168.10.100. Your network administrator may need to give you these addresses.

Once you have these addresses you will need to input these into the DP unit. Follow these instructions to input these settings.

1.With the unit turned on press the “function” key located on the dashboard at the top towards the right.

2.Use the arrow button (DP2500) or the toggle button (DP2000) to select page 2 of the menu.

3.Scroll down to “Key operator code”

4.Input “000” then either OK or SET (if this code is incorrect consult your Dealer)

5.Scroll down until you see “TCP/IP Address”

6.Input the information as requested. Remember to use the full three digit number for the address e.g. if the address for one segment is “10” input “010”. If you make a mistake, use the “clear” button to erase your entry. Repeat the above for the Sub-NetMask and Gateway.

7.After you have entered the address remember to press the “set/OK” button to register your entry.

8.After entering all of the information press the “reset” button to get back to the main menu then switch the unit off and then back on for the changes to take effect.

9.You can check to see if your settings have been accepted by going back into the menu’s previously mentioned.

10.In case of difficulty your Dealer can test the unit using an engineering mode, please ask them for assistance.

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Stage 2

What Next?

Now you have programmed your DP unit you now need to install the printer driver on your PC.

Follow these instructions to add the DP unit as a printer. You will need the CD-ROMthat came with your DP unit. This contains the printer driver and the program that’s needed to enable peer to peer printing.

You can download the latest printer driver from our Web Site at the following link:

http://www.panasonic.co.jp/mgcs/download/index.html

1.Place the CD-ROMinto your computer drive; the disk will auto run and display a menu, you can read the manual from here or simply close this window to proceed.

2.Open Windows Explorer and browse to the following folder:

E:\english\lpr (Where E: is the letter of your CD ROM drive)

3.Double click on the file “Setup.exe”

4.Follow the instructions on the screen to install this program. You will need to re-bootyour system after this program has installed.

5.After re-bootingyour system, leave theCD-ROMin your drive and proceed as follows.

6.Click on “start” the “settings” then “printers”

7.Double click on “add printer”

8.Choose “next”

9.Click “local printer”

10.Then choose “have disk”

11.Browse your CD-ROMdrive and scroll down to the printer driver folder which can be foundat e:\english\driver\win9x (where “e:\” is the letter of your CD ROM drive).

12.Click “OK”.

13.Click “OK”.

14.Choose your DP unit model’s number.

15.When you get the port menu choose “LPT1” – we will alter this later for network printing.

16.Windows will now install the driver files.

17.When finished you should end up with a printer icon in your printer’s folder. Do a right hand mouse click and highlight “properties” this will then bring up a menu.

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18.We now need to configure the driver to work with your DP unit. You will only need to do this once.

19.Click on “device options”

20.Select the accessories you have fitted to your DP unit.

21.Click on “paper/layout” and make sure the default is set to A4

22.Now go to the details tab

23.You will see here which port your copier is set to print to, we will now change this to a network port.

24.Click on “add port”

25.You should now get a menu that looks like this.

26.Click on “other” and select the top menu choice “HLPRMON”, you should get a menu like this.

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27.Enter the TCP/IP address of the copier then type a colon: and thenlp (lowercase no spaces). Just like in the example shown below:

28.Now click on the “general” tab and choose “print a test page”

29.The DP unit should produce a standard test page confirming that everything has been set up. It will also display a list of the files used.

Stage 3

Operating Instructions

30.For comprehensive operating instructions, please refer to the manual, which can be found on the CD that came with your unit.

Problems?

No Network Connection

1.Check the obvious things; is the unit switched on and “on-line”(theon-linelight should be on, if it isn’t press the “Printer” key on the left side of the copier dashboard and then press“on-line”.The copier should bleep to confirm.

2.Check the cable connections and if possible use a known good cable and network port.

3.Have you programmed the IP address of the copier, Sub-Netand Gateway correctly? Please refer to the start of the installation procedure todouble-checkthis.

4.Even if you don’t have a Gateway, an address must be inputted. Choose a spare IP address for the Gateway if required.

5.Have you properly configured the LPR port on your PC? Again, refer to the start of this guide to check this.

6.Where you plug the network cable into the back of the copier, do you have a green “link light” showing. If not try an alternative network port. If you do not get a green link light, please contact your Dealer for further assistance.

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7.If you do have a green “link light”, try to “ping” the network card in the copier by typing the following from a DOS prompt on your PC:

Ping 192.168.10.1

(Please substitute the IP address with the correct address you are using)

8.If you get a “reply” then you have a network connection. Double check numbers 1 through 5 and if necessary, re-installthe LPR software and print driver.

9.If you do not get a “reply” contact your Dealer for further assistance.

Print Driver Issues

1.If the copier “bleeps” and doesn’t print anything, check the defaults of the printer driver especially the default paper size. Make sure this is set to A4.

2.Have you got “security print” enabled? Again, double-checkthe defaults and make sure the driver is configured correctly.

3.If your unit picks paper from a different tray than selected, check within your application software for the correct page defaults and these will usually override the printer driver settings.

4.The latest printer drivers can be downloaded from the following Web Site.

http://www.panasonic.co.jp/mgcs/download/index.html

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Windows NT4/2000

Peer to Peer Printing

You can print to your DP series unit from the above operating systems without the need of a Server. You can also use this method of printing even if you have a Server but would prefer to print directly to your DP unit. You may need to have Administrator access rights to perform the following operations, please consult with your Network Administrator if you are unsure.

Stage 1

What you will need

Your DP unit will need a TCP/IP address e.g. 192.168.10.1, a sub-netmask e.g. 255.255.255.0 and a gateway address e.g. 192.168.10.100. Your network administrator may need to give you these addresses. Your PC will also need to have TCP/IP printing services installed, this is built in to Windows 2000 but not in NT4 so you may need to load this from your Windows CD ROM. Please consult your Windows documentation for further information.

Once you have these addresses you will need to input these into the DP unit. Follow these instructions to input these settings.

1.With the unit turned on press the “function” key located on the dashboard at the top towards the right.

2.Use the arrow button (DP2500) or the toggle button (DP2000) to select page 2 of the menu.

3.Scroll down to “Key operator code”

4.Input “000” then either OK or SET (if this code is incorrect consult your Dealer)

5.Scroll down until you see “TCP/IP Address”

6.Input the information as requested. Remember to use the full three digit number for the address e.g. if the address for one segment is “10” input “010”. If you make a mistake, use the “clear” button to erase your entry. Repeat the above and the Sub-NetMask and Gateway.

7.After you have entered the address remember to press the “set” button to register your entry.

8.After entering all of the information press the “reset” button to get back to the main menu then switch the unit off and then on for the changes to take effect.

9.You can check to see if your settings have been accepted by going back into the menu’s previously mentioned.

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