Network settings

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In the ThinPrint Hub’s web console under the menu item Network, you will find the following options:

  • Identification: Functions to better identify the device in the network
  • IPv4 Settings: Functions for addressing the device in the network
  • IPv6 Settings: Displays the Hub’s automatically generated IPv6 address
  • IEEE 802.1x authentication: Enable the IEEE 802.1X authentication for the Hub logging on to other devices (typically in conjunction with a Radius server)
  • Hub Monitoring: Configure which version of the SNMP protocol should be used to monitor the ThinPrint Hub
  • Remote Management: Centrally manage ThinPrint Hubs or Personal Printing Release Stations with Stratodesk NoTouch Center or ThinPrint Hub Remote Management.
  • Cloud Connect: Publish printers of this hub for cloud printing with ezeep Blue

Note:
Starting with firmware version 1.8 it is possible to remotely configure ThinPrint Hubs using the (on premises installed) Stratodesk NoTouch Center. On this, use Remote Management→ Central Remote Management.
As of firmware version 1.16 you can also manage ThinPrint Hubs via the cloud-based ezeep Blue portal; to do so, log in to ezeep Blue and assign the Hub to your Organization there. Then select Remote Management→ Cloud Management.

Identification

The Identification menu in the ThinPrint Hub’s web console offers the following functions to better identify the device in the network:

Menu Function
Hostname the ThinPrint Hub’s hostname (contains the last six digits of the MAC address by default)
Comments field for comments on the hostname
MAC address MAC address display
Location the location information for the ThinPrint Hub
Save saves the entries
Cancel cancels the operation

the Hub’s network identification

IPv4 Settings

This web console menu offers the following functions for addressing the device in the network:

Menu Function
Use DHCP a dynamic IPv4 address is assigned automatically from a DHCP server

Manual configuration

a static IPv4 address will be entered manually
Note: In this case, remember to maintain your DNS.

Address

the ThinPrint Hub’s IP address or hostname

Subnet mask

the subnet mask for the IPv4 address

Gateway

the gateway address of the subnet

DNS server 1

the IPv4 address of the first-requested DNS server

DNS server 2

the IPv4 address of the second-requested DNS server

DNS search domain

• Domain name
• Suffix for generating the Fully Qualified Domain Names (FQDN) – usu­ally from the hostname and domain name
Save saves the entries
Cancel cancels the operation

the Hub’s IPv4 configuration

IPv6 Settings

This web console menu displays the Hub’s automatically generated IPv6 address.

 the Hub’s IPv6 auto-configuration

IEEE 802.1x authentication

In this website console menu you can enable the IEEE 802.1X authentication for the Hub logging on to other devices (typically in conjunction with a Radius server). You can choose between the following authentication methods:

  • MD5
  • TLS
  • TTLS
  • PEAP

Note! If you need certificates for the authentication you have to upload them first in the certificates store using the web console menu Certificates.

MD5 (only for test purposes)

 MD5 configuration

Menu Function
User name user name which will be used for identification at RADIUS server
Password password which will be used for authentication at the RADIUS server

TLS

Menu Function

Root or interme­diate certificate

You have to choose a root or intermediate certificate which you’ve already uploaded to the certificate store of the hub.

Note! If you choose an intermediate certificate, the root certificate has to be uploaded to the certificate store as well.

Client certificate

A user certificate matching the root or intermediate certificate must be specified. See the section Creating an IEEE 802.1x certificate for the Hub.

TTLS

Menu Function
User name user name which will be used for identification at RADIUS server
Password password which will be used for authentication at the RADIUS server
Outer authentication You can choose between the following authentication methods:
• PEAP label 0
• PEAP label 1
• PEAPv0
• PEAPv1
Inner authentication You can choose between the following authentication methods:
• PAP
• CHAP
• MS-CHAPv2
• EAP-MD5 (only for test purposes)
Root or interme­diate certificate You have to choose a root or intermediate certificate which you’ve already uploaded to the certificate store of the hub.

Note! If you choose an intermediate certificate, the root certificate has to be uploaded to the certificate store as well.

Client certificate password which will be used for authentication at the RADIUS server

PEAP

Menu Function

User name

user name which will be used for identification at RADIUS server
Password password which will be used for authentication at the RADIUS server
Outer authentication You can choose between the following authentication methods:
• PEAP label 0
• PEAP label 1
• PEAPv0
• PEAPv1
Inner authentication You can choose between the following authentication methods:
• PAP
• CHAP
• MS-CHAPv2
• EAP-MD5 (only for test purposes)
Root or interme­diate certificate You have to choose a root or intermediate certificate which you’ve already uploaded to the certificate store of the hub.

