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Who print on my printer ?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by effe8, May 29, 2007.

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  1. effe8

    effe8 Thread Starter

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    I have a Lexmark T644 network printer with her own IP address.
    A user from the network had installed this printer.
    How can I find that user (machine name) ?
    I mention that isn't AD, only workgroup.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Frank4d

    Frank4d Retired Trusted Advisor

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    How many computers on the network? Wired or wireless?
     
  3. Bob Cerelli

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    Do you want to find the user that installed your printer?

    Or do you want to find the IP address of the printer?
     
  4. effe8

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  5. effe8

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    I know IP address of the printer, I don't know who print on that printer, the computer name I wish to find !
    IP address of that computer is irrelevant because of DHCP lease.
     
  6. skinnywhiteboy

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    Turn DHCP off on the printer so it doesn't get an IP from your server. I'm sure the user will complain about this, and then you will know who it was.....LOL
     
  7. effe8

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    On the first post I said: I have a Lexmark T644 network printer with her own IP address. That's mean static IP, no DHCP !
    The printers have static IP's, the workstations are DHCP based.
     
  8. Frank4d

    Frank4d Retired Trusted Advisor

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    You would need to connect a PC and a hub to the cable feeding the printer. Use a capture program such as Wireshark with filters set up to log accesses to the printer IP. It will tell you the computers current IP, MAC, and computer name.
     
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