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Server or not

I have to buy a new printer and it will be a Brother 2140 or 2170! would I be better with the cheaper and a server or one with the server built in?

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    Thanks for that sound advice.

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I think you should go with the one that has a built-in print server. The main reason is that the build-in print server will allow you to view the status of the printer such as the ink level, page count and paper jam location. It will also allow you to configure the printer remotely with a userfriendly interface.

An external print server will only enable you to print through the network and not configure the printer.

According to Brother's web site, the price difference between the 2140 and the 2170 is about $30. An external print server usualy cost more than that.

Hope this helps.

Posted on May 20, 2008

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If you wish to reset the print server back to its default factory settings (resetting all information such as the password and IP address information), please follow these steps. Before you factory reset the print server, we recommend that you print a configuration page before resetting the print server.
<For BRAdmin Professional ver.2.xx Users>
Start the BRAdmin Professional utility, by clicking Start => All Programs or Programs => Brother Administrator Utilities => Brother BRAdmin Professional Utilities => BRAdmin Professional.
  1. From the main BRAdmin screen double click the appropriate printer.
  2. Enter the print server password (The default password is "access").
  3. Click the Control tab
  4. Click the Restore Factory Defaults button
  5. Click the OK button when you have read the warning message.
  6. The print server will then reset back to its default values.

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<For BRAdmin Professional ver.3.xx Users>

  1. Start the BRAdmin Professional utility, by clicking Start => All Programs or Programs => Brother Administrator Utilities => Brother BRAdmin Professional 3 => BRAdmin Professional 3.
  2. From the main BRAdmin screen double click the appropriate machine.
  3. Enter the print server password (The default password is "access").
  4. Click Network Configuration tab, Control Panel and select Set Default.
  5. Click on Submit button.
  6. The print server will then reset back to its default values.

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Via a web browser
Because web based management requires the TCP/IP protocol for communication, any reset option you see when managing the machine with a web browser, will not reset the IP address details that are set. If you wish to totally reset all the print server parameters we recommend you reset the print server by using the BRAdmin application.
To reset the print server (excluding TCP/IP parameters) follow these steps:
  1. Connect to the printer using a web browser.
  2. Click Network Configuration.
  3. Enter the print server password (the print server password is detailed in the user guide for the print server) if it's applicable.
  4. Click the Set Default link or Reset Print Server.
Via the control panel (only for network ready models)
  1. Make sure the machine is not operating, then disconnect all the cables from the machine (except power cable).
  2. Press the Menu or Menu/Set key on the control panel.
  3. Press up or down navigation key to select LAN or Network and press Set, Menu/Set or OK.
  4. Press up or down navigation key to select Factory Reset or Network Reset and press Set, Menu/Set or OK.
  5. Select Reset.
  6. Select Yes.
  7. The machine will re-start, re-connect cables once this is complete.

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What you want is the HP 2101NW
Unfortunately, this product has been discontinued by HP themselves, but you may be able to find a store that has old stock, or find one on EBAY.
The easier solution is to share it across the network from a workstation that is always on, or make a print server workstation out of an old PC or laptop that will do nothing but share the printer across the network.
You can buy an older PC to use for this function cheaper in many cases than buying a standalone print server. I did this myself for ages using a laptop I picked up for $50. The laptop wasn't good for much more than a print server, but as a print server it worked flawlessly. The laptop would wirelessly connect to the network and was USB wired to the printer, which it shared across the network.
NOTE: you will be limited to PRINT ONLY under these situations.
If I recall correctly, the only way to have full functionality is with the 2101NW which as I said is now discontinued, but was an amazing product in it's day!

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  1. Start the BRAdmin Professional utility, by clicking Start => All Programs or Programs => Brother Administrator Utilities => Brother BRAdmin Professional Utilities => BRAdmin Professional.
  2. From the main BRAdmin screen double click the appropriate printer.
  3. Enter the print server password (The default password is "access").
  4. Click the Control tab
  5. Click the Restore Factory Defaults button
  6. Click the OK button when you have read the warning message.
  7. The print server will then reset back to its default values.

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  1. Start the BRAdmin Professional utility, by clicking Start => All Programs or Programs => Brother Administrator Utilities => Brother BRAdmin Professional 3 => BRAdmin Professional 3.
  2. From the main BRAdmin screen double click the appropriate machine.
  3. Enter the print server password (The default password is "access").
  4. Click Network Configuration tab, Control Panel and select Set Default.
  5. Click on Submit button.
  6. The print server will then reset back to its default values.

    bradmin4.gif



Via a web browser

Because web based management requires the TCP/IP protocol for communication, any reset option you see when managing the machine with a web browser, will not reset the IP address details that are set. If you wish to totally reset all the print server parameters we recommend you reset the print server by using the BRAdmin application.

To reset the print server (excluding TCP/IP parameters) follow these steps:

  1. Connect to the printer using a web browser.
  2. Click Network Configuration.
  3. Enter the print server password (the print server password is detailed in the user guide for the print server) if it's applicable.
  4. Click the Set Default link or Reset Print Server.

Via the control panel (only for network ready models)
  1. Make sure the machine is not operating, then disconnect all the cables from the machine (except power cable).
  2. Press the Menu or Menu/Set key on the control panel.
  3. Press up or down navigation key to select LAN or Network and press Set, Menu/Set or OK.
  4. Press up or down navigation key to select Factory Reset or Network Reset and press Set, Menu/Set or OK.
  5. Select Reset.
  6. Select Yes.
  7. The machine will re-start, re-connect cables once this is complete. please rate it

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