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Configuring the Network Interface Using EpsonNet WebAssist
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About EpsonNet Config

EpsonNet Config with Web Browser is a Web-based utility designed to configure the printer for use on a network.

By typing the IP address of the network interface for the URL in your browser, you can start EpsonNet Config to allow you to configure the network interface for TCP/IP, MS Network, AppleTalk, IPP, and SNMP.

Supported Web browsers
Windows:
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer version 4.01 or later

  • Netscape Navigator version 4.05 or later

Mac OS X:
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer version 4.01 or later

  • Netscape Navigator version 7.0 or later

  • Safari

About Web browser settings

When running EpsonNet Config with Web Browser, be sure not to use a proxy server to access the Internet. If the Access the Internet using a proxy server checkbox is selected, you cannot use EpsonNet Config with Web Browser. Use the following steps to clear the Access the Internet using a proxy server checkbox.

Right-click the Internet Explorer icon on the desktop, and then select Properties.

Click the Connection tab.

Clear the Access the Internet using a proxy server checkbox.

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Configuring the Network Interface Using EpsonNet WebAssist

After you have assigned an IP address to the network interface using the printer’s Control panel, EpsonNet Config for Windows or Macintosh, a DHCP server, or the arp/ping command, you can configure the network interface using EpsonNet WebAssist.


Note:
  • A Web browser must be installed on your computer.

  • TCP/IP must be correctly set for the computer and the network interface.

Follow the steps below to change the IP address using EpsonNet Config.

Turn on your printer.

Run EpsonNet Config using one of the following ways.

  • Run EpsonNet Config for Windows or Macintosh. Select the printer you want to configure from the list and then click Launch Browser.

  • Open your browser, and then type in the IP address of the network interface directly. Do not run EpsonNet Config for Windows or Macintosh.

    http://IP address of network interface/

    Example: http://192.168.100.201/


Note:

To check the IP address of the network interface, use EpsonNet Config. See About EpsonNet Config for Windows users, or see About EpsonNet Config for Macintosh users for details.

Click TCP/IP under Network on the Configuration menu to display the TCP/IP setting screen.

Select a method for acquiring the IP address. When you select Auto, DHCP becomes available and assigns an IP address automatically. If you want to set the IP address manually, select Manual.


Note:
  • The network administrator must check any changes made to the IP address settings.

  • When Auto is selected, DHCP becomes available. To use the DHCP server, make sure it is installed on your computer and correctly configured. See your operating system’s online help for detailed instructions.

  • If Set Using Automatic Private IP Addressing (APIPA) is enabled, a private IP address is automatically assigned to the network interface even when there are no DHCP servers on your system or your network.

  • If the Dynamic DNS function is not supported, we recommend that you select Manual and then enter an IP address. This is because if you select Auto, the IP address of the network interface changes every time you turn on the printer so that you need to change the printer port setting accordingly.

To assign an IP address manually, enter the IP address, the subnet mask, and the default gateway. Be sure the IP address does not conflict with any other devices on the network.


Note:

If there is a server or a router functioning as a gateway, enter the IP address of the server or the router for the gateway address. If there is no gateway, leave the default values there.

If you want to get a private address between 169.254.1.1 and 169.254.254.254 automatically when an IP address cannot be obtained by the DHCP server, leave it at Enable for Set Using Automatic Private IP Addressing (APIPA); otherwise, select Disable.

When setting an IP address using the ping command, select Enable for Set Using PING. Select Disable when setting an IP address with EpsonNet Config; this prevents any unexpected change of the IP address.

Select Enable for Acquire DNS Server Address Automatically if you want to acquire the DNS server address using the DHCP server.

    If you want to enter the DNS server address manually, select Disable and then enter the IP address of the DNS server.

Select Enable for Acquire Host Name and Domain Name Automatically if you want to acquire the host name and the domain name using the DHCP server.

    If you want to specify manually, enter the host name and the domain name in the text boxes.

Select Enable for Register Network Interface Address to DNS Server if you want to register the host name and domain name to the DNS server through the DHCP server that supports Dynamic DNS.

