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21st January 2010, 11:07 AM #1
Got a printer showing up in WebJet but no idea where in the school it is!!
ive had a printer appear in HP WebJetadmin software with a dhcp assigned ip and its default hostname as if its been reset. Problem is ive no idea where it is. I know its a classroom printer but before i do some long way round of checking names of printer against the list in WebJet is there an easy way to locate something to the network port its plugged into from its ip address?
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21st January 2010, 11:26 AM #2
Is it plugged in, with paper, ready to print? You could print an image or something to it then check and see which printer it came out on.
Originally Posted by farquea
21st January 2010, 11:37 AM #3
Or print something saying "you've won a prize - go the IT Support office to claim it" then sit back and wait for someone to come and tell you where the printer is :-)
Originally Posted by dhicks
Thanks to enjay from:
dhicks (21st January 2010)
21st January 2010, 11:54 AM #4
knock it off the network, wait for someone to come tell you it's not working - this way you get 2 points:
1. you find where the printer is
2. you get into the good books for the world's quickest fix
21st January 2010, 01:25 PM #5
Naw, you guys got it all wrong, don't rely on the users!
Just start unplugging network portions, when the device stops responding to ping, you've found it!
~More seriously, I take it you don't have any information filled in on the printer's HTTP page?
Last edited by Slewis; 21st January 2010 at 01:27 PM.
21st January 2010, 03:46 PM #6
I don't know if you have managed switches but then you could figure out on which port it is connected
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