Phaser 740


Enabling and disabling RARP and BOOTP/DHCP (front panel)

RARP, BOOTP, and DHCP can be enabled and disabled from the front panel. The default is enabled. When you set the IP addressing parameters from the front panel, the front panel selections for DHCP/BOOTP and RARP are automatically set to Disabled. To disable these protocols manually, follow the procedure for your printer:

Phaser 740 and 360 printers

  1. Press Menu; the front panel displays Help Pages.
  2. Press ----> or <---- until the front panel displays Network Settings.
  3. Press Menu until the front panel displays TCP/IP.
  4. Press Menu again; the front panel displays Interface.
  5. To disable DHCP/BOOTP:
    1. Press ----> until the front panel displays DHCP/BOOTP.
    2. Press Menu again to display the current status of the protocol: Interface:Enabled or Interface:Disabled. The current status is marked with an asterisk (*) in the upper-right corner of the display.
    3. Press ----> until the front panel displays Interface:Disabled.
    4. Press OK to disable the protocol; the front panel briefly displays Selected, then it displays Interface.
    5. Press Exit to return to the Interface display.
  6. To disable RARP:
    1. Press ----> until the front panel displays RARP.
    2. Press Menu again to display the current status of the protocol: Interface:Enabled or Interface:Disabled. The current status is marked with an asterisk (*) in the upper-right corner of the display.
    3. Press ----> until the front panel displays Interface:Disabled.
    4. Press OK to disable the protocol; the front panel briefly displays Selected, then it displays Interface.
    5. Press Exit to return to the Interface display.
  7. Return the printer to normal operation.
    1. Press until the front panel displays Network Settings.
    2. Press again.
      • If you have changed any parameters that require a printer reset to take effect, you will be prompted to reset the printer. If you press Reset, the printer resets. If you press Resume, the front panel displays Network Settings. Press ; the printer returns to normal operation, but the changes you have made will not take effect until the next time the printer is reset.
      • If you have not changed any parameters that require a printer reset to take effect, the front panel displays Ready.

Phaser 780 printer

  1. Press Select; the front panel displays Help Pages.
  2. Press or until the front panel displays Network Settings.
  3. Press Menu to enter the Network Settings menu.
  4. Press until TCP/IP is displayed.
  5. Press Menu again; the front panel displays Interface.
  6. To disable DHCP/BOOTP:
    1. Press until the front panel displays DHCP/BOOTP.
    2. Press Menu again to display the current status of the protocol: On or Off. The current status is marked with an asterisk (*) in the upper-right corner of the display.
    3. Press until the front panel displays Off.
    4. Press Select to disable the protocol; the front panel briefly displays Selected, then it displays Off again.
    5. Press to return to the TCP/IP menu.
  7. To return the printer to normal operation, go to Step 8, to disable RARP, follow these steps:
    1. Press until the front panel displays RARP.
    2. Press Menu again to display the current status of the protocol: On or Off. The current status is marked with an asterisk (*) in the upper-right corner of the display.
    3. Press until the front panel displays Off.
    4. Press Select to disable the protocol; the front panel briefly displays Selected, then it displays Off again.
  8. Return the printer to normal operation:
    1. Press until Network Settings appears on the top line of the display.
    2. Press again.
      • If you have changed any parameters that require a printer reset to take effect, you will be prompted to reset the printer. If you press Confirm, the printer resets. To return to normal operation without resetting the printer, press ; Printer Menu appears on the top line of the display. Press again; the printer returns to normal operation, but the changes you have made will not take effect until the next time the printer is reset.
      • If you have not changed any parameters that require a printer reset, press again; the front panel displays Ready.

After the printer has its address information, you can set other TCP/IP parameters by either of two methods:

  • With a TCP/IP connection and a World Wide Web browser, you can use PhaserLink software; see Setting IP parameters: PhaserLink software.
  • Send PostScript files to the printer using your host spooler. UNIX shell scripts for creating the PostScript files are provided with your printer's network utilities software. For PC environments, the PostScript files for setting other TCP/IP parameters are included with your printer's network utilities software.

