Cannot scan for printers on the network in KDE4

Peter Lewis lewisp at
Tue Apr 28 09:36:21 BST 2009

On Tuesday 28 Apr 2009 Dotan Cohen sent:

> In KDE 3 the user could scan an IP range for printers. As my D-Link
> DIR-320 gives the printer a different address whenever the router
> looses power, I simply told KDE 3 to scan 192.168.0.* for printers and
> it found my printer. KDE 4 does not seem to have this ability,
> furthermore, the only way to get the IP address of the printer out of
> the router is through an EXE file that the router provides for
> configuring Windows machines: not a solution for me! Is there some
> other way that I could scan the network for printers, even from a
> shell script, to get the correct IP address?
> Thanks in advance.

If you want to find the IP address, first look up the MAC address for 
the printer then try the procedures in this web page:

>From that you should be able to retrieve the IP address.

Kind regards,
Peter Lewis

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