Buffalo Technology LPV3-U2 User Manual

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User Manual

USB Print Server


Unpacking and Setup

This section provides unpacking and setup information for the USB Print Server.


Open the shipping carton of the USB Printer Server and carefully unpack its contents. The carton should contain the following items:

Main unit (LPV3-U2)


AC adapter


Power cord


USB A-to-Bcable


Ethernet cable


Installation CD


Manual (this user’s guide)


Warranty card


If any item is found missing or damaged, please contact your local reseller or retailer for replacement.






The setup of the USB Print

Server is performed using

the following steps:

Connect the USB Print Server into the included AC Adapter power cord, and attach the power cord to a power outlet.

Connect the included standard patch cable from the USB Print Server to a switch, hub, or router on your network.

Connect the included USB A-to-Bcable to the USB Print Server and the USB Printer. Visually inspect all connections and verify that they are secured.

Software Installation - Windows Based PC’s

*Macintosh Procedure on Page 19*

This section describes how to properly install and use the USB Print Server configuration software. Please follow the following steps to properly install the software:

Insert the included CD into aCD-ROMDrive.

Run the setup.exe program found on the root of the CD. This can be done by browsing to the CD or by going to the ‘Start Menu’, selecting ‘Run...’ , and typing x:\setup.exe (Where x is the drive letter of theCD-ROMDrive), then press the ‘OK’ button.

The Install Shield Wizard for LPV3 Manager will open up. Press the ‘Next’ button.


Press the ‘Browse’ button if there is a specific location the manager should be installed to. Otherwise press the ‘Next’ button and accept the default installation location.

The installation will continue and copy files to their necessary locations. When the installation is complete, press the ‘Finish’ button.

Congratulations, the software has been successfully installed.


Using the Software

Launch the software by finding the icon in the Start Menu. Press the ‘Start’ button, select ‘Programs’, select ‘BUFFALO’, select ‘LPV3 Manager’, and finally press the ‘LPV3 Manager’ icon.

The LPV3 Manager will launch and search for the USB Print Server on the network.

The LPV3 Manager will display the USB Print Servers on the network.


Configure the USB Print Server bydouble-clickingon the corresponding Print Server. This will open the USB Print Server’s properties.

The name of the USB Print Server can be changed by entering a new name in the ‘Server Name’ field. The Password and Port names can also be changed if desired. Record the name and port for later use.

NOTE: The ‘Password’ option sets a password for the LPV3 Manager andweb-basedadministration tool.


To configure the protocol settings press the ‘Protocol Settings’ tab. The protocol options are TCP/IP, AppleTalk, NetBEUI, and SNMP. To configure a protocol, select it and press the ‘Properties’ button.

TCP/IP Settings:

Select the ‘Manual Setting’ option from thedrop-downmenu if a specific IP address is desired. Otherwise leave the setting on

Automatic. With Automatic used, the device will obtain its IP from a DHCP server. Record the IP address of the printer. When the selection is made, press the ‘OK’ button.

NOTE: If DHCP is used, it is recommended to exit out of the program, reconnect to the Print Server through the Manager and record the new ‘discovered’ IP address. The IP address will be greyed out like above.


NOTE: It is recommended to use IP based printing for newerPC-onlynetworks. If there are Macintoshes or older PC’s on the network, then please configure the appropriate AppleTalk and NetBEUI settings.

AppleTalk Settings:

If there are Macintosh computers on the network that wish to use the printer, then enter a ‘Rendezvous Service Name’ in the field and press the ‘OK’ button. This name is the friendly name Mac users will see when installing their printer.

NetBEUI Settings:

If the printer is to be accessible via Network Neighborhood in Windows 98 and Windows ME, then enter the proper Work Group name for your Work Group. Once the settings have been set, press the ‘OK’ button.


To view information about the USB Print Server, press the ‘Information’ tab. This tab will display the current information about the USB Print Server.

To reset the device or to restore the factory default settings, press the ‘Reset’ tab.

Restart: Reboots the USB Print Server

Set to Factory Default: Restores the factory default settings. Once all settings have been changed, press the ‘OK’ button.

NOTE: Future configuration can be done using your web browser. Browse to http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is the configured IP address of the Print Server.)


Installing the Printer

Windows 2000 & XP

*Macintosh Procedure on Page 19*

Open the ‘Printers and Faxes’ folder. To do so, open the ‘Control Panel’ and then open the ‘Printers and Faxes’ folder. Double click on the ‘Add Printer’ icon. This will open the ‘Add Printer Wizard’. Press the ‘Next’ button.

Select ‘Local printer attached to this computer’. Also, uncheck the ‘Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play printer’ check box. Press the ‘Next’ button when finished.


Select ‘Create a new port: Type of port:’. From the pull down list, select ‘Standard TCP/IP Port’. Press the ‘Next’ button.

The ‘Add Standard TCP/IP Printer Port Wizard’ will open. Press the ‘Next’ button.

Enter the IP address of the USB Print Server into the field called ‘Printer Name or IP Address:’. The Port Name field will be filled automatically once the IP address is entered.

Please enter the IP address recorded onPage 6. Once complete, press the ‘Next’ button.