To start I have very minimal knowledge of pfsense, firewalls, and routers. I am here to learn and learn by doing. So talk to me like I am 5.
I am starting a homelab/server and I purchased a xg7100-1u along with a unifi nano ap and some used server equipment to start causing myself a lot of sleepless nights but should have a lot of fun in the process. The unifi is not setup yet. I currently have my old asus rt-ac88u on ap mode for wireless.
I run a business and one thing I really do not have time to figure out is how to get my printers working on the network so I was hoping someone could point me in the right direction to get setup.
I have a dymo labelwriter 4xl and an old brother 2240xl. (Invoices and Labels) These are hooked up to some io gear usb print servers.
I originally purchased a cisco switch but it arrived damaged so the only options I have to plug these in right now are my actual xg7100 or that old asus rt-ac88u that I have set in AP mode while I figure out the unifi nano ap and get a new managed switch. I have tried plugging these into both the netgate and the asus and cannot get anything to show up for dhcp lease (i dont see them show up anywhere to do anything with them). When I plug these into the eth ports on the xg7100 the lights go orange.
Any help getting these up and running would be really appreciated.