Intermec PX4I, PF4i, PX6i, PM4i, PF4i Compact Industrial, PF2i User Manual

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Installation

Instructions

EasyLAN Wireless

Interface Kit

(for EasyCoder® PF2i,

PF4i, PF4i Compact

Industrial, PM4i, PX4i,

and PX6i Printers)

Intermec Technologies Corporation Worldwide Headquarters

6001 36th Ave. W.

Everett, WA 98203 U.S.A. www.intermec.com

The information contained herein 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 Technologies Corporation.

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.

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This product includes software developed by the OpenSSL Project for use in the OpenSSL Toolkit (http://www.openssl.org/).

This product includes cryptographic software written by Eric Young (eay@ cryptsoft.com).

Document Change Record

This page records changes to this document. The document was originally released as version -00.

Version

Date

Description of Change

-03

11/2006

Added WPA wireless security features, and descriptions of the

 

 

ROAM and AUTH parameters.

-04

08/2007

Removed transceiver module information and put this in a

 

 

separate document (P/N 933-134-001).

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Contents

Contents

 

Before You Begin...........................................................................

ix

 

Safety Information..........................................................

ix

 

Global Services and Support.............................................

x

 

Warranty Information........................................

x

 

Web Support......................................................

x

 

Telephone Support.............................................

x

 

Who Should Read This Manual......................................

xi

 

Related Documents.........................................................

xi

 

Introduction

 

1

About These Instructions................................................................

2

 

Printer Firmware.............................................................................

2

 

Installation Kit................................................................................

2

 

Physical Installation

 

2

Step-by-Step Instructions................................................................

4

 

EasyCoder PF2/4i Printers...............................................

4

 

EasyCoder PM4i Printers.................................................

8

 

EasyCoder PX4/6i Printers.............................................

11

 

Setup (General)

 

3

Setting up Network Parameters.....................................................

16

 

Establishing Serial Communications.............................................

16

 

Setup with CompactFlash (Fingerprint only)................................

17

 

User and Password........................................................................

18

 

Setup in Fingerprint

 

4

Setting Up Wireless Communications..........................................

20

 

General..........................................................................

20

 

Display Current User.......................................

20

 

Changing User.................................................

21

 

Changing Passwords........................................

22

 

Active...............................................................

22

 

SSID (Network Name)...................................................

24

 

WEP..............................................................................

24

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802.11 Authentication...................................................

25

 

WPA..............................................................................

26

 

Roaming Bias.................................................................

27

 

802.1x............................................................................

27

 

Supported EAP Types......................................

27

 

802.1x Settings................................................

28

 

Using Certificates.............................................

29

 

Examples.........................................................

30

 

Reading Other Wireless Connection Variables..............................

31

 

Active Channel...............................................................

31

 

Access Point Information................................................

32

 

Signal Strength...............................................................

32

 

Speed.............................................................................

32

 

Region (a.k.a. Regulatory Domain)................................

32

 

Reading Wireless Connection Setup.............................................

33

 

Setting Up Network Parameters....................................................

34

 

New Line ......................................................................

34

 

IP Selection Method.......................................................

34

 

IP Address......................................................................

35

 

Subnet Mask..................................................................

35

 

Default Router...............................................................

35

 

Name Server...................................................................

35

 

Finishing the Setup.......................................................................

35

 

Setup in IPL

 

5

Setting Up Wireless Communications..........................................

38

 

General..........................................................................

38

 

Display Current User.......................................

38

 

Changing User.................................................

38

 

Changing Passwords........................................

39

 

Active...............................................................

39

 

SSID (Network Name)...................................................

40

 

WEP..............................................................................

40

 

802.11 Authentication...................................................

41

 

WPA..............................................................................

42

 

Roaming Bias.................................................................

43

 

802.1x............................................................................

43

 

Supported EAP Types......................................

43

 

802.1x Settings................................................

44

 

Using Certificates.............................................

45

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Examples.........................................................

46

 

Reading Other Wireless Connection Variables..............................

47

 

Active Channel...............................................................

48

 

Access Point Information................................................

48

 

Signal Strength...............................................................

48

 

Speed.............................................................................

48

 

Region (a.k.a. Regulatory Domain)................................

49

 

Finishing the Wireless Setup.........................................................

49

 

Setting Up Network Parameters....................................................

