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Creating Print Server Using DHCP

By jrobles512 ·
Scenario:
I am implementing a laptop cart consisting of:
2- 3com access points
1- 1 Gigabit dumb switch
1- Printer with network card
30- IBM laptops

This laptop cart will be utilized in a education environment. This cart will be moved from room to room, where students will need to access all network servers and folders.
As these carts move from room to room they will be crossing VLAN's.
Setting up the access points to work on DHCP is no problem.
PROBLEM:
The printer that will move along with the cart needs to be dhcp as well so that the printer can be networked.
Question:
How can or is it possible to create a print server, somewhere so that no matter which VLAN the printer is on the laptops in that cart can print to that printer without having to reconfigure each time the cart is moved to another VLAN?

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by Sardukkan In reply to Creating Print Server Usi ...

Is one of your current V-lans accessable thought all of the V-lans? Like the one with the site Authentication servers or Domain Controllers? Can you assing it an IP in that V-lan and point it to that?

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Thanks for your time. I have found the solution. Using HP Install Network printer wizard on the server, it will create a HP port automatically for you using the printer hostname. Now you will need to configure the Jetdirect card directly from the printers configuration menu. You can do this first and to make sure it works using the hostname ping the hostname from the same vlan. Remember Netbios is not a routeable protocol. It will do dhcp and move across vlans. Because once the printer picks up a new IP and a workstation on that same subnet will be able to ping the hostname.
Again thanks for the help.

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