Brother printer and option "routers"

Tina Siegenthaler tina at
Fri Dec 12 13:34:22 UTC 2008

Am 12.12.2008 um 12:37 schrieb Tina Siegenthaler:

> 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

Well, in fact this is true for all our Brother printers (been having a  
look at them). All of them are on DHCP, all of them get an IP and the  
proper subnet mask (which is also provided by the DHPC server), but  
they obviously refuse to accept the router address. Any idea why?


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