    If you want to register the host name and the domain name directly to the DNS server, select Enable for Register Network Interface Address Directly to DNS Server.

Select Enable or Disable for Use Universal Plug and Play. Select Enable if you want to use the Universal Plug and Play function on Windows Me or future operating systems.

Change the default Universal Plug and Play device name, if desired. This device name is used for Windows that supports the Universal Plug and Play function.

Mac OS X only:
Select Enable or Disable for Use Bonjour. If you select Enable, enter the Bonjour Name and the Bonjour Printer Name. If your network environment supports DHCP, you can use the printer on the network just by enabling this setting.

Click Submit and then enter the password to update the settings. See Password for more information on setting the password.


Note:

If you have set the Administrator Name on the Administrator screen, enter the administrator name for the user name.

If the message “Configuration change is complete!” appears on your screen, the update is complete. Do not exit the Web browser and do not send a job to the printer until this message appears. Follow the on-screen instructions to reset the printer.


Note:
  • Since the new IP address becomes available after the printer is reset, you need to restart EpsonNet Config by entering the new IP address.

  • Only changes on the page where you press the Submit button take effect.

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Opening Screen

Any user can access the following screen by typing the IP address of the network interface for the URL in your browser.

Index

Home

Links to the opening screen.

Favorite

Links to a Web site previously defined by the administrator.

Help

Links to Help.

About

Links to the copyright and version information for EpsonNet Config.

Epson Logo

Links to the Epson Web site (http://www.epson.com).

Menu

Information - Network

General

Displays the network interface information.

Ethernet

Displays information about Ethernet.

TCP/IP

Displays information about TCP/IP.

AppleTalk

Displays information about AppleTalk.

MS Network

Displays information about Microsoft Network.

IPP

Displays information about IPP.

SNMP

Displays information about SNMP.

Printing Control

Displays information about Printing Control.

Timeout

Displays information about Timeout.

Time

Displays information about Time.

Configuration - Network

Ethernet

Configure the applicable settings for Ethernet.

TCP/IP

Configure the desired settings/method for TCP/IP.

AppleTalk

Configure the desired settings for AppleTalk.

MS Network

Configure the desired settings for Microsoft Network.

IPP

Configure the desired settings for IPP.

SNMP

Configure the desired settings for SNMP.

Printing Control

Configure the desired settings for Printing Control.

Timeout

Configure the desired settings for Timeout.

Time

Configure the desired settings for Time.

Configuration - Optional

Administrator

Type the name of the administrator and a link to a favorite Web site.

Reset

Resets the printer and returns to the default settings.

Password

Set the password to protect settings.

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Information - Network Screens
General information

Items

Explanations

Administrator Name

Administrator name of the printer

Location

Location of the printer

Interface Card Model Name

Model of the network interface

MAC Address

Unique hardware address of the network interface. You can distinguish the network interface by its MAC address.

Hardware Version

Hardware version of the network interface

Software Version

Software version of the network interface

Model Name

Product name of the printer attached to the network interface

Network Status

Displays the current Ethernet speed and duplex setting.

Printer Status

The background color of the text box indicates the printer's status. Green indicates that the printer is idle or printing. Yellow indicates that either the paper or toner is low. Red indicates that either the paper or toner is completely out, the printer is offline, there is a paper jam, the cover is open, or an error has occurred.

Current Time

Displays the current time.

Refresh button

Refreshes the printer status. The printer status is not updated automatically. Press Refresh to display the latest printer information.

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Configuration - Network Screens
Ethernet
Ethernet Settings

Items

Explanations

Ethernet Speed/Duplex

Select the appropriate Ethernet speed and duplex setting. Normally, Auto can be selected. If you select a setting other than Auto, make sure the setting matches the type of hub or switch you are using.

Port Type

Select the port type:
Auto
MDI
MDI-X

Normally, Auto can be selected. If you are connecting the printer directly to a PC with a straight-through cable, select MDI-X. If you are connecting the printer to a hub or switch, select MDI.

