The Intel® NetportExpress™ 10/100 and PRO/100 print servers and the Intel® InBusiness™ Print Station allow network administrators to easily share printers on 10Mbps Ethernet or 100Mbps Fast Ethernet networks. By default, the print servers will auto-negotiate or auto-sense the correct network speed. However, in some cases network administrators may want to force the network speed on these print servers.
The network speed on these print servers can be manually set by the network administrator using the two DIP switches labeled as "SW1." To set the network speed, disconnect the power cord, set the DIP switches according to the table below, and then re-connect the power.
Note: The NetportExpress™ PRO/100 print server model requires firmware versions 4.40 and above for this functionality.
||Auto-sense network speed (default)|
||Auto-sense network speed|
After reconnecting the print server to the network, wait one minute to allow the print server to start up, and then verify the speed setting by depressing the Test Page or DIAG button. The location of this button varies according to the model print server being used. A diagnostics report will print showing the mode of operation as 10Mbps, 100Mbps or auto-negotiated/auto-sensed.
Troubleshooting Note: If for some reason the network speed is not set properly, you may be unable to locate the print server using the management software. An indication of a network error condition will be apparent by a red flashing activity LED. The pattern will flash seven times, pause and repeat, indicating that a network connection could not be made. If this is a new network drop, please verify connectivity with a workstation. If the workstation can attach to the network properly, reconnect the print server and try one or more of the settings listed above.
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