Brother printer and option "routers"

Rikhardur.EGILSSON at Rikhardur.EGILSSON at
Fri Dec 12 15:52:24 UTC 2008

We had the **exact** same problem recently with Canon printers, additionally *one* printer, out of the whole order, worked correctly and the rest didn't.
In the end it had something to do with how the distributor had prepared the Printers before we got the order.   The distributor sent a guy which fixed them, but never told us what had been the exact problem.
		- RE 

-----Original Message-----
From: dhcp-users-bounces at [mailto:dhcp-users-bounces at] On Behalf Of Tina Siegenthaler
Sent: 12 December, 2008 12:37 PM
To: Users of ISC DHCP
Subject: Brother printer and option "routers"

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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