Using DHCP to Configure the IP address
The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is one of several
automated mechanisms for IP address allocation. If you have DHCP
Server in your network (typically a Unix/Linux, Windows NT
2000, XP or Novell Netware network) the Print/Fax server
will automatically obtains its IP address from DHCP server and
register its name with any RFC 1001 and 1002-compliant dynamic
If you do not want your Print/Fax server configured via
DHCP, BOOTP or RARP, you must set the BOOT METHOD
to static so that the Print/Fax server has a static IP address.
This will prevent the Print/Fax server from trying to obtain an
IP address from any of these systems. To change the BOOT
METHOD, use the machine's control panel, a Web browser
or by using the BRAdmin Professional utility.
Using APIPA to Configure the IP Address
With Automatic Private IP Addressing (APIPA), DHCP clients
automatically configure an IP address and subnet mask when a
DHCP server is not available. The device chooses it's own IP
address in the range 169.254.1.0 through to 169.254.254.255. The
subnet mask is automatically set to 255.255.0.0 and the gateway
address is set to 0.0.0.0.
By default, the APIPA protocol is enabled.
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