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Unable to utilise IP Addresses

Unable to utilise IP Addresses

Unable to utilise IP Addresses


I have been trying to install a network printer. It only works with certain IP addresses. I want to keep all my printers in a particular range outside my dhcp scope.  As far as I know no other devices are at the tried addresses. I ping first - no answer. But when I try to use it for the printer I cant 'see' the printer. If I let the printer get a DHCP address or I use certain static addresses it works fine.  I am dumbfounded. can anyone explain?
 Network is

DHCP scope is -

Printers already at 3.18,19,20,21,22,23,26,28,29,171,172,173,174

Servers at 3.2,3.3

Addresses 3.100-3.110 reserved

Tried putting printers at 16,17,24,25,31,32,48,49,175  NO SUCCESS however a PCs will work fine at these addresses

We want to move all printers from 11-30

Does not matter which model printer used, tried HP 4050N , 4015N and P1505N

This does not make sense. In 20+ years I ve never seen this before

RE: Unable to utilise IP Addresses

You say when it is DHCP it works fine but not static addresses above 16? What static address worked?

When applying the static address, what subnet mask are you applying, and are you puting in the correct default gateway?

RE: Unable to utilise IP Addresses

It works at 3.18,19,20,21,22,23,26,28,29,171,172,173,174

mask  def gateway

Iv e done this 1000 times before but Im baffled

RE: Unable to utilise IP Addresses

You don't need a gateway for the same subnet.

Look into the settings of the printer...this is a weird problem...


tim@tim-laptop ~ $ sudo apt-get install windows
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Couldn't find package windows...Thank Goodness!

RE: Unable to utilise IP Addresses

I assume the def gateway you listed above is a typo, that it is actually instead of

Did you try clearing the ARP cache on the router and MAC address table on the switch/s?

This is a wierd problem, so I would suggest checking everything.

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