Attaching a printer to AS/400 directly via a network port

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AS/400
Printing
Printing/imaging tools
Our network is down, our iSeries is up and running fine(from the console). Can we directly connect a printer to the back of the AS/400 via one of the network ports?  How do we define this printer?



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AS/400, printer

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I wouldn’t attach “directly”, but I’d have no problem plugging both into a switch. As long as remote DNS isn’t used to resolve printer names and they’re on the same subnet, there shouldn’t be any problems.

A switch should react to the appropriate pin-outs of both cables. It also allows other devices, e.g., a PC, to communicate at the same time if necessary.

Tom

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  • slack400
    Agree with Tom. Plugging directly to AS400 won't work just as it wouldn't work on a PC. You'll need to assign a static IP to the printer and subnet. Then on your AS400 ensure you're not using your primary NIC. Use a secondary NIC and assign an static IP and same subnet to match the printer and varyon/activate the NIC. The AS400 should be able to PING the IP of the printer, if so go ahead and configure the printer on the AS400. Seriously though, fix your network before you worry about printing.
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