I'm trying to use an EPSON WF2530 printer over wifi from my laptop
Everythings fine until the printer gets turned off and on and the router assigns a new (different) IP address via DHCP.
I can run:
sudo nmap -PR -sP 192.168.1.1/24
which returns a list of MAC addresses and IP addresses on the LAN and then manually set the printer properties to the new IP address
or I can log into the WiFi router and inspect the DHCP table then do the same thing
What I'd really like to be able to do is have Ubuntu handle this automatically, e.g. it queries the MAC addresses on the LAN, finds the printer, extracts the current IP address and sets the printer properties appropriately
this would be really useful, its crazy i have to check the printers IP address every time I want to use it.
I don't want to go down the route of having a static IP table
has anyone done this, am i missing some very obvious setting in the printer dialog?
router is Cisco Linksys Dual-Band Wireless-N ADSL2+ Modem Router with Gigabit WAG320N