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USER GUIDE

PrintServer for USB with 4-PortSwitch

Model: PSUS4

About This Guide

About This Guide

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Website

 

 

Linksys

www.linksys.com

 

 

Linksys International

www.linksys.com/international

 

 

Glossary

www.linksys.com/glossary

 

 

Network Security

www.linksys.com/security

 

 

Copyright and Trademarks

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Product Overview

 

 

 

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Front Panel

 

 

 

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Back Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Chapter 2: Configuration

 

 

 

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How to Access the Web-BasedUtility . . . . . . . .

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The Protocol Tab > TCP/IP . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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The Protocol Tab > Apple Talk

 

 

 

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The Protocol Tab > NetBEUI . . . . . . . . . . . .

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The Printer Tab > Internet Printing

 

 

 

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The Printer Tab > Logical Port

 

 

 

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The Status Tab > Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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The Exit Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Chapter 3: Internet Printing Protocol

 

 

 

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Overview

 

 

 

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Windows IPP Client Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Chapter 4: Bi-AdminManagement

 

 

 

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Overview

 

 

 

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Bi-AdminInstallation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Starting the Bi-AdminManagement Utility . . . . . .

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The Bi-AdminManagement Utility

 

 

 

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Appendix A: Troubleshooting

 

 

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Appendix B: Specifications

 

 

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Appendix C: Warranty Information

 

 

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Limited Warranty

 

 

 

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Appendix D: Regulatory Information

 

 

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FCC Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Safety Notices

 

 

 

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Industry Canada Statement . . . . . . . . . . . .

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User Information for Consumer Products Covered by EU Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste

Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)

 

 

 

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Appendix E: Software End User License Agreement

 

 

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Cisco Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Software Licenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Chapter 1

Product Overview

Chapter 1:

Product Overview

Thank you for choosing the Linksys PrintServer for USB with 4-PortSwitch (PrintServer). The PrintServer will allow you to network your printers.

The PrintServer lets you connect a USB printer directly to your network, eliminating the need to dedicate a PC to print serving chores. In addition, the PrintServer includes a 4-port10/100 switch, so you can easily add more devices to your network. All four ports are auto speed negotiating, and have automaticMDI/MDI-Xcrossover detection. Each port independently negotiates the best speed and halforfull-duplexmode, for up to 200 Mbps of bandwidth per port. Faststore-and-forwardswitching prevents damaged packets from being passed on into the network.

Front Panel

Status  (Green)  The Status LED will remain continuously lit when a printer is correctly connected to the PrintServer. The LED will flicker when print jobs are being transmitted to the printer over the network.

USB  (Green/Orange) The USB LED lights up green when a printer is connected. The USB LED lights up orange when there is an error.

1, 2, 3, 4  (Green) These numbered LEDs, corresponding with the numbered ports on the PrintServer’s back panel, serve two purposes. If the LED is continuously illuminated, the PrintServer is successfully connected to a device through the LAN port. If the LED is flickering, the PrintServer is actively sending or receiving data to the wired network.

Back Panel

Reset  The Reset button can be used to reset the PrintServer to the factory default settings, or to generate a diagnostic printout.

To reset the factory default settings:

1.Unplug the PrintServer.

2.Press and hold the Reset button. While pressing the button, plug in the PrintServer.

3.Continue pressing the button for 10 seconds, and the PrintServer will be reset to factory defaults.

NOTE: Resetting the PrintServer will erase all of your settings and replace them with the factory defaults. Do not reset the PrintServer if you want to retain the settings.

To generate a diagnostic printout (nonPostscript printers only):

1.Ensure that both the PrintServer and the printer attached to the Printer port are on.

2.Press the diagnostic button, and hold it in for 2 seconds.

3.The test page, containing the current settings, will be printed.

1, 2, 3, 4  The Ethernet port connects the Adapter to your wired PC or other Ethernet network device.

USB  The USB port is where you will connect the USB printer to the PrintServer. The PrintServer comes with one USB cable. One end of the USB cable has a rectangular plug, or Type A connector. The other end of the cable has a square plug, or Type B connector. The cable’s

Type A end connects to the PrintServer and the

Type B end connects to the printer.

USB Connector—TypeA

USB Connector—TypeB

Side Panel

Power  The Power port is where you will connect the power adapter.

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Chapter 2

Configuration

Chapter 2:

Configuration

The PrintServer has been designed to be functional right out of the box with the default settings in the Setup Wizard. However, if you’d like to change these settings, you can use the PrintServer’s web-basedutility. This chapter will describe each web page in the utility and each page’s key functions. The utility can be accessed via your web browser through the use of a computer.

How to Access the Web-BasedUtility

To access the web-basedutility, launch your web browser, and enter the PrintServer’s IP address in theAddress field. Then pressEnter.

Internet Explorer Address Bar

NOTE: Use the PrintServer’s IP address that you noted during the Setup Wizard. If you did not note the IP address or if you have lost it, insert the SetupCD-ROM,and when theWelcome screen appears, clickSetup Wizard. Follow the instructions until you reach the third screen, where the IP address is shown. After you note the IP address, clickBack until you reach theWelcome screen of the Setup Wizard. ClickExit.

How to Use the Web-BasedUtility

The web-basedutility has five main tabs: Setup, Protocol, Printer, Status, and Exit. Click a tab to display its screen. If the tab is divided into subfunctions, the names of those subfunctions will appear below the main tab. Select the desired subfunction to display its screen. The default screen for a tab is its first listed subfunction.