TCP/IP
IP Address Settings

Items

Explanations

Method for Acquiring the IP Address

Select a method for acquiring IP addresses. If Auto is selected, DHCP becomes available. To use the DHCP server, make sure it is installed on your computer and correctly configured. See your operating system’s online help for detailed instructions.

To set the IP address manually, select Manual.

IP Address

Enter an IP address for the network interface. Be sure the IP address does not conflict with any other devices on the network.

Subnet Mask

Set the subnet mask.

Default Gateway

Set the gateway address if needed.

Set Using Automatic Private IP Addressing (APIPA)

Select Enable to get a private address between 169.254.1.1 and 169.254.254.254 automatically when an IP address cannot be obtained by the DHCP server; otherwise, select Disable.

Set Using PING

Enables or disables IP address setting using the ping command.

DNS Server Address Settings

Items

Explanations

Acquire DNS Server Address Automatically

Select either Enable or Disable to acquire the DNS server address from the DHCP server.

DNS Server Address

Enter the DNS server address. When the DHCP server does not respond even when Enable is selected for Acquire DNS server address automatically, the DNS server address set here is used.

Host Name and Domain Name Settings

Items

Explanations

Acquire Host Name and Domain Name Automatically

Select either Enable or Disable to acquire the host name and domain name from the DHCP server.

Host Name

Enter the host name supported by Dynamic DNS (between 2 and 63 characters). The total number of characters of the host name and the domain name must not exceed 251.

Domain Name

Leave it blank or enter two or more characters of the domain name. The total number of characters of the host name and the domain name must not exceed 251.

Register Network Interface Address to DNS Server

Select Enable if you want to send the host name and the domain name to the DHCP server that supports Dynamic DNS update to request for DNS dynamic updates.

Register Network Interface Address Directly to DNS Server

Select Enable if you want to directly send the host name and the domain name to the DNS server that supports Dynamic DNS update to request for DNS dynamic updates.When Register the network interface's address to DNS server is Disable, then this setting is the same as Disable.

Universal Plug and Play Settings

Items

Explanations

Use Universal Plug and Play

Enables or disables Universal Plug and Play.

Device Name

Enter the device name (between 2 and 63 characters).

Bonjour Settings

Items

Explanations

Use Bonjour

Select either Enable or Disable to use Bonjour.

Bonjour Name

Enter the Bonjour name.

Bonjour Printer Name

Enter the printer name for Bonjour.

SLP Settings

Items

Explanations

Use SLP

Select either Enable or Disable to use the SLP function.

TTL (-1, 1-15)

Enter the number of routers through which a packet can travel before being discarded or returned when using the SLP function. If you do not want to use the TTL setting, enter -1.

Note: Large format inkjet printers do not support this function.

AppleTalk

Items

Explanations

Use AppleTalk

Enable or Disable AppleTalk.

Printer Name

Enter the name of the printer attached to the network interface (up to 32 characters).

Zone Name

Enter the network zone name (up to 32 characters). To have the zone selected automatically, select Auto for the Network Number Set and enter an asterisk (*) in this text box.

Entity Type

Displays the printer’s entity type. Do not change the entity type unless “epson” appears. If “epson” appears, enter an entity type to match your printer.

Network Number Set

Select Auto or Manual. Usually Auto is recommended.

Network Number for Manual Mode

Enter the network number when you select to set the Network Number manually.

MS Network

Items

Explanations

Use Microsoft Network Shared Printing

Enable or Disable Microsoft network.

Print Server Name

Enter the print server name, which is the name of a computer on the network (up to 15 characters). Be sure to give a name that is unique on the network.

Workgroup Name

Enter the workgroup name or domain name (up to 15 characters).

Share Name

Enter the printer’s shared name (up to 12 characters). LPT1, LPT2, or LPT3, or COM cannot be used.

IPP

You must make the following settings before setting up the printer for Internet Printing in Windows.

Items

Explanations

IPP URL

Displays the printer’s URL for Internet Printing.

