[sf-lug] network laser printer

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Fri May 21 13:21:22 PDT 2010

I wrote:

> Since I _believe_ HP printers default to being DHCP clients, you might 
> want to configure your local DHCP server to hand out the desired IP 
> address to it if, say, the printer loses its configuration and reverts
> to factory-default settings.  I'm not sure what you're using for a DHCP
> server:  In the standard Linux package, ISC's DHCPD, you would do this:
> In /etc/dhcpd.conf
> host livingroom-printer {
>                 hardware ethernet 00:24:ed:73:c2:8e;
>                 fixed-address;
>         }a

The actual hardware ethernet address (aka "MAC" address) of your
printer's JetDirect ethernet port should be on a sticker next to the
RJ-45 network jack.

If not, you can probably find it via the front-panel EIO menu, or the
printer's Web interface, or you can query it by doing "arp [printer IP]".

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