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Updated 06 23 2004

Netware 5.x 6.x NDPS Printing with the Canon NDPS Gateway


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?

 
1.  What does Netware 5.x 6.x NDPS printing with the Canon NDPS Gateway mean to me?
Canon has made available a NDPS gateway for Netware 5.x 6.x NDPS printing.
The gateway provides a simple interface and greater amount of control in the Netware 5.x 6.x NDPS environment.

The Netware Server must be the following
Netware 5 with Support Pack 6a
Netware 5.1 with Support Pack 3 or later
Netware 6

The Canon NDPS gateway has been tested and approved with
Netware 5.1
NetWare 5.1 Support Pack 4
Netware 6
Netware 6 Support Pack 1


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

  1. If the NDPS Manager (NDPSM.NLM) is not running, start it by typing ndpsm at the Server Console
  2. The NDPS Manager should start the Canon NDPS gateway.
  3. On the Netware Console, use the Alt-Esc keys to browse for Canon NDPS Gateway
  4. Let go of the keys and you should see Canon NDPS Gateway V...


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4.  How do I uninstall the older Canon NDPS gateway?
Log in as administrator to the Netware server
Unload the Canon NDPS Gateway
Refer to the Canon NDPS gateway documentation (PDF) for the list of files you must delete.  Click here to see all versions of the Canon NDPS Gateway documentation (English PDF and Readme)
No rebooting is required


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
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
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 gateway

GP 200F  (Peerless)
iR 210 Network Printer Board-D1/E1
iR 105
iR 330 400
iR 550 600
iR 1600-2000
iR 2200-3300
iR 2200i-3300i
iR 5000 6000
iR 5000i-6000i
iR 5000-6000-L1
iR7200
iR 8500
iR 105/8500/7200-M1

LBP-1760
LBP-2460
iC 3170 Series with EB52
iC 4000

iC C2100
iR C2020-2050
CLBP460
ColorPASS Z40/40e/60 (MIB patch file is required for ColorPASS-Z40 and Z60 System ver.1)
ColorPASS Z60 System v2.03 (patch not needed)
ColorPASS Z600 v1.02

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
 

  1. Confirm the printer is running TCP/IP and LPD
  2. Ensure the Netware 5.x server has a supported support pack*
  3. Make sure the Netware 5.x 6.x server is running TCP/IP
  4. Ensure the NetWare server has NDPS installed
  5. Ensure the NetWare server has a broker running
  6. Install the Canon NDPS gateway
  7. Create a NDPS Manager
  8. Load and configure the NDPS Manager
  9. Create a NDPS Printer Gateway
  10. Upload and configure printer drivers for point and print
*Netware 5 Support Pack 6a
Netware 5.1 Support Pack 3


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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

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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 command

  • ndpsm
  • The 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 NDPS.NLM automatically load when the Netware Server starts up?
    Ask the Netware Admin for help here.
    Add this line to the Autoexec.ncf
    ndpsm.nlm .or.oru.cn

    .or is the organization
    .oru us the organizational unit
    .cn is the common name
     
     

    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 configuration
    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
    or
    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


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