Here's a little known fact. Those HP laserprinters you have in your network have these Jetdirect network interfaces in em. And if you just dont happen to be running an HP Windows machine, it can be a PITA to configure them. Especially as, in my case, the button on the top of the laserprinter was damaged.
So what do to ? Why not do a ping to your local subnet to the 'broadcast' IP address - typically 255:
WeeBookPro-9:~ Bill$ ping 192.168.0.255PING 192.168.0.255 (192.168.0.255): 56 data bytes64 bytes from 192.168.0.31: icmp_seq=0 ttl=64 time=0.066 ms64 bytes from 192.168.0.1: icmp_seq=0 ttl=64 time=1.243 ms (DUP!)64 bytes from 192.168.0.24: icmp_seq=0 ttl=64 time=6.143 ms (DUP!)
Everything on the subnet should respond. Excellent. So we can now figure out the IP address that the printer has taken. In this case, 24. We can then telnet to it:
WeeBookPro-9:~ Bill$ telnet 192.168.0.24
Connected to 192.168.0.24.
Escape character is '^]'.
Password is not set
Please type "menu" for the MENU system,
or "?" for help, or "/" for current settings.
===JetDirect Telnet Configuration===
HP JetDirect : J4169A
Firmware Version : L.21.22
Manufacturing ID : 21214202902121
Hardware Address : 00:01:E6:5F:F5:1B
System Up Time : 0:13:57
1. General Settings
2. TCP/IP Menu
3. SNMP Menu
4. IPX/SPX Settings
5. AppleTalk Settings
6. DLC/LLC Settings
7. Other Settings
8. Support Settings
0. Exit Enter Selection =>
Extra points if you can actually remember what SPX was about. Hint: There was a cient/server version of cc:Mail that used SPX but never saw the light of day.