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Static IP Printer - ports on switch

By mirrorman ·
I have a Cisco Catalyst 3550 switch and was told that printers w/ Static IP have to be patched into the last 4 positions on a switch. I've never heard of this. Is this convention or the way it is? I couldn't see what he was doing, but it seemed to alleviate the problem of connecting to that printer. If true, why, and what happens if you have more than 4 static IP printers?

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by BFilmFan In reply to Static IP Printer - port ...

I don't believe that is so, but you should call Cisco support to verify that is correct.

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by bounser01 In reply to Static IP Printer - port ...

It seems like it was more likely a physical wiring problem. Generally switches have absolutley no knowledge of IP addresses so the static IP shouldn't affect what port they need plugged into. However the 3550 can operate as a switch and router so it is possible that there was specific configuration on those ports. The 3550 allows for a lot of specific configs on each port. Could have had something to do with the Duplex setting but to answer your question there is no standard and no limit to what ports you can use.

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