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Options to Configure a Printer on an IBM System i
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Software version: 5.4.5, 6.1, 6.1.1, 7.1, There are many ways in which a printer might be configured; it depends on V3R2M0, V4R4M0, the type of printer, the capabilities of the printer, and how the printer is V4R5M0, V5R1M0, attached. This document discusses the most common methods of V5R2M0, V5R3M0, configuring a printer on an IBM System i and the general requirements for V5R3M5, V5R4M0, each method. For more specific information on requirements, see the V5R4M5, V6R1M0, documents listed under each method. The documents listed in this V6R1M1 document are available at the following Web site: http://as400service.rochester.ibm.com/s_dir/slkbase.NSF . This document was last updated on 09/07/2010. Operating system(s): OS/400 Reference #: 22393632 Modified date: 2010-09-07

If Your Printer Is Attached to the Network Using TCP/IP

If your printer is attached to the network and is using TCP/IP to connect, the options for configuring the printer are: o o o o o A Remote Output Queue (RMTOUTQ) A *LAN 3812 PJL device description A *LAN 3812 SNMP device description A *LAN 3812 IPP device description A *LAN *IPDS device description

For information on ASCII printers from various manufacturers, in particular on whether they can be configured using a *LAN 3812 PJL device description, *LAN 3812 SNMP device description, *LAN 3812 IPP device description, or Remote Output Queue (RMTOUTQ), refer to the following documents in the Rochester Support Center knowledgebase: 17690939, Information on Printers from Various Manufacturers : 11944305, Version 5 Printer Model Settings for Host Print Transform (HPT): The requirements for all network-attached printers using TCP/IP are that the network adapter is compatible with the printer and it has a static TCP/IP address. The sections on the various options will list some additional requirements for that type of configuration.

1 Remote Output Queue or SNDTCPSPLF and LPR Commands Support for printing using the TCP/IP Line Printer Requester (LPR) and Line Printer Daemon (LPD) protocols is available in the base code for V2R3M0 (R230) OS/400 and above for the Send TCP/IP Spooled File (SNDTCPSPLF or LPR ) command, and in the base code for V3R1M0 (R310) OS/400 and above for Remote Output Queues (RMTOUTQs). Support for Remote Output Queues, as well as the SNDTCPSPLF and commands, is largely dependent on the internal network interface card (NIC) or external print server used with the printer. Therefore, this column is as much of a statement about the NIC or print server typically shipped with the printer, than it is about the printer itself. If it is unclear whether the NIC, print server, or printer supports LPR/LPD, contact the manufacturer.
LPR

For more information on Remote Output Queues, refer to the following documents: 8983237, Configuring a Remote Output Queue (RMTOUTQ):

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=nas1455975a3bf2ac71e862569f9006ba... 2/10/2011

If it is unclear whether the NIC. Capabilities and Limitations of Remote Output Queues (RMTOUTQs): 7995114. and was added to V3R7M0 (R370) OS/400 through PTFs. Configuring a Remote Output Queue (RMTOUTQ) to a Thermal Label Printer: 24305723.wss?uid=nas1455975a3bf2ac71e862569f9006ba. If it is unclear whether the NIC. refer to the following documents: 19932815. Using Host Print Transform (HPT) With an *LAN Device Description: 3 *LAN 3812 SNMP Device Description The term SNMP refers to Simple Network Management Protocol. PJL allows for two-way communication with the printer when attached to the LAN using a print server that also supports bidirectional PJL. For more information on *LAN 3812 SNMP device descriptions. For more information on *LAN 3812 PJL device descriptions. print server or printer supports PJL. Configuration Settings and Error Messages for Remote Output Queues (RMTOUTQs): 14143423.com/support/docview. Recommended SNMP Port Number Values for *LAN 3812 SNMP Device Descriptions: http://www-01.ibm. Configuring a *LAN 3812 Device Description that Uses the LPR Print Driver (TSPLPRD) Exit Program: 12594243. Support for the SNMP print driver is largely dependent on the internal network interface card (NIC) or external print server used with the printer. Support for the PJL print driver is available in the base code for V4R1M0 (R410) OS/400 and above. Support for the PJL print driver is largely dependent on the internal network interface card (NIC) or external print server used with the printer. Configuring a *LAN 3812 PJL Device Description: 12454128. Configuring a *LAN 3812 SNMP Device Description: 19934440. contact the manufacturer. Using Host Print Transform (HPT) with a Remote Output Queue (RMTOUTQ): 2 *LAN 3812 PJL Device Description The term PJL refers to the Printer Job Language protocol from HP. 2/10/2011 . TSPRWPR Remote Writer Page Range Support Exit Program: 11401901. Creating a Dummy Device Description to Use with a Remote Output Queue (RMTOUTQ): 18762910.Options to Configure a Printer on an IBM System i Page 2 of 5 24291009. Recommended Remote Printer Queue Values for Remote Output Queues (RMTOUTQs): 19254944.. and was added to V4R3M0 (R430) and V4R4M0 (R440) OS/400 through PTFs. Configuring a Remote Output Queue (RMTOUTQ) to Another IBM System i System Using TCP/IP: 8233537. print server or printer supports SNMP. contact the manufacturer.. refer to the following documents: 8695149.IBM . SNMP allows for two-way communication with the printer when attached to the LAN using a print server that also supports SNMP. Recommended PJL Port Number Values for *LAN 3812 PJL Device Descriptions: 14461435. Support for the SNMP print driver is available in the base code for V4R5M0 (R450) OS/400 and above. Configuration Settings and Error Messages for *LAN 3812 PJL Device Descriptions: 7532429.

