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Printer i have a new printer that i am trying to get set up and i keep getting a message saying that i need an ip address for the printer can you tell me were i get one from or if i need one

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Only if you are setting up a network printer. Check the printer properties and make sure that 'Local Printer' is selected if the printer is directly connected to the computer and that the port selected is either USB Local Printer or LPT Local Printer if using a parallel connector. ~Steve Medley

Posted on Oct 18, 2008

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We need to get the printer to recognize the network server name or IP address. At present it says "Unable to connect to (DC-260-795622). The server name or IP address may be invalid.


Ensure that all your network settings on the printer are correct, especially the DNS settings. Are you able to ping the printer from a workstation? Maybe you have a bad cable connecting the printer.

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Printer lost static IP address with new router and won't install on network.


Your printer is looking for your old router.
Reset the printer:
  • Verify that the printer is powered on.
  • Press and hold down the Report Page button.
  • While holding down the Report Page button, press the Cancel button three times.
  • Release the Report Page button.
Now, re-connect your printer to you new router.

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How can i configure a ip printer on network


The first thing you need to do is plug in the power and the Ethernet connection. All network-capable HP printers and JetDirect appliances will default to DHCP mode, which automatically acquires an IP address on any DHCP-enabled network. Even tiny home networks with inexpensive routers have automatic DHCP-assigned IP addresses. Once the printer comes online, it will automatically obtain the first available IP address in the DHCP pool.
Next, you need to figure out what IP address the printer automatically obtained. There are multiple ways to do this. The surest way is to get the printer to tell you what the address is by printing out a network configuration printer report. You'll have to cycle through the options on your particular HP printer to find and print the configuration report. On an HP 4250 for example, you would push Menu, Information, and then Print Configuration to get it to tell you what IP address it's sitting on. The external JetDirect appliances have a button you can press to print the configuration.
If you don't want to or can't physically touch the printer because it's in some remote location, that's not a problem. If you happen to know what the DHCP range is or you can look at the DHCP server itself, you'll quickly be able to see what IP address the printer obtained. If it's a relatively empty network, you can ping the first available IP in the DHCP range and find the printer that way.
Once you know the IP address of the printer, it would be possible to declare you're done and just print to that dynamic IP address. But from a management perspective, you may not want to do this because you want the printer on a fixed and predictable IP address. Really smart network administrators will create static DNS names for the printer and have people point to the name of the printer instead of the IP address. That way, if the printer ever needs to be moved or needs a new IP address, you won't have to change all the servers and workstations pointing to the raw IP address. You can just change the DNS entry in one place and everyone will automatically divert to the new IP address. But before you can assign any DNS entries, you must change the DHCP address.
Changing the IP address
If you want to change the IP address to something static, you can do it via Web interface or command line interface (CLI). But by the time you even start the Web interface, you could be all finished if you used the CLI. We're going to stick with the CLI here because it requires only a few quick commands.
For the purpose of this tutorial, let's say that the printer obtained an IP address of 10.1.1.10 and you want to change it to 10.1.1.100. All you need to do is open up a command prompt and type telnet 10.1.1.10. To change the IP address, type ip: 10.1.1.100.Type exit, and it will ask you whether you want to save the settings. Just press Y to apply the changes.
Let's say you want to take an existing printer that's on 10.1.1.100 and move it to a completely different subnet. Instead of following this entire procedure, just telnet in and change the IP configuration to the new settings before you power down and move the printer. Then, once you plug in the printer to the new network, it will already be ready to go and accessible.
Suppose you want to change the IP address to 10.1.2.100, the subnet mask to 255.255.255.0, and the default gateway to 10.1.2.1. You'd type the following series of commands:
  • telnet 10.1.1.100
  • ip: 10.1.2.100
  • subnet-mask: 255.255.255.0
  • default-gw: 10.1.2.1
  • exit
  • y
That last Y key commits the changes, and you will lose the ability to access this printer until you reattach it to the 10.1.2.0/24 network. But once it's reattached, you won't have to go through the whole setup routine of determining the DHCP address and changing it because it will already be configured to 10.1.2.100.

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My printer says offline and files are in the queue


This issue occurs due to the change in IP address of the unit (Most of the IP addresses are Dynamic and it may change time to time. So the computer is unable to locate the previously set IP address and this leads to a message printer offline). I request you to set a static IP address for your printer and verify the result.

:) Dr Tony

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My computer says that my printer is offline and won't print but it is on and has a wireless signal.


Most times if it says offline is because of some kinda settings issue. When my printer tells me it is offline is because IP address changed that was set up in computer to connect to printer. Make sure IP in printer is same as IP in printer settings on the computer. If not just remove the printer and readd it with new IP address. Good luck.

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Where is my printer IP address


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 rak458@aol.com I will try and help you that way.

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Wireless printer won't print


This is usually caused by the Printer being set to DHCP, which allows the router to change the IP address of the printer. When you setup the printer, it set to a specific IP address. Try reconfiguring your printer to a static IP address with the last octet 3 values beyond what your current computers IP address is. As an example, if your computer's IP address is 192.168.1.3, make the printer 192.168.1.6. That should keep it clear from any additional devices you attach to your router in the future.

You will then have to go into windows and add an additional port for the printer with the new IP address, the example above is 192.168.1.6. Good luck! :)

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Samsung CLP 300 - Drivers keep disabling


The printer is probably not getting the same IP address every time. Set a static IP address outside of the range being used for DHCP addressing. If the entire range is set for DHCP, you will need to adjust that range so the printer's IP is no longer in it.

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HP 7410 All-In-One Driver issues


Hello
1. you can download the hp software and scanning program here
http://h20180.www2.hp.com/apps/Lookup?h_lang=en&h_cc=us&cc=us&h_page=hpcom&lang=en&h_client=S-A-R163-1&h_pagetype=s-002&h_query=HP+7410+&submit.x=6&submit.y=9

you your exact printer and download the full software drivers, then install it.

2. your printer can have a hardware failure thats why the printer cant scan anymore. or your windows has some virus or some files have disappeared.

3. try solution1

4. I recommend HP printers in front of all other,if you buy a more costly printer you get a better one. thats the "rule". I think the hp is the best product of all in one printers you can get for your money.
if you want a officejet the HP OFFICEJET L7680 ALL-IN-ONE good choice.
I think I got all your questions?
good luck

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