NOTE: Screens are identified by the conventionTab > Sub, whereTab is a main tab, andSub is one of its subfunctions. For example, theProtocol > TCP/IP screen appears when you click theProtocol tab, then theTCP/IP subfunction.

Use the tabs and subfunctions to navigate through the utility and make all necessary changes to the PrintServer’s settings. When you have finished making changes on a screen, click the Save Settings button to save the changes, or click theCancel Changes button to undo your changes.

To exit the utility, click the Exit tab.

The Setup Tab

The Setup screen is the first screen you see when you access theweb-basedutility. This screen allows you to change the PrintServer ‘s general settings.

Setup

PSUS4 Device Name  Enter the PrintServer’s name in this field. The name can be located on a sticker that is on the bottom of the PrintServer.

Password

Current Password, New Password, Verify Password  To change the PrintServer’s password, enter the current password in the Current Password field, enter the new password in the New Password field, and then enter the new password again in the Verify Password field.

Protocols  SelectAppleTalk orNetBEUI, if they apply to your network.

Change these settings as described here and click Save to apply your changes or clickCancel to cancel your changes.

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Chapter 2

Configuration

The Protocol Tab > TCP/IP

Click the TCP/IP tab to view or change the TCP/IP values of the PrintServer.

Protocol > TCP/IP

IP Address

Obtain an IP Address Automatically  If you are using DHCP to assign IP addresses, select Obtain an IP Address Automatically. This option is enabled by default.

Use the Following IP Address  If you need to assign the PrintServer a fixed IP address (also known as Static IP Address), select Use the Following IP Address, and enter the appropriate values under IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Gateway. To find your router’s IP address, consult your router’s documentation. The Device IP Address and Subnet Mask are the same as those of any PC connected to the network. If you change the PrintServer’s IP address, make sure you that you reconnect to the PrintServer using that new IP address. Otherwise, you will not be communicating with the PrintServer. The Gateway IP Address is not necessary for using the PrintServer.

Connection

Delay before reconnection attempt  To specify how long you want the PrintServer to delay between attempting connections to the network, enter the delay (in seconds).

Number of reconnection attempts  If you want to specify the number of times that the PrintServer will attempt to reconnect after losing the connection, enter the number.

Change these settings as described here and click Save to apply your changes or clickCancel to cancel your changes.

The Protocol Tab > Apple Talk

AppleTalk is a network communications protocol that

allows computers to talk to each other using Ethernet. Typically only Macintosh computers use AppleTalk, although other platforms can be made to use it with extra software.

Protocol > Apple Talk

Communication

Printer Object Type  Enter the type of printer in this field. This information can be obtained from the manufacturer of the printer.

Communications Protocol  For each printer connected to the PrintServer, choose the Communications Protocol that allows the devices on the network to communicate. SelectASCII orBinary for each printer, according to the recommendation of the printer’s manufacturer.

Change these settings as described here and click Save to apply your changes or clickCancel to cancel your changes.

The Protocol Tab > NetBEUI

NetBEUI connection settings of the PrintServer are available on this tab.

Protocol > NetBEUI

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Chapter 2

Configuration

Domain Name  Enter the name of the domain that you want to associate with the PrintServer. If you are unsure of the Domain Name, you can find it out by looking on any computer already on the network. In Windows 98, rightclickNetwork Neighborhood and selectProperties. Under theIdentification tab, you will see a list of that computer’s name, and the Domain to which it is connected. For Windows Me and 2000,right-clickMy Network Places. In Windows Me, chooseProperties from the menu that appears. In Windows 2000 or XP, chooseProperties from the menu that appears. Then,right-clickLocal Area Connection and chooseProperties. The Domain name will appear. If you want the PrintServer to be connected to that same Domain, enter that Domain name here. If no Domain name exists there, you will use the Workgroup name from that window.

Options

Response  This allows you to specify the amount of time (measured in seconds) that the PrintServer will wait for a response from the network before “timing out.”

Abort Print Job if Error  Select Yes if you want to terminate a print job if an error of any kind occurs. If you select No, print jobs that have errors will be sent to the printer, but might not print properly.

Change these settings as described here and click Save to apply your changes or clickCancel to cancel your changes.

The Printer Tab > Internet Printing

Internet Printing allows you to automatically print any e-mailsthat are sent to a specifice-mailaccount on your network. This is especially useful for printing information when you are not connected to the network. You can print from anywhere that you can accesse-mail.

Printer > Internet Printing

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Mail Server

Mail Server IP Address  Enter the address of your mail server in the Mail Server IP Address. (This value must be a fixed IP address.)

Account Name, Account Password, Verify Password  Enter the account name and password in the

Account Name and Account Passwordfields, then enter the password again in the Verify Passwordfield.

Check Mail every  Specify how often the PrintServer will check fore-mailto be printed by entering the time interval in hours and minutes.

Redirect unprintable Mail to  Use this to specify an e-mail address where mail that cannot be printed will be sent. This is useful for both graphic-intensive e-mails and for troubleshooting purposes.

Printer

Printer Model  Enter the printer model in this field. If you do not know this information, you can find it in the Device Manager.

Printer Port  Choose the printer port from the drop down menu.

Options

Print every E-Mail  Select this option to enable it.

Print Banner Page  Select this option to enable it. It is enabled by default.

Mail response when printed  Select this option to enable it.

Change these settings as described here and click Save to apply your changes or clickCancel to cancel your changes.

The Printer Tab > Logical Port

The Logical Printers tab contains the logical printer settings of the PrintServer. Select from the following fields for each Logical Printer.

Printer > Logical Port

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