50

 

Setting the IP Selection Method.....................................

50

 

Reading the IP Address..................................................

51

 

Reading the Netmask, Default Router, and

 

 

Name Server ..................................................................

52

 

Using ARP’n’PING to set an IP Address (Windows)......

52

 

Setting Network Parameters in Manual Mode................

54

 

Accessing the Printer’s Home Page

 

6

Using the Web Browser.................................................................

56

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Before You Begin

Before You Begin

This section provides you with safety information, technical support information, and sources for additional product information.

Safety Information

Your safety is extremely important. Read and follow all warnings and cautions in this document before handling and operating Intermec equipment. You can be seriously injured, and equipment and data can be damaged if you do not follow the safety warnings and cautions.

This section explains how to identify and understand dangers, warnings, cautions, and notes that are in this document. You may also see icons that tell you when to follow ESD procedures.

A warning alerts you of an operating procedure, practice, condition, or statement that must be strictly observed to avoid death or serious injury to the persons working on the equipment.

A caution alerts you to an operating procedure, practice, condition, or statement that must be strictly observed to prevent equipment damage or destruction, or corruption or loss of data.

This icon appears at the beginning of any procedure in this manual that could cause you to touch components (such as printed circuit boards) that are susceptible to damage from electrostatic discharge (ESD). When you see this icon, you must follow standard ESD guidelines to avoid damaging the equipment you are servicing.

Note: Notes either provide extra information about a topic or contain special instructions for handling a particular condition or set of circumstances.

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Global Services and Support

Warranty Information

To understand the warranty for your Intermec product, visit the Intermec web site at www.intermec.com and click Service & Support >

Warranty.

Disclaimer of warranties: The sample code included in this document is presented for reference only. The code does not necessarily represent

complete, tested programs. The code is provided “as is with all faults.” All warranties are expressly disclaimed, including the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

Web Support

Visit the Intermec web site at www.intermec.com to download our current manuals (in PDF). To order printed versions of the Intermec manuals, contact your local Intermec representative or distributor.

Visit the Intermec technical knowledge base (Knowledge Central) at intermec.custhelp.com to review technical information or to request technical support for your Intermec product.

Telephone Support

These services are available from Intermec:

Services

Description

Order Intermec

• Place an order.

products

• Ask about an existing order.

 

Order Intermec Media

Order printer labels and

 

ribbons.

In the USA and Canada call 1-800-755-5505 and choose this option

1 and then choose 2

1 and then choose 1

Order spare parts

Order spare parts.

1 or 2 and then choose 4

Technical Support

Talk to technical support about

2 and then choose 2

 

your Intermec Product.

 

Service

• Get a return authorization

2 and then choose 1

 

number for authorized

 

 

service center repair.

 

 

• Request an on-site repair

 

 

technician.

 

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Before You Begin

 

 

 

 

 

In the USA and Canada

 

 

call 1-800-755-5505 and

Services

Description

choose this option

 

 

 

Service contracts

• Ask about an existing

1 or 2 and then choose 3

 

contract.

 

 

• Renew a contract.

 

 

• Inquire about repair billing

 

 

or other service invoicing

 

 

questions.

 

Outside the U.S.A. and Canada, contact your local Intermec representative. To search for your local representative, from the Intermec web site, click Contact.

Who Should Read This Manual

These Installation Instructions are for the person who is responsible for installing and setting up the EasyLAN Wireless network interface in an EasyCoder PF/PM/PX printer.

These Installation Instructions provide you with information about how to install the EasyLAN Wireless network interface and set it up in Fingerprint and IPL.

Related Documents

This table contains a list of related Intermec documents and their part numbers.

Document Title

Part Number

EasyLAN User’s Guide

1-960590-xx

Fingerprint v8.xx.x Programmer’s Reference Manual

937-005-xxx

IPL Programmer’s Reference Manual

937-007-xxx

802MIG2 Important Information

933-134-xxx

The Intermec web site at www.intermec.com contains our documents (as PDF files) that you can download for free.

To download documents

1Visit the Intermec web site at www.intermec.com.

2Click Service & Support > Manuals.

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3In the Select a Product field, choose the product whose documentation you want to download.

To order printed versions of the Intermec manuals, contact your local Intermec representative or distributor.

