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Re: [AB] V1000H: unable to print to LAN printer
I've tried different ports. I had a switch between the print server and the router to start with - that was the way I had it set up with the DI-624. The Actiontec saw the switch, but not the print server, I couldn't even ping the server. I'm going to try using the DI-624 in place of the switch, to see if that helps.
said by alpreston :The switch on the DI-624 won't make it work if a different switch didn't help.
I'm going to try using the DI-624 in place of the switch, to see if that helps.
It sounds like you need to either set up a static IP in the PRINTER SETTINGS, or a second DHCP server using a different IP range.
The DI-624 would be able to act as a secondary DHCP server but setting a static IP is probably less work. You would need to make sure the DI-624's LAN address is in the Actiontec's subnet (probably 192.168.1.xxx) and change the range of the addresses it gives out. By default the Actiontec should be assigning 192.168.1.64 to 192.168.1.253 so you want it to be below that range.
If that doesn't work, the printer's ethernet port may have gone bad with very coincidental timing.
before the new router arrived, I had it set up with a static IP on the DI-624, and tried to do the same with the Actiontec by assigning a static IP to the server's MAC address - which didn't work. It seems that the Actiontec is not seeing the device's MAC address. But I'll give it another try in case something wasn't right the first time.
What you are talking about is a DHCP reservation not a static IP. You need to get into the print server's settings and manually enter an IP that is outside of the Actiontec DHCP range.
If the print server only has a web interface then you'll need to hook it back into the DI-624 how you were using it before so you can log in and set the static IP.
I haven't been able to get into any settings on the print server box. It's supposed to be possible to telnet in IF there's a route between it and the computer - but of course, adding a route requires knowing the server's IP address ....
As far as I've been able to discover, the print server doesn't have a web interface.