The ARP (Address Resolution Protocol) command is one possible way of setting an IP address on a Brother print server. You can also use:
Setting the IP address using the ARP and PING commands
To set the IP address of a print server, you can use the ARP command and also the PING command, however, before you use these commands, you must know the Ethernet address of the print server.
What is an Ethernet address?
Each network device must have its own unique identification. This identification sets it apart from all other manufacturers and ensures that no two network devices have the same address. Each manufacturer has to use a six digit numbering convention, the first three digits determine the actual manufacturer and the remaining three digits determine the serial number of the print server.
A typical Ethernet address (also known as MAC address - Media Access Control) from Brother looks like this:
You can find out what the Ethernet address of your Brother print server is by printing a configuration page. To learn how to print a configuration page click here.
Once you known the Ethernet address of the device you wish to change, simply use the ARP command with the correct parameters. For example:
arp -s 188.8.131.52 00-40-af-36-0c-38
This command tells the device that has a Ethernet address of 00-40-af-36-0c-38 to change its IP address to 184.108.40.206.
To actually change the IP address of the print server, use the PING command to send the ARP information just specified to the printer. To do this, simply enter:
Where 'ip_address' is the IP address you entered using the ARP command. Using the above example, we would enter:
This would then change the IP address setting of the device you are configuring.