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Can't find printer on the network

I just hooked up the printer to the network and I can't find it. The name doesn't resolve to an IP address even though the light on the hub for it is on. What should I do?

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Re: Can't find printer on the network

Go into Network Settings, in additional functions. Select IP Settings and highlight DCHP box. Press RESET to get back to COPY screen and power down machine. Power back on and go back to Network Settings, highlight IP settings and see if IP address has been issued. PING machine from PC. If PING is valid install software drivers.

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Then do a TEST print if it does not work then the IP address is probably incorrect.

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Network printers do not have a set IP address, you need to configure the printer with an IP address that uses the same range of IP addresses as your network.
The IP configuration is normally done through the printer's Menu on the printer's buttons.
If your are using a network IP range 192.168.0.*** that your wireless router issues automatically then select a fixed IP address on your printer above the number of computers that is installed on your network. (ie if you have 10 computers the make the printer's fixed IP address say so the wireless router cannot issue a conflicting IP address.
When you install the printer driver on each computer then go to the Printer Properties - Port tab - click Add Port - IP port and enter the printer's fixed IP address and printer name.
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How do I find IP address of a network printer?

Often times we see a networked printer suddenly stop working and you need to find a static (private) ip address of the printer to diagnose further. How do we find IP address of a networked printer? There are a few different ways to go about finding it.
1. A network printer with built-in ethernet port usually provides a menu button that will allow you to display IP address assigned to it. You may also try printing self test or configuration page from your printer.
2. If you can't find an IP address of a network printer from the menu display or your printer is connected to a printer server with no display, you may find its address from any networked computer configured to use the printer. To find the printer IP address from a Windows machine, perform the following.

  • Start -> Printers and Faxes, or Start -> Control Panel -> Printers and Faxes
  • Right-click the printer name, and left-click Properties
  • Click the Ports tab, and widen the first column which displays IP address of the printers
3. If your networked printer uses DHCP, you may connect to your router and find the IP address of the printer from DHCP status page. The router displays all host machines that are assigned dynamic IP addresses.
4. You may also try pinging your network from a computer connected to the network, and lookup an arp table. On your computer, click [Start] -> [Run...] and type "cmd" and [Enter]. Type "ipconfig" to find your network address. The network address is found by performing a logical AND operation on your IP address and the subnet mask. For example, if you IP is and subnet mask is, then the network address is Ping your network using a broadcast address, i.e. "ping". After that, perform "arp -a" to determine all the computing devices connected to the network. One of the IP found is your networked printer.
5. You may also use "netstat -r" command to find an IP address of all network routes. However, if your printer has problem communicating with other network devices, you may not be able to find IP address of the printer using "netstat" command.

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I usually log into my router and go to attached devices :) Let me know if you need help getting to that point :)

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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 and you want to change it to All you need to do is open up a command prompt and type telnet To change the IP address, type ip: 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 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, the subnet mask to, and the default gateway to You'd type the following series of commands:
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  • ip:
  • subnet-mask:
  • default-gw:
  • 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 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

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Brother MFC 8860 has ip conflict. How do I resolve this? The issue is that the IP address is different on my computer versus the printer and thus doesn't allow them to connect. Greg

Each IP-address on a network (private in your home, or public on the Internet) must be unique; hence "IP conflict" when two devices (computers or printers or iPod Touch) try to "claim" the same IP-address.

If you have configured a "static" IP-address into the printer, change it to an IP-address that is *NOT* used on your network.

Or, find the computer on your network that is using the same IP-address as your printer, and change its IP-address and reboot it.

In order to connect, your computer and your computer *MUST* have *DIFFERENT* IP-addresses.

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I'll need some more information for this one. What type (model and manufacturer) is the printer?

What operating system is on the computer?

What type of IP assignment are you using on the router and the printer? (DHCP v. static)

Generally, this problem occurs when the printer is programmed to use DHCP for IP address assignment. The problem with this is, it has a new address every time the thing restarts.

The computer on the other hand, always looks for the same IP address for the printer when it is time to print.

So, if you find out what your router is assigning for IP addresses (ex: and subnet mask (same ex: then you could ASSIGN a static IP address in the printer (say, with a mask of same as above).

With that done, you can program your computer to see that particular address on the network. You won't have to change the IP address in the computer, because that doesn't matter; the printer is not looking for the computer, the computer is looking for the printer.

When you set up your printer, and you are going through the wizard, one screen will ask you if you are installing a local or network printer. Local (even though it's a network) should be chosen. The next screen should allow you to assign or search for IP addresses on the network.

Once you find that, you should be fine.

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Cannot print with wirelessly networked printer


if printing from 2 other computer works fine, will i think its not an issue of IP address which changes somehow. but anyways, try to check if you still have other printer drivers under "PRINTERS" (see control panel). it should say HP Photosmart c6100 series. If you also have there a printer icon that says HP Photosmart c6100 series Copy1, try using it (right click on that icon and choose Set as Default Printer). If you only have HP Photosmart c6100 series under PRINTERS, try to right click, then choose properties. When Properties box is open, click on PORTS tab. then click on configure ports below. Try to type in the IP address of the printer under "Printer Name or Host name or IP address". make sure that you already printed network configuration page to get the exact ip address of the printer, Dont know how to print? do this.

1. press setup, then scroll down and look for Network.
2. press okay on network, it will give you the first option "VIew network settings".
3. press okay on it, and it will give you the first option "Print network configuration page."
4. choose that and press okay. it will print the network config page. from this document, you will be able to see the IP address of the printer.

Please let me know if the issue is still not resolve so that i can go ahead and give you another possible solution.

Thank you so much.


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