Network printer with print server

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  1. maldotcom2

    maldotcom2 Member

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    Hi all,

    I'm trying to setup a new network printer, and I'm not entirely clear on how it should communicate with the print server.

    Print server is on 192.168.1.20
    Gateway is 192.168.1.1 (edge device)

    Should the default gateway on the printer itself be set to the print server's IP or the edge device?

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. tobes

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    If you're just printing from local network just let it get an address from your gateway DHCP server right?
     
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    maldotcom2

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    Tried that. It gets a 169.254 address, so DHCP not reachable. The previous printer worked fine so I'm thinking it was manually configured. Unfortunately I know very little about the underlying network infrastructure.
     
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    The default gateway on the printer will be the default gateway of your network.
    Your edge device in this case.
     
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    Ok, thanks for that. Will give it a crack.
     
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    In almost all instances it's never a good idea to give a printer access to the Internet, nor the other way around. They work fine without it.

    So just leave the gateway out of things, OK?
     
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    unless he wants to appear on here, anyway.
     
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    Turned out the wall jack the printer was connected to has something blocking it. It only accepts domain machines. Connected to another port and it works fine now.

    Normally I'd agree, but that would block the vendor auto-ordering/monitoring.
     
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