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Recommended IPDS Port Number Values for *LAN IPDS Device Descriptions

Problem (Abstract)

This document contains a list of recommended IPDS Port Number Values for *LAN IPDS printer device descriptions depending on the type of network interface or print server being used with your printer.

Resolving the problem

This document contains a list of recommended IPDS Port Number Values for *LAN IPDS printer device descriptions, depending on the type of network interface or print server being used with your printer.

The Port number (PORT) parameter specifies which TCP/IP port to use when printing operating system spooled files from an IBM System i system through a *LAN IPDS device description to a printer on a Local Area Network (LAN) or Wide Area Network (WAN). Therefore, the specified TCP/IP port must be open on any firewalls, routers, or SOCK servers used between the System i and the printer. If the specified TCP/IP port is closed, the printer writer for the *LAN IPDS device description will be not be able to open a connection with the printer and will, therefore, not be able to print to that printer.


Hardware Requirements for *LAN IPDS Device Descriptions

There is no guarantee that printers that support *LAN 3812 PJL or *LAN 3812 SNMP device descriptions will also support IPDS (or vice-versa). For a *LAN IPDS device description to work, the following hardware requirements must be met:

1. The printer connected using this print driver must have the IBM IPDS feature or an OEM IPDS SIMM (Single Inline Memory Module) installed in the printer hardware, or must be attached to an external print server that converts an IPDS printer data stream to an ASCII printer data stream (such as HP PCL or Adobe PostScript).

Note: If the printer has an internal IPDS feature or IPDS SIMM installed, a printer configuration page (generated from the printer itself) will typically indicate that IPDS is installed.
2. If the printer has an internal IPDS feature or IPDS SIMM installed, an internal print server or network interface card (NIC) must be used as well. The Intelligent Printer Data Stream (IPDS) data stream will not work through a printer's parallel or serial interface.
3. Some IPDS print servers, such as the iData LAN Brick (also known as an IBM 7913), allow a single IPDS Twinax attached printers to be connected to an Ethernet or token-ring LAN.
    • List of Recommended Port Number Values for *LAN IPDS Device Descriptions

      Notes:

      1. The port number value is dependent on the print server, sometimes called a LAN adapter or Network Interface (NIC) card, not the printer hardware. If the printer has an internal print server, you may need to contact the manufacturer of your printer or your printer vendor to find out the model of print server used.
      2. The following list is not intended to be all inclusive.

