switch to DCHP from static ip
wblock at wonkity.com
Sat Aug 2 02:13:46 UTC 2014
On Fri, 1 Aug 2014, al plant wrote:
> The Telcom here in Honolulu has brought in FiberOptic lines in my
> neighborhood since the old copper was really bad speed. Cost was reduced and
> speed is now excellent.
> I need a how-to for moving an APSfilter print server on my static IP lan to
> working with a DHCP network. The Telcom installed a PACE wireless and told me
> I can add as many computers as I need using a Netgear Gigabit switch.
> I have installed one desktop on the switch and it has worked fine so far.
> I never ised DHCP befor so any help would be appreciated.
> FreeBSD 8.* hostname="mano.intra.net"
> ifconfig-re0="192.168.1.50 netmask 255.255.255.0"
> For desktop I used >
> ifconfig-re0="DHCP" to replace IP address. I seems to find the network fine.
> Now I cant find any information about putting a print server on the lan.
Figure what netblock is used by DHCP, probably the same one already
being used (192.168.1.1/24), figure out what range of those addresses
are not handed out by the DHCP server, and use one of those addresses
for the print server.
For example, if the DHCP server is providing addresses from
192.168.1.100-150, give the print server a static address of, say,
Technically, you can probably continue to use the same address. A
decent DHCP server will ping an address before handing it out, to make
sure that address is not already being used. In practice, the firmware
in routers can be terrible and should be replaced, if possible, with
third-party firmware for sanity and safety.
Expert level for bonus points: set the DHCP server to hand out a fixed
address to the print server based on MAC address. The router might have
a web interface to set this up.
Summary: continue to use a static IP address for the print server.
Just make sure that address is inside the same netblock as the DHCP
addresses, but preferably outside the range of dynamic addresses.
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