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running token ring

By capris ·
Here is a brief run down of the situation:

We have 40 printers on an old NT4 domain, running token ring.

We want to migrate all printers to our new 2003 ethernet domain.

I used MS Printmig 3.01 utility to migrate over printer settings. It copied them to the new server but all the printers show as disconnected.

I can ping the printers but I want to change the IP address they all use to be one in the new (ethernet) domain. All attempts to do so have failed.

Using webjet admin, they all show as unknown devices.

Is the token ring to ethernet traffic the issue.

Any ideas?

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by glyall In reply to running token ring

do a site on google for "ethernet to token ring"
I found 2030 hits.
there is a lot of great info there and how to set it up

your bridge might be the problem

you might thing about switch the printers to ethernet.

good luck

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by OTL In reply to running token ring

Have found that changing the IP on connected printers, normally requires a reboot of the printer and usually a manual power off and on. Also most HP printers with the add on ethernet card require this to actively change the IP address. usually requires manually changing the IP from the front panel (does not want to change what is working).

Just FYI on what I have seen.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to running token ring

just 2 cents: tell us more about the printers, please. can you upgrade the firmware in one for something to do. because it is a headscratcher you can ping them, but. sounds like hardware issue or device have not actually been properly added to AD or something...have you tried installing on 'fresh' in the new domain per instructions at technet and mskb at

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by gavin.murphy In reply to running token ring

I know this may sound silly but are the NIC's installed in the printers token ring or ethernet? the RJ-45 connectors may look the same but the cards are completely different. You mention that you can ping the printers but is that from your existing TR network or the ethernet network?

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