OT: brother hl-5250dn here.
kline at thought.org
Wed Mar 19 14:31:43 PDT 2008
On Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 12:28:20PM -0700, Predrag Punosevac wrote:
> Gary Kline wrote:
> > Ihave my new printer here, hooked into my hub/switch. What next?
> > How to configure it to get a DHCP lease. I just rebooted my
> > pfSense firewall and do not see any new leases!
> For starters I think this question is for Brother technical support not
> for FreeBSD mailing list
> but since we are all family let me try to help you.
I have the same feeling toward the FBSD lists annd users in
general. (That's also why I dared risk this OT query here.)
As for Brother tech support, the first thing out of their mouth
would be, "Free what? Are you smoking something?" (******)
> Printer needs to be attached to DHCP server in order to get an address.
> Obviously your switch is not DHCP server.
> You need honest NAT router (which contains DHCP server ) or attach it to
> FreeBSD machine to which you installed
> DHCP server. Printer should be located in the LAN zone so firewall
> should not be existing among those machines
> otherwise you need to enable port 631 for IPP and port 515 for LPR
> printing protocol.
Yes, you're absolutey right. One issue is that before my network
re-org, I ran DHCP on my main server [it also served web, mail, DNS].
Now my firewall box (running pfSense) handles DHCP.
My daughter pluged in the cat5 into the switch, but it wasn't in
securely. When I finally got down there and checked, I made
*certain*; the IP showed up before I could get back in my chair:-)
and I', now looking at the main.html page. Nutshell:
> How the printer gets initiated should be described in the manual you got
> it with the printer.
> How the printer gets configured to be printer server is out of the scope
> of these message but if you tell me which
> spooling system you use I could help you.
I've been using simple lpr since the Dark Ages; should soon see
if I run into more problems here. I'll take this off-list if I
fumble again. Meanwhile, thanks for yourhelp.
> Sorry, I could not be of more help.
Gary Kline kline at thought.org www.thought.org Public Service Unix
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