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Registered: ‎11-20-2017
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How to setup IPP on VersaLink c405

Hi,

 

I am trying to set up IPP on a VersaLink printer, so I can print remotely from a Windows10 pc, and am having problems. I have not done this before, so I would really appreciate any advice.

I have set up a DDNS service and reserved the printer's IP on the router, and setup port forwarding so I can access the printers web service from anywhere. I can log in remotely as admin without problems (and yes, I have changed the default password!)

 

All the IPP settings are default, so everything except TBCP filter is enabled, and the ports are 631, 80 and 443 and the IPv4 hostname for the printer is 'XC-xxxxxx' and DDNS hostname is 'xxxxxxx.ddns.net'

 

When I try to connect to the printer in Windows, I go to Add Printers and Scanners, click Add and click 'The printer that I want isn't listed'. This brings up the Add Printer dialog, and this is as far as I can get. What do I use for the printer name - I've tried 'https://xxxxxxxx.ddns.net:443/printers/XC-xxxxxx/.printer' and various combinations but nothing will connect.
If I go to 'Add printer using a hostname or TCP/IP address', I type in the hostname xxxxxx.ddns.net (which fills the port name box in with the same string) and attempts to detect the port, or I can add the port after the hostname, but either way I get a dialog with 'the device is not found on the network'. Can anyone tell me what the correct settings are please?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Analyst Nation Moderator
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Registered: ‎11-25-2013

Re: How to setup IPP on VersaLink c405

Did you enable IPP in Windows? It isn't by default and would explain why it can't see the printer.

 

Once that is enabled Windows side, the printer will be at http://printer-ip-address:631

As for your forwarding, you would need to port forward on your router from your external IP on a specific port to forward traffic to the address of the printer with port 631.

 

 

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Re: How to setup IPP on VersaLink c405

Many thanks, it was a port forwarding issue. The printer connections page says that the HTTP ports are alternates, so I was trying to use those incorrectly.
Also, I was trying to use an address of http://ip:631/printername and this did not work, it is just http://ip:631/ but the final slash is necessary.
Thanks once again.
Analyst Nation Moderator
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Registered: ‎11-25-2013

Re: How to setup IPP on VersaLink c405

Yeah, printername doesn't exist on a printer, that would be for people using a print server where the IP is the server, and the printername is the Queue itself.

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