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I'm working with a small office network which has fifteen devices on 192.168.2.x. They want to add a print server to the network. Simple enough, except that the print server seems to think it's 192.168.23.8. A firmware reset will change the print server IP to 192.168.1.10--still on another subnet. I was unable get online drivers/manuals for further troubleshooting, but I'm having them shipped to me. In the meantime, I'm trying to see if I can fix the problem by manually configuring the device from the command line.

I can see the print server attached to my router, I know its MAC address and that it's thinking it's on a different subnet. I seem to recall that there's a way to get to that subnet because it's on the same router, but can't seem to do it. Is that plausible? or am I imagining something I learned in the past?

  • Uh, details like what OS your print server is running might help here... – HopelessN00b Dec 3 '12 at 16:15
  • none as far as I can tell. it's one of those cheap plug-n-play ones that attaches to your network via ethernet, has a USB port on the back, and is accessed via the web browser for firmware configuration. It's not nearly as sophisticated as a Server-based solution. – dwwilson66 Dec 3 '12 at 16:25
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Change your computer IP address to one on the same subnet as the print server and you will then be able to access it.

192.168.23.XXX   - any number between 1-254 (but not 8)
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