|1. What does Netware 5.x 6.x NDPS with the Canon NDPS Gateway mean to me?|
|2. Where can I obtain the latest version of the Canon NDPS gateway?|
|3. How do I check the version of my installed Canon NDPS Gateway?|
|4. How do I uninstall the older Canon NDPS gateway?|
|5. What do the terms Printer Agent, NDPS manager, Broker and Printer Gateway all mean?|
|6. Which Canon Printers are currently supported with the Canon NDPS gateway?|
|7. Configuring NDPS Printing with the Canon NDPS Gateway. A simple overview.|
|8. Configuring NDPS Printing with the Canon NDPS Gateway. A detailed procedure.|
|9. How can I have the NDPS manager NDPS.NLM automatically load when the Netware Server starts up?|
|10. How can I upload and configure printer drivers for Click and Print with Netware 5.x 6.x NDPS Printing with the Canon NDPS Gateway.|
|11. How do I change the queue name or IP address of a NDPS Printer Agent?|
2. Where can I obtain the latest version of
the Canon NDPS gateway?
You can download it from Canon.ca
The file comes with a User guide PDF.
3. How do I check the version of my
installed Canon NDPS Gateway?
Ask the NetWare Admin for help here
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4. How do I uninstall the older Canon NDPS
5. What do the terms Printer Agent, NDPS manager, Broker and Printer Gateway all mean?
The Printer Agent
The Printer Agent combines the functions previously performed by a printer, a queue, a print server, and the spooler. It can run on a server or on the printer. For Canon printers we need it to run on the server. No printer agent can represent more than one printer and no printer can be represented by more than one printer agent.
The NDPS Manager (NDPSM.NLM)
The NDPS Manager provides a platform for printer agents that reside on the server. A NDPS manger must be created in the tree before you can create server based printer agents. A single NDPS Manager can control multiple printer agents. A specific NDPS Manager can only be loaded on one server.
Printer Gateways allow NDPS clients to send print jobs to printers that are not NDPS aware. You select and configure a gateway when you create a new printer agent.
The Broker provides some network support services not previously available. SRS, ENS, RMS. These are invisible to the ends user but the administrator should be aware of them.
More information on the Broker
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6. Which Canon Printers are currently supported with the Canon NDPS gatewayGP 200F (Peerless)
Non supported devices
Network Interface Devices(NID) ie. LC9x00, iC2220
7. Configuring NDPS Printing with the Canon
NDPS Gateway. A simple overview.
Here is a list of the steps involved
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8. Configuring NDPS Printing with the Canon
NDPS Gateway. A detailed procedure.
Here is a detailed list of the steps involved
1. Confirm the printer is running TCP/IP and LPD
Ensure your printer has a TCP/IP address and LPD is enabled
2. Ensure the NetWare 5.x server has a supported support pack* (Ask the NetWare Admin)
*Netware 5 Support Pack 6a
Netware 5.1 Support Pack 3
3. Make sure the NetWare 5.x 6.x server is running TCP/IP (Ask the NetWare Admin)
This is done by typing config at the console and looking for Ethernet_II frame type with an IP address. (Ask the Netware Admin)
(It is possible to use NDPS with IPX only. For printing to a Canon printer, TCP/IP must be installed.)
4. Ensure the NetWare server has NDPS installed (Ask the NetWare Admin)
Goto NWCONFIG, Product Options, View/Configure/Remove installed products. Have the Admin Install if necessary
5. Ensure the NetWare server has a broker running. (Ask the NetWare Admin)
A broker should have been already created during the NDPS install process.
ALT ESC your way through the console screens.
One should read NDPS Broker.
6. Install the Canon NDPS gateway. (Ask the NetWare Admin)
The Canon NDPS Gateway is small enough to fit on a floppy (1.2 MB decompressed)
Have the NetWare Admin do the following steps
- On the NetWare server type nwconfig
- Select Products Options, enter
- Select Install a product not listed, enter
- Provide the path to the Canon NDPS Gateway files
- The Canon NDPS Gateway should be automatically selected.
- Choose Accept and Continue <F10>
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7. Create a NDPS Manager. (Ask the NetWare Admin)
Ask the Netware Admin if a NDPS Manager has already been created. If so skip this section.
From a Windows Client and logged in as Administrator, start the NetWare Administrator Select the container where you wish to create the NDPS Manager Click on the object menu and select create. Select NDPS Manager and click ok. Type in the name you want to call your NDPS Manager. Browse for the server you want the manager to run on, select it and click ok. Browse for the volume you want the database to reside on, select it and click ok. Click create
8. Load and configure the NDPS Manager. (Ask the NetWare Admin)
On the NetWare Server Console, enter the following commandThe NDPS Manager program will start and a current context menu should appear.
Select the NDPS Manager name chosen in the previous step.
This should automatically start the Canon NDPS Gateway
9. Create a NDPS Printer Agent. (Ask the NetWare Admin)
From NetWare Administrator select the container where you want the NDPS printer agent to be. Click on the object menu and select create. Select NDPS Printer and click ok. Type in the name you want to call your NDPS Printer. Under 'printer agent source' select 'create a new printer agent', click create. Name the printer agent and click ok. Browse for NDPS manager. Select it and click ok. Under gateway types, select Canon NDPS Gateway. Click ok. The Canon NDPS Gateway snapin should now load Click Discover to browse the network for your printer. You may have to specify the IP address manually. Highlight your printer and select the Queue name you want to use. Click OK. When prompted for Select Printer Drivers, Highlight None for each of the OS's. In the next section we will upload and associate newer drivers.
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9. How can I have the NDPS manager
automatically load when the Netware Server starts up?
Ask the Netware Admin for help here.
To autoload the NDPS Manager when you bring up the server, add the
following line to your server's autoexec.ncf file:
load ndpsm NDPS Manager name and context
load ndpsm .ndps_manager.corp.acme (There is a space after ndpsm)
10. How can I upload and configure printer
drivers for Click and Print with Netware 5.x 6.x NDPS Printing with the
Canon NDPS Gateway.
We have already created a Click and Print page for this section.
Please go to the page here
11. How do I
change the queue name or IP address of a NDPS Printer Agent?
From the Netware console or using rconsolej do the following
Toggle to the NDPS manager
select the Printer Agent list
Select the Printer agent
Select Configurations utilities
Select the type of NDPS gateway your printer agent is currently using;
Canon NDPS Gateway
Use "Select from the List" to browse for the printer. You must also manually enter the queue name
Use Specify with IP Address to manually enter both the IP and queue name
Novell Printer Gateway
Select a printer
Select the Novell Port Handler
Select Remote Printer : LPR/TCPIP
Select IP Host
Enter the IP by either host address or host name (Use enter to move to the next octet)
Highlight LPR Printer Name hit edit it
You must now restart the Printer Agent for the changes to take effect
Escaep your way to the Printer Agent list
Select your Printer Agent
Select Status and Control
Choose Shutdown Printer
Choose Shut Down to select Start Up Printer
You are done
If you find an error or wish to comment please let meknow.