Step 2 - configuring your mini print server, Overview, Configuration methods – NetComm Fast Ethernet Mini Print Server NP3640 User Manual

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NP3640 Fast Ethernet Mini Print Server

Step 2 - Configuring your Mini Print Server

This section provides an overview of the configuration process for Windows operating systems.


The Print Server is designed to support many different platforms, and the configuration required
would depend upon the environment in which it is installed.

The Print Server usually requires configuration, but if there's a DHCP server on your
network, then the device is just plug-and-play. A Windows-based setup Wizard is provided
on the CD-ROM to simplify this task. This configuration is not required if you are using a
Macintosh computer.

Computers wishing to use the printer attached to the Print Server always require
configuration. See Step 3- Configuring your Computer for details.

If you wish to use a queue-based printing system using Windows NT Server/Windows 2000/
Windows XP, the Network Server must be configured as detailed in Section 9 - Network
Server Configuration in the User Guide on the CD-ROM. However, it is not necessary to
use a Network Server-based queue; client computers can print directly to the Print Server
using the Peer-to-peer Printing installed by the User setup option on the CD-ROM.

Configuration Methods

The following methods are available to perform the required Print Server configuration:

Windows-based Wizard.

BiAdmin management utility program.

Web-based setup.

Advanced Configuration and Management

The BiAdmin management utility is provided for advanced configuration and management. This
program is installed by default when the Administrator install option is chosen. See Section 5
of the User Guide available on the CD-ROM for details on using BiAdmin.

Web Based Configuration and Management

The Mini Print Server can be accessed directly through a web browser for advanced
configuration and management. See Section 6 of the User Guide available on the CD-ROM for
details on using Web Based Configuration.