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Xircom Pocket Eth Print Server & INW411

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Does anyone have any info on how to configure the above item to an Intranetware 4.11 network ? Is it possible? I keep getting an error when configuring it via its software (v3.21).

"Can not log into file server."
User is valid with supervisor rights.

Cheers. CR
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by:paulnic
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does the device have a part number or model number?

All i could find listed on Xircom's website is a Pocket Token Ring Print Server.  See

http://www.xircom.com/tech/software/items.html#Xircom Classic Adapter Software
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by:brosenb0
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What is generating the error, the Xircom print server when it attempts to login or your workstation when the configuration software is attempting to create the queue directory & queue object ?

If it is your workstation that cannot login then it may be as simple as no connections available on the server.  The new Novell clients typically do not report that a connection slot was not available on the server.  Verify your connection by checking that it is 'Normal' (using monitor).  If it is 'Authenticated' then you do not have a licensed connection to the server .

If it is the print server that can't login then how old is the print server ?  Does it support NDS ?  If not then you may need a flash firmware upgrade.

Check your frame types.  The ethernet driver on the server may be set to an Ethernet_II or Ethernet_802.2 frame.  If the print server has defaulted to an ethernet_802.3 frame, it won't be able to talk to the server (typically).  The same goes for your workstation.  Verify the frame types on the server using INETCFG.NLM & the print server config. util.

GoodLuck,
BR
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by:Chris Ripoll
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paulnic,

The model is PEPS1-10BT. I have searched the Xircom site to no avail.

BR,

I can log into the server without problems. The problem is that when configuring the Xircom via its' software (psetup.exe), you get a screen where you put a login name and password. No matter which user you enter it gives the same error. Somehow I don't think the S/W recognises that it is logged into the network. I have tried loggin in in bindery mode as well. VLMs' and NETX.

CR
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paulnic earned 150 total points
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I like BR's idea of making sure the print server and file server are both talking 802.3 frames...it's possible the print server may only support 802.3 since that was the Novell standard for years.

Also, make sure there's a bindery context set on the server for the container in which the print server user exists.

Also, even if just for testing, try setting the print server to use the ID actually called "SUPERVISOR", not just an equivalent.  This is generally a bindery-only ID on 4.x servers, and can sometimes force a bindery-mode connection, which the print server needs.

Last but not least, make sure the queue you're connecting to has been defined as a BINDERY-MODE queue.  Run the text utility PCONSOLE, and check on the opening screen to see how to toggle between bindery and NDS modes.  Until you can see the queue when you're in bindery mode, the Xircom also won't see it.

Oh, and if you're really desperate <smile>, call Xircom tech support and ask to speak with someone who was around when they sold the PEPS1-10BT.  I can email you contact info for a Xircom tech I met last fall if you like.

Peace^^Paul


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by:Chris Ripoll
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paulnic,

The server is running both frame types and the bindery context is set correctly. I have created a "supervisor" user and loged in under DOS with the /b option. The queue object is irrelevant at the moment as I can not get to that stage yet. I have tested this unit in the past on a 3.12 server with no problems.

As you can see it is very dificult due to it being an unpopular device. I guess I'm trying to say "I'm desparate"!! If you could forward me those details it may put this to rest.

My mail=chrisrip@ozemail.com.au

PS I'll mail you the solution if I find one.
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