I have five new OKI ML280 printers with factory installed serial interface. When I print the configuration page, it only shows parralel interface. Does anyone know how to get the printer to recognise the serial interface?
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*IF*....Not without additional wireless hardware in your network. It only comes with a "wired" connection.
You would need a Wireless Router, (or a Router and a Wireless Access Point,) to which you would run an Ethernet cable from your Printer to it. You then can use the on-screen menu to program the Ethernet interface with a Static local IP address, manually. I didn't check, but some printers have configuration software for this that will let you do the configuring within a webpage.
Once that is done, the printer drivers must be installed on all PC's you wish to connect it to, regardless of their connection method.
To change the settings, make sure you have a good ribbon installed.
Press the MODE button. The SEL light will go out. Menu light will come on.
Press the GROUP button until the printer prints something like:
Serial Interface Parity None
To change the Parity, press SET. A new line will print as:
Serial Interface Parity Odd
Press SET until the Item is the one you want.
Then Press the ITEM button. It will then print:
Serial Interface Serial Data 7 or 8 bits 8
Again if you want to change it, press SET. Otherwise go to the next Item.
Continue using the ITEM button to choose the item you want to review or change and the SET button to change the selection.
When you have made all the changes verify by going through all of the items with the ITEM button. When you are satisfied, Press the MODE button to save all of the changes. (The Menu light will go out.)
This printer will print with the Windows Generic/Text driver. It can also be set to print with IBM or Epson FX drivers. Follow these steps:
1. Press on the "SHIFT" Button, while holding it down press the SEL Button. The "SEL" Indicator will light up.
2. On the controll pannel, press the "PARK"
Button. The Printer will print a Setup Page.
The last line that is printed will be what it is
set to - ML or IBM or FX.
3. With the "TEAR" button you can set it to
the driver you want.
4. To save the config you selected, Hold the "SHIFT" Button and press the "SEL" button.
The "SEL" indicator will turn off and save the configuration.
I would hazard a guess that the printer is connected via the serial interface.....
If this is the case you either have a problem with you serial interface settings or the serial cable pin configuration does not match the printers serial interface pin configuration..
I would recommend printing a MENU print on the MT661 and check the serial interface settings these NEED TO MATCH THE HOST SYSTEM
To print a menu print.
Put the printer OFFLINE
Press the DOWN ARROW to HELP
A menu print will be printed look for things like Protocol, Baud Rate, Data Bits, Stop Bits etc
These need to be set to match the host computer system.
print the self-test, push the feed botton while powering on...
you can see there the serial interface...
baud rate, data bits, parity, stop bit etc...
then go to the printer and faxes,
right click the epson driver and click properties...
go to the ports window...
click on the epson tm u220 reciept.
click configure port...
adjust the baud rate as same as in the self test...
Thanks. I actually found out that it had never been configured - here is the standard factory access info:
All Oki network printing devices support configuration changes via a standard web browser such as Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator. When applying a configuration change to a device the user is prompted for a user name and password. The following details should be entered:
User Name: root
Password: last six digits of the MAC address*
*You can find the MAC address on the network
summary web page or by printing off a menu
from the printer.