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Can't telnet into my LW 16/600PS

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yosarian Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Mar 12, 2007 7:07 PM
I recently purchased a used LW 16/600 PS and I wanted to telnet into it
to change the machine name. I have hooked it up to my home network (wired) to the LW via the AAUI connector (I think that is what it is called) and I have the IP address (for purposes of the discussion lets say its 123.45.67.890) from the start up cover page. I was able to search for and create the printer in the Print & Fax control panel on my G5 running OS X 10.4.8 and it prints fine. I had read that I could open terminal and telnet into the printer to change the machine name. However, when I go into terminal and type "telnet 123.45.67.890" it just times out. I am versed in basic unix commands, and when I would use this command to telnet into my webhosting account to make changes it, it would reply with a request for a user name and password, so I can't understand why this isn't working for me. The LW is on and I just printed a page from it, so the G5 and the LW are talking to one another. Maybe I am doing something wrong with terminal or maybe the IP address on cover sheet is wrong. How can I determine the LW's true internal IP address? And as a matter of comparison, how can I tell the internal IP address of my G5?

PowerMac G5 Quad   Mac OS X (10.4.7)   6gb ram
PowerMac G5 Quad, Mac OS X (10.4.7), 6gb ram
  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 8 Level 8 (48,180 points)
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    Mar 12, 2007 7:23 PM (in response to yosarian)
    You can see lots of information about your Mac by using Apple System Profiler, easily launched by Apple menu > About this Mac > (More Info) button and selecting the Network pane from the left column.

    If you have Classic available, you can also use Apple Printer Utility to set LaserWriter parameters and options.
    Q840AV,5500,G3 AIO,G3 B&W,G4/867, Other OS, and 9.2, 10.3 and Server - LW IIg, LW 4/600, ATalk ImageWriter LQ
  • Alex Dawson Level 4 Level 4 (2,515 points)
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    Mar 13, 2007 12:07 AM (in response to yosarian)
    Hi,

    You'll need to change your Mac's IP address to something on the same subnet as the printer. So if the printer is 123.45.67.890, change it to 123.45.67.889 or .891 and then try to telnet to it.

    If you need to know the password for the laserwriter, there is a backdoor of LWXXXXXX, where XXXXXX is the last 6 digits, in uppercase, of the laserwriter's MAC address, which will show on the startup page. If startup pages are off, once you have telneted into it, open a new terminal and type "arp -an" and have a look for the printer's IP address.
    MBP 2Ghz/256MB Graphics/1GB RAM/120GB, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • Alex Dawson Level 4 Level 4 (2,515 points)
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    Mar 13, 2007 9:34 PM (in response to yosarian)
    I hope you can remember the MAC address of the Laserwriter, something like 00:a0:96:12:34:56

    Reset your G5's IP settings to what you had before.

    Open Terminal, then decide on what IP you want to give your Laserwriter on your local network. Let's say it's 192.168.1.100.

    In terminal, type "sudo arp -s 192.168.1.100 00:a0:96:12:34:56" .. that will tell your computer that the IP address 192.168.1.100 is associated with the laserwriter. Then type "ping 192.168.1.100" .. this will send packets to the Laserwriter. The Laserwriter, not having any IP address set, will look at the packets, then at the IP and save it into memory as its IP address.

    And tada, it should just work
    MBP 2Ghz/256MB Graphics/1GB RAM/120GB, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • Alex Dawson Level 4 Level 4 (2,515 points)
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    Mar 14, 2007 6:54 PM (in response to yosarian)
    I think after you set it, you need to telnet in and tell it to save it. It's been a long long time since I last did it
    MBP 2Ghz/256MB Graphics/1GB RAM/120GB, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 8 Level 8 (48,180 points)
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    Mar 14, 2007 8:09 PM (in response to yosarian)
    This article may have some insights:

    22217- LaserWriter 12/640 PS: IP Address Reads 0.0.0.0
    Q840AV,5500,G3 AIO,G3 B&W,G4/867, Other OS, and 9.2, 10.3 and Server - LW IIg, LW 4/600, ATalk ImageWriter LQ
  • Alex Dawson Level 4 Level 4 (2,515 points)
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    Mar 14, 2007 9:20 PM (in response to yosarian)
    Yeah, you can follow the same steps again to reset it, then telnet in again and save the TCP config
    MBP 2Ghz/256MB Graphics/1GB RAM/120GB, Mac OS X (10.4.8)

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