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ezeep Hub Console

Menus and Info

After logging in, the following menus will be available on the left side of the web console:

  • Printers
    Target printers, to which the Hub is to forward the print jobs
  • Network
    Network settings such as hostname, IP addresses, DHCP and DNS
  • Certificates
    Certificate installation for the ezeep Hub’s web console.
  • System
    System settings, such as read-only mode, reboot, reset to factory settings, backup, firmware update, system time and logging

On the top header, the following info will be available

  • Language
  • Info
  • Help
  • Logout

Printers

Printers on the left menu will display the printers configured on the ezeep hub.

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The following functions are available in the Printers menu of the ezeep Hub’s web console:

MenuFunction
Defaultindicates the default printer 
IDID the printer’s identification number
Printer namethe name of this printer
Statusshows the actual printer status
no warnings
1 or more warnings
unknown
offline
Driver namethe name of the printer driver
Portprinter port / print protocol

TCP/IP: Standard TCP/IP

LPR:       LPR/LPD

USB:      the ezeep Hub’s USB port

Printer addressthe address of the network printer or a print server
TCP port, queue name or USB printer for Port (see above)TCP/IP:     TCP-Port (9100)

LPR:           Queue-Name (of LPD)

USB:           USB printer

Add printeradds a new line
removes the indicated line (and adds the printer to the list of found but hidden printers)
Remove allremoves all lines (and adds the printers to the list of found but hidden printers)
Savesaves the printer list
Cancelcancels the operation

By clicking on the status symbol a new window will appear which contains more detailed status information about the specific printer.
Alternatively you can hover over the status symbol to get a short first look about the status of the printer.

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MenuFunction
<Printer name>
(here: Lexmark C3224dw)
Provides the printer name as well as a hyperlink to the configuration web­site of the printer
NetworkIP address of the printer
NameReceived name from the printer (can be edited at the configuration web­site of the printer)
StatusActual status of the printer:
• Other
• Unknown
• Idle
• Printing
• Warmup
Warnings
SNMP settingsShows the used protocol settings for this printer

Note! If you configure the specific SNMP settings then the specific set­tings overwrite the Global SNMP settings for this printer.

Find Printers Tab

In this tab you can search for printers in the Hub’s local subnet. Supported protocols for discovery are Bonjour and mDNS.

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MenuFunction
Checkbox Find printersenables the automatic printer search function
Checkbox Automatically add printers to the printer listimmediately moves all found printers from the Find Printers list to the Printers list and marks the as 
Use Printer• shows the selected printers in the Printers tab
• Afterwards, these Printers are not displayed until they are deleted in Printers.
Hide/showmarks the selected printers as hidden or cancels it
With/out hidden• displays or hides the marked printers
• hidden printers appear gray highlighted (illustration below)
Refreshstarts the search function again
filter function to display only specific printers
Xcancels the filtering
Global SNMP Settings Tab

In this tab you can setup which protocol is used as default when contacting a printer to get status information via SNMP.

You can select:

  • SNMP version 1 & 2c
  • SNMP version 3
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MenuFunction
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 typeyou can choose between 2 encryption algorithms
• MD5 (Use only for test purposes)
• SHA
Authentication passphrasepassword which will be used for authentication at the printer
Privacy typeYou can choose between 2 encryption algorithms:
• DES
• AES
(Optional)
Privacy passphrasepassword which will be used for encrypting your SNMP queries
(Optional)
Savesaves your settings
Cancelcancels the operation

Furthermore you can enable the SNMP proxy function. This makes it possible to query the hub via SNMP and get any status information about all printers which you setup earlier.

Network

In the ezeep 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
  • Hub Monitoring: Configure which version of the SNMP protocol should be used to monitor the ThinPrint Hub
  • Cloud Connect: Connect the hub to the ezeep cloud to import the printers to the cloud.

Identification

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

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MenuFunction
Hostnamethe ezeep Hub’s hostname (contains the last six digits of the MAC address by default)
Commentsfield for comments on the hostname
MAC addressMAC address display
Locationthe location information for the ThinPrint Hub
Savesaves the entries
Cancelcancels the operation

IPV4 Settings

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

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MenuFunction
Use DHCPa 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 ezeep 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
Savesaves the entries
Cancelcancels the operation

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

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Hub Monitoring

In this web console menu you can configure which version of the SNMP protocol should be used to monitor the ezeep 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.

