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: operator-error. > > 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. gary > Sorry, I could not be of more help. > > Best, > Predrag -- Gary Kline [EMAIL PROTECTED] www.thought.org Public Service Unix http://jottings.thought.org http://transfinite.thought.org _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"