Network panels

The Network tab provides the following task panels for configuring the network:

Network - Attachments panel

Use the Network - Attachments panel to do a logical install of adapters and define or change configuration values for adapters. You also use this panel to install and set configuration values for protocols after the appropriate adapter is installed. In addition, you can use this panel to uninstall, and enable or disable a selected adapter or protocol.

The panel lists the network adapters that are both physically and logically installed on the printer. It also lists the available protocols for the network adapters.

Adapter cards allow the printer to receive data from a host or network. The printer comes with a built-in LAN Ethernet adapter card and additional cards can be ordered and physically installed. Typical adapters that you might physically install are ESCON, FICON, or Ethernet.

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Adapter cards must be physically installed by your service representative. An administrator or service representative can logically install a LAN adapter.

After the LAN adapter is physically installed, you must do a logical install of the adapter, including the built-in Ethernet adapter. Once the LAN adapter is both physically and logically installed, that adapter type will display on this panel.

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Channel adapters do not require a logical install as they will automatically display on this panel after the adapter card is physically installed. Once physically installed, the channel protocol will appear in the "Channels" section. You can then logically install or uninstall the protocol.

A protocol is a method that the printer uses to receive data, such as IPDS TCP. When an adapter is logically installed, the protocols for the adapter are available for installation and can be installed using this panel. Initially, none of the protocols for an adapter are installed after the adapter is logically installed.

Select Printer Definition -> Network -> Attachments to display this panel.

To install an ethernet adapter, select the adapter from the list and select Install to display a configuration window. This window allows you to set configuration values for the selected adapter.

To install a protocol, select the protocol from the list and select Install to display a configuration window. This window allows you to set configuration values for the protocol.

Select Edit... to modify the configuration values for the selected adapter or protocol. Select Uninstall... to uninstall the selected LAN adapter or protocol. A protocol must be disabled before it can be uninstalled. In general, for the IPDS protocols, (channel and IPDS-TCP), changes to values take effect the next time the protocol is enabled. For non-IPDS protocols, changes to values take effect at the next job boundary.

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Channel adapters cannot be logically uninstalled.

Select Enable or Disable to enable or disable the selected adapter or protocol.

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To see help information for the fields on this panel, select the field and press F1 on the keyboard or press and hold the left mouse button for two seconds. A help popup window displays detailed information about the selected field. Select the Help button to display a help topic for the panel. The help topic displays in a separate Help window inside a Help System viewer. Select the Alt+Tab key to toggle between the Help window and the operator console. Select the Alt+F4 key to close the Help window.
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Network - Adapters window

Use the Network - Adapters window to change configuration values for ethernet adapters.

The following applies to the configuration settings for an ethernet adapter:

Primary
Multiple LAN Adapters may be logically installed. Only one LAN adapter may be marked as primary adapter. The following fields only apply to the adapter that is marked as primary, and therefore only appear on the adapter panel that is marked as primary:
Media Speed
For proper operation, the Media Speed setting of the adapter must match the Media Speed setting of the switch port that is connected to the printer. For example, if the printer is set to 100 Full Duplex, then the switch port must also be set to 100 Full Duplex. If the printer is set to Auto Negotiation, then the switch port must also be set to Auto Negotiation. Contact your network administrator for more information about switch port settings.
DHCP Time Out
Some switches perform a Spanning Tree loop check whenever a link is established on a switch port. The check may take several seconds, or even minutes. During this time, the switch does not pass network packets from the printer. This can result in the inability to obtain information from a DHCP server. If this occurs, you may be able to avoid the problem by increasing the DHCP Time out value.

