This issue goes to configuration.
I have an Epson Stylus 900G printer. I installed an Epson network card into the printer. I want to make it available on my network, but it does not want to make my life easy. The card has a black button on it which is not a reset button as I hoped. When pressed, it does provide some helpful information.
When pressed the button makes the printer produce two pages of setting and good info on the printer status/configuration as follows:
Card Type - Epson Type-B 10Base-t/100Base-TX Print Server
Serial number - (blah-blah-blah)
MAC Address - 00:00:48:B3:6F:33
Hardware - 01.00
Software - 02.11
Get IP Address - Manual
IP Address - 192.168.27.130
Subnet Mask - 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway - 192.168.27.254
Use private IP when can't do by DHCP - Disable
Set by PING - Disable
Universal Pug and Play - Disable
Universal Plug and Play Device Name - (None)
AppleTalk - Enable
Printer Name - Portable Epson 800N
Zone Name - *
Network Number Set - Auto
Network Number - 65534
Node ID - 186
Entity Type #1 - EPSONLQ2
IPP URL - http://192.168.27.130:631/epson_ipp_printer
Ignorance of the ... sections and laziness caused me to omit the details there, but if they are truly significant, I can provide them.
This printer is connected to the Ethernet port of my iBook and is not discoverable in Network Neighborhood, and the following EPSON Net! Mac utilities: Epson MacAssist (causes iBook to freeze/crash); Epson Net!2; Epson Net!3) and Epson Namer. The appropriate driver has been installed and the printer icon can be found in the Chooser (I installed for the 800, 850, and the 900 - both USB and network). when I chose any of the network options, the printer is not found. Use of the IPP URL fails as a connection times out. The behavior is the same when connected to my network hub.
The printer does work and can be used when connected via USB and selected in Chooser.
How can I connect to the printer via the Ethernet card and alter its configuration? Information on Epsons site eludes me and my inexperience on networking stymies me.