switch to DCHP from static ip
noc at hdk5.net
Sat Aug 2 02:30:07 UTC 2014
Warren Block wrote:
> 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
>> 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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The PACE box is on 192.168.200.1.
I will check with Hawaii telcom for instructions on this unit. The mfg's
website is very unhelpful.
Thanks for all the helpful tips you have posted on the list.
~ Al Plant - Honolulu, Hawaii - Phone: 808-284-2740 ~
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