      Network Interface or System Type Port Number
      Argecy ACC 6xe Coax/Twinax to Ethernet print server 5001
      Axis 670e Host-to-LAN print server
      Axis 5570e Host-to-LAN print server
      Axis 5670e Host-to-LAN print server
      5001
      Note: These Axis print servers convert the IPDS data stream to an HP PCL or PostScript, so they are only supported with laser printers.
      Axis LAN Adapters (other models) No IPDS Support
      Black Box Ethernet IPDS (PC430A) Print Server 5001
      Castelle LANPress 2+1MP Unknown at this Time
      Creo WinIPDS Lite
      Creo WinIPDS Pro
      Port range unknown but port 5001 is the default port when IPDSprinter emulation is configured for a single printer.
      One unique port per configuration.
      Decision Data printers with built-in print server 5001
      Epson Multiprotocol 10/100 Ethernet, Type B No IPDS Support
      Extended Systems No IPDS Support
      Gestetner printers 5001
      HP JetDirect Card (Internal) 9100
      HP JetDirect Server (External)
      (3 ports - 1 I/P address)
      No IPDS Support
      HP LaserJet printers (with internal HP JetDirect print server) 9100
      IBM 3116 (with internal Lexmark Marknet print server) 9100
      IBM 3130
      IBM 3160
      5001
      IBM 4247 (with internal Ethernet print server) 5001
      IBM 4400 (with internal Ethernet print server) 5001
      IBM 6400 (with Enhanced Ethernet Adapter) 5001
      Note: Check the ETHERNET PARAMETERS MENU in the printer hardware and use the value specified in the IPDS DATA PORT NUMBER parameter. If this is set to 0, then set it to 5001 and save the Custom Set.
      IBM iSeries 400 (attached to another iSeries 400) No IPDS Support
      IBM Infoprint 802.11 wireless to USB Print Server (External) No IPDS Support
      IBM Infoprint Color 8 (IBM 4308) 9100
      IBM Infoprint 12 (4912) 9100
      IBM Infoprint 21 (4322) 5001
      IBM Infoprint 20 (4320)
      IBM Infoprint 32 (4332)
      IBM Infoprint 40 (4340)
      5001
      IBM Infoprint 60 (3160)
      IBM Infoprint 70 (3160)
      5001
      IBM Infoprint 1100 Series:
      IBM Infoprint 1116
      IBM Infoprint 1120
      IBM Infoprint 1125
      IBM Infoprint 1130
      IBM Infoprint 1140
      IBM Infoprint 1145
      9600 or 9100
      Note: See the section titled Information Concerning IBM Infoprint, InfoPrint Solutions and Lexmark IPSeries and Lexmark Laser Printers below.
      IBM Infoprint 1200 and Color 1200 Series:
      IBM Infoprint 1222
      IBM Infoprint 1226
      IBM Infoprint Color 1220
      IBM Infoprint Color 1228
      5001, 9600 or 9100
      Note: See the section titled Information Concerning IBM Infoprint, InfoPrint Solutions and Lexmark IPSeries and Lexmark Laser Printers below.
      IBM Infoprint 1300 and Color 1300 Series:
      IBM Infoprint 1312
      IBM Infoprint 1332
      IBM Infoprint 1352
      IBM Infoprint 1372
      IBM Infoprint Color 1334
      IBM Infoprint Color 1354
      IBM Infoprint Color 1354L
      IBM Infoprint Color 1357
      5001, 9600 or 9100
      Note: See the section titled Information Concerning IBM Infoprint, InfoPrint Solutions and Lexmark IPSeries and Lexmark Laser Printers below.
      IBM Infoprint 1400, 1400 MFP and Color 1400 Series:
      IBM Infoprint 1410 MFP
      IBM Infoprint 1412
      IBM Infoprint 1422
      IBM Infoprint Color 1454
      IBM Infoprint Color 1464
      5001, 9600 or 9100
      Note: See the section titled Information Concerning IBM Infoprint, InfoPrint Solutions and Lexmark IPSeries and Lexmark Laser Printers below.
      IBM Infoprint 1500, 1500 MFP and Color 1500 Series:
      IBM Infoprint 1532 Express
      IBM Infoprint 1540 MFP
      IBM Infoprint 1552
      IBM Infoprint 1560 MFP
      IBM Infoprint 1570 MFP
      IBM Infoprint 1572
      IBM Infoprint 1580 MFP
      IBM Infoprint 1585
      IBM Infoprint Color 1567
      5001, 9600 or 9100
      Note: See the section titled Information Concerning IBM Infoprint, InfoPrint Solutions and Lexmark IPSeries and Lexmark Laser Printers below.
      IBM Infoprint 2085 (2785)
      IBM Infoprint 2090 (2705)
      IBM Infoprint 2090ES (2790)
      IBM Infoprint 2105 (2705)
      IBM Infoprint 2105ES (2790)
      IBM Infoprint 2190
      IBM Infoprint 2210
      IBM Infoprint 2235
      5001
      IBM Infoprint 3000
      IBM Infoprint 4000
      IBM Infoprint 4100
      5001
      IBM Infoprint 6500 (with internal Ethernet print server) 5001
      Note: Check the ETHERNET PARAMETERS MENU in the printer hardware and use the value specified in the IPDS DATA PORT NUMBER parameter. If this is set to 0, then set it to 5001 and save the Custom Set.
      IBM Infoprint Manager for NT/2000 5001
      IBM Integrated Network Option
      (IBM 4039, 4049, 3112, 3116)
      Unknown at this Time
      IBM Network Print Server (NPS) Unknown at this Time
      IBM Network Printer 12, 17 and 24
      (IBM 4312, 4317, and 4324)
      5001
      IBM RS/6000 (printer attached to RS/6000 system) No IPDS Support
      i-data 7913 LAN Brick 5001
      i-data PlusCom or LinkCom (internal) Unknown at this Time
      i-data EasyCom, PlusCom or LinkCom (external) No IPDS Support
      I-O 5435 AFP/IPDS Print Server
      I-O 5435e AFP/IPDS Print Server
      I-O 5435dp AFP/IPDS Print Server
      (one Ethernet attached printer)
      5001
      I-O 5755 IPDS Printer Gateway
      I-O 5755e IPDS Printer Gateway
      (up to three Ethernet attached printers)
      5001
      5002
      5003
      I-O LAN RPC Print Server 5001
      InfoPrint 802.11 wireless to USB Print Server (External) No IPDS Support
      InfoPrint 1500, 1500 MFP and Color 1500 Series:
      InfoPrint 1532 Express
      InfoPrint 1540 MFP
      InfoPrint 1552
      InfoPrint 1560 MFP
      InfoPrint 1570 MFP
      InfoPrint 1572
      InfoPrint 1580 MFP
      InfoPrint 1585
      InfoPrint Color 1567
      5001, 9600 or 9100
      Note: See the section titled Information Concerning IBM Infoprint, InfoPrint Solutions and Lexmark IPSeries and Lexmark Laser Printers below.