refer to the following documents: 27285732. print server or printer supports IPP. controller. For more information on *LAN *IPDS device descriptions. or that it is a Lexmark printer with an internal Lexmark network card. Support for the IPP Print Driver is largely dependent on the internal network interface card (NIC) or external print server used with the printer. The Lexlink protocol cannot be routed across networks.ibm. IPDS allows for two-way communication with the printer when attached to the LAN.com/support/docview. such as the Lexmark MarkNet XLE or the MarkNet Pro. and device http://www-01. Recommended Remote Location (RMTLOCNAME) Values for *LAN 3812 IPP Device Descriptions: 27295239. Configuring Internal and External *LEXLINK Device Descriptions: If Your Printer Is Attached to the Network and Using SNA The requirements for printing using SNA are that a communications line. 2/10/2011 .. IBM Print Services Facility (PSF/400) is required for network-attached IPDS printers. provided the printer has the IPDS feature installed and using an internal print server that allows the IPDS data stream to pass through to the printer. refer to the following documents: 8234913. Support for IPDS Printing via Lexmark Optra Printer Using TCP/IP: 8063814. Configuring a *LAN 3812 IPP Device Description: 27285056. Configuring a *LAN IPDS Device Description: 24475739. so the router would need to be configured to bridge the Lexlink protocol.. Using the 7913 Brick for TCP/IP AFP Printer Attachment to the AS/400 System: 24483927. Using Host Print Transform (HPT) With an *LAN Device Description: 5 *LAN *IPDS Device Description The term IPDS refers to the Intelligent Printer Data Stream. Configuration Settings and Error Messages for *LAN 3812 SNMP Device Descriptions: 7532429. For more information on *LAN 3812 IPP device descriptions.IBM . IPP allows for twoway communication with the printer when attached to the LAN using a print server that also supports IPP.wss?uid=nas1455975a3bf2ac71e862569f9006ba. If it is unclear whether the NIC. Recommended IPDS Port Number Values for *LAN IPDS Device Descriptions: 7992809. Using Host Print Transform (HPT) With an *LAN Device Description: 4 *LAN 3812 IPP Device Description The term IPP refers to the Internet Print Protocol. Configuration Settings and Error Messages for *LAN 3812 IPP Device Descriptions: 7532429. contact the manufacturer. refer to the following document: 17604455. For information on configuring *LAN 3812 Lexlink device descriptions. Configuration Settings and Error Messages for *LAN IPDS Device Descriptions: If Your Printer Is Attached to the Network and Using the Lexlink Protocol The requirement for this configuration is that the printer is attached to a Lexmark network adapter that can use the Lexlink protocol.Options to Configure a Printer on an IBM System i Page 3 of 5 19935220. Support for the IPP Print Driver is available in the base code for V5R2M0 (R520) OS/400.

