How to configure the memory card slot for access across the network (Windows)

RELATES TO:


  • Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7.
  • Memory card access and network drive mapping.
  • These network-capable printers with an integrated memory card reader:
    • Stylus Office BX305F, BX305FW, BX525WD, BX535WD, BX600FW, BX610FW, BX625FWD, BX630FW, BX635FWD, BX925FWD, BX935FWD
    • Stylus Photo PX660, PX700W, PX710W, PX720WD, PX730WD, PX800FW, PX810FW, PX820FWD, PX830FWD
    • Stylus SX420W, SX425W, SX435W, SX510W, SX515W, SX525WD, SX535WD, SX600FW, SX610FW, SX620FW
    • Expression Home XP-302, XP-305, XP-402, XP-405
    • Expression Premium XP-600, XP-605, XP-700, XP-800
    • Expression Photo XP-750, XP-850
    • WorkForce WF-3520DWF, WF-3530DTWF, WF-3540DTWF

EXPLANATION:


To share the memory card slot on a network, set File Sharing Setup to Enable on the printer's control panel.


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This feature is not available for all printers or may not be enabled.


Memory Card Access Settings

To make the memory card writable, set the Share mode to Read/Write. For details, see the instructions below.

This section describes how to use the control panel to change the way that computers on the network can access the printer's memory card slots.


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If you connected the printer to a computer via a USB cable, other computers on the network cannot access the printer's memory card.


  1. Verify that the printer is turned on.

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    Do not turn off the power or unplug the printer while making settings on the control panel. Doing so may cause the printer to malfunction. Changing the network settings while accessing the memory card may interrupt access to the memory card and could cause data loss.


  2. Enter the Setup mode.

  3. Select Network Settings.

  4. Select File Sharing Setup.

  5. Select Enable.

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    When Enable is selected as the file sharing setting, USB-connected computers cannot access the memory card.


  6. If a warning message screen appears, check the message and then select Yes.

Checking the printer's network name (host name)

Confirm the printer's network name (host name) to share the printer and card slot on a network. You can do this via the printer's control panel or via EpsonNet Config.


Printer control panel
  1. Make sure the printer is powered on.

  2. Enter the Setup mode.

  3. Select Network Settings.

  4. Select Confirm Settings and press OK.

  5. Press the Down button to view more information. Make a note of the printer name displayed here, as you will require it later.

EpsonNet Config
  1. Make sure the printer is powered on.

  2. Click Start > Programs (or All Programs) > EpsonNet > EpsonNet Config V3 > EpsonNet Config.

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    Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click Continue in the User Account Control dialogue box.


  3. Select the printer and click Configuration.

  4. Click MS Network - Basic.

  5. Confirm the host name. Make a note of the printer name displayed here, as you will require it later.

Connecting the network card slot

The next step is to map the printer's memory card slot as network drive. If File & Printer Sharing is set up or the printer is set up as a network printer, other computers on the network can access and read/write to a memory card when inserted into one of the printer's memory card slots. However, by mapping the printer's memory card reader as a network drive, Windows will assign a drive letter to the card reader so you can quickly and easily access the drive/memory card within Windows. A listing for each mapped drive also appears in My Computer/Computer and Windows Explorer.

  1. Open the Run box. In Windows 2000/XP, click Start > Run, or for Windows 7/Vista click on Start and type Run into the Start Search box. Alternatively, hold Windows logo key + R.

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    Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: You can also access the "Run" dialogue via Start > All Programs > Accessories > Run.


  2. Type the printer's host name into the blank Open: box using the following format, then click OK:

    Input format: \\the printer's host name\


  3. In the displayed window, right-click the MEMORYCARD icon and click Map Network Drive.

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    MEMORYCARD is the factory default share name.


  4. Select a drive letter from the Drive list.

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    To use the network storage each time you start the computer, select the Reconnect at logon checkbox.


  5. Click Finish.

    The mapped network drive appears in Computer (or My Computer for Windows 2000/XP).


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    • When Enable is selected as the file sharing setting, USB-connected computers cannot access the memory card.
    • When Read Only is selected and data is deleted using the computer, the data appears deleted but is not actually deleted (click Refresh and the icon reappears).

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