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Re: printer with static ip address inaccessible from lan

Can't you just plug the printer locally to a PC, change manually the PC's 
network-address to 192.168.1.x, connect to the printer and change its IP to 
192.168.2.x. Then, of course, you will loose the connection, but the printer 
will be in the desired network. Don't forget to change IP-configuration of 
your PC, and connect to the router.

Thomas George wrote:

> The Samsung CLP-320 printer's static ip was set about 10
> years ago to work on a lan using 192.168.1.x addresses. Last week the
> lan's router failed and was replaced with a Netgear r6700 router using
> 192.168.2.x addresses. The printer is now inaccessible from the lan.
> Cups Administration says the printer address can be set using its MAC
> address:
>       Configuring the IP Address Using DHCP
> The DHCP protocol is the usual way of setting the IP address of a
> printer on a managed network. Using the standard dhcpd(8) program
> supplied with UNIX you simply need to add a line to the /etc/dhcpd.conf
> file:
> host/hostname/  {
>    hardware ethernet/mac-address/;
>    fixed-address/ip-address/;
> }
> Make sure that the hostname you use is also listed in the /etc/hosts
> file or is registered with your DNS server.
> apt-cache search dhcpd finds udhcpd. My pc's system is Debian Stretch.
> There is a file /etc/dhcp/dhclient.conf but no file /etc/dhcpd.
> Is it possible to access the printer and change  its address to one in
> 192.168.2.x or to reset it to use dhcp?

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