On Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 03:44:41PM -0500, David Kelly wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 11:54:43AM -0700, 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!
> 
> Out of the box my HL-5250DN got a lease from dhcpd on my FreeBSD 6.2
> system.
> 
> The 5250 network manual says if it can't find a DHCP server then it will
> pick an address in the range of 169.254.1.0 to 169.254.254.255. If for
> some reason APIPA is disabled it will select 192.0.0.192.
> 
> Modern hub/switches are wonderful for their purchase price and value
> received, but often have problems of their own. Often helps to power
> cycle a switch when moving connectors around
> 
> If pfSense is configured to issue IP addresses via DHCP and isn't
> issuing one to the printer, then suspect something else issued an IP
> address. If there is any possible path between your printer and cable or
> DSL modem then suspect the modem issued (or refused to issue) and IP
> address.

        Yes, indeed.  AS I mentioned to Predrag awhile ago, the cat5
        connector (zat the "RJ-45"??) wasn't in the jack all the way. 
        I finally pushed it in and heard that great *click*.   And so 
        now all's right with the world [give/take]:   god is in his 
        counting house, the king is in his heaven, and so on....

        gary

> 
> -- 
> David Kelly N4HHE, [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> ========================================================================
> Whom computers would destroy, they must first drive mad.

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