Networking Connectivity
Intel® NetportExpress™ 10 and 10/100 Print Servers
Set Up IPP from Windows 2000* and Windows NT*

Intel® NetportExpress™ 10 and 10/100 Print Servers now support Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) in Windows* 2000 and Windows NT*. IPP is an emerging standard for printing over the Internet. You can use IPP to print directly to the NetportExpress print server. In order to do this, the print server needs to have an IP address and either the Hewlett Packard* or Microsoft* IPP client must be installed.

The NetportExpress print server must be running firmware version 5.40a or newer before you use IPP printing. You also need to set a static IP address on the print server. To see the current IP address and firmware version, press the Test Page button on the print server and print a test page, or view the print server status in Netport Manager or Web Netport Manager.

If you want to allow IPP printing from the Internet to a NetportExpress print server, the print server must have a public IP address.

Tip: For the easiest way to print directly to a NetportExpress print server on the same network, run the Add Printer Wizard from the NetportExpress print server CD and select Microsoft printing or LPR printing.

See also,

Set up Internet printing using HP Internet Printer
Connection* in Windows NT* 4.0 or Windows 2000*

The HP Internet Printer Connection software must be installed to use these instructions. See the HP Web site* for information on downloading the software.

  1. Click the Windows* Start button.

  2. From Programs, select the HP Internet Printer Connection group.

  3. Click Create HP Internet Printer Connection.

  4. Follow the instructions on the screen, then click Next.

  5. In the IP Address box, type in the information in the following format:

    http://address/ipp/port

    where:

    "address " is the IP address of the NetportExpress print server, and "port" is lpt1, lpt2, or com1 for the print server's parallel ports or serial port.
    For Example: http://192.168.218.128/ipp/lpt1
  6. Follow the instruction in the wizard to complete the installation.

Passwords

If you have set a printer password for the print server port, type one of the following for the Name of the printer:

  • 1password (for parallel port 1 - lpt1)

  • 2password (for parallel port 2 - lpt2)

  • 3password (for the serial port - com1)

Where "password " is the password you set for the port. Be sure to include 1, 2, or 3 before the password.

Example using "secret" as the password: http://192.168.128/ipp/1secret

Set up Internet printing using the Add Printer Wizard in Windows* 2000

  1. Click the Windows* Start button.

  2. From the Settings menu, select Printers.

  3. Double-click Add Printer.

  4. Click Next.

  5. Select Network Printer.

  6. Select Connect to a printer on the Internet or on your intranet.

  7. In the URL box, type in the information in the following format:

    http://address/ipp/port

    where

    "address " is the IP address of the NetportExpress print server, and "port " is lpt1, lpt2, or com1 for the print server's parallel ports or serial port.
    For Example: http://192.168.218.128/ipp/lpt1
  8. Follow the instructions in the wizard to complete the installation.

Passwords

If you have set a printer password for the print server port, type one of the following for the Name of the printer:

1password (for parallel port 1) 2password (for parallel port 2) 3password (for the serial port)

Where "password" is the password you set for the port. Be sure to include 1, 2, or 3 before the password.

Example with "secret " for a password: http://192.186.218/ipp/1secret

Limitations

Internet printing using the Windows* 2000 client will work with the following limitations (these limitations do not exist with the HP IPP client):

  • You cannot share the printer. If you want to share the printer and spool printing from the Windows* 2000 server, configure the server to print to the NetportExpress print server using LPR printing or use the HP IPP client.
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  • The status of the printed document isn't available.
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  • Timeout is set to approximately one minute; the print job will not be sent again if the print server is busy.

IPP security and firewall notes

If you to allow anyone on the Internet to print to a NetportExpress print server using Internet Printing Protocol (IPP), you may want to limit access to the print server.

Passwords

You can set administrator and printer passwords to limit access to the print server. The administrator password is required to change the print server's configuration. The printer password is required to print. For information on setting passwords, see Print server security.

Printing through a firewall

The IPP specification supports operation over either port 80 or port 631. If the print server is behind a firewall, open TCP/IP ports 80 or 631 in the firewall for the print server's IP address.

For the HP IPP client: Open port 631.

For the Windows 2000 client: Open port 80.
Note Opening port 80 allows access to the print server's Web configuration pages. You can prevent access to the configuration pages if you open port 631 and append :631 to the IP address when you specify the url, for example: http://130.2.2.2:631/ipp/lpt1

Set an IP address for a NetportExpress™ print server

With Netport Manager

  1. Select a NetportExpress™ print server in the Netport Manager window.

  2. Click the Configure button and click TCP/IP.

  3. Click Specify an IP Address and type the IP address.

With Web Netport Manager

If the print server has an IP address, you can change the address.

  1. In your Web browser, browse to the IP address of the print server.

  2. Click Configure and click TCP/IP.

  3. Click Specify an IP Address and type an IP address.

  4. Click Submit.

Tips

  • By default, the print server tries to obtain an IP address using DHCP, RARP and, BOOTP. If a NetportExpress™ 10 or 10/100 print server fails to get an IP address by these methods, it automatically selects an IP address in the 169.254.x.x range. This is compatible with Microsoft Automatic Private IP Addressing used in Windows* 98.
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  • To check the current IP address of the print server, press the Test Page or Diag button on the print server and print a test page, or view the print server status in Netport Manager or Web Netport Manager.
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  • If you don't have Netport Manager installed, you can set the IP address from UNIX* or Windows*, using the ARP command.

This applies to:

Intel® NetportExpress™ 10 and 10/100 Print Servers



Solution ID: CS-015196
Last Modified: 09-Oct-2013
Date Created: 30-Aug-2004
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