Dymo LabelWriter Print Server User Manual

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Print Server

User Guide

Copyright

© 2010 Sanford, L.P. All rights reserved. 08/10

No part of this document or the software may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means or translated into another language without the prior written consent of Sanford, L.P.

Trademarks

DYMO and LabelWriter are registered trademarks of Sanford, L.P. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

Contents

About the LabelWriter Print Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Print Server Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 System Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Using this Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Installing the LabelWriter Print Server. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Connecting the Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Installing the Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Installing the Software in Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Installing the Software in Mac OS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Configuring the Print Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Adding a Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Adding a Printer in Windows XP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Adding a Printer in Windows Vista . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Adding a Printer in Mac OS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Adding a Printer in Linux . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Printing a Test Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Managing the LabelWriter Print Server. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

About the Control Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

About the Print Server Web Pages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Viewing the Print Server Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Configuring the Server. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Changing the Server Name and Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Changing the TCP/IP Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Changing the Administrator Name and Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Upgrading the Firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Getting Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Status Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Restoring the Print Server to the Factory Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Limited Warranty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Obtaining Technical Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

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Technical and Certification Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Technical Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Device Certification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Declaration of Conformity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Documentation Feedback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

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Chapter 1

About the LabelWriter Print Server

Congratulations on purchasing a DYMO LabelWriter print server. Your print server will give you years of reliable service. We encourage you to take a few minutes to review how to use and care for your print server.

Using the print server, you can connect your LabelWriter 400 or later series printer directly to your network, without dedicating a computer to printer sharing. Now everyone connected to your network can print to a single LabelWriter printer. We have no doubt that the LabelWriter print server will make your job easier and more efficient.

Print Server Features

Your LabelWriter print server can be used to share any LabelWriter 400 or later series printer, including the LabelWriter Twin Turbo and LabelWriter Duo.

The print server connects to your network using a standard Ethernet connection. Become familiar with the major components of the print server.

 

 

Init.

 

 

 

LAN

 

 

 

USB

 

 

 

 

Ethernet

Power

Init/Reset

USB

connector

button

connector

(to network)

connector

 

(to printer)

 

 

 

 

POWER LINK ACTIVE USB

Status lights

The status lights visually show the current state of the print server. See "Status Lights" on page 25 for a description of the status lights.

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About the LabelWriter Print Server

System Requirements

The print server requires a standard Ethernet connection and one of the following:

Windows® XP 32-bit

Windows Vista® 32 or 64-bit

Windows® 7

Mac OS® X v10.4 or later (LabelWriter Duo requires Mac OS X v10.5 or later)

Linux (Linux is not officially supported. See "Adding a Printer in Linux" on page 16 for more information)

Using this Guide

This User Guide provides instructions for the DYMO LabelWriter print server on the Windows, Macintosh, and Linux platforms. For the most part, the software operates in the same way on all platforms. Any differences in features, procedures, or commands are noted within the text.

This User Guide includes information for installing and using the print server with a DYMO LabelWriter printer. Depending on the model of DYMO printer you are using, some sections of this User Guide may not apply to you. The following table provides a summary of the contents.

User Guide Chapter

Description

About the LabelWriter

This chapter gives an overview of the print server.

Print Server

 

 

 

Installing the

This chapter describes how to install and configure the print server, install

LabelWriter Print

the Print Server Control Center software, and add a LabelWriter printer to

Server

your computer.

 

 

Managing the

This chapter includes information about the Print Server Control Center

LabelWriter Print

software. This includes information on changing the server configuration and

Server

upgrading the firmware.

 

 

 

This chapter offers suggestions for resolving problems that can occur when

Getting Help

using the print server. If you are unable to solve a problem, this chapter also

 

describes how to contact DYMO Technical Support.

 

 

Technical and

This chapter contains technical and certification information for the print server.

Certification

 

Information

 

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Chapter 2

Installing the LabelWriter Print Server

This chapter describes how to install and configure the print server.

To install the print server

1Make sure that you have everything you need to get started.

2Connect the cables.

3Install the LabelWriter Control Center software.

4Configure the print server.

5Add the printer to your computer.

See Chapter 3, Adding a Printer for instructions on adding a printer on your specific operating system.

Getting Started

Once you have unpacked your print server, make sure that you have all of the items shown here.

Power adapter

CD-ROM

LabelWriter Print Server

POWER LINK ACTIVE USB

In addition to the items that come with the print server, you will need the following:

A LabelWriter 400 or later series printer, with power adapter and USB cable

Installed LabelWriter printer drivers (included in the DYMO Label Software installation)

A standard Ethernet cable (available from your local office supply and other retailers)

A working Ethernet connection to your Local Area Network

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Installing the LabelWriter Print Server

Connecting the Cables

The print server connects directly to your network using a standard Ethernet connection.