Format:
http://IP address of printer:631/printer name set below

Example:
http://192.168.100.201:631/EPSON_IPP_Printer

Printer Name

Enter the name of a printer to use for Internet Printing (up to 127 characters).

Example:
EPSON_IPP_Printer

Location

Enter the name of the printer’s physical location (up to 64 characters).

SNMP
Community

Items

Explanations

Community

Displays the community name.

Read Only

The word “public” always appears.

Read/Write

Enter the Read/Write community name (up to 32 characters).

IP Trap

Items

Explanations

Trap

Enable or Disable the trap.

Address

Enter the IP address of the server to which the trap is transmitted.

Community

Enter the community name (up to 32 characters).

Port Number

Enter the Port Number of the receive host, in decimal (0-65535).

IPX Trap

Items

Explanations

Trap

Enable or Disable the trap.

Address

Enter Network Address and Node Number (MAC Address) of the server to which the trap is transmitted.

Format:
Network Address: Node Number

Suppose Network Address is A7E00BB0 (hexadecimal) and Node Number is 000048930000 (hexadecimal). In this case, the address is A7E00BB0:000048930000.

Community

Enter the community name (up to 32 characters).

Socket Number

Enter the Socket Number of the receive host, in hexadecimal (0-FFFF).

Printing Control

Items

Explanations

Printing Control

Enable or Disables the printing control.

Printer Access Control

Select Allow or Deny. Selecting Allow permits the network access from the IP addresses registered on the printer access control list. On the other hand, selecting Deny blocks the network access from the IP addresses registered on the printer access control list.

Printer Access Control List

Enter the IP address ranges by which the network access is restricted.

Timeout
Printing

Items

Explanations

Change Timeout Value

Select this checkbox when you set the values before a timeout occurs.

LPR

Set the length of time for LPR before a timeout occurs (between 0 and 3600 seconds). Enter 0 not to apply the timeout.

RAW (Port9100)

Set the length of time for RAW (Port9100) before a timeout occurs (between 0 and 3600 seconds). Enter 0 not to apply the timeout.

IPP

Set the length of time for IPP before a timeout occurs (between 0 and 3600 seconds). Enter 0 not to apply the timeout.

Time

Items

Explanations

Time

Displays the time. Click the Get Time button to reload the display. When Time Server is Enable, time is acquired from the time server.

Manual Settings

If the network interface has RTC (Real Time Clock), you can set the time manually.

Items

Explanations

Date

Enter the year, month, and day.

Time

Enter the hour, minutes, and seconds.

Time Difference

Enter the difference between time at the present location and Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Apply button

Applies the settings.

Time Server Settings

Items

Explanations

Time Server

Select either Enable or Disable to time synchronize from the time server.

Time Server Address

Enter the address of the time server.

Synchronize Interval

Enter the time interval in minutes for automatic time synchronization.

Time Difference

Enter the difference between time at the present location and Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Time Server Status

Displays a connection status with the time server.

Apply button

Applies the settings.

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Optional Screens
Administrator

You can link to the Web site specified on this screen when you click Favorite (the name is changeable) in Index.

Items

Explanations

Administrator Name

Enter the name of the administrator (up to 255 characters).

Location

Enter the location of the network interface (up to 255 characters).

Favorite Name

Enter the link item name (up to 20 characters) which will be displayed in the Index menu.

Favorite URL

Enter a URL (up to 64 characters).

Description

Enter any comments concerning the URL above (up to 64 characters).


Note:

Links to ftp are not supported.

Reset

You can reset the network interface or return the settings to the default values.

Items

Explanations

Reset button

Functions like turning the power off and on again. Click this button to make the changes take effect.

Return to Default button

Returns the network interface to the default settings.

Password

The password set here protects the settings. You will be asked for the password when you update or change the settings on each setting screen. Passwords are case sensitive. No password is set by default.

Items

Explanations

Old Password

Input the old password.

New Password

Input the new password (up to 20 characters).

New Password (again)

Re-input the new password.


Note:
  • The same password is used for EpsonNet Config for Windows and Macintosh, and EpsonNet WebAssist.

  • If you forget your password, you need to initialize the network interface.

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