Networking Connectivity
Print servers
Identification Guide

This paper was created to help customers identify their existing Intel® Print Server. Generally, the quickest way to identify the print server is by the embossed letters on the top or front of the print server case. Please check below for this and other identifiers.

The SKU product code can be used to identify the print server model, but this number is listed on the original shipping box only and is not located anywhere on the print server case. The codes may vary according to hardware type, network topology and power supply type for different geographies. All of the SKU product codes listed below indicate products manufactured for the U.S. only. For a list of SKUs outside of the U.S., please see the SKU key at the bottom of this document.

Most print server models can be identified by using the Netport Manager software. The newest version of the management software can be used to detect and identify all of the print server models with the exception of the Intel® NetPort I and II Print Servers. This has been the case since the v4.40 release of the software (Note: Netport Manager v4.4x will not detect the NetportExpress™ 10 and 10/100 print server models). The Netport Manager software can also be used to determine the current application code version - simply start the program and this will be listed under the "version" column in the main window of the user interface. As of version 5.50, Netport Manager will no longer detect NetportExpress™ XL, EL and Intel® NetPort I and II Print Servers.

Please note that the print server device ID is not an accurate way to identify a print server model. The device ID usually appears on the bottom of the print server case and shows up in the management software interface. All legacy print server product device IDs begin with "NP" followed by 6 alphanumeric characters that match the last 6 characters of the network port MAC address. All NetportExpress™ print server models manufactured from the NetportExpress PRO print server until now, have a device ID that begins with "PR" followed by the last 6 characters of the network port MAC address, for example:

Model: NetportExpress™ 10 Print Server
Device ID: PR4FEED7
Network Address: 0090274FEED7

Below is a complete list of all Intel® Print Server models with information related to proper identification:

Model Embossed Name Port Configuration Color Device ID SKU Product Codes
Intel® NetportExpress™ PRO and PRO/100 Print Servers "Intel® NetportExpress™ PRO and PRO/100 Print Servers" 2 parallel ports and 1 serial port Gray PRXXXXXX PCLA2151 (Ethernet), PCLA2351 (Token Ring), PCLA3151 (internal Ethernet), PCLA3351 (internal Token Ring)
Intel® NetportExpress™ PRO/100 Print Server "Intel® NetportExpress™ PRO/100 Print Server" 3-port model: 2 parallel ports and 1 serial port; Single-port model: 1 parallel port Gray PRXXXXXX PCLA2451 (3-port), PCLA4451 (single-port)
Intel® NetportExpress™ 10/100 Print Server "Intel® NetportExpress™ 10/100 Print Server" 3-port model: 2 parallel ports and 1 serial port; Single-port model: 1 parallel port Dark Gray PRXXXXXX PCLA2461 (3-port), PCLA4461 (single-port)
Intel® NetportExpress™ 10 Print Server "Intel® NetportExpress™ 10 Print Server" 3-port model: 2 parallel ports and 1 serial port; Single-port model: 1 parallel port Light Gray PRXXXXXX PCLA2151B (3-port), PCLA4251B (single-port)
Intel® InBusiness™ Print Station "Intel® InBusiness™ Print Station" 2 parallel ports Dark Gray PSXXXXXX SPS110TX2

SKU Decoder Key PCLAXYZA

X = Hardware type (External=2, Internal=3, single port=3)
Y = Topology/Connector (NPII 2=TPE 3=Token Ring, 4=Fast Ethernet)
Z = Product (2=NPII, 3=XL, 4=EL, 5=PRO 6=10/100)
A = Geography (1=US, 2=Europe, 3=UK, 4=APAC/Australia, 5=Japan)

This applies to:

Intel® NetportExpress™ 10 and 10/100 Print Servers
Intel® NetportExpress™ PRO and PRO/100 Print Servers



Solution ID: CS-015187
Last Modified: 17-Oct-2014
Date Created: 30-Aug-2004
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