Buffalo Technology LPV3-U2 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:
Manual (this user’s guide)
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
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 a
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 the
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 by
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 and
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.
Select the ‘Manual Setting’ option from the
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 newer
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.
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.