      InfoPrint 1600, 1600 MFP and Color 1600 Series:
      InfoPrint 1612 Express
      InfoPrint 1622 Express
      InfoPrint 1650 MFP
      InfoPrint Color 1634 Express
      5001, 9600 or 9100
      Note: See the section titled Information Concerning IBM Infoprint, InfoPrint Solutions and Lexmark IPSeries and Lexmark Laser Printers below.
      InfoPrint 1700, 1700 MFP and Color 1700 Series:
      InfoPrint Color 1759 MFP
      InfoPrint Color 1764 MFP
      InfoPrint Color 1769 MFP
      InfoPrint Color 1754 Express
      InfoPrint Color 1764
      InfoPrint Color 1767
      5001, 9600 or 9100
      Note: See the section titled Information Concerning IBM Infoprint, InfoPrint Solutions and Lexmark IPSeries and Lexmark Laser Printers below.
      InfoPrint 1800, 1800 MFP and Color 1800 Series:
      InfoPrint 1811
      InfoPrint 1812
      InfoPrint 1822
      InfoPrint 1832
      InfoPrint 1850 MFP
      InfoPrint 1852
      InfoPrint 1860 MFP
      InfoPrint 1872
      InfoPrint 1870 MFP
      InfoPrint 1880 MFP
      InfoPrint Color 1824
      InfoPrint Color 1826 MFP
      5001 or 9600 (no IPDS support on 9100)
      Note: See the section titled Information Concerning IBM Infoprint, InfoPrint Solutions and Lexmark IPSeries and Lexmark Laser Printers below.
      InfoPrint 1900, 1900 MFP and Color 1900 Series:
      InfoPrint 1930 MFP
      InfoPrint 1940 MFP
      InfoPrint 1948 MFP
      InfoPrint 1968 MFP
      InfoPrint 1985
      InfoPrint 1988 MFP
      5001 or 9600 (no IPDS support on 9100)
      Note: See the section titled Information Concerning IBM Infoprint, InfoPrint Solutions and Lexmark IPSeries and Lexmark Laser Printers below.
      InfoPrint 2000, 2000 MFP and Color 2000 Series:
      InfoPrint C2047
      InfoPrint C2057 MFP
      InfoPrint C2065
      InfoPrint C2075 MFP
      5001 or 9600 (no IPDS support on 9100)
      Note: See the section titled Information Concerning IBM Infoprint, InfoPrint Solutions and Lexmark IPSeries and Lexmark Laser Printers below.
      InfoPrint Cutsheet Printer Series:
      InfoPrint 2190
      InfoPrint 2210
      InfoPrint 2235
      InfoPrint EMP156
      InfoPrint Pro C900
      5001
      InfoPrint Production Printer Series:
      InfoPrint 75
      InfoPrint 100
      InfoPrint 3000
      InfoPrint 4000
      InfoPrint 4100
      InfoPrint 5000
      5001
      InfoPrint Industrial Printer Series:
      InfoPrint 4247 multiform
      InfoPrint 4247-L03 multiform
      InfoPrint 4247-X03 multiform
      InfoPrint 4247-Z03 multiform
      Infoprint 6500
      InfoPrint 6700 mid-volume
      InfoPrint 6700
      (with internal Ethernet print server)
      5001
      Note: Check the ETHERNET PARAMETERS MENU in the printer hardware and use the value specified in the IPDS DATA PORT NUMBER parameter. If this is set to 0, then set it to 5001 and save the Custom Set.
      Infotec printers 5001
      Intel NetportExpress 10/100 (single-port) No IPDS Support
      Intel NetportExpress 10/100 (3-port) No IPDS Support
      Intel NetportExpress PRO and PRO/100 Unknown at this Time
      Intel NetportExpress XL and EL Unknown at this Time
      IntelliTech IntelliBar AS Label Printers
      IntelliBar Model 48AS N
      IntelliBar Model 412AS N
      IntelliBar Model 88AS N
      Unknown at this Time
      JETNet Card Unknown at this Time
      Kyocera IB20 (internal) Unknown at this Time
      Lanier printers 5001
      Lexmark MarkNet N8050 802.11g Wireless Print Server (Internal) Unknown at this Time
      Lexmark MarkNet XL (Internal) 9100
      Lexmark MarkNet XLe or PRO (External) No IPDS Support
      Lexmark MarkNet N2050 802.11b/g Wireless Network Card (Internal) Unknown at this Time
      Lexmark N4050e 802.11g Wireless Print Server (External) No IPDS Support
      Lexmark IPDS laser printers (with internal Lexmark print server) from 2009 or later:
      Lexmark T65x Series Monochrome laser printers
      Lexmark X65x Series MFPs
      Lexmark C73x Series Color Laser Printers
      Lexmark X73x Series MFPs
      Lexmark E46x Series Monochrome laser printers
      Lexmark X46x Series MFPs
      Lexmark X86x Series MFPs
      Lexmark X792 Color MFP
      Lexmark X925 Color MFP
      5001, 9600
      Lexmark Optra (with internal Lexmark Marknet print server) laser printers prior to 2009 9600, 5001 or 9100
      Note: See the section titled Information Concerning IBM Infoprint, InfoPrint Solutions and Lexmark IPSeries and Lexmark Laser Printers below.
      Lantronix Print Server 3001
      Meto Printers (from Checkpoint Systems, Inc) 5001
      MPI Tech Blue Kit IPDS for HP
      MPI Tech Blue Kit IPDS for Lexmark
      MPI Tech Blue Kit IPDS for Xerox
      9100
      MPI Tech Blue Server 5001 - 9999, one unique port per configuration
      MPI Tech EasyCom III
      MPI Tech EasyCom III IPDS
      5001
      MPI Tech EasyCom Xpress EIO (Internal)
      MPI Tech EasyCom Xpress PSIO (Internal)
      5001
      MPI Tech EasyCom Xpress (External)
      MPI Tech PlusCom Xpress (External)
      No IPDS Support
      MPI Tech EasyCom Xpress IPDS Matrix Unknown at this Time
      MPI Tech ida 9130-03 LAN Brick for Token Ring
      MPI Tech ida 9130-04 LAN Brick for Ethernet
      MPI Tech i-data 7913-03 IPDS Printer LAN Attachment (T/R)
      5001
      MPI Tech LinkCom III S (External)
      MPI Tech LinkCom III S EIO (Internal)
      MPI Tech LinkCom IV (External)
      5001
      Osicom JetXPrint (Internal) Unknown at this Time
      Osicom NetPrint (External) No IPDS Support
      Nashuatec printers 5001
      Printronix Printers with Printronix PrintNet adapters 5001
      Rex-Rotary printers 5001
      Ricoh printers 5001
      Savin printers 5001
      Solimar Systems software 5001
      Unix Systems (Printer Attached to Unix System) No IPDS Support
      Windows 95, 98 or NT (Printer Attached to a PC) No IPDS Support
      Xerox IPDS Laser Printers 5001
      • Configuring the Printer and Print Server Hardware