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EasyLAN Wireless Interface Kit Installation Instructions

1 Introduction

This chapter describes the EasyLAN Wireless Interface Kit for EasyCoder PF2/4i-, PM4i-, and PX4/6i-series printers.

EasyLAN Wireless Interface Kit Installation Instructions

 

Chapter 1 — Introduction

About These Instructions

These instructions describe how to install an EasyLAN Wireless network interface in an EasyCoder PF2i, PF4i, PF4i Compact Industrial, PM4i, PX4i, or PX6i printer and how to connect it to a LAN, WAN, Intranet, or Internet network via a wireless connection.

The installation instructions describe how to physically install the interface board in a printer and how to set up the IP address, subnet mask, default router, and name server. The instructions end when you have the printer’s home page up and running. From there, please refer to the Intermec EasyLAN User’s Guide on the included CD.

This interface kit must only be installed by an authorized service technician. The device is country/region specific and must be ordered for the correct country/region. Use of this device in other region than shown on the device home page/test label may violate applicable law.

Printer Firmware

The printer must be running either Intermec Fingerprint v8.40 (or later) or IPL v2.40 (or later). In Intermec Fingerprint, the network port is addressed as device "net1:" (communication channel #5).

Installation Kit

The EasyLAN Interface Kit contains:

One EasyLAN adapter board complete with radio module fitted

Rear plate (for EasyCoder PF2/4i-series printers only)

RJ-45 plug (for EasyCoder PM4iand PX4/6i series printers only)

One light guide

One hexagonal threaded spacer

One antenna extension cable

One antenna

One cable clip

One cable tie

One CD with software and manuals

This Installation Instruction booklet

The only tools required for the installation are #T10 and #T20 Torx screwdrivers and a small wrench.

 

EasyLAN Wireless Interface Kit Installation Instructions

2 Physical Installation

This chapter describes how to physically install the EasyLAN Wireless Interface Kit in a PF2/4i-, PM4i-, or PX4/6i-series printer.

The installation described in this chapter must only be performed by an authorized service technician. Intermec assumes no responsibility for personal injury or damage to the equipment

if the installation is performed by an unauthorized person.

Take precautions against electrostatic discharges, for example by wearing grounded bracelets.

Note: When the EasyLAN Wireless interface is factory-installed in a printer, the antenna is packed separately in the box and must be fitted to its connector on the printer’s rear plate as illustrated at the end of this chapter.

EasyLAN Wireless Interface Kit Installation Instructions

 

Chapter 2 — Physical Installation

Step-by-Step Instructions

1Switch off the printer and disconnect the power cord.

2Disconnect all communication cables.

3Remove the cover over the electronics compartment, as described on the pages ahead.

The electronic compartment contains wires and components with dangerous voltage (up to 380V). Make sure that the printer is switched off and the power cord is disconnected before the left-hand cover is removed.

EasyCoder PF2/4i Printers

4Open the right-hand door.

5Using a #T20 Torx screwdriver, remove the three screws and lift the cover up so it disengages the bottom plate.

6Swing out the rear part of the cover so you can disconnect the console cable from the CPU board.

7Put the cover aside on a soft cloth or similar to avoid scratches.

 

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8Remove any optional interface board or blind cover plate fitted on the rear plate.

9Remove any present EasyLAN Ethernet interface installed in the printer including cables etc.

10Remove the present rear plate like this:

a Loosen but do not remove the two #T20 Torx screws that hold the rear plate and the #T20 Torx screw that holds the rear bottom corner of the CPU board.

b Carefully manipulate the rear plate out of the groove in the chassis. Allow the CPU board to flex a little to be able to get the connectors out of their slots.

11Install the rear plate included in the kit in reverse order and tighten all three screws.

12Reinstall any optional interface board or blind cover plate previously removed.

13Connect the antenna cable to the radio module, which is factoryfitted on the EasyLAN adapter board, as illustrated below. Support the upper edge of the radio module with a finger while connecting the cable.

Adapter board

Connect antenna cable here

Radio module

14 Remove the #T20 Torx screw that holds the upper/front part of the CPU board to the power supply unit and replace it with the hexagonal spacer included in the kit. Keep the screw.

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15 Connect the EasyLAN adapter board to the PCI connector (J84) on the CPU board so the hole in the board becomes aligned with the spacer and secure the board with the #T20 Torx screw.

