Intermec EASYLANTM 10I2 User Manual

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Quick Start Guide

EasyLAN10i2

Ethernet Adapter

Intermec Technologies Corporation

Corporate Headquarters

6001 36th Ave. W.

Everett, WA 98203

U.S.A.

www.intermec.com

The information contained herein is proprietary and is provided solely for the purpose of allowing customers to operate and service Intermec-manufactured equipment and is not to be released, reproduced, or used for any other purpose without written permission of Intermec.

Information and specifications contained in this document are subject to change without prior notice and do not represent a commitment on the part of Intermec Technologies Corporation.

♥ 2002-2004 Intermec Technologies Corporation. All rights reserved.

The word Intermec, the Intermec logo, Norand, ArciTech, CrossBar, Data Collection Browser, dcBrowser, Duratherm, EasyCoder, EasyLAN, Enterprise Wireless LAN, EZBuilder, Fingerprint, i-gistics, INCA (under license), InterDriver, Intermec Printer Network Manager, IRL, JANUS, LabelShop, Mobile Framework, MobileLAN, Nor*Ware, Pen*Key, Precision Print, PrintSet, RoutePower, TE 2000, Trakker Antares, UAP, Universal Access Point, and Virtual Wedge are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Intermec Technologies Corporation.

Throughout this manual, trademarked names may be used. Rather than put a trademark (™ or →) symbol in every occurrence of a trademarked name, we state that we are using the names only in an editorial fashion, and to the benefit of the trademark owner, with no intention of infringement.

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EasyLAN 10i2 Ethernet Adapter Quick Start Guide

Contents

 

Introducing the EasyLAN 10i2 Adapter......................

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Physical Description ...................................................

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Out of the Box ...........................................................

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Installing the EasyLAN 10i2 Adapter..........................

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Connecting the EasyLAN 10i2 Adapter to

 

Your Network..........................................

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Printing a Test Label ..................................

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Downloading the IP Address ......................

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Managing and Configuring the EasyLAN 10i2

 

Adapter................................................................

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Introducing the EasyLAN 10i2 Adapter

The external EasyLAN10i2 Ethernet adapter (P/N 072885) and the internal EasyLAN 10i2 Ethernet adapters (P/N 072894 and P/N 072884) let you share your available printer resources with everyone connected to your Ethernet network. Throughout the guide, “EasyLAN 10i2 adapter” is used to refer to both the internal and external adapter unless otherwise specified.

You can only connect the external EasyLAN 10i2 adapter to these printers:

EasyCoder 91*

EasyCoder 601XP

EasyCoder 301/E4*

EasyCoder 4630*

EasyCoder 401* and

EasyCoder 7421,

 

401LL*

 

PC41, and 7422*

EasyCoder 501*, 501E*,

ColorCoder 901/V4*

 

501S*, and 501XP

 

 

EasyCoder C4, PC4, and PC41

*These printer models require an external power supply to run the EasyLAN 10i2 adapter.

You can connect either the external or the internal EasyLAN 10i2 adapter (P/N 072894) to these printers:

EasyCoder 3240

EasyCoder 3400D and earlier and EasyCoder 3440

EasyCoder 3600

Note: To connect the external adapter, the printers must have the parallel port option installed.

You can connect the internal EasyLAN 10i2 adapter (P/N 072884) to these printers:

EasyCoder 3400e

EasyCoder 4420 and 4440

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Note: If you are using the internal EasyLAN 10i2 adapter, you cannot use the parallel port.

The EasyLAN 10i2 adapter uses a 10BaseT connection, which has a network speed of 10 Mbps.

Physical Description

LED

Test

button

10BaseT connector

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EL10i011.eps

Internal EasyLAN 10i2 Adapter

Parallel port connector

LED

Test button

10BaseT External power connector supply connector

EL10i010.eps

External EasyLAN 10i2 Adapter

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Connectors, LED, and Button Table

Part

Description

10BaseT connector

Connects the EasyLAN 10i2

 

adapter to a 10 Mbps Ethernet

 

network via a 10BaseT cable.

 

 

External power supply

Connects the external EasyLAN

connector (external

10i2 adapter to a power source via

adapter only)

a power supply.

Parallel port connector

Provides the external EasyLAN

(external adapter only)

10i2 adapter with a single

 

high-speed parallel port that can

 

connect directly, without the need

 

of cabling, to an Intermec printer

 

with a parallel port installed.

 

 

LED

The LED provides information

 

on power-up diagnostics and

 

network activity.

Test button

Use the Test button to:

 

Print a test label that shows

 

some of the EasyLAN 10i2

 

adapter’s settings. Printers that

 

do not use the Intermec

 

Printer Language (IPL) or

 

Direct Protocol (DP), such as

 

the EasyCoder 91, 7422, C4,

 

or PC4 or the ColorCoder V4,

 

cannot print a test label.

 

Reset the EasyLAN 10i2

 

adapter’s settings to the factory

 

default settings.

 

For more help, see “Printing a

 

Test Label” on page 10.