To connect the cables

1Plug the Ethernet cable into the right side of the print server.

2Plug the other end of the Ethernet cable into an available Ethernet connection on your network.

3Plug the USB cable from your LabelWriter printer into the right side of the print server.

Make sure that the USB cable is connected to your printer and that your printer is plugged in.

4Plug the print server power

adapter into the left side of the print server.

POWER LINK ACTIVE USB

5 Plug the other end of the power adapter into a power outlet.

Installing the Software

The Control Center software included with your print server gives you quick access to everything that you need to configure and manage your print server. You can install the software on any computer that is connected to your network.

Installing the Software in Windows

You can install the Control Center software in Windows.

To install the software in Windows

1Insert the LabelWriter Print Server CD into your CD-ROM drive. After a few seconds, the installation screen appears.

If the installation screen does not appear:

a.Click Start, then Run on the Windows taskbar. The Run dialog box appears.

b.Enter D:\install.exe (where D is the letter assigned to the CD-ROM drive) and click OK.

2Click Install Application and follow the instructions in the installer.

3On the final page of the installer, make sure that the Launch LabelWriter Print Server Control Center check box is selected, and then click Finish.

The LabelWriter Control Center starts.

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Configuring the Print Server

Installing the Software in Mac OS

To install the software in Mac OS

1Insert the LabelWriter Print Server CD into your CD-ROM drive. The CD icon appears on your desktop.

2Double-click the CD icon, and then double-click the Mac folder.

3Double-click Dymo LabelWriter Print Server Control Center.dmg. The DYMO LabelWriter Print Server folder opens.

4Drag the DYMO LabelWriter Print Server Control Center icon into the Applications folder on your computer.

5Double-click DYMO LabelWriter Print Server Control Center in the Applications folder to open the Print Server Control Center.

Configuring the Print Server

When you first install the print server, the server is automatically assigned an IP address. Every time the software is launched, the IP address is displayed next to the server name in the Control Center window.

By default, the server is configured to automatically get an IP address. If you are using the print server on a small office or home network, we recommend that you configure the server to use a static IP address. This will ensure that the computers connected to your network will always be able to locate the print server.

By default, the static IP address for the print server is 192.168.1.100. You only need to change the last three numbers. When assigning a static IP address, check your router to be sure that the IP address you choose is not already in use. Refer to your router documentation for information on how to do this. A good practice when adding a print server or other shared network device to a network is to start with a number toward the top of the range, for example 192.168.1.250, and work down from there.

Note If you do not set a static IP address, write down the IP address that appears next to the server name in the Control Center window. You will need this IP address to add the printer to your computer.

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Installing the LabelWriter Print Server

To set a static IP address

1If the Control Center is not already open, double-click on your desktop (Windows) or in the Applications folder (Mac OS).

2Click Configure Server on the Control Center toolbar. The Login to LW Print Server dialog box appears.

3 Enter the following in the Administrator and Password fields.

Administrator: admin Password: admin

Note These are the default settings. See "Changing the Administrator Name and Password" on page 22 for information on how to change the administrator name and password.

4Click Login.

The Set TCP/IP Configuration dialog box appears.

5Select Static IP.

6Enter the IP address you want to use in the IP Address field, and then click Apply.

7Click Yes when prompted to save the TCP/IP configuration

8After the server restarts, click Close to close the TCP/IP Configuration dialog box. The IP address is now displayed next to the server name in the Control Center window.

Note Write down this IP address; you will need this IP address to add the printer to your computer.

Next, you need to add the printer to your computer. See Chapter 3, Adding a Printer for information on adding the printer in your specific operating system.

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Chapter 3

Adding a Printer

In order to print to the LabelWriter printer that is connected to the print server, you must first add the printer to your computer. You can add the printer to any or all of the computers connected to your network.

You must have the LabelWriter printer drivers installed on your local computer to add a printer. The printer drivers are included in the DYMO Label Software installation.

Note Because the LabelWriter Duo printer is actually two printers in one, you need to add both the label printer and the tape printer to your computer. These two printers show up separately in the printer list.

This chapter describes how to add a printer in Windows XP, Windows Vista, Mac, and Linux.

Adding a Printer in Windows XP

This section describes how to add a LabelWriter printer in Windows XP.

When adding a LabelWriter Duo printer, you will need to create separate ports for the Label printer and the Tape printer. Each port must have a unique name.

To add a LabelWriter printer

1Click Start, and then click Printers and Faxes.

2Click Add a Printer.

The Add Printer Wizard starts.

3Click Next.

4On the Local or Network Printer page, do the following:

a.Select Local printer attached to this computer.

b.Make sure the Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play printer check box is cleared.

c.Click Next.

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