16 Route the antenna cable over the SIMMs on the CPU board towards the rear plate and secure it using the cable clips included in the kit. One clip is factory-fitted on the EasyLAN adapter board and the other should be fitted in the small hole at the top of the CPU board immediately to the rear of the memory SIMM sockets.

17 From the inside of the electronics compartment, insert the antenna connector through the round hole in the rear plate and lock it with the washer and nut on the outside.

18 Fit the antenna to the connector of the antenna cable and bend the hinge so the antenna points straight up.

19 From the outside, insert the thin end of the light guide through the small hole next to the antenna on the rear plate. Press the clear plastic “lamp” in place. Connect the other end to the black plastic socket (D1) at the top of the EasyLAN adapter board. Secure it with the cable tie through the hole at the upper edge of the CPU board.

20 Put back the cover over the electronics compartment.

21 Route the cable from the display unit above the ribbon motor. Connect the cable to connector J50 at the upper front corner of the CPU board.

22 Connect the power cord and switch on the power.

23 Enter the Setup Mode and print the test label “Hardware Info” in Fingerprint or “HW” in IPL to see if the printer detects the EasyLAN Wireless interface board. For information on how to enter the Setup Mode and print test labels, refer to the printer’s user’s guide.

 

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Cable tie

Cable clips

Light guide

#T20 Torx screw

Antenna cable

 

 

and spacer

 

 

 

 

 

 

EasyLAN adapter

 

 

 

board

Antenna

EasyCoder PF2/4i-Series Printer

Antenna

(packed separately when the EasyLAN Wireless interface is factory-installed)

EasyCoder PF2/4i-Series Printer, Rear View

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EasyCoder PM4i Printers

4Using a #T20 Torx screwdriver, loosen the four screws that holds the cover along the lower left edge of the bottom plate.

5Remove the four screws that hold the cover to the center section.

6Pull out the cover so you can disconnect the console cable from the CPU board.

7Put the cover aside on a soft cloth or similar to avoid scratches.

8Remove any present EasyLAN Ethernet interface including cables etc. Fit the RJ-45 plug included in the kit into the square hole left by the RJ-45 Ethernet connector.

9Remove the antenna plug, which is snap-locked into the rear plate.

 

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10 Connect the antenna cable to the radio module, which is factoryfitted on the EasyLAN adapter board, as illustrated below. Support the upper edge of the radio module with a finger while connecting the cable.

Adapter board

Connect antenna cable here

Radio module

11 Remove the #T20 Torx screw that holds the upper/front part of the CPU board to the power supply unit and replace it with the hexagonal spacer included in the kit. Keep the screw.

12 Connect the EasyLAN adapter board to the PCI connector (J84) on the CPU board so the hole in the board becomes aligned with the spacer and secure the board with the #T20 Torx screw.

13 Route the antenna cable over the SIMMs on the CPU board towards the rear plate and secure it using the cable clips included in the kit. One clip is factory-fitted on the EasyLAN adapter board and the other should be fitted in the small hole at the top of the CPU board immediately to the rear of the memory SIMM sockets.

14 From the inside of the electronics compartment, insert the antenna connector through the round hole in the rear plate and lock it with the washer and nut on the outside.

15 Fit the antenna to the connector of the antenna cable and bend the hinge so the antenna points straight up.

16 From the outside, insert the thin end of the light guide through the small hole next to the antenna on the rear plate. Press the clear plastic “lamp” in place. Connect the other end to the black plastic socket (D1) at the top of the EasyLAN adapter board. Secure it with the cable tie through the hole at the upper edge of the CPU board.

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17 Put back the cover over the electronics compartment.

18 Route the cable from the display unit above the ribbon motor. Connect the cable to connector J50 at the upper front corner of the CPU board.

19 Connect the power cord and switch on the power.

20 Enter Setup Mode and print the test label “Hardware Info” in Fingerprint or “HW” in IPL to see if the printer detects the EasyLAN Wireless interface board. For information on how to enter the Setup Mode and print test labels, refer to the printer’s user's guide.

Cable tie

 

 

Cable clips

Light guide

#T20 Torx screw

Antenna

 

and spacer

cable

 

EasyLAN adapter

 

 

 

 

board

Antenna

EasyCoder PM4i Printer

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