Brother printer and option "routers"

Tina Siegenthaler tina at
Fri Dec 12 11:37:27 UTC 2008

Hi list

I'm having a problem with a Brother L-5250DN network printer which is  
not accepting ther "routers" option from my DHCP server. The printer's  
boot method is set to "DHCP", and indeed it gets a valid IP and the  
correct subnet mask, but it always sets the gateway to Which  
means that no one outside of the printer's subnet can print to it. All  
other network devices in that subnet set the "routers" option  
correctly, just not that printer. Has anyone seen anything similar?  
I'set the printer's IP etc. manually for now, but I'd rather have it  
use DHCP.

Ah yes, my dhcpd version is 3.1.1. If you need the config file, just  
tell me, and I'll post it.

TIA, Tina

Dr. Tina Siegenthaler

IT support

Institute of Zoology
University of Zurich
Winterthurerstr. 190
8057 Zürich

tel : ++41 44 6354891
email: tina at

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