Host Print Transform can be turned on after the device description has been configured. iSeries Access for Windows: Configuring a PC5250 Printer Session: 17211755.IBM . The system value QAUTOCFG must be turned on.Basic Troubleshooting Process: If Your Printer Is Twinax Attached If the printer is twinax attached to a dumb terminal or to a controller. For a printer attached to a dumb terminal. If the printer is attached to a 5294 or 5394 controller. it will autoconfigure if it is a 5494 controller. Advanced Function Printing can be turned on if the Print Services Facility (PSF/400) is installed. Client Access Express: Configuring a PC5250 Printer Session: 8694509. For additional assistance configuring or troubleshooting SNA.com/support/docview..ibm. it must be configured manually. For information on configuring devices on a remote workstation controller. 2/10/2011 . SNADS . Capabilities and Limitations of Client Access Express Printing: 6163631. Client Access Express: Configuring a PC5250 Multiple Sessions Batch File: 13730932. This emulation program can be IBM iSeries Access or some other emulation program that can create a printer session and configure a device on the IBM i system. 5394 Detailed Configuration for X. The address set for the printer must be available. refer to the following documents: http://www-01. Refer to the documentation for the version of Client Access or iSeries Access for the requirements. refer to the following documents: 23355320. refer to the following documents: 18120337. Printer Passthrough or Remote Output Queues: 7995114.Options to Configure a Printer on an IBM System i Page 4 of 5 description are configured for APPC or APPN support. Windows 95/98/NT: Configuring a PC5250 Printer Session: 15365924. the Mail Server Framework job QMSF.25 (No OS/400 Information): For ASCII printers. 5394 Detailed Configuration for X.wss?uid=nas1455975a3bf2ac71e862569f9006ba. contact the RWS queue. If the printer is twinax attached to a remote workstation controller. and the Object Distribution job QNFTP all must be active. refer to the following documents: 11855333. For information on configuration communicating over SNADS. Creating a Dummy Device Description to Use With a Remote Output Queue (RMTOUTQ): 12051129. some additional setup might need to be done on the dumb terminal.. For information on configuring an AS/400 NetServer or iSeries NetServer print share. If Your Printer Is Attached to a PC An emulation program must be run on the PC to allow the IBM i system (or IBM iSeries system) to print to it. The appropriate Manufacturer Type and Model for the printer must be specified. For IPDS printers. The type of emulation program used might have its own special requirements. Configuring a PC5250 Multiple Sessions Batch File: If You Are Printing from a PC to a Printer on an IBM i System Depending upon the version of System i Access for Windows (also known as iSeries Access for Windows or Client Access/400 in earlier versions). the IBM-supplied subsystems QSNADS and QSYSWRK. For additional assistance configuring a printer on one of the remote workstation controllers.21 (No OS/400 Information): 18111333. Configure SNADS and Setting Up SNA Distribution Services : 12844012. For information on printing on a PC running Client Access/400. contact the Peer queue. Also. the best way to configure this is to let it autoconfigure. the printer can be installed on the PC as a network printer or it can be set up under IBM AS/400 NetServer or IBM iSeries NetServer. so refer to the documentation for the program. Refer to Rochester Support knowledgebase document # 6163631 for additional information on connection and configuration methods not mentioned here. Support for PC5250 Printer Sessions Over TCP/IP (and Its Alternatives): 29263358.

com are trademarks of International Business Machines Corp. Consult the Terms of use link for trademark information.com/s_dir/slkbase. Getting Started with iSeries NetServer: 15222518. Copyright and trademark information IBM.shtml. Copyright © 1996. Adding a Printer that Uses an iSeries NetServer Share: 16965557. store the PDF file is a *USERASCII spooled file. 2003. http://www-01. 2000. but not limited to. refer to the following document which summarizes all of the reference materials available for this product: 337462692. A current list of IBM trademarks is available on the Web at "Copyright and trademark information" at www. Support for Various ASCII Printers: Recommended Fixes (PTFs) For a list of the latest PTFs refer to the Recommended Fixes Web site. By furnishing this document. Finding Additional Information for Infoprint Server and PDF Mapping Exit Programs : Additional Documents 17690939.nsf/recommendedfixes System i Support IBM disclaims all warranties.ibm. whether express or implied.wss?uid=nas1455975a3bf2ac71e862569f9006ba.1998. IBM grants no licenses to any related patents or copyrights. 2002.com/support/docview. Any trademarks and product or brand names referenced in this document are the property of their respective owners. store the PDF file in a stream file in the Integrated File System (IFS).. the IBM logo and ibm. For information on configuring a *LAN IPDS device description and PSF Configuration (PSFCFG) object that uses Infoprint Server to convert spooled files to PDF. refer to the following documents: 26431812: Configuring a *LAN IPDS Device Description for E-Mail Function of InfoPrint Server 399896086: Configuring an *IPDS Device Description for PDF Transform Function of IBM Infoprint Server (Without a Mapping Object) For more information on Infoprint Server..ibm. the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. registered in many jurisdictions worldwide. 2/10/2011 . or a combination of these.1997. 2001. 2007. Other product and service names might be trademarks of IBM or other companies.IBM . 2008. 2009. 2005. Installing a Network Printer on Windows NT: If You Are Converting Spooled Files to PDF instead of Printing them to a Printer The IBM Infoprint Server for iSeries product (5722IP1) that can be used to convert spooled files to Adobe Acrobat PDF format and optionally send the PDF file in an email.. IBM iSeries NetServer Security Requirements for Printing: 14385318.Options to Configure a Printer on an IBM System i Page 5 of 5 11600129. 1999. 2006. refer to the following documents: 10024335. which is available at: http://www-912. 2010 IBM Corporation. Configuring Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP to Fax PC Output Using Fax/400 and IBM iSeries NetServer: For information on configuring a Network Printer using R320 Client Access for Windows 95/NT (5769-XD1). 2004. Creating iSeries NetServer Printer Shares: 14323730. including.ibm.com/legal/copytrade. Installing a Network Printer on Windows 95/98: 13180855.

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