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MenuFunction
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 typeyou can choose between 2 encryption algorithms
• MD5 (Use only for test purposes)
• SHA
Authentication passphrasepassword which will be used for authentication at the printer
Privacy typeYou can choose between 2 encryption algorithms:
• DES
• AES
(Optional)
Privacy passphrasepassword which will be used for encrypting your SNMP queries
(Optional)
Savesaves your settings
Cancelcancels the operation

Cloud Connect

Connect the ezeep hub to the ezeep cloud by clicking on "Connect" and entering your ezeep blue admin credentials. Connecting the hub to the cloud will import all the printers that are configured on the ezeep hub to your admin portal.

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Certificates

This menu is used to upload a web certificate for the ezeep hub console.

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MenuFunction
Web server certificate• Certificate for access to the web console, to avoid certificate errors in the browser (optional); this can be purchased from a trusted root certifica­tion authority or can be generated from a certificate server of your own (in the second case, the computer where the browser is running must have a certificate installed on it, with which the web server certificate can be checked, e.g. its root certificate).
• certificate name must match ezeep Hub’s hostname, FQDN or IPv4 address
• Afterwards, perform a ezeep hub reboot.

System

In the ezeep Hub’s web console under the menu item "System", you will find the following options:

  • Security: Changing the Administrator password or hide the Hub from the Finder
  • Reboot and Reset: Reboot the operating system or delete all data and reset the ezeep Hub to its factory default settings
  • Backup and Restore: Run a data backup or restore previously backed up data onto the ezeep Hub
  • Firmware Update:  Update the ezeep Hub’s firmware to a new version
  • System Time: View the system time, assign the workstation’s system time, or specify a time server
  • Logging: Select which events are to be logged and how you can read the logs

Security

This menu is used for changing the Administrator password and to hide the ezeep Hub from the Finder.

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MenuFunction
Change password• initiates Administrator password change
• At the end of five minutes after a system reboot the ezeep Hub will change to the Read Only mode.
Make ezeep Hub invisible for the ThinPrint Hub FinderAt the end of five minutes after a system reboot the ezeep Hub will disappear from the Hub Finder.
Savesaves the new password
Cancelcancels the operation

Reboot and Reset

This menu is used to reboot the operating system or to delete all data and reset the ezeep Hub to its factory default settings.

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MenuFunction
Rebootinitiate a system reboot
Suggestion: Save the log data in a log file beforehand because they will be deleted by a system reboot.
Factory Resetinitiates a system reset to its factory default settings
Rebootexecute the system reboot
Cancelcancels the reboot
Resetresets the ezeep Hub to its factory default settings
• Here, the software remains unchanged – particularly the current ver­sions of firmware and frontend. But all settings will be reset to their defaults – e. g. hostname and password.
Suggestion: Backup your data beforehand
Cancelcancels the reset

Backup and Restore

This menu is used to run a data backup or to restore previously backed up data onto the ezeep Hub.

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MenuFunction
Restore• restores a .json type backup
• As a precaution, perform Backup before restoring.
Backupsaves the settings in the file Backup.json; if this file already exists, a new file name will be generated, e. g. Backup (1).json.

Firmware Update

This menu is used to update the ezeep Hub’s firmware to a new version. See also Downloading and installing a firmware update.

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MenuFunction
Update Firmwareinitiates a firmware update while loading the firmware from the local computer to the Hub
Download Firmwareinitiates a firmware update while loading the firmware to the Hub
Openselect the .tgz firmware update file (the numbers in the file name indi­cates both the new and the old version)
Downloaddownload the firmware from www.thinprint.com
Confirmstarts the firmware update
Suggestion: Finally, perform a system reboot. To do so, disconnect the device from the power supply, wait for half a minute and then recon­nect it.
Cancelcancels the firmware update

Note! Perform a precautionary backup beforehand using the Backup option or with the PowerShell cmdlet Export-TPHubBackup.

System Time

As system time the ezeep Hub uses UTC (Coordinated Universal Time). In this menu you can

  • view the system time on the Hub
  • assign the workstation’s system time to the Hub
  • specify a time server to automatically provide the system time
  • The ezeep Hub connects to a time server automatically if it has access to the internet. If not, you should specify a company-internal one using ADDITIONAL TIME SERVER.

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MenuFunction
Additional time serverspecify an additional time server to automatically provide the system time, here: pool.ntp.org – preferably a company-internal one (in addition to the listed time servers)
Ezeep Hub time view the Hub’s system time
assign the system time of your workstation assign your workstation’s system time to the Hub, in case the given time servers can’t be reached
Savesaves the settings
Cancelcancels the operation

Logging

See the Logging, reset and troubleshooting section here: ezeep Hub Logging, Reset and Troubleshooting

Are you ready to add printers from the ezeep hub to the cloud? Great! See instructions here: Add Printers from ezeep Hub

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