Macintosh (appletalk) – NetComm Fast Ethernet Mini Print Server NP3640 User Manual

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NP3640 Fast Ethernet Mini Print Server

Macintosh (AppleTalk)

The Print Server supports AppleTalk (EtherTalk), PAP, ATP, NBP, ZIP and DDP protocols,
enabling Macintosh computers on the network to view and use the Print Server as a regular
AppleTalk printer.

Normally, no configuration is required.

Software Requirement: System 9.x OS or newer.

AppleTalk Setup

1. Click the apple icon and choose Control Panel - AppleTalk.

2. Ensure that Ethernet is selected under AppleTalk Connection.

3. Click Chooser. The Chooser panel will open.

4. Click on either the LaserWriter 8 icon (recommended) or the LaserWriter 7 icon. LaserWriter

8 makes use of the fonts installed in the printer itself, so the printing response time is
quicker. LaserWriter 7 uses the fonts installed in the computer, which increases network
traffic and takes more printing time.

5. Choose a PostScript printer from the list.

6. Click Create and it will search PPD automatically.

7. Select a printer description from the list.

8. Click Select.

Configuration is now complete.


Printing with the Print Server installed in an AppleTalk network is identical to normal printing.
Just select File - Print and choose the desired printer.

Advanced Setup and Management

In a mixed Windows computer/Macintosh environment, you can use BiAdmin to configure the
Print Server. See Section 5 of the User Guide on the CD-ROM for details on installing and using
BiAdmin. Alternatively use the Web Based Management detailed in Section 6 of the User Guide
on the CD-ROM.