This chapter will give you an overview of printer set up and management with ezeep Dash. If you’re new to the ezeep family, I recommend that you first read the Driver Management and Profiling chapters. This will cover printer mapping, so it’s a good idea to have already invited some users to ezeep Dash. These articles will give you a good basis to come back here afterwards.
- Driver is in the driver pool
- IP address of the printer is known
Open your ezeep Dash web console and navigate to the Printer menu item. There you can use the Add Printer button to start the printer creation wizard.
Within the wizard you will be asked for the name, model and IP of the printer. You can also enter the location, a comment and information about the general functions (color, black/white, simplex, duplex) if you wish.
Note: The “Settings” are for information purposes only. This does not set any default settings.
In the next step you can select the driver and driver profile for your printer. You can use a drop-down menu to select suitable entries or even add a new driver if you don’t find what you’re looking for.
The last step is to assign the printer. Which user or which user group should receive this printer? You can use the drop-down menu to select which option you want to use. Mixed operation is also possible.
If you have added a user or a user group, you are of course free to add more. Furthermore, you can now specify who should receive this printer as the default printer. If you don’t set a default printer, this decision is left to the user.
If you want to add more information, you can go back to the previous steps or edit this information later. If you are satisfied, you can use the Done button to create your printer and return to the printer overview. If you check the Add more checkbox, the wizard will start again and you can configure the next printer.
Editing Printer Settings
Once a printer has been set up, its settings can of course be edited again at a later time. To do this, open your ezeep Dash web console and select the menu item Printer. Mark the printer you want to edit with one click. This will open the information dialog for your printer on the right side of your browser. Here you can edit the settings that were already queried when the printer was created by clicking on the individual tabs. In addition, there is the IP Areas tab.
Select the tab where changes are required and click Edit.
If you don’t need a printer anymore and want to delete it from your pool, open your ezeep Dash web console and select the menu item Printer.
Select the printer you want to delete and click on the 3 option points in the upper right corner. From there you can click the Delete Printer button and your device will be removed from your pool.
Assign Printers by IP Area
In addition to the ability to assign printers to individual users or user groups, ezeep Dash offers another and much more dynamic way to bring your printers to the right users. The possibility is to distribute your printers via IP ranges. The prerequisite for this is that your organization is already divided into different subnets. Assuming that this is the case, ezeep Dash offers you a tool to configure your printer distribution so that the right printers follow the user.
It’s Monday and Anton is working in your Coworking space in Berlin, where the printers in the Berlin IP-range are automatically made available. Anton is happy and can print. But on Tuesday he checks in at your coworking space in Munich. This is no problem for you, because by assigning printers via the IP range, Anton is automatically assigned to the printers in Munich without any intervention and the Berlin printers are removed. Anton is still happy and can still print.
The configuration of the printer assignment according to IP areas can be found in your ezeep Dash web console under the menu item Printer. Select the printers you want to assign to a certain IP area and switch to the IP ranges tab in the settings dialog on the right side.
A click on Add IP range opens the input mask in which you can specify an IP range. With the confirmation on Add the process is finished. You can also assign several IP ranges to your printers.
You must have previously assigned the printer(s) to a user or user group. Simply specifying an IP range without user assignment does not work.