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Re: router sends my printer invalid ip address
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?)
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DHCP is the way systems on a network get an address from the network. In a home environment, that's usually done by the router. Unless your fax machine is attempting to send faxes via the internet (rare), that isn't why your machine can't send or receive a fax. If you're talking about sending a fax from your computer, then not having an address is indeed the reason you can't send a fax from your computer.
You will need to see why your router isn't giving the fax machine an ip address. Is it connected to the router? Wireless? Wired?
If you want to connect a pc (desktop?) to a laptop you need a network of some sort.
This can be via various methods.
1. USB cross connected Cable between the two machines.
2. Network connection via a hub, server or switch. Both sides have to have an IP address.
3. Over a wireless connection, as above the pc would be connected to the router and the pc laptop could log-in to the router with appropriate password to connect together using IP addresses.
4. Over the Internet if not in same room. (FTP protocol to send files between the two computers.).
A limited connection on a Windows PC usually means that there is no connection to the internet on that segment. That is if you connect to the printer via a network switch or LAN. Newer printers can act as a DHCP server/router assigning IP addresses to LAN clients. It has no impact on your LAN if you do not want or need a connection to the internet. However if you want to access the internet from this PC I suggest you get a separate router and use that as the DHCP server on your LAN. Connect the PC and the printer to the router and disable the DHCP server on the printer. Also make sure that all devices (PCs and printer) are using the router as the default gateway. Once again if you don't need an internet connection the limited connection shouldn't worry you.
Your router gives an IP address to the printer. But to be able to send the print job to the printer, the computer must know where to send the data (IP adress). Try to let Windows look for network printers to get their IP address or retrieve the address yourself from the router and ask Windows to look for the printer at the specific port address. Note You must install the printer as a network printer, not a local one connected to localhost.
Normally a router is set up to issue IP addresses and computers are set up to request IP addresses (via DHCP). Occasionally one half of the pair decides not to play ball - more often than not it's the router - and so the computer ends up with a 'self-assigned IP address' - generally starting with a 169 instead of the usual 192 or 10. When this happens the computer will never talk to the router so you never get your connection.
As a rule, removing the power from the router for about 5 minutes and then powering back up and waiting for all the lights fixes it. However, it doesn't always work. When that happens I generally reboot the computer and if that doesn't sort it I go into the network control panel and set the computer with a manual IP address. Say the router's IP address is 192.168.0.1, it set the manual one on the computer to 192.168.0.20 (and make sure that the subnet - that's the 255.255.255.0 - setting is the same as the router's).
See how you get on and post back.
The printer IP address is something you have to add. You can go to Xerox.com and go to support, type in your model number and then to support again. Then enter IP in the search box and it will tell you step by step how to set it up. You can set the printer up with a USB cable and it will skip that all together. The reason it is asking you for the IP address is so it can find the printer and automatically add it. If you need help. e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org I will try and help you that way.
how about to reset your router and setup it the proper address by your internet provider.. laptops only connect to the router automatically if you enable it reconnect and detect its network without manually connect internet, this procedure can see in your wireless properties by enabling it. And also ask your internet provider if theres a problem also with their internet connection. Good luck!
Sounds like the network card on the 3rd computer might be set to a manual ip address. Is the rangemax router the dhcp server? if so is the network card on the 3rd computer set to obtain an ip address automatically?
can you tell me the ip address of the rangemax router?
whats the ip address of the 3rd pc?