If DHCP Addressing is On, the following values are obtained from the DHCP server and therefore cannot be set on the printer console panels:

If DHCP Plug-and-Play is Enabled (primary only), the following values are requested from the DHCP server and therefore cannot be set on the printer console panels:

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To see help information for the fields on this panel, select the field and press F1 on the keyboard or press and hold the left mouse button for two seconds. A help popup window displays detailed information about the selected field. Select the Help button to display a help topic for the panel. The help topic displays in a separate Help window inside a Help System viewer. Select the Alt+Tab key to toggle between the Help window and the operator console. Select the Alt+F4 key to close the Help window.
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Network - Remote Access panel

Use the Network - Remote Access panel to configure remote access parameters for the following:

Select Printer Definition -> Network -> Remote Access to display this panel.

Select an access method from the list and select Edit... to display the Edit window for the selected access method protocol.

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The printer must be stopped before changes can be made.
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To see help information for the fields on this panel, select the field and press F1 on the keyboard or press and hold the left mouse button for two seconds. A help popup window displays detailed information about the selected field. Select the Help button to display a help topic for the panel. The help topic displays in a separate Help window inside a Help System viewer. Select the Alt+Tab key to toggle between the Help window and the operator console. Select the Alt+F4 key to close the Help window.
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Remote Access - SNMP panel

Use the Remote Access - SNMP panel to configure SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) in the printer. SNMP allows remote stations to (1) report on printer status, (2) receive notification of printer error conditions, and (3) control certain printer actions. To take advantage of the fast cancel function of InfoPrint Manager, enable SNMP and enable the Write function. To notify an SNMP trap host of printer interventions, enter the IP address of the traphost system in the trap table.

To display this panel, select Printer Definition -> Network -> Remote Access and then select SNMP from the list of remote access protocols and select the Edit... button.

Use this panel to specify the following SNMP settings:

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The printer must be stopped before changes can be made.

See the Planning and Configuration Guide for more information about configuring remote access for SNMP.

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To see help information for the fields on this panel, select the field and press F1 on the keyboard or press and hold the left mouse button for two seconds. A help popup window displays detailed information about the selected field. Select the Help button to display a help topic for the panel. The help topic displays in a separate Help window inside a Help System viewer. Select the Alt+Tab key to toggle between the Help window and the operator console. Select the Alt+F4 key to close the Help window.
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Remote Access - Online Access panel

Use the Remote Access - Online Access panel to configure Online Access in the printer. The Online Access (Web Pages) provide remote access from within your enterprise to your printer from your Web browser.

To display this panel, select Printer Definition -> Network -> Remote Access and then select Online Access (Web Pages) from the list of remote access protocols and select the Edit... button.

Use this panel to specify the following Online Access settings:

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The printer must be stopped before changes can be made.

See the Planning and Configuration Guide for more information about configuring remote access for Online Access.

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To see help information for the fields on this panel, select the field and press F1 on the keyboard or press and hold the left mouse button for two seconds. A help popup window displays detailed information about the selected field. Select the Help button to display a help topic for the panel. The help topic displays in a separate Help window inside a Help System viewer. Select the Alt+Tab key to toggle between the Help window and the operator console. Select the Alt+F4 key to close the Help window.
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Remote Access - E-mail panel

Use the Remote Access - E-mail panel to configure e-mail parameters. The printer uses outgoing e-mail to automatically send notification of certain printer conditions and for sending an internal trace (as an e-mail attachment) to a support person for problem analysis.

To display this panel, select Printer Definition -> Network -> Remote Access and then select E-mail from the list of remote access protocols and select the Edit... button.

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Before you can use e-mail, you must specify your mail server and primary and secondary DNS servers. You can get these addresses from your network administrator. Specify the addresses as follows:

You configure e-mail notification for printer conditions by enabling the notification function (set E-mail Enabled to YES), and specifying an e-mail User ID for each of the printer conditions listed on this panel (Printer Supplies E-mail Address, Printer Problems E-mail Address, and Printer Service E-mail Address). You can specify multiple e-mail user IDs separated by a space. When configured, an e-mail message is automatically sent by the printer when a supplies, printer intervention, or service condition is detected. For these options, you can select Test to send a test message to confirm that the printer is configured correctly.