Setting IP parameters: PostScript utility file (UNIX only)

Use the config-IP script to create a PostScript file that sets the printer's IP addressing parameters. The config-IP script is provided with your printer's network utilities software. Keep the following points in mind when running the config-IP script:

  • The output of the script is PostScript code, which you must send to the printer. When you run the script, redirect the output to a file. Then send the file to the printer.
  • The script prompts you to provide certain information. For information about these prompts, see the tables IP parameters.

The advantage of this method is that each printer has a permanent setup stored in its non-volatile memory and is not dependent on a boot server for boot information. The disadvantage is that you must configure each printer individually.

Before performing this procedure, install the files from your printer's network utilities software on to your host computer. If you have not already installed the files, see Extracting files from unix.tar.

In the printer-based configuration procedure, you use a script provided on the printer's CD-ROM to set the IP parameters listed in the following table. The procedure follows the table.

 

IP parameters

Parameter
Description

Use RARP

Yes/no. Specifies whether the printer should get its IP address from a RARP response at power-up. The default is yes. Answer no for a printer-based configuration; this prevents RARP packets from appearing on the network when the printer is turned on or reset.

Use BOOTP/DHCP

Yes/no. Specifies whether the printer should get its IP address from a BOOTP or DHCP response at power-up. The default is yes. Answer no for a printer-based configuration; this prevents BOOTP or DHCP packets from appearing on the network when the printer is turned on or reset.

IP address

The printer's address on the network. The format is x.x.x.x, where x represents a decimal number from
0 - 255. The value entered must be a valid IP address and not 0.0.0.0, 255.0.0.0, any address starting with 127, or any address ending with 255.

Network mask

Needed in networks that use sub-netting. If you are not using sub-netting, leave this blank; the printer will choose an appropriate mask. The format is x.x.x.x, where x represents a decimal number from
0 - 255.

Broadcast address

The address the printer uses to send broadcast packets. The format is x.x.x.x, where x represents a decimal number from 0 - 255. If you are unsure, leave this blank; the printer will choose an appropriate address.

Default gateway (router)

The address the printer uses to communicate with devices not on the same network segment. The format is x.x.x.x, where x represents a decimal number from
0 - 255.

  1. Connect the printer to the network. ARP (Address Resolution Protocol) requires that the printer be connected on the same physical network segment as the host.
  2. Run the script config-IP:
    1. Change ( cd ) to the bin subdirectory in the directory where you placed your printer's network utilities.
    2. Type the name of the script, redirecting the output to a file. Type:
    3. config-IP > filename
  3. When prompted by the script, enter the information.

  4. NOTE
    The script accepts IP addresses that have empty fields (for example, 123..40.10). The script does not detect this error. Double-check the IP addresses you enter.

  5. Log in as root.
  6. Make an entry into the host's ARP table defining the printer's IP/hardware address pair. In general, this requires a command corresponding to one of the following syntax examples:
  7. arp -s printer-IP-address hardware-address (for BSD systems)
    or
    arp -s ether printer-IP-address hardware-address (for System V)

    See the documentation for your host system for specifics of this command.


    NOTE
    The hardware address in the arp command example is the printer's Ethernet Address for PhaserShare Ethernet interfaces or the Token Ring Address for PhaserShare Token Ring cards.

  8. Turn on the printer.
  9. Execute the ping command from the host:
  10. ping printer-IP-address
  11. Use the host spooling system (for example, lpr or lp ) to send the file you created in Step 2b to the printer. This stores the IP addressing information in the printer's internal memory, where it is retained over a reset or power cycle. (For more information on setting up queues, see Assigning a print queue to the printer.)
  12. Reset the printer. For more information about resetting the printer, see Resetting the Printer.


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