This is a quick explanation of how to use a Linux box to configure a new
HP network printer.
- Get the printer's hardware/MAC address. The easiest way to do that is to
print the configuration page.
- Add a static route for 18.104.22.168 on the Linux box:
route add -host 22.214.171.124 eth0
- Add an arp table entry for that IP using the printer's hardware
arp -s 126.96.36.199 hardwareaddress
- You should now be able to telnet to 188.8.131.52 and configure the
printer through its built in menu system. Put in the IP address and
remember to save the settings before exiting.
Remove the arp table entry and route:
arp -d 184.108.40.206
route del -host 220.127.116.11