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Topic # 56507 14-Jan-2010 16:27
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I want to connect a Brother networked printer to this router directly. Normally with previous routers I would specify an IP address that isn't assigned by DHCP and off we would go.... (for example 192.168.1.250) But I can't seem to see IP adresses in the router config panel anyway. The router itself is 192.168.1.254, the clients assigned are like 192.168.1.65 etc. I am hoping that printers don't have to be connected to computers directly via USB and then shared. The helpdesk doesn't help with anything other than computers connecting to routers apparently....

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  Reply # 290043 14-Jan-2010 17:04
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If I recall rightly the UI in these is purposely dumb'd down so the average user can't change the ip address or dhcp range etc.

You can change them via telnet/cli or with a user.ini file, see this thread

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=39&topicid=28806

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  Reply # 290047 14-Jan-2010 17:20
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  Reply # 290052 14-Jan-2010 17:38
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I stand corrected, I guess Telecom are using a less dumbed down admin ui than other thomson broadband partners now.  I'm sure I saw one that was really locked down when they first came out with them, nevermind.

So the OP just needs to either: change the thomson ip address from .254 to .1 and leave the printers ip address as is (assuming the printer is .254).

or change the printer ip address to something outside/below the range in use.



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  Reply # 290053 14-Jan-2010 17:44
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Nice - thanks.




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  Reply # 290729 17-Jan-2010 17:14
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Why don't you just let the printer grab an IP address from DHCP, and communicate to the printer via it's hostname (usually BRN01a03f or something)?

You can find out it's hostname (or change it) via the printer's web console, or even directly on the printer. I always do it this way with brother (and epson) printers, that way if they plonk a new router in or anything, printing will keep working.

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