Note! If you choose an intermediate certificate, the root certificate has to be uploaded to the certificate store as well.

Note! If you wish to use more authentication methods than given or experi­encing problems with the implemented methods, please do not hesitate to contact our support team.

Hub Monitoring

In this web console menu you can configure which version of the SNMP protocol should be used to monitor the ThinPrint Hub itself. But this time you don’t have to choose which protocol you want to use. You can configure both and decide later which matter suits you better.

 Enable Hub Monitoring

Menu Function
SNMP version 1 & 2c
Community name
Default: “public”
Setup the community which should be used for printer monitoring. You have to setup this community name at all printers you want to monitor.
SNMP version 3
User name
user name which will be used for identification at the printer
Authentication type you can choose between 2 encryption algorithms
• MD5 (Use only for test purposes)
• SHA
Authentication passphrase password which will be used for authentication at the printer
Privacy type You can choose between 2 encryption algorithms:
• DES
• AES
(Optional)
Privacy passphrase password which will be used for encrypting your SNMP queries
(Optional)
Save saves your settings
Cancel cancels the operation

Remote Management

Cloud management

As of firmware version 1.16 you can also manage ThinPrint Hubs via the cloud-based ezeep Blue portal. Enabling this feature is only useful if your organization uses ezeep Blue as well, and if you like to manage the Hub from the ezeep Blue admin portal.

  • To do so, log in to ezeep Blue and assign the Hub to your Organization there.
  • Then select Remote Management→ Cloud Management here (claim Hub).

Menu Function
Cloud management Hub can be managed cloud-based with ezeep Blue (on Microsoft Azure).
This is recommended if the hub is located in a masked network and is not easily accessible remotely.
Save saves your settings
Cancel cancels the operation
  • Go to the ezeep Blue admin portal (app.ezeep.com/networkprinters).
  • To integrate the Hub into the cloud management, select Network Printers→ Connectors→ Add Connector→ Claim Hub here.

  • Specify the Mac address of the Hub to be configured remotely.

You can find this in the Hub console under Netwerk→ Idendification.

  • For remote configuration of a Hub ‒ after running Claim Hub ‒ click on the icon in the last column of the table (the web console of the relevant Hub will open).

The remote configuration of the selected hub opens ‒ recognizable by the URL starting with https://hubgw.ezeep.com/hubproxy/… (where gw stands for gateway).

If a Hub has not been connected to the ezeep Blue admin portal before (see Cloud Connect below), it will automatically be assigned a unique name (because only its Mac address is known so far). If it is connected later, this assigned name (arrows in the screenshot) will be replaced by the original name.

Central remote management

Starting with firmware version 1.8 it is possible to remotely configure ThinPrint Hubs using the (on premises installed) Stratodesk NoTouch Center. On this, use Remote Management→ Central Remote Management.

Menu Function
Central remote management manages the Hub centrally with Stratodesk NoTouch Center or ThinPrint Hub Remote Management

Note: If this feature is enabled, all other Hub console settings can be periodically overwritten by NoTouch Center settings.

Server address of the NoTouch Center or virtual appliances of the Stratodesk server (IP address, hostname or FQDN), default: tcmgr
Sync interval (in min) interval at which the ThinPrint Hub or Personal Printing Release Station obtains its settings from the NoTouch Center, default: 60 minutes
Synchronize now obtains Hub settings from the Stratodesk NoTouch Center immediately
Test Connection tests the connection to the Stratodesk NoTouch Center using the specified address
Save saves your settings
Cancel cancels the operation

Cloud Connect

  • To be able to use the printers installed on this ThinPrint Hub also for cloud printing with ezeep Blue (in the Azure cloud), select Connect here.
    This will make the ThinPrint Hub act as an ezeep Hub.

  • Your web browser connects to ezeep. Log in there.

  • If necessary, select an organization.

  • Under Network Printers you will then find the printers of the currently connected Hub. The hostname of the Hub is in the Connector column.

  • Continue according to the ezeep documentation.
  • The connection to ezeep is displayed in the Hub web console.
    Here you can renew the connection or log off the Hub from the Azure cloud.

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