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Router Not Recognizing Plotter

Posted on 2014-01-06
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I have a Linksys wrt54gs router that connects my Windows XP Pro PC to a HP DesignJet 1055CM plotter. The connection is  wired between the router and the plotter. My PC is wired also to the router. I cannot successfully ping the plotter and my router has limited capability since it does not list all connected devices to the network. What must I do to get the router to recognize the plotter and what is a good software to list the IP addresses of all devices connected to the network since my router does not? Note, the plotter has an IP address in its configuration file.
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by:Zephyr ICT
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To scan your network and list all IP-addresses I can recommend Angry IP Scanner

Regarding the plotter, are you able to play around with the network settings? More specifically the speed of the network interface? you could try and change it to something fixed (if it is auto now for example) ... Set it to fixed 100MB Full Duplex or something, you'll need to test the different settings ... Just make sure you have access to the plotter whenever you change these settings, either directly connected or another way...

Are you sure the network config of the plotter is correct? Correct IP/Subnet config? No IP conflicts? ...
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by:ktaczala
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What are the IP's of the pc and the plotter(are they on the same subnet?)? Is the router used as just a switch or is it routing your internet?  Normally I would recommend that you use a switch for local lan, and the router just for internet.
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I solved the problem by resetting the router.
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This solution worked.
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