Re: printer with static ip address inaccessible from lan
- Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2018 19:24:59 +0100
- From: john doe <johndoe65534@xxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: printer with static ip address inaccessible from lan
On 2/27/2018 7:07 PM, Thomas George wrote:
The Samsung CLP-320 printer's static ip 192.168.1.139 was set about 10
years ago to work on a lan using 192.168.1.x addresses. Last week the
lan's router failed and was replaced with a Netgear r6700 router using
192.168.2.x addresses. The printer is now inaccessible from the lan.
Cups Administration says the printer address can be set using its MAC
Configuring the IP Address Using DHCP
The DHCP protocol is the usual way of setting the IP address of a
printer on a managed network. Using the standard dhcpd(8) program
supplied with UNIX you simply need to add a line to the /etc/dhcpd.conf
Make sure that the hostname you use is also listed in the /etc/hosts
file or is registered with your DNS server.
apt-cache search dhcpd finds udhcpd. My pc's system is Debian Stretch.
There is a file /etc/dhcp/dhclient.conf but no file /etc/dhcpd.
Is it possible to access the printer and change its address to one in
192.168.2.x or to reset it to use dhcp?
The daemon 'dhcpd' is package 'isc-dhcp-server'.
Can't you change the IP of your ISP router to use the subnet 192.168.1.*?
One way to change the IP of your printer would be to directly connect a
computer to your printer and set a fix address on the computer in the
same subnet as the printer.
Then you can change the IP of your printer.
Using the 'dhcpd' and 'named' ('isc-dhcp-server, isc-bind) is one option
but 'dnsmasq' is a simpler way to do the same.