Question about Sharp (AR-NB2N) (ARNB2N) Print Server
My router is sending my printer an invalid ip address so, even though it is connected to my computer via ethernet cable, the printer will not print anything that I send it. Can anyone help me?
I have the computers and the printer connected to a switcher, which is connected to a router and modem.
I am running Windows Vista 32 bit with service pack 1.
Wow what a mess, this is hard to explain easily?
All network printers should be set to a Static IP address. (Fixed address). Somewhere in your Printers network settings you will find this, it should not be set to DHCP...
Your router is probably set to DHCP, which reassigns all address.
Your computer will send out a communication telling everyone on the network the PCs new address...
Your network printer will not do this.
In your PC in the Print Driver Properties you will see Ports which should have the IP address of your printer, which is a TCP/IP port.
Which will stay the same as when you installed the printer.
When your printer reboots and a new is address assigned if set to DHCP, the pc will still look for the old address, while the printer has a new address.
That is why the printer should have a static IP address assigned from within the machine
The gateway, subnet mask should reflect the same as your network. (The gateway does not have to be in there to work by the way, if you’re using it on the same router)
If you reinstalled the printer after your system rebooted, you probably have the printer installed more than once.
If you do not set the printer to a static IP address this probably will happen again when it is restarted or there is a loss of electricity.
Hooking a patch cable directly from your PC to Your printer will not work; it will work with a crossover cable and a few minor changes to the settings.
USB and Network use different protocols. TCP/IP uses a completely different addressing system.
I don’t think your problem was with your network, as much as it is with the Static address of the printer.
If it is printing for you now the easiest thing to do here to prevent future hassle...
print the network settings
go into your printers IP Networking settings and set the IP address and Subnet as what the printed page is ( I usually turn off DHCP, IPV4, IPV6, NetBIOS etc, and only have tcp/ip on, if your machine offers this?)
Posted on Oct 24, 2008
print out the settins and write the ip address and gateway here.
Also on your computer..
click on start, then run
type 'cmd' without the quotes
'ipconfig' without the quotes.
give us the (where it says ipv4) ip address and gateway info as well.
the gateway should be the address of your router.
if you open up your browser and type in the address http://x.x.x.x you will see the model number.
Also you never confirmed if you were printing before
Posted on Sep 19, 2008
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