When the printer detects an internal failure, a file containing internal traces is created and should be used for problem analysis. The file may be sent to a support person (specify their e-mail address in Default Trace E-mail Address.)

If you have problems sending e-mails, check the SMTP log. Select Show SMTP Log to show the log or Clear SMTP Log to clear the log.

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The printer must be stopped before changes can be made.

See the Planning and Configuration Guide for more information about configuring remote access for e-mail.

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To see help information for the fields on this panel, select the field and press F1 on the keyboard or press and hold the left mouse button for two seconds. A help popup window displays detailed information about the selected field. Select the Help button to display a help topic for the panel. The help topic displays in a separate Help window inside a Help System viewer. Select the Alt+Tab key to toggle between the Help window and the operator console. Select the Alt+F4 key to close the Help window.
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Remote Access - PRSCD panel

Use the Remote Access - PRSCD panel to configure the automatic FTP transfer of the Printer Reported Service and Configuration Data (PRSCD) in the printer and to view the PRSCD log file. The PRSCD function provides service personnel with access to hardware configuration information and recent printer error conditions. When the PRSCD automatic FTP transfer function is enabled, a file called the PRSCD log is automatically transmitted by the printer to an PRSCD server once every twenty-four hours. The log may also be viewed at the operator console or sent by e-mail to a specified user.

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An Ethernet adapter must be installed and the adapter must be connected to a Local Area Network (LAN) for this function to work.

To display this panel, select Printer Definition -> Network -> Remote Access and then select PRSCD from the list of remote access protocols and select the Edit... button.

When the PRSCD automatic FTP transfer function is enabled, the PRSCD log file is automatically updated and sent to an PRSCD server using the FTP protocol. When the PRSCD function is disabled, the PRSCD log file is not sent to the PRSCD server once every twenty-four hours.

Do the following to enable the PRSCD automatic FTP transfer function:

To view the log, select the Show PRSCD Log button. If you select to view the log and PRSCD Automatic FTP Transfer is enabled, the PRSCD log file is automatically sent to the PRSCD server using the FTP protocol.

Do the following to send the log by e-mail:

If you select to send the log by e-mail and PRSCD Automatic FTP Transfer is enabled, the PRSCD log file is automatically sent to the PRSCD server using the FTP protocol.

See the Planning and Configuration Guide for more information about configuring remote access for PRSCD.

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To see help information for the fields on this panel, select the field and press F1 on the keyboard or press and hold the left mouse button for two seconds. A help popup window displays detailed information about the selected field. Select the Help button to display a help topic for the panel. The help topic displays in a separate Help window inside a Help System viewer. Select the Alt+Tab key to toggle between the Help window and the operator console. Select the Alt+F4 key to close the Help window.
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Network - Restricted Access panel

Use the Network - Restricted Access panel to restrict various remote printer operations to specific IP addresses. The printer operations you can restrict include print job submission, Productivity Tracking Feature (pT) usage, and SNMP operations where remote users initiate communication with the printer.

Select Printer Definition -> Network -> Restricted Access to display this panel.

To restrict access, select Restrict next to a function and then select Edit Range to display the Edit Range window. You can specify up to five ranges. For each range you specify, select Active, and type a starting address and an ending address for the range.

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To see help information for the fields on this panel, select the field and press F1 on the keyboard or press and hold the left mouse button for two seconds. A help popup window displays detailed information about the selected field. Select the Help button to display a help topic for the panel. The help topic displays in a separate Help window inside a Help System viewer. Select the Alt+Tab key to toggle between the Help window and the operator console. Select the Alt+F4 key to close the Help window.
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Network - Status panel

Use the Network - Status panel to display status of your LAN adapters and remote access methods.

Select Printer Definition -> Network -> Status to display this panel.

Select LAN Status... to display the real-time status of the LAN adapter. Select Remote Access Status... to display the status of any remote access methods you have defined, such as SNMP, E-mail, or MRPD. Refer to the Planning and Configuration Guide for more information about troubleshooting LAN connectivity and LAN communication problems.

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