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Direct IP printing.

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Icarium, Nov 3, 2006.

  1. Icarium

    Icarium Network Guru Member

    So here is my tale of woe...

    I'd been running a WRT54G v2.2 for a couple of years now with the DD-WRT firmware, with no issues at all.

    Then, about a month ago, I began to experience a lot of wireless issues....disconnects, unable to find the network, etc. So I flashed to the newest firmware rev., and apparently bricked the router somehow. As I was in a bit of a hurry, and didn't/don't have too much time to mess around with it, I ran out and bought another one, figuring I'd just flash it, and re-use my saved config.

    Alas, the new one is a v6.

    So I'm pretty much stuck with the factory set up.

    Ok...no problem.

    In the past, I'd assigned my HP Laserjet 4 an IP of, and configured an IP_Port on my machine (XP) and the wife and I have been able to print flawlessly for months. Now, I can't even ping the damned thing. It was working until my v2.2 died, and isn't even pingable with the v6?

    What gives? There was no specific printer/IP port related settings on the DD-WRT firmware that I can recall...and the v2.2 router was printing to it fine via wireline (only the wireless was acting up when I decided to flash it..wired was fine).

    All I want to do is be able to print to there is something with this damned v6 that is stopping me.

    Any suggestions?

  2. pablito

    pablito Network Guru Member

    The printer might have a different IP now? If it is using DHCP the new WRT should show it on the list under DHCP. You could then lock the MAC address to the original .103 address after rebooting the printer. I think...
  3. sterner

    sterner LI Guru Member

    Verify you have the correct gateway entered into the HP4. It should be the LAN address of the new router.
  4. Icarium

    Icarium Network Guru Member

    It's a pretty old printer, and the JetDirect card requires a hard coded IP.

    Gateway is the same....

    I've been running with the default to minimize the possibility of error. Once I establish what the problem is, I'll change them to something a bit more secure.

    Thanks for the suggestions.

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