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peer to peer w/hub - add printer?
gpetty May-23-01 05:51 PM
Trying to add a printer connected to the 8 port hub in our peer to peer office network. How do I assign an IP address for this new device?

Gary


1. RE: peer to peer w/hub - add printer?
lbyard May-23-01 05:56 PM
In response to message 0
What printer/Ethernet print server? I can see things inside of envelopes, but I can't read minds. Larry (Carnac)

2. RE: peer to peer w/hub - add printer?
gpetty May-23-01 06:22 PM
In response to message 1
Not using the print server (I'm using a Netgear print server for two other printers) The new one is a Minolta Di250 copier/printer with a direct RJ-45 connection to the hub. Sorry to ask novice questions - but that's what I am when it comes to network admin. You seem to be the guru on this board, Larry. Thanks.

Gary


3. RE: peer to peer w/hub - add printer?
lbyard May-23-01 08:11 PM
In response to message 2
LAST EDITED ON May-23-01 AT 08:30 PM (GMT)

Ok, the print server is part of the optional Pi3500 print controller card. The manual is at http://bpg.minoltausa.com/eprise/main/minolta/bpg/support_center/Manuals/resultsmanual?ProductCat=print+controllers&Product=Pi3500&x=76&y=10. Page 44 of the manual discusses the ‘Management Access Program (MAP) which uses a Windows-based Web
Browser linked with a proprietary bi-directional IPX/IP channel program to allow access to the Pi3500 Network Interface Card’s NIC) HTML-based monitoring and maintenance capabilities. It is possible to search and manage IPX and IP based printers with this program, however it is necessary to first install TCP/IP, and preferably IPX/SPX protocols and a Web Browser
onto your PC.’ That is what you use to configure the copier/printer networking capabilities.

You will probably have to install the IPX/SPX protocol to use the MAP. Win 9x/Me: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Network, Add, Protocol, Microsoft, SPX/IPX-compatible protocol. Do not install any other Novell-related services, etc. And, of course, the Printer will have to be connected to the network to access it.

“Installing the MAP
Use the following procedure for an automatic installation of the MAP.
If the opening screen does not appear as described in step 1, follow the
instructions for the manual installation procedure.
1. Insert the CD-ROM into your workstation’s CD-ROM drive. The
opening screen appears automatically.
2. Click the CD-ROM Contents button to display the Introduction
screen.
3. Click Installation/Configuration Programs located at the bottom
of the Introduction screen.
4. Select the program that you want to install and follow the instructions
displayed on the screen.”

“Use the following procedure to start up MAP and search for all
compatible NICs that are available on a network.
1. Click Start, point to Programs, and then point to MAP.
2. Click MAP.
A list of NICs found by the MAP search appears on the Web Browser
installed on the workstation.
To configure or reconfigure a particular NIC, click its serial number in
the Web Browser list.
Clicking a NIC serial number displays the Printer Management page of
the card’s onboard HTTP server. See Appendix C for details of how to
use this page to configure or reconfigure the NIC.”

“Use the following procedure for automatic installation of the IP Peer-to-
Peer Printing Program. If the opening screen does not appear as
described in step 1, follow the instructions for the manual installation
procedure.
1. Insert the CD-ROM into your workstation’s CD-ROM drive. The
opening screen appears automatically.
2. Click the CD-ROM Contents button to display the Introduction
screen.
3. Click Installation/Configuration Programs located at the bottom
of the Introduction screen.
4. Select the program that you want to install and follow the instruc-tions
displayed on the screen.
You can use the following procedure to manually install the IP Peer-to-Peer
Printing program.
1. Insert the CD-ROM into your workstation’s CD-ROM drive.
2. Run the program. (In this example, we assume that D: is drive
your workstation’s CD-ROM drive.)
D:\Ip-P2p\Setup.exe”

After going through this much so far, I think you need to look at the book… I have copies and will help decipher some of the technical language if you desire. Larry


4. RE: peer to peer w/hub - add printer?
gpetty May-23-01 09:19 PM
In response to message 3
Thanks Larry. I did a search on Minolta's web site but didn't get the hit you got. Go figure. This machine was set up by the salesmen on a one week trial basis, so of course it didn't come with any manuals or drivers - all except the above I was able to download along with the latest printer drivers. You've been most helpfull. With the books in front of me (and hopefully the CD from the sale dept., which I can't find on the web site) I should be able to figure this out from here. Good learning experience. If I get stuck, I'll take you up on your offer. Can I email you directly so as to not clutter up this message board?

Gary@rmi-architects.com


5. RE: peer to peer w/hub - add printer?
lbyard May-23-01 09:22 PM
In response to message 4
LAST EDITED ON May-23-01 AT 09:23 PM (GMT)

Please use the forums. Believe I saw the stuff on the CD-ROM on Minolta's site. Search with the printer controller instead of the printer. Larry


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