        The success of *LAN IPDS device descriptions is dependent on the configuration settings on the operating system and on the printer and print server hardware. For more information about configuring the time-out values on the printer and print server hardware and common error messages that you can receive when printing through a *LAN IPDS device description, please refer to the following document:

        Configuration Settings and Error Messages for *LAN IPDS Device Descriptions:

        • Information Concerning IBM Infoprint, InfoPrint Solutions and Lexmark IPDS Laser Printers

          Note: In most cases port 9600 has better connectivity than port 9100 for IBM Infoprint 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400 and 1500 Series printers. However, some newer IBM Infoprint and InfoPrint printers may use port 9600 for unsecure IPDS connections and port 5001 for secure IPDS connections. Also, port 9100 is no longer supported starting with the InfoPrint 1800 Series printers, due to communication failures experienced using that port. Therefore, port 5001 or port 9600 should be used instead of port 9100 for InfoPrint 1800 Series printers and for any newer InfoPrint printers to come.

          If error message PQT3621 - The session with device &8 ended abnormally, occurs after printing about 100 pages of a spooled file, and the failing printer is an IBM Infoprint 1xxx Series printer, and InfoPrint 1xxx Series printer or a Lexmark laser printer, try using the following steps to use port 9600 rather than port 9100. If the printer will not print at all after going through these steps, then switch back to port 9100. The steps are:

          1. End the writer, if it is not already ended.
          2. Vary off the printer device description.
          3. Change the IPDS Timeout setting in the printer hardware from "Host controlled" to 15 (seconds). This setting is found in the IPDS MENU on the IBM Infoprint 1100 or 1200 Series printer or Lexmark Optra printer.
          4. Change the IPDS Port setting in the printer hardware from 9100 to 9600. This setting is also found in the IPDS MENU on the IBM Infoprint 1100 or 1200 Series printer or Lexmark Optra printer.

          Note: The IPDS Port setting is not available for all models of IBM Infoprint 1100 or 1200 or Lexmark Optra printers. If this setting is not found, skip this step and proceed to the next step.
          5. Change the Port number (PORT) parameter in the *LAN IPDS device description from 9100 to 9600 to match the change in the printer hardware.
          6. Vary the printer device description back on.
          7. Start the writer.

        Cross reference information
        Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
        Operating System IBM i 7.3
        Operating System IBM i 7.2
        Operating System IBM i 7.1
        Operating System IBM i 6.1

        Historical Number

        24475739

        Document information

        More support for: IBM i
        Print

        Software version: 6.1, 6.1.0, 6.1.1, 7.1, 7.1.0, 7.2, 7.2.0, 7.3, 7.3.0, Version Independent

        Operating system(s): IBM i

        Reference #: N1019440

        Modified date: 22 March 2017