Why is a computer whose IP address ends with .127 unable to reach only one of our center printers
Orem Utah Sunset Heights Family History Center (3341267)
Parent: Orem Utah Sunset Heights Stake (506095)
We have noticed for the last year or so that whenever one of our computers in the family history center is assigned the IP address ending with .127, it is able to print to one of the printers in the center but not to the other one (which is a Lexmark MX 611dhe the one with the .2 IP address.)
We have used ping to verify that from .127 the address of the unreachable printer does not respond. even as it does respond from any other computer in the center.
When we assign the .127 address to any of the computers, that computer inherits the problem.
We contacted FHC tech support and they looked at everything in the setup and operation of the center and no obvious problem manifests itself.
Our workaround it to assign this address to the computer in the center that is nearest to the printer that works, and hope that a patron doesn't try to print to the Lexmark MX 611dhe.
We are looking for any information that might explain why .127 is thus afflicted, and whether any other centers have experienced a similar problem. (We wouldn't mind if another center tried this to see if it was a problem anywhere else.)
Walter A Nicholes July 22, 2021
Wrote: We did a test assigning a workstation to .126, .127, and .128, each trying to ping the .02 printer... Both .126 and.128 both worked, and .127 still didn't
Printer Issue: (Added 24Jul2021)
This printer is NOT accessable from a FHC computer using .127 address, Lexmark printer: MX611-1-3341267 IP: 10.178.149.2 MAC: 00:21:b7:5d:81:e2
Other printer accessable from a FHC computer using .127 address, Lexmark print: MS510-2-3341267 IP: 10.178.149.7 MAC: 00:21:b7:83:96:c8
Another networked device:
Netgear IP: 10.178.149.3 MAC: 9c:3d:cf:c5:44:20
Special Purpose :
- Static: 10.178.149.2 - 10.178.149.31
- Dynamic: 10.178.149.32 - 10.178.149.254
Meraki MX64 firewall:
- Org: TmNorthAmerica 1 - NetworkID: L_600667600300543069 - Template: Meeting-PublicSpecialFac16