Selecting PServer or RPrinter/NPrinter Mode
Your OkiLAN 6200e supports both PServer and NPrinter mode. There are several factors to consider when choosing which mode to use.
In PServer mode, the OkiLAN 6200e operates as the print server. It services specified queues on the network. In RPrinter mode, the NetWare Print Server NLM or EXE is in control.
Requires one NetWare user connection per OkiLAN 6200e.
Requires no user connection.
Easier to set up. Requires fewer steps.
More steps to set up, but works well with existing utilities.
Separate print server node, print server functions, and NetWare print server software not required.
Requires NetWare print server software. Integrates with NetWare print utilities.
Printer status is reported via messages sent to client nodes. Job status is available via job notification. Printer status available via OkiNet utilities.
Printer status is reported via PCONSOLE, PSC, and print server screen. Job status is reported via the print server screen, PSC, job notification.
Without superior intervention, other printers cannot access data sent to the queues. Data can be password protected from the file server to the printer.
Data can be password protected from the file server to the printer.