I've recently installed fedora 2 on a few machines networked through a Netcomm ADSL modem/router and I'd like to network an "HP Laserjet4Plus" through the same modem so that all machines can print. (the printer is presently connected to one machine through the parallel port)
When I connect the printer to the modem, it seems to work as the led for the slot taken on the modem by the printer flickers for a few seconds and then becomes steady. This modem automatically assigns LAN ip addresses and all connections are through RJ45 crossover cables.
1) how can I find the ip address that has been allocated to the printer's card?
(I've pinged 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.1.24 but I only get an answer from the addresses from the computers.)
2) the use of crossover cables seems odd to some but the modem came supplied with one so I assumed that was the way to connect the computers to it and the set up has been working like this for 6 months now.
Should the printer be connected differently?
There is a menu on the modem that's accessible by a browser on http://192.168.1.1
but the details only appear on the screen for the computer that's accessing this menu and of course this menu can't be accessed from the printer. This menu also defines a range of "user defined" addresses as 192.168.1.100 to 192.168.1.149 so everything else failing I can always ping those addresses although this may not teach me much.
Any hint or advice welcome.