FAQ


Title:
How to set up an IP Address?

Summary:
I need to set up an IP address for my networked printer. How do I do that? There are several ways this can be done.

Configuring an IP address on the Fast Ethernet 7100e+

    The factory default IP address on the Fast Ethernet 7100e+ is 0.0.0.0. There are six ways to configure an IP
    address on the Fast Ethernet 7100e+ which are briefly described below.

    1. Using the Oki Setup Utility
    The setup utilities supplied with the Fast Ethernet 7100e+ can be used to configure the IP address. There are
    utilities for all Windows platforms (except Win3.1 16bit API) which will discover each 7100e+ on the network
    and then allow you to change the address.

    2. Using DHCP
    Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a dynamic method of assigning the IP address to the NIC. On
    startup the NIC sends a request for an IP address and a DHCP server will respond. This method requires a
    DHCP server to be installed on the network.

    3. Using BOOTP
    The Bootstrap protocol (BOOTP) is a dynamic method of assigning the IP address to the NIC. On startup the
    NIC sends a request for an IP address and a BOOTP server will respond. This method requires a BOOTP
    server to be installed on the network.

    4. Using RARP
    The Reverse Address Resolution Protocol (RARP) is a dynamic method of assigning the IP address to the NIC.
    On startup the NIC sends a request for an IP address and a RARP server will respond. This method requires a
    RARP server to be installed on the network.

    5. Using Ping & ARP commands
    The IP address can be temporarily assigned using the “ping” and “arp” commands on either a PC or a UNIX
    station. The following steps should be taken to set the address using this method:
    1. Register the IP address and Ethernet address in the workstations ARP table using the following commands
    arp –s <IP Address> <Ethernet Address of NIC> (PC)
    arp –s <IP Address> <Ethernet Address of NIC> temp (UNIX)
    The <Ethernet address> can be obtained from the menu print of the printer and the <IP address> is
    the address you want to set.
    2. ping <IP Address>
    3. The IP address should then be permanently assigned using one of the other methods listed or via the
    WebPage or TELNET

    6. Using NetBEUI
    When you connect the Fast Ethernet 7100e+ to the network, it can be viewed using Network Neighborhood in a
    Windows 95/98/NT PC. When you open Network Neighborhood and select “Entire Network” you will find the
    printer under the “PrintServer” workgroup.
    If the Ethernet address of the 7100e+ is 00:80:92:00:10:ea for example you will see the following structure in
    Network Neighborhood:
    ..|
    +-+- PrintServer
    | |
    | +-+-ML0010ea <--- Fast Ethernet 7100e+
    | |
    | +---PRN1 <--- Printer port
    | |
    | +-+-report
    | | |
    | | +-- Report.txt <--- Configuration report(Read only)
    | | |
    | | +-- Status.txt <--- Status report(Read only)
    | |
    | +-+-setup
    | |
    | +-- Config.ini <--- Configuration file(Editable)
    | |
    | +-- WebSetup <--- Short Cut File
    ..
    The config.ini file contains the following information:
    Workgroup name = PrintServer
    IP address = 0.0.0.0
    You can modify these parameters and then save the file. Once you have entered an IP address, the WebSetup
    file is automatically created. If you then double click on the WebSetup icon, your web browser will launch and
    you can access the 7100e+ homepage.