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How to configure a Scan To Server/Computer setup on the Dell 3115cn Laser Printer

Summary: This article explains how to configure a Scan to Server/Computer setup on the Dell 3115cn Laser Printer.

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Symptoms


Table of Contents:

  1. Print A Printer Settings Report And Check The IP Address
  2. Create A Shared Folder
  3. Register A User In the Embedded Web Server
  4. Set Up The Address Book
  5. Verify The Network Port Is Set To Wireless
  6. Scan And Send A File Over The Network

Print A Printer Settings Report And Check The IP Address

  1. When Ready to Print appears on the LCD, press the SLN108995_en_US__1DownArrow (down arrow) button until Setup appears, then press the SLN108995_en_US__2CHECK(1) (check mark) button or the Menu button. Setup is displayed.
  2. Press the SLN108995_en_US__1DownArrow (down arrow) button until Reports is displayed, then press the SLN108995_en_US__2CHECK(1) (check mark) button or the Menu button. System Settings  is displayed.
  3. Press the SLN108995_en_US__2CHECK(1) (check mark) button to select System Settings. The Printer Settings page prints.  
    Note: If a wireless network is being utilized, the Printer Settings page will have that information as well.
  4. Under the heading Wired Network or Wireless Network (depending on the type of network), find the line IP Address to verify or obtain the assigned IP address.  
    Note: If the IP address is 0.0.0.0 and the printer is connected to a DHCP network, wait a few minutes for the IP address to resolve automatically, then try printing the Printer Settings page again. If the IP address is still 0.0.0.0, contact the network administrator for assistance.
 


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Cause

Create A Shared Folder

  1. Locate or create a folder on your computer where you want to send the scanned images. An example of folder name is MyShare.
  2. Right-click the folder, and then select Properties.
  3. In the Properties dialog box, click the Sharing tab, and then click Share this folder.
  4. Enter a shared name in the Shared name box. The name entered must be the same as the Share Name entered when the user was registered in the server address book.
  5. Click Permissions to create a write permission for this folder.
  6. Click Add
  7. Enter your user login name in the Enter the object names to select box. An example of a user login name is Myself. User login accounts with an empty password field is rejected in the Scan to Folder authentication process. Ensure that all user login accounts have a valid and non-empty password field.
  8. Click OK.
    Note: Do not use Everyone as the user login name.
  9. Click the user login name that you have just entered and select the Full Control checkbox. Permission is now granted to send documents to this folder. 


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Register A User In The Embedded Web Server

  1. Open a Web browser.
  2. Type the IP address of the printer and click Go.
  3. In the printer's Web page, on the left-side menu, click the Address Book link.
  4. The default username is: admin
  5. The default password is: (none, leave blank)
  6. Click OK to open the address book.
  7. Click the Server Address tab, then click the first available unused Create button.
  8. In the Server Address registration form, enter a Name for the registration entry.
  9. Select the Server Type.
  10. Enter the IP-Address of the computer or server where the scan is sent.
  11. Enter the Server Port Number for the computer or server where the scan is sent.
     
    Note: By default the SMB port number is 139, and the FTP port is 21.
    These settings can change depending on the configuration of the computer.
  12. Enter the Login Name for the computer share or the server path, if the system requires data where the scan is sent.
  13. Select the Enable Password checkbox and enter the login password of the computer or server, if the system requires data where the scan is sent.
  14. Enter the Shared folder name in Share Name or Server Path.
     
    Note: For SMB, enter the folder name in the Share Name field.
    For FTP, enter the root\share path in the Server Path field.
  15. Click Apply New Settings to update the printer Address Book.
     
    Note: Login Name, Login Password, Share Name and Server Path are all case sensitive fields.


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Set Up The Address Book

To set up the server addresses in the address book in Embedded Web Server (EWS):

  1. Open a Web browser.
  2. Type the IP address of the printer and click Go.
  3. In the printer's Web page, click Address Book, click the Server Address tab, and then click Create.
  4. Click Print Server Settings.
  5. In the Server Address screen, fill in the EWS fields per the below information:
  • Name: Enter any name.
  • Server Type: Select SMB if you are storing the document in a shared folder from your Microsoft Windows operating system. Select FTP if you have an FTP server.
  • Server Address: Enter the IP address of the computer or the FTP server that you have shared out.
  • Server Port Number: Enter the Server Port Number. If you are unsure, you can enter the default value of 139 for SMB and 21 for FTP.
  • Login Name: Enter the user account name that has access to the shared folder on your computer or FTP server.
  • Login Password: Check Enable Password and enter the password corresponding to the above login name.
  • Share Name: Enter the name of the shared folder on the recipient computer. For SMB only.
  • Server Path: Enter the path where you want the scanned document to be stored. Ensure that the path is already created in the shared folder or FTP server. 


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Verify The Network Port Is Set To Wireless

To verify that the Network Port is set to Wireless in the Embedded Web Server (EWS):

  1. Open a Web browser.
  2. Type the IP address of the printer and click Go.
     
    Note: This step is only valid if done from the physical server.
  3. In the printer's Web page, click the Printer Settings link on the left-side of the list.
  4. Click the Printer Settings tab.
  5. Click the Scan Defaults link.
  6. Change the Network Port default to Wireless.
     
    Note: These options are not present unless the wireless USB LAN adapter (sold separately) is installed.
  7. Click Restart Printer to apply new settings.


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Resolution

Scan And Send A File Over The Network

 
  1. From the 3115cn operator panel, press the SLN108995_en_US__1DownArrow (down arrow) button until Scan is indicated, then press the SLN108995_en_US__153115cn_enter_button (Select) button.
  2. Press the SLN108995_en_US__1DownArrow (down arrow) button until Scan to Network is displayed, then press the SLN108995_en_US__17LeftArrow or SLN108995_en_US__18RoghtArrow (left or right arrow) button to select Server or Computer, then press the SLN108995_en_US__153115cn_enter_button (Select) button.
  3. In the registered name list, press the SLN108995_en_US__20UpArrow or SLN108995_en_US__1DownArrow (up or down arrow) button to indicate the selection, then press the SLN108995_en_US__153115cn_enter_button (Select) button to confirm the selection.
  4. Press the Start button to begin the scan and send the file to the designated share or path on your network.
    Note: This unit only supports PUSH network scanning. This means that scanning operations may only be initiated from the printer control panel, not the computer or server. This restriction does not apply to printers connected using USB or parallel cables.

Verify that the Network Port is set to Wireless in the Embedded Web Server (EWS)


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Article Properties


Affected Product

Dell 3115cn Color Laser Printer

Last Published Date

25 Feb 2021

Version

3

Article Type

Solution