NPAdmin or NetPort® Manager does not list the NetportExpress™ print
server. There are many possible reasons for this but, basically, if the
unit doesn't list at all under NPAdmin or NetPort Manager, then the unit
is not getting in the bindery of the file server your workstation is
- Try another network connection that is known to work. Try NetPort
Manager from a different workstation.
- The NetportExpress print server must pass the POST test before it
comes up on the network. If it fails this test, it will flash in a
repeated red pattern. Check the front LED on the unit. If it is
flashing, please see the "Activity Light Blinks" section in your
- Ensure that there is no router filtering that would prevent the SAP
packets from crossing the router.
- Ensure that Reply to Get Nearest Server (GNS) is enabled on at
least one NetWare file server. On Boot-up the NetportExpress print
server requires a response to GNS in order to broadcast on the
network and show up under NetPort Manager.
- Make sure the cables to the unit do not exceed the IEEE Ethernet
specifications. Be sure the unit is within 100 meters of the Hub
or concentrator on a 10BaseT network or that the thin wire segment
is not longer than 185 meters. NetportExpress print servers are
not tolerant of cables that are longer than the IEEE specification.
Even if a workstation works on the cable, the cable may be beyond
the specifications. Some Network cards are much more tolerant of
long cable lengths.
- Make sure the NetportExpress print servers frame type is set
Set the DIP switches on the back panel on the Ethernet XL or EL for
the correct frame type protocol as follows:
Set the DIP switch on the back panel of the Token Ring XL or EL for the correct frame type protocol as follows:
Note: SW1 (the push button) and SW2 position 2,3 & 4 are not in use.
This applies to: