NETGEAR PS121 Router Manual (Setup & Configuration)

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Version v1.0
February 2004
NETGEAR
, Inc.
4500 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054 USA
User Manual for the
NETGEAR PS121 Mini Print
Server
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Technical Support
Please refer to the support information card that shipped with your product. By registering your
product at www.netgear.com/register
, we can provide you with faster expert technical support and
timely notices of product and software upgrades.
NETGEAR, INC. Support Information
Phone: 1-888-NETGEAR, for US & Canada only. For other countries, see your Support
information card.
E-mail: support@netgear.com
Web site: www.netgear.com
Statement of Conditions
In the interest of improving internal design, operational function, and/or reliability, NETGEAR reserves the right to
make changes to the products described in this document without notice.
NETGEAR does not assume any liability that may occur due to the use or application of the product(s) or circuit
layout(s) described herein.
©2003 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, The Gear Guy and Everybody's Connecting are
trademarks or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.
Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or
other countries. Other brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective
holders. Information is subject to change without notice. All rights reserved
.
February 2004
Certificate of the Manufacturer/Importer
It is hereby certified that the Model PS121 Print Server has been suppressed in accordance with the conditions set out in
the BMPT- AmtsblVfg 243/1991 and Vfg 46/1992. The operation of some equipment (for example, test transmitters) in
accordance with the regulations may, however, be subject to certain restrictions. Please refer to the notes in the operating
instructions.
Federal Office for Telecommunications Approvals has been notified of the placing of this equipment on the market and
has been granted the right to test the series for compliance with the regulations.
VCCI Statement
This equipment is in the Class B category (information equipment to be used in a residential area or an adjacent area
thereto) and conforms to the standards set by the Voluntary Control Council for Interference by Data Processing
Equipment and Electronic Office Machines aimed at preventing radio interference in such residential areas. When used
near a radio or TV receiver, it may become the cause of radio interference. Read instructions for correct handling.
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Contents
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Contents
Chapter 1
About This Manual
Audience, Conventions, Scope
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1-1
Chapter 2
Introduction
About the NETGEAR PS121 Mini Print Server
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2-1
Key Features
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2-2
What’s in the Box?
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2-3
Hardware Description
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2-4
Status Indicators
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2-4
The USB Port
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2-5
Diagnostic/Reset Push Button
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2-6
How to Restore the Factory Default Settings
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2-6
How to Generate a Diagnostic Printout
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2-6
Chapter 3
Setup
Verify Printer and Network Readiness
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3-1
Observe these Precautions
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3-1
Overview of PS121 Print Server Setup
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3-2
PS121 Default Factory Settings
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3-2
First, Connect the Print Server and Printer to Your Network
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3-3
Now, Install and Configure the PS121 Software
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3-4
Finally, Set Up Each Computer to Use the PS121
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3-6
Chapter 4
Troubleshooting
Basic Functioning
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4-1
The mini print server has no power
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4-1
No lights are lit on the mini print server
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4-2
Printing Errors
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4-2
The printer is printing "garbage" characters
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4-2
Windows error message appears when printing
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4-2
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The print server is not found
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4-2
Nothing is printing
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4-2
I am using a DHCP server, and the Mini Print Server gets an IP Address conflict ..4-3
Troubleshooting the TCP/IP Settings Using Ping
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4-3
Restoring the Default Configuration
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4-4
Checking the Current Status of the Printer
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4-4
Appendix A
Technical Specifications
Appendix B
Understanding IP Addresses
IP Addresses and the Internet
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B-1
Netmask
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B-3
Subnet Addressing
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B-4
Private IP Addresses
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B-6
Address Resolution Protocol
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B-7
IP Configuration by DHCP
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B-7
Glossary
List of Glossary Terms
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C-1
Index
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User Manual for the NETGEAR PS121 Mini Print Server
About This Manual
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Chapter 1
About This Manual
Thank you for purchasing the NETGEAR PS121 Mini Print Server.
Audience, Conventions, Scope
This reference manual assumes that the reader has basic-to-intermediate computer and Internet
skills.
This guide uses the following typographical conventions:
This manual is written for the PS121 Print Server according to these specifications:
Table 1.
Typographical conventions
italics
Emphasis, books, CDs, URL names
bold times roman
User input
courier font
Screen text, file and server names, extensions, commands, IP addresses
Note:
This format is used to highlight information of importance or special interest.
Table 1-1.
Manual Specifications
Product Version
NETGEAR PS121 Mini Print Server
Manual Publication Date
February 2004
Note:
Product updates are available on the NETGEAR, Inc. Web site at
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