 

 

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Out of the Box

Your printer with the EasyLAN 10i2 adapter installed comes with the following:

PrinterCompanionCD-ROM, which includes the

EasyLAN 10i2 Ethernet Adapter User’s Manual (P/N 072889) in PDF format and the Intermec print monitor

This guide and Important EasyLAN 10i2 Information!

Installing the EasyLAN 10i2 Adapter

Before you install the EasyLAN 10i2 adapter, make sure that you have the appropriate Ethernet cable and power cable. Also make sure that you have loaded media and ribbon into the printer. For help, see the quick start guide for your printer.

Connecting the EasyLAN 10i2 Adapter to Your Network

This section explains how to physically connect the internal EasyLAN 10i2 adapter or the external EasyLAN 10i2 adapter to your network.

To connect the internal EasyLAN 10i2 adapter

1Connect one end of a 10BaseT cable to the 10BaseT connector on the adapter.

2Connect the other end of the 10BaseT cable to an Ethernet port for your network.

To connect the external EasyLAN 10i2 adapter

Note: Although you can connect the external adapter to many different Intermec printers, the illustrations in the next procedure show the 7421.

1Note the MAC address found on the underside of the EasyLAN 10i2 adapter. You need this address during the configuration.

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2 Turn off the printer.

3Plug the parallel port connector on the adapter into the parallel port on the printer.

Parallel port

10BaseT cable

Parallel port

connector 10BaseT

connector

EL10i009.eps

4Connect one end of a 10BaseT cable to the 10BaseT connector on the adapter.

5Connect the other end of the 10BaseT cable to an Ethernet port for your network.

6 If necessary, plug in the external power supply.

10BaseT cable

External power supply connector

EL10i008.eps

External

power

 

 

supply

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7Turn on the printer. The LED on the adapter flashes and then turns off.

When you turn on the printer with the EasyLAN 10i2 adapter, the adapter runs through a set of power-up diagnostics for a few seconds. If the adapter is operating properly, the LED blinks momentarily and then turns off. The LED blinks whenever there is networking activity.

If you have a DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server on your network, the EasyLAN 10i2 adapter receives its TCP/IP settings, including an IP address, when you plug in the adapter and turn on the printer. You are now ready to print to your printer. If you want to print a test label or set a static IP address for the EasyLAN 10i2 adapter, see the next two sections.

Printing a Test Label

After the LED turns off, print a test label to make sure that the EasyLAN 10i2 adapter is working. The test label shows the current Ethernet and network settings of the adapter.

Note: Printers that do not use the Intermec Printer Language (IPL) or Direct Protocol (DP), such as the EasyCoder 91, 901, 7422, C4, or PC4 or the ColorCoder V4, cannot print a test label.

To print a test label

Insert a small, straightened paper clip into the Test button, and press and release the Test button.

Downloading the IP Address

If you have a DHCP server on your network, the EasyLAN 10i2 adapter automatically connects to the server and receives its TCP/IP settings, including its IP address. If you do not have a DHCP server or if you want to configure a static IP address, you can use ARP (Address Resolution Protocol) to assign an IP address to the adapter.

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To download the IP address from a Windows-based PC 1 Start a DOSwindow.

2 Type the following command:

arp -s nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn nn-nn-nn-nn-nn-nn

ping nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn

arp -d nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn

where:

nnn.nnn.nnn.nnnis the IP address for the EasyLAN 10i2 adapter.

nn-nn-nn-nn-nn-nn is the MAC address for the EasyLAN 10i2 adapter.

To download the IP address from a UNIX host

• Type the following command:

arp -s host_name nn:nn:nn:nn:nn:nn temp ping host_name

where:

 

host_name

is the name mapped to the

 

EasyLAN 10i2 adapter’s IP

 

address. The default name is

 

INTERMEC_nnnnnn, where

 

nnnnn is the last six digits of the

 

MAC address.

nn:nn:nn:nn:nn:nn

is the MAC address for the

 

EasyLAN 10i2 adapter.

The host will return INTERMEC_0B766F is alive or a similar message. This message indicates that the address has been set and communications established.

When you execute the PING command for the first time, you may experience a longer response time than is usual.

The ARP command can vary between different UNIX systems. Berkeley System Distribution (BSD) type systems expect the host name and node address in reverse order. Furthermore, IBM AIXsystems require the additional argument ether.

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Managing and Configuring the

EasyLAN 10i2 Adapter

If you want to manage or configure more advanced parameters on the EasyLAN 10i2 adapter, you can use the following tool:

Web browser interface. You can access the web browser interface by typing the IP address for the EasyLAN 10i2 in either Internet Explorer or Netscape. For help, see the EasyLAN 10i2 Ethernet Adapter User’s Manual.

You can also use the Intermec print monitor to create a network port for the Ethernet link on a Windows 95/98 system. The print monitor is available on the PrinterCompanion CD-ROM. For help installing the print monitor and setting up the Ethernet link, see the

EasyLAN 10i2 Ethernet Adapter User’s Manual.

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