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On Sat, 4 Jan 2014, Henry Bremridge wrote:
My printer (Brother MFC 7820N) is connected to my router (Vigor 2820N) and a telephone line for fax Yesterday in the electrical storm I saw two white flashes from my printer (Brother MFC7820N). This morning I cannot ping to it and on checking the onboard diagnostics "Link status, Link Down" The printer will however continue to photocopy I cannot connect anything to the port on the router I think one of the ports on my router is also down Bright ideas requested on 1) How I can check the extent of the damage
Working laptop with Ethernet cable to plug into Ethernet devices individually and USB cable to do the same... mii-test and ethtool to check for basic link connectivity, manually setting IP addresses, or running a local dhcp server to test IP connectivity.
2) On the assumption that a surge due to the electrical storm blew the network card via the phone line - What system can I use to protect the phone line from future problems
Unplug everything - is the solution employed by friends of mine on Dartmoor...
- Any idea how I can find a replacement network card?
Network card on what? PCI, internal to printer... ?
3) Any suggestions for a Debian compatible scanner / printer. Last time I saw the list a lot of people were happy with Epson. Samsung seems to have systems available
HP. We have an old HP photo smart and it "just works" via its Ethernet port - can print & scan from the desktop - looking at a newer HP soon too (to replace the now dead HP LaserJet - which also "just worked") and have no reason to think it won't "just work" either...
Google android KitKat seems to support HP printers too. Gordon -- The Mailing List for the Devon & Cornwall LUG http://mailman.dclug.org.uk/listinfo/list FAQ: http://www.dcglug.org.uk/listfaq